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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

June 3, 1998

Earl Justice

Age 79, of Pikeville, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. Born March 18, 1919 in Pike County, he was the son of the late Elon Golf Justice and John A. Justice. He was a retired businessman, formerly of Big Sandy Motor Sales and Big Sandy Marine Sales. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include one son, Charles Franklin Justice of Pikeville; two brothers, Charles Justice of Lexington and Aaron Justice of Betsy Layne; four sisters, Ruby Robinson of Pikeville and Ruth Hall, Johnny June Branham and Madelline Keithley, all of  Chloe Creek; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 1, at-1 p.m., at the J.W. Calland Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Troy Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Annie E. Young Cemetery at Shelbiana.

Comus "Tony" Hall

Age 63, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Born October 6, 1934 in Floyd County, he was the son of Goldie Hall of Floyd County and the late Curt Hall. He was a retired truck driver, formerly employed by Bates and Rogers Construction Company of West Chicago, Illinois. He was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 284 and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Grove City, Ohio. He was preceded 'in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Hall. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Irene Luckhaupt Hall; two sons, Johnny Hall of Harold and Anthony Hall of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Lisa Hamilton of Beaver, Karen R. Kelly of Tazwell, Tennessee, Debie Newsome of Grethel and Joyce Hamilton of Beaver; five stepsons, Stephen Miller of Findlay, Ohio, Larry Miller, Phillip Miller, Janine Miller and Kevin Miller, all of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Drexel Hall of Ivel; one sister, Lois Newsome of Grethel; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Grethel.

Ellis Griffey

Age 55, of Roann, Indiana, died May 28, at Wabash Skilled Care Center in Wabash, Indiana. Born June 20, 1942 at Thomas, he was the son of the late Alie Griffey and Dulcie May Roop Griffey. He worked 31 years for Gen Corp in Wabash, Indiana, and BTR in Peru, retiring in January 1998. He was a member of the Christian Heritage Church in Wabash, Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Alberta Clark Griffey; two sons, Randell Griffey of Roann, Indiana, and Rick Griffey of Honolulu, Hawaii; seven brothers, Henry Griffey of Tampa, Florida, Paul Griffey and George Griffey, both of Prestonsburg, Ester Griffey of North Manchester, Indiana, and Elmer Griffey, Moses Griffey and Dean Smith, all of Wabash, Indiana; three sisters, Ruth Blankenship of Pikeville, and Marie Skeens and Martha Jane Murphy, both of Prestonsburg; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 1, at 10 a.m., at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Prater officiating. Burial was in the Roann Community Cemetery in Roann, Indiana.

Helen Marguerite White Fannin

Age 73, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, at her residence. Born January 2, 1925 at Weston, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Hughes and Elizabeth Sharp White. She was a para-professional with the Floyd County Board of Education. She worked with handicapped children as a volunteer. She was a member of the Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31, First Baptist Church (Irene Cole Memorial) in Prestonsburg. She was formerly employed at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. Survivors include her husband, T. J. "Jody" Fannin; one daughter, Elizabeth Chaffin of Prestonsburg; two sons, John Gray of Paintsville and Huey Gray of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Funeral services were Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Allen Hutchinson officiating. Entombment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

Margie Marie Daniels Little

Age 81, of Bevinsville, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at her residence, following a brief illness. Born November 11, 1916 at Virgie, she was the daughter of the late Ruben and Dora Anderson Hall. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnowlis Daniels, and her second husband, Marshall Little. Survivors include six sons, Arnollis Daniels of Lincoln Park, Michigan, James Harold Daniels of Hillard, Ohio, Billy Ray Daniels of Dayton, Ohio, Donald Jene Daniels of Toledo, Ohio, Hollis Eugene Daniels of Bevinsville, and David Lee Daniels of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Barbara Sue Daniels of Allen Park, Michigan; one brother, Robert Hall of Woodhaven, Michigan; five sisters, Annie Hale of Lun Dale, West Virginia, Danola Ode of Kano Pack, California, Betty Kramer of Phoenix, Arizona, Irene Miller of Columbus, Ohio, and Geneva Menkie of Springfield, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, .39 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Frank Tackett cemetery at Long Fork, Virgie.

John A. Rose

Age 76, of Knox, Indiana, died May 27, 1998. Born January 9, 1922 in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Bob Rose and Lizzie Campbell Rose; He was a security guard in Steele, Industry. He was a member of the Culver VFW, the Monterey American Legion, Knox Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Indiana, the NRA, the Knox Saddle Club to Golden Horseshoe Club and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellarene White, on March 20, 1995. Survivors include two daughters, Rosie Rose of Knox, Indiana, and Shelba Jean Dragon of California; one son, Jerry Rose of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; three brothers, Robert Rose of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Wesley Rose of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Joe Rose of Claypool, Indiana; four sisters, Nora Goble of Springfield, Ohio, Willie Jane 'Allen of Marion, Ohio, Liddia Burkhart of LaFontaine, Indiana, and Katie Burkhart of Claypool, Indiana; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 2, at 1 p.m. at the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Charles Bacheider officiating. Burial was in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox, Indiana, under the direction of Braman and Son Memorial Chapel.

June 5, 1998

Burley Kidd

Burley Kidd, 89, formerly of Dana, died June 3, 1998. Born January 13, 1909, at Dana, he was the son of the late John Allen Kidd and Sophia Boyd Kidd. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Likkie Patience Clark Kidd; his second wife, Martha Newsome Kidd, and his third wife, Clarinda Kidd. Survivors include two sons, Charlie and Dewey Kidd; two daughters, Norma Margolis, and Nelva Miller; and 14 grandchildren. Burial was at the Kidd cemetery at Harold.

Mary Elizabeth Coats Branham

Mary Elizabeth Coats Branham, 79, of Prestonsburg, died June 2, 1998. Born March 17, 1919, at Tillar, she was the daughter of the late James Houston and Darathula Farley Coats. Survivors include her husband, John A. Branham; one daughter, Othella Smith; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Mayo cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Chairtie Kendrick

Chairtie Kendrick, 89, of Prestonsburg, died June 3, 1998. Born June 4, 1908, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Clark and Lora Seyster Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Kendrick. Survivors include four sons, Delmar, Cecil, and Carl Kendrick, and Harold Goble; five daughters, Mildred Crace, Naomi Thomas, Ammy Conely, andBetty Kendrick; one sister, Lula Jane Burchett; 30 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Richmond cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Arvel Shepherd

Arvel Shepherd, 83, of Shiloh, Ohio, died May 31, 1998.He was born June 10, 1914 in Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Shepherd. Survivors include seven daughters, Mable Buffington, Sallie Sexton, Velva Johnson, and Alice Fletcher, Ella Williams, Evalyn Barnett, Elsie Shafer; for sons, Daniel, Roger, Isaac, and Arvel; two brothers, Bill and Wheeler; four sisters, Rebecca Shepherd, Elizabeth Shepherd, Dona Turner, and Mae Tussey; 77 grandchildren; 180 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio.

Denver E. Greene

Denver E. Greene, 74, of Pleasant Lake, Michigan, died June 1, 1998. Born February 14, 1924 at Garrett, he was the son of the late William and Arta Patton Greene. Survivors include his wife, Zona LaFountain Greene; three daughters, Ramona newman, Linda Lemaster,and Wanda Outwater; three brothers, Herbert, Billie, and James; seven sisters, Bessie Cavender, Georgia Aubertin, Nellie Hicks, Celestine Stone, Emily Morton, Barb Blackmun, and Patricia Hunter; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at the Munith Cemetery in Stockbridge, Michigan.

June 10, 1998

Hargis Napier

Age 92, of Emmalena, died May 31, 1998, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born in  Knott County, on August 16, 1905, the son of Shade Napier and Adelia Hurt Napier. He is survived by his wife, Annie Patrick Napier; four daughters, Louise Williams, Mable Jean Creech and Lorain Creech, all of Emmalena, and Lucy Jane Barnes of Huron, South Dakota; three sisters, Zola McCartney of London, Marie Hughes of Beckley, West Virginia and Opsie Collins of Hazard; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Carl Slone and others officiating. Burial was in the Jim Patrick Cemetery at Emmalena under direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Mary Magdalene Collins

Mary Magdalene Collins, 74, of Virgie, died Wednesday, June 3, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born May 26, 1924, 1998, the daughter of the late Ben Johnson and Sarah Ellen Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Robert Collins of Virgie; four brothers, Corbin Johnson of Huntington, Indiana; Red Johnson of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Sterling Johnson of Virgie; one daughter, Linda Lou Tackett, of Virgie; and Homer Johnson of Melvin; three sisters, Della Hall, Redah Little and Marie Mullins, all of Virgie. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m., at the Calvary -Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. James Hobson and others officiating. Burial was made in the Ben Johnson Cemetery on Indian Creek, Virgie.

Mark Andrew Newsome

Age 10-day-old infant son of Timothy and Elizabeth Newsome of Bypro, died June 6, 1998, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center at Lexington. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandparents, John lson of Cumberland, and Clara Ison of Bypro. Paternal grandparent Riley Newsome of Price, and several uncles and aunts. A private graveside service was held on Monday, June 8, at the Joe Reynolds Cemetery at Beaver.

Della Loretta Jacobs

Age 50, of Martin, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at the HRMC, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. She was bom August 23, 1947, in Martin, the daughter of the late Elder John Ousley and Susie Stephens Ousley. She is survived by her husband, McArthur Jacobs; two sons, Steven Jacobs and Clifford McArthur Jacobs, both of Martin; one daughter, Susan Irene Jacobs of Martin; two brothers, Hubert Ousley of Troy, Tennessee; Calvin Dean Ousley of Martin; two sisters, Louise Egbert of Prestonsburg; and Bessie Irene Jacobs of Martin; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will br conducted Friday, June 12, at 1t:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Ousley Family Cemetery, Martin.

Delphia Johnson

Age 90, of Wheelwright, died Monday, June 8, 1998 at the McDowell ARH-McDowell following an extended illness. Born on May 21, 1908 in Jacks Creek, she was the daughter of the late Ranson and Nancy Johnson Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Johnson. Survivors include three sons, Allen Johnson, Everage Ray Johnson and Bobby Johnson, all of Huntington, Indiana; four daughters, Betty Isaac of Wheelwright; Millie Skeans of Martin; Glenda McDowell of Huntington, Indiana; and Lade Lovejoy of Columbus, Ohio; one step-daughter.

Mamie Edna Hackworth Tackett

Age 72, of  East Point, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at HRMC of an extended illness. She was a member of the Katy Friend Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. Born in Myrtle, April 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Bruce Hackworth and Julie Howell Hackworth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Tackett. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Hager of East Point; one son, Leo Tackett of East Point; three sisters, Helen Clark of Prestonsburg; Euka Brown of Banning, California; Annie Mae Harris of Warsaw, Indiana; one brother, Bobby Hackworth of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 11, at .11:00 a.m. at the Carter-Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Price and Rev. Van West officiating. Burial will be in the Tackett Family Cemetery at East Point.

Elsie "Granny" Noe

Age 84, of Prestonsburg, widow of George Noe, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at her residence. She was born on May 30, 1914, the daughter of Charlie Weaver and Rissie Smith Wilson, both of whom preceded her

Rev. L. P. Tussey

Age 81, of West Prestonsburg, died Saturday, June 6. He was born February 19, 1917, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Fred and Julie Haywood Tussey. He was a retired coal miner with Utility Coal Company and member of the Ancient Christian Association of Guage. His wife, Irene Robinson Tussey, preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, Ballard Tussey of West Prestonsburg; one daughter, Virginia Grace Tussey Layne of West Prestonsburg; one brother, Donald Tussey of Blue River; three sisters, Angie Belle Justice, Lena Mae Halt and Darcus Fannin, all of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Smith and Rev. Willis Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Haywood Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

Kyle Prater

Age 67, of South Akron, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at the Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester, Indiana. Born August 26, 1930, in Myrtle, he was the son of the late Narmon Prater and Maggie Williams. He was retired from Wabash Alloy's. Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie Prater of Akron, Indiana; three daughters, Linda Miller of Battle Ground, Indiana; Glenda Wann, of Kokomo, Indiana; Brenda Smith of Nappanee, Indiana; three sons, Chester Prater of Bluffton, Indiana; Jeff Prater of Rochester, Indiana; Norman Prater of Akron, Indiana; 16 grandchildren; three brothers, Conard Prater of Prestonsburg; Robie Gene Prater of West Virginia; Roy Prater. of Lexington; and one sister, Effie Wilkins of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 9, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron Indiana. Burial was made in the Akron Cemetery, in Akron, Indiana.

Mae Lynn Thornsbery

Age 38, of Wayland, died June 6, 1998, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born in McDowell, on August 28, 1959, the daughter of the late Bruce T. Vanhoose and Janice Slone Vanhoose. She is survived by her husband, Ted Thornsberry:, stepmother, Wanda Vanhoose of Paintsville; one son: Christopher Bruce Thornsberry of Wayland; stepson, Thomas Michael Thornsberry of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Alicia Scott of Garrett and Rita Thomsberry Harvey of Eastern. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Wayland, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Vanhoose Family Cemetery at Wayland.

Maryland Jacobs

Age 42, of Pippa Passes, died June 2, 1998, at Martin. He was born in Knott County, on February 10, 1956, the son of the late Arthur Jacobs and Bessie Slone Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Millow Jane Jacobs. He is survived by one son, Michael Randall Jacobs of Pippa Passes; one daughter, Katrina Ann Jacobs of Pippa Passes; four brothers, Jarvey, Otis, Merrill and Larry Jacobs, all of Pippa Passes; four sisters, Dora Collins, Judy Slone and Marie Slone, of Pippa Passes, and Nettie Jean Slone of Lackey. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6, at the Hollybush Regular Baptist Church, with Emitt Slone and others officiating. Burial was in the Jimmy Slone Cemetery at Pippa Passes.

Richard Lee Bartley

Age 31, of Pikeville, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at his residence. Bom in Galion, Ohio, he was the son of Richard and Emogene Elswick Bartley. He was selfemployed. Survivors include one son, Chaz Bartley of Pikeville; one daughter, Amber Bartley, of Pikeville; one brother, Harold Bartley of Shelbiana; three sisters, Ella Joe Bartley of Raccoon; Erica Elswick; and Jessica E!swick, both of Regina. Funeral services will be Friday, June 12, at 1:00 p.m. at the Justice Funeral Services-Morris Chapel with ministers of the Pentecostal Holiness church officiating.

Stephanie Dawn Meadows

Age 13, of Wooster, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Mount Gilead, Ohio, following an auto accident. Born on October 4, 1984, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Sylvia McCallister Meadows and the late Roy Micheal Meadows. She was a seventh grade student in Wooster, Ohio. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her maternal grandmother, Joan McCallister of Martin; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Helen Bucanhan Meadows of Auxier; maternal great-grandparents, Willie (Bill) and Lucille Daniels Eden of Martin; two brothers, Roy Lee Meadows and Christopher Jones Meadows, both of Wooster, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 7, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Don Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery at Auxier.

Burley Kidd

Age 89, of Pon Ritchie, Florida; formerly of Dana, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at the Bayonet Point Hospital, Hudson, Florida. He was born January 13, 1909, in Dana, the son of the late John Allen Kidd and Sophia Corm Kidd. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Patience Clark Kidd, his second wife, Martha Newsome Kidd and his third wife, Clarinda Kidd. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Charlie Kidd of Nova, Ohio, Dewey Kidd of Wellington, Ohio; two daughters, Norma Margolis, of Carson, California, Nelva Miller of Port Ritchie, Florida; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Kidd Cemetery at Harold, with the Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Della Loretta Jacobs

Age 50, of Martin, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. She was born August 23, 1947, in Martin, the daughter of the late Elder John Ousley and Susie Stephens Ousley. She is survived by her husband, McArthur Jacobs; two sons, Steven Jacobs and Clifford McArthur Jacobs, both of Martin; one daughter, Susan Irene Jacobs of Martin; two brothers, Hubert Ousley of Troy, Tennessee; Calvin Dean Ousley of Martin; two sisters, Louise Egbert of Prestonsburg; and Bessie Irene Jacobs of Martin; and three grandchildren. Funera1 services will be conducted Friday, June 12, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Ousley Family Cemetery, Martin.

Devada Sloan

Age 98, of Louisville, formerly of Knott County, died June 1, 1998, at her home. She was born in Pippa Passes, on January 13, 1900 the daughter of the late Isom B. Slone and Sarah Owens Slone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Goble Sloan. She is survived by three sons, Amold Sloan of Clinchco, Virginia, Raymond B. Sloan of Louisville, and Frank Sloan of Castalia, Ohio; one brother, Odis Slone of Hollybush; one sister, Yerna Mae Slone of Hindman; 34 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 3, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Allen Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Estill Slone cemetery at Pippa Passes, under direction of the Hindman Funeral Services.

Estel Brown

Age 92, of Ada, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at the Richland Manor Nursing Home in Bluffton, Ohio. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. He was a member and deacon of the United Baptist Church for more than 40 years, and a member of the Lonesome Valley United Baptist Church of Alger, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Clara Baldridge; three sons, Russell Brown, Delmer Brown, Estel Douglas Brown, all of Ada Ohio; three daughters, Josephine Hackworth, Darlene Casper, Jane Robinson, all of Ada, Ohio; two brothers, Mike "Fontaine" Brown, of Florida and Don Brown, of California; one half brother, Orville Brown; one sister, Roxie of New York; 3 half sisters, Ethel Hughes of Lima, Ohio; Virginia Neumier of Delphos, Ohio; Bethel Hingson of Florida; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 11, at 11 a.m., at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, Ohio.

June 12, 1998

Delcie Ray Bentley

Age 90, formerly of Lower Johns Creek, died June 10, 1998, Born January 7, 1908, she was the daughter of the later John and Francis Williamson Ray. She was preceded in death by first husband, Ambrose Meade; and he second husband, Bill Bentley. Survivors include three brother, Joe Ray, Enios Ray, Nickademus Ray. Burial was in the Mkes Beanch Cemetery on Lower Johns Creek.

Edna Hackworth Tackett

Age 72, of East Point, died June 8, 1998. Born April 21, 1926 at Myrtle, she was the daughter of the late Bruce Hackworth and Sulie Howell Hackworth. She was preceded in death by husband Sam Tackett. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Hager; one son, Leo Tackett; three sisters, Helen Clark, Euka Brown, Annie Mae Harris; one brother, Bobby Hackworth. Burial was in the Tackett Family Cemetery at East Point.

Herman Slone

Age 55, of Kite, died June 9, 1998. Born March 18 1943, in Knott Co, he was the son of the late Tivous and Lanie Tuttle Slone. Survivors include wife, Rebbel Tuttle Slone; two sons, Anthony Jason and Nathan Chad Slone; two brothers, Tivous Slone Jr., Bartley Slone; four sisters, Monnie Slone, Lydia Anderson, Edna Johnson, Opal Patton. Burial is at the Tuttle Cemetery, Mullins Branch, Kite, KY.

Clova Calhoun

Age 59, of Kite, died June 9, 1998. Born February 3, 1939 in Knott Co., the daughter of Lillie Thornsberry Tuttle and the late Henry Tuttle. She was preceded in death by husband, Martin Calhoun. Survivors include three sons, Martin Dwayne, James Greg and Vincent Scott Calhoun; three dau. Karen Sue Ford, Stephanie Parks, Laurie Jean McPeaks, three brothers, Hargus, Hager and Harold Tuttle; four sisters, Afo Jean Jacobs, Selinda Hammm, Sharon Walters, Hester Gregory. Burial is in the Tuttle Cemetery on Mullins Branch, Kite.

Pauline Vastle Case

Age 73, of Martin, died June 9, 1998. Born July 24, 1924, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Mary Music Castle. She was preceded in death by husband Charles Case. Survivors include one dau. Joan Rudder; one brother, John B. Castle; one half brother, Jackie Castle; one half sister, Sylvia Burke, Burial is in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, KY.

Rita Faye Anderson Shell

Age 37, of Raccoon, died June 8, 1998, Born June 19, 1960 at Grundy, VA, Daughter of Vern and Jerrell Ratliff Anderson. Survivors include husband, Charles Shell; one son, Matthew Shell; seven brothers, Jerry, Vern, Henery, Tommy, Pat and Carl Anderson, Roger Geardii; four sisters, Wanda Fuller, Blanche Blankenship, Emaline Debbie Hibbard, Mary Owens. Burial is in the Wilson Cemetery, at Draffin.

June 17, 1998

Ada B. Calhoun

Age 77, of Amburgey, died June 7, 1998. Born January 20, 1921, in Amburgey, the daughter of the late Nick and Louisa Mullins Fields. She was preceded in death by husband Everett Calhoun. Survivors include five brothers, Guy, Jr., John M., Rhudell and Jasper Fields; one sister Lizzy Combs. Burial is in the Calhoun Cemetery at Amburgey.

Opal Jean Caudill

Age 53, of Sassafras, died June 10, 1998. Born March 11, 1945 in Knott Co. the daughter of the late Moses and Dora Mullins Ashley. Survivors include husband, J. D. Caudill; four sons, James David, J.D. Jr., Billy Joe, and Matthew Douglas Caudill; one daughter, Pauletta Roark; three brothers, Carlos, Kermit, and Troy Ashley; four sisters, Mary Everage, Virginia Jacobs, Emma Slone, and Billie Barlow; and three grandchildren. Burial was in the Ashley cemetery at Amburgey.

Pearl Cook

Pearl Cook, 71, of Topmost, died June 11, 1998. Born May 20, 1927 in Knott co., the son of the late Andy Cook and Elowezia Hall Cook. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elma Cook. Survivors include his wife, Hamie Isaac Cook; three sons, Donis Ray, Jonathan, and Larry David; one daughter, Barbara Ann Tate; 10 stepchildren; and three grandchildren. Burial was in the Joe Hall Cemetery at Topmost.

David Ralph Chaffins

David Ralph Chaffins, 56, of Garrett, died June 12,1998. Born March 23, 1942, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Elisha and Ida Conley Chaffins. Survivors include his wife, Linda Mullins Chaffin; one son, Larry David Chaffins; two daughters, Sharon Kay Burchfield, Teresa Lynn Cochran; one brother, Charles Chaffins; one sister, Pauline Hall; four grandchildren. Burial was in the Chaffins cemetery on Rock Fork at Garrett.

Shiloh Combs Jr.

Shiloh Combs, Jr., 77 of Leburn, died June 13, 1998. Born December 27, 1920, in Knott County, the son of the late Shiloh Combs and Larcena Smith Combs. Survivors include his wife, Daphene Grigsby Combs; seven sons, Austin and Joe, John, Earl, Mark, Mike, and Robert; two sisters, Nancy Fugate, and hazel Combs; two brothers, Morten, and Clayton; nine grandchildren; two step-children. Burial was at the Combs cemetery at Emmalena.

 Jack Wright

Jack Wright, 89, formerly of Little Robinson Creek, died June 11, 1998. He was the son of the late Booker Wright and Ellen Stewart Wright. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Wright; three sons, Tony, Timothy, and Jerry; six daughters, Jacqueline McClaister, Emagene Catherion, Josephine Whitney, Jackie Aaragon, Paula Sneed, Phyllis Gilliam; two step-daughters, Shirley Duff, and Kay Taupley; two brothers, Bee and Ike; one sister, Ida Mae Tackett; 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Englewood Park Cemetery.

Lucian Lafferty

Lucian Lafferty, 49, of Lexington, died June 14, 1998. He was the son of the late Lucian Lafferty Sr. and Rhoda Sizemore Lafferty. Survivors include a son, Lucian Alan; a daughter, Lucia leeanne; one sister, Hettie DeLong; and one granddaughter.

Leonard Mulkey

Leonard Mulkey, 79, of Ivel, died June 14, 1998. Born on August 29, 1918, in Dana, he was the son of the late Keen and Paula Ann Conn Mulkey. Survivors include his wife, Grace Osborne Mulkey; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

June 19, 1998

Blanche Mullins

Age 67, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday. June 10, 1998 at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born April 27, t 931, she was the daughter of the late Ballard Tackett and Icy Elswick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Mullins. She is survived by seven sons: Kenny Mullins of Romulus, Michigan; Gary Mullins of Wyandotte, Michigan Don Mullins and Randy Mullins, both of Taylor, Michigan: Mike Mullins of Ecorse, Michigan; Jack Mullins and Allen Mullins, both of Weeksbury; three daughters: Sue Walker of Bedford, Texas; Teresa Bodrie of Taylor, Michigan; and Toni Spears of Weeksbury. Services were Sunday, June 14 at II a.m. at the Joppa Regular Baptist Church with elders Monroe Jones, Ellis Holbrook, James Tackett, Ted Robinson and others officiating. Burial was made in the Anna E. Young Cemetery at East Shelbiana

Otis Doyle Mullns

Age 73, of Wheelwright, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at his residence there following a extended illness. Born January 27, 1925 in Virginia, he was the son of James Farris and Glessie Marie Boggs Mullins. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Wiley Mullins; one son, Don Mullins of Stoutsville. Ohio; two daughters, Gwen Mullins and Anita Gravitt of Wheelwright; three brothers, Paul Mullins of Weeksbury; James D. Mullins of Lexington; and Larry Roger Mullins of Westereville, Ohio; three sisters, Mildred Ferrell, Wihna Mullins and Nona Mullins, ali of Wheelwright; and five grand- children. Services were Sunday, June 14, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was made in the Buckingham Cemetery at Buckingham

Roy Blevins

Age 87. of Prestonsburg. died Friday, June 12. 1998, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1911 at Betsy Layne, a son of the late Tom and Lydia Blevins. He was a retired carpenter and minister. His wife, Dorothy Mosley Blevins, preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 14. 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. The officiating minisler was Rev. Bill Campbell. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg

Li!lie (Mamp) Tuttle

Age 84, of Kite, died Wednesday, June 17. 1998, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital following a extended illness. Born on March 27, 1914, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Melissa Slone Thornsberry. She was a member of Providence Old Regular Baptist Church at Topmost. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, Turtle. Survivors include: Three sons, Hargus Tuttle of Wakeman, Ohio; Hager Turtle of Canton, Michigan and Harold Tuttle of Kite; four daughters, Afo Jean Jacobs of Pippa Passes; Selinda Hamm of Paintsville; Sharon Walters and Hester Gregory, both of Morehead; one brother. Robert Reedy Thornsberry of Hindman: one sister, Magnolia Turtle of Kite; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 19, 10 a.m.; at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church at Topmost with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Turtle Cemetery in Mullins Branch at Kite

Claud E. Webb

Age 76, of Langley, died Sunday, June 14, 1998 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. He was born, August 12 1921 at Langley, the sun of the late Emi S. Webb and Lula May Webb. lie was preceded in death by his wife. Helen Grace Salisbury Webb. He was a retired station engineer for Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company, after 44 years service, and a member and deacon of the Bethel Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons. Robert Kent Webb of Stockdale, Ohio, Thomas Jackson Webb of Allen, Paul Marcus Webb of South Charleston, Ohio, and Chmdc Jennings Webb of Langley; two daughters, Mary Susan Going of Martin. and Jeanie Katherine Tussey of Springfield. Ohio: one sister. Edna Click of Langley. 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grand Burial was in the family cemetery at Langley.

Anabel Hayes Smith

Age 91, of Hi Hat, died Friday, June 12, 1998, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, after a long illness. She was born in Elliott County, July 12, 1906, daughter of the late William P. and Laura Fergeson Hayes. She was a retired clerk with the United States Postal Service and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat, as well as being a Penacostal minister. She was preceded in death by her husband, G.R Smith. She is survived by one son: G. B. (Jabo) Newman .tr. of Hi Hat; one sister, Opal Kanaski Of Louisville; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, June 15, at 11:00 a.m., in the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat, with Don Fraley, Jr. and Glen Hayes officiating. Burial in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat.

Otis Doyle Mullins

Age 73, of Wheelwright, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at his residence there following a extended illness. Born January 27, 1925 in Virginia, he was the son of James Farris and Glessie Marie Boggs Mullins. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Wiley Mullins; one son, Don Mullins of Stoutsville, Ohio; two daughters, Gwen Mullins and Anita Gravitt of Wheelwright; three brothers, Paul Mullins of Weeksbury; James D. Mullins of Lexington; and Larry Roger Mullins of Westereville, Ohio; three sisters, Mildred Ferrell, Wihna Mullins and Nona Mullins, all of Wheelwright; and five grandchildren. Services were Sunday, June 14, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist church with the Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was made in the Buckingham Cemetery at Buckingham

Roy Blevins

Age 87, of Prestonsburg. died Friday, June 12, 1998, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1911 at Betsy Layne, a son of the late Tom and Lydia Blevins. He was a retired carpenter and minister. His wife, Dorothy Mosley Blevins, preceded him in death. Funeral service were conducted Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral lfome Chapel. The officiating minister was Rev. Bill Campbell. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg

June 24, 1998

Dolla M. Hyden

Age 76, of Wabash Indiana, Died June 15, 1998. Born October 18, 1921, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughters of the late Ben Fraley and Virgie Hopson Fraley. Survivors include Husband, Howard H. Hyden; two sons, Howard N. Hyden, Eugene J. Hyden; three Dau. Freada Fay Bradford, Lotressa Stephens, Nova Joyce; one brother, Ben Fraley Jr.; three sisters, Irene Spradlin, Evelyn Spradlin, Martella Ratliff; one half brother, Al Fraley; one half sister, Lana Douglas. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.

Amos "Buster" Hicks

Age 73, of Eastern, died June 19, 1998. Born April 27, 1925 at Mousie, he was the son of the late Evan Hicks and Alice Chaffins Hicks. Survivors include wife Mavis Ousley Hicks; three sons, Dannie A. Hicks, Stevie Ray Hicks, Ernie Lee Hicks; three Dau. Joann Slife, Juddi Faye Lockwood, Rita Kay Scott; two brothers, Alvin Hicks, Manis Hicks; one sisters Naomi Combs. Burial was in the Chaffins Cemetery at Rock Fork, Garrett.

Lona Green

Age 95, of Thelma, formerly of Danna, died June 22, 1998. Born January 3, 1903 in Knott Co., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Betty Johnson Little. She was preceded in death by husband Jessie Green. Survivors include three sons, James Green, Tarncey Green, Cecil Green; one dau. Betty J. Wells; one sister, Lula Bates. Burial was in the Turner Cemetery at Dema.

Clyde Adkins

Age 59, of Prestonsburg, died June 20, 1998. Born June 18, 1939 at Wolfpen, he was the son of the late Jessie and Roxie Raines Adkins. Survivors include two sons, Joey and Jeffery Adkins; two brothers, Brad Adkins, Vinton Adkins; three sisters, Durie Martin, Ruby Hatfield, Imal May. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemtery at Ivel, KY.

Virgie Blackburn

Age 94, of Endicott, died June 20, 1998. Born December 24, 1903 at Endicott, she was the daughter of e late Melvin and Elizabeth Jervis Endicott. She was preceded in death by husband Crit Blackburn. Survivors include one son, Isaac "Butch" Blackburn; one dau. Esta Hunter; one brother, John Endicott. Burial was in the Butch Blackburn Cemetery at Endicott.

Mary Anna Hopson

Age 87, of Lancer, died June 22, 1998. Born August 29, 1910 in Floyd Co., she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Jane Wilson Ward. She was preceded in death by husband George "Buck" Hopson. Survivors include four sons, Claude, Leo D., William S. and Robert F. Hopson; two dau. Joyce Daniels, Bonnie Goble; one step-dau. Gerturde Webb. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Lancer.

Whilminia Lorena Rayn

Age 63, of Port Richie, Florida, formerly of Floyd Co., died June 19, 1998. Born June 22, 1934 at Garrett, she was the daughter of Delores Napier Conley and the late Hauley Conley. She was preceded in death by husband Don Ryan. Survivors include mother, three sons, Michael A. Deno, Arthur J. Deno, Jackie J. Deno. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Billy Hinton

Age 67, of St. Cloud, Florida, died June 5, 1998. Born January 31, 1913 at Allen, he was the son John Hinton and the late Edie Branham Hinton. Survivors include his father; wife, Barbara A. Hinton; five sons, Burnis McKinny, Tony Napier, Charles Napier, Bruce Hinton, Vernon Hinton; one sister, Doris Flanery; two brothers Ronnie Hinton, Danny Hinton, Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory in Kissimmee, Fl, was in caarge of arrangements.

Billie Bevins

Age 67, of Shelbiana, died June 16, 1998. Born December 1, 1930 i Pike Co. he was the son of the late Preston and Caroline Coleman Bevins. Survivors include wife, Myrtle Ruth Bevins; one son Billy Robert Bevins; one dau., Jackie Branham; four half-brothers, George, Ernest, Claude and Floyd Bevins; four half-sisters, Francis Asberry, Molly Shoeback, Vicy Turner, Lola Bevins. Burial was in the Annie E. Young Cemetery at Pikeville.

James R. Johnson

Age 76, of Kendallville, Indiana, formerly of Knott Co, died June 19, 198. Born August 30, 1921 at Wayland, he was the son of the late William S. and Vina Conley Johnson. He was preceded in death by first wife, Maegolda Ramey Johnson. Survivors include wife, Mirtlee Johnson; one son Noel Johnson; three stepsons, Marvin, Jimmy and Leo Sparkman; two stepdau., Christine Johnson, Minnie Dean; three sisters; two brothers. Burial is in the laurel Fork Cemetery at Quicksand.

Delano R. Agibson

Age 67, of Wallingford, formerly of Knott Co., died June 20, 1998. Born February 16, 1931 at Raven, he was the son of the late Dewey Gibson and Pearlie Elizabeth Patton Gibson. Survivors include wife, Gertrude Sturgill Gibson; three dau., Sandra Lord, Carol Stot, Susie Desisto; two stepsons, Ezra Endicott, Charlie Endicott; two step-dau., Sheila Tucker, Gloria Endicott; two brothers, Ernest and Cantrell Gibson; five sisters, June Davis, Elva Blankenship, Ora Sawyers, Bonnie Harris, Shelby Jean Tessier. Burial is in the Harris Cemetery at Topmost.

June 26, 1998

Verna Smallwood Mullins

Age 84, of Pikeville, died Sunday, June 21, 1998. Born January 17, 1914 in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Virgie Hylton Smallwood and Adam Smallwood. She was a memeber of the Meta Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fonso Mullins. Survivors include four sons, Gary Blaine Mullins and Dale Craig Mullins, both of Pikeville, Lowell Reid Mullins of Lexington and Stoney Eric Mullins of Kimper; three daughters, Sherry Gwynn Bundy of Pikeville, Grathley Gall Reed of Chicago, Illinois, and Regis Lynne Mattingly of Ashland; four sisters, Mae Fleming, Sydney Dalton and Sue Scott, all of Pikeville, and Janice Hall of Betsy Layne; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Troy Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Mullins Family Cemetery at Dorton, under the direction of J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel.

Henry Harrison Flanery

Age 84, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at his residence. He retired from the E.C. Babbert Company. He was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Goldie Flanery; children, Henry Douglas Flanery, Isaac Ray Flanery, Roy Eugene Flanery, David Albert Flanery, Mary Alice Athow, Henry Flanery, and Frank Russell Flanery; one stepdaughter, Diana Myers; one sister, Poppy Helton of Claypool, Indiana; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children, Funeral services will be Saturday, June 27, at l I a.m., at the Schoedinger North Chapel in Columbus, Ohio, with Rev. Alien Park officiating. Burial will be in Kingwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Schoedinger North Chapel.

Fred Branham

Age 63, of Des Plaines, Illinois, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Luther General Hospital. Born September 14, 1934 at Wheelwright, he was the son of the late William and Versie Little Branham. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired inspector for ITT. Survivors include his wife, Fayetta Thornsberry Branham; one daughter, Diana Lynn Marquez of Kennesaw, Georgia; two sisters, Lillian Ann Perry of Wood Haven, Michigan, and Elizabeth Kay Lucas of Lincoln Park, Michigan; one half-sister, Lora Childers of Wheelwright; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with the Old Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.