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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Viola Juanita Ricker Fraley

Age, 76, of Hi Hat, Ky., died Sunday, September 23, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on December 8, 1924, at Greasy Creek, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James Hillyard Ricker Sr., and Channie Frazier Ricker. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat, Ky., and was a retired dry cleaner employee. She is survived by her husband, Don Fraley Sr. Other survivors include one son, Don Fraley Jr., of Hi Hat, Ky.; two daughters, Sheri Fraley and Kimberly Fraley, both of Hi Hat, Ky.; three brothers, Charles W. Ricker and Roger Ricker, both of Dora, Ala., Bennie Ricker of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Selmer Johnson of Weeksbury, Ky., Betty Crist of Lima, Ohio, Estalene Newsome of Louisville, Ky., five grandchildren, Robbie, Jennifer, Edmand, Jessica, and Michael; and two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Stacy. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Hillard Ricker Jr., and Samuel Ricker; and one sister, Velmo Hall. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at 12 noon, at the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat, Ky. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Church of God of Prophecy at Hi Hat.

Hershel Fouts

Age, 73, of Melvin, Ky., died Saturday, September 22, 2001, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on January 25, 1928, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Jacob and Alice Tackett Fouts. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, Ky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Johnson Fouts. Survivors include one son, Barry Fouts of Melvin, Ky.; one daughter, Wanda Sue Fouts of Melvin, Ky.; four sisters, Loretta Stephens of Prestonsburg, Ky., JoAnn McCauley of Texas, Dacie Slone of Galion, Ohio, Goldie Woody of Newark, Ohio; and one grandchild, Alena Fouts. He was also preceded in death by one son, Paul Dean Fouts; one daughter, Nancy Carol Fouts; and one brother, Edgel Fouts. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 24, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, Melvin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin.

Anthony E. Brock

Age, 73, of Columbus, Oh., passed away September 21, 2001, after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, brother, sister, nieces and nephews, and many great sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Graveside services for Anthony E. Brock were conducted Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at 12:00 noon, at the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers: Glen Hall, Gary Sheppard, Sam Pauley, Dale Koehler, Danny Slone, Scott Sheppard, Delano Lawson, and Virgil Hall.

Earl “Hi” Mitchell

Age 86, of Grethel, Ky., husband of Verlie Imogene Howell Mitchell, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2001, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was born December 10, 1914, in Grethel, Ky., the son of the late Andy Mitchell and Maudie Hall Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a retired diesel mechanic, and a member of U.M.W.A., Wheelwright Local, co-chairman of the Mud Creek Clinic, board member of the Mud Creek Senior Citizens. Survivors include five daughters, Donna Sue King of Teaberry, Ky., Brenda Bogar and Sharon Jarvis, both of Grethel, Ky., Regina Mitchell of Harold, Ky., Tammy Ruehrwein of Milford, Oh.; eight grandchildren, Mark and Stuart King, his wife, Tabatha; B.J. Gibson, Kelli and Natalie Newsome, Jami and Jerri Mitchell, Collin Ruehrwein; 3 great-grandchildren, Alexie, Eligah, Hannah King. Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Enoch James Mitchell. Funeral services for Earl “Hi” Mitchell will be conducted Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Family Cemetery, Grethel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Freda Adkins Compton

Age, 74, of Corbin, Ky., formerly of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at the Marymount Medical Center. Born June 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Willie Adkins and Tina Christian Adkins. She was a former teacher of the Floyd County School system and was a member of the Ky. Retired Teachers Association, and Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 31. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Compton. Survivors include one son, Gary Compton of Corbin, Ky.; one brother, David Adkins of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Wilabe France of Nicholasville, Ky.; two grandsons, Jason Earl Compton of Las Vegas, Nev., Wesley Edward Compton of Corbin, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 13, at 10:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Bobby Carpenter officiating. Interment was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky. Active pallbearers: Don Collins, Steven Adkins, Larry France, Wesley Compton, Gerald Wheeler and Mikey Wheeler.

Claude Mullins 

Age, 70, of Saint Mary’s Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at his residence, after a brief illness. Born February 12, 1931, at Bevinsville, Ky., he was the son of the late Menda Hall Mullins and Jona Mullins. He retired from Good-Year after 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Nancy, and two sons, Jerry and Barry. He is also survived by three brothers, Johnnie Mullins of Oil Springs, Ky., Carlos Mullins of Celina, Ohio, Clyde Mullins of Circleville, Ohio; and three sisters, Ada Lucas of Oil Springs, Ky., Elizabeth Martin of Printer, Ky., and Angie Prater of Allen, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 21, at Millers, Long, and Folk Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s.

 

Monday, September 24, 2001

Boone Kilgore

Age 85, of Blue River, Ky., passed Thursday, September 20, 2001, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, Ky., after an extended illness. He was born October 20, 1915, at Gunlock, Ky. A son of the late John and Minnie (Yates) Kilgore. He was married to Lula (Marsillett) Kilgore, who precedes him in death. He was retired from the C&O Railroad Co. He was a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg, Ky. He is survived by two sons and four daughters - Mr. Tommy Kilgore, of David, Ky.; Mr. Johnny Kilgore, of Blue River, Ky.; Mrs. Myrtle Adams, of Blue River, Ky.; Mrs. Opal Brown, Mrs. Loujean Shepherd, and Mrs. Ruby Moore, all of David, Ky. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Biddie Holbrook, of Jonesville, MI. There are 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today (Sunday), September 23, 2001, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, in Prestonsburg, Ky. Officiating minister will be Rev. Manford Fannin. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery, at Blue River, Ky. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Active pallbearers are Jason Kilgore, Thomas Kilgore, Keith Adams, Steven Moore, Robert J. Shepherd, Columbus Brown, Ricky Brown, and Charles Sparks.

Friday, September 21, 2001

Betty Lou Shepherd

Age 54, of Printer, Ky., wife of Roger Lee Shepherd, passed away, Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky. She was born February 10, 1947, in Drift, Ky., the daughter of Virginia Cooper Bray, Drift, Ky., and the late John Bray. Mrs. Shepherd was a cook, employed at Giovanni’s Pizza, and she attended the Drift Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Ricky Shepherd, Martin, Ky.; four daughters, Loretta Lynn Thacker and Fayetta Hall, both of Dana, Ky., Dorothy Ann McKinney, Hawesville, Ky., and Tonda Sue Thacker, Allen, Ky.; one brother, John Bray, Pikeville, Ky.; four sisters, Mary Shepherd, Hunter, Ky., Helen Walters, Drift, Ky., Sharon Owens, Pikeville, Ky., Bobbie Fish, Mt. Sterling, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services for Betty Lou Shepherd will be conducted today (Friday) at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen Ted Shannon and Jobie Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepherd Family Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Trubie Ratliff

Age 81, of Weeksbury, Ky., died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on June 20, 1920, at Lookout, Ky., he was the son of the late Bee and Maudie Bowling Ratliff. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the UMWA Local No. 9639, Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Skiles Ratliff; two daughters, Scottie Sue Carter and husband, Richard, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and Sandra Joe Johnson and husband, Joseph, of Melvin, Ky.; four brothers, Billy T. Sanders, and Larry Ray Sanders, both of Taylor, Mich., Ernest Sanders, of Weeksbury, Ky., and Robert G. Sanders, of Henderson, Ky.; three sisters, Florene Fields, of Elkhorn City, Ky., and Norma Lou Sword and Peggy Sue Mullins, both of Taylor, Mich.; five grandsons, Darren Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Heath Carter, Gavin Carter, and Ian Carter; and three great-grandchildren, Landon Johnson, Skylar Johnson, and Austin Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Gordon E. Sanders, Kent Douglas Ratliff, and Bussey Ratliff; and one sister, Irene McMillian. Funeral services for Trubie Ratliff will be conducted Sunday, September 23, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Evangelist Bennie Blakenship officiating. Burial will be in the Ratliff-Sanders Cemetery, Weeksbury, Ky., under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home after 6 p.m., Friday, where friends may call.

Monday, September 19, 2001

William “Bill” Arrowood Jr.

Age 89, of Drift, Ky., husband of the late Ruth Turner Arrowood, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2001, at the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was born October 4, 1911, in Meally, Ky., the son of the late Willie K. Arrowood and Rose Preston Arrowood. Mr. Arrowood was a retired businessman. He operated four businesses in the Drift area. He ran an auto parts store in Martin, a Standard Oil service station, a cafe/ newstand and a restaurant/ bus stop. In 1946, he purchased the Morrell Supply Company, Prestonsburg, Ky., and renamed the company Wm. Arrowood Hardware Company, which he operated, along with his wife, for nearly 30 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Irene Cole Memorial, Prestonsburg, Ky., a former member of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce, a life member of Zebulon Lodge, No. 273, and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one son, Larry Arrowood, Brentwood, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Julie Arrowood Edwards, William Robert Arrowood; and one great-grandchild, Justin Keith Edwards. Funeral services for William Arrowood were conducted Sunday, September 16, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial followed in the Turner Cemetery, Drift, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers for William “Bill” Arrowood were Randy Burke, Bill Jennings, Rick Jennings, Robert Elliott, Tommy Burke, Jody Spriggs, and Tim Maggard.

Goldie Wills Calhoun

Age 86, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, September 14, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on January 21, 1915, at Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Richard Wills and Mary Bingham Wills. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Dode Calhoun; four sons, Doug Calhoun, of Warsaw, Ind., Clarence Calhoun, of Sidney, Ohio; David Calhoun and Wallace Calhoun, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; four daughters, Donna Jean Muncy, Mary Agnes Dawson, Patricia Gibson, and Beulah Seals, all of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Ruble Fields, of Titusville, Florida; 18 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two sons, Bill Calhoun and Gordon Calhoun; one brother, Bill Bunker Wills; and four sisters, Josephine, Lula, Darcus, and Hamie. Mrs. Calhoun was a member of the Trimble Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Water Gap, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 17, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Steve Hazelett officiating. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery, Lancer, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

Steven Richard Hamilton

Age 10, of Ligon, Ky., passed away Thursday, September 13, 2001, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. He was born March 8, 1991, in Martin, Ky., the son of Ricky Hamilton and Rebecca Slone Hamilton. Steven was a student at Osborne Elementary, and a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Hi Hat, Ky. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Tiffany Arlene Hamilton, Ligon, Ky.; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Dorothy Slone, Ligon, Ky.; paternal grandfather, James Hamilton, Teaberry, Ky.; and great-grandmother, Gladys Bentley. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Arlene Hamilton. Funeral services for Steven R. Hamilton were conducted Monday, September 17, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Rodney Mosley officiating. Burial followed in the Hamilton Cemetery, Teaberry, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Pallbearers for Steven Richard Hamilton were James Tackett, Rodney Hamilton, Randy Spears, Reed Flannery, Mikey Spears, Tyler Hamilton, Rusty Hall, Greg Slone, Ricky Hamilton, and Elmer Hamilton.

Nora Ann Adkins

Age 87, of Printer, Ky., widow of Elzie Henry Adkins, passed away Monday, September 17, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky. She was born August 17, 1914, at Printer, Ky., the daughter of the late Alec Lee Meade and Martha Jane Parsons Meade. Mrs. Adkins was a self-employed store owner and homemaker, and a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Violet Mae Spurlock, Printer, Ky., and Joyce Ann Barnett, Taylor, Mi.; seven grandchildren, Billy Roy Spurlock, Brian Kenneth Spurlock, Pamela Barnett, Melissa Marshall, Jason Lee Barnett, Randell Lee Adkins, and Jeffery Adkins; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Ishmael Lee Adkins; five brothers, Benjamin Meade, Charlie Meade, Lawrence Meade, Perry Meade, and Theodore Meade; one sister, Alice Meade Parsons Miller; and one grandchild, Sandra Lynn Adkins. Funeral services for Nora Ann Adkins will be conducted Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen Bruce Coleman and Bill Meade officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

George McDaniels

Age 71, died on Friday, September 14, 2001, at 9:19 a.m., at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born on January 23, 1930, to John and Mallie (Patrick) McDaniels. He married Vernice (Salisbury) McDaniels on March 24, 1951, in Prestonsburg, Ky., and she survives him. He was retired from Reliable Tool in 1991, after 17 years. Visitation was held Sunday, September 16, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main, Kendallville, Ind. Funeral services were held on September 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial was at the Orange Cemetery at Rome City. He is survived by his wife, Vernice McDaniels, of Kendallville; three sons, Rex (Carol) McDaniels, of Kendallville, Ind., Ray McDaniels, of Boca Raton, Fl., and Harlan McDaniels, of Kendallville; two sisters, Lula Hall, of Beattyville, Ky., and Dovie Collins, of Martin, Ky.; five granddaughters, Kari McDaniels, Sheila McDaniels, and Renae McDaniels, all of Kendallville, Aimie Morse, of Corunna, and Chasity Collins, of Ft. Wayne. Seven great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleburn McDaniels and Leburn McDaniels; one sister, Lilly Noble; and one great-grandson.

Paul Burgess Daniel

Age 66, of 4017 Chapel Lane, Owensboro, Ky., died Friday, September 14, 2001, at his home. The Paintsville, Ky. native retired as vice-president and general manager of WOMI / WBKR and WBIO. The United States Army veteran was a member and 30-year deacon of Bellevue Baptist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel, former member and vice-president of Southtown Kiwanis and former member of Owensboro Downtown Inc. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Betty DeRossette Daniel; one daughter, Paula Jo Steele, of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren, Danielle Nicole Steele, John Christopher Steele II, and Natalie Jo Steele, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Mary Sue Butcher, of Tutor Key, Ky., and Nancye Louisa Moore, Van Lear, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Kathlene Daniel who died in 1935, and Oralene Primm who died in 1998, his mother, Irene Burton Auxier, who died in 2000, and his father, Dennis Charles Daniel, who died in 1977. Funeral services for Paul Burgess Daniel were conducted on Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at Bellevue Baptist Church, Owensboro, Ky. Entombment in Owensboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Owensboro, Ky. Visitation was at the James H. Davis Funeral Home, Owensboro, Ky. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Building Fund of Bellevue Baptist Church, 519 W. Byers Avenue, Owensboro, Ky., 42303, or The Hospice Association, 723 Harvard Drive, Owensboro, Ky., 42301.

Judith Carol Blevins Archer

Age 57, of Eubank, Ky., formerly of Langley, Ky., wife of Ralph L. Archer, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, Ky. She was born August 18, 1944, in Eastern, Ky., the daughter of the late Delmer Blevins and Webble Francisco Blevins. She was a retired hair dresser and secretary, a graduate of Maytown High School of Langley, Mayo Vocational of Paintsville, and Fugazzi Vocational College of Lexington, Ky., and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Prestonsburg. Survivors include two step-daughters, Sheila Woodard and Charlene Miller, both of El Paso, Texas.; three brothers, Kenneth Blevins, Langley, Ky., John Blevins, Toledo, Ohio., Larry Blevins, Holt, Mo.; three sisters, Patsy Bentley Dean, Kansas City, Kan., Jannice Hinkle and Mary Wallen, both of Langley, Ky.; three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Kendrick Blevins. Funeral services for Judith Carol Blevins Archer were conducted Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with clergyman John Baker officiating. Burial followed in the Blevins Cemetery, Langley, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Pallbearers for Judith Carol Blevins Archer were Kelvin Blevins, Steven Blevins, Kirk Blevins, Gary Hinkle, Brian Wallen, and Wetzel Queen. Honorary pallbearer was Christopher O’Neal Blevins.

Rosa Huff Bradley

Age 80, of Wayland, Ky., wife of the late Gliden “Sam” Bradley, passed away Monday, September 17, 2001, at her residence in Wayland, Ky. She was born June 15, 1921, in Allen, Ky., the daughter of the late Allen Huff and Zora Davis Huff. Mrs. Bradley was a member of the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, and a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Jean Webb and Rosemary Hopkins, both of Wayland, Ky., and Janice Fay Layne, Eastern, Ky.; one brother, Grover Huff, Kenton, Ohio; one sister, Pauline Sircey, Belleville Mich.; five grandchildren, Steven Brian Layne, Kevin Christopher Webb, Douglas Alan Hopkins, Jaime Lynn Brown, and Jennifer Lynn Hopkins; and four great-grandchildren, Corey Joe Webb, Steven Bradley Layne, Andrew Kevin Webb, and Christopher Blake Brown. Funeral services for Rosa Huff Bradley will be conducted Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery, Wayland, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Samuel Gordon Meade

Age 76, of Ligon, Ky., husband of Virginia Newsome Meade, passed away Friday, September 14, 2001, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky. He was born February 26, 1925, in Ligon, Ky., the son of Hattie Martin Meade Mitchell, Ligon, Ky., and the late Albert Meade. Mr. Meade was a retired postmaster, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the National Association of Postmasters. In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by one son, William R. Meade, Georgetown, Ind.; two daughters, Patricia Rose, Danville, Ky., and Pamela Meade, Ligon, Ky.; two sisters, Alma Jean Meade, Melvin, Ky., and Alberta Burns, Jeffersonville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Lisa Rose, Frankfort, Ky., and Jessica Meade, Ligon, Ky. Funeral services for Samuel Gordon Meade were conducted Monday, September 17, 2001, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Elder Vernon Rose officiating. Burial followed in The Burton Cemetery, Ligon, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers for Samuel Gordon Meade were Joey Horn, Mickey Newsome, Ricky Hamilton, Jim Benham, Tony Hall, Mike Horn, Keith Horn, Larry Rose, Justin Brown and Town Newsome.

Paul Douglas Salyers

Paul Douglas Salyers, age 57, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Sunday, September 9, 2001. Born August 30, 1944, to Sadie Salyers and Woodrow Salyers, of Prestonsburg. He is survived by two daughters, Dawn Sullivan, of Dana, Ky., and Sandy Westfall, of Belleville, Mich.; five grandchildren, Dalton Sullivan, Leah Westfall, Chelsey Westfall, Bryan Westfall, and Kyle Bell; and one brother, Charles Ray Salyers, of Auxier, Ky. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Woody Salyers and Gene Salyers. Funeral services for Paul Douglas Salyers were conducted Wednesday, September 13, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Interment followed at the West Prestonsburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Sullivan, Chip Salyers, Lloyd Hall, Bill Bell, Tim Hicks, and Ronald George. Honorary Pallbearers were Dee Jamison, Garland Snyder, and Derek Hicks.

Monday, September 17, 2001

Blanch Morgan Vaught

Blanch M. Vaught died Sunday, August 26, 2001. A native of Prestonsburg, Ky., she had been a longtime Peninsula resident. She was a daughter of the late Bill and Eunice Morgan of Abbott. Survivors include two daughters, Dale Boettner of Newport News, and Bonita Tovey and her husband, Paul, of Suffolk; her son, Rick Dotson and his wife, Linda, of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Vivian Childers of North Carolina; three brothers, Ross Morgan of Ohio, John Morgan of Kansas and Jim Morgan of Ky.; and six grandchildren, Melissa Boettner, Eric, David, and Joseph Dotson, and Allison and Amanda Tovey. Visitation was Wednesday, August 29, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 30, in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Jimmy “Jim Doc” Ratliff

Age 72, of Langley, Ky., husband of the late Ruby Jewell Ratliff, passed away Friday, September 7, 2001, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Ky. He was born August 1, 1929, in Langley, Ky., the son of the late Doc Allen Ratliff and Mary Ann Lafferty Ratliff. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Mine Workers Association of America, Local No. 9845, for 56 years. Survivors include three sons, Greg Ratliff and Brian Ratliff, both of Langley, Ky., Charlie Ratliff of Shelbiana, Ky.; three daughters, Reba Griffith of Prestonsburg, Ky., Reka Wood and Karen Akers, both of Langley, Ky.; two brothers, Oliver Ratliff of Redland, Ca., Edgel Ratliff of Ypsilanti,Mi.; six sisters, Goldie Francis of Indian Lake, Oh., Myrtle Ratliff and Bertha Ratliff, both of Minnie, Ky., Lula Bradley and Sydney Ratliff, both of Drift, Ky., Shirley Amburgey of Langley, Ky., nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Jimmy “Jim Doc” Ratliff were conducted Monday, September 10, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Elders Jerry Manns and Earl Slone officiating. Burial followed in the Ratliff Cemetery, Wilson Creek, Langley, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Grey Ratliff, Charlie Ratliff, Brian Ratliff, Charles Allen Jr., Mickey Joe Ratliff, Jimmy Doc Ratliff, Shannon Griffith, Jason Griffith, Ray Woods Jr., Bobby Akers and Ray Wood. Honorary: Oliver Ratliff, Edgel Ratliff, Olin Amburgey, Gene Amburgey, Alonzo Jones, David Jones, Rondall Wicker, Wayne Ratliff, Ray Slone, Holbert Ray Tuttle, and all nephews.

Alta “Granny” Parsons

Age 84, of New London, Ohio, died early Sunday morning, September 9, 2001, at her home, after a short illness. Born June 5, 1917, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Lilburn and Fay (Hatfield) Hall. She moved to New London in 1951 from Floyd County, Ky. She was a twenty-five year employee of the former C. E. Ward Co., of New London, where she was an embroidery operator. She was a member of the Fitchville Church of Christ. She and her husband owned and operated a small grocery store in New London for 10 years. She made beautiful handmade quilts and was a great cook. She is survived by five daughters and five sons-in-law, Juanita and Donald Akers of Grethel, Ky., Wanda and Dale Stewart, Ezella and Lawrence Hale, and Virginia Fay and Edgar Carroll, all of New London, Regina and Henry Kidd of Bryan, Ohio; one brother, Lilburn Hall Jr. of Greencastle, Ind.; and six sisters, Tracy Jackson, Capitola Hamilton, Carley Bedford, Norma Jean Smith and Sandra Anderson, all of Pekin, Indiana, and Charlen Hampton of Brandon, Mississippi; a daughter-in-law, Judy Parsons of New London; 24 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Parsons Sr., in 1964; an infant daughter, Edith Parsons in 1934; a son, Wilburn Parsons Jr., in 1999; a granddaughter, Daphne Hamilton; a great-grandson, Keith Hamilton; a great-great-grandson, Tyler Gardner; a brother, Willie Hall; and two sisters, Dixie Hunter and Mattie Hunter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 11 a.m., at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, Ky., with Pastor Hubert Harmon, of the Harold Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Parsons Family Cemetery in Honaker, Ky. Visitation is at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was held at Eastman Funeral Home, New London, Ohio, on Monday. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fitchville Church of Christ, or Hospice of North Central, Ohio, 1605 Ashland County Rd. 1095, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

Timothy Ryan Akers

Age 26, of Grethel, Ky., passed away Thursday, September 6, 2001, in Rutledge, Tennessee. He was born June 22, 1975, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of Brenda F. Akers and the late Anthony Akers. He was a general laborer. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathy Lynn Gillespie Akers. Other survivors include one son, Jacob Anthony Akers; one daughter, Chyna Lynn Akers, all three of Morristown, Tn.; one brother, Kermit Lee Akers; three nephews, Justyn, Cody, and Johnny Akers, all of Teaberry; and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2001, at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Akers Cemetery, Grethel, Ky., under the care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Bradley Akers, Brent Bentley, Jason Blazer, Jeremy Blazer, Dougie Bentley, Kelly Akers, Darrin Reynolds, Nick Music, and Jason Cecil.

Charles Robert (Bob) Music

Age, 71, of Logan, W.Va., formerly of Dehue, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at CAMC Memorial. Born May 1, 1930, in Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late George and Martha Music. He was a member of the Verdunville Church of God, and assisted in the shut-in dinners at the church. He was a former coal miner and janitor at the Logan Courthouse and Logan East Junior High School. Survivors include one half-sister, Bonnie Music of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one half-brother, Gordon Music of Prestonsburg, Ky.; six nieces, Brenda (Billy) Sipple of Logan, with whom he made his home; Donna (Porter) Burress of Verdunville, Lillian (Porter) Smith of Chapmanville, Teresa (Robby) Hensley of Charleston, Sharon (Tom) Corka of Manchester, Mi., Linda Music of Newport News, Va.; two nephews, Harold (Lisa) Porter of McConnell and Charles (Anna) Music of Point Pleasant, W.Va. He was preceded in death by one sister, Rema (Music) Porter; one brother, Thomas Music; two half-brothers, Arnold and Jerry Music. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at the James Funeral Home, Aracoma, with Rev. Michael Hartwell and Rev. Larry Hicks officiating. Graveside services and burial followed in the Highland Memory Gardens. (Obituary information provided as a courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.)

James Kenneth Lewis

Age 47, of Betsy Layne, Ky., husband of Beverly Hall Lewis, passed away, Thursday, September 6, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky., following a sudden illness. He was born March 20, 1954, at Dana, Ky., the son of Andrew Lewis of Ivel, Ky., and Loveean Kidd of Dana, Ky. He was an employee of Discount Auto, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, Betsy Layne, Ky., and was a Child of the King. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, James D. Lewis of Prestonsburg, Ky., Jason R. Lewis of Betsy Layne, Ky.; one brother, Jeffery Lewis of Dana, Ky.; four sisters, Kathy McCoy of Stanville, Ky., Peggy Boyd and Charlene Lewis, both of Dana, Ky., Betty Boyd of Prestonsburg, Ky. Funeral services for James Kenneth Lewis were conducted Saturday, September 8, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, Betsy Layne, Ky., with the clergyman, Tracy Patton, officiating. Burial followed in the Kidd Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professioncal care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: James Daniel Lewis, Jason Lewis, Shawn Boyd, Bill Kidd, Josh Kidd, James Lee Hall, Jeff Lewis, Chase Younts, and Billy Boyd. Honorary: Stacy Boyd, Dillard Boyd, Jackie Boyd, Hillard Hall, Darvene Bryant, Elvis Keathley, Vince Jarrell, Barry Hall, and Brian Nelson.

Wanda Blevins Nelson

Age, 70, of Dwale, Ky., died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at her residence, following a brief illness. Born on April 14, 1931, at Louisa, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ora Blevins and Spicy May Blevins. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of God, at Dwale, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Nelson. Survivors include six daughters, Bonnie Campbell of Martin, Ky., Francis Cooler of Jeffersonville, Ind., Carol Jean Collins of Cliff, Ky., Freda Owens of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Lois Nelson of Dwale, Ky., Kathy Garrett of Calfcreek, Prestonsburg, Ky.; and one brother, Jack Jarrell of Thelma, Ky., eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Russell Jack Nelson; three brothers; and one sister, Shirley Jones. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Elmer Davis and Woody Crum officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Paul Douglas Salyers

Age, 57, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, Septem-ber 9, 2001, following an extended illness. He was born August 30, 1944, in Prestonsburg. Survivors include two daughters, Dawn Sullivan and Sandy Westfall; one brother, Charles Ray Salyers; three grandsons, Dalton Sullivan, Bryan Westfall, and Kyle Bell; two granddaughters, Leah Westfall and Chelsey Westfall. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 13, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. Interment will be at the West Prestonsburg Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral Home.

Monday, September 10, 2001

Arnold (Scrub) Prater

Age, 74, of David, Ky., died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on November 23, 1926, at Goodloe, Ky., he was the son of the late Miley Prater and Laura Hicks Prater. He was a member of the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky., a retired self-employed coal operator, member of the D.A.V. Chapter 128, Garrett, Ky., and a member of the David Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Hamilton Prater. Other survivors include one son, Von Trenton Prater of David, Ky., and his wife, Terry Burchett Prater; one daughter, Caren Shepherd of David, Ky.; and her husband, Russell Shepherd; one brother, Charles Prater of Pikeville, Ky.; two sisters, Lona Hall of Allen, Ky., Ruth Prater of Prestonsburg, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Janis Arnett Prater of David, Ky.; six grandchildren, Brian K. Prater, Joshua V. Prater, Christopher J. Prater, Zeth Shepherd, Kimberly Prater Slone, Cheresh Shepherd; one great-grandson, Gavin D. Slone, and one step-great-grandson, Logan G. Stumbo. He was preceded in death by one son, Don Edward Prater; three brothers, Ralph Prater, Kennith Prater, and Earnest Prater; and one sister, Viola Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 9, 2001, at 12 noon, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m., on Friday, and anytime Saturday, and before services on Sunday.

Friday, September 7, 2001

James Kenneth Lewis

Age 47, of Betsy Layne, Ky., husband of Beverly Hall Lewis, passed away Thursday, September 6, 1954, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky., following a sudden illness. He was born March 28, 2001, at Dana, Ky., the son of Andrew Lewis of Ivel, Ky., and Loveean Kidd of Dana, Ky. He was an employee of Discount Auto, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, Betsy Layne, Ky., and was a Child of the King. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, James D. Lewis of Prestonsburg, Ky., Jason R. Lewis of Betsy Layne, Ky.; one brother, Jeffery Lewis of Dana, Ky.; four sisters, Kathy McCoy of Stanville, Ky., Peggy Boyd and Charlene Lewis, both of Dana, Ky., Betty Boyd of Prestonsburg, Ky. Funeral services for James Kenneth Lewis will be conducted Saturday, September 8, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, Betsy Layne, Ky., with the clergyman, Tracy Patton, officiating. Burial will follow in the Kidd Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professioncal care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.

Joseph D. Wells

Age 66, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at St. Ann’s Hospital. Born February 8, 1935, in Wheelwright, Ky. An avid fisherman, enjoying his annual summer trips to Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada. He also enjoyed his annual summer trips to Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada. He also enjoyed touring Ohio with the “Country Gospel Boys,” a gospel band that he formed with this son, Roy. Member of East Columbus CCCU. Formerly attended Gahanna Freewill Baptist Church and Brookside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank N. and Liza Wells; one brother, Hobert Wells; a sister, Wilda Kohler, and infant sister, Thelma. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruby Lawson Wells. Other survivors include two sons, Joseph D. (Sharon) Wells Jr.; Roy L. (Cheryl) Wells; brothers, Hershel (Marlene) Wells and James Wells; one sister, Macel (Donnie) Hatfield; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be held at the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd. (on US Route 62, 1/2 mile northeast of Hamilton Rd.), Gahanna, Saturday, September 8, 2001, with Pastor Ray McDaniel Jr., officiating. Interment will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday, at the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel. Interment will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 937 N. High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085. E-mail expressions of sympathy to jwells8@schoedinger.com.

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Bill Crisp

Age 54, of Betsy Clark Branch, Martin, Ky., husband of Mary Francis Baldwin Crisp, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2001, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1947, in Martin, Ky., the son of the late Jake Crisp and Dallis Warrens Crisp. He was a retired American Standard employee, and was affiliated with the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, Kentucky. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Stacy Reed of Martin, Ky.; one brother, Don Crisp of Plymouth, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Owens of Clarksville, Tenn.; Ann Combs of Carthage, Ind., and one grandchild, Austin Reed. Funeral services for Bill Crisp will be conducted Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Richard Williams and Ronnie Spriggs, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, Ky.

Gerlene Case

Age 67, of Honaker, Ky., passed away on Friday, August 31, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born May 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Sidney and Bula Steele Case. She was a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Survivors include her step-mother, Patsy Case of Honaker; two brothers, Eilford Case of Fremont, Ohio, and Vernon Case of Honaker, Ky.; three sisters, Cinda Kidd and Madeline Clark, both of Honaker, Ky., and Nannie Caban of Lorain, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Milford Case, and two sisters, Pauline Ramey and Lovella Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at 11:30 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, Ky., with Bennie Blankenship and Tommy Spears officiating. Burial was in the Case Cemetery at Honaker, Ky., under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, of Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Eilford Case, Leonard Hall, Jason Hall, Sammy Clark, Junior Kidd, Greg Kidd and Terry Kidd. Honorary: Claude Clark, Vernon Case, Leonard Clark, and Joseph Collins.

Joseph R. Caplinger

Age 63, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at VA Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born March 24, 1938, in Wellston to the late Rinard and Berdie Rowland Caplinger. He was a retired maintenance man from Ohio Stove in Jackson. He was an Army Veteran and a member of the Berlin Holiness Church. He is survived by his long-time companion and friend Margie Marie Caplinger, Wellston; sister, Thelma Mae Tolliver, Jackson; nieces, Betty Tolliver, Wellston and Marie Taylor of Jackson; nephews, Joseph Tolliver, Jackson and Holly Tolliver, Florida; step-daughter, Dorothy Coleman, Jackson and step-son, Donnie Ray Robinson, Jackson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Margaret Caplinger. Funeral services will be Friday, August 31, at 11 a.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Searies officiating. Burial to follow in Salem Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston. Calling hours: Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

James Charles “Charlie” Bumgardner

Age, 77, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Monday, September 3, 2001, at Highlands Re-gional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born February 12, 1924, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Calvin Bumgardner and Edra Rice Griffith Bumgardner. He was a former security guard at Highlands Regional Medical Center, a lifetime member of the D.A.V., and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Roxie Hamilton Bumgardner. Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Setser of East Point; three sons, Charles Arthur Bumgardner, of Lexington, Mike Bumgardner and Richard Bumgardner, both of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Larry Joe Griffith of Lovington, N.M.; one sister, Maudie Howell of Lovington, N.M.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 6, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Pastor Charles Heater Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Richmond Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. Military graveside service will be conducted by the Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, D.A.V.

Monday, September 3, 2001

Mable Louise (Johnson) Gibson Macintosh

Age, 80, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born September 5, 1920, at Risner to the late Henry and Pearl (Carson) Johnson. She was the head cook at Prestonsburg Elementary School and widow of Everett Gibson, her first husband and later J.W. Macintosh. She is survived by: two sons, Lon Clay “Shanks” Gibson and Johnny Everett Gibson, both of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Loretta Allen and Stella Music, both of Auxier; three brothers, Fred Johnson, George Johnson and Henry Johnson, Jr. all of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Vivian Tussey and Goldie Justice, both of Prestonsburg and Evelyn Gardner of Tippercanoe, In.; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Van West officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Visitation will begin on Friday, August 31, 2001, at 3 p.m. and continue after 10 a.m. on Saturday. All arrangements are under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg.