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March 2005

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Julia Ann Boyd

Age, 71, of Banner, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born July 31, 1933, in Auxier, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Slone Meeks. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Boyd. Other survivors include two sons: Tony Lee Boyd of Pikeville, and Stephen Craig Boyd of Frankfort; a daughter, Anna Meade of Radcliff; two brothers: Johnny Meeks of Mobile, Alabama, and Homer Meeks of Oceana, West Virginia; a sister, Betty Lou Tipton of New Port Richey, Florida; grandchildren: Kristopher, Brian, and Mickey; and great-grandchildren: Jonathan and Joshua. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Earl Meeks. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Richard Kelly officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Banner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Charles E. Chaffins

Age, 67, of Garrett, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. Born June 27, 1937, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Elisha and Ida Mae Conley Chaffins. He was a retired coal miner; a member of the U.M.W.A. District 17; a member of Masonic Lodge 869, in Wayland; and a member of the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church, in Garrett. He is survived by his wife, Sadie L. Hicks Chaffins. Other survivors include three sons: Terry Chaffins of Garrett, Danny Stutzman of Dunn, North Carolina, and Charles Dwayne Chaffins of Maysville; a sister, Pauline Hall of Mansfield, Ohio; six grandchildren; and three grandchildren at heart: Jared Michael, Christopher and Amber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Chaffins; and a sister, Imogene Chaffins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m., at the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church, at Garrett, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, at Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, in Martin, and nightly services were held at 7 p.m. Masonic rites were conducted at 5 p.m., Saturday, by Wayland Lodge No. 869

Dickie Davis (Paul Richard) Wallace

Age, 55, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 13, 1949, in Willard, Ohio, he was the son of Donna Jean Bolen Moore of David; and the late Burt Davis. Survivors include two sons: Mark Wallace (wife, Donetta) of Hueysville, and Chad Wallace of Blue River; two daughters: Ginger Price (husband, Brad) of Staffordsville, and Lisa Nelson (husband, Greg) of Dwale; a brother, Tim Davis of Hippo; three sisters: Mary Lou Burke and Laura Davis, both of David, and Vonda Brown of Hippo; and seven grandchildren: Lauren Price, Sarah Price, Kelsey Price, Lakyn Wallace, Amelia Wallace, Katelyn Nelson and Abby Nelson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 21, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Sterlin Bolen, Randy Osborne, Jerry Manns, Vick Ray Davis, and Kevin Davis officiating. Burial was in the Hicks Family Cemetery, at Hippo, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, with nightly services at 7 p.m. Active pallbearers: Brandon Spencer, Delanie (Bush Hog) Davis, Justin Brown, Brad Price, Chris Goble, Timmy Bert Davis and Shawn Davis

Virgil Hall Jr.

Age, 61, of Wheelwright, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 6, 1944, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Virgil and Beatrice Hall. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Little Hall. Other survivors include his sons: Virgil David Hall of Prestonsburg, and Rodney Hall of Wheelwright; two daughters: Sherri Ann Newsome of Melvin, and Cassandra Jane Hall of Wheelwright; one brother, Kenny Meade of Bevinsville; and two grandchildren: Derek Newsome, and Braxton Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Methodist Church, with Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Will Hall Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Alberta Isaac

Age, 43, of Kite, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born October 20,1961, in Whitesburg, she was the daughter of Mildred Johnson Isaac of Kite, and the late Albert Isaac. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two brothers: Darrell Isaac, and David Isaac, both of Kite; one sister, Janice Clemons, (husband, Odis), of Kite; one niece: Odessa; and one nephew, Mickey. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jessie Ray Isaac. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church, at Kite, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Ben Hall Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Ray Layne

Age 80, of Dema, husband of Mary Slone Layne, passed away Monday, March 21, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born June 9, 1924, in Dema, the son of the late Ben Layne and Elizabeth Terry Layne. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA Local No. 1741, James W. Alley Masonic Lodge, No. 869, Wayland, Scottish Rite Freemasonary of Lexington, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Mary; one daughter, Veronica Layne (Bill) Hall of Dana; two daughters: Margaret S. (Cecil) Edwards of Middletown, Ohio, and Carroll C. O'Kelley of Panama City Beach, Florida; one step-daughter-in-law, Mary Alice Casebolt of Mt. Hope, West Virginia; one step-son, Lowell T. (Edna) Casebolt of Somerset; six sisters: Verna Mae (F.H.) Lax of Murray, Sue Eastridge of Lebanon, Hassie Hall of Winchester, Lucille (Earl) Haywood of Benton, Norma Jean Odgen of Taylor, Michigan, and Leslie Martin of Morehead; one granddaughter, Rebecca Tuttle (David) Lester of Mt. Sterling; six step-grandchildren, 14 step-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Olive Martin Layne; and one step-son, James R. Casebolt. Funeral services for Ray Layne will be conducted Friday, March 25, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery, in Dema, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Masonic services will be Thursday evening, at 6 p.m.

Pat Moore

Age, 72, of Allen, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at his residence. Born December 19, 1932, in Logan, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Woodie and Millie Dotson Moore. He was a disabled laborer, and a Prestonsburg Senior Citizen. He is survived by his wife, Helen Smith Moore. Other survivors include a son, Pat Hensley of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters: Carolyn Russo of Cleveland, Ohio, and Christina Lynn Reed of Prestonsburg; a step-son, Jonathan Wendell Newsome of Middleport, Ohio; three step-daughters: April Dawn Collins of Ashland, Donna Louise Ellis of Nippa, and Jenny Elizabeth Adams of Salyersville; a sister, Ruth Moore, of Cheshire, Ohio; and several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lawrence (Larry) Moore; two brothers: Raymond Moore, and Carl Moore; and a sister, Gladys Kacsor. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 25, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Reverend William Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in the Long John Shepherd Cemetery, at David, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Ova B. Wilson Music

Age 96, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Riverview Health Care Center. Born on September 11, 1908, in Oneida, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Mart Wilson and Dora Litton Wilson. She was a homemaker, a former cook at the Prestonsburg General Hospital, and Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She attended the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Paris Music, who died October 5, 1984. Survivors include one daughter, Betty L. Bays of Prestonsburg; one brother, Alfred Wilson of Inverness, Florida; a sister, Coleen Slone of Warsaw, Indiana; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Sturgill; and one brother, Woodrow Wilson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders David "Burnsey" Mollette, Johnny Mullette, and Hobert Eugene May officiating. Interment will be in the Government Relocation Cemetery, at Auxier. Visitation is Friday, 1 p.m., until 9 p.m. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers: James Sturgill, Johnny Sturgill, Kevin Sturgill, James Bays, Michael Bays, Jim Gillespie, Chris Sturgill and Jonathan Gillespie.

Mae Slone

Age, 79, of Wheelwright, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her residence. Born May 5, 1925, in Pippa Passes, she was the daughter of the late John and Bell Slone Sparkman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Jacks Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Slone. Survivors include two sons: David Neal Slone and Willie Slone Jr., both of Wheelwright; five daughters: Janivie Hall, Jeraldine Johnson, Ruby Johnson and Emogene Engle, all of Wheelwright; and Christine Johnson of Melvin; three brothers: Wiley Sparkman of Melvin, and Willie Sparkman and Albert Sparkman, both of Pippa Passes; a sister, Verdie Huff of Topmost; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Robert Slone and Arie T. Slone; two brothers: Arie Sparkman and Adam Sparkman; and three sisters: June Sparkman, Geneva Sparkman, and Dally Sparkman. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Jacks Creek, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, (Branham Hollow), in Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 7 p.m.

Kaitlyn Nashae Tackett

Age, 18 days old, of Galveston, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Born March 2, 2005, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of Stevie Joe Tackett and Franchesca Case, both of Galveston. Other survivors include a sister, Nataleigh Williamson of Pikeville; her grandparents: Rickey Case of Harold, and Tammy Case of Pikeville; and Stevie and Jamie Tackett of Galveston; her great-grandparents: George and Loraine Howell of Pikeville; Frankie Case of Harold; James and Phoebe Luster of Pikeville; and Polly Tackett of Pikeville; her great-great-grandfather, Bennie Tackett of Galveston; and several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers: Burt Case and Tony Tackett; and her great-great-grandmother, Sola Tackett. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tommy Spears officiating. Burial will be in the Robert Hall Cemetery, at Branhams Creek, in Galveston, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ersey Williams

Age, 74, of Bevinsville, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born April 12, 1930, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Clearcy Hall. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Jacks Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Williams. Survivors include two sons: Samuel L. Williams of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Curtis Williams of Bevinsville; three daughters: Annette Mullins of Auxier, and Evetta Smallwood and Teresa Johnson, both of Wheelwright; a brother, Ted Hall of Huntington, Indiana; four sisters: Maggie Slone of Indiana, Susanna Johnson of Huntington, Indiana, Ora Tackett of Bevinsville, and Mary Lou Branham of Minnie; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Dudley Williams and James (Mink) Williams; a daughter, Stella Mae Williams; five brothers: Arthur Hall, William Hall, Banks Hall, Edward Hall, and Donald Gene Hall; and two sisters: Madge Hall, and Margie Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 24, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Jacks Creek, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Cook Cemetery, (Frozen), at Jacks Creek, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m.