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As Reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

2006


James “Jim” Challie Fraley

Age, 69, of Urbana, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2006, in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio. He was born February 10, 1937, in Prestonsburg, the son of Challie Wallace and Alta Mae (Montgomery) Fraley.  Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and retired from Navistar International in 1999, having worked more than 34 years. He also worked part-time at the Vintage Roadside Cafe. Jim loved to travel, and enjoyed camping with his family and friends, gardening, and bluegrass music. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Jim enjoyed history, especially the tales of Simon Kenton, whom he will be buried near in Oak Dale Cemetery. He was a member of the Living Faith Baptist Church of Urbana, and was a member of the Harmony Lodge 8, F&AM. He is survived by his mother, Alta Mae Fraley; his wife, Janice A. (Spurlock) Fraley of Urbana; two sons: Mike (Kim) Fraley and Mark (Lynn) Fraley, both of Urbana; his grandchildren: Jessi, Amber, and Megan Fraley; two great-grandchildren: Gracie Mae and Noah; a brother, Bill Fraley of Columbus; his uncle, Homer Fraley of Florida; and many special friends, and many families. He was preceded in death by his father. A gathering of family and friends was held Sunday, November 19, from 3-6 p.m., in the Vernon Funeral Home, 235 Miami St., Urbana, with Masonic services held Sunday, at 5:45 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 20, at 1 p.m., in the Living Faith Baptist Church, 2730 E. State Route 29, Urbana, with Norm Williams officiating. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. (FCT'S 11-29-2006)

Emma Jean Francis

Age 87, of Venice, Florida, died November 25, 2006. She was born in Olive Hill, on August 20, 1919, and moved to Venice in 1960, from Prestonsburg. She was a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church in Venice. Surviving family members include her son, Fred H. Francis of Venice; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday, November 28, from 1-2 p.m., at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. Burial was at Sarasota Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made in her name to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238, or First Baptist Church of Venice, 312 Miami Ave. W., Venice, FL 34285. Friends may visit anytime online at: www.farleyfuneralhome.com to sign a guest register book and extend condolences to the Francis family. (FCT'S 11-29-2006)

Eileen Coleman Blair Hall

Age, 81, of Banner, died Friday, November 24, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 25, 1924, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Goldie Martin Coleman. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sill Hall. Survivors include her sons: Denver Blair, and Lonnie Blair, both of Banner, Edward Blair of Athens, Albama, and Gary Blair of Joliet, Illinois; her daughters: Tammy Hall of Athens, Ohio, Vivian Harris of Davidson, Michigan, Janet Jacobs of Flint, Michigan, and Dorothy Brown of Carpentersville, Illinois; a brother, Billy Joe Coleman of Millard; a sister, Linda Hurt of Columbus, Ohio; 28 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons: Ronnie and Johnny Blair; a daughter, Geraldine Blair; brothers, Andrew Coleman, Pauley Coleman, and H.T. Coleman; and sisters: Opal Thacker and Rissie Ratliff. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with J.B. Hall officiating. Burial was in the Butcher-Carr Cemetery, in Banner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 11-29-2006)

Ethel Mae Tackett Meade

Age 76, of McDowell, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born December 20, 1929, in Craynor, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Renie Hamilton Tackett. She was a disabled housekeeper for Jenny Wiley State Park, and a member of the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Meade. Survivors include her sons: John L. (Martha) Meade of Willard, Ohio, and Eddie Darryl (Sharlene) Meade of McDowell; a daughter, Rita Faye Ridgeway of McDowell; brothers: Elder Harold Tackett of Prestonsburg, and Elder Bill Tackett of Minnie; sisters: Ruby Bailey Smith of Pippa Passes, Ivalee Brown of Columbus, Ohio, Glenda Faye Centers of Indiana, and Birdie Sue Tuttle of Prestonsburg; grandchildren: Jerry Elliott, Charles “Chuck” Meade, Brandy Little, Jessica Cline, and Stephanie Hall; great-grandchildren: Blaine, Cody, Briana, Chayce, Brenden, Brittany, Jordan, and Jason; and special friends: Annie Moore, Loretta Tackett, Ruby Tackett, and Veta Hamilton. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne Meade; and grandchildren: James L. Meade, Jennifer Lynn Meade, and Jody Ridgeway. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 28, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church in McDowell, with Elder Bill Tackett, Elder Hershel Jimmy Hall, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Morgan Hall Cemetery in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin. Visitation was at the church. (FCT'S 11-29-2006)

Curtis Moore

Age 75, of Garrett, husband of Betty Carol McCloud Moore, died Friday, November 24, in the Riverview Healthcare Center, in Prestonsburg. He was born May 10, 1931, in Garrett, a son of the late Kendall and Gervie Warrens Moore. He was a retired Floyd County School Teacher, a member of the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church, and an honorary member of the Martin Am Vets. Survivors include his wife, Betty; three sons: Timothy Alan Moore (wife, Ella) of Elizabethtown, Steven Wade Moore (wife, Judy) of Langley, and Christopher Jerome Moore (wife, Julie) of Rock Springs, Wyoming; a daughter, Teresa Renee Moore of Garrett; two brothers, Cletis Moore of Wayne, Michigan, and Lester Moore of Westland, Michigan; two sisters: Elmeta Hoover of Mt. Olivet, and Juanita Moore Emmons of Maysville; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; and two brothers: Otis and Ray Moore. Funeral services for Curtis Moore were conducted Tuesday, November 28, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Harry Lee Moore Cemetery in Garrett, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Rodney Hoover, Timothy Moore, Richard Moore, Matt Hicks, Wesley Moore, Todd Hoover, Butch Hoover, and Cory Heintzelman. (FCT'S 11-29-2006)

Rev. Abe Vanderpool

Age 95 of Prestonsburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, in the Riverveiw Healthcare Center, in Prestonsburg. He was born June 17, 1911, in Gunlock, the son of the late Charles B. and Sarah Shepherd Vanderpool. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He had been a minister since 1944. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Vanderpool. Survivors include: One Son, Isaac “Ike” Vanderpool of Anderson, Tennessee; six daughters, Ethel Scarberry of Martin, Effie Garrett of Prestonsburg, Sarah Jones of Englewood, Florida, Phyllis Keel of South Whitley, Indiana, Mary Stratton of Ivel, and Martha Kidd of Prestonsburg; one half-brother, Lonzo Shepherd of Prestonsburg; 32 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and 35 great-great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, and his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Abe Vanderpool Jr., and a daughter, Montana Howard. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 25, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Cemetery at Gunlock, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Paul Scarberry, Zeke Vanderpool, Sam Vanderpool, Brian Keel, Sam Goodman, and Mark Vander-pool. (FCT'S 11-29-2006)

George E. Powers

Age, 88, of Auxier, died Friday, November 17, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 2, 1918, in Lancer, he was the son of the late David and Jinnielee Honeycutt Powers. He was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, and a retired coal miner.  He is survived by his wife, Ruby E. Griffith Powers. Other survivors include three sons and daughters in law: Darrell and Leesa Powers, and Michael and Della Powers, all of Auxier, and Cecil and Ruth Powers of Massillion, Ohio; four daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda Davis of New Comerstown, Ohio, Neva and Tommy Ferrell of Como, Florida, Laverne McClure of Navarre, Ohio, and Georgia and Linard Marsillett of Prestonsburg; 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James L. Powers; three brothers: James Powers, Orville Powers, and Elzie Powers; and three sisters: Maggie Hatfield, Mary Belle Clifton, and Sophie Wells. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at 11 a.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer, David Powers, and Southie Fannin Jr., officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin. Visitation was at the Church. (FCT'S 11-24-2006)

Loverna Hall Allen

Age 81, of Allen, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2006, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
She was born October 23, 1925, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Marcus Hall and Emmaline Adams Hall.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, John M. Hall Jr., and her second husband, Dezard Allen. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons: Ralph Hall of Ashland, Carlos (Janice) Hall of Warsaw, Indiana, James Hall of Jacksonville, Florida, Douglas (Ruth) Hall of Tram, and Dean (Mary Ann) Hall of Prestonsburg; three daughters: Shirley (Jim) Porter of Ashland, and Patricia (Ralphie) DeBord and Fonetta Hall, both of Prestonsburg; a sister, Ivel Ratliff of Marion, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, Lloyd Hall and Ricky Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 22, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home in Martin, with Clergyman Buford Little officiating.  Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

Roy Mitchell Bentley

Age 69, of Langley, died Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the VA Medical Center, in Lexington. Born November 9, 1937, in Martin, he was the son of the late Ebberson and Cynthia Bradley Bentley. He was a disabled truck driver, a retired Air Force veteran, serving in Vietnam, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Williams Bentley. Survivors include a son, Roy Michael Bentley of Langley; daughters: Donna Cochran of Louisville, Brenda Gullett of Edinburgh, Indiana, and Linda Johns of Ashville, North Carolina; brothers: Walter Bentley of Topmost, and Willard Bentley of Winchester; sisters: Nancy Bentley, Faye Bentley, and Sue Bentley, all of Langley; and grandchildren: James Jason Gullett, Courtney McKenzie, Raymond Johns III, and Ryan Johns. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ebberson Bentley Jr.; and sisters: Lula Bentley, and Floie Bentley. Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 22, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Johnny Blair and James Meade officiating. Burial will be in the Bradley Cemetery, in Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

Eunice Mae Flanery Hall

Age 70, of Martin, Ky., wife of Arnold Hall, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. She was born May 18, 1936 in Martin, the daughter of Grace Ousley Flanery of Martin, and the late Parley B. Flanery. She was a retired nurse, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Martin. Survivors include her husband, Arnold; her mother, Grace Ousley Flanery; a son, George Michael (Deseree) Hall of Martin; three brothers: Billy James “Bill” (Judy) Flannery of Jackson, Michigan, Jesse Calvin “Joe” (Barbara) Flanery of Scott Depot, West Virginia, Parley Bryan (Joan) Flanery Jr., of Ashland; five sisters: Nora Sue (Gerald) Tomberlin of Weaverville, North Carolina, Doris Elaine (Charles) Porter of Unoci, Tennessee, Emma Lois “Goose” (Alger) Pigman of Hindman, Mavis Ann (Elman) Blair of Lexington, and Flora Grace (Bat) Bartrum of Foristell, Missouri, and three grandchildren: Justin Michael Hall, Jenna Michealle Crum, and Joeanna Grace Crum. She was preceded by her father, a son, Jeffrey Arnold Hall; and a daughter, Jennifer Grace Crum . Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Martin, with the elders of the Church officiating. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery, in Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was after 1:30 p.m., Thursday, and all day Friday, at Hall Funeral Home, and after noon Saturday at the church. Pallbearers: Doug Porter, Dean Tomberlin, Tom Tomberlin, Bill Tomberlin, Ross Tomberlin, Jon Tomberlin, Bryan Porter, Oscar Fragoso, and B. J. Young (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

Ocie Hamilton Moore

Age 86, of McDowell, widow of Astor “Bud” Moore and Tramble Mitchell Sr., died Thursday, November 16, 2006, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born April 27, 1920, in McDowell, a daughter of the late Will and Maude Hall Hamilton. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Carl Moore of Panama City, Florida; three daughters: Clara Cooper of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Barbara Parrott and Brenda Rice, both of Richmond, Virginia; two brothers: Homer Hamilton of McDowell, and Sam Hamilton of Indianapolis, Indiana; a sister, Annie Moore Johnson of McDowell, and granddaughter, Judy K. Stumbo of McDowell; 18 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gomer Moore; a daughter, Shirley Moore Collins; five brothers: Lee Hamilton, Andy Hamilton, Harold Hamilton, Eddie Hamilton, and Pearl Hamilton; and two sisters, Gerlie Elliott, and Veda Tackett. Funeral services for Ocie Hamilton Moore were conducted Sunday, November 19, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Jack Hall Cemetery (Neds Fork), in McDowell, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Phillip Whitaker, Michael Moore, Mark Moore, James Parker, William Stumbo, and Danny Moore. (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

Victor Bradley Newsome

Age 36, of Harold, died Friday, November 3, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born April 6, 1970, in Martin, he was the son of Brenda Ray Newsome of Ligon, and the late Anderson Newsome. He was an electrician for the coal mines. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Adkins Newsome. Other survivors include three sons: Austin Bradley Newsome of Prestonsburg, Donovan Bradley Newsome of Pikeville, and Dalton Tanner Newsome of Harold; two step-daughters: Danielle Adkins of Harold, and Kayla Layne of Pikeville; three brothers: Charles Newsome of Prestonsburg, Phillip Newsome of McDowell, and Jamie Newsome of Ligon; and a sister, Melinda Gayheart of Ligon. In addition to father, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Carl Newsome and Timothy Paul Newsome. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 7, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newsome Family Cemetery, in Craynor, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the Church. (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

Eric Price

Age, 25, of Lexington, died Thursday, November 16, 2006, in Estill County. Born April 12, 1981, in Martin, he was the son of Richard Gordon Price of Texas City, Texas, and Donna Lynn Patrick Price, of Auxier. He was a student at Lexington Community College. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Misty Lynn Price of Charleston, South Carolina; his grandmother, Thelma Isaac of Auxier, and his grandfather, Daniel Boone Patrick of Salyersville. Eric was very devoted to his cat, “Mr. Bigglesworth.” He was active in many sports, being an avid golfer, and a former member of the Prestonsburg Blackcats Boys’ Basketball Team. He found pleasure in all types of music. He was very fond of Texas Holdem’, and enjoyed a variety of video games. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at 1 p.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tommy Nelson and Pastor Tommy Reed officiating. Interment was at Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributuions are requested to: Floyd County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1502, Prestonsburg, Ky., or PHS Boys’ Basketball Team, 825 Blackcat Blvd, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. Active pallbearers: Charlie Cox, Will Hignite, Joe Patrick, Josh Stanley, Grant Castle, Kalan Harris, Brandon Amburgey, and Robbie Price. Honorary: Steve Price, Geoff Price, Joel Bost, Glen McCoy, Danny Hill, Mike Hopson, and Dustin Robinson. (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

Lillian Irene Wells Watson

Age 84, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at River-view Health Care Center. Born February 1, 1922, in Auxier, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lewis Wells and Marsha Litteral Wells. She was a former teacher at Prestonsburg Elementary School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Thomas Watson, who died January 1, 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Marsha W. Heedick (Rick) of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sisters: Roberta W. Davidson of Prestonsburg, and Ruby Collins of Lexington; a brother, Randall Wells of Morehead; two grandchildren: Christopher Alan Heedick of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Laura Anne Heedick of Richmond, Virginia. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Milford “Toodles” Wells; and a sister, Bonnie Wells. Visitation and memorial services, will be announced at a later date. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Larry Leslie (a former student), Kathy Hay, R.N., and the staff of Riverview Health Care Center, for the excellent care they provided. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

Wiley (Jack) Sparkman

Born January 20, 1927, in Knott County, he was the son of the late John and Laura Belle Slone Sparkman. He was a retired coal miner.  He is survived by his wife, Rita Johnson Sparkman. Other survivors include two brothers: Willie Sparkman and Albert Sparkman, both of Pippa Passes; a sister, Alberta Huff; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Arie Sparkman and Adam Sparkman; and four sisters: Mae Slone, June Sparkman, and two infants. Funeral services were held Monday, November 6, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.  Burial was in the Tilton Johnson Family Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was Friday, November 3, at 6 p.m., at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. (FCT'S 11-17-2006)

Braskan Hall Yonts

Age 92, of Deane, widow of Lonzo Yonts, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at her residence. She was born July 12, 1914 in Kite, the daughter of the late H,. C. Hall and Margaret Hall. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, in Bevinsville. Survivors include four sons: Charles E. (Jean) Yonts of Columbia Station, Ohio, Dennel (Sonia) Yonts of Spencer, Ohio, Thomas L. (Yvonne) Yonts of Bevinsville, and Larry (Teresa) Yonts of Deane; four daughters: Carine (Paul) Blaskay of Mulberry, Florida, Essalene (Paul) Monette of Jacksonville, Florida, Mabelline Yonts of Kodak, Tennessee, and Ester Mae Darovitz of Phoenix, Arizona, 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Allen Virgil Yonts; a daughter, Charlene Yonts; a son-in-law, Louie Darovitz; two brothers: John Ballard Hall, and Ervin Hall; and a sister, Connie Stacy. Funeral services for Braskan Hall Yonts will be conducted Saturday, November 18, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Little Rock Regular Baptist Church, in Bevinsville, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Meade Cemetery, in Deane, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S 11-17-2006)

Beverly Sue Carroll

Age, 63, of Stanville, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at her residence. Born November 2, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Dorothy F. Kienle Mauer. She was a retired coordinator for Appalachian Research and Defense Fund; and a former teacher for Families in Transitions for Pike Family Court, in Pike County.  She is survived by her husband, Alex Carroll. Other survivors include four daughters: Jessica Renee Akers of Ivel, Donna Marie Wimp of Mission, Kansas, Julia L. Tiffany of Washington, D.C., and Amy M. Jeffries of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a brother: Fred Mauer of Illinois; and seven grandchildren: Devan, Jordan, Pamela, Heather, Kaitlyn, Jennifer, and Mason. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Jo Ann Ezell. Funeral services were held Friday, November 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with family and friends officiating. Visitation was at the funeral home. ( FCT'S  11-15-2006)

Eva A. Carpenter

Age 77, of Minnie, the wife of the late Hurley Carpenter, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2006, at her residence. She was born August 25, 1929, in Breathitt County, the daughter of the late Logan Sizemore and Perlinia Noble Sizemore McDaniel. She was a member of the Rock Fork United Christian Baptist Church, and a retired landlord in Chicago, Illinois. Survivors include a sister: Barbara A. Tharp of Clay City; a sister-in-law, Lillian Sizemore of Minnie; nine nieces, eight nephews; and a long-time companion, James Cornwell. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Willse Sizemore, Alnnie Sizemore, and Dave Sizemore. Funeral Services for Eva A. Carpenter were conducted Tuesday, November 14, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bethel Bolen and Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jimmy Click, David Click, Darrell Sizemore, Jeremy Lafferty, Daniel Lafferty, Andrew Lafferty, Josh Moore, Matthew Banks, Wayne Thorpe, Walter Lowe, Terry Cornwell and longtime companion, James Cornwell. ( FCT'S  11-15-2006)

Burl Randall Conn

Age, 58, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Friday, November 10, 2006, at his residence. Born May 24, 1948, in Martin, he was the son of Mary Conn of Martin, and the late Lonnie Conn. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Walters Conn. Other survivors include a son, Randall Thomas Conn of Martin; a special daughter, Tanda Conn of Martin; two brothers: Bufford Conn and Millard Ray Conn, both of Martin; three sisters: Brenda Sue Pack of Johnson County, Judy Newman of Martin, and Cindy Curry of Emma; and a granddaughter: Debra LaShae Conn. Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, November 15, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with William Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery at Arkansas Creek in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. ( FCT'S  11-15-2006)

Fred Conn

Age 89, of Dana, widower of Lora Boyd Conn, died Saturday, November 11 2006, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. He was born June 4, 1917, in Dana, a son of the late Greene B. and Martha Boyd Conn. Fred was a former magistrate in Floyd County, a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana, a Kentucky Colonel, and a retired Kentucky State employee. Survivors include one son, William G. Conn of Dana; two daughters: Peggy Ann Neal of Georgia, and Geraldine Jarrell of Banner; three sisters: Eva Roberts of Michigan, Myrtle Greene Hamilton of Florida, and Joanna Lykins of Honaker; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Fred Conn were conducted Tuesday, November 14, at 11 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Fred Conn Cemetery, in Dana, with the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church.  ( FCT'S  11-15-2006)


Anthony Paul Osborne

Age, 19, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, November 10, 2006, following an auto accident, on Ky. Route 114, in Prestonsburg. Born February 19, 1987, in Martin, he was the son of Stewart L. and Evelena Johnson Osborne, of Prestonsburg. He was an employee of the circulation department for the Floyd County Times; and a 2004 graduate of Prestonsburg High School. He is survived by his wife, Samantha Allen Osborne. Other survivors include a soon-to-be born daughter: Courtney Nicole Osborne; his maternal grandparents: Paul W. Johnson of Miamisburg, Ohio; and Mary Sue Hall Triplett of Bevinsville; and several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Rush & Leda Samons Osborne. Funeral services, Tuesday, November 14, at 11 a.m., at the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, at Abbott, in Prestonsburg, with Jimmy Brown, Chuck Hall, Bobby Joe Spencer, and Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial, in the Newman Cemetery in Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation, at the church. ( FCT'S  11-15-2006)

Lora Samons

Age, 63, of Martin, died Friday, November 10, 2006, at her residence. Born April 29, 1943, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Crum Samons. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Arkansas Church of Christ, in Martin. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Samons (William Hale, fiancé) of Martin; a brother: Richard Samons Jr., of Martin; three sisters: Nancy Amburgey and Betty Dutton, both of Martin, and Louvina Samons of Warsaw, Indiana; two grandchildren: Brittnie Nicole and Maranda; and several nieces and nephews In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Evelyn Hall and Annie Mae Miller. Funeral services were held Monday, November 13, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons and Roy Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Samons Family Cemetery at Arkansas Creek in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.( FCT'S  11-15-2006)

Francis A. Akers

Age, 84, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at his residence. Born in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Fred McKinley and Josie Boyd Akers. He retired as a carpenter with Island Creek Coal Company, was a member of Shiloh Old Regular Baptist Church, Finchville. He was a lifelong member of the United Mine Workers and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Leatha Pridemore Akers. Other survivors include two sons: Michael Akers (Judy) of Stamping Ground, and Douglas Allen Akers of Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter, Judy Knapp (Bob) of Nicholasville; four step-sons: Bobby Pridemore, Billy Pridemore, and Daniel Pridemore, all of Shelbyville, and Gary Pridemore of Sebastian, Florida; four step-daughters: Patty Ellis, Sue Gray, and Karen Sams, all of Shelbyville, Pam Long of Nicholasville; and one sister, Gladys Williams of Seneca, West Virginia; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Williams Akers.  Funeral services will be held Friday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m., at the Shiloh Old Regular Baptist Church, Finchville, with Brother Karrell Addington; brother Cledith Hall, and Brother Eddie Slone officiating.  Interment will be in Masonic Cemetery, Stamping Ground. Visitation is at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Hospice of Louisville, or Shiloh Old Regular Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Hall-Taylor Funeral Home. (FCT'S 11-10-06)

Adrian Lafferty

Age, 77, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, November 6, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born June 11, 1929, in Water Gap, he was the son of the late Jerry and Lula DeRossett Lafferty. He was the retired president and owner of Mountain Pipeline Construction Company; a U.S. Army Korean War veteran; a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM, of Prestonsburg; the Oleika Shrine Temple of Lexington; and was a 32nd degree Mason; a Kentucky Colonel; a member of Chapter 18, Auxier D.A.V.; and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Jean Hunt Lafferty. Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Debbie and John R. Trusty of Prestonsburg, and Sandi and George Preston Archer of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother, Tom Lafferty of Prestonsburg; a sister, Christine Ball of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren: Joel Lennon Archer, Jasmine Delaney Archer, Isabel Deffry, and John David Trusty. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Jerry A. Lafferty and James H. Lafferty. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 9, at 11 a.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Military services were conducted by Auxier Chapter 18, D.A.V. Masonic services were held Wednesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was Wednesday, November 8, at 4 p.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home; and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church. (FCT'S 11-10-06)

Richmond Slone

Age 83, of Blue River, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 12, 1923, in Blue River, he was the son of the late Harmison and Annie B. Whitaker Slone. He was a retired teacher for the Floyd County Board of Education, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. He is survived by his wife, Mary Justice Slone. Other survivors include two daughters and sons in law: Dr. Demetra and Dr. Bill Francis of Blue River, and Richenna Ann and Timothy Stephens of Lexington; two brothers and one sister, Burns Slone of Blue River, Burl Slone of Los Cruces New Mexico, and Sally E. Akers of Warsaw, Indiana; and six grandchildren: Matthew, Amanda, Amy, Timothy Jr., Jack, and Abigail In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, Columbus Slone, Raymond Slone, Earl Slone, Harmison Slone Jr., and Cora Lee Miller. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Victor Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Cemetery at Blue River, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 11-10-06)

Johnie Sparkman

Age 87, of Hueysville, husband of the late Ranie Shepherd Sparkman, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. He was born October 4, 1919, in Hueysville, the son of the late Roach Sparkman and Anna Sexton Sparkman. He was a coal miner. Survivors include two sons, Burnis Sparkman and Paul Edward Sparkman, both of Waterloo, Indiana; a daughter, Dulcine Petty, of Angola, Indiana; nine grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, Ranie, a son, Johnie Sparkman Jr., and three brothers, Ishamel Shepherd, Eugene Shepherd, and Homer Sparkman. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Novem-ber 11, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jerry Manns officiating. Burial will follow in the Press Shepherd Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S 11-10-06)

Emma Jean Blackburn

Age 73, of Prestonsburg, wife of Archel Blackburn, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Huntington, West Virginia. She was born June 19, 1933, in Banner, the daughter of the late Clarence Lewis and Callie Lewis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the church, and the Floyd County Democrat Club.  Survivors include her husband, Archel; five sons, Gary Blackburn, Stevie Blackburn, and Paul Blackburn, all of Prestonsburg, Rodney Blackburn of Canton, Ohio, and Scottie Blackburn of Millersport, Ohio; two daughters: Charlotte George of Prestonsburg, and Debbie Burns of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Bennie Lewis of Olive Hill; two sisters: Barbara Foley and Dorothy Lewis, both of New Lebanon, Ohio; and 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son Keith Blackburn; and one daughter, Etta Faye Blackburn. Funeral services for Emma Jean Blackburn will be conducted Wednesday, November 8, at 1:00 p.m., at her residence, Buffalo, Prestonsburg, with Jim Smith, Willis Adkins and Billy Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery, Buffalo, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation is at the residence. (FCT'S 11-08-06)


Earnest Blevin

Age 63, of McDowell, died Sunday, November 5, 2006, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital emergency room. Born March 24, 1943, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Walker and Gilva Collins Blevins. He was a disabled coal miner; and a member of the Old Time Baptist Church, in Printer. He is survived by his wife, Deloris Henderson Blevins. Other survivors include two sons: Ricky D. Blevins of Ashland, and Ernie Blevins of Couerdalean, Iowa; a daughter: Diana Hamilton of McDowell; a brother, Ronnie Blevins of McDowell; a sister, Shelby Jean Reynolds of McDowell; 10 grandchildren: William Donald Schlick, Nicole Marie Blackburn, Cody Blevins, Amber Porter, Donald Porter, Jessica Porter, Zack Neece, Brent Hancock, Nicholas Hancock, and Billy D. Hamilton; and one great-grandchild, Shawn Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Denver Meade, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Blevins Cemetery, at Frasures Creek, in McDowell. Visitation is at the funeral home, with nightly services at 7 p.m.  (FCT'S 11-08-06)

Clarence Edward Johnson

Age, 65, of Weeksbury, died Sunday, November 5, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born December 16, 1940, in Weeksbury, he was the son of the late William Birchfield Johnson, and the late Melvina Hall Johnson. He was a retired coal miner, and a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife, Louetta Osborne Johnson. Other survivors include two sons: Steve Johnson of Prestonsburg, and Stuart Johnson of Lenoir, North Carolina; three brothers: Hurley Johnson of Shelby Township, Michigan, Homer Johnson of Carlisle, and Doug Johnson of Wittensville; two sisters: Vivian Hall of Lodi, Ohio, and Betty Reed of Oil Springs; and five grandchildren: Devon Sturart, Jerad, Alyssa, Madison, and Seth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Raymond Johnson, Royal Johnson, and Arnold Johnson; and a sister, Virginia Mae Cook. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 9, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Vernon Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery at Weeksbury. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S 11-08-06)

Jeanette J. Wright

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, November 3, 2006, at the UK Medical Center, in Lexington. Born March 26, 1924, in Wayland, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Elizabeth Mosley Goodman. She was a homemaker, and minister and member of the Non-denominational Church. She is survived by her husband, James Luther Wright. Other survivors include three sons: Terry Hall of Warsaw, Indiana, Gary Horton of Royalton, and Tim Miller of Keaton; three daughters: Elizabeth Miller, Barbara Caldwell and Jennifer Music, all of Prestonsburg; a brother, Dan Goodman of Pierceton, Indiana; a sister: Virginia McGowan of Marion, Michigan; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren Funeral services were held Sunday, November 5, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Garfield Potter officiating. Burial was in the Father House Cemetery, Big Branch of Abbott, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 11-08-06)

Barbara Ellen Hall

Age, 62, of Grethel, died Tuesday, October 21, 2006, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born May 16, 1944, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Harve and Mary Francis Caudill Hall. She was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Clifford Junior Hall. Other survivors include: A daughter and son-in-law: Donna and Foster Dorvin Mitchell of Grethel; two brothers: Willie Wayne Hall and Vardie Hall, both of Grethel; and three grandchildren: Gladys Alicia Mitchell, Clifton Mitchell, and Foster Dorvin Mitchell Jr.; and one great-grandchild, James Franklin Mitchell. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 3, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery, in Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S 11-03-06)

Christopher Lee Jones

Age, 22, of Paintsville, passed away on October 31, 2006. He was born in Boyd County, on February 4, 1984. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pikeville, an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. He received a scholarship to the University of Louisville due to his scouting experience. A Class of 2001 graduate of Paintsville High School, he was in the top ten of his class.  During his freshman year of college it was necessary for him to withdraw from school due to illness. His plans were to complete his education. While in the hospital he took classes on line from Big Sandy Community and Technical College, preparing for his return to college. He was a courageous young man and fought a brave fight, and was a joy and blessing to everyone who knew him.He is survived by his mother, Debra Butcher Jones of Paintsville; a half-brother, Ryan Jones of Nicholasville; a half-sister, Beth McDaniels of Nashville, Tennessee; his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Betty Rose (Blackburn) Butcher; his paternal grandmother, Mary Jones of Ligon; aunt, Connie Butcher (Mrs. Larry) Sanders of Johnson County; uncle, Mark Butcher of Pikeville; aunt Cora (Mrs. Mike) Hobson of Ligon; and several great-aunts and uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Jones. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at First Baptist Church, Fouth Street, Pikeville, on Friday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in his memory to: ALSAC  c/o St. Jude Research Center   332 N. Lauderdale   Memphis, TN 38102  Arrangements are under the direction of Thacker Funeral Home, of Pikeville.  (www.thackerfuneralhome.com)  (FCT'S 11-03-06)

Lance Corporal Jonathan Brett (Jon-Jon) Thornsberry

A, age 22, of Pikeville, formerly of McDowell, died Wednes-day, October 25, 2006, in Fallujah, Iraq. Born March 11, 1984, in Pikeville, he was the son of Jackie D. and Judy A. Lawson Thornsberry, of McDowell. He was a United States Marine who was serving in the War on Terrorism/Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Toni Renee Little Thornsberry. Other survivors include a daughter, Haylee Jo Thornsberry of Pikeville; a brother and sister-in-law: Jeffery and Angela Beth Thornsberry of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; two nephews: Thomas Nathan and Jack Anthony; his grandmother, Alice Moore Lawson of McDowell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Jeff Thornsberry and Mable Thornsberry Tuttle, and L. C. Tuttle; and maternal grandfather, Gene David Lawson. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 3, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, in McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Full military honors will be conducted. Burial will be in the Moore Cemetery (Doty Creek) McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation was after 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, and after 11 a.m., on Thursday, at the church. (FCT'S 11-03-06)

Brad Hall

Age 36, of Beaver, died Saturday, October 28, 2006, at U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born August 31, 1970, in Pikeville, he was the son of Doley and Violet Gayheart Hall of Beaver. He was a disabled coal miner.  He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Greene Hall. Other survivors include two sons: Jon Tate Hall and Brady Dalton Hall, both of Beaver; a brother: Terry Hall (Debbie) of Beaver; a sister: Jennifer Morrow (Rocky) of Langley; eight nephews and three nieces. He was preceded in death by a son: Kolt Hall. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 1, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.  Burial will be in the Gayheart Cemetery, at Buckhorn Road, in Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation will be at the church. (FCT'S 11-01-2006)

William Herschell Hughes

Age 61, of Indianapolis, In., formerly of Floyd County, husband of Sherry Newman Hughes, died Sunday, October 29, 2006, at the St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born, April 17, 1945 in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Smith Hughes and Haley Hackworth Hughes. He was a former employee of International Truck Engines Company and the International Harvestor Company. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Byron Herschel Hughes of Indianapolis, Indiana; one grandchild, Hannah Michelle Hughes of Louisville; seven brothers: Earl Hughes (Linda) of Price, Burl Hughes of Prestonsburg, Arthur Hughes (Linda) of Silver Lakes, Indiana, Roger Hughes (Sue) of Bevinsville, Don Hughes (Earlene) of Prestonsburg, Steve Hughes (Shelia) of David, Allen Hughes (Lisa) of Teaberry; four sisters: Margaret Hyden of Prestonsburg, Delphi Jean Scutchfield (Carl) of Louisville, Sally Smith (Avery) of Paintsville, and Mary Jane Conn of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Debra Newman. Funeral services for William Herschel Hughes will be conducted Thursday, November 2, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Doug Bailey and Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Arnett Cemetery (Middle Creek), in Prestonsburg. Hall Funeral Home is caring for those arrangements.  (FCT'S 11-01-2006)

Walter James Little

Age 71, of Wyandotte, Michigan, died Friday, October 27, 2006, at Oakwood Cancer Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Born November 10, 1934, in Melvin, he was the son of the late Will and Lizzie Bryant Little. He was a retired laborer for Great Lake Steel in Ecorse, Michigan; and a U.S. Army and Korean War Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Newman Little. Other survivors include three sons: Timothy Little, Barry Little and Walter Keith Little, all of Wyandotte, Michigan; two daughters: Cindy Sawmiller and Tonya Huziak, both of Wyandotte, Michigan; two brothers: Willis Little of Taylorsville, and Carl Little of Grand Rapids, Michigan; five sisters: Helen Ray of Ohio, Peggy Convery of Cleveland, Ohio, Sadie Napier, Sharon Salyer and Shelby Little, all of Pikeville; and eleven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Thomas Little and a sister: Pat Little. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, at 1 p.m. at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Chuck Hall, Jimmy Dye and Lewis Sandlin officiating. A military funeral was conducted by Garrett D.A.V. Chapter 128. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 11-01-2006)

Irvin Smith

Age, 83, of Wayland, died Friday, October 27, 2006, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born August 10, 1923, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Walter and Mildred Smith. He was a retired Ohio operating engineer. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law: Jeffrey I. and Kathy Smith of Wayland; three grandchildren: Tomma Leigh Martin, Jeffrey Tyler Martin and Savannah Louise Smith; and caretaker, Brenda Bates. Funeral services were held Monday, October 30, at 2 p.m., at Megie and Riggs Funeral Home in Mount Orab, Ohio, with Danny O’Quinn (Family Minister) officiating. Burial was in the New Harmony Cemetery, in Williamsburg, Ohio, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, on Saturday October 28, at 4 p.m., and on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Megie and Riggs Funeral Home, in Mt. Orab, Ohio. (FCT'S 11-01-2006)

Lance Corporal Jonathan Brett (Jon Jon) Thornsberry

Age, 22, of Pikeville, formerly of McDowell, died Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at Fallujah, Iraq. In addition to his parents, Jackie D. and Judy A. Lawson Thornsberry of McDowell, he is survived by his wife, Toni Renee Little Thornsberry. Other survivors include one daughter, Haylee Jo Thornsberry of Pikeville; one brother and sister-in-law, Jeffery and Angela Beth Thornsberry of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; two nephews: Thomas Nathan and Jack Anthony; several aunts, uncles and cousins and maternal grandmother, Alice Moore Lawson. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Jeff Thornsberry, Mable Thorns-berry, Tuttle and L. C. Tuttle and maternal grandfather, Gene David Lawson. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 3, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, at McDowell, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Moore Cemetery, (Doty Creek), in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is after 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, at the funeral home and after 11 a.m., Thursday, at the church. (FCT'S 11-01-2006)