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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Jonathon Lee (Leroy) Adkins

Age, 22, of Harold, died Friday, May 13, 2005, following an auto accident, on State Route 2030, at Harold. Born June 4, 1982, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Willard Adkins of Harold, and Ella Mae Keathley Adkins of Harold. He was a coal miner for Merrel-Don Coal Company. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Jonathon Ethan Adkins of Grethel; two brothers: Eric Lee Adkins and Jimmy Adkins, both of Grethel; two sisters: Melinda Rogers and Nancy Akers, both of Harold; his fiancee, Krystal Kirk of Harold; his step-mother, Patricia Keathley of Harold; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: James and Madalene Hall Keathley, and Frank and Thelma Phillips Adkins; and a brother, Chester Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 16, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rachel Old Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Keathley Cemetery, at Branham's Creek, in Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, where nightly services were held.

Grover M. Allen

Age, 78, of West Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at his residence. Born November 16, 1926, in West Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Douglas Fairbanks and Della Whitaker Allen. He was a retired salesman for Vanhoose, and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Alley Allen. Survivors include two sons: David Morrison Allen of West Prestonsburg, and Tom Cooley of Prestonsburg; three daughters: Carol Jean Johnson of Prestonsburg, Christine Hyden of Warsaw, Indiana, and Della Jane Pollack of Pierstone, Indiana; two brothers: Ballard Allen of Louisville, and Howard Gene Allen of Manhattan, New York; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Ed Allen; and two sisters: Faye Allen and Lillian Rooper. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 12, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Malcolm Slone, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Hall-Bingham Cemetery, Town Branch, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Nelson Robert Allen

Age, 72, of Bellefonte, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, following an extended illness. He was one of ten children born to the late Wayne and Mallie Craft Allen on October 27, 1932, in Hueysville, in Floyd County. He served as Greenup County March of Dimes chairman for seven years; was honored as "Outstanding Alumnus of Maytown High School" (now Allen Central High School in Floyd County); was a well-known high school and collegiate basketball official in the OVC, SEC, and KIAC Conferences, 1960-1979; was a veteran of the US Navy, serving from 1952-56, during the Korean Conflict; and was a member of the Flatwoods Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Maytown High School in Floyd County, BA, MA and Rank 1 degrees; Honorary Doctor's degree in public law, from Morehead State University; former Rowan County High School teacher and basketball coach; served as school principal in the Russell Independent School system from 1960-1994; past president and executive secretary of E.K.E.A.; member of the board of directors of Eastern Kentucky Education Association. Served as state senator - 18 District - 1973-1991; Outstanding Freshman Legislator in 1974 by AFL-CIO; chosen Most Colorful Senator, 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 sessions by the Kentucky Press Corps; chosen one of the Men of the Sessions in 1984, by WAVE-TV, Louisville, Ky.; sponsored and successfully gained passage of nine educational reform bills in 1984 session; represented the state of Kentucky on the Commission of the States on education; appointed to the Task Force for Education by senate leadership, summer 1989; Task Force on Education Reform- Finance Committee, 1990-1998; chairman of the Senate Education Committee, 1976-1990; chairman site-based decision making council, Bellefonte school; member of the Prichard Committee Alliance; member of the Greenup County Housing Authority; was presently serving as a Greenup County Commissioner since 1999; was currently serving on the board of directors of the Ashland Alliance since 1999; and was inducted into the Russell High School Hall of Fame in 2004. Surviving are his wife, Carol Lynne Rice Allen of Bellefonte; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Brian "Bobby" and Kimberly Brooke Allen of Midland, KY; one granddaughter, Kynidee Vivian Starr Allen; three brothers: Volney Allen of Langley, KY, Harry Gordon Allen of Eastern, KY; and Maurice Allen of David, KY; one sister, Anna Lena Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; five nieces, and six nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Thomas J. Allen, Kenneth Allen, Clarence Allen, and Alfred G. Allen; and one sister, Ione Amelia Allen. Funeral services will be held, 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Flatwoods Church of Christ, with minister John M. Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods. Visitation was held at the Flatwoods Church of Christ.

Susan Rebecca Wallen Arnett

Age, 90, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born May 8, 1914, in West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Shelby Banks Wallen and Belle Gearheart Wallen. She was a retired postal clerk, and a member of New Bethel Assembly of God, in Salyersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Arnett. Survivors include two sons: Joseph Jackson Arnett of Mt. Washington, and Glenn Phillip Arnett of Reston, Virginia; one daughter, Lolita Ann King of Prestonsburg; eight grandchildren, Alan, Patrick, Dwayne, Joey, Christina, Matthew, Cathi and Lesli; ten great-grandchildren: Collin, Benjamin, J.W., Brett, Zach, Nick, Kimberly, James, Ryan, and Autumn. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Paul Wallen, Joe Wallen, and two infant brothers; one sister, Annie Montgomery; and one grandson, Richard. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 9, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arthur (Sam) Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Jack Arnett Cemetery, at Middle Creek, in Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Goldia "Snookie" Marie Burchet

Aget, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born on June 2, 1923, in Bays Branch, Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Burchett and Lula Horn Burchett. She was a retired teacher for the Floyd County Board of Education, having taught for 36 years. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. John Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. Visitation is Wednesday, 5 p.m., until 9 p.m.

Michelle Lea Castle

Age, 31, of Allen, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born February 16, 1974, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, she was the daughter of Larry Douglas and Barbara Jean Crum Castle of Allen. She was a nurse at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Survivors, other than her parents, include her maternal grandmother, Lula Newsome of Allen; her great-grandmother, Nova Adkins Conn of Martin; her fiance, Daniel Rowland of Maytown; and several aunts, uncles and friends. She was preceded in death by her step-grandfather, Earl Newsome, and her paternal grandparents, Jess and Alvana Case Castle. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby "Bud" Crum and Ernest Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Irene Layne Conn

Age 76, of Martin, widow of Levi Conn, passed away Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Samaritan Hospital, in Lexington. She was born May 22, 1928, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Horace Edward Layne and Sarah Jane DeRossett Layne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include three daughters: Georgia Conn Adkins and Mearilla Pitts, both of Martin, and Merlene Conn Back of Salyersville; one brother, Lenville Layne of Lancaster, Ohio; one sister, Gwendlyn Layne Sammons of Pikeville; three grandchildren: Jame Daryl Adkins, Jeffrey Jerome Back, David Lee Back; three great-grandchildren: Cheyne Mathew Miller, Austin Lee Back, and Alexandria Michelle Back; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren. Funeral services for Irene Layne Conn will be conducted Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Kenneth Prater Jr., and Ellis Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Levi Conn Cemetery, in Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Juanita Conn

Age 57, of Printer, wife of Johnny Conn, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. She was born October 19, 1947, in Printer, the daughter of the late Virgil Carroll and Ollie Meade Carroll. She was a former cook, employed by the Floyd County Board of Education, and a Christian in the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Johnny; one son, Johnny Conn Jr., of Clay City; two daughters: Dedra Lynette Sellards of Martin, Ticker Carolina Waugh of Clay City; one brother, Denzil Humble of Printer; one sister, Patricia Ann Conn of Printer, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Meredith A. Conn; and four brothers: Leonard Humble, Ivan Carroll, Dwayne Carroll, and Milton Humble. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Frank Junior Kidd officiating. Burial was in the Conn Cemetery, in Printer, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, where church services were held on Friday evening, at 7 p.m. Pallbearers: Nathan Blackburn, Michael Sparks, Richard Witt, Blake Waugh, Shane Conn, Andrew Conn, and Patrick Evans.

Nellie Bryant Johnson Davis

Age 91, of Hi Hat, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born June 1, 1913, in Hi Hat, the daughter of the late Ransom and Nancy Johnson Bryant, and granddaughter of the late William and Martha Caudill Johnson. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener. Survivors include three sons: Jimmy Johnson of Hi Hat, David Johnson of Crestwood, and Carl Johnson of Hendersonville, Tennessee; one daughter, Mary King of Nobelsville, Indiana; 16 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Johnson, and her second husband, Isaiah Davis; one son, Marvin Bryant; two daughters: Alma Johnson and Thelma Little; three brothers: Eli Bryant, A.B. Bryant, and Allen Bryant; and three sisters: Marinda Hall, Delphia Johnson, and Dellie Hall. Funeral services for Nellie Davis will be conducted Wednesday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Rodney Mosley and Don Fraley Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, in Hi Hat, under the professional services of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home

Richard Elkins

Age, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born September 18, 1925, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Hobert and Evelyn Scutchfield Elkins. He was a retired cable installer for Flanery & Dingus, and was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Nora Rorrer Elkins. Other survivors include one son, Ricky Elkins of Mount Vernon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Elkins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Curtis Lester Fletcher

Age, 72, of Wyandotte, Michigan, formerly of Dwale, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, in the Henry Ford Hospital, in Wyandotte, Michigan. Born June 5, 1932, in Rosehill, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Robert White Fletcher and Elsie Hampton Fletcher. He was a former factory worker for Great Lakes Steel, retiring August 19, 1993. He was preceded in death by his wife, Avanelle Nelson Fletcher. Survivors include two sons: Tony Fletcher (wife, Denise) of Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Bobby Fletcher (wife, Tracy) of Wyandotte, Michigan; one daughter, Melody Bate (husband, Mike) of Warren, Michigan; four step-sons: Jarvey Dean Lafferty of Dwale, Johnny Lafferty of Somerset, and Elmer (Butch) Lafferty, and Rodney Gene Lafferty, both of Dwale; one step-daughter, Debra Jo Williams of North Carolina; two brothers: Bill Fletcher of Hale, Michigan, and Ray Fletcher of Taylor, Michigan; one sister: Bernice Cody of Centralia, Illinois; eight grandchildren: Rich, Eddie, Ben, Jake, Josh, Zac, Andrew, and Savannah; 10 step-grandchildren: Brian, Deana, Tiffany, Rodney Lee, Preslee, Monica, Jarvey, Ashley, Jason, and Mason; one great-grandchild, Mallery; and one step-great-grandson, Marcus. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Fletcher; and one sister, Wilma Jean. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 15, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rev. Clifford Austin and Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Family Cemetery, in Dwale, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Bertha S. (Hale) Gonzales

Age, 58, of 5885 Maple Grove Lane, Warsaw, Indiana, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born March 20, 1947, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Richard and Sally (Hughes) Hale. She lived in Childress, Texas, for 20 years, and moved to Warsaw, Indiana, in 1991. She married Dewey Damron, July 8, 1967, and later divorced. She married Vicante Gonzales, January 28, 1974, in Georgia. She attended the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, in Pierceton, Indiana. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her children: Sam Hale of Wales, Florida, Junior Hale of Warsaw, Indiana, Audra Rodriguez of Warsaw, Indiana, DeWayne Damron of Pampa, Texas, Vickie Perkins and Deloris Yates, both of Pierceton, Indiana, and Rachel Gonzales of Warsaw, Indiana; five sisters: Mary Martha Collins, Alice Marshall, Inez Mae Crace, and Lana Crace, all of Prestonsburg, and Linda Castro of Arkansas, and five brothers: James Richard Hale, Johnny Hale, and Frank Hale, all of Prestonsburg, and Amos Hale and John Hale, both of Warsaw, Indiana; and a companion, Bill Click of Warsaw, Indiana; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Bert Damron. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17, at noon, at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, with Reverend Glen Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, in Pierceton, Indiana, under the direction of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana. Visitation was at the church. Memorial may be made to the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

Shari Lynette Harner

Age, 37, of Vandercook Lake, Jackson, Michigan, passed away at Foote Hospital, on April 28, 2005. She was born January 27, 1968, in Jackson, the daughter of Wayne and Edna Mae (Hicks) Harner. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters: Teresa (John) Vinton-Zakrzewski of Jackson, and Paula (Eric) Miller of Knoxville, Tennessee; and one brother, Randy Harner of Jackson. She is also survived by her nieces, Chinelle and Sadie; nephews: Andy, Richie, Matthew, Trevor, Johnny, and Jordan; and also by her favorite cat of 19 years, Badger; also two aunts in Kentucky: Wanda (Billy Ray) Hayes of Hueysville, and Loyce (John) Kirk of Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Virgie (Ousley) Hicks of Hippo. She loved and looked forward to the many visits to Kentucky, visiting her grandparents and other relatives. She went to be with the Lord after a long, courageous 17-year battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). She was diagnosed with MS at the age of 20, and had been at the Jackson County Medical Care Facility for the past nine years. While there, she loved going to the activities and hearing the Glorybound Singers. She was a fighter, very concerned about her life, and had a great desire to live. She excelled in high school sports, and was outstanding in basketball, volleyball, and softball. She was also a talented artist, especially with her pen and ink drawings, mainly of birds. She loved listening to the oldies on the radio. Services were held at the Charles J. Burden and Son Funeral Home, in Jackson, Michigan, on Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Mike Lee from Grace Church (formerly Gorham Baptist Church) officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Eddie Harris

Age, 55, of Melvin, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Saint Joseph Hospital East, Lexington. Born January 29, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Willie and Maudie Bell Parker Harris. He was a disabled carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Little Harris. Other survivors include one daughter, Melinda Harris (Keith) Davis of Melvin; two brothers: James (Francine) Harris of Lenoir, North Carolina, and Billy Joe Harrington of Bypro; six sisters: Betty Newman of Melvin, Hazel (Woodrow) McCown of Michigan, Justine (Travis) Isaac of Michigan, Norma (Dan) From of Louisville, Pauline Martin of Prestonsburg, and Peggy (John) Myers of Buckingham; two grandchildren: Whitney Dawn Hill and Zachary Tyler Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Homer Ray Harrington. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari and John Allen officiating. Burial was in the Harris Family Cemetery, in Melvin, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the church where services were held each night at 7 p.m.

Charles C. Humphrey

Age 81, of Melvin, was born on November 27, 1923, in Carter County, the son of the late Herbert and Nannie Slone Humphrey. He entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the Pikeville Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, a retired coal miner, a lifetime member of Garrett Chapter 128 of Disabled American Veterans, a member of Local Union 5899, and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Fern Stanley Humphrey; sons: Michael (Gail) Humphrey of Melvin, Robin (Brenda) Humphrey of Prestonsburg, and Karl-Heinz (Barbara) Frost of Berlin, Germany; daughter, Gail (James) Campbell of Prestonsburg; brothers: James Humphrey of Hillard, Ohio, Palmer Humphrey of Ligon, and Herbert Humphrey Jr., of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters: Ruby Gilliam of Ligon, and Lucy Phillips of Lancaster, Ohio; and seven grandchildren: Jami Cole, Brian Campbell, Nicholas Humphrey, Aaron Humphrey, Jenna Humphrey, Andi Frost, and Alex Frost. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 10, at 11 a.m., in the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, of Martin. Pallbearers: Nick Humphrey, Aaron Humphrey, Brian Campbell, Scotty Humphrey, Steve Cole, and Shane Humphrey.

Elsie Salyer Hicks

Age, 92, of Frankfort, formerly of Floyd County, were conducted Monday, May 23, at 2 p.m., at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, in Frankfort, with Rev. Wallace Kent officiating. She died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Beverly Health & Rehabilitation, Frankfort. Born June 15, 1912, in Salyersville, she was the daughter of the late N.P. and Alice Dotson Salyer. She was a retired teacher, having worked in the Floyd County School System. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Rucker of Shelbyville; a son, Ronald Hicks of Moultonboro, New Hampshire; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving child of six sisters and two brothers. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, in Frankfort, under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort. Visitation was at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Franklin County Chapter.

Charlie Kidd

Age 73, of Nova, Ohio, died Thursday evening, May 12, 2005, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, after a brief illness. Mr. Kidd was born May 27, 1931, in Amba, Kentucky, the son of the late Burley and Lillie Patience (Clark) Kidd. Mr. Kidd had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at the Sterling Foundry in Wellington for 42 years, and Union Maleable in Ashland. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Savannah, Ohio. He loved playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann (Ropp) Kidd, whom he married April 26, 1958; a son, John R. Kidd of Ashland; 2 daughters and sons in law, Kathleen D. and Michael Williams of Independence, KY, and Beatrice E. and Brian Boss of Ashland; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Norma Margolis of Carson, CA, and Nelva Miller of Port Richey, FL; and a brother, Dewey Kidd of Wellington. He was preceded in death by a sister, Zelma Carroll. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London. Friends may also call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, at the Bethel Baptist Church, 575 U.S. Rt. 250 North, Savannah, Ohio, with Pastor John Bouquet officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Ashland County Memorial Park. Memorials if desired may be given to the American Cancer Society, Northeast Ohio Region - Western Area, Lorain Office, 43099 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035 or to the Alzheimer's Assoc., North Central Ohio Chapter, 1 Marion Ave., Suite 308, Mansfield, Ohio 44903.

Millard "Tommy" Kidd

Age, 73, of Wellington, formerly of Honaker, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at his daughter's residence in Wellington. Born September 7, 1931, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Worley and Lizzie Hunt Kidd. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Little Dove Regular Baptist Church, in Pikeville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Case Kidd. Survivors include two sons: Timmy Kidd of Honaker, and Tony Kidd of Wellington; two daughters: Sheila Smith of Honaker, and Lena Akers of Wellington; three brothers: Henry Kidd of Ohio, Donnie Kidd of Louisville, and Glen Ray Kidd of Martin; six sisters: Malta Deering, Lula B. Clark, and Loretta Spears, all of Ohio, Wanda Spears and Maxie Kidd, both of Florida, and Ollie Mae Collins of Wellington; nine grandchildren: Tracy Young, Timmy D. Kidd, Ronnie Kidd, Christopher Smith, Tony Millard Kidd, Stephanie Kidd, Becky Akers, Tosha Akers, and Dylan Akers; six great-grandchildren: Joshua Kidd, Jessika Young, Madison Young, Jaylen Young, Mayson Young, and Kennedy Kidd. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Jimmy Kidd and Johnny Kidd; three daughters: Carolyn Kidd, Betty Kidd, and Jeannie Kidd; two brothers: Miles Kidd and Franklin "Bud" Kidd; and two sisters: Mary Boyd and Audrey Kidd. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Millard & Bertha Kidd Cemetery, in Honaker, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Timmy D., Ronnie, Tony Millard, Christopher, Tony A. and John. Honorary pallbearers: Dylan, Joshua, James, Ernie, Clyde and Daryl.

Bobby Gene Little

Age, 68, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at his residence. Born March 31, 1937, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Frank and Pebble Morgan Little. He was retired from Dalton Foundry in Warsaw, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Virgie Blair Little. Other survivors include two sons: Larry Ray Little of Warsaw, Indiana, and Robert Gene Little of Prestonsburg; three daughters: Sandra Kaye Stahley (Ed) of Warsaw, Indiana, and Susan Lynn Ousley (Tim), and Pamela Gaye Stephens (Otis), both of Prestonsburg; a brother, Rodney Little of Prestonsburg; four sisters: Christine Cochran of Martin, Chestine Gooch of Alabama, and Priscilla Little, and Pebbie Osborne, both of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Billy Little and Frank Little Jr.; and two sisters: Vanette Taylor and Josephine McKinney. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 17, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home-with nightly services at 6:30 p.m.

Keith Little

Age, 45, of Benton, Arkansas, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in the Chalmette Medical Center, in Chalmette, Louisiana. Born on May 23, 1959, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Lacy and Justine McCray Little. He was a carpenter. Survivors include one son, Keith Allen Little of Michigan City, Indiana; two brothers: Ronald Little of Benton, Arkansas, and Jerry Little of Moreland, Tennessee; two half-brothers, James Little of Akron, Ohio, and Ricky Little of California; one sister, Chelia (David) Walker of Weeksbury; a half-sister's husband, Ron Williams, of Ohio; one niece, three nephews, five great-nieces, and five great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one half-sister, Judy Williams. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Martha Marsillett

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born May 5, 1935, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Rose and Essie Rose Hayes; and the step-daughter of the late John Hayes. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Edward Marsillett. Other survivors include two sons: James Edward (JoAnn) Marsillett of Emma, and John William (Carol) Marsillett of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren: Michael James Marsillett of Las Vegas, Nevada, Keith Edward (Stephanie) Marsillett of Winchester, Amber Nicole Marsillett of Prestonsburg, and Emily Paige Marsillett of Emma; two great-grandchildren: William Gregory Marsillett and Madison Grace Marsillett, both of Winchester. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, John Hayes. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with William Canterbury officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Dennis "Denny" Moore

Age 78, died Friday, May 6, 2005. He was the former husband of Alma Joy Price and Annie Nicholls; father of Patricia Rudolph and Eric Moore; brother of Earl Moore (Anna) of Glasgow, Josephine Lambart (Cliff) of Rittman, Ohio, Eugene Moore (Betty) of Cordes Lakes, Arizona, Alice Lawson of McDowell, Norma Lambert of Kingsport, Tennessee, and of the late Alzie, Allen, Carl Dean and Moses "Pete" Moore, Pauline Stumbo of McDowell, and Edgel Moore of Sebring, Florida. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. He will be greatly missed. A special thanks to Alma Price, Annie Nicholls and Bill Waterman, who made his final days happy and peaceful. Denny served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and retired from the Hertz Corporation. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 11, at Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 303 W. 36th Ave., San Mateo. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1720 So. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 220, San Mateo, California 94402. Information provided by Hall Funeral Home, Martin

Anna Mae Ousley

Age 66, of Martin, passed from this life on Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. She was born July 30, 1937, in Goodloe, the daughter of the late Henry and Sally Shepherd Arnett. She was a homemaker. Surviving are: her husband, Vernon Ousley; one son, Lawrence Ousley of David; three daughters: Eva Gearheart of Lynchburg, Virginia, Barbara Moore of Prestonsburg, and Dianna Moore of Huntington, West Virginia; brothers: Adam Arnett and Henry Arnett Jr., both of Silver Lake, Indiana; sisters: Goldia Griffith, Opal Bates and Janice Prater, all of David, and Barbara Ousley of Noblesville, Indiana; grandchildren: Brianna Moore, Jessica Moore, Justin Moore, and Grant Gearheart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: Brothers, Rubin Arnett, Thomas Arnett, and Johnny Arnett; and a sister, Ocie Pitts. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Rev. Raymond E. Snider Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Ousley Cemetery, at Alum Lick, near Martin, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Joey Griffith, Symed Guoar, Danny Thorns-bury, David Thornsbury, Randy Griffith, David Bates, and Hasadore Ousley.

Elizabeth "Libby" Rowe Owens

Age, 54, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at her residence. Born October 16, 1950, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Charlie Rowe and Cleo Gray Rowe. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Independent Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Charles Ray Owens. Other survivors include a daughter, Angela Elizabeth Owens Williamson of Prestonsburg; two granddaughters: Emily Elizabeth Williamson and Hevin Nicole Faith Spears; five brothers: James Rowe of Winchester, Jack Rowe and Roger Rowe, both of Prestonsburg, and Jay Sammons and John Sammons, both of Prestonsburg; five sisters: Grace Woody of Prestonsburg, Sylvia Mosley of Cookeville, Tennessee, Dorothy Day of Lake Placid, Florida, Ruth Bridgett of Holiday, Florida, and Toy Ann Sammons of Louisville; her mother-in-law, Delta Owens of Prestonsburg; aunts: Kay Gray, Fay Gray, and Glenda Sue Gray; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Homer Owens; two brothers: Charles C. Rowe and Charlie M. Sammons; uncles: John H. Gray and Charles Gray; an aunt, Florence Gray; a brother-in-law, Charles Woody; and a son-in-law, Keith Williamson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 13, at 1 p.m., at the Faith Independent Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg, with Clinton Buddy Jones, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.

Palestine Isaacs Riley

Age, 66, of Cowpens, South Carolina, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at her home. Born October 7, 1938, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Okey and Edith Reynolds Isaacs, and the wife of the late Harvey Curtis Riley. She attended the Cowpens Church of God. Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Lindsay, and a son-in-law, Lee Thornton of Cowpens, South Carolina; a brother, Leon Isaacs of Cowpens, South Carolina; two sisters; Norma Riley and Rita Hall, both of Cowpens, South Carolina; three grandchldren: Brittany, Brandy, and Austin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother: Leno Isaacs. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 26, at Cowpens Church of God, with Rev. Edwin Huggins officiating. Burial will be in the Daniel Morgan Memorial Gardens, under the direction of J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Visitation is at the church. The family is at the home.

McIntire "Mack" Risner

Age 76, of Martin, husband of Loretta Conn Risner, passed away Friday, April 29, 2005, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born August 15, 1928, in Risner, the son of the late Lee Risner and Mousie Bradley Risner. He was a retired coal miner and a member of The Cold Springs Regular Baptist Church, in Martin, and a member of the UMWA. Survivors include his wife, Loretta; three sons: Bobby Risner of Prestonsburg, Billy Risner of Cannon, Georgia, and Barry Risner of Martin; one daughter, Deborah Haywood of Banner; two sisters: Lorraine Flickert of Selina, Ohio, and Josie Ousley of Martin; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Adkins Risner; one daughter, Danita Miller; three brothers: Harrison Risner, James Risner, and Manis Risner; and three sisters: Opal Sturgill, Evie Tussey, and Rhonda Ousley. Funeral services for McIntire "Mack" Risner were conducted Sunday, May 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Risner Cemetery, Alum Lick Road, in Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: John Haywood, Zachery Haywood, Robbie Risner, Nicholas Risner, Spencer Risner, Daniel Rowe, and Michael Hall. Honorary: David Conn, Troy Conn, Curt Conn, and Jerry Miller.

Helen Fern Rowe

Age, 69, of Raceland, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, April 28, 2005, following an extended illness at King's Daughter's Medical Center. She was born September 26, 1935, in Flatwoods, a daughter of the late Howard and Clara Markin Tackett. She was a loving mother and homemaker who had dedicated her life to her family and helping others. She was a member of the Raceland First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Rowe; four brothers: Elzie Tackett, Ed Tackett, Luther Tackett and Donald Tackett and one sister, Lucille Stephenson. Survivors include two sisters: Florence White of Alexandria, Virginia, and Louise Hensley of Flatwoods; three sons: Bobby (Beth) Rowe of Prestonsburg, Donnie (Robin) Rowe of Greenup, John (Angie) Rowe of Raceland; one daughter, Suzanne (Alan) Porter of Summitt; five granddaughters, Celina Rowe, Katelynd Porter, Paige Porter, Allison Rowe and Raven Fraley; four grandsons: Aaron Rowe, Dustin Rowe, Luke Porter, and Jacob Fraley. The funeral will be held Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland, with services being conducted by Rev. Charles Wayne Blevins. Burial will follow at the Caroline Cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday, April 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be held on Sunday before the services beginning at noon. Pallbearers will be: Larry Stephenson, William H. Tackett, Michael Stephenson, Danny R. Tackett, Samuel D. Tackett, Warren Hensley Jr., and Christopher Barker.

Eugene Slone

Age, 69, of Medway, Ohio, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2005, at his residence. He was born September 1, 1935, in Craynor, the son of the late Blaine and Sarah (Hamilton) Slone, and his stepmother, Zella (Howell) Slone. He retired in 1989 from General Motors. He was a member of the Northridge Church of Christ, and the Wellston Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Naoma (Taylor) Slone; four daughters: Sheila Slone and Carolyn Waugh, both of Middletown, Ohio, Rhonda and Dion Stroup of New Carlisle, Ohio, Laura and Douglas Stroup of Medway; five grandchildren: Jason and his wife, Elizabeth, Donnie, Kyle, Ashley and Tracey; two great-grandchildren: Tyler and Holly; four brothers: Walker Slone of Dayton, Ohio, Preston and Genene Slone of Tipp City, Ohio, and Doug Slone, and Jeff and Joetta Slone all of Craynor; four sisters; Jeanette and Elisah Brannon, Geneva and Thomas Hamilton, Janice and Richard Newman, and Sharon and Glenn Hamilton, all of Craynor; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Lea Stringer. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 26, at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Anna Jean Crum Stephens

Age 80, of Prestonsburg, wife of Rubin Stephens, died Saturday, April 30, at her residence. She was born December 25, 1924, in Ligon, a daughter of the late Dewey and Della Prater Hicks. Anna was a retired school teacher, in the Floyd County School System; a member of the First Baptist Church, in Allen; past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 129; Life member of the Betsy Layne DAV Ladies Auxiliary; a Kentucky Colonel; a member of the Prestonsburg VFW Ladies Auxiliary; and a partner in A and E Alterations, in Allen. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, William Raymond "Bud" Crum of Florence, South Carolina; one daughter, Margarette "Peggy" Crum (Denny) Gibson of Langley; two step-sons: Danny C. (Mary) Stephens of Martin, and Teddy Tom Stephens of Prestonsburg; two step-daughters: Barbara Stephens (Bobby) Akers of Dana, and Nancy Lou (Skip) Meade of Dwale; three brothers: Ermal "Tobie" Hicks of Langley, Joe Ed Hicks of Zionsville, Indiana, and Kenneth Larry Hicks of Richmond; seven step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond "Red" Crum. Funeral services for Anna Jean Crum Stephens were conducted Tuesday, May 3, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Earl Waugh officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: B. J. Caudill, Kenneth Larry Hicks, Bobby Akers II, Shawn Stephens, Billy Joe Caudill Sr., M. B. Meade, Mark Hewlett, and Tom Clark Hewlett. Honorary: Terry Tom Ste-phens, Danny Stephens, Lonnie Fleenor, Todd Meadows, Toby Hicks, Larry Hicks, Dennis Adams and Robert Jamie (Chief).

Quinton S. Vires

Age, 67, of Columbia City, Indiana, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at his residence. Born November 22, 1937, in Jackson, he was the son of George and Stella (Burton) Vires. He lived most of his life in Warsaw and Pierceton, in the lake areas of Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Nawasa Shepherd Vires. They were married on July 7, 1962, in West Liberty. He was a truck driver for Woody Everly and Son Trucking Company, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors, other than his wife, include his step-children: Debra Jane Matthews of Columbia, South Carolina, Pamela Sue Hotte of North Charleston, South Carolina, and Claude LeRoy Wood of Sydney, Indiana; one brother, Daniel Vires of Warsaw, Indiana; five sisters: Lorena Graham of Eaton, Ohio, Altonia Conley of Columbia City, Indiana, Norma Jean Sleeth of Claypool, indiana, Stella Jo Hyden of Prestonsburg, and Creola Conley of Plymouth, Indiana; and 10 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Georgia Babcock and Marie Vires; and one step-son, Mark Kelley Wood. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 27, at 1 p.m., at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana, with Pastor Rick Pride officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. Visitation will be Thursday, May 26, from 2 to 4, and 6 to 8, at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to Riley's Children's Hospital.

Donald Roy Walker

Age, 43, of Fleming County, formerly of Morehead, was found dead Friday, May 6, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 7, 1961, in Hindman, the son of Raymond and Beulah Sparkman Walker of Farmers. He was a graduate of Wheelwright High School, was of the Baptist faith, and he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dianna Gore, in 1999. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, David Walker and his wife, Chelia of Weeksbury; two sisters, Deborah Walker of Farmers, and Delanna Caraway and her husband, David of Granbury, Texas; brother-in-law, James Gore of Fairfield, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home in Morehead, with Rev. Barkley Slone and Rev. Harley Sexton Jr,. officiating. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery at Midland. Pallbearers were family members and friends

Raymond Eugene Wright Sr.

Age, 56, of Woodlawn, Tennessee, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the Blanchfield Army Hospital, Fort Campbell. Born December 3, 1948, in Drift, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hattie Howell Wright. He was a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant, and Vietnam veteran. While in the service, he was awarded the National Defense Service medal, Armed Forces Expeditonary medal, Vietnam Campaign medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Campaign Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Bar, Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. He was a Retired Pentecostal Pastor of the New Testament Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Victoria J. Holder Wright. Other survivors include his step-mother, Annie Lou Lucas Wright of McDowell; one son, Raymond Eugene Wright Jr., of Clarksville, Tennessee; two daughters: Victoria Ray Wright of Woodlawn, Tennessee, and Angela Wright Bowman of Covington, Washington; four brothers: Randall Lynn Wright of Auxier, Roy Dean Wright of Prestonsburg, Ray Douglas Wright of Paintsville, and Jeff Lee Wright of Louisa; one step-brother, Mickey Stumbo of Paintsville; two sisters: Thelma Crider of Paintsville, and Susie Bagley of Meally; one step-sister, Judy Floyd of Martin; two grandchildren: Tyler Wright and Garit Bowman. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 9, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with William Jarrell officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.