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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

 

Friday, July 27, 2001

Robert Daniel “Danny” Frazier

Age 50, passed away July 5, 2001, in Talent, Oregon. He is the grandson of the late Claude Adkins and Ola Jane Bentley Adkins of Allen, Ky. Survivors include his mother, Nola Jean Campbell, and step-father, Cultus Campbell of Sparta, Tennessee; one brother, Keith Campbell of Manteca, California; two sisters, Kelly Campbell of Sparta, Tennessee, and Mona Gouveia of Mesa, Arizona; one niece, Sarabeth Gouveia of Mesa, Az.; one one nephew, Caleb Campbell of Sparta, Tennessee; and one great-niece, Charlott Gouveia of Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services were held in Oregon, July 14, 2001, with Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Michael Bentley

Kenneth Michael Bentley, infant son of Kenneth Lee and Wanetta Thornsberry Bentley, passed away, Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Charles A. and Angelina Jones Bentley of Mallie, Ky.; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Marrietta Griffith Thornsberry of Kite, Ky.; two brothers, Lonnie Charles Brandon Bentley, and Jacob Nathaniel Bentley; and one sister, Angel Marie Bentley, all of Kite, Ky. Funeral services were conducted, Thursday, July 26, 2001, 11 a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky., with Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery at Kite, Ky., under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was Wednesday, at the church.

Viola Black

Age, 91, of Southland Dr., London, Ky., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Clark Regional Medical Center. Born July 14, 1910, in Laurel County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Charles Cook and China Cook Moore. She was a member of Cornith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Black. Survivors include one son, C. J. McNally of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, Charla Burchett of Sarasota, Florida, Cindra Burchett of Winchester, Ky., and Kipley McNally of Louisville, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 27, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. James Blaylock and Rev. Denvis Rush officiating. Burial will be in the A.R. Dyche Memorial Cemetery, London, Ky., under the direction of Bowling Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-County Hospice, P.O. Box 395, London, KY 40743, or Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 1671 Old Whitley Road, London, KY 40744.

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Bill Gardner

Age, 68, of Howe, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at LaGrange Community Hospital. He was born September 15, 1932, in Wise County, Va., the son of William and Rachael Mitchell Gardner. He was a production worker in the RV industry. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Billy E. and Misti Gardner of Howe; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Earl Himes of Howe; three grandchildren; and four sisters, Oma Moore of Kingsport, Tenn., Una Gardner, Jeanette Fitzpatrick and Bonnie Gibson, all of Prestonsburg, Ky. Visitation was Wednesday, at Shoup-Carney-Frost Funeral Home, in Howe. Services were conducted Thursday, July 19, at the funeral home, and burial was in Brighton Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the LaGrange County Cancer Society. Shoup-Carney-Frost Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Judy Hall Hamilton

Age, 61, of Teaberry, Ky., died Friday, July 20, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on November 14, 1939, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rhoda Mitchell Hall. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Troy Hamilton. Other survivors include four daughters, Janice Hamilton and Jerrell Swain, both of Teaberry, Ky., Teresa Winkle of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sharon Kay Newman of Grethel, Ky.; two brothers, John Hall and Bobby Hall, both of Teaberry, Ky.; three sisters, Bessie Hall, Estaline Newsome and Irene Williams, all of Teaberry, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Alex Hall. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 22, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Hollybush Cemetery, Teaberry, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church.

 

Phoebe Merritt

Age, 76, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at her residence in Alger, Ohio. Born January 28, 1925, in Bonanza, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Sara (Anderson) Manuel. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at North Electric in Kenton, Ohio; also worked at Findlay Industries and in elderly home care. She was a member of the High Street Freewill Baptist Church on Reservoir Road, Lafayette, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Ben Merritt. Survivors include two sons, Larry (Brenda) Merritt of Alger, Ohio, Bennie (Janice) Merritt, of Wapakoneta, Ohio; one sister, Angie Bays of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 26, 2001, 1 p.m., at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, Ohio, with Rev. James Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio, under the direction of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger.

Garry Douglas Newman

Age, 60 years old, born July 18, 1941, in Hi Hat, Ky., the son of Mr. Henton and Loreena (Ross/Parker) Newman and Andrew Parker and Marcettia (Hall) Newman. Garry had been living in Michigan, since 1955. He was a veteran of the US Army Company A 17th SIG BN APO 164 Ranger Battalion armed forces and National Guards in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Mi. Garry was employed at GM in Ypsi as a Forman and computer painter, and also in Arlington, Tx. He retired in 1993. He was a member of the Whitmore Lake Rod and Gun Club and the American Rifle Association; a past member of the Moose Lodge in Hamburg, Mi. He enjoyed flying planes, being a ham operator, and loved NASCAR and stock car races. He was a frequent visitor of the race tracks in Michigan. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, a loving wife of 36 years, Patricia L. (Jones) Newman, daughter, Kim Loraine Hollister and husband Kevin, and granddaughter, Cheyenne, of Munith, Mi.; son, Kevin Douglas Newman and wife Dawn (Weston) Newman, and grandsons, Richard and baby Kenneth Newman, from Gregory Mi.; and sisters, Barbara Lou Hayden and Ellen Mae Akers, of Ky.; sister-in-law, Sue Newman of Ky.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Barbara Fouchey (Robert) from Brighton, Mi., and brother-in-law, Thomas Jones (Mary Kay) from Grand Blanc, Mi.; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Fritz and Keith Ditmore. Garry was a special papa to all the little ones who loved to be with him. Garry was preceded in death by his father, Henton Newman; step-father, Andrew Parker; mother, Loreena Parker, and brother, Edgar Newman. Garry has taught us to live for today, for tomorrow never comes, and the past is history we can learn from. Garry will awake in Heaven’s courtyard, free from pain within; the angels will gather around him and take his hand... he is finally at home. The family would like to give a special thank-you to his doctors and the staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A celebration of Garry’s life was held on Monday, July 23rd, at 11:00 a.m., at Bell-Borek Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel, with Rev. Carl F. Welser officiating. Burial was at Washtenong Memorial Park. The family received friends on Saturday from 6-8 p.m., and Sunday, from 12-6 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Hospital for Cardiac Research. Please sign Garry’s Guest Book at www.bellborek.com.

Myrtle Martin Jacobs

Age, 81, of Garrett, Ky., passed away Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the St. Joseph-Hospice Care in Lexington, Ky. Being one of seven children, Myrtle was born June 20, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Amanda Martin; four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband, Columbus Jacobs. The wedding vow, “Till Death Do Us Part,” was a steadfast oath that lasted 56 years. This unity brought forth two sons, Jimmy Jacobs of Lexington, Ky., and Bobby Jacobs of Wilmore, Ky.; five grandchildren, Kim Garrett, Jennifer Palmer, Timothy Jacobs, Lisa Jacobs, and Jeff Jacobs; and six great-grandchildren, Kristina Garrett, Brittany Garrett, Corey Jacobs, Madison Hines, Jacob Palmer and Shyanne Garrett, who also survive her. Myrtle was a member of The Salt Lick United Baptist Church, a member of Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Kentucky Education Association and The National Teachers Association. She taught in The Floyd County School System for 41 years. Funeral services were conducted, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Jerry Manns, Chester Lucas, and Sterlin Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Tom Martin Cemetery, Garrett, Ky. Visitation was after 1:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home, with church services at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of The Bluegrass, One St. Joseph Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40504. Pallbearers: Tim Jacobs, Jeff Jacobs, John Settles, Chris Garrett, Willie Martin Jr., Jackie Pack, Dan Martin, Darrel Martin, Jerry Martin, Phillip Martin, Wayne Palmer, Frankie Pack, and Danny O’Quinn.

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Jervis

Age, 87, of Endicott, the widower of Josephine Jervis, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born December 9, 1913, at Endicott, the son of the late William Kennis and Josie (Sherman) Jervis. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Church of Christ at Prestonsburg. He is survived by four sons, Freddie Jervis of Circleville, Oh., Stanley Jervis of West Prestonsburg, and Jeffrey and Johnny Jervis, both of Endicott; six daughters, Maggie Damron of Tram, Lou Jane Hunter of Mansfield, Ohio, and Shirley Jervis, Mary Ann Burchett, Rosetta Ward and Roberta Burchett, all of Endicott; one brother, L.J. “Jake” Jervis, of Pontiac, Mi.; one sister, Judy Jervis of Louisa; 24 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Jervis Cemetery at Endicott. Visitation began on Monday, July 23rd, at 2 p.m., at the new location of the Floyd Funeral Home, and continued after 10 a.m., on Tuesday. All arrangements are under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg.

Friday, July 20, 2001

Katherine Virginia Henry Osborne

Age 73, of Martin, Ky., widow of James Ralph Osborne, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky. She was born February 11, 1928, at Drift, Ky., the daughter of the late Charlie Henry and Maggie Robinson Henry. Mrs. Osborne was a homemaker, and attended the Drift Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two sons, Grant T. Osborne of Columbus, Oh., Gary Osborne of Martin, Ky.; two brothers, Roe Henry of Waverly, Ohio, Mark Henry of Cleveland, Oh.; two sisters, Helen J. Daniels of Hudson, N.C., Ruth Rotenbury of Delanco, N.J.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John Henry, Bill Henry and Charles Henry; and one sister, Mae Daniels. Funeral services for Katherine Virgnia Osborne will be conducted Saturday, July 21, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Ellen Herald Horn

Age, 91, of West Prestonsburg, the widow of Russell E. Horn, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. She was born May 4, 1910, at West Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late William and Allie Calhoun Herald. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, and a member of Adah Chapter No. 24, Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Palestine M. Horn of Flatwoods; one brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Josephine Herald of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Michael and Deanna Lynn Robinson; one great-granddaughter, Kathryn Anne Robinson; and two nephews, Gary T. Herald and Larry D. Herald. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Lorie Vannucci and Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will follow in the Porter Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the new location of Floyd Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Esta “Cooch” Burchett Crum

Age, 92, of Prestonsburg, the widow of Joe Crum, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Saint Joseph’s Hospice Care Center in Lexington. She was born February 26, 1909, at Prestonsburg, to the late W. G. and Julie Hubbard Burchett. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, John (Charlotte) Crum of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Faye (Eugene) Fisher and Edith (O. V.) Hollis, both of Wapakoneta, Oh, Peggy (Kenneth) Pointer of Lexington, and Jackie (Tom) Wells of Lawrenceburg; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin and Rev. Donald Crisp officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Visitation will begin on Thursday, July 19th, at 5 p.m., at the new location of Floyd Funeral Home, and will continue after 10 a.m., on Friday, until time of services. All arrangements are under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home, of Prestonsburg.

Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Henry “Josh” Nichols

Age, 82, Washington Street, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died at 1:45 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2001, at his residence. He was born December 29, 1918, in Prestonsburg, Ky., a son of the late Tobe and Martha Stricklin Nichols. He was a World War II, U.S. Army veteran. On May 25, 1946, he married Ruby Roop, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, Donnie L. (Susan) Nichols of Wapakoneta, and Terry D. (Elaine) Nichols of Columbus; a daughter, Sheila (William) Doering of Buckland; a brother, Preston Nichols of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren: Natalie Perry, Matthew, Katie and Angela Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Clark. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 12, at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Stephen Smitley officating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta, where military graveside services were conducted by the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Bertha Caudill

Bertha Caudill, age 95, of Ecorse, Michigan, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Manion Manor Nursing Home, in Riverview Michigan. Born October 22, 1905, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late John Moore and Zella Scott. She is survived by one son, Iveria Caudill; and one brother, Edd Moore. Other survivors include five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 9, 10 a.m., at the Little Ida Church, Ecorse, Michigan. Interment was in Ferndale Cemetery under the direction of Ballheim Funeral Home, Ecorse, Michigan.

Curtis R. Layne

Age 84, of Salyersville, Ky., formerly of Martin, Ky., passed away Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Ky. He was born January 27, 1917, the son of the late Horace Layne and Sarah DeRossett Layne. Mr. Layne was a retired coal miner and a member of the Fritz Church of God in Jesus Name of Fritz, Ky., and a member of the UMWA. Survivors include two sons, Robert Eugene Layne of Quincy, Mich., Eddie Dean Layne of Albion, Mich.; one daughter, Rose Patrick of Salyersville, Ky., 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Scott E. Layne, and two grandchildren. Funeral services for Curtis R. Layne were conducted Saturday, July 7, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, David Collett, Larry Patrick, and Billy Ratliff, officiating. Burial followed in the Samons Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Annis Boling

Age, 92, of Garrett, Ky., died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on June 15, 1909, in Knott County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ballard Hunter and Amanda Cox Hunter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Boling. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one brother, Luther Hunter of Garrett, Ky.; one sister, Elsie Thornsbury of Garrett, Ky. She was preceded in death by two brothers, French Hunter and Bert Hunter; and two sisters, Violet Cox and Mable Martin. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 12, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Sterlin and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in the Hop Cox Cemetery, Knott County, Garrett, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home, after noon on Wednesday, and after 9 a.m., Thursday, where friends may call.

Pearl Spivey Meade

Age 94, of Pine Hills, Morehead, Ky., passed away Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead, Ky. She was born on January 5, 1907, at Bluefield, W. Va., the daughter of the late Charlie and Alpha Sargent Sydney. She was formerly employed as a cook at Howard Johnson’s in Michigan, and worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant, in Willow Run, Michigan. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, William Madison Meade, preceded her in death on October 6, 1976. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Charles T. Meade and Joseph P. Meade. Survivors include one son, Claude Meade of Morehead, Ky.; four daughters, Douglas Sanders of Weeskbury, Ky., Gertrude Burke of Taylor, Mich., Olga McDavid of Walker, La., Betty Cardnell of Homosassa Springs, Fla.; one brother, Clyde Butler Spivey of Adrian, Mich.; one sister, Katherine Owens of Lakeland, Fla.; 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 9, 2001, at the Church of Christ, Lancer, Ky., with Rev. Benny Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky. Visitation was in the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead, Ky., and at the church at Lancer. Grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Friday, July 6, 2001

Mae Gray

Age 87, of Kite, KY., the widow of Richard “Dick” Gray, passed away July 5, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, KY., following a short illness. She was born November 24, 1913, in Little Paint, KY., the daughter of the late James Stephenson and Mary Margaret Auxier Stephenson. Survivors include two sons, Richard Finley Gray, Asle, TX.; Timothy Wayne Gray, Kite, KY.; seven daughters, Janice Marie Johnson, Fruitland Park, FL.; Margaret Howell, Estill, KY.; Jeanette Mosley, Shelby, OH.; Loretta Tennant, Stillwater, MN; Virginia Salyer, Willard, OH.; Juanita Lafferty, Prestonsburg, KY.; Elizabeth Caudill, Anco, KY.; 26 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mae Gray will be conducted, Sunday, July 8, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Estill, KY., with Clergymen Buddy Jones and James “Red” Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, KY., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, KY. Visitation is after 12 noon, Friday, at the church.

Curtis R. Layne

Age 84, of Salyersville, KY, formerly of Martin, KY, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, KY. He was born January 27, 1917, the son of the late Horace Layne and Sarah DeRossett Layne. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Fritz Church of God in Jesus Name, Fritz, KY. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He is survived by two sons, Robert Eugene Layne and Eddie Dean Layne, both of Albion, MI; one daughter, Rose Patrick, of Salyersville, KY; and 12 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Scott E. Layne, and two grandchildren. Funeral services for Curtis R. Layne will be conducted Saturday, July 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, KY., with Clergymen David Collett, Larry Patrick, and Billy Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Samons Cemetery, Martin, KY, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, KY. Visitation was held Thursday evening, and will be held again on Friday, after 8 a.m. at the funeral home.

Charles R. “KY” McDowell

Mansfield, Ohio - Charles R. “KY” McDowell, 73, formerly of Ashland, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Woodlawn Nursing Home, after an extended illness. He was born on June 1, 1927, in Wayland, Kentucky, to Arthur and Elizabeth (Hall) McDowell. He had been a resident of Ashland most of his life, having been a service manager for area auto dealers, a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy, and was a member of Grove City Christian Church in Grove City, Ohio. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 25 of Richmond, Kentucky, Scottish Rite, Oleika Temple, American Legion Post 88, The Ashland Shrine Club, and the Lexington, Kentucky Shrine Club. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen; a son, Charles; a stepson, Charles Higginbotham of Lucas, Ohio; and a stepdaughter, Michelle King, of Sacramento, California. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary R., in 1947. Services were held Monday, June 4, at 1 p.m., at Heyl Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Pallbearers were: Ray V. Allen, Paul V. Allen, Larry D. Allen, J.M. Turner, Ron Kenny, and Kenny Hyle.

Alma Crowder

Age 87, of Wayland, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on July 31, 1914, at Breathitt County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late J. Wise Carpenter and Nannie Craft Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Crowder. Survivors include two sons, Gene (Becky Honn) Crowder, of Middletown, OH., and Steve (Wendy) Crowder, of Wayland, KY.; two grandchildren, Logan Crowder and Hunter Crowder; and one brother, Bill Carpenter (Onllene), of Panama City, FL. Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, July 8, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY., under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, KY. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ranel D.“Bud” Hall

Age, 72, resident of Lake City, Florida, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in the Lake City Medical Center, following a long illness. Mr. Hall was a native of Osborn, Kentucky, son of the late John and Minnie Spears Hall, and had resided in New Boston, Michigan, for many years, prior to moving to Lake City, in 1987. Mr. Hall was a retired steelworker and was a member of Athens Baptist Church, Lake City, and was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Hall, of Lake City; one son, Mallie Franklin (Lynn) Hall, of Camden, TN.; six daughters, Brenda (Larry) Kittle, of Winter Garden, Tammy Goins, of St. Cloud, Jacqueline (Ted) Jacobs, of Perryville, OH, Kim (Tony) Daniel, of Bradenton, Kristie (Hans) Akselsen, of Tenants Harbor, Maine, Michelle (Matt) Depoister, of Lake City; two brothers, James E. (Kay) Hall, and John B. Hall, both of Vinton, OH; one sister, Nola (Bill) Skeans, of Lorain, OH. Eighteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted, Saturday, July 7, 2001, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, with Rev. Ray Lloyd officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City. The family will receive friends, Friday, July 6, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Guerry Funeral Home, 4309 South First Street, Lake City, is in charge of all arrangements.

America “Merkie” Slone

Age 79, of Harrod, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio. Born January 11, 1922, in Knott County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Winfield and Lura Gearheart Cox. She was the widow of Sidney Slone, and a former employee of the Artex Company, in Lima, as well as a homemaker. She was a member of the Auglaize United Baptist Church at Maysville, Ohio. She is survived by four sons, Ervin L. Slone, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; Delbert R. (Lou) Slone, of Waynesfield, OH.; Phillip M. (Cindy) Slone, of Harrod, OH.; and David L. (Carrie) Slone, of Lafayette, OH.; one daughter, Faye (Gary) Wireman, of Harrod, OH.; one brother, Garlan (Tommie) Cox, of Lafayette, OH.; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was well loved by all her neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by eight brothers: Valis, Bee, Graden, Dallas, Luther, Hobert, Allen, and Ivory Cox; three sisters: Rebecca Cox, Matilda McKinnon and Clara Ogle; and one granddaughter, Vanessa Slone. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Auglaize United Baptist Church, Maysville, Ohio. Burial will be at the Preston Cemetery in Alger, Ohio. The Rev. Russell Manns will officiate. Friends may call at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, one hour prior to the funeral services.

Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Jaye Hicks Wise Johnson

Age, 86, of Dwale, KY, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at her residence in Dwale following an extended illness. Born on March 5, 1915, in Knott County, KY, she was the daughter of the late John A. Hicks and Lizzie Gunnel Hicks. She was a retired waitress. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Wise of Dwale, KY, and one granddaughter, Shirley Wise Willis, also of Dwale. She is also survived by one sister, Olga Trusty, of Garrett, KY. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Wise, and four brothers, Daniel Hicks, Robert Hicks, Richard Hicks, and Joe Hicks, as well as three sisters, Alpha Chell, Mae Hicks, and Nova Oberle. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Omery C. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Cemetery located at Eastern, KY, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, KY. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Gertie Mae Thomas Johnson

Age 74, of Hindman, KY, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, KY. Born on October 31, 1926, at Litt Carr, KY, she was the daughter of the late William and Nancy Jane Amburgey Everage. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin Thomas, as well as her second husband, Joe Johnson. She was also preceded in death by one son, Mitchell Thomas, and three brothers, Everett Everage, John Everage, and Arthur Everage. She was a homemaker and a member of the Denver Sumner Memorial Old Regular Baptist Church, Perry Co. She is survived by three sons, Alfred Thomas of West Liberty, KY; Omega Thomas of Mallie, KY; and Jessie Gene Everage of La Grange, KY. She is also survived by four daughters, Mary Jane Combs of Viper, KY; Sharon Lewis of Shelbyville, KY; Zephra Ann McKinney of Litt Carr, KY; and Cathy Roark of Mallie, KY; and three brothers, Nick Everage of Happy, KY; Sam Everage of Brownstown, IN; and Troy Everage of North Carolina; as well as four sisters, Cuba Morrison of Ohio; Melba Sue Noble of Cleveland, OH; Linda Lou Farley of North Carolina; and Brenda Gay Newman of Whitesburg, KY.; and 25 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and seveal great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 2, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, Owens Branch, Hindman, KY, with Eli Smith, Donnie Patrick and others, officiating. Burial was in the Thomas Family Cemetery, Red Fox, KY, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, KY.

Pauline “Poppy” Helton

Age 94, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at the home of her daughter, in Warsaw. Born July 28, 1906, to the late William Singleton Flannery and Martha Frazier Flannery in Martin, Kentucky, she was a homemaker and the wife of the late Bennie Helton, whom she married on March 24, 1927. She is survived by two sons, Troy Helton, of Walkerton, IN, Roger Helton, of North Manchester, IN, and five daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Ruth) Johnson, of Silver Lake, IN, Sue Smith, of Warsaw, IN, Mrs. Loren (Dorothy) Bishop, of Cicero, IN, Ethel Woodling, of Warsaw, IN, and Mrs. Lynn (Alice) Reichert, of Washburn, WI. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by four sons, one daughter, ten brothers, and eight sisters. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Claypool Full Gospel Tabernacle, Claypool, IN, with the Reverend Ralph Dotson officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, IN. Funeral arrangements were conducted by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel.

Barbara J. Goble

Age 64, of Cardington, Ohio, died Sunday evening, July 1, 2001, after a long, brave fight with cancer. Barbara was born March 7, 1937, at Mare Creek, Kentucky, to John and Elouise (Stratton) Spradlin. She was married to Jack D. Goble in Betsy Layne, KY, on June 15, 1955. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was a loving mother of four, as well as grandmother to four. She is survived by two sons, Donald J. Goble of Cardington, and Randall Goble of Hamilton; two daughters, Darlene Hacker of Oxford, and Jean Powelson of Cardington; as well as grandchildren, Amanda Goble, Chad Goble, Megan Goble and Trevor Hacker. She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Rhodes of Wellington, and Margaret Lewis of Marion, and three brothers, Wilburn Spradlin of Vinemont, Alabama, Hurley Spradlin of Marion, and Walter Spradlin of Stanville, Kentucky. Barbara was a faithful member of Edison Enterprise Baptist Church in Edison. She had worked at Waco Industries in Cardington and at Woodside Village Care Center in Mt. Gilead. Friends may call at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington, on Wednesday evening, 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., in the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Colegrove officiating. Burial will follow in the Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. The family requests memorial donations to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Ralph D. Spencer

Age 85, of Eastern, Kentucky, husband of Eugenia “Jean” Marie Horner Spencer, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Pallbearers were Ron Spencer, Shawn Spencer, John Hunt, Larry Hodge, Melvin Allen, Jim Berger, Tony Spencer, and Tom Horner. Honorary Pallbearers: Everett Gilde, Paul Blevins, Clifford Spencer, Paul Bailey, Jim Spencer, Phil Spencer, Denver Adkins, Prock Conley, and Gary Bailey.