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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

March 1, 2000

Torino Zanzonico

Ageino "Toby" Zanzonico of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Wayland, died in January in New York. He was the son of the late Nicola and Loretta Venti Conte Zanzonico. He is survived by his wife, Dora Platanio Zanzonico; four children, Nicholas, Gaetana, Lorraine and Lawrence; and three siblings, Gilda Caflero, Raymond Conte and Archie Zanzonico. Information provided by Barbara Ford Ritch.

Charlotte Dead Lockard

Age, 56, of Betsy Layne, formerly of Matewan, West Virginia, died February 24, 2000, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born on June 4, 1943, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Everett Stidham and Stella Whitt Stidham. She was a member of the Church of God. Her husband, William Jerry Lockard, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Ebbie Lockard of Matewan, West Virginia, Keith Lockard of Betsy Layne, one daughter, Trish Slone of Betsy Layne-, one brother, Patrick Stidham of Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 27. at I p.m., at the Justice Funeral Home, with Dwight Buckley and others officiating. Burial was in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, at Huddy, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home.

Courtney Faith Shepherd

Age, 2, of Martin, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. She was born in Pikeville, March' 13, 1997, a daughter of Greg Shepherd and Tina West. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Keneshia West of Martin; her paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Sheila Boyd of Pikeville; and her maternal grandfather, Jack Shepherd of Wayland. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 29, at 2 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Tucker Cemetery, Pikeville, u-,'(r the direction of Hall Funeral Horn e

Frances Barley

Age, 68, of Lackey, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on December 8, 1931, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Colson and Nancy E. Napier Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Barley. Survivors include one daughter; Teresa Eileen Rice of Seattle, Washington; one brother, James Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Juanita Stidham of Jackson, Ruth Couch of Lackey; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 29, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Johnny Collins officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery, at Lackey, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Miles Kidd

Age, 74, of Honaker, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a sudden illness. He was born November 12, 1925, in Honaker, the son of the late Worley Kidd and Elizabeth Hunt Kidd. He was a retired foundry worker for Layne Foundry, Kendallville, Indiana, and a coal miner. He was a member of the American Legion in Huntington, West Virginia, and a U.S. Army W W II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ailene Akers Kidd. Other survivors include one son, Christopher Eric Kidd; four brothers, Millard Kidd of Honaker, Henry Kidd of Byron, Ohio, Donnie Kidd of Louisville, Glen Ray Kidd of Martin; six sisters, Ollie Mae Collins of Frenchburg, Wanda Jean Spears and Loretta Spears, both of New London, Ohio, Maxine Wright of Florida, Malta Deering of Lorain, Ohio; and Lula Bell Clark of Wellington, Ohio; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 1, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Hazel Collins

Age, 83, of Martin, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. She was born November 16, 1916, in Boons Camp, the daughter of the late Green Samons and Leora Music Sarnons Pack. Survivors include one daughter, Freda Calhoun of Martin; one son, Larry Collins of Westerville, Ohio; one brother, Grover Samons of Minnie; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 29, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were: Ricky Barnett, Jim Barnett, Derek Calhoun, Jody Samons, Adam Daniels, Joshua Daniels, Jason Samons and Kevin Daniels.

Liza Johnson

Age, 85, of Bypro, died Monday, February 28, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 4. 1914, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Martha Caudill Elswick. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Matt Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Fred Johnson; six sons, Bert T. Johnson of Wheelwright, Virgil Lee Johnson of Michigan, Estil Johnson of Flat Rock, Michigan, Harry Gordon Johnson and Charles Ray Johnson, both of Weeksbury, Freddie Wayne Johnson of Melvin; four daughters, Opal Clark of Lexington, Lillie Ray of Louisville, Irene Johnson of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Freda Gay Owens of Melvin; one brother, James Elswick of Hi Hat; one step-sister, Gracie Cole of Melvin; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 2, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville.

Wilkie Shepherd

Age, 81, of Greenwich, Ohio, died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at Hillside Acres Nursing Home, Willard, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. He was born August 7, 1918, in Mid, the son of the late Wilson and Alice Allen Shepherd. He had been a resident of Greenwich, Ohio, for many years. He farmed as a young man, and worked for the former B&O Railroad for 33 years where he retired in 1979 as a track foreman. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Stephens Shepherd. Other survivors include four sons, Gene Shepherd of California, Charles Shepherd of Willard, Ohio, Roger Shepherd of Norwalk, Ohio, and Keith Shepherd of Greenwich, Ohio; two daughters, Sarah Shepherd of Shelby, Ohio, and Margarete Bowers of Willard, Ohio; two brothers, Hubert Shepherd of Willard, Ohio, and Buford Shepherd of Indiana; three sisters, Sarah Handshoe of Indiana, Marge Oney of Norwalk, Ohio, and Amy Hale of Kentucky; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 27, at the Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich, Ohio, with elders of the Little Rebecca Church officiating. Burial was in the Edwards Grove Cemetery, Greenwich, Ohio, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home.

Dr. Herbert G. Salisbury Jr.

Age, 76, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, February 24, 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Salisbury. He is survived by two daughters, Dr. Evelyn Elizabeth SalisburyMiddleton of Munfordville, Chaddie Johns Salisbury-Letson of Louisville; one son, Dr. Herbert G. Salisbury III of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted Sunday, February 27, at 9:30 a.m., at the Cape Coral Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

March 3, 2000

Norris Salisbury

Age, 72, of St. Helen, Michigan, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. He was born November 14, 1927, in Martin, the son of the late Henry and Ellen Flannery Salisbury. He was a member of Garden City Masonic Lodge No. 557; Zion Rose Chapter No. 117, of the Order of Eastern Star; VFW Post No. 7575, Garden City; and American Legion Post No. 283, Martin. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lackey Salisbury. Other survivors include three daughters, Julie Salisbury and Dennis Manson of Westland, Gail Johnsen of Lakeville, Minnesota; one son, Sam Dollahan of Chicago, Illinois; three sisters, Alma Ruth Edwards of Benton, Henrietta Jones of Bountiful, Utah, Patty Sue Allen of Martin; and two brothers, Paul, of Columbus, Ohio and Franklin "Sambo" of Martin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 28, at Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home, with a representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, officiating. Burial was in Maple Valley Cemetery, St. Helen, under the direction of Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home.

Sarah Katherine Musick

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at tire Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. She was born February 22, 1912, at Estill, the daughter of the late John and Laura Caudill Cooper: Her husband, Otis Musick, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Judie Allen of Palm Coast, Florida, and Yvonne Taylor, of Louisville; one sister; Marie Kane of Mt Vernon, Illinois; five grandchildren and tour great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m., in the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. William Endicott officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home.

Edgar Ray Griffith

Age, 40, of McDowell, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at his residence. Born August 13, 1959,. he was the son of the late Edgar "Bob" Griffith and Bertie Marie Blair. He was an auto mechanic. He is survived by a companion, Janice Hopkins; two stepsons, Billy Ray Hopkins and Robert Keith Hopkins, both of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Kristy Griffith of Richmond, Indiana, Kelly Griffith of Crossville, Alabama; and one step-daughter, Becky Hopkins of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday. March 1, at 1 p,m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Jimmy McKinzie officiating. Burial was in the Blair Family Cemetery, on Dry Branch, in Oil Springs, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Daniel Smith

Age, 59. of Belleville, Michigan, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at his residence. He was born January 5, 1941 at Wayland, the son of Rena Slone Smith of Allen, and the late Virgil Smith. He was a retired supervisor with Foul-Michigan Truck, a United States Air Force Veteran, and was a member of the Metro Baptist Church in Belleville, Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Vaughn Smith. Other survivors include four sons. Dennis Clark Smith of Adrian, Michigan, Daniel Smith and Virgil Alex Smith, both of Wayne, Michigan, and John Thomas Smith of Garden City, Michigan; four daughters, Danielle Adams of Wayne, Michigan, Sandy Westfall of Belleville, Michigan, Dawn Sullivan of Dana, arid Cathy Higgins of Ypsilanti, Michigan; five brothers, Donald Smith of St. Mary's Ohio, Dareld Smith of Findlay, Ohio, David Smith of Langley, and Douglas and Dingus Smith, both of Allen; one sister, Delores Smith of Allen; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 3, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at lvel, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Military honors will be given by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 18, of Auxier.

Jasper Maynard

Age, 74, of Tomahawk, died Tuesday, February 29, at his residence. Born February 17, 1926, in Martin County, he was the son of the late William "Bill" Maynard and Roxie Blackburn Maynard. He is survived by his wife, Velvie Maynard Other survivors include three sons, Carl Reece and Steward Maynard, both of Tomahawk, and Carious Maynard of Thelma; six daughters, Carrier Caudill of Sarasota, Florida, Ruth Tate of Fairview, West Virginia, Eloise Howell of Warfield. Arlene Preece of Inez, Linda Carol Maynard of Vass, North Carolina, Diana Branham of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Ruby Howell and Ernestine Horn, both of Inez, Ollie Preece of Tomahawk, Justine Hannah of Columbus, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 3, 2 p.m., at the Union United Baptist Church, with Woodrow Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery, at Tomahawk, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral

March 5, 2000

Anna L. Scott Campbell

Age, 42, of Hueysville, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on May 1, 1957, in Martin, she was the daughter of Audrey Petrie Scott of Martin, and the late Lawrence Scott. She was a bookkeeper for the Board of Education for 23 years, a member of the Full Gospel Church at Allen, and a member of Virginia Spencer Chapter No. 573, Order of the Eastern Star, Wayland. Survivors include three brothers, Paul E. Justice of Saudia Arabia, Robert Keith (Bo) Scott of Martin, George Scott of West Liberty. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Lavone Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are James Redrick, Ed Conley, Michael Shelton, Kevin Nelson, Chris Holbrook and Dean Collins. Honorary pallbearers are Freddie Lafferty, Charlie Hall, Chris Robinson and Dewey Hall.

Randell Hatfield

Age, 53, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Ashtabula. Born in Hi Hat on October 16, 1946, he was the son of the late Wid and Daisy Tackett Hatfield. He had been a resident of Ashtabula for 30 years and was a former employee of ACME Scrap. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella Blankenship Hatfield. He is survived by a daughter, Clover Owen of Ashtabula; two step-sons, Mark Skaggs of Ocala, Florida, and Larry Skaggs of Ashtabula; a step-daughter, Veronica Stowers of Ft. Meyers, Florida; three brothers, Danny and Terry of Ashtabula, and Gary of Conneaut; two sisters, Lou Johnson of Jefferson, Ohio, and Joyce Perry of Osseo, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at Burton Funeral Home in Ashtabula, with Rev. Kenneth Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Ashtabula.

Ferman Wells

Age, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born June 17, 1924, in Lancer, the son of the late Melvin and Beulah Roberts Wells. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic and a U.S. World II, Marine veteran. His wife, Grace Clay Wells, preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Ted Wells and Eddie Wells, both of Phoenix, Arizona; three daughters, Donna Reed and Dorothy Upshaw, both of Houston, Texas, Debbie Hanson of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, John P Wells and Mevin Wells Jr., both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Jettie Sparks of Emma, Woodsie Akers of Lexington and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Buddy Jones officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Goble Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

James Floyd Castle

Age, 83, of Eastern, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. He was born January 30, 1917, in Paintsville, the son of the late Robert and Minnie Murphy Castle. He was a retired coal miner; formerly employed by Island Creek Coal Company, a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, at Estill, and a member of Chandlerville Masonic Lodge No. 858, at Lowmansville. His wife, Virginia Blizzard Castle, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Paul Castle of Eastern; four daughters, Delores Rudy of Maysville, Carol Sue Salmons of Risner, Linda Hicks of Snellville, Georgia, Debbie Castle Stumbo of Eastern; one brother, Homer Castle of Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Oneida Stambaugh og Kansas City, Kansas, Gracie Pack of Franklin, Ohio, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 5, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Ted Shannon and Buddy Jones, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at IveI, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Bernis Bradley

Age, 75, of Eastern, died Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a short illness. He was .born November 1, 1924, in Langley, the son of the late Charlie and Martha Frasure Bradley. He was a retired superintendent of Southeast Gas Company, a U.S. Army, World War II veteran and a lifetime member of the DAV, Garrett Chapter No. 128. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Bradley; and one brother, Hansel Bradley of Eastern. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Jim Smith and Jerry Manns, officiating. Burial was in the Mandy Dingus Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

March 8, 2000

Arvel David Terry

Age, 40, of Hueysville, died Monday, February 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Elmrock, on June 2, 1959, the son of Arvel Terry and the late Laura Fitch Terry. Survivors other than his father, are two brothers, Homer Terry of Lost Creek, and Rodney Terry of Sturgis, Michigan; five sisters, Glenda Jackson of Morehead, Arma Terry of Leitchfield, Edna Bolen and Delphia Adrianson, both of Martin, Michigan, and Thelma Jean Bolen of LaGrange, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Carlos Beverly officiating. Burial was in the Handshoe Cemetery at Hueysville, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Shirley Akers Davis

Age, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. Born on February 19, 1921, on Johns Creek, Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Lee Akers and Octavia Burchett. She was a retired nurse at Mountain. Manor Nursing Home, and a member of the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Loran Davis; two daughters, Jane F. Estepp of Prestonsburg, Shirlene Conley of Clearfield; one son, Jason Davis of Prestonsburg; 2 granddaughters; I grandson; and 1 great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 4, at 4 p.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Tom Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Paul F. Porter

Age, 73, of Allen, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Cabell- Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a short illness. He was born on May 20, 1926, in Allen, the son of Herman C. Porter of Allen, and the late Berniece Webb Porter. He was founder and owner of Porter Electric and Industries, a private pilot from 1965, and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Alejanorita Simundo Porter. Other survivors include two sons, James Lacy Porter and Paul Douglas Porter, both of Allen; two daughters, Linda L. Conn of Allen, Paula Jane Terry of Lexington; two brothers, James Henry Porter of Campton, Thomas E. Porter of Allen, 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 8, at I p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Grace Allen Webb Cemetery, at Allen, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Anna Mae Taylor

Age, 70, of New Albany, Ohio, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Broadview Health Care Center, in Columbus, Ohio. She was a native of Maytown, and was a daughter of the late George and Mae Moore Salisbury. Her husband, William A. Taylor, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, William Taylor of Florida, Dianna Harmon of Columbus, Ohio, James M. Taylor of Florida and Gregory A. Taylor of New Albany, Ohio; brothers, Ashland H. Salisbury, James Haster Salisbury and George Demsey Salisbury; sisters, Tava Terry and Harriet Lawson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 7, 2 p.m., at Westerville Freewill Baptist Church, with Mike Mounts officiating. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, under the direction of Schoedinger Funeral Services, Gahanna, Ohio.

Lida Bates Jones

Age, 85, of Huntington, Indiana, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Norwood Nursing Center, Huntington, Indiana. Born on August 30, 1914, in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Bates and Susan Smith Bates. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church in Knott County. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Jones. Survivors include are two stepsons, Notman Jones Jr., of Louisville, Ronald Jones, of Monroe, North California; three step-daughters, Cathryn Orr, of Dublin, Georgia, Pearl Wheeler, of Fern Creek, Norma Briney, of Louisville; two sisters, Ruth Huff, of Bevinsville, Dorothy Demurray, of Huntington, Indiana; and several step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m., at the Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder, Huntington Chapel, Huntington, Indiana, with Rolla Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory in Marion, Indiana, under the direction of Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder, Huntington Chapel.

Shirley Allen Combs

Age, 75, of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, died Saturday, February 12, 2000, after an extended illness. Born on December 13, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Troy and Eva Allen. She had been a long time resident of the Fairborn/Dayton area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard H. Combs. Survivors include two sons, Mitchell L. Combs of Tennessee and Steven C. Combs of Waynesville, Ohio; four brothers, Ray V Allen of Mansfield, Ohio, Clarence Allen of Sedalia, Missouri, Richard Allen of Metairie, Louisiana, and Russell Allen of Medway, Ohio, and five grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, February 16, at 11 a.m., at the Burcham Funeral Home in Fairborn, Ohio, with Tooney Easterling and Paul V. Allen, officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Gardens in Xenia, Ohio.

Martha Gunnell Gibson

Age, 86, of Garrett, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a short illness. She was born December 25, 1913, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Marion Chaffins and Lucinda Hicks Chaffins. She was a member of the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, at Garrett, for more than 40 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Isaac Gunell and her second husband, Clawson Gibson. Survivors include four sons, Joe Carroll Gunnell of Morehead, Foley Gunnell, Paul Gunnell and Steven Gunnell, all of Garrett; two daughters, Brenda Gunnell of Garrett, Rebecca Creighton of Carrie; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted ')Thursday,. March . 9, at 11 a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, at Garrett, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery, on Rock Fork, at Garrett, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

William Joe Kendrick

Age, 55, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a sudden illness. Born on March 27, 1944, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Randall and Edna Garrett Kendrick. He was Floyd County's electrical inspector, and was a member of the Pleasant Home Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Margie Goble Kendrick. Other survivors include his son, Ricky Joe Kendrick of Lexington; one brother, Gary Kendrick of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Carol Kendrick and Debbie Hedrick, both of Prestonsburg, Janie McCarty of Oil Springs; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Mark Tackett, Arnold Turner, and Larry Adams, officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Hedrick, Gary Randall Kendrick, Jason Price, Johnny Price, Jason Kendrick, David George, James Matthew Goble, Cotton Allen, Mark Lafferty, Sheridan Martin, Brian Boleyn, Steve Francis, and Charles Preston Goble. Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Tackett, Ron Caudill, Eddie Billips, George May, Keith Frasure, Ron Wright, Mike Boyd and Dale Lusk.

Hobert "Hobo" Younce

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born on November 27, 1915, in Oneida, Tennessee, he was the son of the late William M. Younce and Ella Phillips. He was a former miner at Sandy Valley Coal Company at Water Gap, and former supervisor of Floyd County Conservation District for 18 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church; a member of United Mine Workers of America; and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is survived by his wife, Opal Calhoun Younce. Other survivors include two sons, Leon Younce of Prestonsburg, Adis Younce of Salyersville; one brother, Sylvester Younce of East Point; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 6, at 11 a.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Adam Dwayne Marshall and Willard Ousley, officiating. Burial was in the Younce Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Leon Younce, Adis Blake Younce, Hobert Brad Younce, Larry Kevin Younce, Matthew Ray Craft, Daniel Leon Craft, Ronnie Younce and Kenneth Hatfield.

March 10, 2000

Shirley Akers Davis

Age, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. Born on February 19, 1921, on Johns Creek, Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Lee Akers and Octavia Burchett. She was a retired nurse at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, and a member of the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Loran Davis; two daughters, Octavia Jane Estepp of Prestonsburg, Shirlene Conley of Clearfield; one son, Jason Davis of Prestonsburg; 2 granddaughters; 1 grandson; and 1 great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 4, at 4 p.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Tom Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Stella Mulkey

Age, 68, of Banner, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on March 3, 1932, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Ratliff and Molly Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Mulkey. Survivors include six sons, Keith Mulkey and Henry Mulkey, both of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Gary Mulkey of Salyersville, Jody Mulkey of Pikeville, Johnny Mulkey Jr. of Mud Creek, and Scottie Mulkey of Banner; three daughters, Dora McCallister of Prestonsburg, Molly Slone of Banner, Mary Burchett of Allen; one sister, Margaret Boyd of Dana; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Layne Bottom Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Noah Johnson

Age, 68, of Martin, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. He was born March 5, 1932, in Pike County, the son of the late Eli Johnson and Eveline Johnson. He was a mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Caudill Johnson. Survivors include three sons, Lee R. Johnson of Salyersville, Randall Johnson of Garrett, Ricky Johnson of Hickory, North Carolina; one daughter, Sheila Blevins of Hager Hill; one brother, George Johnson of Jonancy; one sister, Elva Burke of Martin, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 10, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the clergyman, Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Staniel Gary Little

Age, 58, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at McDowell ARH, following an extended illness. Born on November 16, 1944, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late Henry and Virginia Rupp Little. He was a retired lift operator for Kroger in Columbus, Ohio, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a lifetime member of DAV No. 128 at Garrett. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Akers Little. Other survivors include one son, John Little, and one daughter, Kimberly Ann Stumbo, both of McDowell; one brother, Larry Dean Little of Austin, Texas; five sisters, Janice Little of Martin, Mary Slulegrette, Sandra Hall and Kathy Little, all of Wheelwright; and Charlotte Chaney of Pataskala, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, at Eli Hat. with Atha Johnson and Don Fraley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

William Joe Kendrick

Age, 55, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a sudden illness. Born on March 27, 1944, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Randall and Edna Garrett Kendrick. He was Floyd County's electrical inspector, and was a member of the Pleasant Home Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Margie Goble Kendrick. Other survivors include his son, Ricky Joe Kendrick of Lexington; one brother, Gary Kendrick of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Carol Kendrick and Debbie Hedrick, both of Prestonsburg, Janie McCarty of Oil Springs; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Mark Tackett, Arnold Turner, and Larry Adams, officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Hedrick, Gary Russell Kendrick, Jason Price, Johnny Price, Jason Kendrick, David George, James Matthew Goble, Cotton Allen, Mark Lafferty, Sheridan Martin, Brian Boleyn, Steve Francis, and Charles Preston Goble. Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Tackett, Ron Caudill, Eddie Billips, George May, Keith Frasure, Ron Wright, Mike Boyd and Dale Lusk.

Doris Flannery

Age, 65, of Martin, died Wednesday, March R, 2000, following an extended illness. Born on April 19, 1934, in Allen, she was the daughter of John Hinton of St. Cloud, Florida, and the late Edie Branham Hinton. She was a retired telephone receptionist for Highlands Regional Medical Center, and a member of the Church of Christ at Arkansas, Creek, at Martin. She is survived by her husband. Vernon "Bull Dog" Flannery. Other survivors include six sons. Paul Vernon Flannery, William Edward Flannery, Johnny Michael Flannery, Robert Burns Flannery all of Martin, Donald Joseph Flannery of Kissimmee Florida. David Lawrence Flannery of Boise. Idaho; two daughters, Ramona Lynn Bentley of Paintsville and Bertha Iris Flannery of Portsmouth. Rhode Island; two brothers, Ronnie Hinton and Danny Hinton,, both of St. Cloud, Florida; 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 11, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Martin, with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Bucks Branch, at Martin. under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Bertha Moore

Age, 86, of Comanche. Texas, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at her residence. She was born on October 20. 1913, in Orkney, the daughter of Jerry Gayheart and Zell Dye Gayheart. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Green Moore. Survivors include three sons, Gary Salyers of Delaware, Ohio, Joe C. Moore of Columbus, Ohio, John R. Moore of McDowell; four daughters, Margie Ellen Dye of McDowell, Bessie Osborne of Hi Hat, Jererna Faye Ballard of Comanche Texas, Hester Kize of Delaware. Ohio; 21 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 9, at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill McDonald officiating Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Comanche, Texas. under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home.)

Bonnie Sue Spurlock Roberts

Age, 47, of Columbus. Ohio. formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Grant Medical Center, in Columbus. She was born February 22, 1953, in Martin, the daughter of the late Frank Spurlock and Ruth Johnson Spurlock. Survivors include two daughters, Bonita Little and Destoney "Angel" Spurlock, both of Columbus, Ohio; eight brothers, Woodrow Spurlock and Arnold Spurlock both of Millersburg, Ohio, Ted Spurlock, Darrell Spurlock, A.C. Spurlock, all of Columbus, Ohio, Denver Spurlock and Marvin Spurlock, both of Prestonsburg, Charles Spurlock of Allen: and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Denver Meade, officiating. Burial will be in the Spurlock Cemetery, at Printer, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Mazie Kathrine May

Age, 92, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan. She was born November 15, 1907, in Ligon, the daughter of the late Beverly McCown and Realdie Henson McCown. She was a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Melvin May, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Daniel May of Murray-, two daughters, Barbara Booth of Allen Park, Michigan, Betty Estepp of Lincoln Park, Michigan; one sister, Etta Belle Smith of Shalimer, Florida: 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11, at II a.m., at the Pilgrim Rest Regular Baptist Church, at Price, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Coet Shepherd

Age, 61, of Garrett, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on December 28, 1938, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Charlie Shepherd and Polly Allen Shepherd. He is survived by his wife, Annis Bolen Shepherd. Other survivors include one son, Sherrel Randol Shepherd of Garrett; one daughter, Sheila Renee Patton of Hippo; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11. at 3 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home; Martin, with Sterlin Bolen, Bethel Bolen, Wayne Stephens and Willie Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Robert and Opal Bolen Cemetery, Garrett, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

March 12, 2000

Jimmy Douglas Harmon

Age, 52, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on September 9, 1947, in Floyd County, he was the son of Imogene Harman and the late James Harmon Jr. He was a disabled mechanic and member of the Maytown Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Meade Harmon. Other survivors include two daughters, Angela Renee Guess of Owensville, Michelle Lee Harmon of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Deloris McGuire of Prestonsburg, Rebecca Rodebaugh of Ohio, Nancy Joyce Casey of North Carolina, Janet Meade of Lexington; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Terry Lynn Slone

Age, 30, of Litt Carr, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on September 23, 1969, in Perry County, he was the son of the late Merd and Millie Nickles Slone. He was disabled, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, at Pinetop. Survivors include one brother, Jerry Slone of Leburn; two sisters, Denise Wicker of Brinkley, and Maxine Speaks of Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 12, at 1 p.m., at the Calvary Baptist Church, at Pine Top, with Carlos Craft officiating. Burial will be in the Nickles Cemetery, at Litt Carrk, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Clara Lawrence

Age, 72, of Smithville, Tennessee, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Everett and Lizzie Mars Tackett and had been a merchandise buyer for G.C. Murphy. She was a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton J. Lawrence. She is survived by five daughters, Doris Gail Rogers of Prestonsburg, Gwendolyn Chaffins of Knoxville, Tennessee, Gloria Jean Holbrook of Lexington, Karen Joyce Hawkes of Louisa, and Linda Carol Greene of McMinnville, Tennessee; a sister, Clursey Caldwell of Wyandotte, Michigan; a brother, Troy Tackett of Pikeville; 11 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m. at the LoveCantrell Chapel in Smithville, with James Williams officiating. Burial was in Dekalb Memorial Gardens.

Dolores Mulkey

Age, 69, of Albion, Michigan, died at the Albion Manor Care Center in Albion. Born on May 2, 1930, at Banner, the daughter of Noah D. Thacker and Rosa Click. She was a nursing assistant for 20 years at Albion Community Hospital. Her husband, Delzie Mulkey, preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Valerie Terry, and two sons, Robert M. "Mickey" Mulkey, and Sammy D. Mulkey, all of Albion, Michigan; two brothers, Marion Bradford Thacker of Grand Island, Nebraska, James Robert Thacker of Dayton, Ohio;10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March l 1 at 11 a.m., at Albion Chapel of Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapel, with J. W. Northcutt officiating. Burial was in the Albion ;Memory Gardens, under the direction of Tidd-Williams Funeral Home.

Joe Alex Crisp

Alex, 68, of Town Branch, near Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1931, at Water Gap, to the late Andy and Ada Nelson Crisp. He was a heavy equipment operator with B & B Engineering. He is survived by a half-sister, Dockie Belle Pigman of Water Gap, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are today, Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Jones and Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial is in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.

Bonnie Sue Spurlock Roberts

Age, 47, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday. March 7, 2000, at the Grant Medical Center, in Columbus. She was born February 22, 1953, in Martin, the daughter of the late Frank Spurlock and Ruth Johnson Spurlock. Survivors include her former spouse, Howard Roberts; two daughters, Bonita Little of Louisa, Destoney "Angel" Spurlock, of Columbus, Ohio; eight brothers, Woodrow Spurlock and Arnold Spurlock both of Millersburg, Ohio, Ted Spurlock, Darrell Spurlock, A.C. Spurlock, all of Columbus, Ohio, Denver Spurlock and Marvin Spurlock, both of Prestonsburg, Charles Spurlock of Allen; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday,-March 11, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Denver Meade, officiating. Burial will be in the Spurlock Cemetery, at Printer, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

March 15, 2000

Sterling Howell

Age 75, of Galveston, died Monday, March 1 3, .A at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 27, 1924, in Galveston, he was the son of the late Tan and Fanny Newsome Howell. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Howell. Survivors include five sons, Willie Lee Howell and Robert "Ray" Howell, both of Harold, Luther Howell and Tommy Howell, both of Galveston, Richard "Rick" Howell of Grethel; four daughters, Genieve Velky of Trenton, Michigan, Eva Newell of Harold, Lona Hensley of Phyllis, Naomi Gilliam of Sandy Hook; five brothers, Edward Howell, Orville "Trambel" Howell, Prentice Howell and Paris Howell, all of Michigan, and Charles Howell of Banner; four sisters, Dolly Koester and Tavie Brewer, both of Michigan, Linda Meade of Pike County, Janice Holt of Martin; 27 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 16, at noon, at the Upper Toler Church of Christ, at Harold, with the Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Robert Hall Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Amanda Leigh King

Age, 23, of Louisville, formerly of Teaberry, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Manchester. She was born on July 10, 1976, in Pikeville, the daughter of Scarlett Hamilton King of Teaberry, and Aaron Lee King of Harold. She was a family services coordinator for the Kentucky Autism Training Center, in Louisville, a division of University of Louisville, and was a member of the Abundant Grace Freewill Baptist Church at Louisville. Survivors, other than her parents, are one sister Belinda Jo King of Teaberry; her maternal grandmother, Olga Hamilton of Teaberry; paternal grandmother, Audrey King of Harold. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Mark Wheatly, Tracy Patton, Judy Stevens and Dr. John Burke officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

March 17, 2000

Mary Fraley

Age 62, of Langley, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born December 18, 1937, in Martin, the daughter of the late Dewey Hicks and Delia Prater Hicks. She was a member of the Garrett Community Christian Church, and a member of the Maytown Homemakers. She is survived by her husband, Ray Fraley. Other survivors include one son, Dewey Ray Fraley of Langley; one daughter, Rhodella Martin of Flemingsburg; three brothers, Larry Hicks of Atlanta, Georgia, Toby Hicks of Langley, Joe Hicks of Zionsville, Indiana; one sister, Ann Stevens of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 17, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with the clergyman, Donnie Hackworth, and Allen Chaffins officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Family Cemetery, at Langley, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home.

Barbara Turner

Age 60, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born April 7, 1939, at Garrett, the daughter of Dixie Watts Johnson and the late Mosey Johnson. She was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, James "Jimmy" Turner. Other survivors include one son, James R. Turner of Rush; one daughter, Melissa Combs of Prestonsburg; one brother, Ralph Johnson of Eastern; one sister, Ailene Osborne of Hueysville; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducteed Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m., at Hall Funeral Home, at Martin, with the minister Chester Ray Varney, officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the direction of Hail Funeral Home. In lieu of dowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hueysville Church or Christ.

Blanche B. Barrier

Age 85, of Garrett, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at her daughter's residence in Garrett. She was born September 1, 1914, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Frank Hughes and Margaret Triplett Hughes. She was a member of the Garrett First Baptist Church; a member of Virginia Spencer Chapter 573, Order of the Eastern Star; and a former longtime member of the Lackey-Garrett Womans Club. Her husband, Stanley Barrier, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, William "Bill" Barrier, of Langley; one daughter, LaFaye Hughes. of Garrett; one grandson and one stepgranddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the clergymen, Randy Osborne and Larry Adams, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Cassie Hale Mullins

Age 50, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at home, after a lengthy illness. She was born March 9, 1950, in Gunlock, the daughter of Glenn and Edna Shepherd Hale, of Greenwich, Ohio, and lived in Greenwich, New London, and for the past five years in Norwalk. She graduated from South Central High School in Greenwich in 1971. She worked as a nurse's aide at Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk, from 1990 to 1996. She attended the First Baptist Church in New London and Norwalk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Mullins. Survivors include three daughters, Danielle Mullins and Sara Mullins both of Norwalk, and Laura Roby of Milan; three sons, Mark, Jeremiah and Jamie Mullins all of Norwalk; three sisters, Glenna, Julia and Vicky Hale all of Greenwich, Ohio; four brothers, Nelson, John and Darrell Hale, all of Greenwich, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 17, l p.m. at the Little Pilgrim Home, Old Regular Baptist Church, Greenwich, Ohio, with elders of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Grove Street Cemetery in New London, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home.

Jack Branham

Age 80, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at his home in Betsy Layne. Born October 17, 1919, in Hellier, he was the son of Jack and Cora Jarrell Branham. He was a member of Vogel-Day United Methodist Church for more than 40 years; a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps; retired as President of Big Sandy Insurance Agency in Martin; chairman of Sandy Valley Water District for 19 years, was a founder and 50-year member of the Betsy Layne Fire Department, and was active in the Boy Scouts, and served as scoutmaster for many years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Elliott Branham. Other survivors include three sons, Steve Branham of Betsy Layne, Bob Branham of Pikeville, Barry Branham of Marbella, Spain; two daughters, Mary Lee Frazier of Betsy Layne, and Debbie Wallingford of Knoxville, Tennessee; one brother, James E. Branham of Gautier, Minnesota; two sisters, Opal Caldwell of Madison Heights, Michigan, and Betty Easter of Auto, West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 18, at I p.m., at the Vogel Day United Methodist Church, at Boldman, with the clergyman, Dennis Love, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. The family requests donations be made to Hospice of Big Sandy.

Frankie Tackett

Age 77, of Grethel, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born November 25, 1922, in Honaker, the daughter of the late George Bevins and Lona Collins Bevins. Her husband, Millard Tackett, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, M. L. Tackett, E. L. Tackett, and Eddie Dwayne Tackett, all of Grethel; four daughters, Patsy Newsome of Vermilion, Ohio, Nan Osborne of Paintsville, Frona Hall of Galveston, Patty McKinney of Louisville; one brother, Lee Bob Bevins of Harold; two sisters, Genette Hall and Octavia Deal, both of Grethel; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Tackett Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after 8 a.m., Friday at the Church.

March 19, 2000

Deward Osborn

Age 82 of Eastern, Kentucky died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on July 28, 1917, in Eastern Kentucky. He was the son of the late William E. and Nebraska Smith Osborne. He was a retired factory woodworker/WWII Army Veteran, member American Legion Post 0156 in New Jersey. He is proceeded in death by wife Priscilla Kucarski Osborne, one son, Daniel Osborne of Eastern, one sister, Virgina Martin of Flatwoods, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, March 20, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home with Jamie Seiger officiating. Burial will follow in the Osborne Cemetary at Eastern, under the direction of the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation will be held at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Saturday, after 4 p.m.

March 22, 2000

Miles Kidd

Age 74, of Honaker, Ky., husband of Ailene Akers Kidd, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a sudden illness. He was born November 12, 1925, in Honaker, Ky., the son of the late Worley Kidd and Elizabeth Hunt Kidd. He was a retired foundry worker for Layne Foundry, Kendallville, Indiana, and a coal miner; also a member of the American Legion in Huntington, West Virginia, and a U.S. Army WW 11 veteran. He. is survived by one son, Christopher Eric Kidd and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Kidd of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one grandchild, DeAnna Nicole Kidd; four brothers, Millard Kidd of Honaker, Ky., Henry Kidd of Byron, Ohio, Donnie Kidd of Louisville, Ky., Glen Ray Kidd of Martin, Ky.; six sisters, Ollie Mae Collins of Frenchburg, Ky., Wanda Jean Spears and Loretta Spears, both of New London, Ohio, Maxine Wright of Florida, Malta Deering of Lorain, Ohio, and Lula Bell Clark of Wellington, Ohio Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin Kidd; two sisters, Mary Lou Boyd and Audrey Kidd.. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 1, 2000, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Barry Boyd, Henry J. Kidd, Dallas Case, Mike Kidd, Jeff Kidd, Roger Kidd, Banner Kidd Jr., Rocky Kidd, and Timothy Hall.

Alta A. Fearn

Age, 91, of Cisne, Illinois, died Friday,' March 10, 2000, at the Wayfair Restorium in Fairfield, Illinois. She was born January 10, 1909, at Geff, Illinois, the daughter of the late Thomas Scott and Velma Simms. She was a member of the Cisne United Methodist Church at Cisne, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fearn. She is survived by three sons, Albert Fearn of Harmon, Oklahoma, Jack Fearn of Cisne, Illinois and Max Fearn of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Leota Tannahill, of Illinois, Hazel Grubb of McLeansboro, Illinois, and Henrietta Holstein of Fairfield, Illinois; two brothers, Ruel Scott and Roy Fred Scott of Fairfield, Illinois; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m., at the Hosselton Funeral Home, Cisne, Illinois, with Reverend Bob Greene officiating. Burial was in the Bestow Cemetery, at Geff, Illinois, under the direction of Hosselton Funeral Home.

Clifford Wright 

Age, 73, of Richmond, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at his home. He was born October 16, 1926, in Ashland, the son of the late Homer and Nona Wright. He graduated from Louisa High School in 1945, and attended Watchmaker School in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond. He was a lifelong resident of Prestonsburg, where he owned Wright's Jewelry. He was a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM, a former member of the Floyd County Rescue Squad; and a Prestonsburg City Councilman. He was also involved with Boy Scouts of America and served as the Treasurer for Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lakin Wright. He is also survived by three daughters, Jane Wright Shrout and Suzanne Wright Gore, both of Richmond, Marsha Wright Sherman of Burke, Virginia; two sisters, Winifred Ball of Oregonia, Ohio and Adrienne Moore of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 21, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, with Reverend Bill Fort officiating.

Bill Hall

Age 64, of Bevinsville, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness, Born on March 2, 1936, in Big Rock, Virginia, he was the son of the late Jay and Lena Copland Hall. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Branham Hall; two sons, Denver Hall of Shelby Gap, Eddie Hall of Bypro; three daughters, Mary Alice "Lucy" Ray of Bevinsville, Mable Roberts of Shelbiana, Roberta Damron of Kingsport, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 21, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church at Kite, with ministers of the Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Paul Collins

Age 69, Jefferson, Ohio, died Saturday, March 18, 2000 at his home. He was born June 23, 1930, in Minnie, the son of Ted and Gertrude Garrett Collins, and had been an Ashtabula County resident for 40 years, living in Jefferson for 34 years. Prior to his retirement, he worked 30 years for Union Carbide and Elkem Metals, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, in which he served during the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Moore Collins. His survivors include two daughters, Judy Stumbo of McDowell and Verna McMahon of Jefferson; two sons, Teddy of Jefferson, and Van of Ashtabula; one sister, Pauline Hall of Beavercreek, Ohio; and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 22, at the Lily of the Valley, Old Regular Baptist Church, in Geneva, with Scott Hamilton, minister and associates officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, under the direction of Ducro Funeral Home, Ashtabula.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lewis Adkins 

Age 87, of Harold, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born on May 12, 1912, on Daniels Creek, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Emma Hunt Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Adkins. Survivors include three sons, Joe Adkins, of Clyde, Ohio; Arnold Adkins and Earnest Adkins, both of Betsy Layne; five daughters, Nancy Justice of Betsy Layne, Barbara Sword of Banner, Georgia Graham of Clyde, Ohio, Tommi Profit of Baltimore, Maryland, Burdale Lawson of Buffalo, Missouri; two sisters, Euvalene Lewis of Banner, Minnie Lewis of Hazel Green; 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, at Harold, with Bellmont Johnson, Estill Reed and Sonny Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis Cemetery, at Banner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

March 24, 2000

Lois Ann Wright Hamilton

Age 45, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born August 14, 1954, in Martin, the daughter of Everett Willie Wright of Prestonsburg, and the late Alberta Little Wright. She was a former employee of Martin Grade School and was a member of the Saint Martha Catholic Church, Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Ervin Hamilton. Survivors include one daughter, Anna Marie Frazier of Hi Hat; three brothers, Rex Wright of Martin, Ronald Everett Wright of Printer, Wayne Wright of Prestonsburg; one sister, Mary Jane DeBord of Martin, and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted, Friday, March 24, at noon, at the Saint Martha Catholic Church, Prestonsburg, with the clergyman, Randolph Crisp and Father John Moriarty officiating. Burial will be in the J. H. Dingus Memorial Cemetery, in Dinwood, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Alma Geraldine "Jerry" Hamilton

Age 75, of Vermillion, Ohio, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Community Health Partners Hospital, in Vermillion, Ohio. Born on April 13, 1924, at Tram, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Layne and Loula Caldwell. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Halleck Hamilton, preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Lucille Erwin of Vermillion, Ohio; three sisters, Stella Marie Adkins of Richmond, Dolly Mae Butler of Hager Hill, Virginia Whitten of Paintsville; three brothers, Wilber Layne of Ivel, Ellis Layne, of Ragland, Virginia, Edward Layne of Harold; two grandchildren and two great-,grandchildren. Visitation will be at the residence of Robert E. Butler, Hager Hill. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Butler Cemetery, at Hager Hill, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Ray Glenn Hall

Age 71, of Vernal Utah, formerly of Drift, died March 3, 2000, following an extended illness. He was born on February 3, 1929, in Drift, the son of the Sally Hall and the late Earl Hall. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, and served his country during the Korean War. He retired from the Glaziers Local 636 in 1990, after 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine, and obtained his 32 degree in 1975. He is survived by -his wife, Bobby Sue Fraley Hall. Other survivors include his mother, Sally Rapp; and brother, William I,. Hall; four sons, Tony, Jeff, Robin and Terry Hall; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

Ella Reed Preston

Age 96, of Auxier, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at River View Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born on April 28, 1903, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Will Reed and Louella Ward Reed. She was a school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Preston. She is survived by one daughter, Audrey Hall of Auxier; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 24, 11 a.m., at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul David Coleman and James Mollette officiating. Burial will be in the Wells Cemetery, at Auxier, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Peggy Jo Allen Vaughn

Age 79, of Langley, Ky., wife of the late Maurice Lee Vaughn, passed away, Thursday, March 23, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born December 1, 1920, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Dr. J.H. and Bertha May Allen. Mrs. Vaughn was a retired teacher at Maytown High School and Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center in Oak Ridge, Tn., and member of the Kern Methodist Church, Oak Ridge, Tn., and Maytown United Methodist Church, Maytown, Ky. Mrs. Vaughn is survived by two sons, Robert Joseph Vaughn of Knoxville, Tn., and Richard Eugene Vaughn of Clinton, Tn.; one daughter, Margaret Ann Vaughn of Auxier, Ky.; one sister, Harriet Allen of Langley, Ky.; five granddaughters, Kelli and Kari Vaughn of Knoxville, Tn., Megan, Brittany and Katie Vaughn of Clinton, Tn.; three great-grandchildren; two special nieces, Teddie and Elizabeth Allen; and special friend, Don Marshall. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Jamie Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, contribu- tions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Fund, P .O. Box 566, Knoxville, Tn. 37901.

March 29, 2000

Davie Gene Triplett

Age 60, of Mousie, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the King's Daughters' Hospital at Ashland. He was born in Knott County, on June 26, 1939, the son of the late Dave Triplett and Earie Ratliff Triplett. He is survived by his wife, Ina Rae Collier Triplett. Other survivors include four sons, Davie Gene Triplett Jr. and Ricky Lee Triplett, both of Mousie, Brennon Triplett of Hindman, and Scottie Neil Triplett of Garner; three brothers, Zackie Ray Triplett of Kettering, Ohio, Larry Dean Triplett of Mousie, and Danny Neil Triplett of Hindman; two sisters, Nancy Carol Sparkman of Pippa Passes, and Sharon Amburgey of Morehead; and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., at the Mousie Baptist Church, with Randall Short and Clyde Wicker Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Manor Gardens at Hindman, under the direction of the Hindman Funeral Services.

Ruby Lee Mullins

Age 73, of Virgie, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at her residence. Born on September 15, 1926, in Milo, she was the daughter of the late William and Marcella Laney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arson Mullins Sr. Survivors include sons, Arson Mullins Jr. of Langley, Oscar Perline Mullins of Virgie, Ricky Lin Mullins of Myra, Mickey Lane Mullins of Virgie, William Ben Mullins of Beefhide, Boyd Jr. and Jeffrey Mullins, both of Robinson Creek; four daughters, Sandra N. Barton of Bridgeton, Missouri, Frances Marcella Akers and Carolyn Sue Johnson, both of Virgie and Bobbie Sue Tackett of Myra; 21 grandchildren and II great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with Elders Jason Lowery, Dewey Roberts, Mike Justice, Danny Belcher, Greg White, Sonny Miracle and Butler Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Robie Mullins Cemetery, Lick Fork of Beefhide.

Joyce Wells O'Connors

Age 65, of Marysville, Ohio, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville. She was retired after 30 years as a control tester for AT&T in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Marysville Freewill Baptist Church, and was a member of Delaware, Ohio, Eagles Lodge Auxiliary. She was born January 24, 1935, in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Eugene and Alma Welles Wells. She is survived by one daughter, Nikki O'Connors; two sons, Brian Theresa O'Connors of Sunbury, Chris O'Connors of Marysville; three sisters, Gwen Alexander of Prestonsburg, Evelyn "Susie" Wells of Lexington, Elaine Andrusia of Charlotte, North Carolina; a brother, Ralph Wells of Prestonsburg-, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m., at Underwood Funeral Home, Marysville, with Rev. Clarence Newman officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Cemetery, in Galloway, Ohio, under the direction of Underwood Funeral Home.

Joe Taylor Begley

Age 81, of Blackey, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at his residence. A Navy veteran of World War II, Begley helped mount the first organized opposition to strip mining in eastern Kentucky. He helped found the Citizens League to Protect the Surface Rights. A gas company worker in Kentucky and West Virginia for many years, he and his wife returned to Letcher County in the 1960s to run his late father-in-law's store at Blackey, the C.B. Caudill Store, now a museum. He was born February 23, 1919, and lived in the Maytown area as a young man. He attended Maytown High School. He is survived by his wife, Gaynell Caudill Begley; one daughter, Jane Dixon of Blackey; three sons, J.T and Joe T. Jr,, both of Knoxville, Tennessee, and James C. of Blackey; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg, with Tom Currie officiating. Graveside services will be today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at the Caudill Cemetery at Blackey. Memorial contributions may be made to Appalshop, Madison Avenue, Whitesburg.

Lena Ray

Age 85, of Shelbiana, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on March 7, 1915, in Lick Creek, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Janie Maynard. Her husband, Walter "Shag" Ray, preceded her in death. Survivors include one brother, Paul Brown of West Virginia; two sisters, Tracy Smith of Canada, (Ky.), Gracie Sammons of West Virginia; ten daughters, Anna Fletcher of Columbus, Ohio, Shirley Williams and Betty Bartley, both of Pike County, Mabeline Akers of Shelbiana, Janie Smith of Columbus, Ohio, Rosie Hall of Robinson Creek, Billie Roberts of Shelbiana, Jacqueline Ray Stanley of Regina, , Josephine Gross of Pikeville, Linda "Lou Lou" Huffman of Shelbiana; four sons, Roy Ray of Feds Creek, Cecil "Eddy" Ray of Columbus, Ohio, Walter Ray Jr. of Jacks Creek, Andrew Jackson "Coonie" Ray of Little Mud; 32 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 30, 2000, at noon, at R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, with Jason Lowery, Wendell Hamilton, Teddy Honaker, Teddy Robinson and others officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, at Shelbiana, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home.

McClellan Martin

Age 84, of Louisville, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the Jefferson Place, in Louisville. Born on November 17, 1915, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late H.D. Martin and Monnie Hughes Martin. He attended the Methodist Church and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a farmer. He taught school in Floyd County, Trimble County, Madison, Indiana, and also worked at Turner Elkhorn Mining Company. He is survived by his wife, Mary, Blanche Hill Martin. Other survivors include one some James H. Martin of Madison;; Indiana; one daughter, Linda M: a Caudill of Hanover, Indiana; three sisters, Norma Bone of Louisville;, Nelma Hall of Mason, Ohio, Topsy Butler of Hindman; four granddaughters and one great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at the Ransdell Funeral Home, in Bedford. Burial was in the Bedford I.O.O.R Cemetery, under the direction of Ransdell Funeral Home. 'Serving as pallbearers were Jim Young, Duncan Clifford, Carlos Pyles, Neal Bryan, Jim McKinney, Roy West Jr, Fred Hall, Martin Bone and Terry Jordon.

Bert Mullins

Age  65, of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at his residence after a brief illness. Born on February 17, 1935, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Menda Hall Mullins and Jona Mullins. He was retired from the Flexible Corp. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Yates Mullins and three daughters, Phyllis Blackburn and Melinda Mullins, both of Prospect, Ohio, and Cheryl Phelps of Delaware, Ohio; four brothers, Johnnie Mullins of Florida, Claude Mullins of Saint Marys, Ohio, Carlos Mullins of Celina, Ohio, Clyde Mullins of Circleville, Ohio; three sisters, Ada Lucas of Oil Springs, Angie Prater of Allen, Elizabeth Martin of Printer; four granddaughters and one great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted, Saturday, March 25, at Pleasanthill Freewill Baptist Church, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Wayne Keith and Rev. Crate Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Radnor Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio, under the direction of Bennett-Brown and Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, Ohio.

Lula Collins Scott

Age 88, of Blue River, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on July 19, 1911, in Banner, she was the daughter of the late Bailey and Emma Jane Blackburn Hite. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ballard Collins, and her second husband, Lando Scott. Survivors include one son, Charles T. Collins of Blue River; five daughters, Eucona Stallsmith of Salem, Ohio, Arziona Eyster of Vienna, Ohio, Glema Burke of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Yvonne Bevins of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Jeannie McCurdy of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Wilburn Hite of Salem, Ohio; one sister, Marie James of Prestonsburg; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren one 1 great great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Rev. Herman Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Blankenship Cemetery, on Johns Creek, Pike County, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Vernie Riddle Lewis

Age 62, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland, following an extended illness. Born on January 24, 1938, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Nannie Birchfield Dotson of Winchester, and the late Estill Riddle. She was retired from Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after 25 years, where she received many awards for her dedicated service. She is survived by her husband, Larry Lewis. Other survivors include three sons, Arthur Gene Lewis, Larry Lavern Lewis and Richard Estill Lewis, all of Prestonsburg-, three daughters, Nanna Lena Craft of Endicott, Sheila Faye Sanders of West Prestonsburg, and Norma Lisa Lewis, of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Chester Eugene Riddle of Michigan, Wendell Lee Riddle arid Jimmy Ray Moore, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Anna Faye Cornwell of Winchester, Helen Jean Fields of Prestonsburg; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with J.M. Sloce officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis Family Cemetery, Slick Rock, Prestonsburg, under the direction the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home

Lois Akers Conley Krinn

Age 53, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Ossian Health Center in Indiana, following an extended illness. Born on January 14, 1947, in Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Akers and Love Parsons Akers of Teaberry. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Krinn. Other survivors include four daughters, Denise Hall of Teaberry, Beverly Ratliff of Pikeville, Lynn Pequignot and Teresa Conley, both of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; two brothers, Daniel Akers and Ralph Akers, both of Teaberry; one sister, Vonda Oney of Columbus, Ohio and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 29, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Cemetery, at Craynor, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Mary Ella Hagans

Age 66, of Turkey Creek, Langley, died Sunday, March 26, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, at Martin, following a long illness. She was born February 4, 1934, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Melvin Osborne and Lizzie Bridgeman Osborne. She was a member of the Faith Bible Church, at Martin. She ,is survived by her husband, Bill Hagans. Other survivors include five sons, Bill Hagans Jr., Mack Vernon Hagans, Harold Ray Hagans, Richard Eugene Hagans and Thomas Jefferson Hagans, all of Langley; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hagans Barnett of Eastern; three brothers, Doug Osborne of Printer, Billy Eugene Osborne of Langley, Solomon Osborne of Robinson Creeek; four sisters, Gladys "Pet" Adkins and Opal Hall, both of Langley, Kathern Hall of Martin, Corrine Marshall of Wyoka, Washington, 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 29, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the clergymen, Bobby Baldridge and Bob Varney, officiating. Burial will be in the Hagans Cemerty, at Langley, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Dogie Hagans, Timbo Hagans, Moe Barnett, David Barnett, John Paul Sexton and Nicholas Hagans.

Gary Miller

Age 54, of Farmer City, Illinois, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Born on May 19, 1945, at West Prestonsburg, the son of the late Malcom and Rhoda Miller. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Weidner. Other survivors include three stepsons, Dennis Rich of Farmer City, Rick VanVleet of Hammond and Howard Ruble of Joplin, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Kathy Love of Oviedo, Florida; and Cindy Webb of Farmer City; three brothers, Jack Miller of Pierceton, Indiana, Lewis Miller of Salyersville, and Paul Miller of Garrett; three sisters, Katie Sue Sharp of Goshen, Indiana, Gail Blevenger of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Kay Whitacker of Maytown; and 14 step grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 29, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with Rev. Brad Dawson officiating. Burial will be in the Danville National Cemetery, at Danville, under the direction of Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home.

Viola Huff Gibson

Age 84, of Mousie, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. She was born November 27, 1915, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Mart Huff and Mary Smith Huff. She was a member of the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church, at Mousie, for 49 years. Her husband, Ishmael Gibson, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Gerald Clark Gibson of Atlanta, Georgia; two daughters, Charlene Sexton of Langley, Carol Lafferty of Knoxville, Tennessee; one brother, John B. Huff of Clinton, Tennessee; one sister, Allie Slone of Mousie; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 30, at 2:15 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson Family Cemetery, at Langley, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

March 31, 2000

Viola Huff Gibson

Age 84, of Mousie, Ky., widow of Ishmael Gibson, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following a long illness. She was born November 27, 1915, in Knott County, Ky., the daughter of the late Mart Huff and Mary Smith Huff. Mrs. Gibson was a homemaker and a member of the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church, Mousie, Ky., for 49 years. Survivors include one son, Gerald Clark Gibson, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Charlene Sexton, Langley, Ky.; Carol Lovely, Knoxville, Tn.; one brother, John B. Huff, Clinton, Tn.; one sister, Allie Slone, Mousie, Ky.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Viola Huff Gibson were conducted Thursday, March 30, 2000, at 2:15 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Gibson Family Cemetery, Langley, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation was after 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and after 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the Funeral Home.

George Slone

Age 87, of Town Branch, Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on April 14, 1912, in Blue River, he was the son of the late Jack and Evline Brown Slone. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include two sons, James Slone of Tram, Eddie Earl Slone of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Annabelle Harless of David, Mary Branham of Prestonsburg; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Tom Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Cemetery, at Blue River, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Freddie Smallwood

Age 60, of Bevinsville, died Sunday, March 26. 2000, at Bristol, Tennessee, following an automobile accident. Born on October 11, 1939, in Martin, he was the son of the late Perry and Aggie Issac Smallwood. He was a retired bus driver and was a veteran. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Jones Smallwood. Other survivors include one son, Keith Smallwood of Bevinsville; one half-brother, Woodrow Smallwood of Lexington and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 29, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Smallwood Family Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Sandra Kaye Boyd

Age 35, of Dana, died Tuesday, March 28, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 16, 1965, in Grundy, Virginia, she was the daughter of Larry "Dicky" Howell of Grethel, and Wanda Boyd Howell of Dana. She is survived by her husband, Cletis Boyd. Other survivors include one son, Cletis Brandon Boyd of Dana; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Boyd and Tiffany Leann Boyd, of Dana; three brothers, Gary Howell, and Timmy "Timbo" Howell, and Ryan Howell, all of Dana; four halfbrothers, Stacey Collins, Jeremy Collins, Shawn Collins and Shannon Collins, all of Honaker; three sisters, Rhonda Howell Conn, and Sherri Howell, both of Dana, Tina Howell of Banner; and one half-sister, Heather Collins of Honaker. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with Ed Kidd and Gordon Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Family Cemetery, at Dana, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.