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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

2004

 

Melissa Sue Rowland Akers

Age, 34, of Blue River, died Tuesday, November 23, 2004, in Ashland. Born February 4, 1970, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Cleaties (Howdy) and Carol Ann Stephens Rowland of Blue River. She was a homemaker and mother, and a member of the Pleasant Home Southern Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one son, John David Akers of Paintsville; and one sister, Anna Marie Rowland Allen of Garrett. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tom Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Jacqueline Bolen

Age, 64, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at the Mt. View Health Care in Elkhorn City. Born December 22, 1939, in Garrett, and formerly of Bolyn, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Bolen Jr., and Unia Bolen. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Rockfork Christian United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Bolen. Survivors include two sons: Colonel Lewis Bolen, and Jeff Gordon Bolen, both of Hueysville; one daughter, Tamara K. (Jerry) Howard of Garrett; three brothers: Garth Dalmon Bolen, and Earnest Gordon Bolen, both of Garrett, and Phillip Garry Bolen of Whitewood, Virginia; one half-brother, Reecie Jay Combs of Manchester; one sister, Lois Davis of Stroh, Indiana; and two grandchildren: Jonathan Brandon Shepherd, and Starla Rene Sexton. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Claude Amon Bolen; one sister, Stella May Bolen, and one half-sister, Edna Dean Combs. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 27, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Sterlin Bolen and Ollie Watts officiating. Burial was in the Lewis Bolen Cemetery, at Rock Rork, in Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home with nightly services at 7 p.m.

Don Fraley Sr.

Age, 81, of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at his residence. Born February 6, 1923, in Ligon, he was the son of the late John D. and Virgie M. Reynolds Fraley. He was a retired coal miner and a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Juanita Ricker Fraley. Survivors include one son, Don Fraley Jr. and wife, Priscilla, of Hi Hat; two daughters, Sheri Fraley, and Kimberly Fraley, both of Hi Hat, and Kimberli's boyfriend, Ronnie Little; grandchildren: Robbie, Jennifer, Edmand, Jessica, and Michael; and great-grandchildren: Stephanie, Stacy, Jacob, and Jaden. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bobby Lawson, Louis Ferrari, and Dr. Denver Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Brenda Kaye Nelson Greer

Age, 44, of Allen, died Thursday, November 25, 2004, at her residence. Born February 25, 1960, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mildred Steele Nelson. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Greer. Other survivors include two sons: Dennis Michael Greer II, and Jason Alan Greer, both of Prestonsburg; four brothers: Sammy Nelson of Prestonsburg, Grady Nelson and Doug Nelson, both of Auxier, and James Nelson of Louisa; and three sisters: Betty Lafferty of Catlettsburg, Zelda Wallen of Prestonsburg, and Nona Little of McDowell; and one grandchild: Kaitlen Allison Greer. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 29, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arnold Turner 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.

Calia Marie Hale Hicks

Age, 81, of Morehead, passed away, Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at her residence. She was born on January 31, 1923, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Greene and Lilly Prater Hale. She was a retired school teacher, having taught for 25 years in the Rowan County School System. She retired as the Senior English Teacher at Rowan County High in 1982. She attended Caney Jr., College (which is now Alice Lloyd), and was a graduate of Morehead State Teachers College. She was of the Baptist faith, and a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed reading, working in her flower garden, and the time that she spent at Lake Leuman. Survivors include two sons: Tim Hicks of Morehead, and Ben Hicks Jr., of Frankfort; two daughters: Claudia Hicks of Morehead, and Terry Hale-Hicks of Hollywood, Florida; two brothers: Clyde Hale of Ohio and Wornie Hale of Floyd County; one sister, Gladys Lane of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Hicks Sr., who passed away on July 22, 1992. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 27, at Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home, in Morehead, with Rev. Mark Caldwell officiating. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: John Scrafini, Charles Wilkerson, Jeff Pendleton, Dan Johnson, Jason Harrod, and Steve Bonney. Contributions are suggested to the Rowan County Animal Shelter.

Helen McCormick

Age, 87, of Lexington, formerly of Allen, died Thursday, November 25, 2004, at the residence of a daughter in Lexington. Born August 25, 1917, in Gladstone, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Tiny Woody Proffitt. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Allen Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, I.W. (Mac) McCormick. Other survivors include one daughter, Pat Garrett of Lexington, and one grandson, Darryl Garrett of Lexington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael (Mickey) McCormick; and three brothers, Mitchell, Claude, and Douglas Proffitt. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 28, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr., 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.

Arritta Marshall Baldridge

Age, 85, of East Point, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on June 25, 1919, in Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Marshall and Nancy Ellen Crisp Marshall. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie (Bill) Lewis Baldridge, on February 6, 1986. Survivors include two daughters: Willa Dean Centers and Libby Ann Baldridge, both of East Point; and one sister, Dorothy Dotson of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter: Melissa Centers of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Marshall who died May 8, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 5, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Dave Garrett officiating. Interment will be at the George Baldridge Cemetery, at East Point. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.

Phyllis Anne Centers

Age 68, of Martin, widow of Paul Channing Centers, passed away, Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Hospice Unit, Covington, Kentucky. She was born June 15, 1936, in Craigsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Lee Fields and Francis Reid Crisp. She was a former bank employee, a director of the Betsy Layne Senior Citizens, and a member of the Faith Bible Church, at Martin. Survivors include one son, Paul David Centers of Somerset; two daughters: Donna Rose (Jim) White of Florence, and Barbara Anne (Herbert) Marks of Burlington; two sisters: Pat Shepherd of Martin, and Janet Howard of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren, Joshua Paul White, Jennifer Carroll Dawson, Christopher Paul Centers, and Briana Rose Marks. Funeral services for Phyllis Anne Centers will be conducted Saturday, November 6, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Don Crisp officiating. Burial will follow in the Centers Family Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Roy Glenis Hale

Age 63, of Martin, the husband of Thelma Campbell Hale, passed away, Friday, October 29, 2004, in the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born May 30, 1941, in Risner, the son of Clyde Hale of Martin, and the late Avanell Ratliff Hale. He was a blaster for Johnson Coal Company, Hindman. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; one daughter, Sherry Miller of Cresent Springs; two sons: Roy Glenis Hale Jr. and James Keith Hale, both of Martin; one brother, Clarence Hale of Martin; and five grandchildren. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Hershel Hale. Funeral services for Roy Glennis Hale will be conducted on Monday, November 1, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Johnny Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Hale Family Cemetery, at Martin, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, of Martin. Pallbearers: Dean Smith, Steve Martin, Terry Hager, Alan Blair, Dennis Smith, David Hale, Marvin Allen and Dwight Justice.

Samuel Green Keathley

Age, 60, of Prestonsburg, passed away, Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, due to an extended illness. Born August 12, 1944, he was the son of the late Clarence Keathley Sr., and the late Blooma Conn Damron. Survivors include one daughter, Angela Ousley of Prestonsburg; three sons: Brian Keathley (Justina) of Richmond, Jason Keathley (Kelly) of Princeton, West Virginia, and Adam Keathley of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren: Ashleigh and Summer Ousley of Prestonsburg, Samantha Keathley of Agana, Guam, and Shayla and Tanner Keathley, of Princeton, West Virginia; two brothers: Douglas Keathley of Endicott, and Charles Keathley, of Pikeville; and a sister, Betty Kidd of Dana. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Donald Ray Keathley, and Clarence Keathley Jr. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 5, at 11 a.m., at the New Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, in Harold. Burial will be in the Damron Cemetery, at Cold Water, in Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, at Martin. Visitation is at the New Salem Old Regular Baptist Church in Harold.

Walter Bert Stumbo

Age 78, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away, on Friday, October 29, 2004, at the home of his daughter, in Willard. He was born on July 20, 1926, in Martin, the son of the late Walter and Lutie (Spurlock) Stumbo, and had been a Willard resident since 1997. He was a retired tool and die maker for Hourst Manufacturing in Plymouth, Michigan. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the Plymouth American Legion. He is survived by four daughters and a son-in-law, Diana and Donnie Moore of Willard, Jennifer Stumbo of Carbondale, Illinois, Janice Stumbo of Belleville, Michigan, and Beverly Hersey of Newport News, Virginia; one son and a daughter-in-law, Keith and Kathy Stumbo of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 17 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Esta Mae Stumbo on June 20, 2004; one son, Bert Stumbo; one grandson, Bert Moore; one sister, Emma Jean Stumbo, and one brother, Bill Hampton Stumbo. Funeral services were held Monday, November 1, at 11 a.m., at the Secor Funeral Home, in Willard, with Pastor Don Beverly officiating. Burial was at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Wayne (Mule) Wallen

Age, 42, of East Point, died Saturday, October 30, 2004, at his residence. Born October 3, 1962, in Floyd County, he was the son of Beth Lee Holbrook Wallen of Prestonsburg, and the late Otis Lee (Jam Up) Wallen. He was a disabled heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his wife, Zelda Nelson Wallen. Other survivors include two sons: Samuel Wayne Wallen of East Point, and William Otis Wallen, of Prestonsburg; two daughters: Tiffany Wallen and Jamie Leighann Wallen, both of Prestonsburg; a brother, Alex Lee (Pete) Wallen of Martin; and two sisters: Teresa Adams of McDowell, and Irene Wallen of Prestonsburg. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a daughter, Camilia Elizabeth Wallen. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 3, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Hubert Slone, Little Bill Campbell and Big Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Wallen Cemetery, at Right Fork, of Bull Creek, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, where services were held on Tuesday, at 7 p.m.

Rosa Lee Woods

Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born February 6, 1919, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Eli D. and Nanny May Fairchild. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Lincoln Woods. Other survivors include three sons, Jessie James Woods, Timmy Lee Woods and Terry R. Woods, all of Prestonsburg; three daughters: Patsy Spears of Prestonsburg, Linda Sue LaFramboise of Livonia, Michigan, and Betty Lou Crider of Prestonsburg; a sister, Thelma Blanton of Marion, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Johnnie Fairchild, Willie Fairchild, Dennis Fairchld and Tommy Fairchild; a sister, Emma Webb; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 7, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Gardens, at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Bettina L. Harris Hunt

Age, 42, of Martin, died Tuesday, November 30, 2004, the result of a homicide, at her residence at Bucks Branch, Martin. Born October 24, 1962, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of Vonnie Chaffins of Prestonsburg, Betty Foley Chaffins DeRossett of Prestonsburg, and step-father, Paul DeRossett of Prestonsburg. She was a disabled title clerk, and attended Fitzpatrick Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Veronica Mae Harris of Martin; one brother, Mark Chaffins of Union; two step-brothers: Michael DeRossett of Vina Grove, and Paul DeRossett Jr., of Louisville; one step-sister: Derena Chafin of Pikeville; special friends: Lula and Dallas Dillion of Prestonsburg; a granddaughter, Katrina Lynn Harris; two step-grandchildren: Brittany Miller, and William Miller; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 4, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Tommy Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Foley Cemetery, at Auxier, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Mae Bailey

Age 84, of Hippo, wife of Owen Bailey, passed away, Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at her residence. She was born July 24, 1920, in Hippo, the daughter of the late Ruben Bailey and Merris Hicks Reed. Survivors include her husband, Owen Bailey; one son, Jerry Bailey of Hippo; one daughter, Bonnie Adkins of Minot, North Dakota; one brother, Bill Reed of Plymouth, Ohio; two sisters: Ina Hensley of Langley; and Freda L. Cooley of Hippo; four grandchildren: Heather, Patricia, Regina and Josuha, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mae Bailey will be conducted Friday, December 3, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery, at Hippo, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.