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January Obituaries

2005

Ivy Adkins

Age, 86, died Sunday, January 9, 2005, at her daughter's home in Harlan, Indiana. She was born June 14, 1918, in Coal Run, the daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle Lynch Allen. She married Rev. Samie Adkins on August 14, 1933. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2000. She was a former employee of Memcor. She was a member of Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons: Rev. Samie Adkins Jr., of Somerset, Rev. Bobby Adkins of Huntington, Indiana, Frank Adkins of Waltz, Michigan, and Michael Adkins and Paul Adkins, both of Huntington, Indiana; three daughters: Delores Wilson of Melborne, Florida, Fredia Teusch of Harlan, Indiana, and Patty Billingsley of Palm Bay, Florida; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Ann Adkins; and two brothers: Walt Allen and Ed Allen. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, at the Bethesda Freewill Church, 116 S. Main St., Andrews, Indiana, with Rev. Linsey Johns and Rev. Rollo Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion, Indiana. Visitation is at the church. Preferred memorial to Parkview Hospital Home Health and Hospice, 2270 Lake Ave., Suite 200, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 46805, or the donator's choice. McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Indiana, is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Fay Allen

Age, 76, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, January 9, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born July 3, 1928, in West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Fair and Della Whitaker Allen. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons: Thomas E. Spriggs of Dana, and Ezra Allen and Darrell Allen, both of Prestonsburg; three daughters: Janice Murphy of Louisville, and Penny Branham and Sandra Branham, both of Prestonsburg; four brothers: Morris Allen and Henry E. Allen, both of Prestonsburg, Ballard Allen of Louisville, and Howard Allen of New York City, New York; 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Spriggs; and a sister, Lillian Roper. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 11, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Paul Coleman officiating. Burial was in the Arnett Family Cemetery, (Mountain Parkway), in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Amanda Renea Caudill

Age, 25, of Topmost, died Friday, January 28, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital East, in Lexington. Born July 25, 1979, in Hazard, she was the daughter of Terry and Wilma Slone Caudill of Topmost. She was a graduate of Knott Central; and a member of Montgomery Southern Baptist Church, in Emmalena. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother and step-grandfather: Esta Johnson Reynolds and Acie Reynolds of Prestonsburg; a sister and brother-in-law, Tera and Kevin Collins of Topmost; uncles: Ricky Caudill, Jerry Caudill and Crit Caudill; aunts: Loretta Blanton, Henrietta Conley, and Edith Ritchie; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Johnny Caudill, and Vertist and Monnie Slone. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 31, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Curtie Hall, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Elmo (Eck) Thornsberry Cemetery, at Mullins Branch, in Kite, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, with nightly services at 7 p.m.

John T. Chaffins

Age, 67, of McDowell, died Monday, January 24, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born September 19, 1937, in Minnie, he was the son of Cynthia Mosley Chaffins Pitts of McDowell, and the late Mitchell Chaffins. He was retired from General Motors. Survivors include two sons: Darrell Chaffins of Ohio, and Duane Chaffins of Virginia; five brothers: Frank (Dee) Chaffins of Minnie, Thurman Chaffins of Willard, Ohio, Merle Chaffins of New London, Ohio, and Roger Chaffins and Jimmy Chaffins, both of Plymouth, Ohio; two sisters: Loretta Tackett of Minnie, and Aretta Stumbo of Prestonsburg; and one grandchild. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a twin brother and sister, James Ray Chaffins and Marcedia Chaffins. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 26, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church at Minnie, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Tackett Cemetery, at Minnie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitaiton is at the church, where nightly services were held at 6:30 p.m.

Randall (Dale) Conn

Age, 58, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at his residence. Born May 2, 1946, in Martin, he was the son of the late John B. and Dakota Crum Conn. He was a contract laborer. He is survived by his companion, Ruth Jacobs. Other survivors include two step-sons: Timothy Lee Jacobs and Ralph Jacobs, both of Prestonsburg; a step-daughter, Holly Kay Powers of Prestonsburg; a brother, Dennis Conn of Martin; three sisters: Maxine Lafferty and Rethel Conn, both of Martin, and Talma Beasley of Taylorsville; and three step-grandchildren: Tenisha Powers, Kisha Powers, and Timra Jacobs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Vennis Conn, Denver Conn, Lenvil Conn and Zeb Conn; and four sisters: Minnie Conn, Kathleen Crum, Iveleen Conn, and Nana Conn. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 28, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby Dean (Bud) Crum officiating. Burial will be in the John B. Conn Family Cemetery, at Arkansas, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Nancy Lou Hall

Age, 54, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, January 16, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born December 27, 1950, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Estill and Carrie Webb Newsome. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tackett Fork Freewill Baptist Church at Beaver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Hall. Survivors include four sons: William Michael Hall of Hi Hat, Bobby Hall Jr., of Beaver, and James Jamie Hall and John Christopher Hall, both of Price; two daughters: Debbie Gail Hall and Lola Lynn Hall, both of Price; two brothers: Clines Newsome of Beaver, and James Tackett of Michigan; three sisters: Laura Mae Hamilton of Pikeville, Shirley Fogle of Price, and Yvonne Renfro of Ohio; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and eight step-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Hall; a brother, Bob Webb; and two sisters: Lizzie Adkins, and Vassie Webb. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20, at noon, at the Tackett Fork Freewill Baptist Church, at Beaver, with Larry Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church, with nightly services at 7 p.m.

Jerry Fonce Howell

Age, 90, died January 27, 2005, in Leesburg, Florida. Born at Dana, Floyd County, on February 4, 1914, he was the son of John Allen and Louisa Rice Howell. Eight of his siblings preceded him, as did his wife, Buena Ramsey Howell. He is survived by his only offspring, Jerry F. Howell Jr. (Lois); his sister, Lassie Morgan (Troy); and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Prestonsburg High School in 1932, and attended Morehead State University, Georgetown College and Western Kentucky University. He subsequently was a teacher and principal in Floyd County, at Bosco, Wheelwright and McDowell. Jerry was a State Representative from 1942-1948, and served as Majority Floor Leader. He was also a State Senator from 1958-1960. In the 60's, he served as an Agricultural Stabilization Committeeman and as the first chairman of the Middle Kentucky River Development District, and was on the board for many years. In business, he was a grocery and hardware store operator at Price. While vice president of Citizens Bank of Jackson, he developed upscale housing in Snowden Branch and a shopping center. For a time, he owned the Jackson Times. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Investors Heritage Life Insurance Company and Kentucky Investors, a sister corporation. He also actively bought and sold coal and natural gas properties. He was a two-time member of the Board of Regents of Morehead State University, serving a stint as chairman, from the 60's through the 80's. He was a Mason and a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Natural Bridge Park Association. Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education, and other civic organizations in the Jackson area. He was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Churches of Jackson and Leesburg. He was a member of the Breathitt County School Advisory Council, and began the annual honors awards ceremony for the county school system. He held an honorary doctorate in Public Service from Morehead State. Hall Funeral Home of Martin is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., and the funeral service at 1:00 p.m., both at the First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. His pastor, Reverend Vaughn Rasor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Howell Family Cemetery on Prater Creek, Dana, in Floyd County, following the service. Pallbearers: Marcus (Gabby) Mullins, Gary Campbell, Lew Warrix, Shaun Howell, Jeffrey Howell, and Kent Boyd.

Aster Hunter

Age, 92, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Monday, January 17, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born November 22, 1912, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Lack and Ella Clark Hunter. He was a retired C&O Railroad, employee, and a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Amma Mae Blackburn Hunter. Other survivors include two sons: Tony Hunter of Ivel, and Aster Hunter Jr., of Prestonsburg; six daughters: Norma Hampton. Ollie Collins, Shirley Blair, Loretta Hunter, and Esther Blair, all of Prestonsburg, and Brenda Auxier of Paintsville; one brother: James Hunter of Prestonsburg; and eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: David Arnold Hunter and Marvin Thomas Hunter; one brother, McKinley Hunter; and two sisters: Virgie Goble and Nannie McCoy. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 20, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Nathan Lafferty and John Kenneth Burchett officiating. Burial will be in the Hunter Cemetery, Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Brenda Kay Jarvis

Age, 43, of New Straitsville, Ohio, died Sunday, January 9, 2005, at Fairfield Medical Center, in Lancaster, Ohio. Born January 11, 1961, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Golden Edward Conley and Legotha Endicott Lewis. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Jeffery Scott Jarvis. Other survivors include three sons: William Conley of Hazel Green, and Charles Lewis and Jonathan Lewis, both of Logan, Ohio; two daughters: Sara Ratliff and Legotha Miller, both of Logan, Ohio; two brothers: Anthony Conley of Banner, and Hershell Conley, of Logan, Ohio; two sisters: Nancy Boyd of Ivel, and Melissa Lewis of Logan, Ohio; her stepfather, Ernest Lewis of Prestonsburg; and eight grandchildren: Dalton, Cameron, Avery, Travis, Ashley, Aaliyah, Keith, and Greg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Chester Conley and Danny Conley. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 12, at 2 p.m., at Daniels Creek Baptist Fellowship Church of God, in Banner, with Henry Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Jarvis Family Cemetery, at Daniels Creek, in Banner. under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Dorsie Wright Johnson

Age, 73, of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at the U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born June 17, 1931, at Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Slyvania Johnson Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of thhe Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estill Johnson. Survivors include five sons: Danny Johnson (Pat) of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Estill Johnson Jr., of Hazard, Paul Johnson, Ricky Johnson (Kathy) and David Johnson (Sheila), all of Wheelwright; seven daughters: Ruby Hutchinson of Prestonsburg, Julia "Faye" Smith of Hindman, Irene Harmon (Mike), of Vandalia, Ohio, Phyllis Boyd (Ronnie) of Wheelwright, Brenda Clements (Lee) of Daytona Beach, Florida, Debbie Sparkman (Vernon) of Topmost, and Marian Riley (Donny) of Martin; two sisters: Pearl Bentley of Langley and Jessie Lee Bentley of Mentone, Indiana; 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Wright; eight sisters: Rosie McCall, Gracie Gilliam, Annie Wright, Gracie Sheffett, Mildred Burke, Nina Wright, Millie Avalos and Geneva Holbrook; one grandchild, Phillip Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Adam Blackburn. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 2, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery, (Golf Course Hollow), at Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.

Dorothy Ruth Jordan

Age, 77, of Youngsville, North Carolina, died Sunday, January 23, 2005, at Duke University Hospital, after suffering a massive heart attack. She was the wife of Wayland native Paul Jordan Sr., journalist, civil servant and author. They had been married for more than 50 years. She was born in Marion County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Wright. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Paul Jordan Jr., and his wife, Gayle, of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and a sister, Ella Lyons of Lebanon. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 27, at the Chapel of Wright Funeral Home, with burial at the Millstone Cemetery, near Halifax, Virginia.

Polly Hunter Justice

Age, 83, of Martin, died Saturday, January 29, 2005, at her residence at Bucks Branch. Born August 10, 1921, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Cordila Slone Hunter. She was a homemaker and attended the Middle Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy (Buck) Justice. Survivors include a son, James Justice of Winona Lake, Indiana; and four daughters: Cassie Mae Justice of Martin, Nancy Taylor of Perry, Florida, Sue Lawshe of South Whitley, Indiana, and Sarah Fitch of Martin; a brother, Woodrow Hunter of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren: Trevor, David, Jason, Greg, Tracy, Jamie, and Shanda; and six great-grandchildren: Phillip, Karson, Mercedes, Alexandria, Josh, and Jackson. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons; four brothers: Henry Hunter, Lum Hunter, James Hunter, and Everett Hunter; a sister: Alma Ferguson; and a grandson, Chuckie. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 1, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Eugene Cook and Eddie Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Justice Cemetery, Bucks Branch, Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Brian McKenzie Lykins

Age, 28, of West Prestonsburg, died Saturday, January 8, 2005, in Prestonsburg. Born July 4, 1976, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Bill Lykins of Salyersville, and Linda Collins McKenzie of Prestonsburg. He was self-employed. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-father, James Trusty of Prestonsburg; his grandmother, Rosa Rinker of Prestonsburg; a brother, Rodney McKenzie of Prestonsburg; and a sister, Pauline Howard of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Roy Collins and Floyd Rinker. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 12, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Richard Rife and Jimmy Puckett officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Sam Martin, Jr.,

Age 66, of Martin, husband of Margueritte Hall Martin, passed away Monday, January 17, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born November 19, 1938, in McDowell, the son of Nora Newsome Martin, of Prestonsburg, and the late Sam Martin. He was a construction manager, a member of the Allen Baptist Church, the Wayland Masonic Lodge, the Oleika Shrine, and served on the Floyd County Board of Health, Housing Authority Board. In addition to his wife, and mother, he is survived by one son, Sam Martin, III, of Martin; one daughter, Violet Elizabeth "Beth" Rowe of Prestonsburg; one brother, Julius C. Martin of Prestonsburg; one sister, Phyllis Grigsby of Minnie; three grandchildren: April Dawn Martin, Celina Elizabeth Rowe, and Robert Dustin Martin Rowe. Funeral services for Sam Martin Jr., will be conducted Thursday, January 20, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home with Masonic services at 7 p.m.

Denzil (Stud) Martin

Age, 50, of Drift, died Saturday, January 15, 2005, at the U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born June 22, 1954, in Martin, he was the son of Dennis Martin of Drift, and the late Ada Osborne Martin. He was a disabled coal miner. In addition to his father, he is survived by one son, Denzil Ray Martin of Drift; one daughter, Tiffany Nichole Martin of Prestonsburg; his ex-wife, Pauline Martin of Prestonsburg; his companion, Velma Henson of McDowell; a step-son, Michael Steven Henson of McDowell; four brothers: Tanzil Martin of Ashland, Ohio, Merlin Martin of Martin, Wade Martin of Drift, and Eddie Dean Moore of Oriental, Ohio; and three sisters: Reba Judd, Donna Setser, and Freda Martin, all of Prestonsburg. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Rasher Martin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 18, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, Stumbo Hollow, in Drift, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Norlene C. Moore

Age, 52, of Melvin, died Monday, January 24, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born May 9, 1952, in Virgie, she was the daughter of the late Milburn and Mary Hall Caudill. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Carl Moore. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mark Anthony and Eileen Moore of Melvin; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Sue and Steven Meade of Weeksbury; two brothers: Eshmel Caudill and Garnis Caudill, both of Melvin; three sisters: Audrey Johnson of Geptha, Millie Mullins of Melvin, and Edith Isaac of Homer, Michigan; and eight grandchildren: Steven, Latasha, Santanna, Breanna, Leanna, Latisha, Adrianna and Savannah. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Marty Scott Moore; a brother, Carl Caudill; and four sisters: Murlene Blackburn, Anna Lee Caudill, Marie Caudill, and Madgelee Caudill. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 27, at noon, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church, with nightly services at 6 p.m

Peachie Reffitt Pitts

Age 85, of David, widow of Henry Pitts, passed away, Thursday, January 6, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born October 6, 1919, in Martin, the daughter of the late Joe Earlin Reffitt and Julia Justice Reffitt. Survivors include one son, Henry Pitts Jr., of Wabash, Indiana; two daughters: Dottie Fay Ousley of Fairborn, Ohio, and Mary Lou Martin of David; one brother, Henry Hershel Reffitt of Dunkirk, Ohio; 10 grandchildren: Doug Reffett, Roberta Martin, William Martin Jr., Teresa Combs, LaDonna Stand, Billy Pitts, Hank Pitts, James Clark, Michael Clark, and Sheila Stanley; 16 great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Quinn, Sarah Reffett, David Reffett, Amanda Hall, Kaitlyn Combs, Nicholas Combs, Jamie Stand, Sarah Stand, Noah Clark, Amanda Clark, Madeline Clark, Zachary Clark, Paislee Clark, Jinae Taulbee, Brittany Stanley, and Ashley Stanley; and one great-great-grandchild, McKenzie Elizabeth Quinn. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Ostal Ray Pitts and Billy Jay Pitts; one daughter, Bertha Mae Reffett; three brothers: Clifford Reffett, Richard Reffitt, and Tommy Jesse Reffitt; and four sisters: Cindy Reffett, Arminda "Tootsie" Reffitt, Artie F. "Brownie" Conley, and Elizabeth Robinson. Funeral services for Peachie Reffitt Pitts were conducted Sunday, January 9, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Veronica Bolden and Hershell Baldridge officiating. Burial was in the Pitts Family Cemetery, in David, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Michael Clark, Douglas Reffett, William Martin Jr., Larry Combs, Arnold Wicker Jr., William Martin, Larry Nicholas Combs, and Greg Davis. Honorary: Garnis Martin, Randy Davis, James Clark, Dr. Larry Leslie, Jackie Edford Owens, Cecil Greg Feltner, Jack Sheperd, and David Sturgill.

Charles Jason Slone

Age, 29, of Auxier, died Thursday, January 20, 2005, at his residence. Born September 29, 1975, in Pikeville, he was the son of Charles Slone of Blue River, and Teresa Parsons Moss of Auxier. He was a telecommunications installer. He is survived by his wife, Melisa Hubbard Slone. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by a son, Jason Austin Lee Slone of Auxier; a daughter, Mariah Kate Hackworth of Auxier; his grandparents: Barbara Jones Slone of Prestonsburg and Ervin Slone of Blue River; his step-parents, Estalene Slone of Blue River and James Michael Moss of Auxier; a brother, Damon Michael Moss of Campbellsville; and a sister, Alicia Slone of Blue River; a brother-in-law, Delbert Hubbard and four nieces: Katelyn, Makinley, Alizabeth and Laura. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Allen Slone and Ina Shepherd Slone; and a brother, Toby Slone. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Eugene Cook officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funreal Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Walter Scott Slone II

Age 24, of Hueysville, husband of Jerrica Banks Slone, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born August 11, 1980, in Pikeville, the son of Walter Scott Slone of Wayland, and Vivian Lee Coker of Nashville, Tennessee. He was the step-son of Vicky King Slone. He attended the United Methodist Church, at Wayland. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers: Charles Nevan Slone of Garrett, and Byron Francis Slone of Florida; his paternal grandmother, Marie Slone of Wayland; his maternal grandparents, Earnest and Douglas Sanders of Weeksbury, and many aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Robert Slone; and his paternal grandfather, Kermit Slone. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 19, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Brad Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery, at Wayland, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ginny Sue Spencer

Age, 54, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, January 28, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg, following an automobile accident. Born January 24, 1951, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Greely and Eulah Patton Reed. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Darvin Spencer. Other survivors include a son, Keith Darvin Spencer of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Connie Leann Spencer of Salyersville; three brothers: Lendon Reed of Prestonsburg, Joe Reed of Willard, Ohio, and Randy Reed of Florida; two sisters: Betty Slone of Morehead, and Jan Lathrop of Lindon, Michigan; and two grandchildren: Drew Diddle and Dan Diddle. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 31, at 11 a.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Lovely Cemetery, in Magoffin County, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation began Saturday, January 29, at the funeral home, and were held on Monday, at the church.

Sarah B. Vance

Age 67, of Paintsville, formerly of McDowell, passed away Monday, January 10, 2005, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. She was born May 27, 1937, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Ironton Vance and Della Jones Vance. Survivors include two sisters: Pauline Akers of Ecorse, Michigan, and Betty Hall of Rock Creek, Ohio. Funeral services for Sarah B. Vance will be conducted Thursday, January 13, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church of New Salem Association, in McDowell, with Clergymen Red Alley and Shane Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Evan Jones Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.