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As Reported in the Floyd County Times

Dated November 4, 1998

NAME: Billy Martin Collins  age 65 of Dragoon, AZ
BIRTH DATE: Sept. 16, 1933 at Tram
DEATH DATE: Oct. 26, 1998 in Dragoon, AZ
SPOUSE: Della Lynn Collins
PARENTS: s/o the late Willie and Brtha Osborne Collins
SURVIVORS: Wife, three son, Paul, Bill Jr., Tony; two brothers, Hershel and Carnlee; one sister Dorothy Fannin.
BURIAL: Richardson's Mortuary Chaple at Benson, Arizona


NAME: Adron Justice age 55 of Harold
BIRTH DATE: Dec. 20, 1942, in Floyd Co.
DEATH DATE: Nov. 2, 1998 at Pikeville Methododist Hosp.
SPOUSE: Lana Yarman Justice
PARENTS: s/o Velva Hamilton Kidd and the late Greenbury Justice
SURVIVORS: Mother, wife, one son, James Adian Justice; three dau. Linda Boyd, Ella Frecka and Pamala Jean Gibson; four brothers, D. P., Ralph and Ray Justice, Willard Kidd; five sisters, Lora Johnson, Glenda Rogers, Dorothy Justice, Tammi Kidd and Evonne Carroll
BURIAL: Justice Family Cemetry on Tolor's Creek


NAME: Lester Hunt age 62 of Corn Fork, Prestonsburg
BIRTH DATE: Sept. 10, 1936, in EDGAR
DEATH DATE: Oct. 29, 1998 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington
SPOUSE: Donna Rota Branham Hunt
PARENTS: S/o the late Oliver and Malinda Meadows Hunt
SURVIVORS: sencond wife, Trudy Hall Hunt; two sons, Michael and Timothy Hunt; one step-son, Michael Ousley, three brothers, Troy, Lewis Irvin and ransom; two sister, Minnie Osborne and Anna Mae Stevens.
BURIAL: Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel


NAME: Margaret Ann Griffith age 64, of Auxier
BIRTH DATE: Sept. 5, 1934 in Floyd Co.
DEATH DATE: Nov. 1, 1998 at her residence
SPOUSE: Otis Griffith
PARENTS: d/o the late Elzie and Grace Privet Powers
SURVIVORS: two dau. Rita Collins and Connie Frasure; three brothers, Glen, Palmer and Porter Powers; Five sisters, Nellie Charles, Donna Rorrer, Helen Clark, Ruth Phelps and Shirley Banks.
BURIAL: Goverment Relocation Cemetery at Auxier


NAME: Luly H. Johnson age 93, of Topmost
BIRTH DATE: May 15, 1905 in Kite
DEATH DATE: Nov. 2, 1998 at Or Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin
SPOUSE: Wid Johnson
PARENTS: d/o the late Jethro and Rosie Meade Hall
SURVIVORS: one son, Hermis Johnson; two step-sons, Burnis and John Johnson; two step-dau., Cordie Slone and Reba Blankenship; three sisters, Goshen HAll, Anna Hampton, Marie Martin
BURIAL: Reen Hall Cemetery at Topmost


NAME: Noah Miller age 83, formerly of Salyersville
BIRTH DATE: Dec. 20, 1914 in Magoffin Co.
DEATH DATE: Oct. 30, 1998 at the Miller's Marry manor in Warsaw IN
SPOUSE: Edna Miller
PARENTS: s/o the lateBoyd and Rachel Bailey Miller
SURVIVORS: Wife; four dau., Christine Justice, Madaline Myers, Ruth Poe and Renee Gilbert; two sons, Troy and Michael Miller Sr.; one sister Lonie Allen; one brother, Woodrow Miller
BURIAL: Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw, IN


NAME: Claude Justice, age 57, of Prestonsburg
BIRTH DATE: Nov, 20, 1940 on Martin
DEATH DATE: Nov, 2, 1998, at his residence
SPOUSE: Ida Sheperd Justice
PARENTS: s/o Angie tussey Justice and the late Bill Justice
SURVIVORS: Wife; two sons, Ralph and Bill Jutice; three dau., Mary Jo Powers, Angela Blair and Sandra Blair; one brother, Billy Joe Justice; one sister, Rosemary Frazier.
BURIAL: Justice Family Cemetery in Prestonsburg


NAME: Lenard D. Grant
DEATH DATE: Nov. 1, 1998 Highlands regional Hospital
SPOUSE: Abigail A. Grant
SURVIVORS: Wife; one sister, Toni Lager; three sons, Neil, Alan,  Miles Grant; two step-sons, H. Allen and J. Marc Bolling; two step dau., Theresea Stark and Julie Daniels.


Dated November 6, 1998 

Loretta Martin

Age 54, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Friday, October 30, 1998, in Warsaw, Indiana. She was born at Minnie. Survivors include her husband, Pervis Martin; two sons, Lester and James Martin, both of Kendallville, Indiana; eight brothers, Clayton Hall of Warsaw, Indiana, Glen Hall, Raymond Hall and Paul Hall, all of Marion, Ohio, Tracy Hall and Earnest Hail, both of Paintsville, Bennie Hall of Elkhart, and Rex  Hall of Willard, Ohio; three sisters, Alean Springer of Marion, Ohio, Judy Faye Newsome of Warsaw, Indiana, and Rosalee Martin of Drift; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, November 1, at the Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Indiana. Burial was in the Lakeview Cemetery in Kendallville.

Floyd Compton

Age 47, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, November 2, 1998, of a sudden illness. Born June 23, 1951, in Floyd County, he was the son of Bill Compton of Prestonsburg, and the late Lona Handshoe Compton. He was a disabled truck driver and mechanic. Survivors include two sons, Floyd Thomas Compton and Jesse Ray Compton both of Auxier; six brothers, Bill Jack Compton, Clay Compton, Elbert Compton, Verlie Compton, Wayne Compton all of Prestonsburg, and Amon Compton of Prater Creek; two sisters, Sally Perry of Prestonsburg, Pearlie Bailey of David. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 6, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin. Burial will be in the Compton Family Cemetery on Spurlock, in Prestonsburg.

Eugene Akers

Age 69, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, November 2, 1998, at the Veterans Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Born June 29, 1929, at Betsy Layne, he was the son of the late Ned Akers and Nettie Elam Akers. He was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and a lifetime members of the D.A.V. No. 169. Survivors include his wife, Rose "Christene" Hardin Akers; two sons, Nedford Eugene Akers of Betsy Layne and Crawford Dewayne Akers of Flat Gap; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, November 6, at 1 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, with the clergymen Tracy Patton and James Branham officiating, Burial will be in the Bush Cemetery at Boldman, under thedirection of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Johnnie Crisp

Age 58, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Wednesday, November 4, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born February 4, 1940, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Crit and Katie Branham Crisp. He was a disabled miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Conn Crisp, on May 8, 1994. Survivors include two sons, Johnny Ray Crisp of Allen and Dennis James Crisp of Martin; one daughter, Sharon Mullins of Martin; two brothers, George Crisp of Drift and Tony Murdock of Chicago, Illinois; five sisters, Nova Jean Wright of Mentone, Indiana, Helen Meyers, Libby Mann and Avonelle Crisp, all of Florence, and Etta Marie Bowen of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 7, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Bud Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery on Arkansas Creek,.

Margaret Jones

Age 83, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, formerly of Wheelwright, died Monday, November 2, 1998, at Jeffersonian Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, following an extended illness. Born February 26, 1915, in Breathitt County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Nancy Mullins Brown. She was a retired Avon representative and a member of the Upper Burton Pentecostal Church at Bypro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Jones, on Febrnary28, 1973. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Hammons of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Rose Ferguson of Michigan; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Thursday, November 5, at 1:30 p.m., at the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

Kathryn Stumbo Frazier

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, longtime civic leader and educator, died Tuesday, November 3, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born September 21, 1915, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Anna Harmon Stumbo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer H. Frazier. She taught elementary and high school music in Prestonsburg for over 40 years. Mrs. Frazier was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she served as organist for 50 years. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Ann Wilborn of, Lexington and Elizabeth L. Frazier of Prestonsburg; one son, William C. Frazier of Ashland; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, November 7, at Il a.m.. at the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, with Dr. Harold Dorsey and Rev. Wayne Sayer officiating. Burial will be in the Porter Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Estill Crager

Age 65, of Garrett, Indiana, died Friday, October 30, 1998, at his residence. Born June 30, 1933, in Gunlock, he was the son of Effie Sheppard Crager of Floyd County, and the late Jimmy Crager. He was a factory worker at Kitchen Quip and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Garrett, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Stevens Crager. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, David Crager of Garrett, Indiana; four brothers, Cletis Crager of Avilla, Indiana, Herman Crager of Corunna, and Norman Crager and Vernon Crager, both of Hueysville; and two sisters, Ruth Wallace of Hueysville and Marie Hicks of Kendallvitle, Indiana. Funeral services were held Monday, November 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett, Indiana, with Rev. Arthur G. Ferry Jr. officiating, Burial was in the Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett, Indiana. Information courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Esteva Edmonds

Age 75, of Pikeville, died Friday, October 30, 1998, at her residence, following a sudden illness. Born November 18, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Louisa Steadham Ison and Steven Ison. She was a retired secretary for Chrisman Insurance Company for over 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pikeville for 15 years and a member of the Friendship Class and Jolly Bunch at the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Edmonds. Survivors include one step-daughter, Phyllis McAnallen of Pikeville; one sister, Hilma Weil of Rochester, Michigan; and three step- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, November 2, at 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home
Chapel, with Bill Staggs officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park in Pikeville.

Margaret Ann Griffith

Age 64, of Auxier, died Sunday, November 1, 1998, at her residence. Born September 5, 1934, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Elzie Powers and Grace Privet Powers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Otis Griffith. Survivors include one son, Hershel Griffith of Garden City, Michigan; two daughters, Rita Collins of Van Lear and Connie Frasure of Auxier; three brothers, Glen Powers of Femadina, Florida, Palmer Powers of Auxier, Porter Powers of Brookhaven, Mississippi; five sisters, Nellie Charles and Donna Rorrer both of Prestonsburg, Helen Clark of Ironton, Ohio, Ruth Phelps of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Shirley
Banks of South Bend, Indiana; and seven grandchildren, Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, at the Auxier Free Will Baptist Church at Auxier, with Bobby Joe Spencer, Southie Fannin Jr. and David Powers officiating. Burial was in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier.

Eva M. Colley Akers

Age 72, of Lima, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 4, 1998, at her residence in Ohio. Born September 24, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Etlie Anderson Colley. Survivors include her husband, Wayne E. Akers; one stepson, Gerald W. Frances Akers of Jackson Center, Ohio; one step-daughter, Judith Thomas Regula of  Jackson Center, Ohio; five step grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Sunday, November 8, at 1 p.m., at the Martin Cemetery, with Elder Jason Lowery officiating.

James "Jack" Conley

Age 70, of Martin, died Wednesday, November 4, 1998, at Our Lay of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a short illness. Born April 9, 1928, at Martin, he was the son of the late Bascom and Nettie Williams Conley. He was a retired conductor and yard master for the CSX Railroad. He was a member of the Faith Bible Church
at Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Conley. Survivors include two sons, James E. Conley and Larry D. Conley, both of Martin; four brothers, Jim Conley of Frankfort, Cecil Conley of Martin, Herman Conley of Scioto Dale, Ohio, and Frank Conley of Bowling Green; one sister, Mary Ann Hester of Ashland;
three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 7, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clergyman Don Crisp officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Dated November 11, 1998

Olive Rose Turner Hall

Age 76, of McDowell, died Nov. 10, 1998. Born Jan. 1, 1922, the d/o the Late Thomas Jefferson & Bertha Hall Turner. Survivors include, husband, Elder Adrian Hall; two sons; Ricky T. and Don Hall; two dau.., Sandra Stevens and Karen Sexton; two sisters, Virginia Hall and Ruby Pack. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at Mcdowell, KY

Mary E. Dotson Stephens

Age 62, of West Prestonsburg, b. 12-1-1935  d. 11-3-1998 At Saint Joseph Hospital In Lexington, KY, d/o the late Albert and Beulah Stanley Dotson. w/o the late Sam Nayman Stephens. Survivors include, fie sons, John, William Earl, Stanley, Jack and Samuel D. Stephens, three bros. Jack, Sherman R. and Willie J. Dotson; three sisters, Alpha Jean Rice, Laura M. Smith and Cynthia S. Hall; two half-bro., Orville and Lewis Dotson; three half-sis., Mable Honeycutt, Susie E. Burchett and Hazel Arnett; Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Dorthy MOORE

Age 87    b-Apr.10 1911-Garrett, Floyd Co. Ky. d-Nov.06 1998-Willard,Huron Co. Ohio d/o-Edward "Hawk" & Samantha Chaffins Moore w/o-Hack Moore (deceased) Bur: Bradley Cem. Wayland, Floyd Co. Ky. Son: Jimmy Moore Daus: Marie Moore,
& Ann Pflieger

Charles BATES

77    b-Oct.11 1921-Kite,Floyd Co. Ky d-Nov.10 1998-Highlands Regional Med. Center Floyd Co. Ky. s/o Jim Bates & Melissa Gibson Bates h/o-Alpha Meade Bates Bur: Davidson Mem. Gardens, Ivel, Floyd Co. Ky. Dau: Melinda Lyons & Sandra Newsome.

Millie HURT

Age 69    b-Apr.28 1929-Perry Co. Ky. d-Nov.19 1998-Litt Carr d/o Calvin & Ada Martin Nickles w/o-John Hurt (deceased) Bur: Martin-Nickles Cem. Litt Carr. Sons: Jerry Slone & Terry L. Slone Daus: Maxine S. Sparks & Ruth Denise S. Wicker

James Russell KENDRICK

Age 74 b-unlisted d-Nov.04 1998-Lorain Ohio s/o Kelly & Alice Mosley Kendrick
h/o-Jean Ramey Kendrick Bur: (services at Reidyscanlon Funeral Home, Lorain, Oh.) Son: Jimmy Kendrick Dau: Bonita Sheaves

Edith Louise ROSS

Age 83    b-May 22 1915-Penn Yan, New York d-Nov.05 1998-Moujntain Manor, Floyd Co. Ky. d/o Joseph W. & Nellie Victoria Dean Gay w/o-(Lawrence E.Ross deceased on Aug.13 1985) Bur: Meadow Wood Mem. Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Dau: Gay Ross Hall.

Burnis T. MARTIN

Age 83    b-May 04 1915-Knotts County Ky. d-Nov.08 1998-Highlands Regional Med. Center Floyd Co. Ky. s/o Alec Martin & Dora Bell Martin h/o-Betty Jean Clark Martin Bur: Davidson Mem. Gardens, Ivel, Floyd Co. Ky. Son: Jeffery Clark Martin [U.S. World War II Veteran]


Age 84    b-Feb.26 1914-Beaver,Ky    d-Nov.07 1998-Southern Oh Med. Center, Portsmouth, Oh d/o George Elliot & Ida Elliott w/o-John B. Adams (deceased) Bur: Davidson Mem. Gardens, Ivel, Floyd Co. Ky. Son: Harold Adams Dau: Betty Jean Warrens


Age 81    b-Sep.29 1917-Ontario Canada d-Oct.29 1998-Manistique,Township,Mich. s/o William & Doris Leckey Davidson h/o-(Golda R. Burke married=Sep.22 1943 Washington D.C. Golda died:Mar.11 1986 she was the daughter of Robert Alexander & Louvada May Burke of Prestonsburg, Floyd Co. Ky.)    Bur. for John: Fairview Cem. Sons: Dr. John Davidson Jr.& Dr. Robert Davidson. John A. was also a World War II Veteran.


Age 89    b-Feb.23 1909-Bull Creek, Ky. d-Nov.07 1998 Martin, Floyd Co. Ky. d/o Frank DeRossett & Sarah Gray DeRossett h/o-unlisted  Bur: Flanery Family Cem. Buck's Branch, Martin, Floyd Co. Ky.

Dated November 13, 1998

Silas Steel

Age 71, of Grayson, b. 4-17-1927, d. 11-10-1998 At Carter Nursing and Rehab. Center. s/o the late Clabe and Flosie Edwards Steel. h/o Phillis Boggs Steele. Survivors include, one son, Zachary C. Steele; Burial: Webbville Community Cemetery.

Belva Nelson

Age 92, of Blue River, b. 3-29-1906 Floyd Co., d. 11-11-1998 at Riverside Nursing Home of Prestonsburg. d/o  the late Talt and Nan Dingus Webb. w/o the late Crow Nelson. Survivors include one son, Crow Nelson, Jr.; five dau, Josephine Moore, Betty Ort, Stella Sheets, Doris Shepherd and Ethel Hill; two sister, Estel Brown and Mae Slone; Burial was in the Slone Cemetery at Buckeye.

Marvin C. Conley

Age 82, of Louisville, d. 11-10-1998 at St. Matthew Manor Nursing Home in Louisville, KY  s/o the late Kelley B. & Hattie Crisp Conley. h/o the late Eanda M. Conley. World War II Vet. Survivors include son, William Z. Conley; one bro, Grover B. Conley; three sis. Evelyn York, Janice Landrum and Wilma Laffererty. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Dated November 18, 1998

Doris Evelyn Little Stewart

Age 65, of Flatwoods, formerly of Floyd Co. died Nov. 13th, 1998. Born May 15, 1933 Wheelwright, d/o the late John and Ethel Mckenzie Little. Survivors include husband, Roger Stewart; two sons, Charles Roger and William (Pete) Stewart; one dau., Susie Young; two brothers, Johnny Little and James (Jimmy) little; one sister, Gloria June Stephens; Burial was in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat.

Alice Mae Tackett

Age 72, of Robinson Creek, Died Nov. 16, 1998. Born Aug. 26, 1926 d/o the late Dave and Bertha Roberts. Survivors include husband, George Tackett Jr.; five sons, James R. Hall, Victor G. Hall, Robert D. hall, Ricky D. Roberts, Russell Roberts Jr.; four dau., Linda Lou Hall, Geneva J. Damron, Kimberly M. Habern and Brenda S. Allen.  Burial was in the Anne E. Young Cemetery at Pikeville.

George Sweeney

Age 62, of Pikeville, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Nov. 13, at Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center. Born Sept. 3, 1936 at Prestonsburg, s/o the late Dtarlin and Mary Godman Sweeney. Survivors include, wife, Evelyn Wiess Sweeney; one son, Michael Sweeney; four dau. Debra Slone, Connie Slone, Brenda Sweeney and Mendy Sweeney; two brother, Fred and Frank Sweeney; three sisters, Stella and Julie Sweeney and Maggie Allen. Burial was in West Prestonsburg Cemetery.

Robert Lee Yates

Age 62, of Printer, died Nov. 15th at his residence. Born son of Marion Yates and the late Martha Bell Hall Yates. survivors include father, two brothers, Frank and Warren G. Yates; five sisters, Ella Mae Pyne, Inez Kilburn, Vannie Damron, Ruby Wallen and Norma Jean Mature. Burial was in the Meade Branch Cemetery at Printer, KY.

Earnest L. Wells

Age 81, of Prestonsburg, died Nov, 15th, at the  Riverview Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 6, 1917, in Auxier, s/o the late Sherman and Emma Goble Wells. Survivors include wife, Freeda Helen Garrett Wells; two sons, Dr. Raymond D. Wells and Dr. Gregory D. Wells; two dau. Hellen Wells and Brenda Thornsbury; one brother, James Wells; three sisters, Anna Mae Garrett, Yvonne Reatherford and Sue Webb. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Prestonsburg, KY.

Thursa Davis Reed

Age 88, of Arkansas Cree, died Nov. 12, at the Riverview Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Born April 18, 1910, in Tram, d/o the late Thomas and Julia Powell Davis. She was preceded in death by husband Andy Reed, 9-19-1997. Survivors include two sons, Ess Ell and James C. Reed; two dau., Virginia Hopkins and Patty Hopkins. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY.

Sidney Adams

Age 88, of Litt Carr, died Nov, 15th at the Knott County Nursing Home at Hindman. Born Sept. 13, 1910 in Knott Co., s/o the late Robert and Susie King Adams. Survivors include wife, Vinta Amburgey Adams; two sons, Stanley and Rudean Adams; one dau., Nancy Pigman; Four brothers, Taulbee, John, Robert and Andrew Adams; four sisters, Margaret Salisbury, Ellen Robinson, Garnett Rosner and Grace Webb. Burial was in the Carr Fork memorial Cemetery at Little Carr.

Nabraska Bates

Age 90, of Kite, died Nov, 14th. , at her residence. Born 1-18-1908, in Kite, d/o the late Miles and Angelina Halls Bates.

Edith Daniels Burchett

Age 85, of Prestonsburg, died Nov. 13, at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1913, at Fishtrap, d/o the Pete and Ella Coleman Daniels. Preceded in death by husband Clayton Burchett. Survivors include son, Clayton Burchett Jr. Dorothy Harries and Sue Holden; four brothers, Joe, Paul, Blaine and Eddie; one sister, Rita Little. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY.

Roger Collins

Age 45, of Brooksville, formerly of Melvin, died Nov. 9. Born July 20, 1953 in Floyd Co. s/o the late Glenn and Daisy Marie Miller Collins. Survivors include wife, Bonita Kat Lee Collins; one son, Roger Dale Collins II; one stepson, Patrick Ahawn Bryant; three dau., Katrina Collins Bell, Tabitha Lynn Collins, Shilo Ximmerman; one step dau., Rachel Janea Bryant; five brothers, Ronald Dean, Charles Douglas, Ray Eugene, Donald Ray and David Glenn Collins; Four sisters, Edith May Collins, Jenny Reynolds, Glenda Sue Pennington and Kathy Lynn Henderson. Burial is in the  Matthew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin.

Raymond Flanery

Age 79 of Westland Mich., d1ed Aug 20, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lavonia, MI.  Born Oct. 20, 1918 in Martin, son of the late William Isaac and Mary Stephens Flannery. WWII Army vet. Survivors include wife, Nellie Fatalski, nine step childern; one brother, Charles Elis Flanery,; one sister Anna Hagg. Burial Cofax Township Cemetery.

Arthur Judd

Age 67 of Martin, died Nov. 12, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. Born Sept. 17, 1931, at Drift, s/o the late Lester and Lizzie Miller Judd. U. S. Airforce Vet. Survivors include wife, Carol Lee Majors Judd; three sons, Lester Thomas, Mark Alan and John Arthur Judd; three sisters, Irene Reitz, Magaline Burkett and Josephine Hobson. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Thelma Prater Millette

Age 89 of Weeksbury, died Nov. 14, at Riverside Hospital in Trenton MI. Born April 5, 1909, in Whitehouse, d/o the late William and Alice Caudill Prater. Preceded in death by husband John R. Mollette on April 1, 1988. Survivors include one dau. Alice Hall. Burial was in the Weeksbury Cemetery.

William R. Spencer

Age 93, of Martin, died Nov. 15,  at Three Rivers Medical in Louisa. Born Aug. 17, 1905, in Drift, s/o the late Martin and Maudie Moore Spencer. Survivors include wife, Wendy Spencer; one son, Robert A. Spencer, one brother, Lee Spencer; one sister, Peacie Warrens. Burial was in the Harry Lee Moore Cemetery at Turkey Creek, Langley.

November 20 1998

Louise "Boots" Biliter

Age 67, of Minnie, died Nov. 18, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born in Quinwood WV, d/o the late Allen and Bessie Satts Whitts. Survivors include two sons, John Paul Biliter Jr. and R. David Biliter; two sisters, Irene Turner and Loraine Sheldon.

Lucy Peters

Age 75, of Martin, died Nov 18. at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born July 25, 1925, in Ft. Blackmore, VA. d/o William Barry and Mona Caroline Crisp Brickley. Survivors include husband Elmer Clayton Peters. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY.

November 25, 1998

Roger Keith Hoover

Age 43, of Garrett, died Nov. 20. Born Feb. 14, 1955 in Nichoasville, son of the late Roy Hoover and Rebecca Salisbury Conley. Survivors include wife, Jeanetta Moore Hoover; one dau. Elizabeth Ann Hoover; four brothers, John Conley, Jeff Conley, James Hoover and Denny Hoover; one sister, JoAnne Fraley. Burial was in the family cemetery at Goose Creek, Garrett.

Teddy Lee Collins

Age 47, of Garrett, died Nov. 23, at his residence. Born March 18, 1951, in McDowell, s/o Dovie Collins and the late Madison Collins. Survivors include mother, wife, Tina Marie Miller Collins; two dau. Courtney Marie and Matraca Dawn Collins; six brothers, Bill, Albert, Lonnie, Jimmy, Graig Collins and Curt Sizemore; five sisters,  Shirley Hicks, Gladys Martin, Pam McCoy, Mae LaFontaine and Mae Davidson. Burial was in the Drift Cemetery.

Alice Mae Tackett

Age 72, of Robinson Creek, died Nov. 16, at her residence. Born Aug. 26, 1926, in Pike Co. d/o the late Dave and Bertha Roberts. Survivors include husband, George Tackett Jr.; five sons, James R. Hall, Victor G. Hall, Robert D. Hall, Ricky D. Roberts, Russell Roberts Jr.; four dau. Linda Lou Hall, Geneva J. Damron, Kimberly M. Habern and Brenda S. Allen; nine brothers, three, sisters. Burial was in the Anne E. Young Cemetery at Pikeville Ky.

George S. Wright

Age 81, of Martin, died Nov. 20, at the Highland Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 8, 1916, in Dock, s/o the late Earl and Elizabeth Skeans Wright. Survivors include wife, Susie Ousley Wright; six sons, James Earl, Raben, William Hager, Arthur, Johnny and Ronnie Wright; two dau. Dorothy Ratliff and Phyllis Elliott; three brothers, Carlos, Elmer Gene and Scott Wright; two sister, Clara Maynard and Inza Wright. Burial was in the family cemetery at Bob Ousley Branch, Prestonsburg, KY.

Mildred Rayn

Age 76, of Prestonsburg, died Nov. 23, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Born Mar. 20, 1922, in Prestonsburg, d/o the late Joe P. Tackett Sr. and Hazel Minerva Wallen Tackett. Survivors include husband, Milton Ryan; two dau., Ann Stumbo and Catherine Gregory; four brothers, Joe P Tackett Jr., Bernard Tackett, Ed Tackett and Judge Charles Tackett. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY.

Rev. Edd Slone

Age 81 of Silver Lake IN. died Sept. 12, 1998, in Warsaw, IN. Born MAy 28, 1917 at Blue River, s/o Carew and Callie Brown Slone. Married Ida Hall on Aug. 8, 1942 who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Ted, Will and Darrell Slone; four Dau, Hattie Brown, Marcie Kirk, Louise Hopkins and Edna Hughs; two sisters, Ann Gibson and Athne Gibson. Burial was in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.

Jaricha Leigh Spurlock

Age 24, of Lexington, formerly of Martin, died Nov. 18, at her residence. Born Sept. 23, 1974 in Prestonsburg, d/o Ellis Gerald Spurlock and Stella Bentley Spurlock. Survivors include parents, one brother, Kevin G. Spurlock; two sisters, Amanda Jolene and Lorabeth Danielle Spurlock. Her paternal grandfather, Hobert Spurlock and Maternal grandmother Anna Lee Bentley . Entombment was at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

Martha Hall

Age 76, of Hindman, died Nov. 13, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 8, 1921 in Knott Co., d/o the late Bud and Ruth Lawson Fair.  Survivors include husband, Homer Hall; two sons, Donald Hall and Laman (Goble Hall; eigth dau. Goldie Slone, Opal Fuller, Susie Kanard, Pauline Madden, Juanita Rowatt, Elousie Posten, Evelyn Crager and Emma Jean Mollette; one brother Sibo Fair; three sisters, Jessie Fair, Ella Combs and May Alice Pratt. Burial was in the Homer and Martha Hall Cemetery at Hindman.

Randy Blake Murphy

Age 48, of Dana, died Nov. 18, at Central Baptist Hospital. Born Pike Co. Mar. 8, 1950, s/o Amba Burris and Eral Murphy who survive. Other survivors include three sisters, Loretta Adkind, Sandra Leslie and Vanessa Towns.  Burial was in the Miller Family Cemetery at Stone Coal.

Cosby Bolen

Age 86, of Hueysville, formerly of Knott Co., died Nov, 19. Born Mar. 13, 1912 In VA, d/o the late Jess and Flarandy Sparkman Hicks. She was preceded in death by husband Ellis Bollen. Survivors include six sons, Harland, Orville, Fixie, Ronnie, Larry and Roger Bolen; two dau., Rosanne Conley and Linda Wireman; two brothers, John and Leslie Hicks; one sister, Goldie Charles. Burial was in the Terry Cemetery at Hueysville.

Edith Mae Herald White

Age 79, of Lexington, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Nov. 20, at her residence. Born Mar. 5, 1919 at Prestonsburg, d/o William "Buck" and Lula Ouslry Gray. Survivors include husband James O. White; one son Robert Thomas Herald Jr.; one dau. Dorothy Thompson; one sister Nancy Gray Wells. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, At Ivel.

Dated November 28, 1998

John Jessie McKinney

Age 60, of Orion, Michigan, formerly of Harold, died Sunday, November 23, at his residence. Born December 10, 1936 at Harold, he was the son of the late Herman and Allie Hamilton McKinney. He was a retired General Motors employee. Survivors include one son, John Thomas McKinney of Holly, Michigan; one daughter, Gay Ann McKinney of Waterford, Michigan; one stepdaughter, Polly Tribble of Mayville, Michigan; six brothers, Ronnie McKinney of Ortonville, Clinton McKinney and Michael McKilmey, both of Harold, Edgar McKinney of Pikeville, Terry McKinney of Holly, Michigan, Danny McKinney of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; four sisters, Tina Hamilton of Rockwood, Michigan, Connie Richardson of South Rockwood, Michigan, Teresa Stevens of Harold and Vanessa Martin of Burnswick, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, November 28, at 1 la.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin with ministers of the Victory Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Hunt Family Cemetery at Harold.