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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

July 2, 2000

Carles Courtney

Age, 84, of Pikeville, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his residence. He was born November 24, 1915, in Pike County, a son of the late Thomas 0. and Stella Iricks Courtney. He was a retired mechance with the City of Pikeville and a member of Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Pearlee Justice Courtney of Pikeville; a son, Robert V. Courtney of Pikeville; a daughter, Sandra Rose Childers of Pikeville; three sisters, Ruth Compton of Southgate, Michigan, Naoma Justice of Winchester, and Emogene Marcum of Louisa; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be today, Sunday, July 2, at 1 p.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home, with ministers Don Lee and Morgan Chapman officiating. Entombment will be in the O.T. Hinton Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Stevens, Randy Courtney, C.J. Childers, Clay Childers, Chad Maynard, David Jones and Lee Worrix.

Elmer Curry

Age, 59, of Garden City, Michigan, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, June 3. 2000, of a sudden illness. Born January 19, 1941, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late James William and Mary Curry. Survivors include three sons, Larry Dean Curry of Michigan, James Warren Curry of Florida and Rodney Curry of Virginia; two daughters, Teresa Plosz of Michigan and Dewana Rohl of Texas; three brothers, Arnold Reynolds and Raymond Reynolds, both of Floyd County, and James Ray Curry of Connecticut; a sister, Shelvia Jean Wellman of Floyd County; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at the Voran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Willard Nance officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens in Dearborn, Michigan. Among the pallbearers from Floyd County were Raymond Reynolds and Charles Wellman.

July 5, 2000

Jack Hale

Age, 59, of Harold, died Sunday, July 2, 2000. at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was the owner of Harold Hardware. Born in Floyd County on May 9, 1941, he was the son of' Elizabeth Howell Hale of Harold and the late Glen Hale. He was affiliated with the Pikeville Church of' Christ. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Jean R. Hale; a son, Michael J. Hale of Nashville, Tennessee; two brothers, Kane Hale of Harold and Larry Hale of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and three sisters, Clara Friar of Allen, Bessie Maynard of Harold, and Glenda Layne of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The funeral is today, Wednesday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m., at Betsy Layne Church of Christ, with Tommy Spears and Steven Knisley officiating. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Garden at Ivel. Arrangements are under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville. Active pallbearers are Roy Byron Hale, James Hale, Derek Hale, Tim Alderman, John W. Smith, Christopher Smith, Terry Reynolds, Jamie Welsh and Heath Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Conn, Luke Kidd, Ned Bush, Clifton Steele, Jerry Flanary, Teddy Ray Tackett, B.J. Newsome, Erma] Tackett, Leonard Hall, James Hall, Bill Stanley, Roger Webb, John K. Blackburn, Buddy Howell, Martin Osborne, Tex Mitchell and Ricky Joe Roberts.

Irene K. Stratton

Age, 90, of Pikeville, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Pikeville Health Care Center, following an extended illness. She was born August 27, 1909, in Pike County, a daughter of the late Mary Maynard and John T. Stratton. She was a retired secretary for the Pikeville Independent School System and a member of Pikeville _,, Unqed Methodist Church arid Daughters of the American Revolution. Funeral services were Monday, July 3, at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home in Pikeville, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park in Pikeville.

Marie Syck Collins

Age, 85, of Pikeville. died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Pikeville Health Care Center. She was born in Pike County on January 29, 1915. a daughter of the late Polka and Oscar Syck She was a homemaker and of the Primitive Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade L. Collins. Survivors include five sons, Jack Collins of Hurrican Creek. Bruce Collins of Huddy, Gary Colfins of Shelbiana, Randy Collins and Paul Collins, both of Pikeville; four daughters, Joe Ferrell and Mildred Binnix, both of Pikeville, and Meister Belcher and Justine Dennis, both of Shelbiana; a sister, Phoebe Lowe of Flint, Michigan; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral service is today, Wednesday, July 5, at 1I a.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Robert Worrix and other ministers officiating. Burial is to follow in the R.H. Ratliff Cemetery at Shelbiana.

Shelby Jean Slone Huff

Age, 49, of Leburn, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born March 3, 1951, in Knott County, she was a daughter of Magalene Slone of Leburn and the late Nokomas Slone. She was a homemaker. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jimmy Huff; two daughters, Connie Sue Greer of' Leburn and Gina D. (Kenneth) Kassee of Fisty; a sister, Betty Sue Slone of Leburn; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 4, at Hindman United Baptist Church, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Officiating were Sterlin and Bethel Bolen and Willie Collins. Burial was in Mountain Memorial Gardens at Hindman.

Steven Johnson

Age, 18, of Melvin, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Pike County, of an accidental drowning. A 2000 graduate of South Floyd High School, he was the son of Carlos and Wilma Adkins Johnson of Melvin and an employee of McDonald's Restaurant in Pikeville. He was born June 3, 1982, in Martin County. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Johnny Johnson of Melvin; paternal grandparents, Russell and Alice Newsome Johnson of Melvin, and maternal grandparents, Melvin and Maggie Newsome Adkins of Galveston. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 4, at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in Matthew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin was in charge of arrangements.

Hassell King

Age, 66, of Kite, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Mission Township, Illinois. He was born June 8, 1934, at Kite, the son of the late Alec Mullins and Lula King. He was a former truck driver. Survivors include three sons, Randy King of Westmont, Illinois, Heyword Hogan of Springfield, Ohio, and Hassell Hogan Jr. of Romeoville, Illinois; two daughters, Terri Lotarski of Sheridan, Illinois, and Pamela Schanks of Boiling Brook, Illinois; four brothers, Shelby Mullins and Paul Mullins, both of Kite, Maurice Mullins and Billie Mullins, both of Lexington; one sister, Berniece Hall of Kite; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, July 7, at I1 a.m., at the Rebecca Regular Baptist Church at Kite, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferrell Strance Cemetery at Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

 

Lindsey H. Stricklin

Age, 56, of Piedmont, South Carolina, formerly of Floyd County, died June 3, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Pat and Maggie Hatfield Stricklin, formerly of East Point. An Army veteran, he was employed by Huskey Construction Co. for 30 years and was a member of Mercy Christian Outreach in Piedmont. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Setser Stricklin, formerly of Prestonsburg; two sons, Michael and Earl Stricklin; a daughter, Salley McDuffie: a brother, Jerry Stricken of Prestonsburg; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at Gray Mortuary Chapel, with Revs. Steve Bowen, George Moore and Sam Bradshaw officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Piedmont. Pallbearers were members of his construction crew, and honorary pallbearers were administrative officers of the Huskey Co.

Jeanette Hampton Tackett

Age, 67, of Long Fork, Virgie, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at her residence. Born February 5. 1933, at Virgie, she was the daughter of Anel Hampton and the late Riley Hampton. She was a retired teacher and librarian at Virgie High School and was a graduate of Morehead State University. She was of the Old Regular Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, J.E. Tackett of Virgie; a son, James R. Tackett of Virgie; a brother, Arnold Hampton of Virgie; a sister, Noretta Johnson of Jonancy; and five grandchildren. Funeral services are today, Sunday, July 2, at 1 p.m., at the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with ministers Dewey Roberts, Jason Lowery and others officiating. Interment will be in the Riley Hampton Cemetery.

July 7, 2000

Johnny Newsome

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. He was born January 20, 1912. in Floyd County. the son of the late Feddie and Hanna Hall Newsome. He was a retired county employee and member of the Landmark Church of God in Prestonsburg. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Shepherd Newsome; six sons, Ronnie Newsome of Langley, and Donald. Johnny Lee, Frank, Curtis and Damon Newsome. all of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Sadie Prater of David, Thelma Parsons and Dolly Whitaker, both of Prestonsburg, and Ruth Jones of Englewood, Florida; a sister, Lona Johnson of Prestonsburg; 20 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be today, Friday, July 7, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Kenneth Prater and Taulbie Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Estil Elkins

Age, 79, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born September 3, 1920, at Shelby Gap, he was a son of the late James (Jimmer) Elkins and Bertha Anderson. He was a World War II veteran, a retired aircraft worker and of the Old Regular Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Jewel Elkins; two sons, Keevin L. Elkins of Ecorse, Michigan, and Oscar K. Elkins of Almount, Michigan; one daughter, Kyna Elkins Javer of Warren, Michigan; a brother, Ossie Elkins of Texas; six sisters, Mazella Phipps and Velva Lumpkins, both of Tennessee, Nellie Woods and Virnilla Kelly, both of Virginia, Alma Nash of Ohio, and Verma Boggs of Lexington; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 9. 2000. at I 1 a m. <<< 0- Old Elkhorn Old Regular Baptist Church, with ministers Charles Nitchie, Robert Kelley, Barry Lucas, Jason Lowery, James Branham, Carson Wright and others officiating. Interment will be in Cable Cemetery at Dorton, with arrangements by R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel.

Gillis Hamilton

Age, 62, of Elkton, Maryland, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born February 26, 1938, in Grethel, a son of Anthony Hamilton of Harold and the late Octavia Parsons Hamilton. He was a retired automobile worker for Chrysler, a member of the United Auto Workers Local 1183 in Delaware, and a member of Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lee Jones Hamilton; two sons, Gillis Patrick Hamilton and Gilbert Dywayne Hamilton, both of Elkton; one daughter, Clarissa Gay Kist of Elkton; two brothers, Eddie Hamilton and Palmer Hamilton, both of Harold; one sister, Clara Martin of Elkton; five grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Deaner Moore and ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery at Teaberry. Pallbearers are Steven Bradley Hamilton, Tracy Jones, Chad Douglas Jones, Daylio Kiser, Daniel E. Kist, Geramy Richard Tackett, Kevin Kyle Tackett, Douglas Ray Martin, and Gary Slone.

Beulah Meyers Bragg

Age, 70, of South Williamson, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Wheelwright on August 6, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Caldora Johnson Meyers. She was a homemaker and a member of Slaters Branch Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Bragg, in 1985. She is survived by two brothers, Hubert Morris and Homer Morris, both of Whitesville, West Virginia; two sisters, Liza Jackson of Detroit and Stella Beard of Alabama; five half-brothers, Frankie Meyers of Toler, Charlie Meyers of Turkey Creek, Buck James Meyers of Columbus, Ohio, Charles Ray Broglin of Detroit, and June Bug Broglin; and six half-sisters, Carol Muncy of Maryville, Tennessee, Donna Coley of Slaters Branch, Sedella Broglin, Marlene Broglin, Viola Broglin and Lucille Broglin. Funeral services were July 5, in the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, with the Rev. Joe Chafins officiating. Burial followed in the Fouch Family Cemetery at Slaters Branch.

Eugene R. Damron

Age, 86, of Key Largo, Florida, died, June 18, 2000, at his home. Born at Harold, he was the son of the late Jerome and Cora Belcher Damron. He was a US Navy veteran, First Class Petty Officer, president of Damron and Damron Cinder Block Co. of Elkhorn City, and later superintendent of construction for Ryan Homes in Indianapolis, Indiana. He retired to the Keys in 1981, where he became a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Club. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Picklesimer Damron; a son, Gene C. Damron of Indianapolis; a daughter, Kay Thacker of Key Largo; two brothers, Jennings Damron of England and E.W. Damron of Pikeville; two sisters, Pauline Amburgey and Earline Spears, both of Ashland; four grandsons, and two granddaughters. A private memorial service took place at the family home in Key Largo with Minister David Yuhaz officiating. Cremation was arranged by Beyer Funeral Home of Key Largo. Obituary courtesy of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Ruby Mae Hall Little

Age, 80, of Frenchburg, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. She is survived by four sons, Larry Ray Little of McDowell, William Little of Drift, James Little of Weeksbury, and Ricky Little of Wheelwright; two daughters, Sandra Jean Lidster of Buford, South Carolina,, and Teresa Lynn Little of Frenchburg; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, June 23, at Melvin Church of Christ, with burial in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin, under the direction of Randy Halsey & Son/Menifee Home for Funerals in Frenchburg. Courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home (Reprinted because of incorrect information)

Marlie Vance Collins

Age, 69, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Miami Valley Hospital. She was born April 23, 1931, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Jessie and Jane Newsome Vance. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Arkenbert States Auxiliary Unit 6861 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2641 in Fairborn. Surviving are a son, Mikell Collins of Fairborn; three daughters, Carolyn Walters and Carla Henson, both of Fairborn, and Carleen Craig of Donnelsville, Ohio; two sisters, Mamie Vance of Michigan and Marie Davidson of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, June 30, at Belton Funeral Home of Fairborn, with Rev. Shawn Hicks officiating. Burial followed in Byron Cemetery. Obituary courtesy of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Dewey Lee Howell

Age, 56, of McDowell, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at King's Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, following an extended illness. Born December 24, 1943, at McDowell, he was the son of the late Palmer Osborne and Gertie Howell Debord. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include a son, Jeptha Charles Hopkins of Jefferson, Ohio; a daughter, Elizabeth Howell of Ashtabula, Ohio; a half-brother, Herbie Osborne of Lucasville, Ohio; four half-sisters, Linda Nelson and Berniece Hall, both of Ashtabula, Brenda Lee Osborne of Geneva, Ohio, and Lori Slone of David; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Shana Marie Howell. Funeral services will be today, Friday, July 7, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Denver Meade officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott Cemetery on Frasure's Creek, McDowell.

July 9, 2000

Lona Hicks Duff

Age, 86, of Eastern, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born February 17, 1914, at Hippo, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Mary Ellen Bailey Hicks. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Duff. Survivors include a son, Carl E. Duff of Eastern, a sister, Susanna Hall of Atlanta, Georgia; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are today, Sunday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jerry Manns, Bethel Bolen, Wilson Slone and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery at Hippo.

Ruthie Newsome

Age 70, of Virgie passed away Friday, July 7, 2000, in her home. Born March 25, 1930, at Virgie, she was the daughter of Andy and Mindy Newsome. She was a homemaker and a member of the Caney Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by five sons, Randy Newsome of Morehead, Teddy Newsome of Collins, Tivis Newsome, Jonas Newsome and Scottie Newsome all of Penny Highway; four daughters, Clara Bartley of Robinson Creek, Brenda Kiser of Penny Highway, Mindy Fleming of Virgie, Carolyn Kiser of Douglas Parkway; one brother, Chester Newsome of Albien, Michigan; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Charlie Newsome; one son, Millard Newsome; 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 10, at 11 a.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Virgie Chapel. Officiating will be ministers Monroe Jones, Jason Lowery, Eles Case, Don B. Little, Dewey Roberts, Jimmy Dye and others. Visitation will be after I p.m. Sunday at Funeral Home with night services at 7 p.m. Interment will be at the Newsome Branch Cemetery in Virgie.

Andrew J. Wright

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. A son of the late Roy and Hariett Burchett Wright, he was born August 9, 1913, at Water Gap. He was a retired inspector for Bethlehem Steel Company and a former school teacher with the Floyd County School System. He was of the Lutheran faith. He is survived by his wife, Catherine McGinness Wright; six daughters, Iris Jean Shaw and Charlotte Rose Nye, both of Prestonsburg, Andrea Leah Twele of Crownsville, Maryland, Pamelia Louise Decker of Eastern Shore, Maryland, Teresa Marlene Hogan of Arlington, Texas, and Janna Carmen Burkhardt of Eldersburg, Maryland. Also surviving are three half brothers, Bud Wright of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Wade Wright and John Wright, both also of Ohio; three half-sisters, Nora Smith and Juanita Fresch, both of Sandusky, Ohio, Garnet Mauk of Arizona; 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Tackett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnson County.

Berton B. Stone

Age, 67, of Garner, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born August 26, 1933, in Knott County, the son of the late Andrew and Isabell Slone Slone. He was disabled. Survivors include a brother, Daniel Slone of Garner, and two sisters, Evaline Watts of Litt Carr and Lydia Slone of Garner Funeral services will be today, Sunday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at the Hindman United Baptist Church at Owens Branch. Clyde Jacobs, James Hughes and Bill Kirby will officiate. Burial will be in the Lower Jimmy Slone Cemetery at Pippa Passes.

Dwayne Keith Mullins

Age, 39, of Somerset, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Friday, July 7, 2000. He was born August 31, 1960 in Anderson, Indiana, the son of the Herb and Grace (Harris) Mullins. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Mullins and Kevin Herbert Mullins, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 10 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Chapel with Elder Albert King, Elder Thomas Hamilton and Elder James Estepp officiating. Burial will be in the Melvin , Cemetery at Hi Hat. Visitation will continue until 10 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the directions of the Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg.

Ty Samuel Blankenship

Age, 20, of Melvin, died Friday, July 7, at his residence. He was born December 25, 1979 in Martin, the son Sandea Tackett of Elmore and the late Carlos Blankenship. She was a college students. Other than her mother, she is survived by one sister, Tanesha Enjoli Blankenship, Elmore; maternal grandparents, Lester and Audrey Newsome Tackett, Melvin. Funeral services will be Monday, July 10, at 12 noon at the Joppa Old regular Baptist Church. Entombment will be in the Hensley Cemetery, Melvin. Visitation will be at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church anytime on Sunday.

July 12, 2000

Frank Tackett

Age, 47, of Thealka, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born on February 13, 1953, in Johnson County, he was the son of Harvey Tackett and Emma Jean Vanhoose. He is survived by his wife. Margaret Smith Tackett, of TheaIka. Other survivors include one son, Frank Eugene Tackett of Prestonsburg; two daughters. Jessica Marie Tackett and Patricia Lynn Tackett, both of Thealka; one brother, Manuel Tackett of Oil Springs; and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 11, at 1I a. m.. at the Thelka Freewill Baptist Church, with George Conley and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery, Paintsville, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill.

Charles Edward Blankenship

Age, 71, of Pikeville, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on December 14, 1928, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ella Roxie Fife and Ernest Blankenship. He was a miner and was affiliated with the Church of Christ, and was a WWII veteran. He is survived by his wife, Opal Lowe Blankenship. Survivors include two sons, Randall Blake Blankenship of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Charles Jeffrey Blankenship of Raccoon: one brother, Duran Blankenship of Joe's Creek; one sister, Betty Kim., of Millers Creek; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 13, at 1 p.m., at the J. W. Call Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, under the direction of J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Cora Hamilton

Age, 85, of Teaberry, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Pikeviile Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on August 14, 1914, in, Teaberry. she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Liza Jane Reynolds Hamilton. She was retired from Hamilton's Grocery which she owned and operated for years. She was a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mackie Hamilton. Survivors include one son, Charles Edward Hamilton of Teaberry, one daughter, Wilma Hall of Teaberry: 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m., a( the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Thomas Hamilton Cemetery, at Teaberry' under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

John D. "Poppy" Hamilton

Age, 91, of Teaberry, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on February 14, 1909, in Teaberry, he was the son of the late Thomas Hamilton and Lizza Jane Reynolds Hamilton. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Millie Hamilton. Other survivors include seven sons, Alford Hamilton of Elkton Maryland, Ira B. Hamilton of Dayton, Ohio, Andy Lee Hamilton, Glenn Hamilton, and Rexal Hamilton, all of Teaberry, Thomas Hamilton of Craynor, Carter Hamilton of Frankfort; four daughters, Alpha Donnellan and Rosie Brown, both of Teaberry, Eva Voshell and Dixie Slone, both of Elkton, Maryland, 36 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Thomas Hamilton Cemetery, at Teaberry, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Green Hall Jr.

Age, 53, of Galveston, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, in Betsy Layne. Born on November 22, 1946, in Galveston, he was the son of the late .George Hall and Ruth Rogers Hall. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Saundra Faye Watson Hall. Other survivors include two daughters, Lenora Hall of Galveston, Jena Rayna Hall of Lexington; one brother, James Arthur Hall of Galveston: one sister, Leadene Cocanougher of Lexington; five half-brothers, Carter Hall of Pikeville, William Lynn Hall, Joe Hall. Bob Hall and Kenny Hall, all of Galveston, five half-sisters, Jackie Hall. Faye Hall, Loretta Hall, Wanda Hill and Eloise Hall, all of Galv eston and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted it+ 10, 9.M. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Dwayne Jarrell officiating. Burial was in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Garnett Cocanougher, Jimmy Hammond, Eddie Hall, Ricky Newsome. Alan Hill, and Scottie Watson.

Howard B. "Sonny" Hicks

Age, 59, of Kendallville, Indiana, formerly of Hueysville, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at the Extendacare Nursing Home, Kendallville. Born on July 26, 1940, in Hippo, he was the son of the late Oscar Hicks and Emma Faulkner. He was a factory worker at International Harvester, a former owner of Gold Mines Jewelry Store, Prestonsburg, and a member of the Community Baptist Church of Wolcottville. He is survived by his wife, Marie Hicks. Other survivors include three sisters, Faye Fraley of Eastern, Virginia Hughes of Hueysville, Pearl Hicks of Floyd Cournty: four brothers, Charlie Hicks, Johnny Hicks, and Paul Faulkner, all of Hippo and Bill Hicks of Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 11, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Red Morris officiating. Burial was in the Hicks Cemetery, at Hippo, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Kevin Wallace, Brian Wallace, Michael Faulkner, Kenny Wallace, Ritchie Fraley and Cletis Crager. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Wallace, Paul Faulkner, Harold Fraley, Frank Wallace, Harry Wallace, Eddie Fraley and Bill Brown.

Ty Samuel Blankenship

Age, 20, of Melvin, died Friday, July 7, at his residence. Born on December 25, 1979 in Martin, he was the son of Sandea Tackett of Elsmere and the late Carlos Blankenship. He was a college student. Other than his mother, he is survived by one sister, Tanesha Enjoli Blankenship, of Elsmere; maternal grandparents, Lester and Audrey Newsome Tackett of Melvin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 10, at noon at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church. Entombment was in the Hensley Cemetery, at Melvin. (Reprinted due to error)

Mae Shepherd

Age, 90, of Garrett, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Riverview Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born on February 4, 1910, in Garett, she was the daughter of the late Woots and Rousie Howard Coburn. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Shepherd. Survivors include three sons, Clyde Shepherd of Gunlock, Vernal Shepherd of Salyersville, Truman Shepherd of Prestonsburg; one brother, Frank Coburn of Garrett; three sisters, Polly Howard and Margaret Conley, both of Garrett, Myrtle Chaffins of Prestonsburg; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 14, at 11 a.m., at the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, with Elders Roger Hicks, Kermit Newsome, and Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial will be in the Coburn Cemetery, at Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

July 14, 2000

James Marion Slone

Age, 90, of Saint Mary's Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. Born on May 7, 1910, in Leburn, he was the son of the late William and Oma Slone. He retired as a factory worker for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in 1971, and was a member of the Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist Church, Pippa Passes. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Allen Slone. Other survivors include three sons, Glen Slone of Hollybush, Arthur Slone of Lexington, Charles Slone Fairchild of Raven; one daughter, Betty Slone of Saint Mary's Ohio; 38 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m., at the Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist Church, Pippa Passes, with Keith Sparkman, Clyde Jacobs, and Emmit Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Isom Slone Cemetery, Pippa Passes, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Peggy T. Harris Daniels

Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born on September 15, 1927, at Emma, she was the daughter of the late Joe W. and Madge Burchett Harris. She was a retired production inspector with General Motors. Survivors include one daughter, Martha Warren of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one brother, Joe W. Harris of Prestonsburg; one sister, Betty Keathley of Prestonsburg, and two grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 14, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Truman Stone

Age, 52, of Carrie, Knott County, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at the Hazard ARH Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on November 5, 1947, in Knott County, he was the son of the late, Teach and Mary Owens Slone. He is survived by his wife, Patricia K. Beber Slone. Other survivors include three sons, Russell Beber and Johnny Jacobs, both of Hindman and Clawson Jacobs III of Garrett, Indiana; three daughters, Michelle Beber of Carrie, Trudy Gayheart of Hindman, Rose M. Barry of Avilla, .Indiana; four brothers,Kendel Slone of Mousie, Roosevelt Slone of Avilla, Indiana, Devon Slone and Leon Slone, both of Hindmanh; three sisters, Dolly Fields of Hindman, Doreen Hunter of Kite, and Lily Caudill of Jackson; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, Owens Branch, with Bill Kirby, Willie Collins and Charles Mosley officiating. Burial will be in the Lindel Slone Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

July 16, 2000

Elizabeth Laven Turner

Age, 85, of Lexington, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at her residence. Born on August 5, 1912, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late John Patrick and Mary Susan May Laven. She was a retired Floyd County school teacher, where she taught for 32 years, many of which were in a one-room schoolhouse. She had also been active with the Headstart Program. She received her BS degree from Pikeville College and was a member of Southside Church of Christ. Her husband, Raymond B. Turner, preceded her in death. Survivors include a nephew, Patrick Hunter of Wyandotte: Michigan; and a niece, Flora S. Barthelmes of Troy, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m., at W.R. Milward Mortuary Southland, with Rev. Ken Neller officiating. Entombment will be in the Lexington Mausoleum.

Bert Birchfield

Age, 65, of Titusville, Florida, formerly of Dwale, died Wednesday, July 12, in Florida. Born on December 31, 1934, in Wilbur, West Virginia, he was the son of the late James and Ethel Grant Birchfield. He was a retired carpenter superintendent, an Army veteran of Korean conflict, and a member of the Brush Arbor Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean Birchfield. Other survivors include one son, James K. Birchfield of San Diego, California; two daughters, Bonnie J. Freni of Winter Springs, Florida, Sandra Rosche of Titusville, Florida; two brothers, Danni K. Birchfield of Lavergne, Tennessee, Phillip Birchfield of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one sister, Anne Daniels of Montgomery, Alabama; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 15, at noon, at the Brush Arbor Baptist Church, Orlando, Florida, with pastor Jerry Creel officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Union Park Memorial Chapel. (Information, courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.)

July 19, 2000

Agnes Hall

Age, 77, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on April 29, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Adam Risner and Julie Prater Risner. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Harry Hall. Other survivors include three sons, Ted Hall of Monroe, Michigan, Terry Hall and Tommy Hall, both of Little Mud Creek; two daughters, Dottie Hall of Betsy Layne, Arda Kidd of Honaker; one brother, Jake Risner of New London, Ohio; three sisters, Martha Clark of Honaker, Della Dennis of Jenninson, Michigan, Mary Chandler of Seattle, Washington, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 20, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Junior Kidd, officiating. Burial will be in the Hall and Risner Cemetery, Little Mud Creek, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Hairett Lawson

Age, 80, of Garrett, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on September 24, 1919, in Langley, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Mae Moore Salisbury. She was a member of the Bethel Regular Baptist Church, Langley. Her husband, Eddie Lawson, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Rendell Lawson and George E. Lawson, both of Rochester, Indiana, Jimmy M. Lawson of Garrett; one daughter, Brenda F. Turner of Garrett; three brothers, Ashland Salisbury of Langley, James Haster Salisbury of Parkman, Ohio, George D. Salisbury of Napoleon, Ohio; one sister, Tava Terry of Langley; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 18, at 11 a.m., in the Bethel Regular Baptist Church, Langley, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were John Lawson, Anthony Lawson, David Lawson, Jimmy Lawson Jr., Putnam Lawson, Rebel Lawson, Vincient O'Brian Turner, Vyron Turner, Devin Tackett and Eddie Eugene Lawson.  

Lynn Boyd Holbrook Jr.

Age, 85, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Auxier and Middle Creek, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Columbus Rehabilitation Center of an extended illness. He was a retired instructor at Mayo Technical College in Paintsville. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Prestonsburg, and graduated from Nashville Automotive College in 1945. Born on February 28, 1915, on Middle Creek, he was the son of the late Adam Kelsey Holbrook and Virgie Lee Preston. His first wife, Deloris Dotson Holbrook, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Onda Curnutte Holbrook of Auxier. Other survivors include two sons, Larry Holbrook of Grove City, Ohio, Don Holbrook of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Patsy H. Wells of Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Charles F. Holbrook of Anderson, South Carolina, and Ralph E. Holbrook, of Panama City, Florida; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Wells, Robert Boyd Holbrook, James Boyd Wells, Brian Keith Holbrook, Chris Stillwell, Walter Zeier, Jimmy Wells and Robbie Wells.  

Myredia Armstrong

Age, 79, of LaRue, Ohio, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at her residence. Born on January 18, 1921, in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Anna Hall Bentley. She graduated from McDowell High School in 1938; attended Alice Lloyd Caney College in Caney Creek; then taught school in Kentucky. Her husband, David W. Armstrong, preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Ronald David Armstrong of Marion, Rodney Armstrong of LaRue and Roger England of Marion; two daughters, Jennifer McCrary of LaRue and Shirley Mitchell of Columbus; two sisters, Myrtle Newsome of Marion and Magdalene Little of Columbus; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 20, at 10 a.m., at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in LaRue, Ohio, with Rev. Tim Pasma officiating. Burial will be in the LaRue Cemetery, under the direction of Stofcheck Funeral Home.  

Kenny Joe Cole

Age, 26, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, July 14, 2000, following a sudden illness. Born on January 14, 1974, in Pikeville, he was the son of Estill Cole of Melvin, and the late Joyce Isaac Cole. He was a diesel mechanic. Survivors, other than his father, include his stepmother, Fayetta Johnson Cole of Melvin; three brothers, Ricky Cole of Pikeville, Warren Cole and Rocky Cole, both of Melvin; three sisters, Melody Cable of Melvin, Crystal Johnson of Elkhart, Indiana, and Greta Tackett of Hi Hat. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 18, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

July 21, 2000

Elvie Field Spears

Age, 84, of Harold, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on October 9, 1915, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Lee and Sara Katherine May Spears. He was a retired farmer, WWII Army veteran, and a member of the D.A.V at Virgie. He was a member of the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Harold. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Stevens Spears. Survivors include two sons, Roy Gene Spears and Larry Spears, both of Harold; two daughters, Shirley Kathryn Adkins and Ruby Joyce Newman, both of Harold; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m., at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Jamie Biliter and others officiating. Burial will be in the Spears family cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. 

Arizona (Oma) Jones Tackett

Age, 48, of Beaver, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on January 9, 1952, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Dorsie Jones. She was a member of the United Christian Church of God, Hi Hat. She is survived by her husband, Ricky Lynn Tackett. Other survivors include two sons, Dennis Lynn Tackett and John Michael Tackett, both of Beaver; one daughter, Eula Ann Tackett of Beaver; three sisters, Artie Tackett and Elva Jones, both of Beaver, and Liza Blankenship of Teaberry. Funeral services will be conducted, Friday, July 21, at 11 a.m., at the United Christian Church of God, at Hi Hat, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery, Tackett Fork, Beaver, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Keith David Williamson

Age, 29, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on April 28, 1971, at McDowell, he was the son of Ronnie and Patsy Tackett Williamson of Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Angela Owens Williamson. Other survivors include one daughter, Emily Elizabeth Williamson, at home; one brother, Robert Williamson of Fort Branch, Indiana; two sisters, Kathy Clark of Fort Knox, and Amy Isaac of Prestonsburg; maternal grandparents, Sherman and Lassie Tackett of Drift, and paternal grandparents, Walter and Roseanna Williamson of Drift. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 22, at noon, at the Free Pentecostal Church at Drift with the Rev. Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be James Clark, Terry Tackett, James Isaac, Joey Sammons, Johnny Patton, John David Patton, Kent Williams and James Gray.  

Willie Edward Ousley

Age, 60, of Martin, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his residence. Born on July 3, 1940, in Martin, he was the son of the late Roe Ousley and Gracie Robinson Ousley. Survivors include three brothers, Mike Ousley of Lexington, Rondall Ray Ousley and Darrell Ousley, both of Martin; two sisters, Joyce Ousley of Martin, and MaDonna Duncan of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 23, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, James Stephens, officiating. Burial will be in the Ousley Cemetery, at Spurlock, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Mary Story

Age, 80, of Salem, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 19, at Meadowview Health Care Center. Born on May 12, 1920, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late James and Charlotte Casebolt Williams. Her husband, Bernie Story, preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Bloyd of Salem and Pebble McCord of Santa Rose, California, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, July 21, at 1 p.m., at Williams Family Cemetery in Pikeville. (Information, courtesy of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville) 

Wilbur Woodrow Layne

Age, 83, of Tom's Creek, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his residence. Born on February 24, 1917, at Tom's Creek, he was the son of the late Leonard and Lou Caldwell Layne. He was a retired coal miner, having worked for Princess Elkhorn Coal at David. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Hall Layne. Other survivors include three sons, Jack Layne of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Roger Layne of Betsy Layne and Shawn Layne of Stanville; three daughters, Patty Bammerlin and Dottie Layne, both of South Bend, Indiana, and Glenda Hatin of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two brothers, Ellis Layne of Ragland, West Virginia and Edward Layne of Harold; three sisters, Stella Mavie Adkins of Richmond, Virginia Whitten of Paintsville, and Dollie Mae Butler of Hager Hill; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted, Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Virgil Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Charles Evans Centers

Charles Evans Centers, 61, of Hueysville, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington. Born on May 10, 1939, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Burnie Centers and Effie Allen Centers. He was a retired coal mine safety inspector for National Mines Corporation, a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 128, Garrett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Davis Centers. Survivors include one son, Charles E. Centers Jr. of Hueysville; one brother, Robert Gerald Centers of Chillicothe, Ohio; three sisters, Patricia Hacker of Waverly, Ohio, Brenda Rice of Price and Donna Cole of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 25, at 11 a.m., at the Hueysville Church of Christ, with the clergyman, Chester Ray Varney, officiating. Burial was in the Centers Family Cemetery, Hueysville, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Ballard Fannin

Ballard Fannin, 50, of Cow Creek, Allen, died Monday, July 24, at VA Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on June 11, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John and Virgie Burchett Fannin. He was a disabled miner and mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Woods Fannin. Other survivors include one son, Ronnie J. Fannin of Allen; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Frasure of Hueysville; two brothers, Charles Fannin and Grover Fannin, both of Prestonsburg; eight sisters, Mary Rose, Linda Alice Jarvis, and Hattie Jarrell, all of Prestonsburg, Edna Faye Farmer of Homer, Michigan, Dorothy McCloud, Lou Ellen Strait, and Sarah Endicott all of Jackson, Michigan, Jean Pruitt of Arkansas; and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with George David Garrett and Gordon Fitch officiating. 

Julius Little

Age, 57,of River Rouge, Michigan, formerly of Bypro, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan.Born on April 22, 1943, in Bypro, he was the son of the late Crit Little and Bertha McCown Little Thompson. He was a forklift operator. Survivors include one daughter, Penny Little of New York; three brothers, Elmer Hall of Martin, William L. Hall of Ashland, Roy Little of Ironton, Ohio; three sisters, Georgene Bartlett of Penacook, New Hampshire, Mary Kay Holmes of Concord, New Hampshire, and Marie Daiver of Lorain, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 27, at noon, at the Joppa Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tacket Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. 

Cordell Hall

Age, 60, of Kite, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his home. Born on May 7, 1940, in Hollybush, he was the son of Herald Hall and the late Elberta Caudill Hall. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Hall. Survivors, other than his wife and father include one son, Cordell Keith Hall of Kite; four brothers, Ettis Ray and Phillip Hall, both of Kite, Alfred Hall of Mousie, and Orlando Hall of Lackey; two sisters, Marcella Martin of Estill, and Judy Collins of Pinetop. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 20, at the Providence Regular Baptist Church with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Herald Hall Cemetery at Hollybush, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services. 

Daisy Hemphill

Age, 81, of Wheelwright, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on August 23, 1918, in Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Anderson and Agnes Phinsee Strickland. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Wheelwright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Hemphill. Survivors include one brother, Anderson Strickland of Detroit, Michigan; three sisters, Ollie Mae Kirkland of New York City, Sarah Donegan of Cleveland, Ohio, and Katherine Pearson of Kansas City, Missouri. Visitation will be at the Friendship Baptist Church, Wheelwright, after 6 p.m., Thursday.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 29, at 9:30 a.m., at the J.W. Wills Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Burial will be in the Cleveland Memorial Cemetery, Highland Hills, Ohio, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Orpha Noble

Age, 82, of Hueysville, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born on February 2, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Simon Smith and Equilla Prater Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Noble. Survivors include four sisters, Norma Williams of Emmalena, Mary Combs of Hueysville, Lura Sawyer of Lima, Ohio and Margaret Smith of Tryon, North Carolina. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 24, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Jeff Roark, Clay Haynes and John Smith officiating. Burial was in the Beverly Cemetery at Elmrock, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services. 

James Hall

Age, 62, of Dana, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his residence. Born on June 1, 1938, in Honaker, he was the son of the late Lonnie Hall and Gracie Meade Hall. He was a retired self-employed carpenter, and was a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lou Kidd Hall. Other survivors include three brothers, Leonard Hall of Harold, Larry Hall of Printer, Bascom Hall of Honaker; four sisters, Alma Dozmati of Akron, Ohio, Velma Salisbury of Springhill, Florida, Emma Lou Celensky of New Port Richey, Florida, and Janice Pullium of Hazard. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 26, at 11:00 a.m., at the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, at Lancer, with the clergyman, Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery, Little Mud, Honaker, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Hall, Keith Hall, Ernie Tackett, Dale Kimbler, Brad Kimbler, Derick Hale, Ronald Hunter, Jeff Lawson, Perry Lawson, and Butch Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Roger Osborn, Rick Slusher, Steve Parsons, Charlie Celinsky, Chris Hall, Jamie Hall, Jimmy Lappin, Chris Lappin, Bill Hall, Mike Celinsky, James Salisbury, Randy Hamilton, Mike Hale, Ermal Tackett, Albion Meade, Darvin Conn, Jr. Conn, Tommy Spears, Bill Stanley, Dr. Blake Burchett, Brandon Osborn, Carter Tackett, Coby Tackett, David Yates, Ransom Kidd, Caner Hunter, Eddie Hamilton and Larry Kimbler.  

Clara Schmidt

Age, 84, of Litchfield, Michigan, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the Litchfield Nursing Center. Born on June 25, 1916, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of John and Sarah Mandy Williams Adams. She was retired from McGraw-Edison Co. in Albion. She was twice married; first to Albert Holbrook, and later to Julius Schmidt. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Christine Cronk, and one son, Herbie Holbrook, both of Homer, Michigan; 25 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 26, at 1 p.m., at the George White Funeral Home, Litchfield, with Pastor Tom O'Connor officiating. Interment will be in the Whig Center Cemetery, Butler Township, Michigan, under the direction of George White Funeral Home. 

Tex Williams

Age, 46, of Grethel, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at McDowell ARH, following an extended illness. Born on June 9, 1954, in Floyd County, he was the son of Ethel Evans Williams of Grethel, and the late Miles Williams. He was a disabled carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Rogers Williams. Other survivors include one daughter, Donna Sue Williams of Grethel; seven brothers, Ray Williams, Emmit Williams, Willie (Pee Wee) Williams, Butler (Tubby) Williams, and Hank Williams, all of Grethel, Rex Williams of Lakewood, Ohio, Denver Williams of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Alice Belles of Lodi, Ohio, Bertha Hollis of Grafton, Ohio, Ilene (Judy) Collins of Grethel, Mary Escbuk of Brooklyn, Ohio and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted, Friday, July 28, at 11 am., at the Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Evans Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Friday, July 28, 2000

Delbert Glen Salyers

Age, 55, of LaPorte, Texas, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at his residence. He was born on October 2, 1944, at Martin. He graduated from Maytown High School in 1963 and from Mayo Vocational School in 1965. He was also a long time resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was employed by Olin, Thurston Truck Lines, Southwest Motor Freight, and Mason Dixon. He moved to the Houston area in 1978 with Mason Dixon and was employed by Air Liquide (formerly Big 3) since the early 1980s. He is survived by his wife, Nora Salyers. Other survivors include his mother, Goldie Salyers of Eastern; three sisters, Reba McClanan of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Brenda Newman of Derby, England, and Velinda Salyers of Pasadena, Texas; three brothers, Keith Salyers, Colby Salyers and Bruce Salyers, all of Eastern. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 7, in LaPorte, Texas.

Rebecca Porter

Age, 74, of Dwale, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on August 18, 1925, at Allen, she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Susie Robinson Crisp. She was a retired nurse, formerly employed by the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin, and was a member of the United Methodist Church at Allen. She is survived by five sons, William Norris and Chris Porter, both of Prestonsburg, Ronald Lee Porter of Sugar Loaf, John Porter of Dwale and Billy Darrell Porter of Lexington; one daughter, Palma Sue Porter of Prestonsburg; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 28, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Old Dwale Cemetery, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. 

Lizzie Watkins Ross

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 19, 1912, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Nellie Perkins Watkins. She attended the Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollie Ross. Survivors include two sisters, Rosanna Collins Rinker and Margarine Watkins, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 29, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Kelly Prater, Ellis Stephens and Taulbee Goodman officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Sadie Blankenship

Age, 87, of Taylor, Michigan, formerly of Floyd County, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Heritage Hospital, Taylor, Michigan, following an extended illness. Born on February 10, 1913, in Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late German and Mindy Newsome Hamilton. She was a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Blankenship. Survivors include two sons, Foster Blankenship of Teaberry, Roger Lee Blankenship of Taylor, Michigan; one daughter, Fannie Story of Taylor, Michigan; three brothers, John Hamilton and Clifford Hamilton, both of Teaberry, and Kenis Hamilton of Florida; one sister, Sarah Hamilton of Teaberry, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be at the church, after 2 p.m., Saturday. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery, at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Monday, July 31, 2000

Eugene Jarrell

Eugene Jarrell, 78, of Clair, Michigan, formerly of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness.

Born on June 18, 1922, in Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Bill "Willie" and Victoria Riddle Jarrell. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Martin House of Worship.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Jarrell.

Survivors include one son, Grady Jarrell of Albion, Michigan; two daugthers, Lucy Conn of Clair, Michigan, Charity Rice of Auxier; two brothers, Lonnie Jarrell of Slick Rock, Prestonsburg, Adrian Jarrell of Dwale; two sisters, Louella Branham of Ashland, Lola Boyd of Slick Rock, Prestonsburg; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Mark Milloni officiating.

Burial is in the Jarrell Cemetery, Slick Rock, Prestonsburg, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

 


Friday, July 28, 2000

Delbert Glen Salyers

Age, 55, of LaPorte, Texas, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at his residence. He was born on October 2, 1944, at Martin. He graduated from Maytown High School in 1963 and from Mayo Vocational School in 1965. He was also a long time resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was employed by Olin, Thurston Truck Lines, Southwest Motor Freight, and Mason Dixon. He moved to the Houston area in 1978 with Mason Dixon and was employed by Air Liquide (formerly Big 3) since the early 1980s. He is survived by his wife, Nora Salyers. Other survivors include his mother, Goldie Salyers of Eastern; three sisters, Reba McClanan of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Brenda Newman of Derby, England, and Velinda Salyers of Pasadena, Texas; three brothers, Keith Salyers, Colby Salyers and Bruce Salyers, all of Eastern. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 7, in LaPorte, Texas. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home)  

Rebecca Porter

Age, 74, of Dwale, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on August 18, 1925, at Allen, she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Susie Robinson Crisp. She was a retired nurse, formerly employed by the Beaver Valley Hospital at Martin, and was a member of the United Methodist Church at Allen. She is survived by five sons, William Norris and Chris Porter, both of Prestonsburg, Ronald Lee Porter of Sugar Loaf, John Porter of Dwale and Billy Darrell Porter of Lexington; one daughter, Palma Sue Porter of Prestonsburg; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 28, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Old Dwale Cemetery, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.  

Lizzie Watkins Ross

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 19, 1912, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Nellie Perkins Watkins. She attended the Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollie Ross. Survivors include two sisters, Rosanna Collins Rinker and Margarine Watkins, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 29, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Kelly Prater, Ellis Stephens and Taulbee Goodman officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Sadie Blankenship

Age, 87, of Taylor, Michigan, formerly of Floyd County, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Heritage Hospital, Taylor, Michigan, following an extended illness. Born on February 10, 1913, in Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late German and Mindy Newsome Hamilton. She was a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Blankenship. Survivors include two sons, Foster Blankenship of Teaberry, Roger Lee Blankenship of Taylor, Michigan; one daughter, Fannie Story of Taylor, Michigan; three brothers, John Hamilton and Clifford Hamilton, both of Teaberry, and Kenis Hamilton of Florida; one sister, Sarah Hamilton of Teaberry, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be at the church, after 2 p.m., Saturday. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery, at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.