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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, June 28, 2002

Lola Evelyn Hamilton

Age, 74, of Allen, Ky., passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg, Ky., of a sudden illness. She was born on May 5, 1928, in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Ocie Kendrick. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Byron Hamilton of Lexington, Ky. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 29, 2002, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky., with Arnold Turner Jr., and Joe Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, June 28, after 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

Rosie Henson

Age 65, of Hi Hat, Ky., widow of L. D. Henson, passed away, Monday, June 24, 2002, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky. She was born January 10, 1937, in Ligon, Ky., the daughter of the late Riley Newsome and Eddie Newsome. Survivors include eight sons, Raymond Henson of Huntington, Ind., Jimmy Henson of Denver, Co., Timmy Henson of Athens, Tn., Paul Henson of Melvin, Ky., Willie Hall of Ligon, Ky., Herbie Poling of Columbus, Oh., Larry Dean Henson of Virginia, and James Jones of Columbus, Oh.; one daughter, Lula Henson of Hi Hat, Ky.; one brother, Riley Newsome Jr. of Price, Ky.; one sister, Lillie Mae Newsome of Price, Ky., 14 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Funeral services for Rosie Henson were conducted Thursday, June 27, 2002, at noon at the Ligon Community Freewill Baptist Church, Ligon, Ky., with Clergymen Jack Akers and Red Alley officiating. Burial was in the Henson Cemetery, Ligon, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Jean Salisbury

Jean Salisbury, a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, formerly of Martin, Ky., was born October 11, 1925, in Ivel, Ky., a daughter of Albert Earl and Gertrude (Mullins) Fife. She departed this life, Saturday, June 22, 2002, in Shell Knob, Missouri, at the age of 76. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Green Forest. Before her retirement she was a long-time resident of Martin, Ky. She is survived by her sister, Mary Evans Griffith of Yellville, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was united in marriage with James Lowell Salisbury, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Earl Fife Jr. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at the First Assembly of God Church in Green Forest, with Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. Interment will be Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the Martin Cemetery, in Martin, Ky. Local arrangements were by Nelson Funeral service. Visitation will be Wednesday, 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, Ky.

Madge Chaffins

Age 70, of Wayland, Ky., was born on January 1, 1932, in Garrett, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Dave Chaffins and Minta Inmon Chaffins. She departed this life following an extended illness on Friday, June 21, 2002, at the McDowell Appalachian Re-gional Medical Center. She was a retired sales clerk. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Bradley of Wayland, Ky.; one brother, Damon Chaffins of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Geneva Newman of Louisville, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Caroline Martin, and Samantha Bradley; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Allen, and Lannah Hicks; and many relatives and friends who will mourn her passing. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Chafffins and Phillip Chaffins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 23, 2002, at 3 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial was in the Coburn-Inmon Cemetery, at Rockfork, Garrett, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Buford Slone

Age 70, of Martin, Ky., husband of Nyoka Rice Slone, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2002, at his residence. He was born February 5, 1932, in Pippa Passes, Ky., the son of the late Edward Slone and Clarissa Jean Slone. He was retired from the U.S. Military and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a lifetime member of the DAV and AMVETS. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kim Allen Slone of Grethel, Ky., and Tim Dean Slone of Speed, Ind.; three daughters, Tammy Denet Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., Keata Jo Blankenbaker of Borden, Ind., Stacy Lee Blair of Jamestown, Va.; three brothers, Charles Slone of Jamestown, Oh., Eddie Slone of Eddyville, Ky., and Jeff Slone of Faubush, Ky.; two sisters, Aileen Blair of Prater Creek, Ky., and Irene Little of Bowling Green, Ky.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Buford Slone will be conducted Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.

Geneva Cooley Prater

Age 82, of Hueysville, Ky., wife of Dockie Prater, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2002, at her residence. She was born October 19, 1919, in Northern, Ky., the daughter of the late Oak Cooley and Rosetta Osborne Cooley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, Hippo, Ky. Survivors include her husband; one son, Roy G. (Phyllis) Prater of Muster, Ind.; four daughters, Lois (Freddie) Mullins of Hippo, Ky., Brenda Sue (Jesse) Hampton of Columbus, Oh., Linda June (Delbert) Martin of Hueysville, Ky., and Pam (Thomas) Martin of Eastern, Ky.; three brothers, Dorlen Cooley of Hueysville, Ky., and Tody Cooley and Irish Cooley, both of Hippo, Ky., 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Bobby Cooley, Paul Cooley, Rex Cooley, and Gorman Cooley; four sisters, Helen Prater, Beatrice Hicks, Mary Conn, and Katherine Prater. Funeral services for Geneva Cooley Prater will be conducted Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, Hippo, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the John Wess Prater Cemetery, Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Kathryn Turner Youmans

Age 72, of Minnie, Ky., passed away, Monday, June 24, 2002, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. She was born March 25, 1930, in Minnie, Ky., the daughter of the late William Turner and Lorraine Johnson Turner. She was a retired teacher; formerly employed by the Floyd County School System, a member of the Drift Women’s Club, the ARH Auxiliary, and the McDowell-Minnie Senior Citizens. Survivors include two sons, Robert Duane Youmans and Darrell Youmans, both of Minnie, Ky.; one daughter, Delilah Lorraine “Midge” Youmans Blackburn of Minnie, Ky.; one brother, W.C. “Buster” Turner of Minnie, Ky.; two sisters, Euka Hicks of Minnie, Ky., and Mary Ellen Maggard of Drift, Ky.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Lenville “Bub” Turner, and one sister, Gertrude T. Stumbo. Funeral services for Kathryn Turner Youmans will be conducted Thursday, June 27, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, Minnie, Ky., with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Cemetery, Minnie, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home, and after 9 a.m., Thursday, at the church.

Maurine Mayo

Miss Maurine Mayo, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Lafayette Place in Lexington, where she had made her home for the past nine years. She was born April 10, 1903, the daughter of J.D. and Anna Porter Mayo, the youngest of a large family. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She began her career in Prestonsburg, and moved to Frankfort as executive assistant to the State Treasurer. In 1944, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work “on the Hill,” and completed her career there with the National Association of Postal Supervisors. After retirement, she returned to Prestonsburg to be near her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Prestonsburg, and the John Graham Chapter of the DAR. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at First United Methodist Church, Prestons-burg, with Bishop Roy C. Clark of Nashville, Tn., conducting the service. Burial will follow in the Mayo Family Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 12:30 to 1:45, in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. Memorial gifts are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, or the charity of your choice.

Hubert Puckett

Age, 75, of Abbott Creek Road, Prestonsburg, died Sun-day, June 23, 2002, at his residence. Born on October 25, 1926, in Floyd County, (Myrtle, Ky.), he was the son of the late Goble Puckett and Alice Prater Puckett. He was a former federal mine inspector for the U.S. Government, a former employee of Princess Elkhorn Coal Co., a former pilot for East Ky. Mack and R&S Truck Body, and a former flight instructor at Combs Airport. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, and WWII Pacific Theatre. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Wells Puckett. Other survivors include one son, Gary David Puckett of North Port, Fla.; two daughters, Kathy Hall Music of Prestonsburg, and Karen Jean Hall Wilson of Manchester, TN.; one brother, Donald Puckett of Prestonsburg; one sister, Joyce Conley of Paintsville; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 27, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg.

Kelly Chaffins

Age, 75 years of age, of Garrett, Ky., was born on September 23, 1926, in Mousie, Ky. He was the son of the late Troy Chaffins and Biddie Wicker Chaffins. He departed this life, following an extended illness on Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin, Ky. He was a retired coal miner. He was married to Nerva Lawson Chaffins, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and two daughters, Bobby Chaffins of Harold, Ky.; Cheryl Manns of Hueysville, Ky., and Tammy Scott of Garrett, Ky.; two brothers, Richard Chafffins and Ballard Chafffins, both of St. Mary’s Oh.; five sisters, Lora Collins, and Sally Ann Fairchild, both of St. Mary’s Ohio, Myrtle Lee Ward of Kendallville, Ind., Cora Fields of Emmalena, Ky., and Dora Lewis of Tennessee; six grandchildren, and many relatives and friends who will mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Drucella Boleyn; four brothers, Leo Chaffins, Paris Chaffins, Coy Chaffins, and James Chaffins. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery, Four Mile, Mousie, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

John W. Endicott

Age 93, of Slick Rock, Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Monday, June 24th, after a brief illness at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. He was born at Endicott, Ky., August 23, 1908, a son of the late Melvin and Lizzie (Jervis) Endicott. He was a coal miner, having worked for Turner-Elkhorn Mining Co., and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was married to Alice (Hunt) Endicott, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Elva Endicott and Jack Endicott, both of Slick Rock, Ky.; four daughters, Norma Jarrell, and Helen Leslie, both of Prestons-burg, Ky., Rosie Jervis of Endicott, Ky., and Anna Belle Goble of Ivel, Ky.; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 27, 2002, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Gordon Fitch and Rev. Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Crum Cemetery at Banner, Ky. Friends may call at the Burke Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Dolph Gordon Hurt

Dolph Gordon Hurt, of Hager, Hill, Ky., formerly of LaMarque, Texas, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Summit Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Gordon was born September 23, 1938, in Daingerfield, Texas, the son of D.F. and Annie Mae Hurt. They later moved to LaMarque, where Gordon graduated from LaMarque High School in 1957. He was employed by Encompass of Dayton, Ohio, at the time of his death. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, D.F. and Annie Mae Hurt, and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Herman Hamilton, son John David Hurt, and five grandsons, Jeffrey Hamilton, Hank Hamilton, Blake Hurt, Chase Hurt, and Trey Hurt, all of Ballinger, Texas. Gordon will be fondly remembered by his family, co-workers, and many friends. His family extends special thanks to Peggy Wotherspoon, Doug Wilson, Dennis Quebe, and Buck Ross, for their support during this very difficult time. Visitation for family and friends will be at 2 p.m., on Thursday, June 27, in the chapel at Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster, Texas. Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 3 p.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon’s five grandsons.

Dallas Prater, Sr.

Age, 65, of Litchfield, (formerly of Albion and Homer areas), passed away Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born March 12, 1937, in Hueysville, the son of Dan and Hala Mae (Reffitt) Prater. He served in the US Army, graduated from Ft. Custer Truck Driving School, and had been employed at Game-Time Inc., in Litchfield. He was a member of the Grace Free Will Baptist Church in Albion, and formerly belonged to the Albion Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed Nascar Racing, baseball, and especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Isola (Shepherd), whom he married October 25, 1958. Other survivors include three sons, Lonnie (Martilla) Prater, Danny J. (Carla) Prater, Dallas Prater Jr. and Amy Fredrick, all of Homer; one sister, Hala Mae (John) Hale of Hueysville, Ky.; one brother, Meredith (Faye) Prater of Willard, Oh.; two step-brothers, Beuford Slone of Martin, Ky., Charles Slone of Jamestown, Oh.; two step-sisters, Irene Little and Alene Blair, of Kentucky; three aunts, Bertha Cole of Stockbridge, Mi., Dixie Watts of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Rosie Reffitt of Martin, Ky.; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, (Belinda G. Hunnaman); one grandson, (Issiah Hunnaman); one granddaughter, (Monica LeAnn Hunnaman), and one brother, (Clifford Stephens). Funeral services for Dallas Prater Sr., will be held Wednesday, at 3:00 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with Reverend Earl Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Homer. Visitation is at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, or the Diabetes Fund.

Monday, June 24, 2002

Jackie Hall Little

Age 65, was born on February 11, 1937, in Floyd County, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Alice Hall Goble. She departed this life following an extended illness on Friday, June 21, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. In life her occupation was that of a homemaker. She was married to Ersial Little whom preceded her in death. She is survived by one son and three daughters, Ronnie Lee Little of Melvin, Ky., Libby DeKesel, Kathy Harris, and Tessie Young, all of Melvin, Ky. He is also survived by one brother, Bill Goble of Ashtabula, Oh.; two sisters, Cora Lee Tackett of Cleveland, Oh., Gladys Morgan of Wayland, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jessica Young, Kimberly Little, Brandon Sullivan, and one great-grandchild, Makyla Vance; a host of many relatives and friends whom will mourn her passing. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, Buddy Hall, Burnis Hall, Suzie Harris, Temp Waddle, and Ella Ree Caudill. Funeral services will be Monday, June 24, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Little Family Cemetery, Melvin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is Saturday at the Church.

Friday, June 21, 2002

Earnest Owens

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Friday, June 14, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., after an extended illness. He was born May 27, 1919, at Prestonsburg, Ky., a son of the late John and Mattie Owens. He was a veteran, having served in the Army during W. W. II. He was a coal miner, a member of the Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church, and a member of V.F.W. Post 5839 at Prestonsburg, Ky. He was married to Vada (Ratliff) Owens, who survives him. There are six sons and three daughters, who survive: Arnold Owens of Stone, Ky., Paul Owens of Hardy, Ky., Ellery Owens and John Albert Owens, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Donald Ray Owens of Keaton, Ky., and Terry Owens of Sebring, Fla.; Alma Sue Pulliam of Auxier, Ky., Carol Goble of Harrison Township, Mi., and Patty Ann Collins of Prestonsburg, Ky.; 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 16, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., at Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Bro. Shane Powers and Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery, at Ivel, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky.

James Freddy Slone

Age, 58 years of age, was born on March 2, 1944, in Knott County, Ky. He was the son of Vina Hall Slone and the late Dan Slone. He departed this life on June 19, 2002, following an extended illness at his residence in Wayland, Ky. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors, other than his mother, include a companion, Patricia Huff of Wayland, Ky.; Joshua Huff, whom he raised as his own son; four step-daughters and their husbands, Kathy (Michael) Vance of Blacksburg, South Carolina, Kelly (Jeff) Allen of Sweetwater, Tenn., Peggy (David) Prater of Niota, Tenn., and Debra Huff of Wayland, Ky.; four brothers and their wives, Emill (Phyllis) Slone of Pound, Va., Bufford (Linda) Slone of Wayland, Ky., Paul E. (Alberta) Slone of Paintsville, Ky., and Danny (Patricia) Slone of Richmond, Ky.; three sisters, and their husbands, Olive (the late Johnny) Conley of Richmond, Ky., Peggy S. (Frank) Prater of Garrett, Ky., and Joylee (Bruce) Patton of Hueysville, Ky., eight grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, and one sister, Janice Vanhoose. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 22, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Barry Lee Conley

Age 21, of Martin, Ky., husband of Carey Fitzpatrick Conley, passed away, Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Wayland, Ky. He was born January 30, 1981, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of Jackie Lee Conley and Wendy Howard Conley of Garrett, Ky. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by one son, Barry Logan Tyler Conley of Martin, Ky.; and one brother, Jackie Ray Conley of Martin, Ky. Funeral services for Barry Lee Conley will be conducted Saturday, June 22, 2002, at 12:00 noon at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Randy Osborne, officiating. Burial will follow in the Loy Conley Cemetery, (Ball Branch), Mousie, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Willina Gwenevere Hayes

Age, 48, of Stanville, Ky., passed away, Thursday, June 20, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky. She was born August 17, 1953, in Martin, Ky., the daughter of Irene Reynolds Fields of Stanville, Ky., and the late Charles Thompson. She was a self-employed contractor for C&C Drilling, and attended Immanuel Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Amy Hueke of Stanville, Ky.; one brother, Kent Edward Thompson of Royal Oaks, Mi.; one grandchild, Colby Hayes of Teaberry, Ky., and a special friend, Robert Branham. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Earl Fields; two sons, Christopher Hayes and Shannon Layne Hayes. Funeral services for Gwenevere Hayes will be conducted Saturday, June 22, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Sam Crawford, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Tabitha Ann Hensley

Age 32, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Langley, Ky., passed away Thursday, June 13, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky. She was born February 19, 1970, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the daughter of Donald “Tan” Hensley, of Langley, Ky., and the late Tamayra Jean Northrop Hensley. “Tabby” was a caterer for the Kroger Company, worked at Trim Masters on seat assembly for Toyota, and also worked for the Goodwill Store of Lexington, Ky. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Bill Demar of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, William Stanley “Billy” Hensley of Blue River, Ky.; one aunt, Nancy Northrop of Martin, Ky.; one nephew, William Gregory Hensley of Blue River, Ky.; three nieces, Felisha Hensley of Prestonsburg, Ky., Megan and Melody Hensley, both of Blue River, Ky.; and her grandmother, Mable Cooley Hensley of Martin, Ky. Funeral services for Tabitha Ann Hensley were conducted Monday, June 17, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Brent Tackett, officiating. Burial was in the Leonard Allen Cemetery at Langley, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Baron Allen, Jake Bates, Kirk Blevins, Rodney Brown, Tim Culhan, Freddie Samons and Oscar Short. Honorary pallbearers: Lynman Branham, Nelson Hagans, Norman Osborne, Elmer Shepherd and Earl Warrens.

Earl Ray Johnson

Age 60, of Hi Hat, Ky., husband of Marilyn Fisher Johnson, passed away, Sunday, June 16, 2002, at his residence in Hi Hat, Ky. He was born September 30, 1941, in Hi Hat, Ky., the son of the late Bish Johnson and Fronie Newman Johnson. He attended the Drift Pentecostal Church, Drift, Ky., and was a self-employed laborer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Kent Johnson of Lenoir, N.C.; two daughters, Freda May Johnson and Tina Marie Johnson Green, both of Hi Hat, Ky.; two brothers, Herman Johnson of Hi Hat, Ky., and Hershel Johnson of Bevinsville, Ky.; one sister, Eula Faye Johnson of Frankfort, Ky., and three grandchildren. Funeral services for Earl Ray Johnson were conducted Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, Drift, Ky., with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the Drift Pentecostal Church. Pallbearers: Darren Green, Teddy Keene, Donald Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Scottie Johnson, Robbie Johnson, and Harold Moore.

Elva Darcus Newsome

Age 73, of Teaberry, Ky., passed away Sunday, June 16, 2002, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky. She was born July 28, 1928, in Craynor, Ky., the daughter of the late Evan Isaacs and Judy Francis Hall Isaacs. She was formerly employed by the U.S. Shoe Corporation, and was a part-time postmaster at Teaberry, Ky. Survivors include two sons, Layton Newsome and Anthony Newsome Jr., both of Teaberry, Ky.; three daughters, Deborah Reynolds of Grethel, Ky., Madlyn Spears of Trenton, Mi., Dianna Doris Newsom of Virgie, Ky.; two sisters, Nannie Gayheart of McDowell, Ky., and Melva Stanley of Trenton, Mi.; 11 grandchildren, Jeffery Spears, James Anthony Newsome, Ryan Newsome, Lloyd Keith Newsom, Russell Todd Newsom, Jarred Newsome, Darrin Reynolds, Todd Spears, Jodi Lynn Williams, and Tonya Sanders and Lana Bolden; two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Bolden and Abigail Newsom. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant grandchild, Bobby Reynolds; five brothers, Arthur Isaacs, William Isaacs Jr., Earmel Isaacs, Boge Isaacs, and Tony Isaacs; a sister, Lizzie Vance, and an infant sister, Martha Isaacs. Funeral services for Elva Darcus Newsome will be conducted Thursday, June 20, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Preacher Eddie Hughes officiating, along with singing by the Church of Christ ministers. Burial will follow in the Hollybush Cemetery, Teaberry, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with services at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.

Thomas Raymond LeMaster

Age, 81, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on September 1, 1920, he was the son of the late James Hansford LeMaster and Florence Hereford LeMaster. He was a former welder, supervisor of safety, and land agent for Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company in Prestonsburg, Ky. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was an Army veteran; a life member of American Legion Post 129; and a life member of V.F.W. Post 5839. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Jean Conley LeMaster, of Prestonsburg. Other survivors include three daughters, Kay Wingham (Edwin) of Tipp City, Oh., Tommie Jeanne Setser (Fred), and Mary Ann Waltman (Alan), both of Millville, N.J.; one sister, Winifred (Winnie) Blackburn of Prestonsburg, Ky.; four grandchildren, Doug Brown, Jennifer MacAlvoy, Elizabeth Caulfield, and Matthew Wingham; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Interment will be in the Hereford Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky. Contributions are suggested to the Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church, 256 S. Arnold Ave., Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. Active pallbearers: Tom Hereford, David Hereford, Edwin Wingham, Fred Setser, and Alan Waltman. Honorary pallbearers: Preston Nichols, Paul LeMaster, Bill James, Cal Herrick, and Dr. John Hereford. Masonic services were held, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Military graveside rites were conducted by Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, DAV.

Ruby C. Baker

Age, 83, retired manager of Dawahare’s, and the widow of Charles W. Baker, died Sunday, June 16, 2002. She was born in Butler, Tn., a daughter of the late Dana Campbell and Dora Lewis Campbell Ditto. She was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church, and the first employee of Dawahare’s in Lexington. She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Mary Lamm of Lexington, Roger (Charlotte) Baker of Lexington, and Ed (Frankie) Baker of Denver, Co.; a brother and three sisters, Donald Ditto of Zepherhills, Fl., Pauline Plue of Clinton, In., Ora Mae Gillum of Middletown, Oh., and Peggy Reiber of Clinton, In.; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, conducted by Dr. Ronald Fellemende, and Rev. James Heard. Burial was at the Lexington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, Ky., 40504, or the Chrysalis House, 120 Chrysalis Ct., Lexington, KY 40507.

Palmer Hall

Age 54, was born on October 7, 1947, passed away on June 16, 2002. He was born at McDowell, Ky., the son of the late Anthony Hall and Ruby Hall. He had been a resident of Leslie Co., for the past 23 years, coming from Floyd County. He was a coal miner, and was affiliated with the Bowens Creek United Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Anthony and Ruby Hall; two brothers, Jack Donald and Denver; one sister, Bernice. He is survived by his wife, Fern Collett Hall of Roark, Ky.; one son, David Wayne Barrett or Roark, Ky.; one daughter, Pamela Howell of Mansfield, Ohio; two stepsons, Vernon Barrett of Lexington, Ky., and Donnie Barrett of Roark, Ky.; three step-daughters, Deanna Asher of Hoskinston, Ky., Della Barrett and Terri Smith, both of Roark, Ky.; one brother, James Hall of McDowell, Ky.; one sister, Ruby Jean Adkins of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one grandson, Austin Kyle Howell; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted with Rev. LeRoy Blackburn, Rev. Sheldon Collett and Rev. Scott Keen officiating, and burial was in the Collett Family Cemetery at Essie, Ky., under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Hyden, Ky.

Carrie Elswick Stratton

Age, 89, of Betsy Layne, Ky., died Friday, June 14, 2002, at her residence. Born in Virginia, on July 31, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Minerva Cochran Elswick and John Elswick. She was formerly employed by the Pike County Board of Education Dietary Department and Mullins High School. She was a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church for 52 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Stratton. Survivors include three sons, Jack D. Stratton of Benton, Ky., Gerald D. Stratton of Wishram, Wash., and Danny Stratton of Glasgow, Ky.; one daughter, Joyce Spears of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one brother, Travis Elswick of Chillicothe, Oh.; three half-brothers, John Brent Elswick of Pikeville, Larry Elswick and Clinton Elswick, both of Mich.; one half-sister, Mattie Lou Elswick of Mich.; one step-sister, Pauline Watkins of Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the J.W. Call Funeral Home, with Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of J. W. Call Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, or the First Baptist Church, at Mousie, Ky.

Earl Howell

Age 74, of Camden, went to his heavenly home on June 15, 2002, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 17, 1927, in McDowell, Ky., the son of the late Dee and Polly Howell. On December 23, 1949, in McDowell, Ky., Earl married Gladys Dye. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Camden. He is survived by his wife, of 52 years, Gladys Howell, of Camden; son, Roy Howell and his wife, Cathy of Camden; daughter Sandy Gustin and her husband, Kenneth of Oxford; grandsons, Nathan Howell and Michael Gustin; sisters, Julie Elliott of Piketon, Ohio, and Olive Rose Hall of McDowell, Ky.; brothers, Estill Howell of Liberty, Ky., Claude, Dee Jr., Homer, Eugene, Olvin, and Dallas Howell, all of McDowell, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Earl Michael Howell; brothers, James, Donald, and Abe; and sisters, Hetty, Lucy, and Ruth. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Vitas Hospice for all of their loving care and support. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 20, 2002, at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Ave. at South “D” Street, Hamilton, Ohio, with pastor Greg Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Flats Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2002, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Sue Cook Moore

Sue Cook Moore, 80 years of age, was born on September 15, 1921, in Knott County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Maggie Harris Cook. She departed this life following an extended illness on Saturday, June 15, 2002, at her residence at Bevinsville, Ky. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God of Prophecy, at Hi Hat, Ky. She is survived by one son, Gregory Thorne of Warren, Mich.; two sisters, Veda Blankenship of Hi Hat, Ky., and Herma Lee Combs of West Carlton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Rickey Hall; two brothers, Curtis Cook and Barksdell Cook; and three sisters, Norma Martin, Dixie Bates and Hammel Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 10 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, Ky., with Don Fraley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Monday, June 17, 2002

Earnest Owens

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Friday, May 14, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., after an extended illness. He was born May 27, 1919, at Prestonsburg, Ky., a son of the late John and Mattie Owens. He was a veteran, having served in the Army during W. W. II. He was a coal miner, a member of the Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church, and a member of V.F.W. Post 5839 at Prestonsburg, Ky. He was married to Vada (Ratliff) Owens, who survives him. There are six sons and three daughters, who survive: Arnold Owens of Stone, Ky., Paul Owens of Hardy, Ky., Ellery Owens and John Albert Owens, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Donald Ray Owens of Keaton, Ky., and Terry Owens of Sebring, Fla.; Alma Sue Pulliam of Auxier, Ky., Carol Goble off Harrison Township, Mi., and Patty Ann Collins of Prestonsburg, Ky.; 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 16, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., at Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Bro. Shane Powers and Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, Ky. Friends may call at the Burke Funeral Home, after 6 p.m., Friday. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

Estill Cole

Age 69, of Melvin, Ky., was born on October 2, 1932, in Melvin, Ky. He was the son of the late Elbert and Sarah Caudill Cole. He passed away Monday, June 10, 2002, of an extended illness at the residence of his daughter, at Hi Hat. He was a retired carpenter. He was the husband of Fayetta Johnson Cole. He is survived by five daughters, Greta Tackett of Hi Hat, Melody Cable of Melvin, Crystal Dowd of Elkhart, Ind., Jackquelin Caudill of Elkhart, Ind.; four sons, Rocky Cole and Warren Cole, both of Melvin, Ricky Cole of Shelbiana, Ky., and Ricky Rowe of Hi Hat; two brothers, Russell Cole of South Portsmouth, Ky., William McKinley Cole of Garrison, Ky.; four sisters, Ada Thornsbury of Auxier, Ky., Naomi Braden of Monroe, Mich., Justeen Bentley and Vada Tackett, both of Garrison, Ky.; one special niece, Sandra Kaye Johnson; one special nephew, Jaisen Douglas Collins. He has 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son, Kenny Joe Cole; two daughters, Janie Ruth Helton and Sherry Cole; three brothers, Leonard, Andy, and Londy Cole; three sisters, Arizona Tackett, Delphia Vires and Lonie Cole. There is a host of family and friends who will mourn his passing. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat, Ky., with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Painter Harve Cemetery in Melvin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at 6 p.m. at the church.

Martha Mullins

Age, 74, was born on December 30, 1927, in Bevinsville, Ky., the daughter of the late Sam Hall and Lillie Mullins Hall. She departed this life following an extended illness on Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price, Ky. She was married on April 25, 1946, to Melvin Mullins, who preceded her in death on August 8, 2001. She is survived by two sons and four daughters, Billy James Mullins of Hi Hat, Ky., and John Melvin Mullins of Printer, Ky.; Daisy Mae Tackett of Hi Hat, Ky., Ruby Jewell Adams of Wayland, Ky., Elizabeth Sparkman of Hi Hat, Ky., and Shelia Ann Johnson of Beaver, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Jackson and Bertha Thomas, both of Springfield, Oh.; four brothers, Lawrence Hall, Sam Hall Jr., and McArthur Jackson, and George Jackson, all of Springfield, Oh.; 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren; a host of many relatives and friends who will mourn her passing. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Mullins; four brothers, Leonard Hall, Jeff Hall, Joseph Jackson and Robert Hall; one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 16, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, at Price, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Mullins Family Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. 

Friday, June 14, 2002

Della “Dell” Newsome

Age 90, of Melvin, Ky., widow of John B. “Johnny” Newsome, passed away Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard, Kentucky. She was born April 27, 1912, in Knott County, Ky., the daughter of the late John J. Amburgy and Mary Thornsbury Amburgy Page. Survivors include three daughters, Roberta Price of Uniontown, Pa., Patricia Ann Martin of Langley, Ky., and Mary Katherine Bailey of Harold, Ky.; four step-sons, Sterlon Newsome of Cowpens, S.C., Archie Newsome of Springport, Mi., Otis Newsome and Freddie Newsome, both of Charlotte, Mi.; two stepdaughters, Vanecia Tackett of River Rouge, Mi., and Virginia Crawford of Melvin, Ky.; one sister, Delphia Vance of Bevinsville, Ky., seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Hall; one son, Clyde Edward Hall; one daughter, Shirley Louise Hall. Funeral services for Della Newsome were conducted, Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Ellis Holbrook, Roger Hicks, and Curtie Hall, officiating. Burial followed in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevins-ville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was after 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Todd Newsome, Kevin Martin, Herbert Price, Larry Newsome, Brent Tackett, Johnny Harris, Dan Newsome, and Anthony Newsome. Honorary: Lowell Martin, Harold Bailey, Sterlon Newsome, Archie Newsome, Otis Newsome, and Freddie Newsome.

Victoria Little Flannery

Age, 84, of Wheelwright, Ky., was born on March 26, 1918, in Pike County, Ky., the daughter of the late Abner and Huldia Jane Newsome Little. She passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the McDowell ARH of an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Robinson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. She was married to the late Charlie Flannery. She is survived by three sons, James Monroe Flannery of Beaver, Ky., Delbert McArthur Flannery of Anaheim, Ca., and Bobby Joe Flannery of Wheelwright, Ky.; three daughters, Helen Newsome and Wanda Lee Ray, both of Wheelwright; and Vonda Lou Newsome of Beaver, Ky.; one brother, Thomas Little of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Bessie Ratliff of Robinson Creek, Ky. and Mary Murrell of Victorville, Ca.; 27 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; one brother, Floyd Little; two sisters, Elsie Roberts and Bertha Roberts; two sons, Troy Lee Flannery, and Charles Edward Flannery; one daughter, Norma Jean Flannery; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 15, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat, Ky., with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Vance Cemetery at Beaver, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

Estill Cole

Age, 69, of Melvin, Ky., was born on October 2, 1932, in Melvin, Ky., the son of the late Elbert and Sarah Caudill Cole. He passed away, Monday, June 10, 2002, of an extended illness at the residence of his daughter at Hi Hat. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by his second wife, Fayetta Cole; and first wife, Trula May Younce. Other survivors include their children, Rocky Cole, and Warren Cole, both of Melvin, Ricky Cole of Pikeville, Melody Cable of Melvin, and Crystal Dowd and Jackquelin Caudill, both of Elkhart, Ind.; Greta Tackett of Hi Hat, Jackquelin Caudill, of Elkhart, Ind.; and Ricky Rowe of Hi Hat; two brothers, Russell Cole of South Portsmouth, Ky., and William McKinley Cole of Garrison, Ky.; four sisters, Ada Thornsbury of Auxier, Ky., Naomi Braden of Monroe, Mich., Justeen Bentley, and Vada Tackett, both of Garrison, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son, Kenny Joe Cole; two daughters, Jamie Ruth Helton and Sherry Cole; three brothers, Leonard Cole, Andy Cole, and Londy Cole; three sisters, Arizona Tackett, Delphia Vires and Lonie Cole. There is a host of family and friends who will mourn his passing. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat, Ky., with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Painter Harve Cemetery in Melvin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be held, beginning Tuesday, June 11, 6 p.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat.

Ola B. Halbert

Age 87, of Printer, Ky., widow of Beriah “Bee” Halbert, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born August 7, 1914, in Printer, Ky., the daughter of the late Marion Roberts and Sophia Spurlock Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Martin, Ky. Survivors include one son, Donald Ray Halbert of Lexington, Ky.; one daughter, Belva Jean Halbert Crews of Ashland, Ky.; one brother, Joe Ermal of Drift, Ky.; two grandchildren, Donald Ray Halbert Jr., of Lexington, Ky., and Leneda Jo Crews Laing of Athens, Tennessee; two great-grandchildren, Westin Joseph Laing, of Athens, Tennesee, and Kelsey Mae Halbert, of Lexington, Ky. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bringham Young Roberts, and two sisters, Nola Roberts Hall and Ida Roberts Conn. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 15, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Elder Bill Hughes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial will follow in the Halbert Family Cemetery, Printer, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Richard Griffith

Age 88, of Garrett, Ky., the husband of Polly Poe Griffith, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002, at his residence. He was born December 18, 1913, at Garrett, Ky., the son of the late Harrison and Sally Scott Griffith. He was a retired coal miner and factory worker. He was a member of the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons, Dave, Henry, Jerry, and Arnold, all of Tekonsha, Mich., Bob of Independence, Mo., and Larry of Garrett, Ky.; three daughters, Barb Pritchard of Cold Water, Mich., Faye Vanzant of Marshall, Mich., and Nadine Castle of Mason, Mich.; one brother, Sol Griffith of Garrett, Ky.; two sisters, Sadie Waskom and Sarah Hoover, both of Indianapolis, Ind., and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, and first wife, Vadie Mae Griffith; and his second wife, Oma Griffith, he was preceded in death by three sons, James, Randal and Rayful Griffith; and one daughter, Magalene Griffith. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 10, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky., with Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial followed in the Scott Cemetery, at Garrett, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Todd Griffith, Johnny Griffith, Henry Griffith, Frank Scott, Rodney Scott, Bob Griffith, Everett D. Vanderpool, and Arnold Griffith.

Della “Dell” Newsome

Age 90, of Melvin, Ky., widow of John B. “Johnny” Newsome, passed away Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard, Kentucky. She was born April 27, 1912, in Knott County, Ky., the daughter of the late John J. Amburgy and May Thornsbury Amburgy Page. Survivors include three daughters, Roberta Price of Uniontown, Pa., Patricia Ann Martin of Langley, Ky., and Mary Katherine Bailey of Harold, Ky.; four step-sons, Sterlon Newsome of Cowpens, S.C., Archie Newsome of Springport, Mi., Otis Newsome and Freddie Newsome, both of Charlotte, Mi.; two stepdaughters, Vanecia Tackett of River Rouge, Mi., and Virginia Crawford of Melvin, Ky.; one sister, Delphia Vance of Bevinsville, Ky., seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Hall; one son, Clyde Edward Hall; two daughters, Shirley Louise Hall, and Ella Mitchell. Funeral services for Della Newsome will be conducted, Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Ellis Holbrook, Roger Hicks, and Curtie Hall, officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckingham Cemetery, Nashville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Hallie Lambert

Age, 91, of Inez, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at her home. Born February 20, 1911, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late William Martin Preece and Creacy Lou Cornette Preece. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Lambert. Survivors include one son, Robert E. Lambert of Milton, Ky.; three daughters, Oretha E. Lambert of Santa Barbara, Calif., Peggy L. Lambert of Inez, Ky., and Phyllis J. Wyatt of Pleasant View, Colo.; one brother, Edward Preece of Mich.; three sisters, Lucy Kirk of Warfield, Ky., Pearl Mills and Celia Moore, both of Columbus, Oh.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, William J. Lambert. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Middle Fork United Baptist Church, with Kenny Preece and Jake Crum officiating. Burial was in the Preece Cemetery, Inez, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Visitation was Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Rick Crum, Bud Sayler, Randy Mills, James Newsome, Todd Maynard, and Gorman David Preece.

Nicky Todd Stapleton

Age 32, of Louisa, Ky., formerly of Harold, Ky., was born on February 18, 1970, the son of Ollene Anderson Stapleton of Harold, Ky., and the late Willard Stapleton. He died at the Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky., Wednesday, June 5, 2002, following an automobile accident. He was employed by Rock Springs Development as a coal miner. He was a graduate of Betsy Layne High School and attended Prestonsburg Community College. Survivors, other than his mother, include four brothers, Lanny Stapleton of Spokane, Wash.; Randy Stapleton of Boldman, Ky., Bruce Stapleton and Mickey Stapleton, both of Harold, Ky.; two sisters, Genda Tackett of Louisa, Ky., and Sandy Bentley of Stanville, Ky. He was preceded in death by one brother, Buddy Stapleton. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, 2002, at 12 noon, at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, Ky., with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was at Tom’s Creek Cemetery in Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Lassia M. Hatcher (nee Martin)

Lassia M. Hatcher, died June 1, 2002, in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was born May 12, 1911, in Allen, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Hatcher; She is survived by granddaughters, Ramona Kuroski and Robin Tchakarov; great-grandchildren, Kathryn, Thomas and Megan Kuroski of New York; nieces, Pat Terry and Pam Terry of Cincinnati, Ohio, and nephew, Quentin Terry Jr. of Union, Kentucky. She was a member of the Museum of Fine Arts, and taught school for many years in Kentucky at Maytown High School and Wayland High School, and at Tyrone Middle School in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Maud Ellen Ackerman; a son Robert L. Hatcher; a sister, Lava M. Terry; two brothers, Norvel Martin, and Ed Martin. Memorials may be made to PARC, 3190 Tyrone Blvd. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 4444 5th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, on June 27, 2002, at 11:00 a.m.

Richard “Dick” Lewis Jr.

Age, 59 years of age, of Prestonsburg, Ky., was born on June 23, 1942, in Floyd County, Ky. He was the son of the late Lee and Maudie Jervis Lewis. He passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002, after an extended illness at the Wolfe County Health Care Center. He was a disabled welder and truck driver for East Kentucky Explosives. He was a Freewill Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Jervis Lewis; one daughter, Amanda Lewis of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two brothers, Charles Lewis of Prestonsburg, Ky., Troy Jarrell of Flat Gap, Ky.; three sisters, Narcie Jarrell and Mary Alice Goble, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Charlotte Powers of Auxier, Ky. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow Lewis, Ollie Lewis and Glenn Lewis; and one sister, Edna Faye Burchett. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky., with Jack Howard officiating. Burial was in the Burchett Cemetery, at Cow Creek. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Audrey Childers Moore

Age 78, of Drift, Ky., widow of Orville Moore, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born June 17, 1923, at Topmost, Ky., in Knott Co., the daughter of the late Cannie and Mae Vance Hall. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Hale of Somerset, Ky., Bertha Turner of Drift, Ky., and Tammy C. Hall of Pikeville, Ky.; two brothers, Johnnie Hall of Pinetop, Ky., and Ford Hall of Bellville, Mi.; four sisters, Cordie Bates of Pinetop, Ky., Della Bates of Kite, Ky., Velva Johnson of Halo, Ky., and Laudie Slone of Huntington, In.; three half-sisters, Ida Hicks, Mae Moore and Susie Reterford, all of Garrett, Ky.; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dave Childers, and one step-great-grandchild, Aaron Justin Johnsen. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 10, 2002, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Larry Adams officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Johnny Turner, Mike Turner, Adam Hall, Brian Gibson, Gary Rose, Tommy Hall and Roger Clevinger.

Estill Cole

Age, 69 years of age, of Melvin, Ky., was born on October 2, 1932, in Melvin, Ky., the son of the late Elbert and Sarah Caudill Cole. He passed away, Monday, June 10, 2002, of an extended illness at the residence of his daughter at Hi Hat. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Fayetta Johnson Cole. Other survivors include five daughters, Greta Tackett of Hi Hat, Melody Cable of Melvin, Crystal Dowd and Jackquelin Caudill, both of Elkhart, Ind.; four sons, Rocky Cole and Warren Cole, both of Melvin, Ricky Cole of Shelbiana, Ky., and Ricky Rowe of Hi Hat; two brothers, Russell Cole of South Portsmouth, Ky., and William McKinley Cole of Garrison, Ky.; four sisters, Ada Thornsbury of Auxier, Ky., Naomi Braden of Monroe, Mich., Justeen Bentley, and Vada Tackett, both of Garrison, Ky.; one special niece, Sandra Kaye Johnson; one special nephew, Jaisen Douglas Collins; 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son, Kenny Joe Cole; two daughters, Janie Ruth Helton and Sherry Cole; three brothers, Leonard Cole, Andy Cole, and Londy Cole; three sisters, Arizona Tackett, Delphia Vires and Lonie Cole. There is a host of family and friends who will mourn his passing. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat, Ky., with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Painter Harve Cemetery in Melvin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be held, beginning Tuesday, June 11, 6 p.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat.

Monday, June 10, 2002

Billy James Sexton

Age, 73 years of age, of Lackey, Ky., was born on September 22, 1928, in Floyd County, Ky. He was the son of the late Lester and Pearl Kerr Sexton. He died from an extended illness at his residence, Thursday, June 6, 2002. He was a retired welder. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dooley Sexton. Other survivors include three sons, James E. Sexton of Lackey, Ky., Billy R. Sexton of Garrett, Ky. and Timothy Sexton of Wayland, Ky.; two daughters, Kathy Sexton and Sherry Craft, both of Lackey, Ky.; one brother, Dennis Sexton of Lackey, Ky.; four sisters, Bertha Ratliff of Lackey, Ky., Patty Martin of Paris, Ky., Shirley Bogard of Dallas, Tex., and Barbara DeRossett of Pikeville, Ky.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one infant brother, and two sisters, Betty Mullins and Peggy Thompson. Funeral services will be conducted, Sunday, June 9, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church, at Lackey, Ky. with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be at the Lackey Cemetery at Lackey, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jennifer Dewan Vance

Age, 26 years of age, of Galveston, Ky., was born on July 31, 1975, in Prestonsburg, Ky. She was the daughter of Norna Jean Shepherd of Galveston, and Michael Ray Vance of Beaver, Ky. She passed away suddenly at McDowell ARH Thursday, June 6, 2002. She was a homemaker and loving mother and daughter. She is survived by her two children, Gabriel Candice Vance, and Antiona Cheyenne Vance of Galveston; two brothers, Michael Vance Jr. of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Wendell Douglas Vance of Beaver, Ky.; one half-sister, Gerri Whitney Vance of Ivel, Ky., and four nephews and one niece. She is the grandchild of Minerva Osborne and the late Ernest Vance and the late Bert and Virginia Shepherd Conn. There is a host of family and friends who will mourn her passing. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 10, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the United Christian Church of God at Hi Hat, Ky., with Louis Ferrari, Bill Slone and others officiating. Burial will be at the Vance Cemetery at Beaver, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Friday, June 7, 2002

Nicky Todd Stapleton

Age, 32, of Louisa, Ky., formerly of Harold, Ky., was born on February 18, 1970. He was the son of Ollene Anderson Stapleton of Harold, Ky., and the late Willard Stapleton. He died of an automobile accident at the Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky., Wednesday, June 5, 2002. He was employed by Rock Springs Development as a coal miner. He was a graduate of Betsy Layne High School and attended Prestonsburg Community College. Survivors, other than his mother, include four brothers, Lanny Stapleton of Spokane, Wash., Randy Stapleton of Boldman, Ky., Bruce Stapleton and Mickey Stapleton, both of Harold, Ky.; two sisters, Genda Tackett of Louisa, Ky., and Sandy Bentley of Stanville, Ky. He was preceded in death by one brother, Buddy Stapleton. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 8, 2002, at noon at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Bevinsville, Ky., with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be at Tom’s Fork Cemetery in Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jimmy Howard Daniels

Age, 67, of Auxier, Ky., died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. Born Sept. 3, 1934, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Lincoln Howard Daniels and Virginia Litz Daniels. He was a broadcast engineer, and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Bertha Rose Shramm Daniels. Other survivors include two step-sons, William P. Wise III and Jacob Lee Wise, both of Frankfort, Ky.; one daughter, Jamie Renee Daniels Mason of Suffolk, Va.; two step-daughters, Ginger Marlene Wooten Favinger of Oil Springs, Ky., and Jodie Lynette Wise Vaughn of Owington, Ky.; one sister, Betty Ruth Daniels Curnutte of Auxier, Ky.; one grandchild, eight step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the Auxier United Methodist Church, Auxier, Ky., with Garfield Potter, Paul Akin, and Dave Powers officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, Ky., under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Estill Lee Carter, David Powers, David Allen, Walter Clyde Dingus, Howard Osborne, David McAllister, Del McKinney, and Tommy Shelton.

Lucy V. Conn

Age 57, of Clare, Mich., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Mid Michigan Medical Center in Clare. Born on August 15, 1944, in Emma, Ky., she was the daughter of Eugene and Ellen (Fraley) Jarrell. She married Eursel Conn on April 28, 1961, in Banner, Ky. She had worked for the Albion College in Albion, Mich., in the Physical Plant Department as a custodian. Lucy and Eursel had moved to Clare three years ago from Albion. She enjoyed fishing, but her pride and joy was her grandchildren. She belonged and attended the First Baptist Church, located in Clare. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Eursel. Other survivors include one son, William (Kimberly) Conn of Seattle, Wa.; two daughters, Barb (Rev. Mark) Milioni of Germantown, Oh., and Linda (Don) Ginnel of Farwell, Mi.; one brother, Grady Ray (Melbra) Jarrell of Albion; one sister, Chartie (Marvin) Rice of Auxier, Ky.; two brothers-in-law, Donnie (Maryann) Rhodes and Ronnie (Freda) Rhodes, both of Downey, Ca.; four sisters-in-law, Bonnie Fischer of Cleveland, Oh., Faye Nelson of Martin, Ky., Kathleen Ratliff and Gleneda (Freddie) Bush, both of Harold, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Emily, Brooks, Daniel, and Mariah Milioni of Germantown, Oh., and, Kelsey, William, and Callie Ginnel of Farwell. Services will take place on Friday, June 7, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Clare, with the Rev. Mark Milioni officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove Cemetery, in Clare. Memorials may be made to the Chapel of Miami Valley, P.O. Box 85, Franklin, Oh. 45005. Arrangements are by the Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home Inc., of Clare, Mich.

Winona Newsome Tackett

Age 61, of Ky. Hwy. 1247, Waynesburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. Born February 16, 1941, in Floyd County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late John B. and Martha Frances Newsome Newsome. She was a grocery cashier at Food Fair in Stanford, and was a member of the Little Pilgrims Rock Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Grant Tackett of Waynesburg, whom she married on April 21, 1956; son, Joe Tackett of Stanford; daughters, Kathy Owens of Waynesburg, and Shirley Hamilton of Lancaster; brothers, Larry Newsome of Vermilion, Oh. and Rex Newsome of Amherst, Oh.; sisters, Geneva Newsome of Wakeman, Oh., Roberta Walbon of Lorain, Oh., Willa Jean Tackett of Teaberry, Ky., and Clara Sue Hall of Grethel, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, David Grant Tackett, and Tommy Tackett, and one daughter, Brenda Lou Tackett. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Little Pilgrims Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, with Elders Edgar Howell, Earl Dean Newsome, and Charles Tackett officiating. Burial will be follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, under the direction of Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg, Ky. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. Thursday, until funeral time on Saturday, at the church. Pallbearers are Jason, Shaun, Christopher, Jordan, and Paul Joe Tackett Jr., Michael Owens and Timmy Dean Hamilton Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Clyde Blankenship, Charles Tackett, Larry Newsome and Rex Newsome.

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Garnett “Runt” Hall

Garnett “Runt” Hall, of Martin, Ky., 76 years of age, was born on March 20, 1926, in Weeksbury, Ky. He was the son of the late George and Gypsie Collins Hall. He departed this life, following an extended illness on Friday, May 31, 2002, in Lakeland, Florida. He was a retired boiler operator for Kentucky Hydrocarbon Gas Company of Langley, Ky. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of Jehovan’s Witness for 28 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Price Hall. He is survived by one son, Jeffery Taylor Hall (wife, Vickie) and one daughter, Gwendolyn Denise Hall, both of Lakeland, Florida; two brothers, Robert Foster “Pete” Hall of St. Mary’s Ohio, and Kenneth Lee Hall of Sun City, Arizona; three sisters, Ada Morgan and Elsa Smith, both of St. Mary’s, Ohio, and Edith Miller of Lester, West Virginia; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Hall. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Castle Hall. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, Ky., with elder Tom Baynes officiating. Burial was at Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Announcement by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky.

Derek Kane Hale

Derek Kane Hale, age 28, of Harold, Ky., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, Ky., after a sudden illness. He was born March 7, 1974, at Pikeville, Ky., the son of Joyceleen (Crider) Hale who survives him, and resides at Harold, Ky., and the late Mattison (Levie) “Buck” Hale. He was a student, and a member of the Harold Church of Christ, at Harold, Ky. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one sister, Valeria Coburn of Martin, Ky.; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hale of Harold, Ky.; maternal grandmother, Venice Reynolds of Lexington, Ky.; and two nieces. Funeral services were conducted, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Harold Church of Christ, at Harold, Ky., with Evangelist James H. Harmon officiating. Burial followed in the Hale Family Cemetery at Harold, Ky. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Active pallbearers were Jackie Bush, Eddie Randell Hamilton, Byron Coburn, Ghent Combs, Ray Byron Hale, Jason Akers, and Michael Hale. Honorary pallbearers: Eddie Hamilton, Ricky Henson, Arnold “Red” Salisbury, Tex Mitchell, Roger Webb, Teddy Ray Tackett, Fred Goble, James “Colonel” Cline, E.L. Cline Jr., Arnold Bentley, and Josh Justice.

Monday, June 3, 2002

Ruby Grace Bradley

Age 94, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Ky. She was born December 19, 1907, in Spencer, WV., the daughter of the late Fred O. Bradley and Bertha Welch Bradley. She was a retired U.S. Army Colonel, having served in World War II and Korea. She received an honorary doctorate degree from WVU, and was a member of the Dulin Methodist Church, Falls Church, Virginia. Survivors include two nephews, Charles Bradley of Prestonsburg, Ky., and William Pritchard of St. Louis, Mo.; two nieces, Carol Hawks of Chapala, Mexico, and Francis Ruth of Hanover, Maryland. Funeral services for Ruby Grace Bradley were conducted, Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will be July 2, 2002, at 9 a.m., at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Visitation was after 6:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.