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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

 

Aaron Adams

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Huntington, West Virginia. Born July 11, 1934, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Hargus and Carrie Whitaker Adams. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Versie Mullins Adams. Other survivors include a son, Zyndall Adams (Denise); three daughters: Ethel Jean Adams (Henry), Tammy Adams Marsillett, and Freda Kay Watkins (Jimmy), all of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Merel Adams (Shirley) of Burkett, Indiana, and Ellis Adams of Albion, Indiana; four sisters: Helen Reynolds (Bill) of Plymouth, Indiana, Mary Beatrice Watkins (Bill), Opal Arnett (Henry Jr.), and Oma Jean Hall (Tom), all of Silver Lake, Indiana; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: William Joe Adams, Cecil Adams, Henry Adams, and James Adams; and one sister, Marie Adams. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 16, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Malcolm Slone and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be in the Mullins Cemetery, in Blue River, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Gwendolyn Martin Barnett

Age 59, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Wayland, wife of James Barnett, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005, in Cape Coral, Florida. She was born November 2, 1945, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Reb Martin and Lucy Sherman Martin. Survivors include her husband, James; two sons: Patrick (Terri) Barnett of Tampa Florida, Stephen (Amy) Barnett of Atlanta, Georgia; three brothers: Charles Ray Martin of Topmost, Paul Martin of Ohio, and Wade Martin of Dema; and two sisters: Joyce Ratliff of Pikeville and Doris Welch of Maryland. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Forrest Martin. Funeral services for Gwendolyn Martin Barnett will be conducted Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with the Rev. Gene Strange officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitt Martin Cemetery, in Dema, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6 p.m., till 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Adrian E. Bentley

Age 76, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born March 10, 1929, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Richard Bentley and Edna Craft Bentley. He was a retired teacher, formerly employed by the Floyd County School System; a United States Airforce, Korean Era veteran; and a member of the Retired Teacher's Association. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Polly Allen Bentley; one son, Adrian E. (Rebecca) Bentley, of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Conrad Bentley, of Wayland, and Marvin Bentley, of Cave Run; two sisters, Velma Bentley, of Cave Run, Rella Faye Bentley, of Prestonsburg; and, three grandchildren, Mark Brandon Bentley, Caitlin Adrianne Bentley, and Shannon Bentley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 25, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Clergyman Jerry Manns officiated. Burial followed in the Allen Family Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, where church services were held Friday evening.

Jettie Bentley

Age 81, of Beaver, widow of Andy J. Bentley, passed away Monday, May 30, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born April 15, 1924, in Teaberry, the daughter of the late Andrew Mitchell and Judy El Tackett Mitchell. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons: Ornell "Jamup" Bentley and Charles Bentley, both of Beaver, Joe Bentley and Mose Bentley, both of Lincoln Park, Michigan; one step-daughter, Marie Osborne of Grethel; two sisters: Mary Alice Blankenship of Teaberry, and Matilda Halash of Prestonsburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Andy Jr. Bentley and Erving Bentley; four step-sons: Troy Bentley, Orville Bentley, Ermal Bentley, and Willie Bentley; two daughters: Littie Bentley and Opal Reynolds; three step-daughters: Artie Bentley, Bessie Dillowe; and Ruby Adkins; three brothers: John Mitchell, Cris Mitchell, and Malen Mitchell; and four sisters: Sadie Hamilton, Rhodi Hall, Bessie Hall, and Goldie Mitchell. Funeral services for Jettie Bentley will be conducted Sunday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott Cemetery, in Beaver, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is Thursday, 2 p.m., at the church.

Arthur Branson

Age 94, of Auxier, husband of the late Ollie Dorton Branson, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at the Riverview Health Care, in Prestonsburg. He was born May 16, 1911, in Letcher County, the son of the late Hezekiah B. Branson and Susana McIntire Branson. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, in Auxier. Survivors include four sons: Paul Wesley (Barbara) Branson of Hinckley, Ohio, Gary Vernon (Judy) Branson of Columbia, South Carolina, Daniel (Patricia) Branson of Allen, and John Arthur (Kathy) Branson of Cape Coral, Florida; two daughters: Miriam Sue (Fred) Crawford of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Alice Faye (Wendell) Hicks of Dixon, Tennessee; one half-sister: Mona Marquis of Apopka, Florida; 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Arthur Branson will be conducted Thursday, June 30, at 11 a.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, in Auxier, with Clergyman Bobby Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Lola Maggard Conn

Age, 86, of Martin, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born June 2, 1919, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Hite and Louise Spencer Maggard, and step-daughter of the late Ollie Maggard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Home Baptist Church, at Water Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Conn. Survivors include three sons: Glendale Conn, Billy Ray Conn (Wanda), and Steve Conn, all of Martin; three daughters: Joyce Shepherd and Rosemary Crum, both of Martin, and Stacy Wallen (Shawn) of Dana; a sister, Mary Francis Maggard of Florida; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special friends, Dale Hughes and family. In addition to her parents; and step-mother, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Cuba Crum; three brothers: Charlie Maggard, James Maggard, and Elmer Maggard; two sisters: Marie Adkins and Juanita Maggard; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 16, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Conn Family Cemetery, on Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Thomas Shepherd, Thomas Boyd, Thomas Crum, Nicholas McCoy, Kevin O'Quinn, Tyler Rose, Charles Randolph, and Dale Hughes.

Lindsey Crum

Age, 47, of Wayland, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center. Born August 24, 1957, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Linzie and Viola Hicks Crum. He was a disabled maintenance worker for the Floyd County Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Judith Slone Crum. Other survivors include one son, Michael Blake Crum of Wayland; four brothers: Willie Crum, Vernon Wood of Eastern, Virgil Crum of Wayland, and Lewis Crum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Lee Crum; and one sister, Mae Crum. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home

Ballard Fleming

Age, 89, of Phyllis, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born February 15, 1916, in Pike County, he was the son of the late John and Susan Robinson Fleming. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Grapevine Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Jim Fleming (Judy) of Warsaw, Indiana; three daughters: Geraldine Hall of Prestonsburg, Shelby Aylor (Jerry) of Warsaw, Indiana, and Diana Fleming of Silver Lake Indiana; one sister, Hazel Marmann of Jackson, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Rhonda Cole, James Fleming, Chris Hall, Scott Alan Hall, Brandon Aylor, Stacy Williams, and Melissa Spangle; four great-grandchildren: Danielle Smith, Megan Hall, Cade Williams, and Cross Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: George Fleming, Creed Fleming, and Press Fleming; one sister: Gladys Fleming; one grandchild, Julia Campbell; and a special companion, Gladys Webb. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at Grapevine Church of Christ, at Phyllis, with William Abshire and Jerry Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Fannie Hall Goble

Age 72, of Allen, wife of James E. Goble, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2005, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. She was born October 3, 1932, in Allen, the daughter of the late Riley Hall and Florence Hall Hall. She was a member of the Allen Baptist Chruch. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, James E. Goble Jr., of Knoxville, Tennessee; three daughters: Belinda Wilson of Winchester, and Sheila Griffith and Sharon Neeley, both of Allen; three brothers: Fred Hall and James Riley Hall, both of Allen, and Troy Hall of Somerset; one sister, Anna Hall Gunnells of Panama City, Florida; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers: Hawley Hall, John Hall, Raymond Hall, Ed Hall; and Cecil Hall; and one sister, Fennie Creswell. Funeral services for Fannie Hall Goble were held Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Riley Hall Cemetery, in Allen, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was in the funeral home. Pallbearers: James Riley Hall Jr., Jeffrey Gale Hall, Ray Douglas Hall, Eric David Hall, Danny Douglas Hall, Lcpl. Mark Richard Neeley, James Matthew Goble, and Anthony Andrew Griffith. Honorary: Tim Creswell, Robie Creswell, Larry Hall, Raymond E. Hall, Adam Wilson, and Dwayne Howell.

Gladith Hall

Age 90, of Sturgis, Michigan, the beloved mother of her children, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Saturday evening, May 28, 2005, at Three Rivers Health, in Three Rivers, Michigan. She was born May 17, 1915, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Sid and Emizell (Slone) Nickles. She had resided in Sturgis, since 1967, coming from Wayland. On March 17, 1932, she married Laurel Huff in Prestonsburg. He died July 21, 1939. She then married Sonny Hall on April 6, 1942, in Prestonsburg, and he died December 31, 1983. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, especially her many flowers, and loved time spent with her family. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church, and also a member of the United Mine Workers Union. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelby and Amos Wright, and Arlene and Denzil Gibson, both of Sturgis; two sons and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Janeen Hall of Sturgis, and Kenneth Hall of Las Vegas, Nevada; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Neyland of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Carles Nickles of Mansfield, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husbands, one daughter, Gracie Hicks; three sons: Clifford Huff, Lewis Edward Hall, and Deray Huff; three sisters: Dacie Mullins, Geneva Gibson, and Nevertie Palus; three brothers: Clones, Delza and Curtis Nickles; four infant sisters, and one infant brother, preceded her in death. Funeral services celebrating the life of Gladith N. Hall will be held at 11 a.m. (Michigan time), Wednesday, at the Hackman-Foglesong Funeral Home, in Sturgis, with Brother Russell Hicks officiating. A graveside committal will follow the service at Sturgis Memorial Gardens. Visitation is at the funeral home. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Hall's memory, consider the American Diabetes Association, or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Zola Campbell Gayheart

Age 80, of Garrett, died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Richmond. Born May 30, 1925, in Mousie, she was the daughter of the late Sam Campbell and Birdie Gibson Campbell. She was a retired clerk for the Campbell Store, at Garrett, and a member of the Garrett First Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Bob L. Gayheart, of Richmond; two sisters, Lucille Francis, of Garrett, Erma Triplett, of Kendallville, Indiana; and, three grandchildren, Adam Gayheart, of Frankfort, Joseph Tyler Gayheart, of Hawaii, and Whitney Elizabeth Keogh, of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 23, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Clergyman Randy Osborne officiated. Burial followed in the Campbell Family Cemetery, at Mousie, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Gary Francis, Tim Francis, Scott Patrick, Adam Gayheart, Mike Keogh.

Vernon Howell

Age, 48, of Plain City, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, died Friday, June 10, 2005, at Plain City, Ohio. Born March 16, 1957, in Martin, he was the son of the late Noah and Mamie Johnson Howell. He was a disabled carpenter. Survivors include a daughter, Ciera Michele Sines Howell of Plain City, Ohio; four brothers: Earlis Cook (Georgetta) and Corbett Howell (Gladys), both of Wayland, Calvin Howell (Janet) of Garrett, and Virgil Howell (Terry Lynn, deceased) of Garrett; a sister, Loretta Tackett (John) of Pike County; his fiancée, Jo Ellen Bittinger of Plain City, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jimmy Hall (Little Rosa Regular Baptist), and Red Morris (Martin Branch Freewill Baptist), officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Irene Layne Hughes

Age 75, of Martin, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. Born January 19, 1930, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late William Taylor Layne and Martha Hale Layne. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Hughes; three daughters, Clara Jean Akers, Martha Faye Bentley, and Jo Ann Samons, all of Martin; two brothers, Charles Layne, of South Whitley, Ind., and Bert Layne, of Eastern; three sisters, Georgia Layne, of Martin, Emma Jean Miller, of Burkett, Ind., and Hazel FireSheets, of Anacoco, La.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Layne and Jake Layne; and, three sisters, Bessie Patton, Anna Dove, and Cassie Slone. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 25, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Clergyman Gary Allen officiated. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Charles Horne, David Bentley, Jay Samons, Toby Samons, Phillip Anderson, and Jimmy Artrip.

Perry Jones Sr.

Age, 93, of Melvin, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, in Prestonsburg. Born May 9, 1912, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Tom and Frankie Jane Johnson Jones. He was a retired employee of CSX Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Fouts Jones. Survivors include three sons: Perry Jones Jr., of Martin, David Lee Jones of Melvin, and Ballard Jones (wife, Darlene) of Dana; one daughter, Helen Collins (husband, Charles) of Melvin; three grandchildren: Larry Hill, Kathy Hill, and Teresa Brown; two great-grandchildren, Chris and Tiffany; a step-great-granddaughter, Abbey; and a special niece, Janet Leigh. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Buddy Delmer Jones; one brother, Johnny Jones; and three sisters: Flora Jones, Flossie Jones, and Carrie Little. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 29, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Jones Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was Monday, at the funeral home and on Tuesday, at the church, with services at 7 p.m., nightly.

Larry Allen McKinney

Age, 41, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Mt. Sterling, the result of an automobile accident. Born July 21, 1963, in Martin, he was the son of Phyllis Hunter McKinney of Martin, and the late Eugene McKinney. He was self-employed as owner of Coal County Cafe in Salyersville, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Martin. He is survived by his wife, Regina Short McKinney. Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include two sons: Zachary Allen McKinney and Corey Ashton McKinney, both of Hager Hill; a daughter, Summer Lashea McKinney of Hager Hill; three brothers: Morgan McKinney of Honaker, Johnny McKinney of (Abbott) Prestonsburg, and Mark Eugene McKinney of Martin; and two sisters: Arti Lou Baca of Printer, and Cathy Jean Kretzer of Lexington. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Allen McKinney. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 13, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Wendell Crager officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Kris Baca, Austin McKinney, Shane Kretzer, Andrew Baca, Jeremy Moore, Zachary Allen McKinney, and Ernie Jones.

Michael Allen McKinney

5 months old, of Langley, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, in Mt. Sterling, the result of an automobile accident. Born January 12, 2005, in Pikeville, he was the son of Ruth Ann Messer of Langley, and the late Larry Allen McKinney. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sisters: Megan McKenzie Messer of Langley, and Summer Lashea McKinney of Hager Hill; two brothers: Zachary Allen McKinney and Corey Ashton McKinney, both of Hager Hill; his maternal grandmother, Mary Short of Maytown; and paternal grandmother, Phyllis Hunter McKinney of Martin. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Bobby Short and Eugene McKinney. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 13, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Wendell Crager officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Randy Michael Osborne

Age, 48, of McDowell, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Health-care. Born December 4, 1956, in Martin, he was the son of Velva Osborne of McDowell, and the late Pink Osborne Jr. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Connie Bentley Osborne. Other survivors include four sons: Austin Osborne and Orville Bentley, both of McDowell, Lloyd Bentley of New Boston, Ohio, and Kurt Smith of Beaver, Ohio; four daughters: Amanda Osborne Jenkins of Otway, Ohio, Keisha Bentley of Garrison, Leah Smith of New Boston, Ohio, and Connie Lovely of West Portsmouth, Ohio; a brother, Jerry Osborne of Teaberry; a sister, Janice Gayheart of Beaver; and 11 grandchildren: Brandon, Cory, Jerry, Bree, Silver, Michael, Tiffany, Terri, Jessica, James, and Joshua. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 5, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, in McDowell, with Deaner Moore, Jimmy Hall, and Alan Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Elliott Cemetery, on Frasures Creek, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church-where nightly services were conducted.

Mildred Potts

Age 80, of Emma, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born July 30, 1924, at Emma, she was the daughter of the late Tilton and Eva Branham Boyd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emma United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, David Potts; a brother, Darwin Boyd, of California; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Boyd; five sisters, Norma Conley, Marie Click, Estill Bayes, Wanda Cobb, and Birdus Conley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 25, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Paul Aiken officiated. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Frank Virgil Reffett

Age 84, of Hager Hill, husband of the late Lilly Mae Click Reffett, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2005, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville. He was born August 8, 1920, in Pyramid, the son of the late Harrison Reffett and Rebecca Compton Reffett. He was a retired coal miner, and a U.S. Army, World War II veteran. Survivors include his son, Virgil David Reffett of Auxier; one brother, Doug Reffett of Denver, Colorado; three grandchildren: Paul Reffett, Stephanie Justice, and Rachel Reffett; three great-grandchildren: Kevin Smiley, Kenneth Smiley, and Kala Jarrell. In addition to his wife, and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Sanford Reffett; and two sisters: Tina Hicks and Vicie Ward. Graveside services for Frank Virgil Reffett will be conducted, Wednesday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at Davidson Memorial Gardens, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation, at the funeral home.

Geraldine Castle Conn Robinson

Age, 70, of Martin, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital. Born February 9, 1935, in Drift, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Alvana Case Castle. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Arkansas Church of Christ, at Martin. She was twice married, first to Willie Conn, who preceded her in death, and later to Roy Robinson, who survives. Other survivors include three sons: Jonathan Conn (wife, Sparkle), Eddie Conn, and Joey Robinson all of Martin; her daughters: Rita Roberts (husband, William), of Banner, Freda Branham (husband, Tony), of Prestonsburg, Sharon Helton (husband, Robert), of Piketon, Ohio, and Marlena Hammonds (husband, Bill), of Martin; her brothers: Larry Douglas Castle of Allen, Kenneth Castle of Manassas, Virginia, and Walter Castle of Printer; sisters: Imogene Nickles of Printer, Clotine Shepherd of Martin, and Charlene Allen of Nicota, Tennessee; 19 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and first husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Arnold. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Adkins & Crum Cemetery, on Arkansas Creek, Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Active pallbearers: Michael Roberts, Jason Roberts, Joshua Roberts, Dustin Hammonds, Ryan Hammonds, Alex Hammonds, Anthony Conn, Charlie Conn, Mark Branham, Aaron Gayheart, Chris Slone and Jeff Kilburn.

Joan Spencer Scalos

Age, 73, of Plainview Drive, Campbells-ville, died Friday, May 27, 2005, in Campbellsville. Born October 10, 1931, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Glover Walter Spencer and Anna Mae Crisp Spencer. She professed faith in Christ, and was a member of the Campbellsville Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to Harry Scalos on April 11, 1951, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Karen Scalos of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Stephanie Scalos of Florence, and Meredith Scalos and Andrew Scalos, both of Campbellsville; two brothers and one sister, Paul Spencer and Glover Walter Spencer Jr., both of Martin, and Jean Johnson of Lexington; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbells-ville, with Rev. Skip Alexander and Dr. J. Chester Badgett officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Pallberers: Ronnie Allen, Mark Carney, Jimmy Dix, Burl McCoy, Ed McGuire, and Frank Piacenti. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be donations to Hospice of Central Kentucky.

Tommy Slone

Age, 63, of Melvin, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born January 10, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of the late Tom and Liza Hall Slone. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Harris Slone. Other survivors include his children: Glen Slone and Shane Slone, both of Beaver; and Tonya Nickles of Michigan; step-children: Walter Fick of Melvin, Joan Fick of Wheelwright and Priscilla Hicks of Granite Falls, North Carolina; two brothers: Fred Slone of Florida, and Kennel Slone of Rhode Island; two sisters: Liza Stevens and Rosella Hall, both of Tennessee; four grandchildren: Amber N., Tiffany, Jacob, and Shelby; and five step-grandchildren: Cynthia, Cody, Kelly, Amber F., and Sabrina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Slone; two brothers: Sherman Slone and Herbert Slone; and two sisters: Belva Slone and Andrea Slone. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 15, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services beginning at 6 p.m.

Warnie Spurgeon

Of Hager Hill, son of the late John Spurgeon and the late Montanna Hall Spurgeon Henley, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. He was a retired electrician, a coal miner, a member of U.M.W.A. Local Union 5899, and a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church, in Paintsville. He is survived by his wife, Madge Reynolds Spurgeon. Other survivors include two daughters: Annette Ward of Banner; and Sandra Spurgeon-Tinker of Lexington; a brother, Elmer Henley of Applegate, Michigan; five sisters: Opal Young and Joyce McCain, both of Marion, Ohio; Geanette Thacker of Youngstown, Ohio; Sue Thomas of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Ann Miller of Wyandotte Michigan; and four grandchildren: Courtney Harris, Megan Harris, Victoria Tinker, and Elizabeth Tinker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Virgil Spurgeon and Denvil Spurgeon; and two sisters: Loretta Gilliam and Maxine Ratliff. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church, in Paintsville, with Wayne Price officiating. Entombment will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.

Gary Stanley

Age, 55, of Melvin, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born September 5, 1949, in Martin, he was the son of A.W. Stanley of Hi Hat, and the late Opal Slone Stanley. He was a retired projector operator, for Blackburn Theater in Wheelwright. In addition to his father, survivors include four brothers: A.W. Stanley Jr., of Bypro, Allen Stanley of Hi Hat, Timmy Stanley of Bevinsville, and Bob Stanley of Ypsilanti, Michigan; six sisters: Ronda Caudill, Brenda Hall, and Delonda Hall, all of Hi Hat, Kathy Stanley and Belinda Moore, both of Melvin, and Sherry Paige of Wheelwright; 25 nieces and nephews; and 18 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at the Jackscreek Baptist Church, in Bevinsville, with Roger Trusty officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, where services were held nightly. Active pallbearers: Joshua Stanley, Brandon Gayheart, Dustin Stanley, John Caudill, Sammy Hall and Johnny Short.

Charles Tackett

Age, 69, of Stanford, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2005, at his home. Born in Floyd County, on December 25, 1935, he was the son of the late Jim and Lillie Newsom Tackett. He is survived by his spouse, Eulavene Akers Tackett. He was an Old Regular Baptist preacher and a carpenter, and was the pastor of Little Pilgrim Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, in Waynesburg. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Charles Dean Tackett of Paintsville; two daughters: Joan Compton of Stanford, and Debbie Keathley of Danville; two brothers: James Tackett of Moreland, and Grant Tackett of Waynesburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Little Pilgrim Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, in Waynesburg, with Aaron Elisha Branham, Larry Newsom and Ralph Jr. Slone officiating. Burial was in the Goodhope Cemetery, under the direction of Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg. Visitation was at the funeral home

Everett Watkins

Age, 75, of Wayland, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestons-burg. Born July 28, 1929, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Daley and Virgie Scott Watkins. He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Keaton Watkins. Survivors include three sons: Bobby Watkins of Elgin, Illinois, Mack Watkins of Woodstock, Illinois, and Michael Watkins of Estill; two daughters: Debbie Watkins of Paintsville, and Hazel Shepherd of Hueysville; four brothers: Adrian of Dayton, Ohio, Radar of Xenia, Ohio, and Vern and Bruce, both of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters: Glenna and Bea; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Everett Watkins Jr.; and one sister, Berniece Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Carlos Beverly and Alan Chaffins officiating. Burial will be in the Glo Cemetery, in Estill, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.