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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Walk L. Tackett

Age, 64, of Minnie, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at his residence. Born July 10, 1939, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Marion and Minnie Vance Tackett. He was a retired conductor for CSX, and a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Lee Weigle Tackett. Other survivors include two sons, Craig Tackett of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Calvin Tackett of McDowell; two daughters, Chrissy Queen of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Minnie Tackett of Minnie; two brothers, Roy Tackett of Morehead, and Wade Tackett of Printer; six sisters, Irene Tackett of Printer, Helen Hall of McDowell, Columbia Mullins of McDowell, Gail Gayheart of Hillsborough, Verlie Mae Tackett of Printer, and Mary Patton of Glendale, Arizona; and seven grandchildren, Whitney, Jamie, Jesse, Cody, Alyssa, Gabriel and Brittany. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Roe Tackett, Junior Tackett, Alan Tackett, Billy Tackett and Timmy Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 18, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Nathan Lafferty officiating. Entombment will be in the Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Loretta Gilliam

Age, 62, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, died Tuesday, November 4, at the Kamanos Center Institute in Detroit, after a long and difficult battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Woodrow Gilliam, who died in 1991. She was born in Wheelwright, the daughter of Clarence and Montina Henley. She lived in Henderson-ville, North Carolina, for 35 years, were she was employed by Carolina Village, before moving to Michigan to be with her family, after her retirement this year. Surviving are two sons, David Gilliam of Atlanta, Georgia, and Daniel Gilliam of Asheville, North Carolina; three brothers, Warnie Spurgeon of Hager Hill, Elmer Henley of Applegate, Michigan and Ed Henley of Hanover, Indiana; five sisters, Opal Young of Marion, Ohio, Gennette Thacker of Youngstown, Ohio, Joyce McCain of Caledonia, Ohio, Sue Thomas of River Rouge, Michigan, and Ann Miller of Wyandotte, Michigan. Visitation was held Thursday, November 6, at the Thomas Shepherd and Sons Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at Oak Grove Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 7, at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Reverend Keith Sizemore officiating. Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Asheville, North Carolina, 28801.

Alvin R. Newsome

Age, 35, of Teaberry, died Monday, November 17, 2003, following a car accident on Route 979 at Grethel. Born June 4, 1968, in McDowell, he was the son of Bobby Ray and Gerlene (Geraldine) Hamilton Newsome of Teaberry. He was a disabled welder and truck driver. Other survivors include two sons, Austin Ray Newsome and Dylan Kyle Newsome of Grethel; one daughter, Tara Nashae Newsome of Grethel; maternal grandmother, Edna Newsome Hamilton of Teaberry; three brothers, Bobby Joe Newsome of Pikeville, Mickey Hamilton of Cumberland and Ishmael Glenn Hamilton of Craynor; three sisters, Tina Dawn Hall of Galveston, Renee Kendrick of Teaberry and Janet (Toot) Hall of Tiffin, Ohio and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Willie Hamilton and paternal grandparents, Alvin and Nannie Newsome. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 21, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Donnie Hall, Billy Compton, Burnin White and others officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will start Wednesday, November 19, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Richard D. Ball III

Age, 55, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Born July 23, 1948, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Richard D. Ball Jr., and Lorraine Messer Ball. He was a retired captain for Continental Airlines, in Houston, Texas, where he worked for 17 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Michael Ball (Sharon) of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two nieces, Melissa Ball and Cynthia Ball, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and one uncle, Print Ball of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 17, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Interment was at Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Visitation was Sunday, 5 p.m., until 9 p.m. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Ball family. Pallbearers: Gary Wright, Robert Burchett, Charles Collins, Paul Messer, William David Messer, and Junior Porter.

John Woodford Howard II

Son of Jane Davis Howard and the late Judge Harris S. Howard, was born November 9, 1955, in Prestonsburg. He departed this life, November 16, 2003. John is survived by his mother; a brother, Harris (and his wife, Lee); a sister, Vanessa, and a very special nephew, Jonathan. His paternal grandparents, Jack and Florence Stephens Howard, and his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Myrtie Hill Davis, preceded him in death. John graduated from Transylvania University, Summa Cum Laude, in 1977, and was in his first year of medical school when he had an automobile accident that left him a quadriplegic. After many months of therapy, and with strong determination, he decided that even though he would not be able to use his hands to become a surgeon, he could use his keen mind to become an attorney. Upon completion of law school, John worked as Staff Attorney for the Kentucky Court of Appeals, before going into private practice. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, a member of the Floyd County, Kentucky, and American Bar Associations. He also served eight years on the Board of Directors of Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. John believed that achievement comes when you decide to live your possibilities and that it isnít life that matters, itís the courage you bring to it. He overcame monumental obstacles with courage, faith and integrity. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, at the First United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions suggested to the Harris S. Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund at Prestonsburg Community College, 1 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, or to the First United Methodist Church, 256 South Arnold Avenue, Prestonsburg, Kentuc-ky 41653. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., today, at Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Fred Culvertson, Keith Shannon, Brian Holbrook, Derek Hicks, Jim Combs, Ronnie Slone, Jerry Patton, and Jerry Meek. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Howard family.

Bertha Stephens Ousley

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, November 16, 2003. Born January 3, 1919, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Alex and Emma Johnson Stephens. She was a homemaker, and a member of the West Prestonsburg United Baptist Church for 55 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ousley, to whom she was married for 63 years. Survivors include three sons, Robert Alec Ousley and Russell Ousley, both of Prestonsburg, and William Ousley of Indianapolis, Indiana; two daughters, Ruby Shepherd of Prestonsburg, and Lula Belle Morrison of Popular Bluff, Missouri; two sisters, Dora Bradley of Stockbridge, Michigan, and Nola Stumbo of Prestonsburg; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Edna Grace Ousley; three brothers, Henry Stephens, William Stephens and Joe Stephens; three sisters, Betty Hunter, Julie Hunter, and Mary Bradley; two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 19, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Don Neeley, and other United Baptist ministers, officiating. Burial will be in the Ousley Cemetery, Spurlock, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Warren G. Risner

Age, 81, of Bypro, died Friday, November 14, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born November 29, 1921, in Martin, he was the son of the late Tom and Kate Hunter Risner. He was a retired merchant, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Pratt Risner. Other survivors include his daughters and son-in-laws, Debbie and Johnny Belcher of Prestonsburg, Delona and John Roth of Amherst, Massachusetts, Denise and Keith Wilson of Winchester; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Martin Risner; and two half-brothers, Woodrow Taylor and Macfarland Taylor. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Martin, with Bishop Ken Carrier officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home.


Oliver (Bud) Spurlock

Of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, November 15, 2003, at Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio. Oliver was a farmer in the Oak Hill area since 1954, and was a bus driver for the Oak Hill Local Schools for 23 years. He retired from the school system in 1985. Prior to moving to Oak Hill, he was a coal miner in Floyd County, for 17 years. He was born August 14, 1920, in Printer, the son of Randolph and Dolly Dingus Spurlock. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edith Hamilton Spurlock. Other survivors include three sons, Jack and (Carol) Spurlock of New Carlisle, Ohio, Joe and (Susan) Spurlock of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bob and (Jannie) Spurlock of Oak Hill, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Karen Spurlock of Milford Center, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Amalee Spurlock of Printer; ten grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Franklin Beriah; two brothers, Ottis and (Lucretia) Spurlock, and John Spurlock; and one sister, Elizabeth Spurlock Martin, and her husband, Luther Martin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 18, at 1 p.m., at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, Ohio, with Rev. Elza Green and Carson Hunt officiating. Burial was in the Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at  the funeral home.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Phinas (Piney) Dye Jr.

Age, 36, of McDowell, died Friday, November 7, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born September 18, 1967, in LaGrange, Indiana, he was the son of Phinas Dye Sr., of Sandy Hook, and the late Maggie Parker Dye. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Johnson Dye. Other survivors include one son, Justin Dye of Warsaw, Indiana; three daughters, Nancy Glenna Faithe Dye of McDowell, Tiffany Arms of Prestonsburg and Charlie Sue Ousley of Martin; one step-son, Kevin Litton of McDowell; one brother, Cliff Dye of McDowell; and four sisters, Cynthia Gayheart of McDowell, Gina Lisa Johnson of Melvin, Margarita Bowman of Sandy Hook and Darlena Johnson of Mayking. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Tierra Hope Dye. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 9, at 1 p.m., at the Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, at Price, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Dye Cemetery, at Spewing Camp, in Orkney, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Alice Virginia Kendrick

Age, 61, of Upper Chloe, Pikeville, died Thursday, November 6, 2003, at the Mt. View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Born August 11, 1942, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Stevens and Della Jane King Stevens. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jessie Kendrick. Other survivors include one brother, Leonard Stevens of Harold; four sisters, Maggie Howell, Georgia Stevens and Lizzie McKinney, all of Harold, and Mary Jane Potter of Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 9, at 11 a.m., at the Toler Creek Free Will Baptist Church, with Joe Slone and Jamie Biliter officiating. Burial will be in the Justice Cemetery, Toler Creek, Floyd County. Visitation, at the Justice Funeral Home, with nightly services being held Friday and Saturday.

Friday, November 7, 2003

Jewel Stephens

Age, 61, of Taylorsville, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at Valleyview Health Care Center in Taylorsville. She was the former Jewel Rice, a native of Martin, and a former employee of General Electric, and the E.P.I. Corporation. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Paul M. Stephens. Other survivors include one son, Paul Michael Stephens (Jennifer) of Louisville; one sister, Delores Smith of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren, Landen Alexander Stephens, and Skyler Alexis Pierce. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, at McFarland-Troutman-Profitt Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may go to Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville.

Myrene (Rene) Hershberger Castle

Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Thurs-day, November 6, 2003, at her residence. Born October 26, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Walter K. Krieger and Gladys Hart Krieger. She was a salesperson for Earl Castle Jewelry for 25 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Prestonsburg, and a member of Eastern Star/Adah Chapter No. 24, Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Earl Castle. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Earl Michael Castle (Mary N.) of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Patricia C. Setser (Paul R.) of Prestonsburg; two grandsons, Earl Michael Castle II and Grant Nunnery Castle; one sister, Patricia Krieger of South Daytona, Florida. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 8, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. George Love officiating. Interment will be in the Hall Cemetery (Davis Branch), Paintsville. Visitation is Friday, 4 p.m., until 9 p.m. Contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Castle Family.

John Allen Boyd

Age, 50, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born December 25, 1952, in Floyd County, he was the son of Robert Lee and Anna Maye Burchett Boyd, of Emma. He is survived by his wife, Verdia Kay Webb Boyd. Other survivors include three sons, John Allen Boyd Jr., and Jason Lee Boyd, both of Betsy Layne, and David Michael Webb of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Lagina Gayheart of Paintsville, Michelle Collins of Prestonsburg and Tammy Renee Boyd of Betsy Layne; five brothers, Jimmy Boyd of Betsy Layne, Bobby Boyd of Emma, Timmy Boyd of Georgia, Kenny Boyd of Harold and Tommy Boyd of Cow Creek; two sisters, Dolly Hunt of Lawrence County, and Linda Blevins of Tram; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 7, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Donnie Hall, Woody Crum and Gary Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery at Betsy Layne, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Mildred Honey May Wilbanks

Age 79, of Snellville, Georgia, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003. She was born April 12, 1924, the daughter of Price and Edna Clevenger Huff. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was twice married; first to Wilburn May, and later to William Wilbanks. Both preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer M. Harrrison of Atlanta, Georgia; one brother, John E. Huff of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren, Lane Harrison of Snellville, Georgia, and Shelly Fields of Alpharetta, Georgia; three great-grandchildren, Alex Harrison, Abby Harrison and Emily Fields. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 8, at Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, November 8, at Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Rev. George Love officiating. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Wilbanks family.

Louella Chalfant Edwards

Age 85, of Lackey, passed away, Monday, November 3, 2003, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born October 1, 1918, in Letcher County, the daughter of William Wells and Alva Weaver Wells. She was a member of the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church, for more than 50 years. Survivors include one son, Robert Chalfant of Wabash, Indiana; three daughters, Dorlane Runyon of Hager Hill, Arvella Martin of Garrett, and Winona Blanton of Wabash, Indiana; one sister, Daisy Lambert of Stonega, Virginia; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Riley Chalfant; her second husband, Ephriam Edwards; one son, Curtis Chalfant; one brother, Garfield Wells; three sisters, Belle Bowers, Mary Lewis, and Stady Howard. Funeral services for Louella Chalfant Edwards were conducted Thursday, November 6, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Burial was in the family cemetery, at Lackey, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Deven Runyon, Robbie Hashbarger, Greg Chalfant, Jason Carroll, Nick Carroll, Russell Chalfant, Curtis Chalfant, and Katlin Music.

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

June Davis

Age 83, of Topmost, wife of the late Walton Davis, passed away, Saturday, November 1, 2003, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born June 5, 1920, in Raven, the daughter of the late Dewey Gibson and Pearlie Patton Gibson. She was a member of the Topmost Baptist Church. Survivors include one brother, Cantrel Gibson of Topmost; four sisters, Ora Sawyers, Bonnie Harris, and Elva Blankenship, all of Topmost, and Shelby Tessier of Newport, North Carolina; one grandchild, Tammy Tower of Flint, Michigan; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Meredith Davis. Funeral services for June Davis were conducted Tuesday, November 4, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergymen Bob Wireman, Eddie Paige and Carl Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Wayne Harris Cemetery, at Topmost, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Ernie Alsop, Eugene Tessier, Shannon Gibson, Shane Sawyers, Steven Erdman and Michael Erdman.

Phyllis Maynard

Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, November 2, 2003, at her residence. Born December 15, 1932, in Endicott, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Arlene Hunt Burchett. She was a retired factory worker for Western Electric (AT&T). She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Maynard. Survivors include two sons, David E. Maynard of New Albany, Ohio, and Rickey L. Maynard of Johnstown, Ohio; two brothers, Eddie Ray Burchett of Prestonsburg, and Linwood Burchett of Endicott; two sisters, Ella Sue Newman of Prestonsburg, and Letha Mae Goble, of Endicott; grandchildren, Bryan Maynard, Melissa Byers, Christina Slone and Pamela Fuller; and great-grandchildren, Ceeara, Christopher, Brandon, Brenna, Waylon, and Courtney. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Rudy Maynard; and one sister, Betty Jo Burchett. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 5, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Collins and Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Burchett Family Cemetery at Buffalo, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Lona Prater

Age, 46, of Hueysville, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born April 15, 1957, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Delila Shepherd Stephens of Prestonsburg, and the late Green Stephens. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Lee Prater. In addition to her mother, and husband, she is survived by one son, Stephen Lee Prater of Lexington; one daughter and son-in-law, Lona Michelle and Jimmy DeRossett of Prestonsburg; one grandchild, Hailey Marie DeRossett; four brothers, Cleve Stephens, Monroe Stephens, Otis Stephens and Lonzo Stephens, all of Prestonsburg; and four sisters, Goldie Mae Goble of Claypool, Indiana, Josephine Akers and Kathy Hammonds, both of Prestonsburg, and Easter Faye Akers of Grethel. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Stephens. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 5, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Verda L. Johnson

Age, 64, of Garrett, died Sunday, November 2, 2003, at her residence. Born November 25, 1938, in West Garrett, she was the daughter of Molly Patton Rice of West Garrett, and the late Perry Rice. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Carl Johnson. Other survivors include two sons, Randy Lee Johnson (wife, Angela Lynn) and Larry Michael Johnson, both of Garrett; one daughter, Susan Lynn Johnson of Garrett; three sisters, Agnes Rice of Auxier, and Lorena Rice and Carrie Rice, both of Garrett; and six grandchildren, Olivia Ann Johnson, Timothy Matthew Johnson, Michael Dwayne Johnson, Lamikka Johnson, Hayley Kavon Johnson, and Destiny Boyd. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 5, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Chester Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Rebecca Elizabeth Reed

Age 13, of Lexington, died Saturday, November 1, in Hindman, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born February 27, 1990, in Lexington, a daughter of Deborah Ann Reed. She was an eighth grade student at June Buchanan School, in Hindman, a member of the choir, Drama Club, and a member of the Maxwell Presbyterian Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Jim and Shelby Reed of Lexington; her great-grandfather, Hargis Calton of Palm Bay, Florida, Grannie Rose; special guardians (uncle and aunt) David and Janet of Pippa Passes, aunt and uncle Robert Alan and Edith Reed of San Diego, California; aunt, Brenda Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Christopher Stumbo of Hazard; cousins, Robert W. Reed, Kaitlyn Reed, and Sara Reed; and many classmates, friends, and family members. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Brent Reed. Funeral services for Rebecca Elizabeth Reed will be Wednesday, November 5, at 2 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Sally Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.

James F. (Jim Bo) Howard

Age, 59, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born February 18, 1944, in Cow Creek, he was the son of the late Ray and Josephine Ellis Howard. He was a disabled co-owner of Ray Howard Furniture in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Robinson Howard. Other survivors include one son, James F. Howard II, of Prestonsburg; two brothers, O.R. ďPeteĒ Howard of Prestonsburg, and R.T. (Tim) Howard, of Auxier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Mark Howard, and one sister, Judith Howard Carter. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 6, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rev. George Love officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 5, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.