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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Delmer Howell

Age, 69, of McDowell, Ky., died Monday, November 26, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on April 20, 1932, at Dony, Ky., he was the son of the late Wayne Howell and Nancy Osborne Howell. He was a disabled coal miner; a member of the First Baptist Church, McDowell, Ky.; a member of James W. Alley Masonic Lodge No. 869, an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Skeans Howell. Other survivors include two sons, Dale Howell of McDowell, Ky., and Alan Howell of Hi Hat, Ky.; one daughter, Patricia (Patti) Dye of McDowell, Ky.; one brother, Milford Howell of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Ocie Frasure of McDowell, Ky., Virdie Dally of South Carolina, Vernidih Martin of Columbus, Ohio, Emily Growlers of Howard, Ohio, and Rebecca Beachy of Plainwell, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Shelby Martin, Rachelle Howell, Natausha Tackett, Shawn Howell, and Brandon Howell. He was preceded in death by one sister, Ressie Hamilton; and four brothers, Calvin, Tilford, Corbit, and Rufus Howell. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 29, 2001, at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church at McDowell, Ky., with Harry Hargus and Ruford Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Osborne Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the funeral home.

Everett Hall

Age, 87, of Bevinsville, Ky., died Sunday, November 25, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on May 22, 1914, in Knott County, Ky., he was the son of the late Ananias Hall and Sarah Ellen Cook Hall. He was a retired coal miner, a member of U.M.W.A. and a member of Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, Ky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Osborne Hall, December 6, 1991. Survivors include one son, James Wesley Hall of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; five daughters, Lorraine Little of South Lyon, Mich., Jeanette Ramey of Leitchfield, Ky., Jo Ann West of Camden, Mich., Barbara Harris of Columbus, Oh., Emily Ellen Youngert of Fenwick, Mich.; and one brother, John Wesley Hall of Martin, Ky.; 20 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Eileen Johnson and Bonnie Kohler; and two sisters, Edna Hale and Lenora Ravensvorg. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. Pallbearers: James Eric Hall, Edward Scott Hall, Gregory Johnson, Jeffery West, Mark Cesarz, Dave Marlowe, Gary Harris and George Harris.

Clara Bell Brown

Age, 55, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Floyd County, Ky., died Monday, November 19, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on June 24, 1946, at Harold, Ky., she was the daughter of Fanny Justice Hatcher of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late Oscar King. She was a disabled accountant and a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Charles Norman Brown Sr. Other survivors include three sons, Brian (Carol) Brown, Michael Brown and Charles Brown Jr., all of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Michele Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Lynnie King of Harold, Ky.; two sisters, Loene Lawson of Harold, Ky., and Jan Brinley of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Alicia, Courtney and Kyle. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 25, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Harold, Ky., with Jamie Biliter officiating. Burial was in the Lawson Cemetery, at Harold, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

Berry Akers

Age 92, of Grethel, Ky., widower of Lexie Hall Akers passed away Friday, November 23, 2001, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky. He was born October 18, 1909, in Grethel, Ky., the son of the late Andy and Polly Frasure Akers. He was a retired coal miner and construction worker. He was a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Ky. Survivors include three sons, Hershel Akers of Amherst, Oh., Charles Akers of Vermillion, Oh., and Buddy Akers of New London, Oh.; three daughters, Jurlene Hall of Collins, Oh., Shirley Hamilton of Grethel, Ky., and Janice Connor, of Huron, Oh., 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald Ray Akers. Funeral services for Berry Akers were conducted Monday, November 26, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Lee Alley Cemetery, Grethel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Brandon Berry Hall, Terry Hall, Dwayne Hall, Ricky Akers, Joe Csizmadia, Steve Akers, Charles Swanson, Nick Perry and D. J. Hall.

Sarah Jane Hyden Allen

Age 94, of Langley, Ky., wife of the late Ulysses Grant Allen, passed away Monday, November 26, 2001, at the Riverview Health Care, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. She was born February 14, 1907, in Martin, Ky., the daughter of the late Stewart Hyden and Julia Francis Prater Hyden. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church, Langley, Ky., for 71 years. Survivors include two sons, Billy M. Allen of Langley, Ky., Charles R. Amburgy of Weatherford, Tx.; two daughters, Juanita Allen Hawkins of Sidney, Oh., Agnes G. Allen Vanhoose of Langley, Ky.; one half-sister, Bessie Gibson of Wayland, Ky.; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Edgel Allen. Funeral services for Sarah Allen will be conducted Thursday, November 29, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church, Langley, Ky., with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Stewart Cemetery, Langley, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

Jeffery L. Childers

Age, 36, of Willowick, Ohio, died Saturday, November 24, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on January 17, 1965, at Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of James and Merwonne Rowe Childers of Solon, Ohio. He was a disabled electrical technician. He was a member of the Assembly of God in Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Alice Johnson Childers.Other survivors include one son, Eric Childers of Willowick, Ohio; one daughter, Stephanie Childers of Willowick, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Ruby Coleman Rowe of Melvin, Ky., with Louis Ferrari officiating. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Lonesome Pine Cemetery, Weeksbury, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home.

Julius H. Gilliam

Age 77, of Coleman, Florida, formerly of Betsy Layne, Ky., husband of the late Leatrice Joy Gilliam, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2001, in Florida. He was born September 23, 1924, in Betsy Layne, Ky. He was a self-employed welder and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Moser of North Wilksboro, N.C.; one granddaughter, Kimerly Joy Moser and companion, Ellen Stokes of Coleman, Florida. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., with Clergyman Troy Poff officiating, and Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements.

Noah Vance Sr.

Age 82, of Beaver, Ky., husband of the late Creasie Reynolds Vance, passed away Monday, November 26, 2001, at his son’s residence in Beaver. He was born December 5, 1918, in Beaver, Ky., the son of the late Sylvester Vance and Mary Alice Elliott Vance. He was a retired coal miner and steel worker, and was a member of the Little Rose Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association, McDowell, Ky. Survivors include one son, Noah Vance Jr., of Beaver, Ky.; two daughters, Fayetta Vance Poenisch of Columbus, Oh., and Bertha Dean Vance Hall of Grethel, Ky.; one sister, Maggie Wheatley of Pocatello, Id.; and four grandchildren, Noah Michael Vance, Brian Allen Vance, Jeffery Scott Vance and Barry Dale Hall. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Walter Poenisch; two brothers, Arthur Vance, and Earnest Vance; five sisters, Maudie Hall, Lena Samons, May Hall, Myrtle Frasure, and Bertha Ruth Vance; and one grandchild. Funeral services for Noah Vance Sr., will be conducted Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, Ky., with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Vance Cemetery, Beaver, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

Viola Marie (Whitt) Hurd

Age 76, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Sunday, November 25, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., following an illness of seven months. She was born November 25, 1924, at Garrett, Ky., a daughter of the late Troy Whitt and Goldie (Hampton) Whitt Wallen. She was married to Alvin Hurd who survives her, and resides at Goble-Roberts, Prestonsburg, Ky. Other survivors include one son and two daughters, Mr. John Troy Hurd of Prestonsburg, Ky., Mrs. Jackie McCollough of Ann Arbor, Mi., Mrs. Mae Baisden of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one brother, Mr. Burl Whitt of Prestonsburg, Ky.; four sisters, Mrs. May Moore of Ohio, Mrs. Betty Hatfield, Mrs. Rebecca Jarrell, and Mrs. Stella Hall, all of Prestonsburg, Ky.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Kate Whitt. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 27, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, at Prestonsburg, Ky.,with Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in the Family cemetery at Goble Hollow, at Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Visitation was held at the funeral home.

Friday, November 23, 2001

Leroy Baisden

Age 94, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an illness of one month. He was born March 21, 1907, at Lenore, W. Va., the son of the late Hiram and Laura (Wills) Baisden. He was married to Pearlie (Calhoun) Baisden, who preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner; having worked for Princess Elkhorn Coal Co. at David, Ky.; and a Mason, a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273 at Prestonsburg, Ky. He is survived by one son, Roy Baisden of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and two daughters, Ruth Campbell and Pearlie Lee Baisden, both of Prestonsburg, Ky. A Masonic service was conducted Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 21, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Shawn Blair and Rev. Emery Williams officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

Jerry David (J.D.) Mullins

Age, 71, of Bevinsville, Ky., died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on October 3, 1930, at Bevinsville, Ky., he was the son of the late Harry Evans Mullins and Nancy Jane Tackett Mullins. He was a disabled foundry worker. He is survived by his ex-wife, Mary Hall Beaver of Fredricktown, Ohio. Other survivors include one son, Mickey D. Mullins of Printer, Ky.; three daughters, Linda Riner of Delaware, Ohio, Brenda Burke of Bevinsville, Ky., Alice Patterson of Cardington, Ohio; one sister, Mallie Brown of Martin, Ky. and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 23, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, Price, Ky., with ministers of Old Regular Baptist officiating. Burial will be in the Hall and Mullins Family Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price, Ky., after 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Noah Blaine Rose

Son of Kenton and Crystal Watson Rose, of Prestonsburg, was stillborn, Tuesday, November 20, 2001. Survivors, other than his parents, include his grandparents, Wilce and Maxine Rose of Prestonsburg, Ky.; Clared Wendell and Brenda Watson of Pyramid, Ky.; great-grandparents, Harvey and Gertie Watson of Caney, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church, Abbott, Prestonsburg, with Jim Price and Charles Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Malcom Reffitt Cemetery, Pyramid, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church.

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Wade Frasure

Age, 84, of McDowell, Ky., died Saturday, November 17, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on February 2, 1917, in McDowell, Ky., he was the son of the late Oliver and Margaret Reynolds Frasure. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran, and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elma Moore Frasure. Survivors include seven sons, Basil Frasure of Virginia, Delmar Frasure of Bassett, Va., Rex Frasure of McDowell, Ky., Oliver Frasure of Sparta, Ky., James Frasure of Hamersville, Ohio, Clyde Frasure of Sparta, Ohio, Coit Frasure of Salt Lick, Ky.; three daughters, Final Newport and Bonita Hall, both of McDowell, Ky., Helen Frasure of Winchester, Ohio; one brother, Mose Frasure of McDowell, Ky.; one sister, Lizzie Hall of McDowell, Ky.; 31 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Frasure Cemetery, Frasures Creek, McDowell, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church at McDowell.

Norma Cook Martin

Age, 87, of Bevinsville, Ky., widow of Bill Martin, passed away, Monday, November 19, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky., following an extended illness. She was born February 19, 1914, in Kite, Ky., the daughter of the late Bill Cook and Maggie Harris Cook. She was a retired postmaster at Halo, Ky., for 21 years, and was a member of the Little Rock Regular Baptist Church since June 17, 1964. Survivors include one daughter, Gwendolyn Kaye Woods and her husband, Darwin Woods Jr. of Bevinsville, Ky.; three sisters, Veda Blankenship of Hi Hat, Ky., Sue Moore of Bevinsville, Ky., Herma Lee Combs of West Alexandria, Oh.; two grandchildren, Rodney Estill Woods of El Paso, Tx., Ramona Kay Moore of Bevinsville, Ky., and three great-grandchildren, Dakota Moore, Destiny Moore, and Jasmine Woods. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Lester Martin; one daughter, Hamel Johnson; three brothers, Barksdale Cook, Curtis Cook, Albert Slon;, and one sister, Dixie Bates. Funeral services for Norma Cook Martin will be conducted Friday, November 23, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Little Rock Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the church. Pallbearers: Rodney Woods, Barry Moore, Keith Johnson, Donald Martin, Quincy Cook, Phillip Cook and Dakota Moore.

Martha Jean Hicks Prater

Age 90, of Carroll, Oh., formerly of Hueysville and Morehead, Ky., wife of the late James “Jimmy” Prater, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2001, in the Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Oh. She was born April 12, 1911, in Hippo, Ky., the daughter of the late Buck Elam Hicks and Julia Hale Hicks. She was a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, Hippo, Ky., since 1939, was a reporter and writer for the senior citizens at the Morehead News. Survivors include one son, James Ishmael Prater of Columbus, Oh.; one brother, Samuel Hicks of Cincinnati, Oh.; one sister, Maggie Stephenson of Lexington, Ky.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Hicks, Frank Hicks, Leonard Hicks and Preston D. Hicks; and one sister, Marjorie Smith. Funeral services for Martha Jean Hicks Prater will be conducted Wednesday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the elders, Ersel Huff and Roger Hicks, officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Cemetery, (Brush Creek), Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Marcella Slone

Age 55, of Prestonsburg, Ky., wife of Phillip Slone, passed away Monday, November 19, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. She was born July 6, 1946, in Dema, Ky., the daughter of Eula Mae Hall Jones of Dema, Ky., and the late Earl “Chip” Jones. She was a retired teacher for the Floyd County School System, a member of the Community Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, Ky., the FCA and the KEA. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters, Julie Slone and Kimberly Slone, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three brothers, Glen Jones of Mt. Orb, Oh., William Jones of Cincinnati, Oh., Thomas Jones of London, Ky., and two sisters, Della Martin of Corbin, Ky., and Ida Parsons of Winchester, Ky. Funeral services for Marcella Slone will be conducted Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Community Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, Ky., with the clergyman, Steve Pescosolido, officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitt Martin Cemetery, Dema, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Gordon Lee Williamson

Age 78, of Harold, Ky., husband of Jean Robinette Williamson, passed away Monday, November 19, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky., following a brief illness. He was born September 29, 1923, in Floyd County, Ky., the son of the late Ferrell Williamson and Dovie Mills Williamson. He was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Army, World War II veteran, and a member of the Betsy Layne Chapter of the DAV. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Linda Salyor and husband, Laycel “Don” Saylor of Harold, Ky.; one brother, Howard Williamson of W.Va.; two sisters, Madonna Wallen of Pikeville, Ky., Earlena McGill of Michigan; one grandchild, Christopher Saylor, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Gordon Lee Williamson will be conducted Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Speaker Heiko Giese officiating. Burial was in the Bush Cemetery, Harold, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Jessie Lee Johnson Eagle

Age, 64, of Troy, Michigan, formerly of Kentucky, died Monday, November 19, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on March 18, 1937, at Wheelwright, Ky., she was raised by Bessie Johnson Adams of Troy, Michigan. She was a homemaker and member of the Clawson-Troy Elk Club. She is survived by her husband, Roland Stanley Eagle. Other survivors include one son, Brian (Elaine) Reece of Grand Blanc, Michigan; one daughter, Cindy Lee (Michael) Bower of Catlett, Va.; one sister, Edna (Junior) Turner of Geneva, Oh.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 24, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, after noon on Friday.

Toney Scott

Age, 63, of Hueysville, Ky., died Saturday, November 17, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 24, 1937, in Hueysville, Ky., he was the son of the late Elbert Scott and Mattie Hoover Scott. He was a disabled coal miner and member of the Church of Christ at Hueysville, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Sparkman Scott. Other survivors include: two sons, Curtis Lee Scott and Kenny Wayne Scott of Hueysville, Ky.; two daughters, Kathy Prater and Karen Scott, both of Hueysville, Ky.; three brothers, Verlie Scott and Cecil Scott, both of Ohio, Odel Scott of Eastern, Ky.; two sisters, Clova Fuller of Hueysville, Ky., Dorain Sears of Covington, Ky.; one granddaughter he raised, Heather Jo Shepherd of Hueysville, Ky. and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 19, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Christ, at Hueysville, Ky., with Chester Varney and Clay Noble officiating. Burial was in the Sparkman Cemetery, Salyers Branch, Hueysville, Ky. Visitation was at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Ell Howard

Age, 76, of Hueysville, Ky., died Sunday, November 11, 2001, following an extended illness.
Born on January 21, 1925, in Magoffin County, he was the son of Tony Howard and Grace Hicks Howard. He was a member of Salt Lick Community United Baptist Church, former magistrate and road supervisor in Magoffin County, member of Disabled American Veterans, member of the V.F.W., Salyersville, Ky., and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Ovie Terry Howard. Other survivors include eight sons, Graydon Howard, and Dayton Howard, both of Sturgis Mich., Tilden Howard of Blue River, Ky., Kenneth Combs, Elden Howard, Stanley Neil Howard, and Eric Shepherd, all of Hueysville, Ky., Hannon Howard of Staffordsville, Ky.; four daughters, Sharon Greenleaf of Sturgis Mich., Grace Shepherd of Gunlock, Ky., Tina Bailey of Martin, Ky., Glenna Slone of Hueysville, Ky.; two brothers, Edd Howard and Paul Howard, both of Garrett, Ind.; four sisters, Mavis Vanderpool, Glenna Rugman, Mary Iceman, all of Garrett, Ind., and Emelgie Dennis of Indianapolis, Ind.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Carlos Beverly, Lee Combs, and Simon Porter officiating. Burial will be in the Howard Cemetery, at Gunlock, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jeff Boyd Jr.

Age, 62, of Wheelwright, Ky., died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at McDowell ARH, following an extended illness. Born on August 5, 1939, at Jonancy, Ky., he was the son of the late Jefferson and Cora Williamson Boyd. He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, (baptized September 2, 2001), and fire chief of Wheelwright Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Shelvie Jean Harris Boyd. Other survivors include his children and grandchildren, Greg and Vickie Boyd, Gregory and Sarah, all of Virgie, Ky., David Boyd of Phillip, W.Va.; Evelyn and Jerry Newsome, J.D. and Evan, all of Virgie, Ky., Jeffrey and Daletta Boyd, Dalton and Dalen of Barstow, Calif., Brian and Katrina Boyd, Logan and Cody, all of Sevierville, Tenn.; two brothers, Earnest Boyd of Bevinsville, Ky., and Willie Boyd of Jackson, Ky.; four sisters, Mary Potter of Pound, Virginia, Lana Hall of Berline Heights, Oh., Martha Abshire of Johns Creek, Ky., and Ruth Hampton of Ovid, Mich.; two special people, Wilma and James Hall. He was preceded in death by one brother, Raney Boyd; two sisters, Minnie Boyd and Corrine Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro, Ky.. with Louis Ferrari and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Alvis Newsome Cemetery, Little Robinson Creek, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church.

Eddie Chafin

Age 46, of Emma, Ky., husband of Lana Burchett Chafin, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2001, at his residence. He was born November 2, 1955, in Martin, Ky., the son of Martha Orsborne Chafin, Martin, Ky., and the late David Edward “Dave” Chafin. He was a former employee of the Floyd County Board of Education, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and attended the Martin First Baptist Church. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Steven Graham Chafin of Emma, Ky.; one daughter, Ciara Dawn Chafin of Emma, Ky.; three brothers, Jim Chafin of Martin, Ky., David M. Chafin of Chesapeake, Va., John T. Chafin, attorney, of River, Ky.; three sisters, Janice Hall of Ft. Wayne, In., Rosa Hall of Pippa Passes, Ky., Virginia “Sissy” Manuel of Martin, Ky. Funeral services for Eddie Chafin will be conducted Thursday, November 15, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Jack Howard and Graydon Howard, officiating. Burial will be in the Emma Family Cemetery, Emma, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Steve Allen, Tim Allen, Nick Clay, Stan Curry, Jack Cobb, James Dante, Doug DeRossett, Bobby Dingus, Charles Justice, Jimmy Ray Marcum, Norman Napier, William “Bud” Reynolds, John A. Salisbury and Ralph Stiltner.

Beulah Mathews

Age 90, of Hi Hat, Ky., widow of William Mathews, passed away Monday, November 12, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky., following a brief illness. She was born December 21, 1910, in Fugate, Ky., the daughter of the late John Cantrell and Mary Adams Cantrell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Prestonsburg Jehovah Witnesses. Survivors include one son, Willis Mathews of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one grandchild, Gwen Hamilton of McDowell, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Richard Hamilton of Morehead, Ky., Ryan Hamilton of Lexington, Ky.; one great-great-grandchild, Savannah Hamilton of Morehead, Ky.; one step-daughter, Mildred Salyer of Newark, Oh.; three step-grandsons, Howard Mathews of Phoenix, Az., Vern Salyer and Verl Salyer, both of Newark, Oh.; two step-granddaughters, Janice Akers of Prestonsburg, Ky., Cheryl Wenglikowski of Huntsville, Tx., and several step-great- and great-great-grandchildren. Beulah was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Judy Mathews Hall. Beulah Mathews was an active member of the Prestonsburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, spending some time each month talking to others about the Bible, and telling them of God’s Kingdom, and the wonderful future Jehovah has in store for the earth. She believed strongly in the resurrection of the dead, and expects to live again in a paradise on the earth. We look forward to welcoming her back. Funeral services for Beulah Mathews will be conducted Thursday, November 15, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the speaker, Heiko Giese, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

Myrtle E. Spencer Hall

Age 86, of Printer, widow of Oliver Hall, passed away, Saturday, November 10, at her residence. She was born April 16, 1915, in Greenup, a daughter of the late Ballard and Minnie Clark Spencer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mouth of Mud Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Parsons (Barlowe); one brother, Ballard Spencer Jr., of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Dora Dean Spencer and Norma Spencer, both of Printer; three grandchildren, Sherry Lee Parsons, Melinda Gail Williams (Terry), Kristina Nicole Parsons; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Brandon Williams and Skylar Chayse Williams. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Harold Ballard Hall, David Eugene Hall, and Earl Hall; and one daughter, Verl Hall. Funeral services for Myrtle E. Spencer Hall were conducted Tuesday, November 13, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergymen Elbert Red Lawson and Doug Ramey officiating. Burial was in the Harvey Cemetery, at Honaker, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Stevie Hall, Elmer Hall, Gary Hall, Ray Lawson, Terri Williams, and Michael Casebolt.

Nora Meade Music

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, November 9, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on September 13, 1915, at Prestonsburg, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George and Ida Hackworth Meade. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at West Prestonsburg, Ky., and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Music. Survivors include one son, Gordon Music of Ashland, Ky.; one daughter, Bonnie Sue Music of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one grandson, Kennith Music and wife, Pamela, of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two great-granddaughters, Ramanda Music, Chanel Music; one daughter-in-law, Edna Music. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Music and Arnold Music; two step-sons, Tom Music and Charles Bob Music; three brothers, Homer Meade, Jerry Meade, David Meade; three sisters, Haley Harmon, Grace Brecker and Rose Hulleston; one step-daughter, Rema Porter. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 11, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Don Fraley Jr., and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial was in the Pruitt Cemetery, Abbott Road, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Willie Frasure

Age 89, of Langley, Ky., husband of the late Ollie Mae Goble Frasure, passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2001, at the Knott County Nursing Home, Hindman, Ky., following an extended illness. He was born October 15, 1912, in Langley, Ky., the son of Bill Frasure and Vicie Johnson Frasure. He was a coal miner and self-employed logger. Survivors include one son, Billy Ross Frasure of Hillsboro, Ky.; five daughters, Lula Adkins of Sidney, Oh., Northsell Shepherd of Pierceton, In., Beleta Isonagle of Sidney, Oh., Willa Dean Brock of Nappanee, Ind., Eldoris Fields of Langley, Ky., several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Ray Frasure, Arnold Frasure; and one daughter, Patricia Miller. Willie Frasure was a simple man, who never met a stranger. always with a big smile and a big tale to tell. Always kind and loving with all children. He always made sure no one left his house hungry. He will be sadly missed by all his children and grandchildren, but will live on in all our memories. Funeral services for Willie Frasure will be conducted, Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Chester Varney, officiating. Burial will follow in the Frasure Family Cemetery, (Wilson Creek), Langley, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: John Adkins Jr., Johnny Frasure, James Ray Frasure, Jake Miller, Michael R. Frasure, John Miller, Dennis Fields, James Fields, and Wayne Adkins Jr. Honorary: Bill Ross Frasure, Wayne C. Adkins, Eric Brock, Don Icanagle, David “Gizmo” Fields, and Robie Dean Miller.

Friday, November 9, 2001

Willa J. Salisbury

Age 71, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at the Henry County Hospital. Born October 30, 1930, in Wayland, Ky., she was the daughter of Hendrick and Viola (McIntosh) Callahan. On December 17, 1949, she married George D. “Demp” Salisbury, who survives. Willa received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Defiance College, and her Library Science Degree from Bowling Green State University. She worked at the Patrick Henry High School for 20 years, where she set up the first school library, retiring in 1990. She also worked on the State Library Bookmobile. She was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Definance, Ohio; State Teacher Retirement Association and the Henry County Retired Teachers Association. Surviving also are two sons, Jeff (Diana) Salisbury of Findlay, Ohio; George H. (Suellen) “Susie” Salisbury of Conyers, Georgia; two brothers, Bill Callahan of Franklin, Ohio; Sherrill Callahan of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Betty (John) Pullen of Definance, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Matthew Salisbury, Lee Salisbury, Audra Salisbury, Colin Salisbury, Jamie Salisbury, Amanda Salisbury, and Kaitlyn Salisbury. She was preceded in death by one brother, D.C. Callahan; two sisters, Irene McKenzie and Maxine Hicks. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, in the Walker Mortuary, Napoleon, Ohio, with Rev. Terry Vale, officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview Memory Gardens, rural Defiance County. Friends may call at the mortuary on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to the Bob and Annie Hood Trust Fund. 

Clifford Hicks

Age 73, of David, Ky., husband of the late Rosemary H. Hicks, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at his residence. He was born December 27, 1927, in Pyramid, Ky., the son of the late Norman L. Hicks and Sadie Shepherd Hicks. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the First Baptist Church, Maytown, Ky., and a member of the UMWA No. 30, District 17. Survivors include two sons, Clifford Keith Hicks of David, Ky., Rodney Hicks of Langley, Ky.; one daughter, Deborah J. Click of David, Ky.; three brothers, Dan Hicks of Sandusky, Oh., Ray Hicks of Roann, In., Thomas Hicks of Wabash, In.; three sisters, Mandy L. Brownback of Oklahoma City, Ok., Ruth Ann Goble of Hopkinsville, Ky., Shirley F. DeBoard of Wabash, In., six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Hicks and Glenn Hicks, and one sister, Frankie Faye Hicks. Funeral services for Clifford Hicks will be conducted Friday, November 9, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Robert Varney, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Brian Wallace, Kris Click, Brandon Hicks, Kenny Scarberry, Terry Adkins, Mark Hicks, Clyde Hicks, Tim Hicks, and Trent Hicks. Honorary: Lloyd Allen, Bill Robinson, Jake Halbert, Ray Prater, Danny Flannery, Allen James, Shannon Shepherd, Ray Hagans, Toby Hicks, Jim Varney, Jim Slone, Paul Hagans, Sonny Butler, and Jack Webb.

Ray Brackett

Age, 69, husband of Olga Frances Preston Brackett for 47 years, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at home in Ulysses, Ky. He was born in Lexington, Ky., the son of the late Jesse and Gertrude Frederick Brackett. He is survived by one daughter, Laura Frances Brackett Thrasher, and son-in-law, John C. Thrasher of Mansfield, Oh.; one sister, Virginia Otis of Lexington, Ky, and three grandchildren, Angela Francis Ruth Brackett of Versailles, Ky.; Eli Indigo Brackett Thrasher, and Claire Violet Brackett Thrasher of Mansfield, Oh. He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Ray Preston Brackett; three brothers, James, Earl and Jesse Brackett; three sisters, Annabel Rushford, Loretta Newman and Helen Brackett. He was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Louisville, Ky., he graduated from Male High School, Louisville, Ky., he received the B.S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University, the M.A. from the University of Kentucky, and Rank I from University of Kentucky and Marshall University. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and served in Korea from 1950-1952, and was Commandant of the US Marine Corps League. He served as Floyd County Schools Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Title I Director, and as football coach at Wheelwright High School, where the field was named “Brackett Field” in his honor. He served as State President, Sons of the American Revolution, President of the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials, and was Director of KASS, KASA, KASBO, and SASBO. He served as Floyd County School Board Chairman and member. Before his retirement, his last projects were May Valley Elementary School and the renovation of Prestonsburg High School. He served on the Prestonsburg Property Authority, which oversaw creation of the Mountain Arts Center and the Thunder Ridge Racetrack. He was a past commander of the Floyd County Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and past commander of the Louisa Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 9, at 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial will be in the Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses, Ky.

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Gilva Collins Blevins

Age, 81, of McDowell, Ky., died Saturday, November 3, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on August 16, 1920, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John B. Osborne and Nanny Collins. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Old Time Baptist Church at Printer, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Blevins. Survivors include two sons, Earnes Blevins and Ronnie Blevins, both of McDowell, Ky.; one daughter, Shelby Jean Reynolds of McDowell, Ky.; nine half brothers, Junior Collins of McDowell, Ky., Carl Collins of Princeton, WV., Gail Collins of Ashtabula, O., Olan Osborne and Jeff Osborne, both of Londenderry, Oh., Eulis Osborne of Jackson, Oh., Mount Osborne of Waverly, Oh., Wetzel Osborne of Beaver, Oh., George Osborne of Oklahoma; four half sisters, Pearl Henderson and Jeane Moore, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Tamara DeBoard of Lucasville, Oh., and Mazel Newsome of Piketown, Ohio, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two half brothers, Revis Osborne and Junior Osborne; and four half sisters, Dorothy Collins, Babe Collins, Parcie Jones and Gracie Lambert. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Denver Meade and Willie Crace officiating. Burial was in the Blevins Family Cemetery, Frasure Creek, McDowell, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frasure Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Evelyn (Mary Evelyn) Salmons Hall 

Age, 73, of Garrett, Ky., died Saturday, November 3, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on September 22, 1928, at Garrett, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James and Etta Tussey Salmons. She was a homemaker and member of the Wayland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Hall Jr. Survivors include three daughters, Shonna Moore of Martin, Ky., Michelle Hall of Garrett, Ky., and Louise Knight of South Bend, Ind.; one brother, Melvin Salmons of South Bend, Ind.; three sisters, Mabel Heintz and Eunice Music, both of South Bend, Ind., Bessie Sexton of Garrett, Ky.; three grandchildren, Kimberley Hughes, Joanna Blackburn, Jamie Lynn Hall; and three great-grandchildren, M’Kayla Hughes, Tyler Blackburn, and Taylor Moore; special friend and family: Maxine Reynolds, Faye Sexton Duff, and Lenora (Snookie) Hartbarger. She was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Salmons. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 5, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Robert S. Hopkins

Age, 89, of Hopewell Community near Holton, In., died Monday, November 5, at the Manderley Health Care Center, Osgood. Born on July 7, 1912, in Maytown, Ky., he was the son of Willie Hopkins and Maggie Ratliff Hopkins. He was an employee of Arvin Industrial for 31 years. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Hall Hopkins. Other survivors include three sons, Johnny Hopkins and Larry Hopkins, both of Indianapolis, In., and Robert Hopkins Jr., of Encino, Calif.; one daughter, Carolyn Jones of Louisville; two sisters, Maxie Barricklow and Octavia Hopkins, both of Stuart, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas J. Hopkins and Willie Hopkins; two sisters, Nellie Barricklow, and Nettie Hopkins; one daughter, Phyllis Ann; and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at the Hopewell Baptist Church, at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, November 7, with Rev. Bill Mittendorf and Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery near Holton, In., under the direction of Bovard Funeral Home, Versailles, In. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church or Cemetery.

Doris Ann Allen

Age 56, of Eastern, wife of Harry Gordon Allen, died Saturday, November 3, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born February 3, 1945, in Spurlock Creek of West Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Buckley Robinson. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Terri Lynn Allen of Florence; one step-son, Harry Gordon Allen Jr. of Berea; one step-daughter, Linda Lee Allen of Salt Lake City, Ut.; three brothers, Billy Robinson of Prestonsburg; Russell Robinson of Muldrow, Ok., Earl Gene Robinson of Cannonsburg; one half-brother, Robert James Barnett of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Ella Rose Wallen and Rita G. Wright, both of Ypsilanti, Mi., and Shirley Kaminski of Clayton, Ca. Funeral services for Doris Ann Allen were conducted Monday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Dan Heintzelman officiating. Burial followed in the Allen Family Cemetery, Brush Creek, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Darryl Wallen, Stevie Wallen, Tony Robinson, Harry G. Allen Jr., Steve Buckley and Richard Robinson. Honorary: Brent Allen, Charlie Wright, Lester Wallen, Volney Allen, and Dean Wallen.

Bennie Bolen 

Age 60, of Auburn, In., formerly of Handshoe, Ky., husband of Edith Howard Bolen, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001, at his residence. He was born January 10, 1941, in Handshoe, Ky., the son of the late Troy Bolen and Elsie Hicks Bolen. He was a retired driller for Hanson Building Material. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Matthew H. Bolen and Aaron M. Bolen, both of Auburn, In.; one brother, Jackie Bolen of Garrett, In.; four sisters, Trilby Collins, Lillie Shepherd, Devottis Crager and Shirley Clay, all of Hueysville, Ky. Funeral services for Bennie Bolen will be conducted Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Ondie Wireman and Rober Bolen, officiating. Burial will be in the Georgie Boleyn Cemetery, Garrett, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Benjamin W. Baker

Benjamin William Baker Jr., passed away on October 22, at Maui Memorial Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was born on May 8, 1918, in Langley, Ky., the son of Benjamin William and Elizabeth May Baker, who was a long time librarian at Maytown High School. He graduated with a B.A. from Berea College in 1939, and returned to Floyd County as a teacher, before serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He received a B.S. from Western University, and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1949. He moved to Hawaii from San Francisco in 1954, where he was with the CPA firm of Haskins and Sells. He was with Young, Lambert and Pierson in Honolulu, then moved to Maui in 1956 to manage their Kahului CPA office in 1961. He was Controller for Alexander and Baldwin from 1961 to 1970, and was Executive Vice President of Finance for Maui Land and Pineapple Company, from 1970 until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of America’s Institute of CPA’s, Caifornia and Hawaii Societies of CPA’s, and listed in Men and Women of Hawaii. He served as Trustee of Hawaii Tax Foundation for eight years, and served on the Board of Directors of Kapalua Resort. He was a member of Maui Country Club, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Libby, of Kihei, Maui; daughter, Dr. Sherry Baker-Dahman (John) of Cincinnati; and son, Benjamin William Baker III (Michele) of Makawao, Maui. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Maui at a future date. Also, a plaque in his memory will be placed at the May Cemetery at Langley, Ky., next to his parents. Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Shirlene Spears

Shirlene Spears, of Bevinsville, Ky., died Sunday, November 4, 2001. Born on August 29, 1941, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Laura Johnson Spears. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one brother, Russell Spears of Kenderville, Ind.; four sisters, Aillene Burke and Barbra Lackey, both of Bevinsville, Ky., Melene Dye of Tiro Ohio, and Mildred Click of Noble, Ok.; and one niece, Misti Johnson of Bevinsville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Buster Spears and Hobert Spears; one sister, Anna Jean Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, Ky., with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Johnson Cemetery at Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitaton will be at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, Ky.

Friday, November 2, 2001

Sanford S. Ratliff

Age, 91, of Albion, Mich., died Monday, October 29, 2001, at Trillium Hospital in Albion. He was born October 1, 1910, in Floyd County, Ky., the son of James and Polly (Sutton) Ratliff. He married Sadie Slusher in May of 1934; she preceded him in death in 1993. Sanford was a coal miner for 35 years, moving to Michigan in 1962. He also worked for Pickens Plating for seven years. He was a member of the Southern United Baptist Church and United Mine Workers of America. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed walking, gardening and his grandchildren. Survivors include five daughters, Norma Jean and Eugene Collins of Albion, Mich., Magdalene and Pondale Petroff of Marshall, Mich., Jody and Virgil Owens of Homer, Mich., Dorothy and Roger Quada of Marshall, Mich., Melba and Gilbert Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio; one son, David and Pam Ratliff of Homer, Mich.; three sisters, Cora Slone of Prestonsburg, Ky., Dottie Neeley of Hueysville, Ky., Maudie Hoover of Hippo, Ky.; one brother, Joe Ratliff of Hueysville, Ky.; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Frank, and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 2, 2001, 1 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with pastors Garvel Owens and Jim Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Homer. Visitation was Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to R.B.M. Ministries.

Jay Salisbury

Age 79, of Hunter, Ky., husband of the late Geneva Lykins Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at his residence. He was born August 14, 1922, in Floyd County, Ky., the son of the late Link Salisbury and Mae Bentley Salisbury. He was a self-employed farmer and an U.S. Army, World War II veteran. Survivors include one sister, Gertrude Boggs of Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services for Jay Salisbury will be conducted Saturday, November 3, 2001, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Salisbury Family Cemetery, Hunter Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Loma Warrix DeRossett

Age, 91, of the Right Fork of Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Tuesday, October 30, 2001. Born on November 13, 1909, at Water Gap, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Solomon Warrix and Caroline McGuire Warrix. She was a homemaker and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex DeRossett. Survivors include one son, Gerald DeRossett of Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, whose wife, Katie DeRossett is deceased; one daughter, Clara Lucille Garrett, Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., (husband Doug), daughter-in-law, Cleo DeRossett of Prestonsburg; six grandchildren, Gerald DeRossett, John DeRossett, (wife Linda) Leslie Ousley, (husband, Rodney), James DeRossett, Caroline Patrick, (husband Mike), and Tammy DeRossett; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, John Alex DeRossett, Bryant DeRossett; four brothers, W.A. Warrix, Adam Warrix, James Warrix, John Warrix; three sisters, Daisy Warrix, Julia Warrix, and Mousie Warrix. Funeral services will be conducted (today) Friday, November 2, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Clergymen Bobby Joe Spencer, Arnold Turner Jr. and Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Alex DeRossett Cemetery, Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Rodney Ousley, James DeRossett, John DeRossett, Gerald DeRossett, Zach Ousley, Mike Patrick, Jimmy J. DeRossett, Josh Hyden, Seth Hyden, John P. Anderson, and Clyde Johnson. Honorary pallbearers: Orville Ousley, Robert DeRossett, Frank DeRossett, John G. Anderson, James C. Warrix, Ray Branham, Cam Garrett, Linville Campbell, Earl Campbell, Michael DeRossett, David DeRossett, Jeffrey DeRossett, Hansel Cooley, Roger Spradlin, Seldon Horne, Hobart McGuire, Frank McGuire Jr., Charles Hieronymous, Alan Hyden, Raymond Wells, Keith Campbell, Randall Hager, Elsie Campbell, Preston Nichols, Greg Campbell, Avery Goble, Johnny Combs, Harold Hammonds, Tilden Ellis, Scotty Branham, Frank DeRossett Jr., O. T. Hammonds, Roger Barnette, Degarmo DeRossett, Greg DeRossett, Ed Hatfield, Ronnie Hatfield, and Chris Lyon.