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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

March 3, 1999

Joe Hicks

Age 90, of Blue River, died Friday, February 26, 1999, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a short illness. He was bom September 7, 1908, in Blue River, the son of the late Jonathan Hicks and Cleo Risner Hicks. He was a retired coal miner and farmer, a member of the Irene Cole Memorial Church,
Prestonsburg, a member of the United Mine Workers Association, Board of Directors of Farm Bureau, Prestonsburg. His wife, Osie Hale Hicks, preceded him in death. Survivors include one sister, Dixie Stephens of Caney, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

Donald Wireman

Age 63, of David, died Saturday, February 27, !999, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.
Born December 1, 1935, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late James Wireman and Lula Mae Wireman. He was an auctioneer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthlo Shepherd. Survivors include one son, Rick Wireman of Silver Lake Indiana; one daughter, Debbie Wireman of Silver Lake, Indiana; five brothers,
Ron2y Wireman of Lapaz, Indiana. Aquinaldo Wireman of Aberdeen, Ohio, Forrest Wireman of Ashland, James Wireman Jr. of Albion, Michigan, J.D. Wireman of Albion, Michigan; three sisters, Beulah Jefferson, Laurel Delaware, Edna Mae Hughes of Paintsville, and Mildred Louise Arnett of Paintsville; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m., at the Dunn-Kelley/Prater & Dunn Chapel with Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will be made in the Wireman Cemetery at Waldo.

Dellia Hall

Age 88, of Hi Hat, died Suunday, February 28, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin, following a long illness. ' Born January 22, 1911, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Ranson Bryant and Nancy
Johnson Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Linzie H. Hall. Survivors include two sons, Linzie Hall Jr. of Raven and Julis Hall of Wakeman, Ohio; six daughters, Julia Keens of Langley, Lula Osborne of New London, Ohio, Mable Layne of Morton Grove, Illinois, Shirley Tackett and Brenda Newsome, both of Hi Hat, and Norma Newsome of Wakeman, Ohio; three brothers, Eli Bryant and A.B. Bryant, both of Hi Hat, and
Allen Bryant of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Nellie Davis of Hi Hat; 31 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 3, at noon, at the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman
Cemetery at, Hi Hat.

Versa Moore Brown

Age 84, of McDowell, died Sunday, February 28, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born September 7, 1914, in Honaker, the daughter of the late General Lee Moore and Elizabeth Suimbo Moore. She was a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, for 40 years. Her husband, Barzell Brown, preceded her in death. Survivors include five sons, Kenneth Brown of Allen Park, Michigan, Cleveland Brown of McDowell, Gleivie Brown of Kingman, Arizona, Gary Brown of Teaberry, Willie Brown of Pikeville; three daughters, Faustena Haas of Marietta, Ohio, Eula Dean Hall of McDowell, Judith Ann Buxcham of Northeast, Maryland; one brother, Gleevie Moore of Jackson, Ohio, 27 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the Little Rosa Old Regular
Baptist Church, at McDowell, with the clergyman Clinton Moore and other Regular Baptist ministers officiating.
Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Clifford Wayne Hall

Age 64, of Teaberry, died Friday, Febuary 26, 1999, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born February. 8, 1935, in Teaberry, the son of the late Wayne Hall and Mary Tackett Hall. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Helen Tackett Hall. Other survivors include one son, Ellis Dwayne Hall of Grethel; five daughters, Leasia Trump, and Dianna Triplett both of Grethel, Teresa Hall of Printer, Connie Williams of Betsy Layne, Donna Hall of Teaberry; three brothers, David Hall of Eskrige, Kansas, Merlin Hall of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Jay Hall of Warsaw, Indiana; three sisters, Ovie Harhilton of Teaberry, Ellen Young of Ashland, Lizzie Turner of Peru, lndiana, 10 grandchildren, one great- grandchild and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 1, at I 1 a.m. at the:
Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Cemetery, Beaver.

Gertrude Goble

Age 76. of Pikeville, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born February 3, 1923, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Conn Robinson. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley
United Methodist Church. She was twice married; first to Tilden Robinson, who preceded her in death, and later to Argie Goble, formerly of Floyd County who survives. Other survivors include one sister, Ruth Helvey of Taylor, Michigan. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral
Home Chapel, with Levi Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville.

Okie Earl Nelson Sr.

Age 78, of Lexington, died Sqnday, February 28, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Prestonsburg, he was
the son of the late Sam "Sambo' Nelson and Jane Derossett Nelson. He was educated in Floyd County School System. He was a farmer, a retired engineer for C&O/CSX Railroad after 40 years of service, and a former member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. He was a member of the First Christian
Church in Lexington, the Lexington Lodge No. 1, F&AM since 1952, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Oleika Shrine and the Kentucky Polled Hereford Association and Kentucky Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife, Vera Jasper Nelson; one sister, Ruth Nelson Howard of Salyersville; three sons, Okie Earl Nelson Jr., James Samuel "Sam" Nelson, and Steven Eugene "Steve" Nelson, all of Lexington; one daughter, Linda Kay "Katie" Nelson Isaac of Campbellsville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m., at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mildred Burke

Age 75, of Wheelwright, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at McDowell ARH. Born on February 27, 1924, in
Wheelwright, she was a daughter of the late Richard Mosley and Sylvania Johnson Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hassell Burke. Survivors include five sons, Billy Joe Burke of Auxier, Gordan Ray Burke of Wheelwright, Charles E. Burke of Prestonsburg, Donald Dale Burke and Danny Darrell Burke, both of Connersville, Indiana; three daughters, Joyce Ann Holbrook of Connersville, Indiana, Fayetta Caudill of Wheelwright, Barbara Sue Johnson of Bevinsville; one brother, Billy Wright of Wheelwright; six sisters, Gracie
Shifflet of Lignum, Virginia, Geneva Holbrook of Menton, Indiana. Dorsic Johnson of Bypro, Millie Avalos, Jessie Lee Bentley of Indiana, Pearlie Bentley of Langley; 25 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 4, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Silas Burke Cemetery in Halo, Bevinsville.

March 5, 1999

Kelley Gene Steffey

Age 54, of South Carolina, died March 2, 1999, at his residence. A native of Floyd County, he was the son of the late Charlie L. and Cartie Adkins Steffey. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 2 years, a member of the United Miner's Workers of America and a Mason. He worked in the coal mines of McDowell and Wyoming counties of West Virginia for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Kames Steffey; two daughters, Vickie S. Graham of Pocahontas, Virginia and Fayetta S. Cartwright of Boissevain, Virginia; two step-daughters, Jamie M. Altizer and Angela J. Altizer both of' Rock Hill, South Carolina; adopted daughters, Jennifer Mullins of Prestonsburg, and April S. Nelson of Grand Rapids, Michigan; six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Greene Funeral Home, Rock Hills, South Carolina, Friday, March 5, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Clora (Clara) Hamilton

Age 87, of Monroe, a resident of Beach Nursing Home since 1989. died Sunday, February 7, 1999, in the nursing home. Born August 8, 1911, in Dony, she was the daughter of Robert and Bessis (Bentley) Howell. She was employed by Gerweck's Ceramic Shop, Ida. She also had worked in tobacco fields and school cafeterias. She was a member of Church of the Lord Our Righteousness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Hamilton. Surviving are two daughters, lmogene Lane of Monroe and Geneva Begeman of Petersburg; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and one, great-great- grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 12, 1 p.m.. in the Church of the Brethren, New Carlisle, Ohio, with Rev. Charles Moore, pastor of Church of the Lord Our Righteousness, will offi- ciate. Burial was in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Ohio.

Cleda Goble Lawson

Age 63, of Auxier, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born July 4, 1935 at Auxier, she was the daughter of Opal Goble of Prestonsburg and the late Fred Goble. She was a former child care director of Cleda's Daycare Center in Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Auxier United Methodist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, .Doug Lawson; one daughter, Jane Ann Wells of Blacksburg, Virginia; one son, Bill Tom Wells of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Linda E. Decker of Vista, California; one stepson, Tony R. Lawson of Indianapolis, indiana; one brother, Freddy L. Goble of Prestonsburg; two grandsons, and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rex,. Roy Cosby and Rev. James Butler officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville

Magdalene Combs

Age 79, of Wilmore, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following ti short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kendall Combs. A daughter of the late William Walter and Ida Mae McDonald Perkins, she was born 3uly 21, 1919, She was a member of Burnside Church of God. Survivors include two sons, Billy Ray Combs of Burnside, and Ronnie Combs of Estill; a daughter, Nancy Jacobs of Wilmore; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, March 5, 11 a.m., at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company with Troy Morrison and Kendall Brian Combs officiating. Burial will be in Grave Hill Cemetery, Tateville.

 

March 10, 1999

Kermit Charles Yates

Age 77, of Honaker, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at his residence after a long illness. He was born at Honaker, on January 1, 1922, the son of the late Winford Lee and Evelyn Lawson Yates. He was a retired carpenter and
coal miner, and a member of the Honaker Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sue Yates; two sons, Scotty Ray Yates and Randy Lee Yates, both of Honaker; one daughter, Zelma Lawson of Honaker; four
brothers, Okie Yates and Wesley Yates, both of Honaker, Corbett Yates of Perryville, Ohio and Denver Yates of Wheelwright; two sisters, Pina Williams and Jacqueline Hill, both of Honaker; seven grandchildren, 12 great-
grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 15, at noon in
the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with Junior Kidd and Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial was in the Lawson Cemetery at Honaker.

Evelyn BaldWin

Age 64, of Deane, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg, following an extended illness. She was born November 4, 1934, in Jackson, the daughter of Oma Godsey Birchum of Cromona, and the late James Birchum. She was a member of the Free Pentecostal Church of God in Hangman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hurley Preston Baldwin. Survivors include three sons, Bobby Gibson of Lexington, Rodrick Gibson of Jenkins, Michael Baldwin of Jackhorn; four daughters, Rose Sexton of Thorton, Diana Sexton of Isom, Brenda  Roaden of Calhoun, Georgia, Thersa Brown of Newton, North Carolina; five sisters, Mary Ellen Campbell of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Elsie Candill of South Lyon, Michigan, Geneva Chapman of Novi, Michigan, Carina DeRousse of Cromona, Willa Mae Jannow of Cromona; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 18, 11 a.m., at the Free Pentecostal Church of God of Cromona with Freddie Bryant officiating. Burial will be in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.

Corbett Waddles

Age 60, of Bypro, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born at Wheelwright, on November 25, 1938, the son of Liza Strange Waddles of Bypro, and the late Greeley Waddles. He was a retired employee of Sach's Rubber Company. He is survived by one son, Ricky James Waddles of Bevinsville; two daughters, Tammy Compton and Mona Stumbo, both of Price; four sisters, Mary Lee Johnson, of Hi Hat, Verea Patty Belcher, of Wheelwright, Leslie Kmowlton of Pearl Beach, Michigan, and Louise Tackett of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Waddles & Hall Cemetery at Kite.

Fred Richmond Cottrell

Age 75, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at HRMC following an extended illness. He was born January 9, 1924, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the stepson of the late Joe Hobson and son of Inez Cottrell Hobson. He was the retired owner of the I. Richmond Company. He also developed theRichmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg and the Richmond Shopping Plaza in downtown Prestonsburg. He had been a member of the First United Methodist Church for 63 years. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army's Medical Detachment of the 168th Infantry. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, four Bronze Service Stars, and one Oak Leaf Cluster with a Silver Star. He is survived by his wife, Madelyn Boyd Cottrell; one son, Fred R. Cottrell Jr. of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Carolyn Ferguson of Keaton, and Betsy Schoolcraft of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March I5, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Harold Dorsey and Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was made in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery.

M. Victoria Collins

Age 76, of Norwalk, Ohio, formerly of Harold, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at the residence of her daughter, following an extended illness. Born on October 22, 1922, on Middle Creek, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Riddle Jarrells. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lige Collins. Survivors include three sons, Dennis Collins of Bluffton, Indiana, Chester A. Collins of Chesapeake, Ohio, Clay E. Collins of Fremont,
Ohio; three daughters, Pauline McGue of Norwalk, Ohio, Lovia McDowell of Inez, Gracie M. Humphrey of Salyersville; one sister, Johnnie Isabelle Charles of Hager Hill; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m., at the Church of Christ at Tram, with Wendell Meade officiating. Burial will be in the Tanyard Cemetery on Little Mud, at Harold.

Rat Hall

Age, 59, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born May 2, 1939, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Tom and Bertha Hall Carroll. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Weeksbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy Hall. Survivors include her stepmother, Lizzie Gillespie of Melvin; four daughters, Marie Elkins of Melvin, Irene Conn of Wheelwright, Ella
Jane Yeager of Washington State, Virginia Tackett of Melvin; four brothers, Sonny Carroll and Raymond Carroll, both of Floyd County, Richard Carroll and Wayne Carroll, both of Prestonsburg; seven sisters, Nannie Yates of
Wheelwright, Barbara Skeens of Allen. Marie Sammons of Prestonsburg, NcCoy Parson of Big Mud, Martha Simmons of Arizona, Mary Lou Johnson of Indiana, Billie Tucker of Floyd County; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 18, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Christ at Weeksbury with Michael Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery at Dearie.

William J. "Bill" Hall

Age 66, of Grethel, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born on April 20, 1932 at Grethel, the son of the late Rod and Francis Hall. He was a retired truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Tackett Hall; four daughters, Vickey Blackburn of Millard, Linda McClanahan of Grethel, Brenda Mitchell of Grethel, and Debbie Martin of Teaberry; two brothers, Ottis Hall of Grethel, and Walker Hall of Beaver; two sisters, Mary Belle Newman of Galveston, and Maxie Howell of Grethel; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 16, at ll a.m., in the Pilgrim's Home Regular Baptist Church at Grethel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Rod Hall Cemetery at Grethel.

William Herald

Age 59, of Centerville, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at his residence from a
sudden illness. He was born in Floyd County on December 19, 1939, the son of Mary Alice Herald of Prestonsburg, and the late Edgar Herald. He was a chemical engineer with Mound. Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio. Survivors, other than his mother, are his wife, Wallis Rose Jones Herald; one son, Richard Bryan Herald of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Stephen Herald of Huntsville, Alabama, and Robert Herald of Prestonsburg; one sister, Patricia LeMay of Lexington; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 17, at noon in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

March 12, 1999

 

Bernice Nickles Salisbury

Age 67, of Eastern, died March 2, 1999, at her home. She was bom in Knott County on February 7, 1932, the daughter of Austin Nickles and MaGolda Slone Nickles. She is survived by her husband, Ervin Salisbury; one son, Danny Salisbury of Hunter; six daughters, Tonya Hall of Drift, Nyria Reynolds of Wittensville, Sheylia Porter of Prestonsburg, Tywanna Thornsberry of Hollybush, Leitha Salisbury of Langley, and Donna Willis of Kingsport,.Tennessee; two brothers, Bill Nickles and Franklin Delano Nickles, both of Hindman; 20 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Salisbury Family Cemetery at Hunter.

Ava Lee Salyers Allen

Age 64, of Prestonsburg died Sunday, March 7, in the Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was born September 19, 1934 at Brainard and was the daughter of the late Ellis and Sula Richardson Salyers. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper with the ES. VanHoose Lumber Company in West Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Dotson Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband, Henry Edward (Ed) Allen; one son, Ronnie Allen of Georgetown; one sister, Eula Mae Ousley of Prestonsburg; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Hoyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Sione and the Rev. Richard Shepherd officiating. Burial will be made in the Amett Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Paul E. Turner

Age 68, of Wayland, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at the VA Medical Center at Huntington, West Virginia. He was bom in Hueysville, on February 17, 1931, the son of Greene Turner and Dora Turner. He is survived by his wife: Elderee Turner; two sons, Paul Russell Tumer of Beaver Creek, Ohio and Brian Douglas Turner of Lafayette, Indiana; one daughter, Marie Alley of Hueysville; one stepson, Clinton Parnell Ratliff of Allen; one stepdaughter, Rita Ratliff of Lowmansville; three brothers, Joe Turner of Ashland, Marcus Turner, of Mt. Vernon, and Milford Turner, of Willard, Ohio; three sisters, Bemiece Bailey of Willard, Ohio, Agnes Gayle Bailey of Shiloh, Ohio and Loreda Cochran of Hamilton, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 6, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Milburn Slone officiating. Burial was made in the Crager Cemetery at Hueysville.

Vivian C. Shannon

Age 75, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at the H R M C in Prestonsburg. She was born May 18, 1923, at Hindman, the daughter of the late John W. and Nancy (Waddell) Caudill. She was a registered nurse at Highlands Regional Medical Center and a member of the First Baptist Church of Prestonsburg. Her husband, George Lee Shannon, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Kevin Shannon of Prestonsburg and Keith Shannon of Rock Hill, South Carolina; two daughters, Kerry Shannon of Asheville, North. Carolina, and Kim Schneider of Chester, Maryland; one sister, Bennie Mae Combs of Pikeville; severl grandchildren and one g-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 11, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with the Dr. Tom Valentine officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Lilly Hicks Inmon

Age 87, of Garrett, died March 3, 1999, at Our Lady ,of The Way Hospital at Martin. She was born in Knott County, on Dec. 3, 1911, the d/o Eli Hicks and Mallie Conley Hicks. She was preceded in death by her husbands: William Inmon and Carter Davis. She is survived by two sons: Clefts Inmon at New Palestine, Ind. and Bobby Davis of Florida; two daughters, Rose Combs and Betty S. Prater of Hindman; one sister, Elsie Bolen; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 6, at the Rock Fork United Christian Church at Garrett, with Sterlin Bolen offici- ating. Burial was in the Coburn-Inmon Cemetery at Garrett

Billie Robinson

Age 71, of Martin, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on Sept. 10, 1927, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Malcom and Ollie Conn Robinson. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA Local 9845, Martin, a member of the Church of Christ, Arkansas Creek, and a member of DAV 128, Garett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Crum Robinson. Survivors include one brother, Oakley Robinson of Martin; one sister, Roxie Crum of Martin. Funeral services will be con- ducted on Saturday, March 13, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ronnie Sammons and Roy Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Charlie Victor Potter

Age 91, of Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center, formerly of Dorton, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born November 16, 1907, in' Pike County, the son of the late Albert Milton and Virgie Sowards Potter. Charlie worked in an under- ground mine for forty-two years, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Survivors includes his wife; Delphia Rogers Potter of Dorton; two sons, James Milton "limmie" Potter of Virgie; Donald Potter of Caney Creek; and two daughters, Geraldine Anderson of Newcomerston, Ohio; and Billie Newsom, of Kingsport, Tennesse; four brothers, Ballard Potter of Dorton; Bill Potter of Prestonsburg; Col. Chester Potter of Pikeville; and Herbert Potter of Pikeville; four sisters, Georgia Belcher of Dorton, Bertha Belcher of Shelby Gap, Ruby Vincent of Tipton, Michigan, and Mable Miller of Chattanooga, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 13, at 11 a.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Interment will be in the Albert Potter Cemetery at Dorton.

March 19, 1999

Megan LeAnn Adams

Daughter of James Keith and Kimberly Renee Baldridge Adams of Prestonsburg, was stillborn, March 17, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Survivors, other than her parents, include maternal grandparents, Cecil and Georgia C. Adams Baldridge of Prestonsburg; paternal grandparents, Lester and Myrtle Kilgore Adams of Blue River; great-grandparents, Monroe and Ollie: Reffett Baldridge of Blue River; and Nancy Prater Adams of Prestonsburg and Boone Kilgore of Prestonsburg. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, March 18, at 2 p.m., at the Bob Prater Cemetery on the Mt. Parkway, Prestonsburg.

Cecil Conley

Age 77, of Martin, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born on September 23, 1921, in Wayland, he was the son of the late Bascom and Nettie Williams Conley. He was a retired C&O
employee; a member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, Martin; Martin Kiwanis; Eastern Star No. 575, at Martin; and DAV Chapter 128 at Garrett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Conley, on August 23, 1998. Survivors include two sons, Michael Conley of Martin and Jeffrey Conley of Catlettsburg; three brothers, Herman Conley of Sciota, Ohio, Jim Conley of Frankfort, Frank Conley of Bowling Green; one sister, Mary Ann Hester of Russell; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 20, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with Gary Mitchell officiating. Burial will be made in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

James L. (Bo) Sturgill

Age 35, of Kite, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, due to a mining accident. He was born in Johnson County on May 16, 1963, the son of James Marshall Sturgill and Sherry Lynn Amburgey. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Slone Sturgill; his mother, Sherry Dickerson of Mansfield,
Ohio; grandmother, Olga Bates Slone of Kite; one son, James David Sturgill; one stepson, Brent Hall; two stepdaughters, Rebecca and Amanda Hall; two brothers, Robert Dickerson of Mansfield, Ohio and Steven Sturgill of Dema; two sisters, Anna Marie Gibson of Pinetop; and Sharon Kay Sturgill of Floyd County.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 15, 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church at Kite, with Curtie Hall, Roger Hicks and others officiating. Burial was in the Bates Cemetery at Kite.

Reverend Ralph Williamson

Age 79, of New Lexington, Ohio, formerly of Lorado, West Virginia and Fords Branch, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the Genesis-Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, Ohio. Born October 13, 1919, at Fords
Branch, he was the son of the late P.T. and Minnie Jones Williamson. He was retired from Peabody Coal Company. He was the pastor of Bear Run Baptist Church, which he founded in 1975, and a WW II veteran.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Magaleen Williamson; and his second wife, Hilda M. Street Williamson. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Deavers of Jacobsburg, Ohio; Wanda Mills of Ohio and Sue Thacker, both of Crooksville, Ohio; two sons, Michael R. Williamson and James "Bo" Williamson, both of
Crooksville, Ohio; a step-son, George Street of Sayre, Ohio; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; six steP-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 14, at 1 p.m., at the Roberts Funeral Home in New Lexington, Ohio, with Reverend John Haley officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Memory Gardens in New Lexington, Ohio.

Anna Louise Grierson

Age Anna Louise Grierson, 66, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at the Pikeville Hospital. Born September 16, 1932, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late John Newcomb and Dora Mercer Newcomb. She was a gospel singer and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Thomas "Shorty" Grierson. Survivors include four sons, Tim Grierson of Temple, Texas, Henry
Grierson of Louisville, Greg Grierson of Pikeville and Tommy Grierson of Betsy Layne; two daughters, Lucy Holman of Morehead, Anna Lou Mullins of Betsy Layne; one brother, Benny Newcomb of Shelbiana; one sister,
Rose Mary Bartley of Fairfield, California; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 18, 1 p.m., at the Thacker Memorial Chapel, with Homer Lee Mullins, Donnie Williamson and Jimmy jack
Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery.

Clara Burchett Campbell

Age 62, died Sunday, March 6, at her home in Louisville. Bom April 26, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Emma Leslie Burchett. She was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School. She is survived by her husband, Philip J. "Pat" Campbell Jr.; a son, Stephen L. Campbell; four brothers, Charles Ray Burchett of Glendale, California, Howard Leslie Burchett of DeSoto, Kansas, Jeff Randall Burchett of Louisville, and Curtis Reed Burchett of Emma, and one sister, Rita Burchett Crisp of Allen. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 10, at 10 a.m., at St. Plus X Catholic Church with burial at Calvary Cemetary.

Ethel Elliott

Age 73, of Printer, died Wednesday, March 1'7, at her residence. She was born July 28, 1925, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Yates and Maggie Moore Yates. She was a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ. Her husband, John Printer Elliott, preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons,
Jonathan Elliott, Ronnie Elliott and Donnie Elliott, all of Printer; one daughter, Rita Fay Hancock of Printer; one brother, Denzil Yates of Printer; two sisters, Katherine Meade of Printer, Esther Lawson of Harold, 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m., at the Spurlock Church of Christ, Printer, with the Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Meade
Cemetery, Printer.

Wilbia Johnson Royalty

Age 58, of Louisville, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Mt. Holly Nursing Center in Louisville, following an
extended illness. Bom April 10, 1940, in Dock, she was the daughter of the late Verlin and Aggie Bradley Johnson. She was a retired nurses aide, and a member of the Southern Baptist Church. Survivors include four brothers, Paul Johnson of Prestonsburg, Phillip D. Johnson of Louisville, Verlin David Johnson of Borden,
Indiana, Charles Ray Johnson of Tilden, Illinois; three sisters, Phyllis Pitts of Martin, Polly Campbell of Prestonsburg, and Nadine Watson of Walton. Funeral services were to be conducted Friday, March 19, at 11
a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home at Martin, with Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg.

March 24, 1999

Jimmy Wells

Age 66, of Weeksbury, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at McDowell, following an extended illness. Bom on March 10, 1933, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Chester and Rhonda Johnson Wells. He was a retired auto mechanic and member of the Church of Christ at Weeksbury. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Johnson Wells. Other survivors include one son, Michael Robbie Wells of Weeksbury; and one sister, Barbara Schnell of St. Mary's Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 22, at noon, at the Church of Christ of Weeksbury, with Michael Hall officiating.
Burial was in the Poplar Grove Cemetery at Wayland.

David J. Rice

Age 58, of Hazard, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was bom April 24, 1940, the son of the late Marvin Rice and Mary Emma Layne Rice. He was a disabled laborer. He is survived by two brothers, Donald Ray Rice and Morris Daniel Rice, both of Flat Gap; three sisters, Alva Mae Ousley of Martin, Ollie Faye Carpenter of Mt. Sterling, and Betty Kay Kramer of
Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Elder Jason Lowery
officiating· Burial was in the Hicks Cemetery, David.

Mitchell E. Ward

Age 78, of McDowell, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He was bom on March 30, 1920, at Offutt, in Johnson County, the son of the late Elzie "Bud" Ward and Rose Cordle Ward. He was a retired U.M.W.A. coal miner and a member of the Clear Creek United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Adeline Stumbo Ward. Other survivors include two sons, Stanley M. Ward of Lawrence, Georgia and John K. Ward of McDoweU; one daughter, Marcia Carter of Prestonsburg; one sister, Maxie Shannon of Newport
News, Virginia, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 24, at 10 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with ministers of the United Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell.

Jobie Tackett

Jobie Tackett, 75, of Harold, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital following an extended illness. Born on July 20, 1923, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Will and Ollie Mitchell Tackett. He was a retired coal miner, and member of U.M.W.A. at Pikeville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Osborne Tackett and also his second wife, Laura Stratton Tackett. Survivors include one son, Claude Tackett of Columbus, Ohio; one step-son, Richard Stratton of Newark, Delaware; one daughter, Brenda Boyd of Harold; three step-daughters, Alma Louise Casey, Linda Harrison, and Nancy Norman, all of Delaware; one brother, Kenas Tackett of Harold; one sister, Siltana Williams of Harold; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren. Funeral .services will be conducted Wednesday, March 24, at 1
p.m., at the Mothers Home Old Regular Baptist Church at Harold, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Justice Cemetery at Harold.

Dorothy Irene Marshall

Age 79, of Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness.
Bom on February 22, 1920, on Middle Creek, she was the daughter of the late William (Penn) and Margaret Stanley Fitzpatrick. She was self-employed at Lad and Lassie Shop, Prestonsburg, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. Survivors include her husband, Palmer Marshall Jr.; one daughter, Meg Kendrick of Prestonsburg; one brother, Sam Fitzpatrick of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Bess West of Prestonsburg, Margaret Marshall of Titusville, Florida, Jessie Brewer of Alhambra, California, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted
on Sunday, February 21, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg.

Hatler Collins

Age 84, of Melvin, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following a brief illness. He was bom February 2, 1915,
in Floyd County, the son of the late, Harve and Lucy Tackett Collins. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Johnson Collins. Survivors include two sons, Charles Collins, Billy Collins of, Green River, Wyoming; four, daughters, Mabel Louis Collins and Rose Vicars, both of Melvin, Jennie Davlik of Moore, Oklahoma, Anita Kuhar of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Ernest Collins of Mt Carmel, Tennessee, Ray Collins of Washington; and four sisters, Bonnie Newsome of Taylor, Michigan, Geraldine Pride, Reth Poore, Betty Woods all of Churchill, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, March 22, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of
Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin.

Glenn D. Click

Age 64, of Dwight, Illinois, formerly of Martin, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois. He was born January 27, 1935, in Martin, the son of Cora Green Click of Martin, and the late Robert B. Click. He was a retired machinist for Caterpillar Inc. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Hamagel Click. In addition to his wife, Pauline Harnagel Click and mother, he is survived by two sons, Randall Click of Lexington, Douglas Click of Morris, Illinois; two daughters, Donna Davis of Rogersville, Missouri, Belinda Click of Bloomington, Illinois; one brother, Shannon Click of Flatwoods; one sister, Iris Mosley of Flatwoods; two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at
the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Click Family Cemetery, Martin.

George Estepp Jr.

Age 80, of Albion, Michigan, formerly of Langley, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at his residence after a short illness. He was born on May 21, 1918,
at Jenkins, the son of the late George Washington and Josephine Mead Estepp. He was retired from Union Steel Products Corp. Survivors include his wife, Betty Hamilton Estepp; a step-daughter, Pat Quiel, of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters, Sarah Vanover of Auxier, and Maggie Hall of Greenup.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 23, at 11 a.m., in the Maytown First Baptist Church at Langley, with Rev. Bob Varney officiating.
Burial was in the May Cemetery at Martin.

Rev. Freddie Garrett

Age 72, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at H RMC,   Prestonsburg, following a sudden illness. Born September 7, 1926, at Calf Creek, he was the son of the late George and Lila Jarrell Garrett. He was a former coal miner. He was pastor of the Full Gospel Church of God, Prestonsburg. He was a retired member of the Floyd County Emergency Rescue Squad and a member of the Big Sandy Chapter DAV. Survivors include his wife, Effie Vanderpool Garrett; three sons, George David Garrett and James Danny Garrett, both of Prestonsburg, and Freddy Dean
Garrett of Auxier five daughter, Brenda Kay Adkins Paintsville, Freda Sue Crace of Prestonsburg, Dora Phyllis Spears of Auxier, Betty Lou Hayes of Allen, and Versa Lynn Clark of Prestonsburg; one brother, Elmer Garrett of Michigan; 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 22, at 1 p.m., at the Full Gospel Church of God, with Rev. Claude Justice and Rev. Arthur Cole officiating. Burial was in the Woods-Garrett Cemetery at Calf Creek.

Milford Bryant

Age 93, of Greensboro, North Carolina, formerly of Hi Hat, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Moses Cone Extended Care in Greensboro, North Carolina, following an extended illness. Born on April 30, 1905, in Fed, he was the son of the late Salisbury and Nancy Davis Bryant. He was an retired coal miner of UMWA Local 5899 at Wheelwright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lauda Caudill Bryant. Survivors include one son,
Norman Ray Bryant of Florida; one daughter, Nella Ruth Bryant Jones of Greensboro, North Carolina; one sister, Rilda Sipps of Ashland; six
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 24, at 11 a.m.. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral
Home, Martin, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Charles Edward Jarrell

Age 49, of Dana, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at his residence. He was bom March 27, 1949, in Dana, the son of the late Edward Jarrell and Verlie
Jarrell. He is survived by four brothers, Kelly Jarrell of Lorain, Ohio, Wilford Jarrell of Banner, Jim Jarrell of Norwalk, Ohio, Dennis Jarreli of Frankfort; six sisters, Lois Cummins and Ann Cummins, both of Frankfort, Emma Case of Dana, Stella Schultz of Goodells, Michigan, Nellie Hall of Printer, and Maggie Wilcox of Lorain, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel,
Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial Was in the Kidd Cemetery, Dana.

Jackie Powers

Age 58, of Leander, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at. U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on June 4, 1940, in Floyd County, he was the son of James Powers of Auxier and the late Bonnie Prewitt. He was a disabled: salesman and member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Nelson Powers; two: sons, William Jackie (Bill) Powers and Keith Powers, of Leander; five:
daughters, Deborah Lee Razavi of Lexington; Martha Jean Cole of' Leander; Bonnie Gall Powers of Thelma, Missy Blackburn and Lisa Cole, both of Leander; five brothers. Billy Powers and Richard Powers, both of Auxier. Robert Powers of Abbott, Glenn Powers, and Jimmy Powers of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Margie Fannin of Van Lear, Deanna Hatless of Johnson County, Charlene Hatless of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Maggie Collins of Auxier; and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 22, at I p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer, Johnny Blair, and Southie Jr. Fannin officiating. Burial was in the Powers Family Cemetery at Leander.

Ruth Edna Hicks

Age 72, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Floyd County, the daughter of Lucille Ousley, of Allen, and the late Curtis Ousley Sr. She was the retired owner/operator of Ruth's Beauty Salon in Elizabethtown for 52 years. She was preceded in death by
her husband, James Hicks, who died in 1985. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Robert Curtis Hicks of Elizabethtown, James Douglas Hicks of Lexington; one brother, Curtis Ousley Jr., of Southpoint, Ohio; two sisters, Roberta Conley of Orange, Texas, Sonja Fay Ratliff of Allen; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

March 26, 1999

Vernis Moore

Age of McDowe!l, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Bom on April 21, 1925 in Dony, he was the son of the late John and Rilda Lambert Moore. He was retired from the railroad. He is survived by his wife, Oma Elliott Moore.
Other survivors include two sons, Clyde V. Moore of Taylor, Michigan. and Vemis B. Moore of Ashtabula, Ohio; six brothers, McKinley Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio: Ballard Mosley of Minnie; Tharp Mosley of Jefferson, Ohio, Ray Mosley of Detroit, Michigan, F_x/gel Mosley of Ashtabula, Ohio,
Worley Mosley of Michigan; six sisters, Palestine Horn of Ashland, Tina Gomer of Florida, Delma Hambrick of Waverly, Ohio, Shirley Daughtry, Violet Lucas and Evelyn Caudill, all of Michigan; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 27, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson
Memorial Gardens at lvel.

Martha Jones Vaughn

Age 78, of Prestonsburg, passed away March 20, 1999, at H.R.M.C. where she had been a patient for one week. Mrs. Vaughn was born at Ligon, Ky., Oct. 25, 1920, to the late Belle Reynolds and Sylvester Jones, and was the last surviving child of this union. Mrs. Vaughn was a homemaker,
a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, in which she took great pride. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband of 60 yrs.,
Frank Vaughn Sr., one son, Frank Vaughn Jr., a daughter, Grace Evelyn Hackworth, all of Prestonsburg. She also leaves four grandsons, Kevin Vaughn, of Lexingtion, Ky., Charles, David, and Tony Hackworth, of Prestonsburg; three grand daughters, Grace C. Goodman, Tamera Vaughn Little of Prestonsburg, and Jennifer K. Kruzel of Goshen, Indiana. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Also to mourn her passing is her son-in.law, Bruce Hackworth, and daughter-in-law, Leva K. Vaughn. Graveside services were held Monday, March 22, at 11:00
a.m., at Richmond Cemetery.

Sayo "Micky" Deskins

Age 49, of Stanville, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at her residence. She was bom January 8, 1950, in Okinawa, Japan, the daughter of Hieko Shinzato of Okinawa, Japan. She was a lunchroom cook at Betsy Layne Elementary School, a member of the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and assistant nursery class teacher. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Deskins. Other survivors include one son, Shawn Deskins of Stanville; one daughter, Jessica Deskins of Stanville; two brothers, Kyoichiro Shinzato of Japan, Kyomasa Shinzato of Okinawa; one sister, Hamko Oshiro, of Japan. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 26, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel,
with the clergymen Chuck Ferguson and James Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Pauline Hall Allen

Age age 88, of McDowell, Ky., wife of Ralph E. Allen, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at her residence. She was born February 10, 1911, at McDowell, Ky., the daughter of the late Milford Hall and Melvina Stumbo Hall. Mrs. Allen was a retired school teacher, formerly employed by the Floyd County School System. Mrs. Allen taught at Orkney for one year, then taught at McDowell High School and Elementary for 33 years. She was a member of the Floyd County Retired Teachers Association, Big Sandy Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Allen was a graduate of McDowell High School, Caney Creek Junior College and the University of Kentucky. She was one of the first students to go on "Crusades" with Caney Creek Junior College. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Milford Ray Allen, Clifton Forge, Va.; one sister, Verniece "Granny" Stamper, Martin, Ky.; and four grandchildren, Landon Ray Allen, (VMI) Virginia Military Institute; Jana Allen, Amber Allen and Anmarie Allen, all of Clifton Forge, Virginia. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Wade Hall, Moses Hall, Birchell Hall, and John C. Hall; and one sister, Flotine Elam. Funeral services for Pauline Hall Allen will be conducted Saturday, March 27, 1999, at I:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky.

Charles Edward Jarrell

Age 49, of Dana, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at his residence. He was bom March 27, 1949, in Dana, the ,son of the late Edward Jarrell and
Verlie Jarrell. He is survived by four brothers, Kelly Jarrell of Lorain, Ohio, Wilford Jarrell of Banner, Jim Jarrell of Norwalk, Ohio, Dennis Jarrell of Frankfort; six sisters, Lois Cummins and Ann Cummins, both of Frankfort, Emma Case of Dana,'Stella Schultz of Goodells, Michigan, Nellie Hall of Printer, and Maggie Wilcox of Lorain, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Kidd Cemetery, Dana,

Abb Irick

Age 79, of Harold, Ky., husband of Ethel Hall Irick, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg.
Born January 20, 1920, in Boldman, he was the son of the late Grover C. Irick and Mary Hall kick. Mr. kick was a member of the Boldman Freewill
Baptist Church and the United Mine Workers Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Diane Brooks of Campton, and
Abby Vaughn, and her husband, Bart, of Lexington; one brother, Sonny Irick, and his wife, Darnell, of Betsy Layne; a beloved nephew, Raymond Irick, and his wife, Geraldine, and his daughter, Debbie, all of Harold; three sisters; four grandchildren, Todd Harris, and his wife, Kim, of Harold, Carrie Harris of Harold, Jesse Lynn Brooks of Campton, and Madison Vaughn of Lexington; one great-grand-daughter, Hannah Harris of Harold.
Funeral services for Abb Irick will be conducted Friday, March 26, 1999, at 2 p.m., at Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, with Clergyman Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Bush Cemetery, Harold,

Lila Ann Tackett Little

Age 83, of Melvin, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital at Martin, following an extended illness. Bom on March 17, 1916, in Indian Creek, she was the daughter of the late L.A. Little and Phena Frances Tackett Little. She was a member of the Enterprise Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Little. Survivors include six sons, Clinton Little, Paul Little, Leonard Little, Donnie Little, Michael Little and Hobart Little all of Melvin; two daughters, Arlene Wright of Somerset, Claudeen Little, of Melvin; ' one brother, Garland Tackett of Wadsworth, Ohio; six sisters, Grace Hall of Melvin, Mallie Hopkins of Pound, Virginia, Opal Inkel of Arizona, Christine Inkel of Homer, Michigan, Janice Isaac of Arizona, Lola Hamilton of Florida; 35 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 21, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. Burial was in the Little Cemetery at Weeksbury.

Mada L. Berry

Age 90, of Wabash, Indiana, died March 22, 1999, at the Wabash Healthcare Center in Wabash, Indiana. She was born October 11, 1908, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Robert Dials and Matilda Mullins Dials. She was a member of the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Monroe Berry. Survivors include one son, Tommy Berry; five daughters, JoAnn Burns, Mary Ward, Joyce Turner, Betty Simpson, all of Wabash, Indiana; 29 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and 65 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 25, at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash, Indiana. Burial was in the Falls Cemetery.

Barbara Ann "Big Barb" Johns Nason

Age 60, of Tucson, Arizona, died March 16, 1999, Born March 26, 1938, in Eastern Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mae Newberry Johns. She moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1961. She was Continental Little League president, and president and founder of the Flowing Wells Community Effort Council. She was also a member of the Flowing Wells School Board. Survivors include her husband, Wally Nason Sr.; stepmother, Edith Johns of Charleston, Indiana; three sons, J. Scott Johns, Wally Nason II anff Shawn Nason; four stepdaughters, Carole Thomas, Gloria Price, Shirley Canterbury and Barbara Khosravy; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on March 27, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charleston, Indiana, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a memorial service at 3 p.m. A memorial service was held in Tucson on March 22.

Ross Stanford

Age 82, of Auxier, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness, Born on February 11, 1917, in Birmingham, Alabama, she was the son of the late George Stanford. He was a retired truck driver and a World War II veteran, a member of
the Clear Creek United Baptist Church at Hi Hat. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Harris Stanford in 1988. Survivors include one son,
David R. Stanford of Auxier; one daughter, Linda S. Kirby of Auxier; two grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the Clear Creek United Baptist Church at Hi Hat. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville,


March 31, 1999

Charles Osborne

Age 78, of Dema, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 19, 1921, in Buckingham, he was the son of the late Wilburn and Etta Cook Osborne. He was a retired coal miner, anda member of Local Union 5899 at Wheelwright and a member of Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church since September 13, 1980. He is survived by his wife, Socie Hall Osborne. Other survivors include two sons, Jimmie Osborne of Willard, Ohio, Dannie Osborne of Ironton, Ohio; three daughters, Phyllis Burgette of Willard, Ohio, Nella Martin of Plymouth, Ohio, Carolyn Prater of Paintsville; one brother, Wilburn Osborne Jr. of Tacoma, Washington; two sisters, Lizzie Waddles of Willard, Ohio, Maxine Blair of Hager Hill; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 28, at 10 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church at Kite, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Whitt Martin Cemetery at Dema, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Beulah Petrey Noble

Age 76, of Fisty, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 15, 1922, in Perry ,County, she was the daughter of the late Add and Lizzie Carmatt Petrey. She was a retired factory worker. Survivors include three sons, Randall Noble, Raymond Noble and Robert Noble, all of Fisty; one sister, Josephine Poloski of Perry County; 11 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, March 29, at 1 p.m., at the Clear Creek Free Church of Fisty, with Archie Everage officiating. Burial was in the Noble Cemetery at Fisty.

Patrick "Pat" Greenville May

Age 95, of Auxier, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at Salyersville Healthcare Center, following an extended illness. Born April 15, 1903, at Little  Paint, he was the son of the late Lindsay and Clara Harmon May. He was a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge, and he was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church. He was also a former coal miner, last working for Inland Steel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Collins May, on March 3, 1996. Survivors include one brother, Bill May of David; two sisters, Ethel Lilly of Van Lear and Leona Winkler of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 1, at 1 p.m., at the Caner Funeral Home Chapel, with clergymen officiating from the Jehovah Witness Church. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel,

Mary Martin May

Age 76, of LeHigh Acres, Florida, formerly of Allen, died January 30, 1999, at the home of her niece, Marianna Anzaldua of Charlotte, Michigan. She was born February 14, 1922, at Allen, the daughter of the late Billy and Clara Martin at Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil G. May. Survivors include one sister, Edith Marlin. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, February 10, at Lee Memorial Park, LeHigh Acres,
Florida, with Phil Messenger.

Claude Fuller

Age 58, of Emmalena, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 9, 1941, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Robert and May Combs Fuller. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Short Fuller; two sons, Robert Fuller and Phillip Fuller, both of Emmalena; two daughters, Brandy Fuller and Tressie Fuller, both of Emmalena; two brothers, Fred Fuller and Litten Fuller, both of Emmalena; five sisters, Sandy Owens of Emmalena, Josephine Grisby of Hopkinsville, Ruby Tremble of Madisonville, Aileen Edgy of Maine, and Jacqueline Gardner of Portage, Indiana. Visitation will be held at the Clear Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 1, at 1 p.m., at the Clear Creek Old Regular Baptist Church at Fisty, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Fuller Cemetery, at Emmalena.

Rose Ellen Wright

Age 82, of Emma, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on September 2, 1916, in Texas, she was the daughter of the late John and Hattie Hensley Kelso. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Wright. Survivors include five sons, Henry Wright of Minnie, Amos Wright of Sturgis, Michigan, Andy Wright of Emma, John Wright of Hunter, Roy Dale Wright of Allen; six daughters, Kathryn Newman of Martin, Emogene Castle of Prestonsburg, Ruth Striby of Fort Garland, Colorado, Violet Hurst of Prestonsburg, Doris Armstrong of Marcellus, Michigan, Phyllis Semyk of Charleston, South Carolina; one brother, William Pennington of Raceland; three sisters, May Ward and Marie Howard, both of Salyersville, and Evelyn Miller of Emma; 34 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 11 great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, March 30, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery.

Jo Ann Homes Hunter

Age 69, of Las Vtgas, Nevada, died March 9, 1999, in PalmSprings, California. She was a native of Bluefield, West Virginia, but spent most of her youth in Prestonsburg. Born June 20, 1929, she was the daughter of Flo Francis Homes and Getie Fox Wyrick, both deceased. Her stepfather was Curt Homes, also deceased. Jo Ann was a graduate of Cardome High School. She attended Nazareth College in Louisville, and Mayo Business College, Paintsville, Kentucky. She was a model and legal secretary. Survivors include her husband, Al Hunter of Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister, Elizabeth Homes Todd of Simpsonville, Kentucky: a brother Gordon Fox Homes of Louisville; four nieces, Roxanne Homes Chambefiin, Mia Todd Smith, Stacey Todd Lenz, and Kelly Todd Cohen; and one nephew.

Nelvin Hamilton

Age 64, of Teaberry, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 21, 1934, in Teaberry, he was the son of the late Andy and Stella Newsome Hamilton. He was a retired Corning Glass employee, and a member of Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Hamilton. Survivors include four daughters, Rhonda Hamilton and Jennifer Howell, both of Teaberry, Vonda Tuttle of Ashley, Indiana, Robin Tuttle of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Clement Hamilton of Grethel, Andy Jr. Hamilton, Stoney Hamilton, Gretho Hamilton all of Albion, Michigan; two sisters, Made Faye Hamilton of Teaberry,
Cloretta Hamilton of Springport, Michigan; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at the Samada Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Andy Hamilton Cemetery at Teaberry,

Anita Lewis

Age 36, of Van Lear, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on April 30, 1962, in
Martin, she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Alka Hunt Scott. She was a member of the West Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Michael Lewis; one son, Jeffrey Michael Lewis; one sister, Norcie Scott of Knott County. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April I, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Lee Music, Terry Conley, Virgil Goble and Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Tom Martin Cemetery at Garrett.

Cora Bell Adkins

Age 63, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Arkansas Creek, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Manatee Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
Born on January 7, 1936, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary Virgie Spears Crum. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. She is survived by her husband, Denver (Denny) Adkins. Other survivors include three sons, Michael Adkins, Larry Dean Adkins and Kenneth Ray Adkins all of Bradenton, Florida; one brother, Ruford Crum of Coalinga, California; cne sister, Mary Adkins of Marshall, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin, with Woody Crum and Bud Crum officiating. Burial was in the Samons Cemetery on Crum Branch of Arkansas Creek, Martin.

Victoria Clark

Age 83, of Garrett, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in the Highlands 'Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born July. 6, 1915, in Pippa Passes, the daughter of the late Please Jacobs and Rebecca Sparkman Jacobs. She was a member of the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church at Garrett. Her husband, Frank "Dickie" Clark preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Charlotte Ann Martin of Pikeville, North Carolina, Billie Yvonne ,Clark of Garrett, Mary Elizabeth Mason of Orlando, Florida; five sons, Dickie Ray Clark of Wabash, Indiana, James Clark of
Winchester, Joe C. Clark of Clay City, Charles Danny Clark of Garrett, George Nick Clark of Wayland; two sisters, Lettie Tussey of Hollywood, Florida, Mona Lee Adams of San Antonio, Texas; 33 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 31, at noon, at the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Chandler Cemetery at Lackey.

Bertha Couch

Age 79, of Brinkley, died March 26, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born in Knott County, on May 28, 1919, the daughter of the late Emery Reedy and Arminta Combs Reedy. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe Couch. She is survived by six sons, Paul Couch and E.A. Couch both of Hager Hill, Eugene Couch of Louisville, Lewis Dean Couch of Mt. Washington, James and Russell
Couch, both of Brinkley; one daughter, Anna Belle Pigman of Calhoun, Georgia; two brothers, Gi!lis Reedy of Isom, and Bobby Reedy of Richmond; three sisters, Dana Noe of Jeff, Goldie Calhoun of Auxier, and Rose Kirkland of Whitesburg; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 28, at 1 p.m., at the Little Bethlehem Regular Baptist Church at Litt Carr, with Don Pratt and H.B. Reedy Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery at Litt Carr.

Earl Murphy

Age 76, of Pikeville, died at his residence, following an extended illness. 'Born in Pike County, April 9, 1922, he was the son of the late Vina Jane Taylor Murphy and James Harvey Murphy. He was a mechanic for Childers & Venters and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.
He was a staff sergeant in the Army Signal Corps, during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Amba Viola Burris Murphy; three daughters, Loretta Adkins of Pikeville, Sandra Leslie of Harold and Vanessa Townes of Ivel; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery on Stone Coal Road, under direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Cora Dyer

Age 77, of Hindman, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on October 12, 1921, in Soft Shell, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Hicks Collins. She was a member of the Hindman United Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her fiusband, Willard Dyer, on Sep. 27, 1994. Survivors include six sons, James Dyer, Ralph Dyer and Bobby Dyer,
all of Hindman, Mark Dyer and Paul Dyer, both of Leburn, Donald Dyer of Emmalena; seven daughters, Patricia Combs, Linda Williams, and Pamela Jean Stamper, all of Hindman, Octavia Stamper of Leburn, Mary Conley of Mousie, Kay Fugate of Middletown, Ohio, Arda Lou Taylor of Pinetop; two sisters, Eunice Collins of Mousie, Laudie Taylor of McGuffey, Ohio; 39 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 1, at noon, at the Hindman United Baptist Church, with Bill Kirby and others officiating. Burial will be in the Dyer Cemetery, Leburn.