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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

June 2, 2000

Bonnie Manuel

Age 41, of Langley, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Cabell Huntington Hospital; Huntington, West Virginia, following an extended illness. Born on June 8, 1958, in Martin, she was the daughter of Yvonne Spurlock Manuel of Langley, and the late Raymond Manuel. Survivors include one brother, Randy Manuel of Langley; and one sister, Robin O'Quinn of Langley. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Manuel Family Cemetery, at Langley, under the direction of the NelsonFrazier Funeral Home.

Delphia M. Newman

Age 85, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Hazard Nursing Home, H, following an extended illness. Born on June 25, 1914, in Orkney, she was the daughter of the late J. C. and Flossie Martin Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Newman. Survivors include one brother, Joe Chester Moore of Drift; four sisters, Anna Sue Stumbo of Hi Hat, Lorraine Sunderneyer of Portland, Maine, Pauline Dobyns of Fairborne, Ohio, Nesba Sumner of Louisville. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 3, at 1 I a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Moore Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Bessie Combs

Age 73, of Emmalena, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on December 5, 1926, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Elmira Smith Combs. She was a member of the Montgomery Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jakie (Jake) Combs. Survivors include one son, Alonzo Combs of Emmalena; one daughter, Bethel Mullins of Amburgey; one brother, Herman Combs of Clear Creek; one sister, Bethel Patterson of Rome City, Indiana; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 2, at 1 1 a.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, Owen Branch, with Floyd Ritchie, Don Ritchie, and Sterlin Bolin officiating. Burial will be in the Combs Family Cemetery, at Emmalena, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 4, 2000

No Obits in this issue

June 7, 2000

Timothy Andrew Bakay

Age, 38, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on March 6, 1962; in McDowell, he was the son of the late Mike and Bonnie Graham Bakay. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Jones Bakay. Other survivors include two sons, Timothy Andrew Bakay and Joseph Lee Bakay; one daughter, Sara Lasha Bakey; two brothers, Nicholas Bakay and Michael Allen Bakay; three sisters, Mary Louise Hall of Lacota, Michigan, Francis Jean Gardner of Lockport, Illinois, and Anna Hall of Weeksbury. Funeral services were conducted. Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m., at the Burton Pentecostal Church of God, with Lewis Sadlin, W.C. Willis, and others officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lillie Hamilton Hammond

Age, 84, of Martin, died Friday, June 2, 2000, in the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following a brief illness. Born on March 19, 1916, in McDowell, she was the, daughter of the late Evan Hamilton and Della Mae Hamilton. She was a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church at Minnie, co-owner and operator of the Hammond and Hamilton 5, 10 and up Department Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Hammond. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Martin Hammond; and one daughter, Reba Sue Hamilton, both of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Rutherford Hamilton of Cook Station, Missouri, John L. Hamilton of
Newark, Delaware; one sister, Marie Hamilton Clark of Pikeville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 5, at 11 a.m., at the OldBeaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Pallbearers were Jeffery D. Settles, Glenn Martin Hammond. Jon Blackburn, Jeffery D. Settles II, Bryan Lafferty, Mathew Lafferty, Christopher Martin Settle, B. J. Reed, Brandon Reed and Andrew Caywood.

Anthony Scott Bowling

Age, 23, of Wabash, Indiana, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at his residence. Born November 5, 1976, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Earl Sparks and Ida Sparks. He was a factory worker. Survivors other than his parents, include his paternal grandfather,,, Orion Sparks of Wabash, Indiana; his maternal grandmother, Bethel Bowling of Van Lear; and one sister, Helen Sparks of Wabash, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m., at the McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel, Wabash, Indiana, with Rev. Troy Trusty officiating. Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Indiana, under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Julia Hicks

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on April 28, 1912, at Buckeye, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Nancy Johnson Slone. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Hicks. Survivors include three sons, Jay Hicks of Mansfield, Ohio, Charles E. Hicks and Martin T. Hicks, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Nancy Adams of Prestonsburg; one brother, Elmond Slone of Hueysville, 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 8, at 2 p. m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Family Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Geoffrey Todd Crace

Age, 33, of Allen, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following a motorcycle accident. Born on June 13, 1966, in Battle Creek, Michigan, he was the son of Phyllis Smith Sellards of Allen, and the late Estill (Al) Crace Jr. He was an self-employed mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Kim Bertram Crace. Other survivors include one son, Brandon Todd Crace of Martin; two daughters, Gwendolyn Crace of Prestonsburg, Courtney Crace of Allen; three brothers, Gregory Scott Crace of Martin, Estill Chad Crace and Billy Ray Jarvis, both of Allen; and one sister, Gina Michelle Diskey of Allen. Funeral services will be conducted Friday June 9 at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Larry Adams and Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 9, 2000

Charlene Payne Hall

Age, 76, of Banner, Ky., wife of Kenes "Cookie" Hall, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Kentucky. She was born July 2, 1923, in Knox County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Jim Payne and Bertha Hammonds Payne. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a member of the Trimble Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Kenes Michael Hall and his wife, Georgia Jane Hall of Banner, Ky., one daughter, Sharon Lee Hadley and her husband, Larry Hadley of Frankfort, Ky.; one brother, Jack Payne, Barboursville, Ky.; two sisters, Mahala Clavet, Auburn Hills, MI., Edna Shaffron, Las Vegas, NV.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ishmael Payne. Funeral services for Charlene Payne Hall will be conducted Saturday, June 10, 2000, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Joe Coleman, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Edith Tackett Akers

Age 75, of Melvin, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000. Born on May 28, 1925, in Melvin" she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca Tackett. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Ranson Akers, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Jack Akers of Melvin, and Andy Akers of Wheelwright; one daughter, Patsy Little of Hi Hat; two brothers, Oliver Tackett of Melvin and Elzie Tackett of Gahanna, Ohio; one sister, Gladys McKinney of Melvin; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Tackett Cemetery, in Melvin, with Jimmy Hall officiating. Arrangements are under direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Geoffrey Todd Crace

Age, 33, of Allen, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following a motorcycle accident. Born on June 13, 1966, in Battle Creek, Michigan, he was the son of Phyllis Smith Sellards of Allen, and the late Estill (Al) Crace Jr. He was a self-employed mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Kim Bertram Crace. Other survivors include one son, Brandon Todd Crace of Martin; two daughters, Gwendolyn Crace of Prestonsburg, Courtney Crace of Allen; three brothers, Gregory Scott Crace of Martin, Estill Chad Crace and Billy Ray Jarvis, both of Allen; one sister, and Gina Michelle Diskey of Allen. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 9, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Larry Adams and Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Crace Family Cemetery, Calf Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Fred Thompson

Age of Peebles, Ohio, formerly of Wheelwright, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home, in Ohio. Born on March 9, 1936, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late George Thompson and Oma Hall Thompson. He retired from the United States Air Force, was a member of the American Legion, and a veteran of the Korean conflict and Vietnam era. He is survived by his wife, Irene Hodge Thompson. Other survivors include four sons, Fred Thompson, Keith Thompson, Larry Thompson, and Mark Thompson, all of Peebles, Ohio; two daughters, Loretta Henderson of Winchester, Ohio, Carrie Thompson of Lexington; two brothers, Tom Thompson of Kite, Ted Thompson of Stanville; one sister, Loretta Martin of Wayland; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 8, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Lonnie Badger, officiating. Burial was in the Joe Hall Cemetery, at Dry Creek, Topmost, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

June 11, 2000

Dottie Sowards Keene

Age 66, of Pikeville died Thursday, June 8, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, due to an extended illness. The daughter of Elmo Sowards Allen and Jack Sowards, she was born in Pike county on October 9, 1933. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, and step-father, Dan Allen. Survivors include her mother, Elmo Sowards Allen; spouse Lowell E. Keene; one daughter, Susan Butler, Davenport, Iowa; one sister, Judy Justice of Pikeville; two grandchildren, Matthew and Allison Butler of Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church. Officiating will be Paul Badgett. Visitation will be in the chapel after 4 p.m., Saturday. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville. Active pallbearers will be Miles Skeens, Rick Sallee, Mike Johnson, Jack Burchett, Robert William, Gary Lockhart, Ronnie McCoy, Danny Lockhart and Jackie Jones.

Ritzie Caudill

Age, 74, of Martin, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born on March 9, 1926, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late James and Martha Caudill. He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the Old Time Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Mae Caudill.
He is survived by his second wife, Kathleen Clay Caudill.
Other survivors include two daughters, Sandra Carol Smith of Taylor, Michigan, Brenda Joyce Smith of Detroit, Michigan; four step-sons, Gregory Hall of Alexandra, Indiana, Bobby Hall of South Whitley, Indiana, Art Flannery of California, Ralph Flannery of Virgie; one grandson and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 11, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Denver Meade officiating.
Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 14, 2000

Fred Thompson

Age. 64, of Peebles, Ohio, formerly of Wheelwright, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Ohio. Born on March 9. 1936, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late George Thompson and Oma Hall Thompson. He retired from the United States Air Force, was a member of the American Legion, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era. He is survived by his wife, Irene Hodge Thompson. Other ,,urn iv ors include four sons, Fred Thompson. Keith Thompson, Larry Thompson, and Mark Thompson, all of Peebles, Ohio; two daughters, Loretta Henderson of Winchester, Ohio, Carrie Thompson of Lexington; two brothers, Tom Thompson of Kite, Ted Thompson of Stanville; one sister, Loretta Martin of Wayland; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 8, at 1 p.m., at the [fall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Lonnie Badger, officiating. Burial was in the Joe Hall Cemetery, Dry Creek, Topmost, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Olden Burke

Age 67, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the Richland Manor in Beaverdam, Ohio. Born on .April 19, 1933, in Wheelwright. he was the son of Wiley Burke. of Halo, and the late Flotilla Childers Burke. He is survived by his wife, Jean Burke. Survivors, in addition to his wife and father, include one daughter, Penny Main of North Carolina; two brothers, Wiley Burke Jr. of Columbus, Ohio and Boone Burke of Ashland; four sisters, Alma Dawson of Kite, Opal Bentley of McDowell, Missouri Bentley of Halo, and Tennessee Placktus of Detroit, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 11, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Calhoun Gayheart Cemetery at Hindman, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Hazel Blankenship Gooden

Age, 82, of Weeksbury, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on March 15, 1918, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late W.M. Blankenship and Manilla Tackett Blankenship. She was a member of the Weeksbury Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Gooden: Survivors include one brother, Bennie Blankenship, Prestonsburg; two sisters, Ladine Moore of Virgie, and Eva Mae Hall of Weeksbury. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 12, at 1 p.m., at the Weeksbury Church of Christ, with the clergyman, Mike Hall, officiating. Burial was in the Blankenship Cemetery, Weeksbury, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Tim Blankenship, Phil Blankenship, Brad Hall, Eugene Blankenship, Ronnie Moore, James C. Justice and Chris Moore.

Timothy MacDouglas Hagans

Age, 20, of Langley, died Sunday. June 11, 2000, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital ,in Huntington, West Virginia. Born on January 27, 1980, in Martin, he was the son of Mack and Patricia Slone Hagans of Langley. He was a construction worker and was a 1998 graduate of Allen Central High School. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his paternal grandfather, Bill Hagans of Langley; maternal grandmother, Mary Moore Howell of McDowell; maternal great-grandmother, Laura Honaker Howard of Manchester, Indiana; one brother, Dougie Hagans of Betsy Layne; two sisters, Teresa Hagans and Lisa Hagans, both of Langley. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 15, at 1 P.M., at the Nelson-Frazier Fu Home, -Martin, with Char Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Hagans Cemetery, at Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Patricia Sue Goble Martin

Age 66, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Highlands Regional M e d i c a 1 Center. Born March 6, 1934, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Sarah Spradlin Goble and the late James Yancey "Sonny" Goble. She was employed as office manager at Triple Elkhorn Coal Company, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg; member of the Prestonsburg Woman's Club and Highlands Regional Auxiliary. Survivors include her mother, Sarah Spradlin Goble of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Paula M. Layne of Prestonsburg; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 15, at 1 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, in Prestonsburg, with Rev. George Love officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Magdalene Collins Hughes

Age, 67, of Honaker, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 26, 1933, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Collins and Bessie Steel Collins. She was a member of the Honaker Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Robert B. Hughes. Other survivors include two sons, Robert Hughes Jr. of Banner, Edgar Hughes of Dana; two daughters, Justine Kidd of Honaker, Debbie Akers of Martin; two brothers, Rick Collins of Betsy Layne, Eugene Collins of Wellington, Ohio; three sisters, Margaret Prater of Berea, Odessa Hughes of Honaker, Arcolis Smiley of Collins, Ohio, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 15, at 1 p.m., at the Honaker Church of Christ, with the clergymen, Frank Kidd Junior, Bennie Blankenship. and Richard Bowens, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

James F. Coburn

Age, 34, of Beattyville, formerly of Mousie, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home. Born on March 2, 1966, in Hazard, he was the son of Billy Paul Coburn and Christine Hylton Coburn. He was a member of the Lee County Fire Department, and Hindman Fire Department. He was a KY Tech Fire Training instructor for six years. He received the 110 percent award at the Lee County Fire Department in the year 2000 and was a former firefighter of the year at the Lee County Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Joni L. Coburn. Survivors, other than his wife and parents, is one sister, Susan Coburn of Fisty. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 13, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Roger Hicks, Ralph Howard and Kelly Slone officiating. Burial was in the Everett Smith Cemetery at Softshell, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Regenia May Hillman

Age, 88, of Estill, died Wednesday, June 6, 2000, at the Walnut Creek Nursing, Kettering Ohio. Born on May 7, 1912, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late F.B. Connors and Minnie Griffin Connors. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Estill. She was twice married, first to Clarence F. Payne, and later to Henry Hillman. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Chester Payne of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Billie Linebaugh of Florissant, Missouri; one brother, Ballard Connors of Dayton, Ohio, Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the Rev. Clinton Jones officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under V! direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Hugh Mathis, Rick Linebaugh, Kevin Linebaugh, Eddie Payne, Bob Connors, Denzil Connors, Rick Connors and Tommy Sparkman.

Venis Conn

Age, 69, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on October 22, 1930, in Martin, he was the son of the late John B. Conn and Dakota Crum Conn. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Dakota Adkins Conn. Other survivors include one son, Dallas Conn of Martin; three step-sons, Bobby Dean (Bud) Crum of Pikeville, Woodrow Crum of Banner, Jimmy Darrell Crum of Prestonsburg; two stepdaughters, Dottie Layne of Michigan, Pauline Gardner of Salyersville; two brothers, Dennis Conn of Martin and Randall Conn of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Rethel Conn and Maxine Lafferty, both of Martin; Talma Beasley of Louisville; one grandchild and several step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a. m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Bobby Dean (Bud) Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Conn Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Billie Mullins

Age, 88, of Grethel, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville. Born on September 28, 1911, in Grethel, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Roberts and Sallie Hamilton Roberts. She was a member of the Pilgrim's Home Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Burnis Mullins, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, James Mullins of Grethel, four grandchildren, l l great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 14, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, James Branham, Elisha Branham, and Troy Branham, officiating. Burial will be in the Roberts Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

June 16, 2000

Mae Holt

Age, 74, of Saybrook, Ohio, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home. Born on July 5, 1925 in Covington, the daughter of Millard and Delores Haulderman Martin and has lived in Ashtabula County most of her life. Before returning to the area in 1999, she lived and worked in Harold, for her son-in-law in his furniture store. She retired as secretary of the Jefferson Eagles Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Holt. She is survived by one daughter, Deloris Hamilton, of Saybrook, Township; one son, Richard Kent Smith of Flagstaff, Arizona; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 15, at the Lily of the Valley Church, Old Regular Baptist, Geneva, with Squire Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Ridgeview Cemetery, Ashtabula, under the direction of Duero Funeral Services.

June 18, 2000

Doris Ann Congleton

Age, 48, of Raven, died Thursday, June 16, 2000, at Dema, following an automobile accident. Born on October 23, 1951, in Lackey, she was the daughter of Avanell Johnson Gibson of Raven, and the late Edison Gibson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Michael Jenkins. She is survived by her husband, Oran Congleton. Other survivors include three sons, Jerry Michael Jenkins Jr. and Jeremy Neil Jenkins, both of Raven, Kevin Ray Jenkins of Lancaster; one daughter, Alisha Deann Congleton of Raven; three brothers, Jimmy Ray Gibson and Charles William Gibson, both of Raven, and Claude Randall Gibson, of Lexington; two sisters, Kathy Cook of Topmost and Faye Weddington of Pikeville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 18, at 11 a.m., at the Hollybush Old Regular Baptist Church, Pippa Passes, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating Burial will be in the Gibson Family Cemetery, at Raven, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Edward Cecil "Ed" Music

Age, 76, a retired businessman and civic leader, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at his home in Prestonsburg, of cancer. He was born May 12, 1924, at Little Paint, a son of the late Sam K. and Nora Davis Music. He was the retired president of Music-Carter-Hughes automobile dealership and was involved in other business, as well as civic, activities. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Keath Music; two daughters, Peggy M. Carter (Estill) of Prestonsburg and Judy M. Shaw (Kerry) of Stanton; one sister, Goldie M. Collins of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and one step- great-grandchi Id. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 18, at 2 p.m. at the Little Paint First Church of God at least Point, with Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial is to follow in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Big Sandy, PO Box 277, Hager Hill, KY 41222.

Peggy Faye Hall

Age, 61, of Bevinsvilie, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, following a brief illness. She was born May 17, 1939, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lizzie Jacobs Slone. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Charles Collins; two sons, Charles Hall Jr. and Bobby Joe Hall, both of Huntington, Indiana; one daughter, Charlene Sue Poe of Huntington, Indiana; three brothers, Russell and Ellis Slone of Bevinsville and Robert Lee Slone of Martin; five sisters, Hester Slone and Lonnie Tackett of Melvin, Gertie Smallwood, Gracie Adkins and Hazel Slone, all of Bevinsvife; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 19, at 10 a.m- at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church in Bevinsville, with Delmas Johnson and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Cook Cemetery in Bevinsville.

Kermit Castle

Age, 67, of Ada, Ohio, died Sunday; June 4, 2000, at Lima Manorial Hospital. Born on April 23, 1933, in Floyd County, he was the son of Ark and Mary Hicks Castle. He was a barber for mote than 40 years and was the owner and operator of Kerm's Barber Shop in Ada. He was a member of the Ada VFW Post 9381, and a member of conservation clubs in Liberty and McGuffey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Bailey. Survivors include one daughter, Jenifer Morrow of Cincinnati; six sisters, Trylbia Prater of Ada, Glenna Moser of Bluffton; Shelba Dingledine of Harrod, Melba Williams of Columbus, Sylvia Patrick of Florida, and Gladys Marie Castle of Colorado; and two brothers, Jessy Castle of Indiana and Kenneth Castle of Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 7, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Dick Parker officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada, under the direction of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home.

June 21, 2000

Seldon Dobson

Age, 72, of Vest, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the U.K. Medical Center at Lexington. Born on May 31, 1928, in Vest, he was the son of Alonzo Dobson and Lola Combs Dobson. He is survived by his wife, Arlena Dobson. Other survivors include four stepsons, Paul Dobson of Lexington, Billy, Richard and Beckham Dobson, all of Vest; five stepdaughters, Peggy Ratliff of Lebum, Anitra Burns and Patricia Miller of Vest, Palma Sparks of Greensburg, Indiana and Vesta Messer of Garrett; two brothers, Sheldon and Calloway Dean Dobson, both of Vest; one sister, Thelma Campbell of Dayton, Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 17, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Ricky Smith, Denzil Ratliff and Carlos Beverly officiating. Burial was in the Dobson Cemetery, at Vest, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Joy Terry Messer

Age, 72, of Martin, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on June 28, 1927, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the ate H.F. Terry and Dolly Rice Terry. She was a retired businesswoman, a member of the Church of Christ, Martin, a member of the Eastern Star, Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Truman Messer. Other survivors include one daughter, Tina Messer Ousley of Martin; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 2 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Gary Mitchell, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Martha Elizabeth Bartley Rice

Age, 78, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at her residence. Born on March 22 1922, in Ligon, she was the daughter of the late Acie and Mandy Horn Bartley. Her husband, Shirley B. Rice, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Harry G. Rice of Indianapolis, Indiana; seven daughters, Clara J. Hamilton, Ruby M. Rice, Amanda L. Rice, Barbara J. Rice, and Debbie K. Rice, all of Indianapolis, Audrey M. Lowe of Abington, Virginia, and Shirley A. Davis, of Prestonsburg; one half-brother, Ray Fenix, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 22, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Stephen C. Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Elmer Rice Cemetery, Banner, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Sophia Lea Kidd Elliott Hatcher

Age, 67, of Honaker, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on November 10, 1932, in Honaker, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Parsons Kidd. She was a member of the Honaker Church of Christ. Survivors, include three sons, Bobby Joe Elliott of Harold, Charles Elliott of Pikeville, and Dwayne Elliott of Honaker; two daughters, Betty Ann Elliott Ratliff of Honaker, and Connie Sue Justice of Harold; one brother, Edgar Kidd of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Jo Elliott of Fallsburg, Inez Rogers of Harold, and Lois Adkins of Honaker, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 20, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Phillip Rogers, Frank Jr. Kidd and Tommy Bush officiating. Burial was in the Kidd Family Cemetery, at Honaker, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Tramble "Tabby" Mitchell Jr.

Age, 69, of Hunter, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at his residence. Born on June 1, 1931, in Ligon, he was the son of Tramble Mitchell Sr., of Printer, and the late Lillian Walters Mitchell. He was a retired foreman for National Mines and an Air Force Veteran of the Korean conflict. His wife, Rebecca Jean Meadows Mitchell, preceded him in death. Survivors include four daughters, Sherree Marie Wright, Jeanie M. Mullins, Lisa Ann Slone and Jackie M. Meade all of Hunter; one brother, Teddy Ronald Mitchell of Shelby, Ohio; one sister, Helen Jean King of Plymouth, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 20, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Grey don Howard and Harry Hargis, officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were John Paul Wright, John Melvin Mullins, Gregory Slone, Charles E. Meade, John Melvin, Ryan Slone and Tyler Slone.

Helen Maria Jarrell

Age, 34, of Slick Rock, Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Cow Creek, following a sudden illness. Born on November 19, 1965, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Woodrow and Janie Crum Jarrell of Prestonsburg. She was self-employed at Lawn Maid Yard Service. She is survived by her husband, Danny Jarrell. Other survivors include one son, Daniel Ray Jarrell of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Kellie Nichole Jarrell of Prestonsburg; four brothers, James Edward Jarrell, Woodrow Jarrell Jr., Ercel Jarrell and Jackie Lee Jarrell, all of Prestonsburg; four sisters, JoAnn Goble, Linnie McKinney and Crystal Lynn Jarrell, all of Prestonsburg, and Janie Ann Blanton of Morgan County. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 22, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Bill Collins and Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will .be in the Jarrell Family Cemetery, at Slick Rock, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Graham Dalton Hurd Sr.

Age, 73, of Dana, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his residence. Born on March 19, 1927, in Banner, he was the son of the late Milan Hurd and Willie Rice Hurd. He was a self-employed painter, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Harold Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Graham Dalton Hurd Jr. of Brooksville, Florida; six daughters, Priscilla Hurd Tafolla of Dana, Belinda Ellen Hurd Knuckles of Corbin, Marcalla Hurd Hayes of Betsy Layne, Thelma Annette Hurd Kelly of Auberry, California, Alice Paulette Hurd Goble of Kevey; one brother, Jackie Gene Hurd of Vanceburg; two sisters, Marvis Duncan of Vanceburg, Mary Alice Blair of Dana; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 18, at 3 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, James Hubert Harmon, officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Cemetery, Rice Branch, Banner, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Hays, Kevin Hays, Jeff Wallen, Rick Wallen, M.C. Robinson, Justin Goble and Lynn Cline.

Lee Roy "Dukes" Ousley

Age, 54, of Martin, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his residence. Born on December 17, 1945, he was the son of the late Roe Ousley and Grace Robinson Ousley. Survivors include four brothers, Mike Ousley of Lexington, Darrell Ousley, Rondall Ray Ousley and Willie Everett Ousley, all of Martin; two sisters, Joyce Ann Ousley of Martin, and Madonna Duncan of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 18, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Jim Stephens, officiating. Burial was in the Ousley Cemetery, Spurlock Fork, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were members of the Martin Volunteer Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Martin Police Department, Left Beaver Fire and Rescue Squad, Maytown Volunteer Fire Department, Prestonsburg Fire Department and Paintsville Fire Department.

Thomas Roe Hammonds

Age, 45, of Wabash, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness. Born on April 23, 1955 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Martha J. May Hammonds. He was a factory worker for Wabash Alloys. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luanne L. Moore Hammonds. Survivors include one son, Charles D. Hammonds of Escondido, California; one step-son, Derrick Moore of Wabash, Indiana; one daughter, Jennifer A. Hammonds of Auburn, Alabama; four sisters, Cathy Goble of Ivel, Elizabeth Isaac and Emogene Branham, both of Prestonsburg, Joan Hatfield of Ulysses; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 21, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Troy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Hammonds Family Cemetery, Water Gap, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Carrie Jayne Jones

Age, 82, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Ashland, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Flat Gap, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie Holbrook Jayne. She was the former owner and operator of the Prestonsburg Cleaners from 1947 to December of 1989. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, the Women's Club of Prestonsburg, and the Eastern Star. Her husband, William Arbor Jones, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, William Gerald Jones of Prestonsburg; two sisters, LeOra Skagggs of Dearborn Beach, Florida, Irene Gardner of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother, William E. Jayne of Rex. Georgia; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the W.R. Milward Mortuary Southland, with Dr. Harold Dorsey officiating. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery, under the direction of W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland.

Julia Nouma Collins Howell

Age, 80, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born on April 26, 1920, at Cliff, she was the daughter of the late Albert Collins and Maggie Spradlin. She was a former salesperson in retail sales, and last worked for City Discount Store. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, at West Van Lear. She is survived by her husband, Hershel Howell. Other survivors include two daughters, Saundra Howell of Prestonsburg, Dolores Ward of Van Lear; one sister, Anna Belle Howell of Prestonsburg; one brother, Haskell Glenn Collins of Kingston, Tennessee; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Collins Family Cemetery, Spradlin Branch Road, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

June 23, 2000

Faye Lynn Stanley

Age, 35, of Allen, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a sudden illness. Born on February 15, 1965, in McDowell, she was the daughter of Sylvia Cole Hall Carter of Barboursville, West Virginia and the late William Jr. Hall. She is survived by her husband, Frankie Ray (Jackie) Stanley. Other survivors include her step-father, David Sherman Carter; two sons, Frankie Ray Stanley 11 and Anthony Ryan Stanley, both of Allen; three daughters, Kristi Denise Stanley, Sasha Danielle Stanley and Keisha Lynn Stanley, all of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Charles David Hall of St. Albans, West Virginia, James Raymond Hall of Barboursville, West Virginia, Douglas Jr. Hall of Ashland, William Edwin Hall of Huntington, West Virginia; two sisters, Kitty Francis Johnson and Patricia Ann Hall, both of Albion, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Don Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, at Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Willis R. Sparks

Age, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born April 3, 1921, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Alice Caudill. He was a coal miner at National Mines, Pippa Passes. He was a member of the East Point Church of Christ, a 50year member of Zebulon Lodge F&AM, Prestonsburg; Oleika Shrine Temple, Lexington and a Scottish Rite Mason. He was also a member of the Commandery No. 48 Knights Templar, Paintsville; Chapter No. 182 Royal Arch Masons, Prestonsburg; Fred W. McKenzie Council No. 98, Paintsville; and Order of the Eastern Star, Prestonsburg, He is survived by his wife, Pauline Hyden Sparks. Other survivors include three brothers, James W. Caudill of Auxier, McKinley Sparks of' Mt. Sterling, Oakley Gene Sparks of Emma; five sisters, Pauline Wells and Mary Click, both of Prestonsburg, Peggy Branham and Sue Melvin, both of Mt. Sterling, and Dinah VanHoose of Emma. Masonic rites will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

James S. Blair

Age, 59, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born April 16, 1941, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Grant Blair and Rushie Stambaugh Blair. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hackworth Blair. Other survivors include one son, James Dean Blair of Beaufort, South Carolina; two daughters, Darlene Daniels of Thealka, Rachel Dawn Mills of Paintsville; one sister, Avalee Kimbler of Columbus, Ohio; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m., at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, at Hager Hill, with David Blackburn and Mark Ousley officiating. Burial will be in the Sam Blair Cemetery, at Denver, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Ruby Mae Hall Little

Age, 80, of Frenchburg, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday June 20, 2000, at St. Claire Medical Center Morehead. Survivors include three sons, Larry Ray Little of McDowell, William Little of Drift, James Little of Weeksbury; two daughters, Sandra Jean Lidster of Buford, South Carolina, Teresa Lynn Little of Frenchburg; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at the Melvin Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Randy Halsey and Son-Menifee Home for Funerals, Frenchburg. (Information, courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home)

Sophia Lea Kidd Elliott Hatcher

Age, 67, of Honaker, died Saturday, June 1.7, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on November 10, 1932, in Honaker, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Parsons Kidd. She was a member of the Honaker Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Bobby Joe Elliott of Harold, Charles Elliott of Pikeville, and Dwayne Elliott of Honaker; two daughters, Betty Ann Elliott Ratliff of Honaker, and Connie Sue Justice of Harold; one brother, Edgar Kidd of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Jo Elliott of Fallsburg, Inez Rogers of Harold, and Lois Adkins of Honaker; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 21, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Phillip Rogers, Frank Jr. Kidd and Tommy Bush officiating. Burial was in the Kidd Family Cemetery, Honaker, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby J. Elliott, Charles Elliott Dwayne Elliott, Robert Ratliff: Micheal Elliot and Micheal Hall. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Don Ratliff, Micheal Ratliff and Randie Ratliff.

Love Parsons Akers

Age, 75, of Teaberry, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at McDowell ARH, McDowell, following an extended illness. Born on December 15, 1924, in Galveston, she was the daughter of the late Jim Bob and Jane Hamilton Parsons. She was a member of the Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church at Minnie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Akers. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Akers and Daniel Akers, both of Teaberry; two daughters, Vonda Lee Oney of Columbus, Ohio, Brenda Hall of Teaberry; two bothers, Effort Parsons and Raymond Parsons, both of Grethel; one sister, Carrie Hall of Lincoln Park, Michigan; two half sisters, Lizzie Ward and Laura Ward, both of Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Cemetery, Mink Branch, Craynor, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 25, 2000

Ailene Isaac Ulrich

Age, 69, of Grovertown, Indiana, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Hospice Center of St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana, following an illness. Born on August 17, 1930, in Weeksbury, the daughter of the late Shellie and Mae Collins Isaac. She is survived by her husband, George Ulrich. Other survivors include one daughter, Marlene Polen of Ohio; four sons, George Mosley of LaPorte, Neil Mosley of Florida, Marty Bobcek of LaCrosse and Larry Bobcek of North Judson; four step-daughters, Sharon Keller of North Webster, Donna Lemert of Plymouth, Patsey Ulrich of Hamlet and Doretta Colombo of Knox; seven sisters, Samantha Cornett of Spokane, Washington, Virgie Whaley of Westland, Michigan, Maudie Yates of Ecorse, Michigan, Fostine Kinney of Pontiac, Michigan, Martha Adams of Dayton, Ohio, Mary Johsnon of Columbus, Ohio, and Jetty Crall of Westland, Michigan; three brothers, Millard Isaac of Detroit, Michigan, Travis Isaac of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and Joseph Isaac of Westland, Michigan; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 13, at 2 p.m., in the Rannells Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Tom Padberg officiating.

Roger Lee Kestner Jr.

Age, 25, Oil Springs, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born on October 25, 1974, in Johnson County, he was the son of Roger Kestner Sr. and Evelyn LeMaster Kestner. He was an employee of Kelly's Radiator Shop. He is survived by his wife, Martha Clifton Kestner. Other survivors include his maternal grandmother, Armatha LeMaster of Paintsville; one sister, Melissa Kestner of Sitka. Funeral services will be Monday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Harry Neal Frisby and Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

June 28, 2000

 

Age, 74, of Martin, died Monday, June 26, 2000, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on .tune 12, 1926, in Hellier, he was the son of the late Oscar "Puney" Sargent and Garnet Sizemore Sargent. He was a practicing registered pharmacist and was continuing his 23-year practice as a licensed optometrist; he attended the Assembly of God, Martin; was a teacher of music at Betsy Layne High School; a private pilot; an associate professor at Southern College of Optometery, Memphis, Tennessee; he owned and operated Sargent Drug in Pikeville; and was a member of the RHO CHI Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Sue Sargent. Other survivors include one son, William "Will" Sargent of Waynesville, Ohio; three step-sons, Christopher Byron Reid and Kevin Lee Reid, both of Martin, Shawn Kiley Reid of Allen; three daughters. Deborah Sargent of Lutz, Florida. Stephanie Graves of Lexington, Cecilia Sargent of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Patricia McCoy of Pikeville; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted, Thursday, June 29, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Martin, with Clergyman Lori Vannucci officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers will be Will Sargent, Chris Reid. Kevin Reid, Burl Whitt, and Jay Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Tray Tackett and Tommy Spears.

Billy Wright

Age, 73, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born on April 29, 1927, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Sylvania Johnson Wright, He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Opal Jane Staton Wright. Other survivors include two sons, Tommy Wright of Paintsville and Barry Tackett of Richmond; three daughters, Sandy Thornsbury and Linda Johnson, both of Melvin, and Janice Jones of Wheelwright, six sisters, Pearly Bentley of Langley, Dorsie Johnson of Wheelwright, Jessie Lee Bentley, Genevia Holbrooks, and Millie Avalos all of Mentone, Indiana, and Gracie Shefflett of Virginia; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 27, at 2 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari and Jacob Cline officiating. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery, at Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Tilda Boyd Bentley

Age, 54, of Banner, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 27, 1946, in Dana, she was the daughter of Earnest Boyd of Dana, and the late Geneva Newsome Boyd, She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Crit Bentley. Other survivors include two sons, Frank Bentley of Dwale, Jason Bentley of Dana; five brothers. Rocky Boyd, Cline Boyd and Franklin Boyd, all of Dana, Clyde Boyd of Banner, John H. Boyd of Cambridge, Ohio; six sisters, Ernestine Wakeland, and Josie Hall, both of Banner, Pat Layne of Betsy Layne. Lillian Nichols. Virginia Jacohsmeyer and Gennell Hall, all of Dana; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, Dana, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Bernos Ousley

Age, 62, of Etna Green, Indiana, died Friday, June 16, 2000, in Valparaiso Care & Rehabitation Center. Born on July 30, 1937, in Floyd County, he was the son of Alvin and Melvinia Pitts Ousley. He was a resident of Kosciusko County for 47 years, and worked at Da-Lite Screen Company Inc., Warsaw. He was a member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church and Outreach Center, Warsaw, and the Quarter Century Club at Da-Lite Screen Co. Survivors include three sisters, Nan Robinson of Prestonsburg, Magdalene Howard of Claypool, Indiana; and Berniece Coon of Decatur, Indiana; and four brothers, Homer Ousley of Pierceton, Indiana, Carson Ousley of Silver Lake, Indiana, Charles Ousley of Claypool, Indiana, and Carlos W. Ousley of Warsaw, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 20, at Pentecostal Lighthouse Church & Outreach Center, Warsaw, with Pastors Don Gibson and Albert Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Center Cemetery, Silver Lake, Indiana, under the direction of Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.

Russell Thornsbury

Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his residence, following as extended illness. Born on January 23, 1928, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Morris and Mary Garrett Thornsbury. He was retired from the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Ivey Thornsbury. Other survivors include one stepdaughter, Lynda Garland Parsons of Springfield, Virginia; three brothers, Ralph (Hack) Thornsbury of Prestonsburg, Gary Thornsbury and Everett Thornsbury, both of Warsaw, ,Indiana; four sisters, Myrtle Potter of Prestonsburg, Hester Layne of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Ida Rose Ross of East Point and Lillian Blackburn of Martin. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 28, at I p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with a military chaplain officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Delmer Keathley

Age, 86, of Galveston, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at his residence. Born on March 3, 1914, at Toler Creek, at Harold, he was the son of the late Julie Yates and Joe Keathley. He was a retired carpenter and miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Keathley. Survivors include four sons, Donald Keathley of Lorain, Ohio, James Keathley of Greensboro, North Carolina, Quentin Keathley of Asheboro, North Carolina, and Randolph Keathley of Lexington; four daughters, Joanna Adams and Phyllis Stevens, both of Southgate, Michigan, Lavonne Green of New London, Ohio, and Nadine Blankenship of Stanville; one brother, Ned Keathley of Wyandotte, Michigan; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Church of Christ, with Bennie Blankenship and Tommy Spears officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Lindsey Henderson Stricklin

Age, 56, of Piedmont, South Carolina, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born at Little Paint, he was an employee of Huskey Construction and was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Setser Stricklin. Other survivors include one daughter, Sally McDuffie of Greenville, South Carolina; two sons, Michael Lindsey Striklin and Patrick Earl Stricklin, both of Piedmont, South Carolina; one brother, Jerry Stricklin of Prestonsburg, and eight grandchildren. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Piedmont, South Carolina. (Obituary information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.)

Quentin B. Harris

Age, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at his residence. Born on May 28, 1922, at Lancer, he was the son of the late Joe T. and Mary Emily Harris. He was a retired welder with the R & S Truck Body of Allen. Survivors include one son, Richard Harris of Buena Park, California; one brother, Russell Harris of Prestonsburg and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be con ducted Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Family Cemetery near Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg.

June 30, 2000

Darvin Gibson

Age, 53, of Kite, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on October 11, 1946, in Kite, he was the son of Willis and Allie Hall Gibson of Kite. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Gibson. Other survivors include five sons, Earl Sizemore, Roy Sizemore, Billy Sizemore, Bobby Sizemore, Jonathan Wooten, all of Perry County; three daughters, Kathleen Triplett, Nola Deaton of Chavies, Mary Summer of Perry County; two brothers, Marvin Gibson of Brunswick, Ohio, Randy Gibson of Pinetop; four sisters, Anna Layne of Cave Run, Emilee Keeton of Nancy, Novella Ford of Nicholasville, Lois Gibson of Kite; and 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 30, 10 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church, at Kite, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Strange Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Daniel E. Gardner

Age, 72, of Stratton Branch, near Prestonsburg, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on April 8, 1928, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Ed and Matilda Ball Gardner. He was a retired coal miner with Rebel Coal in Martin County, a member of the UMWA Local 1468, District 30, and was a former Pike County deputy sheriff. He is survived by his wife, Reba Hatfield Gardner. Other survivors include two sons, Rodney Gardner and Eddy Gardner, both of Prestonsburg and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tom Biddle officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg. Serving as pallbearers were Carl Crisp, Todd Crisp, James Bell, Easel Hatfield, Jason White and Hiram R. Hatfield. Honorary ,pallbearers were Bob Joseph, Jacob Gardner, Steve Price and Dylan Crisp.

Clara Brown

Age, 90, of Ada, Ohio, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at the Richland Manor Nursing Home in Bluffton, Ohio. Born on June 12, 1910, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Benny and Margaret Baldridge. She was a member of the Lonesome Valley United Baptist Church of Alger, Ohio where she was a member for more than 40 years and served as deacon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estel Brown. Survivors include three sons, Russell Brown, Delmer Brown, and Estel Douglas Brown, all of Ada, Ohio; three daughters, Josephine Hackworth, Darlene Casper and Jane Robinson of Ada, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, Ohio, with Elder Amos Hackworth officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio, under the direction of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home.

Christopher C. DeRossett Sr.

Age, 76, of Peru, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo, Indiana. Born on May 28, 1924, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Lum and Minnie Sizemore DeRossett. He was a retired TV and electronic repairman. He was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School and attended Louisville Electronics School; a US Navy World War II veteran, his decorations include the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and the Phillipian Liberation Medal. Survivors include two sons, Christopher DeRossett Jr., of Fritch, Texas, Gregory DeRossett of Amarillo, Texas; three daughters, Cassandra Bainbridge of Sturgis, Michigan, Charlene Simpson Makin of Peru, Indiana, Arcella Harris of Howe, Indiana; three brothers, Fred of Pamona, California, Hillard of Martinsville, Indiana, Theodore of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Ruth Corbin of Louisville, Alka York of Delta, Ohio, Victoria Meade of Prestonsburg, Virginias Witt of Ashland; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 30, 11 a.m., at the Eikenbarry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, Indiana, with Rev. Rick Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Reybum Cemetery, Peru, Indiana, under the direction of Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.