Make your own free website on Tripod.com

As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Friday, November 29, 2002

Liza Flanary

Age 92, of Beaver, widow of Alvin Flanary, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born April 25, 1910, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Pharaoh Bryant and Betty Bryant. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Gail Tackett of Beaver; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene Flanary; and Leon Flanary; two daughters, Christine Hall and Daphine Flanary; and three sisters. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, November 29, at 1 p.m., at the Newsome Cemetery, Little Robinson Creek, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Dennis Ray Lafferty Jr.

Age, 53, of Allen, died Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg.
Born April 23, 1949, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Dennis and Angie Fannin Lafferty Blackburn. Survivors include one daughter, Liz Keller of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Bradis Lafferty of Dwale; Lester Blackburn, Adrian Blackburn, Paul Blackburn and Ellis Blackburn, all of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Launa (Carol) Slone and Martha Hall, both of Prestonsburg, Marlene Carroll of Harold; and Janet Blackburn of Louisville; and one grandson, Aaron Ousley of Prestonsburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Lafferty; one sister, Nellie Blackburn; and his step-father, Adrian Blackburn. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 29, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Lafferty Cemetery at Sitka, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Alice Mae Conley

Age, 77, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, formerly of Price, died Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at the Nature Trail Healthcare in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Born April 28, 1925, at Price, she was the daughter of the late Burgess and Rhoda Moore Compton. She is survived by her husband, James Estil (Red) Conley. Other survivors include one son, Jimmy Michael Conley of Benton, Illinois; one brother, Omery D. Compton (wife, Juanita) of Price; one sister, Gertrude Rose (husband, Orville Vernon) of Price; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Eileen Conley of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Joanna Michelle Flota (husband, Michael) of Davis, California; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ashland “Pete” Compton. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 29, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Orville Vernon Rose and Woodrow Dye officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was held at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Lacie Howell Pratt

Age, 77, of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at Daysprings Care Center.
She was born November 2, 1925, in McDowell, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Hobert and Tildy (Osborn) Howell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Pratt. She is survived by a son, Claude Pratt of Spanaway, Washington; a daughter, Deloris Kelley of Enon, Ohio; three brothers, Edward Howell of Detroit, Michigan, Crit Howell of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Billy Howell of Burnside, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Craig Pratt, Stephanie Pratt, Karen Kelley, Tammy Kelley and Jay Kelley; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Kelley and Josh, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Reed and Claude Howell; and two sisters, Georgia Hampton and Ruby Howell. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 2, at 10 a.m., at Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, Ohio, with Dr. Stewart Snow officiating. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery, under the direction of Burcham Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home.

Bill Bailey Hall

Age 49, of Printer, husband of Norce Conn Hall passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born April 9, 1953, in Honaker, the son of Shirley Case Hall of Printer, and the late Azzie B. Hall. He was a former coal miner and a member of the Church of Christ for 10 years. Survivors include his wife, and mother; two sons, Christopher Thomas Hall of Ivel, and Billy Ray Hall of Pikeville; five brothers, Mike Hall, Terry Hall, Earl Hall, and Azzie B. Hall Jr. all of Printer, and Dewey Hall of Honaker; two sisters, Joan Kidd of West Liberty, and Rosie Hall of Grethel; and two grandchildren. In addition of his father he was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Ann Hall. Funeral services for Bill Bailey Hall will be conducted Saturday, November 30, at 1 p.m., at the Spurlock Church of Christ of Printer, with the clergymen, Bruce Coleman and Richard Bowens, officiating. Burial will be in the Conn Cemetery, at Printer, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is Wednesday, after 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Tannie Jones 

Age, 94, of Allen, died November 22, 2002, at her residence. Born March 11, 1908, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Phil May and Jane Conn May. She was a retired store owner for Mary Carter Paints, and was a member of Pikeville Old Regular Baptist Church. She was first married to Birl Akers, who preceded her in death, and later to Paul Jones, who survives her. Other survivors include one daughter, Betty Jane Shepherd of Allen; one grandson, Randall C. (Sherry) Shepherd of Allen; great-grandsons, Michael and Austin Shepherd, both of Allen. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Noah May, Harvey May, Jeff May, Dan May, and Bennie May; three sisters; one infant sister, Dolly Sturgill and Della Brewer. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 25, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Edgar McKinney officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park, at Pikeville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

April Lynn (Mullins) Dean

Age 31, of Jupiter, Florida, passed away on November 23, 2002, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. April was born on August 15, 1971, in Columbus, Ohio. April is the daughter of Rosa Lee and Virgil Mullins Jr. of Topmost. April is survived by her husband, Christopher Dean and one son, Patrick Drew Dean, both of Jupiter, Florida. April is also survived by one sister, Jessica Nicole Slone of Martin. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Hamie Mullins of Dry Creek, KY along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends of which are too numerous to name individually. April was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ishmael and Effie Hall, both of Topmost, KY and her paternal grandfather, Virgil Mullins of Dry Creek, KY. Memorial services are planned for Wednesday, November 27, 2002, in Jupiter, Florida. However, funeral arrangements are being planned for Topmost, KY as well, but are incomplete at press time. The public may call Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home obituary line in Martin, KY for complete details.

Lisa Ann Vanover

Age 25, of Printer, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born October 25, 1977, in McDowell, the daughter of Michael Blackburn of Beattyville, and Levita Delores Walters of Drift. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her step-father, Chillis Meade; one daughter, Sarah Kelsey Jade Vanover of Drift; one brother, Robert D. Walters of Lexington; and three sisters, Jamie Meade of Hueysville, Leslie Meade of Drift, and Miranda Blackburn. Funeral services for Lisa Ann Vanover will be conducted Wednesday, November 27, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Drift Cemetery, at Drift, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Hazel Ratliff

Age 84, of Hueysville, widow of Worley Ratliff, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2002, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born September 14, 1918, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Harrison Vanderpool and Eliza Shepherd Vanderpool. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Fork United Christian Baptist Church, at Garrett. Survivors include two daughters, Alta Sparkman of Willard, Ohio, and Delphia Noble of Shiloh, Ohio; one brother, Frank Vanderpool of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mable Timmons of Prestonsburg, and Wanda Hicks of Hueysville; two grandchildren, Derek Sparkman and Rita Waterbeck, and two great-grandchildren, Jason Waterbeck and Derek Shannon Sparkman. In addition for her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Vanderpool and Charlie Vanderpool; and one sister, Lexie Vanderpool. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 24, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Sterlin Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Vanderpool Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Derek Sparkman, Brian Kidd, Jason Waterbeck, Shannon Sparkman, Craig Hicks, and Denver Shepherd.

Edward L. Manuel

Age, 83, who resided at 20611 State Road 331, Tippecanoe, Indiana, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2002, at 4:18 p.m., at Life Care Center of Rochester, in the presence of his family. He had been in failing health. He was born on March 6, 1919 in Prestonsburg, the son of Mander Manuel and Geneva Harless. He had been a resident of the Tippecanoe area since 1967. He married Polly Anna Adams in November of 1938, she passed away August 26, 1995. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers. He was a Regular Baptist with the Northern Little Dove Church in Sidney, Indiana. He is survived by his four sons, Dallas Manuel of Bourbon, John and Patty Manuel of Warsaw, Sammy and Linda Manuel of Tippecanoe, and Robert Manuel of Warsaw. He also has nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his sisters, Lucy Pratter of Packerton, Indiana, Molly Holland of Salyersville, and Mary Adams of Prestonsburg; and his brother, Sam and Nancy Manuel of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his son, Roger, and granddaughter, Sandy; one sister and two brothers. Visitation was Tuesday, November 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Deaton Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, Indiana 46504. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 27, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home with Clifford Newsome and Charles King officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery, Tippecanoe, Indiana. Deaton Funeral Home of Bourbon, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Monday, November 25, 2002

Calip Lee Kidd

Age, 54, of Harold, died Thursday, November 21, 2002, at his residence. Born July 9, 1948, in Honaker, he was the son of Mack Kidd Jr., of Prestonsburg, and the late American Damron Kidd. He was a retired coal miner and coal truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Scharlene Collins Kidd. Other survivors include one son, Brian Lee Kidd (wife, Evelyn) of Honaker; one daughter, Carrie Lynn Cash (husband, William L.) of Cynthiana; one sister, Margrene Newsome of Pikeville; three grandchildren, Bradley, Ashley, and Eric; and two step-grandchildren, Amanda and Nicholas. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m., at the Little Dove Church (Little Mud), at Printer, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Kidd Family Cemetery, Honaker, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is Friday, at 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

Edgar Rose

Age, 66, of Printer, died Thursday, November 21, 2002, at his residence. Born March 4, 1936, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late John and Martha Stevens Rose. He was a disabled laborer, and a member of the Old Time Baptist Church at Printer. He is survived by his wife, Artie Conn Rose. Other survivors include five sons, Sammy Salisbury and Randy Salisbury, both of Printer, Edgar E. Rose, and John David Rose, both of Endicott, and Bennie A. Rose of David; one daughter, Hattie Thornsbury of David; three brothers, John Wilce Rose of Prestonsburg, William Thomas Rose of Pierceton, Indiana; and Orville Rose of Michigan; two sisters, Elizabeth Crace of Prestonsburg, and Lou Vada Collins of Pierceton, Indiana; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Danny Salisbury; three brothers, Jim “Bo” Rose, Bennie Rose, and Andy Rose; and one sister, Polly Ousley. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Denver Meade and others officiating. Burial will be in the Conn Cemetery at Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Friday, November 22, 2002

Aline Akers Scarberry

Age 79, of Martin, widow of Henry Smithie Scarberry, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born October 20, 1923, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Kessie Akers and Nollie Mayo Akers. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Maytown. Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Laferty of Rapid City, South Dakota, Faye Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, Marie Robinson of Columbia, Tennessee, and Sandra Kay Robinson of Langley; one brother, Rudolph Akers of Martin; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Aline Akers Scarberry will be conducted Friday, November 22, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Bob Varney officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery, at Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

L. Joy Jones James

Age, 73, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medi-cal Center. Born July 31, 1929, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the Dorthula Hall Jones of Flemingsburg, and the late Bert Jones. She was a former assistant vice-president of the First Commonwealth Bank, Prestonsburg; a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Prestonsburg; and the Floyd County Historical and Genealogical Society. She is survived by her husband, Fred A. James. Survivors, other than her husband and mother, include one son, Brent McCormick of Inez; one daughter, Peggy Turner of St. George, Utah; one sister, Jacqueline Newman of Flemingsburg; two step-sons, Freddie James of Prestonsburg, and Matthew James of Shelbiana; two step-daughters, Mary Ann James and Emily Anderson, both of Frankfort; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 23, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. George Love and Bishop E. P. Grigsby Jr., officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park, at Flemingsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, 5 p.m., until 9 p.m.

Nancy Ousley Johnson

Age 79, of Warsaw, Indiana, formerly of Spurlock Fork, Middle Creek, widow of Charlie F. Johnson, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at the Mason Health Care Facility, Warsaw, Indiana. She was born December 13, 1922, in Conley Fork, at Dock, the daughter of the late James “Jim” Ousley and Cynthia Bradley Ousley. She was a homemaker, and was employed by United Technology from 1963-1969. Survivors include three daughters, Luranne Hoskins of Warsaw, Indiana, Lourena Helton of Claypool, Indiana, and Bobbie Jean Hughes of Silver Lake, Indiana; two sons, Floyd Johnson and Melvin Johnson, both of Silver Lake, Indiana; four brothers, Curtis Eugene Ousley of Pierceton, Indiana, Bill Ousley of Sydney, Indiana, Ashland Ousley of Catlettsburg, and Manis Ousley of Blue River; 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, one sister, one grandson, and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, November 24, at 11 a.m., at the Johnson Cemetery, Johnson Fork, at Blue River, Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Elder Chester E. Newsome

Age, 82, of Craynor, died Saturday, November 16, 2002. Born November 1, 1920, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Daniel and Rhodina Hamilton Newsome. He was a World War II Veteran, and a disabled coal miner. He was twice married, first to Stella Howell Newsome, and later to Elenor Hall Newsome. Both preceded him in death. Survivors include five sons, Earl Dean Newsome of Pikeville, Linnville Michael Newsome of Hunter, Daniel Newsome of Langsville, Ohio, and Joseph Newsome and Jonah Newsome, both of Craynor; one step-son, Hoyle Hall of Island Creek; five daughters, Ruby Jean Hamilton and Marcella Smith, both of Craynor, Kathleen Taylor of Troy, Ohio, Hollie B. Beard of South Charleston, Ohio, and Mary Alice Crase of Berlin Heights, Ohio; one sister, Susan Howell of Grethel, 25 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Tanzel D. Newsome; one step-son, Kenneth Hall; one daughter, Brenda Sue Newsome; three brothers; two sisters; one half-sister; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 19, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Visitation was after 6 p.m., Sunday, at the church. Burial was in the Ike Roberts Cemetery, at Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Mary Frances Honshell Goodrich

Age, 66, of Back Street in Wayland, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital after a brief illness. She was born August 25, 1936, in Floyd County, and was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Beatrice Martin Honshell. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Honshell Toler of Irvine; three brothers, Walter Franklin Honshell of Charlotte, Michigan, Charles Ronald “Bucky” Honshell of Battle Creek, Michigan, and William Howard Honshell Jr., of Wayland. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 18, at 1 p.m., at the Wayland United Methodist Church, by Rev. Warren Toler. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under direction of the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, at Irvine. Visitation was at the funeral home on Sunday, and prior to the funeral on Monday, at the Wayland United Methodist Church.

Charles Everette Diskey Jr. 

Age, 45, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, November 1, 2002, in Prestonsburg. Born February 19, 1957, in Marion, Indiana, he was the son of Charles Everette Diskey Sr., of Bloomington, Indiana, and the late Betty Jo Emery Diskey Ratliff. He was a disabled businessman. He is survived by his wife, Gina Crace Diskey. Other survivors include two sons, Joshua Charles Diskey of Richmond, and Christopher Charles Diskey of Battle Creek, Michigan; one daughter, Jessica Rose Diskey of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Mary Jo Hamilton of Pikeville, Rosetta Smallwood of Dorton, Sarah Tackett of Bedford, and Judy Stepp of Westminster, South Carolina; and one granddaughter, Tori Michelle Henderson. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Linda Diskey; maternal and paternal grandparents; niece, Melissa Dawn Tackett; brothers-in-law, Ricky Tackett and Todd Crace. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 5, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Larry Adams officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Marlene (Howell) Blevins

Age 70, of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, November 18, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, after an extended illness. She was born April 5, 1932, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Fred and Minerva (Adams) Howell. She was a member of the Fitzpatrick Baptist Church of Prestonsburg. She was married to Paul Martin Blevins who preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Ricky Allen Blevins of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Tonia Ann Robinson of Prestonsburg; and one sister, Ruby Hall of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 21, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg, with Pastor Jennings West officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Friday, November 15, 2002

Millard F. Hamilton

Age, 94, of Harold, husband of Delcie Salisbury Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born February 8, 1908, in Galveston, the son of the late Lawrence Hamilton and Ivalee Roberts Hamilton. He was a retired Columbia Gas Company employee, and was a member of the Lower Toler Church of Christ, at Harold. In addition to his wife, Delcie, he is survived by two daughters, Eula Scott of Kissimmee, Florida, and Peggy A. (Lowell) Steel of Pikeville; three brothers, Bob Hamilton of Harold, Charles Hamilton of Wellington, Ohio, and Curt Hamilton of Bellevue, Ohio; two sisters, Esta Wicker of Bellevue, Ohio, and Dolly Jones of Big Waco, Texas; one grandson, Joe Steele of Stanville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Queavelle Hamilton. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 16, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen, Lonnie Joe Meade and Willie Meade officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Pallbearers: Jamie Hunt, Chris Salisbury, Tommy Joe Salisbury, Greg Tackett, Stanley Neece, Willie Meade, James Meade and Roy Tackett. Honorary: Ken Allen, Joe Scott, and Walter Fred Gearheart.

Jerry Morgan

Age, 45, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, November 11, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born April 29, 1957, in Knott County, he was the son of Gladys Hall Morgan of Wayland; and the late Graden Morgan. He was a bank collections agent and advisor at the Job Corps. He is survived by his wife, Jolene Prater Morgan. Other survivors include one son, Joshua Morgan and one daughter, Crystal Leann Morgan, both of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Graydon Morgan Jr. of Kite, and Donald Lee Morgan of Pike County; and three sisters, Anna Lou Mullins of Dema, Linda Faye Mullins of Raven, and Nancy Lee Hall of Wayland. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Morgan. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 14, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Jimmy Hall, Earl Slone and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Prater Family Cemetery (Left Fork, Abbott), Prestonsburg. Active pallbearers: Dwayne Mullins, Ricky Mullins, Brent Morgan, Michael Morgan, Charlie Slone, Terry Scott, Robert (Jr.) Prater, William (Bill) Prater, Ed Prater, Matthew Prater, and Andy Craft.

Marie Salisbury

Age 81, of Hunter, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born June 9, 1921, in Hunter, the daughter of the late Charlie Salisbury and Linnie Mae Conn Salisbury. She was a member of the Salisbury Methodist Church. Survivors include one brother, Morgan Salisbury of Hunter, and three sisters, Syble White of Delbarton, West Virginia, Hester Copley of Rittman, Ohio, and Hattie LeMaster. Funeral services for Marie Salisbury will be conducted Saturday, November 16, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Sterlin Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Salisbury Cemetery, at Hunter, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after noon, Friday, at the funeral home. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Jerry Morgan

Age, 45, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, November 11, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born April 29, 1957, in Knott County, he was the son of Gladys Hall Morgan of Wayland; and the late Graden Morgan. He was a bank collections agent and advisor at the Job Corps. Survivors include one son, Joshua Morgan and one daughter, Crystal Leann Morgan, both of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Graydon Morgan Jr. of Kite, and Donald Lee Morgan of Pike County; and three sisters, Anna Lou Mullins of Dema, Linda Faye Mullins of Raven, and Nancy Lee Hall of Wayland. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Morgan. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 14, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Jimmy Hall, Earl Slone and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial will be in the Prater Family Cemetery (Left Fork, Abbott), Prestonsburg. Active pallbearers: Dwayne Mullins, Ricky Mullins, Brent Morgan, Michael Morgan, Charlie Slone, Terry Scott, Robert (Jr.) Prater, William (Bill) Prater, Ed Prater, and Matthew Prater.

Audrey Slone Wiley

Age, 80, of Estill, died Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born January 4, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Addie Dyer Slone. She was a homemaker and a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy R. Wiley. Survivors include three sons, Roy E. Wiley (wife, Dannette) of Columbus, Ohio, Marvin D. Wiley (wife, Judy) of Estill, and Rodney Wiley (wife, Pamela) of Hippo; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Owsley (husband, James) of Estill; one brother, Charles Ray Slone of Estill; one sister, Josephine Martin of Estill; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bennie Garfield Slone; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 14, at 1 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, with Buddy Jones and others officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Eloise Ward Collins

Age 86, of Prestonsburg, widow of Charles J.P. Collins, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2002, at the Prestonsburg Health Center, Prestonsburg. She was born September 6, 1916, in Auxier, the daughter of the late Smith Ward and Anna Mayhan Ward. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church, in Prestonsburg. Survivors include three nieces, Frances Cooley and Ardena Carol Ward, both of Prestonsburg, and Sara Ann Mara, of Louisville. Memorial services will be conducted Friday, November 15, at 11 a.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, Burke Avenue, Prestonsburg, with Clergyman Steve Pescosolido officiating. Entombment will be in the Lawn Park Mausoleum, New Orleans, Louisiana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, of Martin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community United Methodist Church, Burke Avenue, Prestonsburg.

Teddy Bates

Age, 27, of Wayland, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, at Wayland, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 29, 1975, in McDowell, he was the son of Charles and Myrtle Johnson Bates of Wayland. He was a coal miner. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Kaley Marie Bates of Wayland; one brother, Dean Bates of Garrett, and two sisters, Patty Perkins and Shela Maynard, both of Wayland. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 12, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bates Family Cemetery at Wayland. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Friday, November 8, 2002

Brenda Calhoun Fitch

Age, 56, of Dwale, died Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 16, 1946, in Dwale, she was the daughter of the late Greenville and Magdalene Elliott Calhoun. She was a disabled school teacher and a member of Benedict Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Fitch. Other survivors include one sister, Iris Jean Calhoun of Dwale; and one uncle, Keith Shannon (Bucky) Elliott, who was like a brother to her. Funeral services will be conducted (today) Friday, November 8, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Doug Lewis and Jim Smith of Ravenna, officiating. Burial will be in the Dwale Community Cemetery at Dwale, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

George McKinney

Age 66, of Harold, formerly of South Amherst, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at the home of his son, in South Amherst, following a 15-month illness. Born November 17, 1935, in Osborne, he moved to Lorain, in 1960. He was a 22-year resident of South Amherst prior to returning to Kentucky in 1993. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1962, when he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Occupation Medal, and the Marksmanship Medal. He was employed at the Lorain Plant, of Ford Motor Co., for 30 years, retiring in 1993, from the painting department. While living in Lorain County, he was a member of Washington Street Church of Christ. He was a member of Uppertoles Church of Christ in Kentucky. Survivors include his wife of forty-four years, Evelyn McKinney (nee Adkins); his sons, George and Gregory McKinney, both of South Amherst; two brothers, Willard Moore, of Amherst, and Dean McKinney, of Port Clinton; one sister, Gay Leboda, of Lorain; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Ellen McKinney (nee: Kidd) and by one sister, Rosemary Williamson. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 8, (today) at 1 p.m., at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, Ohio, with the Rev. Steven Cain officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Ohio.

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Arthur “Shorty” Cole

Age, 74, of Harold, died Saturday, November 2, 2002, at his residence. Born in Floyd County, November 22, 1927, he was the son of the late Lilly Poe Cole and Wilson Cole. He was a retired peace officer and a deacon in his church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Conn Cole. Survivors include five daughters, Eula Mae Potter of Roxana, Ella Marie Cole of Pikeville, Delores Jean Bentley of Harold, Patricia Faye Cole of Pikeville, and Cora Loraine Cole of Ivel; one brother, Willis Cole of Ohio; three sisters, Etherine Hamilton of Ohio, Mary Maynard of Michigan, and Maxine Cole of Texas; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three daughters, Mary Francis Kinney, Joyce Courtney, and Dorothy Loretta Hartsock. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 5, at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville, with Frankie Bryant officiating. Burial was in the Cole Cemetery at Betsy Layne. Visitation was at the funeral home, where services were conducted each evening. Active pallbearers were his grandsons.

Norma Jean Tackett

Age, 76, of Huntington, Indiana, formerly of Melvin, died Wednesday, October 30, at her daughter’s home in Warsaw, Indiana. Born August 19, 1926, in Dony, she was the daughter of the late Hayes Vance and Laura Osborne Vance. She was retired from Square D, and was a former member of Gospel Community Church, Huntington, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin Tackett, on January 7, 1983. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Freda) Hamilton of Warsaw, Indiana; two sons, Freddie Tackett of Huntington, Indiana and Ted W. Tackett of Warsaw, Indiana; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons and six brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, with Rev. Rodney Rudd and Rev. Worlie Newsome officiating. Burial was in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana. Preferred memorials to: Parkview Huntington Hospice.

Lucille Watkins Shepherd

Age, 74, of Hueysville, died Friday, November 1, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 27, 1928, in Hueysville, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Polly Patrick Watkins. She is survived by her husband, John Clayton Shepherd. Other survivors include one son, Roger Gillispie of Ironton, Ohio; one brother, Donald Watkins of Wabash, Indiana; two sisters, Emma Sexton of Hueysville, and Beulah Davis of Indianapolis, Indiana; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald “Josh” Watkins; and two sisters, Orcie Clevinger and Carol Stevens. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 4, at 1 p.m., at Brushy Fork Missionary Baptist Church at Gunlock, with Ollie Watts officiating. Burial was in the Raleigh Shepherd Family Cemetery at Gunlock, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was Saturday after 4 p.m., at the funeral home; and Sunday, after 4 p.m., at the church.

Betty Louise Richardson Smith

Age 63, of Prestonsburg, wife of Frank Smith, passed away Friday, November 1, 2002, in the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. She was born March 1, 1939, in Lynch, the daughter of the late Homer Howard Richardson and Eunice Sivils Richardson. She was a retired teacher of the Magoffin County school systems, a member of the Magoffin and Floyd counties Retired Teacher Association and Kentucky Retired Teacher Association. Survivors include her husband, Frank, and one son, Randy Smith of Van Lear; one daughter, Karen Allen of Eastern; four sisters, Joanne Dyer and Shirley Wilkes, both of Johnson City, Tennessee, Mary Frances Barker of Auburn Hills, Michigan, and Laura Sue Kelly of Tazewell, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Tiffany Jo Smith, Homer Todd Smith, Victoria Lynn Blackburn Smith, and Alexandria Nicole Blackburn Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Frank Smith Jr. Funeral services for Betty Louise Richardson Smith were conducted Monday, November 4, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with David Profitt officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Rod Wilkes, Freddie Van Chumbley, Chris Mussard, Doug White, Jimmy Sparks, David Hodges, Bryan Allen and Bennett Allen.

Alan Curtis Duncan

Age, 47, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, November 4, 2002, at his residence. Born July 17, 1955, in Louisville, he was the son of Theodore and Martha Duncan of Louisville. He was a retired brick mason. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gayle Keathley Duncan. Survivors, other than his parents and his wife, include two sons, Stephen Crawford Duncan and wife, Angela, of Georgetown, and Charles Alan Duncan of Betsy Layne; one daughter, Misty Dawn Duncan of Betsy Layne; five brothers, Teddy Duncan, Terry Duncan and Dewayne Duncan all of Louisville, Gary Duncan of Allen, and Mark Duncan of Clarksville, Indiana; three sisters, Janie, Debbie, and Tammy. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 8, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Sam Smith officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Samuel May Leslie

Age, 85, of Emma, died Saturday, November 2, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 27, 1917, in Emma, he was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Leslie and Byrde May Leslie. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a United States veteran, and a member of the Emma United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Grace Garret Leslie. Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth and Wilma L. Leslie of Emma, Amos and Donna Leslie of Emma; one daughter, Muriel and Jerry Conway of Omaha, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Leslie; and one sister, Ann Goble. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 4, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Paul Aikens, Jim Sherman, and Arnold Turner officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Lancer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Mike Alan Leslie, Nathan Thomas Leslie, Adam Conway Leslie, Travis Roesler, Delano May, and Don Goble. Honorary pallbearers: Bill May, David May, Bobby Comstock, Wonnie Garrett, Dave Collins, Bill Fraley, Bill Cooley, and Emma United Methodist Church men.

Monday, November 4, 2002

Robert L. Collins Sr.

Age 71, of Greenfield, Ohio, died Thursday, October 31, 2002, at Greenfield Area Medical Center. Born February 15, 1931, at Estill, he was the son of the late James H. Collins and Virginia (Blankenship) Collins. He was a machine operator and quality control inspector for Timken Co., Columbus, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 4736, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Charter 92, Madison County. He was a member of the Greenfield Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Donnie Lee Collins and James H. Collins; and one brother, James T. Collins. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Jane (Mossbarger) Collins; three sons, Robert Collins Jr., of Mt. Sterling, and Danny R. Collins and Randy D. Collins, both of Washington, Court House; two daughters, April Lynn Collins and Tammy Jo Adkins, both of Greenfield; two step-sons, James Fabin, of Bloomingburg, and Jay Fabin, of Greenfield; one step-daughter, Jane Jones, of Clifton Mills; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 4, at 2 p.m., at Murray-Fettro Funeral Home, Greenfield. Pastor John Hays will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery, where military rites will be provided by the Concerned Veterans of Greenfield. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, with Veterans Appreciation Services to be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenfield Church of Christ, P.O. Box 270, Greenfield, Ohio, 45123; or to the Concerned Veterans of Greenfield, c/o Jim Walker, 232 Edgewood Ave., Greenfield, Ohio, 45123.

Friday, November 1, 2002

Blanche Burchett Cox

Age 69, of Prestonsburg, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born January 25, 1933, at Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Rebecca (Burchett) Burchett. She had worked for the Floyd County School System as a teacher’s aide. She was the wife of James W. Cox, of Louisville, formerly of Prestonsburg. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five brothers, Mr. Clyde Burchett, Mr. Ray Burchett, and Mr. Gayle Burchett, all of Prestonsburg, Mr. Bernard Burchett, of Lebanon, Tennessee, and Mr. Jack Burchett, of Lucasville, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Gearldine Cesco and Mrs. Virginia Wallace, both of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Tommie Jean Richardson, of Columbus, Georgia. Funeral services for Blanche Burchett Cox will be conducted Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Burke Funeral Home. Officiating minister will be Rev. Bobby Carpenter. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery, at Ivel. Friends may call at the Burke Funeral Home, today (Friday), after 2 p.m. All arrangements made under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Charles E. Flannery Sr.

Age 81, died Saturday, October 19, 2002, in his home. He was born on June 27, 1921, in Martin, Kentucky, the son of William and Clarinda (Johnson) Flannery. He had lived and worked in the Jackson area for 65 years, retiring from the Jackson State Prison in 1977. A member of the Church of Latter Day Saints of the Jackson Ward, Charlie was a National Champion Fiddle player, an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, and a song writer. He liked to collect and make knives. On May 13, 1951, he married Audrey Lennemann and they had six children. Suriviving are four children, Clarinda (Paul) Klawitter, John (Tonni) Flannery, all of Pleasant Lake; Patrick (Stephanie) Flannery, of Fort Polk, Louisana; and Mary (Kenneth) Winters, of Jackson. One sister, Susan (Roy) Hagg, of Jackson; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three wives, Audrey Lennemann, Margarethe Stone, and Pauline Hale; two sons, Charles E. Flannery Jr., and baby boy Flannery; six brothers and seven sisters. Funeral Services were Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., from the Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge, with Bishop Vern Crawford officiating. Burial followed in at Oaklawn Cemetery, Stockbridge. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Charles Flannery Musical Memorial Scholarship Fund. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday, from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, from 4-9 p.m.