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As reported in the Floyd County Times

July , 2006

Desama Florene Warrix

Age 88, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Warrix. Survivors include three daughters: Valeria W. Webb of Henderson, North Carolina, Diane W. Cooksey of Lexington, and Pamela W. Keramati of Jacksonville, Florida; three sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A private memorial service was held Wednesday, August 2, at 6 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Virginia, was in charge of arrangements. (FCT'S 08-04-2006)

HORN, Celia Jean  Age 65, of Weeksbury, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born December 26, 1940, in Topmost, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Viola Salyers Bates. She was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Charles B. Horn. Other survivors include: two sons: Terry Horn and Charles Horn, Jr., both of Weeksbury; two daughters Pamela Hall, husband Bill, of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Michelle Horn of Garrett; one brother, Charles Wayne Bates of Bevinsville; and one sister Justine Meade of Hi Hat; four grandchildren: Christopher Hall, Kayla Hall, Courtney Horn, and Kristin Horn; and one great grandchild, Alex Christopher Hall. In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Harold Dean Bates, Julius Bates, and Kennith Ray Bates Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, at noon at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FTC'S)

LITAFIK, Maxine Moscrip   Age 87, of Phelps, formerly of Weeksbury, widow of Gaza Litafik, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Good Shepard Community Nursing Center, in Phelps. She was born November 23, 1918, in Cookeville, Tennessee. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Weeksbury Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Mike (Trish) Litafik of Phelps; a sister, Sybil Bailey of Lebanon, Ohio; and two grandsons: Thomas Litafik and Christopher Litafik. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Paul Moscrip and James P. Moscrip; three sisters: Virginia Anglian, Betty Obroff, and Elizabeth Moore. Funeral services for Maxine Moscrip Litafik were conducted, Sunday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clarence Smith, Rick Kelly, and John Burke officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jamie Moscrip, James Moscrip, Chris Litafik, Jerry Smith, Ricky Anderson and Bill Bradford. (FCT'S)

HAYWOOD, Glady   Age, 90, of Jackson, Michigan formerly of Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the John Ganton’s Countryside Care Center, in Jackson, Michigan.  Born October 4, 1915, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Betty Prater.  She was married first to Casey Hackworth, and later to Kelly Haywood.  They both preceded her in death.  She was a mother and homemaker.  Survivors include a daughter: Garnett Puckett-Harook (Ed) of Munith, Michigan; three grandchildren: Jeanne (Larry) Samons of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Curt D. (Cindy) Puckett of Horton, Michigan, and Jimmy Hackworth of Jackson, Michigan; four great-grandchildren: Becky (Ken) Ardrey of Farmington, Missouri, Michelle (Steve) Smith of Stockbridge, Michigan, Jeff (Crystal) Samons of Memphis, Tennessee, and Elizabeth Hackworth of Jackson, Michigan; four great-great-grandchildren; Hailee and Rachel Smith, and Hanna and Tyler Ardrey; a daughter-in-law, Barb Hackworth; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, and both husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, James Hackworth; three sisters: Essie Brown, Lessie Owens, and Ada Whitaker.  Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, June 7, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Omery Chuck Hall officiating.  Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg.   Visitation is Wednesday after 11 a.m., at the Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

Richard Click

Age 68, of Banner, husband of the late Nellie Smith Conn Click, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at his residence. He was born January 21, 1938, in Banner, the son of the late Lum Click and Ida Burchett Click. He was a truck driver, and a member of the Bonaza Freewill Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sons, Tony Randall of David, and Teddy Ray Click, and his companion, Christine Bradford, all of Banner; and two sisters: Glorania Layne of Langley, and Anna Rose Collins of Oil Springs. In addition to his wife, Nellie, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul Richard Click; and a brother, Lummie Click Jr. Funeral services for Richard Click will be conducted Saturday, July 29, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Gunnels Cemetery, in Banner, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.

Lewis Henry Dotson

Age, 89, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at his residence.  Born January 27, 1917, in Coats, Kansas, he was the son of the late William J. Dotson and Carrie Belle Fields Dotson. He was a former self-employed auto mechanic. He was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church in Goble-Roberts, and was a deacon and adult Sunday school teacher, former clerk of Floyd County Association of Freewill Baptists, and Kentucky State Association of Freewill Baptists and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marshall Dotson. Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy Eileen Campbell (Keith) of Prestonsburg; a half brother, George Archer Dotson of Whitesburg; and one sister, Thursa Keathley of Ashland; three grandchildren: Chuck Campbell (Sebrena) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Chris Campbell (Susan) of Prestonsburg, and Denise Campbell Howard (Jeff) of Harlan; three step-grandchildren: Dwayne Campbell of Louisville, Joey Campbell (Audrey) of Prestonsburg, and Tina Clark (Jeff) of Louisville; six great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 21, at 1 p.m., at the Community Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Paul Coleman, and others, officiating. Interment is at Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation is Friday, 11 a.m., until service, at the church. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.

Patty Lou Chaffins Moss

Age 65, of Garrett, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at her residence. She was born January 10, 1941, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Kendall and Ruth Conley Chaffins. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Knott Co.unty School System. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, and attended Morehead State University. She taught school at Emmalena Elementary, Beckham Combs Elementary, and Jones Fork Elementary. She is survived by her husband, Earnest G. Moss; a son, Larry “Candi” Crager of Garrett; three brothers: Clarence “Bud” Chaffins, Marvin Chaffins, and Richard Chaffins, all of Garrett; three grandchildren: Carrie Lou Crager, Chisum Lee Crager, and Brooke Stewart; and a great-grandchild, Chad Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Keith Crager. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Chaffins Family Cemetery at Rockfork Road, Garrett, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: William Chaffins, Brian Webster, Dwayne Moore, Bryan Manns, Z.W. Chaffins, and Marvin Chaffins.

Earl L. Thomas

Age, 49, of Raccoon, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Harold. Born September 2, 1956, in Wyandotte, Michigan, he was the son of the late Sanders and Eulavein King Thomas. He was a disabled construction worker, and a member of the Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Tobie Keene Thomas Other survivors include two Sons: Billy Joe Santos of Watts, Georgia, and Austin Lee Jerome Thomas of Raccoon; two daughters: Eula Miranda Kay Odom of Washington State, and Alexis Pauline Goldie Thomas of Raccoon; three brothers: Richard Joseph Thomas, Tommy Dewey Thomas, and Gary Lynn Thomas, all of Cartersville, Georgia; two grandchildren: Collin and Haley; and his grandmother, Goldie Bell King of Cartersville, Georgia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph (Abe) King. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Jimmy Stanley and Johnny Smith officiating. Burial will be in the May Cemetery, at Main Toler, in Harold. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Pet Martin Conn

Age 85, of Printer, wife of the late Ike Conn, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. She was born November 29, 1920, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Beulah Hayes Martin. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons: James Edward (Norma) Conn of Lockbourne, Ohio, and Tony (Jessica) Conn of Martin; two daughters: Kay Conn Hagans of Martin, and Doris (Mike) Collins of Irvine; four brothers: Tandy Martin, Creed Martin, and Wendell Martin, all of Printer, and Joe Martin, of Peebles, Ohio; three sisters: Dot Belcher of Drift, Nora Martin of Printer, and Bonnie Martin of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Paul, Anna, Vivian, Wally, Clint, and Kaden; several great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Pet Martin Conn will be conducted, Saturday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Della Hall Clark

Age, 89, deeply loved and mourned by family and friends, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2006, in San Jose, California. She was born July 26, 1916, in Wheelwright, the daughter of the late Sill and Melvina Hall. She was a member of the Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Clark; a son, Morton Downey; and sisters: Stella Hicks, Dora Patton, and Flora Woods. Her faith in God and her family were the most important aspects of Della's life. She is survived by four children: Rod Clark and his wife, Georgia, of Miamisburg, Ohio, Sybil Barefoot and her husband, Granville of San Jose, California, John Clark and his wife, Beth, of Louisville; and a daughter, Sandy Clark of San Jose, California; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; her much-loved nieces and nephews; and other family members of her large circle in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years Della lived with her husband, Frank and family in Wheelwright, Pikeville, Centerville, Ohio, and in their home in Belbrook, Ohio. In her retirement years, she often spent time with her daughters in California, where she passed away. She was a cosmetologist/instructor, holding licenses in Ohio, California, Virginia, and Kentucky.  A highlight of her life was her many years as owner of the Pikeville Beauty College on Grace Avenue in Pikeville. It is fitting she would work on Grace Avenue, for she was truly a woman of grace and love. It was there she instructed her beloved students and served the patrons with her faith in God, her gentle spirit, and huge heart. Many lives were touched by her presence. She will be missed beyond measure. Funeral services will be held at the Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church on Chloe Road, in Pikeville, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 22, with Pastor Don Lee officiating. Burial will follow at the Sill Hall Cemetery, in Wheelwright, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Hambley Boulevard, Pikeville, KY 41501. Visitation is Friday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., at the funeral home chapel. Flowers may be sent to the Call Funeral Home, or donations sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1150 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 7A, San Jose, CA 95128.

Sollie Bryant

Age, 85, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at his residence. Born June 30, 1921, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Wess and Liddie Bentley Bryant. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry. He is survived by his wife, Tessie Hamilton Bryant. Other survivors include four sons: Homer Bryant of Columbus, Ohio, Dana Bryant and Kenneth Bryant, both of Betsy Layne, and Darvine Bryant of Ivel; five daughters: Shirley Abshire of Boldman, Norma Jean Tackett and Nora Baxter, both of Betsy Layne, Kathleen Newsome of Robinson Creek, and Brenda Robinson of Harold; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Emma Hall and Gilva Bryant, both of Teaberry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Joe Bryant; three brothers: Milford Bryant, John B. Bryant and Webster Bryant; a sister: Bertha Kendrick; and a grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20, at noon, at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 7 p.m.

Shepherd, Arlen E. (Paddle Foot) Sr.  

Age, 75, of David, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born September 1, 1930, in David, he was the son of the late Jay and Kittie Shepherd. He was a retired tipple foreman; a U.S. Army veteran; a member of Auxier Chapter 18 D.A.V.; and a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Childers Shepherd. Other survivors include: a son: Arlen Shepherd Jr., of David; three daughters: Glenda Joyce Ousley (Danny) of Prestonsburg, Carletta Raye Fraley (Ray) of Emma, and Tammy Arlene Butcher (Dean) of Van Lear; four brothers: Beacher C. Shepherd, Robert Deford Shepherd, and David L. Shepherd, all of David, and John Henry Shepherd of Findlay, Ohio; six sisters: Myrtle Pitts, Joyce Whitaker, and Shirley Kilgore, all of David, Christine Stilwell of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Delores Baldridge of Blue River, and Barbara Shepherd of Salyersville; eight grandchildren: Rachael Ann Ousley, Danielle Ousley, Bradley Forest Shepherd, Abby Grace Shepherd, Jessica Nicole Fraley, Nathaniel Ray Fraley, Richard Neal Butcher, and Hannah Arlene Butcher; and three great-grandchildren: Austin Michael Salyer, Savannah Rose Ousley, and Daniel Chase Hunt.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Sue Shepherd; a brother, Laymon Shepherd; and a sister, Easter Stanley. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 20, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Shane Powers officiating. Military services will be conducted by Auxier Chapter 18, D.A.V. Burial will be in the James E. Shepherd Family Cemetery, in David, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

WEST, Glenda Gail
  

Age, 52, of Madison Heights, Michigan, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at her residence. Born February 10, 1954, in Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Prater and Ella Jones Guevremont; and the step-daughter of Norman Guevremont of Goshen, Ohio. Other survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Paul Dwayne and Angie Guevremont and James Lee and Carol Maciejewski West, all of Michigan; six grandchildren: David Dwayne, Whitney, Brent, D. J., James, and Brittany; three brothers: Jimmy Guevremont, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Steven Guevremont, and Danny Guevremont, both of Goshen, Ohio; and a sister, Henrietta Moody of Goshen, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 20, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Claude Allen, Lewis Sandlin, and John B. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery in Bevinsville. Visitation is Wednesday, 4 p.m., at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

THORNSBERRY, Lawrence
 

Age, 86, of Topmost, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Kindred Hospital, in Louisville. Born April 11, 1920, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Henry and Rachael Tuttle Thornsberry. He was a retired coal miner, and a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Slone Thornsberry. Survivors include his sons and daughters in law: Lawrence Jr., and Angie Thornsberry, of St. Marys, Ohio; Cecil and Geraldine Thornsberry, of Andrews, Indiana; Danny and Ronita Thronsberry, of Lexington, and Ricky and Renee Thornsberry, of Prestonsburg; daughters and sons-in-law: Zella and Bill M. Hall of Topmost; and Anna Marie and Alan Tackett of Ashtabula, Ohio; a brother, Jethro Thronsberry of Hollybush, and 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren In addition to his wife, and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Isadore Thornsberry and Theodore Thornsberry; five brothers: Estill Thornsberry, John M. Thornsberry, Lee Thornsberry, Clay Thornsberry, and Dock Thornsberry; seven sisters: Rebecca Slone, Angaline Tuttle, Betty Tuttle, Patsy Ward, Sara Ellen Johnson, Flora Flat, and Lettie Hall; and a step-brother; Bert Hall. Funeral services were held Monday, July 17, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Pope Cemetery, at Hollybush, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

SAMONS, Namon
 

Age, 75, of Argillite, formerly of Martin, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at his residence. Born March 1, 1931, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Alex and Ida Sammons Samons. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Church of Christ, in Flatwoods. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Varney Samons. Other survivors include two sons: Henry Michael Samons (Kristi) of Mesquite, Texas, and Jimmy Samons of Argillite; a daughter, Jean Nichols (Ed) of Ann Arbor, Michigan; two brothers: Henry Samons of Prestonsburg, and Benny Walk Samons of Allen; six grandchildren: Michael, (Patty), Ashley, Jasmin, Kati, Sidney, and Charles; and three great-grandchildren: Michael, Joshua, and Aaron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Samons; a daughter, Barbara Ann Samons; his first wife, Bertha Robinson Samons; three brothers: Claude Samons, Seymore Samons, and Noble Samons; and two sisters: LouAnn Hall and Jenny Samons. Funeral services were held Monday, July 17, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with John Brown and Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitaton was Saturday, from 3 p.m., to 9 p.m., at the Church of Christ in Flatwoods; and after 9 a.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

MULLINS, Henry Lee

Age 46, of Printer, was dead on arrival, Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Pikeville Medical Center. Born May 26, 1960, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Daniel and Annie Caudill Mullins. He was a disabled restaurant worker, and a United States Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Collier Mullins. Survivors include two sons: Estill Gregory Jarvis of Prestonsburg, and Jason Lee Mullins of Albion, Michigan; four brothers: Willie Mullins of Printer, Larry Mullins of Bradenton, Florida, Teddy Mullins of Drift, and Lawrence Mullins of Printer; four sisters: Rita Crum of Willard, Ohio, Darlene Barnett of Norwalk, Ohio;, Linda Henson of Fleming County, and Martha Humble of Printer; and three grandchildren . In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Thomas Mullins and Gary Lee Mullins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, at 1 p.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. (FCT'S)

Daniel Dexter Boggs

Age 59, of East Point, passed away Friday, July 7, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center.  He was born December 20, 1946, at East Point, the son of the late Edgar Boggs and Lou Ella Music Boggs. He was a coal mining supervisor for (CAM), a member of the Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church, a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge, and a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, with achievement of Expert (Machine Gun), Marksman (Rifle), National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Marksman (M-16 Rifle), Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, and Combat Infantryman Badge. Survivors include his companion, Phyllis Prater Dotson of East Point; a daughter, Elizabeth (Neil) Ashley Boggs Capper of Clemson, South Carolina; two step-children, Leann George and Kevin Dotson, both of Prestonsburg; a brother, Ed Boggs, of East Point; three sisters, Wanda Webb of East Point, Phyllis (LeMayne) Dingus of Martin, and Elaine (J.P.) Short, of Paintsville; six step-grandchildren, Emma George, Lucas George, Mason Holbrook, Austin Holbrook, Chase Dotson, and Conor Dotson. Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Patsy Williams; and a brother-in-law, Tom Webb. Funeral services for Daniel Dexter Boggs were conducted Monday, July 10, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Clergyman Ronnie Spriggs officiating.  Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Danny Webb, Rick Spradlin, Chris Boggs, Mike Williams, Randy Boggs, and Joe Spradlin.

Albert Ralph (Monroe) Osborne

Age, 56, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born April 2, 1950, in Pike County, he was the son of Douglas Osborne of Hunter, and the late Hazel Skeens Osborne. He was a disabled communications worker.  He is survived by his wife, Diana Crisp Osborne. Other survivors include two Sons: Anthony Todd Osborne of Prestonsburg, and Mikele Andrew Osborne (Iva) of Hager Hill; three brothers: Frank, Paul, and Melvin; and four sisters: Liza, Ruby, Verda, and Alpha; four step-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchildren Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Mabry Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home.

Cladie Spears

Age, 90, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, July 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  Born March 27, 1916, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Rosie Kendrick Goble. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie “Otto” Elmer Spears. Survivors include four sons: Darvin K. Spears (Norma), Jack Spears (Ann), Johnny Spears (Ruth), and Herbert Spears (Andrea), all of Prestonsburg; two daughters: Ollie Jean Calhoun and Dorothy Lafferty (Clinton), both of Prestonsburg; three brothers: Richard Scott Goble of Michigan, Howard Goble of Elizabethtown, and Argie Goble of Indiana; two sisters: Elsie Burchett and Emogene Ward, both of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Spears; four brothers: Estill Goble, E. J. Goble, Leon Goble, and Joe Frank Goble; a sister, Junie Mae Goble; a great-grandchild, Destiny; and a son-in-law, Gordon Calhoun. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 11, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Brent Tackett and Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial was in the Spears Cemetery, at Ruff & Tuff Branch, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.Visitation was at the funeral home.

Tony “Henry” “Cud” Hall

Age, 70, of Emma, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  Born May 27, 1936, in Water Gap, he was the son of the late William Hall and the late Pearlie Prater Hall Hurd. He was a self-employed tree cutter; and attended the Community Trinity Church, in Maggoffin County. He is survived by his wife, Ada Lou Howard Hall. Other survivors include two sons: Tony Eugene Hall of Prestonsburg, and John Hall of Kendallville, Indiana; eight daughters: Ada Frances Poe of Prestonsburg, Mary Frances Mills of Brimfield, Indiana, Donna Kay Cole of Allen, Gloria Powers of Auxier, Lisa Cain of Richmond, Naoma Spradlin of Auxier, Michelle Lou Evans of Bull Creek; and Goldie Spears of Emma; three brothers: James Hall, Frank Hall, and Floyd Hall, all of Indiana; two sisters: Mary Allen Kendrick and Naoma Wagner, both of Indiana; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren  In additon to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Tony Hall Jr.; a brother: William Hall; and a sister: Martha Ancil.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 11, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gerald Fairchild officiating.  Burial was in the Wright Cemetery, at Big Branch, in Water Gap, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home.  Active pallbearers: Jerry Mills, James Cole, Tom Ratliff, Ted Powers, Landrum Evans Jr., Ron Hunter, Jarred Harvey, Arvil Cain and Brent Coleman
Honorary pallbearers: Gabriel Shepherd, Mike Pinson, Gary Lee Wolfe Jr., Daniel Ray Wolfe, and Jason T. Wolfe.

Alexis Ann Hall

Infant daughter of Robert Hall and Sally Vance, both of Prestonsburg, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  She was born July 7, 2006, in Prestonsburg. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters: Katelyn Fraley and Haley Slone, both of Allen; her paternal grandfather: Bobby Eugene Hall of Prestonsburg; her maternal grandparents: Larry and Patricia Vance of Allen; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her, paternal grandmother, Bonnie Fraley Hall. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Alan Miller officiating. Burial was in the Fraley Cemetery at Jenny Wiley, in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Clarence P. England

Age 88, passed away, Sunday, July 9, 2006, in Michigan, with his children at his bedside. Beloved son of the late Thomas England, and Anne E. Spurlock Tackett. Dear father of Shirley and Roger, Brenda, Anne, Cynthia, Jacqueline, Jeffrey, and Pamela. He had 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He has been battling Alzheimers for 10 years. It has been a long battle for our father. He will be missed very much by family and very best friend, Alb Lawson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, at 10 a.m., at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren, Detroit Michigan. Visitation is Wednesday, July 12, from 1 to 9.

Bill Joel Crisp

Age, 79, of Martin, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at his residence.  Born February 6, 1927, in Martin, he was the son of the late Edd Crisp and Mattie Conley Crisp. He was a disabled truck driver, for Wright Lumber Co., and a member of Faith Bible Church. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Stephens Crisp. Other survivors include a son: Dennis Joel (Elda) of Richmond; a daughter: Billie Joan (Dr. Terry Wright) of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Donald Crisp, and David Crisp; both of Martin; eight grandchildren: Nathan, Stephanie, Allison, Courtney, Nikki, Cristina, Drew, and Olivia; and several step-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Crisp; a daughter, Sandra Crisp; three brothers: Randolph Crisp, James Herbert Crisp, and Carl Crisp; and a sister, Imogene Crisp.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 12, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with James Stephens officiating.  Burial will be in the Crisp Cemetery, at Bucks Branch, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home.

Halter, TACKETT,  

Age 85, of Beaver, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg.  Born August 20, 1920, at Beaver, he was the son of the late Thomas and Fannie Hall Tackett. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the UMWA.   In addition to his wife, Myrtle Osborne Tackett, he is survived by: two sons, James Tackett, of Beaver, and Gary Tackett, of Grethel; five daughters, Betty (Donald) Brown, of Beaver, Dianna (Muncie) Meade, of Dema, Nina (the late Charles) Hall, Alma Lou Tackett, and Rosalee Tackett; one brother, Clifford Tackett, of Beaver; two sisters, Carolyn Newsome, of McDowell, and Mary Bella Hall, of Ellijay, Georgia; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Zadis Dean (Maggie) Tackett; and, one daughter, Lucille Tackett.Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 4, at Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, in Teaberry. Ministers of the church officiated.  Burial was in Hall Cemetery, at Grethel.  Visitation was conducted at both the funeral home and the church. Services were conducted each night.  All arrangements by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

Marie Sparkman,  

Age 81, of Dema, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland.  Born February 9, 1925, at Mousie, she was the daughter of the late John Wess and Gracie Click Sparkman. She was a retired General Electric employee.  She is survived by one sister, Juanita Sparkman Hagan, of Louisville; one aunt, Nell Bowling, of Sassafras; one brother-in-law, Langley Turner, of Prestonsburg; five nieces, Myra Elliott, Debbie Hagan, Lana Smith, Lisa Logwood, and Susie Dever; four nephews, Michael Turner, Randy Hagan, David Hagan, and David Sparkman; eight great-nieces; four great-nephews; three great-great nieces; and one great-great nephew.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Turner and Evelee Reeder; four brothers, Edward Sparkman, and infant brothers, John, Edgar, and Hawley; and one nephew, John Edward Sparkman.  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 2, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Jerry Manns, and others, officiated.  Burial was in Turner Cemetery, at Dema.  Visitation was at the funeral home.  All arrangements by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Shawn Keith Skeens

Age 25, of Hueysville, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at his residence. Born August 1, 1980, at St. Marys, Ohio, he was the son of Faron and Judy Slone Skeens, of Hueysville.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Miranda (Rick) Jordan, of Charleston, West Virginia, and Sheena Renee Skeens, of Wapakoneta, Ohio; and nieces and nephew, Marissa, Plaint Keith, and Avaryonia.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 4, at Zion Deliverance Church, at Wayland. Claude Allen officiated.  Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg.  Visitation was at the church. All arrangements by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Carolyn Baird

Age, 59, of Pikeville, passed away at the Markey Cancer Center, Sunday, July 2, 2006, after a nine-year battle with Waldenstrom's Disease, a rare form of bone marrow cancer.  Born June 24, 1947 at Hardburley, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Jonah and Helen Brewer Richie. She was a 1965 graduate of Wheelwright High School and was a 1967 graduate of Mayo State Vocational School of Paintsville, from which she earned a degree in business. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville. She regularly attended Trinity Hill United Methodist Church of Lexington while receiving medical treatments during her stay in Lexington.  In addition to her husband, Charles J. Baird, she is survived by two sons, Roger Brent (Kelda) McPeek, and David L. Baird, both of Pikeville; two daughters, Leigh Ann (Mike) Hoagland, of Lexington, and Rebecca Baird, of Blowing Rock, North Carolina; one brother, David (Dale) Richie, of Marietta, Georgia; two sisters, Linda (Jim) Day, of Edgewood, and Gail (Allan) Burton, of Paintsville; three grandchildren, Holly Caroline Hoagland, Nicholas Chase Hoagland, and Brooke Wells.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 6, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville. Pastor Scott Wiest and Rev. Steve Drury will officiate.  Visitation is at J.W. Call Funeral Home.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Research Fund for Waldenstrom's, 63 Woodcrest Lane, Danbury, CT 06810.  Pallbearers: Gary C. Johnson, Kirk Wells, Carl Branham, Ken Hall, Jeff Speaks, Steve Lesshafft, Charles M. Knowles, and Darrell Maynard.  Arrangements by J.W. Call Funeral Home, Pikeville.  Carolyn and her family wish to express their appreciation of the fine medical care she received from the Lexington Clinic, St. Joseph Hospital and the Markey Cancer Center.

Robert George Bieger

Age 76, of David, husband of Nancy Edwards Bieger, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at the Veterans Hospital, in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born February 12, 1930, in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Henry Bieger and Mildred Preston Bieger. He was a foreman for CA Hackett, of Lackawanna, New York, and also worked for Ed Music at the Sky Lift at Jenny Wiley and Natural Bridge State Parks, for 25 years. He was a U.S. Marine, Korean War veteran, and a member of the Middle Creek Baptist Church, in Blue River. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; four sons: Robert Bieger and James Thomas Bieger, both of David, David Beiger, of St. Louis, Missourri, and Randy Bieger, of Buffalo, New York; three daughters: Wendy Miller, of Prestonsburg, Terrie Hurt, of Richmond, and Cindi Sellards, of Buffalo, New York; three brothers and two sisters; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services for Robert George Bieger will be conducted Saturday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m., at the Middle Creek Baptist Church, in Blue River, with Clergyman Eugene Cook officiating. 

Scott A. Bonar

Age 17, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away Monday, July 10, 2006, in Michigan. He was born February 8, 1989, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of Jeffery Bonar and Kellie Grubaugh Bonar. He attended Willow Run High School, and he loved baseball and swimming. Survivors include his parents; one brother, Justin Bonar: three sisters: Jessica Bonar, Liane Bonar, and Cloe Anderson; his paternal grandparents, Henry and Christine Bonar of Ypsilanti; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Pat Grubaugh of Ypsilanti; six uncles, Luther (Renee) Bonar of Northville, Dirk (Bev) Grubaugh and Terry Grubaugh, both of Tennessee, Monte (Cheryl) Grubaugh and Michael (Tina) Jordan, both of Ypsilanti, and Tom (Stella) Grubaugh of Whitmore Lake; two aunts: Cherly Jordan and Rachel (Steven) Spencer, both of Yspilanti; and several cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Travis and Verna Mae Samons Conn, and his paternal great-grandparents, Henry and Pearl Hicks Bonar. Funeral services for Scott A. Bonar will be conducted Saturday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Samons Family Cemetery, in Dana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.


Bruce Ray Orsborn

Age 52, of Ivel, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at his residence. He was born March 4, 1954, in Prestonsburg, the son of Madie Ratliff Orsborn, of Ivel, and the late James Orsborn. He was a former C&O Railroad employee. Survivors include his mother, Madie; two sons: Jason Craig Orsborn, of Pikeville, and Derek Ray Orsborn, of Harold; three brothers: James “Bud” Orsborn, of Auxier, and Billy Gene Orsborn and Douglas Orsborn, both of Allen; a sister, Maggie Conn, of Dana; and two grandchildren: Dustin Jace Orsborn and Alexandria Grace Orsborn. Funeral services for Bruce Ray Orsborn will be conducted Friday, July 14, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Tim McClannahan officiating. Burial will follow in the Ivel Community Cemetery, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. (Paid obituary)