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As Reported in The Floyd County Times Dated:

Friday, October 27, 2000

Rayce Lee Vanderpool

Age, 81, of Powell, Tennessee, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at his home. Born December 17, 1918, in McDowell, he was the son of the late John and Laura Hall Vanderpool. He retired in 1983 from Martin Marietta Energy Systems as an electrician at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, attended First Baptist Church of Powell, was a 48-year member of Faith Masonic Lodge No. 756, was also a member of Chapter No. 390 of the Order of Eastern Star, and was named a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hill Vanderpool. Other survivors include one son, Royce D. Vanderpool of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Janice "Vandy" Shake of Olney, Illinois; and three sisters, Magia Carver, Shirley Emory and Mavis Kohler, all of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Masonic rites were conducted in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, October 19, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, with Rev. Phillip Jones officiating, and members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard conducting military rites.  

Marvin Rowe

Age, 90, of Calvert City, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at Britthaven Health Care in Benton. He was employed in maintenance at SKW Alloys. He was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 543 F&AM. He was the son of the late Miles and Minnie Helton Rowe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Flannery Rowe. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Ford of Calvert City; one son, James A. Rowe of Calvert City; two half sisters, Pearl Davis of Shelby Gap; and Mae Wright of McRoberts; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 18, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with Ralph Rudolph and William Franklin officiating. Burial was in Marshall County Memory Gardens. 

Ricky "Possum" Akers

Age, 45, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, following an automobile accident. Born on March 12, 1955, in Martin, he was the son of Rudolph and Marjorie Webb Akers of Martin. He was a disabled coal miner and a Vietnam veteran. Survivors include one son, Billy Joe Akers of Lexington; one step-son, David Cline of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Jamie Lynn Ray of Lexington; one step-daughter, Gina Cline of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Larry Akers and Terry Lee Akers, both of Martin; one sister, Jennifer Dove of Silver Lake, Indiana, and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 27, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Randy Osborne and Graden Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Family Cemetery, Cracker Bottom Road, Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Osa Neeley

Age 75, of Columbia City, Indiana, formerly of Garrett, died Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on July 14, 1925, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Minnie Stamper Cox. She was a retired LPN. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roland Grigsby, and her second husband, Kernie Neeley. Survivors include two sons, Ray Grigsby of Butler, Indiana, Joe Neeley of Syracuse, Indiana; one daughter, Ola Howard of Eastern, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 28, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with James Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery, Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Tivis J. Lyon Jr.

Age, 63, of Staffordsville, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Born on June 9, 1937, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Tivis Lyon and Inez Ross Lyon. He was a registered nurse and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Little Lyon. Other survivors include one son, Daniel T. Lyon of Staffordsville; three daughters, Debra Jain Rogers of Robinson Creek, Ethena Kay Lyon of Ashland, Lora E. Wells of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Joe Lyon of Lexington, Michael Lyon of Purlear, North Carolina, Russell Lyon of Barboursville, West Virginia; one sister, Cara Lynn Hall of Allen; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 26, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Joe McCoy, Gary Shepard and Don Grulich officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

German Salisbury

Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. He was born January 24, 1914, at Hunter, the son of the late Milton and Ora Stumbo Salisbury. He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Allie Joseph Salisbury. Other survivors include his sister, Vina Nuckles of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 26, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Clifton (Buddy) Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Joseph Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. 

Arizona Cole Tackett

Age, 71, of Melvin, died Friday, October 20, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born February 27, 1929, in Melvin, the daughter of the late Elbert Cole and Sarah Jane Caudill Cole. She was preceded in death by her husband, Acie Tackett. Survivors include three sons, Dale Tackett of Prestonsburg, Erick Tackett of Melvin, Jimmy Tackett of Clay City; five daughters, Charlene Dudek of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Alene Roof of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, Tyann Castle of Melvin, Glenda Shepherd of David, Teresa Turpin of Hudson, North Carolina; three brothers, Russell Cole and William McKinley Cole, both of Garrison, Estill Cole of Melvin; four sisters, Justeen Bentley and Vada Tackett, both of Garrison, Ada Thornsbury of Auxier, Naomi Braden of Monroe, Michigan; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 22, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Painter Harve Cemetery, Melvin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Erick Tackett, Adam Tackett, Jeremy Shepherd, Chuck Bentley, Teddy Tackett, Butch Ward and Scott Cole.  

Adam Thomas Burchett

Age, 20, of Winchester, was fatally injured in an automobile accident, Sunday, October 22, 2000, in Rockbridge County, Virginia. A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he was a junior at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Winchester. He is survived by his parents, Dr. Thomas and Cindra McNally Burchett. Other survivors include one brother, Chase Burchett of Winchester; two sisters, Carlye Ann Burchett of Louisville, and Mary Elise Burchett of Winchester; maternal grandparents, Charles J. and Dordena McNally; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Eileen Burchett, all of Prestonsburg; maternal great-grandmother, Viola Black of London. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 26, 1 p.m., at the Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, Lexington, with Rev. Ken Weibel, pastor of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Lexington, under the direction of Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester. Pallbearers will be John, Mark and Andrew Burchett, Paul Weckman, Baxter Lee, David French, Laura Rompf and Tom Radcliffe; honorary, members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Washington & Lee University.  

Delbert Rufus Rose

Age, 79, of Garrett, died Thursday, October 19, 2000, at his residence. He was born on August 10, 1921 in Freemont, Virginia, the son of the late John C. Rose and Eckie Kiser Rose. He was a retired electrician for Bailey Mining Company, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the United Mine Workers Local No. 9845. Survivors include two sons, Roger J. Rose of Garrett, Rodney M. Rose of Langley; one daughter, Delana Rose of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jack Rose of Coeburn, Virginia; two sisters, Avanell Blevins of Coeburn, Virginia, Virgia Benachamp of Indiana; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 22, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Denzil Sexton officiating. Burial was in the Elswick Cemetery, Pikeville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Cainer Hall, Robert Hall, David Hall, Larry Hall, R. B. Conn, Jeff Gibson, Lee Howard, Rodney Rose, Jason Baker, Byron Ring and Chuck Clark.  

Alex Owsley

Age, 92, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Catlettsburg, died Monday, October 23, 2000, in Columbus. Born on July 12, 1908, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ben and Betty Shepherd Owsley. He was a retired coal miner and attended the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laudie Howard Owsley and his second wife, Ethel Sellards Owsley. Survivors include one son, James H. Branham of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Elma Kendrick of Blue River; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 26, 1 p.m., at Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with Rev. Randy Doyle officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum in Ashland.  

Larry Rowe

Age, 52, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on June 16, 1948, in Weeksbury, he was the son of Ruby Coleman Rowe of Melvin, and the late Auta Rowe. He was a disabled heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his wife, Linda Gail Turner Rowe.Other survivors include one son, Tommy Rowe of Melvin; three sisters, Merwonne Childers and Patricia Evanoff, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dicy Kay Thornsberry of Melvin. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 21, at 2 p.m., at the Lonesome Pine Cemetery, at Weeksbury, with Pastor Roy Cosby officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Augestine Reynolds Cooper

Age, of Ohio, formerly of Floyd County has died. She was a member of the Forest Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Beaumont, Laura McGuire, Gena Cooper-Klein; four sisters, Ella Ruth Hall, Billy Faye Finnitzer, Paulene Newsome, Loretta Hamilton; six brothers, Charles Reynolds, Wyndell Reynolds, Larry Reynolds, Ronny Reynolds, Glen Reynolds, Donny Reynolds; stepmother, Edith Reynolds and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, 12:30 p.m., at Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home, S. Euclid. Interment was in the Crown Hill Cemetery.  

Ronnie (Fats) Crum

Age, 54, of Martin, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 25, 1946, in Martin, he was the son of the late James Bud Crum and Arebelle Prater Crum. He was a disabled laborer. Survivors include one son, Ronnie James Crum of Coalinga, California; two daughters, Tonya Crum and Janelle Crum, both of Coalinga, California; five brothers, Glen Rose of Mishawaka, Indiana, Don Crum of Cannon, Georgia, Charles Crum of Banner, Russell Crum of Norwalk, Ohio, Larry Crum of Martin; one sister, Ola Jean Bartlett of Athens, Georgia; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 26, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Woodrow Crum and Bobby Dean Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Samons Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Stella Salsbury

Age, 70, of Harold, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at Flatwoods.  Born on December 24, 1929, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lillie Hall Akers and Robert Akers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Salsbury. Survivors include two sons, James Franklin Salsbury of Albequerque, New Mexico, Jesse R. Salsbury of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one daughter, Dora Lee Kirk of Flatwoods; one stepdaughter, Sara Bell Stevens of Lorain, Ohio; three brothers, Jake Akers of Branham Creek, Curtis Akers of Betsy Layne, Roby Akers of Harold; one sister, Carly Sturgill of Harold; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 24, at 2 p.m., at the Boldman Freewill Baptist, with Arnold Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Bush Cemetery, Harold, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville.  

Jessie Mullins

Age, 77, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on April 6, 1923, in Halo, he was the son of the late Jim Rowe Mullins and Bertha Hall Mullins. He was disabled. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Fingerson Mullins. Other survivors include seven sons, Timothy Mullins, David Henderson, and Blaine Adkins, all of Hi Hat, Cliff Herring of Floyd County, Frank Lee Adkins of Bevinsville, Billy Gene Adkins of Martin, John Lee Adkins of Illinois; three daughters, Judy Johnson of Wayland, Dawn Fraley of Michigan, Bertha Dunn of Vicco; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 25, at 10 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in in the Honey Camp Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Bessie Bradford Hackworth

Age, 73, of Auxier, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born on October 8, 1927, at West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Winston and Lizzie Slone Bradford. Her husband, Johnnie Hackworth, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, John Wayne Hackworth of Lawrenceville, Illinois, Ronnie Hackworth, DeGarmo Hackworth, and James Hackworth, all of Auxier; three daughters, Judy Carol Bays of East Point, Helen H. Slone and Debbie Rowe, both of Auxier; one brother, Berlin Bradford of Blue River; one sister, Mary Bradford of Florida; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 25, at 10:30 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. William Jaggers officiating. Burial will be in the Hackworth Family Cemetery at Auxier, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.  

Juanita Akers

Age, 65, of Banner, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. She was born on October 20, 1935, in Dana, the daughter of the late Allen W. Akers and Myrtle Boyd Akers. She was retired from Hall and Clark Insurance Agency, Prestonsburg; for many years was secretary for Akers & Akers Construction; and was a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church for 30 years. Survivors include one sister, Lazelle Williams of Banner; two brothers, Daniel Artis Akers and Euhlan Ray Akers, both of Banner. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Bellmont Johnson, officiating. Burial was in the Allen W. Akers Cemetery, Dana, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Johnny B. Pack

Age, 64, of Garrett, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born on October 8, 1936, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Leonard and Gladys Martin Pack. He was a retired coal miner and member of UMWA Local No. 5899, Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Allee Moore Pack. Other survivors include two sons, Michael Pack of Garrett, Jerry Moore Pack of Plain City, Ohio; four daughters, Barbara Hicks of Garrett, Teresa Munschauer, Tammy Singer and Libby Reck, all of Ohio; two brothers, Frankie Pack of Eastern, Jackie Pack of Prestonsburg; one sister, Maureen Hensley of Eastern; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 25, at 3 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jerry Manns officiating. Burial will be in the Hensley Cemetery, at Eastern, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Lincoln Brown

Age, 72, of Morgantown, formerly of Allen, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at his residence. He was born in February 1929, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late William Brown and Lula Porter Brown. He was a retired construction worker, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Inez Bentley Brown. Other survivors include five sons, Rick Brown of Bremen, Indiana, Charles Brown, Ballard Brown and David Brown, all of Lexington, William Brown of Morgantown; two daughters, Patricia Kay Brown of Lexington, Vanessa Blunk of Morgantown; two sisters, Molly Armstrong of Columbus, Ohio, May Hamilton of Allen; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 25, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Denver Meade, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Laura Conley Gamble McClure

Age, 78, of Columbus, Georgia, died Friday, October 20, 2000. She was born on February 11, 1922, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Milton Conley and Martha Waddles Conley. Survivors include two sons, Milton H. Gamble of Columbus, Georgia, Stephen W. Gamble of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Louise Patton of Hueysville, Virginia C. Howard of Prestonsburg; and five grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, October 24, at 10 a.m., in the Family Cemetery, on Motts Branch in Lackey, with Alan Chaffins officiating, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Monday, October 23, 2000

Chester Harold Epling

Age, 69, of Martin, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000. Born on November 16, 1930, he was the son of the late Estil Epling and Carrie Rowe Epling. He was a factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Emogene Thacker Epling. Other survivors include three sons, Larry Epling of Bryant, Ohio, Harold Dean Epling of Akron, Ohio, James Richard Epling of Lexington; two daughters, Tonya Trimble of Salyersville, Donna Lynn Hall of Martin; one brother, Bobby Epling of Akron, Ohio; five sisters, Ruth Ruby of Akron, Ohio, Cloa Chaney and Betty Thacker, both of Pikeville, Lavonne Smith of Marrowbone, Dorothy Thompson of Grundy, Virginia; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 21, at 2 p.m., with Jerry Scott, Leroy Auxier and Morris Scott officiating. Burial was in the Annie E. Young Mausoleum, under the direction of Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.  

Joe Howell

Age, 78, of Tippecanoe, Indiana, formerly of Drift, died Thursday, October 19, 2000, at his residence. Born in Amba, on February 19, 1922, he was the son of the late William and Emily Spencer Howell. He was a resident of Tippecanoe for the past 37 years. He retired from Turner Elkhorn Mining Company of Floyd County, after 22 years. He then worked for Midwest Spring Manufacturing of Mentone for 15 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of United Mine Workers Union for 22 years. He enjoyed gardening as a hobby. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church of LaPorte. He is survived by his wife, Naretta Howell. Other survivors include two daughters, Phyllis King of Bourbon, Indiana, and Brenda Iams of Kansas City, Kansas; two sons, Gary Howell of Etna Green, Indiana, and Rodney Howell of Rochester, Indiana, and 12 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 22, in the United Baptist Church of Tippecanoe, with Pastors Monroe Jones and Delmas Stiles. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon, Indiana, under the direction of Deaton Funeral Home of Bourbon.  

Larry Rowe

Age, 52, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a short illness.  Born on June 16, 1948, in Weeksbury, he was the son of Ruby Coleman Rowe of Melvin, and the late Aula Rowe. He was a disabled heavy equipment operator. Survivors include one son, Tommy Rowe of Melvin; three sisters, Merwonne Childers of Cleveland, Ohio, Patricia Evanoff and Dicy Kay Thornsberry of Melvin. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, October 21, at 2 p.m., at the Lonesome Pine Cemetery, Weeksbury, with Pastor Roy Cosby officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Friday, October 20, 2000

Patricia (Strawberry) Slone Burke

Age, 23, of Bevinsville, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a sudden illness. Born on December 23, 1976, in Martin, she was the daughter of Ellis Slone of Bevinsville and the late Iona Gilliam Slone. Survivors include two daughters, Alesha Danielle Burke and Jessica Cheyenne Slone, both of Bevinsville; five brothers, Craig Slone and Gregory Slone, both of Wheelwright, Ricky Slone of Teaberry, Gary Slone and Larry Slone, both of Bevinsville; four sisters, Barbara Terry of Martin, Marcella Howell of McDowell, Angela Lemasters and Teresa Triplett, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Rayce Lee Vanderpool

Age, 81, of Powell, Tennessee, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at his home. He was born December 17, 1918, in Floyd County, the son of the late John and Laura Hall Vanderpool. He retired in 1983 from Martin Marietta Energy Systems/ Y-12 where he was an electrician. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army, attended First Baptist Church of Powell, was a 48-year member of Faith Masonic Lodge No. 756, member of the OES No. 390, the IBEW and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hill Vanderpool. Other survivors include one son, Royce D. Vanderpool of Pittsburgh; one daughter, Janice "Vandy" Shake of Olney, Illinois; two sisters, Mavis Kohler and Magia Carver and Shirley Emory, both of Oak Ridge; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Masonic services were conducted Wednesday, October 18, at 8 p.m., at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge, led by members of Faith Masonic Lodge No. 756. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, October 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Rev. Philip Jones officiating and military honors were provided by the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial services may be made to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909.  

Phinetta Jones Evans

Phinetta Jones Evans, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Hospital. Born in Grethel, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Malinda Brown Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hatler Evans. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Keith Evans of Hudson, North Carolina, Timmy Evans and Byron Ryan Hatler Evans, both of Grethel; three daughters, Sharon Kay Evans Lowe of Moravian Fall, North Carolina, Karen Ranena Short and Tammy Lynn Howell, both of Grethel; eight sisters, Elizabeth Tackett of Ivel, Octavia Hall of Craynor, Stella Stumbo of Harold, Golda Mae DeRossett and Cosetta Newsome, both of Grethel, Mary Alice Newsome of Pike County, Verlie Hall of Clyde, Ohio, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 21, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Evans Family Cemetery, Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Winnie Martin Wolfe

Age, 86, of Flatwoods, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at the Stanton Nursing Center, Stanton, following a long illness. She was born February 15, 1914, in Mousie, the daughter of the late Tom Martin and Hester Amburgey Martin. Survivors include three brothers, Hawley Martin of Flatwoods, James Martin of Franklin, Ohio, Richard Martin of Stanton; three sisters, Geneva Smith of Flatwoods, June Howard of Kenton, Ohio and Peggy Byrd of Middletown, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 21, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Cooley Cemetery, Eastern, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Bill Boatwright

Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at his residence. He was born October 3, 1926, at Loving, New Mexico, the son of the late Audie and Bertha Shultz Boatwright. He was a truck driver with East Kentucky Explosives and a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Hatfield Boatwright. Other survivors include one son, Mark Boatwright of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jesse Boatwright of Carlsbad, New Mexico; two sisters, Ann Killough of Texaco, New Mexico and Margie Smith of Loving, New Mexico; three grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 21, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Campbell and Brother Curtis Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Norma Spears Stepp

Age, 92, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an long illness. Born on March 6, 1908, on Johns Creek, she was the daughter of the late John Walker Spears and Nina McGuire Spears. She was a former teacher of the Floyd County Public Schools. She was a member of the John Graham Chapter/Daughters of the American Revolution, Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31 and chartered member of the Floyd County Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonah G. Stepp. Survivors include one sister, Virginia S. Goble of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter, Sabrena J. Stepp of Prestonsburg; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 19, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. George Love officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.  

Pauline Akers

Age, 81, of Banner, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born October 24, 1918, in Banner, the daughter of the late Elva L. Akers and Susan Weddington Akers. She was a retired beautician. She is survived by one nephew, Jay Akers of Louisville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 15, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with clergyman Don Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Eddie Akers, Larry Akers, Tim Ryan, Chris Ryan, Tommy R. Ryan and Tommy A. Ryan.  

Carlos Johnson

Age, 60, of Elkhart, Indiana, died Friday, October 13, 2000, following a brief illness. Born on June 23, 1940, in Melvin, he was the son of the late Greenbury Johnson and Alice Thornsbury Johnson. He was a member of the Willowdale Church of Christ in Elkhart. Survivors include three sons, Dennis C. Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Barry E. Johnson, all of Elkhart; one daughter, Carla Rayner of LaGrange, Indiana; three sisters, Barbara Caudill and Ruby Huffman, both of Elkhart, Carol Tucker of Otisville, Michigan; five brothers, Grover Johnson of Walkerton, Indiana, James Johnson of Elkhart, Delno Johnson of Cassopolis, Michigan, Virgil Johnson of Bristol, Indiana, Sylvester Johnson of Jones, Michigan, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 16, at the Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart, with Ray Caudill of Central Church of Christ in Plymouth, Indiana, officiating. Burial was under the direction of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart.  

Alvin Chester Music

Age, 74, of Auxier, died Tuesday, October 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 20, 1926, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late George W. Music and Elizabeth Rice Music. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Emogene Webb Music. Other survivors include two sons, Kenny Music of Ashland, Gary Music of East Point; one daughter, Jeannie Maggard of Hager Hill; one brother, Jack Music of Auxier; three sisters, Clara Robinson of Auxier, Irene Kruchko of Casey City, Michigan, and Brenda Joyce Gilber of Fairborn, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 13, at 11 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  

Gene Crass

Age, 74, a resident of LaFollette, Tennessee, and formerly of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, October 14, 2000, at Ft. Sanders Medical Center, Knoxville. Born on March 30, 1926, in Bonnie Blue, Virginia, he lived in LaFollette most of his adult life. He was a former co-owner and operator of Worldwide Equipment Company of Prestonsburg. He was a member of the Irene Cole Baptist Church of Prestonsburg. He was also a member of the John Hall Masonic Lodge of Martin, the Shriners and Scottish Rite of Campbell County, the Scottish Rite, York Rite and the Kerbela Tample of Knoxville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Alma Lou Crass of LaFollette. Other survivors include two daughters, Valerie Wheeler of Lexington, Paula Linginfelter of Lenoir City; one son, Jeffrey Crass of Los Angeles, California; one step-son, Kenny Shaffer of West Virginia; one brother, Clarence O'Neil Crass of LaFollette; one sister, Barbara Lockett of Oliver Springs, Tennessee, and four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 18, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne McMillan and Rev. Malcomb King officiating. Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

Clarence Burke 

Age, 68, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness. Born on October 1, 1932, in Halo, he was the son of the late Joseph and Clara Tackett Burke. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Sue Turner Burke. Other survivors include one daughter, Teresa Lynn Akers of Wheelwright; one brother, Jimmy Bobby Burke of Albion, Michigan; two sisters, Myrtle Bates of Halo, Alberta Johnson of Elizabethtown, Tennessee, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 18, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Ferrari and Atha Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Edith Hall Lawson

Age, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 13, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born Janaury 1, 1919, in McDowell, the daughter of the late Elisha Hall and Millie Gearheart Hall. She was a retired short order cook and baby sitter, and member of Pilgrim Rest Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Henson, Dorlas Gail Lawson, both of Prestonsburg, Gerry "Geral Dean" McBrayer of Paintsville; two brothers, Haskell Hall of McDowell, Melvin Ray Hall of Prestonsburg; one sister, Ruthene Howell of McDowell, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 16, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jerry Alan McBrayer, Dwayne Moore, Tim Patrick, Mark Henson, Bryan Hall, Tim Cornett, Dick Henson, Lance Owens and James Stumbo. Honorary pallbearers were Geral John Leslie, Alex Hall Jr., Bob McGuire, Dee Howell Jr., Jason Moore, Bill R. Collins, Robert Allen, Jessie Johnson and Mark Hammond.  

Christina Stephens York

Age, 28, of Allen, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a long illness. Born on May 22, 1972, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Samuel Jesse Stephens Jr. and Debra Manns Stephens of Allen. She is survived by her husband, Jack York. Other survivors include three sisters, Lisa Ann Stephens, Kimberly Dawn Hamilton, and Kayla Stephens, all of Allen. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 19, at noon at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Henry Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Stumbo Hollow, Allen, under the directon of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Dora B. Newsome

Age, 83, of Hi Hat, died Friday, October 13, 2000, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. She was born April 16, 1917, in Beaver, the daughter of the late Tim Bentley and Mary Elizabeth Henson Bentley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estill X. Newsome. Survivors include one son, Terry Newsome of Liberty Center, Ohio; one brother, Claude Bentley of Grethel; one sister, Draxie Newsome of Ligon; one grandchild and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 16, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Roe Henson Cemetery, Beaver, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Keith Dingus, Don Newsome, Gary Newsome, Ronnie Ross, Phil Dennis and Kevin Amstutz.  

John C. Maynard Jr.

Age, 73, of Johnstown, Ohio, formerly of Endicott, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at his residence in Johnstown. He was born April 1, 1927, at Williamson, West Virginia, to the late John C. and Angeline Taylor Maynard. He was a supervisor with AT&T, U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Dorcus Mission in Charleston, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis L. Burchett Maynard. Other survivors include two sons, David Maynard of New Albany, Ohio, and Rick Maynard of Johnstown, Ohio; two brothers, Crit Maynard of Williamson, and Paul Maynard of North Carolina; two sisters, Ernestine Varney of Williamson, and Imogene Harvel of Gulnar, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 19, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Crate Sparks officiating. Burial will be in the Burchett Cemetery, at Endicott, under the direction Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.  

Monday, October 16, 2000

Nora Webb Butcher

Age, 82, of Van Lear, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born on December 31, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Alex Webb and Mandy Butcher Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ashley Butcher, and a daughter, Jewell Sue Butcher. Survivors include eight sons, Harold Butcher, Chester Butcher, Gene Butcher, Randall Butcher, Darrell Butcher, Foley Butcher, Sheldon Butcher and Charles Butcher, all of Van Lear; three daughters, Lorene Hall of Wabash, Indiana, Marie Herrera of Van Lear, and Norina Hackworth of Prestonsburg; 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with David Mollette officiating. Burial will be in the Butcher Cemetery, Van Lear, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  

Goldie Akers

Age, 73, of Dana, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness. Born on November 23, 1926, in Dana, she was the daughter of the late Fred M. Akers and Josie Boyd Akers. She was a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana. Her husband, Richard Akers, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Wade Akers of Danville, McKinley Akers of Dana; one daughter, Pam Akers of Roseville, Michigan; one brother, Francis Akers of Stamping Ground; one sister, Gladys Williams of Seneca, West Virginia, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 14, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Akers family cemetery, Boyd Branch, Dana, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Philemon "Toot "Hughes

Age, 72, of Martin, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born on June 12, 1928, in Martin, he was the son of the late Joe and Maza Crisp Hughes. He was disabled, and was a member of the Mormon Church. Survivors include three brothers, William R. Hughes of Auxier, Freeman Hughes of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Ernest "Butch" Hughes of Tarpon Springs, Florida; two sisters, Mary M. Hayes of Eastern, and Joan McGauley of Jackson, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 13, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with an elder of the Mormon Church officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, at Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Stella Mae Mullins

Age, 77, of Dorton, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at her residence. Born on March 7, 1923, in Dot, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Ida Mae Childress. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mullins. Survivors include five sons, Buford Mullins of Avilla, Indiana, Roger Mullins of Columbia City, Indiana, Clarence Mullins of Elwood, Gary Mullins of Prestonsburg, Marvin Mullins of Dorton; two daughters, Phyllis Little of Indianapolis, Indiana, Judy Stytle of Dorton; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 14, at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, with Carson Wright, Jason Lowery, Harvey Estep and others officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery, Dorton, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home.  

Vivian W. Bayes

Age, 79, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born on February 3, 1921, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Argales Witten and Minnie Emily Rice. Her husband, Hershel Bayes, preceded her in death. Survivors include one sister, Edith Sadler of Harold. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 14, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial will be in the Witten family cemetery, Wittensville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  

Goldie Conn Lewis

Age, 105, of Stanville, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at her residence. She was born June 15, 1895, at Banner, the daughter of the late Alex and Neeley Branham Conn. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Lewis. Surviving are four sons, Woodrow Lewis of Norfolk, Ohio, Sam Lewis of Republic, Ohio, J.C. Lewis of Stanton, and William Smith of Pikeville; two daughters, Lorene Shull of Maple Heights, Ohio, and Myrtle Smith, Stanville; 37 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 16, at 1 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Elkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Daniels Cemetery at Spring Branch of Hurricane Creek in Pike County, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home of Prestonsburg. 

Friday, October, 13, 2000

Ray Thompson

Age, 66, of Lima, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at his residence. Born on September 2, 1934, in Ivel, he was the son of the late Burley Thompson and Margie Cecil Thompson. He was self-employed as a general contractor. He was a member of the Lima American Legion Post 96, and a veteran of the Korean conflict. Survivors include five sons, Mike Thompson, Danny Thompson, Alan Thompson, Darrel Thompson, and Jeff Thompson, all of Kentucky; four daughters, Gay Fyffe and Debbie Brown, both of Lima, Ohio, Bev Gaiser and Lynn Thompson, both of Kentucky; one brother, Jerry Thompson of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Juanita Buroker of Lima, Ohio, Avonelle Wells of Kentucky; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 13, at 10 a.m., at the Siferd Westwood Chapel, Lima, Ohio. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the direction of Siferd Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 1275.  

Eddie Dean Hall

Age, 45, of McDowell, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Born on November 16, 1954, in Martin, he was the son of Elizabeth Frasure Hall, and the late Ray Hall. He was disabled. Survivors, other than his mother, include one brother, Raymond Hall of McDowell; two sisters, Maxine Kinney and Deloris Stumbo, both of McDowell. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 12, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Frasure's Creek, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Melvie Howell

Age, 70, of McDowell, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, after a long illness. She was born February 18, 1930, at Ligon, the daughter of the late Perry and Nolie Sword Newsome. She was the owner of a mobile home park, a member of Harvest Time Ministries, Paintsville, and attended various local churches. Her husband, Okie Howell, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Okie Howell Jr. of Silver Lake, Indiana; two daughters, Denise Allen of Minnie, and Vernice Howell Combs of Little Paint; five brothers, John Henry Newsome of Richmond, Clifford Newsome of Claypool, Indiana, Cornelius Newsome, Arquilius Newsome, both of Warsaw, Indiana, and William Lee Newsome of Winona Lake, Indiana; three sisters, Elvia Scott of Prestonsburg, Velma Amburgey of Mentone, Indiana and Zelva Gayheart of Warsaw, Indiana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 11, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clifford Newsome officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Margaret Adams Allen Salisbury

Age, 86, of Drift, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born November 23, 1913, in Carr Creek, the daughter of the late Bob Adams and Susan King Adams. She was twice married, first to Grayden Allen, and later to Curt Salisbury. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include five sons, James Dempsey "Demp" Allen of Martin, Vernon L. Allen of Waynesville, Missouri, Buford Allen of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Curtis Ray Salisbury of Price, Danny Salisbury of Drift; two daughters, Esta Allen Berta of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Betty Jane Burchwell of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Tolba Adams and John Adams, both of Pinetop, Robert Adams of Nicholasville, Andrew Adams of Kingsport, Tennessee; three sisters, Ellen Robinson of Burnside, Grace Webb of Kingsport, Tennessee, Garnet Risner of Hindman, 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 13, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial will be in the Strange Cemetery, at Kite, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Masil Collins

Age, 80, of Honaker, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on February 14, 1920, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Spurlock and Evaline Kidd Damron. She was a member of the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, at Printer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curt Collins. Survivors include four sons, Orrise Collins and Jerry Collins, both of Honaker, Ralph Collins of Frenchburg, Florence "Bill" Collins of Harold; five daughters, Josephine Case, Nancy Kidd, Patricia Boyd and Brenda Howell, all of Honaker, Kathy Jean Kidd of McDowell, 51 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 13, at 1 p.m., at the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, at Printer, with Walter Akers and other Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Rose Cemetery, Big Branch, Honaker, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Florence Gray

Age, 82, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at the Vencor Hospital in Louisville. Born on April 2, 1918, at Water Gap, she was the daughter of the late Seymour and Annie Lafferty Gray. She was the owner of Florence's Grocery in Prestonsburg, and was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church, Goble-Roberts Addition. Survivors include one brother, Charles Gray of Prestonsburg, and one sister, Cleo Gray Rowe of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 13, at 1 p.m., at the Community Freewill Baptist Church, Goble-Roberts Addition, with Rev. Paul David Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Pallbearers will be John Wilson, John Scott Gray, J. S. Sammons, Mark Hamilton, Joey Sammons, Columbus M. Gray, Tommy Nelson, Bob Reardon, Eddie Spriggs, Kevin Fairchild and James W. Gray.

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Melvie Howell

Age, 70, of McDowell, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, after a long illness. She was born February 18, 1930, at Ligon, the daughter of the late Perry and Nolie Sword Newsome. She was the owner of a mobile home park, a member of Harvest Time Ministries, Paintsville, and attended various local churches. Her husband, Okie Howell, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Okie Howell Jr. of Silver Lake, Indiana; two daughters, Denise Allen of Minnie, and Vernice Howell Combs of Little Paint; five brothers, John Henry Newsome of Richmond, Clifford Newsome of Claypool, Indiana, Cornelius Newsome, Arquilius Newsome, both of Warsaw, Indiana, and William Lee Newsome of Winona Lake, Indiana; three sisters, Elvia Scott of Prestonsburg, Velma Amburgey of Mentone, Indiana and Zelva Gayheart of Warsaw, Indiana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 11, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clifford Newsome officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Dr. Ralph W. Allen

Age, 86, of Mount Dora, Florida, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, in Florida. He was born July 7, 1914, in Beaver Creek, the son of the late Charles Edgerton Allen and Maggie Webb Allen. He was a former physician in Pikeville, a member of the First Baptist Church, Mount Dora, Florida, and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gelnia Allen. Survivors include his wife, Hilda Bales Allen; one son, Ralph Hughes Allen of Winter Springs, Florida; one daughter, Susan Pope of Altamonte Springs, Florida; two brothers, William Allen of Lexington, Robert Allen of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; and several step-children; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private graveside services were conducted at the Allen Family Cemetery, at Eastern, with Clergyman Dan Heintzelman officiating, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Cinda Hall Marshall

Age, 92, of Salyersville, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1908, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Will T. Hall and Matilda Yates Hall. She was a retired merchant, and was a member of the Salyersville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alaska Marshall. Survivors include one son, Charlie Marshall of Toledo, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 11, at 11 a.m., at the Dunn-Kelley/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Jim Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery, at Guncreek, under the direction of Dunn-Kelley/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home.  

Ethel Hicks

Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Wayland, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following a long illness. He was born April 5, 1928, in Wayland, the son of the late Eli Hicks and Zella Collins Hicks. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Irma L. Allen Hicks. Other survivors include four sons, Danny Dale Hicks of Somerset, Ronnie Hicks and Etheal Joey Hicks, both of Prestonsburg, Eli Ray Hicks of Kendallville, Indiana; four daughters, Vickie Vonnie Powers of Kendallville, Indiana, Sandra Branham and Betty Moore, both of Martin, Denise Kay Mollette of Meally; one brother, Ecil Hicks of Mousie; two sisters, Edith Noble of Minnie, Ettas Hicks of Indiana 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 12, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Drift Cemetery, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Mabel Rogers Donahoe

Age, 86, of Flatwoods, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, October 7, following an extended illness. Born on April 19, 1914, in Breathitt County, she was the daughter of the late Orlando E. Rogers and Jane Bailey Rogers. She was a member of St. Martha Catholic Church, Prestonsburg, a member of Prestonsburg Woman's Club, Prestonsburg Homemakers, Altar Society, and was the recipient of various community awards. Survivors include four sons, James Donahoe of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Donahoe of Flatwoods, Patrick Donahoe and John Donahoe, both of Lexington; three sisters, Hazel Hessel of Tucson, Arizona, Jean Stafford of Florence, Alabama, Joyce Beam of Winchester; four brothers, Woodrow Rogers of French Lick, Indiana, Allen Rogers and George Rogers, both of Winchester, William Rogers of Fairfield, Ohio; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 10, at 11 a.m., at the St. Martha Catholic Church, Prestonsburg, with Father John Moriarty officiating. Burial was in the Eaton Cemetery, Clay City, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Michael D. Donahoe, James W. Donahoe, Drew Donahoe, Roger Beam and Brennan Donahoe.  

Virginia L. Compton Wells Nicholson

Age, 79, of Albion, Michigan, died Friday, October 6, 2000, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born May 6, 1921, at Weeksbury, the daughter of the late Scott and Mattie Hall Compton. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church at Albion, Michigan, and was a former owner and operator of a restaurant at McDowell. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Wells, and her second husband, Nick Nicholson. She is survived by her third husband, Curtis Layne of Salyersville. Other survivors include one son, Robert Layne of Quincy, Michigan; one brother, Marvin Compton of Tallahassee, Florida; five grandsons, one granddaughter, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 10, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jim Snyder officiating. Burial was in the Clark-May Cemetery, at Stephens Branch, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were James E. Layne, Zackery T. Layne, Richard Eugene Layne, Raymond Lee Layne, David Scott Layne, Robert Pullen, and Johnny Layne.  

Lon Clay Hill

Age, 84, of Elkins, West Virginia, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at the Davis Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 6, 1916, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Edward P. Hill and Adda Mae Davis Hill. He was a purchasing agent of Princess Elkhorn Coal Company at David; president and general manager of Elmac Corporation in Huntington, West Virginia, and was a member of the Methodist Church. He graduated from Westerville, Ohio, High School and attended Ohio State University. He is survived by his wife, Corinne Allen Hill. Other survivors include five sons, Lon Clay Hill Jr. of Davie, Florida, John Alban Hill of Inglis, Florida, Joseph Davidson Hill of Carrollton, Texas, Thomas Clark Hill of Cincinnati, Ohio, James Edward Hill of Huntington, West Virginia; one daughter, Florence Allen McNeeley of Buckhannon, West Virginia; one sister, Myrtle "Myrtie" H. Davis of Prestonsburg; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 8, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Lon Clay Hill, Thomas C. Hill, Joseph D. Hill, Larry C. McNeeley II, Jason L. Hill, Duncan Hill, Larry C. McNeeley and Aaron Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to the Floyd County Library, Prestonsburg.  

Paul Lalich

Age, 63, of Orleans, Indiana, died Thursday at the Bloomington Hospital of Orange County, in Paoli, Indiana. He was born July 24, 1937, in Hi Hat, the son of Eli P. and Irene M. Rasepovich Lalich. He retired from R.C.A. in Bloomington in 1997, where he worked in Research and Development. He was employed part-time at Wal-Mart in Paoli. He was a member of the Orleans First Baptist Church and the Saddlebrook Country Club, Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Tackett Lalich. Other survivors include one daughter, Paula Mathers of Paoli; one foster son, Herb Music of Paoli; two brothers, Nicholas Lalich of Richmond, Virginia, and Peter Lalich of Lebanon, Ohio; one sister, Doreen Dowell of Louisville; and two grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 9, at 11 a.m., at Orleans First Baptist Church with Jason Martin officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans, under the direction of Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, Orleans.  

Paul T. Slone Sr.

Age, 64, of Sidney, Indiana, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at the VA Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Born in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late John Morgan Slone and Eva England Slone. He was a steel worker, retired from Dalton Foundry in 1997 after 37 years. He was an Army Veteran, and a member of the Northern Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Edna M. Prater Slone. Other survivors include three sons, Paul Slone Jr. of Bunker Hill, Indiana, Craig Slone of North Manchester, Indiana, Rickey D. Slone of Roann, Indiana; two daughters, Dedra Patrick of Sidney, Indiana, Debra Marcum of North Manchester, Indiana; two brothers, Curtis Slone of Tallmadge, Ohio, Ernest Ray Slone of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Joyce Ann Avalos of Leesburg, Indiana, Loretta Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Jean Avalos of Milford, Indiana; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 11, at 10 p.m., with Banner Kidd officiating. Burial will be in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Indiana, under the direction of DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, No. Manchester Chapel.  

Evan Adkins

Evan Adkins, 54, of Virgie, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born March 13, 1946, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late Ervin and Lurla Adkins. He was a retired coal miner and attended Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Ervin Drew Adkins III of Caney, Heath DeWayne Adkins of Virgie, Merl Gifford Adkins of Robinson Creek; two daughters, Rebecca Adkins Sisk of Kings Mt., North Carolina, Phoebe Adkins of Virgie; three brothers, Blaine D. Adkins of Goshen, Indiana, Alfred Adkins of Shelbiana, Ervin Adkins of Zebulon; one sister, Juanita Tackett of Lloyd; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 12, at 11 a.m., at the Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, with James Hobson, Carson Wright, Dewey Roberts and others officiating. Burial will be in the Yates Cemetery, Greasy Creek, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie.  

Dora Goble Osborne

Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on December 23, 1914, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late William C. Goble and Byrd Beavers Goble. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, and was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School, and attended Eastern State College and Pikeville College. She was a former teacher and a bookkeeper at Wholesale Appliance, Prestonsburg. Her husband, Ernest B. "Red" Osborne, preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Jane Bond of Prestonsburg; four sons, William Ernest Osborne of Louisville, James Clay Osborne, and Paul L. Osborne, both of Prestonsburg, and Marshall Douglas "Doug" Osborne of Lexington; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 8, at 3 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. George Love officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg. Active pallbearers were John Osborne, Nathan Osborne, Aaron Bond, Joey Griffith, Phil Price, John Stampe, Scott Kesselmayer and Jonathan Goble.

Friday, October 9, 2000

Gustavia Hayton

Age, 81, of East Point, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on July 1, 1919, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Lizzie Worrix Thacker and Grover Thacker. She was a member of the Free Pentecostal Church at East Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmon Hayton Sr. Survivors include six sons, Billy Hayton of Crossville, Tennessee, Delmon Hayton Jr., Buster Hayton, Larry Hayton and Michael Hayton, all of Prestonsburg, and Bobby Hayton of Paintsville; two daughters, Janet Crum of Prestonsburg and Patricia Little of Jackson; three sisters, Betty Ratliff, and Barbara Thacker, both of Pikeville, and Donna Mae Mullins of Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 6, 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with Samuel Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.  

Arvie Dean (Deannie) Johnson

Age, 56, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on January 5, 1944, in Weeksbury, he was the son of Ida Mae Rice Johnson of Weeksbury, and the late Isadore Johnson. He was a disabled miner. He is survived by his wife, Lois Ann Dorton Johnson. Survivors include three sons, Vernon Dean Johnson, Marty Johnson, and Clifton Ryan Johnson, all of Weeksbury; two daughters, Deanna Jo Hall and Katrina Marie Johnson, both of Weeksbury; six brothers, Perry Johnson, Ernie Johnson, Charles (Dobbie) Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Randy Johnson, all of Weeksbury, and Wyon (Minkie) Johnson of Minnesota; six sisters, Lily Mae Skiles of Springfield, Ohio, Linda Dutton, Ruth Marie Little, Shirley Mullins, and Rose Dorton, all of Weeksbury, and Lois Johnson of Melvin; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 7, at 2 p.m., at the Weeksbury Community House of God, with Johnny Dutton and Donnie Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. 

Rev. James Roy Blevins

Age, 58, of Scottsville, native of Johnson County, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was a Vietnam Army veteran and a member of Shiloh Full Gospel Church. He was a son of the late Merch Blevins and Sarah McCloud Blevins. He is survived by one son, James R. and Annette Blevins of Scottsville; three brothers, Isac Mollett of Boons Camp, Albert Ray McCloud of Pikeville, and Ernest Blevins of Michigan; one sister, Lavetta Price of Wabash, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 5, at the Shiloh Full Gospel Church, with Rev.Paul Cesco officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Goad Funeral Home. 

William Boyd

Age, 95, of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Martin, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, following an extended illness. Born on May 5, 1915, in Glo, he was the son of the late Jim and Dola Woods Boyd. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Amy Alice Goble Boyd. Other survivors include two sons, Paul Michael Boyd of Defiance, Ohio, Bill Boyd of Trenton, Ohio, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Nathan Lafferty and others officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Cemetery, Calf Creek, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Esquire Slone Jr.

Age, 66, of Ashley, Indiana, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn, after suffering a heart attack while conducting church services in Ashley. He was born in Martin, on March 6, 1934, the son of Esquire and Isabelle Spartman Slone. He was a Freewill Baptist minister, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Collins Slone. He is survived by his second wife, Mary Wells Slone. Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Slone of Prestonsburg, David Slone of Ashley, Indiana; six daughters, Terease Hyden of Ashley, Dedra Fidel of Newberry, Ohio, Tracy Krachech of Garden City, Michigan, Crystal Meyers, Shelia Hopson, and Lindsay Waltz, all of Ashley, Indiana; one brother, William Slone of Garrett; one sister, Willadean Henager of Wayland; two step-daughters, Connie Shahabidi of Amherst, Ohio, Kathy Haycook of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; one step-son, Raymond Wells of Cardington, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and 4-step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 8, 2 p.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson, with Rev. Buddy Jones and Pastor Paul Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Cemetery, rural Pleasant Lake, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Orland American Legion will conduct military graveside services. 

Bill (Buck) Jarrell

Age 28 of Prestonsburg, Ky. died Friday, October 6, 2000, at Daniels Creek. He was born on September 4, 1972, in Pikeville, Ky. He was the son of Billy Ray Jarrell of Paintsville and Glaida Park Erickson of Indiana. He was a self-employed construction worker. Survivors included wife Amanda Kaye Hall Jarrell; two brothers, Anthony Ray Jarrell of Paintsville and John Courtney Jarrell of Indiana; four sisters, Lora Baker of Indiana, Donna McQueen of Indiana, Mary Lynn Jarrell of Indiana and Melissa Jarrell of Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, October 9, at 12 noon at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Jarrell Family Cemetery at Cow Creek. Visitation will be at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home after 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2000.

Friday, October 6, 2000

Ellis V. Martin

Ellis V. Martin, age 102, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, husband of the late Virda Martin, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born December 28, 1897, in Dema, Kentucky, the son of the late Marion Martin and Evelyn Hall Martin. Mr. Martin held various jobs. He was a merchant, and then he worked in the coal business for Starr Elkhorn and Edgemont Fuel in the McDowell-Minnie area. He taught in Knott County for a short time, was elected in 1949 for two consecutive terms as magistrate representing Left Beaver. He served as trial commissioner for Judge Harold Stumbo in Floyd County District Court. He was an Honorary Colonel of the State Police, a State Mine Inspector, a heavy weight truck limit inspector, and a member of the Allen Baptist Church, Allen, Kentucky. Survivors include one son, Wendell L. Martin and his wife, Sue Martin of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; one daughter, Christine Stewart and her husband Revella Stewart of McDowell, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren, Larry Stewart, Dean Stewart, Judy LeMaster, Sharon Blair, Patricia Childers, Stevie Martin, Sherry Wells, Benjie Stewart, Dr. David Martin and Tim Martin, 25 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ellis Martin Jr., Johnny Martin; one daughter, Anna Rose Little, and one grandson, Duane Little. Funeral services for Ellis V. Martin will be conducted Friday, October 6, 2000, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky, with the clergymen Arnold Turner Jr., Ted Shannon and Woody Pack, Woodrow Dye, Ersel Huff, and Clifford Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Kentucky, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.  

Deleary Waddles Bryant

Deleary Waddles Bryant, age 89, of Martin, Kentucky, widow of Hillard L. Bryant, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at her residence in Martin, Kentucky, following a long illness. She was born April 21, 1911, in Kite, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Thomas "Babe" Waddles and Lula Beverly Waddles. Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat, Kentucky. Survivors include four sons, Ed Bryant of Martin, Kentucky, Charles Bryant of Albion, Michigan, Bill Bryant and Michael Keith Bryant, both of Kendallville, Indiana; two daughters, Jeanette Hall of Martin, Kentucky, Geneva Mosley of Kendallville, Indiana; one brother, Tom Waddles of Topmost, Kentucky; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sons, Raymond Bryant, Fred Bryant, Earl Bryant, and Sidney Thomas Bryant Funeral services for Deleary Waddles Bryant were conducted Saturday, September 23, 2000, at 1:00 p.m. at the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat, Kentucky, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, Kentucky, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was after 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the funeral home and after 4:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Pallbearers: Byron Coburn, Dale Bryant, Michael Bryant, Allen Bryant, Tony Bryant, Todd Bryant, Brandon Bryant, James Bryant, Paul Bryant, and Gary Bryant.  

Linda Gail Brown

Age, 54, of Ligon, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 7, 1946, in Ligon, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Dessie May Horn. She was a member of the Ligon Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Billy Brown. Survivors include one step-son, Christopher Todd Brown of Litchfield, Michigan; one daughter, Heather Michelle Brown of Beaver; two brothers, Earl Allen Horn of Wayne, Michigan, Larry Horn of Elkton, Virginia; three sisters, Bonnie Young of Columbus, Ohio, Brenda Slone of Ligon, Rehea Rowe of Richmond and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 7, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery, Ligon, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. 

Dr. Ralph Hall

Age, 86, of Mount Dora, Florida, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, in Florida. He was born July 7, 1914, in Beaver Creek, the son of the late Charles Edgerton Allen and Maggie Webb Allen. He was a former physician in Pikeville, a member of the First Baptist Church, Mount Dora, Florida, and was a World War II Veteran, U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gelnia Allen. Survivors include his wife, Hilda Bales Allen; one son, Ralph Hughes Allen of Winter Springs, Florida; one daughter, Susan Pope of Altamonte Springs, Florida; two brothers, William Allen of Lexington, Robert Allen of Mt. Vermon, Illinois, and several step-children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private graveside services were conducted at the Allen Family Cemetery, Eastern, with clergyman Dan Heintzelman officiating, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

 

Wednesday, October 4

Walter Cecil Webster

Walter Cecil Webster, 69, of Owenton, died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at his residence. Born on January 14, 1931, in Owen County, he was the son of the late Archie Webster and Adele Lusby Webster. He was a farm worker. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Woodyard Webster. Other survivors include two sons, Roy Lawrence Webster of Owenton and Ricky Allen Webster of Warsaw; one daughter, Shirley Marie Brumback of Owenton; three sisters, Hannah Hammonds of Owenton, Sylvia Woodward of Covington, Linda Carol Jefferson of Prestonsburg; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at the McDonald Funeral Home, Owenton, with Rev. David Wotier officiating. Burial was in the Owenton I.O.O.F. Cemetery, under the direction of McDonald Funeral Homes Inc. 

Avanell R. Miller

Avanell R. Miller, 64, of Hindman, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at the Hazard Nursing Home. Born on August 11, 1936, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Arnold Ramey and Lorene Terry Ramey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hensley Miller. She is survived by her stepmother, Elsie Ramey. Other survivors include one son, Donnie Miller of Illinois; three sisters, Elveta Peneschi of Auxier, Pauline Ray of Mississippi and Alma Campbell of Williamsburg; one grandson and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 2, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Darrell Short officiating. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.  

Ralph Graham Reynolds

Age, 76, of Martin, died Friday, September 29, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on February 11, 1924, in Martin, he was the son of the late William J. Reynolds and Rebecca Mayo Reynolds. He was a retired Columbia Gas Transmission employee, a member of the Church of Christ, at Martin, and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Survivors include two sons, Billy and Jim Reynolds, both of Martin; five daughters, Peggy Thompson of Flatwoods, Becky Green, Nancy Mayo and Mickey Dingus, all of Martin, Alice Clark of Ashland; one sister, Alice Allen of Prestonsburg, 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 2, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Randolph Crisp, officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bobby Dingus, Ricky "Sam" Green, Jim Reynolds II, Shannon Rogers, Nick Jackson, Jamie Spurlock and Charlie Justice. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Jenkins, Jim Recktenwald, Rick Green, James Thompson, Dennis Mayo and Dave Clark.  

Hallie Justice Hager

Age, 90, of David, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness. Born on June 6, 1910, at Crown, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Lester Justice. She was a member of the Middle Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Day Hager. She is survived by three sons, Charles E. Hager of David, James E. Hager of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Ronald L. Hager of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Catherine Prater of Bradenton, Florida, Shirlee Ann Branham of Prestonsburg, Clara Jean Hager of Lexington and Rose Ellen Wells of Mount Orab, Ohio; one brother, Cecil Justice of Greenville, West Virginia, 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 5, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.  

Elmer Williams

Age, 87, of Alger, Ohio, died Sunday, October 1, 2000, at his residence. Born on September 2, 1913, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Harrison and Izania Richardson Williams. He was a farmer who also worked at Teledyne Ohio Steel in Lima for 25 years; a member and deacon of the Alger United Baptist Church, and a member of the UAW-CIO 1219 of Lima, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Letha Marie Holbrook. Other survivors include one son, Estill Williams of Ada, Ohio; two daughters, Leatrice Prater of Harrod, Ohio, and Isana Kay Brummett of Alger, Ohio; three sisters, Claranda Whitaker of Edens Rapids, Michigan, Dorsey Lyons of Warsaw, Indiana, and Revis Krites of Lima, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 4, at 1 p.m., at the Alger United Baptist Church, with Elder Denver Caudill officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio, under the direction of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger.  

Don Tackett

Age, 68, of Wheelwright, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on September 30, 1932, in Virgie, he was the son of the late Dave and Letha Tackett. He was a retired engineer, was of the Regular Baptist Faith, and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. Survivors include three sons, Don R. Tackett of Louisville, Richard K. Tackett of Portland, Oregon, and Timothy S. Tackett of Virgie; two daughters, Sharon K. Robinson of Shelbiana, Mary E. Hall of Virgie; two sisters, Marie Akers of Wayne, Michigan, Pebble Hall of Redding, California; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 1, at 2 p.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, with Monroe Jones, James C. Tackett, Jason Lowery, Barry Lucas, Ted Robinson, Dewey Roberts, Tivis Caudill and others officiating. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery, at Virgie, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home. 

Edgel Hicks

Age, 72, of North Manchester, Indiana, died Friday, September 29, 2000, at the Wabash Co. Hospital, Wabash, Indiana. Born on September 5, 1928, in Floyd County, he was the son of A.F. "Bud" Hicks and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ratliff. He was employed at Eaton Controls Co., in North Manchester for 24 years, was a veteran of the Korean conflict, and a member of the Indiana Sheriff's Association and attended the Freewill Baptist Church, Packerton, Indiana. His wife, Nadine Bradley Hicks, preceded him in death. Survivors include two sisters, Wilma Hicks of Roann, Indiana, and Alta Jean Gibson of Danville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m., at the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Servia, Indiana, under the direction of DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary. 

Ida Mae Click Roberts

Age, 83, of Lexington, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, in Mayfair Manor Nursing Home. Born in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Melvin V. and Luranny Prater Click. She was a retired assembly line employee at the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot, and was a member of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Roberts. Survivors include three daughters, Cliftina Mae Roberts Yates, Betty Jo Roberts Ayers, both of Lexington and Anna Bojean Ousley Bradley of Claypool, Indiana; a son, Willis Dean Ousley of Martin; one sister, Helen Click Roberts of Floyd County; four brothers, Johnie Click of Lima, Ohio, Lloyd Click, Burl Click and Monroe Click, all of Floyd County; nineteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 27, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, Lexington, with Rev. Albert Griffin officiating. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers were James G. Shepherd Jr., L. Craig Cross, James Reynolds II, Scott Cross, Joe Bryant Jr. and Tommy Rector.  

Norman Shepherd

Age, 67, of Wolcottville, Indiana, formerly of Hueysville, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at his residence. He was born January 14, 1933, in Hueysville, the son of the late Willie Shepherd and Susan Conley Shepherd. Survivors include one son, Larry Shepherd of Wolcottville, Indiana; two daughters, Pauline and Ashley Shepherd, both of Gunlock; three brothers, Max Shepherd of Wolcottville, Indiana, Mitchell Shepherd and Marvin Shepherd, both of Hueysville; five sisters, Sharon Chaffins of Garrett, Wanda Hutchinson of West Liberty, Mary Little of Topmost, Molly Crager of Pippa Passes, Madeline Patrick of Albion, Michigan; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at the Salt Lick United Baptist Church, Hueysville, with the clergymen, Donnie Hackworth and Cullen Caudill, officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Cemetery, Salt Lick, Hueysville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Max M. Cornett

Age, 8 years of age, a third-grade student at Allen Elementary, died Sunday, October 1, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on April 1, 1992, at Prestonsburg, he was the son of Karen Lee Bierman Cornett and Stephen Cornett of Prestonsburg. His grandparents are Maxine S. Bierman of Prestonsburg, and the late E.L. Bierman; and Eula Cornett of East Point, and the late Phil Cornett. He is survived by four brothers: Carl Ed (Robin) Bingham, Jeff (Bethany) Bingham, Josh Bingham, and Phil Cornett, all of Prestonsburg; two half-sisters, Alena Meek and Stephanie (Frank) Moore of Jacksonville, Florida; nephew, Ethan Bingham; five aunts, Sharon Bingham, Betty (Bob) Dotson, Linda (Barry) Combs, Mary (Danny) Fairchild, Charolett (Russell) Evans; three uncles, Billy (Phyllis) Cornett, Bobby Cornett and Phil David (Ruth) Cornett; cousins, Aaron Bingham, and Carley Bingham. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 5, at 1:00 p.m., at First Christian Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Jim Sherman and Rev. Kevin Jett officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Contributions suggested to First Christian Church Youth Group, 660 North Arnold Avenue, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653. Serving as pallbearers were Josh Bingham, Aaron Bingham, Billie M. Cornett, Matt Clay, Robert Asher and Matt Setser.

Monday, October 2, 2000

Clyde Osborne

Age, 79, of Grethel, died Friday, September 29, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 21, 1921, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Bryan and Dinah Hall Osborne. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Marie Bentley Osborne. Other survivors include three sons, Phillip Osborne of Paintsville, Jimmy Osborne of Elkhorn City, Gilford Osborne of Grethel; two daughters, Peggy Newsome of Teaberry, Glenda Tackett of Grethel; one brother, Bryan Osborne Jr. of Michigan; two sisters, Lexie Jessie of Greenup, Myrtle Tackett of Beaver, 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 2, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery, at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Dolores Ruth Ward

Age, of Kimper, infant daughter of Nancy Angeline Thacker and Ronald Ward, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Ralph Thacker of Kimper; Dolores Thacker and Bruce Williamson of Kimper; paternal grandparents, Robert and Eunice Ruth Ward of Kimper, and the late Forest and Hazel Bevins; maternal great-grandparents, Matilda and Clarence Thacker of Kimper; Nancy Kathy Thacker of Kimper; and the late Cleveland Thacker; paternal great-grandparents, Jettie Ward of Vinton, Ohio and the late Drewie Ward; two brothers, Justin Ronald Ward and Austin Michael Ward, both of Allen; one sister, Beverly Cheynne Thacker of Kimper. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call Funeral Home, with Chester Ray Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Bent Ridge Cemetery at Meta, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Mullins, Justin Thacker, David Thacker, Matthew Thacker and Rodney Ward.  

Wilkie S. Handshoe

Age, 59, of Hueysville, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness. Born on April 17, 1941, in Mid, Kentucky, he was the son of Sarah Shepherd Handshoe of Garrett, Ind., and the late John Handshoe. He was a retired factory worker for International Navistar, a member of the Salt Lick Community United Baptist Church at Hueysville, and was formerly in the U.S. Army Reserves. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bailey Handshoe; one son, Bill Handshoe of Hueysville; three daughters, Tammy Delong of Hudson, Ind., and Vickie Adkins and Ruthie Hicks of Hueysville; five brothers, Edgil Handshoe of Rawlins, Wyo., Carl Handshoe of Fort Wayne, Ind., Delmar Handshoe of Garrett, Ind., Vernis Handshoe of Butler, Ind., and Clyde Handshoe of Waterloo, Ind.; one sister, Alice Martin of Garrett, Ind.; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 2, at 1 p.m. at the Salt Lick Community United Baptist Church at Hueysville, with Carlos Beverly and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery at Hueysville under the direction of the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. 

Thelma "Granny" Goodrich

Age, 78, of Ironton, Ohio, died Friday, September 29, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on March 12, 1922, in David, she was the daughter of the late Early Joseph and Cumine Shepherd Joseph. She was the owner of Granny's Novelties and Gifts and former owner and operator of Goodrich's Grocery, formerly employee of Henrite Corporation and the Marting Hotel. Survivors include one daughter, Sue Rodriguez of Ironton, Ohio; one son, Mike Goodrich of Ironton, Ohio; one brother, Everett Joseph of Ironton, Ohio; five sisters, Addie McKenzie of Tecumseh, Michigan, Elsie Luokkanen of Jackson, Michigan, Mary Risner of Shelby, Ohio, Lou Lockwood of Haverhill, Ohio, Nora Bailey of Ironton, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 2, at 2 p.m., at the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, with Rev. Clell Elliott officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio, under the direction of Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, Inc.