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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 

Nelson Hagans

Age, 58, of Langley, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born May 19, 1946, in Pike County, he was the son of Ralph (Bud) and Chrissie Hagans of Langley. He was a retired self-employed construction worker, a member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, at Martin; the Scottish Rite, in Lexington; Oleika Shrine Temple, in Lexington; Hillbilly Clan No. 31, Outhouse No. 2; and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Kay Conn Hagans. In addition to his parents and wife, other survivors include one step-son, Tony Conn of Martin; one step-daughter, Doris Collins of Irvine; two brothers: Larry Hagans and Jerry Hagans, both of Langley; two sisters: Janie Vanderpool of Louisville, and Judy Allen of Indiana; two grandchildren: Clint Collins and Kaden Conn. Masonic services were held Saturday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with John W. Hall Lodge No. 950, Martin, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, and F.C. Daehler Mortuary, in Portsmouth, Ohio. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Willie (Buddy Boy) Burke 

Age, 50, of Stoker Branch, Wheelwright, passed away, Saturday, June 26, 2004, due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He was born in Floyd County, April 13, 1954, the son of the late Simon and Gertrude Bryant Burke. He was a working general laborer. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Burke; one son, Joey (Betty) Burke of Wheelwright; one daughter, Melissa (Jason) Meyers of Wheelwright; four brothers: Morris (Rhonda) Burke and Elvis Burke, both of Wheelwright, Boonie Burke of McRoberts, and Bobby Burke of Louisville; one sister, Sarah Bentley of Louisville; one grandchild, Amber Burke, and one step-grandchild, Dalton Meyers; one niece and one nephew, Ashley and Morris Burke. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Burke Family Cemetery, at Stoker Branch, under direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home, of Virgie. Visitation was at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Jacks Creek, after 6 p.m., Sunday; and after 5 p.m., Monday, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with services nightly at 7 p.m.

Lexie M. Tackett 

Age, 71, of Melvin, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born October 26, 1932, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Warfield and Renie Little Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Tackett. Other survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law: Elmer Douglas and Cheryl Tackett of Eastern; Edward Michael and Tillie Tackett of Weeksbury; and Joey and Cheryl Tackett of Weeksbury; a brother, Carl Johnson of Plymouth, Indiana; a sister, Larcie Blevins of Weeksbury; six grandchildren: Veronica, Melissa, Adam, Angie, Amanda and Lara; three great-grandchildren: Taylor, Tyler and Skyler; and many nices and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Wid Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Millard (Fat) Johnson, and Estill (Toe) Johnson; two sisters: Gloss Hall and Myrtle Pack; and a great-grandchild, Eden Cecelia. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers offciating. Burial was in the Warfield and Renie Johnson Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the church.

Joetta Slone Salisbury 

Age 46, of Hi Hat, was born on November 30, 1957, at Paintsville, the daughter of Joyce Ray Slone of Hi Hat, and the late Virgil Slone. She departed this life on Thursday night, June 24, 2004, in the U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. She was employed with the Floyd County Court Clerk’s office. Surviving are her mother, Joyce Slone of Hi Hat; one son, Daniel Bryan Russell Salisbury of River, and one daughter, Tia LaShae Salisbury of Minnie; two brothers: Vernon Slone of Lotts Creek, and Virgil Slone Jr. of Hi Hat; three sisters: Joan Slone and Debbie Slone, both of Hi Hat, and Henrietta Gibson of Ligon. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 28, at 2 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Bryan Salisbury, Darren Sexton, Vernon Slone, Virgil Slone Jr., Daniel Smith, and David Bentley. Honorary: Jimmy Gibson, Gary Ray, and William Lee Slone.

Darrell Lee Yates 

Age 56, of Honaker, husband of Linda Sue Hill Yates, passed away, Sunday, June 27, 2004, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born May 20, 1948, in Floyd County, the son of the late Preston and Laura Kidd Yates. He was a former coal miner. In addtion to his wife, he is survived one son, Grady Lee Yates of Honaker; two daughters: Stephanie Lynn Sanders of Prestonsburg, and Mistie McCrae Yates of Honaker; two brothers: Palmer Yates of Honaker, and Elmer Yates of Huron, Ohio; four sisters: Naomi Yates of Honaker, Velma Lawson of Harold, Loretta Boyd of Wakeman, Ohio, and Katherine Creasy of Mulberry Grove, Illinois; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services for Darrell Yates will be conducted Wednesday, June 30, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Junior Kidd officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunter Cemetery, at Honaker, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Sammy Clifford George

Age, 56, of East Point, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at his residence. Born February 15, 1948, in East Point, he was the son of the late Eddie and Nora Ratliff George. He was a retired butcher. Survivors include four brothers: Claude George of Detroit, Michigan, Danny George and Roger George, both of East Point; and David George of Louisa; three sisters: Joyce Perry of Evart, Michigan, Betty Goble of Auxier; and Tammy Goble of East Point; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Eddie Arnold George, and Charles George. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial will be in the George Family Cemetery at East Point, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Lack Lafferty 

Age, 93, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Born April 5, 1911, in Water Gap, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Calhoun DeRossett. She was a retired cook for Prestonsburg Grade School, and a member of the Tom Moore Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, at Cliff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Lafferty Sr. Survivors include a son and his wife, Ollie Jr., and Peggy Lafferty of Ypsilanti, Michigan; four brothers: Oscar DeRossett (Lexie) of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Robert DeRossett (Virginia), and Frank DeRossett (Dordena), both of Prestonsburg, and Calvin DeRossett (Sarah) of Arizona; one granddaughter, Evelyn Sewell (Jim); a great-granddaughter, Heather Marie Weaver (Brett); three step-great-grandchildren: Jennifer, Angela, and Brandon Sewell; and two step-great-great-grandchildren, C. J. and Jaden, all of Ypsilanti, Michigan; daughter at heart, Cathy Goble (James) of Ivel; special cousin, Merlin DeRossett of Bull Creek; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Taylor DeRossett and Jimmy DeRossett; and four sisters: Lula Lafferty, Ellen Lafferty, Billie Wallen, and Rebecca Skeans. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clifford Austin, James Harmon, and Jody Spencer officiating. Burial was in the DeRossett Family Cemetery (DeRossett Road), Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friday, June 25, 2004

David Cook 

Age, 80, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at his residence. Born October 14, 1923, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Martha Fouts Cook. He was a retired steel worker, funeral director, and a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mae Castle Cook. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Phillip (Patty Jean) Cook of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, David Douglas (Constance) Cook of Shelby, Ohio, Carl Edward (Sherrian) Cook of Amarillo, Texas, and Bobby Dean (Veda Kay) Cook of Johnson City, Tennessee; one brother, Henry Phillip Cook of Gallipolis, Ohio; five sisters: Edith Breeding of Topmost, Mary Little of Ivel, Leslie Cook and Lula Birchfield, both of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and Loretta Blanton of Gallipolis, Ohio, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Daniel Cook, Jerry Cook, and James Cook; one step-granddaughter, Angela Stueve. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 21, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Johnny Ritchie officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, at Wayland, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Irene Parsons 

Parsons rests peacefully with the Heavenly Father. She passed away Tuesday morning, June 22, 2004, from Our Lady of the Way Hospital. She was 85 years of age, born on August 28, 1918, in River, the daughter of the late William James and Myrtle Spears Preston. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in River; Catlettsburg Homemakers; Gate City Garden Club; and the Order of the Eastern Star, Hampton Lodge. She also was an avid golfer. She was widowed in 1997, by the passing of her husband of 56 years, Corbett Parsons. They were wed on June 1, 1940; their home was blessed with two sons: Gary Parsons, his wife, Susan, of Ashland; and Michael Parsons, his wife, Patricia, of Quincy, Florida. She is also survived by one brother, William J. Preston of Dayton, Ohio; and one sister, Barbara Franklin of River; three precious grandchildren, and one blessed great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 25, at 11 a.m., at Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Words of comfort to family and friends by John Sparks. Interment will be in the Catlettsburg Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband. Arrangements by Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home of Catlettsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Manis Hicks 

Age, 73, of Hueysville, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at his residence. Born August 4, 1930, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Evan and Alice Chaffins Hicks. He was a retired coal miner, and attended the Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Slone Hicks. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law: David and Sue Hicks of St. Mary’s Ohio, Randy and Saundra Hicks, and Jimmy Hicks, all of Hueysville; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Bufford Owens, and Margie and Bill Hughes, all of Garrett; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Brock Smith; three brothers: Amos Hicks, Okie Hicks, and Ezra Hicks; and two sisters: Claudette Brown and Naomi Combs. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin; graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, at the cemetery, with Jerry Manns officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in St. Mary’s Ohio, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Pamela Jane Harvey

Age, 30, of Garrett, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at her residence. Born November 19, 1973, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Russell Houck of Lancaster, Ohio, and Linda Downard of Paintsville; and step-father, Gene Herholz of Blaine. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Harvey. Other survivors include two daughters: Brianna Paige Osborne and Shelby Lynn Osborne, both of Blaine; stepsons: Matthew Douglas Harvey of Lackey; one brother, Jay Downard and one sister, Stacy Dawn Mollet both of Paintsville. She was preceded in death by one sister, Tracy Herholz. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 25, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Wendell Isom officiating. Burial will be in the Turner Cemetery at Northern Straight, Eastern. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Harold Vernon “Bo” Cooley

Age 58, of Hueysville, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2004, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born on March 10, 1946, at Hueysville, the son of the late Gorman and Edna Prater Cooley. “Bo” was raised by his uncle, Dorlen and Aunt Velva Cooley. Survivors include Dorlen and Velva Cooley of Hueysville; two brothers: Donald (Laura) Cooley of Oxford, Ohio, and Carl (Ginger) Cooley of Hueysville; six sisters: Clettis (Eugene) Howard of Hueysville, Agnes (Clarence) Woods and Lou (Art) Campbell, both of Hippo, Janet (Claude) Webb of Langley, Glema (Keith) Hicks of David, and Hattie (Jackie) Owens of Hueysville. Funeral services for Harold V. “Bo” Cooley were conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Sterlin Bolen and others, officiating. Burial was in the John Wess Prater Cemetery, at Prater Fork, Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Claude Webb, Gary Webb, George Isaac, Steve Woods, Keith Little, John Howard, Dalton Howard, Chris Owens, Kenny Scarberry, Randy McCarty, Jason Isaac and Wesley Howard. Honorary: Zachery May, Austin Woods, Joe Adkins, Justin Adkins, Josh Adkins and Kain Scarberry.

Douglas G. Goble Sr.

Age, 59, of 812 Milton St., Findlay, Ohio, died at 11 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 2004, at his residence. He was born April 26, 1945, in Bypro, the son of Loie and Mary (Wilson) Goble. He was formerly employed with Centrex Corporation, Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., and he retired from Whirlpool Corporation in 2000, as an assembler. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans #43, and a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars #3003. Survivors include one son, Douglas G. Goble II, of Findlay, Ohio; three sisters: Pauline (Henry) Sizemore of Findlay, Ohio, Loretta (Raymond) Helton of Sahuarita, Arizona, and Geneva (Leeran) Vincent of New Castle, Indiana; and one brother, Loie Goble Jr., of Findlay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: George W. Goble and Jerry D. Goble. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 17, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, Ohio, with Pastor Juan Salines officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, near Arcadia. He will be receiving full military graveside rites, conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m., and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, and from 1-2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in his memory to Feed The Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036, or D.A.V. #43, 210 E. Front St., Findlay, Ohio 45840. 

Curtis Lee Jarrell

On Tuesday, May 11, 2004, Curtis Lee Jarrell, 65, of Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, passed away. He was the birth son of Loretta Branham of Martin, and Curtis Jarrell of Bull Creek, on August 21, 1938. He was raised by Parker and Rebecca (Jarrell) Brown. Maternal grandparents are Sam and Myrtie Branham of Martin, and Leonard and LouNettie (DeRossett) Jarrell of Bull Creek. Paternal grandparents are Leonard and LouNettie Jarrell of Bull Creek and William and Lulu (Porter) Brown of Allen. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Beatrice Mae Alder Jarrell; three sons: Alvin Curtis Jarrell of Ulysses, William Leonard Jarrell of Prestonsburg, and Gordon Ray Jarrell of Lexington; three daughters: Patricia Lynn of Bull Creek, Savanna Marie Jarrell (at home), and Rebecca Francis; the mother who raised him, Rebecca Brown of Gallipolis, Ohio; his step-mother, Helen Jarrell of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Danny Brown of Rio Grande, Ohio, and Ralph Brown of Crown City, Ohio; a half-sister, Jane West of Gregory, Michigan; two grandsons, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. Curtis was a carpenter, and loved to build. He enjoyed working with wood or metal, and made many useful things for members of his family and friends. He also used his snowblade to remove snow for many family members, neighbors, and community and public places. He enjoyed doing both of these things for people, and took great pride in doing each well. After a private cremation, the family held a memorial service in conjunction with the Mountain Christian Academy School, Martin, Kentucky, on Sunday, May 30, at the schools gymnasium. Curtis’ portrait will be placed on the Mountain Christian Academy School’s Wall of Fame in recognition and tribute to honor his service and dedication to the Mountain Christian Academy School. A memorial donation has been set up in his memory at the school, and anyone who wishes to donate to this worthy cause in his name, may contact the Mountain Christian Academy School at Martin, Kentucky. People present at the memorial include: Danny and Renda Brown (daughter Brandi) of Rio Grande, Ohio; Ralph and Barbara Brown of Crown City, Ohio; Bill Peters of Munith, Michigan; Ronald and Dee Branham of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Darrell Gene and Ann Hurd of Oak Hill, Ohio; Helen Jarrell of Prestonsburg; David and Fran Hurd of Gahanna, Ohio; Joe Wheeler Jarrell of Louisa; Andrew Freese of Louisa; Penny Marcum (nurse) of Prestonsburg; Chris Waugh (County Court Clerk) of Prestonsburg; Willis Hall and Felix Compton of Munith, Michigan; Ray and Imogene Branham, Curtis Branham and Roy Branham, all of Bull Creek; Fred and Brenda Shelton of Martin; Betty Lou Branham of Dwale; Henrietta Reffitt of Maytown; George Gray of Maytown; Verdie Jones of Martin; “Ranger Rick” (WMDJ radio station) of Martin; Danny and Sue Blair of Prestonsburg; Ivan and Sherla Wireman of Gunlock; Blaine DePoy, (Mert’s Guns) of Allen; Taylor and Linda Briggs of Bull Creek; Evelyn (Peters) Barum of Lake Odessa, Michigan; Lorraine Peters of Lake Odessa Michigan; Delores Drew (DeRossett); Donald Compton of Spurlock; Billie Compton; Magistrate Gerald DeRossett of Prestonsburg; and Debbie (Whitt) Bailey of Prestonsburg. Persons unable to attend the memorial service (due to previous plans due to the holiday weekend) include: Judge John David Caudill of Prestonsburg; Judge Executive Paul Hunt Thompson of Prestonsburg; Attorney John Earl Hunt of Ivel; Attorney Gerald DeRossett of Prestonsburg; Ida Wireman of Gunlock; Jim Hammond; Dr. Parker Tiller (Mountain Christian Academy School) Martin; Sheriff John K. Blackburn of Prestonsburg; Tim Blackburn (Tee Engineering) of Ivel; Blackburn of Blackburn’s Lawn and Equipment of Ivel; and Jerry, Willard and Terry Kinzer of Kinzer Drilling Co., of Bull Creek. Curtis was preceded in death by his natural mother, Loretta Branham; his natural father, Curtis Jarrell; his “father” Parker Brown; his grandparents, Leonard and LouNettie Jarrell, Sam and Myrtie Branham, and “William and Lulu Brown.” Curtis’ ashes will be placed in the Jarrell Family Cemetery at Bull Creek.

Hazel King Hunter

Age 83, of Aberdeen, North Carolina, formerly of Floyd County, the widow of Robert Hunter, passed away, on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in Aberdeen. She was born April 18, 1921, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Calven King and Fannie Holland. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons: Ira Hunter of Lexington, Robert Hunter of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Roger Hunter of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; three daughters: Jean Hinkle of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, Wilma Johnson of Warsaw, Indiana, and Chris Boris of Monroeville, Ohio; one brother, Troy King of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Geneva Combs of Viper, Marcelline Freeman of Prestonsburg, and Jeanette Manns of Rock Hill, South Carolina; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Hunter were conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, June 11, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Ira Hunter, Bob Hunter, Roger Hunter, Paul Bores, Tony Johnson and Micheal Hunter.

James P. Allen

Age 77, of Prestonsburg, husband of Joyce Short Allen, passed away, on Sunday, June 13, 2004, in the Pikeville Medical Center. He was born on October 20, 1926, at Harold, the son of the late James A. and Lillie Sturgill Allen. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a Kentucky Colonel, and a retired maintenance supervisor for ARH. In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by one son, James Kenneth (Marsha) Allen of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Bert Allen of Betsy Layne, and Curtis Allen of Meta; three sisters: Naomi Mullins of Sumpter, South Carolina, Mary Lou Gilmore of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Eda B. Marshall of Beaufort, South Carolina; and two grandchildren: Alyssa Nicole Allen and James Tanner Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: L.J., Dewey, and Larry Allen. Funeral services for James P. Allen will be conducted on Wednesday, June 16, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Osborne Cemetery at Eastern, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

 

Monday, June 14, 2004

Mollie Marie Patton Rice

Age, 94, of Garrett, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at her residence. Born December 18, 1909, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late William (Bill) and Minerva Dawson Patton. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Rice. Survivors include her daughters: Agnes Rice of Auxier, and Lorena Rice and Carrie Rice, both of Garrett; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Verda Johnson; her brothers: Willie (Ticky) Patton, James Patton, and Moses Patton; sisters: Polly Lafferty, Nannie Davis, Byrd Patton, and Julie Prater. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Chester Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Huff Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Roscoe Vanover

Age, 83, of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born July 2, 1920, in Hyden, he was the son of the late William and Emily Wooten Vanover II. He was a retired electrician for the railroad, a member of the IBE&W, a member of the Masonic fraternity, UMWA 5899 at Wheelwright, the First Baptist Church in Florida, a World War II veteran, and a member of the DAV. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Walker Vanover. In addition to his wife, survivors include: two sons: Roscoe Vanover Jr., of Dallas, Texas, and Ricky Vanover of Atlanta, Georgia; two step-sons: Keith Taylor of Wheelwright, and Michael Taylor of Albion, Michigan; one brother, Bill Vanover of Sloan’s Valley; two sisters: Lillian Vanover Delph of Richmond, and Ruth Pennington of London; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Roger Vanover; four brothers: Clayton, Ep, Dan, and Manual Vanover, two sisters: Nola Vanover, and Florence Lewis. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Little Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, where Masonic services were conducted, Friday evening, by the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge.

Geneva Mullins Hicks

Age, 61, of Pyramid, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born February 16, 1943, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Margaret Howard Mullins, of Hippo, and the late Henry Mullins. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Rockfork Bible Church. She is survived by her husband, Aster O. Hicks. Other survivors include her daughters and son-in-laws: Taunda Lynn (Doug) Prater of Hueysville, Astra Dawn (Regan) Ratliff of Hippo; brothers: Freddie Mullins of Hippo, Shelby Mullins of Ocala, Florida, Sidgel Mullins of Port Angeles, Washington, Charles Edward (Doc) Mullins of Auxier; sisters: Roberta Stumbo of Softshell, Linda Massie of Hamden, Ohio, Fayla Allen of Pyramid; two grandchildren: Paul David and Douglas McKay. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 14, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Rick Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the Willis Hicks and family cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rockfork Bible Church or Camp Nathaniel, at Emmalena.

 

Friday, June 11, 2004

Josephine H. Isaacs

Age 89, of Teaberry, widow of Ruben Isaacs, passed away, Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born March 16, 1915, in Craynor, the daughter of the late Joel Hamilton and Polly Hall Hamilton. Survivors include three sons: Jonah Isaacs Jr., and Hurman Isaacs, both of Teaberry, and Ruben Isaacs Jr., of Jeffersonville; three daughters: Dorene Hutchinson of Woodhaven, Michigan, Charlotte Hamilton of Teaberry, and Charlene Nelson of Banner; one brother, Eugene Hamilton of Tennessee; two sisters: Oma Brown of Gibraltar, Michigan, and Mona Hall of Teaberry; 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Donny Isaacs and Danny Isaacs; two daughters: Lorene Newsome and Joann Isaacs; one brother, Bert Hamilton; three sisters: Alva Jean Newsome, Elsie Stanley and Nannie Newsome; one half-brother, Craig Hamilton; and two half-sisters: Mollie Moore and Olga Williamson. Funeral services for Josephine Isaacs will be conducted Saturday, June 12, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Betty Sue (Smith) Branham

Age, 65, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Metro Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Born April 30, 1939, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Trinnie Smith. She was a homemaker, and loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Branham, on September 5, 2001. Survivors include her children, Carl J. Branham of Staffordsville, Johnny W. Branham, Beverly, Chris, and Daniel Branham, Sandra Spears, Janet Federer and Billie Jo Branham, all of Cleveland, Ohio; her brothers, David Smith, Darrell Smith, and Lee Smith, all of Medina, Ohio, and Tom Smith and Dennis Smith, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Jo Ann Carroll of Holly, Michigan; 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two children: Jerry and Katherin. Services were conducted Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m., at Carey Funeral Home, with Darrell Smith officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, (I 71 & Pearl Road), Section 15, Row 79, Grave 52, under the direction of Carey Funeral Home.

Hazel King Hunter

Age 83, of Aberdeen, North Carolina, formerly of Floyd County, the widow of Robert Hunter, passed away, on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in Aberdeen. She was born April 18, 1921, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Calven King and Fannie Holland. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons: Ira Hunter of Lexington, Robert Hunter of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Roger Hunter of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; three daughters: Jean Hinkle of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, Wilma Johnson of Warsaw, Indiana, and Chris Boris of Monroeville, Ohio; three sisters: Geneva Combs of Viper, Marcelline Freeman of Prestonsburg, and Jeanette Manns of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Hunter will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, June 11, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Lawrence (Larry) Craft Jr.

Age, 27, of Auxier, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at his residence. Born February 23, 1977, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Lawrence Craft and Mary Josephine Sammons Craft, of Auxier. He was an automotive technician for Brad Hughes Toyota, in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Nola Hamman Craft. In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include three daughters: Hannah Elizabeth Craft, Lauren Abigail Craft, and Megan Leshae Craft, all of Auxier; three sisters: Mattie Rochella Sublett of Columbia, Constance Elaine Slone of Blue River; and Tamara Lynette Craft of Auxier. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 11, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Lee Castle Jr., and Pastor Jimmy Jennings officiating. Interment will be at the Sammons Family Cemetery, in Auxier. Visitation is at the funeral home. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Craft family. Pallbearers: Todd Slone, Tyron Wright, Thomas Wright, Jonathan Mace, Justin Reichen-bach, Joe Sublett, Nick Fuller and Barry Catron.

June 9, 2002

Anthony Matthew Clifton

Age, 23, of Bonita Springs, Florida, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, in Fort Myers, Florida. Born June 9, 1980, in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of Michael Anthony Clifton of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Connie Pitts Clifton of Catlettsburg. He was a mechanic for John Carlo Construction Co., and a member of the Living Waters Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Jamie L. Specie Clifton. Other survivors include one daughter, Kayla Clifton of Bonita Springs, Florida; one brother, Martin Eldridge Clifton of Prestonsburg; his grandparents, E.J. Pitts and Phyllis Pitts of Martin; and his father- and mother-in-law, Edward and Donna Specie of Bonita Springs, Florida. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Pitts Family Cemetery, at Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, where evening services were held, with Freewill Baptist ministers, officiating.

Olgia Helen Ferrell

Age, 63, of Harold, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born March 19, 1941, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Margie Hall Hunter. She was a retired postmistress at Harold and Pikeville. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Ferrell. Survivors include three sons: Randy Dale Ferrell (Carolyn), Russell Ferrell, and Ricky Ferrell (Barbara), all of Harold; two brothers: Rodney Hunter of Indiana, and Sammy Hunter of Belleview, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Justin, Jodie, Codie, Brandace, Gabe, Missy and Brian; and one great-grandchild, Lexi. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Vernon Ferrell; a daughter, Charlotte Meade; and a brother, Emmitt Hunter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Ferguson Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jay Lee Hamilton Jr.

Age 72, of Beaver, passed away, on Friday, June 4, 2004, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1932, at Betsy Layne, the son of the late Jay Lee and Goldie Hall Hamilton. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Beth Johnson Hamilton; two sons: Darvene Hamilton of Teaberry, and Timothy P. Hamilton of Stanville; three daughters: Charlene Brown and Eileen Brown, both of Beaver, and Rita Kaye Hamilton of Stanville; four brothers: Eugene, Ralph and Leroy Hamilton, all of Teaberry, and Don Hamilton of Taylor, Michigan; two sisters: Lakie Johnson of Teaberry, and Vicky Hamilton of Beaver; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sons: Ricky Lee Hamilton, Benny Dean Hamilton and Michael Craig Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 8, at 11 a.m., in the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with ministers of the church, officiating. Burial followed in the Hamilton Family Cemetery at Teaberry, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, of Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Mark Brown, Darvy Hamilton, Keith Hamilton, Josh Hamilton, Jody Hamilton, Tyler Hamilton, Jamie Tackett, and Buck Burchett.

Elva Wnek

Age 85, of Wheelwright, widow of Joseph Wnek, died Saturday, June 5, at her residence. She was born March 12, 1919, in Letcher County, a daughter of the late Tom and Maggie Hall Morris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wheelwright United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons: Johnny (Madilee) Wnek of Manassas, Virginia, and Jimmy Wnek of Wheelwright; two daughters: Julia “Ned” Polen of Winchester, Virginia, and Maggie Needles of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Osalene Triplett of Wheelwright; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Lou “Twig” Osborne. Funeral services for Elva Wnek were conducted Tuesday, June 8, at 1 p.m., in the Wheelwright United Methodist Church, with Bobby Isaac and Roy Harlow officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Ricky Needles, Mike Tender, Curtis Polen, Jay Wnek, Mike Triplett, Tony Love, Don Rybarczyk, and Matthew Love.