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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, June 29, 2001

Ralph D. Spencer

Age, 85, of Eastern, Ky., husband of Eugenia “Jean” Marie Homer Spencer, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky.
Born April 20, 1916, at Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late A.L. and Kate Turner Spencer. He was a retired meter operator for Columbia Gas Company, and was a member of the First Assembly of God, Martin, Ky. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Ralph O. Spencer of Pikeville, Ky.; one daughter, Gloria Allen of Freeport, Oh.; two brothers, French Spencer of Vermillion, Oh., and Alex Spencer of Van Lear, Ky.; two sisters, Nancy Bailey of Langley, Ky., Agnes Dilling of Southgate, Ky.; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Hewen Spencer, and one sister, Marie Hayes. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Sunday, July 1, 2001, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Lori Vannucci officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Family Cemetery, at Eastern, Ky., under the care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

Carolyn Sue Carroll

Age, 49, of Printer, Ky., died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at her residence, following a sudden illness. Born on January 1, 1952, at Martin, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Sammy and Ella Miller Robinson. She was a disabled Ward Clerk for Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Ky., and a member of Trinity Chapel at Martin, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwayne Carroll. Survivors include four brothers, Sam Randall Robinson of Prestonsburg, Ky., Kenneth Robinson of Martin, Ky., Paul Donald Robinson, of Topmost, Ky., and Gary Wayne Robinson, of Printer, Ky; one sister, Shelby Shrewsberry of Printer, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 29, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Denver Meade and Ellis Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery, Printer, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Dwayne Carroll

Age, 48, of Printer, Ky., died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born on February 19, 1953, at Printer, Ky., he was the son of the late Virgil and Ollie Meade Carroll. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Trinity Chapel, Martin, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Carroll. Other survivors include one son, Gregory Dwayne Carroll of Harold, Ky.; one daughter, Jennifer L. Carroll of Grethel, Ky.; one one half brother, Denzil Humble of Pickney, Mich.; two sisters, Juanita Conn and Patricia Conn, both of Printer, Ky.; one granddaughter, Jasmine L. Carroll. He was preceded in death by two half brothers, James Milton Humble, and Ivan Carroll. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 29, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery, Printer, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Glema Kathleen Roberts

Age, 69, of Virgie, Ky., died Monday, June 25, 2001. Born on October 12, 1931, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Billie Hall and Myrtle Bentley Hall. She was a homemaker and member of the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Russell Roberts Sr. Other survivors include one son, Paul Edward Roberts of Virgie, Ky.; one daughter, Carolyn Risner of Canon, Georgia; one stepson, Russell Roberts Jr., of Meta, Ky.; two brothers, Noble Hall of Indianapolis, Ind., Glenn Hall of Elyria, Oh.; one sister, Irene Looney of Elyria, Oh.; nine grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Good. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, with Sonny Miracle officiating. Burial was in the Roberts Cemetery, Jonancy, Ky., under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. 

Ballard J. Hackworth

Age, 79, of 1108 E. Clark St., Warsaw, Ind., died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind. Born on November 17, 1921, in Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Harry and Della (Stephens) Hackworth. He had lived in Kosciusko Co., Ind., since 1938, and worked for Warsaw Plating Works for more than 40 years, retiring as a group leader; he was also a self-employed farmer, and was a U.S. Navy WWII Atlantic/Mediterranean Theater, Gunnery Mate, USS Augusta. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Conley Hackworth, in 1993. He was also preceded in death by one sister, six brothers and one half brother. Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer (Mrs. Doug) Brumfield of Warsaw, Ind.; one son, Michael Hackworth of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two brothers, Jerry Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Ky., Gordon Hackworth of Mentone, Ind., six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Ind., with Ron Roetman officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, Ind. Visitation is at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, or the American Heart Association.

Charles Bennett “Ben” Lake

Age, 41, of Lexington, formerly of Ashland, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001. Born in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Edward and Dee Bennett Lake. He was a project manager for Ashland Inc.; a graduate of Russell High School; Transylvania Univers-ity; and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Wells Lake, a Floyd County native. Survivors, other than his wife and parents, include one son, Drew Lake; two daughters Alli and Emily Lake, all of Lexington; a sister, Laurie Lake of Texas; one brother, Peter Lake of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 29, 11:30 a.m., at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, with Rev. Robert Shaw officiating. Interment will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Bennett Lake Memorial Tennis Scholarship Fund, Russell Schools, 409 Bellefonte St., Russell, KY 41169, or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Maralene Diederich Miller

Age 69, of Martin, Ky., formerly of Kendallville, Ind., widow of Alvin E. Miller, passed away, June 26, 2001, at her daughter’s residence at Martin, Ky. She was born January 13, 1932, in Indiana, the daughter of the late August Diederich and Vesta Barber Diederich. She was a retired nurses aide. Survivors include two daughters, Tina Collins of Martin, Ky., Sara Brown of Wayland, Ky.; two brothers, David Diederich and Irvin Diederich, both of Indiana; three sisters, Nancy Hazelton of Florida, Evelyn Baughman and Wanda Elliott, both of Indiana; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. All funeral arrangements will be conducted in Indiana. Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., is caring for local arrangements.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Anna Elliott Meade

Age, 83, of Harold, Ky., died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Pikeville Health Care Center, Pikeville, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on December 10, 1917, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Green and Tona Margaret Yates Elliott. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ at Harold, Ky., for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Meade, in December 1975. Survivors include four sons, Durad Meade of Betsy Layne, Ky., Wendell Meade of Lancer, Ky., Gary L. Meade and Hubert Meade, both of Harold, Ky.; two daughters, Sharon Gearheart and Collene Meade, both of Harold, Ky.; two brothers, Garland Elliott of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Charlie Elliott of Printer, Ky.; one sister, Phyllis Lawson of Dana, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sons, Doyle G. Meade, Warren G. Meade, Herbert Meade and David Meade; one daughter, Billie Sue Meade; three brothers, Berlin Elliott, John Elliott and Richard Elliott; two sisters, Mary Alice Lawson, and Draxie Kidd; and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Lower Toler Church of Christ, Harold, Ky., with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery, at Printer, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was in the Lower Toler Church of Christ.

Brandon Gene Hall

Age, 14, of Galveston, Ky., died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, Ky., following a sudden illness. Born on June 12, 1987, at Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of Billy Gene Hall and Sandra L. Huhn Hall of Galveston, Ky. Other survivors include two brothers, Benjamin Hall and Joshua Hall, both of Galveston, Ky.; and aunts and uncles, Charles and Betty Hall, and Kenis and Christine Hall. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, America and Charlie Hall, and Alvin and Norma Huhn. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church at Grethel, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery, Pigeon Roost Br., Galveston, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church

Clarence Edward Moore (Hudy)

Age, 64, of Garrett, Ky., died Friday, June 22, 2001, at his residence in Knott County, following an extended illness. Born on May 22, 1937, at Knott County, Ky., he was the son of the late Coet Moore and Francis Hale Moore. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Janice Combs Moore. Other survivors include four sons, Clarence Edward Moore Jr., Frank Moore, Charles Moore, and Jessie Moore, all of Garrett, Ky.; five daughters, Jeanetta Hoover, Ogie Moore, Marsha Moore, and Jane Hicks, all of Garrett, Ky., and Geneva Moore of Martin, Ky.; two brothers, Harold Ray Moore of Tennessee, and Cluet Moore of Arizona; seven sisters, Edna Conley, Judy Moore, Ilene Scott, and Mable Hall, all of Garrett, Ky., and Laney Knott, Cleo Daniels, and Clara Hall, all of Ohio; and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert James Moore and Lawrence Moore; and one sister, Lavertta Reeves. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 2 p.m., a the Rock Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Rock Fork, Ky., with Wendell Crager, Bethel Bolen and Red Morris officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery, Chaffins Branch, Garrett, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Rock Fork Freewill Baptist Church in Knott County.

Jake Risner

Age 83, of New London, Ohio, died Sunday, June 24, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, after a long illness. Mr. Risner was born May 3, 1918, in Thacker, West Virginia, son of the late Adam and Julie (Prater) Risner. He lived in Magoffin and Floyd County, Ky., and moved to New London in 1941. He was a truck driver for the former E. Bigelow Tile of New London, Gordon Moore, Brada Miller, and also the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was a former auxiliary and part-time police officer for the Village of New London, and with his wife, had managed London-Town Apartments of New London. Mr. Risner is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ivellea (Hall) Risner; a daughter, Rosalie Kidd of New London; two sons and daughters-in-law, Waldean and Susann Risner of New London, and Larry Gene and Gail Risner of Norwalk; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Martha Clark of Kentucky, Mary Chandler of Washington, and Della Dennis of Michigan. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Leon Risner in 1938, and a sister, Agnes Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m., at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, with Elder Bill Lechene officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland County Memorial Park. Visitation was at the Funeral Home.

Millard Samons

Age 87, of Martin, Ky., passed away on Friday, June 22, 2201, in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., after an extended illness. He was born on October 28, 1913, at Martin, Ky., the son of the late Bill and Amy Crum Samons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nollie Conn Samons. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Baptized, August 1933, on Arkansas Creek. Survivors include: One son, Julian Samons of Salyersville, Ky.; two daughters, Opal Samons and Lilly Mullins, both of Martin, Ky.; one brother, Hurley Samons of Martin, Ky., and three sisters, Judie Samons, Ines Samons and Eva Hayden, all of Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 25, 2001, at 2 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, Ky., with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Samons Family Cemetery at Martin, Ky., under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Larry Mullins Jr., Billy Mullins, Nick Lumpkins, Green Samons, Millard Ray Conn, and Nick Samons.

Julia Sweeney

Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born on September 13, 1926, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Starlin and Mary Goodman Sweeney. Survivors include one brother, Frank Sweeney of Plant City, Florida; and one sister, Maggie Allen of Allen, Ky. She was preceded in death by five brothers, George Sweeney, Eddie Sweeney, Russell Sweeney, Cecil Sweeney and Fred Sweeney; and three sisters, Stella Sweeney, Christine Sweeney and Pauline Slone. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home

Ralph A. Buerkley Jr.

Age, 36, of Pleasant Ridge Rd., Maysville, Ky., died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky. Born in Mason County, Ky., on May 8, 1965, he was the son of Ralph A. Buerkley Sr., and Jean Franklin Buerkley, of 4262 Pleasant Ridge, Rd., Maysville, Ky. He was an employee of NAPA as a partsman. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Union Church. He is survived by his wife, Drema (Derossett) Buerkley. Other survivors include his children, Alyssa Buerkley, Joshua Clay and Nick Clay, all at home; one brother, David Buerkley of Maysville, Ky.; one nephew, Rodney Buerkley. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m., at the Moore and Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, Ky. Burial will be in the Green Acres Cemetery, Washington, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Shannon Greer

Age, 74, of 555 Mays Br. Rd., Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, June 22, 2001, at his residence. He was born November 4, 1926, at Johns Creek (Floyd County), Ky., the son of the late Roby Greer and Arminta Setser Greer. He was former owner and operator of J. S. Greer Meat Co., Prestonsburg. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg; a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg; the Scottish Rite, Lexington, Ky.; a Shriner of Oleika Temple, in Lexington, Ky.; a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II. He is survived by his wife, Opal Marie Osborne Greer. Other survivors include one daughter, Betty Jo (Dr. Alan) Hyden of 308 Brandy Keg Est., Prestonsburg; one brother, Dewey Greer of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren, Seth Hyden (Amy), Josh Hyden and Kate Hyden. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 24, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Randy Polk officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Active pallbearers: Josh Hyden, Seth Hyden, Alan Hyden, John Greer Hunt, John Earl Hunt, Robert Reed, Robbie Risner, James DeRossett, and Glenn David May. Honorary pallbearers: Dewey Greer, Donald Hunt, Robert Marshall, Joe T. Hyden II, John P. Wells, Johnny Allen, Phil Nelson, Jim Reed, Estill Carter, Earl Castle, Brent Reed, Louie Lafferty, David Layne, Johnny Burke Jr., Fred Goble, Roy Roberts, Adrian Lafferty, Wes Blackburn and Paul Nunn. Contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 157 South Front St., Prestonsburg, Ky.

Glema Kathleen Roberts

Age, 69, of Virgie, Ky., died Monday, June 25, 2001. Born on October 12, 1931, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Billie Hall and Myrtle Bentley Hall. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Russell Roberts Sr. Other survivors include one son, Paul Edward Roberts of Virgie, Ky.; one daughter, Carolyn Risner of Canon, Georgia; one stepson, Russell Roberts Jr., of Meta, Ky.; two brothers, Noble Hall of Indianapolis, Ind., Glenn Hall of Elyria, Oh.; one sister, Irene Looney of Elyria, Oh.; nine grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Good. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, with Sonny Miracle officiating. Burial will be in the Roberts Cemetery, Jonancy, Ky., under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6 p.m., with nightly service at 7 p.m.

James Edward Goff

Age, 83, Eastpoint Dr., husband of Velma Bell Goff, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at St. Joseph East, after a short illness. Born September 21, 1917, in Ohio Co., KY, son of the late James Presley Goff and Jennie Lee Tichenor Goff. He was a graduate of Centertown High School and Bowling Green Business College. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army and a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He began working for Oilwell Supply Division of US Steel Corp. in 1938, in Owensboro, Ky. He worked at different sites in Chicago, Olney, Centralia and Salem, IL. He also worked in Evansville, IN, and Prestonsburg, KY. His last position was as a store manager in Carmi, IL. He retired in 1981 to Lexington, after forty-three years with Oilwell. He was an avid gardener and in the last several years, he grew tuberoses that he sold to local florists. Surviving besides his wife of fifty-seven years is son, Wayne Goff, Evansville, IN; two daughters, Rita Goff Calhoun and her busband, Don, Lexington, and Dixie Goff, Springfield, TN; two grandchildren, Lisa Calhoun Sorrell, and her husband, Dodd, Winchester, KY; and Kevin Goff, Evansville, IN; great-grandson, Jacob Dodd Sorrell. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Jimm Crum officiating. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial in Paradise Cemetery, Salem, IL, Thursday, 11 a.m. Contributions are suggested to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4451 Winchester Rd., Lexington, KY 40506.

Friday, June 22, 2001

Patsy R. Bryant

Age, 59, of Albion, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home. She was born July 12, 1941, to Lonza and Maxie (Casebolt) Burke in Virgie, Kentucky. On August 22, 1959, she married Earl Bryant, he preceded her in death in 1989. Since 1977 Patsy was a nursing home administrator for an Adult Foster Care Home in Albion. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and bird watching. Survivors include: Four daughters, Annette and Richard Ewers of Albion, Sue and Brett Ward of Springport, Gail and Duane Gollnick of Reading, Michelle Bryant of Albion; four sons, Tony and Georgia Bryant of Climax, Allen Bryant of Portage, Dale and Melissa Bryant of Springport and Marcus Bryant of Albion; two sisters, Fontella Mann of Homer and Ann Izzard of Litchfield; six brothers, Jerrel D. Burke of Homer, Grover Burke of Coldwater, Lonza Burke Jr. of Albion, Garner Burke of Quincy, Craig Mullins of Albion, Gary Newsome of Homer; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, three brothers and one son. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, 2001, 1 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home Inc., 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with Reverend Tom Duff officiating. Interment followed at St. Joe Cemetery in Clarendon Township.

Jackie Layne Hall

Age 52, of Lackey, Ky., passed away Friday, June 15, 2001, in the Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky. He was born November 21, 1949, in Drift, Ky., the son of the late Dock Hall and Judy Howell Hall. He was a mechanic. Survivors include one brother, Raymond Hall of Lackey, Ky.; three sisters, Hattie Staggs and Roberta Hall, both of Lackey, Ky., and Helen Galati of Marion, Oh. Funeral services for Jackie Layne Hall were conducted Monday, June 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., in the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, at Estill, Ky., with Clergymen Buddy Jones and Red Morris officiating. Burial followed in the E.W. Hall Cemetery, Jack’s Creek, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was Sunday at the church. Pallbearers: Christopher Hall, Helen Galati, Edith Skeans, Roger Watkins, Tony Conley and Marcus Gibson.

William Harold May

Age, 80, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on October 3, 1920, in Garrett, (Floyd County) Ky., he was the son of the late Elijah Brown May Sr. and Mary Barney May. He was a sign builder and painter employed at May Sign/Unisign, at Ivel, Ky., and was a member of the Community United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the European Theater. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Sexton May. Other survivors include one brother, Elijah B. (E.B.) May Jr. of Prestonsburg, and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, with Rev. Steven Pescosolido officiating. Interment will be in the May Cemetery (Mays Branch), Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, at Carter Funeral Home.

Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Clarence R. Terry

Age 70, of Castalia, Oh., and formerly of Lackey, Ky., passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his residence after a long illness. He was born December 29, 1930, at Lackey, Ky., the son of the late Sam and Ruthie Reynolds Terry. He was retired from Routh Packaging Co. in Sandusky, Ohio, after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Church of God, and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Betty Terry of Castalia, Oh.; two daughters, Theresa L. Moore of Martin, Ky., and Cindy D. Eckert of Tiffin, Ohio; one son, Kenneth R. Terry of Tiffin, Oh.; four sisters, Beatrice Boyd of Sandusky, Oh., Augustas Stanley of Clyde, Oh., Nellie Roberts of Weeksbury, Ky. and Elizabeth Cook of Somerset, Ky.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 18, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Chapel at Martin, Ky., with J.M. Sloce and Pastor Richards officiating. Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery at Mallie, Ky., under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Additional services were conducted nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shell Miller

Age, 86, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born May 31, 1915, in Inez (Martin County), Ky., she was the daughter of the late James S. Shell and Martha Adkins. She was a homemaker and member of the Tom Moore Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Miller, May 27, 1994. Survivors include three sisters, Mary Altvater of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Dorothy Baker of Nancy, Ky., Angeline Howell of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two brothers, Henry Shell of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Roosevelt Shell of Salyersville, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Clyde Miller Cemetery, Spurlock Road, Prestonsburg.

Arson Crider

Age, 92, of Van Lear, Ky., died Fri-day, June 15, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Cen-ter, following failing health for some time. Born November 24, 1908, in Edgar, (Floyd County) Ky., he was the son of the late Jake Crider and Cora McGuire. He was a tire recapper, employed at Crider Brothers Tire Service. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Collins Crider, January 12, 2001. Survivors include one brother, Marvin Crider of Cordova, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ottway Crider, Sam Crider and Woodman Crider; and one sister, Anis Goble. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 17, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roger Goble officiating. Burial was in the Crider Family Cemetery, Johns Creek Road, Van Lear, Ky.

Oscar B. Smith

Age 82, of Bypro, Ky., husband of Georgia Shumate Smith, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky. He was born September 28, 1918, in Carr Creek, Ky., the son of the late William B. Smith and Tinie Bowen Smith. He was a retired electrician for Inland Steel and Island Creek Coal Companies, and a U.S. Navy, World War II veteran. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jerry B. Smith of Banner, Ky., Mark L. Smith of Ivel, Ky., and one sister-in-law, Wilma Davis of Frankfort, Ky.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Hobert Smith, and one sister, Ethel Osborne. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, Ky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

Jamima D. Qualls

Age, 94, of Brandon, Fl., passed away June 17, 2001, while under the care of Life Path Hospice. Survivors include her two sons, Barry Qualls and Larry Qualls; two daughters, Kathleen Cribbs and Virginia Lee Bradley; four grandchildren, Jimmy Ray Key, Garry Lee Key, Rodney Cribbs and Glenda J. Brasher; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A native of Alphoretta, Ky., she came to the Tampa area in 1953. Mrs. Qualls was a homemaker, and a member of The Church of God. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 19, at noon, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.

Patsy R. Bryant

Age, 59, of Albion, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home. She was born July 12, 1941, to Lonza and Maxie (Casebolt) Burke in Virgie, Kentucky. On August 22, 1959, she married Earl Burke, he preceded her in death in 1989. Since 1977 Patsy was a nursing home administrator for an Adult Foster Care Home in Albion. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and bird watching. Survivors include: four daughters, Annette and Richard Ewers of Albion, Sue and Brett Ward of Springport, Gail and Duane Gollnick of Reading, Michelle Bryant of Albion; four sons, Tony and Georgia Bryant of Climax, Allen Bryant of Portage, Dale and Melissa Bryant of Springport and Marcus Bryant of Albion; two sisters, Fontella Mann of Homer and Ann Izzard of Litchfield; six brothers, Jerrel D. Burke of Homer, Grover Burke of Coldwater, Lonza Burke Jr. of Albion, Garner Burke of Quincy, Craig Mullins of Albion, Gary Newsome of Homer; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, three brothers and one son. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, 2001, 1 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home Inc., 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with Reverend Tom Duff officiating. Interment followed at St. Joe Cemetery in Clarendon Township.

Jackie Layne Hall

Age 52, of Lackey, Ky., passed away Friday, June 15, 2001, in the Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky. He was born November 21, 1949, in Drift, Ky., the son of the late Dock Hall and Judy Howell Hall. He was a mechanic. Survivors include one brother, Raymond Hall of Lackey, Ky.; three sisters, Hattie Staggs and Roberta Hall, both of Lackey, Ky., and Helen Galati of Marion, Oh. Funeral services for Jackie Layne Hall were conducted Monday, June 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., in the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, at Estill, Ky., with Clergymen Buddy Jones and Red Morris officiating. Burial followed in the E.W. Hall Cemetery, Jack’s Creek, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was Sunday at the church. Pallbearers: Christopher Hall, Helen Galati, Edith Skeans, Roger Watkins, Tony Conley and Marcus Gibson.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Elder Hezzie Samons Sr. 

Age 85, of Banner, Ky., husband of Bessie Conn Samons, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was born August 23, 1915, at Dana, Ky., the son of the late Grover and Virgie Akers Samons. He was a retired coal miner, member of the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, Dana, Ky., and member of the UMWA Local No. 9845. In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven sons, Lowell Samons (Mary), of Banner, Ky., Troy Samons (Linda) of Banner, Ky., Coy Samons (Linda) of Banner, Ky., Hezzie Samons, Jr., (Donnette) of Ashland, Ky., Dan Samons (Ada) of Banner, Ky., Bert Samons of Ashland, Ky., Wilburn Ray Samons (Gina) of Banner, Ky.; two daughters, Wanda Marcum (Gilbert) of Banner, Ky., Dovie Damron (Robert) of Allen, Ky.; one brother, Norman Samons of Orange City, Fl.; one sister, Oma Conn of Indiana; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ivory Samons; two sisters, Clara Conn and Dovie Boyd, and two grandchildren, Misty Samons and Dow Hezzie Samons. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers: Lowell Thomas Samons Jr., Craig Samons, Coy David Samons, Jody Samons, Wes Samons, Sean Damron, Brandon Samons, Kevin Samons, Lowell Curtis Webb and Chad Allen Webb.

Theodore (Ted) E. Stratton

Age 75, of CO RD 25, Cardington, died Monday morning, June 6, 2001, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus. He was born August 17, 1925, to the late Sparrel R. Stratton, Sr. and Flora (Wright) Stratton. Ted was a retired Oil Field Business Owner and was a WWII veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was married to Patsy Ruth Hunt Stratton who preceded him in death on March 13, 1998. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra L. and Paul Mullins of Mt. Gilead; one granddaughter and her husband, Tammie R. & Bobby Stephen of Palm Bay, Florida; one grandson, Kevin S. Mullins of Mt. Gilead and a grandson and his wife, Chad V. and Julie Mullins of Cardington; one great-granddaughter, Ariana (Rylie) Mullins and one great-grandson, Braedon S. Mullins of Cardington. Also surviving is one brother, Roy Pritchard Stratton of Readyville, Tennessee; and four sisters, Betty Flanery of Langley, Kentucky, Jo Inmon of Banner, Kentucky, Edith Steele of Harold, Kentucky, and Rosemary Meade of Stanville, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry Edward Sratton, James Paul Stratton, Richard D. Stratton and Sparrel “Russell” Stratton and two sisters, Virginia Harris and Octavia Cooley, and one grandson, Gregory Mullins. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m., at the Gompf Funeral Home, Cardington, with burial in Glendale Cemetery.

Brian Hughes

Age 27, passed from this life Sunday, June 10, 2001, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, after a three-year battle with acute leukemia. He was a native of Hi Hat, Ky., in Floyd County, and a 1991 graduate of McDowell High School. Brian is survived by his wife, Rhonda Goble Hughes; his parents, Earl and Linda Hughes, of Hi Hat, Ky.; a sister, Earlene Stumbo of Crittenden, Ky.; a brother, Malcom, of Lenoir, N.C.; his grandparents, Ed and Juanita Caudill, of Hi Hat, Ky.; Haley Hughes, of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and a host of relatives and friends. Brian was a member of the Hi Hat Church of God of Prophecy, where he served as Youth Director. He was continually witnessing to his friends about Christ, whether it was fishing with them on a boat or riverbank, riding with them on four-wheelers, or at meetings at the local gas station. During his hospital stays, he was engaged in witnessing to visitors and planning things to do with his youth group. Brian will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Services were conducted Monday, June 11, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, and Tuesday, June 12. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat on Wednesday, June 13. Burial will be in the Moore Family Cemetery, at Price, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Pallbearers: Morris Tackett, Eric Moore, Dwayne Bryant, Jason Stumbo, Stevie Caudill, Chris Moore, Roger Martin, and Ryan Goble. Honorary pallbearers: Tikee Hall, Ernie Moore, Bill McGuire, Joe Goble, Wesley Gearheart and Ron Goble. The family wishes to thank everyone for their support in the blood drive for Brian, all the fundraising endeavors that were done, the donations that were given, and most of all for their prayers.

Birdie Stidham

Age, 69, of Sturgis, Mi., died Friday, June 8, 2001, at her residence. Born November 1, 1931, in Gunlock, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Archie Shephard and Mary (Shepherd) Shephard. She was an employee of Plyleys Candies-LaGrange Co. Hospital. She came from Kentucky in 1958 to the Sturgis-LaGrange area. She is survived by her husband, Russell M. Stidham. Other survivors include her children, Harvey and Karen Stidham of Howe, Ind., Victor and Vonda Stidham of Van Lear, Ky., Hager and Brandy Stidham of Vandalia, Mich., Donald Stidham, Steve and Casey Stidham, all of Goshen, Ind.; eight sisters, six brothers and 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 11, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, with Rev. Leburn Combs officiating. Burial was in the Brighton Cemetery, Howe, Ind., under the direction of Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ind. Visitation was at the Frurip-May Funeral Home.

Elmer Hughes Ferguson

Age 85, of Wheelwright, Ky., husband of Edna Mae Ferguson and widower of Hazel Mae Blair Ferguson, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Ky. He was born June 8, 1916 in Harold, Ky., a son of the late Josh and Rosa Skeens Ferguson. Elmer was a retired preparation plant superintendent for Inland Steel and National Mines, a World War II Army Staff Sergeant, a member of the Wheelwright United Methodist Church, a Wheelwright City mayor for 23 years, served as a board member on the Big Sandy Area Development Agency, Prestonsburg, served on an advisory committee for the Prestonsburg Community College and the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the Republican party chairman for Floyd County for several years, a Kentucky Colonel and avid University of Kentucky supporter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Amber Elizabeth Ferguson Hines of Indian Springs, Oh., Deborah Ann Ferguson Hall and Cathleen Elaine Ferguson Johnson, both of Wheelwright, Ky.; three step-daughters, Vivian Hall and Judy Dawson, both of Plymouth, Oh., Freda Compton of Aivaton, Ky., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Howard Ferguson and Clayton Ferguson and one sister, Lora Ferguson McKnight. Funeral services for Elmer Ferguson were conducted Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Wheelwright United Methodist Church, Wheel-wright, Ky., with Rev. Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Jody Hall, Russ Hall, Josh Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Steven Hall, Chad Hall, Stacy Hall, and Tom Hughes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Grace Kirk Rowe

Age 87, of Prestonsburg, Ky., widow of Clarence Rowe, died Sunday, June 3, at her residence. She was born November 6, 1913, in Breeden, WV, a daughter of the late Wilson and Polly Marcum Kirk. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg. Survivors include one son, Lloyd Charles Rowe, Edgewater, Fla.; two daughters, Eleanor Rowe Taylor, Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Dr. Mable Rowe Lineberger, Prestonsburg; one brother, Howard Kirk, Dunlow, WV; one sister, Mable Blackburn, Ft. Pierce, Fla., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial service for Grace Kirk Rowe will be conducted Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m., in the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests, donations to Hospice of Big Sandy, P.O. Box 277, Hager Hill, KY 41222. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

Melvin Matthew Stevens

Age, 72, of Harold, Ky., died Friday, June 1, 2001, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on May 23, 1929, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Jesse Stevens and Gracie Justice Stevens. He was a retired foreman and lineman. He was a member of the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Dolly Howell Stevens. Other survivors include eight sons, Palmer Stevens, Archie Wayne Stevens, Joie Ray Stevens, James Charles Stevens, Phillip Ray Stevens, Mark Stevens, and Todd Stevens, all of Harold, Ky., and Christopher Scott Stevens of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Violet Tackett and Melinda Sue Keathley of Harold, Ky.; one sister, Lizzie McKinney of Harold, Ky.; three half-sisters, Maggie Howell of Harold, Ky., Alice Kendrick of Pikeville, Ky., Mary Jane Potter of Ohio; one half-brother, Leonard Stevens of Harold, Ky., 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Stevens; seven brothers, McClellan Stevens, Ervin Stevens, Azzie Stevens, Ezralee Stevens, Jerry Stevens, Bennie Stevens, Walker Stevens; and two half-brothers, Roy and Louie Stevens; three sisters, Vadie McKinney, Zadie Stevens and Effie Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 4, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church, at Harold, Ky., with Rev. Herb Goff officiating. Burial was in the Stevens Family Cemetery, Harold, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Saturday and Sunday services were conducted by Ousley Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation was at the Funeral Home, Saturday and Sunday, and at the church on Monday.

George C. Lawson

Age 76, of Ivel, Ky., the husband of the late Nora Ousley Lawson, passed away Friday, June 1, 2001, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was born April 20, 1925, in Honaker, Ky., the son of the late Robert Lawson and Mertie Kidd Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a retired coal miner and a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ, Printer, Ky. Survivors include his son, Stan Dale Lawson, Ivel, Ky.; five brothers, R.B. Lawson, Tucson, Ariz., Farris Lawson, Betsy Layne, Ky., Arnold Lawson, Harold, Ky., Herchell Lawson and Bobby Lawson, both of Detroit, Mi.; one sister, Opal West, New London, Oh.; and one grandchild. Funeral services for George C. Lawson were conducted Monday, June 4, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Spurlock Church of Christ, Printer, Ky., with Clergymen Richard Bowens, Bruce Coleman and Farris Lawson officiating. Burial followed in the Ousley Cemetery, Risner, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Wesley Lawson, David Lawson, Junior Lawson, Gene Slone, Patrick Kraatz, Chris Lawson, and Chris Thompson. Honorary: Hallard Hall, Doug Fife, Michael Lawson, Mitchell Lawson, Walter Long, and Roger Lawson.

Monday, June 4, 2001

Rush Meade

Age, 71, of Hi Hat, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 4, 1930, at Hi Hat, Ky., he was the son of the late Hibbert and Laura Hall Meade. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mada Gibson Meade. He was a retired bus driver. He was a retired Air Force veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 889, at Wheelwright, Ky., and a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church at Hi Hat, Ky. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Justine Bates Meade. Other survivors include one son, Thomas Ray Meade of Allen, Ky.; one daughter, Carla Jeanne Meade of Hi Hat, Ky.; one step-brother, Paul Pratt of Houston, Texas; one sister, Ruth Hall of Detroit, Michigan; and four grandchildren, Laura Beth Meade, Dewey Thomas Meade, Alanna Marie Meade, and Erica Faye Meade. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Pine Grove Baptist Church at Hi Hat, Ky., with Harry Hargus, Rodney Mosley, and Dickie Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Pine Grove Baptist Church. Masonic services were conducted Saturday evening, at 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2001

Anna Lois Hanes (nee Hatcher)

Age , 61 years of age, and a former resident of Amherst Township, passed away, May 25, 2001, at New Life Hospice Residential Center, Lorain, following a brief illness. She was born August 29, 1939, in Harold, Kentucky. She had been a resident of Amherst Township for 38 years, prior to moving to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, two years ago. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Robert L. Hanes; daughters, Patricia “Trish” Harris of Lorain, and Brenda Akers of Amherst; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, David and Jerry Hatcher, both of Lorain, and Edgar Hatcher of Amherst Township; and sisters, Virginia Bentley of Lorain, and Helen Hatcher of Allen, Ky.; and step mother, Erlie Hatcher of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley Hatcher in 1977, and Lillian (nee Turner) in 1994; her paternal grandparents, David and Ada Elizabeth Hatcher; by her maternal grandparents, George Turner and Elizabeth (nee Hamilton); and by her step-maternal grandfather, Watt Akers. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, with Rev. Wallace Justice, pastor of Christian Life Baptist Church, Lorain, officiating. Burial was in the Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph; 5255 North Abbe Rd., Elyria 44035.

James Marvin Collins Sr.

Age 59, of Wayland, Ky., husband of Mary Lois Murphy Collins, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2001, at his residence. He was born May 18, 1942, in Dema, Ky., the son of the late Lawrence Collins and Aggie Gibson Collins. Mr. Collins was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by Metec Inc., Lexington, Ky., and was a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; one son, James “Jim” M. Collins Jr., Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Mary Lynn Jackson, Wayland, Ky., Lisa Lois Thornsberry, Langley, Ky.; three brothers, Stanley Collins, Wayland, Ky., Charles Collins, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Delmar Collins, Wayland, Ky.; one sister, Virginia Cooley, Wayland, Ky.; five grandchildren, Ryann and Molly Thornsberry, Langley, Ky., Jordyn, Haley, and Alexa Jackson, Wayland, Ky.; three uncles, Miles Gibson Jr., of Liberty, Ky., Champ Gibson of Langley, Ky., and Raymond Collins, of Wayland, Ky.; and one aunt, Stella Martin of Langley, Ky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Collins, and one sister, Doris May. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Rev. Ted Shannon and Brad Tackett officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens under the care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was Friday, May 25, and Saturday. Pallbearers: David Cooley, Bill Honshell, Bud Reynolds, Tom Oldenkamp, Mack Sluss, Jerry Fultz, Christopher Fultz, Larry Puckett, Aaron Kidd and Bobby Meadows.

Jennifer Grace Hall Crum

Age 33, Martin, Ky., wife of Michael Crum, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. She was born May 19, 1968, the daughter of Arnold Hall and Eunice Flanery Hall of Martin, Ky. Mrs. Crum was a housewife, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Martin, Ky. Survivors include her two daughters, Jenna Michaelle Crum, and Joeanna Grace Crum, both of Martin, Ky.; two brothers, George Michael Hall and Jeffery Arnold Hall, both of Martin, Ky. Funeral services for Jennifer Grace Hall Crum were conducted Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Elders John Patton and Bill Hughes officiating. Burial followed in the Wright Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Timmy Stratton, Toby Akers, Terry Conn, Ronnie Ross, Jeremy Ross, Justin Hall, Roger Rose, Tommy Dingus, Bat Bartrum, Charles Ray Hunter and Steve Hall.

Barbara Stephens

Age 64, of Lima, Ohio, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 11:55 p.m., at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio, of a brain aneurysm. She was born January 28, 1937, in Bolyn, Kentucky, to Cletis and Alma (Inmon) Hall. Both parents are deceased. Mrs. Stephens is survived by one son, Kevin Stephens of Lima, Ohio; one daughter, Beverly (Peter) Hayes of Lima, Ohio; one brother, Cliton Hall of Willard, Ohio; three sisters, Maxine Damron of Radnor, West Virginia, Gwendolyn Martin of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and Linda Murphy of London, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Nathan Slusher, Jered Slusher, Rose Hayes and Barbara Hayes. She was preceded in death by one brother, Chalmer Hall; and one sister, Wilma Hall. Mrs. Stephens worked at St. Rita’s Medical Center for 30 years. She was a devoted family person to her kids and grandkids. Private family services will take place at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Stephen’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio.

Imogene Cole

Age 78, of Hueysville, Ky., widow of Thomas Cole, passed away, Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Ky., following a long illness.
She was born November 15, 1922, in Hueysville, Ky., the daughter of the late Woods Martin and Verna Patton Martin. Mrs. Cole was a homemaker and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Tommy L. Cole, Hueysville, Ky.; one daughter, Verna K. Cole, Prestonsburg, Ky.; one brother, Lowell E. “Buck” Martin, Hueysville, Ky.; two sisters, Willa Dean Kissell, Bonita Springs, Fl., Artie Smallidge, Bowdinham, Ma.; two grandchildren, Michael T. Cole and Sherri Lynn Crace, both of Paintsville, Ky., and one great-grandchild, Breonna Cole, Paintsville, Ky. Funeral services for Imogene Cole will be conducted Friday, June 1, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Chester Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements.

Vertrice Rice Cartmell

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, following an extended illness. Born on February 23, 1913, on Little Paint, (Floyd County), Ky., she was the daughter of the late Judd Rice and Margaret Music Rice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Cartmell. She was a member of the First Church of God, University Drive, Prestonsburg, Ky. Survivors include one sister, Nell Conley of East Point, Ky.; two brothers, John D. Rice of East Point, Ky., Thomas J. Rice of Hager Hill, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Charles Heater Jr., and Pastor Steve Williams officiating. Interment will be at Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

June Porter

June Porter, of Red Bird Lane, Pikeville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, May 28, 2001, at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Porter, and son, Paul Brian Porter. Survivors are her daughter, Debby Salvato of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, (husband, Al Salvato), son, Jimmy Porter of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, (wife Debby), and son, John Mark Porter, of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky (wife Jeannie); eight grandchildren, Alix, Angel, Daniel, Kristi, Matthew, Joe, Bethany and Chris; and two great-grandchildren, Dallin and Isabella. June was a lifelong resident of Boldman, Kentucky. She was a graduate of Pikeville High School and Pikeville College. She was employed by the Pike County Board of Education for the Head Start Program as a supervising teacher for many years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many positions throughout her life, including serving a mission for the church at the Atlanta, Georgia, Temple. She also volunteered at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Visitation was at the J.W. Call Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30th. The funeral was held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 31st, at J.W. Call Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Porter Family Cemetery at Boldman, Kentucky.

Leona Mable Prater

Age 83, of Edgewater, Florida, formerly of Hueysville, Ky., widow of James “Jim” Prater, passed away Friday, May 25, 2001, at her residence in Edgewater, Fl. She was born July 10, 1917, in Hueysville, Ky., the daughter of the late Willie Hayes and Melcina Allen Hayes. Mrs. Prater was a homemaker, a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ, Hueysville, Ky., and attended the New Smyrna Beach Christian Church, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Survivors include four sons, James Prater and John Prater, both of Edgewater, Fl., Richard Prater, Ocala, Fl., Don Prater, Westland, Mi.; two daughters, Dianne Hall, Edgewater, Fl., Sally Moore, Westland, Mi.; two brothers, Joe Hayes, Hueysville, Ky., Clarence Hayes, Betsy Layne, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Leona Mable Prater were conducted Monday, May 28, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Jeff Prater officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Ed Hall Jr., Jimmy Prater, David Prater, Jamie Prater, David Hayes, Randy Hayes, Orris Hayes and Josh Hayes.