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As Reported in The Floyd County Times Dated:

Wednesday, October 30 2002

Rodney D. Salisbury

Age 72, of Southgate, Michigan, formerly of Martin, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2002, at his residence. Born March 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Ted Salisbury and Lucy Casebolt Salisbury. He was a retired counselor at Brake Junior High School, in Taylor, Michigan. He was a member of the Golden Ark Masonic Lodge No. 595, Taylor, Michigan, and was a U.S. Army, Korean War veteran. He was the beloved uncle of Clara (Ron) Marks, Jennifer Marks, Austin Marks, and Amanda Martin. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara Martin, and his beloved cousin, Charlene Bush. Funeral services for Rodney D. Salisbury were conducted Monday, October 28, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Clergyman Gary Mitchell officiated. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers for Rodney D. Salisbury were: Ed Amburgey, Shelly Amburgey, Jamie Bush, Austin Marks, Ron Marks, and Richard Salisbury. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim Bush, Jobie Click Jr., Keith Hall, and Franklin “Sambo” Salisbury. Visitation and Masonic services were held at the funeral home.

Graham Music

Age 86, of Findlay, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, October 26, 2002, at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. Born July 28, 1916, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Jefferson Thomas and Thursa Ann (Osborne) Music. He was a retired union construction worker, having worked for Hullenkramer for 20 years. He was also a veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant with Merrill’s Maurauders in Indo-China and Burma. He was a life member of the D.A.V., Chapter #43, as well as a life member of V.F.W. Post #3003, where he was a past commander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas H. Music and Jack W. Music; and, three sisters, Eunice Spradlin, Melody Sebring, and Anna R. Music. He is survived by his wife, Blanche E. Craft Music; one daughter, Mrs. Larry E. (Rita G.) Monday, of Findlay, Ohio; one brother, Charles F. Music, of Amarillo, Texas; three grandchildren; and, eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, October 29, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, in Findlay, with the Rev. Phillip G. Elmore officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, where military honors were performed by the Hancock Co. Veteran’s Memorial Squad. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial tributes be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 183039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio, 43218-2039. All arrangements made under the direction of Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, Ohio.

James Martin

Age 83, of Drift, husband of Darlena S. Martin, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2002, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born July 16, 1919, in Minnie, he was the son of the  late Noah Martin and Josephine Martin. He was a former railroad employee and car manufacturer for Hudson Motor Company. He was a member of the Monroe Vanderpool Memorial Chapter of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 128, Garrett. Survivors include his wife, Darlena, and one sister, Edith Hopkins, of Minnie. Funeral services for James Martin will be conducted Thursday, October 31, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Regular Baptist ministers will officiate. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jeffery Shawn Little

Age, 30, of Wheelwright, died Saturday, October 26, 2002. Born January 29, 1972, at McDowell, he was the son of Danny Ray and Marilyn Lou Caudill Little, of Wheelwright. He was an unemployed laborer. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edsel Ray Little, and his maternal grandparents, Roman and Lillie Mae Hall Caudill. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Danny Ray Little Jr., of McDowell; one sister, Crystal Renee Little, of Wheelwright; and his paternal grandmother, Marie Hall Little, of Wheelwright. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 29, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Louis Ferrari officiated. Burial was in the Little Cemetery, at Wheelwright. All arrangements were under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Charles E. Reynolds

Age 68, of Lorain, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph Residential Center, in Lorain, following an illness of several weeks. Born in Beaver, he was the son of the late Walter and Nannie (nee Jones) Reynolds. He had been a resident of Lorain for more than 50 years. He worked in 3 Seamless Mill, Hot End of U.S. Steel Lorain Works, before retiring in 1993, after 41 years of service. He was a member of United Steel Workers Union Local No. 1104. He was a member of Pleasantview Old Regular Baptist Church in Litchfield. He enjoyed fishing and camping. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Angustine Cooper and Imogene Turner; and three brothers, Emmit, Danny, and Wallace. Survivors include his wife, Leona; two sons, Frederick, of Lorain, and Charles Michael, of Willowick; two daughters, Theresa Taylor, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and, Melanie Spare, of Balground, Georgia; two stepsons, James Randall Williams and John W. Williams, both of Lorain; and one stepdaughter, Geri Lynn Howard, also of Lorain; seven grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; a stepmother, Edith Reynolds, of Springport; five brothers, Ronnie Dean, of Betsy Layne, Larry, of Celina, Tennessee, Wendell, of Albion, Michigan, Glen, of Jackson, Michigan, and Donald, of Springport; and five sisters, Loretta Reynolds, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mabel Martin, of Springport, Michigan; Fay Finister, of North Olmstead, Pauline Newson, of Elyria, and Ella Ruth Hall, of Beaver. Funeral services for Charles E. Reynolds were held Saturday, October 26, at Pleasantview Old Regular Baptist Church, Litchfield. Elder Larry Newsome officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon. Funeral arrangements were handled by Dovin Funeral Home, Lorain, Ohio. Information courtesy of Hall Funeral Home.

Dixie Jarrell Conn

Age 99, of Dana, died Saturday, October 26, 2002, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born December 6, 1902, at Dana, she was the daughter of the late John and Cordilla Watson Jarrell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sammy Clark Freewill Baptist Church, Dana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Conn; two sons, Delmer Conn and Homer Conn; three brothers, Ed Jarrell, Leonard Jarrell, and Jim Jarrell; five sisters, Rosa Boyd, Dorcie Boyd, Lola Boyd, Maxie Bentley, and Cynthia Akers. She is survived by three sons, Ted Conn, of Dana, Azrie Conn, of Pigeon, Michigan, and Ricky Conn, of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Mavis Kranker, of Byron, Michigan, Thelma Thacker, of Dana, Alma Kuntz, of Vermillion, Ohio, and Dionia Reyna, of Dana; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 29, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Freewill Baptist ministers officiated. Burial was in the Bryce Conn Cemetery, Akers Branch, at Dana. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, in charge of all arrangements.

Della Risner Herald

Age 103, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, October 27, 2002, at her residence. Born April 8, 1899, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Larkin and Rhoda Patrick Risner. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the First Church of God, Prestonsburg, since 1953. She was a lifetime member of the Church of God Women and was proudly presented a key to the City of Prestonsburg in recognition of being the city’s oldest living citizen by Mayor Jerry Fannin on her 103rd birthday. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Herald, and a son, Ballard Clinton Herald. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Herald Burke, of Prestonsburg; a granddaughter, Della B. Ormerod, of Prestonsburg; and, a great-granddaughter, Kristen Ormerod, of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 29, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. The Rev. Steve Williams and Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiated. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Pallbearers for Della Risner Herald were: Mike Ormerod, Larry Herald, Gary Herald, James Merle Goble, Jack Baldridge, Jerry Fannin, Harry Adams, and Travis Risner. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the First Church of God, 194 University Drive, Prestonsburg. All arrangements made for the family by Carter Funeral Home.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Rev. Andrew Allen

Age 93, of Lima (and formerly of Kenton) died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. He was born on November 18, 1908, in Waldo, Kentucky, to Ramey and Mary (Rowe) Allen. In 1929, he married Teda Marshall who preceded him in death. On October 22, 1956, he married Lillian E. Holbrook, who survives. Rev. Allen was an ordained Baptist minister, having been ordained in January, 1932. He pastored churches in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. He loved the Lord with all of his heart. He mentored many young ministers. He loved preaching and Bible teaching. He also loved children and often baked cookies for neighborhood children as well as children in the family. He appreciated the the kind and loving care he received from his home health aide, Terry Kilgore, during the past year and a half. He was employed at Rockwell International from 1950 until his retirement in December, 1973. He had also owned and operated a general store in Royalton, Kentucky, prior to his move to Ohio in 1944. Other survivors include two sons, Warnie Allen of McGuffey, Ohio, Timothy S. “Tim” Allen of Lima, Ohio; three daughters, Roberta (Ezra) Moore, Brenda (Thomas) Keller and Catherine D. “Cathy” (Stephen) Potter, all of Lima, Ohio; and one sister, Grace Pinks of McGuffey; six grandchildren, Rose (Don) Webb of Alger, Suzanne Hoover of Kenton, Linda (Robert) O’Brien, Jonathan Ridgeway, Jessika Yoakam, and Andrew “Andy” Allen all of Lima, Ohio; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter and two step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his previous spouse, Teda (Marshall) Allen; two daughters, Barbara Allen in 1945 and Maredia Allen Wright on October 15, 1999 and one grandson, David D. Wright on February 9, 1987; four sisters, Susie, Sarah, Edna, and Ada Allen and a brother, Karue Allen. Services will be conducted Thursday, October 24, at 2:30 p.m., at Chiles and Sons—Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio, with Revs. Eddie and Joe M. Wireman officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio. Visitation is held on Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m., and Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles and Sons Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel, in Lima. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries, Inc., 354 West Street, Valpraiso, Indiana, 46383-6298.

David Estill Sellards

Age, 83, of South Lake Tahoe, California, passed away October 5, at Barton Hospital, following an extended illness. Born November 9, 1918, at Banner, he was a son of the late Jack and Nancy Akers Sellards. He grew up in Floyd County, but worked for a time in Detroit, Michigan, before being transferred to Oakland, California, where he was employed as a special photographer by American Can Company. He retired in 1970 and moved to the home he loved in South Lake Tahoe. He is survived by one son, Gary Sellards of Willows, California; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a companion of many years, Nell Howe. He is also survived by one brother and four sisters in Kentucky, Jack B. Sellards of Barboursville, Jewel Conn of Harold, Aileen Hall of Betsy Layne, Sylvia Hall and Georgean Cecil, both of Stanville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 10, at McFarland Funeral Home with interment at Happy Homestead Cemetery in South Lake Tahoe. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.)

Nell Lemaster Hughes

Age, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born September 20, 1927, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William Herbert LeMaster and Beulah Blanton Lemaster. She was a homemaker and attended Long Fork United Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Larry Hughes (Vicki) and one brother, Paul Lemaster, all of Prestonsburg; two grandsons, Alex Hughes of Pikeville, and Larry Hughes II, of Forest Hills; one granddaughter, Victoria Lauren Hughes of Prestonsburg; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 12, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder John Pelphrey and Elder Press Hughes officiating. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. The Carter Funeral Home served the Hughes family. Pallbearers: Alex Hughes, Larry Hughes II, Bobby Wells Jr., Keith Hughes, Pete Lemaster, David Lemaster, and Herbert Lemaster.

Maggie Arnett Dotson

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 21, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born July 29, 1914, in MaGoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Mort Arnett and Bessie Shepherd Arnett. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dotson, who died January 30, 1972. Survivors include three sons, Willard Dotson and Bob Dotson, both of Prestonsburg, Greely Dotson of Grove City, Ohio; four sisters, Charity Wireman of Salyersville, Sarah Davis and Bonnie Davis, both of David; and Grace Wireman of Chelsea, Michigan; two brothers, Clark Arnett of Torrance, California and Claude Arnett of Chelsea, Michigan; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 24, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Dotson Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Larry Adams officiating. Interment will be in the Dotson Family Cemetery, Ruff and Tuff Branch, Prestonsburg. Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday.

Dona Tackett

Age 84, of McDowell, widow of Lawrence Tackett Jr., passed away Saturday, October 19, 2002, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born November 10, 1917, in Teaberry, and was the daughter of the late Monroe Newsome and Pricy Hamilton Newsome. She was a member of the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church of New Salem Association, McDowell, and she was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Shirleen Elliott and Vivani Akers, both of McDowell, Thelma Dye of Price; five brothers, Reo Newsome and Leo Newsome, both of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Kelzo Newsome of Belleville, Michigan, Lloyd Newsome and Boyd Newsome, both of Huntington, Indiana; one step-brother, Floyd Johnson of Wheelwright; four sisters, Goldie Jordan of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Wilma Plaktus of Huntington, Indiana, Anilene Fleenor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Beulah Bieber of Hoopston, Illinois; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Charled Edward Tackett; two brothers, Ola and Alvin Newsom; two sisters, Lona Greiser and Thelma Mitchell. Funeral services for Dona Tackett were conducted Tuesday, October 22, at 11 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church of New Salem Association, McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Family Cemetery, Bill Hall Branch, McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Brandon Hensley, Josh Hensley, Zach Hensley, Randy Hensley, Blake Stumbo, Jeff Case, Robie Hensley, Matthew Dye, Edward Akers, and John Stumbo.

Dewey Kidd

Age 61, of Butler, Indiana, formerly of Martin, passed away Wednes-day, October 16, 2002, at Dekalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn, Indiana. He was born May 18, 1941, in Martin, and was the son of the late John Kidd and Victoria Mullins Kidd. He was a tire builder for B.F. Goodrich in Woodburn, Indiana for 10 years and worked at Win Schulers Restaurant in Marshall, Michigan. Survivors include his former wife of 20 years and caregiver, Barbara Kidd Mason of Edon, Ohio; three brothers, John Mullins of Prestonsburg, Edgar Kidd of Martin, Andy Kidd of Battle Creek, Michigan; four sisters, Ethel Hall of Martin, Edna Greer of Printer, Rosemary Gross of Marshall, Michigan, Lylis Mullins of Staffordsville, and a special nephew, Doyle Greer of Battle Creek, Michigan, who frequently assisted Dewey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Nick Kidd and Carl Kidd. Funeral services for Dewey Kidd were conducted Saturday, October 19, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Jeff Hunter Cemetery, Printer, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Paul Perkins, Andy Kidd, Doyle Greer, Jody Mullins, and John Kidd.

Friday, October 18, 2002

Elizabeth Frasure Hall

Age, 79, of McDowell, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at her residence. Born June 1, 1923, in Dona, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Margaret Reynolds Frasure. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Hall. Survivors include one son, Raymond Hall of McDowell; two daughters, Deloris Stumbo and Maxine Kinney, both of McDowell; one brother, Mose Frasure of McDowell; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Eddie Dean Hall, Burchell Hall, and Clinton Hall; four brothers, Earl Frasure, Wade Frasure, Ray Frasure and Ted Frasure. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 17, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Frasures Creek Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Mary Florence Rowe Ford

Services for Mary Florence Rowe Ford, born on Bucks Branch in Martin, Floyd County, were held on Saturday, October 12, 2002, in Benton, Marshall Co., at 1 p.m., at the Collier Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Joseph, and Rev. Bill Franklin officiating. Burial was in the Calvert City Cemetery. Mary Florence was 71 years old. She died Wednesday, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, following a sudden illness. She was the daughter of the late Marvin and Ethel Flanery Rowe of Calvert City. The family moved to Calvert City in 1952. She was the eldest grandchild of the late Aaron Burr and Mary Mayo Flanery of Martin. Mary Florence was a graduate of Martin High School and Morehead College. She was a retired teacher, having taught for 23 years at Calvert City Elementary School. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the Calvert City United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Ford; a daughter, Marilyn Metzger; two grandsons, Evan O’Neal and Sean O’Neal; and one brother, James Aaron Rowe, all of Calvert City. Mary Florence and Bill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 27, 2002. Local arrangements: Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

Oma Jean Hall

Age 74, of Martin, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 4, 1928, in Eastern, the daughter of the late Jake Turner and Amanda (Mandy) Preston Turner. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Calhoun (Warren Larry) of Lake City, Florida, and Terri McCoy (Gary) of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Bonnie Dingus of Walton Beach, Florida, and Olivia May of Langley; two grandchildren, William Craig Campbell and Cody Garrett McCoy; two great-grandchildren, McCally Craig Campbell and Sean Chase Campbell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky L. Hall and Gerald D. Hall. Funeral services for Oma Jean Hall will be conducted Friday, October 18, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Opal Brown Hayes

Age 87, of Ligon, widow of Claude Hayes, passed away Friday, October 11, 2002, at her daughter’s residence in New Boston, Michigan. She was born October 21, 1914, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Newberry Brown and Liza Little Brown. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, at Hi Hat, and a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Roger Hayes of Ligon, Arley Glenn Hayes of Evarts, Morris Hayes of Harrodsburg, and Tony Hayes of Edgewood; two daughters, Claudette Hall of Hi Hat, and Delores Tackett of New Boston, Michigan; two sisters, Hester Cook of Tucson, Arizona, and Irene White of Bristol, Virginia; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Buster, Ellis, and Joe Brown; and two sisters, Nannie Mullins and Pauline Homeschek. Funeral services for Opal Brown Hayes were conducted Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, Hi Hat, with Clergymen Tony and Glenn Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: John Sykes, Josh Hall, Jimmy Hall, Chris Newman, Robbie Mullins, Brian Mullins, J.J. Hall, Robin Tackett and Frank Hayes.

James E. Cooley

Age 81, of Prestonsburg, husband of Emogene McCarty Cooley, passed away Friday, October 11, 2002, at his residence. He was born July 3, 1921, in McCreary County, the son of the late Walter Cooley and Beulah Driver Cooley. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Baptist Church at Stone Coal in Garrett, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Survivors include his wife, Emogene; one son, Richard G. Cooley of Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Theresa Lynn Garrett of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Wilma Spears of Prestonsburg, Verlie Hobson of Ohio, and Maxine Stevens of Estill; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services for James E. Cooley were conducted Monday, October 14, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergymen Rueben Lycans, and other United Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Roy Cooley, Jamie Garrett, Kevin Garrett, Thomas Tackett, David Cooley and Corey Cooley. Honorary: Brandon Burchett, Austin Mullins, and Zackary McClain.

Lucille Ousley

Age, 93, of Allen, formerly of Hippo, died Friday, October 11, 2002, at her residence. She was born November 7, 1908, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late John and Fairlene Prater Bentley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Ousley. Survivors include one son, Curtis Bentley Jr., of South Point, Ohio; two daughters, Sonja Fay Ratliff of Allen, and Roberta Conley of Orange, Texas; one sister, Bessie Barlow of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Edna Hicks; two brothers, George Prater and Linvel Bentley; and one sister, Judy Jennings. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 13, at 10:45 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Brother James Harmon officiating. Burial was in the New Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens, in Elizabethtown, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Bessie Sexton

Age 92, of Garrett, widow of Leonard Sexton, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2002, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born May 25, 1910, in Eggleston, West Virginia, the daughter of the late James Salmon and Etta Tussey Salmon. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Faye Sexton Duff of Garrett; one brother, Melvin Salmon of Mishawaka, Indiana; one sister, Eunice Music of South Bend, Indiana; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Leonard Sexton Jr. Funeral services for Bessie Sexton were conducted Tuesday, October 15, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sexton Cemetery, Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Elbert Pratt, Matthew Duff, Doug Sexton, and Darrell Prater.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Ella Jane Hall

Age 74, of Prestonsburg, wife of Belvie Hall, passed away Monday, October 7, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born February 25, 1928, in Wheelwright, the daughter of the late Harry Fain and Hattie Tufts Fain. She was a homemaker, a Kentucky Colonel, and former mayor of Wheelwright.  Survivors include her husband, Belvie; one son, Kevin Scott Hall of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Beverly Jane Taylor of Wheelwright, and Anita Lee Cain of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, George Fain of Wheelwright; one sister, Geraldine Fain of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Justin Miller, Matthew Taylor, Adam Taylor, Allison Hall, and Devin Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Craig Nelson Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 10, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Elberson (Junior) Bentley

Age, 58, of Langley, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born May 3, 1944, in Langley, he was the son of the late Elberson (Ebb) and Cynthia Bradley Bentley. He was a custodian for the Floyd County School Systems at May Valley School. Survivors include three brothers, Roy Bentley of Langley, Walter Bentley of Topmost, and Willard Bentley of Wincheser; three sisters, Nancy Bentley, Hilda Bailey, and Sue Bentley, all of Langley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence and Lupatricia Bentley. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 7, at 10 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bradley Cemetery, (Wilson Creek), Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Janet Prater Copas

Age, 62, of Lucasville, Ohio, a native of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at her residence. She was born September 28, 1940, in Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late James and Ella May Prater. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Dane Copas, whom she married October 29, 1958; four sons, Donald Copas of Lucasville, Ohio; Marty Copas of Ashland, Carl Joseph Copas of Columbus, Ohio, and Chris Copas of Lucasville, Ohio; one daughter, Regina Spencer of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Carl Prater of West Jefferson, Ohio, Frank Prater of West Portsmouth, Ohio, Ernest Prater of Catlettsburg, and Kenneth Prater of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; four sisters, Marie Goble of Prestonsburg, Rose Henry of McDermott, Ohio, Garnett Hackworth and Eunice Culver, both of Portsmouth, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Prater. She was a 1958 graduate of McDermott High School. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville, Ohio, with Elders Robert Sargent and Milford Crabtree officiating. Burial was in Scioto Burial Park.

Zora L. Coleman

Age 87, of Printer, widow of Curtis Coleman, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2002, in Marietta, Georgia. She was born February 13, 1915, in Printer, the daughter of the late Preston Roberts and Elizabeth “Satch” Crum Roberts. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ, at Printer. Survivors include four sons, Sheridan Coleman of Hamilton, Ohio, Stanley Bert Coleman of Bedford, Ohio, Robert Bruce Coleman and David Ross Coleman, both of Printer; three daughters, Annette Satterfield of Hiram, Georgia, Noreda Carrington of Marietta, Georgia, and Stella Lois McCown of Auxier; one sister, Virgie Lewis of Cecilia; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and step-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, James Russell Coleman; two daughters, Darlene Coleman Moore and Ruby Jean Coleman Thacker; one brother, Ira Roberts; and two sisters, Dorothy Meade and Rose Roberts. Funeral services for Zora L. Coleman will be conducted Wednesday, October 9, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Richard Bowens and Phillip Satterfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Jeff Hunter Cemetery, at Printer, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

William S. (Bill) Tufts

Age, 94, of Wheelwright, died Saturday, October 5, 2002. Born April 19, 1908, in Rush, he was the son of the late William Henry Tufts and Amanda Barney Tufts. He was a retired coal miner for 49 years, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 889, Wheelwright; a member of the U.M.W.A. Local 5899 at Wheelwright, and a member of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Smith Tufts, and his second wife, Grace Fankle Tufts. Survivors include three sons, Richard L. Tufts of Orlando, Florida, William R. Tufts of Morehead, and Terry Tufts of Melvin; two daughters, Evelyn Bunting of Columbus, Ohio, and Lenora Weaver of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 8, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Masonic services were conducted Monday, September 7, at 7 p.m., at the chapel. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Glenn Darrell Hall

Age 63, of Topmost, husband of Janet Sublett Hall, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at his residence. He was born February 17, 1939, in Lackey, the son of the late Miles Hall and Alta Layne Hall. He was a retired general motors employee, Ontario, Ohio. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Abby Schlereth of Mansfield, Ohio, and her husband, Troy; six brothers, William Edgar Hall, Maynard Hall, James Vernon Hall, Charles M. Hall, and Jerry Michael Hall, all of Dema, and Garnis Ray Hall of Shelby, Ohio; five sisters, Eleanor Bettac and Janice Bowman, both of Shelby, Ohio, Christine Nickles, Priscilla Huff, and Fonda Kaye Sparkman, all of Dema, and two grandchildren, Molly and Chad. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Dale Hall, and one sister, Imogene Hall. Funeral services for Glenn Darrell Hall were conducted Saturday, October 5, at 11 a.m., at the Providence Regular Baptist Church, Dry Creek, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Turner Cemetery, Dema, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Malone Hall

Age 63, of Clinton, Michigan, passed away Friday, October 4, 2002, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was born November 19, 1938, in Galveston, the son of the late Edward and Verda Adkins Hall. He was first married to Georgene Harris, who preceded him in death; and later married, Joan Rice on August 15, 1987. Malone was a mailroom supervisor at Eastern Michigan University for 41 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bridgewater; and also a member of the Moose Lodge for 39 years. In addition to his wife, Joan, he is survived by two sons, Carl (Sabrina) Hall of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Brian Rice of Manitou Beach, Michigan; four daughters, Jenette Hall of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Bobby Jo Brough of Clinton, Michigan, Becky (Mark) Ruhl of Manitou Beach, Michigan, and Rachel (Tony) Smith of Westland, Michigan; six brothers, Ruffus (Pat) Hall of Mio, Michigan, Nugene (Sandy) Hall of Allen Park, Michigan, Clyde (Nancy) Hall of Milan, Michigan, Roy (Bonnie) Hall of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Kenny (Julie) Hall of Milan, Michigan, and Eddie (Sherry) Hall of Salione, Michigan; one sister, Polly Jones of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and his special pet, L.B. In addition to his parents, and first wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bascum and Douglas McArthur, and one grandson, Robbie. Funeral services for Malone Hall will be conducted Thursday, October 10, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Burial will follow in the Greenberry Hall Cemetery, Branhams Creek, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6 p.m., till 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Eva (Evie) Tussey

Age 79, of David, passed away Friday, October 4, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, after an extended illness. She was born September 8, 1923, at Risner, a daughter of the late Lee and Mousie (Bradley) Risner. She was married to Gordon Tussey Sr. who survives her. Other survivors include three sons, Gordon Tussey Jr., of Prestonsburg, and Larry Tussey and Thomas Rodney Tussey, both of David; one daughter, Elaine Ousley of Prestonsburg; one brother, Mac Risner of Martin; two sisters, Jocie Ousley of Risner, and Loraine Fickert of Celina, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 7, at 11 a.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Brother Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Friday, October 4, 2002

Glenn Darrell Hall

Age 63, of Topmost, husband of Janet Sublett Hall, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at his residence. He was born February 17, 1939, in Lackey, the son of the late Miles Hall and Alta Layne Hall. He was a retired general motors employee, Ontario, Ohio. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Abby Schlereth of Mansfield, Ohio, and her husband, Troy; six brothers, William Edgar Hall, Maynard Hall, James Vernon Hall, Charles M. Hall, and Jerry Michael Hall, all of Dema, and Garnis Ray Hall of Shelby, Ohio; five sisters, Eleanor Bettac and Janice Bowman, both of Shelby, Ohio, Christine Nickles, Priscilla Huff, and Fonda Kaye Sparkman, all of Dema, and two grandchildren, Molly and Chad. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Dale Hall, and one sister, Imogene Hall. Funeral services for Glenn Darrell Hall will be conducted Saturday, October 5, at 11 a.m., at the Providence Regular Baptist Church, Dry Creek, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery, Dema, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Mary C. Hale

Age, 82, of Hippo, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Hazard ARH Hospital, following a long battle with cancer. She was born August 15, 1920, in Spencerville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Franklin and Almeda (Graham) Ralston. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Hale Sr. Survivors include one daughter, Martha Davis of Hippo, wife of Deanie (Bush) Davis; one granddaughter, Micca N. Crisp, also of Hippo; one step-granddaughter, Deanna Davis of Prestonsburg, and several nieces and nephews, whom she loved as her own. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert C. Ralston; four half brothers, Harry, Edward, Frank, and Arthur Wood. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 24, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Craig Carter, Mary Joyce Wood (great-niece), and Don and Randolph Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Hale Cemetery, Stephens Branch, Martin. Active pallbearers: Jason Whited, Craig Ralston, Wendell Ralston, Bart Ralston, Charles Whited, Rob Olberding, Kip Hoover, Daniel Ratliff, Max Wood and Redmond Wood.

Kathelene Ousley

Age, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. She was born November 7, 1923, at Dock, a daughter of the late Green and Molly (Harmon) Tussey. She is survived by her husband, Willard Ousley. Other survivors include three sons, Jack R. Ousley, Dr. Rudolph Ousley, and Glen G. Ousley, all of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Joanne Goble of Prestonsburg, and Barbara Brewer of Benton, Illinois; two brothers, Harmon (Red) Tussey, and Frank Tussey, both of Prestonsburg; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 4, at 1 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Paul Coleman, Brother Randolph Crisp, and Brother Dan Heintzelman officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Active pallbearers: Richard T. Goble, Jack R. Ousley II, Robert N. Goble, Franklin Fitzpatrick, Ira Joe Tussey, Steve Tussey, Tommy Ray Bays, Brian Holbrook, Thomas Stansfort, and Bruce Jilek. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Charles Hieronymus, Dr. Charles Arnett, Dr. Grady Stephens, Dr. Thomas Slone, Dr. Kerry Slone, Hon. Richard E. Fitzpatrick, Greg Porter and Leon Younce.

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Neval (Chaffins) Jones

Age, 82, of Lackey, died Thursday, September 26, 2002, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born June 28, 1921, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Beulah Berry Hite. She was a homemaker and a member of Lackey Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Agnel Jones and Mark Chaffins. Survivors include two sons, Clinton “Buddy” Jones of Hueysville, and Edward Roy Jones of Kendallville, Indiana; three daughters, Loretta Jo Slone and Mildred Diannia Mullins, both of Lackey, and Lavonna Gaye Knight of Orlando, Florida; two sisters, Grace Birkholz of Merrick, New York; and Opal Branham of Hamilton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; extended family members, Carol Dooley of Lackey, Pat Combs of Mousie, David Martinez of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Eddie Martinez of Orlando, Florida. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one brother, Garfield Hite Jr.; and two sisters, Elva Preston and Beulah Hall. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 28, at 12 noon, at the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church, with Johnny Collins, Clarence Combs, James R. Duff and others, officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery, Lackey, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Thelma Daniels

Age 93, of Wayland, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2002, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born October 13, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Richard Lloyd Daniels and Luella Madge Heffner Daniels. She was a retired school teacher, formerly employed by the Floyd County School System, a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, and the Lackey-Garrett-Wayland Woman’s Club. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Castle, Herma Beverly, and Hazel Parsley. Funeral services for Thelma Daniels were conducted Saturday, September 28, at 4 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Brad Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Jess Lee (Tankersley) Mahan

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2002, at her home, in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. She was born February 26, 1920, at Pennington Gap, Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Clarance Rufus Tankersley and Ella Esta McPherson. She had retired from the Bank Josephine as a bank manager. She was the wife of the late Marshall C. Mahan. Survivors include one son, Carl Mahan of Lexington; two daughters, Jere Allen of Leander, Texas, and Mary Lynn Mahan of Prospect. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home, with Rev. Dennis Love officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation was Friday, September 27, at the funeral home.

Bertha Mary Davis Slone

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Wednes-day, September 25, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 26, 1918, in Nolan, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Rand and Laura Crabbtree Davis. She was a domestic worker, and a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. Survivors include two sons, James Slone of Tram, and Eddie Slone of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Anna Bell Harless of David, and Mary Inez Branham of Prestonsburg; one brother, Floyd Davis of Florida; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Martin Slone, and two brothers, Jake Davis and Reverend Junior Davis. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 28, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Mertie Blevins Newsome

Age, 61, of McDowell, died Friday, September 27, at the University of Louisville Hospital. Born March 7, 1941, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Emit and Nova Lambert Blevins. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Newsome. Other survivors include two sons, James Anthony Newsome of Prestonsburg, and Glenn Dale Newsome of McDowell; two daughters, Nora McNear (John) of Louisville, and Freda Gayle Bentley (Randall) of McDowell; one sister, Opal Newsome of McDowell; and five grandchildren, James Michael, Mark Anthony, Brett, Tommy (T.J.) and Murtie (Cookie) Corene. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 30, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association, in McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery (Frasure’s Creek) at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.