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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

May 3, 2000

Bobby Robinette

Age, 50, of Pikeville, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his residence, of an extended illness. Born on May 3, 1949, in Pike County, he was the son of Opal Bumette Robinette of Pikeville, and the late Fen-ell Robinette. He was owner of Robinette Trucking; a truck driver for Jones Oil; and a member of the Zebulon Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Thompson Robinette. Other survivors include one son, Robert Dustin Robinette of Pikeville; two daughters, Angela Denise Branham and Kristie Renee Ratliff, both of Pikeville; one brother, Gary Robinette and one sister, Shirley Hensley, both of Pikeville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 1, 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Hillary Underwood officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Sewing as pallbearers were Frank Branham, Larry Ratliff, Tyler Maynard, Rie Roberts, Billy Slone, Jerry Robinette, Scott Hensley and Britt Hensley.

Mary 'Iou " Bevins Hatmaker

Age, 57, of LaFollette, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, of an extended illness. Born on July 14, 1942, at Meta, she was the daughter of the late Hazel Blackburn Bevins and Forrest Bevins. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard G. Hatmaker and Larry Vaughn. She was self-employed; former owner of Cornerstone Books and Gifts and a member of Indian Mound Baptist Church, Jacksboro, Tennessee. Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Hatmaker Stewardson of Jacksboro, Tennessee; two brothers and two sisters, Bobby Gene Bevins, Douglas Clinton Bevins, Joyce Mae Bevins, all of Meta, and Eunice Ruth Bevins Ward of Kimper; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 3, 2 p.m., at Immanuel Baptist Church, Mullins Addition, Pikeville, with Rev. Larry Keene officiating. Burial will be in Bent Ridge Cemetery, at Meta, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

Hobert Tuttle

Age, 78, of Topmost, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at his home. He was born on November 1, 1921, in Knott County, the son of the late Andrew Tuttle and Angelina Thornsberry Tuttle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fairy Bell Tuttle. Survivors include one son, Jackie Tuttle of Topmost; six daughters, Doris Waddles of Convoy, Ohio, Juanita Patton and Marlene Hall, both of Topmost, Anna Jean Hall and Mabeline Caudill, both of Rogersville, Tennessee, and Louilla Thornsberry of Pikeville; three brothers, Ronnie and Charles Tuttle, both of Ohio and Billy Ray Tuttle of Tennessee; three sisters, Ollie Gean Johnson of Wayland, Emogene Short and Faye Green, both of Tennessee; two stepdaughters, Nannie Rose Johnson and Judy Short, both of Kendallville ' Indiana; 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 28, at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Wayland, with Wayne Stephens, Red Morris and Willie Duff officiating. Burial was in the Waddles Cemetery at Kite, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Sarah E. Johnson Ward

Age, 84, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 7, 1916, in Jacks Creek, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Druce Mullins Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Ward. Survivors include two sons, Joe Harrison Ward of Wabash, Indiana, Arthur Ward of Eaton, Indiana; five daughters, Dorothy Manns of Marion, Indiana, Annette Farmer of Wheelwright, Lillie Mae Ward and Millie Dye, both of South Carolina, Bethel Ward of Martin; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 'conducted Wednesday, May 3, 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 Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Martha Ritchie Fugate

Age, 88, of Talcum, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 7, 1912, in Knott County, the daughter of the late George Dobson and Liza Jane Noble Dobson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wess Fugate. Survivors include four sons, Paul Jean Napier of Springfield, Ohio, Amel and Billy Ray Ritchie of Talcum, and Kenneth Ritchie of Mouse; one daughter, Ethel Ritchie of Talcum; one brother, Leslie Dobson of Talcum; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 26, at 10 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Carl Slone and others officiating. Burial was in the Little Jink Ritchie Cemetery at Talcum, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Elva R. Allen Kirby

Age, 87, of Greenfield, Indiana, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Pleasant View Lodge Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born on February 15, 1913, in Northern (Floyd County), she was the daughter of the late Melvin E. and Lula Gayheart Allen. She was a former teacher, and manager of several area restaurants. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Kirby. Survivors include one son, Alvin Ratliff of Indianapolis, Indiana; two daughters, Verinda Bryant of Greenfield, Indiana, Coretta Gunn of Hodges, South Carolina; two brothers, James E. Allen of Langley, Woodrow Allen of Grayson; one sister, Anna Mae Curtis of Greenfield, Indiana; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Elder Scott Applegate officiating. Burial will be in the Allen Family Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lizzie Smith

Age, 94, of Tipp City, Ohio, formerly of Jonancy, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Ohio. She was born on December 2, 1905, in Myra, the daughter of the late Franklin and Flora Greer. She was a member of the Old Union Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sid Smith. Survivors include one son, John Kermit Smith of Tipp City, Ohio; one daughter, Vera Louise Hall of Marion, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at the Old Union Regular Baptist Church, with Carson Wright and Ellis Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the W.H.C. Johnson Cemetery in Jonancy, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie.

May  5, 2000

Grace Braddock

Age, 80, of Brandy Keg, Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Riverview Health Care Center, following an extended illness. Born on January 18, 1920, in Glendale, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Martin Porter. She retired after 26 years . as a L.P.N. surgery technician at Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was a member of Adah Chapter 24, Order of Eastern Star, Prestonsburg. Her husband, William F. Braddock, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, William R. "Buddy" Braddock of Reston, Virginia; one daughter, Linda R. Weathers of Brandy Keg, Prestonsburg; one brother, Bill Coty Martin of Fremont ' California; and four grandchildren. Eastern Star services will be conducted Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with LaVonne Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Pridham, Don Willis, Dr. James D. Adams, Charles Lafferty, Donnie Lafferty, Dr. Cook, Dr. Bader, Bill Pope, and Dr. Marshall. Visitation at the funeral home after 5 p.m., Saturday.

Nellie Mae Collier Fleming

Age, 92, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in Louisville. Born on April 14, 1908, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Virgie Hylton Smallwood and Adam Smallwood. She was a school teacher in Pike County, and a nurse at Jenkins Clinic Hospital and Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She also was a member of the Old Union Regular Baptist Church. She was twice married, first to Thomas Luther Collier, and later to William McKinley "Mack" Fleming. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Thomas L. Collier of Jacksonville, Florida; one daughter, Rose Nell Moore of Louisville; three sisters, Sue Scott of Grayson, Janice Hall of Betsy Layne, Sydney Dalton of Pikeville; six grandchildrenh and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 6, at the J.W. Call & Son Fuenral Home, with Carson Wright, Hiram Adkins and Danny Belcher officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Memorial Park, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

May 7, 2000

William Michael "Billy" Rogers

Age, 19, of Grethel, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Grethel. Born on March 17, 1981, in Pikeville, he was the son of Rick Rogers and Dorothy Hall Rogers of Grethel. He was unemployed. Survivors, other than his parents, include one brother, Troy Rogers of Meally; and one sister, Rachael Rogers of Grethel. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Jacks Creek, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Robert Hall Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Charles Ray Clark

Age, 71, of Nicholasville, formerly of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on December 13, 1928, in Mt. Sterling, he was the son of the late Ed and Ella Hughes Clark. He was a retired US Army veteran of World War 11 and Korea, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Opal Johnson Clark. Other survivors include three sons, Larry Ray Clark of Romulus, Michigan, Stevie Clark of Bevinsville, Charles Ray Clark Jr. of Nicholasville; one daughter, Deborah Lynn Newsome of Nicholasville and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 7, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Lula Collins Turner

Age, 82, of Wheelwright, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on May 8, 1917, in Jellico, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Sallie Dotson Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard 'turner. Survivors include one son, Daniel V. Turner of Glen Burnie, Maryland; eight daughters,; Joyce Crisp of Wooton, Carol Mahoney of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Berneice Conley of Prestonsburg, Elsie Little of Weeksbury, Pamela Hall of East Bank, West Virginia, Teresa Meyers of Wheelwright, Billie Lou Mosley of Auxier; one sister, Callie Stidham of Jenkins; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 7, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Louis Ferrari and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will be in -the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville.

May 10, 2000

George Cecil Brown

Age 71, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born on September 13, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late George D. Brown and Molly Berry Brown. He was president of Brown Food Service and was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mae Cooksey Brown. Other survivors include two sons, Larry D. Brown, and Gary D. Brown, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Georganne B. Taylor of Prestonsburg-, two brothers, Douglas Lloyd Brown of Staffordsville, John Forrest Brown of Callawassie Island, South Carolina; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m., at the Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. with Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Entombment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Local arrangements were under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Brown, Dennis Snook, Mark Moore, Matthew Moore, Michael Moore, Robert Sorrell, Danny Cooksey, Ben Cooksey, Johnny Cooksey and Tommy Brown.

Peter Joseph Capelli, Jr.

Age 75, of Lebanon, Virginia, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, in the Russell County Medical Center. A native - of Newcomb, Tennessee, he had been a resident of Lebanon for the past 38 years. He was a retired manager for the Pittston Coal Group. He was a veteran of WWII. He lived in Floyd County for several years and worked for Eastern Coal Company. He is survived by his wife, June Capelli. Other survivors include his mother, Mary Capelli of Springfield, Ohio; two sons, Steve Capelli of Charleston, West Virginia, and Robby Capelli of Lebanon; one sister, Evelyn Bickers of Lexington; two brothers, John L. Capelli of Louisville, and Don Capelli of Springfield, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 6, at 4 p.m., in the Combs Funeral Service Chapel in Lebanon, with the Rev. Robert Beauchamp officiating. Burial was in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon, under the direction of Combs Funeral Services. Serving as pallbearers were Greg Capelli, Joey Capelli, Emery Wright, Don Adams, Don Ellis, Earl Workman and Marty Large.

Virgil Marshall

Age 79, of East Point, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at H i g h 1 a n d s Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born on October 8, 1920, he was the son of the late Hiram "High" Marshall and Nancy Ellen Crisp Marshall. He was a farmer and WW II Navy veteran. Survivors include two sisters, Arritta Baldridge of East Point, and Dorothy Dotson of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 10, 11 a.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Bays Cemetery, Dickie Town Road, at East Point, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Lizzie Hamilton

Age 76, of Hi Hat, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on September 15, 1923, in Harold, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Bell Tackett Hamilton. She is survived by her husband, Lee Hamilton. Other survivors include two sons, Clois D. Hamilton of Grethel, Carter Lee Hamilton of Hi Hat; two daughters, Clara King and Patsy King, both of Harold; two halfbrothers, Kennis Hamilton of Michigan, Clifford Hamilton of Teaberry; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 8, 2000, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Ike Roberts Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

John M. Hicks

Age 87, of Conover, Ohio, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at the Wilson Memorial Hospital, in Sidney, Ohio. Born on December 11, 1912, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Alfred Hicks and Dora Ellen Bolen Hicks. He retired in 1977 as a govern ment employee at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, where he worked for Aero Space Medical Research Lab. He was formerly employed by Elkhorn Coal Company. He is survived by his wife, Martha Sexton Hicks of Conover, Ohio. Other survivors include four sons, Billy J. Hicks of Springfield, Ohio, Charles E. Hicks of Crawfordville, Florida, Jim R. Hicks of Wellington, Ohio, John Hicks of Urbana; three daughters, Deloris Gilliam of Bucyrus, Ohio, Betty L. Paylor of New Washington, Ohio, Brenda J. Gustin of Fletcher, Ohio; three brothers, Ber t Hicks of Prestonsburg, Orville Hicks of Round Head, Ohio, Roger W. Hicks of Ashtabula, Ohio; one sister, Millie Dudley of Langley; and nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 10, at 11 a.m., at Riche son-Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, Ohio, with Rev. Carl Hicks and Michael Stewart, officiating. Burial will be in the Rosedale Cemetery, in Conover, Ohio, under the direction of Richeson-Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home.

Maggie Steele

Age 67, of Dwarf, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Fisty. Born on December 21, 1932, in Leslie County, the daughter of the late Farmer Baker and Minnie Howard Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Steele. She is survived by one son, Bobby Steele of Jackson; one daughter, Minnie Francis of Fisty; two brothers, Wilson Baker of Smilax, and Corbin Baker of Wooten; four sisters, Gladys Adams of Dayton, Ohio, Ellen Ruth Hunter of Fisty, Opel Baker of Hindman, and Bonnie Mae Baker of Garner; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 8, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Paul Baker officiating. Burial was in the Hensley Cemetery at Wooten, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

May 14, 2000

Robert Craft Jr.

Age 56, of Corn Fork, Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Born on October 5, 1943, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Martha Meade Craft of Corn Fork, Prestonsburg, and the late Robert Craft. He was a disabled laborer. Survivors include two sons, David Craft and Robert Lee Craft, both of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Martha Nelson and Rita Craft, both of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Eddie Craft -of Allen, Jimmy Craft and Bill Craft, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Rose McCoy of Auxier, Kathy Robinson of Kendallville, Indiana and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 14, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, at Auxier, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Judge James A. Knight

Age 63, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at his residence. Born February 1, 1937, in Letcher County, he was the son of the late Olen Knight and Willa Mae Barker. He served as Circuit Judge from November 18, 1980, to January 3, 2000. He was a member of the Big Sandy Shriners, Kentucky Bar Association and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Julia Conley Knight. Other survivors include three daughters, Jayme Runyon and Beth Phelps, both of Paintsville, and Leigh Ann Furcolow of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers, Gary Knight and Kendell Knight, both of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 14, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Hoge Hockensmith officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.

Corine Fitzpatrick

Age 68, of Lackey died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Born on June 10, 1931, in Lackey she was the daughter of the late Jake and Ellen Hicks Stanley. She was a homemaker. She was preceeded in death by her husband, James Fitzpatrick. Survivors include one son, James Milford Fitzpatrick of Lackey; one daughter, Sue Hall of Lackey; one brother Paul L. Stanley of Kenderville, Ind.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 15, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church at Lackey with Johnny Collins and Wayne Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Lackey Cemeterv at Lackey, Kentucky.

May 17, 2000

Landon "Bruce" Patton

Age 88, of McDowell. died Friday, May 12, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born on February 13, 1912, in Knott County, he was the son .of the late Torn and Ida Patton. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA. and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Birdie Lawson Patton. Survivors include four sons. Bobby Gene Patton of Lexington, Rodney Phillip Patton of McDowell. Ray Douglas Patton and Gary Lee Patton. both of Salyersville; two brothers. Alonzo Patton of McDowell, George Patton of Arizona; one sister, JoAnn Patton of McDowell; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday, May 14, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Clifford Williams, Woodrow Dye and others officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell. under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Arlin Hall

Age 88, of Pinetop, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on June 13, 1911, in Kite, he was the son of the late Maryland Byrd Hall and Mary Bates Hall. He was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Army World War 11 Veteran, and attended the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church, at Mousie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Evelyn Page Hall. Survivors include seven sons, James D. Hall, Morris Dean Hall, Harold O. Hall, Aubrey Neil Hall and Mike Hall all of Pinetop, Charles D. Hall of Cottonwood, Arizona, Leon Dale Hall of Littcarr; three daughters, Aretta Fern Hice of Chillicothe, Ohio, Chelsa King of Kite, Glenda Hall of Pinetop; four brothers, Harold Hall of Topmost, Hillard Hall of Pinetop, Albro Hall of Waddy, Clay I-fall of Bradenton, Florida; three sisters, Elva Barger of Fort Lauderdale. Florida, Mattie McCain and Ethel Conley, both of Springfield, Ohio, 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church, at Mousie, with the clergymen Roger Hicks and Coy Combs officiating. Burial will be in the. Arlin Hall Cemetery, at Pinetop, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Maggie Mae Reynolds Mitchell

Age 83, of Grethel, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born on July 7, 1916, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Davenport and Virginia Hall Hamilton. She was a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church for 63 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dock Reynolds; and second husband, Frank Mitchell. Survivors include three sons, Dock Reynolds Jr. of Grethel, Vernon Reynolds of Lorain, Ohio, Dale Reynolds of Louisville; one daughter, Lou Ellen Frasure of Grethel; two brothers, Anthony Hamilton of Harold, D. P. Hamilton of Grethel three sisters, Pearl Justice of Harold, Martha Ray of Battle Creek, Michigan, Bonnie Sue Martin of Grethel; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church. "at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Dock Reynolds Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Daisy Slone Branham

Age 98, of Winter Park, Florida, formerly of Martin, died Friday, May 12, at her residence. Born on May 12, 1902, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Ann Parrott Slone. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Winter Park, Florida. Her husband, Oscar Branham, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Paul Branham of Allen, Carlos Branham of Lynchburg, Virginia, Lowell Branham of Gallatin, Tennessee, Robert E. Branham of Louisa; four daughters, Teresa Johnannessen of Winter Park, Florida, Maretta Tersten of New Port Ritchie, Florida, Mable Kimmel of Clarksville, Indiana, Easter Robinson of New Port Ritchie, Florida; 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 15, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Branham. Frank Kimmel, Mark Branham, Paul Branham, Lowell Branham, Tom Kimmel, Geoffrey Branham, Bill Kimmel, and James Johannessen. 

Ella Rie "Ellen" Howell

Age 58, of Andrews, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on November 21, 1941, in McDowell, she was the daughter of Alice Moore Lawson, of McDowell, and the late David Eugene Lawson. She was a member of the Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church, Andrews. She is survived by her husband, Doffie Howell. In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by two sons, Rick Howell of Warren, and Dale Howell of Huntington, one daughter, Tamera L. Hysong of Huntington; five sisters, Freda Collier of Columbus, Ohio, Stella Mae Castle of Wayland, Judy Thornsberry and Edie Hamilton, both of McDowell, and Barb Rietz of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; three brothers, Paul Lawson of Pinkerington, Ohio, Danny Lawson of McDowell, and David Lawson of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 13, at the Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Don Arms officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Andrews, under the direction of Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder Funeral Home. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Helen Scott

Age 74, of Georgetown, formerly of Paintsville, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at her residence. ' Born on February 2, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel B. Hicks and Hattie Gibson Hicks. She was a nurse. Survivors include two sons, Keith Scott Jr. of Richmond, Hawley D. Scott of Georgetown; one daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Ferguson of Keaton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 15, at 1 I a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Elmo Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Timothy Wayne Isaacs

Age 37, of Connelly Springs, North Carolina, formerly of Knott County, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Morganton, North Carolina. Born on March 4, 1963, in McDowell, he was the son of George Isaacs Jr., of La Grange, and the late Julia Childers Isaacs. Other survivors include one son, Timothy Daniel Isaacs of Hi Hat; one daughter, Katrina Rashael Isaacs of Hi Hat; three brothers, Kenith Isaacs of Topmost, Rick Isaacs of Drift, and Clay Edward Isaacs of Phoenix City, Alabama. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 11, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Curtie Hall, Roger Hicks and Mennifee Huff officiating. Burial was in the Isaacs Cemetery at Dry Creek, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Estil Rowe

Age 79, of Crystal River, Florida, formerly of Pike County, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 16, 1921, in Pikeville, he was the son of the late Hasten and Nerva Dutton Rowe. He was a retired coal miner and laborer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Mae Saunders Rowe. Survivors include four sons, Frank Estil Rowe of Summertown, Tennessee, Dennis Ray Rowe of Westland, Michigan, Sammy Dean Rowe of Knoxville, Tennessee, Chris Narciso Rowe of Inglis, Florida; three daughters, Brenda Lee Damron and Barbara Ann Hernandez, both of Taylor, Michigan, Earsie Bethune Young of Perry, Florida; three brothers, Bernard Rowe of Louisville, Ben Rowe and Edward Rowe, both of Pikeville; three sisters, Mary Wade of Benton, Hattie Coleman and Ruby Brown, both of Shelbiana, 12 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 18, at 11 a. m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Danny J. Williams

Age 34, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his residence. Born on December 29, 1965, at Allegan, Michigan, he was the son of Shermie and Jean Patrick Williams of Corn Fork, near Prestonsburg. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran, attended the Rising Son Ministries, and was employed by Branham and Baker Coal Company as a coal analyst. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Hooker Williams. Other survivors include two sons, Daniel Raines and Jordan Williams; one daughter, Kristin Raines, all at home; two brothers, Rex Williams and Robert Williams, both of Lexington, and one sister, Kim Goble of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 16, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Danny P Curry and Rev. J. M. Sloce officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery, at Royalton, under the direction of the Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Aaron Hackworth, Kenny Bentley, Rick Bentley, Bob Goble, Courtney Miller and Estill Collins.

Cornelius Hall

Age 76, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Wheelwright, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at the Mary Chiles Hospital, in Mt. Sterling. Born on May 31, 1923, in Knott County, the son of the late John M. Hall and Cory King Hall. He was a retired coal miner, member of the First Baptist Church at Wheelwright, a member of Wheelwright Masonic Lodge No. 889, and Mt. Sterling Lodge, and was a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Butcher' Hall. Survivors include one son, Mike Hall of Mt. Sterling; two sisters, Mildred Hatfield of Richmond, and Lavone Bailey of Wheelwright; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 17, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Morris Ray Hall officiating. t Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

May 19, 2000

Daniel Ray Taylor

Age 35, of Harold, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, following an accident in Hamilton, Ohio. Born on February 28, 1965, in Grundy, Virginia, he was the son of Dennis Ray Taylor. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Chandrea Lea Frasure Taylor. Other survivors include two sons, Brandon Christopher Taylor and Shawn Christian Taylor; one brother, Ronnie Douglas Taylor, all of Harold. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 18, at 1 p.m., at the United Christian Church of God at Hi Hat, with William "Bill" Slone and Jerry Hall officiating. Burial was in the Lee Alley Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Gracie B. Campbell

Age 87, of Allen, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a short illness. Born on November 30, 1912, in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late Thomas "Bud" Barnett and Della McDaniel Barnett. Her husband, Elmer Campbell, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Ronald V. Campbell of Allen, Paul E. Campbell of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Sadie Campbell of Allen, Ethel Haddix of Dayton, Ohio, Effie Williams of St. Louis, Missouri; two grandchildren, one step-grandchild, two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Jerry Manns, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Martin D. May

Age 57, of Lexington, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. He was the son of the late Douglas Hopson May and Martin Lee May. He was director of Human Resources, Christian Appalachian Project, a member of Bluegrass SHRM, and was an active member of the Cathedral of Christ the King Church. He is survived by his wife, Felicia S. May. Other survivors include two brothers, Fred and Tom May; one son, Andrew Martin May; two daughters, Cassandra May Slone, and Shelly May; one stepson, Dr. Todd Pesavento; two stepdaughters, Karen Pesavento Milligan and Tracy Pesavento Thompson; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 18, at Cathedral of Christ the King, Lexington. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery, under the direction of Milward Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Edward Baylous, William R. Emanuel Jr., Thomas Forker, William Mott, Hubert "Bud" Sallee, and Carl Swieterman.

Hannah Jones Tackett

Age 85, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on June 14, 1914, in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late Green "Sonny" Jones and Myra Newsome Jones. She was a member of the Samaria Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Bob Tackett. Survivors include three sons, Curt Tackett and Danny Tackett, both of Hi Hat, Donald Ray Tackett of Canton, Michigan; six daughters, Gladis Slone and Irene Lee, both of Hi Hat, Ethel Johnson of Southgate, Michigan, Jerlydine Petty and Gladys Tackett both of Melvin, Martha Hobson of Printer; one brother, Noah Hall of Bevinsville; two sisters, Draxie Hall of Columbus, Ohio, Carlise Jones of Jeffersonville, 31 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 21, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

May 21, 2000

Luna E. Rose

Age 61, of Elkhart Indiana, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. Born on July 28, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Spears and Margaret Crum. She was employed at Millers Merry Manor East, and also other nursing homes in Wabash, Indiana. She was a member of the Grand Street Baptist Church in Wabash, Indiana. She is survived by husband, Darwin L. Rose. Survivors include two sons, Thomas A. Rose of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Mark D. Rose of Elkhart, Indiana; two brothers, Chadwick Spears of Prestonsburg, Thomas Spears of Michigan; five sisters, Dorothy Saxton of Wabash, Indiana, Georgia Campbell of Prestonsburg, Hester Wills of Oak Hill, Ohio, Carmella McConnel and Ruth Mirtle, both of Sebring, Florida; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m., at McDonald Funeral Home Eppingfield Chapel, Wabash, Indiana, with Rev. John Denniston officiating. Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, in Wabash, Indiana, under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

Carl J. Moore

Age 62, of Tipp City, Ohio, died suddenly Wednesday, May 17, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio. Born on November 27, 1937, in Price, he was the son of the late Marson and Virdie Gayheart Moore. He retired after 26 years as street superintendent for the city of Tipp City, he was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and a former fireman for 17 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis J. Rozman Moore. He is survived by one son, C. Brian Moore of Tipp City, Ohio; three daughters, Sherri Moore, Kim Slifer, Amy McKinney all of Tipp City, Ohio; three sisters, Shirley Little and Patsy Mullins, both of Floyd County, Verlia Gregory of Covington, Ohio; one brother, Clenis Moore, of Floyd County; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m., at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City, with Pastor Dan Williams officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, under the direction of Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home.

Brandi Lynn Mosley

Age14, of Allen, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at UK Medical Center, Lexington, following an auto accident. Born on August 14, 1985, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Michael Slone of Bevinsville, and Tena Rena Mosley of Allen. She was a freshman at Prestonsburg High School. Survivors, other than her parents, include two sisters, Krystal Rena Layne and April Dawn Layne, both of Allen, and one-half-sister, Stephanie Johnson of Auxier. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 21, at 12 noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Brian Carter and other Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Cook Cemetery, Frozen, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

May 24, 2000

Olive Cooley Martin Pruitt

Age 83, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of a brief illness. Born on May 8, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Warren Cooley and Mary Ann McGuire. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Allen. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Earnest E. Martin, and her second husband, Lonnie "Bud" Pruitt. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Martin Burchett, Doris Martin Anderson and Peggy Pruitt Halfhill, all of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jack Cooley of Lexington; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 22, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harold Turner officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Albert Burchett, John Grant Anderson, Mike Halfhill, John Anderson, Robbie Anderson, Michael Halfhill, Clyde Woods and Larry Woods.

Arlen Calhoun

Age 73, of Station Branch, near Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on September 9, 1926, at Water Gap, he was the son of the late Elzie and Donie Wallen Calhoun. He was a laborer with the State Highway Department, a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Goble Calhoun. Other survivors include four sons, Donald Ray Calhoun of Knott County and Randall Calhoun, Tim Calhoun and Kevin Calhoun, all of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Edna Ousley of Martin, Debra Blackburn and Kimberly Calhoun, both of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Opal Younce, Easter Slone and Loma Hatfield, all of Prestonsburg, and Blanche Young of River; 11 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m., at the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as active pallbearers will be Kyle Calhoun, Brandon Blackburn, Joshua Hall, Perry Ousley, Kenneth Hatfield and Stevie Blackburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Nelson, Wilce Rose and Archel Blackburn.

Alta Mae Howard

Age 90, of East Point, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at the Riverview Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Born on May 20, 1910, at East Point, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Hattie Stone Music. She was a member of the Little Paint Church of God. Her husband, Arthur C. Howard, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Harold Howard of Pilgrim and Reuben Howard of East Point; two brothers, Dewey E. Music and Bobby Joe Music, both of East Point; three sisters, Nell Woodworth of Ocala, Florida, Mary Badgett of Findlay, Ohio, and Gertrude Auxier of Hager Hill; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 24, at 10 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial will be in the Combs & Howard Cemetery at Little Paint, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Elmer Lee Johnson

Age 50, of Weeksbury, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on December 20, 1949, in Floyd County, he was the son of Mary White Johnson and the late Mander Johnson. He was a disabled coal miner, a veteran, and a member of the Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Sue Ellen Johnson. Survivors include two sons, Elmer Lee Johnson Jr., of Wheelwright, Timothy Neil Johnson of Weeksbury; two daughters, Shawana Lee Collins of Hi Hat, Crystal Lea Johnson of Weeksbury; three sisters, 'Aileen Green of Tennessee, Ola Mae Adkins and Linnie Johnson, both of Hi Hat; four brothers, James Johnson of Weeksbury, Atha Johnson of Price, Don Johnson and Delmer Johnson, both of Channahon, Illinois; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 23, at noon, at the Weeksbury Pentecostal Church of God, with John Patton officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Family Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of NelsonFrazier Funeral Home.

Dorothy Whitaker

Age 75, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Marion, Ohio, General Hospital. Born on October 18, 1924, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Ratliff and Lou Ella Stevenson Ratliff. She was a member of the Women of the Moose; the American Legion Auxiliary Post 584; and Rotary Towers band member. She retired in 1983 as a Dietary Technician from Marion General Hospital after several years. Survivors include five sons, Harold Edward Whitaker of Marion, Ohio, Edgel Berton Whitaker of Saint Simon Island, Georgia, Adrion Ronnie Whitaker of Leesburg, Virginia, Robert Lee Whitaker of Caledonia, Ohio, Thomas Gayle Whitaker of Lexington; two daughters, Marlene Whitaker Hines of Columbus, Ohio, Julia Ann Hammons of Brodhead; one brother, Elva Ratliff of Plano, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 24, at 11 a.m., at the Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio. Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio, under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home.

Hannah Jones Tackett

Age 85, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on June 14, 1914, in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late Green "Sonny" Jones and Myra Newsome Jones. She was a member of the Samaria Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Bob Tackett. Survivors include three sons, Curt Tackett and Danny Tackett, both of Hi Hat, Donald Ray Tackett of Canton, Michigan; six daughters, Gladis Slone and Irene Lee, both of Hi Hat, Ethel Johnson of Southgate, Michigan, Jerlydine Petty and Gladys Tackett both of Melvin, Martha Hobson of Printer; three sisters, Draxie Hall of Columbus, Ohio, Carlise Jones of Jeffersonville, Nora Hall of Bevinsville, 31 grandchildren and 24 great-grandcildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 21, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Gaza Litafik

Age 81, of Weeksbury, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Phelps. Born on April 28, 1919, in Stone, he was the son of the late Michael Litafik and Marie Karmos Litafik. He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by Island Creek Coal Company, was a U.S. Army, World War II veteran, a member of the Weeksbury Church of Christ, and a member of the UMWA Local Union No. 5899. He is survived by his wife, Maxine P. Litafik. Other survivors include one son, Mike Litafik; one sister, Rowena Farkas of Bobtown, Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Clova Watkins

Age 84, of Lackey, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on June 6, 1915, in Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Sam Terry and Ruth Reynolds Terry. She was owner and operator of Watkins Grocery Store, and attended the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reggie Watkins. Survivors include two sons, Orvil Watkins of Middletown, Ohio, Cecil Watkins of Lackey; four daughters, Louise Cook of Franklin, Ohio, Lucille Stewart of Strongsville, Ohio, Ann W. Coleman of Trenton, Michigan, Donna Watkins of Lackey: one brother, Clarence R. Terry of Ohio; four sisters, Elizabeth Caudill of Somerset, Augusta Stanley and Beatrice Boyd, both of Ohio, Nellie Roberts of Melvin, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Wayne Burch, officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery, Lackey, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Jamie Stewart, Mick Stewart, Steve Cook, Brian Stewart, Kelly Coleman, Mike Stewart, David Collins, Randy Watkins and Paul Thomsberry.

Minnie Melda Martin

Age 80, of Lincoln Park, Michigan, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan. Born on June 10, 1919, at Grethel, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Rosa Alley Hall. She was a nurse's aide. She is survived by her husband, Earl Martin. Other survivors include one son, Lee Martin of Trenton, Michigan; two daughters, Linda Toohey of Southgate, Michigan, and Louise Farley of Louisa; two brothers, Elmer Hall and Hubert Hall, both of Galveston; and three sisters, Marie Hall, and Louise Spears, both of Galveston, and Vernice Akers of Vermillion, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service \\ill he conducted Wednesday, May 24, 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen James Hamilton and Cecil Newsome officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Hall Cemetery, at Galveston, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Katie Prater

Age 91, of Hippo, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on September 9, 1908, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Dillard Bailey and Rosie Vanderpool Bailey. She was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Prater. Survivors include five sons, John R. Prater of Beattyville, Dillard Prater of Harlan, Otis Prater Jr., of Berea, Raymond A. Prater of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Haskel Prater of Hippo; three daughters, Minnie Conley of Hippo; Norma Boone of Greenwich, Ohio, Augusta Prater of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Martin Bailey of Zebulon; one sister, Virgie Warmbrod of Algie, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 21, 3:30 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rondal Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Frasure Cemetery, Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons.

Emogene Coker

Age 79, of Akron, Ohio, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Akron, following an extended illness. Born on October 15, 1920, in Glo, she was the daughter of the late Edmond H. and Martha Decker Salmons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Coker. Survivors include one son, Pastor Shelby Gene Mullins; two daughters, Barbara Ann Searcy and Connie Sue Dishman, 10 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m., at the Sammons Cemetery, at Auxier, Local arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home

May 26, 2000

Paul McCoy

Age 48, of Jeffersonville, formerly of Martin, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 20, 1952, in Martin, he was the son of the late William Mack and Martha Elizabeth Hurd McCoy. He was a disabled farmer, and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church at Jeffersonville. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Rhads McCoy. Other survivors include four sons, Kevin McCoy, Melvin McCoy, Joe McCoy and Jordan McCoy, all of Jeffersonville; two daughters, Amber McCoy and Debra McCoy, both of Jeffersonville; two brothers, Jack McCoy of Rodney, Ohio, and John McCoy, of Jeffersonville; six sisters, Elainor Marie George of Jeffersonville, Lucy Spencer of Belleville, Ohio, Daisy Frazier of Hager Hill, Mae Spencer and Mary Zwick, both of Clyde, Ohio, and Anna Sanney of Mansfield, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Paul Taylor and Ray MacAntioch officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, at Shortwood, Allen, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

May 28, 2000

Darwin Woods

Age 79, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on May 23, 1921, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late George and Mary Branham Woods. He was retired coal miner, a member of U.M.W.A. 5899, Wheelwright, and a member of the Goble-Roberts Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis Woods. Survivors include five sons, Carl Douglas Woods and Larry Woods, both of Pikeville, Darwin Woods Jr. of Bevinsville, Darrell Woods of Dayton, Ohio, Mark Woods of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Janice McKay of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Dorothy Hall of Marion, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Paul Coleman and Belmont Johnson, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Ed Hall

Age 75, of Allen, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born on April 21, 1925, in Ligon, he was the son of the late Riley Hall and Florence Hall. He was a retired truck driver, formerly employed by Standard Oil, Allen; a U.S. Army World War lI veteran; a member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950; a member of Allen Baptist Church; and a member of the American Legion and Amvets. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marie Hall. Survivors include one son, Danny Hall of East Point; three daughters, Mary Sue Dillion of Vermillion, Ohio, Edmona Calhoun and Thelma Jones, both of Allen; four brothers, John M. Hall of Lexington, James Riley Hall and Fred Hall, both of Allen, Troy Hall of Somerset; three sisters, Fennie Cresswell of Ashland, Fannie Goble of Allen, Annie Gunnels of Panama City, Florida; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Wayne Burch and Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Riley Hall Cemetery, Allen.

Esmer "Duck" Robinson

Age 80, of Dry Fork Greasy Creek, Pikeville, KY died 5:40 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2000 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born March 7, 1920, in Pike County, KY. He was the son of the late Eline Adkins Robinson and John Buck Robinson. He was a retired Coal Mner of Republic Steel and was a member of the U.M.WA. He is survived by his wife Bulah Mae Coleman Robinson Other survivers include his five sons, Gerald Allen Robinson of Pikeville, KY, Rell K. Robinson of Pikeville, KY, Freddy Ray Robinson of Shelbiana, KY, Tony Robinson of Pikeville, KY and Palmer Keith Robinson (Deceased); daughter Brenda Carol Coleman of Betsy Layne, KY.; brother Ersel Robinson of Pikeville, KY,; sister Orbie Counts of Wheelwright, KY; six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2000 at J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Ministers Hiram Adkins, Windell Hamilton, Clayman Adkins and others There will be visitation after 6:00 p.m. Saturday May 27, 2000 at J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. There will be services each evening at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville, KY.

May 31, 2000

Francis Hale Moore

Age 85, of Garrett, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on October 20, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse James Hale and Jenny Belle Hale. She was a member of the Rock Fork United Christian Church, Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coett Moore. Survivors include three sons, Harold Ray Moore of Powell, Tennessee, Clarence Edward Moore Sr. of Garrett, Cluett Moore of Clyde, Ohio; seven daughters, Cleo Daniel of Willard, Ohio, Clara Hall and Lanie Knott both of Clyde, Ohio, Mable Hall, Edna Conley, Ilene Scott and Judy Carol Moore, all of Garrett; two sisters, Lannie Gibson of Coalwood, West Virginia, Rebecca Shepherd of Willard, Ohio, 45 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and 3 greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 28, at 11 a.m., at the Rock Fork United Christian Church, Garrett, with the clergyman. Sterlin Bolen, officiating. Burial was in the Will Chaffins Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, under direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Bertha Shepherd

Age 83, of Gunlock, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born on February 15, 1917, in Gunlock, she was the daughter of the late Henry Shepherd and Delia Shepherd. She was a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, at Hippo, for 52 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Goble Shepherd. Survivors include three sons, Luther Shepherd of Gunlock, Ollie James Shepherd of Kendalville, Indiana, Willie Goble Shepherd of Pierceton, Indiana; six daughters, Ruby Jean Howard, Wanda Lee Allen, Barbara Ann Shepherd and Bonnie Mae Ingram, all of Gunlock, Lois Butcher of River, Mary Lou Bradley of Claypool, Indiana; one brother, John Henry Shepherd of Gunlock; one sister, Leora Stevens of Ashland, Ohio; one half-sister, Frankie Prater of Gunlock; 35 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 31, at 11 a.m., at the Little Martha Old Regular Baptist Church, Salyersville, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Brushy Bill Shepherd Cemetery, at Gunlock, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Eleary Combs

Age 65, of Dwarf, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born on February 14, 1935, in Emmalena, he was the son of Ella Begley Combs, of Dwarf, and the late Lawrence Combs. Other survivors include two daughters, Vicki Combs of California, and Tammy Combs of Indiana; two sisters, Dorothy Hedke of Columbus, Ohio, and Gladys Smith of Madison Heights, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 27, at the Hindman Funeral Services, Chapel, with Clell Miller officiating. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Emmalena, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Tobie Marsillett

Age 80, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday,. May 28, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on April 19, on Middle Creek, Floyd County, he was the son of the late Amos Marsillett and Annie Reffitt. He was a member of the Dotson Pentecostal Church, Big Sandy Chapter No. 18 D.A.V, World War II Army veteran and former coal miner for Princess Elkhorn Coal Company at David. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy Brown. He is survived by his second wife, Okey Allen Miller Marsillett. Other survivors include two sons, Lonnie Marsillett of Prestonsburg and Ronnie Marsillett of Salyersville; two daughters, Bonnie Sue King of Langley, Donna Adkins of Prestonsburg; one stepson, Rickey Miller of Prestonsburg and one step-daughter, Dianne Bailey of Okeechobee Florida; seven sisters, Essie Poe of Manchester, Indiana, Jarie McDonald of North Manchester, Indiana, Oralee Hackworth and Nancy Hile, both of Warsaw, Indiana, Sally Shepherd and Martha Miller both of Claypool, Indiana, Anna Bayes of Pierceton, Indiana, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 31, at 11 a.m., at the Dotson Pentecostal Church, with Richard Shepherd and Glenn Hughes officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, D.A.V. Burial will be in the Jack Arnett Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

David Joe Willis

Age 55, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his residence of an extended illness. Born on September 4, 1944, in Martin, he was the son of Mable Hayes Willis of Prestonsburg, and the late Warner Willis. He was the manager of East Kentucky Auto Parts; and served in the Army Reserves. Survivors, other than his mother, include one son, William David Willis of Prestonsburg; and three daughters, Melissa Willis, and Rhonda W. Hughes, both of Prestonsburg, and Patricia J. Barnette of Martin; and three grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Genevieve Perkins

Age 68, of Hindman, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on December 15, 1931, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late John D. Collins and Lucinda Madden Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Perkins. Survivors include one son, Larry Perkins of Hindman; three daughters, Linda Perkins of Lexington, Theresa Allen of Minnie, and Jackie Cornett of Whitesburg; three brothers, Orville Collins of Hindman, Kenneth Collins of Cinncinnati, Ohio and Corbin Collins of Tampa, Florida; two sisters, Ada Cornett of Brinkley, and Faye Mullins of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 26, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Mike Caudill and David Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Amburgey Cemetery at Hindman, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.