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As Reported in the Floyd County Times

Dated March 4, 1998

Ezra Robinson

Age 75, died Friday, February 27, 1998, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born March 9, 1921 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Elzie Robinson and Annabell Blair. He was a coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Sherman Robinson. Survivors include two sons, James Randall Robinson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and David Lee Robinson of Paintsvilte; three daughters, Anna Ballard of Raleigh, North Carolina, Brenda Sue Elam of Lowmansville, and Catherine Robinson of Paintsville; two brothers, Elzie Robinson Jr. of Huntsville, Tennessee, and Elmer Lee Robinson of Rochester, New York; two sisters, Ella Burton of Van Lear and Ida Mae Hopkins of Hellier; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were March 2, at 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Horne Cemetery at Hager Hill

Malcom Dearing

Age 91, of Wayland, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born September 4, 1906 at Bonyar in Barren County, he was the son of the late Shepherd Montgomery Dearing and Effie Duvall Dearing. He was a retired self-employed auto dealer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Mousie and James W. Alley Masonic Lodge No. 869. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Martin Dearing. Survivors include one son, Michael Martin Dearing of Covington; one half-sister, Lorene Gray of Kentucky; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church at Mousie, with Bud Wicker officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Clyde Gordon May

Age 88, of Van Lear, died Monday, March 2, 1998, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born January 30, 1910 at Block House Bottom in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Lindsey and Clara Harmon May. He was disabled. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include one daughter, Sabrina Saenz of Andrews, Texas; one stepson, Charles Music of Amemllo, Texas; two brothers, Patrick "Pat" May of Auxier and Bill May of David; and three sisters, Leona Winkler of Toledo, Ohio, Audrey Beverly of Columbus, Ohio, and Ethel Lilly of Van Lear. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 4, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with minister Joe Howard officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Arnold Lee Cole

Age 54, of Melvin, died Saturday, February 28, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born December 26, 1943 iia Floyd County, he was the son of the late Londy and Hattie Gibson Cole. He was a disabled carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Edith Collins; three sons, Joseph Collins of David, Rodney Cole of North Carolina, and Christopher Cole of Melvin; one stepson, Michael Collins of Ohio; two daughters, Donna Price of Melvin and Bonita Hall of Ligon; four brothers, Phillip Cole and Ernie Cole, both of Melvin, Delmas Cole of Lexington, and Ronnie Cole of Bracken County; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with ministers of the Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Painter Harve Cemetery at Melvin

Delores B. Swiger

Age 63, of Betsy Layne, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born June 27, 1934 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lacy Barbe and Cussie Spurlock Barbe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Swiger. Survivors include one son, Mark L. Swiger of Tram; three stepsons, Herbert K. Swiger of Ivel, Anthony Q. Swiger of Tram, and James A. Swiger of Eastern; three step-daughters, Linda Vance of Wooster, Ohio, Amelia Shanley of Pikeville, and Sally Justice of Tram; 18 step- grandchildren and three step-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Clyde Dudley

Age 80, of Langley, died Friday, February 27, 1998, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born February 24, 1918 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Felix and Lena Hoover Dudley. He was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Collins Dudley. Survivors include two sons, Lowell Dudley of Texas and Glen Dudley of Michigan; two stepsons, Roy Ratliff of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kenny Ratliff of Ohio; one daughter, Ruby Gay Sawberger of Texas; one stepdaughter, Jean Pease of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters, Ethel Presley of Langley and Edith Gayheart of Allen; ten grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers of .the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery on Turkey Creek, Langley

Claude Leslie McKenzie

Age 77, of Auxier, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born November 29, 1920 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Germ McKenzie and Mary Boyd. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Barber McKenzie; one son, Claude "Diner" McKenzie Jr. of Drift; one daughter, Judy Peters of Auxier; three sisters, Christine McKenzie of Auxier, Arlene Spurlock, and Beatrice Webb of Hager Hill; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 4, at 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in the Davis Family Cemetery on Davis Branch

Della Gibson Adkins

Age 82, of Allen, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born January 19, 1916 at Mousie, she was the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Ada Gibson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Adkins. Survivors include one son, George Click of Waverly, Ohio; one stepson, Denver Ray Adkins of Bradenton, Florida; one stepdaughter, Nola Jean Campbell of Sparta, Tennessee; four grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 4, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the clergyman Harry Hargis officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Carrie H. Evans

Age 89, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Elliott County, died Monday, February 23, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born September 10, 1908 at Mazie in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. W.A. Hay and Sallie Fannin Hay. She was a member of the Mazie Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe E. Evans. Survivors include two sons, Byron Evans of Ashland and Adrian Evans of Sandy Hook; one daughter, Carole Rice of Prestonsburg; ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 25, at 11 a.m., at the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook, with Rev. Willard Bailey and Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in the Elliott County Memory Gardens.

Artie Pearl Younce

Age 90, of Panama City, Florida, formerly of Stanville, died Friday, February 27, 1998, at the National Health Nursing Home in Panama City. Born November 7, 1907 at Osborne, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Tackett Sturgill. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Orange City, Florida, and a former member of the Betsy Layne Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Younce. Survivors include one daughter, Emma Jean Slone of Panama City, Florida; two brothers, Samuel Sturgill of Albany and Aner Sturgill of Sandyville, West Virginia; two sisters, Delphia Hale of Harold and Geneva May of Detroit, Michigan; two grandchildren, four great- grandchildren, and and great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with minister Dennis Dilley officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Tina Martin Stumbo

Age 93, of Martin, died Thursday, February 26, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, following a long illness. Born September 20, 1904 at Drift, she was the daughter of the late Van Buren and Melvina Spencer Martin. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Kendall Stumbo. Survivors include one son, James Oliver Stumbo of Williamson, West Virginia; one daughter, Audrey Stumbo Gunnell of Martin; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 1, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Stumbo Cemetery at Salisbury Creek, near Printer

Dated March 6, 1998

 

NAME: Madge Burchett Harris age 92
BIRTH DATE: June 11, 1905 at Emma
DEATH DATE: March 4, 1998 Highlands Regional Medical Center
SPOUSE: Joe Wheeler Harris deceased
PARENTS: d/o the late Beverly and Nora Harris Burchett
BURIAL: Davidson Memorial Gardens

 

NAME: Auby Brewer age 71, of Gibsonton, FL
BIRTH DATE: Jan. 24, 1927 in Lucedale, Mississippi
DEATH DATE: March, 2, 1998
SPOUSE: Merle Lafferty Brewer survives
PARENTS:  
BURIAL: Ratliff Family Cemetery at Endicott

 

NAME: Kimberly  Michelle Rose, age Six months, of raven
BIRTH DATE: Aug. 8, 1997
DEATH DATE: March 3, 1998 at her residence, after and extended Illness
SPOUSE:  
PARENTS: Michael Joe and Penny Sue Rose
BURIAL: Slone Cemetery at Raven

 

NAME: Clyde Bryant age 67, of Wakeman, OH formerly of Hi Hat, KY
BIRTH DATE: April 18, 1930, at Hi Hat, KY
DEATH DATE: March 4, 1998, at Edison Health Care Center in Malin, OH
SPOUSE: Lorraine Kidd Bryant, survives
PARENTS: s/o the late Johnnie and Lissie Bryant
BURIAL: Newman Cemetry at Hi Hat, KY

 

NAME: Yvonne Griffith Goble age 47, of Prestonsburg
BIRTH DATE: Sept. 10, 1050 at Auxier
DEATH DATE: March 2, 1998, U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Illness
SPOUSE: Charles Goble survives
PARENTS: Nellie Charles and Doc Griffith
BURIAL: Goble Family Cemetery at brandy Keg, Prestondburg, KY

 

NAME: Roger Williams Sr. age 51, of Pikevile
BIRTH DATE: Nov. 16, 1946 in Pike County
DEATH DATE: March 4, 1998 at Oikeville Methodist Hospital
SPOUSE: Emma Sue Coleman Williams survives
PARENTS: s/o Willa Justice Williams and the late "Kill" Williams
BURIAL: Williams Cemetery at Pikeville, KY

 

NAME: Shirley Collins age 60, of Jefferson OH
BIRTH DATE: Nov. 8, 1937 at McDowell, KY
DEATH DATE: March 3, 1998 at Ashtabula County Medical Center
SPOUSE: Paul Collins, he survives
PARENTS: Ocie Hamilton Moore Mitchell and the late Astor Moore
BURIAL: Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, Ohio

March 11, 1998

Ray Charles Henson

Age 31, of Dema, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at his residence. Born January 31, 1967 at McDowell, he was the son of Charles Henson and Billie Faye Tackett Henson of Hi Hat. He was a student at Mayo State Vocational Center in Paintsville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Donna Sizemore of Minnie; and his maternal grandmother, Hattie Tackett of Hi Hat. Funeral services will be Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy at Ligon. with the clergyman Larry Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Teaberry.

Billy Ray Shepherd

Age 58, of Salyersville, died Saturday, February 28, 1998, at the V.A. Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Born March 19, 1939 at David, he was the son of Lana Miller Shepherd of David and the late Bennie Shepherd. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cindy Sparks Shepherd: two sons, Keith Shepherd of Lowell, Florida, and Kevin Shepherd of Lafayette, Indiana; three daughters, Terri Mitchell of Fairland, Indiana, Suzanne Shepherd of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Tammi Lee of Ohio; two brothers, Delbert Shepherd of Wabash, Indiana, and Albert Shepherd of Lexington: and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the James E. Shepherd Cemetery at David, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Anderson Laferty

Age 88, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born April 30, 1909 at Dwale, he was the son of the late Robert Lee "J. Bob" Lafeny and Nellie Jarrell Laferty. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the U.M.W.A. Local No. 9845, and a member of the Brandy Keg Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Daniel Laferty. Survivors include two sons, Stewart Laferty of Sidney and Clarence Laferty of Dublin, Ohio; two daughters, Shirley Halbert of Pikeville and Patsy Chaffins of Hindman; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Birkey Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Gardens in Prestonsburg.

Clyde Bryant

Age 67, of Clarksfield, Ohio, formerly of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Edison Health Care in Milan, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born April 18, 1930 in Hi Hat, he was the son of the late Johnnie and Lissie Bryant. He moved to Clarksfield, Ohio, in 1968. He had worked at the Sterling Foundry in Wellington, Ohio, and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Kidd Bryant; one daughter, Phyliss Bryant of Tiffin, Ohio; one son, Glenn Bryant of Indiana; and two brothers, Sidney Bryant of Dayton, Ohio, and Ballard Bryant of Phillipsburg, Ohio. Services were held Saturday, March 7, at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery in Floyd County.

Kimberly Ann Floyd

Age 37, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Wednesday, February 25, 1998. Born August 4, 1960 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, she was the daughter of Howard "Fred" Stumbo of Prestonsburg, and the late Vicki Stumbo Wilson. She attended the Trinity Baptist Church. In addition to her father, she is survived by two daughters, Melissa Ann and Alisha Lee Floyd; three brothers, Joey Paul Reinhart of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kirk Rojas of Louisville, and Danny Stumbo of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two sisters, Frieda Jean Stumbo Akers of McDowell, and Brenda Lee Stumbo of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and her grandmother, Anna Mae Byron of Louisville. A memorial services was held February 28, at 1:30 p.m., at the Stark Funeral Services Moore Memorial Chapel, with Rev. John Pyche Sr. officiating.

Claudette Boyd

Age 40, of Banner, died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at her residence, following a brief illness. Born April 5, 1957 in Wise, Virginia, she was the daughter of Claude A. and Alahmae Robinson Ryan of Banner. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Benjamin Burl Boyd; two daughters, Princess Angelene Boyd of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and Benita Jo Boyd of Banner; and one brother, Tommy Ryan of Banner. Funeral services were Monday, March 9, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church at Dana, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Wilford Boyd Family Cemetery at Dana.

Blane Hall

Age 73, of New London, Ohio, died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio, following a sudden illness. Born February 9, 1925 at Osborne, he was the son of the late Grant and Ida Belle Salisbury Hall. He had lived in New London since 1950. He was a trunk driver for almost 40 years, for the former Brada Miller and most recently for Gregg Express. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of New London. He was a licensed baseball umpire for 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Magalene Hall; five daughters, Linda Crabbs, Gwen Coy and Vivian Perkins, all of New London,  Ohio, Carol Hunter of Sandusky, Ohio, and Amy Howard of Huron, Ohio; two sons, Danny Kidd of Huron, Ohio, and Kim Hall of New London, Ohio; one brother, Roy "Red" Hall of New London, Ohio; three sisters, Gerdell Martin of Amherstdale, West Virginia, Lilla Mae Bernak of Gallatin, Tennessee, and Sam Fletcher of Exetor, New Hampshire; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 9, at the First Baptist Church of New London, with Rev. Wayne Mott officiating. Burial was in the Ashland County Memorial Park, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home.

John Franklin Edwards

Age 59, of Albion, Michigan, formerly of Melvin, died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born March 10, 1938 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Hales Edwards and Mandy Jane Smith Edwards. He was a retired factory worker. Survivors include his wife, Claudette Caudill Edwards; one son, Jeff Edwards of Elkhart, Indiana; one daughter, Patricia Younce of Elkhart, Indiana; three brothers, Samuel Edwards and Daniel Edwards, both of Albion, Michigan, and Lawrence Edwards of McAndrews; two sisters, Gertrude Gayheart of Maxion, Ohio, and Minnie Edwards of Albion, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Hi Hat.

Joe Allen Berger

Age 43, of Jackhorn, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1954 at Virgie, he was the son of Evia Mullins Berger of Pikeville and the late Charles Berger. He was a disabled coal miner. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary Joan Combs Berger; one son, Kelly Berger of Weeksbury; two step-sons, Clyde Jr. Estep of Kokomo, Indiana, and Lenard Estep of Jackhorn; two daughters, Misty Berger of Weeksbury and Amber Berger of Bevinsville; two step-daughters, Donna Hall of Weeksbury and Molly Estep of Martin; one brother, Kenneth Berger of Pikeville; four sisters, Evelyn Stilener and Belinda Tackett, both of Pikeville, Mary Frances Falulhaber of Columbus, Ohio, and Brenda Smith of Dorton; and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 11, at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin.

Monroe Brooks Adams

Age 84, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. Born May 20, 1913 at Coley, he was the son of the late Malcomb and Lula Sparks Adams. He was a former equipment operator for Floyd County. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove United Baptist Church, where he was also a deacon. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Prater Adams; one daughter, Charlene Baldridge of Prestonsburg; five sons, Larry Adams of David, Danny Adams, Donnie Adams, Paul Adams and Terry Adams, all of Prestonsburg; one sister, Pearl Prater of Warsaw, Indiana; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 10, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Chester Adkins, Alex Prater and Wallace Calhoun officiating. Burial was in the Bob Prater Cemetery at Brainard.

Dated March 13, 1998

Billy Worth Music

Age 55, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at his residence. Born November 20, 1942 in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Dorcas Montgomery Music of Prestonsburg and the late Worth Music. He was a barber, coal miner, and an Army Reserve veteran. He was a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Billy Worth Music II of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Rhea Lynn Necessary of Inez, Elizabeth May of Prestonsburg, Vickie Rice of Hippo, and Debbie Music of Denton, Texas; one brother, Tom Ed Music of Prestonsburg; and six grandchildren. Masonic services were conducted at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Imogene "Jean" Kidd

Age 63, of Harold, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at her residence. Born April 25, 1934 in Betsy Layne, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ella Mae Smith Stratton. She was a former school bus driver, employed by the Floyd County School System for 23 years. Survivors include her husband, Mathew "Dump" K. Kidd; three sons, Luke Kidd of Betsy Layne, and Bertee Kidd and Joey Kidd, both of Harold; three daughters, Barbara Kidd of Dana, Cathy Rose of Harold, and Ima Jo Case of Betsy Layne; three brothers, James Stratton of Boldman, Arnold Stratton of Van Buren Arkansas, and Charles Stratton of West Virginia; two sisters, Pebble Stratton of Baltimore, Maryland, and Edna Marie Adkins of West Virginia; 16 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m., at the Sammy Clark Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Harold, with. the Freewill Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Sammy Clark Branch, Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Betty Marshall Johnson

Age, 63,  died Friday, March 6, 1998, at her residence. Born January 24, 1935 in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Flonnie Young Marshall. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Collins of Prestonsburg and Brenda Reil of West Van Lear; one brother, John Earl "Bud" Marshall; four sisters, Ruby Bums of Paintsville, Wilma Blair of Denver, and Grace Holton and Myrtle Anderson, both of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 9, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. with Rev. Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral
Home, Prestonsburg. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Collins, Michael Collins, Dave Blair, Rich Reil, Ricky Johnson, Donnie Johnson, Gary Johnson and Graham Stephens.

Shirley M. Ashcraft

Age 77, of Ypsilanti. Michigan, died Monday. March 9, 1998, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Born November 1. 1920 at Emma, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ginny Childers Weddington. She moved to Ypsilanti in 1966. She was a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death b! her first husband, John Lee Garrett. Survivors include her husband, Frank Ashcraft; one son, Vernon Garrett of Ypsilanti, Michigan; twin daughters, Jane Harris and Virginia Watts, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two stepdaughters, Vickie Cook and Mary Ann Evans, both of Arizona; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 12, at 1:30 pan., at the Stark Funeral Services Moore Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Knollwood Memorial Park.

Delores Ann Spurlock

Delores Ann Spurlock, 49, of Martin, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, following a short illness. Born. May 31. 1948 m Perry County, she was the daughter of the late J.N. Napier and Edith Wheeler Napier. She was a graduate of Martin High School, a nurse's aid, formerly employed by Highlands Regional Medical Center, and a member of the Martin Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Terry Dean Spurlock of Martin; six brothers, Norman Napier of Martin, Wallace Napier of Jacksonville, Florida, Doug Napier of Florida, Jimmy Napier of lthaca, New York, and Pete Collins and Freddie Collins, both of Martin; five sisters, Janice Napier, Lucille Yates, and Betty Robinson, all of Martin; Corene Marcum of Bristol, Indiana, and Mable McAllister of Tennessee: and two grandchildren. Funeral services wilt be Saturday, March 14, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the clergymen Bobby Baldridge and Roy Harlow officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery at Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home,
Martin.

Buddie Whitaker

Age 94 of Kalamazoo. Michigan, formerly of Bonanza, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998. tit Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, following a brief illness Born July 4, 1903 in West Virginia, he was the son of the late George and Emma Bolden Whitaker. tle was a former coal miner and foundry worker, last working for Brooks Foundry. He waw a member  of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge, both of Albion, Michigan He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Opal Whitaker, in 1949. Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Jean Poe of Marshall, Michigan; one son, Buford Whitaker of Jackson, Michigan; one sister, Bertha Pierce of Brighton, Michigan; one brother, Ollie Whitaker of Mason, Michigan; ten grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m.. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ronald Puckett officiating. Burial will be in the Whitaker Family Cemetery at Bonanza.

Dated March 18, 1998

Cecil Tackett

Age 69, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Ferrells Creek, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born December 18, 1928 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Sic and Rosie Holt Tackett. He was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was a 32nd degree mason at the Thomas C. Cecil Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Tackett; two sons, Danny Tackett and Roger Tackett, both of Knoxville, Tennessee; three brothers, Elmer Tackett of Weeksbury, Ed Tackett of Belleville, Michigan, and Efford Tackett of Ypsilanti, Michigan; four sisters, Elsie Mae Holtschulte of Newark, Ohio, Oma Hall of Michigan, Joann Allen of Paintsville, and Virginia Keathley of Orlando, Florida; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m., at the Justice Funeral Services Chapel, with Steve Hutchinson, Bobby Blevins and A.L. Turpin officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park, under the direction of Justice Funeral Services.


Scarlett Darlene Conn

Age 57, of Frankfort, formerly of Harold, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at her residence. Born November 2, 1940 at Harold, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. Conn and Olga Roberts Conn. She was a retired fifth grade teacher at the Weilder Elementary School in Louisville, and a member of the Choateville Christian School. Survivors include one brother, Linc I. Conn of West Aledo, Texas. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with clergyman Truman McClain officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Robie Edward Kilgore

Age 25, of Tekonsha, Michigan, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at his residence. Born February 5, 1973 in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Janie E. Bailey Kilgore of Tekonsha, Michigan, and the late Robie Kilgore. He moved to the Tekonsha, Michigan area in his youth. He was a graduate of Tekonsha High School and served in the U.S. Army after graduation. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Randy Holbrook of Pikeville; and his paternal grandfather, Boone Kilgore of Kentucky. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m., at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home in Marshall, Michigan, with Rev, Mark Hill officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery in Tekonsha.

Jackie Childers

Age 56, of Garner, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at his home. Born June 23, 1941 at Garner, he was the son of Percy Hall Childers and the late Linzy Childers. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Bernice Smith of Mallie, and two brothers, Foster Childers of Buchannan, Tennessee, and Cledis Childers of Valparaiso, Indiana. Funeral services were Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Bordis Slone and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery at Garner, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.


James Randolph Crowder

Age 59, of Price, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at the VA Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, following an extended illness. Born February 2, 1939 in Louisville, he was the son of the late Adrian Crowder and Virginia Glasgow Crowder. He was a Vietnam veteran and life member of the DAV. Survivors include one son, Todd
Randolph Crowder of New Albany, Indiana; two brothers, Adrian Crowder II of Louisville, and William Lee Crowder of Sellersburg; and two sisters, Jo Elliott of Price and Sheai Redman of Louisville Funeral services were Monday, March 16, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Maxine Gayheart Turney

Age 69, of Martin, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a long illness. Born March 16, 1998 at Eastern, she was the daughter of the late Crit and Phoebe Bradley Gayheart. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Martin and the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, John Hays Turnley; one son, Ricky Alan Turnley of Flowermound, Texas; one daughter, Connie Turnley Ballard of Lexington: six brothers, Ted Gayheart and Dale Gayheart, both of Ft. Mead, Florida, Bobby Gayheart of Vest, Paul Gayheart of Somerset, Ralph Gayheart of Lexington and Larry Gayheart of Versailles; five sisters, Garnet May of Grose Isle, Michigan, Sheila Maggard of Frankfort, Lois Gayheart of Versailles, loyce Maca of Montgomery, Alabama, and June Ducote of Troy, Alabama; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 19, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Dan Heintzelman, Ted Shannon and Walter Kidd officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Delores Ann Spurlock

Age 49, of Martin, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, following a short illness. Born May 31, 1948 in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late J.N. Napier and Edith Wheeler Napier. She was a graduate of Martin High School, a nurse's aid, formerly employed by Highlands Regional Medical Center, and a member of the Martin Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Terry Dean Spurlock of Martin; six brothers, Norman Napier of Martin, Wallace Napier of Jacksonville, Florida, Doug Napier of Florida, Jimmy Napier of Ithaca, New York, and Pete Collins and Freddie Collins, both of Martin; five sisters, Janice Napier, Lucille Yates, and Betty Music, all of Martin; Corene Marcum of Bristol, Indiana, and
Mable McQueen of Cleveland, Tennessee; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 14, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the clergymen Bobby Baldridge and Roy Harlow officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Martin.

Joseph Alley

Age 70, of McDowell, died Wednesday, March 12, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born November 16, 1927 in Doney, he was the son of the late David and Mary Ann Osborne Alley. He was a retired factory worker for Chrysler Corporation and a member of the Trenton Missionary Baptist Church in Trenton, Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Rosena Moore Alley; one son, John Alley of Brownstown, Michigan; one daughter, Zetta Stumbo of McDowell; four brothers, Revis Alley of Detroit, Michigan, Wavis Alley of McDowell, Homer Alley of Ecorse, Michigan, and Audrie Alley of Detroit, Michigan; three sisters, Pauline Jacobs of Denver, Colorado, Olab Ramsey of Enon, Ohio, and Emogene Baldwin of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Funeral services were Sunday, March 15, at noon, at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Lonnie Amburgey Breeding

Age 75, of Sassafras, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born January 29, 1923 in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Amburgey and Corsie Collins Amburgey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Breeding. Survivors include three daughters, Vivian Earlene Hurt of Kodac, Brenda Kay Fields of Sassafras, and Linda Jay Akers of Hazard; four sons, James Kennon Breeding, Doyle Dearie Breeding and Paul Gene Breeding, all of Indiana, and Craig Overbee of Richmond; seven sisters, Nola, Anita,  Lucille and Wanelle of Indiana, Jewell of Clay City, Lois of Litt Carr, and Amie of Prestonsburg; .one brother, Larry Gail Amburgey of Mousie; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Funeral services were Friday, March 13, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Rev. Glenn Noe, Mike Akers and Donnie Coots officiating. Burial was in the Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery at Litt Carr.

Deborah Dye Short

Age 46, of Willard, Ohio, formerly of McDowell, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at her residence, following a brief illness. Born March 1, 1952 at Martin, she was the daughter of Kelly Dyeand Alma Gayheart Dye of McDowell. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Frank Short; three sons, Samuel Douglas Short, Frank Short Jr., and Jackie Short, all of Willard, Ohio; one daughter, Katherine Sue Wicker of Willard, Ohio; four brothers, Merlin Dye of Tiro, Ohio, VirgilDye of Shiloh, Ohio, and Vernon Dye and Lance Dye, both of McDowell; seven sisters, Yvone Kilgore and Claudine Dye, both ofWillard, Ohio, Clotine Alley of Detroit, Michigan, Lisa Osborne and Diana Conley,  both of  McDowell, and Loraine Cook and Genieve Spears, both of Bevinsville; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at McDowell.

Dated March 20, 1998 

NAME: Sadie Hager age 89, of Weeksbury
BIRTH DATE: Oct. 27, 1908 at Jacks Creek
DEATH DATE: March, 17, 1998 at Winchester Place West Canal, Winchester, OH
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PARENTS: d/o the late Dave and Rebecca Mullins Hall
BURIAL: Buckingham Cemetery

 

NAME: Milford Isaacs age 84 of Teaberry
BIRTH DATE: Sept. 13, 1913 at teaberry
DEATH DATE: March, 18, 1998 at McDowell Appalachian regional Hospital
SPOUSE: Nancy Hall Isaacs
PARENTS: the late Jonah and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall Isaacs
BURIAL: Hollybush Cemetery at Teaberry

 

NAME: Anna Mae Meeks age 87, of Ivel
BIRTH DATE: June 12, 1910 in Prestonsburg
DEATH DATE: March 18, 1998 at Highlands regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg
SPOUSE: John Wesley Meeks
PARENTS: the late Jack and Elvaline Brown Slone
BURIAL: Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

 

NAME: Geneva Smith Scalf age 69, of Prestonsburg
BIRTH DATE: May 12, 1928 in Prestonsburg
DEATH DATE: March, 17, 1998 King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland, KY
SPOUSE: (none given)
PARENTS: the late Ike and Mary Jane Dale Smith
BURIAL: Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

 

NAME: Wesley Meade age 67, of Printer
BIRTH DATE: Aug. 8, 1930 at Martin
DEATH DATE: March 17, 1998, at Mercy Hodpital in Cadillac, MI
SPOUSE: Gladys Hall Meade
PARENTS: the late Robert and Bertha Hamilton Meade
BURIAL: Gaheart Cemetery at Price, KY

 

NAME: Audrie Alley age 60, of Detroit, MI formerly of Floyd Co.
BIRTH DATE: Jan. 6, 1938 at McDowell, KY
DEATH DATE: March 17, 1998 at Highlands Regional Mecical Center,  Brief illness
SPOUSE: Clotine Dye Ally survives
PARENTS: the late David and Mary Ann Osborne Alley
BURIAL: Greenbury Hall Cemetery, at McDowell

Dated March 18, 1998

 

NAME: Joseph Alley age 70,  McDowell
BIRTH DATE: November, 16, 1927 in Doney
DEATH DATE: March 12, 1998 at Mcdowell Appalachian Regional Hospital
SPOUSE: Rosena Moore Alley survives
PARENTS: the late David and Mary Ann Osborne Alley
BURIAL: Greenbury Hall Cemetery McDowell

 

NAME: Jackie Childers Age 56, of Garner
BIRTH DATE: June 23, 1942 at Garner
DEATH DATE: March 12, 1998 at his residence
SPOUSE:  
PARENTS: Percy Hall and the late Linzy Childers
BURIAL: Childers Cemetru at Garner

 

NAME: Lonnie Amburgey Breeding age 75, of Sassafras
BIRTH DATE: January 29, 1923 in Knott Co.
DEATH DATE: March 10, 1998
SPOUSE: the late Earl Breeding
PARENTS: the late Melvin and Corsie Collins Amburgey
BURIAL: Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery at Litt Carr

 

NAME: James Randolph Crowder, age 59, of Price
BIRTH DATE: February 2, 1939 in Louisville
DEATH DATE: March 13, 1998 At the VA Hoapital in Huntington WV
SPOUSE:  
PARENTS: the late Adrian and Virginia Glasgow Crowder
BURIAL: Greenberry Hall Cemetery at McDowell

 

NAME: Scarlett Darlene Conn age 57 of Frankfort
BIRTH DATE: November 2, 1940 at Harold
DEATH DATE: March 14, 1998 at her residence
SPOUSE:  
PARENTS: the late Harold E. and Olga Roberts Conn
BURIAL: Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY

 

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Dated March 25, 1998

NAME: Bud Shepherd age 65, of Abbott Creek
BIRTH DATE: May 19, 1932 in West Prestonsburg
DEATH DATE: March 20, 1998 Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV
SPOUSE: Juanits Howell Shepherd Survives
PARENTS: s/o the late Cleveland and Islant Shepherd
BURIAL: Richmond Memorial Cemetery

 

NAME: Taylor Price Jr. age 71, of Prestonsburg
BIRTH DATE: March 4, 1927 in Prestonsburg
DEATH DATE: March 22, 1998, at his residence
SPOUSE: Alta Stephenson Price, she survives
PARENTS: s/o Maudie Wallen Price Lucas and the late Taylor Price Sr.
BURIAL: Davivson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

 

NAME: Lula P. "Peach" Salmons age 84, of North Vernon, IN
BIRTH DATE: Sept. 16, 1913 in Knott Count
DEATH DATE: March 19, 1998 at Jennings Community Hospitalin North Vernon, IN
SPOUSE: John L. T. Salomons, d. June 1982
PARENTS: d/o the late Turman isaacs and Jane Hall
BURIAL: Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, IN

 

NAME: Sheridan Ray Martin age 60, of Garrett
BIRTH DATE: Oct. 6, 1937 at Lackey
DEATH DATE: March 19, 1998 At Our Lagy of the Way Hospital, Martin
SPOUSE: June Martin survives
PARENTS: the late George Emmitt and Maggie Case Martin
BURIAL: Martin Cemetery at Eastern

 

NAME: Paul Rice age 64, of Spring Hill FL
BIRTH DATE: Aug. 12, 1933 in Johnson Co.
DEATH DATE: March 19, 1998 at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, FL
SPOUSE: Lily Lawson Rice, survives
PARENTS: s/o the late Dewey and Ollie Conley Rice
BURIAL: Highland memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville

 

NAME: George "Buck" Hopson age 92 of Prestonsburg
BIRTH DATE: July 14, 1905 at Auxier
DEATH DATE: March 20, 1998 at the paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville
SPOUSE: Anna Ward Hopson survives
PARENTS: s/o the late George Washington and Susan Frazier Hopson
BURIAL: Mayo Cemetery at Lancer

 

NAME: Rushie Hackworth age 76, of Ada OH
BIRTH DATE: March 9, 1922 in Prestonsburge
DEATH DATE: March, 23, 1998 at the Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima OH
SPOUSE: Maynard Hackworth d. Sept. 26, 1994
PARENTS: d/o the late Fred and Zora Williams Wright
BURIAL: Preston Cemetery in Alger, OH

 

NAME: Phillip Case age 18, of Hunter
BIRTH DATE: April 21, 1979 in Prestonsburg
DEATH DATE: March 22, 1998
SPOUSE:  
PARENTS: s/o Rodney and Peggy Sue Johnson Case, they survive
BURIAL: Case Family Cemetery at Hunter

 

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March 27, 1998

John K. Back II

Age 42, of Henderson, formerly of Morehead, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 in Jasper, Indiana, following a sudden illness. He was bom March 6, 1956 in Fayette County, Kentucky, and was the son of John K. Back of Morehead and file late Joan Kegley Back. He was a graduate of University Breckinridge High School and Georgetown College, where he was awarded a four-year basketball scholarship. He played basketball under Coach Jim Reid. He also was a 1981 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Services, where he was a salutatorian. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Kentucky, Tennessee, Horida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He was a former manager of his father's funeral homes, The Layne- Stuckey-Back Funeral Home in Morehead and the Globe Funeral Home of Olive Hill. In addition to his father, he is survived by his grandmother, Ruth Whitaker Back of London; one son, Andrew John Back of Erwin, Tennessee; one sister, Martha Jackson of Danville; two brothers, Stephen W. Back of the United States Air Force; and Joe Back of Prestonsburg. Burial will be made in the Brown Cemetery in Morehead

Leslie Moore

Age 83, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born February 27, 1915 at Wayland, he was the son of the late Racheal Mullins and raised by the late Harry Lee Moore. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ecie Moore; two sons, James Monroe Moore of Hi Hat, and Jonathan Moore of Colorado Springs, Colorado; eight daughters, Mereda Hampton of Charleston, West Virginia, Debbie Amburgey of Prestonsburg, Connie Tackett of Wadsworth, Ohio, Doris Vitatoe of Decatur, Indiana, Karen Rice of Prestonsburg, Sheryl Tackett of Ivel, Glenda Tackett of Prestonsburg, and Judy Hurst of McDowell; two brothers, Carmel Mullins of Arkansas and Bill Mullins of Michigan; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, March 27, at 10 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat, with Don Fraley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Price

Margie Mae Spears

Age 73, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. Born December 22, 1924 at Endicott, she was the daughter of the late Gordie and Mellie Justice Blackburn. She was a member of the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover D. Spears. Survivors include two sons, Donald Ray Spears of Endicott and John Edmond Spears of Ironton, Ohio; three daughters, Phyllis Fay Carey of Ocala, Florida, Dottie Lou Large of Cole Grove, Ohio, and Evelyn Marie Scherer of South Point, Ohio; three brothers, Tom Ed Blackburn and Trevert Blackburn, both of Endicott, and Delmar Blackburn of Oceana, West Virginia; three sisters, Farinda Miller of Jackson, Ohio, and Gertie Garrett and Bonnie Scalf, both of Endicott; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday (today). Funeral services will be Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the James Cemetery at McCombs