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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

Friday, September 29, 2000

Dola Jackson Sr.

Age, 97, of Wurtland Manor Nursing Home, Wurtland, Kentucky, died Sunday, September 24, 2000. Born on March 15, 1903, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Albert Jackson and Mary Jackson. He was an employee of McGraw Construction Company. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Blair. Survivors include one son, Dola Jackson Jr., of Summit; one daughter, Frankie Frankes of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 27, at 2 p.m., at the Lazear Funeral Chapel, Ashland, with Dr. C.J. Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Brick Union Cemetery, Greenup County, under the direction of Lazear Funeral Home.  

Verna Brown

Age, 60, of McDowell, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 26, 1940, in Honaker, she was the daughter of the late Rousie and Emaline Gayheart Collins. She was a member of the Church of Christ, at Melvin. She is survived by her husband, David Brown. Other survivors include one son, Kenny Brown of Allen; one daughter, Rosemary Reed of Price; two sisters, Bonnie Little of McDowell, Vesta Meade of Chicago, Illinois and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Little Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2000

David Crager

Age, 57, of Spencerville, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at the St. Reda's Hospital in Lima, Ohio. Born on November 7, 1942, he was the son of the late Haden Crager and Florence Chaffins Crager. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Gibson Crager. Other survivors include two sons, David Eugene Crager of Spencerville, Ohio and Jack Crager of Wapakoneta, Ohio; three brothers, Delmas Crager of Spencerville, Ohio, Harold Crager of Garrett, and Wendell Crager of Raven; three sisters, Lorene Collins of Kendallville, Indiana, Chloetta Adams of Paintsville, and Jeanette Moore of Garrett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 24, at the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church with Gary Mosley, Tim Smith and L.D. Mosley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Garner, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.  

Ollie Young Nichols

Age, 94, of East Point, formerly of Franklin, Ohio, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at the residence of her daughter, following an extended illness. Born on February 21, 1906, at Lowmansville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. Young and Mary F. Lyons Young. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Nichols. Survivors include three daughters, Lillian Conley of East Point, Mary O. Dooley and Julia Duchemin, both of Franklin, Ohio; two sons, John N. Griffith of Springboro, Ohio, Bill Griffith of Franklin, Ohio; four step-children, 19 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and 20 step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18, at 2 p.m., at the Franklin Freewill Baptist Church, Franklin, Ohio, with Dencil Ousley officiating. Burial was in the Springboro Cemetery, Springboro, Ohio. Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home and arrangements in Franklin, Ohio were by Eaton, Anderson and Unglesby Funeral Home.  

Norma Boone

Age, 74, of Greenwich, Ohio, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at Akron General Hospital following a brief illness. Born on October 25, 1925, in Hueysville, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Katie Bailey Prater. She had lived many years in Greenwich. She was twice married; first to William H. Shipman, and later to Harlie H. Boone. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Hantl of Hudson, Ohio; two sons, Bill Shipman and Forbes Shipman, both of Greenwich; two sisters, Minnie Conley of Hippo, Augusta Prater of Mt. Sterling; five brothers, John Prater of Beattyville, Otis Prater of Berea, Dillard Prater of Harlan, Raymond Prater of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Haskel Prater of Hippo; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 27, 11 a.m., at the Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich, with Clarke Hogue III officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich, Ohio.  

Rhoda Osborne

Age, 67, of Copperas Cove, Texas, died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at Fort Hood Hospital. Born on September 12, 1933, at Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Epp Lafferty and Polly Lafferty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Osborne. Survivors include three sons, Donald E. Osborne of Rosharon, Texas, Robert W. Osborne of Angleton, Texas, Clifton C. Osborne of Killeen, Texas; three brothers, Thurman Lafferty of Betsy Layne, Radford A. Hall of Southpoint, Ohio, Epp Lafferty of Prestonsburg; one sister, Doris Miller of Prestonsburg and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel, Copperas Cove, with John Hallum officiating. Burial was in the Pidcoke Cemetery, Pidcoke, Texas, under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home.  

Gladys McCoy

Age, 43, of Arkansas, Martin, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on March 4, 1957, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late James Milton and Letha Conn Humble. She was a member of both the Old Time Holiness Church, and the Goodloe Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband, Vick McCoy. Other survivors include one brother, Columbus Humble of Martin; two sisters, Margaret Carroll and Laura Kilgore, both of Martin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 26, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Malcolm Slone, Harold Damron, and Johnny Patton officiating. Burial was in the Meade Family Cemetery, Spurlock, Printer, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Roy Jacobs

Roy Jacobs, 47, of Pippa Passes, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at his home. Born in Knott County, on July 6, 1953, he was the son of Farris Jacobs and Luranie Slone Jacobs. Survivors include two sons, Roy Lee and Lee Roy Ratliff, both of Jackson; six daughters, Christa Slone and Rachael Combs, both of Hindman, Christina Slone of Pippa Passes, Sabrina, Jody and Joy Ratliff, all of Jackson; three brothers, Hershel, Ralph and Glenn Jacobs, all of Pippa Passes; two sisters, Emmalena Slone of Pippa Passes and Lola Ree Jacobs of Martin; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 20, at 11 a.m., at the Hollybush Regular Baptist Church, with Clyde Jacobs and Emmitt Slone officiating. Burial was in the Jacobs Cemetery at Pippa Passes, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.  

Charles C. "Speedy" Reid

Age, 50, of Ivel, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at his residence. Born on August 22, 1950, at Wheelwright, he was the son of Charles C. and Annabelle Reid. He was a member of the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge. Survivors, other than his parents include one daughter, Christy Reid Ison of Martin; four brothers, Kenneth Reid of Auxier, Jason Reid of Prestonsburg, Birchel Reid of Georgetown, Stanley Reid of Lexington; one sister, Deane Reid of Auxier; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 27, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Ralph Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Ernest Bert "Red" Osborne

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, September 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on May 30, 1912, in Martin, he was the son of the late Billy Lou Osborne and Christina Martin Osborne. He was owner and operator of Wholesale Appliance in Prestonsburg, and was a member and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Dora Goble Osborne. Other survivors include four sons, William Ernest Osborne of Louisville, James Clay Osborne, and Paul L. Osborne, both of Prestonsburg, Marshall Douglas "Doug" Osborne of Lexington; one daughter, Jane Bond of Prestonsburg; one brother, Barney Osborne of Douglasville, Georgia; one sister, Sadie Ratliff of Allen, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 26, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. George Love officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Tony Osborne, John Osborne, Nathan Osborne, Bill Osborne, Aaron Bond, Joey Griffith, Derek Hicks and Phil Price.  

Antoinette Lewis

Age, 88, of Westville, Indiana, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at the Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana. Born on July 26, 1912, in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Miotto and Angela Maria Bigolin Miotto. She retired in 1988 as a production checker with Continental Can Company. She is survived by her husband, Eddie D. Lewis. Other survivors include one step-son, Billy Thompson of Betsy Layne; one step-daughter, Zena Tackett of Bulls Gap, Tennessee; three brothers, Louis Miotto Sr. of River Grove, Illinois, Frank Miotto of Syracuse, Indiana, Paul Miotto of Woodstock, Illinois; two sisters, Natalina Kass and Rita Jones, both of Chicago, Illinois. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 27, at 9:30 a.m., at St. William Church, Chicago, Illinois, under the direction of Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, September 28, at 11 a.m., at Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, with Dennis Kidd officiating.  

Evelyn Akers Stephens

Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, September 25, 2000, at her residence. Born on January 31, 1916, at Offutt, she was the daughter of the late Logan and Bessie "Peery" Akers Arnett. Her husband, Andrew Stephens, preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Susie Burke of Prestonsburg, Priscilla Webb of Louisa, and Joan Goble of Gulfport, Mississippi; one sister, Laura Griffith of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 28, at 2 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Bill Campbell and Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Traci Vicars, Cory Vicars, Todd Webb, Mark Webb, Jack Goble, Lee Pierocich, Larry Burke, Dallas Freeman, Joey Hyden, Royce F. Mayo, Ricky Johnson, Joe Back, Ken Rice and Kenny Rice. Honorary pallbearers were Martin Webb, Taulbee Goodman, Shawn Goodman, Todd Goodman, Bill Foley, Johnny Griffith, Royce W. Mayo, Danny Mayo, Willie Hicks, Jeff Hicks, Johnnie Price and Gordon Ratliff. 

Monday, September 25, 2000

Woodrow Smallwood

Age, 69, of Bevinsville, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at Glasglow State Nursing Facility, following an extended illness. Born on March 28, 1931, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Perry and Lois Hall Smallwood. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Johnson and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Smallwood Cemetery, Jacks Creek, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Ollie Lewis

Age, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center Hospital in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born on January 19, 1922, at Endicott, he was the son of the late Lee and Maudie (Jervis) Lewis. He was a veteran having served in World War II, a retired coal miner and a member of U.M.W.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora (Simpson) Lewis. Survivors include three brothers, Richard Lewis Jr. of Inez, Charles Lewis of Emma, Troy Gene Jarrell of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Mary Alice Goble of Allen, Norcie Jarrell and Charlotte Powers, both of Prestonsburg, and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 24, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Troy Poff officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.  

Annette Hunt Hall

Age, 59, of Tram, died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on October 18, 1940, in Ivy Creek, she was the daughter of Harvey Hunt of Tram, and the late Polly Lewis Hunt. She is survived by her husband, Bert Hall. Other survivors include three sons, David Hunt, and Roger Hunt, both of Tram, and Darrell Hunt of Martha; three brothers, Charles Ed Hunt, and Randolph Hunt, both of Martha and Ralph Hunt of Tram; four sisters, Ernestine Lewis of Endicott, Janice Jarvis, and Georgia Hunt, both of Tram, and Peggy Lewis of Banner; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Virgil Hunt and Jack Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

George Bennett Cox III

Age, 52, of Phelps, died Friday, September 22, 2000, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson. Born August 3, 1948, he was the son of the late George B. and Canary Simpkins in Beech Creek, W.Va. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Majestic Church of Christ. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Jimmy Dale Cox. Survivors include his wife, Karen Cox of Phelps; one son, Bennett Dale Cox of Phelps; one daughter, Angie Cox of Meador, W.Va.; one brother, Randall Cox of Suffolk, Va.; two sisters, Nina Goad of Meador, W.Va. and Glenna Hager of Charolett Hall, Md.; two nieces and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home Phelps Chapel. Visitation will be Monday, September 25, 2000, after 6 p.m. at the chapel with services at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Kennedy-Simpkins Cemetery at Beech Creek, W.Va. Officiating will be ministers Tennis Daniels, Claude Sanders Jr. and Bob Thompson. 

 Friday, September 22, 2000

Deleary Waddles Bryant

Age, 89, of Martin, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born April 21, 1911, in Kite, the daughter of the late Thomas "Babe" Waddles and Lula Beverly Waddles. She was a member of the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillard L. Bryant. Survivors include four sons, Ed Bryant of Martin, Charles Bryant of Albion, Michigan, Bill Bryant and Michael Keith Bryant, both of Kendallville, Indiana; two daughters, Jeanette Hall of Martin, Geneva Mosley of Kendallville, Indiana; one brother, Tom Waddles of Topmost; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, at 1 p.m., at the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Flora Tackett Conn

Age, 80, of Stanton, died Wednesday, September 20, at her daughter's residence in Stanton. She was born March 16, 1920, in Hunter, the daughter of the late Dick Tackett and Polly Meade Tackett. Her husband, George Conn, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, James Adkins of Martin, John Adkins of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Richard Conn of Orkney; three daughters, Janice Salisbury of Warsaw, Indiana, Kathy Dudleston of Stanton, Beth Mullins of Martin, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Keith Joseph, officiating. Burial will be in the Salisbury Cemetery, at Hunter, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. 

James Curry Byrd

Age, 23, of Virgie, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on December 2, 1976, in Pikeville, he was the son of James E. Byrd and Danetta Little Barker. He was a student at Mayo Technical College. He was of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include his step-father, Gary Barker of Fleminsburg; step-mother, Elizabeth Byrd of Caney Highway; grandparents, Jack and Jeanette Little of Virgie, Clarence and Francis Byrd of Douglas Parkway; great-grandmother, Lucille Hamby, of Douglas Parkway; four brothers, James Alexander Byrd and James Christopher Byrd, both of Caney Highway, Patrick Smith, and Charles Smith, both of Flemingsburg; one sister, Marian Smith of Flemingsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 22, at 1 p.m., at R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie, with Teddy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Annie Young Cemetery, at East Shelbiana, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home. 

Terri Lynn Webb

Age, 37, of Langley, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, in Pippa Passes, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on September 11, 1963, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of Asie Hayden and Elva Jean Hayden, of Paintsville. She was a realtor, and a member of the Martin First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Edward Webb. Other survivors include her son, Justin Thomas Webb of Langley. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Graydon Howard and Randy Osborne, officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, at Staffordsville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. 

William Cullen Jude

Age, 83, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at the Chillicothe Veterans Hospital. Born on July 30, 1917, in Martin County, he was the son of the late Gabriel Jude and Lori Tripplett Jude. He was a retired coal miner and Army World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Slone Jude. Survivors include two sons, Terry Lee Jude of Columbus, Ohio, William Cullen Jude Jr. of Paintsville; four daughters, Billy Jean Fletcher and Darlene Savage, both of Beauty, Lola Slone and Jenetta Grim, both of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Jasper Jude and D. Jude, both of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Grace McCoy of Beauty; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, with James Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Fletcher Cemetery, at Beauty, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.  

Michael R. Dunfee

Age, 51, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Garrett, died Wednesday, September 13, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. He was born January 14, 1949, in West Virginia. He was a retired project manager with Ceron Corp. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Dunfee. Other survivors include two sons, Michael and Mark Dunfee; and one grandchild. Graveside services will be held at the W.E. Osborne Cemetary at Eastern, Saturday, September 23, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Egan-Ryan Funeral Home

Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Ralph Clark

Age, 79, of Lake Road, Prestonsburg, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born February 6, 1921, at John's Creek, the son of the late Alex and Fannie Clark. He was a retired carpenter, a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, a member of D.A.V. Chapter No. 18 at Auxier. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Goble Clark. Survivors include four sons, Luther Clark, Joe David Clark, Ralph Clark Jr., and Johnny Clark, all of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Pam Pennington of Paintsville, Patty Huffman of Prestonsburg, Bureda Newsome, and Della Ann Keown, both of Glasgow; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 21, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Roger Music, and Rev. Birkey Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Clark Cemetery at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.  

Beatrice McPeek Hall

Age, 96, of Beaver, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville. She was born May 28, 1904, in Elkhorn City, the daughter of the late Milo McPeek and Caroline Moore McPeek. She was a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry. Her husband, Frank Hall, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Bill McPeek of Monroe, Michigan, Buddy Hall of Beaver, Lloyd Hall of Teaberry, Emmitt Hall of Zenia, Ohio; six daughters, Ruby Mitchell of New Lebanon, Ohio, Goldie Hamilton of Betsy Layne, Caroline Madgaline Parrish of Riverview, Michigan, Ruth Irene Little of Beaver, Velma Hall of Hindman, Gearldine Born of Miamisburg, Florida; one brother, R.L. McPeek of Pound, Virginia; 37 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 21, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, with the clergyman, Don Fraley Jr., and Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Frank Hamilton Cemetery, Teaberry, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Clarence Slone Jr.

Age, 48, of Langley, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on October 29, 1951, in Martin, he was the son of Mary Moore Howell of McDowell, and the late Clarence Slone Sr. He was an employee of United Technology, and a member of Living Word Pentecostal Church at Gunlock. Survivors, include one son, Nicholas O'Neil Slone of Wabash, Indiana; five brothers, Terry Slone of Seattle, Washington, Luther Glen Slone and Ronnie Gerald Slone, both of Hueysville, Billy Marvin Slone and Joseph Dwayne Slone, both of Langley; five sisters, Patricia Ann Hagans of Langley, Rhonda Lynn Handshoe of Powell, Tennessee, Melissa Jane Gibson of Gunlock, Tammy Kay Slone, and Allison Marie Conley, both of Hueysville, and his grandmother, Lula Howard of North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 20, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Charlene Osborne and Bob Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery, at Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Elmer "Shine" Patton

Age, 75, of Mt. Vernon, Texas, formerly of McDowell, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at the Titus Regional Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, following an extended illness. He was born March 2, 1925, in McDowell, the son of the late Charlie Patton and Clara Stumbo Patton. He was a retired carpenter and a World War II, Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include two sons, Van B. Patton Sr. of Mt. Vernon, Texas, Gary Randall Patton of McDowell; one daughter, Patricia Leigh Stumbo of McDowell; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 20, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, McDowell, with the clergyman, Harry Hargis, officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Craig V. Collins

Age, 64, of North Manchester, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, Indiana. He was born in Floyd County, the son of the late Madison and Roxy Collins. He was a retired employee of Water Container Manufacturing Company. Survivors include five brothers, Bill Collins of Kendallville, Indiana, Albert Collins of Prestonsburg, Lonnie Collins of Martin, Jimmy Collins of Ligonier, Indiana, and Curt Sizemore of Kentucky; five sisters, Lillie Mae Davidson of Wolcottville, Indiana, Gladys Martin of Drift, Shirley Hicks of Allen, Mae Fern LaFontaine of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pam McCoy of Martin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18, at 1 p.m., at the Drift Pentecostal Church, with the clergyman, Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Mary Parker

Age, 76, of Whitesburg, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born April 29, 1924, in Jenkins, the daughter of the late Joe Tucker and Nancy Jane Brown Tucker. Her husband, Marion Parker, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Leroy White of Barboursville; two daughters, Virginia Tickles and Betty Tickles both of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Martha Devlin of Whitesburg, and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 17, at 1 p.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  

Lum Carr

Age, 67, of Martin, died Monday, September 18, at his residence. Born on January 29, 1933, at Allen, he was the son of the late Frank and Nancy Ann Bentley Carr. He was a retired welder, a Korean War Army veteran, a member of the Dwale House of Prayer, and the Garrett Chapter 128 DAV. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Crum Carr. Survivors include one son, Lum Carr Jr. of Martin; two daughters, Libby Reynolds of Harold, and Debbie Isaac of Langley; one brother, Phillip Carr of Allen; two sisters, Beatrice Carroll of Emma, and Avonell Tew of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at noon, Friday, September 22, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Woodrow Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Arvil Crum Memorial Cemetery, Martin.  

Dorothy Shepherd Horn

Age, 87, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at Williamson Memorial Hospital. She was self-employed as an upholsterer and draper for years, until 1996. Born February 25, 1913, in West Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Islant Shepherd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Horn. Survivors include one son, Dexter Horn of McVeigh; one sister, Dora Sizemore of Prestonsburg; grandson, Phillip Horn of Prestonsburg, whom she raised; four other grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18, at 11 a.m., at Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Porter Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.  

Louise Aletha "Peggy" Comstock

Age, 71, of Martin, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on May 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Narcissus Hays Turnley of Martin. She was a retired bookkeeper for Comstock Bottled Gas and a member of the Salisbury Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bob M. Comstock. Other survivors include one son, Robert Comstock of Martin; one brother, John Hays Turnley of Martin; one grandchild; one step-grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 21, with Bobby Lawson officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  

Adis Click

Age, 77, of Ft. Myers, Florida, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at Hope Hospice. He was the son of the late Hasadora and Dona Risner Click. He was retired from Goodyear Tire Rubber Company in St. Mary's, Ohio. He was a life member of VFW and Eagles in St. Mary's. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific, during World War II, and was awarded a purple heart. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie. Other survivors include one son, Joe Click of Nebraska; and a daughter, Mary Ann Chamberlin of Lehigh Acres, Florida; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Elmongrove Cemetery in St. Mary's Ohio.  

Cora L. Tackett

Age, 74, of Pennsboro, West Virginia, formerly of Martin, died Friday, September 15, 2000, at her residence. Born on March 4, 1926, in Virgie, she was the daughter of the late Jones and Susan Crisp. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estill L. Tackett. Survivors include two sons, Fred Tackett of Jackhorn, and Tom Tackett of Conneaut, Ohio; two daughters, Wanda Nethercutt of Franklin, Tennessee, Loretta Doll of Pennsboro, West Virginia; one brother, James Crisp of Martin; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18, at 1 p.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie, with Edley Newsome officiating. Burial was in the Frank Tackett Cemetery, at Virgie, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home.  

Ovia Cox Coburn

Age, 80, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Rock Fork, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at her residence. She was born March 23, 1920, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Elbert Cox and Minnie Stamper. He was a retired nurse's aide and was a member of the United Baptist Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her husband, John M. Coburn, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, John G. Coburn of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, James D. Coburn of Centerville, Ohio; one daughter, Barbara Lay of Maryville, Tennessee; two sisters, Ola Howard of Eastern, Osa Neeley of Columbia City, Indiana; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 22, at 10 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Chester Ray Varney, officiating. Burial will be in the Chaffins Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be John K. Coburn, Matthew V. Coburn, Robert D. Coburn, Joel Lay, Raymond Grigsby, and Sean Vallone.  

Monday, September 18, 2000

Brack Colwell

Age, 85, of Campbellsville, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000. Born on January 29, 1915, in Perry County, he was the son of the late James Colwell and Amanda Fugate Colwell. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a retired coal miner and mine manager. He is survived by his wife, Versie Combs Colwell. Other survivors include one son, James Marion Colwell of Mauckport, Indiana; two daughters, Dawn Gloria Cavallo and Reta Newsome, both of Campbellsville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m., at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, with Rev. John Carroll Coomer officiating. Burial was in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Joseph M. Cavallo, Louis Cavallo Jr., James Allen Colwell, Kenneth Wayne Colwell, Lester Colwell and Eric B. Newsome.  

Creety "Creta" Gallagher

Age, 83, of Chuluota, Florida, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000. Born in McDowell, she moved to Central Florida in 1980 from McDowell. She was a member of the Hardshell Baptist Church, in McDowell, and was a licensed practical nurse. Survivors include one daughter, Regenna Roberts of Chuluota, Florida; one son, Crus David Gallagher of Maryville, Tennessee; two brothers, Elisha Gayheart of St. Petersburg, Florida, Teddy Gayheart of Arizona; three sisters, Ocie Gamble of Forest City, Florida, Madge Crocker of Sanford, Florida, Rhonda Singleton of Louisville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 16, at 11:00 a.m., at the Northside Baptist Church, Chuluote. Burial was in the Chulotta Cemetery, under the direction of Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home.

Friday, September 15, 2000

Clyde Clark

Age, 91, of West Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born on December 12, 1908 at Endicott, the son of the late Dick and Maud Spears Clark. He was a welder with the Princess Elkhorn Coal Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Stumbo Clark. He is survived by one brother, Tom Ed Clark of Prestonsburg, and one sister, Norma Sue Pigg of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 15, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Stumbo Cemetery at West Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Wimpy Clark, John Thomas Clark, David May, Joe Arthur Burchett, Cory Vicars and Toby Bagett.  

Walter Frasure

Age, age 77, of Allen, Kentucky, husband of the late Rosemary Malone Frasure, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, following a long illness. He was born March 7, 1923, in Minnie, Kentucky, the son of the late James Frasure and Susan Mosley Frasure. Mr. Frasure was a teacher in the Floyd County School System for 16 years, a Professor and Guidance Counselor at the Prestonsburg Community College for 26 years, a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and an avid sportsman, golfer, dirt track racing fan and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include one son, Jim Bill Frasure, Allen, Kentucky; one daughter, Sharon Martin, Lexington, Kentucky, a special friend, Mary Anne Hall, Allen, Kentucky; one sister, Lorraine Woods, Frankfort, Kentucky, a brother-in-law, William P. Malone, Louisville, Kentucky, and two grandchildren, Lisa Prater and Walter Patrick Martin. Funeral services for Walter Frasure will be conducted Saturday, September 16, 2000, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky, with the clergyman, Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Kentucky, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation, after 5:00 p.m., Thursday, and after 8:00 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  

Polly Stephens Dingus

Age, 96, widow of Lewis Parker Dingus, lifelong resident of Martin, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born on July 17, 1904, the daughter of the late Newton and Anne Flannery Stephens. Mrs. Dingus was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her granddaughter, Virginia Viers, and her husband, Jimmy W. Viers of Blacksburg, Virginia. Her son-in-law, Charles McDavid of Martin, Kentucky; two great-grandchildren, Brent Douglas Viers of Lancaster, California, and Dawn Renae Viers-Yaun of Blacksburg, Virginia; her brother, Alex Stephens of Martin, Kentucky; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth McDavid, and her son, Mark Heber Dingus. A memorial service will be conducted Friday, September 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky, with the elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment will follow in the Dingus family cemetery at Hite, Kentucky, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers: The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Martin Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Larie Johnson Lovejoy

Age, 65, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Halo, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at O.S.U. in Ohio, after a brief illness. She had lived in Ohio for 48 years. She worked at Atlas Laundry for 22 years. She retired from Mt. Carmel Hospital after 25 years. She was born May 18, 1935, the daughter of the late Willie and Delphia Bryant Johnson, formerly of Halo. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Roy Lovejoy. Other survivors include two sons, Stevie Lovejoy of Columbus, Michael Lovejoy of Canton, Ohio; four daughters, Vickie Crooks of Canton, Ohio, Marie Lovejoy, Betty Lovejoy, Laurie Lovejoy, all of Columbus; three brothers, Allen Johnson, Bobby Johnson and Everigt Johnson, all of Huntington, Indiana; three sisters, Millie Skeans of Martin, Betty Isaac of Wheelwright, Glenda McDowell of Huntington, Indiana; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m., at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel with the Rev. Jay Justice officiating. Interment was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetary, Columbus, Ohio.  

Hayden K. Milligan

Age, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, after an extended illness. Survivors include four sons, Kevin A. Milligan of Prestonsburg, Hayden W. Milligan, and Larry W. Milligan, both of Lexington, Danny W. Milligan of Winchester; three daughters, Brenda Milligan-Silverman of Florida, Jamie Renee Milligan of Richmond, Kay Milligan-McGuire of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter, Larissa J. Milligan; four grandsons, Adam R. McGuire, Jason T. Milligan, Nicholas L. McGuire, Sean H. McGuire; and one great-grandson, Justice T. Milligan. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.  

Irvin Shepherd Sr.

Age, 67, of David, died Sunday, September 10, 2000, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, after an illness of one month. Born on November 27, 1932, at David, he was the son of the late Norman and Grace Allen Shepherd. He was a construction worker and a former Floyd County Road Foreman, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by one son, Irvin Shepherd Jr. of Blue River; two daughters, Sybel Lois Johnson of Blue River, Linda Grace Campbell of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Denver Shepherd and Orville Shepherd, both of David; one sister, Sally Wallen of Panama City, Florida; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 13, 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Ellis Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Shepherd Family Cemetery at David, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.  

Lucy Hicks

Age, 72, of Topmost, died Friday, September 8, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on October 14, 1927, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Lona Caudill Hall. She was a member of the Rose of Sharon Old Regular Baptist Church in Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Hicks. Survivors include three sons, Blaine Hicks, Duane Hicks, and Carl Lee Hicks, all of Michigan; one daughter, Emma Jean Peppers, of Michigan; five brothers, Jonah Hall, and Russell Hall, both of Topmost, Lawrence Hall of Shaumberg, Illinois, Clarence Hall of Lewisburg, Tennessee, Freddie Hall of Elyria, Ohio; six sisters, Ocie Smith of Wichita Kansas, Socie Osborne of Dema, Daisy Hicks of Taylor, Michigan, Norma Bergeron of Punta Gorda, Florida, JoAnna Collins of Greenfield, Indiana, Nadean Thornsberry of Topmost; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 12, at 11 a.m., at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, at Topmost, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Joe Hall Cemetery, at Topmost, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  

Ocie Ratliff

Age, 82, of New Albany, Indiana, formerly of Hippo, died Friday, September 9, 2000, at the Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany, Indiana. Born on March 16, 1918, in Hippo, she was the daughter of the late Robert Adkins and Gracie Ratliff Adkins. She was a clerk for M. Fine and Sons for 30 years, and was a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, Hippo. Survivors include two daughters, Glenna Faye Clark of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Anna Rae Dooley of New Albany, Indiana; two sisters, Edna Bailey and Thelma Frasure both of Hueysville, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, September 12, at 1 p.m., at the Adkins Cemetery, Hueysville, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.) 

Raymond Hall

Age, 61, of Bevinsville, died Saturday, September 9, 2000, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. Born on August 30, 1939, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Wilburn and Flurinda Davis Hall. He was a disabled service station attendant. He is survived by his wife, Angela Johnson Hall. Survivors include two step-sons, Christopher Caudill and Justin Caudill, both of Bevinsville; one step-daughter, Amber Berger, of Bevinsville; three brothers, Gerard Kinner Hall of Erie, Pennsylvania, Wilburn Hall Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Zenith Hall of Bevinsville; three sisters, Willene Hall and Ruby Bates, both of Bevinsville, and Shirley Browning of Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 12, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Family Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Fred L. Dickerson

Age, 86, of Inez, died Saturday, September 9, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born on December 1, 1913, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Z. S. Dickerson and Bertha Alley Dickerson. He was a retired self employed businessman. He was a 50-year member and Past Master of Zebulon Lodge 273 F&AM, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Mills Dickerson. Other survivors include one brother, Z. S. Dickerson Jr. of Harrisonburg, Virginia; and one sister, Josephine Meadows of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 11, 1 p.m., at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, with Mike Crum officiating. Burial was in the Mills Family Cemetery, on Turkey Creek, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.  

Ida May Johnson

Age, 82, of Alger, Ohio, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at her residence. Born on June 19, 1918, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Acro and Luranie Stephens Castle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ell Johnson. She attended the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God of Alger, Ohio. Survivors include one brother, Willard "Hattie" Castle of Ada, Ohio; two sisters, Bessie Prater of Alger, Ohio, and Virginia Sprang of Dunkirk, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 15, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, Ohio, with Rev. James Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio, under the direction of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home.  

Eugene Rose

Age, 54, of Harold, died Saturday, September 9, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born on March 29, 1946, in Floyd County, he was the son of Thelma Rose Brown and the late Cecil Kidd. He was the stepson of Sherman Brown, of Wellington. He was a disabled miner and Vietnam army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Cecil Rose. Other survivors include two sons, Michael Eugene Rose of Jefferson City, Tennessee, Matthew Thomas Rose of Shelbiana; one brother, Billy Ray Cline of Wellington; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 13, 1 p.m., at the J. W. Call Funeral Home, with James Hubert Harmon and Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Hunt Family Cemetery in Boldman, under the direction of J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home.  

James V. Jarrell

Age, 65, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Dana, died Thursday, August 31, 2000. Born on May 2, 1935, in Dana, he was the son of the late Bruce and Birdie Jarrell. He was a former General Motors employee. He is survived by his wife, Susie Spurling Jarrell. Other survivors include two daughters, Lowana "Cricki" and Candice Jarrell; three sisters, Anna Rae Boyd, Margaret Boyette and Uvon Fruciano; three brothers, Clifford Jarrell, Troy Jarrell, and Gary Jarrell. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 5, at 11 a.m., at the Union Grove Baptist Church, Sunbright, TN. Burial was in the Union Grove Cemetery, Sunbright, TN. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin). 

Monday, September 11, 2000

Jeanette Kiser Johnson

Age, 81, of Dry Creek at Topmost, died Friday, September 8, 2000, at Hazard Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born July 30, 1919, at Topmost, she was the daughter of the late Alonza and Eveline Cook Kiser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Johnson. She is survived by three sons, Otis Dathan Johnson of Halo, and Alexzander Johnson and Woodrow Johnson Jr., both of Dry Creek; a daughter, Gloria Gay Overstreet of Wellington, Ohio; a brother, Vernon Kiser of Cambridge, Ohio; two sisters, Olive Johnson of Halo, and Mildred Sexton of Knoxville, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services are set for today, Sunday, September 10, at noon, at the Joe Hall Cemetery at Dry Creek, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin is in charge of arrangements. 

Friday, September 8, 2000

Brenda Carol Salisbury

Age, 46, of Toler Creek at Harold, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born November 30, 1953, the daughter of the late Dewey Wayne and Pauline Scott Salisbury. She was disabled. She is survived by a brother, John Salisbury of Bronx, New York; a half-brother, Joe Salisbury; and a half-sister, Beverly Thompson. A night service was conducted on Thursday, September 7, at 7 p.m. at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home at Martin, with Rev. Tommy Spears officiating. Burial was to be in the Scott Family Cemetery in Heber Springs, Arkansas, under the direction of Olmstead Funeral Home.  

Dennis Edward Slone

Age, 48, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Reading, Michigan, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at the home of his parents, John and Eileen Hagans Slone, in Prestonsburg. He was born July 16, 1952, in Troy, Ohio. He was a retired sergeant guard with the Michigan Department of Corrections. He attended the Middle Creek Baptist Church at Blue River. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Christa Dormey Slone of Reading; three step-sons, Jorma Whitaker of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Josh Whitaker and Jake Hunter, both of Reading; a step-daughter, Autumn Hunter of Missoula, Montana; a brother, Mike Slone of Coldwater, Michigan; three sisters, Michelle McCarty of St. Paris, Ohio, Renee Harris of Coldwater, Michigan, and Sue Yates of David; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 9, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with the clergyman Vernon Slone officiating. Burial is to follow in the Hagans Cemetery at Warco, Langley. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Pallbearers are Caleb Yates, Joshua Yates, Ancil Slone, Terry Slone, Aginal Slone, David Hagans, Larry Smith and Tim Woodburn. Honorary pallbearers are Joshua Whitaker, Jake Hunter, Cameron Shepherd, Kurt Schultz, Hal Liechty, Earsten Skaggs, Lesslee Skaggs and Alan Hagans. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Robert Hall

Age, 78, of Robinson Creek, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born September 11, 1921, at Teaberry, a son of the late Talt and Nanny Hall. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was of the Old Regular Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Hall; five sons, Jimmy Hall of West Moreland, Tennessee, James Hall of Romulus, Michigan, Tommy Hall of Newport, and Clyde Hall and Burnis Hall, both of Robinson Creek; three daughters, Patty Compton of River Rouge, Michigan, Olive Pearl Caylor of Ecorse, Michigan, and Juanita Hall of Robinson Creek; one sister, Nellie Newsome of Beaver, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Chester and Junior Hall. Funeral services are today, September 6, at 11 a.m. at the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home Virgie Chapel. Ministers are Dewey Roberts, Monroe Jones, Teddy Honaker, Vernon Damron and Leonard Kiser. Interment will be in the Sam Hall Cemetery at Bear Fork of Robinson Creek.

Josephine Norris

Age, 78, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at Mason Health Care in Warsaw. She was born April 12, 1922, at Prestonsburg, the daughter of Frank and Susan Simpson Harris. She had been in the Warsaw area since 1944 and had been a nurse's aide at Miller's Merry Manor. She was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Columbus Martin. In addition to her husband, Lee Norris, she is survived by two sons, Grover and Junior Martin, both of Warsaw; six daughters, Anna Bailey of Leesburg, Indiana, Christine Love of Bristol, Indiana, Mary Prout of Warsaw, Kate Neinow of Cocoa, Florida, Sarah Working of New Port Richey, Florida, and Helen Melkonian of Williamsburg, Virginia; two stepdaughters, Beverly Sue Green of Benton Harbor, Michigan, and Marlene Tudor of Elkhart, Indiana; one stepson, Burdette Herschel Norris of Mishawaka, Indiana; two brothers, Fred Harris of Warsaw and Jack Harris of Evansville, Indiana; and one sister, Georgia Shepherd of Prestonsburg. The funeral is today, September 6, at 11 a.m., at McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw, with Pastor Gary Paxton officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw.  

James B. Blevins

Age, 82, of Robinson Creek, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Bristol, Tennessee, Regional Hospital. Born December 4, 1917, he was the son of the late Hobert and Pearl Blevins. He was a retired coal miner, a World War II veteran, and of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Wheelwright Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Virginia L. Blevins; three sons, James Hobert Blevins of Robinson Creek, Donald Virgil Blevins of Sarasota, Florida, and Douglas McArthur Blevins of Melvin; a daughter, Annette Margaret Rance of Bristol, Tennessee; a sister, Maureen Copley of Robinson Creek, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Richard Dawson, a brother and a sister. The funeral will be Friday, September 8, at noon, at the R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Virgie Chapel, with ministers Larry Estep and Bill Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in the Bob Newsome Cemetery at Virgie.  

Phyllis Sue Haywood

Age, 56, of Spurlock Fork, Prestonsburg, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at her residence. She was born September 14, 1943, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Otto and Glayds Stapleton Cornett. She was a member of Spurlock Bible Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Martin. She is survived by her husband, Billy H. Haywood; one son, William Gregory Haywood of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Benita Lynne VanHoose and Renita Cooksey, both of Lexington; six brothers, Howard Cornett of South Point, Ohio, Astor Cornett of Belleville, Michigan, Ronald Cornett of Van Lear, and John Cornett, Charles Cornett and Doug Cornett, all of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Freda Fuller and Ilene Dyson, both of Augusta, Georgia, Barbara Bales of Fayetteville, Georgia, and Shirley Tussey of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with clergymen Dan Heintzelman and Jim Stephens officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.  

 

Edith M. Houchins

Age, 78, of Kettering, Ohio, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Washington Manor Nursing Home. Originally from Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Nancy Hicks Pitts. She was an educator for 30 years, serving as principal at Brush Creek Elementary School at Hippo, a kindergarten teacher at Springboro, Ohio, and a Sunday School teacher at Fairmont Baptist Church, where she was a member. She was a member of many clubs and civic organizations, including the Kettering Senior Citizens Club, Centerville Senior Citizens Association and the Shady Hill Lane Garden Club. She was also a volunteer at Kettering Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles Houchins, who died in July. She is survived by two sisters, Effie Howard and Lurana Howard, and 16 nieces and nephews. The funeral will be today, September 6, 2000, at 1 p.m., at the Tobias Funeral Home Far Hills Chapel, with Rev. Zary Shealy officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Raleigh, West Virginia, on September 7, with Rev. Ken Gayheart officiating.  

Thelma Music

Age, 72, of Spradlin Branch, Prestonsburg, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. She was born on August 10, 1928, at Auxier, a daughter of the late Harry and Lucy Hall Hyden. She was a homemaker and a member of Horn Chapel United Methodist Church at Auxier. She is survived by her husband, James R. Music; a daughter, Peggy Nelson of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Billy Ray Hyden of Warsaw, Indiana; and Cecil Hyden and Randall Hyden, both of Prestonsburg; and two sisters, Barbara Sturgill of Louisville and Christine Huff of Winchester. The funeral will be Thursday, September 7, at 1 p.m. at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, with Roger Music officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park at Paintsville.  

Carolyn Ann Tackett Bishop

Age, 32, of Beaver, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Ligon. She was born April 12, 1968, a daughter of Clara Bentley Tackett of Beaver and the late Azzle Tackett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Mark Nathaniel Tackett and Brunson Bradley Bishop, both of Beaver; two daughters, Tiffany Marie Tackett and Toni Alison Bishop, both of Beaver; four brothers, John Glen Tackett, Gary Tackett and Mark Tackett, all of Beaver, and Larry Tackett of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Susan Reed, Anita May and Mary Tackett, all of Beaver. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 5, at 11 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy at Ligon, with Ricky Allen officiating. Burial was in the Elliott Reynolds Cemetery of Beaver. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin was in charge of arrangements.  

Vora Alice Hall Little

Age, 84, of Wheelwright, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. She was born April 7, 1916, at Lonza, Virginia, the daughter of the late Gilmer and Della Hamilton Hall. She was a retired nurse from the Veterans Hospital in Lexington, and she was a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Northern Little. Surviving are four daughters, Rose (Homer) Osborne of Bypro, Mary Wagner of Wheelwright, Pamela (Mike) Krejci and Sue Bigelow, both of Nicholasville; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 7, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro, with ministers Louie Ferrari and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Hall and Little Cemetery at Wheelwright, with arrangements by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin. Pallbearers will be Mike Krejci, Darrell Martin, Tim Eads, Bill Wagoner, Gerald Osborne, Kevin Smith, Donnie Daniels and Caleb Graf.  

Diana Raye Moore

Age, 23, of McDowell, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, in Sturgis, Michigan, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 25, 1977, a daughter of Diane Mullins of Rockhouse and the late David Mullins. A graduate of Pikeville College, she was a crisis intervention specialist for Mountain Comprehensive Care and a member of Psi Chi. She is survived by her husband, Bradley T. Moore; one brother, David Mullins of Rockhouse; and two sisters, Dale West and Dollie Martin, both of Rockhouse. Funeral services are today, September 6, at 11 a.m., at Pilgrim's Rest Old Regular Baptist Church at Price, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist faith officiating. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Price. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin is in charge of arrangements.  

Bobby May

Age, 24, of Banner, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Pikeville, October 25, 1975, a son of Bobby Andrew May and Anita Hayes Good. He was a security guard employed by Bull Creek Coal Company. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Misty Blackburn May; two sons, Jonathan Austin Henderson and Jamie Henderson, both of Weeksbury; one daughter, Desirea Dawn Rena May; one brother, Richard Wade May of Ivel; and one sister, Sasha Didema May of Banner. Funeral services were at noon, Sunday, September 3, in the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Grethel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Arrangements were under the direction of Lucas and Hall Funeral Home of Pikeville.  

Monday, September 4, 2000

Ella Scutchfield McGuire

Age, 104, of Jeffersonville, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at her residence. Born on August 1, 1896, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Parmer Scutchfield and Mary Stephens Scutchfield. She was affiliated with the Little Ella United Baptist Church. Her husband, Elder Frank McGuire, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Bill McGuire of Trenton, Ohio; six daughters, Susan Shepherd of Sommerville, Ohio, Marie Shepherd of Trenton, Ohio, Katie Prunty of Middletown, Ohio, Mae Ballard of Means, Mary Miller of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Flary Back of Camden, Ohio; 46 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, 99 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 31, at the Little Ella United Baptist Church, with Elders Jesse Nelson, Cleve Jr. Osborne and Clarence Mathis officiating. Burial was in the McGuire Cemetery, under the direction of Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals, Mt. Sterling. Active pallbearers were Lewis Tufano, Woodie Bays, Roger, Arthur and Ray McGuire, Gerald Barrett, Jerry Back and Darrell Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Henry McGuire, Douglas Shepherd and Gary Prunty.  

Colin Clay Collins

Age, 51, of Lexington died Friday, September 1, 2000, at his residence. Born in Lackey, he was the son of the late Astor Clay Collins of Prestonsburg and Fay Layne Haynes of Lexington. Survivors include his wife, Judy Collins of Lexington; his mother; one son, Michael David Collins of Lexington; one daughter, Melissa Collins of Washington, D.C.; one granddaughter, Ashley Faye Collins of Lexington; four sisters, Alice Faye Simpson of Louisville, Mary Durbin of Ewing, Donna Cocanoener of Springfield, and Myra Blue of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and one brother, Donnie Haynes of Pullman, Wash. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Donnie Haynes. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Collins, Phillip Simpson, Warren Witt, and Jonathan Brannon. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. on Monday.  

Vernal L. Ward

Age, 75, of Russell, formerly of Pike County, died Friday, August 18, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. He was born October 24, 1924, at Shelbiana, a son of the late Dennis and Ethel Adkins Ward. He was a retired Yard Conductor for CSX Railroad, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of First Baptist Church at Russell. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Wells Ward. Other survivors include one son, David Ward of Lexington; a daughter, Tammy Frazier of Russell; three sisters, Kathleen Wells of Russell, and Ruby Bevins and Ruth Jackson, both of Shelbiana; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 21, at Carman Funeral Home at Flatwoods with Ken Gowin officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods, under the direction of Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods.  

Eva Thomas Hicks

Age, 83, of Mousie died Friday, September 1, 2000, at Knott County Nursing Home in Hindman following an extended illness. Born November 7, 1916, in Quicksand, she was the daughter of the late B.T. Thomas and Mandy Collins Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ball Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Hicks; two sons, Delmar Ray Hicks and an infant child; three brothers, Hubbard Thomas, Madison Thomas and Denver Thomas; and two sisters, Flara Conley and Lora Conley. Survivors include four sons, Donnie Hicks, Truman Hicks, Delbert Hicks and Banner Hicks, all of Mousie; four daughters, Mona Martin, Anna Sparkman and Dian Slone, all of Mousie, and Gillespie Williams of Emmalena; one brother, Ellis Thomas of Mousie; three sisters, Clara Combs and Stella Conley of Mousie, and Oma Sturgill of Eubank; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, September 4, at 11 a.m., at the Ball Fork Old Regular Baptist Church at Leburn. Officiating will be Roger Dale Hicks, Kelly Slone and Ralph Howard. Burial will be in the Thomas Family Cemetery at Leburn. Visitation will be at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home after 5 p.m. on Sunday at the church.

Friday, September 1, 2000

Clestenia Mildred Tufts Deerfield

Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at Holmes Regional Nursing Center, Melbourne, Florida. She was born in Prestonsburg, May 17, 1912, a daughter of the late James H. and Mollie V. Jones Tufts. She was a former kindergarten teacher, former chairwoman of the Pike County Democratic Woman's Club, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, the Williamson Woman's Club, Stone Chapter 533 OES, and a member of the McVeigh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Deerfield. She is survived by one son, Wayne Edward Deerfield of Kenova, West Virginia; one daughter, Billie Jean Flowers of Melbourne, Florida; one brother, Carl Tufts of Nicholasville; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 31, at the Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, with Tommy Reed officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, at Huddy, under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Darrell Smith, Charles Hatfield, Red DeLeon, Scott DeLeon, Bill Varney and Earl Fowler.  

Raymond C. Schmidt

Age, 72, of Teaberry, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 23, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Henry and Augusta Olschuske Schmidt. He was a retired factory worker for General Motors, a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church in Detroit, Michigan and a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy F. Hamilton Schmidt. Other survivors include two brothers, Harold Schmidt of Brooksville, Florida, and Leonard Schmidt of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  

Johnnie Franklin "Chuck" Henson

Age, 51, of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1949, at Martin, the son of Dollie M. Pennington Stephenson of Morristown, Tennessee, and the late Johnnie Henson. He was raised by his step-father, and his step-father's wife, Bernard and Jewel Gray, of Huntington, West Virginia. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors, other than his mother, include one son, Johnnie F. Henson Jr. of Xenia, Ohio; two daughters, Benita Joe Dubosie of Arkansas, and Kimberly A. Eilerman of Columbus, Ohio; and one brother, Lawrence A. Insco Jr., of Panama City, Florida. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 1, at 10 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.