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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

January 2, 2000


Alvin Moore

Age, 89, of McDowell, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at his residence. He was born October 5, 1910, in Knott County, the son of the late Von Moore and Nancy Moore. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, and a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife. Dorothy Moore. Other survivors include five sons, James Alvin Moore of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Ricky Alvin Moore of Nicholasville, Henry Miles Poston of Flatgap, James Clarence Poston of Bell County, Sherman Ray Poston of McDowell; four daughters, Nancy Sue Moore Bailey of Ironton, Ohio, Marie Gayheart and Nadine Springer, bath of McDowell, Lola McClanahan of Teaberry, 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 1, 2000, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, McDowell, with the clergymen, Richard Bowens, Bruce Coleman, Jimmy Hall and Clinton Moore, officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell.

Thomas M. George

Age, 82, of Danleyton, died Tuesday, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He was born June 14, 1917, in Floyd County, a son of the late James and Addie Conley George. He was a retired pipe fitter with Local 248 in Ashland and was a cattle farmer: He was a World War =l I and ;ran War veteran, a Kentucky Colonel; and a member of American Polled Herefords in Kansas City, Missouri. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Cunningham George; two daughters, Sharon George and Shirley George, both of Lexington; and four sisters, Myrtle Emrick of Waverly, Ohio, Vada Glancy of Ashland, Dottie May of Denver, Indiana and Irene Rice of Louisville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 31, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood with Rev. Clyde Newman officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens with military rites by Kenova American Legion Post.

January 5, 2000

Maudie E. Hoover

Age, 80, of Hueysville, died Saturday, January 1, 200(1, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born October 1, 1919, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late William and Polly Ellen Hale Whitaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie F. Hoover on May 24, 1990. She is survived by four sons: Melvin Hoover, Johnnie F. Hoover and Carlos Hoover, all of Hueysville, and Ben Hoover of Gulf Port, Mississippi; eight daughters, Peggy Ellen Mullins, Laurel Ruth Duncan, and Eva Jane Joseph, all of Hueysville, Francis Evelyn Stephens of Willard, Ohio, Louiza Kaye Young of New Haven, West Virginia, Thelma Hoover of Hueysville. Edda Faye Fields of Hartfort, West Virginia, and Lurey Hoover of Hueysville, one sister, Sara Hicks of Garrett; 28 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 5, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin. Burial will be in the Whitaker Cemetery at Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Dock Archer Akers

Age, 70, of Dana, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at his residence. He was born July 5, 1929, in Dana, the son of the late Elmon Akers and Ada Alice Akers. He was a retired Ford Motor Company employee in Sterling Heights, Michigan, a member and deacon of the Little Zion Regular Baptist Church, Romeo, Michigan, and a member of the United Auto workers. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Boyd Akers. Other survivors include three sons, Stanley Akers of Dorton, A. J. Akers of Washington, Michigan, Roger Dale Akers of Romeo, Michigan; four daughters, Nana Faye Akers and Luella Akers, both of Washington, Michigan, Adella Nickson of Utica, Michigan, Janine Grove of Texas; two brothers, Thurman Akers of Dana, Billy Ray Akers of Warren, Michigan; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 5, at It a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, Dana, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Wilford Boyd Cemetery, Dana, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Alma Dorthy Allen Watkins

Age, 75, of Jellico, Tennessee, formerly of Wayland, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at the Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee. She was born October 4, 1924, in Lackey, the daughter of the late Henry Allen and Verdia Dials Lemons. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jellico, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, Oscar C. Watkins. Other survivors include three sons, Roger T. Watkins of Prestonsburg, Grover Jason Watkins of Lexington, and Jody Kevin Watkins of Jellico, Tennessee; one daughter, Kimberly Watkins of Lexington; two brothers. Mart V Allen of Garrett, and Ronnie Mosley of Kendallville, Indiana; one sister, Georgia Windgate of Wabash, Indiana, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 5, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Wayne Burch officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Luther Hall

Age, 78, of Hi Hat, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at his residence. He was born December 23, 1921, the son of the late William R. Hall Jr. and Ada King Hall. He was a retired coal miner and World War 11 Army Veteran. His wife, Ethel Luxmore Hall, preceded him in death. He is survived by four sons, Freddie Hall of Hi Hat, Dale Hall of Martin, Noel Hall of Ewing, Virginia, and Montgomery Hall of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Annette Murch of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Virgil Hall of McDowell, and Ed Hall of West Palm Beach, Florida; one sister, Georgeann Sammons of Bevinsville; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 6, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim. Rest Regular Baptist Church, Price, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, Price, under direction of Hall Funeral .Home, Martin.

Myrtle Slone

Age, 81, of Hindman, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on November 25, 1918, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Allie Triplett Slone. She was a member of the Hindman United Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Phillip Slone and Garlic Slone of Hindman, Vernon Slone of Larkslane, Kirby Slone of Carrie; one daughter, Linda Dyer of Hindman; one brother, Clayton Slone of Corona, Indiana; five sisters, Georgia Slone of Washington, D.C., Florida Slone of Pippa Passes, Delia Thornsbury of Willard, Ohio, Lila B. Gibson of Lebum, Cansala Slone of Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, at 10 a.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, with James Hughes, Bill Kirby, Cullen Caudill and others officiating. Burial was in the Leonard Slone Cemetery, Lebum, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Dreama L. Daugherty Tolliver

Age, 64, of Ashville, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at the home of her daughter. Born July 24, 1935, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Phillip and Joanna Francis Daugherty. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Booth of Prestonsburg, Elizabeth Moody of Ashville; a son, Lester Smith of Hindman; sisters, Beulah Huffman of Lexington, Phillistine Marshall of North Carolina, Billie Kincade of Michigan,- Peggy Stanley -of Pikeville, and Willow Sue Boarders of Michigan; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 5, 11 a.m., at Oliver Funeral Home, Ashville, with Rev.. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Circleville, under the direction of Oliver Funeral Home.

Ellis Johnson

Age, 65, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Thursday, December 30, 1999, at Community Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, following a sudden illness. Born on January 6, 1934, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Bill Johnson and Ida Caudill Johnson; stepson of the late Walter Johnson. He was a retired pipe fitter for Capital Manufacturing in Columbus, Ohio and a member of the AFL-CIO in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Goldie Hall Johnson. Other survivors include five sons, Danny Johnson, Teddy Johnson, Gary Johnson, Ricky Ellis Johnson and Ricky Ellis Johnson, Jr., all of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Bobby Sam Johnson, and Edward Johnson, both of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Juanita Caudill of Price, Lealy Hall of Buckingham; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 2, at 10:30 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Old Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Honey Camp Cemetery, Jacks Creek, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Gladys Carlee Carte Martin

Age age 94, of Prestonsburg, Ky., wife of the late Dudley Martin, passed away Monday, January 3, 2000. at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born June 1, 1905, the daughter of the late Francis Carleton and Lulu Josephine Conway Carte. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Martin is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Domene, of Lexington, Kentucky; one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Martin, Price, Ky.; four grandchildren, David Domene, of Louisville, Ky., Alfred Domene; of Lexington, Ky.; Judy Johnson, of Hindman, Ky.; Linda Caudill, of Hindman. Ky.; and three great-grandchildren, Renee Ison, of Pikeville, Ky.; Jennifer Caudill, of Morehead, Ky.; and Todd Johnson, of Hindman, Ky. Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, .Martin, Ky., with Ted Shannon officiating, Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Martin. Kentucky.

Gertrude W. Mullins

Age, 92, of Dorton, died Friday, December 31, 1999, in the Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center, Robinson Creek. She was born December 14, 1907, in Pigeon. the daughter of the late Jesse and Nettie Vanover Wright. She was a member of the Dorton Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loranzo Mullins. Survivors include two sons, Jesse R. Mullins of Hamlin, West Virginia, and Freddie Mullins of Prestonsburg; two step-sons, Curds Mullins of Elkhorn City, and Victor Mullins of Big Sandy, Texas; one daughter, Emma Lee Akers of Dorton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 2, at 1. p.m., at the Dorton Creek Old Regular Baptist Church, with Carson Wright, Ruben Baker, Jason Lowery, Robert Osborne and others officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery, Elkhorn Creek, under the direction 'of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie.

Virginia Blizzard Castle

Age, age 76, of Eastern, KY., wife of James Floyd Castle, passed away Thursday, December 30, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY., following a short illness. She was born April 4, 1923, in Lackey, KY., the daughter of the late Oscar Blizzard and Luna Sturgill Blizzard Mosley. Mrs. Castle was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Paul Castle, Eastern, KY.; four daughters, Delores Rudy, Maysville, KY., Carol Sue Salmons, Risner, KY, Linda Hicks, Snellville, GA., Debbie Stumbo, Eastern, KY; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, James Earl Castle, Bobby Ray Castle; one daughter, Rosalie Glauser; and one brother, Sid Blizzard. Funeral Services for Virginia Blizzard Castle were conducted Sunday, January 2, 2000, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, KY, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Pallbearers were Robert Castle, Charles Dwayne Chaffins, John Bartrum, Steve. Salmons, Larry Hicks, Il., Brian Castle, John Moore, and Larry Hicks.

Susie Belcher Baldridge

Age, 93, of East Point, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at Salyersville Health Care Center, following an extended illness, Born on August 3, 1906, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Newt and Ollie Belcher. She was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield (Tobe) Baldridge. She is survived by three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, at I1 a.m., at the East Point Church of Christ, with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Baldridge Family Cemetery, East Point, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Johnny Jones

Age, 79, of Melvin, died Thursday, December 30, 1999, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on August 20, 1920, in Melvin, he was the son of the late Tom and Frankie Jane Johnson Jones. He was a disabled coal miner.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Leigh (Dana Paul) Fraley of Drift; one brother, Perry Jones of Melvin; a grandson, Dana Michael (Regina) Fraley of Melvin, and a granddaughter, Danya Leigh Fraley of Drift. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 2, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro, with Louis Ferrari and Don Fraley Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery, Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

O. C. Jarrell

Agel, 62, of Pierceton, Indiana, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Born January 19, 1937, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Carl and Cardella Jarrell. He was a resident for 33 years of Pierceton, Indiana and an employee of O.M.C. Corp, Syracuse, Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Jarrell of Pierceton, Indiana; three daughters, Mary Jarrell of Warsaw, Indiana, Debbie Poe, and Peggy Matzger, both of North Manchester, Indiana; one son, Tim Jarrell of Pierceton, Indiana; five sisters, Opal Woods of Albion, Michigan, Carrie Poe of Liberty Mills, Indiana, Sylvia Daughtery of Silver Lake, Indiana, Geraldine Mangun of Mentone, Indiana, . Lola Boyd " of Prestonsburg; three brothers. Connie Collins of Milan, Michigan, harlie Collins of Dundee, Michigan, and Carl Jarrell Jr. of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 4, 2 p.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, Indiana, with Chaplain Randy Packer officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, Indiana, under the direction of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home.

Joalene Everage Sizemore

Age, 60, of Stroh, Indiana, formerly of Emmalena, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at the Lutheran Hospital at Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was born in Emmalena, on January 13, 1939, the daughter of Daniel Everage and Sadie Godsey Everage. She is survived by two daughters, Rose Ann Sizemore and Della Mae Sizemore, both of Stroh, Indiana; six sisters, Louise Mullins of Wolcottville, Indiana, Mildred Ritchie of Middlebury, Indiana, Wilma Hayward of Hudson, Indiana, Ada Mae Everidge of Stroh, Indiana, Betty Jackson of Wolcottville, Indiana and Nan Everidge of Stroh, Indiana; four brothers, Joe Everage Jr. of Rome City, Indiana, Donald Everage of Pippa Passes, Daymon Everage of Emmalena, Dana Everage of Wawaka, Indiana., Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 7, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Archie Everage and Ricky Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Everage Cemetery at Emmalena, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Lorine Parsons

Age, 62, of Grethel, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at her residence. She was born December 8, 1937, in Grethel, a daughter of the late Charlie Newsome and Effie Moore Stowers. She was owner and operator of Lorine's Pizza and Grocery. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Parsons. Other survivors include one son. Ravin Parsons of Grethel; one daughter, Janet Newsome of Virgie; two brothers, Hillard Newsome of Florida, Willard Newsome of Gallipolis, Ohio; one half-brother, Charles Newsome of Waverly, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Ward and Darlene Ward, both of Waverly, Ohio, Pearl Haffelt of Gallipolis,, Ohio, Joann Swango of Cincinnati, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, at I 1 a.m., in the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Parsons Family Cemetery, Grethel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Lee Parsons, Jamie Newsome, Dwayne Newsome, Brad Newsome, James Hamilton and Bill Parsons.

Rosemary Gray Ousley

Age, 59, of Water Gap, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born September 15, 1940, in Water Gap, the daughter of the late George Gray and Stacy Hammonds Gray. She is survived by her husband, James E. Ousley. Other survivors include one brother, George Gray Jr. of Langley. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 6, at I p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Jerry Mantis, Ersel Huff and others officiating. Burial will be in the Hagans Cemetery, Langley, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

January 7, 2000

Irene Hall Osborne

Age, 71, of Oak Hill, Ohio, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Diana. Born April 4, 1928, in Ivel, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Belle Endicott Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Euel Osborne. Survivors include three sons, Teddie Osborne and Jay Osborne, both of Oak Hill and Timmy Osborne of Jackson; one daughter, Diana Sharp of Oak Hill; three sisters, Alma Tackett of Ivel, Bonnie Williams of Oak Hill and Totsie Howard of Columbus; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 5, 11 a.m., at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Rondall Walker officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Thurman, under the direction of Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home.

Rosemary Gray Ousley

Age, 59, of Water Gap, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born September l5, 1940, in Water Gap, the daughter of the late George Gray and Stacy Hammonds Gray. She is survived by her husband. James E. Ousley. Other survivors include one brother, George Gray Jr. of Langley. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 6, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Ersel Huff and others officiating. Burial will be in the Hagans Cemetery, Langley, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Verldon Thornsberry, George Thornsberry, Rick Elson, Chris Prater, Daniel Thornsberry, Dewey Thornsberry, Harold Hammonds, and Donnie Hammonds.

Ival Whitaker

Age, 80, of Pierceton, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, died January 4, 2000, in the Vencor Hospital, Lagrange, Indiana. Born January 4, 1920, in Offutt, the daughter of the late Logan and Bessie Peery Akers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Whitaker. Survivors include four daughters, Linda Adams of Silver Lake, Indiana, Claudia Shepherd of Pierceton, Indiana, Garnett Rivera of Warsaw, Indiana, Arlene Barton of Dowagine, Michigan; two sons, Burt M. Whitaker of Seattle, Washington, Mike E. Whitaker of Warsaw, Indiana; two sisters, Laura Griffith and Evelyn Stephens, both of Prestonsburg; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand daughter. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 7, at 2 p.m., at the McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, Indiana, with Pastor Chad Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, Indiana, under the direction of McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel.

Dailey Stamper Meiserheimer

Age, 86, of Ashland, formerly of Floyd County, died January 2, 2000 in King's Daughters Medical Center. She was born May 15, 1913, in Lee County, a daughter of the late Burl and Ellen Stamper. Her husband John Meisenheimer preceded her in death. She was a retired secretary and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She is survived by two brothers, Steven H. "Harrow" Stamper of Ashland, Walter C. Stamper of Flatwoods, and a sister, Adis Akers of Vevay, Indiana. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, January 4, at 1 p.m., at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Neil Salvaterra. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Stamper, Mike Stamper, Donald Akers, Don Marshall, and Gene Irwin.

Ronnie Dale Rice

Age, 33, of Wildwood, Florida, formerly of West Prestonsburg, died Sunday, January 2, 200O, at Monroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, following a brief illness. He was born January 22, 1966, the son of Cordella Faye Roberts Rice of Wildwood, Florida, and the late Willie D. Rice. He was a 1984 graduate of Wildwood High School. He had been a security officer and a former Wildwood Florida police officer. In addition, to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Kelsey Alyssa Rice of Labelle, Florida; one brother, Michael Curtis Rice
of Wildwood, Florida; and his maternal grandmother, Nettle M. Roberts, also of Wildwood. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 8, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery Hippo, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home.

Kenas (Keen) Mulkey

Age, 84, of Banner, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 15, 1915, in Dana, he was the son of the late Ernest and Victoria Smith Mulkey. He was a laborer. Survivors include four sisters, Linnie Mulkey and Atchie Spears, both of Banner, Augusta Hurd Kidd of Allen, Lizzie Bentley of Garrett. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 8, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Familv Cemetery, Banner, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lorarnie Watson Hall

Age, 92, of Dema, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on July 15, 1907, in Pippa Passes, she was the daughter of the late Leck and Julia Ann Owens Watson. She was a member of the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talt Hall. Survivors include one niece, Mary Lois Jacobs of Pippa Passes; and one brother, Lovell D. Watson of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 7, at noon, at the Reynolds Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, Mallie, with Paul Watson, Bordis Slone and Willie Vernon Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Hall Cemetery, Dry Creek, Topmost, under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home

January 9, 2000

Ida Reynolds Gayheart

Age, 84, of Beaver, died Thursday January 6, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 13, 1915, at Beaver, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Vina Jones Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her husband, EarlGayheart. Survivors include two sons, Adury Gayheart and Glenis Gayheart, both of Beaver; one daughter, Wanda Gayheart of Beaver; two sisters, Edith Wilhite of Legon, Tommie Vance of Huntington, Indiana; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 9, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery, Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Randall Ray "Boo" Isaac

Age 49, of Versailles, formerly of Spurlock Creek and Jack's Creek of Floyd County, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at the Woodford Memorial Hospital, Versailles. He was born May 26, 1950, in Bevinsville, the son of the late
Virgil Isaac and Opal Marie Cook Isaac Clemons. He was an electrician, a U.S. Army, Vietnam War veteran, and a member of the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Smith Isaac. Other survivors include one son, Evan Isaac of Versailles; two daughters, Rae Lauren Isaac and Leah Isaac. both of Versailles; four brothers, Gary Wayne Isaac of Virgie, Terry Dean Clemons of Bevinsville, Jerry Randall Clemons of Somerset, Joe Clemons of Morristown, Tennessee; three sisters, Carol Boudle of Bevinsville,. Karen Elaine Shumate of Sesser, Illinois, and Sandra Clemons of Somerset. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 7, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Father Dave Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. (Obituary reprinted due to error)

Alvin Coleman Morris

Age, 72, of Teaberry, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on September 18, 1927, in Liberty, he was the son of the late John Coleman and Daisy Derringer
Morris. He was a retired laborer, a Korean veteran, a member of Church of God in Jesus Name, Pike County. He is survived by his wife, Clara Jean Newsome Morris. Other survivors include one son, Ronald Lee Morris of Holly, Michigan; two daughters, Teresa Ann Stilson, of Ft. Myers, Florida, Debra Jean Hutchinson of Carlisle; one step-daughter, Deborah Lynn Hall of Teaberry; one brother, Bobby Morris of Florida; one half-brother, John (Butch) Armstrong Morris of Midway; three sisters, Mildred Thompson of Midway, Lucille Kidd of Winchester, Shirley Anderson of Washington, County; six grandchildren, two step-grand-children and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 10, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Donnie Hall, Woodrow Crum and others officiating. Burial will be in the Dewey Newsome Cemetery at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

January 12, 2000

Ganna Spears

Age 89, of New London, Ohio, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at Fisher Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio She was born February 12, 1910, in Harold, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Warricks Case. She moved from Harold, to New London in 1951. She was a lifelong member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Spears. Survivors include three sons, Henry Gordon Spears, Ishmael Spears, and George Spears, all of New London; one brother, Dallas Case, of New London; three grand- sons and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 11, at the Eastman Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Mead officiating. Burial was in the Fitchville Cemetery, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home.

Ray Moore

Age, 7O, of Hixson, Tennessee, formerly of Knott County, Ky died Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at the Erlanger Medical Center at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born in Garrett, on March 9, 1929, the son of the late Kendall Moore and Girvie Warrens Moore. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Smith Moore. Other survivors include two sons, David Moore of Tullahoma, Tennessee, and Michael Moore, of Hixson, Tennessee; three brothers, Curt Moore of Garrett, Cletis Moore of Wayne, Michigan, and Lester Moore of Westland, Michigan; two sisters Elmeta Hoover of Mt. Olivet and Juanita Pigman of Maysville; and two grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 8, 1 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Glenn Noe officiating. Burial was in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Jeff, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Donald G. Martin

Age, 68; of Allen, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at the Residence of his sister, Doris Clark. He was born January 13,1931,the son of the late Alvin Dewey and Esther Allen Martin. He was a retired businessman, U.S. Army Korean War veteran, member of the Christ United Methodist Church, scout executive for several years with the Boy Scouts of America and former scoutmaster of Troop 56 Allen. He is survived by one brother, Bob Martin of Stuart, Florida; and one sister, Doris Martin Clark of Allen. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 12, at the Christ United Methodist Church, Allen, with Dr. Ken LeMaster officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Allen, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as active pallbearers are Robert L. Martin, Allen D. Martin, David Martin, James Martin, Joe Martin, Gary Caldwell anal Robert A. Martin. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Steve Pennington, Jeff Ratliff, Joe David Martin, Delano May, John Reed, Terry Kinzer, Tom Allen, Jim Maize, Tim Allen, Tony Thompson, Doug Hyden, Barry Crum, Butch Hammons, Glen Pack and Tim Hastings.

Thomasine Baldridge Patrick

Age, 58, of Martin, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born February 9, 1941, in Hueysville, the daughter of Edgille Baldridge and Della Marshall Baldridge. She was a former vice president and bank teller at the Bank Josephine and First Guaranty Bank,, and attended the Full Gospel Community Church, Martin. Survivors include one son, Timothy Patrick of Allen; three brothers, Douglas Baldridge of Mansfield, Ohio, Larry Baldridge of Wichita Falls, Texas, Gary Baldridge of Martin; two sisters, LaVonne Lafferty of Martin, and Daphne Reid of Langley. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 12, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Pastor LaVonne Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Ed Conley, Joshua Conley, Christopher Holbrook, Jason Holbrook, Chris Lafferty and Charlie Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Baldridge, Douglas Baldridge, Gary Baldridge, Fred Lafferty, Carlos Conley and Glen Patrick.

Millard ``Poppy" Moore

Age, 85, of McDowell, died Friday, January 7, 200O, at his residence following an extended illness. Born on November 20, 1914,in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Richard "Dickie" Moore and Martha Howell. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell. He is survived by his wife, Roxie Newsome Moore. Other survivors include one daughter, Thelma Moore of McDowell; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 10, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, Minnie, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Martin.

Elza Webb Jr.

Age, 46, of Auxier, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born July 22, 1953, in Johnson County, he was He son of the late Elza Webb Sr. and Rachel Smith Webb. He was an employee at Load Star Energy. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Diana Branham Webb, Other survivors include one son, Elza Webb Jr.; one daughter, Virginia Sue Webb of Auxier; four brothers, Roger Dean Webb of Bon Aire, Tennessee, David Webb and Frankie Webb, both of Auxier and Timmy Webb of Cleveland, Ohio; eight sisters, Martha Lawrence of Kenton Ohio, Cynthia Vickery of Van Lear, Virgie Daniels of Xenia, Ohio, Roberta Jett of Springfield, Ohio, Virginia Osborne and Cora Greathouse, both of Auxier, Betty Garrett of Betsy Layne, and Lilly Greathouse of Lakewood, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 12, at 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Robert Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery, Auxier, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Alice Tackett Hall

Age, 71, of Weeksbury, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at her residence. She was born May 28, 1928, in Price, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha Tackett. She was a member of the Joppa Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin. She is survived by her husband, Homer Hall. Other survivors include three sons, Roger Lewis Hall of Weeksbury, Michael Dean Hall of Wheelwright, Gregory Allen Hall of Hi Hat; three daughters, Sharon Rose Meade of Hi Hat, Judy Lynn Taylor of Virgie, Deedra Gaye Hall of Weeksbury; three sisters, Mellie Moore of Murray, Fannie Newman of Lexington, Martha Mae Howell of Londonderry, Ohio; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 11, at noon in the Joppa Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Family Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Rebecca Sue Burchett Conley

Age, 58, of Van Lear, died Friday, January 7, 2000, at her residence. Born October 14, 1941, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Audrey McKenzie Dawson and the late Douglas Burchett. She was an employee of American Standard. Survivors include one son, Anthony Todd Conley of Lexington; one daughter, Kimberly Conley Music of Van Lear; three brothers, Phillip McKenzie of Prestonsburg, Mike McKenzie of Lexington, Bobby McKenzie of Wittensville; two sisters, Melinda Chandler of Van Lear, Karen Blair of Paintsville; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 10, at 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Larry Blair and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Clara Allen

Age, 80, of Garrett, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at the Highlands: Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born April 6, 1919, in Hueysville, the daughter of Bud Handshoe and Rhoda Fitch Handshoe. She was owner and operator of Sleep Haven Motel, Garrett. Her husband, Otis Allen, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Otis Allen Jr. of Rockledge, Florida; three daughters, Betty Hall of Garrett, Barbara Ann Kidd of Martin, Juanita Prater of Rockledge, Florida; eight grand-children and ll great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 12, at ll a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the clergymen, Randy Osborne and John Pelphrey, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Curtis D. Chalfant

Age, 59, of Creedmoor, North Carolina, formerly of Lackey, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born January 14, 1940, in Letcher County, the son of Louella Chalfant Edwards of Lackey, and the late Russell Riley Chalfant He was a disabled laborer working with construction and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Landrum Chalfant. Other survivors include two sons, Russell Chalfant and Curtis Chalfant Jr., both of Creedmoor, North Carolina; three daughters, Beverly Sexton of New Breman, Ohio, Tammy Carroll of Pikeville, Jeannie Dixon of Dickinson, Texas; one brother, Robert Chalfant of Wabash, Indiana; three sisters, Winona Blanton of Wabash, Indiana, Arvella Martin of Garrett, Dorlane Runyon of Paintsville; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 9, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clinton "Buddy" Jones and Johnny Collins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lackey, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Margie Caudill Bentley

Age, 56, of Topmost, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on September 2, 1943, in Melvin, she was the daughter of Mae Vance Caudill of Topmost and the late William Caudill. She was a retired kindergarten aide and a member of Topmost Baptist Church. She was survived by her husband, Walter Bentley. Other survivors include one son, Patrick Todd Bentley of Topmost; one daughter, Amanda Bentley Wroe of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers, Marcus Caudill and Cledis Caudill, both of Topmost; two sisters, Barbara Crisp and Kathryn Caudill both of Topmost, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 11 at 10a.m. at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, Topmost, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Farris Moore Cemetery, Topmost, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Elizabeth Lynne Frazier

Age, 52, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, of an extended illness. Born February 26, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Chalrner H. Frazier and Kathryn Mumbo Frazier. She was a music instructor employed by the Floyd County Board of Education. She was a member and former director of music of the First United Methodist Church; a past president of Chapter G. PEO, a national philanthropic organization; founded the Prestonsburg High School Honor Choir; organized the Mountain Harmony Handbell Choir and the Select Girls Chorus Survivors include one sister, Kaye Anne F. Wilborn of Lexington; one brother, William Chalmer Frazier of Flatwoods; two sisters, Suzanne Lynon Frazier and Corlie Michelle Frazier; one nephew, Christopher Brian Wilborn; and great-niece, Brianna Elizabeth Holbrook. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 12, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wayne Sayre arid Dr. Harold Dorsey officiating. Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be Neil Hamilton, Wes Fugate, Les Fugate, Josh Clay, Andy Jarvis, B.J. Sturgill, Jim Carter III, Ritchie Schoolcraft, Lee Schoolcraft, John Anderson, Jeremy Hatfield, Kalen Harris, Jonathan Goble, Wesley Holland, Joe Campbell and Chuckie Rowe.

January 14, 2000

Cline Mitchell

Age, 79, of Grethel, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital.. He was born October 1, 1920, in Grethel, the son of the late A.J. Mitchell and Maudie Hall Mitchell. He was a retired businessman. He is survived by his wife, Georgia H. Mitchell. Other survivors include two sons, Lowell T. Mitchell of Banner, Tex R. Mitchell of Harold; one daughter, Donna Lancaster of Lexington; one brother, Earl Mitchell of Grethel; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday. January 14, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial wilt be in the Mitchell Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home.

Mark Edward "Ed" Lantz Sr.

Age, 79, of Ada, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, January 11. 2000, at his residence. He. was born October 29, 1920, in Ada, Ohio, the son of the late Mabel Lantz Candler. He retired from Rockwell International Inc. of Kenton, Ohio; was a member of the Ada VFW Post 9381, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War 11. Graveside military services were conducted by the Ada V.EW., Post No. 9381. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Wilcox Lantz. Other survivors include one son, Mark Edward Lantz Jr. of Lima, Ohio; two daughters, Tina Wireman and Kim Simon, both of Ada, Ohio; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 14, at the Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home, Ada, Ohio, with Rev. Robert Muhler officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Ada, Ohio, under the direction of Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home.

Beverly Howell Vanhoose

Age, 53 of Thealka, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at her residence, as the result of a shooting. Born March 20, 1946, in Portland, Indiana, the daughter of the late Dallas James Howell and Ruth Evelyn Slusser Howell. Her husband. James Randall Vanhoose, also died as a result of this shooting. Survivors include two sons, Tom Timothy Clark of Prestonsburg and Chadd Wesley Vanhoose of Thealka; two brothers, Franklin Howell of St. Johns, Ohio and Herbert Howell of Portland, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 14, at 11 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Paintsville. Burial will be in the Vanhoose Family Cemetery, at Thealka, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

James Randall Vanhoose

Age, 60, of Thealka, died Monday, January 10,, 2000, at his residence, as the result of a shooting. Born September 30, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Earl Vanhoose and Ethel Taylor Vanhoose. He was a disabled coal miner. His wife, Beverly Howell Vanhoose, also died as a result of this shooting. Survivors include one son, Chadd Wesley Vanhoose of Thealka; and stepson, Tom Timothy Clark of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Harry Vanhoose and Virgil Vanhoose, both of Paintsville; four sisters, Christine Clark of Paintsville, Nellie Lyons of Marion, Ohio, Betty Jeffery of St. Albans, West Virginia, and Mary Marine Blankenship of Beckley, West Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 14, at 11 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial will be in the Vanhoose Family Cemetery at Thealka, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Elaine (Slone) Maggard

Age 84. died January 10, 2000, at the Summitt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Elaine, a native of Hindman, Kentucky, was the daughter of Dallie Jane and Ison Boyd Slone. She lived in Lexington from 1960 to 1989, until she retired to Owensboro, Kentucky. She was a devoted member of Park United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and Settle United Methodist Church in Owensboro. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, William Arnold Maggard in 1974, and her son, Morris Edmund in 1952. She is survived by four daughters, Charlotte Carothers of Nashville, Tennessee; Doris Stanley of Owensboro, Kentucky; Linda Delaney of Bayou Vista, Texas and Jennifer Stevens of Evansville, Indiana; 3 sons, Paul Maggard of Frankfort, Kentucky, Larry Maggard of Crestwood, Kentucky and Richard Maggard of Menomonie, Wisconsin. Also, surviving her in death are 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her brothers Eugene, Charles, Dennis and Ken Slone of Hindman, Kentucky, and sisters, Evelyn Dobson of Fairborn, Ohio and Olive Conley of Hindman, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, January 14, 2000, with burial at the Maggard Cemetery located at the home place of Nina (Mrs. Sheldon) Maggard.

Hazel Reed

Age, 84, of Garrett, died Tuesday, January 11., 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on April 10. 1915, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Kelse and Ollie Colburn Chaffins. She was a member of the Garrett Christian Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Reed. Survivors include one son, James Reed Jr. of Lexington; three daughters, Jimmie Lou Johnson of Bypro, Ramona Patrick of Winchester, Renecca Jones of Lexington; one brother, Clayton Chaffins of Florida; two sisters, Elsie Chaffins of Garrett, Anis Bailey of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 15, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Rev. Louis Ferrari and John Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Osie Slone

Age, 97, of Blue River, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, of an extended illness. Born on November 5., 1902, in Blue River, she was the daughter of Allen and Ann Parrott Slone. She was a member of the Middle Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Slone. Survivors include five sons, Irvin Slone, Rev. Vernon Slone, Joe Ed Slone and Columbus Slone, all of Blue River, Bill Henry Slone of Indianapolis, Indiana; three daughters, Clara Bow Slone of Blue River. Mary Louise Nelson of Prestonsburg, Charlene Jones of Georgia; one sister, Daisy Branham of Florida; 29 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 14, at noon, at the Middle Creek Baptist Church, at Blue River, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Cemetery, at Blue River, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

January 16, 2000

Richard Isiah Shepherd

 Richard Isiah Shepherd, infant son of James W. Shepherd and Lana Hale Shepherd of David, died January 13, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. His maternal grandparents are Richard and Sally Jewell Hale of Blue River. He. was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, the late Bryce and Lula Shepherd. Survivors include one brother, Joshua Wilburn Shepherd of David; two half-brothers, James W. Shepherd 11 of Paintsville, James Michael Shepherd of Floyd County; three sisters, Jamie Lynn Shepherd, Heather LeAnn Shepherd, and Sarah Elizabeth Shepherd, all of David; half-sisters, Brenda Lee Gatewood of Florida, Rita Cheryl Miller of Paintsville, Nancy Lynn Bertrand of Prestonsburg, and Lisa Dawn Shepherd of Floyd County. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Hale Cemetery, at Blue River, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Bobby Gene Newsome

Age, 37, of Melvin, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at the residence of his daughter, at Topmost, following an extended illness. Born on January 2, 1963, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Foster and Dorothy Mae Hall Newsome. He was a disabled laborer. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Collins Newsome; one son, Joe Newsome of Melvin; five daughters. Dorothy Hunter of Topmost, Amanda Newsome, Christina Newsome, Christian Newsome, Martha Nicole Newsome all of Melvin; five brothers, David Newsome of Kite, Jackie Newsome, Darrell Newsome, and Dazzie "Bo" Newsome, all of Detroit, Michigan, and Michael Newsome, of 'Topmost; four sisters, Carol Sue Slone of Letcher County, Linda Sue Fields, and Denise Lynn Swiney, both of Pike County, and Bernice Collins, of Topmost. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 16, at noon, at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, at Topmost, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Reen Hall Cemetery, at Topmost, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

January 19, 2000

Edna Newsome

Age, 74, Clyde, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at St. Francis Nursing Home, Green Springs. Born in Harold, she was the daughter of the late John and Laura Roberts Martin. She had resided in Clyde since 1950. Her husband, Grady Newsome, preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, Charles Campbell of Pikeville, and Harry Newsome of Clyde; daughters, Peg Hirt of Clyde and Melody Fields of Bellevue; sisters, Vera Powell of Fremont, and Gilva Reynolds of Allen; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 5, at 1:30 ), .m., at the Mitchell-Auxier Funeral Home, Clyde, with Rev. Stephen Wood officiating. Burial was in McPherson Cemetery, under direction of Mitchell-Auxier Funeral Home. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.)

Millard Leonard "Mick" Johnson

Age, 60, of Crossville, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at the Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee. He was born September 17, 1939, the son of the late John Jacob and Flora Gay Ford Johnson. He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company and was an army veteran. He is survived by two daughters, Leah Adkins and Micki Lynn Johnson, both of Harold; two brothers, Clinton Johnson of Crossville, Tennessee, and Ray Johnson of Ecorse, Michigan; one sister, Betty Fulks of Ivel; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January, 16; 2 pail.--at the Hail Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Roberts Cemetery in Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Bryan Fulks, David Lawson, Tony Tackett, Jerry Hicks, Josh Johnson, Greg Johnson, Lloyd Salisbury, William Crisp and Kenny Akers.

R.D. Slone

Age, 58, of Lackey, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born February 24, 1942, at Pippa Passes, the son of Daily Slone Robinson and the late Claude Slone, In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers: Clyde Slone of Wabash, Indiana, and Claude Slone of Lackey; four sisters, Alberta Caudill and Lora Slone, both of Lackey, Lida Bentley and Mabel Medina, both of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 17, at l l a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Lackey Cemetery, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Vernon Slone, Mark Slone, Jimmy Slone, Dale Wayne Slone, Brent Caudill, Jason Bentley, Kevin Thacker and Rodney Bentley.

Rochella Faye Hicks Turner

Age, 55, of Seaford, Virginia, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on December 1.7, 1944, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Francis Johnson Hicks. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Langley, Kentucky. Survivors include two sons, Howard A. "Tony" Chaffins of Langley, Terry V. Chaffins of Endicott; four brothers, Bobby Ray Hicks of Winchester, Scott McClay Hicks of Lexington, Joe Paul Hicks of Floyd County, Danny M: Hicks of Seaford, Virginia; four sisters, Ethel Hicks Hunter of Loveland, Ohio, Ruby H. Bentley of Seaford, Virginia, Gladys "Sug" Ruth Battle of Orange Park, Florida, Darlene Rose Palmer of Williamsburg, Virginia; one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Langley, with Bob Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Bolen Cemetery, Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Lillian Bernice Hall Ratliff

Age, 74, of McDowell, Ky., widow of Ivel Ratliff, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1925, in Minnie, Ky., the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson "Andy" Hall and Myrtle Burns Hall. She was a former bus driver for the Floyd County School System and a member of the First Church of God. She was preceded in death by one brother, Blaine Hall, and one sister, Marie Reynolds. Survivors include two sons, Kenny Ratliff of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Randal Ratliff of Springhill, Tennessee; two daughters, Deborah Ratliff Craft of Paintsville, Ky., Teresa Ratliff Moore of McDowell, Ky.; one brother, Burns E. Hall of Pikeville, Ky.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20, 2000. at 12:00 noon, at the Hall Funeral Home. Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman .Arnold Turner, Jr., officiating. Burial.-will be in the -Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

Zeda Turner

Age, 81, of Wayland, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at the Parkway Nursing Home. in Pikeville. She was born October 26, 1.918, the daughter of the late J.M. and Emma Hayes Turner. She was a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, at Estill. She is survived by two brothers, Ezra Turner of Wayland, and Tramble Turner of Allen. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 18. at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Wayne Stephens and other Martin Branch Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Graham Turner, J.M. Turner, Tramble Tom Turner, Joe Turner, Carl Fraley and Carl Taylor.

Forrest Edgar "Pete" Williams

Age, 79, of Banner, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born at Banner, on April 23, 1920, the son of the late James and Bertha Meade Williams, He was a retired heavy equipment operator at Island Creek Coal Co.; a WW II Army veteran; a member of John W. Hall Lodge No. 950, F&AM, Martin; and member of the United Mine Workers. He is 'survived by his wife, Lazelle; one son, Keith E: Williams of Dana; one daughter, Wanda Williams Davis of Inez; two brothers, John "Junior" Williams of Seneca, West Virginia, and Billy Williams of Banner; one sister, Doris Williams Akers of Banner; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 17, 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery, at Banner, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Spurlock, Alan Williams, Greg Ratliff, Jackie Bush, Matthew Williams, Brian Davis, Joe David Taylor, and P. D. Gearheart. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Akers, Joe Taylor, Ronnie Williams, Roy Williams and Michael Akers.

Henry Slone Jr. 

Age, 47, of Prestonsburg, was dead on arrival at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Monday, January 17, 2000, following an extended illness. Born on November 25, 1952, in Warsaw, Indiana, he was the son of Clara Goble Slone of Blue River, and the- late Henry Slone. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors, other than his mother, include one son, Billy Jay Slone of Garrett; one daughter. Samantha Ann Slone of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Roger Slone of Blue River, William "Bill" Slone of Banner, Steve Slone of Prestonsburg, Stoney Slone of Knoxville, Tennessee; five sisters, Norma Blair, and Rebecca Clark, both of Miamisburg, Ohio, Patty Carpenter of Lexington, Patricia Burke of Blue River, Mary Jane Slone of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Kenneth Prater and Tommy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Cemetery, at Buckeye, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation will be at the funeral home.

Chester A. Meade

Age, 87, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born September 22, 1912, in Prestonsburg the son of the late Willard and Polly "Shepherd" Meade. He was an electrical inspector for Floyd County and the maintenace supervisor with the Floyd County Housing Authority. He attended the First Baptist Church (Irene Cole Memorial) of Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cooley Meade. Other survivors include one son, James A. Meade of Tacoma, Washington; one daughter, Norma M. Wright of Prestonsburg; two half-sisters, Margaret McMurray of New York and Betty Jean Montgomery of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 19, at 3 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be David Cooley, Hansel Cooley, Brian Hager, Scottie Woods, Charlie Adkins, Roy Montgomery, Vincel Cooley and Caleb Cooley.

Coet Conley

Age, 61, of Norfolk, Virginia, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at his residence. Born in Mousie, he served in the US Navy for 20 years before retiring in 1979. He became a Marine instructor for the Navy with Unified Industries Inc. where he worked for 20 years, until his final retirement in 1999. He was a member of the American Legion and the VF.W. He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Smith Conley. Other survivors include two daughters, Kathleen J. Woodington of Norfolk, Virginia, Nancy E. Surprise of Sun Prarie, Wisconsin; a son, Coet D. Conley of Okinawa, Japan; two sisters, Rebecca Patton of Estill, Sarah Lou Campbell of Mousie; three brothers, Luther Conley of Ashtabula, Ohio, Paul Conley of Union Ohio, Robert Conley of Lewisburg, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 18, at 10 a.m., at Altmeyer Funeral Home with Chaplain Kevin Anderson officiating. Interment was in the Quantico National Cemetery, under the direction of Altmeyer Funeral Home.

Ruby Annette Tackett 

Age, 64, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Grethel, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Her husband, Oscar Tackett, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Wallace Edward Compton of Prestonsburg, Carl Franklin Compton of Virgie, Earmel Ray Compton of Deaborn, Michigan; five daughters, Linda Sue Cole of Martin, Brenda L. Hayton and Elizabeth Ann Burchett, both of Prestonsburg, Martha Gail Howell of Pikeville, Receiva Robinson of Wyandotte, Michigan; two brothers, Edsworth Lee Crum of Prestonsburg, Curtis Crum of River Rouge, Michigan; one sister, Neva Jo Compton of Pikeville; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren: Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 21, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Billy Compton officiating. Burial will be in the Ballard and Raney Hunt Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation, after 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Bonnie Slone

Age, 48, of McDowell, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Ky. Rt. 122, at Minnie, following a auto accident. Born on October 18, 1951, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Tory. Johnson Slone. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Scott Slone of McDowell; one daughter, Tabitha Rosetta Kidd of Prestonsburg; one brother, Denver Slone of Price; three sisters, Nettie Slone of Hunter, Irene Johnson and Ruth Slone, both of McDowell. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 19, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

January 21, 2000

Della Tucker

Age, 78, of Beaver, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born March 12, 1921, in Ligon, the daughter of the late Albert Younce and Usley Newsome Younce. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles George Tucker. Survivors include five sons, John Henry Tucker and Thomas Tucker, both of Hi Hat, Joe Tucker of Teaberry, Logan Tucker and Michael Tucker, both of Beaver; four daughters, Gladys Hall of Wheelwright, Nancy Firestine of Florida, Bertha Tackett and Kathleen Jones, both of Beaver; one brother, Earl Younce Jr. of Melvin; 28 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 21, at 11 a.m., at the residence of Bertha and Thurman Tackett, Mouth of Tackett Fork, at Beaver, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Forrest Edgar "Pete" Williams

Age 79, of Banner, Ky., husband of Lazelle Akers Williams, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was born at Banner, Ky., on April 23, 1920, the son of the late James and Bertha Meade Williams. Mr. Williams was a retired heavy equipment operator at Island Creek Coal Co.; a WW II army veteran; a Mason, belonging to the Martin Lodge #950; and a member of the United Mine Workers Association. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Akers. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Lazelle; one son, Keith E. Williams of Dana, Ky.; one daughter, Wanda Williams Davis, of Inez, Ky.; two brothers, John "Junior" Williams, of Seneca, WV; and Billy Williams of Banner, Ky.; one sister, Doris Williams Akers, of Banner, Ky.; four grandchildren, Alan Williams, Rachel Williams Bush, Matthew Keith Williams, and Brian Christopher Davis, and one great-grandchild, Joshua Williams. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2000, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin; Ky., with Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Williams Cemetery, Banner, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was after 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2000, at the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Bill Spurlock, Alan Williams, Greg Ratliff, Jackie Bush, Matthew Williams, Brian Davis, Joe David Taylor, and P D. Gearheart. Honorary pallbearers; Jimmy Akers, Joe Taylor, Ronnie Williams, Roy Williams, and Michael Akers.

Ruby Annette Tackett

Age, 64, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Grethel, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 6, 1936. in Pikeville, the daughter of the late Edward McLee Crum and Nona Elizabeth Elkins Crum. Her husband, Oscar Tackett, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Wallace Edward Compton of Prestonsburg, Carl Franklin Compton of Virgie, Eannel Ray Compton of Dearborn, Michigan; five daughters. Linda Sue Cole of Martin. Brenda L. Hayton and Elizabeth Ann Burchett, both of Prestonsburg, Martha Gail Howell of Pikeville, Receiva Robinson of Wyandotte, Michigan; two brothers, Elsworth Lee Crum of Prestonsburg, Curtis Crum of River Rouge, Michigan; one sister, Neva Jo Compton of Pikeville; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 21, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Billy Compton officiating. Burial will be in the Ballard and Raney Hunt Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Draxie H. Combs

Age, 84, of Honaker, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 28, 1915, in Craynor, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Ollie Howell Hamilton. She was a former janitor, and was a member of McRoberts Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Combs. Survivors include one brother, Charles Hamilton of Honaker; and one sister. Ruth Tackett of Craynor. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 23, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Cemetery, Mink Branch, at Craynor, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Edgel Scott

Age, 77, of Topmost, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born on December 17, 1922, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Roby and Sarah Moore Scott. He was a retired General Motors auto worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leslie Isaac Scott. Survivors include two daughters, Ola B. Sparkman of Topmost, Julie A. Wells of Belleville, Michigan; one sister, Effie Witt of Nashville, Tennessee and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 23, at I1 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Isaac Cemetery, Dry Creek, Topmost, under the direction of the Nelson Frazier Home, Martin.

Orville Carroll

Age, 77, of Clyde, Ohio, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Arbors of Clyde.. Born on August 4, 1922, in Printer, he was the son of the late Andrew J. Carroll and Fanny Yates Carroll. He had resided in Clyde, Ohio, since 1951, and was a machinist for Whirlpool Corp., for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Akers Carroll. Other survivors include three children, Karen Jo Akers McClenathan, Dale Carroll and Lisa Cat-roll, all of Clyde, Ohio; and Gregory Akers of Tiffin, Ohio; three sisters, Vernia Robinson of Lucasville, Ohio, Verda Hoffman of Clyde, Ohio, Verlie Johnson of Paintsville; two brothers,, Ralph Carroll of Warren, Michigan and Carman Carroll of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 21, at 10 a.m., at the Mitchell-Auxier Funeral Home, Clyde, Ohio, with Rev. Jeff Nordhaus officiating.. Burial will be in the Bakertown Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio, under the direction of Mitchell -Auxier Funeral Home.

John Boy Henson

Age, 64, of McDowell, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at his residence. He was born September 7, 1.935, in Ligon, the son of the late Jeff Henson and Elizabeth Osborne Henson. He was an employee of the New York Central Railroad; Inland Container Corporation; Carl Zayer Company; and Racer Tannery, all of Ashtabula, Ohio. He was a member of the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell I. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Bryant Henson; five sons, Gary John Henson, Mark Henson, Matthew Henson, all of McDowell, Stewart Henson of Melvin, Crandall Henson of Fairborm Ohio; two daughters, Velma Lee Henson of McDowell, Linda Sue Meade of Weeksbury; three brothers, Audrey Henson of Ashtabula, Ohio, Jeff Dean Henson and Sandy Henson, both of Morehead; three sisters, Alma Caudill and Pat Cellitti of Ashtabula, Ohio, Pam Schafer of Chesapeake, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 22, at 1 I a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Beverly Howell Vanhoose

Age, 53, of Thealka, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Monday, January, 10, 2000, at her residence, as the result of a shooting. Born March 20, 1946, in Portland, Indiana, the daughter of' the late Dallas James Howell and Ruth Evelyn Slusser Howell. Her husband, James Randall Vanhoose, also died as a result of this shooting. Survivors include her stepfather, Tom Wright of Abbott Creek; two sons, Tom Timothy Clark of Prestonsburg and Chadd Wesley Vanhoose of Thealka; two brothers, Franklin Howell of St. Johns, Ohio and Herbert Howell of Portland, Indiana. Funeral services were. conducted Friday, January 14, at 11 am., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in the Vanhoose Family Cemetery, at Thealka, under the direction of Jones Preston Funeral Home.

Henry Slone Jr.

Age, 47, of Prestonsburg, was dead on arrival at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Monday, January 17, 2000, following an pxtended illness. Born on November 25, 1952, in Warsaw, Indiana, he was the son of Clara Goble Slone of Blue River, and the late Henry Slone. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors, other than his mother, include one son, Bobby Jay Slone of Garrett; one daughter, Samantha Ann Slone of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Roger Slone of Blue River, William "Bill" Slone of Banner, Steve Slone of Prestonsburg, Stoney Slone of Knoxville, Tennessee; five sisters, Norma Blair, and Rebecca Clark, both of Miamisburg, Ohio. Patty Carpenter of Lexington, Patricia Burke of Blue River, Mary Jane Slone of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with John Patton, Tommy Nelson and Ella Burke officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Cemetery, at Buckeye, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation will be at the funeral home. (Obituary reprinted due to error)

Thomas Greenville Perry

Age, 80, of Mullins, died Monday, January 17, at his residence, following a brief illness. He was born in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Tobe and Eva Burchett Perry. A retired merchant, he was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church where he was a deacon, a choir member, secretary of the men's Sunday School class, and was also a WWII Army veteran. He was twice married; first to Evelyn Shelley Perry who preceded him in death, and later to Jane Gore Perry, who survives. Other survivors include a son, S. Dean Perry of Suffolk, Virginia; a brother, Harry Perry of Floyd County two sisters, Marie Rice of East Point, Carrie Howell of Prestonsburg; a stepson, H.V. Gore of Mullins; two stepdaughters, Frances Gore and Josette Grainger, both of Mullins; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 19, at Pleasant View Baptist Church, at Nichols, with Rev. Rick Watson and Dr. Lewis McCormick officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, under the direction of Meares Funeral Home, of Mullins.

Chad Nicholas Goodman

Age, 17, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at the home of a friend. He was born February 19, 1982, in Pikeville, the son of Taulbee and Linda Sue Prater Goodman, of Prestonsburg. He was a senior at Prestonsburg High School. Survivors, other than his parents, include two brothers, Michael Todd Goodman of Water Gap, Shawn Gregory Goodman of Prestonsburg; and his maternal step-grandmother, Marie Prater of Blue River. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 21, at .l p.m.; at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Ellis Stevens and Adam Dewayne Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Nick Ratliff, Robbie Holbrook, Arron Neeley, George Thomsbury, Patrick Osborne, Anthony Burchett, Tyler Burke, Josh Turner and Bart Barnett. Honorary pallbearers are Dalton Goble, Mark Burchett, Nathan Allen, Robert Absher, and Drew Pettry.( Death due to playing with gun, (Russian Roulette))

January 23, 2000

Debra Lynn Hamilton

Age, 41, of Teaberry, died Wednesday, January 19. 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on January 11, 1959, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Fred Howell of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and the late Glenda Tyler .Howell. She was a teacher at Stumbo Elementary, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Tram. She is survived by her husband, Terry Hamilton. Other survivors include one son, Nathan Hamilton of Teaberry; two daughters, Corinne Hamilton of Circleville, Ohio, Faith Hamilton of Teaberry; two brothers, Albert Tyler and Doyle Tyler, both of Mississippi; four sisters, Louvenia Hall of Columbus. Ohio, Charmane Wyeth. Shania Howell and Lora Howell, all of Mississippi; and one grandchild. Funeral set-vices will be conducted on Sunday, January 23, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Don Fraley Jr.' and Phillip Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Willie Bryant

Age, 74. of Wheelwright, died January 21, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, .Lexington. Born December 18, .1925, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late Buddy Bryant and Viola Bryant. He was a plumber and member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ana Johnson Bryant. Survivors include two sons, Billy Bryant and Jessie Bryant; two daughters, Tiann Branham and Carolyn McCray; two brothers, Bert T. Bryant and Frank Bryant, four sisters, Gertrude Burke, Taric Johnson, Arinda Collins and Betty Slone, all of Wheelwright; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 24, at 11 a.m., at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall-Little Cemetery, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie.

January 26, 2000

Flo Weddington Cooley

Died Monday, January 24th at home after a short illness. Born August 14, 1932. she. was the only daughter of the late W.H. and Helen Sexton Weddington of Emma, Kentucky. She was predeceased by her brothers Paul Jean Weddington of Enema, Herbert H. Weddington of Frankfort, Dr. W.H. Weddington Sr. of Louisville, and most recently, Joe D. Weddington Sr. of Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Billy A. Cooley and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 28, at 1 p.m., at Hatl Brothers Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe D. Weddington Jr., Bill Weddington, Robert Weddington, William Angell, Scott Havel, and Eddie Chafin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest G. Burchett, Curt Reid Burchett, Jack Cobb, Dr. Alan Hyden, John T. Chafin, Atty., Darrell Crider, Clyde DeRossett, Walter Banks, Ernest K. Burcbett, Hubert Gary Wright, Sam Leslie, David Walters, Don Arnett and Bill Fraley.

Dacie Mitchell Hamilton

Age 87, of Hi Hat, died .Monday, January 24, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 28, 1912, in Ligon, she was the daughter of the late Elder Jerry and Mary Jane Hall. Survivors include seven sons, Jerry Mitchell and Philman Mitchell, both of Hi Hat, and Forrest Mitchell and Smitty Joe Mitchell, both of Pikeville; Jackie Mitchell of Prestonsburg, James Mitchell, of Columbus, Ohio, Roy Mitchell of Milan, Michigan; two daughters, Alberta Hamilton of Hi Hat, Ida Mitchell of Dearborn, Michigan; three sisters, Oma Pennington of Ligon, Ida Mae ::Bailey of Pikeville, Dinah Adkins of Lucasville, Ohio; and several ,grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 27, at 11 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Hershel D. Osborne

Age 57, of Prestonsburg, Ky., formerly of Eastern, Ky., husband of Karen Shipman Osborne, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Ky., following a long illness. He was born April 27, 1942, in Martin, Ky., the son of the late Rhomer Osborne and Ada Bradley Osborne. He was a former employee of Brandeis Machinery and Equipment Company; former owner of East Kentucky Transportation; a member of the Faith Independent Freewill Baptist Church; and member of the John W. Hall Masonic Lodge #950. Martin, Kentucky. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Beverly O. Allen and husband J. Gregory, Emma, Ky., Kathryn "Katie" Sparks and husband Darrell, Prestonsburg, Ky.; two brothers, Romie Gene Osborne, Eastern, Ky., Cecil Osborne, Parkers Lake, Ky.; three sisters, Gloria Sue Hohlbein, Lima, Ohio, Valetta Halbert, Lexington, Ky., Judith Barnett of Martin, Ky.; two grandchildren, Tyler William Sparks and Emily Brooke Sparks, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Forrest David Osborne; four brothers, Forrest Bee Osborne, David Lee Osborne, . Billy J. Osborne, and Johnny M. Osborne. Funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Clinton "Buddy" Jones, officiating. Burial will follow in the Osborne Cemetery, Eastern, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Kentuckv. Paid obituary

George Johnson

Age 82, of Kite, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born Feburary 26, 1917. in Kite, the son of the late Caleb B. Johnson and Ageline Hall Johnson. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Eliza Thornsberry Johnson; three sons, Theodore Johnson of Topmost, Elwood Johnson of Kite, Brownlow Johnson of Lorraine, Ohio; one daughter, Betty Jo Gallagher of Dearborn Heights, Michigan; one brother, Calvin Johnson of Topmost; one sister, Zettie Bates of Wbitesburg, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 25, at 1.1 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the King Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Esta Hunter

Age 76, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, Indiana, following an extended illness. Born on January 13, 1924, in Endicott, she was the daughter of the late Crit Blackburn and Virgie Endicott Blackburn. She was a retired Ford Motor Company employee and member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is survived by her husband, McKinley Hunter. Other survivors include two sons, Lackey C. Hunter, and James L. Hunter, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two daughters, Barbara H. Abernathy of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, Judy Marsillett of Madison, Indiana; one brother, Isaac Blackburn of Endicott; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 24, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier-Funeral Home, Martin, with Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial was in the Blackburn Family Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction of NelsonFrnzier Funeral Home.

Victor "Buster" Osborne

Age 74. of Beaver, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born December 13, 1925, in Pikeville, the son of the late Brian Osborne and Diana Hall Osborne. He was a member of the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, a retired coal miner; and member of the United Mine Workers. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Hall Osborne. Other survivors include five sons, Willard Osborne and Carson Osborne, both of Teaberry, Leonard Osborne of Grethel, Larry Osborne and Glenn Dale Osborne, both of Beaver; five daughters, Priscilla Newsome, Kathy Bentley and Glenda Newsome, all of Teaberry, Sylvia Martin of Dema, Brenda Newsome of Beaver; two brothers. Clyde Osborne of Grethel, Brian Osborne Jr. of Michigan; two sisters, Myrtle Tackett of Beaver, Lexie Jessie of Ashland, 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 24, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery, at Beaver, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Clyde Boyd, Brent Newsome, Charlie Ward, Kermit Newsome, Jeff Mitchell, Leonard Osborne Jr., Marty Little, Frank Johnson, Don Hamilton, Eric McKinney, Willard Osborne Jr., and Olley Hall Jr.

Dennis Michael DeRossett

Age 51, of Old Town, Florida, formerly of Martin, died Wednesday, January 19. He was born March 7, 1948, in Martin, a son of the late Clyde Cecil DeRossett and Mary Jacqueline Halbert Wolverton of Old Town, Florida. He was a disabled construction worker; an Army veteran; and a member of the Martin Amvets. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, James David "JD" DeRossett of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Dennise Michelle DeRossett, of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Clyde Douglas DeRossett of Martin, Ed DeRossett of Allen; and three sisters, Janet Leigh Hall of Drift, Judi DeRossett of Martin, and Renee Thornsberry of Martin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 24, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Renee Thornsberry officiating. Burial was in the Halbert Cemetery, at Printer, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were J. T. Mayo, Brian Click, Charles Camp, Danny Allen, Ricky Thornsberry, Eddie Franco and Kokie Dingus. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Mayo, Wayne Reynolds, Bobby Dingus, John Halbert and James Donta.

Thurman Hackworth

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on November 5, 1916, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Lula Dotson Hackworth. He was a retired laborer for Hensley Nursery and a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Maxie Holbrook Hackworth. Other survivors include one son, Jarvis Hackworth of Salyersville; one daughter.' Elmina Nelson of Prestonaburg;-fivebrothers, Wayne Hackworth, and Charles Hackworth Jr., both of Prestonsburg; Elmer Hackworth and Vernis Hackworth, both of Stockbridge, Michigan; Vernal Hackworth of Silver Lake, Indiana; one sister, Oma Manns of Akron, Indiana; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 25, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Morris Ray Miller, Jackie Prater and Isom Poe officiating. Burial was in the Hackworth Cemetery, Mt. Parkway, Prestonsburg, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Home. Martin.

Norris Salisbury

Age 72, of St, l-Iclcn, hlichigazs. died Thursday; 1W cember 23. 1999. He was born November 14, 1927, at Martin, the son of the late henry and Ellen I'lanery Salisbury. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two brothers, Franklin Salisbury of Martin and Paul Salisbury of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Alma Ruth Edwards of Benton, Henrietta Jones of Bountiful, Utah and Patty Allen of Martin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 28, at the Stcuernol and McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch, Michigan, with elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating. Burial was in the Maple Valley Cemetery at St. Helen. Michigan, under the direction of the Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home.

Ralph Howell

Age, 68. o McDowell, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born September 25, 1931, in Price, the son of the late Jarvey Howell and Lizzie Cox Howell. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the First Baptist Church, McDowell. His wife, Maxie Howell, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Charles William Howell of McDowell; two daughters, Raddie Sue McQuate of Louisa, Anita Jo Stumbo of' McDowell; three brothers, Kennel Howell of Dayton, Ohio, Berbage Howell of Wooster, Ohio, Roland Howell of McDowell; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 23, at l p.m., at the. First Baptist Church of McDowell, with the clergyman, Harry Hargis, officiating. Burial was in the Orkney Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

 

January 28, 2000

Bessie Bailey

Age, 77, of Royalton, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Morgan County Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on December 21, 1922, in Gypsy, she was the daughter of the late Ernie and Sissy Whitaker Risner. She was a member of the Little Martha Old Regular Baptist Church at Fredvilie. Survivors include her husband, Frank Bailey; two brothers, McKinley Risner and Charlie Risner, both of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Pauline Page and Oma Wireman, both of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 30, at 11 a.m., at the Little Martha Old Regular Baptist Church, at Fredville, in Magoffin County, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Sam Poe Cemetery, Gypsy, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Clovis Sexton

Age, 62, of Plymouth, Ohio, died January 7, 2000, at his home, after a long illness. He was born May 27, 1937, in Hueysville. He lived most of his life in Plymouth and retired from Plymouth Locomotive after 41 years. He was a member of the Victory Temple Church of God in Willard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lummy and Lurania Sexton, four sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife. Wanda Louise Sexton; sons, Clovis Ray Sexton of Greenwich, Lowell Jay Sexton and Sterling Sexton of Willard; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Avanell Collins and Ellen Shepherd of Hueysville; brothers, Velman Sexton of Willard, and Lowell Sexton of Indiana. . Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 10, at the church with the Rev. Earl Sexton and the Rev. Velman Sexton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth, under the direction of Secor Funeral Home, Plymouth, Ohio.

Cratie King

Age, 74, of Taylor, Michigan, formerly of Knott County, died Monday, January 24, 2000, at his residence in Taylor, Michigan, following a extended illness. Born on May 28, 1925, in Hall, he was the son of the late Clarence and Virgie Breeding King. He was retired from Chrysler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Noble King. Survivors include one son, Arvil Gene King of Belleville, Michigan; four brothers, Smiley King, Vernon King, and Hauley King all of Kite; and Alvin King of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Audrey Morrison of Louisville; Maxine Flooden of Louisville and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 28, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church, at Kite, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the King Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Myrtle Tackett

Aget, 93, of Lucasville. Ohio, died Monday, January 24, 2000, at the Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon, Ohio. Born December 14, 1906, at Robinson Creek, the daughter of the late Epison and Margaret Jones Newsome. She was a member of the Little Ettie Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by. her husband, Grady Tackett. She is survived by three sons, Lester Tackett of Melvin, Ellis Tackett of New Carlisle, Ohio, Clarence Tackett of Lucasville, Ohio; and one daughter, Lola Wells of Lucasville, Ohio and 26 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 27, at 11 a.m., at Little Ettie Regular Baptist Church, with Elders Paris Tackett and Monroe Jones officiating. Burial was in the Salisbury Cemetery.

January 30, 2000

Bessie Lewis Goble

Age, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at her residence. She. was born March 12, 1918 at Ivel, the daughter of the late Samuel Taubie and Julia Crum Lewis. She was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church at Auxier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Goble. She is survived by six sons, Samuel Goble of Trenton, Florida, Willie Lee Goble, Leslie Goble and Arthur Dean Goble, all of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Frankie Goble of Tecumseh, Michigan, and Carvel Goble of Allen; five daughters, Imile Katheryn Hunt of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Cora Muck of New Boston, Michigan, Arizona Vines of Means, Lockie Blevins of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Zina Goble of Prestonsburg; one sister, Coulie Lewis of Prestonsburg; three half-brothers, Roscoe Lewis and Monroe Lewis, both of West Liberty, and Marvin Lewis of Tram; four half-sisters, Letha Lewis of Tennessee, Elmo Hunt of Tram, Doris Jean Hunt and Della Faye Hunt, both of Stanville; 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 29, at 1 p.m., in the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery at Cow Creek, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Georgia Lee Ward

Age 75, of Pikeville died Friday, January 28 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. A former chief operator for South Central Bell, she was also owner of WLSI until her retirement in 1989. A member of the Baptist faith, she was born January 21, 1925, in Harlan to the late Seretta Wilson and Charles Gross. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John M. Ward, and two sisters, Mae Brooks and Faye Dant. Survivors include -two sisters, Jean Justice of Pikeville and JewellGlasgow of indianlantic, Florida; two daughters, Karen Friend of Pikeville and Connie Ritz of South Shore; four grandchildren, John Friend, Nicole Friend, Tina Amos and Line Ritz; and three greatgrandchildren, Derek Logan Friend, Lucas Bradley Amos and Julia Elizabeth Ritz. Visitation was held Saturday at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home. Services will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Steve Knisley. Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Park in Pikeville. Pallbearers include John Friend, Linc Ritz, Tom Friend, Mike Ritz, Shaun Amos, Charles Lynn Brooks and Richard Justice. Honorary pallbearers include Jim Kreutzer and Charles Moore.

John E. Coleman

Age 64, chairman of the Board of Directors of Kentucky National Bank . of Pikeville, died January 28, 2000, at his residence. Born in Pike County, January 6, 1936, the son of the late Lou Carroll Coleman, and James M. Coleman, he was a banker and member of the Shelby Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Fern Justice Coleman; two daughters, Mitzi Richardson of Elizabethtown, Janie Coleman Rice of Chatsworth, Georgia; and two brothers, Jack Coleman of Muskegon, Michigan, Daryl Johnson of Mountain City, Tennessee and one sister, Charline Nelson of Ashland. Funeral services were to be conducted Sunday, January 30, at 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call Funeral Home, with Bud Ford officiating. Entombment is in the Whispering Woodlands Mausoleum at R.H. Ratliff Cemetery, Shelbiana, under the direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are Bill Casebolt, John Scalf, Buddy Workman, Paul Howell, Dorby Hopkins, Kermit McPeek, Junior Phillips, Tivis Newsome Jr., Chris Ford and Roger Ford. Honorary pallbearers are: Ronald Gene Ward, Joey Justice, Jim Bowersock, Kennel Little, Pernell Little, Blake Belcher, Troy Robinson, Victor Mullins, Jim DeBoard, Eugene Price, Robert Page, Marquetta Blackburn and the Board of Directors at the Kentucky National Bank.

Lucille A. Kraft

Age 57, or Williston, Fla., formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, January 28, at her sister's residence at Indianapolis, Indiana, following an extended illness. Born on June 8, 1942, in Halo, she was the daughter of Hattie Hamilton Tackett of Hi Hat and the late William Bill Tackett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include . Edward Josh Kraft;- six brothers, Donald Ray. Tackett of.- Craynor, Robert "Bobby" Tackett of Alabama, John D. Tackett, Ronnie Tackett, Randy Tackett of Hi Hat and Larry Tackett of Teaberry; and six sisters, Eartha Deitz and Patty Fowler of IndianapolisĄ Noralene Hamilton of Prestonsburg, Irene Pellegrino of California, Billy Faye Henson of Price, Betty Kiser of Pikeville. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 31, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Little Nancy Old Regular. Baptist Church at Hi Hat officiated by-ministers of the Old Regular Baptist faith. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Cemetery at Tinker Fork, Teaberry. Visitation will be held at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat, after 5 p.m. Saturday.