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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

 

Virginia Lee Blevins

Age 86, of Robinson Creek, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born in Floyd County, on May 3, 1920, to the late Hayes and Dora Little Johnson. She was a beautician and of the Baptist faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Blevins; one son, Tommy Dawson; one brother, Bobby Johnson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by three sons: Douglas Blevins of Melvin, Donald Blevins of Sarasota, Florida, James Blevins of Robinson Creek; one daughter, Annette Pennington of Bristol, Tennessee; one brother, Jimmy Johnson of Richmond; six sisters: Margie Mingolie of Maryland, Pansy Stanley of Lexington, Jackie Carter of Melvin, Nellie Johnson of Harold, Patsy Radcliff of Michigan, Peggy Joe Greer of Michigan; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 10, at 1 p.m., at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home, with Bill Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home and nightly services were held with Larry Estep and others officiating. Arrangements, are under the direction of the Hall and Jones Funeral Home, of Virgie.

Phillip Carr

Age, 82, of Tram, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born January 18, 1924, in Allen, he was the son of the late Frank and Nancy Ann Bentley Carr. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his son: Earl Carr and his wife, Tina, of Allen; his daughter Phyllis Conn of Tram; a Sister Avonelle Tew of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren: Margaritta, Jeremy, Earl Steven, Justin, and Phillip Robert In addition to his Parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Willie Carr, Lum Carr, and Ed Carr; and two sisters Beatrice Carroll and Berniece Hall Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 10, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gary Jarrell, Doug Marshall, and Arnold McCoy officiating. Burial will be in the Jarrell Cemetery, Slick Rock, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Frieda Mae Chaffins

Age, 59, of Garrett, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at her residence. Born December 19, 1946, in Wayland, she was the daughter of Renda Hall Slone of Gainsville, Florida, and the late William Slone. She was a disabled receptionist for Lake Shore Hospital, in Lake City, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Chaffins. Other survivors include a son, William Edward Chaffins of Garrett; two brothers: Billy Fred Slone of LaGrange, Indiana, and John Slone of Wayland; and three sisters: Marcella Slone of High Springs, Florida, Jane Betts of Dunnellon, Florida, and Marie Larimore of Trenton, Florida. Funeral services were held Thursday May 4, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Jerry Manns, Bethel Bolen, and Roger Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Chaffins-Conley Cemetery, in Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Milford Damron

Age 80, of New London, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, May 10, 2006, at New London Health Care Center. He was born September 30, 1925, in Honaker, son of the late James and Martha (Kidd) Damron. He had lived in New London since 1946. He had worked for the AC&Y Railroad for 15 years; the Village of New London for seven years; and at New London High School for 15 years. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington. He is survived by his son, Clayton Damron, of New London; three daughters and sons in law: Shirley and David Williams, and Audrey and David Smith, all of Norwalk, and Gail and Steve Krisha of Wakeman; 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren; a brother, Johnny Damron, of New London; and a sister, Sylvia McKinney, of Wellington. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Rosie Gay Damron in 2005; his sister, Delcie Dudley; and his brothers, Norman, Willie, and Ed Damron. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m., Friday, at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, with Pastor Billy Joe White of the Free Will Baptist Church, Wellington, officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Street Cemetery, New London. Memorials, if desired, may be given to the Free Will Baptist Church, 205 Woodland, Wellington, Ohio 44090; to the Alzheimer's Association, North Central Ohio Chapter, 1 Marion Ave., Suite 308, Mansfield, Ohio 44903; or to the Community Clock Tower Fund, c/o the Village of New London, 115 East Main St., New London, Ohio 44851.

Lottie Marie Hagy DeLong

Age, 80, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at the Pikevlle Medical Center. Born, November 16, 1925, in Swords Creek, Russell County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Hagy and Rachel Price Hagy. She was the former owner/operator of DeLong's Grocery Store, in Lancer, for 40 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church (Irene Cole Memorial), Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral DeLong, on December 6, 1985. Survivors include three daughters: DeLois (Tim) Howard of Prestonsburg, Lynda Sue (Scotty) Hall of Lexington, and Della Ann (David) Clifton of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Faye Childress of Richlands, Virginia, and Agnes Seaber of Metamora, Michigan; five grandchildren: Dr. Aaron (Angela) Crum, Matthew (Rita) Crum David Oral Clifton, Dana (Trae) McGaffee, and Scotty (Jennifer) Hall; and nine great-grandchildren: Devin Clifton, Gage, Arisa, and Nalise Hall, Drew, Madison, Emily and Ryan Crum and Emaly Slone. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Denver Hagy, Elmer Hagy, and Johnny Hagy; and two sisters: Pearl Davis and Edna Paulos. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 18, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Carpenter officiating. Interment wll be at Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Visitation is 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., Wednesday. Contributions, suggested to Hospice of Big Sandy, P.O. Box 277, Hager Hill, KY 41222. Active pallbearers: Aaron Crum, Matthew Crum, David Oral Clifton, Henry Setser Jr., Ricky Setser, and Danny Hall. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home.

Margaret Louise Dixon

Age 74, of Wayland, died Thursday, May 4, 2006, at the Riverview Health Care in Prestonsburg. Born December 1, 1930, in Harlan, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Herrin Stanford. She was a homemaker and a member of Praise Assembly Church of God at Water Gap, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Harold W. Dixon. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three sons: Harold Gene Dixon, wife Sherrie, of Garrett, Terry Lynn Dixon of Prestonsburg, and Gregory Keith Dixon, wife Kathy, of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Janet Louise Bingham, husband Jeff, of Auxier; one brother: Jackie Paul Stanford of Liberty; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael Ray Dixon; eight brothers: Ernest (Duke) Stanford, Floyd Stanford, William Stanford, Robert Stanford, Danny Stanford, Gail Stanford, Howard Stanford, and Eugene Stanford; two sisters Edna Hunter and Pauline Collins Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 8, at 1 p.m., at Praise Assembly Church of God at Water Gap in Prestonsburg, with J.M. Sloce officiating. Burial was in Miners Cemetery, in Eastern, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Glenn (Tiny) Endicott

Age, 70, of Allen, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born October 8, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Walker and Mable Lafferty Endicott. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Mills Endicott. Other survivors include three sons: Billy Endicott of Prestonsburg, Dorris Endicott of Morehead, and James Endicott of West Jefferson, Ohio; four daughters: Jeanne Dabney of Durham, North Carolina, Kennetha Allen of Wayne, West Virginia, Glenna Endicott of Prestonsburg, and Geri Sellors of Coppell, Texas; four brothers: Dorris Endicott and Elmo Endicott, both of Salem, Ohio, and Leo Endicott and Robert Endicott, both of Prestonsburg; four sisters: Laura McCoy and Sylvia French, both of Salem, Ohio, Oeida Woods of Prestonsburg, and Clara Akers of Martin; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Billy Clay Endicott and James Taylor Endicott; and a sister: Lizzie Jarrell Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 17, at 1 p.m., at the Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Allen, with Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Endicott Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Berta Hall

Age 74 of Bevinsville, widow of Harry W. Hall, passed away, Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born January 13, 1932, in Bevinsville, the daughter of the late Noah R. Johnson and Liza J. Burke Johnson. Survivors include four brothers, Clifton Johnson, Cline Johnson, Calvin Johnson, and Roy Johnson, all of Bevinsville; four sisters, Gracie Johnson Harris, Aileen Johnson Hall, Emily J. Johnson, and Barbara A. Johnson, all of Bevinsville; two step-grandchildren, four nieces, Judith Lynn Johnson and Danielle Burke, both of Bevinsville, Lisa Johnson of Winchester, and Trina Flanery, of Wheelwright; and two nephews, Randall Ray Harris, of Bevinsville, and Timothy D. Harris, of Versailles. Her husband, her parents, a stepdaughter, Libby Seeman, and a sister, Cora L. Johnson, preceded her in death. Funeral services for Berta Hall will be conducted, Saturday, May 13, at 1:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Avonell Harris

Age, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born March 11, 1935, on Johns Creek, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Susie Griffith Ratliff. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Brandy Keg Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Edward (Buster) Harris. Survivors include:Two sons: David Harris and Johnny Harris, both of Prestonsburg; five daughters: Geraldine Chaffins of Prestonsburg, Amy Weil of Paintsville, Lula Dillon of Prestonsburg, Carlena Scott of Martin County, and Jerri Ramey of Garrett; a brother, Charles Ratliff of Prestonsburg; four sisters: Linda Campbell, Christine Golden, and Joyce Collins, all of Prestonsburg, and Ernestine Collins of Paintsville; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Harris; and three brothers: Albert Ratliff, John Ratliff, and Tom Ratliff Jr. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Lenvil Campbell and Bill Collins officiating. Burial was in the Harris Family Cemetery (Corn Fork) in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Gordon Fox Homes, Sr.

Age, 79, of Louisville, died Wednesday, May 3, at Baptist Hospital North East in LaGrange. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia. His younger years were spent in Prestonburg, with his mother, Flo Francis Homes and his stepfather, Curt Homes, who was a tailor. He attended Berea Academy in Berea, and received a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University. He was named ”Outstanding Scientist of the South,” at graduation from the Southern Association of Sciences and Industry. He did graduate work at Northwestern University and the University of Louisville. He worked for 38 years at Reynolds Metals Co. (now Alcoa) as a chemist, and was also a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church, a member of the Louisville Masonic Lodge # 400, Eastern University Alumni Association, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Louisville-Thurston Chapter and the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a charter member of the Republican National Committee. He is survived by his son, Gordon Fox Homes Jr.; and his wife, Alice, of Carmel, Indiana; his daughter, Roxanne Homes Chamberlin and her husband Philip, of San Jose, California; and a sister, Elizabeth Tate, of Louisville; and seven grandchildren, Melissa Pierce, of Louisville, Laura Chamberlin, of Seattle, Washington, Liz, Emily, and Matthew Homes, of Carmel, Indiana, and Linda and Patrick Chamberlin, of San Jose, California. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1101 South Third Street, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery next to his wife, Norma Homes. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 8, at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. Memorial gifts may go to the Wayside Christian Mission, P.O. Box 7249, Louisville, KY 40257.

Mona Hughes

Age 89, of Albany, formerly of Minnie, widow of Arnold Hughes, passed away, Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Clinton County Hospital, Albany. She was born September 27, 1916, in Honaker, the daughter of the late Tan Williams and Tona Moore Williams. She was a retired machine operator for Kromex Corporation, in Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Phillip M. (Janet) Hughes, Painesville, Ohio, and Harold D. (Marilyn) Hughes, Hudson, Ohio; a daughter, Shelva J. (James) Smith, of Albany; a brother, Clifford Williams, of McDowell; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; and a ‘'Special Pet'', Peanut. She was preceded in death by her husband, and granddaughter, Mona Sharlane Hughes. Funeral services for Mona Hughes will be conducted Saturday, May 13, at 1:00 p.m., at Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, in Minnie, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is after 4:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home, and after 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at the Church

Lorene B. Johnson

Age, 74, of 8501 County Highway 16, McCutchenville, Ohio, died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at home. Born March 2, 1932, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Elzie Bolen and Anna Mae (Wooten) Bolen. She worked at Johnson Bait & Tackle in McCutchenville, Ohio, and was retired as a meat packer at the former Riegel Foods, New Riegel, Ohio. She liked to work with flowers, and also work out in her yard. She was of the Protestant faith. She was first married to Robert L. Johnson, on April 24, 1953. He preceded her in death on September 18, 1991. She married her second husband, Clayton Combs on September 4, 1997. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2001. Survivors include her children: Winton B. Johnson of Lexington, Ohio, Jeffrey L. Johnson of Sycamore, Ohio, Gregory L. Johnson of McCutchenville, Ohio, Charles H. Johnson of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Sheila M. Biller of McCutchenville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; her sisters and brothers: Mrs. Orb Gibson of McGuffey, Ohio, Mrs. Hubert (Nora) Conley of Willard, Ohio, Mrs. Cora Reed of Springsboro, Ohio, Mrs. Valsie (Ann) Jacobs of Belevue, Ohio, Mrs. Nancy Bolen of Willard, Ohio, Mrs. William (Wanda) Stickney of Willard, Ohio, Mrs. Ted (Betty) Hill of Willard, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence (Cuba) Rister of Owensville, Mr. Roy Bolen of McGuffey, Ohio, and Mr. Kay Bolen of Cridersville, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Sterlin Bolen. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, at 11 a.m., at the Walter-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, Ohio, with Rev. Charles McGlone officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore, Ohio. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Our Masters Chapel, or the donors choice.

Renecca Reed Jones

Age, 72, of Lexington, wife of 53 years, to Virgil Clay Jones, and wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away, Monday, May 8, 2006, at her residence. Born in Floyd County (Lackey), she had lived most of her life in Lexington. She was a member of Eastland Christian Church, past matron of Lexington #110, Order of the Eastern Star, past president of Kentucky Epsilon Chapter Delta Theta Chi Sorority. She was a homemaker, daughter of the late James and Hazel Chaffin Reed. She is survived by one son, Ralph V. (Susan) Jones of Lexington; two daughters: Bonnie Jones (Paul) Clough of Winchester, and Deborah Jones Lawrence of Lexington; four grandchildren: Jeremy C. Clough, Michael S. Tuttle, Megan Rae Stone and Lindsey M. Lawrence; one great-grandson, Conner Stone; two sisters: Ramona Patrick of Winchester, and Jimmie Lou Johnson of Bevinsville; one brother, James Reed Jr. of Lexington; and several other relatives. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main St., Lexington. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. All memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or Forest Grove Christian Church, 4733 Old Boonesboro Road, Winchester, KY 40391.

Harley Lee Little

Infant son of Ashley Bryant of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Pikeville Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m., at Lonely Pine Cemetery, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Lonely Pine Cemetery, in Weeksbury. Funeral arrangements, are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Robinson Creek.

Jerry Little

Age 41, of Westmoreland, Tennessee, formerly of Melvin, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Lafayette, Tennessee. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 10, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery. Visitation was at the church with services, each night, beginning at 7 p.m.. Arrangements, were under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Robinson Creek.

Alma Moore Mosley

Age 77, of Minnie, passed from this life on Saturday, May 5, 2006, at her residence. She was born April 4, 1929, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Marion and Girlie Hall Moore. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Oscar “Nig” Mosley; and four brothers: Curley Moore, Howard Moore, Willard Moore, and Foster Stumbo. Surviving are: a son, Oscar (Tina) Mosley Jr., of Minnie; daughters: Shirley (Terry) Hall and Freda (Charlie) Castle, both of Minnie; sisters: Brooksie Gearheart and Lillian Sizemore, both of Minnie, and Alice Arnold of Kendallville, Indiana; three grandchildren: Mike (Jojo) Hall, Nick Castle, and Stevie Hall; and two great-grandchildren: Hayden and Hunter Hall. Funeral services were held Monday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with ministers Ted Shannon, Gene Bracken, and Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Mosley-Chaffins Cemetery in Minnie, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Mike Hall, Terry Hall, Charlie Castle, Richard Castle, Stevie Hall, Nick Castle, and Keith Gearheart. Honorary: Hayden Hall and Hunter Hall.

Joseph F. Smith

Age 79, of Martin, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born March 18, 1927, in Gore, West Virginia, the son of the late Joseph Smith, and Beulah Bell Layne Smith and foster son of the late Ollie May and Gaynell Clark May. He was a Salesperson, and an U.S. Army and Airforce veteran. Survivors include a brother, Thomas L. Smith, of Arizona; six sisters: Joann Isaacs and Mary Joe Halbert of Martin, Roseanna Smith of Ohio, Kathryn L. Fraley of Ironton, Ohio, Alpha Jean Watson of Martin, and Altonette Bentley of Scottsburg, Indiana. In addition to his parents, and his foster parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Frazier. Funeral services for Joseph F. Smith will be conducted Wednesday, May 17. at 3:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Clergyman Steve Pescosolido officiating. Visitation is after 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Emma Jeanette Spears

Age, 63, of Bevinsville, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at her residence. Born January 16, 1943, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Carmel and Leslie Hall. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Spears. Survivors include four sons: Freddie Spears (Kim), and Kevin Spears (Angela), both of Prestonsburg, Teddy Spears (Penny) of Bevinsville, and Roy Spears (Joyce) of Kimper; a daughter, Lesley Renee Carr (Rick) of Bevinsville; five brothers: Irvin Hall, Dennis Hall and Elford Hall, all of Michigan, Elmer Hall of Ohio, and Kennith Erdman of Bevinsville; two sisters: Loretta Hicks of Bevinsville, and Claudette Baker of Michigan; five half-brothers: Addison Hall of Melvin, Gay Hall of Bevinsville, Shannon Hall and Carmel Hall Jr., both of Weeksbury, and Rocky Hall of Grethel; three half sisters: Dorothy Rogers of Grethel, Gallie Hatfield of Weeksbury, and Michelle Girodat of Flat Rock; 11 grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son: Keith Adrian Spears; a daughter: Greta Sue Spears; three brothers: Estill Hall, Everett Hall, and Richard Hall; and a sister: Patricia Erdman. Funeral services were held Tuesday May 16, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louie Ferrari and John Allen officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery (Mouth of Jacks Creek) in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Delores Brown Stephens

Age 70, of Banner, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born April 12, 1936, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Marm Roberts Webb and the late Della Roberts. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons: James Jason Brown of Middlesboro, Paul Thomas Brown and Timothy Harold Brown both of Salyersville; four daughters: Pamela Bentley, Marda Bailey and Lorna Wakeland all of Banner, and Connie Slone of Blue River; one brother: Charles Reed of Mann, West Virginia; one sister: Shirley Whitely of Ashland; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Jean Hall; one brother, Robert Reed and two sisters: Betty Bryant and Louise Fergerson Funeral services were held Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m., at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Danny Curry and J.M. Sloce officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation was at the funeral home and nightly services were held. Active pallbearers: Harold Brown, Jr. , Billy Hunt, Ricky Wakeland, Jackie Brown, Earnest Wakeland, Mark Spears, Joshua Bailey, Randall Wakeland, Regina Wakeland, Robert Webb, Jesse Booth, James Bailey, Marcus Mullins, Green Wakeland, James Stephens, Chester Slone, Roger Slone, Christopher Slone, Tyler Bailey and Paul Brown.

Freel Tackett

Age 87, of Grethel, Ky., husband of the late Rutha Frasure Tackett, passed away, Sunday, May 7, 2006, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born December 20, 1918, in Grethel, the son of the late Emmit Tackett and Nan Hall Tackett, He was a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, were he served as deacon. He also was deacon for Mother's Home Regular Baptist Church, Zion Regular Baptist Church, and New Salem Regular Baptist Church, and was a self-employed truck driver. Survivors include his son Donald Ray Tackett, of Grethel; one daughter, Dora Lou Roberts, her husband J.D. of Grethel; one sister, Frona Hall of Honaker; seven grandchildren, Jimmy McKinney, Stevie McKinney, Sheldon Roberts, Michael Roberts, Jody Roberts, Donna Branson, and Christa Campbell; 12 great grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Elma McKinney. Funeral services for Freel Tackett will be conducted Wednesday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Tackett and Hamilton Cemetery, in Grethel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Virgil (Cup Cake) Tackett Jr.

Age 40, of Beaver, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Fleming County Hospital. Born October 28, 1965, in McDowell, he was the son of Virgil Clifford Tackett of Beaver, and the late Luberta Hall Tackett. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Margie Lewis Tackett. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a son, Anthony John Conley (Kristie) of Beaver; a daughter, Jennifer Downs (Kevin) of Richmond; a sister, Helena Hall (Oley) of Beaver; three grandchildren: Isaiah Downs, Joesph Downs, and Brook Downs; a nephew, Austin Hall; and a niece, Isabella Hall Funeral services will be held Sunday May 7, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall-Tackett Cemetery at Tackett Fork, in Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Frank Johnson Jr., Stacy Johnson, Riley Hall, Kenny Ray Caudill, Terry Hall, John Conley, Keith Hamilton, Rono Hamilton, and Kevin Downs.

Peacie Warrens

Age 97, of Garrett, widow of Dewey Warrens, passed away, Monday, May 8, 2006, at the Riverview Health Care Center, in Prestonsburg. She was born May 14, 1908 in Drift, the daughter of the late Martin Spencer and Maudie Moore Spencer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons: Glennis Warrens, of Wayland, Garland Warrens, of Munith, Michigan; five daughters: Sharon Turner, of Langley, Christine Kosman, of Florida, Catherine Whitaker, of Ocala, Florida, Litta Hicks, of Shelby, Ohio, Phyllis Lambert, of Ranger, West Virginia; one brother, Lee Spencer, of Shiloh, Ohio; 25 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. Her husband, parents, two sons, Farlen Warrens and Marlen Warrens, and four brothers, Jay Spencer, Malcolm Spencer, Archie Spencer, and William Spencer preceded her in death. Funeral services for Peacie Warrens will be conducted Thursday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, in Garrett, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Harry Lee Moore Cemetery, Turkey Creek, in Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Church with nightly services at 7:00 p.m.

John Willis

Age, 81, of Ironton, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Hospice Care Center, in Ashland. He was born January 30, 1925, in Ligon, and was the son of the late Warner and Nancy Spradlin Willis. He was a WW II and Korean War Army veteran, a member of the VFW, and attended Prestonsburg schools. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Woolum Willis; and two brothers: William L. Willis and David J. Willis. He is survived by a brother, Warner Willis Jr., of Prestons-burg; two sisters: Ivanelle Wells of Paintsville, and Peggy Morris of Danville. Memorial service will be Monday, May 15, at 1 p.m., at Highland Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.