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March 2001

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, March 30, 2001

Beulah Whitaker

Age, 81, died Thursday, March 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born September 24, 1919, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Kaleb and Zella Rice Whitaker. She is survived by one brother, Albert Whitaker of East Point. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25, at the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church, with Hubert Slone and Richard Green officiating. Burial was in the Whitaker Family Cemetery at East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Bobby Jean Roop

Age, 65, of Dwale, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his residence. He was born May 10, 1965, at Prestonsburg, the son of the late Curtis and Elsie (Setser) Roop. He was a former carpenter with East Kentucky Roof Truss. Survivors include one son, Bobby Roop Jr., of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one brother, Charles Vernon “Duke” Roop of Prestonsburg; and one sister, Virginia Ann Nader of St. Clemmons, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 30, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Ford Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be Henry Setser Jr., Mickey Setser, Jeff Setser, Linzie Gibson, Greg Horn and James Gibson.

Brent Weaver

Age, 20, of Inez, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born on June 2, 1980, in Marshall County, Alabama, he was the son of Pamela Lafferty and the late Mont Weaver. Survivors include one brother, Chase Lafferty of Inez; one step-brother, Colin Laferty of Paducah; one sister, Brandy Weaver of Gunnersville, Alabama; two step-sisters, Kristen Lafferty and Kaity Lafferty, both of Paducah; and his grandparents, David and Faye Bowen. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 30, at noon, at the Alberts-Brown Funeral Home, in Albertsville, Alabama, with Hal Mayhew officiating. Burial will be in the Rehobeth Cemetery, in Gunnersville, Alabama. Visitation may be made Wednesday, March 28, after 5 p.m., at the Sheldon Clark High School gymnasium.

Florence Hall Martin

Age, 95, of Kite, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her residence. She was born January 26, 1906, in Kite, the daughter of the late Hiram Hall and Merba Strange Hall. She was a retired insurance agent and school teacher, and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Martin. Survivors include three sons, Earl Martin Jr. of Umatilla, Florida, Darwin Martin of Millersburg, Indiana, Carl Martin of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Ruby Castle and Maxine Hall, both of Kite, 27 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 30, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Regular Baptist Church, at Kite, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the King Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Garland Veer Hutchinson

Age, 87, of Louisville, died at the Caritas Hospital in Louisville. He was a native of Floyd County. He is survived by his wife, Eula Setser Hutchinson. Other survivors include two brothers, Rodney Hutchinson and Jack Hutchinson; one sister, Vivian Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, at noon, at the Evergree Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville. Burial was in the Evergreen Mausoleum.

Homer Johnson

Age, 80, of Melvin, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on March 22, 1921, at Pike County, he was the son of the late Ben and Sara Ellen Johnson. He was a disabled logger. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Hall Johnson. Other survivors include two sons, Ronnie Johnson and Mike Johnson, both of Melvin; four daughters, Mary Crittendon, Geneva See and Janet Caudill, all of Melvin, Barbara Mullins of Martin; two brothers, Sterling Johnson of Wales, Reo Johnson of Michigan; two sisters, Reda Little and Marie Mullins, both of Wales; 25 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 31, at noon, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Verlen Lewis

Age, 62, of Lima, Ohio, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her residence. Born on August 19, 1938, in Stevens Branch, she was the daughter of the late Bob Robinson and Ida Stevens Tackett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lewis. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Tackett and Keith Lewis, both of Lima, Ohio; two daughters, Sharon Dolt and Patricia Strunk, both of Lima, Ohio; one brother, Mose Tackett of Lima, Ohio; one sister, Naomi Martin of Lima, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be conducted Friday, March 30, at Siferd Main St. Chapel, with Ferman Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Siferd Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Virginia C. Hicks

Age, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born November 27, 1925, at Martin, the daughter of the late Whits and Alva Ousley Click. She is survived by her husband, Willie Hicks. Other survivors include one son, Jeffrey Hicks of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Judith Crager of Flatwoods, Brenda Porter of Stanville, and Janet Hicks of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Pallbearers were Terry Sizemore, David Reffitt, John Martin Porter, John Richard Porter, Kelly Justice, Brian Nelson and Paul Reffitt.

Clellon Herbert Mullins

Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born February 15, 1929, at Pikeville, the son of the late George Ed and Gustavia Smith Mullins. He was a retired plumber with Mullins Plumbing of Prestonsburg, a World War II veteran, and a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM. He is survived by his wife, Grace Harris Mullins. Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Mullins and Kevin Herbert Mullins, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jack Mullins of Columbus, Ohio; one half-brother, Bobby Dale Kinney of Pikeville; one grandson and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 27, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with United Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Charlie Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Effie Mae George Cook

Age, 90, of East Point, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born on September 1, 1910, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas George and Edith Stevens George. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Cook. Survivors include one son, Thomas H. Cook Sr. of East Point; one daughter, Kathrine Mathis of Moorsville, North Carolina; two sisters, Thelma Thomas of South Shore, Mildred Branham of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 27, 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in the George Family Cemetery, at East Point.

Eston Sexton

Age, 56, of Hindman, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on June 22, 1944, at Omaha, he was the son of the late Robert Sexton and Haley Perry Sexton. He was self employed in the cooling and heating business. He is survived by his wife, Nannie Belle Huff Sexton. Other survivors include one son, Eston Donovan Sexton of Hindman; three daughters, Angela Lynn Hall of Litt Carr, April Sexton and Shawna Moore, both of Hindman; two sisters, Clara Hall and Cathy King, both of Wolcottville, Indiana; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 28, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Calvin Huff Cemetery, at Hindman, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Everette McClanahan

Age, 78, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at his residence. Born on April 14, 1922, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Floyd McClanahan and Ella Spears McClanahan. He retired from the engineering department with CSX Railway and was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Louisville, a member of Oleika Shrine Temple, Knights Templar, Hiram Council No. 70 R&SM, Louisville DeMolay, and Lyndon Masonic Lodge in Louisville. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Collins McClanahan. Other survivors include one son, Phil D. McClanahan of Scottsdale, Arizona; one brother, Thelmer McClanahan of Pikeville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 29, 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with J. Edward Gayhart officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Memorial Park, at Staffordsville. Active pallbearers will be Keith McCoil, Bruce Collins, Randy Collins, Hubert Spears, C. P. Mims, Charlie Collins, and Ruey Collins.

Otto Adams

Age, 74, of Monitor, Washington, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. He was born December 5, 1926, the son of Daniel and Cynthia Manuel Adams at Prestonsburg. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Islands, and Korea, he was a member of the American Legion Post 10 and a member of the VFW Post 902. He was past commander of the American Legion and VFW. He was Chef de Gare of the Forty & Eight Voiture Locale No. 90, and board member of the Apple Valley T.V. Association, a volunteer for the V.A. medical bus, and an American Legion field service volunteer. He owned an orchard in Monitor. He is survived by his wife, Vina Shepherd Adams. Other survivors include one son, Dan Adams of Monitor; one daughter, Joanne Palmer of East Wenatchee; one sister, Alma Rice of Walkerton, Indiana; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m., at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, at Monitor, with chaplain Jim Uecker officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forty & Eight nurses scholarship fund. Newsome pallbearers listed Serving as pallbearers for the funeral of Anneth Newsome were Roger Mullins, Kevin Grigsby, Robert Grigsby, Bonnie Grigsby, Evan Nelson and Neal May. Honorary pallbearers were Dennie Howell, Monroe Newsome, Bill Johnson, and George Ed Estep.

Moses “Pete” Moore

Age, 61, of Minnie, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at the McDowell ARH. He was born October 26, 1939, in McDowell, the son of the late Miles and Alvania Williams Moore. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Saundra Rose Moore. Other survivors include one daughter, Sharon Rose Moore of Pikeville; three brothers, Dennis Moore of San Natio, California, Eugene Moore of Cordes Lakes, Arizona, and Earl Moore of Glasgow; three sisters, Alice Lawson of McDowell, Norma Lambert of Kingsport, Tennessee, Josephine Lambert of Rittman, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Moore Family Cemetery, at McDowell. Serving as pallbearers were Dwayne Lambert, John Gregory, Randall Howard, Rodney Sparkman, Barry D. Martin and Alan Howell. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Moore, Dale Howell, Clifford Lambert, Stanley Allen and Scottie Allen, and all of his present and past co-workers.

Henry H. Meade

Age, 67, of Printer, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at his residence, followng an extended illness. Born on January 27, 1933, at Printer, he was the son of the late Robert and Bertha Alice Hamilton Meade. He was a retired General Motors employee, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the Church of Christ, Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois J. Hughes Meade. He is survived by his wife, Mable Miller Meade. Other survivors include four sons, Darrell Meade of Taylor, Michigan, Thomas Meade of Adrian, Michigan, Danny Miller and Reece Miller both of Martin; three daughters, Linda Keathley and Regina Miller, both of Martin, Etta Swope of Minnie; three brothers, James Meade and Ike Meade, both of Printer, Robert Meade Jr. of Stanville; eight sisters, Josephine Yates, Shirley Ann McKinney, Ethel Meade, and Gladys Harmon, all of Printer, Delsie Adams of Viper, Wanda Lee Riley of Harold, Irene Conn of Martin, Pauline Conn of Morehead, 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Thomas Meade, Ronnie Samons and Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Jeff Hunter Cemetery, at Printer.

Sarilda (Coonie) Spears Endicott

Age, 87, of Endicott, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on October 17, 1913, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Spears and Kansas (Dixie) Collins Spears. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Endicott. Survivors include one son,Thurston Endicott of Endicott; one daughter, Clara Faye Endicott of Endicott, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Jim Smith and Delmer Jervis officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Cemetery, at Endicott. Pallbearers will be Johnny Keith Endicott, Jeremy Jarrell, Joe Jarrell, James Ronnie Jarrell, Billy Ray Endicott, Ronnie Joe Endicott, Eugene Endicott and Charlie Endicott.

Phillip Morris Harris

Age, 57, of Staffordsville, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born November 28, 1943, at Paintsville, the son of Herbert Harris and the late Clista Wheeler Harris. He was employed by Pepsi Cola of Staffordsville, and was a United States Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Anith Blanton Harris. Other survivors include one daughter, Shelia D. Burden of Flat Gap; one step-daughter, Shawna Obrian of Prestonsburg; one step-son, Christopher Obrian of Keaton; two brothers, Stanley Harris and Scotty Harris, both of Flatgap; one sister, Darlene Pack of Paintsville, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 28, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park at Paintsville.

Nelle Layne Stratton

Age, 85, of Tram, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born on June 7, 1915, at Tram, she was the daughter of the late L.D. and Allie Caldwell Layne. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.K. Stratton Jr. Survivors include one son, Edmond Lowe Stratton of Florida, and one daughter, Gretta Sian of Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. James A. Harmon officiating. Burial was in the Stratton Family Cemetery, at Ivel. Pallbearers were Todd Graham, Todd Sian, Brian Craham, Aaron Andras, Darron Andras, and Jeff Stratton.

Monday, March 26, 2001

Darvin Scotty Goble

Age, 42, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on February 10, 1959, in Cow Creek, he was the son of E.J. Goble and Mary Alice Lewis Goble. He was a disabled laborer, formerly employed by East Kentucky Explosives. Survivors include six brothers, Larry Ronnie Goble and Joseph Edward Goble, both of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, James Darrell Goble of East Point, Burnis Dean Goble of Allen, Bradis Jay Goble of Harold, Thomas Lee Goble of Paintsville; two sisters, Sally Ann Maynard and Rose Mary Stephens, both of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 25, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Bill Collins, Nathan Lafferty, and Delmon Hayton officiating. Burial will be in the Willie Goble Cemetery, Cow Creek, Prestonsburg.

Sharon Faye Honeycutt

Age, 59, of Chapmanville, West Virginia, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Logan General Hospital. She was born January 10, 1942, at Pikeville, a daughter of the late Walter Ray and Hester Bray Preston. She was a retired Registered Nurse from Logan General Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Randall Honeycutt. She is also survived by her children, R. Richard of New Albany, Ohio, J. Michael and Sandi Dardi, both of Chapmanville and one sister, Shirley Burke of Shelbyville, Tennessee and eight grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, March 23, 2 p.m., at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Picks Mill, with Rev. John Goff officiating. James Funeral Home of Logan, West Virginia, is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Rorrer, Jeremy Rorrer, Tyler Hayes, Robert Workman Jr., Wyatt Scaggs, Tony Dardi, Chris Dardi and Bart Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Workman, Sr., Jim Jeffery, Mike Herman, James Willis, Odie Ratcliff and Jerry Sheets.


Velva Stratton

Age, 87, of Betsy Layne, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1913, at Brushy Creek, the daughter of the late Lacy and Minnie Ray Lowe. She was a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Bert Stratton, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Stanley Stratton of Betsy Layne; three daughters, Betty Hall of Betsy Layne, Helen Joyce Sylvester of Warren, Michigan and Maxine Sutton of Troy, Michigan; three brothers, Glen Lowe and Sam Lowe, both of Warren, Michigan and Winston Lowe of Hager Hill; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Friday, March 23, 2001

Clayton C. Chaffins Sr.

Age, 64, formerly of Garrettt, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his home in Crestview, Florida, after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Kelse and Ollie Coburn Chaffins, formerly of Garrett. He retired in 1974 as a master sergeant, having served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5450, of Crestwood, Florida. He is survived by three daughters, Carol Johnston of Shalimar, Florida, JoAnn Rogers of Mary Esther, Florida, and Elizabeth Ann Chaffins of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; four sons, Mark, Matt, Kevin, and Eric Chaffins, all of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; one sister, Elsie Chaffins Craft of Garrett. A graveside service was held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 9, at Beale Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, with Msgr. Michael Cherub, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, officiating. 

Avanel Eastep

Age, 64, of Beaver, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at her residence. Born on June 11, 1936, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Otto Compton and Hattie Bentley Compton. She was a member of the Givens Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Silvan Eastep. Other survivors include two step-sons, Dranon Eastep and Ronnie Darrell Eastep, both of Columbus, Ohio; five daughters, Deloris Peck of Ashland, Margie Gail Bryant of Stanville, Tammy Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, Debbie Kiser of Berea, Nina Jewell Kiser of Martin; three step-daughters, Rhonda Lynn Furrow, Agnes Eastep and Sondra Kay Eastep, all of Columbus, Ohio; five brothers, Otto Compton Jr. of Grethel, Freddie Cline Compton and Arie Daniel Compton, both of Betsy Layne, Coamas Russell Compton and Leonard Mathew Compton, both of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Ramona Hitchens of Pennsylvania, and Alfreda Kirk of Pennsylvania, five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville.

Bill Tom Goble

Age, 50, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at his residence. He was born April 19, 1950, at Prestonsburg, the son of Claude Goble of Dwale and the late Pauline Compton Goble. He was a retired engineer with CSX, and attended the Praise Assembly of God. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Gunnell Goble. Other survivors include one son, Matthew Goble of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Richard Goble of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Jack Goble of Winchester, Claude “Junior” Goble of Dade City, Florida, Paul Goble of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Rick Goble of Prestonsburg; and his step-mother, Ezel Goble of Dwale. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Randy Polk and J.M. Sloce officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

John William Buehrer

Age, 83, of Pedro, Ohio, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Our Lady of Belfonte Hospital, Greenup. He was born January 20, 1918, at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of the late Emil and Emily Buehrer. He was the owner of Reliance Printing Company, a member of the Presbyterian Church in Rome, Ohio, a lifetime member of the D.A.V., and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Mary Maglene Smith Buehrer. Other survivors include two daughters, Judy Leurquin of Madison, Wisconsin, and Ruth Buehrer of Green Bay, Wisconsin; four step-daughters, Rita Slone of Huntington, West Virginia, Patricia Rister of Garrett, Alma Kay Hicks of Martin, and May Sester of Prestonsburg; one brother, Calvin Buehrer of Chicago, Illinois, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 23, 2:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Family Cemetery, Stone Coal, Garrett.

Katherine Webb

Age, 87, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at her home in Pikeville. Born in Pikeville, on July 20, 1913, she was the daughter of the late John and Anise Gross McGuire. She was a member of the Methodist Church since 1929, served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member and Epworth League, member of Administrative Board, Chairman of Missions, United Methodist Women, United Church Women and Pikeville homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Turner Webb. She is survived by one daughter, Anita Webb-McCoy of Pikeville; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 23, 1 p.m. with James C. Stratton, Edward Coleman and Jerry Stanley officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Memorial Park, at Pikeville, under the direction of J.W. Call Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Anna M. Martin

Age, 97, of Westland, Michigan, formerly of Harold, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at her residence. She was born March 23, 1903, in Grethel, the daughter of the late George and Arminia Frasure. She was a member of the Grethel Missionary Church. Her husband, Evan Martin, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Elmer Martin of Grethel; two daughters, Helene Joseph of Toledo, Ohio, and Lucy Stephenson of Westland, Michigan; one sister, Nora Tackett of Dayton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 23, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with pastors of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Arminia Frasure Martin Cemetery, at Harold.

Anneth Newsome

Age, 83, of McDowell, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the McDowell ARH. She was born May 6, 1917, at McDowell, the daughter of the late Lee B. and Cordellia Martin Hall. She was a retired postmaster at East McDowell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Newsome. Survivors include one son, Willis D. Newsome of Ivel; two daughters, Janice Johnson of Greenup, and Peggy Newsome of Hindman; one sister, Eunice Allen of Minnie; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 23, 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell.

Anthony Hamilton

Age, 94, of Harold, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a short illness. He was born September 16, 1906, in Grethel, the son of the late D. P. “Bud” Hamilton and Jenny Hall Hamilton. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel. His wife, Octavia Hamilton, preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Eddie Hamilton and Palmer Hamilton, both of Harold; one daughter, Clara Jean Martin of Elkton, Maryland; one sister, Pearl Justice of Harold, 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 22, at 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.

Denver Martin

Age, 74, of Coldwater, Michigan, formerly of Drift, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Community Health Center of Branch County, in Coldwater. He was born October 22, 1926, in Drift, the son of the late Crit and Zella Martin. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a drill press operator at Evans Products in Coldwater, Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis F. Mason Martin. Other survivors include 11 children, 41 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren; four brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 22, at 2 p.m., at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater, Michigan. Burial will be in the Batavia Cemetery, in Coldwater, under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.)

Ed Lafferty

Age, 77, of East Point, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at his residence. He was born February 26, 1924, in Edgar, a son of the late J.L. and Eva Collins Lafferty. He was a retired auto mechanic, formerly employed by Music-Carter-Hughes Chevrolet, a disabled American veteran, and a member and deacon of the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Tackett Lafferty. Other survivors include one son, Scott Lafferty of Paintsville; two daughters, Carolyn Gatewood of Winchester, Toni Briggs of St. Petersburg, Florida; three brothers, Henry Lafferty and Johnny Lafferty, both of Cliff, Darwin Lafferty, of (Calf Creek), Prestonsburg; three sisters, Mazie McCarron of Flat Rock, Michigan, Roberta Crider of Prestonsburg, Pauline Jones of Sebring, Florida; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m., in the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, with Jimmy Brown and Van West officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Grace Greer

Age, 80, of Abbott Road, near Prestonsburg, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. She was born February 7, 1921, at Prestonsburg the daughter of the late Sanford and Bell Click Hackworth. She was a member of the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church for 47 years. She is survived by her husband, Ishmael Greer. Other survivors include two daughters, Lois Stepp of Louisville, and Joyce Campbell of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jerry Hackworth of Wooster, Ohio; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Randall Hackworth and Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Serving as active pallbearers will be Mike Campbell, Kevin Stepp, Patrick Burke, Rob Greer, William Hackworth, Jeff Hackworth, James Hackworth, Jerry Greer and Doug Greer. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Frasure, Wayne May, Hershel Shell, Russell “Red” Hackworth, Ishmael “Buddy” Hackworth, William “Brother” Hackworth, Zebrum Campbell, Arthur Lee Campbell and Charles Hale.

Erasmus Harold Hamilton

Age, 78, of Ligon, died Monday, March 19, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Pike County, following an extended illness. Born on August 26, 1922, in Teaberry, he was the son of the late Elder John B. Hamilton and Lula Jane Hamilton. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include two brothers, John West Hamilton of Melvindale, Michigan, and Palmer R. Hamilton of Marshall, Michigan; three sisters, Pauline Hamilton of Ligon, Eva Nadine Ray of Phoenix, Arizona, and Priscilla Hamilton of Piketon, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 21, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Roe Henson Cemetery, at Beaver.

Eurman Hunter

Age, 67, of Martin, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at the Morgan County Appalachian Regional Hospital, West Liberty. He was born April 6, 1933, in Floyd County, the son of the late Jay Hunter and Rebecca Tackett Hunter. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include one son, Randy Hunter of Wellington, Ohio; one daughter, Lesa Hunter of New London, Ohio; one brother, Clifford Hunter of New London, Ohio; three sisters, Ocie Hall and Dorothy Hunter, both of New London, Ohio, Deltha Hall of Honaker, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hunter Cemetery at Honaker. Pallbearers were Dan Hunter, Jeremy Hunter, Shannon Hunter, Jerry Hunter, Herb Hunter, William Giard, John Paul Hunter, and Ron Hunter.

Glen Douglas Collins

Age, 57, of Wurtland, formerly of Wayland, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland, following a brief illness. Born on December 27, 1943, in Wayland, he was the son of the late Lawrence Collins and Aggie Gibson Collins. He was a disabled laborer and was a member of the Baptist Church, and an Army veteran. He was survived by his wife, Catherine Franklin of Wurtland; one step-son, Donald Franklin Jr. of Ashland; two daughters, Lanessia Collins of Martin, Rhonda Slone of Garrett; two step-daughters, Willa Tackett of Greenup County, Donna West of Paintsville; four brothers, Stanley Collins, Marvin Collins, Delmar Collins, all of Wayland, Charles Collins of Prestonsburg; one sister, Virginia Cooley of Wayland, eight step-grandchildren 2 grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 22, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Van West and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson Family Cemetery, at Langley.

Rev. Sanford Baldridge

Age, 87, of Pyramid, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Tibbs Boarding Home for Senior Citizens at Pikeville. He was born November 5, 1913, in Floyd County, the son of the late Tommy and Pokie Ratliff Baldridge. He was a coal miner with Princess Elkhorn Coal, and a former pastor at the Goodloe Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Hackworth Baldridge. Other survivors include two sons, Hershelle Baldridge and Luther Baldridge, both of Pyramid; three brothers, Jay Baldridge of Piketon, Ohio, Herman Baldridge of Ivyton, and Bev Baldridge of Jacksonville, Arkansas; four sisters, Florence Smith of Middletown, Ohio, Maudie Warrix of Prestonsburg, Gracie Skidmore of Piketon, Ohio, and Betty Imers of Erie, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Baldridge Cemetery at Open Fork, David. Serving as pallbearers were Eddie Spurlock, Carl Shepherd, Palmer Slone, Glen Slone, David Layne and Malcolm Slone.

Monday, March 19, 2001

James W. McKinney II

Age, 32, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville. Chef McKinney was chef and owner of Club Grotto American Bistro, where he received national acclaim for his culinary work over the past decade. He was noted for his signature desserts, utilization of local produce, seafood and wine list. A native of Prestonsburg, Chef McKinney opened his Louisville restaurant in 1993, after owning two restaurants in Lexington. His accompishments in the culinary community included garnering national recognition in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living magazine, Wine Spectator magazine, FoodArts, and numerous food periodicals. He was a frequent guest on the local TV networks as a guest chef. He brought the legendary chef Andre Soltner to Louisville for a local benefit for the Women’s Healing Place and the French Culinary Institute. He volunteered his time and services to numerous organizations, including the March of Dimes, Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies, the American Heart Association, the Junior League of Louisville, the Kentucky Restaurant Association and Community Health & Trust. He was a graduate of St. Xavier High School. Survivors include one daughter, Andrea Monique McKinney of Louisville; his parents, Juanita and James McKinney of Louisville; and grandparents, Sina Blanton of Prestonsburg, and the late Flem Blanton, and George McKinney of Frankfort, and Margaret McKinney of Paris. Funeral services were held at the Blanton Cemetery in Paintsville.

Bertha Barnes 

Age, 89, of Pikeville, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Pikeville Health Care Center following an extended illness. Born on July 18, 1910, in Louisville, the daughter of the late Augusta Thorpe and Napoleon Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Louis Barnes. Survivors include one son, Scrapy Louis Barnes of Pikeville; one brother, Leroy Thompson of Louisville, Mamie Clark of Newport Richie, Florida, Elizabeth Clark of Louisville, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with W. Keith Biddle officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Cook, Christopher Cook, Darrell Compton, Frank Helms, Steve Slone and Jamie Billiter. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Staton, Ralph Scott, Ed Smith, Windle Cline and Rick Meade.

Friday, March 16, 2001

Wallace Hall

Age, 70, of Topmost, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1930, in Knott County, the son of the late Luther and Effie Martin Hall. He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by Island Creek Coal Company. He is survived by one son, Wallace Hall Jr. of Finchville; two daughters, Sandra Kaye Isaac of Louisville, Walletta Gail of Lexington; one brother, Jimmy Hall of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Geronda Hall, Georgene Johnson and Coleen Duncil, all of Kite; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Regular Baptist Church at Kite, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Sam G. DeRossett

Age, 87, of Lima, Ohio, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Born on September 21, 1913, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late John B. DeRossett and Julia Ousley DeRossett. He was a coal miner, and was retired from Clark Equipment. He was a member of the Eagles Arie No. 370, and Lima Moose Lodge. Survivors include three sons, Sam DeRossett of Indianapolis, Indiana, Fred DeRossett of Lyons, New York, John DeRossett II of Newark, New York; one step-son, Jack Wiley of Taylor, Michigan; three daughters, Deloris Jean Campbell of Lima, Ohio, Bessie Mae Swartz of Florissant, County, Sandra Sue Bradley of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Sol DeRossett of Lakeview, Ohio, Harold DeRossett of Spring Arbor, Michigan; two sisters, Annie Jacobs and Shirley Kennedy, both of Rushsylvania, Ohio, 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, seven step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 15, at 2 p.m., at the Siferd Westwood Chapel, with Rev. Howard M. Allison officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio.

Harry Denton Trimble

Age, 37, of Daytona, Beach, Florida, formerly of Canada, died Monday, March 12, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on October 13, 1963, in Pike County, he was the son of Madonna Francisco Trimble of Lexington, and the late Harry Trimble. He was employed as a produce manager at Albertsons Food, and was a member of the Sydney Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Brenda Culpepper of Raleigh, North Carolina and Harriette Gill of Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 16, 1 p.m., at the J. W. Call Funeral Home, with Gary May officiating. Burial will be in the Hunt Family Cemetery at Harold. Active pallbearers will be Mike Thacker, Joe Thornsbury, Chris Williamson, Ed Williamson, Greg Williamson and David Copley.

Michelle M. Fouts

Age, 35, of Justice, Illinois, formerly of Kite, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. She was born January 22, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Drax and Opal Fouts of Justice, Illinois. She was a teacher for Joliet school district No. 204, a 1984 graduate of Maria High School, a 1988 graduate of U.I.C., a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Illinois Committee of Teachers of Mathematics, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother, Ettie Fouts of Kite. Graveside services will be conducted, Friday, March 16, at 11 a.m., at the Ben Hall Cemetery at Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Wednesday, March 14, 2001

D. C. Baker

Age, 80, of Lackey, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. He was born February 17, 1921, in Garrett, the son of the late Dave Baker and Ruthie Boyd Baker. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Hugh Holbrook Mining, a member of the United Steel Workers, the AFL No. 181, the Garrett Chapter of DAV, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Horne Baker. Other survivors include five sons, Paul B. Baker of Wayland, Walter Ray Baker, Ronnie “Moose” Baker and Rodney D. Baker, all of Lackey, Kenneth Lamarr Baker of Printer; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 14, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergymen Chester Varney and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery, at Ivel.

Ernest Sexton 

Age, 80, of Litt Carr, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 27, 1920, in Letcher County, he was the son of the late Sam and Martha Kelly Sexton. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Centers Sexton. Survivors include six sons, Ernest Sexton Jr., of Neon, Eugene Sexton of North Vernon, Indiana, Eddie Sexton of Garrett, Donnie Sexton of Columbus, Indiana, Ronnie Sexton of Kite, Lonnie Sexton of Litt Carr; two daughters, Marlene Callahan of Viper, Janice Ann Waltermire of Columbus, Indiana; two brothers, Lenville Sexton of Colson, Willis Sexton of Detroit, Michigan; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at the Reynolds Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, at Mallie, with Bordis Slone, Paul Watson and Squire Watts officiating. Burial was in the Hale Family Cemetery, at Mallie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Katherine Cooley Prater

Age, 68, of Hueysville, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on April 29, 1932, in Brush Creek, she was the daughter of the late Oak and Rose Cooley. She is survived by her husband, Murl Prater. Other survivors include two sons, Bruce Alan Prater and Daryl F. Prater of Hueysville; three brothers, Toby Cooley and Dorlin Cooley, both of Hueysville, and Irish Cooley of Hippo; two sisters, Helen Prater of Indiana, and Geneva Prater of Hueysville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 14, 3 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jerry Manns and Paul Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Cooley Cemetery, at Hueysville.

Oscar Allen

Age, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at the Highland Regional Medical Center. He was born December 22, 1919, at Prestonsburg, the son of the late Melvin and Lora “Wright” Allen. He was a sign erector with May Sign Company, and later was a maintenance worker with Pikeville College, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Venelia Sammons Allen. Other survivors include one son, Steve Allen of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Sharon Litz of Florence, and Margaret Allen and Linda Wooten, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Taggett Allen of Warsaw, Indiana; one sister, Georgia Allen of Warsaw, Indiana; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 14, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Gethsemane Gardens at Auxier. Pallbearers will be Jason Litz, David Litz, Ronald Wooten, Rod Wooten, Mark Allen and James Allen.

Sadie O. Ratliff

Age, 96, of Allen, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at her residence. She was born March 10, 1905, in Martin, the daughter of the late Billy Lou and Cristina Martin Osborne. She was a member of the Pleasant Home Baptist Church at Water Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Ratliff. She is survived by four daughters, Dixie L. Hyden of Martin, Treva C. Martin of Prestonsburg, Wanda L. Caudill and Barbara R. Tackett, both of Allen; one brother, Barnabas Osborne of Georgia; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 15, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Monday, March 12, 2001

Carney Junior Adkins

Age, 78, of Pikeville, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on June 20, 1922, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Mary Meade and Bob Adkins. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Cowpen Freewill Baptist Church, and a disabled American veteran of World War II. Other survivors include five sons, Terry Adkins and Clancy Adkins, both of Pikeville, Donnie Adkins of Raccoon, Ronnie Adkins of Hurricane Creek, Dennis Adkins of St. Louis, Missouri; three daughters, Beulah Branham of Dry Fork of Shelby, Judy Slone of Betsy Layne, Mary Ellen Smith of Johnson City, Tennessee; two brothers, Luther Adkins of Hurricane Creek, Everett Adkins of Toler Creek; three sisters, Ruby Tulip of Los Angeles, California, Opal Boyd of Pikeville, and Gracie Wilburn of Betsy Layne, 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 11, at 11 a.m., at the Cowpen Freewill Baptist Church, with Wendell Robert Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery, on Hurricane Road, Pikeville, with DAV rites by Johns Creek Chapter 166. Active pallbearers will be Anthony Slone, Mike Slone, Donnie Lee Adkins, Josh Adkins, Steven Adkins, Timmy Adkins, and Terry Adkins Jr.

Friday, March 9, 2001

Glenda Hall Holbrook

Age, 46, of Pinetop, died Thursday, March 1, 2001. She was born October 25, 1954, the daughter of Estill Hall of Kite, and the late Sada Hall. She is survived by her husband, William Holbrook, of Kite. Other survivors include one son, William Darrell Holbrook of Kite; three brothers, Darrell Hall of Whitesburg, James Hall and Charles Hall, both of Kite; two sisters, Nora Grace Everidge of Colson and Neva Francis of Garrett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 4, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church, at Kite, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Family Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Everidge Funeral Home, Whitesburg.

Grover Ousley

Age, 92, of Hippo, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at his residence. He was born January 16, 1910, in Caney Creek, the son of the late Tommy Ousley and Lucy Allen Ousley. He worked for Columbia Gas Company and United Fuel for 26 years, and 16 years for S & H Manufacturing, and was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Gene Ousley of Branford, Florida, Carlos Ousley of Bellevue, Ohio, Jerry Ousley of Hippo, Clarence Ousley of Charlotte, North Carolina; one daughter, Anna Lou Kahnweiler of Los Angeles, California; one sister, Darcus Key of Allen, 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery, at Hippo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

John Edward McCown

Age, 62, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on August 27, 1938, in Floyd County, he was the son of Ida Sword McCown of Pikeville, and the late Allard McCown. He was a retired over-the-road truck driver, and a former Pike County Deputy Sheriff. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Hunt McCown. Other survivors include one brother, Jim McCown of Pikeville and one sister, Virginia “Bug” McCown Ratliff of Southgate, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 10, at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with Tommy Spears officiating. Burial will be in the McCown Family Cemetery, on Island Creek. Serving as pallbearers will be John Blevins, Wendell Williams, Tom Gerke, Dale Ratliff, James Price and Paul Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Hall and John Hall. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family to help with the funeral expenses.

Okie Marie Fraley

Age, 85, of Van Lear, died March 6, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, in Paintsville. Born on December 24, 1915, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Daniels and Mahala Preston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Fraley. Survivors include three sons, Thomas Fraley of East Point, Ronald Fraley and William R. Fraley, both of Van Lear; two daughters, Ruth Butcher and Alpharetta Sue Francis, both of Van Lear; three brothers, Jess Daniels of Cliff, Norton Daniels and Shirley Daniels, both of Thelma; four sisters, Maybeth Fraley of Oceana, West Virginia, and Ethel Penix, Peggy Keeler and Bonnie Skeets, all of Silver Creek, New York; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 9, at 1 p.m., at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Mansford Fannin officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Memorial Gardens, at Williamsport.

Kane Hale

Age, 48, of Harold, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital.
He was born December 12, 1952, at Prestonsburg, the son of Elizabeth Howell Hale of Harold, and the late Glen A. Hale. He was a meter reader with Equitable Resources. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Layne Hale. Other survivors include one son, Landon Kane Hale of Harold; two daughters, Jayneanne Hale of Prestonsburg and Leslie Anne Hale of Harold; one brother, Larry Hale of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three sisters, Clara Friar of Allen, Bessie Maynard of Harold and Glenda Layne of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 9, at 1 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Church of Christ with Tommy Spears officiating. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery at Harold, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Larry Burke, Larry Woods, Kenny Conley, Jimmy Joe Rose, Tim Rice, B. J. Newsome, Bobby Bowersocks and Teddy Ray Tackett. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Hale, Derek Hale, Ray Byron, Jimmy Hale, Willis Ferguson, Jimmy Hall, Jerry Flannery, Danny Ferrell, Jeff Cole, Jimmy Blankenship, Roger Webb, Buddy Howell, Ermel Tackett, Tim Newsome, Tex Mitchell, Leonard Hall, Dean Conn, Randy Kidd, Greg Kidd, Gerald Robinette, Bobby Joe Roberts, Ned Bush, Lloyd Hall, Randy Hale, Ernie Collins, Ralph Little, Bobby King, Philip Tucker, Barry Hall and P.D.

Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Cinda Slone Johnson

Age, 97, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, formerly of Floyd County, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at the Fort Sanders Park West Hospital at Lenoir City, Tennessee. She was born October 7, 1903, at Blue River, the daughter of the late Rube and Elizabeth Ratliff Slone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Johnson. She is survived by two sons, Rube Johnson of Lenoir City, Tennessee, Alex Johnson of Wausen, Ohio; four daughters, Alice Hicks of Alger, Ohio, Pokie Vineyard of Carey, Ohio; Goldie Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, Della Ousley of Willard, Ohio; 30 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 4, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Johnson Family Cemetery at Johnson Fork of Caney Fork of Middle Creek.

Henry Hall

Age, 64, of Oberlin, Ohio, a former New London resident, died Saturday, March 3, at his home. He was born February 11, 1937, in Honaker, the son of the late James David and Maggie Scalf Hall. He moved from Honaker to New London in 1955, and to Oberlin in 1987. He attended the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sisters, Bessie Owens of Oberlin, and Lucille Hamilton of New London; three brothers, Charles Hall of New London, Tommy Hall of Wellington and Delmar Hall of Lorain. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 6, at the Eastman Funeral Home, New London, with Charles Mead of the New London Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Grove Street Cemetery in New London.

Illa T. Branham

Age, 83, of Wayland, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. She was born June 30, 1917, in Knott County, the daughter of the late W.M. Triplett and Melvina Castle Triplett. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and taught at Wayland Grade School for 34 years, where she was employed by the Floyd County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Astor Branham. Survivors include one son, Gary Astor Branham of Wayland; one step-son, Astor Branham Jr. of Eastlake, Ohio; one sister, Norcia Brown of Georgetown; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 7, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Deliverance Church, at Wayland, with the clergymen, J.M. Sloce and Mabry Holbrook, officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Rodney (Hot Rod) Sexton

Age, 33, of Pinetop, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following an automobile accident. Born on November 26, 1967, in Hindman, he was the son of Cartis Sexton of Litt Carr and Josie Robinson Blair of Pinetop. He was an unemployed coal miner. Survivors include two daughters, Kayla Sexton and Heather Sexton, both of Pinetop; one half-brother, C.J. Sexton of Litt Carr; one sister, Louise Sexton of Isom; two half-sisters, Nikki Sexton and Melody Day, both of Litt Carr. He is also survived by his paternal great-grandmother, Hattie Slone Sexton, of Pinetop. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5, at 1 p.m., at the Omaha Bible Church, at Pinetop, with Eston Aburgy, L.C. Slone and Lonnie Sexton officiating. Burial was in the Sexton Cemetery, at Pinetop, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Monday, March 5, 2001

Homer Yates Sr.

Age, 64, of Ecorse, Michigan, formerly of Bevinsville, died Monday, February 26, 2001, at Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan, following an extended illness. Born on May 11, 1936, in Weeksbury, he was the son of the late Will and Siltanie Hall Yates. He was a truck driver for Parcel Delivery Company. He is survived by his wife, Maudie Isaac Yates. Other survivors include three sons, Johnny Arthur Yates, Kenneth Yates and Homer Yates Jr., all of Michigan; three daughters, Deborah Yates, Iris Ryder and Sharon Coleman, all of Michigan; two brothers, Robert Yates of Martin, Donald Yates of Lockport, Illinois; three sisters, Billie Lou Stegall of Hi Hat, Yvonne Webster of Springfield, Ohio, Hazel Hall of Vickery, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 2, at the Martenson Funeral Home, Allen Park, Michigan. (Information, courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home)

Jay Hall

Age, 76, of Argas, Indiana, formerly of Pocatello, Idaho and Warsaw, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 1, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Indiana. Born on July 30, 1924, in Teaberry, he was the son of Wayne and Mary Hall. He was a truck driver at Morgan Drive-Away, Elkhart, Indiana. He was a member of the Early Apostolic Bible Training Center, in Claypool, Indiana. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gilva Newsome. He is survived by one daughter, Rev. Willa Dean Early of Warsaw, Indiana; three sons, Lucky Hall of Utah, Stoney Lee Hall of Warsaw, Indiana, and Coke Hall of Nevada; two brothers, David Hall of Kansas City, Kansas, Merlin Hall of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three sisters, Lizzie Turner of Peru, Indiana, Olive Hamilton of Teaberry, Sally Ellen Young of Ashland; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 5, at 11 a.m., at the Early Apostolic Bible Training Center, Claypool, Indiana, with Rev. W. Dean Early officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana, under direction of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana.

Richard Gibson

Age, 69, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at his residence.
Born on April 21, 1931, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Richard and Aggie Poe Gibson. He had been a resident of Kosciusko county since 1952 and retired from Dalton Foundries Coremaker in 1983. He was also a United States veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Athne Jean Gibson, of Warsaw, Indiana. Other survivors include five sisters, Janie Parsley of Indianapolis, Indiana, Betty Zimmerman of Columbia City, Indiana, Dottie Teeter of North Manchester, Indiana, Joyce Arnett of Warsaw, Indiana, Becky Krocke of Laketon, Indiana; three brothers, Sam Gibson of Scottsburg, Indiana, James Gibson and Charlie Gibson, both of Warsaw, Indiana and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be Monday, March 5, at 2 p.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana, with Chad Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery, Silver Lake, Indiana. Military/graveside services will be conducted by Warsaw American Legion and VFW.

Friday, March 2, 2001

Edna Elvira Gray

Age, 89, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at the Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born April 18, 1911, at Virgie, the daughter of the late Garfield and Cumi “Tackett” Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Gray. Survivors include three brothers, Ireland Johnson of California, Neville Johnson of Dayton, Ohio, and Bert Johnson of Beaver, Ohio; and one sister, Ester Hinchman of Man, West Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 2, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Gilbert F. Storey Sr.

Age, 85, of Gray, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on March 14, 1915, in Washington County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late William and Callie Storey. He was employed by Eastman for 38 years, was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, and a past master of Stinking Creek Masonic Lodge No. 575. He is survived by his wife, Velma Coates Storey. Other survivors include two sons, Gilbert F. Storey Jr. of Paintsville, Rick Storey of Gray, Tennessee; two daughters, Polly Storey of Chicago, Illinois, Patty Nedved of Mitchell, South Dakota; one sister, Hazel Deason of Kingsport, Tennessee; six grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m., at Snyder’s Funeral Home, Gray, Tennessee. Graveside services will be Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m., at Tri Cities Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Jim Gray and Rev. Mark Kinsley officiating. (Information, courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.)

Mexie C. Bates

Age, 82, of Printer, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following a brief illness. She was born May 8, 1918, in Louisa, the daughter of the late Harry Cox and Merle McCown Cox. She was a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church, and attended the Quicksand Pentecostal Church, at Hueysville. Her husband, Jake Bates, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Jake Bates Jr., of Printer; three daughters, Dorothy B. Coon of Scott, New York, Lois Foux of Berkshire, New York, Peggy Burke of Pataskala, Ohio; one half-sister, Edith George of Martin; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Roger Bolen and Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial will be in the Bates Family Cemetery, at Printer.

Monroe Jarvis

Age, 60, of Martin, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on May 31, 1940, in Endicott, he was the son of the late Edgar G. Jarvis and Nellie Endicott Jarvis Dale. He was a retired factory worker. Survivors include five sons, Jerry L. Jarvis of Ivel, Monie Lee Jarvis of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Joshua Glenn Jarvis, Monroe Jarvis Jr., and Arlin Jarvis, all of Endicott; one daughter, Marcia Nelson of Bucklake, Michigan; six brothers, Luther Jarvis of Racoon, Easu Jarvis of Prestonsburg, Jacob Jarvis of Banner, Edgar Jarvis of Tram, Douglas Jarvis of Paintsville, Herman Jarvis of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three sisters, Francis Vanover of Stanville, Alice Graves of Tennessee, Sondra Justice of Betsy Layne; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Birkey Lewis and George David Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Nola Arrowood Jennings

Age, 91, of Drift, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born November 21, 1909, in Meally, the daughter of the late Willie K. Arrowood and Rose Preston Arrowood. She was a member of the Baptist Church, at Meally. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jennings. Survivors include one son, Bill Mac Jennings of Polar Grove, Illinois; one brother, Bill Arrowood of Drift; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Opal Bush Conn

Age, 85, of Harold, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. She was born January 22, 1916, in Toler Creek, the daughter of the late Webster Bush and Annie Clark Bush. She was a school teacher, worked at the Food Stamp Office, was a former timekeeper at the county garage, and was a member of the Lower Toler Church of Christ, at Harold. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Conn. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Ann Tackett of Harold, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Upper Toler Church of Christ, at Harold, with the clergyman, James Hubert Harmon, officiating. Burial will be in the Bobby Joe Conn Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Orville Elliott

Age, 88, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Born on November 27, 1912, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late William Elliott and Sara Jane Rose Elliot. He was a grain farmer and was a resident of Kosciusko County since 1956; a member of the Frances Slocum Trail Riders Club in Peru, Indiana, and a Horse Trader. His wife, Mary B. Stephens Elliott, preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Blair of Warsaw, Indiana, Linda Justice of Milford, Indiana; five sons, John Elliott and Henry Elliott, both of Warsaw, Indiana, James Elliott of Etna Green, Indiana, Tommy Elliott of Tennessee, Bill Elliott of Claypool, Indiana; one sister, Rosie Robinson of West Prestonsburg, 31 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 13, at 1 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, with Reverend Jasper Blake officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.

Maryland “Burl” Joseph

Age, 61, of Martin, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born May 17, 1939, at Prestonsburg, the son of the late Corbin and Crecie Prater Joseph. He was a retired Sargeant Major with the United States Army, a member of the Blue River Baptist Church, a life member of the DAV Chapter 18 of Auxier, and a member of the VFW of Martin. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Dove Joseph. Other survivors include one son, Burl Vernon Joseph of Bel Air, Maryland; one daughter, Marjorie Joseph of Forest Hill, Maryland; one brother, Hershel Joseph of Van Lear; and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 2, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Gethsemane Gardens at Auxier.

Ralph Owens

Age, 56, of Burkesville, formerly of Helena, Ohio, and Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at T.J. Samson Community in Glasgow. Born on December 31, 1944, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Butler and Ina Webb Owens. He was a retired Chrysler Corporation employee and of the Protestant faith. He is survived by his wife, Mary Snyder Owens. Other survivors include three sons, Glenn Owens of Rising Sun, Ohio, Joey Owens of Burkesville, and Jamie Owens of Helena, Ohio; a daughter, Linda Owens of Pemberville, Ohio; two brothers, Roy Owens and Troy Owens both of Blue River; three sisters, Mabel Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Elsie Rahrig of Blue River, and Brenda Shepard of David. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 24, in Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, Burkesville, with Gary Cash officiating. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Tom Reed, Jim Harris, Jeff Mowers, Dale Rife, Darrell Davis and Durwood Bard. An honorary pallbearer was Lloyd Smith.