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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Friday, May 25, 2001

Della Gross Hayes

Age, 68, of Tram, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at her residence. Born March 18, 1933, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Cora Gilliam Gross and Dallas Gross. Survivors include two daughters, Oma McPeek of Pikeville, Bonita DeBoard of Woodhaven, Michigan; one brother, Charlie Gross; two sisters, Sarah Sesco and Charity Tibbs, both of Pikeville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 26, at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Don Lee and Robert Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Corrected obituary of Frances Crisp 

Age, 86 years old, born October 27, 1914, in Craigsville, Virginia, died May 13, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Ky. She had been a resident of Martin since the early 1940’s. She was a homemaker and a retired Dermont’s store clerk. Her late parents were Edmond and Rosa Smiley Reed, and she had eight deceased brothers and one deceased sister. She has one living brother, Jack Reed of Loveland, Ohio, and one living sister, Juanita Sprouse of Staunton, Virginia. In addition to her brother and sister, she has three daughters, Janet Howard, Phyllis Centers and Pat Shepherd; one son-in-law, Acie Shepherd, all of Martin; seven grandchildren and seven grandchildren-in-law; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-grandson-in-law. She also leaves one stepdaughter, Myrtle Berry of Lexington, Kentucky. Frances also leaves many in-laws, extended family members, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, church family, nurses and doctors with loving thoughts and memories. She was the widow of Lee Fields, Will Frazier and Frank Crisp. She became a saved and born again Christian and a member of the Faith Bible Church at Martin, under the Rev. Bob Martin on June 6th, 1965. Visitation was at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were conducted, Wednesday, May 16, at noon, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, Kentucky, by Rev. Don Crisp and Rev. Randolph Crisp. Burial followed at the Crisp Cemetery on Cracker Bottom Road at Martin, Ky. Pallbearers were Dickie Johnson, Gilbert Shelton, Kevin Robinson, David (Acie) Shepherd, Paul David Centers, Jim White, Josh White, Jeremy Clark and Ronnie Bryant. 

Maxie Holbrooks Hackworth

Age, 77, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following a sudden illness. Born on June 2, 1923, at Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Milt and Eliza McKenzie Holbrooks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Hackworth. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John D. Holbrooks, Sollie Holbrooks and Theodore Holbrooks; two sisters, Roxie Butler and Nettie Holbrooks; five infant brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker and attended the Chestnut Grove United Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Jarvis Hackworth of Salyersville, Ky.; one daughter, Elmina and Homer Nelson Jr., of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Ollie Holbrooks of Adrian, Michigan and Martin Holbrooks of Warsaw, Indiana; three sisters, Madelyn Hobbs of Warsaw, Indiana, Annie Adams of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Bethlee Wallen of Prestonsburg, Ky; four grandchildren, Mike and Karen Nelson, Sherry and Doug Greene, Tammy and Charlie Amburgey, James Jarvis and Tonya Hackworth; and four great-grandchildren, Matthew Amburgey, Lakeyn Mariah Green, Jayden Hackworth, and Kaelyn Greene. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 26, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Larry Adams, Morris Ray Miller and Jackie Prater officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Family Cemetery, Richardson Branch, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.
Visitation was at the funeral home.

Myrtle Horne

Age 93, of Hueysville, Ky., wife of the late Grant Horne, passed away Friday, May 18, 2001, at her residence. Born May 4, 1908, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Hood Gearheart and Molly Gearheart Allen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She is survived by three sons, Robert Horne of Kendallville, In., Ronnie Horne and Mack Horne, both of Hueysville, Ky.; four daughters, Georgia Brown of Wilmington, Oh., Donna Young of Williamsburg, Ky., Linda Adcox of Hueysville, Ky., and Connie Prater of Eastern, Ky.; one brother, Herman Allen of Paris, Ky.; one sister, Peggy Dudleson of Hueysville, Ky.; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Myrtle Horne were conducted, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Paul Rice officiating. Burial followed in the Gearheart Cemetery, Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Mike Shepherd, Larry Shepherd, Todd Bailey, Alan Knight, Brian Shepherd, Rick Allen and Kyle Tharp. Honorary pallbearers: Ricky Young, Rodney Young and Randy Allen.

Paula A. Hall Mitchell

Age  47, of Grethel, Ky., widow of Rex Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Harold, Ky., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 26, 1953, in Paintsville, Ky., the daughter of Angie Hunt Hall, Banner, Ky., and the late Earl Hall. Survivors include one daughter, Brittany Erin Mitchell of Grethel, Ky., and one sister, Glenna Hall Childers of Banner, Ky. Funeral services for Paula A. Hall Mitchell will be conducted Friday, May 25, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Doug Lewis and Ronnie Samons, officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones (Webb) Cemetery, Allen, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Willard (Peewee) Sizemore

Age, 67, of Martin, Ky., died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on January 16, 1934, at Orkney, Ky., he was the son of the late Willie and Mollie Flannery Sizemore. He was a disabled sales clerk and was a member of the First Baptist Church at McDowell, Ky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Adams Sizemore. Other survivors include two daughters, Tammy Lance and Ramona Terry, both of Martin, Ky.; two brothers, Larry Sizemore and Leonard Ray Sizemore, both of Ohio; four sisters, Daisy Vines of California, Della Jane Moore of Cheyene, Wyoming, Sarah Ellen Mitchell of Wheelwright, Ky., Martha Sue Hall of Martin, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Stacia Lance and Andrew Lance. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Millard Sizemore, and Bill Sizemore; and one sister, Dorothy Meadows. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Dingus Cemetery, Dinwood, Martin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Friday, May 18, 2001

Beatrice Brown Conley

Beatrice Brown Conley, 75, of 1617 Litterals Fork Road, Salyersville, Ky., died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at her residence. Born on January 4, 1926, in Magoffin County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Lonzie Brown and Mary Wheeler Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer Conley. Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Conley of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Patsy Burchett of Prestonsburg, Ky., Glenda Rhea of Pikeville, Ky.; one brother, Charles Brown of Lexington, Ky.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, J.O. Brown, and Marion Brown; and three sisters, Grethen Wheeler, Fern Silverman, and Dorothy Madeline Brown. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Carroll, Anthony Conley, Buster Blanton and Edgar Blanton officiating. Burial will be in the Edmund Conley Cemetery, Litterals Fork, Salyersville, Ky.
Visitation is at the funeral home.

Monday, May 16, 2001

Carolyn Elizabeth Lafferty

Age 60, of Garrett, Ky., passed away Friday, May 11, 2001, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Ky. She was born December 11, 1940, in Garrett, Ky., the daughter of the late Chester Hicks and Beatrice Prater Hicks. Mrs. Lafferty was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ, Hueysville, Ky., and a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Wayne Edward Allen, Garrett, Ky., Jerry Dewayne Allen, Sturgis, Mi.; one brother, Weddle Hicks, Garrett, Ky.; five sisters, Sadie Chaffins, Garrett, Ky., Ramona Ousley, Hippo, Ky., Betty Holden, Willard, Oh., Lillie Rathert, Auburn, In., Evelyn Martin, Bucks Branch, Martin, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Lafferty was preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Allen, and her second husband, Ruben Lafferty. Funeral services for Carolyn Elizabeth Lafferty, were conducted Monday, May 14, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Chester Varney officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Cemetery, Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Zeb Ousley, Robert Owens, Michael Ousley, Terry Chaffins, Danny Stutzman, Coley Martin, and Jimmy Ray Hicks.

Charlene Stepp Jervis

Age 79, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, May 11, 2001, at her residence. Born on January 14, 1922, at Pikeville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Floyd Stepp and Rebecca Viris Stepp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Jervis, December 27, 1989. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Florence Click of Leander, Ky.; one brother, Emmons Stepp of Oceana, West Virginia; two brothers are deceased, Kermit Stepp, and Hansel Stepp; surviving are two sisters, Lucy Blackburn of Oceana, West Virginia, Flordia Mash of Ohio; four grandchildren, Gwen Endicott, Dwayne Burchett, Deborah Goble, and Chester Ray Burchett; nine great-grandchildren, Chris Bradley, Charlene Mayhan, Justin Endicott, Kayla Endicott, Julia Burchett, Donna Burchett, Dristy Burchett, Crystal Gail Burchett and Joe Burchett; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 14, 2001, at 1 p.m., at her residence at Cow Creek, Ky. Burial was in the Jervis Cemetery, Cow Creek, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at her residence at Cow Creek.

Ethel Wallen

Age 94, of Garrett, Ky., passed away Monday, May 14, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Ky. Born November 18, 1906, at Garrett, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Baxter and Elizabeth Hughes Wallen. She was retired from the Kingsbury Ordinance Plant in Indiana, and was a member of the Garrett First Baptist Church at Garrett, Ky., for 36 years. Ms. Wallen is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at the Garrett First Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky., with Randy Osborne and Larry Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was Tuesday after 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home, and will be after 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the church.

Frances Ellen Reed Fields Frazier Crisp

Age 86, of Martin, widow of Frank Crisp, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, Ky. Born October 27, 1914, at Craigsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Rosa Smiley Reed. She was a homemaker, and member of the Faith Bible Church, Martin, Ky. She is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Ann Centers, Patricia Lee Shepherd, and Janet Rose Howard, all of Martin, Ky.; one brother, Jack Reed of Loveland, Oh.; one sister, Juanita Sprouse of Staunton, Va.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her third husband, Frank Crisp, and her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Fields, and her second husband, Will Frazier. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 16, at noon in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial will follow in the Crisp Cemetery, Martin. Visitation is at the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Dickie Johnson, Gilbert Shelton, Tom Caudill, Kevin Robinson, David (Acie) Shepherd, Paul David Centers, Jim White, Herbert Marks, Josh White, Chris Centers, Jeremy Clark, and Ronnie Bryant.

Friday, May 11, 2001

Minnie Prater

Age 95, of Martin, Ky., wife of the late Lundy Prater, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born October 1, 1905, in Martin, Ky., the daughter of the late Benjamin and Martelia Bentley Samons. She was a homemaker. Ms. Prater is survived by one brother, Vernon Samons of Martin, Ky., and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers, and Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Samons Family Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, Ky. 

Monroe Jarrell (Popeye)

Age, 42, of East Point, Ky., died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born on June 26, 1958, at Johnson County, Ky., he was the son of the late Curt and Liz Endicott Jarrell. He is survived by his wife, Debra Scott Jarrell. Other survivors include two sons, James Mitchell Jarrell of Elesmere, Ky., Johanthan Wise Johnson of Hamilton, Ohio; one daughter, Elizabeth Eve Jarrell of Cobinston, Ky.; two brothers, James Walker Jarrell of Van Lear, Ky., Curtis Lee Jarrell of Williamstown, Ky.; four sisters, Oma Faye Johnson of David, Ky., Hattie Mae Hurd of Sugarloaf, Prestonsburg, Ky., Mable Charlene Jarrell of Price, Ky., Clara Oeida Hamilton of Endicott, Ky.; two grandchildren, Mitchell Tyler Jarrell and Michia Lynn Jarrell. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 11, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial will be in the Jarrell Family Cemetery, East Point, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. 

Nova Morgan

Age 81, of Bevinsville, Ky., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at her son’s residence at Bevinsville, Ky. She was born May 5, 1920, at Price, Ky., the daughter of the late William Press and Orphina Cox Morgan. She was a homemaker. Ms. Morgan is survived by one son, Ernie Ray Morgan of Bevinsville, Ky.; one brother, Troy Lee Morgan of Leesburg, Florida; and three grandchildren, Alisha Nichole Morgan, Margaret Anne Morgan, and Amy Elizabeth Morgan. Funeral services for Nova Morgan will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2001, at the Little Rock Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. 

Sterling Smith Jr.

Agege 54, of Ivel, Ky., husband of Juanita “Tootsie” Martin Smith, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001, of injuries suffered in an auto accident. Born October 8, 1946, in Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of Ellen Morley Smith of Harold, and the late Sterling Smith. He was a member of the International Church of God, and an employee of Pepsi Cola for 28 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons, Sterling Jordan Smith of Ivel, Ky., Jonah Duane Smith of Varney, Ky., and William Derrick “D.D.” Smith of Millard, Ky.; three sisters, Nell Mae Mills of Warren, Michigan, Flora Gay Abshire of Lick Creek, Ky., and Francis Lucille Marsee of Westland, Michigan; and two grandchildren, Tiffany MeShae and Tasha Nicole Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Lee Smith. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with George Trent officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Andrew Walters, David Martin, Brad Martin, Brian Marsee, Scott Williams, Marc Smith, Jason Smith, and Donnie Burke.

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Isom B. Slone

Age, 54, of Wayland, Kentucky, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on April 15, 1974, in Knott County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Cephas and Lucinda Slone. He was disabled. Survivors include two brothers, Carlie Slone of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; Silas Slone of Hueysville, Kentucky; one brother is deceased; three sisters survive, Lydia Shepherd of Hueysville, Kentucky; Debra Niece of Hueysville, Kentucky; Amy Whitaker of Martin, Kentucky; one sister is deceased. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 7, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Garrett Community Christian Church, with Donnie Hackworth, Allen Chaffins, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Porter Cemetery, Jones Fork, Lackey, Kentucky, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation was at the church.

Madge Prater

Age, age 82, of Eastern, widow of Jim “Dock” Prater, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born April 7, 1919, at Hueysville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Lee Henry and Martha Prater. She was a homemaker and member of the Salt Lick Community Church of Hueysville, Kentucky. She is survived by two sons, Herbert Dale and Zeb Prater of Eastern, Kentucky; four daughters, Loretta Levingston of Belleville, Ohio, Nora Hoover of Eastern, Kentucky, Sally Woodrum of Langley, Kentucky, and Myrtle King of Eastern Kentucky; three sisters, Ada Hurst of Greenup, Kentucky, Edna Hurst of Greenup, Kentucky, and Maggie Lamba of Nevada; one sister-in-law, Maxie Patton of Hippo, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m., in the Salt Lick Community Church, at Hueysville. Burial was in the Prater Cemetery, at Hueysville. Visitation was Saturday at the church.

Luther “Big Bud” Bowling

Age, 75, of 1474 W. 550 S. Warren, Indiana, died at 9:13 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bowling worked as a foreman at Imco for many years. He retired in 1970. He loved to fish and enjoyed woodworking, especially building rocking chairs and log cabin birdhouses. He was born on March 3, 1926 in Auxier, Kentucky, a son of Mance and Lula Hunt Bowling. He was united in marriage to Helen J. Kaylor on December 20, 1952, in Huntington. His wife survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Steven N. Bowling and Tristen L. Bowling, both of Warren, Indiana; five daughters, Helen Frances of Decatur, Mrs. Russell (Jeanie) Freestone, Mrs. Jimmy (Trilyn) Asher, Mrs. John (Karleen) Shultz-Herring all of Warren, Mrs. James (Cheri) Britten of Huntington; two brothers, James Bolding of Warren, Emory Bolding of Huntington; two sisters, Audrey Whitt and Angie Mayo both of Garrett, Kentucky, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, James L. Bowling and Cris Bowling and two brothers, Claude Bolding and Clyde Bolding. Visitation was Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Pastor Elzie Spencer officiating. Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

Sterling Smith Jr.

Age, age 54, of Ivel, Kentucky, husband of Juanita “Tootsie” Martin Smith passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001, of injuries suffered in an auto accident. Born October 8, 1946, in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Ellen Morley Smith of Harold and the late Sterling Smith. He was a member of the International Church of God, a employee of Pepsi Cola for 28 years and member of the United Steel Works, Local No. 2593-EKB. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three sons, Sterling Jordan Smith of Ivel, Kentucky, Jonah Duane Smith of Varney, Kentucky and William Derrick “D.D.” Smith of Millard, Kentucky; three sisters, Nell Mae Mills of Warren, Michigan, Flora Gay Abshire of Lick Creek, Kentucky, and Lucille Farsee of Westland, Michigan; and two grandchildren, Tiffany Masha and Tasha Nicole Smith. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by one brother, Billy Lee Smith. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky with George Trent officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Kentucky. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: R.J. Prater, Tommy Miller, B.J. Prater, Chris Stumbo, Ronnie Stumbo, Richard Levinston, and Mooch Levingston.

 

Friday, May 4, 2001

James Edward “Doodle” Davidson

Age, age 57, of Madison, Ohio, formerly of Drift, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at the Lake West County Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio. He was born December 25, 1943, in Drift, Kentucky, the son of Virginia Davidson Artrip and Carlos Artrip, of Martin, Kentucky. Mr. Davidson was a retired engineer for Barnes Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, for 37 years and a Kentucky Colonel since July 3, 1989. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Maria Nina Davidson; one son, Michael Shawn Davidson of Phoenix, Arizona; two stepdaughters, Laura and Deborah Pildner of Madison, Ohio; one brother, Gary Artrip of Martin, Kentucky; and three sisters, Jerry Ann Campbell of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Sharon Jones of Martin, Kentucky, and Sheila Wright of Presonsburg, Kentucky; aunts and uncles are Grover Dean Davidson of Painesville, Ohio, Ronnie Davidson of Ormond Beach, Florida, Howard Davidson of North Carolina, Georgia Howell of New London, and Fonetta Bentley of Geneva, Ohio. He is also preceded in death by Robert and Lucy Mae Campbell Davidson, grandparents, and one aunt, Bobbie Jean Giacomelli. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Drift Cemetery, Drift, Kentucky, under the care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is from 5-10:00 p.m., Friday, and noon to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Chris Caudill, Jimmy Campbell, Jimmy Artrip, Shawn Wright, Robert Davidson, Donnie Zukowski, Robert Davidson III, and Jarrad Arnett. Honorary pallbearers: Ken Hall, Delmer Hall, Tommy Hall, Donnie Hall, Dale Hall, and Donald Shannon.

Ernie Clay Tackett

Age, 25, of Grethel, Kentucky, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at McDowell Appalachian Re-gional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Born on March 2, 1976, at Pikeville, Kentucky, he was the son of Acie Tackett and Ella Ruth Evans Tackett, of Grethel, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Azzie and Goldie Newsome Tackett. Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Butler and Ethel Hamilton Evans of Grethel, Kentucky; and one brother, Kelly R. Tackett of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 4, 2001, at 12:30 p.m., at his residence at Grethel, Kentucky, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Cemetery, Mink Branch, Craynor, Kentucky, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is at the residence at Grethel.

Marie H. Martin

Age, age 88, of Kite, Kentucky, wife of the late Ibra Martin, passed away Friday, April 20, 2001, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Kentucky. Born May 27, 1912, at Kite, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Jethro and Rosie Meade Hall. She was a homemaker and member of the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Amon Martin of Kite, Kentucky, Anon Martin of Liberty, Kentucky, and Namon Martin of Topmost, Kentucky; two daughters, Mae Amburgey of Pinetop, Kentucky, and Rose Wiwi of Harrison, Ohio; two sisters, Anna Hampton of Lexington, Kentucky, and Goshen Hall of Kite, Kentucky; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Miami Martin. Funeral services for Marie H. Martin were conducted Monday, April 23, 2001, at 11 a.m., in the Rebecca Regular Baptist Church, Kite, Kentucky. Burial was in the Jethro Hall Cemetery, Kite, Kentucky. Visitation was after 5 p.m., Saturday at Hall Funeral Home; after 10 a.m., Monday, at the church. Pallbearers were Nathan Martin, Jamie Martin, Phillip Hicks, Austin Hicks, Jason Carrier, and Lee Gerald.

Pauline McFarland Holman

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, following an extended illness. Born on October 1, 1930, at Delval, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maude Witt McFarland. She was a homemaker and attended the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conley Holman. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Bulah Smith. Survivors include one son, Edward James Holman of David, Kentucky; one daughter, Tonia E. McCoy of David, Kentucky; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Holman, and Sonya Webb; and one great-grandchild, Austin Smith. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky, with Jim Price and Lorie Vannucci officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Pauline McFarland Holman

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on October 1, 1930, at Delval, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maude Witt McFarland. She attended the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conley Holman. Survivors include one son, Edward James Holman of David; one daughter, Tonia E. McCoy of David; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Jim Price and Lorie Vannucci officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, at Prestonsburg.

Ray Spurlock

Age, 66, of Printer, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on September 12, 1934, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Tandy L. Spurlock and Virgie Elliott Spurlock Hall. He was a disabled tool dresser for Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company, and a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hall Spurlock. Other survivors include three sons, James O. Spurlock of Minnie, Tandy L. Spurlock and John Keith Spurlock, both of Printer; five daughters, Doris Rae Hyden of Louisville, Lana Faye Johnson of Garrett, Sondra Kaye Spurlock of Prestonsburg, Linda Sue McCoy of Printer, and Valery Michelle Spurlock of Florida; three brothers, Rondald Spurlock and Roy Spurlock, both of Printer, Russell Spurlock of Martin; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Spurlock Cemetery, at Printer. DAV funeral services were conducted by Chapter 128, at Garrett. Pallbearers were Dick Hyden, Justin Hyden, Barry Moore, Greg Shannly, Bobby Scott, Dewayne Hall, Ernest Jackson, Brian Spurlock, and Billy Roy Spurlock. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Goins, Melvin Goins, Robert Meade Jr., Zandal Adams, Denver Mullins, Dale Hall, Russell Spurlock, Denver Spurlock, and Darrell Carreel.

Susan Mae Spurlock

Age, 82, of London, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at her son’s residence in London. She was born January 9, 1919, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late James Milton and Laura Belle Crum Humble. She was a member of the Overland Church of Christ, at Lawrenceburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Spurlock. Survivors include one son, Dennis Spurlock of London; five daughters, Janice A. Fraley of Urbana, Ohio, Pauletta Sears of London, Lana S. McKinney of Lexington, Anna L. Belcher of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Gwen L. Langley of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister, Peggy Jo Damron of Robinson Creek; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Larry Morgan officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery, at Printer. Pallbearers were Mike Fraley, Mark Fraley, Rod Sears, Scott Sears, Brian Sears, Kevin Sears, Geoffrey Spurlock, Travis Spurlock, Shane Addington, Kevin Robinson, and Kristopher Lawrence.

James David Childers

Age, 51, of Wayland, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born December 2, 1949, in Lackey, the son of Garnett Hall Childers of Belleville, Michigan, and the late Ed Childers. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Childers. Other survivors include one son, John Childers of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Deborah Childers of Kite; two brothers, Paul Childers of Paris, Edgar Childers Jr. of Lexington; two sisters, Sandra Sue Delaney of Belleville, Michigan, Patricia Ann Squires of Chelsea, Michigan; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery.

Charles David Breeding

Age, age 51, of 858 N. Main St., Marion, Ohio, formerly of Wheelwright, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at 2:03 p.m., at Marion General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Ganson Breeding, and two sons, Paul, of Canton, Ohio; and David, of Marion. Charlie was born June 17, 1949, at Martin, Ky., to the late Paul Breeding and Mary E. Powers Breeding, who survives.
Other survivors include one brother, Ricky Breeding, of Marion, Ohio; three sisters, Judy Breeding Bartley, of Melvin, Ky.; Betty Rose Breeding Ganson, of Marion, Ohio; Paula Breeding Travis, of Milton, New York; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold “Beanie” Breeding. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a member of Maranatha Bible Baptist Church, a member of VFW Post 3313, previously worked at Eaton Corp., and Depot Express, currently an independent truck driver for Bear-Lines. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 24, from 2 to 4, and 6 to 8 p.m., at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, where the service was held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 11 a.m. Burial was in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens with graveside services by Marion Area United Veterans Council and Chaplain Fred Eyster. Memorial contributions may be made to the choice of the donor.