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As Reported in The Floyd County Times Dated:


October 21, 2004


Chadwick Spears

Age, 83, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at his residence. Born March 19, 1921, in Banner, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margaret Crum Spears. He was a retired lineman for Big Sandy RECC, a member of the Brandy Keg Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, a member of DAV Chapter 18, at Auxier, and a World War II, Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy Campbell Spears. Survivors include: three daughters: Earlene, (husband, Tommy Nelson), Debbi, (husband, Greg Campbell), and Thelma Laferty, all of Prestonsburg; a brother, Thomas Spears Jr., of Chelsea, Michigan; four sisters: Georgia Campbell of Prestonsburg, Ruth Miracle of Spring Hill, Florida, Carmella McConnell of Sebring, Florida, and Hester Wills of Oak Hill, Ohio; four grandchildren: Heidi Hackworth, Leah Vaughan, Chaddi Stumbo, and Brandon Campbell; three great-grandchildren: Sydney Hackworth, Ethan Hackworth, and Dalton Vaughan. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Dorothy Saxton, Luna Rose, and two infant sisters; and a grandson, James Alan Laferty. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Roger Music officiating. Burial will be in the Campbell Family Cemetery, Corn Fork, Brandy Keg, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Jerry Wayne II (Dayna) Robinette

Age, 55, of Meridan, Mississippi, formerly of Floyd County, passed away, Friday, September 24th, 2004, at a local hospital, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Glen Dalton and Pauline Robinette. He was born on December 23, 1948, in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was raised on Prater Creek in Floyd County. He retired from the United States Navy after 23 years service. He also served in the Vietnam War. While serving his country, he received two Purple Heart medals. He was an active officer of the Virginia Beach Auxiliary Police Department, and was presently working for Canon ITS, as a computer technician. He is survived by his wife, Denise Ward Robinette; two sons: Jerry (Dayno) Wayne Robinette II, of Meridian, Mississippi; Scott (Nikki) D. Robinette of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three daughters: Shawntel Leigh (Johnny) Ray of Wheelwright; Robin Lynn (Virgil Jr.) Slone of Hi Hat, Paulena (Lee) Summer of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico; one sister, Tina Goble of Pikeville; eight grandchildren: Kyle, Cody, Corey, Meshana, Wesley, Jason, Lillie, and Jessie. He was preceded in death by both parents, and his brother, Michael Robinette. Visitation was at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home on Monday, September 27, and funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 28, at 11 a.m. Final resting place was at Colonial Grove Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Full military honors were given at the graveside. Active pallbearers: Jerry W. Robinette II, Scott D. Robinette, Johnny W. Ray, Virgil Slone Jr., Daniel Cox, and Scott Ray. Honorary pallbearers: The Military Auxiliary. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Susie Ousley

Age, 76, of Claypool, Indiana, died Thursday, October 7, 2004, at her residence. Born March 3, 1928, in Dock, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Phiobla (Hyden) Bradley. She had been a Claypool resident since 1962, moving from Dock. She was employed by Jomac Glove Co., Warsaw, Indiana, and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Kosciusko County. She was married to Odis Ousley, in Prestonsburg, on November 16, 1945, and he preceded her in death on October 10, 2002. Survivors include two sons: Dan (Sue) Ousley of Silver Lake, Indiana, and Kenneth (Maureen) Ousley of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two daughters: Carol (Richmond) Salmons of Claypool, Indiana, and Debra (John) Seitz of Mentone, Indiana; four sisters: Alva Hackworth, Phyllis Bolen, Winnie Ousley and Dorothy Bolen, all of Kentucky; six brothers: Farish Bradley, Frank Bradley, Jimmy Bradley, and Odis Bradley, all of Kentucky, and Jake Junior Bradley and Loren Bradley, both of Indiana; 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 11, at 10 a.m., at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Kosciusko County, with Pastors Terry Bradford and Willie Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, Indiana, under the direction of McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana. Memorials may be made to: Kosciusko Home Health Care and Hospice, 920 Provident Dr., Warsaw, Indiana 46580.

Oct 2004

Lemuel Meade

Age 88, of Harold, husband of the late Dolly Mae Hamilton Meade, passed away, Sunday, September 26, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born October 13, 1915, in Honaker, the son of the late Robert Meade and Myrtie Case Meade. He was a retired carpenter, and a member of the Betsy Layne Church of Christ. Survivors include four sons: Albon Meade of Stanville, Cloyde Meade of Betsy Layne, Dale L. Meade of Kodak, Tennesee, and Rick Meade of Harold; three brothers: Ransom Meade of Betsy Layne, Woodrow Meade of Perryville, Ohio, and Linro Meade of Clarksville, Ohio; six sisters: Estelle Shenck of Perryville, Ohio, Rosie Jane Jackson of New London, Ohio, Siltania Yates of Perryville, Ohio, Almas Shepherd of Glenmont, Ohio, Ethel Hamilton of Dana, and Muriel Perkins of Betsy Layne; 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Lemuel Meade were conducted Wednesday, September 29, at 11 a.m., at the Betsy Layne Church of Christ, with Clergymen Tommy Spears and Linro Meade officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Family Cemetery, in Honaker, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, where church services were held Tuesday evening, at 7 p.m. Pallbearers: Wade Meade, Brian Meade, Marty Meade, Brett Meade, Wesley Meade, M.J. Meade, Robbie Roberts and Mark Meade.

Bobby Gene Jones

Age 64, of Melvin, passed away, Saturday, October 2, 2004, in King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. He was born December 14, 1939, in Melvin, the son of Icy Lee Johnson Jones of Melvin, and the late Tim Jones. He was a coal miner. Survivors include three daughters: Jennifer Lee Jones Sartin of Lincolnton, North Carolina, Kimberly Ann Jones of Prestonsburg, and Paula Lynn Jones of Goshen, Indiana; one brother, Paul (Shelby) Jones of Grayson; two nieces: Jonie Jones and Karen Jones; six grandchildren, Patrick Jones, April Jones, Stevie Montgomery, Tabatha Sartin, Lewis Montgomery, and Anthony Jones; three great-grandchildren: Tyler Jones, Brannon Jones and Alissa Jones; and his former wife, Nancy Sue Bailey of Ironton, Ohio. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Ray Jones; and one brother, Billy Jones. Funeral services for Bobby Gene Jones will be conducted Wednesday, October 6, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergyman Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Carlos L. Hall

Age, 82, of Prestonsburg, passed away, Sunday, October 3, 2004, at Norton Community Hospital, in Norton, Virginia. He was born January 28, 1922, at Town Branch, the son of the late Alex and Josephine Bingham Hall. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Phillipines and Japan. He was a retired employee of Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company. He loved the outdoors and hunting. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leni Mae Tussey Hall, December 1, 2003; two brothers: Alex Hall Jr., and Norman Hall; and an infant sister. He is survived by a son, Don, and his wife, Sherlene, of Wise, Virginia; two grandsons: Scott, and his wife, Kim, and Seth, and his wife, Tracie; a granddaughter, Jennifer Kilbourne, and her husband, Andy; four great-grandchildren: Kyle Kilbourne, Koby Kilbourne, Alex Hall, and Noah Hall. Also one sister, Freda Wallen of Marshall, Michigan; four brothers: Joe Hall of Richmond, Delmas Hall of Marshall, Michigan, Russell Hall of Prestonsburg, and Manderville Hall of Robinson Creek. Visitation was Monday, October 4, from 6-9 p.m., at Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 5, at 11 a.m. Burial was in the Bingham Cemetery on Town Branch. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.

Marie Stout

Age 82, of Wheelwright, passed away, Thursday, September 30, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born August 23, 1922, in Wayland, the daughter of the late William P. Slone and Delcia Vance Slone. She was a retired factory worker, formerly employed by Daimler-Chrysler Corporation. Survivors include one son, John Preston Stout of Kincheloe, Michigan; two grandchildren: Karen Mills and Daniel Hutchins; two great-grandchildren: Heather Mills, and Ashley Mills. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Sheila Hutchins. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, October 5, at 9:30 a.m., at the Turner Cemetery, at Dema, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, at Martin.

Morris Finley Newsom

Age 78, of Harold, passed away, on Friday, October 1, 2004, in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, in Somerset. He was born December 5, 1925, in Grethel, the son of the late Robert and Effie Hall Newsome. He was a retired businessman; he had taught school at Betsy Layne for 12 years, he served as assistant highway commissioner under Governor Louie B. Nunn, and was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Verdie Frasure Newsom; one daughter, Sandra Kay (Cris) Frost of Somerset; three brothers: Greeley Newsome and Icess Newsom, both of Grethel, and Lennis Newsom of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Josephine Frasure of Grethel, and Linda Kay Spradlin of Louisa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Allard Newsom, R.S. Newsom and Rofolo Newsom; two sisters: Genevieve Ball and Joyce Hix. Funeral services for Morris Finley Newsom were conducted on Tuesday, October 5, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Effie Hall Newsom Cemetery, in Grethel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. His nephews served as pallbearers.

Ostal Ray Pitts

Age 63, of David, passed away, Monday, October 4, 2004, at his residence. He was born June 3, 1941, in Martin, the son of Peachie Reffitt Pitts, of David, and the late Henry Pitts. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Henry Pitts Jr., of Wabash, Indiana; two sisters: Dottie Faye Owsley of Fairborn, Ohio, Mary Lou Martin of David, and 10 nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Ostal Ray Pitts will be conducted Thursday, October 7, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Kenneth Prater Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Pitts Family Cemetery, at David, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Ransom Stephens

Age 91, of Shiloh, Ohio, died Sunday, October 3, 2004, at Hillside Acres Nursing Home, Willard, following a brief illness. He was born March 24, 1913, in Brushey Creek, Magoffin County, a son of the late Ruben and Lona (Hale) Stephens. He moved to the Plymouth-Shiloh area in 1942. He had farmed his entire life, and retired from the New York Central Railroad after many years. He attended the Church of God. He was an avid fishermen and hunter. He was especially proud of his grandfather, John Manard Hale, and of his grandchildren. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Aaron Sr., and Alice Stephens, of Sulphur, Louisiana, Jake and Freda Stephens of Shiloh, and Carl and Naomi Stephens of Bedford Heights, Ohio; four daughters and-sons-in-law: Wilma and Haskel Gayheart of Tiro, JoAnn Heifner of Shiloh, Della Justice of Plymouth, and Susie Cabrera of Fremont; two daughters-in-law: Susie Stephens of Plymouth, and Dorothy Stephens of L'Anse, Michigan; 28 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Ironton Lafferty of Allen; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, whom he had married July 29, 1933, Mary (Wireman) Stephens, who died in 1997; two sons, David and Ruben Stephens; an infant daughter, Dolly Stephens; six brothers and nine sisters, including his twin sister; one granddaughter, two grandsons, two great-grandsons; and a son-in-law, Clarence Justice. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 6, at the Ripley Chapel Free Pentecost Church of God, 4230 Old State Rd., Willard, with Pastor Ralph Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Memorials, if desired, may be given to the church. Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich, is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Eunice Evelyn Martin Fraley

 Age 98, of Wayland, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born June 29, 1906, in Wayland. She was the daughter of Elbert S. Martin and Sarah Webb Martin, both deceased. She was an active member of the Wayland United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Fraley, and their daughter, Billie Louise Johnson; three sisters, Nellie Shepherd, Alberta Dearing, and Marjorie Cline. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren: Beth and Bruce Fraley. She is survived by six children: Carl Ray Fraley, Anna Lee Rice, E. Bruce Fraley, Fred R. Fraley, Judy F. Slone, and Saundra Fraley Branham. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Wayland United Methodist Church on Friday, September 17, at 1 p.m., under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. The services were conducted by Pastor Brad Tackett. Songs and readings were given by Greta Howard, Carolyn Puckett, a niece, Beth Jones, a cousin, Susan Moss, a great niece, Leigh Ann Maynard, and Ginger Combs, a great niece. Pallbearers were Mark Rice Jr., Timothy Branham, David Bruce Fraley, Carl Ray Fraley Jr., Rocky Hurt, John Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Jamie Vaught, and Brian Fulks. Her final resting place is beside her husband, Ray Fraley, at Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. She loved God, and loved life.