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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, May 31, 2002

Sara T. Ilasenko

Age, 77, of 36912 Almont Drive, Sterling Heights, Michigan, widow of John (Johnny) Ilasenko, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, from complications of emphysema, and ARDS of the lungs, in the Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Mi. Sara Trilba, was born in Floyd County, (Amba) Harold, Ky., January 5, 1925, the daughter of the late B.L. and Goldie Ella Sturgill. She completed her high school in 1943, in Prestonsburg, Ky. She first married Glen McNaughton and settled in Michigan. Later, in 1958, she married John (Johnny) Ilasenko, who preceded her in death, August 11, 1992. Survivors include two sons, Glen and Michael McNaughton; two sisters, Gladys S. Allen and Elizabeth (Betty) Castle, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; eight nephews; and seven nieces.

Fred W. Akers

Age 80, of O’Brien, Fl., formerly of Dana, Ky., husband of Willa Faye Phillips Akers, passed away Monday, May 27, 2002, at Good Samaritan Center, Dowling Park, Florida. He was born May 26, 1922, in Dana, Ky., the son of the late Francis Marion Akers and Pearlie Rose Akers. He was a tool and dye maker, and was a minister and a member of the O’Brien Christian Fellowship. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Peggy Akers Self of Lawrenceburg, Tn.; one step-daughter, Devonia Sagraves of French Lick, In.; three step-sons, Bobby McGlone of Georgetown, Ky., Billie McGlone of Olive Hill, Ky., and Arthur McGlone of Grayson, Ky.; two brothers, Everett “Bill” Akers and Earl M. Akers, both of Bardstown, Ky.; six sisters, Retta Hall of Banner, Ky., Florida Smith of Bella Vista, Ca., Iness Stiltner of Eastern, Ky., Jean Hall of Hillsboro, Ky., Mattie “Pat” Greenwell of St. Petersburg, Fl., and Nora Burnette of Hillview, Ky., 12 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Fred W. Akers will be conducted Friday, May 31, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Dennis Kidd, officiating. Burial will follow in the Akers Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ruby Grace Bradley

Age 94, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Ky. She was born December 19, 1907, in Spencer, WV., the daughter of the late Fred O. Bradley and Bertha Welch Bradley. She was a retired U.S. Army Colonel, having served in World War II and Korea. She received an honorary doctorate degree from WVU, and was a member of the Dulin Methodist Church, Falls Church, Virginia. Survivors include two nephews, Charles Bradley of Prestonsburg, Ky., and William Pritchard of St. Louis, Mo.; two nieces, Carol Hawks of Chapala, Mexico, and Francis Ruth of Hanover, Maryland. Funeral services for Ruby Grace Bradley will be conducted, Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will be Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 9 a.m., at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Claudia Odell Davenport

Age 80, of Van Lear, Ky., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2002, at the Highland Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg, Ky., after an extended illness. She was born September 25, 1921, at Henry, Va., a daughter of the late John Ruben and Pearl (Hopkins) Lovell. She was married to Alvin Eugene Davenport Sr., who survives. Other survivors include four sons and one daughter, Alvin Eugene Davenport Jr., of Prestonsburg, Ky., Calvin Ashley Davenport of Nicholasville, Ky., Samuel John Boggs of Hillsville, Va, Delburn Ray Boggs of Radford, Va., and Sharon Pearl Huffman of Pikeville, Ky.; two brothers, J.R. Lovell of Huntsville, Ala., and Troy Lovell of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Lucille Vaughn of Roanoke, Va.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home, after 6 p.m., Wednesday. Active pallbearers are: Delburn Boggs, Sam Boggs, Alvin Davenport, Calvin Davenport, Ron Huffman, and Steven Boggs.

Dan Jack Combs

Age, 77, of Stanville, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, following an extended illness. Born in Floyd County, Ky., on August 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Hettie Gilliam and Albert Ghent Combs. He was an attorney. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Pikeville; Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals; and Kentucky Supreme Court Justice; a member of Thomas C. Cecil F&AM Lodge No. 375; and a Navy veteran of WW II. Survivors include two sons, Alfred Ghent Combs, Dan Jack Combs II, both of Stanville, Ky.; two daughters, Connie May Combs of Lexington, Ky., and Dana Jean Combs Batten of Pikeville, Ky.; one brother, Sam Paul Combs of Marion, North Carolina; two sisters, Edith May Stanley of Betsy Layne, Ky., Laurel Katherine Damron of Sumter, South Carolina; and four grandchildren, Justin Leland Barden, Bruce Clark Batten II, Noah Brandon Batten and Jared Dalton Smith. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Combs. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the First Christian Church of Pikeville, with Dr. Mickey Anders officiating. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery, Pikeville, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville. Active pallbearers: Alfred Ghent Combs, Dan Jack Combs II, Justin Leland Barden, Bruce Clark Batten II, Noah Brandon Batten, Michael Fleet Johnson, and Robert Edward Stanley II.

Jimmy Lee Akers

Age 56, of Banner, Ky., passed away Monday, May 27, 2002, at his residence.
He was born September 26, 1945, in Dana, Ky., the son of Johnny Akers of Dana, Ky., and the late Marge Stanridge Akers. He was a former coal miner, and Vietnam War Army veteran. In addition to his father, he is survived by one son, James Akers of Banner, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Angela; one daughter, Jenita Boyd of Martin, Ky.; son-in-law, Terry; five brothers, J.D. Akers of Michigan, Alvin Akers, Darrell Akers and Randy Akers, all of Dana, Ky., and Mack Akers of Martin, Ky.; one sister, Cheryl Arms of Dana, Ky.; five grandchildren, Madison, Devon, Paige, Kristian and Angel; and a special friend, Jodie Goble. Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Akers will be conducted Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Danny Connor officiating. Burial will follow in the Akers Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Charles “Togo” Thomas Harris

Age 62, of Allen, Ky., passed away Friday, May 24, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was the son of the late David Harris, and Georgia Leslie Harris. He was a former state highway department employee. Survivors include one son, Charles Todd (Kimberly Dawn) Harris of Harold, Ky.; one daughter, Carrie Ann (David) Agaras of Dayton, Ohio; three special cousins, Tina (Howard) Keathley and Ebbie Keathley, both of Allen, Ky., and Linda Caldwell of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Mary Ann (Stewart) Unanagst of Naples, Fl.; three grandchildren, Hanna Lynn Harris, Grayson Todd Harris and Lola Diane Agaras. Memorial services for Charles Harris will be announced at a later date, Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements.

James Andrew (Preacher) Goble

Age, 87 years of age of Prestonsburg, Ky., was born on November 7, 1914, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of the late Christopher C. Goble and Emma Caroline Prater Goble. He departed this life following an extended illness on Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired coal miner; a member of the Trimble Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, a former member of the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad; instructor for National Rifle Association; and assistant Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 27, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was married to Mable Hall Goble, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and two daughters, James M. Goble, Emma Lou Gray, and Billie Jean Harris, all of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Kay Gray of Dayton, Oh., and Lucille Wills of Indiana; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of many relatives and friends who will mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Sue Hunter and Elizabeth J. Conley; one brother, Frankie Goble; and three sisters, Vadie Eden, Gertrude Reatherford, and Margarette Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Rev. Joe Coleman, and Rev. Steve Hazelett officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, Ky.

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Bruce S. Hall

Bruce S. Hall of Banner, Ky., passed away on Monday, May 20, 2002, in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, Ky. She was 77 years of age. She was born April 22, 1925, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lucy Hale of Allen, Ky. She was a member of the Allen Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mont Hall. She is survived by her step-daughter, Betty H. and David Salisbury, both of Catlettsburg, Ky.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a host of many friends who will mourn her passing. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at 10 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Rev. James Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, Shortwood, Allen, Ky. Visitation is before services on Wednesday.

Earrit Merl Hayes

Age 88, of Martin, Ky., husband of the late Alice May Hayes, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the Mary Chiles Hospital, Mt. Sterling, Ky. He was born March 21, 1914, in Maytown, Ky., the son of the late John Prock Hayes and Daisy Justice Hayes. He was a retired barber, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a lifetime member of the D.A.V., Monroe Vanderpool Chapter No. 128, Garrett, Ky., former mayor and city council member of Martin, and a U.S. Army, World War II veteran. Survivors include one nephew, Ronald Hayes of Winchester, Ky.; one niece, Sandy Hayes Sheffield of Betsy Layne, Ky.; two great-nieces, Heather Hayes Amistadi and Elisa O’Bryan. Funeral services for Earrit Merl Hayes were conducted Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Jimmy Hall and Clinton Moore, officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Kirt Stamper, Johnny Mayo, Bill Cooley, Buddy Smith, Ernie Holt, Bob Lynn and Roger Sandlin. Honorary: Clarence Hayes and Julius Moore.

Julia Stratton

Age 84, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Born on January 16, 1918, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Miriah and Dorothy Bayes Spradlin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at Stanville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Stratton. She is survived by six children, Emma Lou (Lloyd) Hamilton of Stanville, Ky., Zella Mae Price of Lexington, Ky., Vivian (Donald) Conn of Ivel, Ky., Magalene (Paul) Hicks of David, Ky., Elbert (Linda) Stratton Jr. of Teaberry, Ky., and Ailene (and the late D.D.) Cole of Morristown, Tn.; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Martin Spradlin, Mars Spradlin and John Spradlin; and two sisters, Liza Fraley and Minnie Fields. Funeral service were conducted Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Tommy Bush officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Orville James Hicks

Age 74, of Nelsonville, Oh., died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was a retired employee of General Motors, a member of UAW Local 969, and a WW II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and Adam Hicks. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Emogene Hicks; daughters, Alice (Glenn) Wellman of Johnstown, Oh., and Dorothy (Jim) Bower of Westerville, Oh.; sister, Ruth Rowe of Ky.; brothers, Hansel (Marcella) Hicks, and Gene (Alma) Hicks, both of Mi., Curtis (Julie) Hicks, of Az., Tom (Martha) Hicks and Hubbard Hicks, both of Ky.; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 22, 2002, 2:00 p.m., in the Long Funeral Home, 5528 Cleveland Avenue (one block south of St. Rt. 161). Interment will follow in the Blendon Central Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Skunza Funeral Service, 5528 Cleveland Avenue.

Ida Jervis

Age 54, of Langley, Ky., wife of Earl Jervis, passed away Friday, May 17, 2002, at her residence. She was born August 29, 1947, in Martin, Ky., the daughter of Pearl Conn Samons of Langley, Ky., and the late Seymore Samons. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Arkansas Church of Christ. In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by two sons, Mark Jervis of Langley, Ky., and Robert Earl (Misty) Jervis of Hippo, Ky.; one daughter, Emma Lou (Larry) Wells of Auxier, Ky.; three grandchildren, Makayla Marie Wells, Larry Lance Wells II, and Hannah Raen Jervis. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 19, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Ronnie Samons, officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Chris May, Lenard Hall, Harold Dixon, Randy Conn, Travis Conn, Aaron Sparkman, and Steve Slone.

Friday, May 17, 2002

Judith Carol Hager Stambaugh

Age 52, was born on June 12, 1949, in Prestonsburg, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Geraldine Nelson Hager. She departed this life following an extended illness on Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. She was a retired State Parks employee. She attended the Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Stambaugh of Sikta, Ky. Other survivors include four daughters, Beverly Adkins Burchett of Auxier, Ky., Lequita Danielle Robinson of Hunter; LaGaya Sue Evans and Patsy Deskins, both of LaFollette, Tenn.; two sons, Phillip Rodney Stambaugh and Benjamin Michael Stambaugh, both of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Samuel Francis (Sammy) Hager; three sisters, Barbara Jean Estep of Flatgap, Ky., Lou Alice Gullett of Dayton, Oh., and Edith Dotson of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, Ky., with Tommy Nelson officiating. Visitation is at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, at Auxier, Ky. Pallbearers: Keith Burchett, Daniel Adkins, Bobby Estep, Sam Estep, Robert (Red) Conley, Josh Evans and Jay Daniels.

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Willis Howard

Age 65, of Hippo, Ky., husband of Ethel Shepherd Howard, passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, in Hippo, Ky. He was born April 23, 1937, in Magoffin County, the son of the late Willis Howard and Aggie Ousley Howard. He was retired from Columbia Gas Co., and was a member of the Trace Fork Salt Lick United Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Paul Howard Jr., of Hippo, Ky.; one daughter, Emma Jean “Jeannie” Howard of Hippo, Ky.; a niece he raised, Lisa Gail Marcos of Lexington, Ky.; one brother, Rady Howard of Gunlock, Ky.; two sisters, Edith Shepherd of Gunlock, Ky., and Thelma Conn of Banner, Ky.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gold Howard; one grandchild, Anthony Willis Howard; and two brothers, Cledith and Frank Howard. Funeral services for Willis Howard Jr., were conducted Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergymen Bethel Bolen and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial followed in the Howard Family Cemetery, Hippo, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Revella “Ree” Stewart

Age 82, of McDowell, Ky., husband of the late Christine “Black” Stewart, passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, in the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky. He was born January 14, 1920, in Ligon, Ky., the son of the late Ben Franklin Stewart and Vina Moore Stewart. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Mine Workers Association, and the Drift Pentecostal Church, Drift, Ky. Survivors include three sons, Larry Delmas Stewart of McDowell, Ky., Revella Dean Stewart of Jacksonville, Fl., and Benjie Ellis Stewart of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Bernice Gibson and Vivian Cartmell, both of McDowell, Ky., seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services for Revella “Ree” Stewart were conducted Monday, May 13, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergymen Ted Shannon, and Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Gary Roberts, Derek May, Truman Blair, Ricky Stewart, Wally Cook, and Nathan Wright.

Jessie Fitzpatrick Brewer

Jessie Fitzpatrick Brewer, of Alhambra, California, formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away May 4, 2002, in Alhambra, where she had lived since 1948. Her husband, Ben I. Brewer, preceded her in death. She was the daughter of the late Penn and Maggie Fitzpatrick. She is survived by one sister, Peggy Marshall, of Titusville, Florida. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Ike Fitzpatrick and Sam H. Fitzpatrick; and four sisters, Stella Spurlock, Garnet Spurlock, Dot Marshall, and Bess West.

Heather Brooke Tackett

Age 19, died Sunday, May 12. She was born on July 22, 1982, in Pikeville, Ky., the daughter of Tommy and Kim Mullins Tackett of Weeksbury, Ky. She was a student at the Hazard Community College, where she was a sophomore. She was the granddaughter of Betty Hall Mullins of Weeksbury, Ky., and the late Junior Mullins, and the late Ed and Myrtle Johnson Tackett. She was preceded in death by one brother, Justin Tommy Tackett. She is survived by two brothers, Jordan Casey Tackett and Toby Cameron Tackett, both of Weeksbury, Ky. There is a host of many relatives and friends who will mourn her passing. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 16, 2002, at 12 noon at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, Melvin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

William Arthur Jones

Age 87, of Lakeland, Fl., formerly of Craynor, Ky., husband of Mae Avenell Wright Jones, passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, in Florida. He was born December 20, 1914, in Craynor, Ky., the son of the late Kelly Jones and Martha Hall Jones. He was a retired teacher and realtor. He graduated from Pikeville College, attended Morehead State University, graduated from University of Michigan Real Estate School, taught and coached at Betsy Layne High School from 1937 until 1943 and was a member of the American Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida. Survivors include his wife; one son, William A. Jones II, of Lakeland, Fla.; four daughters, Margaret Mae Stumbo of Snellville, Ga., Barbara Ann Slone of Prestonsburg, Ky., Cheryl Lynn Holdridge of Ypsilanti, Mi., and Patricia Lee Packard of Orlando, Fl.; three brothers, Ernest Jones of Albion, Mi., Edward Jones of Opp, Al., and Anthony Jones of Duluth, Ga.; one sister, Nannie Martin of Ypsilanti, Mi., 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Siltania Howard and Anna Sue Wade. Funeral services for William Arthur Jones will be conducted Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Vernon Slone officiating. Entombment will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Goldie Mosley

Age 82, of Wayland, Ky., wife of the late Edward Mosley, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2002, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky. She was born April 2, 1920, in Boons Camp, Ky., the daughter of the late James Mollette and Bertha Spears Mollette. She was a member of the Zion Deliverance Church, Wayland, Ky., and a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Lee Morris Mosley of Wayland, Ky., Larry Mosley and Randall Mosley, both of Blaine, Ky.; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Mulkey of Groveport, Oh., and Eileen Bumgarner of Lockbourne, Oh.; two brothers, Henry Mollette of Blaine, Ky., and James Estill Mollette of McDowell, Ky.; three sisters, Lillie Ward of Chillicothe, Oh., Louearta Turner of Wheelwright, Ky., and Loretta Perry of Hi Hat, Ky.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Danny Mosley; and one brother, James Jacob Mollette. Funeral services for Goldie Mosley were conducted, Monday, May 13, 2002, at 12:00 noon, at the Zion Deliverance Church, Wayland, Ky., with the clergyman, Eugene Haney, officiating. Burial followed in the Mosley Family Cemetery, Blaine, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Robert “Bob” Bumgarner, James Mulkey, Randy Mosley, and Sammy Mosley.

Bobby G. Stanley

Age, 67, of 512 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Bellevue Hospital in Bellevue, Ohio. Born October 7, 1934, in Harold, Ky., the son of the late Morg Stanley and Rebecca (Riley) Stanley. He was employed at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Sandusky, Ohio, for 36 years, serving as a union representative for many of those years, and retired November 1, 1999. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 1216, and the Church of Christ on McPherson Highway in Clyde, Ohio. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, doing yard work, and was an avid grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Gen (Mitchell) Stanley. Other survivors include two sons, Morgan Stanley of Clyde, Ohio, and Barry Stanley of Ypsilanti, Mich.; one daughter, Carrie Thomas of Ypsilanti, Mi.; three brothers, Donald Stanley of Clyde, Oh., Paul Stanley of Harold, Ky., and Herb Stanley of Winchester, Ky.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Bill Stanley. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 14, at noon, at the Church of Christ, 1793 W. McPherson Hwy., with Russell D. Pannell, of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in the McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio, under the direction of Foos-Klein Funeral Home, 318 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5164 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio 43560.

Monday, May 13, 2002

Mary Elizabeth (Blackburn) Charles

Age 67, of Auxier, Ky., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002, at her residence, after an illness of two years. She was born September 8, 1934, in Williamson, W.Va., a daughter of the late Leonard and Hetti (Baldwin) Blackburn. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Prestonsburg, Ky. She was married to Herbert Charles who survives her. Other survivors include one son and two daughters, Jim Charles of Zebulon, Ky., Beverly Setser of Little Paint Cr., Ky., and Jheri Endicott of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky.; one brother and one sister, Curtis Blackburn of Columbus, Ohio, and Katherine Morrison of Zebulon, Ky.; also surviving are four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 12, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Wells Cemetery in Auxier, Ky. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Walter Hall

Age, 76, of Betsy Layne, Ky., passed away May 2, at his home following an extended illness. He was born January 28, 1926, at Harold, Ky., the only son of Richard and Era Conn Hall. He had one sister, Betty Hall Porter, who lives in Prestonsburg, Ky. As a teenager, Walter volunteered for service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was involved in action in China, Okinawa and various points of the South Pacific. Following an honorable discharge after the war ended, he returned to Kentucky where he went into the furniture and grocery business with his father in Stanville. His father was already battling illness and died within three years, leaving him to operate the businesses alone. For a time he owned furniture businesses in Martin and Stanville and later established Hall Marine and Mobile Home Sales in Stanville and Prestonsburg. He retired in 1981. Walter is survived by his wife, Aileen Sellards Hall of Betsy Layne, and by two daughters, Nancy Niles of Tampa, Fla., and Rhonda Kretzer of Betsy Layne, Ky. He also leaves five grandchildren, David Walter Spradlin of Fayetteville, Ark.; Jonathan Lee Spradlin of Fort Meade, Fla.; Leigh Ann Blackburn of Lexington, Ky., Candice Blackburn of Pikeville, Ky., and Kelly Blackburn of Betsy Layne, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren, Brian Wade and Carson Walter Spradlin of Fort Meade, Fla. Funeral services were held at Hall Funeral Home in Martin Ky., Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m., with Clergymen Robert C. Jones and Doug Lewis officiating, with interment at Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel. Visitation was at Hall Funeral Home in Martin beginning at 6:00 p.m., Friday, and from noon Saturday. Pallbearers: David Walter Spradlin, Jonathan Spradlin, John Richard Porter, Ronnie Wallen, Shawn Wallen, Tom Bow, Brian Nelson, Breck Hammond, Chris Potter and John Martin Porter. Honorary pallbearers: Dean Conn, Cam Garrett, Don Burke, Jack Sellards, Paul Gearhert, Carl Stumbo, Calvin Carpenter, A.D. Carpenter, Carl Price, and Don Taylor.

Annis S. Wright

Age 79, of Camden, Tn., formerly of Floyd County, widow of Elec Wright, passed away Friday, May 3, 2002, at her residence in Camden, Tn. She was born March 5, 1923, in Hunter, Ky., the daughter of the late Charlie Salisbury and Linnie Conn Salisbury. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn McCleese of Camden, Tn., Marietta Ferrell of Livonia, Mi., and Linda Faye Moore of Huntsville, Al.; one brother, Morgan Salisbury of Hunter, Ky.; four sisters, Marie Salisbury of Hunter, Ky., Syble white of Delbarton, W.Va., Hester Copley, and Hattie LeMaster, both of Rittman, Oh.; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy Mae Wright; one brother, John Salisbury; and one sister, Oma Salisbury. Funeral services for Annis S. Wright were conducted Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Jack McCleese, officiating. Burial was in the Wright-Salisbury Cemetery, Hunter, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Monday, May 6, 2002

Hazel Marie Shepherd Collins

Age, 56, of Hueysville, Ky., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on June 25, 1945, in Gunlock, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Norman and Myrtle Shepherd. She was a homemaker and member of the Salt Lick Community Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Sam Collins. Other survivors include two sons, Paul Douglas Shepherd and Christopher Shepherd, both of Hueysville, Ky.; two daughters, Joy Lynn Howard and Remona Marie Shepherd, both of Hueysville, Ky.; one step-daughter, Samara Shepherd; two brothers, Orville Shepherd of David, Ky. and Henry Shepherd of Greenwich, Oh.; four sisters, Eva Jane Bailey of Hueysville, Ky., Linda Shepherd of Gunlock, Ky., Brenda Kilgore of Hippo, Ky., and Teresa Puckett of Salyersville, Ky.; nine grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jackie Shepherd and Randy Shepherd; four brothers, Glenn Shepherd, Paul Shepherd, Norman Shepherd, and Carter Lee Shepherd; and one sister, Ethel Lee Shepherd. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 4, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Salt Lick Community United Baptist Church, Hueysville, Ky., with Carlos Beverly, Bethel Bolen, and Ollie Watts officiating. Burial was in the Brushy Bill Cemetery, Gunlock, Ky., Magoffin County, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Salt Lick Community United Baptist Church.

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Melvina L. Brown

Age 84, of McDowell, Ky., was born on September 5, 1917, in Craynor, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Arelia Spears Likens. She departed this life following an extended illness on Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She was married on June 22, 1933, to Willie D. Brown, who preceded her in death. Unto this union was born one son and seven daughters, Bill Brown of Ligon, Ky., Annette Tackett of McDowell, Ky., Genevieve Wright of McDowell, Ky., Bobbie Osborne of McDowell, Ky., Bessie Newman of St. Mary’s Ohio, Brenda Ratliff of Sidney, Ohio, and Jonell Tackett of Prestonsburg, Ky. She was preceded in death by Beulah Martin. She was also preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters. There are 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There is a host of many relatives and friends who will mourn her passing. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Woodrow Dye, and other Regular Baptist ministers, officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Hi Hat, Ky.

Evelyn Preston Turner

Age, 85, of Lexington, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. The widow of Andrew Jackson Turner, she was born in Floyd County, Ky., the daughter of James Milton and Mel Vina Sparks Preston. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and Noble Grand of Iaeger Rebekah Lodge No. 66. Her daughter, Carol Lester of Lexington; sons, Andrew Jackson Turner of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Maurice Turner of Paris, Kentucky; and special niece, Patty Jones Williams of Owingsville, Ky., survive her. A brother, John Preston of Greenville, Tennessee, and sister, Mary Elizabeth Mullins of Benton, Illinois, also survive. She has five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, May 2. The officiating minister will be Don Dilday; Jerry Zuniga will present two vocal numbers; the eulogy will be given by Jack Justin Turner; and the brothers message by John Preston. Visitation will be at Hall Funeral Home on Tuesday and Wednesday. Pallbearers: John Preston, Bryan Pack, Bill Mullins, Tommy Pack, Jack Turner IV, and Roland Williams.

James Dean Halbert

Age 43, of Ypsilanti, Mi., formerly of Floyd County, Ky., passed away Friday, April 26, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Ypsilanti, Mich. He was born September 25, 1958, in Martin, Ky., the son of the late Jake Halbert and Ella Craft Halbert. Survivors include one daughter, Nannie Marie Halbert of Salyersville, Ky.; two sisters, Wanda Garnell Miller of Ypsilanti, Mi., and Judy Ward of Prestonsburg, Ky.; five brothers, Garner Ray Halbert of Farmington, New Mexico, John Glenn Halbert, Hubert Halbert, and Jake Halbert Jr., all of Langley, Ky., and Greg Halbert of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Funeral services for James Dean Halbert will be conducted Thursday, May 2, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Bob Varney and Tommy Hall, officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 10 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.