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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

October 1, 1999

Haley Bryant

Age, 83, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, September 2'1, 1999,1 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 26, 1916, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Hilza Osborne Tackett. She was a member of 'the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church' She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard "Doc" Bryant. Survivors include seven sons, Forrest Bryant of Hi Hat, Curt Bryant of Nicholasville, Dahny R Bryant of Betsy Layne, Bobby L. Bryant of Gulston, Gene Bryant of. Ewing, Ronnie Bryant. of Martin;  five daughters, Joyce Adkins of' Amelia, Ohio, Fern Clark, Clotine Norris, and Phyllis Gail Hall, all of Lexington, and Dixie Bryant of Hi Hat; four brothers, Lawson Tackett of Marion Ohio, Vernon Tackett of Manchester, Conley Tackett, and Taulby Tackett, both of Virgie; four sisters, Nova Bostic of Pikeville, Deliah Akers of Dorton, Dina Compton of Ecorse, Michigan, Hazel Hefiin of Crab Orchard,  Tennessee; 29 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, Funeral services will be con-' ducted Friday, October 1, at 11 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat,: with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat.

Florence Fitzpatrick

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extend- ed illness. Born on March 15, 1913, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Harris and Queen Shepherd Amett. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Fitzpatrick. Other survivors include one son, Roger Fitzpatrick of Greenville, Indiana; one sister, Nora Alien of Salyersville; and one grandchild. : Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, October 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jerry Manns officiating. Burial will be in the Amett- Bradley Cemetery in Magoffin County, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Clarence Little

Age, 69, of Jonancy, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at his residence. He was born March 18, 1930, at Melvin, the son of Mellie Johnson Little and the late Gomer Little. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Long Fork Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Tibe Becky Hall Little. Other survivors include one daughter, Patricia Ann Caudill of Jonancy; two brothers, Darrell Wayne Little of Richmond, and Jimmy Little of Lexington; four sisters, Nellie Stanley of Phyllis, Vonda Wagner of Paris, Geraldine Hall and Faye Perkins, 'both of Nicholasville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will 'be con- ducted Saturday, October 2, at 11 a.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with Monroe Jones, Terry Bryant, Dewey Roberts, Gary Hampton and .others officiating. Interment will be in the  Osborne Cemetery at Jonancy, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Robert J. Wallace

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born January 7, 1913, at River, he was the son of the late Bill and Florence Arrowood Wallace. He was a graduate of Berea College and got his master's degree from the University of Kentucky. He was a former school teacher He taught at the former Wayland High School and Martin High School; he was the first person hired at Prestonsburg Community College: and he was also the first librarian at the college. He was a piano teacher- He established the Floyd County Library and the Eastern Kentucky Regional Library System for five counties. He was a member, of the FIoyd County Selective Service Board during World War H; a member of the Zebulon Masonic lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg; a member, of Prestonsburg Kiwanis Club; and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sane Stephens Wallace; one son, Dr. Gabriel R. Wallace of Huntsville, Alabama; one daughter, Dr. Zella Faye Wells of Paintsville; one brother, James Ray Wallace of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Mary Adams of Louisa; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 2, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Sayre and Dr. Harold Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Ricky Gene Tackett

Age, 40, of West Salem, Ohio, formerly of Harold, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, from injuries sustained in an auto- mobile accident. He was born October 26, 1958, in Martin, the son of Richard Tackett and Margie Shepherd Tackett, of Harold. He was a heating and cooling installer, and a member of the Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Rick Gene Tackett Jr. of Medina, Ohio; two sisters, Dana Tackett of Prestonsburg, and Rita Akers of Harold. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, October 2, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Russ Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.

Nollie Conn Samons

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following a long ill- ness. She was born July 12, 1915, in Martin, the daughter of the late Elkana Corm and Margaret Crum Conn. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Millard Samons. Other survivors include one son, Julian Sarnons of Salyersville; two daughters, Opal Samons and Lilly Samons Mullins, both of Martin; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grand- children. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, October 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergy- man, Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial will be in the Sarnons Family Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home Martin.

Clemma Lewis Hammond

Age, 75, of Ratliffs Creek, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born in Morgan County, on March 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Lula Short Lewis and John H. Lewis. She was a retired school teacher in Pike County and was a Kentucky Colonel; Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International; a Graduate of Pikeville College and Morehead State University. .She is survived her husband Raymond Hammond. Other survivors include one son, Phillip Hammond of Nashville, Tennessee and one brother, Russell Lewis of Knoxville, Tennessee; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, October 2, 11 a.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jackson Cemetery in Jackson.

John Sherman Meade Jr.

Age, 74, of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on October 27, 1924, in Weeksbury, he was the son of the late John Sherman Meade Sr. and Verdantsie Burke Meade. Other survivors include one son, Kevin Douglas Meade of Weeksbury; one daughter, Ginger Meade Mullins of Weeksbury; one brother, Arnold B. Meade of Pamplin, Virginia; two sisters, Grisszelda Braffotd of Palntsville, Sybil Horvath of Dearborn, Michigan; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, October 1, at noon, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery, Weeksbury, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Marie Rosbaugh

Age, 72, of Brunswick, Ohio, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Floyd County, May 14, i927, the daughter of the late Reece and Virgie Handshoe Sturgill. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She was former owner of a fruit and vegetable stand in Middleburg Heights. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter A. Rosbaugh. She is survived by two sons, Donald R. Rosbaugh of Cuyahoga Falls and James P. Rosbaugh of Brunswick; three daughters, Shirley Rosbaugh of Cleveland, MaryAnn Newman of Newcomerstown, and Kathleen M. Pearce of Brunswick; three brothers, Malcolm Sturgill of Jackson, Michigan, Curtis Sturgill of Lewittsburg, Tennessee and Charles Sturgill of Munith, Michigan; three sisters, Eva Gilbert of Parma Heights, Cynthia Ethel England of Munith, Michigan, and Maude Piasor of Ashtabula; nine grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 30, 11 a.m., at St. Ambrose Church, in BrunswiCk. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmstead, under the direction of Carlson Funeral Home.

Perry G. Little

Perry G. Little, 70, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Pike County, died Tuesday, September Pikeville, the son of the late John and Dulcina Roberts Little. He was the former owner of Douglynn Park Campground and Quality Gas. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Roberts Little. Other survivors include three daughters, Karen Bowling of Madison, Alabama, Kathy Sleigher of Columbia, South Carolina, Lisa Owens of Lenoir City, Tennessee; three brothers, Omar Little of Ormond Beach, Florida, Wilburn Little of Lynch, and Newton Little of Rockport; one sister, Josephine of Columbus, Ohio; five Compton grandchildren and one great-grand- child. A prayer service was held Thursday, September 30, 11 a.m., at Johnson Memorial Park Mausoleum, Pikeville, with interment under direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Jim Lafferty

Age, 89, of Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on April 20, 1910, in Sloan, Floyd County, he was the son of the late William and Pheoby, Webb Lafferty. He was past master of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No.-950t Martin, member of Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church; and wag retired from Reynolds Body Shop. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Mae Justice Lafferty. ! Survivors include three sons, Denver Lafferty, Dennis, Lafferty and Carl Douglas Laffery, all of Water Gap, Prestonsburg; one daughter, Eula Robinson of Water Gap, Prestonsburg; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. ' Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 30, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Russ Taylor and Jim Smith officiating. Burial was in the Jim Lafferty Family. Cemetery, Bull Creek Water Gap, Prestonsburg, under the! direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Donald Adkins

Age, 65, of Mallie, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 3, 1934, in Owsley, he was the son of the late Joe Adkins Sr. and Fannie Justice Adkins. He was a disabled steel Baptist Church in Mallie. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Aileene Maxie Adkins. , Survivors include one son, Rebel Adkins of Van Lear; one step-son, Larry Collins of, Westland, Michigan; two daughters, Carol Susie Gibson of Monroe, Michigan, Lyndia Spradlin of Meally; one brother,: Joe Adkins Jr. of Wyandotte, Michigan; two sisters, Sarah Stevens and Mary Boyd, both of, Pike County; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be con-, ducted Saturday, October, 2, at 1 p.m., at the Reynolds Fork Old Regular Baptist Church at Mallie, with Bordis Slone, Paul Watson and others officiating. Burial will be made in the Maxie Adkins Cemetery on Burgey Creek, Mallie.

October 3, 1999

Bobby Tackett

Age, 58, of Virgie, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at his residence. He was born June 30, 1941, the son of-Lizzie Tackett of Dorton, and the late Steve Tackett. He was a retired miner from Bethlehem Coal Co. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Tackett. Other survivors include five sons, Anthony Q. Tackett of Virgie, Kenneth W. Tackett and Gregory W. Tackett, both of Beefhide, Stevie L. Tackett and Neil Roger Tackett, both of Robinson Creek; three brothers, Billy Tackett of Dorton, Steve Tackett Jr. of Covington, and Lavon Tackett of Be&hide; one sister, Barbara Blevins of Beefhide; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, October 3, at 11 a.m., at the Dorton Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Harold Mullins Cemetery at Beefhide of Dorton.

Robert L. Johnson

Age, 74, retired president of Appalachian Regional Healthcare Inc. and former vice president of both the University of Kentucky and University of California, died September 29, 1999, following a long illness. He came to Lexington in 1960 to join the group creating the UK Medical Center. In 1966, he was appointed UK's first vice president for student affairs. In 1968, he went to UC as vice chancellor for students affairs at the Berkeley cam- pus, then as vice chancellor for administration. In 1970, he was named senior vice president for administration for the nine-campus UC system. In 1976, he became the founding president of the National Center for Health Education, returning to Kentucky two years later to head the ARH system of hospitals, including the one at McDowell. He served ARH for 15 years. In 1989, he was named one of the 25 out- standing executives of health care systems in the country by Modem Healthcare magazine. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Aldrich Johnson, three daughters and a son. A memorial is to be planned at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dean's Scholarship Endowment Fund at UK College of Medicine, Frontier Nursing or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Opal Horn

Age, 76, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on January I0, 1923, in West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Cornette and Alice Simmons Comette. She was a member of the Faith . Deliverance Tabernacle, West Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Yancy Horn Sr. Survivors include four sons, Yancy Horn Jr. and Donald Horn, both of Warsaw, Indiana, John D. Horn of Prestonsburg, Bill Tom Horn of Auxier; six daughters, Bonnie Shepherd of Prestonsburg, Angie Haywood, Alice Buckhart, Lois Hurd, Audrey Long, all of Warsaw, Indiana, Mary Meeks of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, John D. Comette of West Virginia, 37 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funenl Home, Martin, with Ronnie Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the West Prestonsburg Cemetery.

Spanel "Russell" Stratton, Jr.

Age 76, of Stanville, Kentucky, passed away October 1, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born October 30, 1922, the son of the late Sparrell Russell Stratton, Sr. and Flora Wright Stratton. Mr. Stratton was a retired heavy equipment operator and WWII army veteran. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post at Prestonsburg, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stratton is preceded in death by three brothers, Henry Edward Stratton, Richard D. Stratton, and James Paul Stratton; and two sisters, Virginia Harris and Octavia Cooley. Mr. Stratton is survived by two brothers, Theodore Earl Stratton of Cardington, Ohio; and Roy Pritchard Stratton of Readyville, Tennessee; and four sisters, Betty Flanery of Langley, Kentucky; Jo Inmon of Banner, Kentucky; Edith Steele of Harold, Kentucky; and Rosemary Meade of Stanville, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Sparrei Stratton Cemetery, Stanville, Kentucky, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.

Draxie Hall

 Died September 30, 1999, at the Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan. She was born June 3, 1922, the daughter of the late Pleasant and Lillie Johnson of Speight, She was a homemaker and a member of the Ecorse Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hall, two sons, Roy Lee and Willie Ray, and one daughter, Wilma Lee Hall. She is survived by four sons, Sidney Hall of Wyandotte, Paul Howard Hall of River Rouge, Billy Gordon Hall of Belleview, Michigan, and Guy Jerome Hall of Ecorse; four brothers, Habert and Hubert Johnson of Speight, Truman Johnson of River Rouge, and Bruce Johnson of Ecorse; three sisters, Hazel Johnson and Emma Johnson of Speight, and Molly Owens of Langley; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 3, at 11 a.m., at Speight Church of Christ under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with Bennie Blankenship, Edley Newsome and Mike Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Garfield Johnson Cemetery at Speight.

John Smith Jr.

Age, 87, of Virgie, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born December 18, 1916, at Nigh, the son of the late John Sr. and Ellen Deskins Smith. He was a retired coal miner and a WWII veteran. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Vipperman Smith. Other survivors include three sons, Johnny "Smoke" Smith III, of Virgie, Timothy Smith of Germany, and Steven Smith of Virgie; six daughters, Bonnie Parson and Sherry Smith, both of Warner Robins, Georgia, Clare Baxter of St. Louis, Missouri, Cathy Hirschinger of Virgie, Thelma Nolan of Omaha, Nebraska, Laura Kelly of Whitesburg; one sister, Emma Marcum of Elkhorn City; 19 grand- children and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 3, at I p.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, with Charles Justice officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana, under the direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel.

October 6, 1999

James Ayres Mullins

Age 68, of Garrett, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born January 19, 1931, the son of the late Troy Mullins and Italy Ratliff Mullins. He was a retired police officer for the city of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sexton Mullins. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Johnson of Lexington, and Sydney Mullins of Louisville; one brother, Gene Mullins of Wayland; one sister, Virginia Hall of Clay City; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be cOn- ducted Wednesday, October 6, at 11 a.m., at the, Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Drew Martin and Larry Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Sexton Cemetery at Hueysville.

Robert Jr. Beaver I

Robert Jr. Beaver I, 50, of Dwarf, died Friday, September 24, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born in Perry County, on June 29, 1949, the son of James Beaver and Rachel Couch Beaver. : He is survived by his parents, James and Rachel Beaver; two sons, Robert Jr. Beaver H of Dwarf, and James Beaver Jr. of Hazard; two daughters, Johnnie Sturgill of Lackey and Patsy Mosley of Hazard; three brothers, Bobby Beaver, Danny Beaver and Gary Beaver, all of Dwarf; two sisters, Carol Miller and Katherine Jean Beaver, both of Dwarf; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 27, 1 p.m., at the Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church at Dwarf, with Eldon Wall officiating. Burial was at the Engle Cemetery at Dwarf.

Harry Berchel Howard

Age 67, of Burnside; formerly of Swanton, Ohio, died Friday, October 1, 1999, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Born January 11, 1932, at Garrett, he was the son of Effie Reed Howard of Garrett, and the late Kelly Howard. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Caudill Howard. Other survivors include three sons, Timothy Howard of Buchanan, Michigan, Kelly Howard of Richmond, Robin Howard of Forth Worth, Texas; two daughters, Sandra Rupp of Delta, Ohio and Trena Johnson of Bronston; two sisters, Alberta Bolding of Warren, Indiana, Glenna Caudill of Marion, Ohio; and 13 grandchildren. Burial was in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

Ollie Hall

Age 63, of Teaberry, died Thursday, September 30, 1999 at her residence, following a long ill- ness. She was born March 16, 1936, the daughter of the late Emmitt Jones and Della Blankenship Jones. Her husband, James Oakley Hall, preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Theresa Newsome of Teaberry; one brother, Emmitt Jones Jr. of Minnie; one sister, Nannie Newsome of McDowell; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 3, at 2 p.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, with Bill Tackett and Woody Pack officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Ruby Jewell Ratliff

Age 68, of Langley, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a long illness. She was born January 20, 1931, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Nora Joseph Jones, She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Ratliff. Other survivors include three sons, James Gregory Ratliff and Richard Brian Ratliff, both of Langley, Charles Alan Ratliff of Betsy Layne; three daughters, Reba Lois Griffith of Prestonsburg, Reka Joyce Wood and Reta Karen Akers, both of Langley; one brother, Alonzo Jones of Corona, Indiana; two sisters, Ogie Kilgore of Munith, Michigan, Brenda Wicker of Plymouth, Ohio; eleven grand- children and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 7, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Jerry Matins, officiating. Burial will be in the Ratliff Cemetery, Langley.

Jean Hayes Hutchinson

Age 69, of Martin, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 10, 1930, in Bypro, she was the daughter of the late Hargis and Maxie Salisbury Hayes. She was a retired nurses aid, and a member of the First Baptist Church of McDowell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Hutchinson. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Lynn Turner of Minnie, Donnia Wright of Ekron; one brother, Jimmy Hayes of Hunter; three sisters, Josephine Akers of Martin, Joyce Ramey of Prestonsburg, Judith Horsley of Nicholsville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 6, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Harry Hargis officiating.. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

October 8, 1999

Margaret R. Browning

Age 58, formerly of Tipp City, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at the Woodland Country Manor, Somerville, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. She was born January 6, 1941, in Halo, and was a volunteer and chaplain at Stouder Hospital in Troy and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.D. and Rebecca Cronk and her husband, Elmer Browning. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Haller of Camden, Gena Lynn Malden of Florida; one brother, Keith Crook of Florida and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Roxie Risner

Age 92, of Homer, Michigan, formerly  of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 4, at her residence. Born February 28, 1907, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Charles Hackworth and Lula Dotson Hackworth. She was a member of the Christ Apostalic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Risner. Survivors include six daughters, Vinetta Hackworth of Homer, Michigan, Loretta Miller of Florida, Juanita Brown of Parma, Roberta Owens of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, Maxine Yeager and Doris Owens, both of Homer; one sister, Oma Manns of Indiana; six brothers, Wayne Hackworth, Charles Hackworth Jr., and Thurman Hackworth, all of Kentucky, and Elmer Hackworth, and Vemice Hackworth, both of Stockbridge, and Vernal Hackworth, of Indiana; 19 grand- children; several great-grantlchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 6, at 11 a.m., at the Christ Apostolic Church in Albion, with David Trammell and Ron Hackworth officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, in Homer, Michigan.

October 10, 1999

Kenneth Stewart

Age 32, of Jonancy, died Wednesday, October 6, 1999. He was born August 31. 1967. in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Geraldine Mullins Stewart of Jonancy, and the late Charles Stewart. He was employed by the CSX railroad. He is survived by one brother, William Michael Stewart of Pikeville. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie, with Carson Wright and James Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Mullins Family Cemetery on Elswick Branch of Jonancy, under direction of R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home.

Alice Ramsey Mullins

Age 64, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Weeksbury, died September 8, 1999. She was a resident of Barberton for 42 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Garnetta Ramsey DeRay and Theadore Ramsey. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Chester; one son, Dennis (Annamarie); one granddaughter, Krista; one great granddaughter, Ariel; one. sister, Avonell Ramsey Withrow (Kenneth); and one brother, Allen (Debbie) Ramsey. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Campfiled-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, with pastor Robert L. Webb officiating. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Doylestown, Ohio.

Mims Porter

Age, 83, of South Shore died Thursday, October 7, 1999, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born May 25, 1916, in Allen, a son of the late Farris Porter and Martha Branham Porter. He was a retired employee of CSX Railroad. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, Raymond and Brooks Porter, and four sisters, Sadie George, Mary Baldridge, Ethel Parks and Ruth Thomas. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Sunday, October 10, at 1 p.m., at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, with Elder Robert Allard officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

October 13, 1999

Charles Lafferty

Age 67, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Friday, October 8, 1999, in Lexington. He was born July 22, 1932, on Bull Creek, the son of the late Walter Lafferty and Mary Ann Branham Lafferty. He was a retired coal miner at National Mine, a U.S. Army veteran, and life member of the DAV., Chapter 128, Garrett. He is survived by his Wife, Maxine Conn Lafferty. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Garland "Buzzie" Lafferty and Gordon Lafferty, both of Martin; one brother, Elmer Lafferty of Dwale; one step-brother, Ed Gillespie of Dana; two step-sisters, Virginia Akers of Dana, and Bonnie Manns of Indiana; and three grandchildren.-. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 11, at 10 a.m., at the Hail' Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the John B Conn Cemetery at Arkansas Creek, Martin

Percy Hall Childers

Age 79, of Garner, died Thursday, October 7, 1999. She was born in Hollybush, on February 14, 1920, the daughter of the late Jeff Hall and Cathleen Triplett Hall. Her husband, Linzy Childers, Preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Cledis Childers of Valaparaiso, Indiana, and Foster Childers of Buchanan, Tennessee; one daughter, Bernice Smith of Mallie; three brothers, Lee Boy, Buddy Ray and John; two sisters, Tishi Johnson and Jeanette Slone; and four grand- children and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 11, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Jimmy Hall, Bordes Slone and Others officiating. Burial was in the Linzy Childers Cemetery at Garner.

Sadie Prater

Age 70, of Dixon, Illinois, died at KSB Hospital on Friday, October 8, 1999. She was bom in Cabin Creek, West Virginia, on April 2, 1929, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Prater Stamper. She was a mental health technician employed by the Dixon Developmental Center and, the Singer Center in Rockford from 1969 until 1992. She then Worked in the KSB Hospital's housekeeping department prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Dixon Moose Club. Her husband, Ottis Kenneth Blair, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Johnson of Prestonsburg, and Cathy Statues of Dixon; one son, Kenny Blair of Dixon; one brother, Leonard Joseph of Centre, Alabama; five sisters, Minnie Joseph of Prestonsburg, Clanthe Sue McMurtry of Paducah, ,Opal Metcalf of Corrollton, Georgia, Nora Callihan of Raceland, and Shirley McMurtry of Calvert City; and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services will 'be con- ducted Wednesday, October 13, at 11 a.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald Ferrell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

Joyce Preston Allen

Age 76, of Langley, died Saturday, October 9, t999, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. She was born April 27, 1923, in Ashland, the daughter of the late Coley Allen and Rhoda Preston Allen. She received a teaching certificate from Georgetown College, Pikeville College and Morehead University. She is Survived by her husband, Volney Allen Other survivors include one son, Volney Brent Allen of Eastern; three Sisters, Barbara Carter of Lexington, Geraldine Allen and Corrine Allen; both of Eastern; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 12, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Bob Varney, officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery, Brash Creek, Hueysville.

October 15, 1999

C. Bruce Bartley

Age 33, of Howard, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born September 14, 1966, in Pikeville. He is survived by his parents, Clinard and Frances Wright Bartley; a sister, Belinda Jackson of Charleston, West Virginia, and his maternal grandmother Bertha Wright of Dofton. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 15, at 2 p.m. at the Harris Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg, Ohio, with ministers Carson Wright, James Tackett, and Jason Lowery officiating.

Donald Stewart Lewis

Age 45, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 11, 1999 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Born on September 26, 1954, in Ohio, he was the son of Glenn Lewis and Barbara Mitchell Lewis of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a student of nursing at Prestonsburg Community College, and a member of Spurlock Bible Church. He is survived by his wife, Penny Weitkowski Lewis. Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Paige Lewis of Prestonsburg; two brothers, David Lewis of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jimmy Lewis of Florida. Funeral services will be con- ducted on Friday, October 15, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with Kelly Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Sue Caudill Dearing

Age 56, of Covington, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, October 11, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on January 15, 1943, in Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Claird and Ethel Owen Caudill. Survivors include her husband, Michael Dearing; two sons, Steven Michael Dearing of Covington, Jeremy William Thomas of Grant County; and one brother, Clyde Caudill of Emma. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, October 15, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church at Garrett, with Elder Jerry Manns and others officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

May Hall

Age 87, of Galveston, died Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a long illness. She was born November 2, 1911, in Galveston, the daughter of the late Lee Hall and Fannie Hamilton Hall. She was a member of the Little Rachel Regular Baptist Church, Galveston. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Green Hall. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Hall of Pikeville, and Don Hall of Galveston; five daughters, Emogene Hamilton of Pikeville, Lassie Belcher, Madeline Hall, and Geraldine Howell all of Galveston, and Fannie Mae Dotson of Cicero, Illinois; one brother, Brice Hall of Croton, Ohio; two sisters, Liddie Hall of Galveston, and Euna Wilson of Dayton, Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grand- children. Funeral services will be con ducted, Saturday, October 16, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rachel Regular Baptist Church, at, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

T.J. Hicks

Age 59, of Lima, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at his residence. Born April 30, 1940, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Tandy and Liza B. Hicks, he was a retired factory worker with Dana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of U.A.W. He is survived by his wife, Janice I. Jones Hicks. Other survivors include two sons, T.J. Hicks Jr. of Novi, Michigan, Todd A. Hicks of Lima; one daughter, Tonjia Pugsley of Lakeview, Ohio; two brothers, James E. Hicks of Kentucky, Glenn Hicks of Albion, Michigan; one sister, Patsy Prater of Tennessee; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, October 15, at Chiles and Sons-Laman Wayne St. Chapel, with Rev. Michael J. Kniespeck officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

October 17, 1999

Nellie M. James

Age 88, of Endicott, died Saturday, October 16, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born May 1, 1911, at Endicott, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Eva Jervis Setser. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for over 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Ezra James; one son, Billie Gene James of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Eva Hatfield of Endicott and Lizzie Pinion of Dayton, Ohio; two grand- Children and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, October 18, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Nathan Lafferty, Rev. Virgil Hunt and Rev. Abe Vanderpool officiating. Burial will be in the James Family Cemetery at Endicott.

Susie Mae Osborne

Age 84, of Bonnyman, died Thursday, October 14, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on May 13, 1915, in Boyd County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Rose Bellamy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freel Osborne. Survivors include two sons, Danny Ray Osborne of Bonnyman, and Freel Junior Osborne of Logan, West Virginia; a step-son, Dent Osborne of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three daughters, Ruby Skeens, Thelma Bentley, both of Martin and Tommie Perkins of Whitley City; 27 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, October 17, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Rev. Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery

 Edward Nidzielski

Age 54, of Melvin, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, died Friday, October 15, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Born June 17, 1945, in Michigan, he was the son of the late Edward Anothy and Hilda Nidzielski. He was a disabled painter. Survivors include three sons, J.D. Skeens of Melvin, Jason Skeens of Detroit, Michigan, and Eddie Nidzielski of Michigan; six daughters, Ella Skeens and Veronica Skeens, both of Detroit, Michigan, and Madgeline Nidzielski, Candi Nidzielski, Loretta Nidzielski and Sandra Nidzielski, all of Michigan; one sister, Hilda Essenmacher of Detroit, Michigan; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 19, at l0 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with the ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Skeens Family Cemetery at Melvin.

Jack D. Ratcliffe

Age 58, of Mt. Sterling, died Thursday, October 14, 1999, at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville. He was born April 27, 1941, in Floyd County, the son of Don Rafliff and Mabel Cole Rafliff of Hunter. He was a retired Army officer and a Vietnam War veteran. In addition to his wife, Nancy Torkelson Ratcliffe, he is survived by his parents. Other survivors include three daughters, Ellen Ratcliffe and Elizabeth Ratcliffe, both of Mt. Sterling, and Cheryl Small of Ft. Payne, Alabama; one brother, Terry D. Ratliff of Hunter; two sisters, Judy Music of Hager Hill, and Karen Smith of Ivel; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, October 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Arnold Turner Jr. Officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.

Jackie Lee Dotson

Age 70, of Oak Hill, Ohio, died Friday, October 15, 1999, at Holzen Medical Center. Born August 1, 1929, at Auxier, he was the son of the late Albert and Beulah Stanley Dotson. He retired from Gallipolis Development Center in Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Leona Ruth Click Dotson; three sons, Bobby Ray Dotson of Albany, Darrell Lee Dotson of Bidwell and Tony Allen Dotson of Gallipolis; one daughter, Mary Ellen Crago of Haydenville; four brothers, Sherman Dotson of Warsaw, Indiana, Billy Joe Dotson of Cliff, and Louis Dotson and Orville Dotson, both of Prestonsburg; five sisters, Jean Rice of Banner, Laura Smith of Arkansas, Cynthia Hall of Wilkesviile, and Mable Honeycutt and Hazel Arnett, both of Prestonsburg; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, October 18; at 1 p.m., at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill, Ohio, with Rev. Howard Hubbard officiating.

October 20, 1999

Howard Burke

Age 56, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, October 18, 1999, following an extended illness. Born on August 22, 1943, in Floyd County, he was the son of Wiley G. Burke of Price, and the late Flotilla Childers. He was a flood wall maintenance worker for the City of Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Opell Burke. Survivors also include one son, Wiley Ray Burke of Lumberton, North Carolina; one daughter, Angela Kay Burke of Catlettsburg; three brothers, Boone Burke of Catlettsburg, Olen Burke of Lima, Ohio, Wiley Burke Jr. of Columbus, Ohio: four sisters, Tennessee Platkus of Detroit, Michigan, Missouri Bentley of Bevinsville, Oma Dawson of Price, and Opal Bentley of McDowell. Funeral services will be conduct- ed Wednesday, October 20, at 11 a.m., at the Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with Bill Spears and John Walters officiating. Burial will be in the Golden Oaks Cemetery, Ashland

Fred Casebolt

Age 60. of Riverside. Ohio, formerly of Knott County; died Tuesday, October 12. 1999. at his home. He was born in Knott County. on June 16, 1939, to McKinley and Alma Casebolt. He is survived by his wife, Nelda McCobbin Casebolt and mother, Alma Casebolt of Larkslane. Other survivors include two sons, Daniel Shane Casebolt and Donald Shawn Casebolt of Miami, Florida; one daughter, Freida Ann Claybum of Suwanee, Georgia; seven brothers, Fores Glen of Boonescamp, Riley of Fairplay, Missouri, Mac of Beavercreek, Ohio, Wendall of Somerset. Ed of Larkslane, Chad of Prestonsburg, Jeffrey Shane of London; four sisters, Janice Combs of Lafollette, Tennessee, Minda Amburgey and Deborah Combs of Hindman, and Joyce Cook of Waynesville, Ohio; four grandchildren and one step- grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 17, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Clyde Wicker officiating. Burial was in the McKinley Casebolt Cemetery at Larkslane

Farris Martin

Age 82, of Dema, died October Il. 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center at Hazard. He was born in Dema, on May 10, 1917, to Tilden Martin and Maggie Vance Martin. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Glenda Joyce Martin. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Martin. Other survivors include one son, Roger Martin of Dema; two daughters, Shirley Martin of Dema and Debra Combs of Pikeville; one sister, Hattie Mitchell of Melvin and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 14, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Lawrence Slone, Jimmy Hall and Monroe Jones officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Dema

Liney Hall Prater

Age 70, of Frenchburg, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. She was born August 20, 1929, at Water Gap, to the late Millard and Elsie Younce Pennington. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Robert J. Prater of East Point and Richard L. Prater of Jeffersonville; one daughter, Connie J. Daniels of Frenchburg; four brothers, James Pennington and Rudolph Pennington, both of Prestonsburg; Harm Pennington of Paintsville and John Andrew Pennington, of Flat Gap; nine sisters, Emma Wallen, Beatrice Music and Curnie Faye Goble, all of Prestonsburg, Jacqueline Salyers of Deltona, Florida, Maudie Hughes of Longwood, Florida, Rema Perry of Paintsville, Magdeline Jackson of Warsaw, Indiana, Elizabeth Pennington of Longwood, Florida, and Linda Ousley of Owensville and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, October 20, at 1 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Pennington Family Cemetery at Big Branch of Bull Creek

Richard Pitts

Age 49. of Martin, died Saturday, October 16. 1999, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in West Virginia, following an extended ill- ness. Born July 24, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of Shade and Ruth Reffitt Pitts of Blue River. He was a disabled coal miner and veteran of The Vietnam Era. Survivors include his wife, Doris Conn Pitts; one son, Matthew Pitts of Martin; one brother. David Pitts of Martin; and one sister, Patricia Pitts of Blue River. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 19, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Woody Crum officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel

Sally Katherine Slone

Age 68, of Pikeville, died October 16, }999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born October 5, 1931, in Pikeville, the daughter of the late Sid Slone and Nancy Slone, she was a member of the Little Flock Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Randy Slone of Pikeville. Terry Slone of Millard, Dennis Slone of Raccoon, Gary. Slone of Grethel and Wheeler E. Slone of Raccoon; four daughters, Fairy Coleman, Nancy Thacker, both of Raccoon, Janice Ratliff of Pikeville, Gustaphine Thacker of Lawrenceburg; and one brother, Thestil Slone of Red Creek; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 19, at 11 a.m. at the Little Flock Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Slone Family Cemetery, in Jonican

Novelle Williams Slone

Age, 76, of McDowell, died Monday, October 18, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Hospital, McDowell, after an extended illness. She was born June 5, 1923, the daughter of the late Tan Williams and Tona Moore Williams. She was a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, in Minnie. She is survived by her husband, Galen Slone. Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy Lee Slone of Perry, Ohio, and Ray Gordon Slone of McDowell; three daughters, Birdie Kaytheryn Berry of Cleveland, Ohio, Martha Faye Hamilton of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Glenda Sue Blanton of McDowell; two brothers, Clifford Williams of McDowell, and Edward Williams of Dickerson, Texas; four sisters, Oma Warrens of Wayland, Mona Hughes of Albany, Ailene Layne of Dema, and Emma Lee Storie of Cleveland Kentucky; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 20, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, Minnie, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home.

Roxie Branham

Age 81, of Wheelwright, died Saturday, October 16, 1999, at Paul B. Hall Hospital in Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born on September 2, 1918, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Burke Johnson. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Weeksbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferris Branham. Survivors include four sons, John Mac Branham, Orbin Branham, both of Wheelwright; Hillard Branham of River Rouge, Michigan, Daniel Branham of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Rose Marie Johnson of Wheelwright; two sisters, Sylvania Hall of Rockcastle, Mary Jones of Bevinsville; 23 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conduct- ed Wednesday, October 20, at 3 p.m., at the Church of Christ at Melvin, with Micheal Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, Hi Hat

Olive Thacker

Age 82. of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Langley, died Sunday, October 17, I999, at the Select Specialty Hospital, Nashville. She was born May 29, 1917, in Lebum, the daughter of the late Rudolph Draughn and Loretta Jane Combs Draughn. She was a former employee of Frazier's Restaurant, Martin. Survivors include two sons, Bristol Thacker of Louisville, Rudy Thacker of Nashville, Tennessee; two daughters, Shelby Jo Combs of Vermillion, Ohio, Vivian Ray Scutchfield of Prestonsburg; three half-brothers, Tommy Draughn of Hindman, Jimmy Draughn of Pennsylvania, Charles Draughn of Louisiana; two half-sisters, Betty Draughn of Pennsylvania, Maggie Jane Draughn of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 20, at noon at the .Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Terry Family Cemetery, Langley

Donald Johnson

Age 49, of Salyersville, formerly of Floyd County, died October 15, 1999, at Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville, following an extended illness. Born on June 23, 1950, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Robie and Eukie Slone Johnson. He was a disabled carpenter, and a member of the Dotson Pentecostal Church, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bradley Johnson. Other survivors include four daughters, Eukie Jean Johnson, Donata Sue Grimm and Jessica Lee Mullins, all of Claypool, Indiana, Donnette Lee Schumacher of Warsaw, Indiana; four brothers, Robie Johnson Jr., John B. Johnson, Fred Johnson, Ricky Johnson, all of Prestonsburg; one half-brother, Jobie Johnson of Ohio; seven sisters, Christine Watkins, Jewell Marsillett, Eliza Taylor, all of Prestonsburg; Bobbie Chaffins of Garrett, Linda Watkins of Salyersville, Patricia Jones, Eva Kaye Johnson, both of Prestonsburg; three half sisters, Edith Allen of West Virginia, Marie Hale, Minthia Johnson of Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 19, at 11 a.m., at the Dotson Pentecostal Church in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wilbur Whitaker, Richard Shepherd and Wiley Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery, on Rough and Tough, in Prestonsburg

Victoria Hall

Age 51, a resident of Virgie, died Saturday, October 16, 1999. He was born May 26, 11948, at Speight, the son of Lloyd Hall of Long Fork of Virgie and the late Clara Johnson Hall. He was self-employed in the coal business. He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Hall. Other survivors include two sons, Victoral Shawne Halt, and Austin Tyler Hall, of Virgie' two step-sons, Michael Steele of Hatfield, and Chad Steele of Virgie; two daughters, Vickii Carla Hall of Lexington and Kiana Hall of Wheelwright; four brothers, Virgil Hall of Jackson, Ohio. RaYbon Hall of Virgie, Collie Hall of Pikeville, and Gene Hall of Ft. Pierce, Florida; four sisters, Lola Burke of Virgie, Charlene Johnson of Virgie, Wanda Newsom and Rhonda Johnson, both of Prestonsburg, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, October 20, at 2 p.m., at the R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, with Benny Blankenship and Greg Johnson officiating. Burial is in the Family Cemetery at Virgie

James Shepherd Jr.

Age 24, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 15, 1999, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. after an illness of seven years. He was born August 24, 1975, at Prestonsburg, a son of James Shepherd Sr. and Wilma Jean Allen Shepherd, who survives him. Other survivors include two brothers, Greg Shepherd, and Lonnie Shepherd. both at home. Funeral services were conduct- ed Tuesday, October 19, at the Father's House Church at Big Branch of Abbott Creek, Prestonsburg, with Jeanette Wright officiating. Burial was in the McGuire Cemetery at Big Branch

Helen Newsome

Age 64, of Virgie, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at her residence. She was born November 15, 1934, at Penny, the daughter of the late Andy and Mandy Newsome. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Newsome. Other survivors include one son, Freddy Newsome of Bedford, Indiana; six daughters, Loretta Martin of Virgie, Roberta Blackburn of Virgie, Rosa Katherine Newsome of Millington, Tennessee, Judy Ann Keene of Shelbiana, Lucille Burke of Virgie, and Karen Hall of Virgie; one brother, Chester Newsome of Albion Michigan, and one sister, Ruthie Newsome of Virgie; and 14 grand- children. Funeral services will be conduct- ed Thursday, October 21, at 11 a.m., at the R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with Minister Donald Tackett, Dewey Roberts, Teddy Honaker and Jarvey Kiser officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Branch Cemetery, Penny

Mary Hicks Gibson

Age  83, of Wayland, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. She was born August 6, 1916 in Larkslane, the daughter of the late Hiram Hicks and Tempy Conley Hicks. She was a member of Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Estill, since 1954. Survivors include two sons, Marcus Gibson of Estill, Bennie Gibson of Kendallville, Indiana; two daughters, Gladys Whitley of Utah, Kansas, Barbara Ann Gibson Slone of Leburn; one brother, Chester Hicks of Kendallville, Indiana; 14 grand- children, 13 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, October 20, at 11 a.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Estill, with Buddy Jones, Red Morris and Hugh Henegar officiating. Burial will be in the Sam Duncan Cemetery, Hueysville

October 22, 1999

Liney Bell Prater

Age 70, of Frenchburg, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. She was born August 20, 1929, at Water Gap, to the late Millard and Elsie Younce Pennington. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Prater of East Point and Richard L. Prater of Jeffersonville; one daughter, Connie J. Daniels of Frenchburg; four brothers, James Pennington and Rudolph Pennington, both of Prestonsburg; Harm Pennington of Paintsville and John Andrew Pennington, of Flat Gap; nine sisters, Emma Wallen, Beatrice Music and Curnie Faye Goble, all of Prestonsburg, Jacqueline Salyers of Deltona, Florida, Maudie Hughes of Longwood, Florida, Rema Perry of Paintsville, Magdeline Jackson of Warsaw, Indiana, Elizabeth Pennington of Longwood, Florida, and Linda Ousley of Owensville and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 20, at 1 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Pennington Family Cemetery at Big Branch of Bull Creek, under the direction of (Obituary reprinted due to an error)

Buddy Stapleton

Age 49, of Louisa, formerly of Harold, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999, at his residence, following an extend- ed illness. Born March 4, 1950, in Pikeville, he was the son of Willard and Ollene Anderson Stapleton of Harold. He was a disabled factory worker. Survivors include one son. Gary Stapleton of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, one daughter, Kimberly Maille of New Hampshire; five brothers, Lanny Stapleton of Washington, Randy Stapleton of Boldman, Bruce Stapleton, Mickey Stapleton, Nicky Todd Stapleton, MI of Harold; two sisters, Glenda TaCkett of Louisa, and Sandy Bentley Of Stanville. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, October 22, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Jacks Creek, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tom Johnson Cemetery, Jacks Creek, Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home,

Paul Harrington

Age 72, of Van Lear, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999. Born June 26, 1926, in Floyd County, he was the son of late Jim Harrington and Lizzie Marshall Harrington. He was a retired coal miner.. He is survived by his wife, Lerlie Salisbury Harrington. Other survivors include one daughter, Loretta Harrington, of Van Lear; one sister, Caroline Howell of Toler Creek; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 23, at the Upper Toler Creek Church of Christ, with Rev. Tommy Bush officiating. Burial will be in the Spears Family Cemetery on Upper Toler Creek, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

Nell Harris Vaughan

Age 89, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, October 21, at Cape Coral Hospital. She was born February 6, 1910 in Prestonsburg to the late George and Nola Gose Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Vaughan, who died February 7, 1990. She was a member of the Tom Moore Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Nell Bingham of Cape Coral, Florida; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the Carter Funeral Home at press time, Thursday.

Bertha Tackett

Age 93, of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at her residence, follow- ing an extended illness. Born on February 12, 1906, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Dock and Lurina Hall Johnson. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Weeksbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Tackett. Survivors include one son, Harold Tackett of Weeksbury; one daughter, Helen Zuern of Albany, Georgia; one brother, Earnest Johnson of Weeksbury; one sister, Della Cole of Weeksbury; three grandchildren; five great-grand- children and two great-great-grand- children. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 22, at 2 p.m., at the Church of Christ at Weeksbury, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Tackett Cemetery, Weeksbury

October 24, 1999

Delbert Hatfield

Age 59, of Jackson, Ohio, died Friday, October 22, at the Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born in Floyd County on March 13, 1940 and was the son of the late Garland and Maggie Powers Hatfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Cline Hatfield in 1997. Surviving him are three sons, Delbert, Paul and Randell Hatfield, all of Indiana; two brothers, the Rev. Robert Hatfield and the Rev. Raymond Hatfield, both of Jackson; four sisters, Glada Maloney and Wanda Hafer, both of Jackson, Anetta Brooks of Indiana and Louella Grover of Plain City, Ohio; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Tuesday, October 26, at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson at 1 p.m. at the Oakland Holiness Church with the Rev. James Trace officiating. Burial will be made in the McCune Cemetery.

Anna May Prater Holbrook

Age 77. of Portsmouth, Ohio, Formerly of Floyd County, died Thursday, October 21, 1999, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born on August 14, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Millard Prater and Eva Adams Prater Holbrook. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jim Holbrook, and her second husband, Floyd Sparks. Survivors include two foster daughters, Kathy Holsinger and Linda Roland, both of Ohio; two sisters, Amanda Miller of Prestonsburg, and Cyntha Pearlie Whitaker of Warsaw, Indiana. Funeral services will be conduct- ed Sunday, October 24, at 1 p.m., at the Davis Funeral Home, West Portsmouth, Ohio, with Reverend Pierce, Morris Miller and Albert Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in the Scioto Burial Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, under the direction of the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Omy Lee Knapp

Age 56, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Monday, October 18, at her home. She was born August 12, 1943 in Floyd County and was the daughter of Nannie Hall Hamilton and the late Squire Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David R. Knapp in 1979. Until recently, she owned and operated the Geneva Convenient Food Mart, which she opened in 1993. She previously worked at the Bunker Hill Value King and was a manager for Dairy Mart. She attended Saybrook United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Jeffrey A. and Kevin J. , both of Jefferson, Ohio and Mark W. of Ashtabula; one daughter, Michelle L. Knapp-Clarke of Geneva, Ohio; two sisters, Lonnie VanGilder and Chris Michaels, both of Ashtabula, Ohio; one brother, Evan Hamilton of Ashtabula, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 21, at the Ducro Funeral Home in Ashtabula with the rev. Richard Wright officiating. Burial was made in the Edgewood Cemetery.

Nell Harris Vaughan

Age 89, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, October 21, at Cape Coral Hospital. She was born February 6, 1910 in Prestonsburg to the late George and Nola Gose Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Vaughan, who died February 7, 1990. She was a charter member of the Tom Moore Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg and a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Nell Bingham of Cape Coral, Florida; one brother, D. K. Harris of Warsaw, Indiana; three granddaughters; three great- granddaughters; and two great- great-grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, October 24, at the Tom Moore Memorial Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be made in the Vaughan Family Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

A. J. HatfieId 

Age 72 of Big Branch of Bull Creek. Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 22 after a sudden illness at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. He was born February 4, 1927 at Lancer. A son of the late Anderson and Lula Shannon (Stephens) Hatfield, he was married to Betty A. (Wallen) Hatfield who survives him. He was a carpenter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Edmond L. Hatfield, Cameron. Louisiana: Walter J. Hatfield, Prestonsburg; and Andy J. Hatfield, Jr. Paintsville; two daughters, Betty Louise Ousley, Prestonsburg and Nora Jane Akers, Galveston. He is also survived by one brother, Charles Hatfield, David; and five sisters, Janie Mae Bentley, Rook House: Ola Wells. Auxier; Fern Collins, Virginia Hale, and Anna Banks all of Prestonsburg. Also surviving are six grand- children and nine step-grand children. Funeral services will be con- ducted on Sunday, October 24, at 1 p. m. at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Terry Adkins officiating. Burial will be made in the May Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

 

October 27, 1999

Curtis Salisbury

Age, 78, of Drift, died Thursday, October 21, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on December 1, l920, in Hunter, he was the son of the late Robert and Betty Salisbury. He was a retired employee of the V.A. Administration, and was a World War Il Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Adams Salisbury. Other survivors include three sons, Danny T. Salisbury of Drift, Curtis Ray Salisbury of Hi Hat, Larry D. Salisbury of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three stepsons, James D. Allen of Hunter, Vernon L. Allen of Waynesville, Michigan, Buford Allen of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and two step-daughters, Betty Burchewell of Columbus, Ohio, Esta Mae Berta of Carmal Winchester, Ohio; one sister, Bessie Yates of Corbin; seven grandchildren and two great-grand- children, and numerous step-grand- children and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, October 25, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Salisbury Cemetery, Hunter.

Douglas Franklin Hughes

Age 57 of Louisville, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at his residence. He was the son of the late Beulah and Billie Hughes of Hueysville. He was a self employed general contractor and member of the Vine Street Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fritts Hughes. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Paula Rice and Dawn Tomerlin; three sons. Mark Lindsey, Rick Lowry, and Danny Rice; four sisters, Molly Prater, Marlene Robinson, Charlene Rudder, and Rosalie Fritts; three brothers, Willard Hughes, Arthur Hughes, and Billy Hughes. and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, October 21, at 11:30 'a.m., at the Arch L. Heady Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery

Arvil L. Ward

Age 89, of Corona, California, formerly of Knott County, died .Thursday, October 14, 1999, at the Corona Regional Medical Center. He was born in Knott County, on June 30, 1910, the son of the late Willie Ward and Rachel Jent Ward. He is survived by six daughters, Wands Carol and June, of San Jose, California, Deloris, Yvonne, and Sandra of Eugene, Oregon, and Sally of Riverside, California; one brother, Coy Ward of Marion, Indiana; one sister, Vema Holiday of Carrie. Gravestde services were con- ducted Thursday, October 21, at the Hale Cemetery at Mallie, with Cova Perkings officiating. 

William Paul Skeens

Age 58, of Lexington, formerly of Martin, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Lexington, following a long illness. He was born August 13, 1941, at Martin, the son of Myrtle Alberta Hunter Skeens, of Martin, and the late Darbin Callahan Skeans. He was a former guidance counselor for the Floyd County School System and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by his wife, Marcella Adkins. Other survivors include one son, Adam Kristin Skeans of Phoenix, Arizona; two daughters, Allison Elaine Tackett of Paintsville, Paula Lee Skeans of Madison Wisconsin; one brother, Le Roy Skeans of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Janice Anita Wright of Leslie, Michigan; Linda Gail Neilsen of Leamington, Utah, Glenna Fay Anderton of Beaver, Utah; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, October 28, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Martin, with elders of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, under direction of the Hall Funeral Home.

Fred McGinnis

Age 90, of Salyersville, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. He was born November 14, 1908, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Oscar McGinnis and Mary Hoover McGinnis. He was a retired minister, graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1932, a member of the Southern Highland Evangelist/nc. He came to Kentucky in 1933, and was actively involved in ministering to schools, jails, hospitals, nursing homes and Bible camps until 1991 His wife, Dorothea Kauffman McGinnis, preceded him in death. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Barkley, of San Pavol, Brazil, Sharon Dice, of Prince Albert Saskatchewan Province, Canada, and Carol Hall of Salyersville, four grandchildren; five step-grand&eh, two great- granddaughters, add several great-grandchildren, Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday October 28, at 1. p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Rev. Eddie Dennison officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel

Hilton "Cuch" Chaffins

Age 64, of Hindman, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at the East Kentucky Health Services Center at Mallie. He was born in Knott County, on July 1, 1935, the son of the late Harry Chaffins and Lizzie Williams Chaffins. He was former sheriff of Knott County from 1974 to 1979. He is survived by his wife, Anna Slone Chaffins. Other survivors include two daughters, Nina Wright of Salt Lick, and Marada Chancy of Leburn; one stepson, Ricky Dixon of Hindman; one brother, Ray Chaffins; and four Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 22, 1 p.m., at the' Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Alonzo Mosley officiating. Burial wits in the Williams Cemetery' at Leburn, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Ivanelle Nelson Lafferty Fletcher

Age 58, of Dwale, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on May 6, 1941, in Dwale, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine ,Shepherd Nelson. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Lester Fletcher. Other survivors include four sons, Jarvey Dean Lafferty, Rodney Gene Lafferty, and Elmer Butch Lafferty, all of Dwale, and Jonathan Larry Lafferty of Somerset; two step-Sons, Anthony Curtis Fletcher and Robert William Fletcher, both of Michigan; one daughter, Deborah Joe Williams of Dwale; one step-daughter, Melody Ann Bate of Michigan; two brothers, Billy Samuel Nelson, and Roger Gene Nelson, both of Dwale; two sisters, Mary Catherine Pruitt of Riverview, Michigan, and Geraldine Prince of Dwale; nine grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, October 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with George David Garrett, Chuck Hall and Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Family Cemetery at Dwale, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

October 29, 1999

Avanelle Nelson Lafferty Fletcher

Age 58, of Dwale, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on May 6, 1941, in Dwale, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Shepherd Nelson. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Lester Fletcher. Other survivors include four sons, Jarvey Dean Lafferty, Rodney Gene Lafferty, and Elmer Butch Lafferty, all of Dwale, and Jonathan Larry Lafferty of Somerset; two step-sons, Anthony Curtis Fletcher and Robert William Fletcher, both of Michigan; one daughter, Deborah Joe Williams of Dwale; one step-daughter, Melody Ann Bate of Michigan; two brothers, Billy Samuel Nelson, and Roger Gene Nelson, both of Dwale; two sisters, Mary Catherine Pruitt of Riverview, Michigan, and Geraldine Prince of Dwale; nine grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conduct- ed Wednesday, October 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with George David Garrett, Chuck Hall and Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Nelson Family Cemetery at Dwale. Obituary reprinted due to an error in previous printing.

William Paul Skeans

Age 58, of Lexington, formerly of Martin, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, following a long illness. He was born August 13, 1941, at Martin, the son of Myrtle Alberta Hunter Skeans, of Martin, and the late Darbin Callahan Skeans. He was a former guidance counselor for the Floyd County School System and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by his wife, Marcella Adkins. Other survivors include one son, Adam Kristin Skeans of Phoneix, Arizona; two daughters, Allison Elaine Tackett of Paintsville, Paula Lee Skeans of Madison, Wisconsin; one brother, Le Roy Skeans of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Janice Anita Wright of Leslie, Michigan; Linda Gail Neilsen of Leamington, Utah, Glenna Fay Anderton of Beaver, Utah; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 28, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Martin, with elders of the church officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, Martin.

Sarah E. Hall Branham

Age 83. of Weeksbury. died Tuesday, October 26, 1999. at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. following an extended illness. Born on November 24, t915, in Wheelwright, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Lillie Tackett Hall. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Branham. Survivors include one son, Doyle Branham of Stanton; two daughters, Barbara Hall of Beaver, and Deloise Fields of Lexington; three brothers, Haskell Hall and Homer Hall, both of Weeksbury, and Guy Hall of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Sadie Bakay and Liza Jane Wells of Weeksbury; seven grandchildren and two great-grand- children. Funeral services will be con- ducted Friday, October 29, 1999, at noon at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.

Clora Prater

Age 80, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at her residence in Olivet, Michigan. She had been a resident of Olivet since 1938. She was born in Prestonsburg, December 8, 1918, the daughter of James and Emma Adams Risner. She had been employed at various jobs throughout her life- time. Those jobs included positions at Sunshine Laundry, Progressive Dynamics, Win Schulers, and Winnetts Nursing Home, where she was a cook. She was named 0Mother of the Year(5 by the Battle Creek Enquirer in 1994. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Prater; two sons, Clayton and Bobby Prater, both of Olivet; five daughters, Thelma Burkwalt of Springport, Jerlene Prater of Olivet, Lois Delvert of Charlotte, Emma Damron and Steve West of Marshall and Janice Jackson of Charlotte; four sisters, Mag Peace and Lora Kendall, both of Albion, Myrtle Mosler of Coveny, Texas and Jean Mills of Concord: 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grand- children. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 26, at the Albion Chapel of Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Winford Collins officiating. Internment was made at the Hunt Cemetery.

June Little Kenney

Age of Melvindale, Michigan, died Monday, October 18, at the Oakwood Hospital in Michigan. She was born on October 28, 1932. in Beaver, the daughter of the late Bertha and John L. Little. She is survived by her husband, A1 Kenney of Melvindale, Michigan; one daughter, Karen Tyson of Lafayette, Indiana; twin sons, Byron and Darren West of Michigan; six sisters, Naomi and Ruth Little, both of Hi Hat, Patty Little of Beaver, Geneva Miracle of Taylor, Michigan, Bonnie Newman of London, and Helen Stickrod of Winchester; two brothers, James Little of Beaver, Collier Little of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and seven grandchildren and one great-grand- child. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 21, at the Voran Funeral Home in Allen Park, Michigan. The officiating minister was Reverend Richard Danielak. Burial was in Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens in Michigan.

Clarence E. Logan

Age  84, of Ashland. died Thursday, October 28. 1999. at his residence following an extended illness. He was born March 22. 1915, in Van Lear. and was the son of the late Ernest and Grace Morman Logan. He was a retired employee of the Ford Brothers Trucking Company. He was a member of the local Teamsters Ford Brothers union and the Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM. He had been a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church since 1979. Surviving him are his wife. Ruby Burke Logan of Ashland: two sons, William E. OBill0 Logan of Ashland and C. Larry Logan of Lexington; one daughter, Sue Logan Doan of Cincinnati, Ohio: five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation may be made at the Cannonsburg Chapel of the Steen Funeral Home today, Friday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, at the Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. John F. Robinson officiating. Burial will be made in Rose Hill Burial Park.

October 31, 1999

Elvis Ray Keens

Age, 30, of Topmost, died Thursday, October 28, 1999, from injuries he received in an automobile accident. He was the son of Juanita Hall Slone of Topmost and the late Amos Keens and stepson of Steven Slone of Topmost. He was born September 18, 1969, in Martin. He was an employee of Little Mobile Home at Langley. In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by two brothers, Terry Sexton and Amos Keens Jr. of Topmost, both of Topmost; three stepbrothers, Adam Sparkman of Pippa Passes, Michael Slone of Garner and Wayne Slone of Litt Carr; four sisters, Nettie Short of Topmost, Mary Rose Turner of Kite, Norma Jean Farris of Hazard, and Brenda Lee Bates of Thornton; two stepsisters, Sherry Sparkman of Topmost and Debbie Slone of Litt Carr. Funeral services will be con- ducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 1, at the Reynolds Fork Old Regular Baptist Church at Mallie, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the Joe Hall Cemetery at Topmost.

James Combs

Age, 54, of Mousie, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Born on November 16, 1944; in Knott County, he was the son of the late French and Tonie Mae Salyers Combs. He was a disabled miner. Survivors include his wife, Zolie Thornsberry Combs; a son, Shane Allen Combs of Mousie; one brother, Darrell Edward Combs of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Bethel Lee Smith and Elma Glee Smith, both of Mousie, and Gloria Branham of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 2, at 11 a.m. at the Ball Branch Old Regular Baptist Church at Mousie with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Combs Cemetery at Lebum .

Gene Autry Slone

Age, 56, of Pippa Passes, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Born on May 14, 1943, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Carew and Margarett Slone. He was a retired merchant. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Gibson Slone; two sons, Randy Gene Slone and Phillip Dion Slone, both of Pippa Passes; two daughters, Robin Hylton of Hindman and Melinda Handshoe of Leburn; two brothers, Brady Slone and Ronnie Slone, both of Pippa Passes; five sisters, Norma Sparkman, Girdell Watts, Ruby Jacobs, Glenna Short and Joyce Slone, all of Pippa Passes; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted on Monday, November 1, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Olive Old Regular Baptist Church in Pippa Passes with ministers of the old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Slone Cemetery at Pippa Passes.

Roman Caudill

Age, 69, of Wheelwright, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at Pikeville, following a brief illness. He was born May 2, 1930, in Floyd County and was the son of the late Corbett and Donna Cole Caudill. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Hall Caudill. Surviving him are four daughters, Carolyn Bryant, Marilyn Little, Vicki Caudill, all of Wheelwright, and Bonnie Johnson of Weeksbury; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 2, at 11 a.m. at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the Hall Cemetery at Wheelwright .

Homer McKenzie

Age, 62, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 29, 1999, at Prestonsburg following an extended illness. He was born August 12, 1937, in Floyd County and was the son of the late Henry and Annie Miller McKenzie. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lantz McKenzie; four daughters, Betty Howell of Grethel, Rebecca Spears of Abbott, Shena Keathley of Grethel and Gwen Adkins of Salyersville; two sisters, Mary Bays of Abbott and Geneva Tidds of Marion, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Monday, November 1, at 1 p.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be made in the McKenzie Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

Janet Shoemaker Tackett

Age, 48. of Andrews, Indiana, died Thursday, October 28, 1999. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Huntington, Indiana. Born September 10. 195t, at Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of Henry Sr. and Maggie Shoemaker, of Andrews. She worked in the cafeteria at Horace Mann Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Coney Tackett; two sons, Randy of Huntington and Scottie of Andrews; two daughters, Terri Wooley of LaFontain. Indiana. and Pamela Bell of Auburn, Indiana; and one brother, Henry Shoemaker Jr. of Huntington.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Andrews.

Fred Meece

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, October 28, 1999, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born February 21, 1913, at Somerset, and was the son of the late James Art and Sarah Baker Meece. He had been a chief land agent for Kentucky- West Virginia Gas Company for 35 years. When he first came to Prestonsburg, he opened up a store, Fred's Meat Market. He later owned a grocery store in the downtown area. He was a 60-year member of the Masons and was a member of the Zebulon Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ortha Holbrook Meece; one son, Dr. Fred E. Meece of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Jenny Bottoms of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. Funeral services were conduct- ed Saturday, October 30, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.