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As Reported in The Floyd County Times Dated:

Pearl Adkins

Age 97, of Martin, widow of Shady Lee Adkins, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. She was born May 29, 1908 in Long Fork, the daughter of the late Henry Ray and Lena Johnson Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, in Lancer. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Pearl Adkins will be conducted Thursday, October 20, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Rick Kelley and Tim Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Click Cemetery, in Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Corinne Allen

Age 87, of Eastern, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2005, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. She was the daughter of the late Schulyer Colfax Allen and Rohoda Preston Allen. She was a retired teacher for the Floyd County School System, and taught at Maytown, Martin and Lackey schools. Survivors include two nieces: Barbara Ann Rice of McCormick, South Carolina, and Vicki Harmon of Lexington; and a nephew, Brent Allen of Eastern. Funeral services for Corinne Allen were conducted Monday, October 17, 2005, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Burial was in the Allen Family Cemetery, in Eastern, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Frankie Francis, Bryan Allen, Ralph Patton, Michael Jervis and Bennett Allen

Tonia Mae Baldridge

Age, 93, formerly of Baldridge Rd, Lucasville, Ohio more recently of Cherry Street, Waverly died Sunday, October 16, 2005, at Traditions at Bristol, Waverly, Ohio. She was born December 11, 1911 in Beaver Creek, the daughter of the late Joe and Sarah (Harrington) Sammons. Surviving are: a son, Benny J. Baldridge and wife Mary of Waverly, Ohio; a daughter, Sarah M. Williams of Lucasville, Ohio with whom she made her home; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a half-brother: Redwine Sammons. In addition to her parents, Tonia was preceded in death by six brothers: Toy, Edgar, Roland, Maryland, Dewey and Darlyn Sammons. Tonia was a homemaker, attended Antonis Christian Church on Wilson Run Road, Chillicothe, Ohio. and was a 1932 graduate of Prestonsburg High School. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, Ohio with Rev. Raymond O'Brien and Rev. James W. Acord. officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, Ohio. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral home 4 - 8 p.m., Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, South Central Office #20, Suite D, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, or Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Thelma Osborne Bentley

Age 77, of Martin, widow of Manice Bentley, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regio-nal Hospital. She was born June 23, 1928, in Martin, a daughter of the late Freel Osborne and Mary Payne Osborne. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons: Terry David Bentley of Printer, and Manice D. Bentley of Martin; two daughters: Dianna Bentley of Martin, and Mary England of Price; three brothers: Dent Osborne of Canton, Michigan, Freel Osborne Jr., of Man, West Virginia, and Danny Osborne of Hazard; one sister, Ruby Skeans of Martin; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manice, her parents; her step-mother, Susie Mae Osborne; three brothers: John Osborne; Cecil Osborne and Charles Edward Osborne; and two sisters: Vonda Keens and Alma Osborne. Funeral services for Thelma Osborne Bentley will be conducted Wednesday, October 26, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Ted Shannon and Bobby Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Arminta (Minty) Music Crider

Age, 93, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 31, 2005, following an extended illness. Born March 11, 1912, in Endicott, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Ellen Griffith Music. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Crider Jr. Survivors include one son, Raymond Crider (Vina) of Auxier; three daughters: Edith Lafferty (Sammy) of West Liberty, Oples Reynolds (Bud) of Prestonsburg, and Mary Alice Dotson (Bill) of Prestonsburg; 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Oliver Music, Henry Musc, and L.J. Music; and two sisters: Cora Foley and Mary Harless. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 3, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Paul Dove and Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Lottie Pitts Crisp

Age 85, of Shelbyville, formerly of Allen, passed from this life on Sunday morning, October 9, 2005, in the Green Meadows Nursing Home, in Mt. Washington. She was born February 1, 1920, in Dock, the daughter of the late Robert L. ”Bob“ and Roxie Mae Ousley Pitts. She was a homemaker, and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gomer Crisp, in 1955. Surviving are: Three daughters: Wanda Slone of Shelbyville, Kay Webb of La Grange, and Linda Robinson of Mt. Washington; three brothers: Curtis Pitts of Bremen, Indiana, Vertis Pitts of David, and Forrest Edward Pitts of Shepherdsville; two sisters: Opal Hicks of Prestonsburg, and Clara Burklo of Hebron; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Robinson; and two sisters: Sadie Shepherd and Dollie Branham Cox. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 13, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with United Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Riley Hall Cemetery, in Allen, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Sarah Arnett Davis

Age 83, of David, wife of the late Raymond Davis, passed away Friday, October 21, 2005, in the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. She was born February 16, 1922, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Mort Arnett and Bessie Shepherd Arnett. She was a housewife, and believed in the Old Regular Baptist faith. Survivors include four daughters: Phyllis Wolters (Bill) of Belleville, Michigan, Mary Hamlin (Greg), Rhonda Ousley (Ricky), and Vonda Robinson (Randy), all of David; and a son-in-law, Lanny Hamilton, husband of the late Brenda Hamilton; two brothers: Claude Arnett of Las Vegas, Nevada and Clark Arnett of Florence, California; three sisters: Charity Wireman of Salyersville, Bonnie Davis of David, and Grace Wireman of Chelesa, Michigan, five grandchildren, one step-grandson, and three great-grandsons. Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents, three brothers: Junior Arnett, Clyde Arnett and Clay Arnett; and two sisters: Minnie Hackworth and Maggie Dotson. Funeral services for Sarah Arnett Davis were conducted Tuesday, October 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Larry Adams officiating. Burial was in the Arnett Family Cemetery, Howard Branch, in Salyersville, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home.

Ethel Hayes Dudley

Age 98, of Langley, widow of Forrest Dudley, passed away Friday, October 7, 2005, in the Caritas Medical Center, Louisville. She was born January 1, 1907, in Langley, the daughter of the late Marion ”Bud“ Hayes and Susie Patton Hayes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Maytown Baptist Church. Survivors include one brother, Marion Hayes Jr., of Ashland; three sisters: Edith Wise of Louisville, Geraldine Scalf of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Sydney Jean Hayes of Daytona Beach, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, James B. Hayes; and two sisters: Mable Willis and Marie Stelbasky. Funeral services for Ethel Hayes Dudley were conducted Sunday, October 9, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Bob Varney officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery, in Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Jack Elliott

Age, 63, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2005, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, in Toledo, Ohio. He was born March 11, 1942, the son of the late John and Bessie Elliott. Surviving to cherish his memory are his brothers: Monford, Ronnie, Basil, and John D. Elliott; and sisters: Barbara Carlini, Clara Flannery, Donna Hardin, Glenna Hicks, Phyllis Dale, and Victoria Kendrick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frances and Homer. Jack was cremated, therefore he requested that there be no funeral service, and no visitation. Arrangements were entrusted to Gasiorowski and Cook Memorial, Toledo, Ohio.

Alvonia Hall

Age, 88, of Melvin, died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born October 7, 1917, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Jerry Little and Mary G. Little. She was a homemaker-domestic. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons: Bill Hall of Melvin, Jerry Hall of Huntington, Indiana, and Mike Hall of Paintsville; her daughters: Vernie Tackett of Prestonsburg, Fern Johnson of Bevinsville, Patsy Boggs of Huntington, Indiana, Geri Willis of Ashland, and Mitzie Burke of Weeksbury; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 30, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with Ellis Holbrook, Monroe Jones, Chucky Hall, Russell Jacobs, James Tackett, and Jimmy Dye officiating. Funeral arrangements, are unde the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Robinson Creek. Visitation was at the church.

Homer Hall

Age 83, of Topmost, the husband of Avonell Owsley Hall, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2005, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1922, in Knott County, the son of the late Ernest Hall and Lula Waddles Hall. He was a member of the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, in Dry Creek, baptized on September 20, 2003, and was a retired forest fire ranger for the State of Kentucky. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Homer Lee Hall, his wife, Sharlena; three daughters: Linda Sue Hall, her husband, Denver; Brenda Carol Anderson, and Patricia Ann Hall, her husband, Kenny, all of Topmost; a daughter at heart, Leah Michelle Cook of Topmost; one brother: Hubert Hall of Toni, Alabama; one sister, Olive Hall of Westland, Michigan; six grandchildren: Gregory Ray Anderson, Jamie Daryl Anderson, Brian Keith Anderson,, Bristol Kellin Taylor, Travis Hall, and Monica Lee Hall; nine great-grandchildren: Austin Gregory Anderson, Karlie Danielle Anderson, Summer Dawn Anderson, Bobby Daryl Anderson, Andrew Jesse Anderson, Kearya Rain Anderson, Makynsi Skye Anderson, Rylee Jade Cook ,and Jacie Breann Cook. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Marjoie Evelyn Hall; two brothers: Harold Hall and Vernon Hall; three sisters: Lura Collins, Velma Hall Bates, and Ethel Hall. Funeral services for Homer Hall will be conducted Wednesday, November 2, at noon, in the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, in Topmost, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Joe Hall Cemetery, in Dry Creek, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Visitation, at the funeral home, and after noon, Monday, at the church.

Clifford Kyle Hamilton

21-month-old son of Clifford Hamilton Jr., and Gina Ann Hall Hamilton, of Teaberry, passed away Monday, October 10, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington. He was born December 26, 2003, in Lexington. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one sister, Megan Hamilton, and one brother, Anthony John Hamilton, both of Teaberry; his paternal grandmother, Sadie Hamilton of Teaberry; his maternal grandparents, Phil and Betty Hall of Craynor; and his paternal great-grandmother, Lacy Spears of Virgie. His paternal grandfather, Clifford Hamilton, preceded him in death. Funeral services for Clifford Kyle Hamilton, will be conducted Wednesday, October 12, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergyman Terry Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Cemetery, in Teaberry, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home

Osie Holbrook

Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 14, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 11, 1920, in Blue River, she was the daughter of the late Jim Henry and Ida Marsillett Hughes. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Salyersville Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Holbrook. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Elmer Gene (Jean) Holbrook of Paintsville, Delmer B. (Dearl Faye) Holbrook, Willie Jr. (Sharon Kaye) Holbrook, Bobby Dean Holbrook, Donald Douglas (Trina) Holbrook, all of Prestonsburg, John Henry (Bonnie) Holbrook of David, and James (Mittie) Holbrook of Salyersville; daughters and sons-in-law: Myrtle (the late Larry) Leedy of Louisa, Alice Faye (Jot) Marsillett of Prestonsburg; brothers: Malcolm Hughes of Warsaw, Indiana, and Bill Hughes of Maryland; a sister, Josephine Blackburn of Warsaw, Indiana; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Holbrook; a daughter, Brenda Kaye Holbrook; two brothers: Tommie Hughes and Johnny Hughes; and three sisters: Sallie Adams, Mary Hughes, and Susie Miller. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 17, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Floyd Arnett officiating. Burial was in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Oda Marshall Howard

Age, 92, of Hueysville, died Friday, October 7, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 6, 1912, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Flannery Marshall. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Howard. Survivors include two sons: Wendell Howard and Marvin Howard, both of Hueysville; three daughters: Jackie Olson of Deltona, Florida, Barbara Horn of David, and Anna Duncan of Willard, Ohio; two brothers: Ray Marshall of Mansfield, Ohio, and Claude Marshall of Auburn, Indiana; five sisters: Ethel Lovely of Hueysville, Lou Ellen Tincher of Jackson, Grace Tincher of Goshen, Alberta Watson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Dora Mae Mullins of Eaton Rapids, Michigan; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Gene Howard; three brothers: Dock ”Bud“ Marshall, Ellis Marshall, and Clayton Marshall; and one sister, Della Baldridge. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 10, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gene Payne officiating. Burial was in the Howard & Sexton Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Charles E. Howard

Age, 69, of Garrett, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born in Garrett, on October 2, 1936, the son of Harliss Howard and Polly Coburn Howard. He was preceded in death by his wife: Aileen Howard; his father: Harliss Howard; brothers: Danny, Joe, Keith and Pete Howard; a sister: Judy; and a grandson: William Chase Salyer. He is survived by his mother, Polly Howard; three sons: Mike (Gwen) Howard, Kenneth “Kimble” (Darlene) Howard, Steven “Cecil” Howard, and Terry (Marcia) Howard; three daughters: Peggy (Denzil) Turner, Donna (Chris) Bradley, and Tina (Ray) Salyer; three brothers: Gordon, Frankie and Gary Howard; four sisters: Betty Layne, Rinki Salmons, Patty Osborne, and Deana Longpre; 18 grandchildren: Amy (Vincent), Steve, Kristi, Chrystal, Matt, Chad, Jeremy, Steven, Tameka, Brandon, Brittney, Joshua, Brittney, Christopher, Matthew, Jamie (Angela), Dannielle and Gage; and three great grandchildren: Zach, Makenzi and Alyia. Burial was held Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at the Martin Cemetery in Garrett. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Claude Howell

Age 79, of McDowell, husband of the late Clova Moore Howell, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2005, at the King's Daughters Hospital, Ashland. He was born February 28, 1926, in Orkney, the son of the late Dee Howell and Polly Mosley Howell. He was a retired coal miner, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include five daughters: Claudette (Eddie) Henderson, and Deborah Kaye Howell, both of McDowell, Loretta Faye (Gary) Newsome, and Irma Darlene Newsome, both of Allen, and Clova Lou (Dave) Prater of Hueysville; a daughter-in-law, Joy Howell of Stanton; one step-son, Harold Dean (Kay) Moore of Ashtabula, Ohio; six brothers: Homer Howell, Olvin Howell, and Junior Dee Howell, all of McDowell, Eugene Howell of Martin, Dallas Howell of Price, and Estill Howell of Somerset; two sisters: Olive Rose Hall of McDowell, and Julie Elliott of Ohio; ten grandchildren: Eddie Dean Henderson, Shawn Michael Henderson, Joey Edwin Howell, Caitlynn Jo Howell, James Michael Newsome, Monica Lynn Newsome, Lisa Ann Bishop, B. J. Moore, and Kimberly Dawn Moore; step-grandchildren: Regina Michelle Moore and Harold Mathew Moore; six great-grandchildren: Eddie Tyler Henderson, Casey Leigh Hamilton, Hannah Jo Howell, Cheyenne Mekyla Howell, Nathaniel Lee Bishop, and Dalton Wesley Moore; and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents; one son, Harvey Lynn Howell; four brothers: James, Earl, Donald Ray, and Abe Howell; three sisters: Ruth and Lucy Howell, and Hettie Hall; and one grandchild, Derika Nicole Moore; and one great-grandchild, Jessie Tyler Moore. Funeral services for Claude Howell were conducted Sunday, October 9, at noon, at the Howell Family Cemetery, in McDowell, with Homer Howell, and other Regular Baptist ministers, officiating. Visitation was at the Hall funeral home. Pallbearers: Dustin Hancock, B. J. Moore, Mike Newsome, Joey Howell, Lee Bishop, Shawn Henderson, Justin Ratliff, Eddie Dean Henderson, and Samuel Shepherd. Honorary: Monroe Newsome, Dave Prater, Garry Newsome, Harold D. Moore, and Barry Conley. Arrangements were under direction of Hall Funeral Home, in Martin.

Destry Hughes

Age, 38, of Garrett, died Sunday, October 30, 2005, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. Born July 7, 1967, in McDowell, he was the son of Willard and Eyvonne Robinson Hughes. He was a security guard. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Don Hughes of Hueysville; one sister, Molly Eyvonne Hughes Watkins (husband, Rodney) of Auxier; nine nieces and nephews: Tina, Chasity, Laura, Allison, Misty, Rodney Lee, Shaun, Kevin, and Adam. He was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Eugene Hughes. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 3, at 1 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, in Estill, with Red Morris and Johnny Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, in Wayland, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home

Columbus Jacobs

Age 86, of Garrett, husband of the late Myrtle Martin Jacobs, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born August 28, 1919, in Pippa Passes, the son of the late Henry Jacobs and Katie Slone Jacobs. He was a retired coal miner, an U.S. Army, World War II veteran, a member of the United Baptist Church, the UMWA, and the Garrett DAV Chapter No. 128. Survivors include two sons: Jimmy (Claudia) Jacobs of Lexington, and Bobby (Nancy) Jacobs of Wilmore; two sisters: Bloomie Slone of Pippa Passes, and Mary Slone of St. Petersburg, Florida; five grandchildren: Kimberly Garrett, Jennifer Palmer, Timothy Jacobs, Lisa Jacobs, and Jeffrey Jacobs; and nine great-grandchildren: Kendall Jacobs, Corey Jacobs, Madison Hines, Jacob Palmer, Hudson Palmer, Kristina Garrett, Brittany Garrett, Shyanne Garrett, and Ashton Jacobs. Funeral services for Colum-bus Jacobs will be conducted Wednesday, October 19, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Jerry Manns, Russell Jacobs, Randy Osborne, Bethel Bolen and Daniel Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Tom Martin Cemetery, in Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jeff Jacobs, Tim Jacobs, Taylor Prather, Wayne Palmer, Jerry Martin, Dan Martin, Darrell Martin, Curtis Ted Martin, and MacArthur Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers: Jacob D. Palmer and Corey N. Jacobs.

Kevin Johnson

Age, 33, of Teaberry, died Friday, October 21, 2005, in the emergency room at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born February 8, 1972, in McDowell, he was the son of Emmitt Hamilton of Teaberry, and the late Aline Johnson Hamilton. His step father is Frank Hamilton of Teaberry. He was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Gillespie. Survivors include one son, Kevin O'Bryan Johnson, and one daughter, Keisha Lynn Johnson, both of Teaberry; three brothers: Steven Hamilton of Honaker, and Jackie Dean Hamilton and Phillip Hamilton, both of Teaberry; five sisters: Teresa Ann Hamilton of Harold, Sandra D. Johnson, Randa Hamilton, and Pattie Hopkins, all of Teaberry, and Dawn Thacker of Michigan. In addition to his mother and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Louie Hamilton. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 24, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Willa Faye Johnson

Age, 76, of Weeksbury, died Friday, October 28, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born August 19, 1929, in Meally, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Mary Plummer Ward. She was a homemaker; a member of the Wheelwright Eastern Star; and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Johnson. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny C. and Paget Johnson of Wittensville; a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Marie and Fred Little of Lincoln Park, Michigan; a sister, Lucille McDowell of Peach Tree, Georgia; two half-brothers: James Ward of Meally, and Bobby Ward of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren: Angela, Ricky, Dock and Girree; and seven great-grandchildren: Kade, Paige, Alyssa, Brent, Brianna, Braelyn and Brynn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Charles Ward, Carlos Ward, Hobert Ward and Henry Ward; and four sisters: Bernice Gibson, Ruby Boyd, Goldie Hayes and Nell Foster. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 31, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.

James Edward (Jim) Lafferty

Age, 70, of Rosemond, California, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, October 28, 2005, at the Valley Presbyterian Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Born July 22, 1935, in Allen, he was the son of the late Willie Fred and Goldie Boyd Lafferty. He was retired from the United States Air Force, following 28 years and 16 days service. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Ellen Couch Lafferty. Other survivors include three sons: Rick Eugene Lafferty of Siloam, Arkansas, Robert Kevin Lafferty (Kathy) of Anchorage, Alaska, and Robin Keith Lafferty (Lori) of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Rhonda Denise Lafferty Gritsavage (Danny) of Navarre, Florida; two brothers: Charles Lafferty of Martin, and Harry Eugene Lafferty of Harold; eight grandchildren: Danielle, Dustin, Shawn, Kelvin, Kallie, Matthew, Catherine and Conor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Felix Elmer Lafferty, Clarence Douglas Lafferty, Donald L. Lafferty, Freddy Ray Lafferty, and Gary Franklin Lafferty. Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, December 8, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Randall Newman officiating.

Joseph Ervin Lafferty

Formerly of Martin, beloved father of James Phillip and wife, Susan Lafferty of Stanaford, and G. Ann Lafferty of Printer, passed from this earthly life to be with his wife, Opal Isaac Lafferty and son, Leonard Joseph Lafferty, on Saturday, October 8, 2005. Surviving brothers and sisters include Bascom Lafferty and wife, Dorothy of Hot Springs, AR, Dick Lafferty and wife, Charlotte of Hamilton, Ohio, Bill Branham of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Ellen Douridas and husband, Bud of Columbus, Ohio, Nellie Salisbury of Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Holt of Martin. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Amber, Aaron, Melissa, Megan, and Jonas; three great-grandchildren, and many other friends and family from Floyd County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beaver, West Virginia. He was a veteran of World War II as a member of the Merchant Marines. He retired from the Veterans Hospital of Beckley, and operated a business with his son, Jim. Services were held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, with Rev. Darrell McNeely officiating. Entombment was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Visitation was one hour prior to the service, Sunday, at the funeral home. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, was in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Jean Lafferty

Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 10, 2005, at her residence. Born August 31, 1931, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Okie Setser Hunt. She was a retired teacher for the Floyd County School Board; a member of the Irene Cole First Baptist Church in Prestonsburg; and a member of Adah Chapter No. 24, Order of the Eastern Star, in Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Adrian Lafferty. Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Debbie and John R. Trusty of East Point, and Sandi and George Preston Archer of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Lena Blackburn of Lexington; and grandchildren: Joel Lennon Archer, Jasmine Delaney Archer, Isabel Deffry, and John David Trusty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Hunt. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 13, at 1 p.m., at the Irene Cole First Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is Wednesday, October 12, at 4 p.m., at the funeral home, and Thursday, at noon, at the church. Active pallbearers: Todd Lafferty, Thomas Lafferty, Tristan Parsons, Matthew Francis, John David Trusty, John Greer Hunt, Josh Hyden, and H.D. Blackburn.

Herman Wesley Lester

Age, 56, of Pikeville, died Friday, October 7, 2005. Born April 10, 1949, in Pikeville, he was the son of Curtis Lester and Marie Lester, of Elkhorn City. He was an attorney at law, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Osborne Lester. Survivors include one son, Michael Wesley Lester of Lexington; and one daughter, Vanessa Marie Lester of Pikeville; two sisters: Denise Lester McHone of Elkhorn City, and Debbie Lester Branscum of Brighton, Michigan. He was preceded in death by a son, Max Elliott Lester. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 14, at 1 p.m., at the Pikeville High School auditorium, with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home.

Julie Osborne Lester

Age, 43, of Pikeville, died Friday, October 7, 2005, in Pike County. Born March 5, 1962, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Donald Osborne and Drema May Osborne of Prestonsburg. She was an adjunct professor of the Dental Hygiene Program at Big Sandy Community & Technical College. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Wesley Lester. Survivors include one son, Michael Wesley Lester of Lexington; one daughter, Vanessa Marie Lester of Pikeville; and two brothers: Martin Osborne and Donald Gavin Osborne, both of Prestonsburg; and her grandmother, Edith May. She was preceded in death by a son, Max Elliott Lester. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 14, at 1 p.m., at the Pikeville High School auditorium, with Rev. Jim Stratton officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is Thursday, October 13, at 5 p.m, at the funeral home.

Max Elliott Lester

Age, 17, of Pikeville, died Friday, October 7, 2005. Born January 9, 1988, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Herman Wesley Lester and Julie Osborne Lester. Survivors include one brother, Michael Wesley Lester of Lexington; and one sister, Vanessa Marie Lester of Pikeville. He was a student, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, at 1 p.m., at the Pikeville High School auditorium, with Rev. Jim Stratton officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Lucas and Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is Thursday, October 13, at 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pikeville High School Golf Team, 120 Championship Dr., Pikeville, KY 41501, or the Julie Lester Dental Hygiene Scholarship Fund, at Big Sandy Community & Technical College, One Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653.

Donald Ray McGarey

Age, 52, of Eastern, died Saturday, October 22, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born November 30, 1952, in Martin, he was the son of Amy McGarey of Langley, and the late Miles McGarey. He was a disabled employee of Hydrocarbon, a member of the Church of Christ at Martin, a member of John W. Hall Lodge No. 950 at Martin, a member of the Easter Star, Hadassah Chapter No. 575 at Martin, and a member of the Oleika Shrine, in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Osborne McGarey. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Derek Kyle (wife, Sonya) McGarey of Richmond; one sister, Betty Lou Frasure (husband Aldo) of Langley; father-in-law, Romie Osborne of Langley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Debbie and Jim Haldeman of Lexington; nieces and nephews: Ashley Steffey of Allen, Faith and Keith Frasure, and Ashley Frasure, all of Langley. Masonic services were held at 7 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 25, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gary Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery, in Eastern, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were members of the Maytown Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Eugene Mullins

Age, 77, of Craynor, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born January 22, 1928, in Splashdown, Virginia, he was the son of the late Lester and Dorothy Willis Mullins. He was a retired merchant; a U.S. Air Force veteran; a member of the Betsy Layne Chapter No. 169, D.A.V.; and a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin. He is survived by his wife, Avalia Hall Mullins. Other survivors include two sons: Danny Mullins (Katie) of Lexington, and David Mullins (Karen) of Wittensville; five daughters: Dwanna Mullins of Pikeville, Doris Ann Mullins of Columbia City, Indiana, Debbie Lawson (Danny) of Lexington, Sandra Tackett (Amon) of Harold, and Brenda Hamilton (Bobby) of Banner; 19 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Don Mullins. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 27, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Military services will be conducted by Betsy Layne Chapter 169, D.A.V. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m.

Ada Samons

 It is with thoughts of my Saviour on my mind that I will attempt to write part of my obituary. I, Ada Jean Branham Samons, was born June 21, 1952, the daughter of the late Elisha and Goldie McCoy Branham. I have left this earthly home for a beautiful Kingdom, on Friday, October 7, 2005. She is preceded in death by her mother and father; one brother, Russell Branham; three sisters: Alma Branham, Eusla Branham, and Anzie Branham. Her surviving brothers are Kenton Branham, Troy Branham, and Elisha Branham Jr. Her surviving sisters are Marie Tackett and Ann Sigler. Also many nieces and nephews, and one beloved dear friend, Lillian Akers. On August 7, 1971, I was united in marriage to Daniel Lee Samons, my companion of 34 years; not only my husband, but my brother in Christ. Some of my greatest blessings have been hearing him blessed by our Great God to preach his Gospel. To our union was born two daughters: Anzie Samons Thacker and Amy Lee Samons; one son-in-law, who is like my son, Scott Thacker; three precious grandchildren: Kayla Renee Thacker, Byron Scott Thacker, and Jason Daniel Lee Samons. On June 26, 1971, I was born again, a second time, this time as a child of God. This was the greatest day of my life. I have had many blessings, but this was the greatest one of all, and one I can always feel a great place like no other time, when I think back to that day. I was baptized by Elder Johnnie Hall and Elder Junia Damron, and blessed to wash my mother's feet that same day. In 1984, I washed her feet at home, this being her last communion before her death in 1985. I have had many illnesses in this life, but I want all my sickness and sorrow here. I know when I awake in that Great morning, I won't be sick anymore, and will be able to live forever with my Saviour. To my children, grandchildren, and my dear companion, I hate to leave you, but don't cry for me. I will be happy and not hurting anymore. Please keep God's faith, and some day we can meet again, never to be parted no more. Written by: Ada Samons Edited by: Anzie Thacker Funeral for Ada Jean Samons will be conducted Monday, October 10, 2005, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Kevin Samons, Brandon Samons, Chris Chaney, Scott Thacker, Chad Webb, Jeff Sigler, Craig Samons, Wilburn Samons, Jr. Samons, and Jody Samons

Van Ray Slone

Age, 68, of Auxier, died Monday, October 10, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born June 30, 1937, in Lackey, he was the son of Nova Adkins Slone Conn of Martin, and the late Miles Slone. He was a disabled coal miner; a U.S. Army Korean War veteran; and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Faye Marsillett Slone. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Chicita L. and William R. Callihan III, and Vanessa and Michael D. Scott, all of Auxier; brothers: Dan Day Slone (twin) of Prestonsburg, and Crandell Slone of Shelbyville; sisters: Lula Mae Newsome of Allen, and Loretta McKinney of Martin; and four grandchildren: Lakita Faith Lykins, Joshua Corey Scott, Travis Jerel Scott, and William Van Douglas Callihan. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shelby Jean Rowe. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 12, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Military services will be conducted by D.A.V. Chapter 18, of Auxier. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Michael D. Scott, William R. Callihan III, Joshua C. Scott, Travis J. Scott, Larry Castle, C. J. Slone, Kenny Bradley (Alternate), and Christopher McKinney (Alternate). Honorary pallbearers: Dan Day Slone, Paul Thurman Marsillett, Mickey McKinney, and Crandell Slone.

Ornes Spears

Age, 78, of Endicott, died Friday, October 14, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born September 14, 1927, in Endicott, she was a daughter of the late Jeff and Mary Belle Jarrell Jervis. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Lancer Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit (Dave) Spears. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Cornelius (Melody) Spears of Prestonsburg, Earl (Andrea) Spears of Endicott, and Harold (Karen) Spears of Printer; a daughter and son-in-law, Louvondia (Paul) Adams of Salyersville; her brothers: Zenis Jervis of Endicott, and Earl Jervis of Langley; her sisters: Delcie Endicott, Pearl Johnson, and Helen Worth, all of Endicott, and Beatrice Lowe of Warren, Michigan; grandchildren: Travis, Zachary, Caitlyn, Kelly, Amy, and Amanda; and great-grandchildren: Mason, Madison, and Braydon. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Ellis, Curtis, Cecil, and Rossevelt Jervis; and two sisters: Ivory Mae Jarvis and Lulabella Reed. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 17, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Delmar Jervis and Ronnie Sammons officiating. Burial was in the Jervis Cemetery, in Endicott, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Jackie “Jack” Watkins

Age, 47, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, October 30, 2005, at his residence. Born July 16, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Lonnie and Wanda Faye Lemaster Watkins of Prestonsburg. He was a general laborer. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: A brother, Larry Watkins of Prestonsburg; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Albert and Cassie Cole Watkins; and his maternal grandparents, Wince and Grace Daughterty Lemaster. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 2, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Adam D. Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Watkins Cemetery, at Rice Branch, in Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Amos Prater, Manis Prater, Harold McCarty, Eddie Watkins, Richard Watkins, and Jack Minix.

Scotty John Wright

Age, 34, of Argillite, formerly of Martin, died Friday, October 7, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born December 25, 1970, in Martin, he was the son of Camillia Faye Burke Wright of Argillite, and the late Glennis Wright. He was a disabled heating and cooling worker. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons: Aaron Scotty Wright and Anthony Ray Wright, both of Argillite; one brother, William Wayne Wright of Greenup; one sister, Lisa Wright of Jenkins; and his grandfather, William Everett Wright of Louisa. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Alberta Little Wright, and his maternal grandparents, James and Irene Bentley Burke. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 11, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Brent Tackett and Brad Tackett officiating. Burial was in the J.H. Dingus Memorial Cemetery, in Dinwood, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.