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As Reported in the Floyd County Times


NOVEMBER 3, 1999

Dixie-Gayheart

Age  79, of Hindman, died October 28, 1999, at the Central Baptist Hospital at Lexington. She was born in Knott County on February 19, 1920, the daughter of the late, Green Bailey and Roxie Coburri Bailey. She is survived by her husband, Lois Gayheart. Other survivors include five sons, Jesse Gayheart of Euless, Texas, Ralph Gayheart and Walley Gayheart of Michigan City, Indiana, Daryl Gayheart and Glenn Gayheart of Pinetop; three brothers, Widen Bailey of Hueysville, Seldon Bailey of Indiana and Gardner Bailey of Florida; two sisters, Mildred Uselton and Dorothy Kolvet of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 31, at 11 a.m. at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Sterlin Bolen and Bill Kirby officiating. Burial was in the Gayheart-Calhoun Cemetery at Hindman

Travis Dean Shultz

Age 20, of New Boston, Ohio, formerly of Fleming-Neon, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born February 19, 1979, at Tacoma, Washington. He was the son of Carl Shultz of Ironton, Ohio, and Janet K. Shultz of Fleming-Neon. He was employed as a mobile home technician. In addition. to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Carl P. Schultz, Jr. of New Boston, Ohio and one sister, Melena K. Taylor of Fleming-Neon; grandfather, Phi Beam of Michigan and grandfather, Frank Shultz of Florida. Funeral services will be conducted, Thursday, November 4, at noon, at the Fleming Church of God, Fleming Neon, with Bobby Stamper and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery, Long Fork of Virgie

Charles Edward Howard

Age 78, of Hindman, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at the Our Lady of the Way Hospital at Martin. He was born in Breathitt County, on January 15, 1921, the son of the late Lewis Howard and Rosa McIntosh Howard. He is survived by his wife, Eliza Henson Howard; two sons, Sterling Howard of Clearwater, Florida and Warren Howard of Del Valle, Texas; six daughters, Phyllis Thomas of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Wanda Swartz of Rives Junction, Michigan, Patricia Bentley and Laura Handshoe, both of Mousie, Darlene Stidham of Softshell, and Vivian Smith of Beattyville; one brother, Carl Howard of Newport; five sisters, Shrilda Rodgers of Oxford, Ohio, Martha Bowling of Independence, Pauline Turner and Lillie Johnson of Newport, and Zita Keith of Middletown, Ohio; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 27,11 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Troy Poff and Darrell Short officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Memory Gardens at Hindman

 Jakie (Jake) Combs

Age 76, of Emmalena, died Saturday, October 3O, 1999, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born on March 29, 1923, in Breathitt County, he was the son of the late Jerry and Elizabeth Neace Combs. He was disabled miner and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Combs; one son, Alonzo Combs of Emmalena; one daughter, Bethel Mullins of Amburgey; five grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 2 at 11 a.m., at Hindman United Baptist Church, Owens Branch, with Don Ritchie Sterlin and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Combs Family Cemetery, Emmalena

Gladys Hall

Age 87, of Kite, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, in Pikeville, following an extended Illness. Born on October 12, 1912, in Kite, she was the daughter of the late Canny Hall and Lillie Mae Vance Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband Dewey Hall. Survivors include three sons, Shannon Hall of Orange City, Florida, Denver Hall of Hi Hat, and Dennis Hall; three daughters, Docie Hall of Kite, Sally Mae Sturgill of Dema, Virginia Amburgey of Rolling Meadows, Illinois; three brothers, Johnny Hall of Pinetop, Ben Ford Hall of Belleville, Michigan, Orbin Hall of Indiana; six sisters, Corda Bates of Pinetop, Della Bates of Kite, Velva Johnson of Halo, Audrey Moore of Drift, Laudia Stone of Indiana, Margie Dye of Kite; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grand-children. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 4, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church, at Kite, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Levi Page Cemetery, Kite

 Elizabeth Coleman

Age 79, of Friendship, Ohio, formerly of Pike County, died October 31, 1999, at her residence. Born in Pike County, November 17, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Virgie Ray Justice and Robert J. Justice. Her husband, Paul Coleman, preceded her in death. She was retired from Paul's Dairy Bar, and was a member of the Stoney Run Freewill Baptist Church, in Ohio. She is survived by his four sisters, Ada Marie Woodall, and Pearlie Courtney, both of Pikeville, Jacqueline Hamilton of Wellstown Ohio, Josephine Jackson of North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 4, at 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Chapel. Entombment will be in the O.T. Hinton Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville

 Robert "Bob" Lee Shultz

Age 85, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, October 31,1999, at the Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. He was born January 8, 1914, in Illinois, the son of the late Sam and Leona Shultz. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Carpenters Union and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Abbie Gail Akers Shultz. Other survivors include two daughters, Doris Jean Campbell of Murraysville,. Pennsylvania, Dorothy Johnson of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 1, at 7 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial was in the Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

 Anna Mae Smith

Age 76, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Knott County, died October 23, 1999 at her home. She was born in Knott County, on May 6, 1923 the daughter of the late Charles Roark and Melinda Holliday Roark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Smith. She is survived by three sons, John Smith of Marion, Indiana, Hager Lee Smith of Auburn, Indiana and George Smith of Naples, Florida; two daughters, Irene Dixon and Kathleen Sprague of Naples, Florida; one brother, Jesse Roark of Carrie; 16,grand- children and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Larry Dixon and Roger Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Smith Cemetery at Carrie

 Margie Collins

Age 73, of Wayland, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was born March 28, 1926, in Raven, the daughter of the late Otis Gibson and Bell Jones Gibson. She was a member of the Caney Fork Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Collins. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Phillip Ray Collins of Hager Hill, one daughter, Copa Lee Hansford of Wayland; three brothers, Berman Gibson of Bedford, Warren Gibson of Louisville, Denzil Gibson of Sturgis, Michigan; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 4, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Collins Cemetery; Wayland

 Thomas W. Tidwell

Age 68, of Hamilton, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at the Hospice of Cincinnati of Mercy Hospital at Hamilton, Ohio. He was born in Knott County on January 12, 1931, the son of the late Tom Tidwell and Bobbie Nunley Tidwell. He is survived by his wife Cinda Tidwell; two sons, Billy Meads and Tim Tidwell of Hamilton, Ohio; one daughter, Linda Clark of Hamilton, Ohio; two brothers, Floyd Tidwell and Charles Tidwell; two sisters, Florine Fugate and Mary Ruth Amburgey; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 30, 1 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Lewis Sandlin officiating. Burial was in the Yellow Creek Cemetery at Sassafras, under the direction at the Hindman Funeral Services.

 Polly Slone

Age 59, of Hueysville, died Monday, November l, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 19, 1940, in Holly Bush, she was the daughter of the late Isom L. Slone and Liza Huff Slone. She was a member of the Rock Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, Garrett. She was survived by her husband, Silas Slone. Other survivors include two sons, Ollie James Slone and Silas Slone Jr., both of Hueysville; six daughters, Clovis Ann Slone of Wayland, Nervie Wireman of Maggofin County, Judy Wallen of Martin, Lucinda Ashley of Carr Creek, Nannie Manns of Hueysville, Leverne Williams of Martin; one brother, Carlie Slone of Floyd County; and 14 grand-children. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 4, at 10 a.m., at the Rock Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, with Jerry Manns and Earl Slone officiating; Burial was in the Porter Cemetery, Lackey

 Kendall Wallen

Age 87, of Mousie, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at the Our Lady of the Way Hospital at Martin.  He was born in Knott County, on May 15, 1912, the son of Sicero Wallen and Martha Smith Wallen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Wallen. He is survived by two daughters, Patty Moore of Mousie, and Kathy Gearheart of Ashland; one step-daughter, Faye Slone of Mousie, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grand-children. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 31, 1:30 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Ralph Howard officiating. Burial was at the Cox Cemetery at Mousie

Paris B. "Buster" Music

Age 83, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. He was born December 27, 1915 at Cliff, the son of the late Elmer and Amie Hinton Music. He was a retired coal miner and attended Tom Moore Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Baldridge Music. Other survivors include two sons, Bill Music of Auxier and Larry Music of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Eunice Shepherd and Barbara Gibson, both of Prestonsburg; four brothers, James R. Music of Prestonsburg, Franklin Music of Frankfort and A.G. Music and Elmer Music, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three sisters, Emogene Pelphrey of Prestonsburg and Roberta Knipp and Lorain Osborne, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; nine grand-children, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 4, at 2 p.m., in the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg

NOVEMBER 5, 1999

Mary Daniels

Age 85, of Garrett, died Thursday, October 28, 1999, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, following a short illness. She was born February 18, 1914, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Alex Hicks and Dora Chagrins Hicks. She was a member of the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, Garrett. Survivors include one son, Freddie Daniels of Garrett; six daughters, Charlotte Holbrook of Kendallville, Indiana, Cloytene Conley of Lackey, Doralene Whitehead of Warrensbury, Missouri, Naydene Hackett of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Glenna Brown of Garrett, Priscilla Kay Poling of Lima, Ohio; one brother, Hubert Hicks of Garrett, 28 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services
were conducted Sunday, October 31, at 11-a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Ewing Scott Cemetery, Garrett

Hazel Goodman

Age 75, of Pierceton, Indiana, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Born September 18, 1924, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Clevenger and Hobart Collins. She was a member of the Victory Christian Center, Warsaw, Indiana. She is survived by her husband, Dan Goodman of Pierceton, Indiana. Other survivors include three daughters, Mara N. Helblig of East Point Florida, Virginia Morris of Warsaw, Indiana and Molly Nichols of South Whidey, Indiana; four sons, Dan Goodman Jr. of Venus, Pennsylvania, Chester Goodman, Phillip Goodman and Warren Goodman all of Pierceton Indiana; four sisters, Virgie Nelson, Eunice Calhoun and Mary Crace all of Prestonsburg, and Edna Miller of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m., at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, with Chad Burkhart officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.

Billie Joe Hall

Age 72, of Wayland, died November 2, 1999, at the Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, West Virginia. He was born October 10, 1927, in McDowell, the son of the late Odel Hall and Cora Sizemore Hall. He was a self-employed drywall finisher, a U.S. Navy, World War II Veteran, and a member of the VFW and American Legion. Survivors include two sons, Wilburn Odel Hall of Wayland, Billy James Hall of Ocala, Florida; one daughter, Hilda McCleese of Hurricane, West Virginia; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted, Thursday, November 4, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Dan Heintzelman officiating. Burial was in the Moore-Collins Cemetery, Steel's Creek, Wayland.

NOVEMBER 7, 1999

Ed Parsons

Age 73, of Stanville died Saturday, November 6, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born November 24, 1925, at Allen to the late Grant and Bessie Wilcox Parsons. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wanedia Stratton Parsons. He was a retired sprayer with Davidson Enamel in Ohio and a US Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by three sons, Tim Parsons, Jeff Parsons and Thomas Parsons, all of Criderville, Ohio; two daughters; Pam South and Particia Parsons Junter, both of Criderville, Ohio; four brothers, Willie Parsons of Toledo, Ohio, Raymond Parsons, Elmer Parsons and Lowell Douglas Parsons, all of Allen; three sisters, Violet McGuire of Allen, Mary Alice Foote of Waverly, New York, and Phyllis Parsons of Klamath Falls, Oregon; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 9, at 11 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel 

Claude Boling

Age 86, of Garrett, died Friday, November 5, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on March 28, 1913, in Auxier, and was the son of Mance and Lula Hunt Boling. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by wife Ollie (Conley) Boling. Survivors include two daughters, Martha Helen Childers and Joyce Ann Hicks, both of Garrett; three brothers Emery Boling of Huntington, Indiana, Luther Boling and James Boling of Warren, Indiana; two sisters, Audrey Whitt and Angie Mayo, both of Garrett; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 11, 1999, at 11 a.m. at his residence on Hunter Branch at Garrett, with Ivy Point Old Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be made in the Boling Family Cemetery at Garrett

Isaac Spears Jr.

Age 78, of McDowell, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on October 25, 1921, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Isaac and Mary Dutton Spears. He was a disabled miner. Survivors include his wife, Alberta Dutton Spears; three sons, Johnny Spears of Wheelwright, and Jimmy Spears, and Jeffery Spears, both of McDowell; eight daughters, Ruby Hitchcock of Wheelwright, Mary Moore of Minnie, Mazie Hamilton, and Violet Bentley, both of McDowell, Lillie Collins of Pinetop, Emma Bentley, and Glenda Sue Stumbo, both of Price, and Melinda Mullins of Bevinsville; two brothers, Orville Spears of Bevinsville; and Homer Spears, of Williamson, West Virginia; two sisters, Irene
Mosley of Minnie, and Georgene Mosley of Garrett, Indiana; 36 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren . Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 1, at 1 p.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell

Zachary Tyler Howell

Infant son of Angela Howell and Robbie Hall, died Sunday, November 3, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was three hours old. He was born November 3, 1999,at the University of Kentucky Hospital. In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, Robert and Juanita Howell of Toler and his paternal grandparents, Joe and Robin Hall of Galveston. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 7, at the Lower Toler Church of Christ with ministers of the church officiating. Burial to be in the Keathley Cemetery Keathley Fork.

NOVEMBER 10 1999

Willard Stapleton

Age 89, of Harold, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on October 6, 1910, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Charlie and Molly Conley Stapleton. He was a retired state employee of Jenny Wiley State Park. Survivors include his wife, Ollene Anderson Stapleton; five sons, Lanny Stapleton of Spokane, Washington, Randy Stapleton of Boldman, Bruce Stapleton, Mickey Stapleton, and Nicky Todd Stapleton all of Harold; two daughters, Genda Tackett of Louisa, and Sandy Bentley of Stanville; one brother, Earnest Stapleton of Haysi, Virginia; three sisters, Bealah Allen of Maytown, Irene Hall of Shelbiana, and Lorene Trimble of Meta; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 12, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating Burial will be in the Tom Johnson Cemetery, Bevinsville.

Sidney B.(Sonny) Marshall Jr.

Age 51, of Martin, died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. Born on August 21, 1948, in Martin, he was the son of Blanch Opal Osborne Hall of Maytown, and the late Sid Marshall. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Martin. He was survived by his wife, Emma Jeane-Akers Marshall. Other survivors include one son, John W. Marshall of Martin; six brothers, Jimmy Franklin Marshall of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Fred K. Marshall and Harlos Marshall, both of Langley, Clyde Doug Marshall of Lexington; Carlos Marshall of Saline, Michigan, Bobby McGuffy of Scottsville; four sisters, Rebecca Hall of Martin, Peggy Sue Spangler of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Cendia Marie Hall of Langley, and Ada Weaver of Cement City, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 10,at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Paul Vernon Damron and others officiating. Burial will be in the Burnis Akers Cemetery, Banner.

Richard Roberts

Age 68, of Virgie, died Sunday, November 7, 1999. He was born August 31, 1931, at Caney Creek, Pikeville, the son of the late James and Fairy Belle Branham Roberts. He retired from Bethlehem Steel and was a member of the U.M.W.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Jane Branham Roberts. He is survived by one daughter, Tracy Cantrell of Virgie; one sister, Dicie Bun Little of Caney Highway; and three grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 10, at 1 p.m., at R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie, with Carson
Wright, Eles Case and Kermit Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Clarence Little Cemetery, Caney Highway.

NOVEMBER 12, 1999

Margaret Sue Holden

Age 84 of Prestonsburg, formerly of Apple Valley, California, died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born December 25, 1934, at Endicott, a daughter of the late Clayton and Edith Daniels Burchett. Her husband, David Holden, preceded her in death. She was co-owner of a liquor and convenience store in Apple Valley California, and a member of St. Martha Catholic Church at Prestonsburg. She is survived by one brother, Sonny Burchett Jr. of Milledgeville, Georgia; and one sister, Dorothy Harris of Prestonsburg. Mass was
conducted Wednesday, November 10, at 7:20 p.m., at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Father John Moriarty officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Riverside, California.

Tracy Barnett

Age, 83, of West Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, November 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on April 16, 1916, in Salyersville, he was the son of the late Dod and Nora Watkins Barnett. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Castle Rose Barnett. Survivors include his two sons, Kenneth Barnett and Gordon Ray Barnett, both of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Geneva Stamper of West Prestonsburg, and Shirley Poe, Janice Sester, and Virginia Blackburn, all of Prestonsburg; one brother, Clyde Barnett of Michigan; 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 12, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with J. M. Sloce officiating. Burial will be in the Barnett Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

Bun Montgomery

Age 78, of Brandon, Florida, formerly of Prestonsburg, and later Ada, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999. He was born July 7, 1921, in Blue River, the son of the late Dayrus and Lula Montgomery. He was a retired homebuilder and retired foreman with Ford Motor Company in Lima, Ohio. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and social member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Retha Wright Montgomery. Other survivors include three sons, Bun Montgomery, Jr. of Anamosa, Iowa, Forrest Montgomery of Brandon, Florida And Jeff Montgomery of Ada, Ohio; two daughters, Barbara Earl of Nokomis, Florida, and Jackie Trautwein of Crestwood; one step-son, Jonathan Wright of Pikeville; two step-daughters, Shawn Wright and Melissa Wright, both of Pikeville; two brothers, Roy Montgomery and Forrest Montgomery, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Dorcus Music and Thelma Pruitt, both of Prestonsburg; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, November 12, 5 p.m., at Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, November 15, at 10 a.m., in the Preston Cemetery in Alger, Ohio.

Chester Newsome

Age 74, of Teaberry, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on March 10, 1925, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Bert and Nellie Hamilton Newsome. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of World War II, a member of Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry. Survivors include his wife, Nova Martin Newsome; four sons, Harold D. Newsome of Craynor, Cecil Newsome Jr., Edward D. Newsome and Leeroy Newsome, all of Teaberry; one brother, Kermit Newsome of McDowell; two sisters, Eugle Martin of Teaberry, Burnette Burge of Prestonsburg; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grand-children. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 12, at 10 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Cemetery, Craynor.

Aileen Williams Tackett Layne

Age 71, of Dema, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following a long illness. She was born November 27, 1927, in Honaker, the daughter of the late Felix Tan Williams and Tona Moore Williams. She was a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, Minnie, a member of the McDowell Senior Citizens, and the Breast Cancer Support Group. She was twice married; first to Harry Allen Tackett, and later to Delmer Layne. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Dannis Allen Tackett of Huntington, West Virginia; one step-son, Bufford Layne of Cave Run; three daughters, Patricia Lorraine Diamond of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Betty Gail Owens of Lacy, Washington, Alenna Mosley of Dema; two brothers, Clifford Williams of McDowell, Edward Williams of Dickerson, Texas; three sisters, Oma Warrens of Wayland, Mona Hughes of Albany, Emma Lee Storie of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 12, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, Minnie, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell.

NOVEMBER 14, 1999

Burl James Johnson

Age 64, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on April 3, 1935, in Halo, he was the son of the late Leo and America Isaac Johnson. He was a saw mill employee, and a member of the Church of God, Staffordsville. Survivors include three sons, Burl Johnson Jr. of Concord, North Carolina, Darrell Johnson of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Dale Johnson of Charleston, South Carolina; one daughter, Joetta Johnson of Elizabethton, Tennessee; four brothers, Ishman Johnson of Tennessee, Forrest Johnson, Danny Johnson, Charles Ray Johnson, all of Ohio; four sisters, Adean Chaffins, Shelby Jean Pouts, and Auty Bates, all of Ohio, and Anna Lee of Lexington; six grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 13, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Tody Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery, Jacks Creek

Frank Hall

Age 74, of Teaberry, died Thursday, November 11, l999 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 28, 1925, in Amba, he was the son of the late Walter and Lula Hatfield Hall. He was a retired contract worker. Survivors include one son, Frankie Hall of Clyde, Ohio; two daughters, Deborah Hall of Teaberry, Robin Lynn Miller of Richwood, Ohio; two brothers, John Hall, and Lafe Hall, both of Pocateello, Idaho; two sisters, Flora Kirsteatter of Wellston, Arizona, Eula Lish of Pocatello, Idaho; five grandchildren and two great-grand-children. Funeral services will be conducted, Sunday, November 14, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery, Harold.

Herbert C. Stephens

Age 72 of Prestonsburg, died Friday, November 12, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born on March 31, 1927 in Garth. He was the son of Ike Stephens and Sadie Sturgill Stephens. He was a contract laborer, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Mae (Johnson) Stephens. Survivors include two sons, Bige Cleo Stephens of Brighton, Michigan and James Ray Stephens of Munith, Michigan; two daughters, Sadie Jane Morlock of Howell, Michigan and Anna Jean Day of Hazard; two sisters, Johnnie B. Milburn of Cardington, Ohio and Mary Johnson of Prestonsburg and 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, November 14, at 1 p.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home at Martin. Burial will follow in the Ike Stephens Family Cemetery at Martin.

Howard Chaffins

Age,71 of Endicott, died Thursday November 11, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. He was born on November 15, 1999 in Lexington. He was the son of the late Henry and Lena Cartwright Chaffins. He was a retired heating and cooling employee, an Air Force veteran, member of the Endicott
Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen (Delong) Chaffins; three sons, Tony Chaffins of Maytown, Terry Chaffins and David Chaffins both of Endicott; three brothers, James Ray Chaffins of Aurora, Colorado, Danny Chaffins of Lake City, Florida and Doug Chaffins of Blue River; one sister, Shirley Setser of Prestonsburg,
and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, November l1, at noon at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial will follow in the Morrison Family Cemetery at Endicott .

Marvin Goble

Age, 71 of Prestonsburg and husband of Allie Joe (Stephens) Goble, died Wednesday, November 10, at the Highland Regional Medical Center. He was born October 3, 1928 at Lancer to Bessie (Skeens) Goble and the late Jim Goble. He was a truck driver and an Army veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two brothers, Charles Goble and Irvin Goble, both of Prestonsburg and one sister, Avalois Crum of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 13, at l p.m. in the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Prater and Rev. Michael D. Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Goble Cemetery at Brandy Keg.


NOVEMBER 17 1999

Tracy Barrett

Age, 83, of West Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, November 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on April 16, 1916, in Salyersville, he was the son of the late Dud and Nora Watkins Barnett. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Castle Rose Barnett. Survivors include his wife, Castle Rose Barnett; two sons, Kenneth Barnett and Gordon Ray Barnett, both of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Geneva Stamper of West Prestonsburg, and Shirley Poe, Janice Sester; and Virginia Blackburn, all of Prestonsburg; one brother, Clyde Barnett of Michigan; 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services was conducted Friday, November 12, at l p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with J.M. Sloce officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg. (Obituary reprinted due to an error.)

Woodrow Patrick

Age, 82, of Carrie, died Friday, November 12, 1999 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born in Knott County, on May 17, 1917, the son of Hiram Patrick and Martha Ritchie Patrick. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Patrick. Survivors include eight sons, A.C., A.B., Paul, Bufford and Homer Patrick, of Carrie, Flanery and Cecil Patrick, both of Rome City, Indiana, and Lewis Patrick, of Garrett; two daughters, Cathleen Carter of Wolcottville, Indiana, and Lola Combs of Lotts Creek; two brothers, Nick and Carl Patrick; five sisters, Jane Amburgey, Polly Napier, Lula Combs, Mary Wooten and Louise Shepherd; 27grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 16, 2 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Bethel Bolen, Sterlin Bolen and Charles Ed Smith officiating. Burial was in the Elish Patrick Cemetery at Emmalena, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Pamela Faye Hall

Age, 57, of Mousie, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born July 25, 1942, in Mousie, the daughter of Aaron Tuttle of Eastern and Elizabeth Settles of Allen. She was employed as a secretary for Onyx Coal Co., Lancer. Other survivors include one son, Eddie T. Hall of Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Vickie T. Rosok of Lexington, Amy Leigh Hall of Lawrenceburg; three brothers, Eugene Tuttle of St Marys, Ohio, Don Tuttle and Doug Tuttle, both of Horseshoe, North Carolina; two sisters, Connie Castle of West Milton, Ohio, Nadine Sanders of Celina, Ohio; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 17, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Rev. Delmar Hamilton

Age, 69, of Columbus, Ohio, died Thursday, October 28, 1999, at his residence. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was retired from Columbus Coated Fabric, and was pastor of Shining Light Baptist Church of Hilliard. He was the former pastor of several founding churches, and a member of Groveport Masonic Lodge. He was the son of the late Duran and Nancy Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, Mae Hamilton. Other survivors include his children, Danny of Delaware, Denny of Columbus, Tonya Craig of Columbus; one sister, Irene Spradlin, of Columbus; and four grandchildren. Masonic services were conducted Friday at 8:15 p.m., at the Tidd Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 30, at the Reese Community Baptist Church, Columbus, with Pastor Marvin Booth officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Tidd Funeral Home, Hilliard. Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home.

Lucy Meadows

Age, 89, of Blue River, died Friday, November 12, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on July 3, 1910, in West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Liddie Rose McGuire. She was a member of the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church. She was twice married; first to James Meadows; and later to Johnny Meadows. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Walter Meadows of Blue River; one daughter, Ann Ruth Hackworth of south Whitley, Indiana; one step-daughter, Renie Ethel Miller of Jackson, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, November 15, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with George David Garrett
officiating. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery, Spurlock, Prestonsburg.

Joy Hall

Age, 68, of Martin, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical. Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on February 4, 1931, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Taylor Price Sr. and Maudie Wallen Price Lucas. She was a retired LPN having worked for Beaver Valley Hospital,
Prestonsburg Hospital, Mt. Manor Nursing Home and Our Lady of the Way Hospital. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Church for 38 years. She is survived by her husband, Garnett Hall; one son, Jeffery Taylor Hall of Lakeland, Florida; one daughter, Gwendolyn Denise Hall of Martin; four brothers, Clyde Lucas of Huntington,
Indiana, Robert Lucas of Mesa, Arizona, Kenneth Lucas of Owings Mills, Maryland, Gary Lucas of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sisters, Zella Price of Betsy Layne, Betty Douglas of Lexington; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 18, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with
Christian Cuminotto and elders of the Jehovah's Witness Church. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Margaret (Meg)Lafferty O'Quinn

Age, 78, of Garrett, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 11, 1921, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Johner and Fannie Parsons Lafferty. She was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She was named Mother of the Year, 1995, by Floyd County Womens Christian Fellowship. She was a member of the Mended Hearts, Big Sandy Chapter She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacey O'Quinn. Survivors include four sons, Ralph G. O'Quinn and Danny O'Quinn, both of Garrett, Charles O'Quinn of Oscoda, Michigan, and Lacey Jr. O'Quinn of Chelsea, Michigan; five daughters, Brenda Kay Stricklin and Sharon Handshoe, both of Paintsville, Rose K. Miller of Mt. Sterling, Joyce Watson of Hueysville, and Tammy Farmer of Garrett; one sister, Ida Belle DeRossett of Dwale; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grand-children. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 17 at 11 a.m., at the Hueysville Church of Christ, with Greg Nicholos and Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in the O'Quinn Family Cemetery, Garrett.

Delight Wells Hall

Age, 72, formerly of Auxier, died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at her home in Louisville, following an extended illness. Born November 3, 1927, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Dick and Fannie Richmond Wells. She is survived by her husband, Jack Ray Hall of Louisville; a daughter, Regina Harding, of Indianapolis, Indiana; three sisters, Mildred Sturgill, Lucille Patton and Beatrice Childers, all of Auxier; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 5, at the Fern Creek Funeral Home, Louisville, with the Rev. David Strange of the Greenwood Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, officiating Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park, Louisville.

Wilmer Lee Cornier

Age, 79, of Greenville, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Arthur and Bonnie Lamb Conner. He was retired from Kaydon Corporation, veteran of WW II, and lifetime member of Greenville V.F.W. Post No. 1990. He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Conner Other survivors include three sons, Danny Conner of Prestonsburg, Randy Conner of Greene County, and Tommy Conner of Morristown, Tennessee; and one daughter, Sandra Justis of Afton, Tennessee; four sisters, Josephine Gladson Bishop of Greenville, Marvelene Gunner of Dandridge, Tennessee, Mamie McDaris of North Carolina, Nellie Dodd of Greenville; three brothers, Charlie Conner of Greeneville, Harvey Conner and Delbert Conner, both of Greene County; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 14, at 2 p.m., with Edward McCamey officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Memory Gardens, under the direction of Kiser Funeral Home, Greenville, Tennessee

NOVEMBER 19 1999

Margaret (Meg)Lafferty O'Quirln

Age, 78, of Garrett, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 11, 1921, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Johner and Fannie Parsons Lafferty. She was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She was named Mother of the Year, 1995, by Floyd County Womens Christian Fellowship. She was a member of the Mended Hearts, Big Sandy Chapter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacey O'Quinn. Survivors include four sons, Ralph G. O'Quinn and Danny O'Quinn, both-of Garrett, Charles O'Quinn of Oscoda Michigan, and Lacey Jr. O'Quinn of Chelsea, Michigan; five daughters, Brenda Kay Stricklin and Sharon Handshoe, both of Paintsville, Rose K. Miller of Mt. Sterling, Joyce Watson of Hueysville, and Tammy Farmer of Garrett; one sister, Ida Belle DeRossett of Dwale; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grand-children. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 17, at 11 a.m., at the Hueysville Church of Christ, with Greg Nicholos and Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the O'Quinn Family Cemetery, Garrett, under the direction of the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Mike O'Quinn, Kevin O'Quinn, Kyle O'Quinn, Cameron Handshoe, Will Handshoe, Evan Farmer, Mark Dailey, Ephriam O'Quinn, Brett Watson and Sam Handshoe. (Obituary reprinted because of error)

Joy Hall

Age, 68, of Martin, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an Extended illness. Born on February 4, 1931, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Taylor Price Sr. and Maudie Wallen Price Lucas. She was a retired LPN having worked for Beaver Valley Hospital,
Prestonsburg Hospital, Mt. Manor Nursing Home and Our Lady of the Way Hospital. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Church for 38 years. She was preceded in death by one brother, Taylor Price Jr. She is survived by her husband, Garnett Hall; one son, Jeffery Taylor Hall of Lakeland, Florida; one daughter, Gwendolyn Denise Hall of Martin; four brothers, Clyde Lucas of Huntington, Indiana, Robert Lucas of Mesa, Arizona, Kenneth Lucas of Owings Mills, Maryland, Gary Lucas of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sisters, Zella Price of Betsy Layne, Betty Douglas of Lexington; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 18, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Christian Curninotto and elders of the Jehovah's Witness Church. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. 
(Obituary reprinted due to error)

Harmon Prater

Age, 81, of Blue River, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at the Jenkins Community Hospital. He was born May 21,1918, the son the late George and Nora Etta Prater. He was a coal miner with Princess Elkhorn Coal, a member of the United Baptist Church since May 14, 1978, and member of the UMWA local 7788. He is survived by his wife, Mentha Smith Prater. Other survivors include four daughters, Shelby Jean Gibson of Shiloh, Ohio, Ilene Stambaugh of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Maxine Skeans of Georgetown, and Kathy Tussey of Stamping Ground; five step-daughters, Helen Moore and Patrisha Carty, both of Blue River, Ellen Trimble of Salyersville, Jean Stephens of Allen, and Crystal Berger of Bevinsville; and 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grand- children. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 19, at 1 p.m., under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Jimmy D. Little

Age, 52, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. He was born September 9, 1947, at Weeksbury, a son of the late Esmond and Icy Johnson Little. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Howard Little. Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy T. Little of Prestonsburg, Charles N. Little of Pikeville; one step-son and one step-daughter, Cory B. Allen of Houston, Texas, and Sonia N. Allen of Morehead; one brother, Johnny Little, of Martin; one sister, Judy Hackworth of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 20, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the Hackworth Cemetery at Prestonsburg.

Dianna G. Gore

Age, 41, of Fairfield, Ohio, died at the Deaconess Hospital of Cincinnati, on November 16, 1999. Born on March 21, 1958, in McDowell, she was the daughter of Raymond and Beulah Sparkman Walker, of Farmers. She was a graduate of Wheelwright High School and was employed as a medical receptionist for Pediatric Associates of Fairfield, until her disability. She is survived by her husband, James C. Gore. Other survivors include two daughters, Sara and Victoria Gore, both at home; two sisters, Deborah Walker of Farmers, and Delana Caraway of Granbury, Texas; two brothers, David Walker of Weeksbury, and Donald Walker of Farmers; and her grandmother, Margaret Sparkman of Marion, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m., at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Hamilton, Ohio., Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Webb Noonan Funeral Home.

NOVEMBER 21 1999

Anna Louise Harris

Age, 77, of Auxier, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at her residence. She was born January 9, 1922, in Mingo County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late William and Rhoda Sizemore Hagans. She was retired from Foothills Telephone Company. She is survived by her husband, Bascom Harris; one son, William J. Herald of Slaughters, and one sister, Frances Irwin of Sun City Center, Florida. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 2l, at 1 p.m. at the Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. 

Murphy Tackett

Age, 89, of River Rouge, Michigan, formerly of Virgie, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, in Annapolis Hospital, Wayne, Michigan. Born January 26, 1910, in Virgie, he was the son of the late Willard and Virginia Elswick Tackett. He was a retired coal miner. He is a member of the Enterprise Regular Baptist Church and a member of the U.M.W.A.. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Tackett. He is survived by three sons, Audrey Tackett of Barberton, Ohio, Delete Tackett of Bowling Green and Danny Tackett of Taylor, Michigan; one daughter, Anna Tackett of River Rouge, Michigan; four sisters; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 22, at 11 a.m., at the R.S Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with Monroe Jones, Jason Lowery and Dewey Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne Cemetery on Turkey Pen, Indian Creek, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie.

Charlie Casey

Age, 56, of Phelps, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born September 11, 1943, in Phelps, he was the son of Minnie Casey and the late Jim Casey. He was a retired coal miner from Eastern Coal Company. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local Union No. 5737, and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors, other than his mother, include one daughter, Sabrina Lynn Casey of Phelps; one brother, Anthony Casey of Phelps; four sisters, Carolyn Sullivan of Ransom, Janet Sue Dotson of Kimper, Mary Lou Casey, and Sandra Kay Lester, both of Phelps. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 20, at 1 p.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Phelps Chapel, with Primitive Baptist ministers officiating. Interment will be in the Casey Family Cemetery, at Staggerweed of Smithfork, Phelps.

Bobby Gene Williamson

Age, 69, of Pikeville, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born in Pike County, April 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Myrtle Burchett Williamson Hall and McNash (Beech) Williamson. He was a retired automobile mechanic, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include two brothers, Douglas Dean Williamson of Harolds Branch, and Jimmy Williamson Sr. of Broad Bottom; two sisters, Belva Lowe and Joann Wells, both of Wellington, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 21, 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Owsley Freewill Baptist Church ministers officiating. Entombment will be in the York Mausoleum in Johnson Memorial Park. 

Deron Lee Johnson

Age, 31, of Abbott Road, Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at his residence. Born on September 16, 1968, in Ashland, he was the son of the late Dwight and Marsha Lee Johnson of Sandy Hook. He was an attorney in Morehead, having been associated with the Boeah, Stopher, and Graves Law Firm in Prestonsburg. He attended Morehead State University; Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University; was a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a general partner at Inez Medical Clinic. He is survived by his wife, Janet Deaton Johnson. Other survivors include two sons, Jon Clay Johnson and Thomas Jacob Johnson, both of Prestonsburg; paternal grand-mother, Lucille Roberts Johnson of Mt. Sterling; maternal grand-parents, Truman and Ruby Holsinger Fields of Bellefonte, Ashland; maternal grandfather, Bert Lee of Florida; maternal great-grandfather, Rodolph Lee of Pikeville; and one brother, Dwight David Johnson of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 20, at 1p.m., at the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church at Abbott Road, Prestonsburg, with Jimmy Price and others officiating. Burial was in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods.

Curtis Prater

Age, 67, of Silver Lake, Indiana, died Thursday November 18, 1999, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, in Warsaw, Indiana. Born January 31, 1932, at Risner, he was the son of the late Taylor Prater and Eva Bradley. He was retired from Dalton Foundries Inc., Warsaw, Indiana, after 26 years. He resided in Kosciusko County, Indiana, for 36 years and was a U.S. Army Veteran from 1954-1956. He was a member of the Dalton Foundries 25 Year Club. Survivors include his wife, Ada Owens Prater; three sons, Douglas Eugene Plew of Oswego, Indiana, Randy Joe Prater and James Taylor Prater, both of Silver Lake, Indiana; six daughters, Patricia Enders of Warsaw, Indiana, Violet Malott and Jodie K. Prater, both of Claypool, Indiana, Debbie Orr and Alicia Crum, both of Silver Lake, Indiana, and Donna Sexton of Twin Lakes, Indiana; two sisters, Jeannie Squires and Lillie Mae Hooton, both of Adrian, Michigan; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 22, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Faith Ministries, Pierceton, Indiana, with Reverends Wayne Whitaker, Rick Johnson and Ralph Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana.

Della Johnson Hall

Age, 90, of Virgie, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born October 17, 1909, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Sarah Johnson. She was a member of the Old Union Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Johnson. Survivors include
two sons, Roy Hall and Benny Forest Hall, both of Virgie; and one daughter, Glenna Vanover of Virgie; three brothers, Homer Johnson of Melvin; Sterling Johnson of Virgie, and Reo Johnson of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two sisters, Redah Little and Marie Mullins, both of Virgie; four grand-children and one great-grandchild. Funeral
services will be conducted, Friday, November 19, 11 a.m., at her residence with Carson Wright, James Tackett, Jason Lowery, Monroe Jones, Eles Case,Kermit Wright, and others officiating. Interment will be in the Ben Johnson Cemetery, Virgie.

NOVEMBER 24 1999

Howard Mayo Ferguson

Age, 89, of Auxier, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born August 15, 1910, in Laynesville, Floyd County, the son of the late Josh Ferguson and Rosanna Skeens. He was an employee of Inland Steel Co. He was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, and Auxier Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Spurgeon Ferguson. Other survivors include two daughters, Renee Wells of Van Lear, Nancy Stone of Prestonsburg; one brother, Elmer Ferguson of Wheelwright; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 24, at 2 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Lola Hammonds

Age Martin, following an extended illness. She was born January 7, 1937, at Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late Andy and Ada Nelson Crisp. She is survived by her husband, O.T. Hammonds. Other survivors include three sons, Charles Dean Hammonds, Joe Taylor Hammonds, Donnie Hammonds, all of Prestonsburg; one brother, and one sister; Joe Crisp and Dockie Belle Pigman, both of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 25, at 11 a.m. from the Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Clinton (Buddy) Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg.

Aileen B.Lester

Age, 71, of Garrett, died Sunday, November 21, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on February 4, 1928, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Beech Bailey and Corneila Brown Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershell Lester. Survivors include one son, Thomas (Timmy) R. Bailey of Garrett; one daughter, Linda C. May of Valdosta, Georgia; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Bud Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

John H.(Jack)Keerzon Sr.

Age, 91, of Kenneth City Florida, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Friday, November l9, 1999, at his home. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, he lived in Prestonsburg, before he moved to Florida in 1978. He was a mechanical engineer for the Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company where he was a district superintendent. He was a member and past master of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM, Prestonsburg. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and was a scoutmaster, former member of the Red Cross and was an instructor during WWII. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is survived by his wife, Alma. Other survivors include his sons, John H. Keenon Jr. of Mount Dora; Florida and Rodney W. Keenon, of Tazewell Virginia; one brother, George Keenon of Jolliet, Illinois; one sister, Hazel Lang of St. Petersburg, Florida; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, November 23, at 11
a.m., at the Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

Dave Mullins

Age, 75, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, November 21, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 6, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Steve and Mary Bryant Mullins. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat. He is survived by his wife, Rosie Mullins. Other survivors include six sons, Joe Johnson of Hi Hat, Eugene Johnson of Maysville, Ransom Mullins, John Mullins, Steve Mullins all of Hi Hat, James Mullins of Eddyville; two daughters, Letty Moore of Hi Hat, Myrtle Newsome of Deer Park, Texas; three brothers, Milford Johnson of McDowell, Paul Willis Johnson and Kermit Johnson, both of Ohio, three sisters, Bethel Hall of Hi Hat, Grethel Johnson of Fort Knox, Ethel Little of Weeksbury; 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 24, at noon at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.

Mary Elizabeth Lewis

Age 75, of Prestonsburg, KY., passed away Saturday, November 20, 1999 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg KY following an extended illness. She was born February 6, 1924, in Ivel, KY., the daughter of the late Elder K. Lewis and Jessie Dillon Lewis. Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Claudette Griesman, Corbin, KY., Jo Ann Hyden, Belleville, MI.; five brothers, James Lewis and Birkey L. Lewis both of banner, KY., Chester D. Lewis, Stanton, KY., Bobby Gene Lewis, Ypsilanti, MI., Forrest D. Lewis, Prestonsburg, KY.; two sisters, Kathryn Sizemore, Lexintgon, KY., Generive Lewis, Prestonsburg, KY., six grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Lewis were conducted Tuesday, November 23, 1999, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home chapel, Martin, KY., with Roger Music and David Garrett officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY.

NOVEMBER 26 1999

Howard Mayo Ferguson

Age, 89, of Auxier, died Monday, November 22, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was. born August 15, 1910, in Laynesville, Floyd County, the son of the late Josh Ferguson and Rosanna Skeens. He was an employee of Inland Steel Co. He was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, and Auxier Volunteer Fire Department He is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Spurgeon Ferguson. Other survivors include two daughters, Renee Wells of Van Lear, Nancy Stone of Prestonsburg; one brother, Elmer Ferguson of Wheelwright; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 24, at 2 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Members of the Auxier Volunteer Fire Department acted as pallbearers. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

Jarvey Jacobs

Age, 4O, of Pippa Passes, died Monday, November 22, 1999, following a house fire. Born on March 29, 1959, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Bessie Slone Jacobs. He was a disabled Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company employee. He is survived by his wife, Connie Adkins Jacobs. Other survivors include two sons, Jarvey Gene Jacobs and Clarence Jacobs both of Florida; one daughter, Shirley Jacobs of Florida; three brothers, Otis Jacobs, Larry Jacobs and Merrill Jacobs, all of Pippa Passes; four sisters, Marie Jacobs and Dora Collins, both of Pippa Passes, Judy Slone of Hindman, Nettle Jean Slone of Lackey. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 26, at 11 a.m., at the Holly Bush Old Regular Baptist Church, Pippa Passes, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Jacobs Slone Cemetery, Pippa Passes.

NOVEMBER 28 1999

Haley Maria Salyers

Haley Maria Salyers, 17 day-old infant daughter of Boyd and Stephanie Thornsberry Salyers, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999, at her residence in Ezel, following a brief illness. She was born on November 7, 1999, in Lexington. Survivors include maternal grandparents, Steve and Ginell Keens Thornsberry of Ezel; great-maternal
grandmother, Mary Johnson Keens of Dema; one sister, Kaitlan Janell Salyers of Ezel. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 26, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Harry Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.

Haven Little

Age 67, of Long Fork of Virgie, passed away Thursday, November 25, 1999, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was born May 14, 1932, the son of Williard and Lear Little and a retired steel mill worker. He was of the Regular Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard Little, Jr., and Norris T. Little; and one sister, Ardena Little. Survivors include two brothers, James Little of Louisville, and Mickey Little of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two sisters, Olva Tackett of Long Fork, Virgie, and Hazel Price of Pikeville. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Homes, at the Virgie Chapel, with Monroe Jones, Dewey Roberts, and others officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 1999, with nightly service at 7 p.m. Internment will be at the Riley Hampton Cemetery at the
Long Fork of Virgie.

Oeda Music

Age, 74 of Big Branch of Bull Creek, passed away Thursday, November 25, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. She was born on April 3, 1925, in Buffalo. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Lyda Goble Lafferty. She was a homemaker and a member of the Endicott
Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Music. She is survived by seven sons, Floyd Music, Homer Music, James Music and Marion Music all of Prestonsburg, Sammy Music of Belleville, Michigan, William Albert Music of Warsaw, Indiana, John Henry Music of Bourbon, Indiana and Homer Music, John Henry Music, and Marion Music all of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Margie Flannery of Warsaw, Indiana, and Barbara Williams of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Sammy Lafferty of West Liberty, and Elmer Gene Collins of Georgetown. She is also survived by one sister, Vangalene Collins of Georgetown; 24 grand children; and five
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today Sunday, November 28, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home of Martin, with Tim Smith and Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Cemetery at Corn Fork, Prestonsburg.

Joseph Greene

Age, 73, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, November 25, 1999, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. He was born February 4, 1926, at Prestonsburg, the son of the late Newt and Mollie (Rose) Greene. He was of the Baptist faith, a steel worker and a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Wright Greene. Survivors include six sons, Harry Greene of Allen, Joe Douglas Greene of Martin, Blaine Richard Greene and Paul Nathan Greene, both of Columbus, Ohio, Lowell Greene of Georgetown and Ernest Burchett Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; five daughters, Molly Chaffins of Martin,
Pauline Prater of Paintsville, Sandra Greene of Jackson, Donna Crum of Commerce, Georgia, and Anna Rowland of Meally; 24 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 29, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, with Lonzo Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.