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As Reported in The Floyd County Times Dated:

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Dorothy M. “Dot” Tiner

Age 77, of Printer, Ky., formerly of South Carolina, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2001, at the Riverview Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born November 3, 1923, in Bamberg, S.C., the daughter of the late William P. McMillan and Alberta Kearse McMillan. She was a registered nurse and operating room supervisor at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Sally Utsey and her husband, Frank, of Lakeland Fl.; three sisters, Carolyn M. Worrix of Allen, Ky., June Kearse of Fairfax, S.C., Margaret Hiers of Ehrhardt S.C.; one granddaughter, Lori Heather Gay and her husband, Scott, of Ponte Vedra, Fl.; and a special friend, Maryland Conn Jr., of Martin, Ky. Funeral services for Dorothy Tiner were conducted Sunday, October 28, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at the Christ United Methodist Church, Allen, Ky., with Clergymen Ken LeMaster and Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial followed in the Bamberg Memory Garden, Bamberg, S.C., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was Saturday, at the funeral home, and after 1:00 p.m., Sunday, at the church. Pallbearers: Wayne Worrix, Scott Gay, Robert Peek, Randy Stumbo, and Arthur Dingus.

Scott George Frasure

Age, 77, of Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Monday, October 29, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on January 29, 1924, at Myrtle, Ky., he was the son of the late R.E. Frasure and Clara Stanley Frasure. He was a retired truck driver and U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Neeley Frasure. Other survivors include three sons, Billy E. Frasure of Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., Scott Douglas Frasure of Bonanza, Ky., Gary Frasure of Lexington, Ky.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer Frasure, Earl Frasure, Hershel Frasure, Herbert Frasure; and one sister, Helen Laverne Frasure. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 1, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Dave Garrett and Don Neeley officiating. Burial will be in the Frasure Family Cemetery, Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky. Pallbearers are Scott D. Frasure, Billy E. Frasure, Gary L. Frasure, Gerald V. Frasure, Christopher D. Frasure, Billy O’Bryan Frasure, Manis Prater, and Dustin Allen Crisp. Visitation is at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Betty Jean Kidd Hall

Age, 47, of Elliott County, formerly of Craynor, Ky., died Sunday, October 28, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 9, 1953, at Harold, Ky., she was the daughter of Edward Kidd of Harold, Ky., and the late Doris Ousnamer Kidd. She is survived by her husband, Sie Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church at Sandy Hook, Ky. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Tackett of Craynor, Ky., Dinah Jo Akers of Grethel, Ky.; four brothers, John Kidd, George Kidd, Charles Kidd, and Harold Kidd, all of Harold, Ky.; three sisters, Carol Reynolds of Craynor, Ky., Leah Adams and Brenda Hall, both of Harold, Ky.; and four grandchildren, Ambrianna Tackett, Scott Dustin Tackett, Silas Benjamin Akers and Sarah Elisbeth Akers. She is preceded in death by one brother, Randy Joe Kidd. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Enterprise Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery, Craynor, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Marie Click

Marie Click died Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at Community Nursing Home, Marion, OH. (Formerly of Emma, KY). Born January 17, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Tilden and Eva Boyd. On August 3, 1936 she married Frank Click of Arkansas Creek, Martin Ky. He died Nov. 17, 1944. As a widow with three young daughters she provided a loving and caring home. In later years she was employed at Arlans Dept. Store in Ypsilanti, MI where she retired. She then returned to her home place at Emma, Ky where she resided for 17 years. Due to failing health she resided in Marion , OH in care of her loving daughters for 10 years. She is survived by her daughters: Patsy (Don) Hayes, Marion, OH,; Sandra Porter, Ypsilanti, MI, Frankie Sue Bartley, Mt. Gilead, OH.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; two living sisters: Mildred (David) Potts, Emma, KY, Norma Conley, Ypsilanti, MI; one brother, Darwin (Anne) Boyd, Riverside, CA. She was preceded in death by sisters: Wanda Cobb, Birdus Conley and Estelle Bayes. One brother, Raymond Boyd. Marie Click will be at Burke Funeral Home, 93 Pickett Lane, Prestonsburg, KY on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001. For further details, please call funeral home at (606)874-2121.

Billie Joyce Hamilton Isaacs

Age, 55, of Teaberry, Ky., died Friday, October 26, 2001, following a brief illness. Born on August 19, 1946, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of Edna Newsome Hamilton of Teaberry, Ky., and the late Willie Hamilton. She was a retired head start teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leno Isaacs. Survivors include one daughter, Jill (Frank, Jr.) Johnson of Teaberry, Ky.; three brothers, Effort Hamilton of Florida, Terry Hamilton, and Gary Hamilton, both of Teaberry, Ky.; three sisters, Geraldine Newsome of Teaberry, Ky., Janet Sue Fuller of Buroak, Mich., Janice Joyce Hall of Ohio; one grandson, Jeremy Johnson. She was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 29, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with ministers of Joe Reynolds Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery at Beaver, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Bernice (Bobby) Bradley

Age, 54, of Riverview Health Care, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Born on February 21, 1947, in West Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Bernis Bradley and Gertrude Burkett Gibson Bradley. He was disabled. Survivors include one uncle, Allen Burkett of Pierceton, Ind., and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 29, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Chester Keathley and Denver Meade officiating. Interment was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky. Pallbearers: Doug Burkett, Mike Burkett, Robin Whitaker, Thomas Robinson, and Oscar Wallen Jr.

Oliver Prater

Age, 75, of Allen, Ky., formerly of Middle Creek, died Saturday, October 27, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on September 29, 1926, at Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Levi and Rosa Lee Parrott Prater, and Elsie Dotson Prater. He was self-employed and retired from Prater Market and Farm Equipment and was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Ward Prater. Other survivors include two daughters, Linda R. Prater of Winona Lake, Ind., Rebecca Hubbard of Frankfort, Ky.; one son-in-law, Tim Hubbard of Frankfort, Ky.; two grandsons, Adam Prater and Zachary Levi Hubbard. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Robinette and Myrtle Salyers. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

 

Friday, October 26, 2001

James Hall

Age 85, of Grethel, Ky., husband of the late Martha Adams Hall, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky., following an extended illness. He was born January 7, 1916, in Pike County, Ky., the son of the late Scott Hall and Judy England Hall. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Ky. Survivors include two sons, Mathew Hall of Grethel, Ky., Andy Hall of Frankfort, Ky.; one daughter, Judy Lovas of Tiffin, Oh.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services for James Hall will be conducted Sunday, October 28, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery, (Frasure Branch), Grethel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 12 noon Friday, at the church.

David R. “Socker” Akers

Age 84, of Martin, Ky., passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1916, in Dana, Ky., the son of the late T.B. Akers and Janie Dingus Akers. He was a retired clerical worker for Island Creek Coal Company, a graduate of Alice Lloyd College, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a member of the AMVETS, and John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, and the DAV. Survivors include one son, Joseph Edward Akers of McDowell, Ky.; one daughter, Nancy Mae Lytle of Marion, In.; five sisters, Toda Tackett and Emadale Boyd, both of Dana, Ky., Malta Howell of McDowell, Ky., Novella Compton of Betsy Layne, Ky., Marie Kirby of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one half-sister, Etta Crisp of Allen, Ky.; three grandchildren, Joseph Cruse Akers, Dalton Reed, Lisa Ann Akers; one great-grandchild, Kelli Suzanne Akers, and a special friend, Nannie Tackett of Martin, Ky. Funeral services for David R. Akers will be conducted Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Clinton Moore and Jimmy Hall, officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Jay D. Cook

Age 79, of Topmost, Ky., husband of Nola Hall Cook, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky. He was born December 16, 1921, at Topmost, Ky., the son of the late Frank W. Cook and Georgiana Jones Cook. He was a retired coal miner and a World War II Army veteran. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jerry Cook of Richmond, Ky., Michael G. Cook of London, Ky., Ted Cook of Jacksonville, Fl.; two daughters, Sharon Walstrom of Los Alamos, N.M., Bunny Baldwin of Bowling Green, Ky.; one brother, Bobby Cook of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Ruby Cook of Dry Creek, Ky., Mary Lee Ridner of Detroit, Mi., and eight grandchildren. Funeral services for Jay D. Cook will be conducted, Thursday, October 25, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, Topmost, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Dry Creek Cemetery, Topmost, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is being held at the funeral home, and will be held after 10:00 a.m., Thursday, at the church.

Charles (Chuck) Burke Jr.

Age, 36, of Kermit, WV., died Sunday, October 21, 2001, in Kermit. Born August 19, 1965, in Germany, he was the son of Edith Dewolf and the late Charles Burke Sr. He was self employed. Survivors include one son, Charles Andrew Burke of Martin, Ky.; one daughter, Nikki Dawn Burke of Kermit, WV; and one sister, Christa Martinz of Lawton, Okla. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2001, in the Vineyard Church, with Brumley Marcum and Sterling Marcum officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Visitation is at the Vineyard Church.

Lillie McSurley Jones 

Age 82, of McDowell, Ky., widow of Thomas J. Jones, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2001, at the Whitehouse Country Manor, Whitehouse, Oh., following a long illness. She was born February 20, 1919, in Drift, Ky., the daughter of the late Ed McSurley and Rachel Daniels McSurley. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, McDowell, Ky. Survivors include one step-daughter, Tommie Jean Perkins of Whitney City, Ky.; one brother, John McSurley of Whitehouse, Oh.; two half-brothers, William H. Combs of Baltimore, Oh., Robert Combs of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Audrey Rowe of Perrysburg, Oh., Exer Josephine Curtis of Holland, Oh., Willma Faye Martin of Minnie, Ky., and five grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney Jones and Phillip Jones; three brothers, Eddie McSurley, Fred McSurley, Lee Curgis McSurley; one half-brother, Charles David Combs, and one sister, Ida Rose Meade. Funeral services for Lillie McSurley Jones will be conducted Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Harry Hargis, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Judith Howard Carter

Age 60, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Thursday, October 18, 2001, at her residence. She was born June 22, 1941, in Floyd County, Ky., the daughter of the late Ray Howard and Josephine Ellis Howard. She was a retired school teacher employed by the Floyd County school system. She was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School and received a Masters in Education from Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, KEA, NEA, FCEA, KRTA, and was a member and served on the Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, Ky. Survivors include one son, James Carter III, of Prestonsburg, Ky.; a god son, Jonathan Goble of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Susan Raye Spurlock and Rebecca A. Carter, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three brothers, O.R. “Pete” Howard, Richard T. Howard, James F. Howard, all of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two grandchildren, Hannah Raye Spurlock and Catherine E. Spurlock, both of Prestonsburg, Ky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Mark Howard, and one grandchild, Caleb McKay Spurlock. Memorial service for Judith Howard Carter were conducted Saturday, October 20, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Reverend George Love officiating. Arrangements were under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. The family received friends from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, and from 11:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, Ky. Honorary pallbearers: Nephews, Tim Howard, Jim Howard, Pete Howard, Alan C. Roberts; and Scotty Kidd, Ray Baldridge, Preston Lewis, Pete Greene, Anthony Patton, Lee Schoolcraft and Shawn Caudill.

Anna Mae McCall

Age 81, of Tram, Ky., the wife of the late Roland McCall, passed away Friday, October 19, 2001, in the Riverview Health Care, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born December 25, 1919, in Tram, Ky., the daughter of the late Bill Wilson and Hester Jones Wilson. She was a retired cook for the C&O Railroad, and a member of the Tram Church of Christ, Tram, Ky. Survivors include one nephew, Donnie Wilson of Albion, Mi.; one step-daughter, Anna Sue McCants of Coy, Ala.; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones; two daughters-in-law, Helen McCall of Amityville, N.Y., Alice McCall of Georgetown, Ky.; three sons-in-law, Willie B. McCants of Coy, Ala., Clyde Hughlett of Louisville, Ky., Andrew Freeze of Louisa, Ky.; 11 step-grandchildren, Elizabeth A. “Liz” Hayes, Corinthia S. Hayes, Daniel J. Hughlett and Patricia McCants, all of Atlanta, Ga., Kathryn L. Wilson of Xenia, Oh., Robert (Bobby) McCall of Amityville, N.Y., Yvonne McCall of Utah, Richard (Richie) McCall of New York, N.Y., Yolanda Hughlett of Louisville, Ky., Terry McCall of Georgetown, Ky., Birdie Woods of Amarillo, Tx.; 19 step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two step-sons, Robert Thomas McCall and William Taylor McCall; one step-daughter, Mamie Lucille Hughlett; one brother, Trimble Wilson; and one step-grandchild, Andrew S. Woods. Funeral services for Anna Mae McCall will be conducted Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Tram Church of Christ, Tram, Ky., with the clergyman, Robert Adkins, officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery, Tram, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

Monday, October 22, 2001

Lowie Gene McKinney

Age, 69, of Harold, Ky., died Thursday, October 18, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 13, 1931, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Frank and Laura Justice McKinney. He was a disabled miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janna Kaye Keathley McKinney. Survivors include his special friend, Reva Salisbury of Harold, Ky.; one brother, Elva McKinney of Harold, Ky.; two sisters, Gladys Hamilton of Galveston, Ky., Mary Ann Hamilton of Harold, Ky. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Obra McKinney, Anthany McKinney, James McKinney, Lynn McKinney, and one sister, Maudene McKinney. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 21, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Mothers Home Old Regular Baptist Church, at Harold, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the Mothers Home Old Regular Baptist Church.

Friday, October 19, 2001

Pearl R. Carter 

Pearl R. Carter, 92, of Pikeville, died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at the Prestonsburg Healthcare Center. Born July 22, 1909, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Gertrude Ray Robinson and Sol Robinson. She was a homemaker and member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, and Estill Lee Carter. Survivors include two sons, Sam Carter of Pikeville, and Estill Lee Carter Jr. of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Estillene Adkins of Detroit, Mi., Kathryn Prater of Pikeville, Dorothy Wells of Prestonsburg, and Saundra Toussaint of Lexington; one brother, Edgar Robinson of Detroit, Mi.; two sisters, Violet Thacker of Detroit, Mi., and Daisy Johnson of Arizona; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, James Carter. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 21, 2001, at the J.W. Call Funeral Home, with Jerry Bliffen and Kaminski Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Memorial Park, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be in the chapel, Saturday, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Active pallbearers: Grandsons.

Arthur Lindsley Donnellan Jr.

Age 74, of Teaberry, Ky., husband of Alpha Hamilton Donnellan, passed away Monday, October 15, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky. He was born November 18, 1926, in Wheatley, Connecticut, the son of the late Arthur L. Donnellan and Elizabeth Ricker Donnellan. He was a retired former heavy equipment operator, a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Nicholasville, Ky., and a WWII Navy veteran. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Donnellan of Teaberry, Ky., Selma Adams of Raccoon, Ky.; one son, Wesley E. Donnellan of Bangor, Maine; three step-daughters, Amy Zapata of Honolulu, Hawaii, Patsy Adkins and Dicie Adkins, both of Frostburg, Md.; two step-sons, Jerry Adkins of Jackson, Mi., Benny Adkins of Betsy Layne, Ky.; one brother, Charlie Donnellan of San Pedro, Ca.; four sisters, Ann Brown of Groton, Vermont, Mary Lead of Canyon Country, Ca., Ginny Eberhard of Palm Springs, Ca., Beth Maybee of Fairport, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Skye Lindsley Adams and Wesley H. Donnellan, seven step-grandchildren, Denise Jones, Shawna Adkins, Leghann Adkins, Ashley Adkins, John Adkins, Tommy Adkins and Chip Hall. Funeral services for Arthur Lindsley Donnellan Jr., were conducted Thursday, October 18, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Thomas Hamilton Cemetery, Teaberry, Ky., with the clergyman, Terry Hamilton, officiating, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Cancer Society. Pallbearers: Scott Adams, Gary Crum, Benny Adkins, Rocky Hamilton, William Brown, Thomas Hamilton, Jason Hamilton, and Glen Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers: Wesley Emery Donnellan, Wesley Harley Donnellan, Jerry Adkins, and Victor Voshell.

Nayoma Samons Conn

Age, 84, of Kimmell, In., formerly of Dana, Ky., widow of Gomer Conn, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at the Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Avilla, In., following an extended illness. She was born October 6, 1917, in Dana, Ky., the daughter of Grover Samons and Virgie Akers Samons. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, Arkansas Creek, Martin, Ky. Survivors include four sons, Clifford Conn and Bernard Conn, both of Dana, Ky., Archer Conn of Martin, Ky., Clyde Conn of Kimmell, In.; six daughters, Alta Sutton of Stoh, In., Emma Lou Pemberton of Springfield, Ohio, Lola Feller of Kendallville, In., Ivalene Hall of Dana, Ky., Carol Crum of Allen, Ky., Sue Feller of Kendallville, Ind.; one brother, Norman Samons of Orange City, Fl., 31 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Grover Cleveland Conn; one daughter, Lillian V. Knox; two brothers, Hezzie Samons, and Ivory Samons; two sisters, Clara Conn and Dovie Samons. Funeral services for Nayoma Samons Conn will be conducted Saturday, October 20, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Click Family Cemetery, (Click Branch), Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Andy Bolen

Age, 79, of Prestonsburg, and widower of Mabel Bolen, died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1922, at Bolyn, Ky., the son of the late Reece and Nancy (Conley) Bolen. He was a retired oil and gas driller, formerly employed by Kinzer Drilling; a member of James W. Alley Masonic Lodge at Wayland; and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Porter of Prestonsburg; one brother, Robert Bolen of Garrett; and two sisters, Geraldine Ramey of LaGrange, In., and Maxine Gibson of Willard, Ohio. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home chapel, with Brother Jimmie Hall, Sterlin Bolen, Bethel Bolen, Jerry Manns, Hayes Chaffins, Monroe Jones and Clifford Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation was at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Active pallbearers: Garth Bolen, Earnest Gordon Bolen, Reece J. Combs, Gordon Moore, James Moore, and Rodney Bolen.

Leonard Clark

Age, age 47, of Honaker, Ky., passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Ky., following a brief illness. He was born December 30, 1953, in Pikeville, Ky., the son of Claude E. Clark and Madeline Case Clark of Honaker, Ky. He was a former coal miner. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Steve Clark of Honaker, Ky.; one brother, Sammie Clark of Hillsboro, Ohio, and one sister, Bulavene Hall of Harold, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 20, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Tommy Spears and Bennie Blankenship, officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark Cemetery, Honaker, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Hobert Burke

Age, 67, of Bevinsville, Ky., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 18, 1933, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Silas Burke and Goldie Johnson Burke. He was a general laborer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eura Lou Hall Burke, on February 6, 2001. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Wayne Burke, Roy Dean Burke, and John Paul Burke, all of Bevinsville, Ky.; one daughter, Tammy Wonette Burke of Belcher, Ky.; two brothers, Homer Burke and Silas Burke Jr., both of Bevinsville, Ky.; one sister, Virble Jean Spears of Bevinsville, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Jeremy Scott Burke, Roy Silas Burke, and Alicia Burke. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Fern Burke and one brother, Noble Burke. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 19, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Silas Burke Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

Grace Triplett Jacobs “Granny Jacobs”

Age, 81, of Hi Hat, Ky., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on February 12, 1920, in Knott County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Clarenda Jacobs Triplett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Enterprise Old Regular Baptist Church in Pike County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Jacobs. Survivors include two sons, Clard Jacobs of Lexington, Ky., Kermit Jacobs of Saginaw, Mich.; five daughters, Eva Little and Joyce Little, both of Melvin, Ky., Pam Hall of Price, Ky., Debbie Shope of Lexington, Ky., Brandy Hopkins of Minnie, Ky.; five brothers, Sid Triplett of Somerset, Ky., Irvin Triplett of Hollybush, Ky., Jerry Triplett, Steve Triplett, and Oliver Triplett, all of Saint Marys, Ohio; four sisters, Joy Donavon and Mary Slone, both of Somerset, Ky., Mazie Slone of Hollybush, Ky., Jane Howell of Saint Marys, Ohio; 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three children and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 19, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Price, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the Church.

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Vernon Akers

Age, 62, of McDowell, Ky., died Sunday, October 14, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on February 18, 1939, at Ligon, Ky., he was the son of the late Noah Akers and Lizzie Wallen Akers. He was a disabled laborer, a member of the First Baptist Church at McDowell, Ky., a member of the Lion’s Club, and a cook at the Slone Mt. Squirrel Festival. He is survived by his wife, Freda Stumbo Akers. Other survivors include two sons, Vernon Eugene Akers of Channahon, Ill., James David Akers of Channahon Ill.; one step-son, Terry Osborne of Ypsilanti, Mich.; one daughter, Candina Renee Phillips of Clarksville, Tenn.; one brother, Noah Carson Akers of McDowell, Ky.; four sisters, Freeda Tackett of Eastern, Ky., Margie Gore of Knoxville, Tenn., Carolyn Wright of Lexington, Ky., Marilyn Newsome of McDowell, Ky. and 11 grandchildren, Amber Babcock, Neil Babcock, Kevin Akers, Zachary Akers, Megan Akers, Derrick Akers, David James Akers, (D.J.) Austin Akers, Madison Phillips, Brandyn Osborne, and Taylor Osborne. He was preceded in death by one sister, Nora Jane Akers McCoy Funeral services will be conducted (today) Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church at McDowell, Ky. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the First Baptist Church at McDowell, Ky.

James Christopher (Jamie) Maynard

Age, 17, of Melvin, Ky., died Friday, October 12, 2001, following an automobile accident. Born on September 27, 1984, at Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of Kathy Newsome Maynard and the late James Robert Maynard. He was a senior at South Floyd High School. He is survived by his aunts and uncles, Ronnie Newsome, Wayne and Gina Newsome, and Lenny and Ruth Newsome, all of Melvin, Ky.; Geraldine and Billy Meade and Priscilla and Tommy Bevins, all of Pike County; his maternal grandmother, Emmogene Johnson Newsome of Melvin, Ky., and the late Darling Newsome; and paternal grandmother, Jeanette Johnson Maynard of Pike County, and the late Andy Maynard. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Andrew Maynard; and one sister, Christina Lynn Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari and Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newsome Cemetery, Melvin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church.

Stella Margarett Poston

Age 48, of Flat Gap, Ky., formerly of McDowell, Ky., wife of Henry Miles Poston, passed away Friday, October 12, 2001, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born August 13, 1953, in Detroit, Mi., the daughter of Alene Hall Springer, of Marion, Oh., and the late William Jasper Springer. She was a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ, Printer, Ky., and a housewife. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Henry Miles Poston Jr. of Whittensville, Ky. and John Paul Poston of Flat Gap, Ky.; two brothers, Clinton Dean Springer of McDowell, Ky. and William Springer Jr. of Marion, Oh. Funeral services for Stella Margarett Poston were conducted Monday, October 15, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, Ky., with the clergymen Richard Bowens and Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial followed in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Dennis White-head, Rick Moore, Clinton Springer, Clinton Ray Springer, Drexel Springer, Billy Springer, Tracy Hall and Rex Hall.

Christine Rose Belcher Reynolds

Age, 77, of Martin, Ky., died Sunday, October 14, 2001, following a brief illness. Born on December 23, 1923, in Wayland, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James and Rebecca Spradlin Belcher. She was a homemaker and member of Grace Chapel. Survivors include two sons, Lewis Parker Reynolds Jr. of Martin, Ky. (Chuck); John William Reynolds Sr. of Cave Run Ky. (Willie); two daughters, Sandra Slone of Martin, Ky., Susie Tackett of McDowell, Ky.; one brother, Tommy Belcher of Jackscreek, Ky.; one sister, Helen Marshall of Maytown, Ky., 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, John W. Belcher and three sisters, Ruby Childers, Pearl Milburn and Susie King. Funeral services will be conducted (today) Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Randolph Crisp and Don Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the Whitt Martin Cemetery, Beaver, Ky., Knott County, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the funeral home.

Earl Horn

Age, 68, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Saturday, October 13, 2001, following a brief illness. Born on August 27, 1933, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Tom Horn and Anna Harmon Horn. He was retired from Mt. Pipe Line. Survivors include one daughter, Martha Horn of Ind.; two brothers, Merle Horn and Sam Horn, both of Prestonsburg, Ky. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Tom Horn, Otto Horn, Yancy Horn, Beverly Horn and five sisters, Reono Smith, Hope Goble, Minnie Horn, Juanita Horn, and Martha Ann Horn. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Manford Fannin and Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in the West Prestonsburg Cemetery, West Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Friday, October 12, 2001

Christine Baldridge

Age, 51, of Abbott, Ky., died Monday, October 8, 2001, following a sudden illness. Born on March 1, 1950, at Allen, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Okie Burkett and Martha McGuire Burkett. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John Baldridge. Other survivors include one son, James Okie Clark of Ft. Knox, Ky.; one daughter, Rebecca Wakeland of Banner, Ky.; one brother, Doug Burkett of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, James Randall Wakeland, Santana Marie Wakeland, and Nicholas Patrick Clark. She was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Burkett and one sister, Geraldine Thompson. Funeral services were conducted, Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Ted Shannon and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial was in the Baldridge Cemetery, Abbott, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Pallbearers were Ricky Wakeland, Arnold Jarrell, Andy Jarrell, Mike Burkett, Charles Elkins and Ernie Wakeland. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Ashland Scott

Age, 83, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on November 5, 1917, at Garrett, Ky., he was the son of the late Phelix Scott and Mallie Combs Scott. He was a disabled coal miner, and an Army veteran of W.W. II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Haney Chaffins Scott. He is survived by two sons, Danny Scott of Salyersville, Ky., Dwayne Scott of Prestonsburg, Ky.; five daughters, Helen Griffith of Lackey, Ky., Della Thorpe, Connie Slone and Lavonna Meade, all of Prestonsburg, Ky., Delorse Lee of Savannah, Georgia; one brother, Phelix Scott of Maytown, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willis Scott, Jeff Scott, Bud Scott; and two sisters, Bessie Scott Jackson, and Alta Scott Hancock. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 12, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, after 6 p.m., on Wednesday.

Lucinda (Cindy) Kidd Williams

Age, 72, of Harold, Ky., died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 11, 1928, at Little Mudd, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Mac Kidd and Vesta Hughes Barnett. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Williams. Survivors include six sons, Cheyenne (Jeannie) Williams and Ray (Jennifer) Williams, both of Harold, Ky., Alex (Beverly) Carroll of Stanville, Ky., Evert (Margaret) Carroll of Grethel, Ky., Edgar (Faye) Carroll of New London, Ohio, Adrian Carroll of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Della Mae Hall of Harold, Ky., Mary Francis (Donald) Hamilton of New London, Ohio; four brothers, Mac Kidd of Prestonsburg, Ky., Odis Kidd of Morgan County, Ky., John Kidd of Adrian, Michigan, Audis Kidd of Texas; four sisters, Vannie Damron and Goldie Williams, both of New London, Ohio, Pricey Case of Michigan, Lillian Dean Rudd of Norwalk, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ellis Carroll and Baby Boy Carroll; one brother, George Rasal Kidd; one sister, Nancy Kidd. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 13, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church, Harold, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Anna Laura Sargent

Age 97, of Allen, Ky., wife of the late George Dewey Sargent, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2001, in the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born April 8, 1904, in Wayne, W. Va., the daughter of the late Forrest R. Stambaugh and Martha Rice Stambaugh. Mrs. Sargent was a member of the Martin Church of Christ, Martin, Ky. She was the oldest member, being baptised on April 17, 1919. She was also a Sunday school teacher, retired business owner, and a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Griebel of Indianapolis, In.; three sisters, Genevieve Kadetz of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Ember and Naomi Lanahan, both of West Palm Beach, Fl.; four grandchildren, Tammy Norton, Linda Fair, Donald Williams and David Williams, all of Indianapolis, In.; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Anna Laura Sargent will be conducted Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Martin Church of Christ, Martin, Ky., with Clergymen Gary Mitchell, Dave Morgan Flanery officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church.

John T. Stratton

Age, 72, of Tram, Ky., died Thursday, October 4, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on January 21, 1929, at Stanville, Ky., he was the son of the late Henry Stratton and Ivory Mae King Stratton. He was a disabled coal miner and member of DAV Chapter 128, at Garrett, Ky., a Kentucky Colonel and a Kentucky Admiral. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Garrett Stratton. Other survivors include five daughters, Gloria Wiley of Jackson, Mi., Audrey Kimbler of Killenn, Tx., Teresa Stephens of Allen, Ky., Connie Stratton of Martin, Ky., Michelle Lynch of Betsy Layne, Ky.; three sisters, Reval Kidd of West Virginia, Ruby Deskins of Ivel, Ky., Jerlean Stratton of Stanville, Ky. and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, John Darrell Stratton and Ricky Dean Stratton; and two daughters, Tamatha Marie Stratton and Debra Lynn Stratton. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 8, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Samuel Stevens and Chuck Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Scalf Family Cemetery, Stanville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Betsy Lou Mullins

Age, 52, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on September 28, 1949, in Letcher County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Wilburn Collier and Cora McCray Collier. She is survived by her husband, Henry Mullins. Other survivors include three sons, James W. Collier of Timberville, Va., David W. Collier of Warsaw, Ind., Michael Collier of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Sherry Mullins of Warsaw, Ind., Amanda Collier of Timberville, Va.; six brothers, Ben Collier of Ohio, Eugene Collier, and Wilb Collier Jr., both of Portsmouth, Ohio, Tony Collier of Ky., Shorty Collier of Michigan, Ark Willis Collier of Tennessee; six sisters, Leona Cooper and Emma Rose Townsend of Elizabethtown, Ky., Oma Champion of London, Ky., Cora Mae Smith of Ind., Ivel Champion of Tenn., Violet Dyer of Portsmouth, Oh.; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Adam Collier; one brother, Ervin Collier; three sisters, Amanda Howard, Zelma Lee Champion, Nanetta Maynard; and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the D.W. Davis Funeral Home, in South Webster, Ohio. Burial will be in the Collier Family Cemetery, Scioto Furance, Ohio. Visitation was at the Drift Pentecostal Church on Monday, with a service on Tuesday, at 10 a.m. Visitation was in Ohio, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Tuesday. Local arrangements were in charge of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Oliver Marshall

Age, 82, of Langley, Ky., died Friday, October 5, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on June 30, 1919, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Robert Marshall and Martha Warrens Marshall. He was a retired coal miner and member of the United Baptist Church, and UMWA, of Martin, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Helen Belcher Marshall. Other survivors include one son, Oliver Marshall Jr. of Claypool, Indiana; three daughters, Pamela Hines of Prestonsburg, Ky., Carol Bentley of Langley, Ky., Debbie Newsome of Harold, Ky.; two brothers, Arthur Marshall of Trinity, Tex., Bobby Marshall of Warsaw, Ind.; two sisters, Cindy Marie of Ohio, Rosa Lee of Florida, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Marshall; one brother, Albert Marshall; and two sisters, Girvie Marshall and Ellen Meadows. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 8, 2001, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial was in the Family Cemetery, Langley, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Raymond “Bascom” Samons

Age 59, of Dearborn Heights, Mi., died on Thursday, Septem-ber 27, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on December 16, 1941, in Hi Hat, Ky., he was the son of the late George and Frances Martin Samons. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elva “Tootie” King Samons; one son, Edward Samons of Richmond, Ky.; two daughters, Sherry Linnert of Tayor, Mi., April Blackburn of Newan, Ga.; two brothers, Walter Samons and James Samons; seven sisters, Verlie Newnan, Mary North, Martha Combs, Evelyn Love, Velva Todd, Jean Hamilton, and Sylvia Rogers; and eight grandchildren, Justin, Kenneth and Brianna Samons, Daryl Ray and Ben Blackburn, Ashley, Jonathan, and Amanda Linnert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Leda Osborne. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 1, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Howe Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor, Mi. Burial was in the Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, Mi.

Rupert (Rudy) Vernon Samons Jr.

Rupert (Rudy) Vernon Samons Jr., husband of Thelma Crum Samons, passed away Monday, October 8, 2001, at his residence. He was born February 17, 1943, in Martin, Ky., the son of Katy Crum Samons of Martin, Ky., and the late Rupert Vernon Samons Sr. He was a certified electrician for Mine Power Products, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, and a member of the House of Prayer in Dwale, Ky. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, April Michelle Samons of Martin, Ky.; four sisters, Janis Newman, Sandra Crisp, Sari Slone, and Jerri Smith, all of Martin, Ky.; one grandchild, Cailtin Danielle Slone. Funeral services for Rupert Samons Jr., will be conducted Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 12:00 noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Woodrow Crum and Elmer Davis, officiating. Burial will follow in the Arvil Crum Memorial Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Evelyn Marcella Ward

Age, 83, of Martin, Ky., died Monday, October 8, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., following a brief illness. Born on April 3, 1918, in Dinwood, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Earl Layne and Alma Dingus Layne. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Martin, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Ward. Survivors include one son, Buddy B. Ward of Dinwood, Ky.; one daughter, Billie Jean Ward, of Lexington, Ky.; and one brother, Henry Layne of Dinwood, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by one son, Bob Ward. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church at Martin, Ky. Burial will be in the Dingus Cemetery, Ward Section, Dinwood, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Pallbearers: Timmy Ward, Tommie Ward, Todd Ward, Trenton Ward, Chuck Ward, Bobby Ward, Brad Ward, and Chip Ward. Visitation is at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Paul Dean Dotson

Age, 49, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Monday, October 8, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Born September 5, 1952, in West Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of Dolle Stout Dotson and the late Paul Thurman Dotson. He was disabled. Survivors, other than his mother, Dolle Stout Dotson, include one brother, Steve Edward (Sandy) Dotson of Indian Harbor Beach, Fl.; five sisters, Paula (Jay) Calhoun of Indianapolis, Ind., Doris (Randall) Francis of Georgetown, Ky., Rosalee Dotson of Lexington, Ky., Jean (Ron) LeMaster of Prestonsburg, Ky., Janet (Lewis) White of Prestonsburg, Ky.; several loving nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 10, at 1:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Ky. Rt. 114, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Pallbearers: Casey Jones, Randy Howell, Lewis K. White, Randall Francis, Daniel Evans, Jason LeMaster, Joseph LeMaster, Ron LeMaster, Jon Hale and Chad Shepherd.

Friday, October 5, 2001

Raymond “Bascom” Samons

Age 59, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., died on Thursday, Septem-ber 27, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on December 16, 1941, in Hi Hat, Ky., he was the son of the late George and Frances Martin Samons. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elva “Tootie” King Samons; one son, Edward Samons of Richmond, Ky.; two daughters, Sherry Linnert of Tayor, Mi., April Blackburn of Newan, Ga.; two brothers, Walter Samons and James Samons; seven sisters, Verlie Newnan, Mary North, Martha Combs, Evelyn Love, Velva Todd, Jean Hamilton, and Sylvia Rogers; and eight grandchildren, Justin, Kenneth and Brianna Samons, Daryl Ray and Ben Blackburn, Ashley, Jonathan and Amanda Linnert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Leda Osborne. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 1, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Howe Peterson Funeral Home, Taylor, Mi. Burial was in the Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, Mi.

Alice Reynolds Allen

Age 86, of Prestonsburg, wife of John Allen for 65 years, died Wednesday, October 3, at her residence. She was born June 12, 1915, in Martin, a daughter of the late William James and Rebecca Mayo Reynolds. Alice was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, John Allen Jr., Robert R. Allen, (Sally Burchett) and David D. Allen, (Barbara Dotson), all of Prestonsburg, and Stephen R. Allen, (Terri Hyden), Peyton, Co.; two daughters, Judith Colvin McCreary, (Bob) of Lexington, Mary Alice Leslie, (D. Richard) of Prestonsburg; She was affectionately called “Mommie Allen” by her 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Alice Reynolds Allen will be conducted Friday, October 5, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Dr. Wayne Sayre, and Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Burial will follow in the John Allen Cemetery, (Sugar Loaf) Prestonsburg, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Big Sandy, Box 277, Hager Hill, Ky. 41222. Pallbearers: David D. Allen II, Robert R. Allen II, James D. Allen, Charles Michael Harris, John Wayne White, Michael Douglass and Roger Brian White.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Harriet May Allen

Age 84, of Langley, Ky., passed away Monday, October 1, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following a long illness. She was born November 18, 1916, in Langley, Ky., the daughter of the late Dr. J. H. Allen and Bertha May Allen. She was a teacher for the Floyd County School System for 30 years. She played basketball and coached for the Maytown Wildcats, and went to the state tournament as a ball player. She was owner of Hindman Drug Store for several years, and worked in an airplane factory in Michigan during World War II, where she was part of the group known as “Rosy the Riverters. ”Survivors include special nieces and nephews, Teddi Allen, Elizabeth Allen, Margaret A. Vaughn, Peggy Sue Pollard, Steve Allen, Bob Vaughan and Dick Vaughan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Claude L. Allen, and George Edward Allen; and one sister, Peggy Jo Vaughn. Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Rev. Jamie Williams officiating. Burial will be in the May Cemetery, Langley, Ky. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m., until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 566, Knoxville, Tennessee 37901.

Kanzella Justice

Age 74, of Ligon, Ky., passed away Saturday, September 29, 2001, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky., following a brief illness. She was born December 1, 1926, in Ligon, Ky., the daughter of the late Smith and Lulie Caudill Henson. She was a member of Zion Deliverance Church at Wayland, Ky. Survivors include her husband, Doffie Justice; three sons, Doff Drone Justice of McDowell, Ky., S.S. Hilman Justice of Taylor, Mi., and Danny Ray Justice of Ligon, Ky.; three daughters, Brenda Gale Johnson of Fenton, Mi., Glenda Dale Mitchell of Taylor, Mi., and Linda Fay Tackett of Ligon, Ky.; two sisters, Loranna Bishop of Worthington, Ohio and Marie Gayheart of Galena, Oh.; 13 grandchildren, Larry, Barry, Tina, Katrina, Lisa, Doff, Denny, Shawna, Tamela, Timothy Ryan, Andrea, Kim and Michelle; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Dee. Funeral services for Mrs. Justice were conducted Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy at Ligon, Ky., with clergyman Eugene Haney officiating. Burial was in the Justice Family Cemetery, Ligon, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church. Pallbearers: S.S. Helman Justice, Doff Drone Justice, Danny Ray Justice, Larry Johnson Jr., Barry Johnson, Doff Justice Jr., Denny Justice, Lark Mitchell, Larry Johnson and Jerry Tackett.

Lillie Mae Boyd

Age 82, of Roseville, Mi., formerly of Banner, Ky., widow of Orville Boyd, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at the Medilodge Nursing Home, Sterling Heights, Mich. She was born December 18, 1918, in Banner, Ky., the daughter of the late Charlie Hall and Alice Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, French Boyd of Centerline, Mi.; two daughters, Arbedella Faber of Roseville, Mi., Carol Shovan of East Pointe, Mi.; one brother, Cecil Bert Hall of Ivel, Ky., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Lillie Mae Boyd were conducted Saturday, September 29, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: David Faber, Richard Faber, Jamie Shovan, Bill Carroll, Faith Faber, and Jerri Faber.

Etta Elizabeth Lester Martin

Age, 61, of North Manchester, In., formerly of Martin, passed away Friday, September 28, 2001, in the Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, In., following a brief illness. She was born December 25, 1939, the daughter of the late Hershel and Hazel D. Lester. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Society, and Ladies Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include one son, Mark Edwin Martin of Pikeville, Ky.; one daughter, Carol Ann Bently of Wayland, Ky.; three brothers, Arnold Ray Lester of Dayton, Oh., Ottie Lester of Springfield, Oh., and Cyde DeRossett of Pikeville, Ky.; two sisters, Brenda Shelton of Martin, Ky., and Bobbie Sue Fairchild of Lexington, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Charla Ann Goble, Ashley Gayle Slone, and Jeremy D. Slone. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Malissa Gayle Slone. Funeral services for Mrs. Martin were conducted on Monday, October 1, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Buddy Jones officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Shawn Shelton, Justin Martin, Butch Bentley, Matt Goble, Mark Martin, and Charlie L. Martin.

Wendy Jean Coons

Age, 29, of 622 Washington Street, Findlay, Ohio, died Friday, September 28, 2001, at BVRHC. Born November 20, 1971, in Findlay, Ohio, she was the daughter of John N. Jr. and Carol (Blanton) Montgomery. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Findlay, Ohio, a nurse at Winebrenner Village for the past two years. She received her LPN from Stratzenberger College in 1999. She worked at Findlay Ford in 1998. She is survived by her husband, Paul J. Coons. Other survivors include her children, Andrew Montgomery, Braiden Bland, (son), Kyle Coons, all at home, Nichole and Shannon Coons, both of Findlay, Ohio; sisters and brothers, Charles Montgomery, Frank Montgomery, Debbie Montgom-ery, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Kingery, Johnette Watson, John N. Montgomery Jr., Timothy Montgomery, and Jayson Montgomery, all of Findlay, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorthea Montgomery. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 2, at the Routson Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Steven Holbrook and Pastor Gene Milioni officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Routson Funeral Chapel, 201 Osborn Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Trust Fund for children c/o Winebrenner Village, 415 College Street, Findlay; or Cancer Patient Services, 820 North Main Street, Suite 7, Findlay, Ohio.

Ricky D. Ousley

Age 41, of Martin, Ky., passed away Sunday, September 30, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. He was born April 1, 1961, in McDowell, Ky., the son of the late Estill Ousley and Ada Hamilton Ousley. He was a coal miner. Survivors include one daughter, Christen Ousley of Martin, Ky.; three brothers, Steve Ousley and Jack Ousley, both of Inez, Ky., and Mike Ousley of Prestonsburg, Ky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Judith Johnson. Funeral services for Ricky D. Ousley were conducted Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Dan Heintzel-man, officiating. Burial followed in the Hamilton Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jack Ousley, Steve Ousley, Mike Ousley, Wayne Johnson, Brad Pack, Ed Prater, Raymond, Matt Ousley. Honorary: Ron Johnson, Donald Ousley and Otis Ousley Jr.