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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Forrest Martin

Age 64, of Shelby, Ohio, formerly of Kentucky, husband of Alice F. Lay Martin, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2003, at his residence, following a long illness. He was born March 17, 1939, in Kentucky, the son of the late Rebel Martin and Lucy Sherman Martin. Forrest was employed for 20 years with General Motors. He was a member of AMVETS Post #1979 in Galion, American Legion Post No. 447 in Plymouth, and B.P.O.E. and an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three daughters, Missy (Sean) Stoke and Robin Martin, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Michelle Martin of Galion, Ohio; one son, Tim (Lisa) Johnson of Lexington; five grandchildren, Nick, Laken, Sheldon, and two grandsons; three brothers, Charles Ray Martin and Wade Martin, both of Dema, Paul Martin of Shelby, Oho; three sisters, Joyce Ratliff of Kentucky, Doris Welch of Maryland, and Gwen Barnett of Florida; two stepsons and their families, Bill (Kathy) Frey, and Ed Frey; one stepdaughter and her family, Kim (Mike) McBride, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Judy Johnson; second wife, Michelle Martin; and one infant daughter, Theresa Lynn. Graveside services for Forest Martin will be conducted Wednesday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m., at the Whitt Martin Cemetery, at Dema, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Mable Crisp

Age 73, of Warsaw, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw, Indiana, following an extended illness. She was born December 27, 1929, in Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late Jim and Pearlie Calhoun Wallen. She was married to Clarence Crisp, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons and three daughters, Tommy Crisp of Warsaw, Indiana, James Crisp of Claypool, Indiana, Jackie Lynn Rainwater, Barbara Harmon, and Betty Sue Ousley, all of Warsaw, Indiana. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. There are two step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 19, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Phillip Rodney Pennington

Age 68, of Lima, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 3:10 p.m., at his residence. He was born November 27, 1934, in Garrett, Floyd County, a son of John Franklin and Cora (Gibson) Pennington. He retired as a job setter from the Ford Motor Company in 1988. He was an Air Force Veteran. On October 10, 1973, he married Carolyn Breeding who survives him. Other survivors include a daughter, Susan (Bill) Degen of Lima, Ohio; three sons, Phillip Pennington Jr., of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Kyle Chad (Jennifer) Breeding of Pickerington, Ohio, and Robert Lee (Carrie) Pennington of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Dolly (Jim) Stephenson of Morristown, Tennessee, Mary Elizabeth (Donald) Newman of Lima, Ohio, and Juanita Reid of Newman, Georgia; four brothers, Rudolph (Sally) Pennington of Smithville, and Bobby Dean (Phyllis) Pennington of North Ft. Myers, Florida, Carl E. (Janis) Breeding of Stafford, Virginia, and George “Butch” Spees of Lima; seven grandchildren, Amanda and Mark Jarrells, Leeanna Pennington, Kylie Breeding, Marina Breeding, William Jared Degen, Leea Pennington, and Ethan Phillip Degen. He is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Anna Lee Hensley. Funeral services begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, at Siferd Westwood Chapel, with Chaplain Joe Pumphrey officiating. Burial to follow in Bluelick Cemetery with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post No. 1275. Visitation is at the funeral home. Donations can be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.

Adrian Earl McDowell

Age 88, of Prestonsburg, husband of the late Ailene Burrus McDowell, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003, in the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. He was born August 19, 1914, in Robertson County, the son of the late Orville McDowell and Claira Pope McDowell. He was retired from the shipping department for Sears, a member of Antiock Christian Church, Lexington, and attended the Tom Moore Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, at Cliff, Prestonsburg. Survivors include one son, Jack W. McDowell of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren, Jacki McDowell Mitchell, Judi McDowell Calhoun and John McDowell; six great-grandchildren, Jeremy Mitchell, Ashley Mitchell, Nicholas Hager, Elaina Calhoun, Cathryn Calhoun, and Chris Baker. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one grandchild, Jennifer Hager. Funeral services for Adrian Earl McDowell were conducted Tuesday, June 17, at 1 p.m., at the Tom Moore Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, at Cliff, Prestonsburg, with Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the McDowell Family Cemetery, at Cliff, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Pearlie Mae Keens

Age 57, of Melvin, wife of Clifford Hall, passed away Friday, June 13, 2003, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born May 6, 1946, in Ligon, the daughter of the late Luther Keens and Ella Younce Keens. She was a homemaker. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son, Curtis Joe (Lavaughn Marie) White of Taylor, Michigan; five brothers, Carl Keens and Troy Keens, both of Detroit, Michigan, Buck Keens and Ralph Keens, both of Melvin, and Eugene Keens of Martin; one sister, Shirley Caudill of Melvin; two grandchildren, Shane Michael White and Stephanie Michelle White. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph White; one son, Joe Allen White; and two brothers, James Keens and Clifford Keens. Funeral services for Pearlie Mae Keens were conducted Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with elders of the Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Painter Harve Cemetery, at Melvin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, at Martin. Visitation was at the church.


Joe William Back

Age 37, of Paintsville, formerly of Morehead, died Friday, June 13, in the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born October 23, 1965, in Morehead, a son of the late John K. and Joan Kegley Back. Joe was a graduate of Rowan County High School, Morehead, a sales representative for Clark Grave Valut’s Eastern Ky. District, a former sports announcer for WDOC, Prestonsburg, and WSGS, Hazard radio stations, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and former employee of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, and a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. Survivors include one brother, Stephen Back (Brenda) of O’Fallon, Illinois; one sister, Martha B. Jackson (Ron) of Danville; three nephews, Ryan Lawrence of Dry Ridge, Andrew Back of Erwin, Texas, and Graham Jackson of Danville; and one niece, Emma Jackson of Danville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John K. Back. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m., in the Brown Cemetery, at Morehead. Visitation was from 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with church services at 7 p.m., Arnold Turner officiating. Visitation was from 5 until 9 p.m., Tuesday, at Lane-Stucky and Gray Funeral Home in Morehead

Lekita Jo Johnson

Age, 18, of Bevinsville, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Bevinsville. Born November 14, 1984, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of Billy Joe Johnson of Bevinsville, and Lekita K. Conn Johnson of Ivel. She was a graduate of South Floyd High School; had attended the University of Kentucky, and had enrolled in Prestonsburg Community College. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Bill and Jimmie Lou Reed Johnson of Bevinsville; maternal grandparents, Charles (Bob) and Bea Salisbury Conn of Ivel; two brothers, William Jason Johnson, and James Hunter Johnson, both of Bevinsville; goddaughter of Hester Bowling Johnson of Bevinsville; two nephews, Conner and Braley Johnson; one niece, Shelby Higgins; and a special friend, Christy Johnson. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harley Joseph Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro, with Rev. Louis Ferrari, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Bill Ray Collins

Bill Ray Collins, Prestonsburg City Councilman, passed away, June 14, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, at 68 years of age. William (Bill) Ray Collins was born September 4, 1934, in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was the son of Margaret Dingus Collins and the late Ray Collins. He was the owner of Billy Ray’s Restaurant, a member of the First Baptist Church, and was a member of Prestonsburg City Council for 18 years. He was Amateur Softball Association Commissioner for 20 years, a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 293, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors inlcude his beloved companion, Lois Baldridge of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; four daughters, Jerra Rae Collins Campbell of West Liberty, Kentucky, Margaret (Margo) Elizabeth Collins of Morehead, Kentucky, Terry Lynn Ison of Martin, Kentucky, and Lisa Ann Williamson of Pikeville, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Ann Bradley of St. Cloud, Florida, and a special friend and partner, Lee and Sheila Collins of Auxier, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, June 16, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Floyd Price and Randy Polk officiating. Burial was at the Porter Cemetery. Active pallbearers: Robert R. Allen II, John Grant Anderson, Harry Burke, Brian Collins, Jerry Fannin, Paul P. Hughes, Dixon Nunnery, Joe P. Tackett III, and Sammy Wells. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. James D. (Doug) Adams, Dr. Charles F. Arnett, John F. Brown, Estill Lee Carter, Earl Castle, Ben Ferguson, Henry (Mutt) Harris, Bill Harvey Howard, Pete Howard, and C.J. McNally. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Collins family.

Billie Ruth Wilcox

Age, 71, died Sunday, June 8, at home. She was born May 3, 1932, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Frank and Mollie Music Burchett. She was a retired school teacher. She is survived by her husband, Ursal Ray Wilcox, and one niece, Antoinette Venables of Florida. She was preceded in death by one son, Ursal Ray Wilcox Jr., and one sister, Tommie Music. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 10, at 11 a.m., at the Auxier Methodist Church in Auxier, with Garfield Potter officiating. Burial followed in the Wilcox Family Cemetery in Auxier, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Eleanor Spurlock Horn

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born July 9, 1914, in Amey, West Virginia, she was the daughter the late Silas Spurlock and Hulda Anna Cassell Spurlock. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, and Chancel Choir member for 60 years, Daughters of the American Revolution, and served as Regent of John Graham Chapter, Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Raymond Horn on March 22, 1995. They were married November 25, 1931. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Horn Fannin of Inverness, Florida, and Carlos E. Horn Wells of Paintsville; three grandchildren, Dianna Alley Stephens of West Jordan, Utah, Charles B. Wells of Georgetown, and Michael Salley of Saint Louis, Missouri; two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Walz and Rev. Quentin Scholtz officiating. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Horn family. Contributions suggested to First United Methodist Church, 256 S. Arnold Ave., Prestonsburg. Active pallbearers: Harry Burke, William Kelly Moore, Robert Moore, Shag Branham, Robert L. Burchett, Gary Wright, Ron Wright and Doug Hyden. Honorary pallbearers: Jack Hyden, Print Ball, Jesse B. Hacewood, Dexter Horn, Tandy Buchannan, Tommy Horn, Ronnie Kirtley, Richard Schardt, Dr. William T. Fannin, Bill Harvey Howard, and Burl Wells Spurlock.

Patrick H. Clark

Age, 67, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born November 20, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Gooden and Goldie Collins Clark. He was a retired carpenter and member of the Daniels Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clorena Collins Clark. Survivors include two sons, Henry Irvin Clark of Indiana, and James Dean Clark of Florida; one brother, James B. Clark of Paintsville; five sisters, Elizabeth Little of Blaine, Hazel Zenz of Slidell, Louisiana, Carolyn Harkness of Freemont, Ohio, Onda Harkness of Slidell, Louisiana, and Patsy Marsillett of Prestonsburg; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, David Clark and one brother, Robert Clark. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Jimmy Brown and Shane Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Rona Nadine Triplett

Age 37, of Hi Hat, wife of Michael Triplett, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born July 16, 1965, in Lexington, the daughter of the late Pearl Nadine Bartley, and William Bartley of Hi Hat. She was a tax preparer for H & R Block. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son, Owen Michael Triplett of Hi Hat; maternal grandmother, Gracie Newman of Hi Hat; one brother, Ronald Glenn Bartley of Hi Hat; an uncle, Richard Newman; an aunt, Anna Belle Goble; two nieces, Savannah and Serena Bartley. Funeral services for Rona Nadine Triplett were conducted Monday, June 16, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, at Hi Hat, with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Robert Harold “Bob” Click

Age 71, of Betsy Layne, husband of Edith Faye Goble Click, passed away, Monday, June 16, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He born July 23, 1931, in Catlettsburg, the son of the late Joseph Click and Mary Hurd Click. He was retired from the Wayne Supply Company, a Korean War Army veteran, a member, deacon, and superintendent of Sunday School, at the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, at Ivel. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Edith, include one son, Randall Click of Betsy Layne; three daughters, Tina Hall and Kim Bailey, both of Ivel, and Anita Click of Betsy Layne; one sister, Ruth Dotson of Oak Hill, Ohio; four grandchildren, Brandon Click, Ashley Click, Derek Hall, and Zachary Bailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Joe Click. Funeral services for Robert Harold “Bob” Click will be conducted Thursday, June 19, at 1 p.m., at the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, at Ivel, with Clergymen Chuck Ferguson and James Harmon officiating. Burial will be follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Friday, June 13, 2003

Geraldine Orsborn

Age 63, of Brohard Road, Ray, Ohio, passed away, at Ohio State University Hospital, Colum-bus, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 11, 2003. She was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, on December 8, 1939, to the late George and Flora (Meade) Newman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Larry Newman and Hobert Newman. She is survived by her husband, Rex Orsborn; four daughters, Florah Deann Tackett, Debrah Lynn McCumber, Sherry Ann Oiler, all of Jackson, Ohio; and Betty Jean Waugh of Crown City, Ohio; two sons, Mark Shawn Orsborn of Jackson, and Rex Dean Orsborn of Bevinsville, Ky.; five sisters, Aileen Franks of Haleyville, Alabama, Glenda Bucki of Southgate, Michi-gan, Georgia Quesenberry of Louisa, Ky., Pearl Booth and Linda Bradley of Catletts-burg, Ky.; three brothers, Russell Newman of McDowell, Ky., Berman Newman of Bevinsville, Ky., and Wendell Newman of Ashland, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 13, at 11 a.m., at the Mayhhew Funeral Home, Jackson, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Delmon Tackett 

Age 76, of Franklin, Ohio, formerly of McDowell, husband of Ruth Daniels Tackett, passed away, Monday, June 9, 2003, at his residence in Ohio. He was born October 21, 1926, in McDowell, the son of the late Marvin Tackett and Frances Bentley Tackett. He was a Millwright for the Millwright Union, a World War II Army veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Clearcreek United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; one son, Randy Dale Tackett of Franklin, Ohio; one daughter, Sharon K. Murry of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Bessie Jean Sharp of Miamisburg, Ohio; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Denzil Tackett, and Glenn Tackett; and one sister, Joann Tackett. Funeral services for Delmon Tackett will be conducted Friday, June 13, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Jimmy Estep, Albert King, and Elbert Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.

Joe Meade

Age, 79, of Printer, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. He was born June 26, 1923, in Printer, the son of the late James Madison and Mandy Elliott Meade. He was a retired auto worker, a member of the Church of Christ at Spurlock, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a past commander and member of DAV Chapter 128 of Garrett. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Frances Salisbury Meade. Other survivors include two sons, Glenn Meade of Mt. Sterling, and Jerry Meade of Jackson, Michigan; three daughters, Teresa Rose of Catlettsburg, Audrey Hass of Three Rivers, Michigan, and Judy Gleason of Martin; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Meade, and Bill Meade and three sisters, Sally Hall, Ollie Carroll, and Margaret Meade. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 13, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Meade and Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery at Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Henry T. (Flying Eagle) Layne

Age, 83, of Dinwood, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born February 24, 1920, in Alphoretta, (Dinwood), he was the son of the late Alma L. Dingus. He had been an ordained minister since 1939, a member of the U.S. Army prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. He served in the South Pacific Theater of Operations from Tongatabu through the Coral Sea Engagement to Guadalcanal, and throughout the Solomon Islands. He received a battlefield commission at the rating of Captain, promoted to the rank of major, and was transferred to Keelser Air Force Base in Mississippi as Lt. Colonel, to begin and complete pilot training for the soon-to-be formed U.S. Air Force as a separate military unit, under the U.S. Defense Department. Upon completion of the U.S.A.F. pilot training, he was transferred to many U.S.A.F. bases, and overseas as wing commander, ultimately attaining promotions into the rank of Major General, and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations as Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces, prior to retirement. He received his AB, MS, and PHD in fields of Aeronautical Engineering, with degrees in five separate fields. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie (Little Dove) Layne. Survivors include one brother, Earl Lee Layne of Kennesaw, Georgia; three sisters, Joanna Smith Isaac of Dinwood, Judy Layne Akers of Stamping Ground, and Rosemary Layne Clark of Betsy Layne. In addition to his wife and mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Butch (Little Eagle) Layne and a sister, Marcella Ward, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 8, at 1 p.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Dinwood Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Lola (Pat) Newsome

Age, 52, of Teaberry, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born February 28, 1951, in Tram, she was the daughter of Gartha McClure Stewart of Tram, and the late Charles Stewart. She was a homemaker and a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Danny Newsome. Other survivors include a son, Charles Newsome of Teaberry; two daughters, Shelia Newsome and Stephanie Newsome, both of Teaberry; four brothers, Paul Stewart of Ivel, and Tommy Stewart, Kent Stewart and Kenneth Stewart, all of Tram; four sisters, Glenna Faye Stewart of Tram, Judy Adkins of Nankin, Ohio, Ilene Clark of Harold, and Darlene Collins of Drift; and nine grandchildren. In addition to his father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Rex Stewart and Charles Edward Stewart. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 11, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery at Tram. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Callia Simmons Branham

Age, 87, of 4826 West 6th Street, Greeley, Colorado, died November 11, 2002, after an extended illness. She was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, on April 30, 1915. She was the daughter of John and Lona Nelson Simmons. Callia graduated from Prestons-burg High School in 1932, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Masters in Education from University of Kentucky. She began her teaching career at Dwale, and following that she taught at Arkansas Creek in Kentucky. Callia married Jay Branham, and to that union was born one son, Paul Henry Branham. During World War II, Jay was killed in action. In 1950, Callia went to Michigan to teach, and remained there ten years. In 1960, she went to California and taught in elementary schools, which was her specialty, for the remainder of her career. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Callia is survived by her son, Paul Henry, of Greeley, Colorado; one granddaughter, Janet Marie Branham Sullivan, and her husband, John Sullivan, and their two daughters, Amanda and Danielle Sullivan, all of Greeley, Colorado; one grandson, Jay Monroe Branham, and his wife, of Greeley, Colorado. Surviving are two sisters, Ethel Marie Patton of San Diego, California, and Margaret Ackerman of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; a sister-in-law, Margarella Branham Simmons of Huntington, West Virginia; a sister-in-law, Stella Branham Hall, and her husband, Troy Hall, of Somerset, Kentucky. Other survivors are nieces and nephews and many friends. Callia was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Paul Wheeler Simmons. A memorial service will take place at Richmond Memorial Cemetery, at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2003. Contributions in her honor may be made to Joshua S. Francis Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc., P.O. Box 315, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653.

Joey Boling

Age 55, of Lackey, passed away, Monday, June 9, 2003, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born May 18, 1948, in Lackey, the son of Gladys Robertson Boling of Lackey, and the late Paul Boling. He was a general secretary for the Floyd County Fiscal Court. Survivors include his mother, Gladys; one son, Brandon Boling of Prestonsburg; one sister, Paula Gayheart of Winchester; and one grandson, Trenton Paul Boling. Funeral services for Joey Boling will be conducted Thursday, June 12, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Arnold Turner Jr., and Robert Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. 


Jobie Puckett

Age, 88, of Ky. Rt. 114, Prestonsburg, died Sun-day, June 8, 2003, at his residence. Born June 19, 1914, in Myrtle, (Floyd County), he was the son of the late Harrison Puckett and Eva Holbrook Puckett. He was a coal miner for Princess Elkhorn Coal Company, at David, for 28 years. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove United Baptist Church since 1974, and was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Prater Puckett. They were married for 67 years. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Virginia P. Greene of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter, Brenda Ratliff of Prestonsburg; two great-grandchildren, Tommy Greene and Teddy Ratliff. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Elder Ruben Lykins and Elder Chester Adkins officiating. Interment will be in the Ruben Prater Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Puckett family.

David Osborne

Age 76, of Okeechobee, Florida, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Okeechobee Health Care Facility. He was a retired electrician, and a member of U.M.W.A. Local Union 5899 of Wheelwright. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Caleb Austin Nelson. Survivors include his beloved wife of more than 56 years, Helen Osborne of Okeechobee, Florida; one son, Larry David Osborne of West Palm Beach, Florida; Linda Diane King of St. Cloud, Florida, Lou Deborah (Chip) Branham of Okeechobee, Florida; three grandchildren, Brett David Osborne, Kim Branham Nelson, and Chris Branham; three great-grandchildren; one brother, John C. Osborne of Miamitown, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews also survive him. Funeral services were conducted at the Buxton Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 30, at 10 a.m., with the Reverend Eddie Lamb, Pastor of Bethel Assembly of God, officiating. Burial followed at the Evergreen Cemetery, Okeechobee, Florida. Pallbearers: Larry David Osborne, Brett David Osborne, Chris Branham, “Chip” Branham, Dana King, and Billy Nelson.

Winnie C. Dingus

Age 86, of Martin, widow of Walter Clyde Dingus Sr., passed away, Sunday, June 8, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born April 5, 1917, in Carr Creek, the daughter of the late Chad Calton and Ada Taylor Calton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church, at Printer. Survivors include five sons, Walter Clyde Dingus Jr., Wilton Everett Dingus and Charles Wesley Dingus, all of Martin, Mark H. (Sally) Dingus of Payne, Ohio, and Thomas O. (Cathy) Dingus of Clintwood, Virginia; four daughters, Doris Evelyn Dingus of Martin, Lenora Mae (Zion) Swetnam of Birmingham, Alabama, Marlene Elizabeth (Jerry) Soard of Des Moines, Iowa and Dollie Wray Dingus of Danville, Illinois; one brother, Hargis Calton of Indian River, Florida; one sister, Lilly Blevins of Hot Springs, Colorado; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Chad Dingus, and one grandchild, Donna Dingus. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Bobby Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dingus Cemetery, at Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. 

Teresa Lynn Thacker

Age, 36, of Harold, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her residence. Born July 13, 1966, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of Charles and Towana Akers Frasure of Harold. She was a substitute teacher, and a member of the United Christian Church at Hi Hat. She is survived by her husband, Glen Davis Thacker. Other survivors include a sister, Chandrea Taylor of Harold; two nephews, Brandon Taylor and Shawn Taylor; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 9, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ted Shannon and Bill Slone officiating. Burial was in the Lee Alley Family Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Monday, June 9, 2003

Everett “Ed,” “Dr. Furr” Campbell

Age, 66, of Hamilton, Illinois, died at 4:44 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2003, at his home in Hamilton. He was born on March 5, 1937, in Ary, Ky., the son of Willard and Sadie Campbell. He married Barbara Schrader of Yorkville, Oho, in 1960. Survivors include: his mother of Allen, Ky.; two daughters, Judith Thompson of Berger, Mo., and Jennifer Campbell (and Steve) Schlicher of Hamilton; a son, Kenneth “Zack” Campbell of Keokuk; grandsons, Mac Schlicher and Jed Schlicher; granddaughter, Sydney AnnMarie Campbell; siblings, Stuart (and Evalee) Campbell of Florida, Cultus (and Jean) Campbell of Tennessee, Burt (and Betty) Campbell of Florida, Willena (and French) Campbell of Kentucky, Aileen (and Don) Bates of Florida, Pauline Maciorowski of Ohio; companion and her children, Beverly Miller of Keokuk, Lance and Teresa Miller and family of Waukee and Kevin and Deneen Lopez and their son, Andrew of Keokuk; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Curt Campbell and Bernie Campbell; and a grandson, Jarrod Michael Thompson. After high school graduation, Mr. Campbell worked in Tennessee and Kentucky. In 1958, he started working as a boilermaker with a company in Chicago. He moved his family to Hamilton in 1966 for a job in Niota, Ill. In 1973, he joined the Boilermakers Union #83 of Kansas City, Mo. Throughout the years, his work had taken him to nuclear power plants in Cordova and Byron, Ill., Monroe, Mich., and Geneva, Wis. He also helped build a plant in Palo. After 39 years of boilermaking, he retired in April of 1996. Mr. Campbell owned and operated Campbell Mobile Home Park in Hamilton. When purchased, the nine acre park had nine lots. He expanded and made improvements to the park, completing it with a total of 17 acres with 83 lots. He had completed all phases of the Masons: Chapter, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shriner’s. He served as Master of Blue Lodge, and for five years as Secretary. Mr. Campbell was an avid Hamilton Cardinal sports fan. He also followed the Chicago Cubs. He was a member of Deer Run Golf Course, serving on the board of directors for 12 years in many capacities, including president. In 1991, 1992 and 1993, he tried out for the Senior, United States Golf Association and enjoyed playing many good courses. In 1994, he played in 126 golf tournaments within the surrounding area. He celebrated a hole-in-one on June 30, 2002. He acted in a $14 million movie of the Mormon Church, playing a preacher. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially, his grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 29, at the United Methodist Church in Hamilton, with the Rev. Mark Horn officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton. Visitation was Wednesday, May 28, at Lamporte Funeral Home of Hamilton, with family meeting friends from 5 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service was held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, by Blackhawk Masonic Lodge at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mac Schlicher, Jed Schlicher and Sydney Campbell’s Education Fund; to Deer Run Golf Course for improvement of Green #7; or to Hancock County Blessing Hospice.

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Cornealis Ousley

Age, 67, of Martin, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Born August 4, 1935, in Risner, he was the son of Rosie Campbell Ousley of Martin, and the late Oscar Ousley. He was a retired coal miner; and a member of U.M.W.A. Local Union 1741 at Wayland. He is survived by his wife, Mary Emma Johnson Ousley. Other survivors include three sons, Donnie Ousley and David Randell Ousley, both of Prestonsburg, and Danny Ousley of Martin; one daughter, Phyllis Gamel of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Miley Ousley of Warsaw, Indiana, and Delano Ousley, Beecher Ousley, and Dormal Ousley, all of Martin; three sisters, Mavis Hicks of Eastern, Alma Jean Kost of Cleveland, Ohio, and Bonnie Condors of Winchester; five grandchildren, Rachael, LaDonna, David Lee, Shawn and Danielle; and four great-grandchildren, Austin, Savannah, Chase and Abigail. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 4, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Rev. Jerry Manns and others officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson-Hubbard Cemetery, Spurlock Road, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: David Lee Ousley, Shawn Ousley, John Blackburn, Clyde Shepherd, Oscar Wallenm, Harmon Johnson and Matt Floyd.

Denver Spurlock

Age, 61, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center emergency room in Prestonsburg. Born February 18, 1942, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Frank and Ruth Johnson Spurlock. He was a disabled coal miner, a former deputy sheriff, and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his best friend, Darlena Wright; two daughters, Crystal Akers of Allen and Melissa Rodger of Prestonsburg; six brothers, Darrell Spurlock, Ted Spurlock, and A.C. Spurlock, all of Columbus, Ohio, Charles Spurlock of Prestonsburg, Woodrow Spurlock and Marvin Spurlock, both of Allen, and Arnold Spurlock of Kilbuck, Ohio; two sisters, Ethel Mae Spurlock of Millersburg, Ohio; and Juanita (Edith) Humble of Allen; two grandsons, Kobe Alan Akers and Braden Seth Howell; and ex-wife, Janice Sue Conn of Printer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Stevie Dwayne Spurlock and Brian Douglas Spurlock; a brother, Kenneth Ray Spurlock; and a sister, Bonnie Sue Roberts. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 5, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Halbert Cemetery (Mouth of Spurlock), at Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Loretta (Hall) Hardy

Age 63, of New London, Ohio, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born February 5, 1940, in Honaker, the daughter of the late A. B. and Nora (Stumbo) Hall. She had lived in the New London area since the early 1950s and was a 1958 graduate of New London High School. She was a former dental assistant for Dr. Taylor in Norwalk, and had worked 24 years at Thomas Creative Apparel in New London, as a service representative. She is survived by a son, Mark (Christy) Hardy of New London; a grandson; six sisters, Ivellea Risner, Magalene Hall and Melva (Eldon) Anderson, all of New London, and Irene (John W.) Brown of Ashland, Betty Jo (Ray) Pettit of Elyria, and Inez Gasser of Waco, Texas; and two sisters-in-law, Marylin Hall of Ocala, Florida, and Vernice Hall of New London. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Hardy, February 11, 1982, and brothers, R.J. Hall in 1987, and Clyde Hall in 1976. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, with Rev. Daniel Bogre, pastor of the Fitchville United Methodist Church officiating, and burial will follow in Ashland County Memorial Park. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, Northeast Ohio Region-Western Area, Lorain Area Office, 43099 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Lucy Setser

Age, 98, of East Point, passed away, Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Paintsville, following an extended illness. She was born August 31, 1904, at Edgar, a daughter of the late William Jackson and Mary (Burchell) Setser. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 3, at 11 a.m., at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Brother Bruce Howard officiating. Burial followed in the Government Relocation Cemetery, on Auxier Road, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Agnes Newsome

Age, 82, of Weeksbury, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born September 13, 1920, at Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Dee and Susan Bryant Mullins. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Newsome. Survivors include five sons, Bill Newsome, Doug Newsome, Daryl Newsome, and Tommy Dean Newsome, all of Weeksbury, and Buddy Newsome of Georgia; 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Gene Newsome; four brothers, Milford Mullins, Romey Mullins, Virgil Mullins, and Shorty Mullins; and two sisters, Mary McCloud and Cloye Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari and Vernon Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Weeksbury Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church with 7 p.m. services nightly.

Monday, June 2, 2003

Annie Johnson Little

Age, 89, of Price, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born June 1, 1913, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Rosie Hall Johnson. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Little. Survivors include four sons, Jay Little Jr., of Marion, Ohio, Charles Edward Mosley of Campbell, California, Curtis Michael Little of Prospect, Ohio, and Bobby Little of Price; two daughters, Betty Lee Sword and Phyllis Jean Moore, both of Price; a sister, Myrtle Kulik of Lorain, Ohio; a half-brother, James Elswick of Hi Hat; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Dewey Little; one brother, Harrison Bee Johnson; two sisters, Gracie Johnson and Minnie Tuttle; and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.