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As Reported in The Floyd County Times Dated:

 

Sola Crum Frasure

Age 63, of Martin, wife of Gene Randell Frasure, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at her residence.  She was born December 28, 1942 in Martin, the daughter of Della Adkins Crum, of Martin, and the late Arvil Crum. She was a secretary and a member of the Church of God, Arkansas Creek, Martin. Survivors include her husband, Gene Randell, two sons, Ricky Frasure, of Martin, and Keith Randell Frasure, of Langley; a daughter, Regina Dawn Frasure, of Denver; a brother, Garner Lee “Rushie” Crum, of Martin; three sisters: Bonnie Sue Newsome, Anna Marie Crum, and Thelma “Tee” Samons, all of Martin; a half-sister, Betty Fulks, of Florida; and four grandchildren, Brittany Lynn Frasure, Ashton Suzanne Frasure, Angelica Renea Frasure, and Shannon McKay Frasure. She was preceded in death by her father, and two sisters, Jo Ann Carr and Viola Parsons. Funeral services for Sola Crum Frasure will be conducted Friday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergyman Bud Crum officiating.  Burial will follow in the Arvil Crum Memorial Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 10-20-2006)

Menzie Goble Hill

Age, 83, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, in Paintsville. Born January 20, 1923, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late I.D. “Dock” and Bessie Delong Goble. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hill. Survivors include a daughter, Bessie Lynn Hill of Prestonsburg; five brothers: Nathan Goble, of Debord, Cecil Goble of Mansfield, Elzie Goble, George Goble, and Russell Goble, all of Debord; three sisters: Sarah Sword of Pasadena, Texas, Cora Crabtree of Lucasville, Ohio, and Fannie Mae Buskirk of Attica, Ohio. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ida Faye Hill Johnson; three brothers: Linzie Goble, Ernest Goble, and Ira Goble; and a sister, Lou Emma Workman. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Christ, in Prestonsburg, with Rick Kelly and B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Cemetery, in Debord, (Martin County), under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S 10-20-2006)

Helen Ernestine Hyden Seals

Age, 82, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 16, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born April 28, 1924, in Estill, she was the daughter of the late Henry Hyden and Ethel Mae Clark Hyden. She was a homemaker and member of the Bethel Baptist Church, in New Carlisle, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maryland Seals, who died January 21, 2006. Survivors include three daughters: Leva Kaye Vaughan of Prestonsburg, Martha Jane Burrell, of Bolivar, Ohio, and Donna Jean Lavoie of West Warwick, Rhode Island; one son, Raymond Clark Seals of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Lois Jean Osterle of Dayton, Ohio and one brother, Bascom Clark Hyden of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, James William Seals and three sisters: Frances, Doris and Avonell; and one brother, William. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 19, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Kevin Collins and Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Interment was in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Frank Vaughan Jr., Craig Burrell, Craig Burrell Jr., Raymond Seals, Kevin Franklin Vaughan, Barry Slone and James M. Goble.  (FCT'S 10-20-2006)

Juanita Spradlin

Age, 72, of Kenton, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 17, at Hardin Hills Health Center, Kenton, Ohio.

Born May 16, 1934, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Elzie and Angie (Manuel) Bays. She was supervisor of the cafeteria at Hardin Northern School, a graduate of Prestonsburg High School, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Ada, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Beuford Spradlin, who died on February 26, 1978. They were married on January 9, 1956, in Alger, Ohio. Survivors include two sons: Charles Spradlin of Kenton, and David (Michele) of Buckland, Ohio; two daughters: Connie Spradlin of Tennessee, and Donna Paugh of Ridgeway, Ohio; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three brothers: Kenny (Jodi) Bays, Ricky Bays, and Gary Bays, all of Prestonsburg; four sisters: Bonnie (Earl) Mulkey and Ethel Spears, both of Kentucky, Freda (John) Calton of North Carolina, and Phyllis (George) Wyatt of Michigan. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Don, Vern, and Doug Bays; one sister, Sarah Shaeen; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m., at Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, 200 E. Columbus St., Kenton, Ohio, with Pastor Gene Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donors choice.  (FCT'S 10-20-2006)

Rex Wilson

Of Melvin, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at UK Medical Center. Born February 21, 1928, in Bosco, he was the son of the late Charles Wilson and Mary Ellen Coburn Wilson. He was a graduate of Wheelwright High School and Mayo Electronic School. He served in the armed forces from 1946 to 1948, and also from 1950 to 1951, during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, and a Shriner. He was a retired manager of Burton Antenna and Licking Valley Cable Company. He is survived by Elizabeth Rife Wilson, his wife of 57 years; one son, Rex David Wilson and his wife, Brenda, of Prestonsburg; one son-in-law, Terry Ratliff of Raccoon; three grandchildren: Angie Wilson of Meally, Ashley Meade and her husband, Josh Meade of Auxier, and Lincoln Ratliff of Raccoon; three great-grandchildren: Faith, Kate and Ryan; two brothers-in-law: George Rife of Akron, Ohio, and Paul Mullins of Weeksbury; two sisters-in-law: Anna Rife of Akron, Ohio, and Jean Wilson of East Dorset, Vermont. He is also survived by his life-long best friend, Hubert Vicars of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Ann Ratliff; and two brothers: Charles (Spud) Wilson and Jack A. Wilson. Services were held Monday, October 16, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial was in the Rife Family Cemetery, at Weeks-bury.  (FCT'S 10-20-2006)

Bill Conn

Age, 82, of Bremerton, Washington, died September 6, 2006, of natural causes at his home. He was born in Printer, the son of the late Melvin and Caldonia Stumbo Conn, into a large family with eight brothers and sisters. Following graduation from Martin High School in Martin, he joined the Army Air Corps during WWII. While flying from Africa, his B-17 bomber was shot down over northern Italy. He spent 12 months in Italian and German Prisoner of War camps before being liberated by the US Army. His military career continued for 30 years with the USAF, flying all over the world. Following his retirement in 1972, he eventually settled to Bremerton, Washington, living near his sons. On July 9, 1945, he married Ruby Blackburn of Sookey's Creek. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2005, at the age of 83. They also lost a son, Stephan, in 1964. Surviving are his two sons, Mike and his wife, Nancy, and Jerry and his wife, Sue, and two grandchildren, Sara and Stephen, all of Bremerton, Washington. Also surviving are two brothers, Jack Conn and his wife, Ernestine, of Antioch, Tennessee, and Dewey Conn and his wife, Margarette, of Martin. Interment for both he and his wife took place at Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery, in Kent, Washington, on October 6, 2006. An official USAF Honor Guard was present for the ceremony.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Rutherford Burchard Clark, Jr.

Age, 85, of Harold, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center, in Pikeville. He was born in Amba, May 27, 1921, a son of the late Rutherford Burchard Clark, Sr. and the late Nora Clark. He preached from 1958 to 1995, prior to a crippling stroke. He retired from Clark's Phillip's 66 Service Station. A Christian for 48 years, was his most proud title, 37 years of this time he preached for the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Louise Newsom Clark; one son, Dr. Brent Gilford Clark of Prestonsburg; two daughters: Gwen Evelyn Tackett (Clyde) of Ivel, Jennifer Ann Coleman of Harold; four grandchildren: Brooke Mashay Tackett, Brent Austin Clark, Kelly Nicole Clark, and Madison Clark Coleman. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at 2 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Tommy Bush (Church of Christ) officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home and the Disabled American Veteran's graveside services at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Pallbearers: Madison Clark Coleman, Brent Austin Clark, Windell Douglas Stratton, Greg Clark, Cecil Clark Jr., Kenneth Clark, Gary Clark, Dr. Orville Clark Jr., Randy Clark, Ricky Clark, Darrell Clark, Dr. Eddie Clark, and Benson Hayes. Honorary pallbearers: Walter Fred Gearheart, Paul R. Gearheart, Windell E. Stratton, Thelmer McClanahan, Price Wright, Dick Ralph, Vernon Reynolds, Minus Newsom, Larry Roberts, Earl Stanley, M.J. Reynolds, Kenneth Reynolds, and Omer Reynolds and Albert Patrino. The family would like to thank all who helped in Jr's. care giving.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Elmo (Boe) Endicott Sr.

Age 58, of 184 E. 4th Street, Salem, Ohio, died at 5:35 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2006, at his home. He was born March 6, 1948, in Endicott, the son of the late Walker and Mabel (Lafferty) Endicott. He was employed at Quaker Manufacturing as a janitor for 23 years. Previously, he worked as a crane operator and supervisor at the Pittsburgh Foundry in Salem. He was a member of the Grace Pentecostal Church in Salem and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Many people adopted Elmo as their father or grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Linda Star (Willard) Endicott, whom he married January 26, 1967; two sons: Elmo (Boe) Endicott Jr. and his wife, Tammy, of Salem and Joseph F. Endicott and his wife, Lisa, of Salem; a daughter, Trisha Lynn Endicott and her companion, Steven Johnson, of Lisbon; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, expecting; four sisters: Laura McCoy, of Salem, Selvia French, of Columbiana, Clara Ackerest, of Martin, and Oieda Woods, of Prestonsburg; and three brothers: Dorris (Geraldine) Endicott, of Salem, Leo (Gwen) Endicott, of Prestonsburg, and Robert (Wanda) Endicott, of Paintsville. Also preceding him in death are three brothers: Glen (Tiny) Endicott, Bill Clay, and James Taylor (Buck) Endicott; and two sisters, an infant sister, Wonnie Endicott and Lizzie Jarrell. Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, at the Stark Memorial, 1014 E. State Street, Salem, Ohio, with the Rev. Tony Maroni and Rev. John Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Historic Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Stark Memorial. Visitation is at Stark Memorial. (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Lillie Little

Age 94 of Wheelwright, wife of the late Perry Little,, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2006, in the St. Mary's Living Center. She was born November 18, 1911, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Joe Ward and Martha Thornsberry Ward. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Effert (Faye) Little of St. Mary's Ohio; a step-daughter-in-law, Mary Little of Betsy Layne; three grandchildren: Kim (Steve) Irons, Meredith (Jim) Speckman and Brian (Missy) Little, all of St. Mary's, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren; two sisters: Osie Robertshaw of Alabama, and Virginia Bates of Somerset; two brothers: Brownloe Ward, of Kentucky and Hasroe (Phyllis) Ward, of St. Mary's Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry, whom she married on February 6, 1928, and whom passed away February 19, 1981; her parents; a son, Charles Little; a step-son Harlan Little; a step-daughter, Mary Little; three sisters: Sarah Ward, Christine Ward, and Lizzie Ward; and four brothers: Will Ward, Andy Ward, Perry Ward and Daniel Ward. Funeral services for Lillie Little will be conducted Thursday, October 19, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckingham Cemetery, Buckingham, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m., Wednesday October 18, at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

John E. (Bud) Marshall

Age, 61, of Harold, died Saturday, October 14, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center.  Born May 20, 1945, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Earl and Flonnie Young Marshall. He was a disabled security guard for coal mines; and a member of the Martin Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include four sisters: Ruby Jean Burns of Tutor Key, Edna Grace Holton of Prestonsburg, Wilma Mae Blair of Denver and Myrtie Frasure of Galveston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: William Moore Marshall and Robert Ray Marshall; and three sisters: Betty Jo Johnson, Phyllis Sue Marshall and Ruth Ann Marshall. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 17, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Johnny Blair, Henry Lewis, and Tom Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Ford Mayo Cemetery, at Lancer, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home and services were held on Monday night, at 7 p.m.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Helen Irene McKenzie

Age, 85, of Auxier, died Thursday, October 5, 2006, at her residence. Born March 16, 1921, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late William Webb and Bertha Clark Webb. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford McKenzie. Survivors include two daughters: Suva and Jerome Music of Willard, Ohio and Elvenia and Bert Combs of Huber Heights, Ohio; one brother: Chester Webb of Van Lear; two sisters: Elsie Ramey and Bernice Austin, both of Paintsville; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 8, at 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bobby Joe Spencer, Richard Greene officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, in Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Big Sandy or Auxier Free Will Baptist Church, by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home, at 789-3501.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Dorcus Music

Age 89, of Prestonsburg, widow of Worth Music, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born November 6, 1916, in Blue River, Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Dayrus Montgomery and Lula Hale Montgomery. She taught school for several years and retired from Big Sandy RECC. She was a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Tom Ed Music of Prestonsburg; a brother, Roy Montgomery of Prestonsburg; a sister, Thelma Pruitt of Abbott Road, Prestonsburg; six grandchildren: Rhea Lynn, Elizabeth Ann, Bill Worth, II., Deborah, Vicki and Elisse and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband, parents; and a son, Billy Worth Music; seven brothers, L.P. Montgomery, Bill Montgomery, Henry Montgomery, Bun Montgomery, Forrest Montgomery, Thomas Montgomery, and Bert Montgomery. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 12, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Clifford Austin and Dave Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Robert May, Michael Hackworth, Ben Hale, Curtis Risner, Tommy Hale, and Doug Montgomery. Honorary: Clarence Risner and Roy Hackworth.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Georgia “Pat” Naylor

Age 71, of Harold, died Friday, October 13 2006 at her residence. She was born December 22, 1934 in Harold, a daughter of Eva Robinette Layne, of Harold, and the late Porter A. Layne. Pat was a retired employee of Kinzer Drilling and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. In addition to her mother she is survived by one brother, Porter P. Layne, Pottstown. Pa., and two sisters, Marietta Elliott, Dayton, Oh.. and Katherine Clark, Pikeville. She was preceded in death by her father, one son Hugh Ervin Naylor and one sister, Judy Brooks Funeral services for Georgia “Pat” Naylor will be conducted Monday, October 16 at 11 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Hall Funeral Home, Martin, is caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Russell Clark, Terry Kinzer, Jerry Kinzer, Shannon Robinette, Greg Ratliff and Danny Allen. Honorary: Gus Elliott and J. W. Kinzer.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Mary M. Branham Peters

A dedicated and beloved elementary school teacher went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2006. She taught school at Martin Elementary, and since 1954 in Maryland. She retired in 1989 from the teaching profession, but continued to educate and enrich the lives of many children. Her parents, William S. and Fannie Branham, and Colonel and Bertha Peters preceded her in death. Her husband of fifty-three years, Urban Peters, and an extended loving family in both Kentucky and Maryland survives her. Mrs. Peters was a member of the Maryland Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Unity Presbyterian Church in Camp Springs, Maryland and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #61. In 1974 Mrs. Peters was honored as one of the Outstanding Teachers in America. In 1998, she received a Companion of the Temple award from the Knight’s Templar, recognizing her outstanding service in charity and youth programs. A visitation and memorial service will be held on October 21, 2006 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, Ky. Final interment will take place Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. To honor her love of children, contributions may be made to ADK Scholarship Fund, in care of the Maryland Nu Chapter, Robin Boyer, Treasurer, 236 Williamsburg Circle, La Plata, MD. 20640.   (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Audrey Tackett

Age, 78, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Melvin, died Saturday, October 14, 2006, at her residence. Born December 29, 1927, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Darcus Hall Newsom. She was a homemaker and a member of Behold The Lamb Christian Center, in Allen. She is survived by her husband, Lester Tackett. Other survivors include two daughters: Sandra Tackett of Elsmere, and Gina Tackett of Prestonsburg; a grandson raised as a son, Shaphan Nathaniel Tackett of Price; two sisters: Grace Hall of Ashboro, North Carolina and Hazel Gilliam of Frankfort; two grandchildren: Shaphan N. Tackett and Tanesha Blankenship Carson and a great-grandchild, Kaili Victoria Tackett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Haley Hensley; and a grandson, Ty Blankenship. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 17, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hensley Cemetery at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home and on Monday, October 16, at the Joppa Church.  (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

Myrtle Baldridge Burchett

Of the Auxier Road, Prestonsburg, born May 24, 1914, on Little Paint, the daughter of the late George and Lettie Harmon Baldridge, passed away Sun-day, October 8, 2006, at her home, at 92 years of age.  She married Lonnie Burchett, December 15, 1928. He preceded her in death on January 1, 1985, after 57 years of marriage. Myrtle leaves the following children: Loretta Blackburn (Lloyd) of Little Paint, Bob Burchett (Carlene) of Bays Branch, Phyllis Walker (Barney) of Auxier Road, Gary Burchett (Deanna) of Galion, Ohio, and Bernadette Conn (Norman) of Springfield, Ohio. In addition, to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Ronnie Burchett, who died June 12, 1995, and Dennis Gordon Burchett, who died July 15, 1937; six brothers: Bert, Bob, Harry, Buck, Willie, and James Baldridge. She leaves 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren, all of whom adored her. She also leaves her faithful companions, her dog “Boots” and her cat “Socks.”  Myrtle was a volunteer for the Highlands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for 18 years, until she needed to quit, due to illness. Myrtle was a dreamer who loved people. She enjoyed living and working in her flowers. A very creative person, she liked reading and collecting, especially dolls. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Coppings officiating. Interment will be at the George Baldridge Cemetery, (Bays Br.), East Point. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (FCT'S 10-11-2006)

Carlos Little

Born October, 1916, at Wheelwright, was the beloved husband of Georgia Young Little, and the loving brother of Junior (Delores) Little, Myrtle (Donald) Dorton, Ailene (John) Luxmore, Helen (Billy J.) Turner, Rosemary (Sherrill) Reid, and Jack (Peggy) Little. Carlos was the oldest of 12 children born to Oliver and Dorothy Dean Warren Little. Deceased are Mike (Billie) Little, Willie (Reba) Little, Elsie (James) King, Paul (Lorraine) Little, and Gracie Little. Carlos became a lineman for Consolidated Coal Company at Jenkins. He learned this skill from, and worked with his father, for many years. He was in the first draft set in motion for world war II. His occupation as a lineman became a skill that served his country. He became a tech sergeant with the responsibility of keeping communication lines open during battle. Although memories fade, he remembered the names of every man under his command, and kept them in his memories. He served in six battlefields-West Africa, Germany, France, Sicily, Italy, and Austria. He received seven bronze stars, Theater ribbon, one bronze arrowhead, American Defense medal, and good conduct medal. We honor our brother as a veteran and hero of World War II. Carlos became the owner of gas stations in Huntington, W.Va., Hi Hat, and owner of a restaurant/gas station at Lowmansville. He retired from C&O at Raceland. It was at this time that he turned his love for cars into a hobby, and found his greatest enjoyment in belonging and traveling with the Mustang Car Club of Ashland. He cherished close friendships with the Mustang Club members, and with members who helped him with his dream of restoring cars, especially Don Bowman, and Lowell and Keith Carrico. He also, treasured this special time with his brother, Paul, and his close friend, Ott Ratliff.  Carlos was a member of the Kenova Baptist Church, in Huntington, W.Va. When he moved to Kentucky, he donated ownership of his home in Huntington, to the Kenova Church. His devotion as a member of the church was an important part of his life. He served as moderator at the Bethany Baptist Church.  Unable to take care of himself, he had the loving care of Rosemary (caregiver), and his sisters, Myrtle and Aliene. Also, Robert, Pam, and Stevie Reid. Jack was also there for him, when he was in Huntington Hospital. To all who touched his life, treasure that time, and keep the memories. I would like to read from Psalms 103: As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place known it no more. But the steadfast love of the lord is from everlasting to everlasting. Funeral services for Carlos Little will be conducted Wednesday, October 11, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, in Price, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.  (FCT'S 10-11-2006)

Elsie Sherman

Age, 82, of Elkhorn City, formerly of Auxier, died Monday, October 9, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born April 25, 1924, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Della Coburn Bays. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sherman. Survivors include a son, Jack Sherman Jr., of Salyersville; a brother, Harvey Bays of Prestonsburg; a sister, Betty Hackworth of Abbott; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Sammy Bays, Woodrow Bays, Tommy Bays and Henderson Bays; and three sisters: Olga Owens, Lucresie Barnett, and Rennie Blair. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Chuck Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 10-11-2006)

Loran Grant Stapleton

An unpretentious, stoic, hardworking, generous, family-first man died peacefully with dignity, October 2, 2006, at the Residence of Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the presence of his beloved family. Loran was born January 9, 1922, in the coal mining camp at Muddy Branch, Johnson County, the son of Shadrock “Doc” and Bunie (Chandler) Stapleton. Loran honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from November 19, 1942, until February 14, 1946. On August 7, 1947, he married Mary Sue Leslie of Emma, and they moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he began working at Kaiser-Fraser. In 1959 Loran began working at Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, retiring January, 1987. He is survived by two daughters: Linda (Bill) Caldwell of Prestonsburg, and Karen (Tom) Bower of Lodi Township, Michigan; three grandchildren: Lorna (Rodney) Caldwell Slone, and Bill Chad Caldwell, both of Prestonsburg, and Allison Bower of Lodi Township, Michigan; two great-grandchildren: Grant Honeycutt and Hannah Honeycutt, both of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Betty (Kenneth) Collinsworth, Sandy (T.C.) Music, and Sharon (Danny) Adams, all of Paintsville; one brother, Frankie (Maudie) Stapleton of Prestonsburg; and his brother-in-law, John (Lydia) Leslie of Yale, Michigan. Loran was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Leslie, on April 27, 1994; a sister, Ivory Castle; and brothers: James Ernest, Cecil, and Clarence. In keeping with Loran's wishes, cremation has taken place. (FCT'S 10-11-2006)

Minnie Conley

Age 79, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the Riverview Health Care.  Born April 11, 1927, in German, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Music Sturgill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Conley. Survivors include a son, Estill Campbell of Floyd County; a brother, John Lloyd Sturgill; two sisters: Mary Lou Fulford of Prestonsburg, and Gertrude Gibson of Morehead; 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bennie Ray Campbell; a brother Charlie Arby Sturgill; and three sisters: Norma James, Junie Lafferty, and Oma Mae Sturgill.  Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6, at 11 a.m., at the Faith Independent Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, with Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Little Mary Church Cemetery, in Louisa, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S 10-06-2006)

Noma Jean Osborne Crisp

Age 76, of Martin, died Wednesday, October 4, at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.  Born November 3, 1929, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Margie Hall Osborne. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of McDowell.  She is survived by her husband, Ethier Eugene Crisp of Paintsville. Other survivors include a son, Craig Crisp (Brenda) of Martin; five daughters: Brenda Jone Moore (Ernie) of Langley, Diana Osborne of Ivel, Connie Hubbard (Terry) of Prestonsburg, Ella Spradlin (Leslie) of Paintsville, and Tammy Slone (Mickey) of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Don Osborne of Middletown, Indiana, and Gary Osborne of Louisville; eight grandsons, and two granddaughters; four great-grandsons, and four great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 7, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: her grandsons: Chris Moore, Scooter Moore, Todd Osborne, Mikele Osborne, Matthew Spradlin, Mickey Slone, Bob Howard, Josh Hubbard, and Craig Hubbard. (FCT'S 10-06-2006)

Mary Ellen Newsome

Age 51, of McDowell, died Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at the McDowell ARH emergency room. Born March 18, 1955, in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late Elder Butler and Nannie Tackett Howell. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Bert Newsome. Other survivors include two sons, Bert Newsome Jr., (wife, Crystal) of McDowell, Jason Newsome of McDowell; a daughter, Mary Ann McNece (husband, Eddie) of Georgetown; four sisters: Elva Hall and Evelene Akers, both of Harold, Ruby Keathley and Irene Kiser, both of Teaberry; four grandchildren: Mary Ellen, Nicholas, Michael, and John; and several nieces, nephews, family and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Albie Howell, Foster Howell, Charlie Howell, and Hatler Howell; and five sisters: Octavia Adkins, Elsa Hall, Maxie Howell, Draxie Howell and Bertha Howell.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 7, at 11 a.m., at Zion Old Regular Baptist Church in Grethel, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Cemetery, in Grethel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.   (FCT'S 10-06-2006)

Rhodes Prater

Age 67, of Martin, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at his residence.  Born September 28, 1939, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Jackson and Lula Prater. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Middle Creek Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ina Mae Bradley Prater.  Other survivors include five brothers: Henry Prater, Robert Prater, and Arnold Ray Prater, all of Hueysville, Mitchell Prater of Langley, and Burl Prater of Peru, Indiana; two sisters: Martha Ousley and Kathleen Ousley, both of Peru, Indiana; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece and nephew, Stephanie Prater and R. J. Prater, whom he raised.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, and one sister: Clarence Prater, Murl Prater, and Violet Trusty.  Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6, at 1 p.m., at the Middle Creek Baptist Church in Blue River, with Eugene Cook officiating.  Burial will be in the Prater and Bradley Cemetery in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation is at the Middle Creek Baptist Church.   (FCT'S 10-06-2006)

Elmer Slone

Age 62, of Ligon, husband of Dorothy Hamilton Slone, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was born November 30, 1943, in Hi Hat, the son of the late William Slone and Sadie Newsome Slone. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Dorothy, include three daughters: Rebecca Hamilton of Ligon, Francis Spears of Georgetown, and Rosie Slone of Means; three brothers: Adrian Slone of Brownstown, Michigan, Bill Slone of David, and Hershel Slone of Ligon; and six grandchildren: Tiffany Hall, Jeremy Spears, Tyler Hamilton, Samantha Spears, Kaitlyn Spears, and Madison Hamilton.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Hamilton; and two brothers: Virgil Slone and Raymond Slone.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 7, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the German Hamilton Cemetery, in Teaberry, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 10-06-2006)

James D. Burchett

Age, 71, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Saturday, September 30, 2006, at his residence.
Born September 3, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Dicy Kendrick Burchett. He was a retired dozer operator for Coal MAC and construction worker, and was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Maxzenia Blackburn Burchett. Other survivors include a daughter, Terry Prater of David; a brother, Sanford Burchett of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren: Joshua, Christopher, Amanda, Amy, and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren: Rimini, Lainie, Caleb, and Carston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lewis Burchett; and a sister, Geneva Leake.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial was in the Jim Burchett Cemetery at Cow Creek, in Prestonsburg, Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Rachel Irick Clark

Age 82, of Harold, the wife of the late Lonzo Curtis Clark, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006, in the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. She was born March 1, 1924, in Boldman, the daughter of the late Grover Irick and Mary Hall Irick. She was a member of the Church of Christ, in Spurlock, and a homemaker. Survivors include one son, Curtis Clark of Honaker; one brother, Harry “Sonny” Irick of Betsy Layne; two sisters: Marion Conn of Jackson, Ohio, and Audrey Parsons of Honaker; two grandchildren: Kevin Curtis Clark and Kimberly Clark Hinkle; two great-grandchildren: Peyton Curtis Clark and Alexander Clark Hinkle. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Clark Robinette; five brothers: Van Irick, Abb Irick, Taylor Irick, Newton Irick, and Clyde Irick; and two sisters: Really Clark and Jane Denham. Funeral services for Rachel Irick Clark were conducted Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with clergymen Richard Bowens and Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial was in the K.F. Clark Cemetery, in Honaker, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Chattie Martin Dingus

Age, 91, of Printer, died Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Riverview Healthcare Center in Prestonsburg. Born July 5, 1915, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Amy Halbert Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Martin First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dingus. Other survivors include a daughter, Merlene Dingus of Printer; a granddaughter, Amy Martin Shepherd of Printer; and a brother, Frank Martin of Printer. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Martin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 4, at 1 p.m. at the Drift Pentecostal Church, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Halbert Cemetery at Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to local churches. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Jeanette Stella Gardner Fitzpatrick

Age, 80, of Prestons-burg, died Saturday, September 30, 2006, at High-lands Regional Medical Center. Born January 29, 1926, in Glen Morgan, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late William Harrison Gardner and Rachel Mitchell Gardner. She was a former salesperson for Hobbs 5 & 10 cent store, and the Dairy Queen, in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell “Stinkey” Fitzpatrick. Survivors include three sisters: Bonnie Gibson and Una Gardner, both of Prestonsburg, and Oma Moore of Kingsport, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Young; and a brother, Billy Gardner. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Interment was at Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Clyde Joseph Greer

Age 89, of Printer, husband of the late Margie Edith Conn Greer, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2006, in the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. He was born March 12, 1917, in Pike County, the son of the late Colbert Greer and Drusilla Mullins Greer. He was a self-employed logger, and a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ, in Printer. Survivors include two sons: Donald Ray Greer of Pikeville, and Kenny Greer of Martin; six daughters: Phyllis Jean Lawson of Printer, Mary Rose of Prestonsburg, Betty Hall of Banner, Esther Adkins of Prestonsburg, Naomi Haughtln of Norwalk, Ohio, and Hermalene Harvey of Collins, Ohio; one brother, Elmer Greer of Dana; two sisters: Gladys Conn and Lexie Salisbury, both of Martin, 36 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Hubert Gene Greer; one daughter, Madeline Gail Akers; one grandson, James Carl Conn; and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Tackett. The family would like to thank the ones who helped dig the grave of Clyde Greer: Harry Dale Lawson, Hubert Gene Lawson, Hubert Lawson, Earl Lee Hall, Bobby Jr. Greer, Cornelius Spears, Harold Spears, Harold Hall, Glen Hall, and Daniel Howell. Funeral services for Clyde Joseph Greer were conducted Sunday, October 1, at 3 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Bruce Coleman, Richard Bowens, Ronnie Samons, and Roy Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Jeff Hunter Cemetery, in Printer, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Hallard Hall, Jerry Greer, Hubart Gene Lawson, Earl Greer, Don Rose, Dale Lawson, Jerry Pigg, Donald Greer, and Mark Yates. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Clarence Ray Kidd

Age 40, of Dana, died Monday, October 2, 2006, at his residence. Born March 20, 1966, in Ohio, he was the son of James and Betty Keathley Kidd of Dana. He was disabled. In addition to his parents, survivors include a son, Jason Ryan Kidd of Pike County; two brothers: Gary Kidd and James Brian Kidd, both of Dana; a sister: Jamie Kidd of Betsy Layne; two nephews: Brandon Kidd and James Ricky Lewis; and a niece, Amber Kidd. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 4, at 11 a.m., at the Sammy Clark Freewill Baptist Church, in Harold, with Mike Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Kidd & Boyd Cemetery, in Dana, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Joseph Osborne

Age, 82, of Bevinsville, died Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born January 14, 1924, in Buckingham, he was the son of the late Maryland and Elizabeth Cook Osborne. He was a retired coal miner; a U.S. Army World War II veteran; a member of Chapter 128 Garrett D.A.V.; and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Conley Osborne. Other survivors include: Three daughters: Janet O. Pack of Mt. Washington, Donna Jo Conway of Louisville, and Vonda Osborne of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren: Tim, David, Blake and Kaelyn; and three great-grandchildren: Tony, Henry Joseph, and Kylie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Everett Osborne, Elmer Osborne, and Ellis Osborne; and five sisters: Barbara Johnson, Carrie Hall, Francis Stancil, Virgilene Osborne, and Nevada Hall. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 4, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church. Military honors will be conducted by Chapter 128 Garrett D.A.V. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Goldie Frasure Ousley

Age 86, of Prestonsburg, widow of Alonzo Ousley, passed away Friday, September 29, 2006, at her residence. She was born February 11, 1920, in Martin, the daughter of the late William Frasure and Julie Ousley Frasure. She was a homemaker and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Larry James Ousley of Richmond; a sister, Alice Robinson of Martin; and a grandchild, Jonathan Brannon. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Melvin Frasure and Luther Frasure; and a sister, Mable Barton. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: T.J. Hale, Jonathan Brannon, Russ Carson, Larry Ousley, Randy Baird, and Pat Howard.  (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Laura Clark Robinette

Age 57, of Harold, wife of David G. Robinette, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. She was born February 19, 1949, in Honaker, the daughter of Rachel Irick Clark of Honaker, and the late Lonzo Clark. She was a dental assistant. In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by a brother, Curtis Clark of Honaker; a nephew, Kevin Clark; a niece, Kimberly Clark Hinkle; and two great-nephews: Peyton Clark and Alexander Hinkle. Funeral services for Laura Clark Robinette were conducted Sunday, October 1, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial was in the Clark Cemetery, in Honaker, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Matthew Irick, Brandon Irick, Josh Hinkle, Kevin Clark, Timothy Parsons, and Sam Robinette.  (Paid obituary)
(FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Maurine Scutchfield

Age, 76, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, September 30, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born April 4, 1930, in West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Jane Horn Harmon. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermal Scutchfield. Survivors include a son: David Scutchfield of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Sandra Frasure (Clarence) of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Doris Stafford of Warsaw, Indiana; and Nancy Snipes of Burgaw, North Carolina; two grandchildren: Steven Frasure (Stormie) and Bryan Scutchfield (fiancée, Heather); and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Harmon. Funeral services were held Monday, October 2, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Marsillett officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

Ida Mae Gibson Younce

Age, 78, of Weeksbury, was born March 20, 1928, the daughter of the late Sally Ann and Hillard Gibson. She left this life on September 27, 2006, to go home. Ida married Earl Younce on July 12, 1956, at Wheelwright, Kentucky, and to this marriage came 13 children. Ida was preceded in death by two sons: Melvin Younce and Garry Younce; four brothers: Luther Gibson, Dewey Gibson, Ballard Gibson, and Ellis Gibson, and seven sisters: Draxie Collins, Hattie Cole, Zettie Johnson, Ethel Calhoun, Lettie Hall, Maggie Campbell and Mary Liz Caudill. Ida is survived by 11 beloved children and their spouses: Janet (Paul Dean) Hall, Sherry (Buford) Thomas, Johnny (Sharon) Younce, Glenda (Olin Gene) Amburgey, Kenny Younce, Ricky (Mary Jane) Younce, Paul (Cathy) Younce, Peggy (Jeff) Edwards, Terry (Patricia) Younce, Sammy (Lori) Younce, and Brenda (Tommy) Hall; 29 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchldren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 14 step-great-grandchildren. Ida came to Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church many years ago, and became a member in September, 1976. She was laid to rest at the Harris Cemetery, on Abner, Saturday, the 30th day of September, 2006. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)