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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

September 1, 1999

Gregory Wayde Bailey

Age 47, of Hueysville, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at the Dickenson County Medical Center, Clintwood, Virginia. Born February 1, 1952, in Martin, he was the son of Virgil Bailey and Lorraine Bentley Bailey of Hippo. He was a mechanic for Dowell Corporation. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Connie Crager Bailey; two sons, Chris Bailey and Shannon Bailey, both of Hueysville; and one sister, Arbadellia Richardson of Hager Hill. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 2, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with clergymen Larry Adams and Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the Crager Cemetery at Hueysville

Lee Akers

Age 91, of Grethel, died Sunday, August 29, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a short illness. Born July 30, 1908 at Grethel, he was the son of the late Sol Akers and Mary Hamilton Akers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verdie Newman Akers. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include one son, Fonzo Akers of Grethel; one daughter, Glenna Jean Allen of Grethel; three sisters, Sally Frasure of Flatwoods, Francis Hamilton of Ashland, Ohio, and Annie Keathley of Morehead; and four grandchil- dren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 1, at 10 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church at Grethel, with the Regular Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Alley Cemetery at Grethel

Hazel Beatrice Case

Age 77, of New London, Ohio, died Sunday, August 29, 1999, at Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk, Ohio. Born October 16, 1921 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Della Steward Mullins. She had lived in New London since 1944 and retired from Kent Sporting Goods of New London, in 1978. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ransome Case. Survivors include one son, Jerry Perkins of New London, Ohio; five brothers, Hayes Mullins of Madison, West Virginia, Gomer Mullins of Marett's Island, Florida, Joe Mullins of Norwalk, Ohio, Robert Carroll of Clarksfield, Ohio, and Richard Carroll of New London, Ohio; and four grandsons. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m., at the Eastman Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Meade officiating. Burial was in the Ruggles Cemetery

Laurel Janice Gilde

Age 59, of Georgetown, died Thursday, August 19, 1999, at the Georgetown Community Hospital. She was born in Cadillac, Michigan, on October 17, 1939, the daughter of the late Herbert and Arlien Emory Kumfer. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God. She is survived by her husband, Everett Gilde. Survivors include one son, Wayne Gilde of Martin; three daughters, Katherine Hampton and Karen Martin, both of Georgetown, Connie Little of Martin; three brothers, George Kumfer of New Hampshire, Arthur Kumfer and Greg Kumfer, both of Cadillac, Michigan; and three sisters, Evelyn Johnson of Elk Grove, Illinois, Madlyn Parcher of Knoxville, Tennessee and Carolee Knight of Cadillac, Michigan; and five grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 22, at the Tucker, Yocum and Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery.  Reprinted due to an error.

Joetta Adkins

Age 78, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Saturday, August 28, 1999, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born September 21, 1920 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Susan Robinson Crum. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lee Adkins. Survivors include one son, John Keith Adkins of Martin; three daughters, Floretta Ousley of Prestonsburg, and Barbara Scarberry and Deborah Hall, both of Martin; two sisters, Rosetta Samons and Katie Samons, both of Martin; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 31, at noon, at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home Chapel, with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial was in the Adkins Family Cemetery at Martin

September 3, 1999

Judie Freeman Layne

Age 84, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born January 6, 1915, at Abbott Creek, she was the daughter of the late George and Lizzie Frasure Freeman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Layne, on March 27, 1988. Survivors include five daughters, Virginia Ann McGuire of Emma, Josephine Thompson of Pierceton, Indiana, Ethel Mae Miller of Defiance, Ohio, Nell Ruth Beagle of Oidgate, Ohio, and Juanita Garner of Ashland; two sons, Harold Layne of West Prestonsburg and Jimmy Layne of Syracuse, Indiana; one brother, Dallas Freeman of Auxier; 24 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, September 3, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with minister Sam Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg

James Hansford Meade

Age 76, of Beaver, Ky., departed this life on Friday, August 27, 1999. Born February 19, 1923, he was the son of the late Alvin Meade Sr. and Della Mormon Meade. James served his country in World War II in both the Europe and Pacific theaters. It James attended the Elliott Chapel of Beaver, Ky. with his wife, Dorothy Hamilton Meade, who survives him. Other survivors are two daughters, Joetta Dugan of Pikeville, Ky. and Anita Branham of Gilbertsville, Ky.; one brother, Alvin Meade Jr., of Lucasville, OH; one sister, Anna Mitchell of New Carlisle, OH; one grandson, James Maxie, of Seymour, Indiana. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces, plus one special brother-in-law, Bob Cunningham. Two special "furry people," Pooch and Joany will also miss their loved one. Funeral and graveside services were officiated by Phillip Smith of Elliott Chapel of Beaver, Ky. Final resting place was Vance Cemetery of Beaver, Ky.

September 5, 1999

Stella Sexton

Age  76, of Pikeville, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at the home of Danny and Billy Childers, following a brief illness. Born July 23, 1923, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Katie Shepherd Rose and George Rose. She was a retired domestic worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Sexton, in February 1982. Survivors include two brothers, George Rose of Marion, Ohio, and Jimmy Rose of Prater Creek; and one sister, Velma Brown of Cave Run. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 7, at 1 p.m., at the J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Dan Frederick officiating. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery in East Shelbiana,

September 8, 1999

Karen Lynne Pack

Age 46 of McDowell, died Friday, September 3, 1999, in Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. She was born July 23. 1953. in Martin. the daughter or Helen Campbell Stumbo of McDowell and the late Ted Stumbo. She was a teacher in the Floyd County School System. and was currently teaching at McDowell Elementary, where she had taught for 22 years She received her B.S. from Pikeville College. masters and rank I from Morehead State University She s survived by her husband. John Thomas Pack. Survivors. other than her mother and husband, include one son T. T. Pack of Morehead; one daughter, Kristi Lynne Pack of McDowell Funeral services were conducted Monday. September 6. at 1 p.m.. at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Association Building, at Minnie. with Elders Hargis Turtle, Jimmy Dye and Ersel Huff officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery. McDowell

Loraine "Katie" Shelton

Age 70, of Martin. died Monday. September 6. ]999. at the McDowell ARH. She was born June 2, 1929, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Allen Whirr and Bessie Salts Whitt. She was retired from Perkins Restaurant in Layered. Florida sad was a member of the First Baptist Church at McDowell. Survivors include two sons. 'Felly Shelton of Drift, and Allen Shelton of Matt, in; one sister, Irene Farmer of McDowell and three grandchildren. Funeral services will he conducted Wednesday. September 8, at II a.m.. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel Marlin, with Clergymen Harry Hargis and Ted Shannon officiating

Oliver Hughes

Age 71, of Knox. Indiana. formerly of Hueysville. died Saturday, August 28. 1999, at the Porter Memorial Hospital. Valparaiso. Indiana. He was  born February 5. 1928, in Hueysville. the son of the late Billie Hughes and Beulah May Pennington Hugbes. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army. Korean Conflict veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife. Ardath Back Hughes. Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Pralle of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; three sons. Guy Bruce Hughes of North Judson, Indiana, Oliver Wayne Hughes of Kalamazoo. Michigan, and Ron Hughes of Rochester, Indiana; four sisters. Marlene Robinson of Langley. Mollie Prater and Charlene Rudder, both of Hueysville, and Rosealee Fritts of Louisville; four brothers. Billie trashes Jr. of Ashtabula, Ohio, Willard Hughes of Garrett. Douglas Hughes of Louisville, and Arthur Hughes of Hueysville. Funeral services were con- ducted Wednesday, September 1, at 11 a.m., at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Indiana, with the Rev. Gerald Allen officiating. Burial was in the Crown Hill Cemetery,. Knox. Indiana

Ralph Dewitt Wilhelm

Age 96, of Allen, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in the Riverview Manor Nursing Home. He was born December 9, 1902, In West Sonora, Ohio, a son of the late Herman and Mary Pitman Wilhelm. He was a retired factory worker, having worked for the Frigidaire Corporation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Wilhelm Survivors include one daughter, Mary Hinchman of Allen; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, September 7, at 11 a.m.. in the Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, Ohio

Sadie Ousley Porter

Age 77. of Georgetown. formerly of Pikeville. died Friday. September 3. 1999. in St. Joseph Hospital East. Lexington She was born August 14. 1922. in David. the daughter of the late Willie Ousley and Margaret Ousley, She was a retired owner of Lady's Boutique, Pikeville, and a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, James Porter. preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters. Patty Porter of Newark, Ohio, and Sue Harn of Lexington; one brother. Grover Ousley of Hueysville; one sister. Darcua Key of Allen; and one grandson. Funeral services were con- ducted Monday. September b, at Il a.m.. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Martin, with the clergyman, Ken LeMaster, officiating, Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens

September 10, 1999

Hattie Davis Hughes

Age 81, of North Carolina, died Tuesday, September 7, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina. Born October 24, 1917, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Alka and Arena Hicks Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Hughes in 1978. She was a retired employee with Pioneer Rubber Company and Shiloh Elementary and Junior High School in Shiloh, Ohio. She attended the Washington 15th Street Church of God and was a volunteer at the Twin Lakes Camping Resort. Survivors include four daughters, Shirley H. Crisp of Washington, North Carolina, Faye H. Statler of Henderson, North Carolina, Pattie H. Kaler of Danville, California and Sarah H. Stephens Best of Mebane, North Carolina; four sons, C. Jobie Hughes of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, James E.. Hughes of San Francisco, California, M. Ray Hughes of Phoenix, Arizona and Melvin L. Hughes of Henderson, North Carolina; three sisters, Sarah Reffett of Hueysville, Clara Hughes and Annie Shepherd, both of Willard, Ohio; one brother, Floyd Davis of Pyramid, and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were con- ducted Thursday, September 9, at 11 a.m., at the Washington 15th Street Church of God, Rev. John C. Smith and Rev. Milton T. Mann officiating. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 11, 10:30 a.m.,, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, in Shiloh, Ohio

Harry L. Combs

Age 74, of Middle Creek Road, Prestonsburg, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 23, 1925, at Garrett, he was the son of the late Allen and Gracie Patrick Combs. He was a former factory worker and a veteran of the US Army during World War II He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Jo Owens Combs, February 21, 1999. He is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Calhoun of Prestonsburg and Geraldine Fenix of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Funeral services were con- ducted Sunday, September 5, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in the Jack Arnett Cemetery at Middle Creek Road

Carl Castle

Age 76, of Thelma, died Friday, September 3, 1999, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born February 3, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of the late Gar Castle and Mollie Sparks Castle. He was a tool and dye maker, and a Marine Veteran. He was a member of the Odd Fellows of Prestonsburg, and Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM., Prestonsburg, and Oieika Shrine, Lexington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea Rifle Castle. He is survived by his brother, Earl Castle of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were con- ducted Sunday, September 5, 2 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in the Hall Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch, Paintsville

Kelsie Short

 Funeral services for Kelsie Short, 60, of Topmost, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, at the Providence Regular Baptist Church at Topmost. She died Friday, August 27, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Short. She was The Daughter of Evan Hall and Margaret Osborne Hall and was born March 11, 1939, in Weeksbury. Survivors include four sons, Darrell and John Short of Ligonier, Indiana, Richard Short of Topmost, and Clinton Ray Short of Garrett, Indiana; two daughters, Ruth Tackett of Topmost, and Fay Steele of Melvin; four brothers, Curt and Leonard Hall, both of Weeksbury, Ed Hall of Ligonier, Indiana, and Lee Hall of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; one sister, Oladys Collins of Dema; and 20 grandchildren. Burial was made in the Short Cemetery at Topmost

Reba Tackett

Age 62, of Melvin, died Sunday, September 5, 1999,. at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended ill- ness. Born February 24, 1937, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late Melcher and Parsie Johnson Stricklett. Survivors include one son, Michael Tackett of Melvin, and one brother, Bob Stricklett, also of Melvin. Funeral services will be conduct- ed at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, in he Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, at Melvin

Ray Hansford Owens

 Age 57, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at Turfway Park, Florence. He was the son of the late Holly Owens and Blanche Stafford Charles Owens. He was a horse trainer for the Kentucky Racing Commission. He is survived by four sisters, Rosalee Rice Mulahan of San Francisco, California, Sherlyn Rose Herring of Los Angeles, California, Reva Lorrain Kitts of Columbus, Ohio, and Nora Lovella Amburgey of Van Lear. Funeral services will be conduct- ed Saturday, September 11, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, .Martin, with Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Tram Cemetery

Ida Mae Camp Hicks

Age 61, of Palmdale, California, formerly of Wheelwright, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, in Palmdale, California. Born in Floyd County, on August 23, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Annie Hobbs Camp and Jim Camp. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Hicks. Other survivors include two sons, Michael Hicks and Keith Hicks of Palmdale, California; two brothers, Willard Camp of Bent Branch Road, and William Camp of Peoria, Illinois; three sisters, Marie Hall of Kite, Pauline Thompson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Anna Ruth Cole of Charlotte, North Carolina; and one grandchild. Graveside services were con- ducted Wednesday, September 8, in the Johnson .Memorial Park, with Tommy DeHart officiating. 

Arizona Fraley

Age 89, of Tram, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born July 3, 1910, in German, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Mary Setser Nunnery. She was a member of the Spurlock Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl Fraley. Survivors include three sons, Willie C. Fraley of Emma, Bob Fraley of Tram, and Jack Fraley of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one daughter, Ida Webb Of Dwale; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted on Saturday, September 11, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, with Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Weddington Cemetery, Emma.

Charles W. Owens

Age  62, of Allen. died Monday, September 6, 1999. at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born August 9, 1937, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of the late Robert Eugene Owens and Marcella Vest Owens. He was a retired salesman and a member of the Masonic Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Ruth A. Brundage Owens. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Suzanne Vitullo and Yolanda Bratsakis, both of Houston, Texas, Beth Owens Steidlitz of Allen, Sandi Stone of Houston, Texas, Deena Franklin of Yorktown,, Indiana; one brother, Gene Owgns of Coldsprings, Texas; two sisters, Patricia Berry of Anderson, Indiana; and Mary Priest of Chesterfield, Indiana; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, September 9, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. The Reverend Harry Hargis will officiate. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

September 12, 1999

Lawrence Blackburn Price

Age 89, of Auxier, formerly of Wayland, died Thursday, September 9, at his residence. He was born July 19, 1910, in Sun Rise in Harrison County, and was the son of the late Vance Price and Dollie Blackburn Price. He was a former school teacher, coach and principal at Wayland High School. He was associated with the Wayland school for 31 years. He taught in the Pike County School System in Ohio for seven years. He was a former Church of Christ minister at Glo, and was a member at the East Point Church of Christ at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Edith Horn Price; one son, Phillip Noel Price of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Carolyn Spencer of Van Lear and Judith Music of Auxier; three grand- children and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home at Martin with the clergymen Dave M. Flanery and Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was made in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel 

Shandy Cole

 Age 51, of Pikeville, died Saturday, September I 1, 1999, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born December 22, 1947, at South Boston, Virginia, the son of Christine Mary Walker Cole of Boston, Virginia, and the late Henry Oscar Cole. He was a technical specialist with Kris Electrical and was a volunteer firefighter with the Pikeville Fire Department for 26 years. He held Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and math and was one of the first instructors in the mine technology program at Pikeville College. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Carol Rogers Cole; a daughter, Whitney Shandra Cole, at home; and a brother, Tobias Christopher Cole of Durham, North Carolina. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 14, at I p.m. at Call Funeral Home, Pikeville, with Bob Norman officiating. Entombment will be in the York Mausoleum at Johnson Memorial park in Pikeville.

Carl Ray Little

Age 50, of McDowell, died Friday, September 10. 1999. at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, after an extended illness. He was born February 11, 1949, in Martin and was the son of Shirley Moore Little of Price and the late Everett Clyde Little: He was a disabled coal miner. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Bonnie Moore Little; three daughters, April Wright, Angle Little and Anita Collins, all of McDowell; one brother. Barry Little of Hi Hat; and three sisters, Cathie Lawson, Gaylene Fannin and Sharon Newsome. all of Price. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 14, at I1 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at McDowell,

Nevilyn Mae Throckmorton

Age 41 of Perry, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, at the Perry Memorial Hospital. She was born March 10, 1958, at Morehead and was the daughter of Hobert Dale and Nevil Joyce Williams Tackett of Beaver Creek, Ohio. She received a bachelor of arts and master's degrees from Morehead State University and taught in the Perry Public Schools. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of Perry, Oklahoma. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Craig Throckmorton, and two sons, 3flonzo and Solomon, at home; one brother, Tony Tackett of Columbia, South Carolina; and her grandmother, Susana Williams of Virgie. Funeral services were Saturday, September !1, at 10 am., at the First Presbyterian Church, Perry, Oklahoma, with a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the Perry High School auditorium.

Clarence Crisp

Age 76, of Town Branch,. near Prestonsburg, died Friday, September 10, 1999. He was born May 26, 1921, at Water Gap and was the son of the late Ada Nelson Andy Crisp. An Army veteran, he served in military during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a machinist with Zimmer Inc. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Wallen Crisp; two sons, James Crisp of Claypool, Indiana and Tommy Crisp of Warsaw,  Indiana; three daughters, Betty Sue Ousley, Barbara Harmon and Jackie Lynn Rainwater, all of Warsaw, Indiana; one brother, Joe Alex Crisp of Prestonsburg; one sister, Lola Hammonds of Prestonsburg;  one half sister, Dockie Belle Pigman of Prestonsburg; nine grandchildren and. six-great-grandchildren. . Burial will be made in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg 

T. J. Little

Age 67, of Melvin, Died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital.  Born on April 17m 1932, in Floyd Co., he was the son of the late Willard Little and Liza Little Cook.  Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Wheelwright.

Allison Bell

Infant daughter of Charles Michael Bell and Melisa Ann Noe Bell on Martin, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Burial is at the Mountain Memory Gardens at Hindman.

September 15, 1999

Beulah Wanda Lawson

Age 67, of Garrett, died Saturday, September 11, 1999, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born December 3, 1931, in Garrett, the daughter of Mary Hicks Daniels, of Garrett, and the late Guy "Serge" Darnels. She was a member of the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church, and had been a Regular Baptist since 1971, and a member of the Garrett Fire Department Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fieldery Lawson. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, Jimmy Dale Lawson of Paris; two daughters, Donna Scott of Garrett, Regina Ison of Martin; one brother, Freddie Daniels of Gartett; six sisters, Charlotte Holbrook of Kendallville, Indiana, Clotine Conley of Lackey, Doralene Whitehead of Warrensburg, Montana, Nadine Hackett of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Glenna Brown of Garrett, and Priscilla Poling of Lima, Ohio; 12 grand- children and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, September 15, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldery Lawson Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home.

Effie Thompson

Age 75, of Cow Creek, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on September 2, I924, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late John and Virgie Butcher Fannin. She was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Braxton Thompson. Other survivors include one son, Braxton Thompson Jr. of Homer, Stevens, Lucy Jane Cornett, and Vita Mirenda Tackett, 'alt of Prestonsburg; three brothers, G-rover Fannin, Charles Fannin and Ballard Fannin, all of Prestonsburg; eight sisters, Hattie Jarrell, Alice Jarvis, and Mary Belle Rose, all of Prestonsburg, Gypsie Fannin of Arkansas, Faye Fannin, Lou Ellen Straight, and Sarah Endicott, all of Albion, Michigan; one half sister, Dorothy McCloud of Albion, Michigan; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 17, at 11 a.m., at the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Nathan Lafferty, Gordon Fitch and Virgil Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville

Rhonda Jane Lynch Collins

 Age  45, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, September 11, 1999, at her residence. She was born April 18, 1954 at Parkersburg, West Virginia the daughter of Ronald Lynch of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Elocile Bennett Barnes of Parkersburg, West Virginia. She was a distribution clerk for the United States Post Office at Paintsville. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one son, Estill Ray Collins Jr. of Louisville; one daughter, Belinda Kaye Biddle of Louisville; five brothers, Ronald Lynch of Mineral Wells, West Virginia, Rick Deere of Parkersburg, West Virginia, John Deere of West Liberty, Ohio, Robert Barnes Jr. of St. Mary's, West Virginia, and Wendell Barnes of Alva, Texas; two sisters, Vicki Hudson of Belle Center, Ohio, and Glenda Hormel of Middletown, Ohio; one stepbrother, Dwayne Barnes of St. Mary's, West Virginia; one stepsister, Jolene Barnes of St. Mary's, West Virginia and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 15, at 11 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the Collins Family Cemetery at Oak Log Creek in Johnson County

Vivian Gibson

Age 89, of Wayland, died Friday, September I0, 1999, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born August 2, 1910, in Breathitt County, the daughter of the late James Oney and Serena Oney. She was the oldest member of the Zion Deliverance Church, Wayland, for 35 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Gibson. She is survived by four sons, James Gibson, Everett Gibson and Paul Gibson all of Dayton, Ohio, and Kenneth Gibson of Prestonsburg; five daughters, Lorene Gibson of San Antonio, Texas, Mable Collins, and Linda Slusher, both of Dayton, Ohio, Eulah Snader of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Jean May of Wayland; four half brothers, Curt Oney of West Carrollton, Ohio, David Oney, Herbert Oney and Danny Oney, all of Moraine, Ohio; one sister, Emma Chaffins of Wayland; three half sisters, Imogene Vance of Springboro, Ohio, Zettie Collins of East Point, and Darlene Collins of Weeksbury; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 13, at 1 p.m., at the Zion Deliverance Church, Wayland, with the clergyman. Eugene Haney, officiating. Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery at Raven

Hazel Goble

Age 75, of Beaver, died Monday, September 13, 1999, at McDowell Highland Appalachian She was born May 4, 1924, in Beaver, the daughter of the late Preston Reynolds & Vina Jones Reynolds. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Frankie Goble, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sisters, Edith Wilhite of Ligon, Ida Gayheat of Beaver, and Tommie Vance of Huntington, Indiana. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, September 16, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry,' with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial ·will be in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery, Beaver,

Brandon Tyrel Nunemaker

Age 18, of Dorton, a senior at Shelby Valley High School, died Sunday, September 12. He was born March 19, 1981, at Pikeville, the son of Stephan and Rose Mary Nunemaker. He played football for Shelby Valley High School. He is survived by his parents and one sister, Stephanie Celeste Nunemaker; paternal grandparents, Jack and Audrey Nunemaker of Collins, and Donna and Bob Worden of Roanoke, Indiana; maternal grandparents, Ruth Thacker of Myra. Special services were conducted Tuesday, September 14, at the Beefhide First Alliance Church. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, September 15, 2 p.m., at the Shelby. Valley Football Field with Pastor Timothy Vice officiating. Interment will be in Henry Johnson Cemetery at Myra, 

Ample Jerene Brummett Coburn

Age 72, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 12, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on July 21,. 1927, in Rockhouse, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Tilda Adeline Epling Bnummet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Coburn. Survivors include one brother, Marshall Bmmmett of Ada, Ohio; two sisters, Ilene Sammons of Lima, Ohio, and Margie Combs of Ralston, Georgia; one grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Wednesday, September 15, at 11 a,m., at the, Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Van West and Tonuny Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the. Auxier Government Relocation Cemetery

Madlyn Carol Slone

Age 55, of Lackey, died Sunday, September 5, 1999 at her home. She was born in Wayland, on December 10, 1943, the daughter of Delbert Castle and Princess Hoover Castle. She is survived by her husband, Mason Slone. Other survivors include one son, Mason Slone Jr. of Lackey; one daughter, Brenda Ann Whitaker of Hyden; one brother, Elmer Castle of Wayland; five sisters, Linda Spurlock of Martin, Della Rea Craft, Darlene Ratliff and Debbie Castle, all of Wayland, and Diana Griffith of Lexington; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 8, at the Garrett First Baptist Church, with Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Slone Family Cemetery at Mousie

September 17, 1999

Malta Reed Miller

Age, 99, of Auxier, died Saturday, September 11, 1999, in Mountain' Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. She was born on Johns Creek, on September 5, 1900, a daughter of the late Will and Louella Ward Reed. .. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell O. Miller. She was a Charter Member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church where she attended for nearly 52 years. Surviving are a daughter, Jenny Wells, of Auxier; a son, John W. Miller, of Alexandria, Virginia; a sister, Ella Preston, of Auxier;, eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at Jones- Preston Funeral Home on Monday, September 13, with Paul David Coleman and Lonnie Salyer officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery

Rose Mary Hicks

Age, 69, of David, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999+ at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born January 5, 1930, in Pyramid, the daughter of the late Bud Hicks and Elizabeth Ratliff ' Hicks. She is survived by her husband Clifford Hicks; two sons,` Clifford Keith Hicks of David, Rodrney Hicks of Langley; one daughter, Deborah Click of David; one brother, Edgel Hicks of N. Manchester, Indiana; two sisters, Aim Jean Gibson of Danville, Wilton Hicks of Roann, Indiana; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, September 18 at 1 p.m,, at the Hall Funeral home Chapel, Martin, with the clergy- man, Bob Varney, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel,

Robert "Bob" Webb

 Age, 67, of Cleveland; Tennessee, formerly of Sumiton, Alabama, died Friday, September 10, 1999, in Cleveland, Tennessee. He was an employee of Ford Motor Company for 39 years, he attended Showtown Church of God of Prophecy and was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Sue Chance Webb. Burial was in the West Jefferson Freewill Cemetery.

George Frasure

Age  64, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Sunday, September 12, 1999, at the Wade Park VA Hospital. He was born November 22, 1934, in McDowell, the son of Earl Frasure, and the late Edith Pearl Howell Frasure Prior to his retirement in 1997, he worked 36 years for Roller Reinforced Plastics. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Virgie Daniels Frasure. Other survivors include two daughters, Patricia Frasure of Ashtabula and Peggy Smegal of Pierpoint; one son, Michael Frasure, of Denmark Township; eight brothers, Otis of Kentucky, Odre of Indiana, Earl Jr. of Jefferson, and Roy, Eugene, Vern, Dana, and Roger all of Ashtabula; five sisters, Hollie B. Patton, Farlean Maples, and Fred Faye Frasure all of Ashtabula, Betty Sue Hungerford of Sheffield Township, and Bonnie Stillwell of Conneant and three grandchildren Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 15, 11 a.m., at the Pentecostal Church of God, Ashtabula, Ohio, with Rev. Kenneth Roberts, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville,

Denver Compton

Age 78, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an. extended illness. Born on June 26, 1921 in Pike County, he was the son of the late Elbert Compton. He was a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA. He was preceded in death by his wife Bertha Coleman Compton. Survivors include five sons, Marion T. Compton of Stamping Ground, Darrell Compton of Lexington, Dale Compton of Prestonsburg, Denver Compton Jr. and Danny .Wayne Compton, both of Weeksbury; one daughter, Vada Jean Gard of Huntington, West Virginia; one brother, Elbert Compton Jr. of Wyandotte, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral. Home, Martin. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY.

September 19, 1999

Kevin Dale Johnson

Age 22, of Melvin; died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at his residence, following an sudden illness. Born on July 2l, 1977, in Martin, he was the son of Verdell and Wilma Hall Johnson of Melvin. He was disabled. Survivors, other than his parents. include: paternal grandmother, Flossie Johnson of Melvin, maternal' grandmother, Goldie Hall of Melvin; one brother, Stewart Isaac of Betsy Layne; two sisters, Melody Moore of Knott County, and Teresa Lynn Hall of Bevinsville. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, September 19, at noon, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist officiating. Burial will be in the Painter- Harve Johnson Cemetery, Melvin

Tina Akers

Age 36 of McDowell, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a sudden illness, Born December 1, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio, she .was the daughter of Elder Jack and Mary Adams Akers of McDowell. She was a pharmacy technician for Rite Aid in Martin, and a member of the Old Time Baptist Church at Printer. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grand- mother, Cloie Akers of Ohio; one brother, Leroy Akers of McDowell; and two sisters, Cindy Osborne and Lisa Akers, both of McDowell. Funeral services will be Monday, September 20, at 11a,m., at the. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home Chapel,. with. Denver Meade, Tom Stepp and ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial Will be in the Pink Akers Cemetery at McDowell

Denver Compton Sr.

Age 78, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 26, 1921, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Elbert Compton and Jenny Winfro Compton He was a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA. He was also a member of the Free Pentecostal Church and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Coleman Compton. Survivors include five sons, Marion T. Compton of Stamping Ground;. Darrell Compton of Lexington, Dale Compton of Prestonsburg, Denver Compton Jr. and Danny Wayne Compton, both of Weeksbury; one daughter, Vada Jean Gard of Huntington, Indiana; one Brother, Elbert Compton Jr. of Wyandotte, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Don Fraley Jr., Atha Johnson, Jay Patton and others officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

Clarence Crisp

Age 78, of Town Branch, near Prestonsburg, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 26, 1921, at Water Gap and was the son of-the late Ada Nelson. and Andy Crisp. An Army Veteran, he :served in military during World War II. He Was a member of the American Legion. He Was a machinist with Zimmer Inc. Survivors .include his wife, Mabel Wallen Crisp; two sons, James Crisp of Claypool,· Indiana' and Tommy Crisp of Warsaw, Indiana; three daughters, Betty Sue Ousley, Barbara Harmon and Jackie Lynn Rainwater, all of Warsaw, Indiana; one brother, Joe Alex Crisp of Prestonsburg; one sister, .Lola Hammonds of Prestonsburg; one .half sister, Dockie Belle Pigman of Prestonsburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services Will be held Monday September 13, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home :Chapel with the Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will be made in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg

September 22, 1999

Jennifer Lynn Hager

Age, 37, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, September 20, 1999. at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. following a short illness. She was born May 17, 1962, in Lexington, the daughter of Jack McDowell and Zelma Givens McDowell, Prestonsburg. She was a dental hygienist, employed by Dr. Duell Sturgill, Paintsville, a member of the Tom Moore Memorial Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, the American Dental Association, and the National Respiratory Association. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one son. Brian Nicholas Hager, Prestonsburg; one brother, John McDowell of Prestonsburg, and two sisters, Jackie Mitchell and Judy Calhoun, both ' of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday, September 23, at I p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Clifford Austin officiating. Burial wilt be in the family cemetery, Prestonsburg

Elizabeth Ann Blackburn Cesco

Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday. September 15, 1999, at Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, following a short illness. She was born July 15, 1914, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Thomas Wayne Blackburn and America Burchett Blackburn. She was a retired cook for Jenny Wiley State Park and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include two sons, Ottis Ray Cesco of Cleveland, Ohio, and Thomas Howard Cesco of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Deborah Cesco Prater of Prestonsburg; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg

 Arliss W. Samons

Age, 71, of Lima, Ohio, died Thursday, September 16, 1999, in Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born July 3, 1928, in Cracker Bottom, Floyd County, the son of the late Raymond and Hazel Click Samons. He is survived by his wife, Ethelene VanHoose Samons. Other survivors include one son, Randy Samons of Cridersville, Ohio; one daughter, Ginger Ann Dankirt of Lima, Ohio; one sister, Roma Tutfle of Eastern; and two grandsons. He had worked in quality control for Sheller-Globe Superior Coach and retired from the Quality Control Department of General Dynamics. He is a former member of the Lima Management Club. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 20, in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio, with Rev. Clarence Tolliver officiating. Entombment was in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, Lima, Ohio

Henry Bash Slone

Age, 62, of Pippa Passes, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at Tri County Hospital, La Grange, following an extended illness. Born on May 3, 1937, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Marion and Eva Johnson Slone. He · was a disabled laborer. He was pre- ceded in death by his wife, Anna Lee Jacobs Slone. Survivors include one daughter, Clovis Ann Slone of Floyd County; two sisters, Gladys Webb of Langley, and Sally Ann Jacobs of West Virginia. Funeral services will be on, September 23, at 11 a.m., at the Hollybush Old Regular Baptist Church, Pippa Passes, with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Jimmie Slone Cemetery, Pippa Passes,

 Nokomis Slone

 Nokomis Slone, 72, of Leburn, died Friday, September 17, 1999, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a. sudden illness. Born on May 24, 1927, in Leburn, he was the son of the late Green and Polly Ann Slone. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Magadalene Hall Slone; two daughters, Betty Sue Slone, and Shelby Jean Huff, both of Leburn; one brother, Gilbert Slone of Clear Creek; one sister, Sally Short of Rome City, Indiana; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 21, at 1 p.m., at the Hindman United Baptist Church, with Sterlin and Bethel Bolen, Willie Collins and James Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Green Slone Cemetery, Leburn,

Melvin P. Prater

Age, 58, of West Millgrove, Ohio, who died Friday, September 3, 1999, at his residence, were held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, at Trinity Baptist Church, Findlay, the Rev. Gene Miiioni officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove. He was born December 19, 1940, in West Prestonsburg, tile son of the late Harry B. and Tootsie (Allen) Prater. He was twice married, first to Darlene M. Brickman Brown, and later to Linda D. Strong Prater, who survives. ' Other survivors include two sons, Michael Mandt Prater, of Berlin, Germany; Melvin P. Prater Jr., of Walbridge; a daughter, Angela L. Smith, of NorthWood; two stepsons, Clarance A. Bethel H, of Fostoria; Wesley B. Bethel, at home; a stepdaughter, Nichole Dorsey Dyer, of Fostoria; four sisters, Mary Nelson, Venetia: Beck and Dorothy Phillips, all of Findlay; and Patty Poe-Nelson, of Fostoria; five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Carleton A. Banks

Age 92, of Garrett, died Saturday, September 18, 1999,"at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 14, 1907, in Faling County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Fred and Julia Armstrong Banks. He was a retired state highway employee. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Saunders Banks; two daughters, Carolyn June Williams of Somerset, and Marjorie Ann Howard of Garrett; one brother, Charles LeRoy Banks of Maumee, Ohio; one sister, Sarah Etta Dawson of Edgerton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Burial was in the Howard Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, under the direction of the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. 

Judy G. Briggs

Age, 52, of Hager Hill, an associate professor of nursing at Prestonsburg Community College, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was born May 2, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Thomas M. and Sara C. Guttetidge. A registered nurse, she attended the University of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing and held bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Bellarmine College in Louisville. She was a member of Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville, where she sang in the choir, American Association of University Women, National and Kentucky League of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau professional nursing society, Kentucky Board of Nurses, and American Nurses Association. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 29 years, Russell Briggs; one son, Ryan Briggs (Alisa) of Lexington; one daughter, Caitlin Briggs of the home; two brothers, James Gutteridge of i Pennsylvania and John Gutteridge of p.m. today (Wednesday) at Jones- Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. A memorial service is planned for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church.

September 24, 1999

Millie Crisp

Age, 84, of Eastern, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at Hazard ARH, following a extended illness. Born on February 27, 1915, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Pharis and Amanda Stephens Crisp. She was disabled and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Graveside services will be con- ducted Saturday, September 25, at 1:30 p.m., at the Martin Cemetery, Martin, with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. 

Kennith Eugene Reffett

Age, 54, of Caney, Martin, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at Pyramid, following an accident. Born on February 1, 1945, he was the son of Rosemary Ousley Reffett of Martin, and the late Ellis Reffett.  He was a disabled Coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Thornsbury Reffitt. Other survivors include one Son, James Chaffins of Martin; 'two daughters, Carolyn Hall of Harold and Mary Reffitt of Martin; two brothers, Raymond Reffitt and Frank Reffitt, both of Martin; two sisters; Irene Griffith and Barbara Griffith, both of Martin; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Saturday, September 25, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jim Sloce and others officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Caney, Martin

William McKinley Nolan

 Age, 92, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at his residence. Born July 15, 1907, in Laurel County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Elhanel and Millie Bruner Nolan., He was a former store keeper .for 'the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, and an ordained Baptist minister. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. Survivors include his wife, Delia Mae Moore Nolan; one daughter, Betty Kalos of Prestonsburg; one brother, Fayette Nolan of Vallonia, Indiana; one sister, Fannie Gambril of Corbin; three grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Thomas Valentine officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville

James Carl Wright

Of  Warsaw, Indiana, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was bom March 26, 1940, in Drift, the son of Edward and Alice Carrol Wright. .i A 28-year Kosciusko County resident, he retired from the City of Warsaw in 1986, after 10 years as supervisor of the waste water treatment plant. He was a U.S. _Army veteran; attended God Highway of Heaven, Warsaw; and was a member of Eagles Aerie 1339, Warsaw. He is survived by his wife, Zella (Sue) Hatfield Wright. Other survivors include two stepsons, Tim and Steve Williams, both of Newport, Tennessee; three daughters, Sandra Praier of Piemeton; Tammy McGannon of VanWert, Ohio, and Linda Scheuer of Warsaw; two brothers, Edward Jr. and Earl Wayne Wright, both of Drift; four sisters, Irene Simpson of VanDalia, Ohio, BettyJo Smith of Kenton, Ohio; and Geraldine Cook and Ada Lynn Oayhart, both of Kentucky; and six grandchildren. . Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 18, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, with the Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.

September 26 1999

Elizabeth Scott

Age, 79, of Harold, died September 23, 1999, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, after an extended illness. She was born September 25, 1919, at Honaker, a daughter of the late Bishop and Minta Marshall Hunter. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Harold. She is survived by her husband, Lafe Scott. Other survivors include three daughters, Mabel Clark Kinney of Harold, Gerri Clark Coleman of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Tiffany Scott of Harold; one brother, Delmer Hunter of Harold; two sisters, Vernie Miller and Anna Hunter, both of Betsy Layne; 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, September 26, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ at Harold, with ministers of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. 

Alex Halbert

Age, 77, of Brandenburg, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at the Medco Center, Brandenburg. He was born November 10, 1921, the son of William and Martha Crisp Halbert. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church in Brandenburg, and the Disabled American Veterans. lie was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Pearl Halbert. He is survived by two children, Wilma Jo Halbert Hockman and Gary Lee Halbert, both of Brandenburg; a brother, Dan Halbert of Michigan, two sisters, Fannie Baldridge and Goldie Stumbo, both of Martin, seven grandchildren and three great-grand- children. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 13, at the First Baptist Church, with Dr. Billy D. Marcum officiating. Burial was in Cap Anderson Cemetery.

Dorothy Combs

Age 57, of Bryma Ohio, formerly of Garrett, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at her residence, following an extend- ed illness. Born on September 9, 1942,: in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Effie Smith Daniels. She was a member of the Sherwood First Baptist Church and a former member of Garter First Baptist Church. She .is survived by her husband, Adron Combs. Other survivors include one son, Paul D. Combs of Bryan, Ohio; two brothers, Floyd Daniels of Garrett, Curt Daniels of Mill Creek, Indiana; three sisters, Sharon Gibson, and Lillian Forson, both of Marysville, Ohio, and Coma Lee Watkins of Middletown, Ohio; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be con- ducted Sunday, September 26, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Randy Osborne and Larry Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

September 29 1999

Chester Neeley

Age 80, of Hueysville, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at his residence. He was born July 6, 1919, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Henderson Neeley and Ollie Hale Neeley Handy. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Salt Lick Community Church, Hueysville. He is survived by his wife, Dottie Ratliff Neeley. Other survivors include three sons, Ronnie, Cisco and Russell Neeley, all of Hueysville; five daughters, Beatrice Adams of Willard, Ohio, Barbara Compton of Gunlock, Helen Bouentello of Benboit; Texas, Vickie Singleton of Hindman, Sherry Shepherd of Martin; 21 grandchildren and It great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 27, at noon, at the Salt Lick Community Church, Hueysville, with Carlos Beverly and Joe Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Neeley Family Cemetery at Hueysville

William Miles "Red" Rowe

Age 63, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, September 26, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. He was born December 2, 1935, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Jesse and Hester Ward Rowe. He was an Air Force veteran and former highway construction superintendent with Winston Ford Construction, and later with the Codell Construction Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, (Irene Cole Memorial), The Big Sandy Valley Historical Society, the Martin County Historical Society, the Johnson County Historical Society and the Floyd County Historical Society, He was a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Janet Campbell Rowe. Other survivors include one daughter, Deborah Ann Ranier of Greensboro, North Carolina; two brothers, James Rowe of Lake Wales, Florida and Jesse Rowe of Lexington; three sisters, Martens Clifford of; Bellevue, Nebraska, Ruth Ann Biantou of Staffordsvi!le and Barbara Gafford of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted September 29, at 11 a.m., in the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, (Irene Cole Memorial), with the Rev. George Love officiating.  Burial will be in the Saltwell Cemetery at Inez.

Gene Bennett Williams

Age 60, of Grethel, died Saturday, September 25, I999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on June 29, 1939, in Craynor, he was the son of Siitana Tackett Williams of Harold, and the late Johnnie Williams. He was a disabled mechanic, and a member of the Owsley Freewill Baptist Church of Pikeville. He is survived by his wife, Cleo Rogers Williams. Other survivors include three sons, Gary Gene Williams of Lexington, John Mark Williams and Jeffery Williams, both of Grethel; two daughters, Susan Denise Shepherd of David, Jamie Lynn Newsome of Grethel; two brothers, Ronald Dean Williams of Harold, Roger Lee Williams of Mallory, West Virginia; one sister, Joyee Ann Hamilton of Harold; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 28, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with ministers of the Freewill Baptist Church officiating: Burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery at Craynor.