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January Obits 1998

Gaye Kidd Tenney

Age 50, of Martin, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born March 1, 1947 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jackson and Octavia Adams Kidd. Survivors include twin children, Jason Tenney of Drift and Jessika Lynett Tenney of Martin; six brother, Charles Kidd, James Kidd, Don Kidd and Raymond Kidd. all of Drift, Jerry Kidd of Martin and Walter Kidd of Printer; two sisters, Faye Cox of Warsaw, Indiana, and Virginia Evans of Belleview, Florida; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, January 2, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Harry Hargis and Ted Shannon .officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell.

Kimberly Anne Jewell

Age 35, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, West Virginia, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born February 10, 1962, she was the daughter of Dottle Hall Bradley of Fredericksburg, Virginia, formerly of Floyd County, and the late Tommy J. Rogers. She was a respiratory therapist. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her stepfather, Henry Bradley; her husband, William E. Jewell of Woodbridge, Virginia; two brothers, Golenn Rogers of Warrenton, Virginia, and Thomas Rogers of Woodbridge, Virginia; and two sisters, Gloria Zimmer of St. Michaels, Maryland, and Teresa Flockhart of Staffor, Virginia. Funeral services were Monday, January 5, 1998, at 1 p.m., at the Mullins & Thompson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with Rev. Aubrey D. Whitten officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Harvey Patton

Age 46, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Born November 18, 1951 at West Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late W.H. "Buster" and Delphia Shepherd Patton. Survivors include his wife, Mary Arms Patton; one son. Nigel of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Amanda & Allison, all of Prestonsburg; two brothers, William Patton of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Larry Patton of Independence; and two sisters, Brenda Pat Reynolds of New Port Richie, Florida, and Connie Cooley of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 8, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the May Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Bufford Howard

Age 45, of Gunlock, died Saturday, January 3, 1998, at Howard Branch on Rt. 404 in Salyersville, in an auto accident. Born September 13, 1952 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Hager and Shannon Chaffins Howard. He was a general laborer. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Wireman Howard; two sons, Bufford Brian Howard and Shawn Howard, both of Mousie; one daughter, Kayla Howard of Gunlock; one stepdaughter, Courtney Wireman of Gunlock; four brothers, Ronnie Howard of Raven, A.C. Howard, Steven Howard and Aaron Howard, all of Garrett; and seven sisters, Barbara Jean Moore of Kendalville, Indiana, Erma Jean Huth of Springfield, Ohio, Lois Ann Ramsey, Connie Lynn Moore, Ollie Mae Bolen, and Sandra Kay Bentley, all of Garrett, and Sally Jo Corley of Lexington. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 6, at I p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, with Rev. Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial was in the Chaffins Cemetery at Rock Fork, Garrett.

Fred Hale

Age 77, of Harold. died December 30, 1997. Born October 18, 1920 at Harold, he was the son of the late G. M. "Matt" and Steila Boyd Hale. He was a supervisor for United Fuel Gas Company. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Church of Christ at Harold. He is survived by his wife, Delphia Mac Sturgill Hale; son, Rick Hale of Prestonsburg; one daughter. Janet Cline of Harold; and four grandchildren Funeral services were Friday January 2, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. James H. Harmon and Bro. Tommy Spears officiating. Burial was in the Hale Cemetery at Harold.

Rex Hicks

Age 82, of Hueysville, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, at H R M C, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born March 24, 1915 in Knott County, he was the son of the late George and Matilda Engle Hicks. He was a retired laborer for the county government. He was a member of the Saltlick United Baptist Church at Hueysville, a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 128 at Garrett, and a World War ii veteran. Survivors include his wife, Madge Hicks; three sons, Lawrence Hicks, Jasper Hicks and Clarence Hicks, all of Hueysville; five daughters, Becky Howard and Betty Sue Wicker, both of Hueysville, Mima Sue Bolen of Garrett, Nancy Sparkman of Prestonsburg and Eliza Miller of Decoy; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, January 4, at 1 p.m., at the Salt Lick United Baptist Church, with the ministers of the United Baptist
Church officiating. Burial was in the Hicks Family Cemetery at Hueysville.

Laura Mae Hall

Age 89, of Grethel, died Friday, January 1, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born May 20, 1908 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester Vance and Mary Alice Elliott Vance. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Hall. Survivors include three sons, Elmer Hall of Dayton, Ohio. Palmer Hall and Norman "Bob" Hall, both of Grethel; two brothers, Ernest Vance and Noah Vance, both of Beaver; two sisters, Maudie Hall of Orethel and Maggie Wheatley of Idaho; 32 grandchildren and 53 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Grethel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Morris Vaughn Isaac

Age 51, of Martin, died Monday, January 5, 1998, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness. Born August 15, 1946 in Martin, he was the son of Joanna S. Isaac of Martin and the late Virgil Isaac. He was owner and operator of Reynolds Branch Coal Company, a member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, Martin; a 32nd degree mason; a member of the Oleika and El Hasa Shrine Temples; an honorary member or the Am Vets; the Drift Pentecostal Church; and sponsor of the Reynolds Branch Softball Team. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Stacy Lynn Isaac and Cindy Marie Isaac, both of Martin, three stepdaughters, Maggie Collett, Deborah Patton and Patsy Hoover, all of Martin; three brothers, Virgil "Babe" Isaac Jr. of Auxier, Anthony Thomas "Tom" Isaac of Martin, and Rodney Alan "George" Isaac of Hueysville; four sisters, Sandra Isaac, Pat Stumbo, Beulah Isaac and Katherine "Katbird" Isaac, all of Martin; two grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 8, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Isaac Cemetery at Martin.

Vonda Bates

Age 69, of Bevinsville, died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born December 29, 1928 at Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Butcher and Jennie Kistner Butcher. Survivors include her husband, Arlis Bates; one son, Danny Ray Bates of Nicholasville; four daughters, Arlene Harper, Rita Lee Caudill, Sonia Johnson and Carol Johnson, all of Bevinsville; one brother, Harmon Butcher of Hi Hat; one sister, Bobbie Davis of Detroit, Michigan; 11 grand-children and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, January 2, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery.

Barbara H. Montgomery

Age 65, of Ada, Ohio, died Monday, January 5, 1998, at l p.m., at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton, Ohio. Born May 12, 1932 at Bonanza, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Alta Frazier Hall. She sewed for Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada, Ohio, and retired after 25 years of service. She attended the High Street Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 9381 in Ada, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, Forrest B. Montgomery; two sons, Steve Montgomery of Rockford, Illinois, and Keith Montgomery of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Bill Hall of Paintsville, Tom Hall of Ada, Ohio, and Lloyd Hall of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Betty Brown of Ada, Ohio, Donna Farrington of Lima, Ohio, and Kaye Cottage of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 7, at 1 p.m., at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eugene Webb and Rev. James Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery in Alger, Ohio.

Wilma M. "Marie" Hamilton

Age 67, of Elida, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, at St. Rita's Medical Center. Born April 25, 1930 in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Willie Warrens and Tishie Slone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Hamilton; in 1990. She was a member of the Prestonsburg Senior Citizens. Survivors include two brothers, Earl Warrens of Eastern and Ezra Warrens of Lima, Ohio; and two sisters, Stella Limbert of Elida, Ohio, and Eula Bilopavlovich of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 7, at 11 a.m., at the Siferd Westwood Funeral Home Chapel. with Rev. Jim Kulm officiating. Burial will be in the Grennlawn Cemetery in Elida, Ohio.

Emma Jean Wright

Age 74, of Mousie, died December 29, 1997, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born May 23, 1923 in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Ezekiel Gibson and Ada Conley Gibson. Survivors include her husband, Sterling Wright; one son, Pete Wright of Wheelwright; four daughters, Ethel Whitaker of Charlotte, Michigan, Linda Dunnagan of Bridgeton, New Jersey, Deborah Bentley of Mousie, and Tammy Cruz of Paris; four sisters, Virgie Caudill of Mousie, Jane Szoke of Strongsville, Ohio, Della Adkins of Prestonsburg, and Louise Greet of Hindman; three brothers, Zeke Jr. Gibson of Hamilton, Ohio, Carl Gibson of Mousie and Kendall Gibson of Michigan; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, January 2, at 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Roger Hicks officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Dina Johnson King

Age 95, of Kite, died Saturday, January 3, 1998, at the residence of her daughter, Aileen Bates. Born February 20, 1902 in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Diane Hall Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mashell King. Survivors include two sons, Douglas King of Hippo and David King of Kite; four daughters, Aileen Bates and Minnie Hall, both of Kite, Azil Hall of Topmost, and Juniv Holbrook of Kendallville, Indiana; one brother, Talt Johnson of Bevinsville; three sisters, Connie Mullins and Eliza Johnson, both of Melvin, and Eva "Good" Thornsberry of Plymouth, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 6, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Regular Baptist Church at Kite, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the King Cemetery at Kite.

Edith Terry Whitaker

Age 82, of Hueysville, died Saturday, January 3, 1998, at H R M C, Prestonsburg. Born August 14, 1915 in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Terry and Susan Moore Terry. She retired from the Floyd County School System and was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Whitaker. Survivors include one son, Bobby D. Whitaker of Hueysville; eight daughters, Sue Herman of Canton, Ohio, Dana Moore, Alice Sexton, Sherilene Inmon and Charlotte Moore, all of Garrett, Phyllis Cole of Ligoneer, Indiana, Linda Childers of Pikeville, and Glenna Ward of Sadieville; two sisters, Dolly Turner of Garrett and Mattic Ross of South Webster, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 5, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Jeff Prater officiating. Burial was in the Whitaker-Terry-Stevens Cemetery at Hueysville

Jack Wallen

Age 53, of Martin, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born September 15, 1943 at Martin, he was the son of the late Herbert and Mary Robinson Wallen. He was a factory worker. Survivors include one son, Jackie Wallen of Florida; two daughters, Sherry Wallen of Florida and Latosha Wallen of Chicago, Illinois; six brothers, Otis Wallen, Michael Wallen and Gilbert Wallen, all of Martin, Jim Wallen of Chicago, Illinois, James Wallen of Lima, Ohio, and Emie Wallen of Lexington; and one sister, Shirley Ousley of Lexington. Funeral services were Friday, January 2, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Martin.

Larry K. Slone

Age 41, of Garner, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born June 24, 1956 in Perry County, he was the son of Pauline Johnson Slone of Garner and the late Tivis Slone. He was a disabled construction worker. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Geraldine Campbell Slone; one son, Larry Randall "Zeb" Slone of Garner; one daughter, Amy. Dawn Slone of Garner; and two sisters, Linda Hall of Garner and Donna Kassee of Fisty. Funeral services were Friday, January 2, at 11 a.m., at the New
Home Old Regular Baptist Church at Lebum, with Milburn Slone and others officiating. Burial was in the Slone Cemetery at Garner.

Dave Harvey

Age 73, of Garrett, died Wednesday, December 24, 1997, at. Our Lady of The Way Hospital in Martin, following an extended illness. Born November 26, 1924 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Nelson Harvey and Tannie Gillespie Harvey. He was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA Local No. 5899 at Wheelwright. Survivors include his wife, Leila Martin Harvey; two sons, Joe David Harvey of Garrett and Douglas Alan Harvey of Eastern; one stepson, Michael Edward Childers of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Kimberly Harvey Brown of Garrett; one brother, Theodore Harvey of New London, Ohio; two half-brothers, Mack Harvey and Henry Harvey, both of Martin; one sister, Dolly Patton, of New London, Ohio; three half-sisters, Flora Blair of Paintsville, Norma Meade of Green Springs, Ohio, and Goldie Harvey of Borier, Colorado; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, December 27, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Bob Baldridge and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial was in the Turner Cemetery at Eastern.

January 9 , 1998

William Kendrick

Stillborn son of Charles and Rhea Lynn Hughes Kendfick, died Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the grandson of Bill and Vicki Kendrick of McDowell, Kenneth Ray Hughes of East Point, and Mary Hughes of David. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m., at the Old Philadelphia Church at Hippo, with Jimmy Hall and Denner Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery at Hippo, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

William Harrison Booth

William Harrison Booth, 97, of Auxier, died Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. He was born September 1, 1900 in Johnson County. He was a retired coal miner and member of the U.M.W.A. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mancha Montgomery Booth. Survivors include four daughters, Virginia Fleri of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Lazella Grasa of Middletown, Ohio, Pansy Martin of Louisville, and Louise Blackburn of Pikeville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Kathryn H. Parker Poe

Age 68, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. Born March 1 l, 1929 in Boyd County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Lillie Hatcher Parker. She was former office manager of Big Sandy Rural Electric Corporation in Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Isom Poe; one daughter, Nora Lou Williams of Hilliard, Ohio; two sons, Thomas A. Poe and and Benny I. Poe, both of Prestonsburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 10, at 1 p.m., at the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, with pastor Herbert Arms officiating. Burial will be in the Poe Family Cemetery at Ivyton.

January 14 , 1998

Clara Bell Burton Williams

Age 83, of Pikeville, died January 9, 1998. Born May 6, 1914 in Johnson Co., daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Helen Ward Burton. She was preceded in death by husband by husband, Ed Williams, on July 16, 1993. Survivors include two sons, Ed Larry Williams, Jimmy Donald Williams; two daughters, Peggy Lovern, Barbara Matthews. Burial is in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY.

Marguerite Preston Jones

Age 85, of Louisville, formerly of Prestonsburg, died January 11, 1998. Born July 30, 1912 at Emma, daughter of the late Forrest B. and Alice Leslie Perston. She was preceded in death by husband, Granville F. Jones. Survivors include one brother, Ralph B. Preston. Burial is in the Mayo Cemetery in Prestonsburg, KY.

Randell Jr, Hall

Age 36, of Lexington, formerly of Floyd Co., died January 2, 1998. Born Oct. 24, 1961 in Pikeville, son of Palmer Hall and the late Shirley Justice Trimble. In addition to his father, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Velvia Hamilton Kidd; stepfather, James Trimble; two daughters, Frankie Jo Hall, Katherine Lynn Hall; one brother, Adam Trimble; two sisters, Jennifer Hall, Saundra Lawson. Burial is in the Justice Family Cemetery at Harold, KY.

Johnnie Banks

Age 78, of Raven, died January 12, 1998. Born Feb. 25, 1919 in Prestonsburg, son of the late Harvey and Mary Hicks Banks. Survivors include his wife, Francis M. Pigman Banks; Two daughters, Darlene Pigman, Julia Banks; one sister, Maggie Huff. Burial is in the Pigman Slone Cemetery at Raven.

Brenda Lee Crouch

Age 36, of Maytown, formerly of Sharpsburg, died January 8, 1998. Born Dec. 28, 1961 in Bath Co., daughter of Omer and Beulah Manley Crouch. In addition to her parents she is survived by one sister, Sandra Kay Crump. Burial is in the Crown Hill Cemetery.

Lessley "B.O." Scott

Age 77, of Garrett, died January 10, 1998. Born July 4, 1920 at Garrett, son of the late Roby and Sarah Moore Scott Lafferty. Survivors include his wife, Freda Conley Scott; one son, Charles David Martin; one brother, Edgel Scott; one sister, Effie Whitt. Burial is in the Scott Cemetery at Stone Coal, Garrett, KY.

Arnold L. Collins

Age 65, of Stanville, died January 10, 1998. Born October 9, 1932 at Betsy Layne, son of the late Walter and Geirgia Burchett Collins. Survivors include his wife, Lola Stratton Collins; two sons, Greg Collins, Joey Collins; one daughter, Kathy Clark; five brothers, Hassell Collins, Howard Collins, Darvin Collins, Denver Collins, Pete Collins; one sister, Pauline Hunt. Burial is in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY.

Mildred Couch

Age 59, of Carrie, died January 11, 1998. Born March 15, 1938 in Hazard, daughter of Steven and Wrenia White. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Couch. Survivors include four sons, Ronald Couch , Sherman Couch, Willie Couch, Jeffrey Couch; two daughters, Wrenia Campbell, Alma Couch. Burial is in the Johnson Cemetery at Chavies.

Timothy A. Slone

Age 36, of Bevinville, died January 8, 1998. Born Jan. 14, 1961 at McDowell, son of Hazel Slone and the late Ellis Little. Survivors in addition to his mother, include one son, Timothy Joe Slone; two daughters, Heather Maranda Takett, Helen Renee Slone; three Brothers, Michael Slone, Vernon Sone, David Slone; one sister, Vonda Jo Moore. Burial is in the Buckingham Cemetery.

Edgar "Pee Wee" Click

Age 62 , of Manton, died January 12, 1998. Born Aug. 8, 1935 in Martin son of the late Robert "Bob" and Delila Hale Click. Survivors include one daughter, Bonita Lynn Lawson; three brothers, Ezra F. "Jug" Click, Bobby Joe Click, Edgel "Bide" Click; four sisters, Pauline Conley, Madelene Deaton, Parthena Martin, Marcella Howard. Burial is in the Click Family Cemetery at Manton.

Willis Watkins

Age 46, of Coldwater, MI, formerly of Magoffin Co., died January 12, 1998. Born July 5, 1951 in Floyd Co., son of the late Frank and Lucy Spradlin Watkins. He was preceded in death by wife, Jennifer Adams Watkins. Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Watkins, Willis Watkins; two daughters, Shannon Watkins, Kristin Watkins; seven brothers, James, Earnest, Orville, Charles, Denzil, Rodney, Chester; eight sisters, Bethel Prater, Hazel Bailey, JoAnn McCarthy, Mary Fulton, Della Warbington, Phillis and Sabdra Hackworth, Norma Green. Burial is in the Spradlin Cemetery in Magoffin Co., KY

Donald E. Whitt

Age 59, of Garrett, died January 10, 1998. Born Feb. 15, 1938 in Knott Co., son of Audrey Bolding Whitt and the late Lee Whitt. Burial is in the Claude Bolen Cemetery on Hunter Branch, Garrett, KY.

Charles "Shy" Compton

Age 75, of Griffin, GA, died January 11, 1998. Born March 5, 1922 at Melvin, son of the late Jim Compton and Minnie Tackett. He was preceded in death by wife, Opal Compton, on April 14, 1997. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Compton, Deborah Mathews; two sons, Charles Compton, Jr., Michael Compton. Burial is in the Westwood Gardens Cemetery in GA.

January 16, 1998

Carl Whitaker

Age 54, of State Road Fork, Prestonsburg, died January 14, 1998. Born Aug. 10, 1943 in Kenton, OH, son of the late Woodrow and Ada Prater Whitaker. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Nelson Whitaker; one son, Tony Dean Whitaker; one daughter, Betty Lanette Risner; one brother, Clifford Whitaker. Burial is in the Whitaker Cemetery in Prestonsburg, KY.

Manly Ford Cox

Age 82, of Sebring, FL, died January 2, 1998. Born in Louisa. Survivors include his wife, Angeline Martina Cox; three daughters, Alice Sue Smith, Janet Myrle Pannell, Margaret Ann Fuller; one stepson, Richard F. Rice; one sister, Mex Bates; one half-sister, Edith George; one half-brother, Luther Cox. Burial is in the Butler County Memorial Park.

Griggs King

Age 90, of Kite, died January 13,1998. Born July 16, 1907 in Knott County, son of the late Wilson and Pat Anna Bates King. Survivors include two sons, Ollie James King, Jimmy King; four daughters, Carolyn Sue Gayheart, Doris Waddles, Phyllis Hall, Lois Shockey; one brothers, Albro King. Burial is in the King Family Cemetery at Kite, KY.

Kathleen "Kathy" Alley

Age 45, of Pikeville, died January14, 1998. Born April 28, 1952 in Pike County, daughter of the late Roxie Lenore Gillispie Carroll and Richard Carroll. Survivors include three daughters, Diane Hamilton, Kristi Thomas, Stephanie Hall; three brothers, Larry Carroll, Donald Carrol, Dale Carroll; three sisters, Betty Alley, Debbie Irick, Lorene Salisbury. Burial is in the Carroll Cemetery on Coon Branch, Pikeville.

Willie "Bill" Branham

Age 90, of Weeksbury, died January 14, 1998. Born Aug. 4, 1907 in Boonescamp, son of the late John and Mary Golden Branham. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Hall Branham; one son, Doyle Branham; two daughters, Barbara Hall DeLooise Fields. Burial is in the Buckingham Cemetery.

Lois Jeanetta Meade

Age 62, of Printer, died January 14, 1998. Born March 18, 1935 in Floyd Co., daughter of Olive Nunemaker Hughes and the late Estill Hughes. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Henry Meade; two sons, Darrell Meade, Thomas Meade; three daughters, Linda Keathley, Etta Swope, Regina Miller; five brothers Dan Hughes, Ralph Hughes, Don Hughes, Fed Hughes, Bill Hughes; five sisters, Loretta Roach, Patty Hughes, Joyce Sanchez, Betty Ruby, Alma Gay Leedy. Burial is in the Jeff Hunter Cemetery at Printer.

Carl E. "Ted" Sparkman

Age 59, of Lima, OH, formerly of Hueysville, died January 14, 1998. Born Sept. 14, 1938 in Floyd Co., son of the late Willie and Sadie Stephens Sparkman. Survivors include one daughter, Clara Ann Shepherd; four brothers, Dallas Sparkman, Otis Sparkman, Carvin Sparkman, Raymond Sparkman; seven sisters, Joyce Neeley, Clara Prater, Arlene Scott, Allene Prater, Connie Mosley, Imogene Griffith, Pauletta Crotts. Burial is in the Sparkman Cemetery at Salyers Branch, Hueysville.

Clarence E. Adkins

Age 75, of Lime, Ohio, died January 10, 1998. Born Aug. 13, 1922 at Hueysville, son of the son of the late Sam and Sina Prater Adkins. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Adkins; one son, Gregory Adkins; one daughter, Kimberly Alberts; one brother, Vern Adkins; one sister, Clara Risner. Burial is in the Memorial Park Mausoleum .

Thomas Virgil "Spike" Cox Jr.

Age 51, of Kite, died January 14, 1998. Born Jan. 7. 1947 in Logan West Virginia, son of the late Thomas Virgle and Nancy Skeens Cox. Survived by one sister, Martha Cox. Burial is in the Martin Cemetery.

Ivery Samons

Age 74, of Dana, died January 15, 1998. Born Oct. 19, 1923 at Dana, son of the late Grover and Virgie Akers Samons. Survivors include his wife, Nell Samons; two sons, Myrl Travis Samons, James Monroe Samons; two brothers, Hessie Samons, Norman Samons; one sister, Oma Samons Conn. Burial is in the Simon Akers Cemetery at Dana.

January 21, 1998

Opal Isaac Lafferty

Age 77, of Glen Morgan, West Virginia, died Friday, February 6, 1998, in Beckley Hospital, following a short illness. Born January 30, 1921 at Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Maryland and Anna Compton Isaac. She was a retired department manager at Store and Thomas and a member of the First Baptist Church in Beaver, She was a DAV Auxiliary and AARP member. Survivors include her husband, Joe Lafferty; one daughter, Gladys Ann Lafferty of Louisville; one son, James Phillip Lafferty of Beckley, West Virginia; two sisters, Ocie Isaac Manuel and Lassia Isaac Crisp, both of Martin; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, February 8, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Beaver, West Virginia, with the Rev. Gerald Hobson officiating. Burial was in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, West Virginia.

Ernest Clinton "E.C." Moore

Age 93, of Martin, died Friday, February 6, 1998, at HRMC, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. Born June l 1, 1904 at Hippo, he was the son of the late Rev. Andy Moore and Jemima Hicks Moore. He was a former businessman in Martin and owner of Beaver Valley Lumber Company. He was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and taught in the Floyd County School System. He served as postmaster at Hippo and was a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church at Langley. Survivors include his wife, Gamett C. Moore; one son, Gordon Moore of Ashland; one daughter, Henrietta Jenkins of Tampa, Florida; one sister, Alice Ousley of Hippo; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 9, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Wavis Alley, Clinton Moore and other Old Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Eastern.

Earl Brown

Age of Beaver, died Friday, February 6, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born April 24, 1925 at Beaver, he was the son of the late Hatler and Littie Bentley Brown. She was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA District 30, No. 1599,  and a member of the Little Sarah Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. Survivors include his wife, Gracie Kiser Brown; five sons, Terry Brown, Steve Brown, Ronnie Brown and Jeffery Brown, all of Beaver, and Ralph Brown of Teaberry; one daughter, Sharon Kay Dotson of Beaver; one brother, Donald Brown of Beaver; five sisters, Bernice Brown, Becky Faye Brown, and Martha Mae Walker. all of Beaver, and Geneva Henson and Wilma Jean Cerullo, both of Dayton, Ohio; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 9, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery on Tackett Fork, Beaver.

Fluerinda Hall Tackett

Age 87, of Bevinsville, died Thursday, February 5, 1998, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin, following an extended illness. Born July 17, 1910 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lee Davis and Elvina Caudill Davis. She was a member of the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Tackett. Survivors include four sons, Wilburn D. Hall of Columbus, Ohio, Zenith Hall and Raymond Hall, both of Bevinsville, and tierard Kinner Hall of Erie, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Willene Hall of Bevinsville, Ruby Bates of Silver Lake, Indiana, and .Shirley Browning of Washington Courthouse. Ohio; two brothers, Maryland Hall of Hi Hat and Jarvey Davis of Albion, Michigan; 25 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-Grandchildren.   Funeral services were Monday, February 9, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Will Hall Cemetery at Bevinsville.

January 23, 1998

Rick Darrel Newman

Rick Darrel Newman, 44, of Melvin, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, in Lexington. Born November 7, 1953 in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Estill and June Mullins Newman. He was a general laborer. Survivors include one son, Jason Harley Newman of Winchester; one brother, Don Newman of Lexington; and one sister, Doris Compton of Lexington. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 24, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Raymond Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Melvin

Theda Howington Montgomery

Age 72, of Salyersville, died Friday, January 16, 1998, m Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Born July 4, 1925 in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Howington and Etta Prater. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Montgomery. She was a member of the Stinson Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two grand- daughters, Sandra Lee Preston of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Hattie Gayle Bacon of Prestonsburg; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, January 18, at i p.m., at the Dunn- Kelley/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home Chapel, with Ewell Summons officiating. Burial was in the Bluegrass Cemetery in Salyersville, under the direction of Dunn-Kelley/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home, Salyersvi!le. This obituary is reprinted due to an error.

James Manns

Age 63, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born October 9, 1934 at Langley, he was the son of Sally Hicks Manns of Allen and the late Tom Manns. He was a disabled laborer and member of the Church of Christ at Lancer. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Gladys Meade Manns; one brother, Kennith Manns of Alien; and three sisters, Deborah Stephens, Vernie Johnson and Deanna Reynolds, all of Allen. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship and Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Jeff Hunter Cemetery at Spurlock, Printer

Beechie Blackburn Roop

Age 93, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, January 20, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born June 26, 1904 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Margaret James Blackburn and Allen Harrison Blackburn. She was a member of the Betsy Layne Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ambers Roop Sr. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Allen Roop Sr. of Harold and Earl Roop of Pikeville; one daughter, Emilee "Virginia" Keene of Pikeville; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, January 23, at 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James C. Stratton officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Yvonne "Mickey" Noble Lemanski

Age 62, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, formerly of Garrett, died Tuesday, January 20, 1998, at the Hospice Care of Rhode Island, following a long illness. Born December 24, 1935 at Garrett, she was the daughter of the !ate Adam and Susie Chaffins Noble. She was a receptionist with the Woonsocket Shelter Community Action Program and a member of the Woonsocket Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Darrell Shepherd of Sarasota, Florida and Christopher Sparks of Eugene, Oregon; two daughters, Susan Cox of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tina Lemanski of Seekonk, Massachusetts; one sister, Phyllis Noble Prater of Munster, Indiana; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 24, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery at Garret

Helen Ann Wiley Smith

Age 60, of New Port Richey, died December 4, 1997, at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born at Betsy Layne, she moved to New Port Richey 21 years ago from Tampa, where she was the manager for the state Department of Transportation for the west end of the Tampa Crosstown Expressway. She was a former school crossing guard for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. She was a member of the Non-commissioned Officer Association Chapter 222 Auxiliary and a was a member of the Protestant faith. Survivors include her husband, Herman H. "Smitty" Jr.; two sons, Michael and Craig, both of New Port Richey; three stepdaughters, Pam Smith, Mary Lewis and Linda Jonas, all of Westland, Michigan; her mother, Mable Wiley of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Jimmy Wiley of Columbus, Ohio, Gary Wiley of Ontario, California, Jack Wiley of Dearborn, Michigan, and Russell Wiley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister, Betty Mullins of Wheelwright; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

January 28, 1998

Juanita Shelton

Age 62, of Fisty, died Friday, January 23, 1998, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born October 25, 1935 in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Bryant Hollifield. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Shelton. Survivors include four sons, Kenny Shelton, Roy Delmer Shelton and Sonny Shelton, all of Fisty, and Robert David Shelton of Dwarf; one brother, Samuel Hollifieid of Teaberry; five grandchildren, one step-grandchild, two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 26, at 11 a.m., at the Clear Creek Old Regular Baptist Church at Fisty, with Cullen Caudill and other ministers officiating. Burial was in the Beech Creek Cemetery at Emmalena.

Yvonne "Mickey" Noble Lemanski

Age 62, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, formerly of Garrett, died Tuesday, January 20, 1998, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, Rhode Island, following a brief illness. Born December 24, 1935 at Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Susie Chaffins Noble. She was a receptionist with the Woonsocket Shelter Community Action Program and a member of the Woonsocket Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Darrell Shepherd of Sarasota, Florida, and Christopher Sparks of Eugene, Oregon; two daughters, Susan Cox of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tina Lemanski of Seekonk, Massachusetts; one sister, Phyllis Noble Prater of Munster, Indiana; and three grandchildren, Jason Cox and Jenna Cox, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Elizabeth Lemanski of Seekonk, Massachusetts. Funeral services were Saturday, January 24, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the clergyman Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial was in the Chaffins Cemetery at Garret.

Woodrow Bays

Woodrow Bays, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, January 24, 1998, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born December 5, 1918 at West Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Sam and Della Cobum Bayes. He was a retired coal miner with Island Creek Coal Company of Wheelwright. He was a member of the UMWA since 1945 and the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church since April 17, 1977. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Miller Bays. Survivors include one son, William Edd "Bill" Bays of Prestonsburg; one brother, William Harvey Bays of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Renia Bays Blair of Paintsville, Betty Jo Bays Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Elsie Bays Sherman of Elkhorn City, and Olga Bays Owens of Blue River; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 27, at 2 p.m., at the home of Woodrow Bays on Riverside Drive, Prestonsburg. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg

Elsie Irene Layne Leisure

Age 75, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died December 1, 1997, at the University of Michigan Hospital, following a brief illness. Born October 6, 1922 at Tram, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Cindy Layne. She retired from Chrysler Corporation (King Sealy) in 1975. She volunteered her time to the Salvation Army, where she served meals and did homecare sitting. She was a Christian. Survivors include one son, Ronald Layne of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two daughters, Debra Leisure of Garfield Heights, Ohio, and Carol Pappas of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two brothers, Hubert Layne of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and Bertram Layne of Tram; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were December 6, at 11 a.m., at the Janowiak Funeral Home Greer-Logan Chapel, with Ken Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery.

James Clinard Kendrick

Age 53, of McDowell, died Monday, January 26, 1998, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born August 14, 1944 in Pike County, he was the son of the late Clinard and Flora Rowe Kendrick. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Vonda G. Addis Kendrick; two sons, James Richard Kendrick of Lexington and Anthony Dale Kendrick of McDowell; one daughter, Donna L. Hall of Drift; two brothers, Curtis Kendrick and Elmer D. Kendrick, both of Elkhom City; three sisters, Evelyn J. Hansen of East Point, Michigan, Margaret Coleman of Pikeville and Carolyn Allen of Elkhorn City; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, January 29, at 11 a.m., at the
Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Roy Cosby officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Carlos Eugene "Huck " Lafferty

Age 59, of Hippo, died Sunday, January 25, 1998, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness. Born November 16, 1938 at
Garrett, he was the son of the late Ezra and Rosemary Thornsberry Lafferty. He was a retired machine. drill press operator and a member of James W. Alley Lodge No. 869, F&AM, at Way/and, since 1963. Survivors include his wife, Katheryn Fannin Lafferty; two sons, Brian Keith Lafferty of Hueysville and Dwayne. Carlos Lafferty of Hippo; one daughter, Kimberly Kay Lafferty Sturgill of Lexington, four brothers, Donald Lafferty of Paintsville, Paul Lafferty of Hindman, and Ralph Lafferty and Anthony, Lafferty, both of Hippo; three sisters, Marlyn Lafferty Patton of Michigan, Dema Lafferty of Martin, and Marina Lafferty Fehrenbach of Shelbyville; and one grandson. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 28, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with clergymen Ted Shannon and Jerry Manns officiating. Bur/al will be in the Martin Cemetery at Eastern.


Stallard Hall

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, January 23, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Bom September 13, 1915 at Boldman, he was the son of the late Walter Hall and Lula Hatfield Hall. He was a retired coal miner and a factory worker for the Whirlpool Corporation in Clyde, Ohio. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Toler Creek and a member of the Salyeesville Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mindy Francis Newsome Hall. Survivors include his wife, Virgie Parsons Hall; two sons, Cledas Hall of Freemont, Ohio. and Charles Hall of Wellington; two daughters, Catherine Meade of Harold and Brenda Hall of Wellington; two stepdaughters, Linda Lyon of Thelma and Henrietta Osborne of Auxier; three stepsons, Stanley Niece and Phillip D. Niece, both of Harold, and Russell Niece of Staffordsville; three brothers, John Hall and Lafe Hall, both of Pocatello, Idaho, and Frank Hall of Teaberry; two sisters, Eula Lish of Pocatello, Idaho, and Flora Bell Kirsteatter of Wellton, Arizona; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 26, at 11 a,m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the clergymen Oscar Tackett and Doyle Meade officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Harold.

Ellis Estill Newsome

Age 61, of Teaberry, died Saturday, January 24, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born July g, 1936 at Grethel, he was the son of the late Alvin and Nannie Newsome. He was a disabled construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Mae Allen Newsome; two sons, Ellis Michael Newsome of Conover, North Carolina, and Jesse Newsome of Craynor; two daughters, Brenda Lee Hinlde and Teresa Newsome, both of Teaberry; four brothers, Charles Newsome of Martin, Bobby Ray Newsome of Teaberry, James D. Newsome of Clyde, Ohio, and Ronnie Newsome of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Clara Jean Morris of Teaberry, Cindy Hamilton of Grethel, Roberta Donthan of Cave Run, and Martha Reynolds of Medway, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 24, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Dewey Newsome Cemetery at Teaberry.

Beatrice Layne Walters

Beatrice Layne Walters, 82, of Betsy Layne, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, at her residence. Born November 6, 1915 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Effie Nunnery Layne and Goldie Layne. She worked part-time for Betsy Layne Post Office and at a defense plant during World War II. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev, Luther E. Walters. Survivors include two sons, Roger Dean Walters of Peoria, Illinois, and Euther Eugene Walters of Highlands, Texas; one daughter, Vivian Blayton of Millersville, Maryland; two brothers, Virgil Layne of Ashland and Guy Layne of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, January 25, at 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Arnold B. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Bush Cemetery at Harold.

January 30, 1998

Roger D. Arnold

Age 52, of Kendallville, died Saturday, January 24, 1998, at his home, following a short illness. Born March 29, 1945 at Minnie, he was the son of Alice Moore Arnold of Kendallville, and the late Bun Arnold. He moved to Kendallville from Drift 22 years ago. He was a machinist at Dexter Axle in Albion since 1990. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary Loa .Simpson; one daughter, Loretta Reeve of Auburn; one son, Danny Arnold of Kendailville; one sister, Belinda Arnold of Kendallville; three brothers, Jimmy Arnold; Randal Arnold and Ross Arnold, all of Kendaltville; and three grandchildren. Military graveside services were Tuesday, January 27, at the Lake View Cemetery with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating.

Bertha A. Click

Age 90, of Langley, died Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at H R M C, Prestonsburg, following a short illness. 'Born October 29, 1907 at Martin, she was the daughter of the late John and Arzilla Crisp Allen. She was a retired cook at Maytown High School and a member of the Maytown First Baptist Church at Langley. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Click. Survivors include one son, William Barry Click of David; one daughter, Gall Osborne of Martin; three sisters, Edna Frazier and Gypsy Goodman, both of Wilmington, Ohio, and Naomi Bybee of Albuquerque, New Mexico; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, January 30, at 1 p.m., at the Maytown First Baptist Church at Langley, with the clergyman Bob Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery at Langley.

James Ellsworth Wells

Age 77, of Auxier, died Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born January 31, 1920 at Auxier, he was the son of the late Ellsworth "Bunk" and Pearl Litteral Wells. He was a construction worker. He was a member of the Labors International Union of North America for 40 years, Local Union No. 216. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Avonelle Thompson Wells; one son, Larry Wells of Auxier; one daughter, Leslie K. Burke of West Van Lear; one brother, Alton Wells of Mt. Gay, West Virginia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 31, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Military rites will be conducted by DAV Big Sandy Chapter No. 18.