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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

January 6, 1999


MAX RANDELL MUSIC

Age 59, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, December 28, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born November 22, 1939 at Cliff, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Bama Pearl Branham Music. He was a former mine foreman, for Fleming Enterprises in Knott County. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg He served in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hunter Music; three daughters, Tammy Lee Buchanan of Martin, Lorery Lynn Walker of Prestonsburg, and Maxine Music of Prestonsburg; one son, John Franklin Music of Prestonsburg; two brothers, George B. Music of Prestonsburg and Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Music Jr. of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one sister, Alice Faye Patrick of Portland, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, December 31, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was in the Music Family Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Sallie H. Goble

Age 95, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born December 22, 1903,in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Jane Goble Harris. She was the owner/operator of the LaDale Restaurant and Kentucky Restaurant. She was a member of the Lancer Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Goble. Survivors include two sons, Sherman Goble and Herbert Hoover Goble, both of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Ollie Wells and Wanda Calhoun, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Russell Harris of Tennessee; 16 grandchildren, 37k great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 6, at I p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will be in the Goble-Akers Cemetery at Corn Fork, near Prestonsburg.

Anna Lee Calhoun Baumgarten

Age 84, formerly of Ashland, died Friday, January 1, 1999, at the Med Central in Mansfield, Ohio. Born May 25, 1914, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Green and Dolly Layne Calhoun. She retired from Dixie Mens Shop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis V. Baumgarten, in 1982.She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, January 4, at 1 p.m., at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum, Rev. Bob Green officiating Arrangements were under the directions of Miller Funeral Home, Ashland.

Jim Bob Tackett

Age 81, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, January 3, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born January 17, 1917, at Beaver, he was the son of the late Ben Tackett and Martha Tackett. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, and the United Mine Workers Association. Survivors include his wife, Hannah Jones Tackett; three sons, Curt Tackett and Danny Tackett, both of Hi Hat, and Donald Ray Tackett of Canton, Michigan; six daughters, Gladys Tackett and, Gerlydine Perry, both of Melvin, Gladis Stone and Irene Lee, both of Hi Hat, Ethel Faye Johnson of Southgate, Michigan, and Martha Mae Hobson of Minnie; four sisters, Martha Mae Howell of Circleville, Ohio, Mary Hall of Melvin, Mellie Moore of Hi Hat, and Fannie Newman of Lexington; 31 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 7, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with the ministers of the Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat.

Jear Wilcox Greer

Age 73, of Betsy Layne, died Thursday, December 31, 199S, at her residence. Born August 24, 1925, at Bays Branch, she was the daughter of the late Oakie and Erma Horne Wilcox. She was a dental aide for Salisbury Dentistry. Survivors include her husband, Otto Greer; one son, Charles McKinney of Chicago, Illinois; one daughter, Connie Lynn Bays of Prestonsburg; two  stepsons, James Greer of Phoenix, Arizona, and Greg Greer; two brothers, Vernon Wilcox of Alger, Ohio, and Thomas Wilcox of East Point; two sisters, Etta Whitaker of East Point and Lorena Guyton of Ada, Ohio; five grandchildren and six great-grand-children. Funeral services were Monday, January 4, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roger Music officiating. Burial was in the Horne Cemetery at Bays Branch, East Point.

Luther Stephens

Age 68, of Endicott, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, at UK Medical Center in Lexington, following a sudden illness. Born March 19, 1930, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Virgie Jarrell Stephens. He was a disabled diesel mechanic and a member of the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kay Burchett Stephens; two daughters, Deborah Stephens of Riley, North Carolina, and Barbara Smith of Louisville; three brothers, Clarence Stephens and Ernest Stephens, both of Allen, and Melvin Stephens of Chelsea, Michigan; two sisters, Hazel Stephens of Allen and Ruth Mulkey of Albion, Michigan; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, January 3, at 11 a.m., at the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church, with James H. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Burchett family Cemetery at Endicott.

Silas "Tine" Patrick

Age 66, of Talcum, died January 2, 1999, at Hindman, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born November 1, 1932, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Green Patrick and Ada Napier Patrick. Survivors include his wife, Mavis Dale Patrick; three sons, James Stewart Patrick of Talcum, Gregory Wade Patrick of Vicco and Tristan Lamar Patrick of Talcum; one daughter, Sharon Smith of Leburn; four brothers, Earl Patrick of Prestonsburg, Junior Ray Patrick of Talcum, Robert Patrick and Eric Dean Ritchie of Vest; four sisters, Wanda Faye Conn of Hazard, Wilma Dobson of Vest, Opal Dotson of Talcum, and Ruby Conn of Salyersville; and three grand-children. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 5, at l1 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral  Services Chapel, with Roger Hicks and Tad Huff officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery at Bearville.

Hugh Ervin Naylor

Age 4O, of Harold, died Friday, January 1, 1999, at his residence. Born August 24, 1958, at Martin, he was the son of Georgia Francis "Pat" Naylor of Harold, and Hugh Ervin Naylor of Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a dry waller. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Eva K. Layne of Harold. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 5, at 11  a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Russell Jacobs and Jason Lowery officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Betty Jo Martin Rucks

Age 62, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, January 3, 1999, at her residence. She was born at Grethel, on August 22, 1937, the daughter of the late John and Sadie Moore Martin. She was a bookkeeper, treasurer and accountant for Green King Landscaping Co. She is survived by one daughter, Norma Ballard of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one brother, Andrew Martin of Lexington, and one sister, Ocie Alley: of Grethel; and one grand-daughter. Funeral services will be Friday, January 8, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin. Burial will be in the Martin-Newsome Cemetery at Grethel.  Funeral Home of Martin.

Amy Meade Martin

Age 99, of Galloway, Ohio, formerly of Drift, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following a short illness. She was born March 9, 1899, the daughter of the late Robert Meade and Elizabeth Howell Meade. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Her husband, Marion Martin, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Gorman Martin of Galloway, Ohio, Don Martin of Grove City, Ohio; one daughter, Melba Conley of Galloway, Ohio; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 6, at 1 p.. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel of Martin, with the clergy-men Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be made in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Ernest Prater

Age 80, of Wabash, Indiana, died January 1, 1999, at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born March 30, l918, in Floyd County, the son of the late William B. Prater and Ossie Bays Prater. He was preceded in death by his first wife, America Whitt on November 11, 1986.He was a member of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene, United Mine Workers Union, and the National A.A.R.P. He retired, after 30 years, as a coal miner, and later worked for Endicott Church Furniture Company in Warsaw, Indiana, 17 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Prater; three daughters, Ernestine Meek and Frances Eckman, both of Urbana, Indiana; and Wanda Culp, of Argos, Indiana; two sons, Robin J. Prater of South Bend, Indiana, Raymond Prater of Kokomo, Indiana; one step-son, William Helm of Phoenix, Arizona, and one brother, Ed Prater of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 6, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Kevin Stirratt officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

Carl Thomas Watson

Age 76, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, January 1, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born August 19, 1922, at Auxier, he was the son of the late Thomas E. and Grace Vanhoose Watson. He was a former owner and operator of a Ford dealership in Prestonsburg. He retired from Kentucky State Highway Department as maintenance supervisor. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Wells Watson; one daughter, Marsha W. Heedrick of Charlotte, North Carolina; one sister, Geraldine Watson of Henderson, Nevada; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 4, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Sayre and Dr. Harold Dorsey officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Anna Lee Calhot, Baumgarten 

Age 84, formerly of Ashland, died Friday, January 1, 1999, at the Med Central in Mansfield, Ohio. Born May 25, 1914, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Green and Dolly Layne Calhoun. She retired from Dixie Mens Shop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis V. Baumgarten, in 1982. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, January 4, at 1 p.m., at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum, Rev. Bob Green officiating.

Ruth Fairchild

Age 79, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Oil Springs, died Saturday, December 26, 1998, at Highlands Regional Hospital. Born May 9, 1919, in Boyd County, she was the daughter of the late Bate and Eva Watson Lemaster. She was a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Fairchild, and son, Eddie Fairchild. Survivors include three children, John Wayne Fairchild of Van Lear, Alice Rowe of Prestonsburg, and Jim Fairchild of Paintsville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tues- day, December 29, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Dave Garrett and Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs.

Malta Hill Culbertson 

Age 80, of Georgetown, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at the ExtendaCare in Georgetown. She was born December 2, 1918, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Judge Edward Prebble Hill and Adda Louellen Davis Hill. She was a graduate of Westerville (Ohio) High School, member of the First United Methodist Church, member of Quilter's Guild and former co- owner of Glen's Drugstore. Her husband, Glen A. Culbertson, preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Julia C. Robertson, of Warrenton, Virginia; six sons, John Whitley Culbertson, James Allen Culbertson both of Lexington, Glen A. Culbertson, II, of Estero, Florida, William York Culbertson of Ft. Mitchell, Fred Clark Culbertson of Georgetown, Joe Davis Culbertson of Danville; one sister, Myrtle Hill Davis of Prestonsburg; one brother, Lon C. Hill of Huntington, West Virginia; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 5, at 2:30 p.m., in the Hinton-Tumer Funeral Home in Paris, with Rev. Scott Cox officiating. Burial was in the Paris Cemetery.

Lucinda Combs 

Age100, of Ary, died Thursday, December 31, 1998, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended ill- ness. Born October 22, 1898, at Lost Creek, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Orlena Hall Campbell. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Combs. Survivors include three sons, Samuel Combs and Ira Combs, both of Crofton, and Leslie Combs of Bulan; two daughters, Amanda Fletner of Bulan and Laura C. Smith of Ary; one brother Rufus Campbell of Louisville; two sisters, Elvira Campbell of Ary and Rachel Allen of Beattyville; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, January 2, at noon, at the Upper Lost Creek Baptist Church, at Bulan, with Donald Blair and Kim Combs officiating, Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Ary.

Hassel Collins 

Age 74, of Stanville, died Saturday, January 2, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born August 22, 1924, at Betsy Layne, he was the son of the late Ernest Walter Collins and Georgia Burchett Collins. He was a member of the Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge at Pikeville, and a retired sales clerk for the Allen Lumber Company. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Scull Collins; one son, Ritchie Dean Collins of Hazard; one daughter, Peggy Carol Stanley of Stanville; four brothers, Howard Collins of Frankfort, Darvin Collins of Cardington, Ohio, Denver Collins of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Pete Collins of Marion, Ohio; one sister, Pauline Hunt of Cardington, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren, Funeral services were Monday, January 4, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with clergymen Don Lee officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Clyde Bailey 

Age 74, of Hueysville, died December 29, 1998, at Knott County Nursing Home in Hindman. Born May 20, 1924, at Garrett, he was the son of the late Edward Bailey and Myrtle Hicks Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Handshoe Bailey; four sons, Denny Bailey of Indiana, Donald Bailey, Danny Bailey and Gary Bailey, all of Hueysville; two brothers, Rudolph Bailey of Ohio. and Gerald Bailey of Indiana; three sisters, Mable Bradley of Indiana, and Clara Diehl and Geneva Williams, both of Pennsylvania. Funeral services were Friday, January 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery at Hueysville.

Cynthia Hale Dove 

Age 86, of Martin, died Friday, January l, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born September 13, 1912, in Alphoretta, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Hale and Sarah Kennedy Hale. She attended the Cold Springs Regular Baptist Church and was a member of the Martin Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Dove. Survivors include one son, Paul Vernon Dove of Martin; two daughters, Rosa Dove Lovely of Cadiz and Ruby Dove Joseph of Martin; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, January 4, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Jason Lowery officiating, Burial was in the Hale Cemetery on Stephens Branch, Manton.

January 8, 1999

Floretta Casebolt Fleming

Age 67, of Virgie, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born August 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Willie J. Casebolt and Cassie Rosaline Johnson Casebolt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fleming. , She is survived by one son, Lenville (Peto) Fleming of Turkey Pen, Virgie; four daughters, Brenda Faye Elswick, of Louisville, Glenda Kay Bentley of Etty, Cheryl Ann Johnson and Sue Carol (Susie) Johnson, both of Speight; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, January 8, at l 1 a.m., at the R.S. Jones and Son Virgie Chapel with Brad Taylor and others officiating, Interment will be in the Floretta Fleming Cemetery at Etty, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie.

Rebecca (Gray) King 

Age 93, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. She was born April 3, 1905, at Water Gap, the daughter of the late Jack and Janie (Lafferty) Gray. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Prestonsburg. She is survived by One brother, Jack Gray of Whitmore, Michigan. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, January 8th at 11 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Dianna Conn 

Age 59, of Dana, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. She was born September 10, 1939, in Dana, the daughter of Verna Mae Samons Conn of Dana, and the late Travis Conn. She was a retired postal clerk, formerly employed at Betsy Layne and Pikeville and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana. In addition to her mother she is survived by one son, Curtis Dwayne Conn of Dana; four sisters, Christene Bonar of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Connie Jean Mathena of Springfield, Ohio, Barbara Hall of Martin, and Katherine Page of Dana. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, January 9, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Conn Cemetery at Dana.

Grace Wallen Tackett 

Age 71, of West Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a short illness. Born September 11, 1927 at West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Millie Gibson Wallen. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for more than 50 years, Survivors include her husband, Foster Tackett; three daughters, Sue Andrews of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Ollie Faye Bowling of Louisville, and Janet St. Charles of Perry, Georgia; two sons, Robert Foster Tackett of Duluth, Georgia, and Rodney Tackett of West Prestonsburg; one sister Rhoda Hurd of Prestonsburg; nine grand- children and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, January 8, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Don Neeley, Abe Sparks and Curtis Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in the Wallen Family Cemetery at West Prestonsburg.

William Thomas Lafferty Jr.

Age 61, of Printer, died January 7, 1999, at our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. He was born February 22, 1937, on Johns Creek, the son of the late William Thomas Lafferty and Oma Lee Lafferty. He was a coal truck driver, formerly employed by Preston Collins. In addition to his wife, Joanna Corm Lafferty, he is survived by two sons, Michael Thomas Lafferty of Printer, Keith Bentley of Blue River; four daughters, Katie Sue Schmahl of Nebraska, Joyce Blackburn and Patricia Shepherd both of Hippo, Mona Case of Indiana; two brothers, Clinton Jesse Lafferty of Paintsville, Donnie Lafferty of Michigan; six sisters, Audrey Cline of Mt. Sterling, Monica (Nickie) Harris of Ohio, Mildred Darby of Dayton, Ohio, Madagline Harris and Nellie Sue Hunter, both of Michigan, Wanda Jo Ousley of Kentucky, .12 grandchildren and 4 great-grand-children, Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, January 9, at the Old Time Regular Baptist Church at Printer, with the clergymen Denver Meade, Farley Howard, Harold Damron and others officiating. Burial will be in the Conn Cemetery at Printer.

Brittany M. Hall 

Brittany Makeisha Dawn Hall, infant daughter of Keith Hall and Jessica Keathley Hall, of Galveston, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Kenis and Christine Hall of Galveston, and her maternal grand- parents, James and Madge Keathley of Galveston. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, January 8, at 10 a.m., at the Little Rachel Regular Baptist Church, Galveston, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Keathley Family Cemetery at Galveston, with the Hall Funeral Home of Martin, caring for those arrangements,

Amy Meade Martin 

Age 99, of Galloway, Ohio, formerly of Drift, died Saturday, January 2, !999, at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following a short illness. She was born March 9, 1899, the daughter of the late Robert Meade and Elizabeth Howell Meade. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include two sons, Gorman Martin of Galloway, Ohio, Don Martin of Grove City, Ohio; one daughter, Melba Conley of Galloway, Ohio; five grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 6, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Daisy Hall Berger 

Age 81, of Bevinsville, died Monday, January 9, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Born on July 3, 1916, in Omaha, Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Van and Nan Vance Hall. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Berger. Survivors include two sons, Richard Berger of Bowling Green, Robert Berger of Lexington, North Carolina; five daughters, Patricia Stancil of Bevinsville, Barbara Lucas of Huntington, Indiana, Prema Jean Harris of Huntington, Indiana, Hope Hall of Raven, and Sandra Kaye Bates of Winchester; one brother, Ellis C. Hall of Kite; two sisters, Ruth Little of Melvin, and Kathleen Giberson of Adron, Michigan; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, January 7, at I1 a.m. at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Rebecca Hughes Reed 

Age 91, of Hippo, died January 6, 1999, at the Highlands Regional ' Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness, She was born August 24, 1907, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late John Hughes and Louranie Frasure Hughes. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Hippo, for 37 years. Her husband, Goble Reed, pre- ceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Goble Reed Jr. of Boaz, Alabama, Carl Reed of Hippo, Jimmy Reed of Prestonsburg; five daughters, Thelma Stephens of Harold, Gertrude Goble, Elva Prater, Edith Maggard, and Carol Sue Prater all of Hippo. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, January 8, 1999, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with the clergy- man Jerry Manns officiating, Burial will be in the Reed Family Cemetery in Hippo.

January 13, 1999

Ervin "Pete Hall

Age 70, of Martin, died, Jan. 7,  1999. Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Craynor, s/o the late Simpson and Josephine Hopson Hall. Survivors include one brother, Arnold hall, and one sister Susie Stamper. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery Martin, KY.

John Wesley May

Age 92, of Pikeville died Jan. 9, 1999. Born Apr. 4, 1906 at Toler, s/o the late Jeff and Sarah Conn May. Survivors include three sons, Phillip, Timothy and Carol May; three daughters, Betty Prudy, Geraldine Hall and Debbie May; one brother Feel May; one sister Goldia King. Burial is in the May Cemetery on Toler Creek.

Brian Keith Caudill

Age 37, of Prestonsburg, died Jan 7, 1999. Born Mar. 19, 1961, in Elgin Illinois, s/o Jack and Patsy Wolverton Caudill. Survivors include wife, Frances Settles Caudill, One daughter, Kaitlyn Caudill; one brother Jackie Caudill; one sister, Lynn Jarrell. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Shannon Newsome

Age 38, of Topmost, died Jan. 9, 1999. Born Mar. 29, 1960, in Melvin, s/o the late Foster and Dorthy Mae Hall Newsome. Survivors include six brothers, David, Jackie, Darrell, Dazzie (Bo), Bobby Gene and Michael Newsome; four sisters Carol Sue Slone, Linda Sue Fields, Denise Lynn Swiney and Bernice Collins. Burial was in the Mathew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin.

Kenneth Patton

Age 52, of Hueysville, died Jan. 9, 1999. Born Oct. 21, 1946, in Hueysville, s/o Maxie Dye Patton and the late Frank Patton. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Patton Jr.; two dau., Laura Patton and Paula Patton; three brothers, Jerry, Bruce and Clell Patton. Burial was i the Patton Cemetery at Hueysville, KY.

John Ellis Branham

Age 62, of Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Dec 17, 1998. s/o the late Frank and Mary Ellis Branham. survivors include wife, Bernice Branham; two sons John Ellis Branham, Richard Alan Braham; two dau. Marybeth Hurst and Sherylann Andres; step-mother Gertrude Branham; step sister Phillis Porter. Interment was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Lucy R. Smith

Age 96, of Moorehead, died Jan. 7, 1999. Born Apr. 7, 1902, in Prestonsburg, d/o the late John and Mary Fraley Walker. Survivors include three dau., Maureen Martin, Ella Mae Garrett Hunt and Eulah Gray Adams. She was preceded in death by first husband, Denzil Ratliff; and second husband Lacy Smith. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Martin, KY.

Martha Kidd

Age 71, Of Martin, died Jan. 11, 1999. Born Oct. 8, 1927, in Floyd Co. d/o the late William and Maudie McGuire Robinson. Survivors include husband, Alexander Kidd; two sons, Archie and Larry Kidd. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Martin, KY.

Willie Carter

Age, 76, of Dorton, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at Jenkins Community Hospital. He was born April 4, 1922, the son of the late Kenneth King Carter and Zelphia Osborne Carter. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Mullins Carter. He is survived by five sons, Bruce Carter of River Rouge, Michigan, Elster Carter of South Gate, Michigan, Buster Carter of Blaine, Earnest Carter of Prestonsburg, and Willie Carter, Jr. of Dorton; three daughters, Willie Jean Osborne of River Rouge, Michigan, Virgie Osborne of Taylor, Michigan, and Lola Bartley of Ashcamp; two sisters, Ethel Akers of Dorton, and Bessie Music of Haysi, Virginia; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 13, at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Jones and Son Virgie Chapel, with Carson Wright, Ruben Baker, James Tackett and others officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne Cemetery at Dorton, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home.

Daisy Hall Berger

Age, 82, of Bevinsville, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Born on July 3, 1916, in Omaha, Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Van and Nan   Vance Hall. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Berger. Survivors include two sons, Richard Berger of Bowling Green, Robert Berger of Lexington, North Carolina; five daughters, Patricia Stancil of Bevinsville, Barbara Lucas of Huntington, Indiana, Pluma Jean Harris of Huntington, Indiana, Hope Hall of Raven, and Sandra Kaye Bates of Winchester; one brother, Ellis C. Hall of Kite; two sisters, Ruth Little of Melvin, and Kathleen Giberson of Adrian, Michigan; and I0 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, January 7, at 11a.m.at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin. Reprinted due to an error.

Harrison E. Hale

Harrison E. Hale, 86, of Mount Vernon, Washington, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, December 8, 1998, at a local care center in Mount Vernon, Washington, after an extended illness. He was born September  13, 1912, at Blue River, a son of the late Henry and Daisy Clone Hale. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and employed throughout his life by General Mills, a manager in   Technical services. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Allen Hale in 1996. He is survived by one son, Michael E. Hale of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two daughters, Barbara Tacher of Mount Vernon Washington; Beverly J. Hall of Prior Lake, Minnesota; two brothers, Arthur Hale of Spear Fish, South Dakota, Charley Hale of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. Osie Hicks of Blue River; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Friday, D&ember 11, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wilmar Browning officiating. Burial was made in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

 Estill Noble

Age, 47, of Emmalena, died January 7, 1999, at his home. He was born in Knott County, on April 8, 1951, the son of Daniel Noble and Rhoda Everage. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Lena Noble; mother, Rhoda Everage; one son, Esfill Lee Noble of Emmalena; one daughter, Evelyn Sue Smith of Hueysville; five brothers, Homer of West Liberty, Riley of LaGrange, Indiana, Clayburn and James Chalmer of Emmalena, and South Jr. of Lexington; two sisters, Sally Ann of Lotts Creek, and Mary Jane of Hazard; two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 10, at noon, at the Lotts Creek United Baptist Church, with Charles Smith, Corbett Ritchie, Carlos Everage, Odis Hall and Jimmy Hylton officiating. Burial was in the Noble Family Cemetery at Emmalena.

Randall (Tootie)Lawson

Age, 67, of Harold, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at his residence. He was born on June 19, 1931, in Pikeville, the son of the late Henry and Hattie Roberts Lawson. He was a retired truck driver and farmer; a member of the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Loene Hatcher Lawson; two sons, Robert (Bobby) Lawson and Johnny Lawson, both of Harold; two daughters, Charlene Carrell of Dana and Debbie Rogers of Harold; two brothers, Ralph Lawson, and David Lawson both of Harold; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 12, at 11 a.m. at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Harold, .with Jamie Biliter and others officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Toler Creek at, Harold.

January 15, 1999

Eyvind (Ivan) Brown

Age, 73, of Van Lear, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born June 4, 1925, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Roy Brown and Emma Merle Arrowood Brown. He was an electrician. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Isle is survived by his wife, Jeanette Vanhoose Brown; one son, James E. Brown of Van Lear, and a step-son, Randal Adkins of Kissimmee, Florida; three daughters, Janet Brown Clifton of Wabash, Indiana, Ann Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, Carol Burchett of Prestonsburg, and a step-daughter, Rowena Brown of Salyersville; one brother, Jack Brown of Van Lear; two sisters, Debbie Lawrence of Florida and Lois Ward of Springboro, Ohio; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 14, at 11 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with David Wells officiating, Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Jack Dye

Age, 83, of Shiloh, Ohio, died January 12, 1999, at the Med Central Hospital in Shelby, Ohio, of a short illness. Born January 26, 1915, in Floyd County, he has resided in Shiloh since 1961. He retired after 35 years working as a coal miner in Kentucky. He worked for Wiers Farm in Celeryville after moving to Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Gayheart Dye; four daughters; Marlene Sword of Apollo Beach, Florida; Polly Lou Lipps of Hamilton, Ohio; Judy Guffy of Hamilton, Ohio, Jackie Merle Bollinger of Boca Raton, Florida; six sons, Lawrence Dye of Sebring, Fla., Willie Dye, lames Robert Dye, and John Dye, all of Attica, Ohio, Gregory Dye of Willard, Ohio, Rodney Dye of Greenwich, Ohio; three brothers, Woodrow, Hayes, and Kelly Dye, all of Kentucky; one sister, Julie Caudill of Ashtabula, Ohio; 28 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 16, at 10 a.m., at the Secor Funeral Home, in Plymouth, Ohio. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Shiloh, Ohio.

Cordila Thompson

Age, 68, of Melvin, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on April 17, 1930, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Jennie Johnson Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Thompson. Survivors include four sons, Bennie Thompson Jr. of Weeksbury, Gene Thompson of Melvin, Donald (Twittle) Thompson and Clifford (Buster) Thompson both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; seven daughters, Fannie Thompson of Martin, Cara Thompson of Melvin, Rita Little of Wheelwright, Jenny Hunter of Prestonsburg, Betty Sue Hall of Bevinsville, Jill Hall of Melvin, Lucy Hunter of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Geraldine Gibson and Lillie, both of Ohio, 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 16, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating, Burial will be in the Thompson Cemetery, Melvin.

Albert "Red" Harmon

Age 90, died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at the Lost Creek Care Center of Lima, Ohio. Born August 24, 1908, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mildred K. (Fraiser) Harmon. He was a painter for McCurdy Steel Implements in Ada, Ohio and also a self-employed watch maker. During his retirement he worked at the First United Methodist Church of Ada, Ohio and at the Ada Theatre. He was of the Methodist faith, member of the Ada Masonic Lodge No. 344 in Ada, Ohio. He was a member of the Three C's (Civilian Conservation Corp.) His wife, Flossie Music, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Stephen Harmon of Cridersville, Ohio; three daughters, Vivian Welch of Adia, Ohio; Carol Sue Brookman of Lima, Ohio; Mildred Game of Goldsboro, North Carolina; one sister, Virginia Music of Ada, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grand Children, and two great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, Ohio, with Rev. George Read officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, Ohio.

Helen Baars Colley

Age, 73, of Robinson Creek, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at her residence. She was born on June 12, 1926, the daughter of the late Atlas Baars and Nora Vanover Baars. She was a retired school teacher. She is survived by one son, Teddy Colley of Pikeville; one daughter, Camille Colley of Daytona, Beach, Florida; one sister, Frances Hall of Woodhaven, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, January 14, at 11 a.m., at the AIdersgate United Methodist Church, on Robinson Creek, with Kaminski Robinson and Dennis 'Love officiating. Burial was made in the Vanover Cemetery at East Jenkins, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

January 20, 1999

Jewel Marie Clark Allen

Age 89, of Allen, d. 1-15-1999, in HRMC, Prestonsburg. Born 7-28-1909, in Pikeville, the d/o the late Isaac Lee  and Fannie Lowe Clark. She was preceded in death by husband, Erest Eugene Allen. Survivors include one son, Thomas E. Allen; one daughter, Barbara Sue Phelps; one sister Edith Till. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens. at Ivel.

Jesse Collins

Age 84, of Springfield, Ohio, died 1-18-1999, at Bristol House in Springfield. born 6-4-1915, in Johnson County, son of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Lawson Collins. He was preceded in death by first wife, Goldie Spradlin Collins and second wife Garnet Moore Collins. Survivors include one sister, Mae Newsome. Burial was in the Matthew Tacket Cemetery at Melvin.

Tamayra Jeanne Hensley

Age 51, of Langley, died Jan. 16, 1999, in HRMC at Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 2, 1947, in Langley, d/o the late William L. and Maxine Ford Northrop. Survivors include husband, Donald Hensley; one son William Stanley Hensley; one daughter, Tabitha Ann Hensley; one sister, Nancy Karen Northrop. Burial was in the Leonard Allen Cemetery at Langley.

Essie Harley

Age 90, of Robinson Creek, died Jan. 15, 1999 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1908, in Esco, d/o the late Willard and Jennie Tackett Damron. She was preceded in death by husband John Harley. Survivors include three sons, Jack, Samuel, and Michael Harley; three dau. Linda Harley, Margaret Pemberton, and Nora Zotter. Interment was in the Damron Cemetery.

Joyce S. Stewart

Age 71, of South Portsmouth, formerly of Floyd Co, died Jan. 16, 1999, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, in Russell. Born May 3, 1927, at Martin, d/o the late William A. and Vialoa May Stewart. She was preceded in death by husband, Frank P. Stewart. Survivors include son, Jim Stewart; one dau., Judy Stewart Sanders. Burial was in the Stewart Cemetery at Langley.

Joe Howell Jr.

Age 74 of Galveston, died Jan. 14, 1999 at the HRMC at Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 2, 1924, in Harold, s/o the late Joe and Rhoda Reynolds Howell. survivors include his wife, Geraldine Hall Howell; two sons, Ronald Lee and William Douglas Howell; two dau. Brenda Sue Hall and Rhoda Maye Pettorini; one brother Kermit Howell; three sisters, Mae Akers, Mildred Freeman and Billie Fisher. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Lula Hall Johnson

Age 89, of London, died, Jan. 15, 1999. Born Apr. 19, 1909, in Pike County, d/o the late Joe and Rebecca Tackett Hall. She ws preceded in death by husband Alvin Johnson. Burial was in the Cumberland Memorial Gardens at Lily.

Buena Gail Little

Age 40, of Kite, died Jan. 18, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born Mar. 30, 1958, in McDowell, d/o the late Elmo and Mary Slone Thornsberry. Survivors include husband, Stanley Little; two sons, Kevin Little and Justin Little; one dau. Tina Marie Little; four brother, Adron, Stanley, Randell and Earl Dana Thornsberry; two sisters, Flo Reed and Zalie Combs. Burial was in the Thornsberry Family Cemetery at Kite.

Bert A. "Beaner" McCown

Age 91, of Pikeville, died Jan. 16, 1999. Born in Pike County, Aug. 2, 1907, s/o the late Mecie Marie Dye McCown and John A. McCown. He was preceded in death by wife Thelma Flanary McCown. Survivors include one son, John Ed McCown; one dau. Betty Hamilton. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville.

Marvin L. Musick

Age 69, of Prestonsburg, died Jan. 18, 1999. Born on Nov. 11, 1929, at German, s/o the late Perry and Lula Burchfield Musick. Survivors include wife, Josephine Goble Musick; three sons, George P., Marvin L. Jr. and Steven Ray Musick; three dau., Phyllis Ann Davis, Evelyn Marie Musick and Betty Kaye Newsome; one half brother, Gardis Jervis; three sisters, Laura Crider, Beulah Jarrell and Elis Pinion; two half sisters, Mary Francis Rose and Louedith Jervis.  Burial was in the Musick Cemetery on Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, KY.

Betty Ruth Waddle

Age 87, of West Prestonsburg, died Jan. 16, 1999, at Mountain View Health Care Center. Born mar. 16, 1931, at Buffalo, d/o the late Banner and Bessie Collins Woods. She was preceded in death by husband Raymond Waddles. Survivors include one son, Thomas Waddles; one brother Bob Woods; Burial was in the Short Cemetery at Prestonsburg, KY.

Ellis Marshall

Age 71,  of Warsaw, IN, died Jan. 16, 1999. Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Floyd County, s/o the late Albert and Annie Flannery Marshall. He is survived by two sons, Daryl and Daviv Marshall; one dau. Peggy Marshall; two brothers, Raymond and Claude Marshall; six sisters, Oda Howard, Ethel Lovely, Grace Tincher, Louellen Tincher, Alberta Watson and Dora Mullins. Burial was in the Click Family Cemetery at Stephens Branch Road, Martin, KY.

Hazel Gladys Hall

Age 74, of Boise Idaho, died Nov. 28, 1998, at her home. Born Feb. 9, 1924, at Grethel, d/o Hoover and Mary Kidd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Avil Hall. Survivors include 10 children, Leonard Hall, Ella Mae Keathley, Wilma Covington, Ray Hall, Lori Covington, David Hall, Avil Hall Jr., Gloria Keathley, Paul Hall and Amy Price; three brothers, Lenard Kidd, Cecil Kidd and John Kidd; two sisters, Oma Parsons and Lou Howell. Burial was in the Syringa Gardens section of the Dry Creek Cemetery.

January 22, 1999

Emma Wakeland

Age 96, of Prestonsburg, died Jan. 19, 1999, at the Riverview Manor Nursing home in Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 22, 190, at Wise, VA. d/o the late Edward and Jane McGuire. She was preceded in death by husband Estill Wakeland. Survivors include one son, Lloyd Crum. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Anna Elizabeth Gibson Caldwell

Age 90, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Floyd Co. , died 1-18-1999. Survivors include four sons Robert, Taylor, James and Jack Caldwell; one dau. Virginia DeSaverio. She was preceded in death by husband, Ossie L. Caldwell on July 15, 1987.

Maudie Vance Hall

Age 95, of Grethel, died Jan. 20, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 16, 1903, at Beaver, d/o the late Sylvester and Mary Alice Elliott Vance. She was preceded in death by husband William J. Hall. Survivors include five sons, Lovel, Danzil Ray, Forrest Dean, James K. and Virgil B. Hall; two dau. Delphia Hall Driggs and Eloise Hall; Two brothers, Noah and Ernest Vance. Burial was in the W. J. Hall Cemetery at Grethel.

Henry Boleyn

Age 76, of Proctorville Ohio, formerly of Hueysville, died Jan,19, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. Born Dec. 20, 1922, in Knot Co. s/o the late Cecil B. and Susan Fitch Boleyn. Survivors include wife, Agnes Crager Bileyn; two sons, Roy and Bryan Ray Boleyn; two dau. Adrian Ann Shepherd and Betty Tackett, four brothers, Eugene, Mark, Bruce and Wayne Boleyn. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Ellis Marshall

Age 71, of Warsaw, IN, formerly of Martin, died Jan. 16, 1999. Born Feb. 5, 1927, in Floyd Co. s/o Albert and Annie Flannary Marshall.   Survivors include two sons, Daryl and David Marshall; one dau, Peggy Marshall; two Brothers, Raymond and Claude Marshall; six sisters, Oda Howard, Ethel Lovely, Grace Tincher, Louellen Tincher, Alberta Watson and Dora Mullins. Burial was in the Click Family Cemetery at Stephens Branch Road, Martin.

January 27, 1999

Linda Hall

Age 59, of Bevinsville, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born on January 8, 1940, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Hylton and Virginia Parsons Hylton. She was retired from the Floyd County Board of Education. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Tooter) Hall. Survivors include two sons, Charles Jeffrey Hall and Lanny Paul Hall, both of Bevinsville; one daughter, Linda Carol DeRossett of Morehead and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 24, at I p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church with Louie Ferrari and Bobby Isaacs officiating. Burial was in the Monroe Hall Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Magdalene Edmonds

Age, 81, of Ratliffs Creek Road, died January 21, 1999, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Born in Pike County, January 22, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Laura Blankenship Weddington and Donald Weddington. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Garnie Edmonds, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Andrew Edmonds of Arnold, Missouri, Bennett Eugene Edmonds of Roanoke, Virginia, Larry Randall Edmonds of Shelbiana, James Kermit Edmonds of Harold; three daughters, Della Delores Sword of Lexington, Bonnie Sue Tracker of Kimper and Becky Edmonds of Pikeville; four sisters, Maxie Tibbs of Pikeville, Ellen Compton of Titusville, Fla., Bonnie Edmonds of Pikeville, Alma Ratliff of Titusville, Florida and 28 grandchildren and 34 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 24, at 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call Funeral Home, with James E. Farley officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park.

 Betty Sue Yates Hogan

Age, 59, of Springfield, Illinois, formerly of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois, She was born September 5, 1939, the daughter of Tania Yates of Bevinsville, and the late Willie In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert R. Hogan; two daughters, Terri Latorski of Sheridan, Illinois, and Pam shanks of Bolingbrook; three sons, Randy King, of Westmont, Illinois, Hassel Hogan of Romeoville, and Heyward Hogan of Springfield, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Yvonne Webster of Springfield, Ohio; twin sister, Billie L. Stegall of Hi Hat, Hazel Hall of Vickery, Ohio; three brothers, Homer of Bevinsville, Donald R. of Martin, and Robert (Bobby) Yates Funeral services were held at the Westmont Funeral Chapel and burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Betty Sue Yates Hogan

Age, 59, of Springfield, Illinois, formerly of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois, She was born September 5, 1939, the daughter of Tania Yates of Bevinsville, and the late Willie In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert R. Hogan; two daughters, Terri Latorski of Sheridan, Illinois, and Pam shanks of Bolingbrook; three sons, Randy King, of Westmont, Illinois, Hassel Hogan of Romeoville, and Heyward Hogan of Springfield, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; two  great-grandchildren; three sisters, Yvonne Webster of Springfield, Ohio; twin sister, Billie L. Stegall of Hi Hat, Hazel Hall of Vickery, Ohio; three brothers, Homer of Bevinsville, Donald R. of Martin, and Robert (Bobby) Yates Funeral services were held at the Westmont Funeral Chapel and burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery. 

Joan D. Weldon

Joan Derossett Weldon, 77, formerly of Martin, died Saturday, January 23 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. A native of Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Grey Derossett. She retired in 1980 as an employment service supervisor with the state Department of Employment Services. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence Weldon Jr.; two sisters, Elizabeth Flannery and Josephine Robinson, both of Floyd County, and one brother, Bascom Derossett, of Floyd County. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 26, at Sunset Funeral Home.  

Brady Marshall Collins

Brady Marshall Collins, 77, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on December 17, 1921, at Lackey, the son of the late Dr. Marshall M. and Beatrice Adams Collins. He was a retired medical technologist, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and was a major in the U.S. Marine Corps during World World II. He is survived by two sons, Denver Brady Collins of Prestonsburg, and Jody Shannon Collins of Memphis, Tennessee; two daughters, Laura Jayne Collins Patton of Prestonsburg, and Annie MarShalle Collins Prestonsburg; one brother, Astor Collins of Prestonsburg; and seven grandchildren, Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 28, at 11a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with J.M. Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg.

Bobby L. Damron

Age, 63, of Tram, died Friday, January 22, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born on December 25, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Erman and Liza Click Damron. He was a retired factory worker. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Jarvis Damron; three sons, Bobby D. Damron and Kenneth Ray Sturgill, both of Tram, John K. Sturgill of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Marsha Damron of Lexington, Vonda Sue Young of Churubusco, Indiana, Wanda Jean Johnson of Somerset; three brothers, David Damron, James Damron, and Bums Damron ,all of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Janet Sue Damron of David, Faye Jervis of Prestonsburg, Myrtle Workman of Proctorville, Ohio and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 26, at 1 p.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with Donnie Hall. Burial was in the Stratton Cemetery at Ivel.

Forrest Davis

Age, 63, of Willard, Ohio, formerly of Hippo, died Friday, January 22, 1999, at his residence after a short illness. He was born on October 3, 1935, at Hippo, the son of the late William (Jughead) and Laura Davis. He had lived in the Willard, Ohio, area since 1952, and worked for Pioneer Rubber Co. for 24 years and was presently employed by Concept Packaging Co. in Findley, Ohio. He was a member of the Willard United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Perle Davis; four sons, Dennis Davis, Paul Davis and Randy Davis ail of Willard, Ohio, and James Davis of Michigan; three brothers, Tony Davis of Castalia, Ohio, Floyd Dean Davis of Hippo, and Victor Ray Davis of Fredville; one sister, Clara Cooley of Hippo; seven grandchildren, one Step- grandchild and three great-grand- daughters and two step-great- grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 25, at I I a.m. in the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, with Rev. James Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at New Haven, Ohio.

Josephine Hurd

Age, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, January 25, 1999, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born February 8, 1919, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Stone Wall and Fannie Stanley Clark. She attended Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Hurd. Survivors include five sons, Lewis Edward Clark of McCombs, Connie Kay Hurd, Lonnie Day Hurd, Arthur Woodrow Hurd, Robert Donald Hurd, all of Sugar Loaf; four brothers, Stone Wall Clark Jr., Charles Clark, John Audrey Clark, James Clark all of McCombs; three sisters, Lizzie Viney of Pikeville, Cora Scalf of McCombs, Faranda Robinson of Pike County, and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted January 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin, with Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Clark Cemetery on Johns Creek, Pike County. 

Lonnie Dallas Lawson

Age, 60, of Michigan, formerly of Drift, died Friday, January 22, 1999, in Michigan, following a extended illness.He was born August 16, 1938, in Floyd County, the son of Elsie Sue Lawson of Drift and the late Willie D. Lawson. Survivors include his wife, Pam Lawson; one son, Lonnie Daniel Lawson of Belleville, Michigan; one daughter, Susan Douglas of Canton, Georgia; five brothers, Teddy Lawson, Eddie Lawson, John Lawson, and Alan Lawson; two sisters, Billie Muriel NeWsome, Janet Lawson, and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, January 25, at 11 a.m., at the Purse Funeral Home in Tecumseh, Michigan, with Rev. Douglas Winters officiating. Burial was in the Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh, Michigan. .

Elsie Pack

Age, 84, of Martin, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a long illness, She was born January 4, 1915, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Johnny Rosco "Doc" Pack and Gypsy Pigg Pack. She was self-employed and a member of the Faith Bible Church. Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Griffith of Martin and three grandchildren and six great-grand- children, Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 27, at 1p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Don Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Martin.

James Daniel Skiles

Age, 93, of Weeksbury, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at McDowell ARH following an extended illness. He was born on June 2, 1905, in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, the son of the late Joseph Walter Skiles and Eloise Johnson Skiles. He was a retired coal miner, member of U.M.W.A. Local 5899, Wheelwright, and member of the Church of Christ at Weeksbury. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Kincer Skiles. Survivors include three sons, James Walter Skiles of Jenkins, Paul Skiles and Marvin Owen Skiles, both of Springfield, Ohio; one daughter, Ruby Ratliff of Weeksbury; three brothers, Richard Skiles of Springfield, Ohio, Joseph Skiles of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, Lenard Lewis Skiles of North Carolina; one sister, Agnes Grant of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 24, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Christ at Weeksbury with Michael Hall officiating, Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking.

Bureita Greenwade Spradlin

Age 92, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born September 30, 1906 at Frenchburg, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Fanny Hager Greenwade. She was a former co-owner and operator of Peerless Auto Supply Store, formerly in Prestonsburg. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenna Spradlin, on June 18, 1984. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Jean Rice of Jackson; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, January 29, at 2p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lloyd C. Rice officiating. Entombment will be in the Highlands Memorial Park . at Staffordsville, under the direction of Caner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Horace Clifton Howell

Age 82, of Harold, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville, following a long illness. He was born May 13, 1916, in Lynnwood, the son of the late Lee Howell and Mary Ann Justice Howell. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Lower Toler Church of Christ, Harold. Survivors include three brothers, Lowell Howell of Rosedale, Indiana, Hobert Howell of Harold, and Charles Douglas Howell of Scottsville; two sisters, Jewell Smallwood of Harold, and Anna Mae Wade of Scottsville. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 27, at 11 a.m., at the Lower Toler Church of Christ, Harold, with the clergyman Joe Meade officiating, Burial will be in the Howell and Roberts Cemetery, Harold.

Subrina Jones

Age, 69, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at Mercy Campus of Southern Ohio Medical Center following an extended illness. Born on Apri124,1929, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Margaret Casebolt Stone. She was a retired professional seamstress for Kalb Manufacturing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berlin Jones in 1985. Survivors include two sons, Ray Jones and Michael Jones, both Of Grove City, Ohio; three daughters, Judy Hayslip of Vanceburg, Sheila Janney of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Kathy Wellman of Grove City, Ohio; one brother, Bill Slone of Paulding, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Powers of Somerset, Mary Kestel of Dema, Clotine Hicks of Payne, Ohio, and eight grandchildren., Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 27, at 2 p.m., at the Topmost Baptist Church, Dema, with George Kestel and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Turner Cemetery at Dema.

 

January 29, 1999

William G. Spradlin

Age 62, of Biloxi, Mississippi, died Jan. 17, 1999. Born in Prestonsburg, s/o the Burieta Spradlin and the late Lenna Spradlin. Survivors include wife, Sandra Spradlin: one dau., Stacy A. Spradlin; one son, Mark A. Spradlin; one sister, Barbara Rice.

Elmer Gene Morrison

Age 47, of Auxier, died Jan. 26, 1999. Born Jan. 2, 1952, in Paintsville, s/o Margie Ward Morrison and the late Jack Morrison. Survivors include wife, Carol Blankenship Morrison; two daugs., Regina LaMaste, Carla Castle; four brothers, Grey, William, Roger and Bud Morrison; six sisters, Elizabeth Williams, Jeanie Perry, Geraddine Wells, Lucy Mae Woods , Kathleen Butcher and Caroline Fannin. Burial is in the Morrison Family Cemetery at Auxier.

Lonnie Dallas Lawson

Age 60, of Michigan, Formerly of Drift, died Jan. 22, 1999. Born Aug. 16, 1938, in Floyd Co. s/o the late Willie D. Lawson. Survivors include wife, Pam Lawson; one son, Lonnie Daniel Lawson; one daughter, Susan Douglas; five brothers, Teddy, Eddie, John, Tommy and Alan Lawson; two sister, Billie Muriel Newsome and Janet Lawson. Burial is in the Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh, MI.