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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Friday, May 30, 2003

Bee Baldridge

Age 48, of Eastern, husband of Dorlis Shepherd Baldridge, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born January 1, 1955, in Lackey, the son of the late Adam Baldridge and Clara Mae Moore Dooley. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Lisa Dawn Terry of Eastern; one step-daughter, Sarah Thomas of Dema; two sisters, Rosetta Hall of Fisty, and Ethel Green of Indianapolis, Indiana; one grandchild, Kimberly Bald-ridge; and one step-grandson, Austin Thomas. Funeral services for Bee Baldridge will be conducted Friday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church, at Mousie, with Sterlin Bolen and Mitchell Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore-Bolen Cemetery, at Ball Branch, Mousie, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.


Tina Hamilton

Age 64, of Harold, wife of Walker Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at her residence. She was born September 22, 1938, in Harold, the daughter of the late Herman McKinney and Allie Hamilton McKinney. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include five brothers, Clinton McKinney, and Michael McKinney, both of Harold, Edgar McKinney of Pikeville, Terry McKinney of Holly, Michigan, and Dan McKinney of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; three sisters, Connie Richardson of South Rockwood, Michigan, Teresa Stevens of Harold, and Vanessa Martin of Brunswick, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, J.J. McKinney and Ronnie McKinney; and one sister, Donna Sue McKinney. Funeral services for Tina Hamilton will be conducted Friday, May 30, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with pastor Edgar McKinney officiating. Entombment at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, will be under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation at the funeral home.

Dollie Hamilton Akers

Age, 78, of Teaberry, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born January 28, 1925, at Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late Milford and Minnie Kizer Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry. She was twice married, first to Paul G. Hamilton, and later to Clarence Akers. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, John B. Hamilton of Teaberry; Hayes Hamilton of Beaver, and Thomas R. Hamilton of Grethel; three daughters, Ruby Hamilton of Xenia, Ohio, Pluma E. Newsome of Albion, Michigan, and Phyllis Hamilton of Pikeville; a brother, Millard Johnson of Teaberry; three sisters, Hamey Hamilton of Prestonsburg, Dillie Hamilton of Teaberry; and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hamilton of Beaver; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and her husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Earmal Johnson, Kendrick Johnson and Willard Johnson; two sisters, Opal Hamilton and Nettie Martin; and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Andy Hamilton Cemetery, at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Jerry Harold Ousley

Age 61, of Hippo, husband of Ramona Lou Hicks Ousley, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born September 10, 1941, in Hippo, the son of Alice Moore Ousley, of Hippo, and the late Grover Ousley. He was a retired coal miner. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Michael Grover Ousley of Greenup; one daughter, Melissa Carol Ousley Little of Blue River; three brothers, Richard E. Ousley of Branford, Florida, Clarence Ousley of Kannopolis, North Carolina, and Carlos R. Ousley of Bellevue, Ohio; one sister, Anna Lou Kahnweiler of Torrance, California; four grandchildren, Chloe M. Ousley, Jared Michael Little, Christopher Neil Little, and Campbell Jerry Ousley. Funeral services for Jerry Harold Ousley will be conducted Friday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery, at Hippo, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is Wednesday, after 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Eddie Rowe

Age, 74, of McDowell, husband of the late Alpha Marie Justice Rowe, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in Plymouth, Ohio. He was born December 30, 1928, in Pikeville, the son of the late Hasten Rowe and Nervie Dutton Rowe. He was a retired Chrysler Motor Company employee. Survivors include three sons, Eddie Ray Rowe of Ashland, Richard Rowe of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Mark Kevin Wade of Paducah; three daughters, Paula Ethel Tackett of Willard, Ohio, Fayetta Tackett, and Lois Elane Hall, both of Plymouth, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Perry Rowe and Randal Keith Rowe. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 25, at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association, at McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Yates Cemetery, at Shelbiana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. 

Sophie I. Lands

Age 77, of Martin, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born February 18, 1926, in Martin, the daughter of the late Edgar Lands and Missouri Turvey Lands. She was a homemaker and a member of the Arkansas Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Don Samons of Hylton, New York, Kirby G. Samons of Martin, and Leslie Dan Samons of Fresno, California; three daughters, Irene Sue Snyder of Martin, and Linda Joyce Blener and Diane Hayden, both of Reeds Spring, Missouri; one sister, Mae Carroll of Riverside California; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Sophie I. Lands were conducted Sunday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial was in the Samons Cemetery, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Mike Hayden, Erick Jones, Doug Martin, Mike Crisp, Clyde Boyd, Vernom Crisp, and John Boyd. 


Susie Bradley

Age, 84, of Langley, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born January 23, 1919, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Bradley and Pearlie Stephens Bradley. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four brothers, Bobby Bradley of Langley, Coy Bradley of College Corner, Ohio, Billy Joe Bradley of Belle Fontaine, Ohio, and Clifford Bradley of Lima, Ohio; five sisters, Shirley Haws, Bonnie Bradley, and Clara Parker, all of Prestonsburg, Louise Howard of Hippo, and Ruth Moore of Auxier Heights; special friends, James and Carolyn, John and Lesley Stout; one aunt, Betty Riley of Richmond, Indiana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harlen Bradley, Gorman Bradley, and Clyde Bradley; and one sister, Zada Ratliff. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chuck Hall, Roger Hicks, and Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. 

Monday, May 26, 2003

Frances (Pitts) Moore

Age, 76, of Sebring, Ohio, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at her residence. Born December 6, 1926, in Dock, she was the daughter of the late R.E. Pitts and Maggie (Howard) Pitts. Survivors include three daughters, Cathy Swanson of Lectonia, Deb Walker of Sebring, and Pat Gray of Beloit; two sons, Tim Moore of Beloit, John Moore Jr. of Alliance; one brother, Don Pitts of Winchester; five sisters, Dora Cappello of Jackson, Michigan, Myrtle Rinehart of Sebring, Jurlean Brogan, Juanita (Peachie) Clark and Alberta Porter, all of Columbus; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John T. Moore; second husband, Ed Grimm; and one son, Donny Moore; two brothers, John L. (Bud) Pitts Jr., Bill Pitts and one sister, Ester Counts. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 27, at 11 a.m., at the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home, with Rev. Ken Price officiating. Interment will be in the Highland Memorial Park. Visitation is Monday, May 26, from 2-9 p.m. with the family and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.

Irene (Basiey) Samons

Age, 69, of Martin, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born January 12, 1934, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude Gillespie Samons. She was a retired waitress and a member of the Church of Christ, (Arkansas Creek), Martin. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie Dalton and Debby Samons of Hippo, and Michael Keith and Kathy Samons, of Harold; brothers, J.R. Samons and Earl Samons, both of Martin; sister, Dorothy Samons of Martin; grandchildren, Dalton Keith Samons, Amanda Ann Samons and Noah Keith Samons; and a great-grandchild, Trey Miles Samons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank Samons, Fred Samons, Aspy (Squire) Samons, and Link Salmons. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 25, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons and others officiating. Burial will be in the Samons & Family Cemetery at Hippo under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Friday, May 23, 2003

Frank Coburn

Age, 88, of Garrett, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Prestonsburg Health Care, Prestonsburg. Born December 14, 1914, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Woots and Rosy Howard Coburn. He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the U.M.W.A., a 50-year member of James W. Alley Masonic Lodge No. 869 at Wayland, a Shriner, and a member of the Rock Fork United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hayes Coburn. Survivors include one daughter, Bulah Ann Layne of Belleville, Michigan; three sisters, Myrtle Chaffins of Prestonsburg, and Margaret Conley and Polly Howard, both of Garrett; three grandchildren, Lloyd Layne, Wanda Ostrowski, and Pamela Hansen; seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Pelton, Michael Ostrowski, Sarah Ostrowski, Tommy Layne, Tyler Layne, Kasey Hansen, and Hannah Hansen. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Harry Randall Coburn; and one sister, May Shepherd. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Coburn Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Roger Reed Sr.

Age, 89, of Hueysville, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born June 8, 1914, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Gold and Sarah Patton Reed. He was a disabled coal miner and a veteran of the U.S. Army and World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olvie Vanderpool Reed. Survivors include three sons, Roger Reed Jr. of Hueysville, Jerry Reed of Lexington, and Gary E. Reed of Eastern; a daughter, Priscilla Tussey of Hueysville; two brothers, Kelly Reed of Mousie, and John Reed of Hueysville; two sisters, Virgie Vanderpool of Garrett, and Myrtle Vanderpool of Greenwich, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Shannon Reed; two daughters, Pamra Reed and Janice Reed; five brothers, Norman Reed, Gold (Chuck) Reed Jr., Jessie Reed, A.J. Reed, and Claude Reed; three sisters, Clarice Pickett, Gail Dedmon, and Sadie Chadwick; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Rev. Ondie Wireman and Bill Tussey Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Reed Family Cemetery at Salyers Branch in Hueysville. Vistation was at the funeral home.

David “Midget Man” Shepherd

Age, 37, of Hueysville, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his residence. Born May 22, 1965, in Kendallville, Indiana, he was the son of Faye Shepherd of Hueysville and the late Ishmael Shepherd. He was a disabled blaster for Mountain Valley Explosives. He is survived by his wife, Judy Owsley Shepherd. Other survivors include two sons, Devin Lee Shepherd and Joshua Lewis Shepherd, both of Hueysville; a step-son, Jonathan Edward Barnett of Hueysville; Goober (a beloved dog); and five brothers, Owen Shepherd, Bryon Shepherd, Roger Dale Shepherd, and Jeffery Shepherd, all of Hueysville, and Eric Ron Shepherd of Wayland; three sisters, Priscilla Sparkman and Sherry Lewis, both of Hueysville, and Phyllis Shepherd of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ishmael Ray Shepherd. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 23, at 11 a.m., at the Salt Lick Community Baptist Church, at Hueysville, with Bethel Bolen, Carlos Beverly, Cullen Caudill (Prayer), and Lloyd Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Shepherd Family Cemetery at Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Maggie Dye

Age, 52, of Sandy Hook, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at the Elliott County Medical Clinic, at Sandy Hook. Born November 23, 1950, in Grethel, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Sentha Parson Parker. She was a disabled CNA. She is survived by her husband, Phinas Dye. Other survivors include two sons, Phinas Dye Jr., and Cliff Dye, both of McDowell; four daughters, Cynthia Gayheart of McDowell, Gina Lisa Johnson of Melvin, Magarita Bowman of Sandy Hook, and Darlena Johnson of Mayking; three brothers, Orville Parker of Wyandotte, Michigan, George (Dave) Parker of Lincoln Park, Michigan and William (Bill) Parker of McDowell; and 21 grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Mickey Parker; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 22, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with ministers of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Dye Cemetery (Spewing Camp) at Orkney, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

William H. “Bill” Scutchfield

Age 69, of Prestonsburg, husband of Vivian Thacker Scutchfield, passed away, Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W. Va. He was born January 5, 1934, in Water Gap, the son of the late Darvin Scutchfield and Rebecca Haywood Scutchfield. He was a retired welder, electrician, and diesel mechanic, and an U.S. Army veteran. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Debbie Scutchfield of Prestonsburg; one brother, Darvin Scutchfield Jr., of South Bend, Indiana; two sisters, Josephine Herald and Julia Tussey, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services for William H. “Bill” Scutchfield were conducted Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial was in the Scutchfield Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Kenny Bentley, Rudy Thacker, Darwin Scutchfield, Larry Herald, Morris Osborne, Bill Haywood, and Gordon McKee. 

Arvle Spears

Age, 77, of Bevinsville, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born October 12, 1925, in Boons Camp, he was the son of the late Isaac and Mary Dutton Spears. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the U.M.W.A. at Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Virble Burke Spears. Other survivors include two sons, Glenn Berlin Spears of Bevinsville, and Ricky Darrell Spears of Weeksbury; two daughters, Virginia Gibson and Brenda Carol Hall, both of Bevinsville; one brother, Homer Spears of Belfry; two sisters, Irene Mosley of McDowell, and Gerogene Mosley of Garrett, Indiana; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Sue Spears; four brothers, Elmer Spears, Isaac Spears Jr., Freddie Spears, and Bobby Gene Spears; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 21, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Silas Burke Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Beecher Layne Scutchfield

Age 91, of Martin, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003. He was born in Water Gap, on June 8, 1911, the son of the late Frank Scutchfield and Mary Layne Scutchfield. He graduated from Prestons-burg High School in 1929, and attended Berea College, where he graduated with highest honors in 1933, being chosen for Phi Kappa Phi Honorary. He then taught at Prestonsburg High School, before attending the University of Kentucky, where he received a Masters Degree. He then moved to Wheelwright, where he worked for Inland Steel Corporation as a medical and radiology technician. He married Ann Osborne, of Martin, in 1941. In 1944, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Frank Scutchfield, becoming a licensed veterinarian. He moved his family to Hazard in 1947, where he worked at the Hazard Clinic, and practiced veterinary medicine at his home. In 1957, he moved again, to become head of the UMW Hospital laboratory in McDowell. In 1965, he took the position of laboratory director of biological sciences at the University of Kentucky Depart-ment of bacteriology and animal research. In 1970, he assumed the position of head of biology at Ashland Community College. In 1972, he retired to Martin, and practiced veterinarian medicine, until his complete retirement in 1988. He attended the First Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Frank Douglas Scutchfield of Lexington, and Dr. Scott Beecher Scutchfield of Danville; three grandchildren, Alex Layne Scutchfield of Lexington, Samuel Appleton Scutchfield of Danville, and Elizabeth Layne Scutchfield of Danville; two great-grandchildren, Cassandra Ann Scutchfield, and Ethan Layne Scutchfield, both of Lexington; and one sister, Evelyn. His interests included photography, public health, and eradication of rabies. He vaccinated thousands of animals in clinics held across most of eastern Kentucky. In his later years he took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He joined his beloved wife, Ann, who died in 1983, in the peace of paradise. Visitation was Monday, May 19, at 5 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the funeral, Tuesday, May 20, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Berea College.

Linda Sue Duff

Age 56, of Langley, wife of Willie Duff, passed away Friday, May 16, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born May 12, 1947, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Lacy Shepherd and Stella Hicks Shepherd. She was a former employee of the First Commonwealth Bank, and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one daughter, Willa Anita Joan Lykens of Langley; three brothers, Don Shepherd of Allen, and Danny Wayne Shepherd and Jimmy Shepherd, both of Garrett; four sisters, Lola Click of Langley, Wava Turner of Garrett, Bonnie Smith of Hazard, and Brenda Martin of Hueysville; two grandchildren, Breanna Michelle Duff and Conner Wade Lykens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Ray Shepherd, and one sister, Clara Shepherd. Funeral services for Linda Sue Duff were conducted Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Chester Ray Varney officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Family Cemetery, (Rockfork) Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Mark Wedding, Tim Lykens, Kevin Thacker, Mark Wallace, Tim Shepherd, Wesley Moore, Harvey Martin, and William Smith. Honorary: Sterlin Turner, Danny Shepherd, Donald Shepherd, Cordis Smith, Jimmy Shepherd, and Teddy Click.


Thomas N. Kuss Sr.

Age, 82, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at his daughter’s residence in Lexington. Born January 25, 1921, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Mehron Nercesian and Ellen Emily Baker Kuss; and a step-son to the late William Thomas Kuss. He retired from the National Aeronotics Space Administra-tion in Langley, Virginia, as head of Failure Analysis and Development; a veteran of the U.S. Army, Marines, Air Force, and World War II; a life member of the 32nd degree Masons; Zebulon Lodge No. 273, in Prestonsburg; Robert Circle Lodge in Lexington; an Oleika Temple Shriner; and a member of the Odd Fellows. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Banks Kuss. Survivors include two sons, Thomas N. Kuss II, and Ed Kuss (wife, Becky), both of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Jana Floyd Spalding of Lexington; a sister, Joan Kuss Scott of Florida; five grandchildren, Rachel Swift (Tim), Thomas Floyd, Heather Adkins (Jim), Eddybanks Kuss and Elisha Kuss (Cameron), and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Adkins, Ben Swift and Cameron Michael Powell. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 20, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rev. Tommy Nelson and Tom Thacker officiating. DAV Chapter 128 of Garrett, conducted the military service. Burial was in the Banks Family Cemetery at Water Gap, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m., at the funeral home, with Scottish Right ceremony being performed, Monday night at 7:30 p.m. Active pallbearers: Eddy-banks Kuss, Thomas Floyd, Tim Swift, Jim Adkins, Lawrence Smith, Gary Wright, Ron Wright, and Anthony Swiger.

Martha Nelson

Age, 79, of Wabash, Indiana, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at her residence. Born July 7, 1923, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Rose and Lulu Slone Rose. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Nelson Jr., in 1974. Survivors include six sons, Martin Nelson (Linda), Ballard Nelson (Sandy), Rick Nelson (Barbara), Ralph Nelson, Freddy Nelson and Billy Cloud, all of Wabash, Indiana; five daughters, Mrs. Imo Jean Milligan, Mrs. Dave (Sue) McKernan, Mrs. Chuck (Deborah) Hein, Mrs. Phillip (Barbara Jean) Sadler, and Mrs. Shane (Jayne) Ridenour, all of Wabash, Indiana; one brother, Ballard Ross of Wabash, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Maggie) Shoemaker of Wabash, Indiana; 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter; two brothers; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 22, at 10 a.m., at the McDonald Funeral Home Eddingfield Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana, with Danny Honeycutt officiating. Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, in Wabash, Indiana. Visitation is at the funeral home. 

Monday, May 19, 2003

Sina Thornton

Age, 67, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, May 14, at the Med Central Medical Center in Shelby, Ohio. Born April 23, 1936, in Dema, she was the daughter of the late Anthony (Tony) and Liza Meade Hall. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover F. Thornton. Survivors include three sons, Danny Thornton and Bill Thornton, both of Flat Gap, and Brad Thornton of Tracy, California; four brothers, Ervin Hall of Bevinsville, Olvin Hall of Chicago, Illinois, Tony Hall Jr. of McDowell, and Tommy Hall of Decoy; four sisters, Martha Sparkman of Topmost, Mary Triplett of Bevinsville, Vivian Gayheart of LaGrange, Indiana, and Freda Hayes of Hindman; two grandchildren, Hope and Garrett Thornton of San Diego, California; and a finance, Richard Moore. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John M. Hall and Clifford Hall; and a sister, Opal Hall Steele. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 18, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Laryl Branham, Mike Smith, Stewart Osborne, Eugene Sparkman, Jerry Sparkman, Rob Hoffman, Greg Haney and Harold Landoll.

Glenn Alexander

Age, 78, of Wayland, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Born November 8, 1924, in Auxier, he was the son of the late Louis Edward and Lucinda Ward Alexander. He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the House of Prayer at Wayland, a dispatcher for the Wayland Fire Department, and a member of the fire department since 1972. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Paige Alexander. Survivors include four daughters, Loretta Cline, Sue Rhoads, and Vickie Jones, all of Wayland; and Willa Goodman of Kendallville, Indiana; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Alvin Alexander; two sisters, Lois Bolen and Loretta Watkins; and two half-sisters, Edna King and Margie Goble. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 18, at 1 p.m., at the House of Prayer at Shop Fork in Wayland, with Donnie Burke officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.

Friday, May 16, 2003

Agnes Jean (Sissy) Davis

Age, 56, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at her residence. Born November 9, 1946, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Della Boyd Kidd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sammy Clark Freewill Baptist Church at Dana. Survivors include a son, Johnny R. Kidd of Harold; a daughter, Lisa Stumbo of Harold; five brothers, Harold Kidd, James Kidd, Bobby Kidd, Hershel Kidd and Lee Kidd Jr., all of Harold; three sisters, Offie Jarrell of Harold, Phyllis Newsome of Frankfort, and Gail Harvey of Honaker; and two grandchildren, Drew W. Stumbo and Brooke McCoy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Kidd; and a sister, Eloise Adkins. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 17, at 5 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Robert Shane Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd-Kidd Cemetery at Dana, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

Gordon Brent Burke

Age, 25, of McDowell, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the North Star Mine at Printer. Born October 16, 1977, in Floyd County, he was the son of Gordon Burke of Wheelwright and the late Beverly Childers Burke. He was a coal miner and a member of the Little Rock Regular Baptist Church at Jacks Creek. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Bentley Burke of McDowell. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a half-brother, Leslie Burke of Somerset; a step-brother, Keith Davis of Wheelwright; a half-sister, Carrie Childers of Florida; and a step-sister, Kim Isaac of Wheelwright. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 9, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at Frasures Creek, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. 

Glennis Ivory Hall

Age 72, of Melvin, husband of Rosemary Kendrick Hall, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, New Hampshire. He was born September 25, 1930, in Melvin, the son of the late McClelland Hall and Mary Hall. He was a retired mine safety and health administration employee, a graduate of Wheelwright High School, attended Caney (Alice Lloyd) College, was a member of the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge No. 889, and a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason. He worked at Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, and Inland Steel and Island Creek Coal, Wheelwright, prior to MSHA, where he was an electrical inspector and EEOC officer. He was also active in the Melvin PTA and other community organizations prior to his illness. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; one son, Glenn Robert (Dawn) Hall of Louisville; five daughters, Cecelia (Darrell) Parks of Prestonsburg, Debra (Adrian) Engle of Richmond, Laura (Scott) Nelson of Concord, New Hampshire, Lisa (Karl) Hansen of Amherst, New Hampshire, Bethe (Bill) Kludt of Miamisburg, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Leslie Engle, Samantha Jo, Ivory Rose, and Zane Robert Hall, Christopher, Mark, Adam, and Alyssa Brooke Hansen, Bethany Kludt, and Wesley Nelson; one brother, Edward Hall; sister-in-law, Parilee (Charles) Hall of Bevinsville; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral services for Glennis Ivory Hall will be conducted Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Martin, with Bishop Ken Carriere and Karl Hansen officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery, at Melvin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. til 10 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home, with Masonic sevices at 7 p.m., Saturday.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Joseph Edward “Eddie Joe” Akers

Age, 54, of McDowell, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2003, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. He was the son of the late David “Socker” Akers, and Goldie Beatrice Brown Akers. He was an electrician and coal miner, and was a member of the U.M.W.A. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Akers of McDowell; one son, Joseph C. Akers of McDowell; and one daughter, Lisa Anne Akers of McDowell; four sisters, Doris Little of Price, Patty Lawson of Drift, Sharon Perkins of Printer, and Libby Thompson of Jenkins; and one grandchild, Kelli Suzanne Akers. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Arthur Tackett Jr. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 12, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with Don Fraley Jr., and Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Akers Family Cemetery at McDowell, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home at Martin. Pallbearers: Jimmy Griffith, Richard Ousley, Benjamin Wright, Donnie Perkins, Willie Holt, Jimmy Bentley, Kevin Wright, and Merrell Moore. Sign the register book at: www.hallfuneralservice.com

Bernice Caudill

Age 83, of McDowell, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2003, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born on November 17, 1919, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Henry and Mellie McCown Tackett. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Caudill, a daughter, Betty Jo, and a grandson, Michael Slone. Survivors include two sons, Garlis Caudill of Morehead, and Benji Caudill of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Eleanor Pike of Lexington; one sister, Mary Belle Osborne of Ashtabula, Ohio, and a half sister, Pauline of Beefhide; six grandchildren, Sherri Ball, Shelia Hall, Patricia Sanders, Whitney Caudill, Joshua Caudill and Shawn Caudill, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 15, at 11 a.m., in the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.

Hershel Howell

Age, 87, of Spradlin Branch, Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Cen-ter.
Born on June 9, 1915, in Bonanza, he was the son of the late Enoch Howell and Callie Blair Howell. He was a former truck driver for Spurlock Food Service, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in West Van Lear; and a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Norma Collins Howell, on June 19, 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Saundra Howell of Prestonsburg, and Dolores Ward of Van Lear; two brothers, Estill Howell and Scott Howell, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Reba Mae Harris of Enon, Ohio, and Anna Marie DeRossett of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren, Markquita Lee Smith and Michael Neal Ward; three great-grandchildren, Dara Michelle Fannin, Micah Leeann Ward and Joseph Edward Ward; two great-great-grandchildren, Abigail Fannin, and Lindsey Fannin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 5, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Interment was in the Collins Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Howell family.

Anderson Newsome

Age, 64, of Beaver, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at his residence. Born August 18, 1939, at Beaver, he was the son of the late Jarvey and Rhonda Vance Newsome. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Ligon Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Faye Ray Newsome. Other survivors include four sons, Phillip Dale Newsome and James Rufus Newsome, both of Ligon, Charles Dwayne Newsome of Prestonsburg, and Victor Bradley Newsome of Harold; one daughter, Linda Gayheart of Ligon; two brothers, Tivis Newsome and Anthony Newsome, both of McDowell; and one sister, Alice Johnson of Melvin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Paul Newsome and Carl Edward Newsome; three brothers, Estill Newsome, Foster Newsome, and Robert Newsome; three sisters, Lula Bell Tackett, Maxie Moore, and Thelma Adams. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 15, at 1 p.m., at the Ligon Freewill Baptist Church, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Cemetery at Craynor, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the Ligon Freewill Baptist Church.

Ronnie Duane Blackburn

Age, 28, of Minnie, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Hazard Appalachian Health Care, Hazard. He was the son of Ronald Walker Blackburn and Delilah Youmans Blackburn, of Minnie. He was born January 25, 1975, in McDowell. He graduated from McDowell High School, and Hazard Community College. He graduated in heavy equipment. Survivors include his parents and his paternal grandmother, Alberta Blackburn of Drift. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Walker Blackburn, and his maternal grandparents, George Henry Youmans and Kathryn Youmans. Funeral services for Ronnie Duane Blackburn were conducted Sunday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery, at Minnie, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Brett Traller, Jordan Youmans, Chris Ousley, John Paul Sexton, Ryan Shannon, Jared Conn, Tim Stumbo, Earl Cook, Scott Stanley, and James Scott Stumbo. Honorary: Darrel Youmans, David Turner, William Turner, Duane Youmans, Tim Maggard, and Buggy Stumbo.

Mary Lavada (Shortie) Crider

Age, 61 of Auxier, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born December 9, 1941, a daughter of the late James and Myrtle (Goble) Childers. She was married to Darvin Crider, who preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Joseph Crider of Dixon, Missouri; three sisters and one brother, Opal Hopkins of Midland Pennsylvania, Nola Hopkins of Hookstown, Pennsylvania, and Yovonne Hyden of Westville, Virginia; James Childers of Wynona Lake, Indiana; and one grandson, Samuel Crider. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 13, at 1 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Goble Family Cemetery at Auxier. Arrangements were under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Bobby Gene Lewis

Age 69, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, formerly of Banner, husband of Belva Mae Endicott Lewis, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in the Superior Woods Nursing Home, Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was born January 30, 1934, in Banner, the son of the late Elder K. Lewis and Jessie Dillon Lewis. He was a member of the Holmes Road Freewill Baptist Church of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and was a retired parts inspector for Ford Motor Company. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include four brothers, James Lewis and Birkey Lewis, both of Banner, Chester Lewis of Stanton, and Forrest Lewis of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Katheryn Sizemore of Lexington, and Generieve Lewis of Prestonsburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick Lewis and Glenn Edward Lewis; and two sisters, Josephine Tate and Mary E. Lewis. Funeral services for Bobby Gene Lewis were conducted Sunday, May 4, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Roger Music and Douglas Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Hershel Howell

Age, 87, of Spradlin Branch, Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on June 9, 1915, in Bonanza, he was the son of the late Enoch Howell and Callie Blair Howell. He was a former truck driver for Spurlock Food Service, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in West Van Lear; and a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Norma Collins Howell, on June 19, 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Saundra Howell of Prestonsburg, Dolores Ward of Van Lear; two brothers, Estill Howell and Scott Howell, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Reba Mae Harris of Enon, Ohio, and Anna Marie DeRossett of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren, Markquita Lee Smith and Michael Neal Ward; three great-grandchildren, Dara Michelle Fannin, Micah Leeann Ward; two great-great-grandchildren, Abigail Fannin and Lindsey Fannin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 5, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Interment was in the Collins Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Howell family.

Bernard A. Burchwell

Age 74, of West Chester, Ohio, formerly of Maytown, Langley, husband of Dorthy “Dottie” Godby Burchwell, and former husband of Lillian “Lee” Howard Grant, passed away April 16, 2003, at the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born October 10, 1928, at Hi Hat, the son of the late Con Burchwell and Roxie Meade Burchwell. He was a truck driver for Matlack Inc. for 31 years, and retired in 1991. He was a graduate of Maytown High School, and enjoyed attending their school reunions. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Charlotte (Ron) Lee of Zenia, Ohio, Debby (Pat) Doherty of Dayton, Ohio, Sandra Sue (Mark) Hackenwerth of Missouri; one son, Roy David Burchwell of California; two step-children, Sharon Kosick and Gerald Godby; one brother, Elmer “Bozo” Burchwell of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Barbara Daniels of Lexington, Joyce Stumbo of McDowell, and Verna “Teeny” Hayes of Hunter; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Bernard A. Burchwell were conducted April 19, at Hodapp Funeral Home, West Chester, Ohio. Burial followed in the West Chester Township Cemetery, West Chester, Ohio. Local announcement, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Esta Marie Newsom

Age, 81, of Auxier, formerly of Beefhide, in Pike County, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born August 11, 1921, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Hattler and Rosie Little Addington. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chloe Old Regular Baptist Church in Pikeville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmon Newsom. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Ann and Harold Yates of Auxier; two brothers, Virgil Addington of Jenkins; and Everett Addington of Oak Hill, Ohio; three sisters, Flora Ray of Jenkins, and Nora Johnson and Myra Newsom, both of Myra; a granddaughter, Karen Ward of Prestonsburg; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Deshea Ward; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Addington, and an infant brother; one infant sister; and a granddaughter, Teresa Diane Yates. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 5, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Danny Belcher, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Mildred “Sissy” Hall Osborne

Age 75, of Beaver, widow of Victor “Buster” Osborne, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born December 27, 1927, in Beaver, the daughter of the late Milford and Lilllie Mae Bentley Hall. Survivors include five sons, Willard (Peggy) Osborne, and Carson (Brenda) Osborne, both of Teaberry, Leonard (Lois) Osborne of Grethel, Larry (Kathy) Osborne and Glenn Dale (Angie) Osborne, both of Beaver; five daughters, Priscilla (Kermit) Newsome, Kathy (C.B.) Bentley, and Glenda (Jimmy) Newsome, all of Teaberry, Sylvia (Ronald) Martin of Dema, and Brenda (Mike) Newsome, of Beaver; five brothers, Hillard Hall of Harold, Okey Hall, Doley Hall, and Palmer Hall, all of Beaver, and Tivis Hall of Dema; three sisters, Donna Flannery, Opal Johnson and Juanita Tackett, all of Beaver; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Tony Osborne; one daughter, Irene Osborne; and one brother, Oley Hall. Funeral services for Mildred Osborne were conducted Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery (Tackett Fork), Beaver, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Jeremy Osborne, Mike Newsome, Leonard Osborne Jr., Ralph Bryant, Ricky Johnson, Jason Akers, C.B. Bentley, and Charlie Ward.

Woodrow Wilson Pack

Age 75, of McDowell, husband of Margaret Mae Stumbo Pack, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003, at his residence. He was born January 4, 1928, in Martin County, the son of the late Elder Aaron Pack and Nova Crisp Pack. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church for 36 years, and served as assistant moderator. He served as moderator at Spurlock Regular Baptist Church for 20 years, was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the U.M.W.A., and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife; one son, Randy Lee (Cindy) Pack of Wayland; one daughter, Betty Jane (James) Tackett of Drift; one grandson, Robert Kyle Tackett; one step-grandson, Aaron Thorpe; daughters of the heart, Sue Carolyn Stumbo Pack, and husband, Franklin; and sons, Ricky, Dale and families; daughter of the heart, Phyliss Jean Stumbo Pettis, husband, Paul; her children, Gregory, Tammy, Pamela, Samantha, Mandy and families; four brothers, Johnny Pack of Drift, and Allan Pack and Sherman Pack,aboth of Summitt Station, Ohio, Eugene Pack of Circleville, Ohio; three sisters, Eva Mullins of Calabash, North Carolina, Ann Robinson of Columbus, Ohio, and Rebecca Hamilton of Drift; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Elder Woodrow Pack will be conducted Wednesday, May 7, at noon, at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with Clergymen Clifford Williams, Clyde Lewis, Carl Addington, and Jack Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church. Please sign the guest register book at www.hallfuneralservice.com

Virgie Jones

Age 84, of Shiloh, Ohio, formerly of Hueysville, widow of Alonzo Jones, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Willard Health Care Center, Willard, Ohio. She was born November 17, 1918, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Harrison Lovely and Lula Conley Lovely. Survivors include three sons, Charles Jones of Harpster, Ohio, James Jones of Cardington, Ohio, and Larry Jones of Albion, Indiana; four daughters, Elouise Martin of Clearwater, Florida, Clara Vanderpool of Shiloh, Ohio, Irene Hale of Salyersville, and Claudia Martin of Pataskla, Ohio, 26 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Combs. Funeral services for Virgie Jones were conducted Monday, May 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Joe Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Charles Jones, Chris Boes, Jeff Watkins, Brandon Hale, Preston Hale, and Gary Martin. Honorary: Wayne Martin, David Martin, and Charlie Jones Jr.

Lee Hamilton

Age 73, of Prestonsburg, husband of Noralene Tackett Hamilton, passed away Friday, May 2, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born June 29, 1929, in Teaberry, the son of the late Harvey Hamilton and Judy Belle Hamilton. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the UMWA. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Wanda Lee Sexton, Debbie Johnson, and Janet Salisbury, all of Prestonsburg; one brother, Luther Hamilton of Teaberry; five grandchildren, Leanna Newsome, Ginger Scott, Jason Johnson, Rachel Salisbury, and Sarah Salisbury; four great-grandchildren, Patrick Johnson, Derek Newsome, Megan Scott, and Alex Scott. In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Steven Garland Johnson. Funeral services for Lee Hamilton were conducted Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Regular Baptist Church, at Grethel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Clarence Johnson, Daryl Sexton, Charles Newsome, Lowell Scott, Jerry Sexton, Rodney Case, and Shawn Flannery. Honorary: Ledis Hamilton, Jason Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Derek Newsome and Alex Newsome.

Leslie Kendrick “Pud” Crager

Age 30, of Versailles, formerly of Knott County, husband of Trisha Bolen Crager, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2003, in Beaver Dam. He was born December 14, 1972, in Newark, Ohio, the son of Norman Crager of Hueysville, and Patty Chaffins Moss of Garrett. He was an engineer technician with Fuller and Mossberger, Scott and May Engineering Company, and was a member of the Yellow Mountain Sportsman Club. Survivors include his wife, father and mother; one brother, Larry Crager of Garrett; two nieces, Lakyn Bolen and Carrie Crager; three nephews, Chisum Crager, Levi Bolen, and Luke Bolen. Funeral services for Leslie Kendrick Crager were conducted Monday, May 5, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Earl Miller officiating. Burial was in the Chaffins Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Leroy Handshoe, Rick Chaffins, Tony Bolen, William Chaffins, Z.W. Chaffins, Carlos Huff, Brian Chaffins, Henry Scott, Phillip Inmon, and Michael Heiston.

Monday, May 5, 2003

Will Nelson

Age, 77, of East Point, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born September 8, 1925, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Hiland and Martha Osborne Nelson. He was a retired Department of Trans-portation employee for the Floyd County Board of Educa-tion; a W.W. II veteran of the U.S. Army; and a member of the East Point Pentecostal Church. Survivors include five brothers, Arvel (Mush) Nelson of Tutor Key, Grady Nelson, Ed Nelson, and Donald Lee Nelson, all of Prestonsburg, and Hargus Nelson of Fargo, North Dakota; a sister, Mary Ellen Powers of Leander; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam Nelson, Jack Nelson, and Ted Nelson. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Tom Nelson and Buster Hayton officiating. Burial will be in the Webb Family Cemetery at East Point, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Friday, May 2, 2003

Jan (Chaffins) Thompson

Age, 80, of Minford, Ohio, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Southern Ohio Medical Center, in Portsmouth, Ohio. Born June 23, 1922, in Garrett, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Froney (Collins) Chaffins. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, for many years. She was manager at the Parisian in Raleigh, North Carolina; attended Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes; she received additional nurses training in Huntington, West Virginia; and was a member of P.E.O. in Prestonsburg. She is survived by one son, Clyde Gilbert (Debra) Thomp-son of Gallatin, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Holly Thompson of Nashville, Tennessee, and Heather Yockey of Memphis, Tennessee; three sisters, Oretta (Alvin Jr.) Meade, Sylvia (Jack) Burchett, and Carmel N. Martin, all of Lucasville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Byron M. “Rig” Thompson on March 6, 1991, and one sister, Orpha Akers. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 3, at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, with Pastor Major Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Salisbury Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.