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Taken from the Floyd County Times Dated

May 5, 1999

Letisha Michelle Yates

Age 19, of Eastern, died Friday, April 30, 1999, in Martin. She was born November 30, 1979, in Morristown, Tennessee, the daughter of Donald Ray Yates and Judy Kaye Anderson Yates, of Eastern. She was a student at Prestonsburg Community College, part-time Wal-Mart employee, a member of the Kentucky National Guard. She attended Praise Assembly of God in Prestonsburg. Survivors, other than her par- ents, include one sister, Loretta Darlene Crace of Huntington, West Virginia; paternal grandparents, Dora Evelyn Willis Yates of Del Rio, Tennessee, and maternal grandparents, Ollie James Anderson and Janvee Ball Anderson of Myra. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, at 2 p.m., at the Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Del Rio, Tennessee, with Rev. Bill Murr officiating. Local services were Monday, May 3, at 3 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. J.M. Sloce officiating. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery, Del Rio, Tennessee

Hencle Wright

Age 82, of Frenchburg, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Elkhorn City, after a sudden illness. He was born May 12,. 1916, at Praise, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Miranda (Anderson) Wright. He was a retired factory worker, a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in W.W. II, a mere- her of the D.A.V. Chapter No. 140 at Elkhorn City. He is survived by three brothers Cecil Wright of Cleveland, Tennessee, Sterling Wright of Mousie, William Wright of Pikeville; one sister, Thelma Hampton of Virgie. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Teddy Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Wright Family Cemetery at Elkhom City

John L. Conn

Age 69, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, May 1, in the Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was born January 6, 1930, in Ivel, the son of the late George and Ruth Layne Conn. He was a retired salesman and army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hall Conn. Other survivors include three sons, Byron Conn, John D. Conn, Michael Conn all of Spartanburg, South Carolina; one brother, Jimmy Conn of Allen; one sister, Alpha Thompson of Eau Gallie, Florida, and three grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Conn Cemetery at Ivel

Linda C. Smith

Age 47, of St. Marys, Ohio, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Jt. Twp. Dist. Mem. Hospital, St. Mary's Ohio. She died unexpectedly of complications fol- lowing surgery. Born October 5, 1951 in Mousie, she was the daughter of Manis Hicks of St. Marys, Ohio, 'and the late Emma Jean (Slone) Hicks. Her husband, Douglas E. Smith, preceded her in death. Survivors, other than her father, include one son, Michael A. Brock of St. Marys, Ohio; one daughter, Cindy L. Brock of St. Marys, Ohio; three brothers, David G. Hicks, of St. Marys, Ohio, Randy Hicks of Hueysville, Jimmy D. Hicks, of Garrett; two sisters, Margie Hughes and Debbie Owens, both of Garrett. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 6, at the Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys Ohio, with Rufus Slone and other Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery at St. Mary's Ohio

Chalmer Slone

Age 75, of Dema, died April 26, 1999, at his home. He was born in Wayland, on August 23, 1923, to Jake and Mindy Slone. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Jacobs Slone; two sons, Celdene Slone of Dema and Carl Slone of Hindman; six daughters, Christine Slone of Kendallville, Indiana, Phyllis Slone of Sitka, and Geraldine Slone, Wanda Watkins, Judith Cram and Ivalean Smith, all of Dema; three brothers, Mashell Slone of Louisville, Devert Slone of Wheelwright and Hershal Slone of Mayton; two sisters, Lydia Hall of Topmost and Delta Owens of Prestonsburg; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 29, at the Mt. Olive Regular Baptist Church at Pippa Passes, with Clyde Jacobs, Emmitt Slone and Kelly Slone officiating. Burial was in the Jimmy Slone Cemetery at Pippa Passes

Judy Lee Sparkman

Age 29, of Mousie, died April 28, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center at Hazard. She was born in Martin, on August 2, 1969, to Joe Sparkman and Beva Lee Huff Sparkman. She is survived by her mother, Beva Lee Sparkman; one son, Evan Tyler Sparkman of Mousie; two brothers, Bill Sparkman of Kenton, Ohio and Mike Sparkman of Mousie; three sisters, Joann Hall of Mousie, Donna Sparkman of Bowling Green, Ohio and T.J. Calhoun of Kite. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 1, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Roger Hicks, Coy Combs and Kelly Slone officiating. Burial was in the Joe Sparkman Cemetery at Mousie

Otha Mae Thornsberry

Age 79, of Martin, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at the H R M C, Prestonsburg. She was born April 23, 1920, in LaFollette, Tennessee, the daughter of the late John H. Brock and Samantha Huddleston Brock. She was a member of the Church of God at Burton. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Thornsberry. Other survivors include three sons, Larry Thornsberry and Terry Thornsberry, both of Martin, Sonny Thornsberry of Niceville, Florida; one brother, Charles William Brock of Shacklefords, Virginia; four sisters, Geraldine Osborne of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Rosemarie Hall of Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee, Mary Adkins of Walnut Grove, Georgia, Geneva Beatty of Blairville, Georgia, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel

Joe H. Hobbs

Age 80,  died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, in a local hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Lookout Valley. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps and having flown 61 missions and 216 hours. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of Wayland High. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn S. Hobbs; two stepsons, Gary Brown of Chattanooga, and Chuck Brown of Birmingham, Alabama; three sisters, Alda Gibson of Langley, Tula Turner of Allen, and Lois Gault of Chattanooga; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

Elmer B. Wolverton

Age 87, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. He was born October 7, 1911, in Trenton, Oklahoma, a son of the late Jamos and Amanda Thomas Wolverton. He was a retired electrician and a member of the Mynhier Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of Wheaton, Illinois. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Illinois. Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Baldridge of Prestonsburg, Judith Glazier of Barrington, Illinois, Joann Slatalla of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; two brothers, Marvin Wolverton of Birmingham, Alabama, Oren Wolverton of Old Town, Florida, nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 5, at 2 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jerry Mamas officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Vaughn Salisbury Roberts

Age 78, of Harold, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at the Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on August 27, 1921, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Kate Mead Salisbury and Charles Wesley Salisbury. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Catherine Spradlin, and Erica Roberts, both of Harold and Sandra Dee Branham of Virgie; one brother, Corbit Salisbury of Lower Johns Creek; and six grandchildren. Burial was in the Bush Cemetery at Harold

Vela M. Horn

Age 90, of St. Mary's, Ohio, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Valley Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness, She was born February 15, 1909, in Ligon, the daughter of the late Beverly and Rilda (Henson) McCown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Horn. Survivors include two daughters, Marcella Stumbo of Plano, Illinois, Norma McMurray of St. Mary's, Ohio; one son, Ted Horn of St. Marys, Ohio; two sisters, Mazie May of Detroit, Michigan, Etta Bell Smith of Shalimar, Florida; 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 3, at the Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Mary's Ohio

Clive Case

Age 66, of McDowell, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended ill- ness. Born June 5, 1932, in Jump, he was the son of the late Goble and Anna Gladys Compton Case. He was a retired coal miner, welder, electrician, a member of the U.M.W.A., Local No. 1741 of Wayland, a U.S. Army veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Lions Club of McDowell. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Ann Turner Case; two daughters, Patsy Lynn Swiger of Eastern, Carol Ann Case of McDowell; two sisters, Irene Hall and Betty Jo Shepherd, both of Hunter; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with ministers of the Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell

Nick Jurich

Age 79, of Fox Road, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, died Thursday, April 29, at his home. He was born May 25, [919, in Letcher County, to Lubin and Katherine Strelc Jurich. He was a member of Yadkin Valley Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Army, served during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a lifelong member of the Jenkins, Kentucky Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Levon Davis Jurich. Other survivors include two sons, Dr. Roger Jurich of Paintsville and Steve Jurich of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; one daughter, Ann Anderson of Birmingham, Alabama; one sister, Ann Brown of Lexington; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 1, at 2 p.m., at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church in Wilkesboro with Rev. Robert Harless officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery

Georgia L. Little

Age 55, formerly of Caney Creek, died April 30, 1999, at the University of Michigan Hospital, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born March 20, 1944, in Stuart, the daughter of the late Henry Little and Wyoming Tackett Little. She is survived by her husband; three brothers, Willis Little of Wayne, Michigan, Lloyd Little of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Donlin Little of Adrian, Michigan; two sisters, Barbara Nixon of Ormond Beach, Florida and Carolyn Hamilton of Betsy Layne. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Caney Creek Regular Baptist Church. Interment was in the Reese Branham Cemetery at Esco

James Edward O'Bryan

Age 50, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, April 30, 1999, in Martin. He was born June 20, 1948, in McDowell, the son of Katherine Wright Newman, of Martin, and the late Fred O'Bryan. He was a retired General Motors employee, a Vietnam Army Veteran, and a member of the Church of God in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Survivors, other than his mother, include two sons, James Edward O'Bryan II, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Jonathan O'Bryan of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Tanya Slifco of New Boston, Michigan; one brother, Bobby O'Bryan of New Whiteland, Indiana; two sisters, Brenda McKenzie of Louisa, Cathy Ousley of Martin, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 5, at noon in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with Russ Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Thelma Merritt

Age 61, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at her residence at Prestonsburg, following a brief illness. Born September 8, 1937, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Arziona Nunnery Fraley of Tram, and the late Pearl Fraley. She was secretary for the Floyd County Soil Conservation District, and a member of the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Billy Menitt of Prestonsburg. Other survivors include one son, Clyde E. DeRossett of Emma; three step-sons, Roger Merritt of Marquette, Michigan, Don Merritt of Clinton, Michigan and Ron Merritt of Manchester, Michigan; one step-daughter, Glenda Sue Hood . of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; three brothers, Bill Fraley of Emma, Bob Fraley of Tram and Jack Fraley of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one sister, Ida Webb of Dwale; 10 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren, Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 5, at l p.m., at the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church with Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Weddington Cemetery at Emma

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jane Meade

Age 80, of Dema, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital at Martin. She was bom in Knott County, on February 19, 1919, the daughter of the late James Jones and Margaret Newsome Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Muncie Meade. She is survived by five sons, Muncie Meade Jr. of Dema, Eugene Meade of Indiana, Eddie Meade of Michigan, Randy Meade of Florida and Ned Meade of Bevinsville; 11 daughters, Barbara Nolan of New York, Zetta Kitch of Crittenden, Mary Waukchen of Raven, Louise King of Kite, Ogie Slone of Ligon, Dottie Meade of Dema, Minnie LaBresh of Michigan, Debbie Slone of Raven, Sonja Holbrook of Dema, Janet Meade of Dema, and MeloDee Spink of Dema; one sister, Martha Freno of Florida; 41 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 3, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Buddy Jones and George Kestel officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Dema

Alice M. McCoy

Age 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Auburn Manor Nursing Home. She was bom on December 3, 1909, in Floyd County, the daughter of Thomas and Adda Scalf Crum. She attended East Monroe Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Beatrice Shonkwiler of Lodi, Ohio, Ellen VanDyne of Washington, Court House, Ohio; ' one son, James T. McCoy of Ecletic, Alabama; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m., in the Wellman-Kinzer Funeral Home, Washington Court House, Ohio, with Rev. Don Bock officiating and burial in the White Oak Grove Cemetery.

Clinnon Brown

Age 74, of Printer, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at his residence, He wasbornMarch24, 1925, in Weeksbury, the. son of the late Andrew Brown and Lucy Jones Brown. He was a retired General Motors employee and a World War II veteran. During service, he received a purple heart, Survivors include one son, Kenny Brown of Mesquite, Texas; one daughter, Sheila Ann Jamison of Moore, Oklahoma; one brother, Harlis Brown of Mason, Ohio; three sisters, Monnie Dye of Printer, Myrtle Burchwell of Mason, Ohio, Malta Cruey of Columbus, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 6, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Price

Susan M. Hackworth

Age 74, of Ada, Ohio, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at her residence, Born December 14, 1924, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late James and Nan Minnix Harmon. She was retired from Hal and Jeans Restaurant in Ada, Ohio where she was a cook for 15 years, a member of the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church of Lafayette, Ohio and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ada Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 938, of Ada, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Hackworth. Survivors include two daughters, Diane Spradlin of Lima, Ohio, Vicki Wolke of Ada, Ohio; two sisters, Leona Burke of Warsaw, Indiana, Edith Frey of Columbia City, Indiana; one granddaughter and two grandsons; four great-grandsons and one great-grand-daughter, Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada, Ohio with Rev. Tim Douglas and Rev. Ellis Puckett officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada, Ohio

Rosa Campbell Oney

Age 86, of Grethel, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born December 13, 1912, in Mousie, the daughter of the late Copper John Campbell and Eliza Wicker Campbell. She was a member of the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church at Mousie, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reece Oney. Survivors include five sons, Billy Ray Oney of Sumter, South Carolina, Donald Doyle Oney of Auburn, Washington, Jerry Trenton Oney of Manassas, Virginia, James Elmo Oney of Louisville, Larry Edward Oney of Shepherdsville; two daughters, Ethel Beth Doyle of Westerville, Ohio, Rita Ann Greiser of Hendersonville, North Carolina; one sister, Alpha Sturgill of Larkslane, 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 3, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial was in the Turner Campbell Cemetery at Mousie

Ruby Oppenheimer Clark

Age 80, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at H R M C, following an extended illness. Born January 28, 1919, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Johnson Oppenheimer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Clark, on July 14, 1997. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, and the Eastern Star Adah Chapter No. 24, where she has served as a Worthy Matron. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ann Burchett of Prestonsburg; one brother, Karl Oppenheimer of Ashland; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 5, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Harold Dorsey and Rev. Wayne Sayer officiating. Burial will be in the Porter Cemetery in Prestonsburg

May 7, 1999

Ruby Irene Bryant 

Age  45, of Robinson Creek, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at her residence. She wasbomAugust3, 1953, at Jelico, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Earl Bryant and Pearlie Carter Bryant. She is survived by two sons, Rodney Bryant of Robinson Creek, Roy Bryant Jr. of Peru, Indiana; one daughter, Robin Coleman of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three brothers, Delbert Bryant, Robert Bryant, of Whitley City, Albert Bryant, all of Whifiey City; two sisters, Earnie Cooper of Whitley City, Orpha Miller of Corbin; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m., at the Robinson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church with Mike Justice, Paul Younce and Dewey Roberts officiating. Interment will be in the Taylor Ridge Cemetery at Whitley City.

Rosa Campbell Oney 

Age  86, of Garrett, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born December 13, 1912, in Mousie, the daughter of the late Copper John Campbell and Eliza Wicker Campbell. She was a member of the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church at Mousie, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reece Oney. Survivors include five sons, Billy Ray Oney of Sumter, South Carolina, Donald Doyle Oney of Auburn, Washington, Jerry Trenton Oney of Manassas, Virginia, James Elmo Oney of Louisville, Larry Edward Oney of Shepherdsville; two daughters, Ethel Beth Boyle of Westerville, Ohio, Rita Ann Greiser of Hendersonville, North Carolina; one sister, Alpha Sturgill of Larkslane, 24 grandchildren and 34great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Reece Oney Jr.; four brothers, John E. Campbell, Turner Campbell, Sam Campbell and Harry Campbell; three sisters, Anna Lowe, Ruby Wallace and Lillie Oney. Funeral services were con- ducted Monday, May 3, at 1 pm., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial was in the Turner Campbell Cemetery at Mousie.

James F. "Jimbo" Tussey Jr. 

Age  27, of Adams, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Three River Medical Center. Born February 15, 1972 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, he was the son of Dianne Bailey Tussey of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and the late James F. Tussey. He was disabled due to an auto- mobile accident. Survivors other than his mother, include five sisters, Laura Cox of Holly, Michigan, Tonya Bitnar of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Teresa Scott of Prestonsburg, Aliceia Bailey of Warfield, and Shirley Moore of Tomahawk; three brothers, DiAnagnan Wayne Tussey of Ypsilanti, Michigan, James Sester of Warfield, and Tim Sester of Charlotte, North Carolina; and his great-grandfather, James Hall of Adams. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 8, at I p.m., at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, with pastor Donald Cox and pastor Paul Stepp officiating. Burial will be in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa.

John L. Conn 

Age  69, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, May 1, in the Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was born January 6, 1930, in Ivel, the son of the late George and Ruth Layne Conn. He was a retired salesman and army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hall Conn. Other survivors include three sons, Byron Conn, John D. Conn, Michael Conn all of Spartanburg, South Carolina; two brothers, Jimmy Conn of Allen and Charles "Bob" Conn of Ivel; one sister, Alpha Thompson of Eau Gallie, Florida, and three grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Conn Cemetery at Ivel, with Jeff Conn officiating. 

Leighton James "Jimmy" Sanders 

Age  54, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at VA Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born November 19, 1944, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late James W. and Corrie Shuford Sanders. He was a disabled x-ray technician for McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of the Lighthouse Temple at Wheelwright. Survivors include one daughter, Carla Scheider of Minnetonka, Minnesota; two sisters, Brenda A Taylor and Judith Hutton, both of Wheelwright. Funeral services will be Friday, May 7, at 1 p.m., at the Lighthouse Temple, with Elder Roy Cosby officiating. Burial will be in the Peaceful Gardens Cemetery at Wheelwright.

Mae Lucas 

Age 71, of Ligon, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a extended ill- ness. Born on February 1, 1928, in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late Duran and Nancy Bentley Hamilton. She was a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur T. Lucas. Survivors include three sons; Phillip Lucas of Oil Springs, Dewey R. Lucas of Lincoln Park, Michigan, Jerry Lucas of Ligon; one step-son, Bill Fraley of Lexington; one daughter, Janice Parker of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Delmar Hamilton of Gahanna, Ohio; one sister, Irene Spradlin of Columbus, Ohio; 7 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Louis Ferrari and Jim Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery at Ligon.

May 12, 1999

Carl Adkins

Age 91, of Highland Terrace, Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at HRMC, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born November 16, 1907, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Bud and Cora Spears Adkins. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Byrd Kidd Adkins. Survivors include four sons, Bertee Adkins of Richmond, Emmitt Adkins of North Branch, Michigan, Charles Adkins of Harold and Ray Adkins of Van Lear; one daughter, Helen George of Perris, California; two brothers, Sisco Adkins of Allen and Harold Adkins of Albion, Michigan; three sisters, Della Crum, Dakota Crum Conn and Nova Conn, all of Martin; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. ; Funeral services were Monday, 'Way 10, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Frank Kidd Jr. officiating, Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Deeve Campbell

Age 79, of Corn Fork, Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at his residence fol lowing an extended illness. He was born April 1, 1920, in Floyd County, the son of the late Karl and Thelma GoNe Campbell. He was a member of the Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Amy Ratliff Campbell, preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons: Darrell Campbell and Ray Campbell, both of Prestonsburg, and Bobby Campbell of Tucson, Arizona; two daughters, Judy Prater of Prestonsburg and Alphleda Wilson of Lexington; one brother, Arnold Campbell of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Edna Harris, Amy Spears and Rivia Ousley, all of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Music officiating. Burial will be in the Campbell- Ratliff Cemetery at Corn Fork

Earnest Tackett

Age 39, of Wheelwright, died Monday, June 10, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on August 1, 1959, in Letcher County, he was the son of Verlie Wright Tackett and the late Willie Tackett. He was disabled. Survivors include four brothers, Willie Allen Tackett of Portland, Tennessee, Jackie Tackett of Martin, Gary Tackett of Weeksbury, Jerry Keith Tackett of Ligon; four sisters, Linda Fowler of Romulus, Michigan, Cinda Thornsbury of Harlan, Deanna Mullins and Kathy Hall, both of Bevinsville. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, May 13, at noon, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church with Louis Sandlin and Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the W.R. Hall Cemetery.

David B. Skeans

Age 55, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Martin, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born July 15, 1943, in Martin, he was the son of the late Sammie Ray and Rebecca DeRossett Skeans. He was a gas company employee. Survivors include his wife, Ginny Skeans; three sons, Gary Cooper of Georgia, Jimmy Cooper of Marquette, Michigan, and David Skeans of Canton, Michigan; two daughters, Becca Collins Kehrli of Dallas, Texas, and Louise Rubel of Milan, Michigan; two brothers, Kenneth Skeans of Morehead and Frank Skeans of Georgetown; one sister, Virginia Martin of Martin; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 10, at 11 a.m., at the Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Raleigh K. Rice

Age 97, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at HRMC following a brief illness. Bom May 11, 1901, at Little Paint, he was the son of the late Samuel G. and Rebecca Leake Rice. He was a former coal miner and was last employed with Princess Elkhom Coal Company at David. He was a member of the Little Paint First Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dialpha Robirlson Rice. He is survived by three sons; Russell, Montie, and Jack Rice, all of East Point; one daughter, Emma Leah Bullock of Benson, Arizona; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Cemetery at Little Paint.

Joan White Parker Girz

Age 64, of Toler, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in Huntington, West Virginia. Born May 21, 1935, in Freeburn, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ressie White Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Girz. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Moose Lodge of Williamson. She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sayraf of Ann Arbor, Michigan; foster daughter, Roberta Lotter of Rosamond, California; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 13, at noon, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Phelps Chapel, with Rev. Dewitt Furrow officiating. Burial was in the Blair Family Cemetery at Pikeville.

Astor B. Crider

Age 75, formerly of Salem, Ohio, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at the Essex of Salem I. Born December 5, 1923, in Germantown, he was the son of the late Francis M. and Dixie (Spears) Crider. He was a WW II Army veteran and had been employed for Eljers Plumbingware as an enamel inspector for thirty years, He is survived by his daughter, Jeanette Jean Ball of Rochester, New York, a son, Darrel D. Crider of Rochester, New York; two sisters, Jeanette Fraiser and Nola Stepp, both of Prestonsburg; a brother, Jack Crider of East Point, and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Norman, John, and Walter. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home, in Salem, Ohio.

Otto Greer

Age 79, of Betsy Layne, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness, Born February 1, 1920, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Oscar and Laura Ward Greer He was a welder with Brandeis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Wilcox Greer. Survivors include two sons, James Greer of Phoenix, Arizona, and Greg Greer; one stepson, Charles McKinney of Chicago, Illinois; one stepdaughter, Connie Lynn Bays of Prestonsburg; one brother, Ishmael Greer of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Home Cemetery at Bays Branch.

Donna Faye Johnson

Age 62, of North Webster, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, following an extended illness. Bom May 16, 1936, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Naomi Osborne Franklin. Survivors include her husband, Carl Johnson; one son, Randy Carl Johnson of .Prestonsburg; one daughter, Sandra Renay Johnson of North Manchester, Indiana:, two brothers, Curtis Lee Osborne and Derwin Chandler Osborne of Saint Augustine, Florida; three sisters, Suzetta Tackett of Saint Augustine, Florida, Louetta Johnson of Weeksbury and Noriene Ward of Ashland; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Roland Hunt

Age 75, of Banner, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at HRMC, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness, Bom November 12, 1923, at Ivel, he was the son of the late John B. Hunt and Sarah Lewis Hunt. Survivors include his wife; Helen "Beatrice" Lewis Hunt; one son, Robert Hunt of Stanville; one daughter, Helene Spradlin of Marion, Ohio; two brothers, George Hunt of Stanville and Harvey Hunt of Tram; five sisters, Laura Akers and Eulavine Gunnels, both of Stanville, Callie Cecil of Spring Hill, Florida, Ruby Hunt of Westland, Michigan, Ocie Peffery of Holiday, Florida; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 10, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clergymen Belmont Johnson and James Harmon officiating, Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Hershell Lee Pennington

Age 77, of Beaver, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. , Born March 1, 1922, in I,ashmeet, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Wiley and Bessie Honaker Pennington. He was a disabled coal miner and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Beatrice Stewart Pennington; four sons, Hershell Lee Pennington Jr. of Garden City, Michigan, Danny Ray Pennington of Bevinsville,. Gary Dean Pennington of Brownville, Tennessee, and Dwight Pennington of Melvin; three daughters, Cheryl Johnson of Weeksbury, and Judy Blankenship and Connie Platkus, both of Ligon; four brothers, Elza Pennington and Clarence Pennington, both of Romulus, Michigan, and Donald Pennington and Milford Pennington, both of Ohio; three sisters, Ethel Littleton of Columbus, Ohio, Francis Stanley of Hilliard, Ohio, and Thelma McCown of Romulus, Michigan; 28 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 12, at noon, at the Upper Burton Free Pentecostal Church of God at Bypro, with Louis Sandlin, David Pack and Don Fraley Jr. officiating. DAV services will be conducted by Chapter 128, Garrett. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat.

Lula Belle Prater

Age 86, of Kendallville, Indiana, formerly of Martin, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Kendallville, after a long illness. She was born at Louisa, on November 6, 1912, and was the daughter of the late Clayton and Cora Fraley Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jobie Prater. She is survived by 10 sons, Gene Prater of Douglasvil]e, Georgia, Don Prater of. Allen, Dockie Prater and Sonny Prater, both of Kentucky, Joseph Prater, Ted Prater and Richard Prater all of Kendallville, Indiana, David Prater of Rome City, Indiana, Ron Prater of Corunna, Indiana, and Mike Prater of Garrett, Indiana; six daughters, Barb Sexton, Joyce Reade and Diana Reid all of Kendallville, Indiana, Brenda .Ochoa of Butler, Indiana, Janice Simmons of Wolcottville, Indiana and Billie Ann Rowe of Louisville; one brother, Junior Thompson of Kentucky; three sisters, Myrtle Daniels and Corrine Childers of Kentucky, and Lena Robinette of Ohio; 38 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and eight great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m, in the Berhalter and Hutchins Funeral Home Chapel in Kendalville, Indiana, with Ellis Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon, Indiana.

May 14, 1999

Gilva Morrissette

Age 75, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at her residence. She was born January 14, 1924, in Lambert, the daughter of the late Perry and Nola Sword Newsome. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Morrissette. She is survived by four daughters, Sister, W. Dean Ealey of Warsaw, Indiana; Palestine Moore; Irene Diamond of Ohio, Starlene Pearson of Ohio; two sons, Lucky Hall of Utah and Stoney Hall of Warsaw, Indiana; four sisters, Zelvia Newsome of Warsaw, Indiana, Melvia Howell and Elvia Scott, both of Kentucky; Velma Amburgy of Mentone, Indiana; five brothers, John Henry Newsome of Kentucky; Clifford Newsome of Rochester, Indiana; Cornelius, Arquilius and William Newsome, all of Warsaw, Indiana; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, May 14, at 10 a.m., at the Early Apostolic Bible Training Center in Claypool, Indiana, with Sister W. Dean Ealey officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.

Raymond B. Fraley

Age 80, of Frankfort, formerly of Drift, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wimore, after a long illness. He was born on March 27, 1919, the son of the late Michael "Doc" and Dana Thompson Fraley. Veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Sue Shannon Fraley. He is survived by one son, Bob Fraley of Owenton; one brother, Glenn Thomas Fraley of Taylor, Arkansas; three sisters, Delphene Lee of Dayton, Ohio, Betty Lou Blevins of Betsy Layne, and Jo Ann Boyd of Waverly, Ohio; six grand- children and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, May 14, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home in Man/n, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell.

Amram "Am" Garrett

Age 84, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home. He was born August 23, 1914, at Prestonsburg, the son of the late Seymore and Helen Calhoun Garrett. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Wells Garrett. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Bill Garrett of Allen; two daughters, Deanna Gillespie of Paintsville, and Sandy' Jones of Lexington; two brothers, Cam Garrett and Doug Garrett, both of Prestonsburg; one sister, Freda Wallen of Prestonsburg, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, May 14, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Campbell and Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg.

Miles Arthur Whitaker

Age 74, of Blue River, died Tuesday, May l l, 1999, at H R M C. Born April 20, 1925, at Blue River, he was the son of B. B. and Elsie Thacker Whitaker. He was a former welding instructor at Mayo Technical College where he taught for 30 years. He retired in June 1986. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Howard Whitaker; one son, Gary Whitaker of Woodbridge, Virginia; one daughter, Cathy Whitaker Brown of Lexington; two granddaughters; and one great- granddaughter. Funeral services will be con- ducted May 14, Friday, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church with Dr. Thomas Valentine officiating. Burial will be made in the Johnson- Whitaker Family Cemetery at Blue River.

May 19, 1999

Jason Keith Jacobs

Age 24, of Pippa Passes, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at the June Buchanan Primary Care Center at Hindman. He was born in Martin, on September 28, 1974, the son of Ford Jacobs and Geraldine Slone Jacobs. He is survived by his parents, Ford and Geraldine Jacobs of Pippa Passes; paternal grandmother, Edith Jacobs of Pippa Passes; three brothers, Greg Jacobs and Byron Jacobs, both of Pippa Passes, and Jeffrey Jacobs of Lebanon; and one sister, Greta Viers of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 13, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Lawrence Baldridge officiating. Burial was in the Delia Slone Cemetery at Pippa Passes.

Hattie Blackburn

Age 70, of Melvin, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on May 7, 1929, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Freddie and Hannah Hall Newsome. She was a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Blackburn, on June 1, 1997. Survivors include two step-sons, Floyd Blackburn Jr. of Round Rock, Texas, and Larry Lee Blackburn of Battle Creek, Michigan; two daughters, Lillie Sesco of Pikeville, Verna Hall of Kite; one step-daughter, Christine Smith of Maryville, Tennesseee; one brother, Johnny Newsome of Prestonsburg; one sister, Lona Johnson of Prestonsburg; eight step-grandchildren and seven step- great-grandchildrenh. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 16, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Doris Conley

Age 59, of South Claypool, Indiana, died May 15, 1999, at her residence. She was born January 4, 1940, on Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, the daughter of Estill and Bessie Marsillett Hughes. She is survived by her husband, Paul Conley; three daughters, Kay Ousley of Silver Lake, Indiana; Melody Ann Shock of Warsaw, Indiana; Kimberly Hoagland of Valporasio, Indiana; one son, Craig Oliver Arnett of Warsaw, Indiana; four sisters, Eula May Hurd of Martin, Betty Jo Collins of Winona Lake, Indiana, Brinda Kay Bocock, Linda Lynn Evans of Silver Lake, Indiana; five brothers; Elmer Gene Hughes of Silver Lake, Indiana; Oliver Bee Hughes of Blue River; Toby Lee Hughes of Huntington, Indiana; William Henry Hughes of Rochester, Indiana; Rev. Glen Everett Hughes of Mentone, Indiana; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the Pentecostal Full Gospel Assembly in Silver Lake, Indiana, with Rev. Charlie Hughes and Rev. Glen Hughes officiating, Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake, Indiana.

Bonnie Shepherd Elkins

Age 55, of Hueysville, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at her residence, She was born November 21, 1943, in Hueysville, the daughter of Avonelle Sexton Shepherd Collins of Hueysville, and the late Bert Shepherd. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Freddie Elkins of Orlando, Florida, John Paul Elkins of Angola, Indiana; two brothers, Steve Shepherd of Helmer, Indiana, Bruce Turner of Pensacola, Florida; three sisters, Marlene Conley of Wolflake, Indiana, Vicene Chaffins of Hueysville, Bernice Turner Bunn of Wolflake, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 17, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home at Martin, with Roger Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Cemetery at Hueysville.

Alben Richard Cooley

Age 60, of Eastern, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at HRMC, Prestonsburg, fol- lowing a long illness, He was born November 13, 1938, in Wayland, the son of the late Jobe Cooley and Myrtle Martin Cooley. Survivors include one sister, Audrey Martin of Lexington. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Cooley Cemetery, at Eastern.

John H. James

Age 76, of Spurlock Creek, Prestonsburg, formerly of Louisa, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born August 30,1922, at German, the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Martin James.  He is survived by his wife, Minnie Endicott Music James. Survivors, other than his wife, include one son, Woody James of Louisa; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Keene of Mavisdale, Virginia; three step-sons, Milford Music of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Sam Henry Music of Oil Springs and John D. Music, of Prestonsburg; one step-daughter, Midge Compton of Prestonsburg; one brother, Frank James of Keene Mountain, Virginia; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 14 step-grandchild and 16 step-great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Edna "Sweetie" Mullins Meade

Age 75, of Hi Hat, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at her residence. She was born September 22, 1923, in Dema, the daughter of the late Willard Mullins and Florence Gibson Mullins. Her husband, Cecil Meade, pre- ceded her in death. Funeral services were conduct- ed Tuesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating, Burial was in Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat

Goldie Frasure May

Age 90, of Abbott Road, Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born June 29, 1908, at Bonanza, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Lillie Click Frasure. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hager May, on July 14, 1965. She was a member of the Abbott Creek United Baptist Church at Bonanza. Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Adams of Prestonsburg; three sons, William "Willie" J, May and Wayne May, both of Prestonsburg, and Wilka May of Richmond; one brother, Andrew J. Frasure of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grand-children. Funeral services were Monday, May 17, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Hobert E. May, James D. Spradlin, and David Mollette officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg

Clifford Akers

Age 92, of Ironton, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at the River Valley Health Systems in Ironton, Ohio, following a short illness. He was born July 17, 1906, in Banner, the son of the late Noah Akers and Vaney Sturgill Akers. He was self-employed as a brickmason and a member of the Mason Union in Ashland. His wife, Ann Akers, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Keith Akers of Allen; one daughter, Novania Wright of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Homer Akers of Banner, Earl Akers of Albany, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral, Home Chapcal in Martin, with the clergyman Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery at Banner

Clarence E. Justice

Age 57, of Plymouth, Ohio, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, morning at Mansfield Memorial Homes after a lengthy illness. ' He was born August 26, 1941, in Middle Creek, Floyd County, the son of the late George and Rhoda Keens Justice. He moved to Ohio in 1948. He had lived in Ontario, Shelby and the Plymouth areas. He worked for ConRail for 17 years, He attended the Holiness Church of God in North Fairfield. He is survived by his wife, Della Stephens Justice, Survivors, other than his wife, include a daughter, Candy Cabrera of- Plymouth; a foster son, Leroy Brown of Plymouth; four brothers, Arthur Justice of Shelby, Holly Justice of California, Azzie Justice of Indiana and Adrian Gene Justice of Galion; three sisters, Nellie Conley of Utica, Joyce Howard of Plymouth and Freda Stephens of Shiloh; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 20, at the Holiness Church of God, with Pastor Ralph Farmer officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh

Nora Fugate

Nora Fugate, 89, of Carrie, died Saturday, May 15, I999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on April 23, 1910, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Comette Ritchie. She was a member of the Montgomery Baptist Church at Came. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Fugate. Surivors include one son, Don E. Fugate of English Indiana; one daughter, Sarah Smith of Came; three sisters, Deane Ritchie of Fisty, Jessie Engle of Hazard, Allie Gayheart of Hodginsville; nine grandchildren and sixteen great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 18, at 11 a.m., at the Montgomery Baptist Church at Carrie, with Ricky Smith and Archie Everage officiating. Burial was in the Fugate Family Cemetery at Fisty

Richard Lee Slone

Infant son of Robert and Jessica Wallingfort Slone, was stillborn May 16, 1999, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Surviving in addition to his parents is his half-sister, Josie Hippingstein. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 18, at noon from the Floyd Funeral Home in Prestonsburg with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the Slone Family Cemetery at Buckeye

May 21, 1999

May Prater

Age  90, of Crestline, Ohio, formerly of Hueysville, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at her residence. She was born March 9, 1909 in Hueysville, the daughter of the late Romain Reed and Helen Patrick Reed. She was a member of the Salt Lick Community Church at Hueysville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harve Prater. She is survived by three sons, Elmer Prater Sr. of Crestline, Ohio, James "Tookie" Prater of Hueysville, Harold Lloyd Prater of Martin; one brother, Charles Reed of North Carolina; one sister, Hazel Robinson of Chicago, Illinois; 29 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 19, at 3:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home at Martin, with Mitchell Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Prater Cemetery at Hueysville.

Geneva Hunter

Age 52, of Harold, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended ill- ness. Born on August 6, 1946, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jeff and Phena Adkins Howell. Survivors include her husband, Den Hunter; one son, Douglas Hunter of Galveston; two daughters, Sheila Deel of Grethel, Betsy Stanley of Boldman; three brothers, Levi Howell and Kermit Howell, both of Galveston, Willie Howell of Big Prarie, Ohio; four sisters, Holly B. Stierle of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Melissa Martin of Ashland, Flora McCune of Michigan and Phyllis Coleman of Morehead; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m., it the Pilgrims Home Old Regular 3aptist Church at Grethel, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist 2hurch officiating. Burial will be in the Howell Cemetery on Branhams Creek.

Ethel Irene Blackburn

Age 79, of Frenchburg, formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999. Born January 20, 1920, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Farrish and Mary Alice Hamilton. She was a member of the Meta Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lester Blackburn. Survivors include one son, Jerry Blackburn of Martin; two daughters, Lavonne Blevins and Phyllis Pinson, both of Wellington; one brother, Woodrow Hamilton of Pikeville; two sisters, Nell Gilliam of Pikeville, and Pearl Wells of Van Lear; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 20, at 1 p.m., at the Justice Funeral Services. Burial was in the Coal Run Cemetery at Pikeville.

Jackie Moore

Age 56, of S. Main St., Willard, Ohio, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Willard. Born May 28, 1942, in Floyd County, the son of the late Lenze and Emma Moore, he lived in Willard most of his life. He worked for R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co. in Willard for 30 years. He was a member of .the Church of the Nazarene in Willard. He was a member of the V.F.W., Moose, Eagles and Elks Clubs in Willard. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Moore; one daughter, Melinda Kay Kannard of Detroit, Michigan; five sisters, Myrtle Garman, Betty Hall and Violet Webb, all of Elkheart, Indiana, Phyllis Green of Tennessee and Sharon Kershaw of Kentucky; two brothers, Bennie Moore of Elkheart, Indiana and Larry Moore of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Thursday. May 20. at 11 a.m., at the Church of the Nazarene in Willard, with Rev; Mark Koch officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio.

Bill E. Clay

Age 68, of Monroe, Michigan, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, in Southern Hills Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. Born January 30, 1931, in Endicott, he was the son of Willie W. and Mabel Lafferty Clay. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, October 12, 1951, until October 11, 1955. He is survived by his wife, Nella J. Huff. Survivors, other than his wife include five daughters, Fonda S. Pfluge of Smyrna, Tennessee, Sandra G. Johnson of Newport and Pamela B. Clay, Debra A. Clay and Carisa D. Clay, all of Monroe; four brothers, Glen Endicott, Leo Endicott and Robert Endicott, all of Endicott, and Elmo Endicott of Salem, Ohio; five sisters, Clara Akers and Oedia Woods, both of Prestonsburg, and Laura McCoy, Sylvia French and Dorris Endicott, all of- Salem,. and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 21, at 1 p.m., at the Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenny Goins officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park,.

May 26, 1999

Madonna Simpkins

Age 46, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 21, 1999, in Lexington, following an extended illness. She was bom May 11, 1954 in Williamson, West Virginia, the daughter of Okey Chafin Simpkins of Prestonsburg and the late Lewis E. Simpkins. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one brother, Zachary Lewis "Tab' Simpkins of Bristol, Tennessee; on,' sister, Eleanor Stevens of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 25, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher, West Virginia.

Margie Crager Handshoe

Age 61, of Hueysville, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born January 14, 1938, at Gunlock, being the daughter of the late Joe and Alma Warrix Crager. She was a member of the Garrett First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Clinton Handshoe; one daugher, Debbie Ward of Hueysville; and two sons, Wenda Ray Handshoe and Ricky Lynn Handshoe, both of Hueysvilte; ten brothers, Robert Crager of Auburn, Indiana, Mitchell Crager of Butler, Indiana, Bill Crager of Garrett, Indiana, Richard Crager of Fremond, Indiana, James Crager of Angola, Indiana, Joe Crager, Millard Crager, Sherman Crager and Larry Crager all of Butler, Indiana and Donny Crager of Waterloo, Indiana; six sisters, Goldie Sherman, Geneva Freed and Joyce Stabbling, all of Auburn, Indiana, Judy Wilson of Butler, Indiana and Kathy Bubb of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and two grandchildren Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 26, at 10 a.m., in the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home at Martin, with Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Crager Family Cemetery at Lick Fork Road, Hueysville.

Liza B. Hicks

Age 82, of Garrett, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, after a long illness. She was born October 2, 1916, in Clintwood, Virginia, the daughter of the late Jessie and Lina Mullins Stewart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tandy Hicks. She is survived by three sons, James E. Hicks of Cadiz, T.J. Hicks of Lima, Ohio and Glenn Hicks of Albion, Michigan; one daughter, Patsy Prater of Spring City, Tennessee; one sister, Pearl Hicks of Elkhorn City; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m., in the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church at Garrett, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Bess Martin Helton

Age 86, of Martin, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born May 16, 1913, in Minnie, the daughter of the late Noah Martin and Josephine Martin. She was a retired beautician and owner of the Martin Beauty Shop. She is survived by one brother, James Martin of Drift; three sisters, Cassie Martin, Stella Hamilton and Edith Hopkins all of Minnie. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 23, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Clergyman Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the K.F. Martin Cemetery, at Minnie.

Mearl Deane Kidd

Age 47, of Honaker, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at her residence. She was born May 17, 1952, in Honaker, the daughter of Minta Kidd of Honaker, and the late Bill Kidd. In addition to her mother she is survived by three sons, Michael Baker of Prater, Bryan Kidd and Benjamin Kidd, both of Printer; six brothers, Walker Kidd of Prestonsburg, Alvie Kidd of New London, Ohio, Edward Kidd of Honaker, Edgar Kidd of New London, Ohio, Don Kidd and Earl Kidd, both of Honaker; five sisters, Tennessee Taylor of Avon, Ohio, Elemene Ross of Charlotte, North Carolina, Pheba Case of Printer, Edna Wooten of Raleigh, North Carolina, Jurlene Issacs of Nicholasville, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Frank Junior Kidd officiating, Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Ermie Parker Perry

Age 92, of West Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born August 31, 1906 in Louisa, the daughter of the late John and Martha Gibson Hughes Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Perry. She is survived by two sons, Sam Perry of Norwalk, Ohio and Johnny Perry of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Martha Alice Burke of Prestonsburg, Ellanol Howes of West Prestonsburg and Avonell Sturgill of St. John's, Ohio; one sister, Sally Hale of Blue River; 36 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m., in the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Lorie Vannucci and Rev. Martin Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Hayden Roberts

Age 68, of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Minnie, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at his home, following a short illness. He was born December 30, 1930, in Floyd County, the son of Sydney and Nancy Roberts. He was employed by the U.S. Steel Company in Elyria as a shipping clerk for 37 years until retiring in 1989, and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Kershaw Roberts; step-daughter, Karen Davis of Elyria; three sisters, Laura Moore, Martha Williams and June Allen, all of Minnie; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were Monday, May 17 in the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, with Rev. Janet Long officiating. Burial was in Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton, Twp.

May 28, 1999

Lillie Etta Layne Stumbo

Age 91, of Harold, died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a short illness. Born January 24, 1908, at Harold, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe Layne and Fannie Akers Layne. She was a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Stumbo. Survivors include one son, Philip Irvin Stumbo of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; one brother, Roscoe Layne Jr. of Pikeville; one sister, Montana Brooks of Harold; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 29, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the clergyman Robert Owens officiating. Burial will be in the George Akers Cemetery at Harold.