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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

Monday, September 30, 2002

Jess Lee (Tankersley) Mahan

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, passed away Friday, September 26, 2002, at her home, in Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. She was born February 26, 1920, at Pennington Gap, Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Clarance Rufus Tankersley and Ella Esta McPherson. She had retired from the Bank Josephine as a bank manager. She was the wife of the late Marshall C. Mahan. Survivors include one son, Carl Mahan of Lexington; two daughters, Jere Allen of Leander, Texas, and Mary Lynn Mahan of Prospect. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home, with Rev. Daniel Love officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Friday, September 27, 2002

Bill Douglas “Doug” Shepherd

Age, 53, of Martin, died Monday, September 23, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born January 9, 1949, in Martin, he was the son of the late Bill and Phyllis Ousley Shepherd. He was a disabled diesel mechanic for National Mines. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two sisters, Tammy Morrison of Prestons-burg; and Mary Smith of Martin; three nephews, Christopher Smith, Stephen Morrison; and David Morrison; and one niece, Andrea Smith. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 26, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Cora Collins

Age, 81, of Melvin, died Tuesday, September 24, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born March 24, 1921, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Maudie Profitt Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church She is survived by her husband, Addison Bee Collins. Survivors include three sons, Kennith Adrian Collins of Belleview, Ohio, Charles Edward Collins of Melvin, and Ellis Ray Collins of Taylor, Michigan; four daughters, Barbara Sue Green of Melvin, Marcella Williams of Bypro, Marlene Johnson of McDowell, and Sharon Kay Forman of Bevinsville; three brothers, Gay Hall of Knott County, Vermon Hall of Bevinsville, and Moses Hall of Morehead; one sister, Margie Hall Williams of Pikeville; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Charloett Newman; five brothers, Lonis Hall, Elmer Hall, Carmel Hall, Ishmael Hall and Waylace Hall; two sisters, Carnie Smock and Gallie Slone; and one grandchild, Shawna Johnson. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 26, at noon, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari, John Allen and Tommy Webb officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church.

Bill T. Turner

Age 61, of Gratis Township, Ohio, in Preble County, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at 3 p.m., at his residence, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born April 18, 1941, in Wayland, the son of Pauline Turner of Wayland, and the late Freddie Turner, and had lived in Ohio since 1964. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a roller in the Hot Strip Mill at A K Steel, retiring in 2001, after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Monroe First Church of God, and Loyal Order of The Moose #501 of Middletown. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Charles “Bubby” Turner. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kathryn “Kitty” Turner; two daughters, Amy Froment, and husband, John Froment of West Alexandria, Ohio; Allison Campbell, and husband, Pastor Greg Campbell of Middletown, Ohio; six grandchildren, Clayton, Emily, Leslie, Luke, Lily and Turner; special aunt, Lottie “Sissy” Turner of Wayland; and several other aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m., at the Monroe First Church of God, with Pastor Terry Ball officiating. Interment will be at Fairmound Cemetery, East Elkton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Ministry at the Monroe First Church of God, P.O. Box 181, Monroe, Ohio 45050. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio. Visitation will be Saturday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Monroe First Church of God, 100 East Ave., Monroe, Ohio.

French W. Boyd

French W. Boyd, a native of Floyd County, died on Wednesday, September 25, 2002. He was the son of the late Orville and Lillymae Boyd. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and his two daughters, Theresa and Lori.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Gwen Gaile

Age, 74, of Clearwater Beach, Florida, family member of Lloyd and Eleanor Crum of Prestonsburg, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2002, at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida. She was born November 19, 1927, at Dana, a daughter of the late Hayden and Sadie (Akers) Howell. She was a Purchasing Agent for a country club in Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Crum of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Arnold Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Friends may call at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 25. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Dora Lee Howard

Age 63, of Louisville, formerly of Magoffin County, wife of Harold Howard, passed away Friday, September 20, 2002, in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. She was born July 22, 1939, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of the late George Risner and Pocahontas Risner. In addition to her husband, she is survived two sons, Paul Howard and Steve Howard, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; four daughters, Phyllis Howard of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wilma Howard Brown and Delores Howard, both of Spokane, Washington, and Lisa Howard Hallis of Louisville; nine brothers, Ollie Risner, Frank Risner, Larry Risner, Richard Risner, Theodore Risner, Ray Risner and Dave Risner, all of Michigan, and Clayton Risner and Elmar Risner, both of Alabama; three sisters, Ruth Patrick of Saranak, Michigan, Josephine Bailey of Belding, Michigan, and Barbara Patrick of Ionik, Michigan; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Ollie Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Brushy Bill Cemetery, at Gunlock, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.
Visitation is at the funeral home.

Hascal Beauford Gullett

Age 90, of Bypro, husband of Gladys Marie Kittle Gullett, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2002, at the Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He was born December 16, 1911, in Princess, the son of the late Ida Effie Brown Gullett and Henry Allen Gullett. He was a retired coal miner. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Ronald Lee Gullett of Bypro, and Lloyd Dale Gullett and Larry Franklin Gullett, both of Flatwoods; two daughters, Dreama Gayle Nelson of Milwaukie, Oregon, and Glorida Kay Harlow of Wheelwright; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Gullett were conducted on Monday, September 23, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Roy Harlow and Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Grandsons, Larry, Lin, Mike, and Daniel Gullett, Robert Harlow, Ed Fuller, and Bill Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Cody, Micah, and Jared Harlow, Adam and Brandon Merideth, and Ryan Bailey.

Leonard Hall

Age 65, of Printer, passed away Monday, September 23, 2002, at his residence. He was born June 19, 1937, in Honaker, the son of the late Bert Hall and Nola Roberts Hall. He was a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie. Survivors include three brothers, Richard Hall of Riverside, California, Clarence Hall of Lapel, Indiana, and Bobby Hall of Winchester; two sisters, Edna Pitts of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Wilma Casper of West Chester, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Butler Hall, and one sister, Arcolas Mayo. Funeral services for Leonard Hall will be conducted Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Jimmy Dye and Clifford Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Goldie Scutchfield

Age, 71, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was born February 14, 1931, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gray) Meadows. On March 29, 1950, she married Alton Scutchfield in Prestonsburg; he survives. She worked at NSK as a bearing assembly operator, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church for 45 years; was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary; and taught Sunday School there. In addition to her husband, survivors include: one daughter, Eileen (John) Cosner of Milan; three sons, Alton (Debbie) Jr., of Temperance, Michael (Shelia) and Terry (Laurie), both of Ypsilanti; 10 grandchildren, Christy, Daniel, Lance, Dereck, Megan, Courtney, Devon, Brandee, Tiffanie and Raven; two great-grandchildren, Roy and T.J.; one half sister, Sally; six brothers, George, Cottrell, Curtis, Arthur, Silas and Berklin; one half brother, Wade; several nieces and nephews; and finally, many brothers and sisters in Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 21, at First Free Will Baptist Church, 1244 Holmes Road, Ypsilanti, with Rev. Rudy Shankle officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, under the direction of Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel. Contributions may be made to the family.

Robert “Bob” Bolen

Age, 90, of Rock Fork, Garrett, died Sunday, September 22, 2002. Born March 8, 1912, in Rock Fork, Garrett, he was the son of the late Reece and Nancy Conley Bolen. He was a disabled coal miner and railroad employee. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Opal Huff Bolen, whom he married September 7, 1934. Other survivors include his children, Nancy Faye Shepherd, wife of Arthur Shepherd of Willard, Ohio, Annis Mae Shepherd, wife of the late Coet Shepherd of Garrett, Mac Arthur Bolen, husband of Margie Bolen of Garrett, Ray Edward Bolen, husband of Ollie Howard Bolen of Garrett, Bethel Bolen, husband of Dorothy Bolen of Garrett, Sterlin Bolen, husband of Phyllis Bradley Bolen of Garrett; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchldren, two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Glenna Bolen, one son-in-law, Coet Shepherd; one great-grandchild, Austin Shepherd; four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at the Rock Fork United Christian Church at Garrett, with Rev. Willie Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Robert and Opal Bolen Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Sherrel Shepherd, Marvin Shepherd, Jeff Bolen, Sterlin Bolen Jr., Robie Bolen, Deon Howard, Tony Miller, Gradon Howard, Jason Short, and Lawrence Patton.

Ruth Reynolds Hamilton

Age 73, of Beaver, wife of the late Dester Hamilton, passed away Friday, September 20, 2002, in the Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born March 15, 1929, in Robinson Creek, the daughter of the late Charlie Reynolds and Fannie Stumbo Reynolds. She was a member of the Ligon Community Freewill Baptist Church, at Beaver, and was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, Gary Douglas (Robin) Hamilton of Beaver; five daughters, Lovetta (Roger) Tackett, Sherry Hall, and Teri (Tunis) Daniels all of Beaver, Loretta (Jeff) Wintrode of Huntington, Indiana, and Deedra (Cliff) Daniels of Pikeville; five sisters, Mertie Reynolds of Ligon, Mae Howell of Andrews, Indiana, Mellie Holbrook of Elon College, North Carolina, Lois Ann Reynolds, and Delores Huffman, both of Columbus, Ohio, 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Roger Hamilton; one grandchild, Clifford Dester Daniels; three sisters, Nell Cole, Doll Newsome and Verdie Plactus; and five brothers, Homer, Hassell, Harold Reynolds, Crit and Ed Newsome. Funeral services for Ruth Reynolds Hamilton were conducted Monday, September 23, at 11 a.m., at the Ligon Community Freewill Baptist Church, with Clergymen Dave Allen, and others officiating. Burial was in the Vance Family Cemetery, at Beaver, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was Saturday at the church. Pallbearers: Brian Tackett, Toby Hamilton, Shannon Hamilton, Jake Wintrode, Josh Wintrode, Jason Hall, Jeremy Daniels, Tyler Daniels, Zack Tackett, Ricky Stegall, Little Ricky Stegall, and Brandon Hall. Honorary: Little Cliff Daniels.

Hatler “Hat Toe” Johnson

Age 60, of Hi Hat, died Monday, September 23, 2002. Born on July 16, 1942, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland Johnson and Mary Hall Johnson. He was disabled and a member of the House of Prayer at Hi Hat. Survivors include four sisters, Geneva Moore of Salem, Ohio, Audrey Faye Newsome of Morehead, Nellie Bates of Topmost, and Sally Newsome of Ligon; nieces, Earnestine, Lisa, Patricia, Maryann, Bobbie Lynn, Peggy, and Tammy; nephews, Jimmy Dean, Duane, and Darling Jr., 18 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Jimmy Caudill and Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Sam Hall Cemetery, Bear Fork, Pike County. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Wednesday, with services at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Barbara A. Carter

Age, 85, of Lexington, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, at Tanbark Health Care Center. Born in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Schuyler Colfax and Rhoda Preston Allen. A graduate of Pikeville College, she was a teacher for the Fayette County Public Schools at Cassidy Elementary, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, the Fayette County Homemakers, and the Fayette County Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Rice and her husband, Donald, of South Carolina, and Vicki Harmon of Lexington; five grandchildren, Michele Suffridge, Michael Allen, Margie Barks, Joshua Barker, and Keith Harmon; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Corinne Allen, of Floyd County. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, at Second Presbyterian Church by Dr. David Renwick. Visitation, was from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Services were held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, with visitation from 3 p.m. until time of service. Burial followed in the Allen Family Cemetery in Floyd County. Pallbearers: Nicholas Barker, Joshua Barker, Brian Harmon, Robert Barks, Brent Allen, Bryan Allen, and Bennett Allen. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY. 40504, or Second Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 460 East Main St., Lexington, KY. 40507.

Pollie Ann Hunter Akers

Age 83, of Dana, died Friday, September 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 4, 1919, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late John Morgan and Mary Eva Conn Hunter. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Sammy Clark Freewill Baptist Church, at Dana. She was the widow of Paul B. Akers. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Vivian Faye Akers; three brothers, Mark Hunter, Johnny Hunter, and George Conn. She is survived by five sons, Harold “Jim” Akers, of Prestonsburg, James Eugene Akers, Benjamin “Buddy” Akers, and Cola Ray Akers, all of Harold, and Chester Lee Akers, of Dana; two daughters, Lois Ann Flannery, of Ivel, and Maggie Sue Blackburn, of Prestonsburg; one brother, David Hunter, of East Point; two sisters, Maggie Hunter Snyder, of Evansville, Indiana, and Bertha F. Kidd, of Harold; 17 grandchildren; 34 great- grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 16, at the Sammy Clark Freewill Baptist Church, at Dana, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Freewill Baptist ministers officiated. Burial followed in the Moore & Kidd Cemetery, on Little Mud Creek, under the direction of the funeral home.

Rosie B. Mullins

Age, 78, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born February 11, 1924, at McDowell, the daughter of the late John Bush and Mary Alice Little Bush. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Mullins. She is survived by six sons, Joe Johnson, Ransom Mullins, John Mullins, and Steve Mullins, all of Hi Hat, Eugene Johnson of Maysville, Virginia, and James Mullins of Eddyville; two daughters, Letty Moore of Hi Hat, and Myrtle Newsome of Deer Park, Texas; one sister, Annie Gayheart of Elkhart, Indiana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, George Johnson, Matt Johnson, Frank Bush Jr., Melvin Bush, and Silas Bush; three sisters, Myrtle Bush, Lillie Bush, and Cassie Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, September 18, at 10 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

Clyde McGuire

Age, 75, of Mt. Sterling, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at Mary Chiles Hospital, Mt. Sterling. He was born January 18, 1927, in Floyd County, the son of the late Dave and Nancy Pigman McGuire. He was a retired area superintendent from Columbia Gas. He was a member and past master of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM, Prestonsburg, was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, and was a member of the Sugar Grove Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Deloris McFarland McGuire. Other survivors include two sons, Clyde Jeffrey McGuire and Mark Anthony McGuire, both of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott McGuire and Deloria McGuire, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Joe McGuire of Jeffersonville; and one sister, Ora Lee Oldfield, of Jeffersonville. Funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, September 18, at 2 p.m., in the Herald and Stewart chapel, Mt. Sterling. Burial will be in the Machpelah Cemetery, under direction of Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals, Mt. Sterling. with the American Legion conducting military rites. Pallbearers will be Mike, Todd, Gerald, and Carl McGuire Jr, and Charlie Hiler Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Dave and Larry Pitts, and John Hoskins.

Paulette Garrett White

Age, 44, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born May 12, 1958, in Floyd County, the daughter of Ima Jean McCoy of Lexington, and the late Chester Garrett. She was a homemaker. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Jason Ray White of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Jeanna Faye White of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Charlene Ousley of Prestonsburg, Linda Lee Curnutt of Corbin; and Tammy Lee Garrett of Lexington; and one grandchild, Natalie White. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther (Luke) Garrett and Bryant Garrett; and one sister, Glenda Ousley. Funeral services will be conducted, Thursday, September 19, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Ousley-Garrett Cemetery (Conn Branch), Water Gap., under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Bill May

Age 79, of David, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born December 17, 1922, at Cliff, he was the son of the late Lindsay and Clara Harmon May. He was a retired purchasing agent for Pittston Coal Corporation, a member of Masonic Lodge #62 at Tazewell, Virginia, a member of the First Strategic Air Depot Association, and a World War II Veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Patrick May, Clyde May, and Orion May; five sisters, Leona Winkler, Audrey Beverly, Ethel Lily, Fannie Warrens, and Nola Walker. He is survived by his wife, Voila Allen May; one son, William J. May, of Louisville; one daughter, Vicki Gusse, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Kristi Morris, William Andrew May, Alen Gusse, and Aaron Gusse. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 17, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Jimmy Patton officiated. Burial followed in the Allen Family Cemetery, Pyramid. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Robert “Rob” Meade

Age, 83, of Harold, died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born October 17, 1918, at Harold, he was the son of the late Robert Meade and Elizabeth Taylor Meade. He was disabled. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 18, at 1 p.m., at the Lower Toler Church of Christ, at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Burial will follow in the Hall Family Cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold, under the direction of the funeral home. Visitation is at the church.

Alma Marie Souleyrette

Age 91, of Wheelwright, died Monday, September 16, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 9, 1911, in Minnie, she was the daughter of the late Millard Salisbury and Mary Allen Salisbury. She was the widow of Roy D. Souleyrette. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wheelwright United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, Wheelwright, the Wheelwright Women’s Club, and the National Federation of Women’s Clubs. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Tuley Salisbury, Stacy Salisbury, and James Trudy Salisbury. Survivors include two sons, Rodney Souleyrette, of Wheelwright, and Reginald Roy Souleyrette, of Lexington; one brother, Tracy Salisbury, of Rutledge, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Reginald Roy II, Jeffery Scott, and Douglas Alan; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, September 20, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright United Methodist Church, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with the clergymen Bobby Isaac and Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the John Allen Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.

Janet Sue Casey Dotson

Age 49, of Kimper, died Monday, September 16, 2002, at her residence. Born June 9, 1953, at Pikeville, she was the daughter of Minnie Smith Casey, of Phelps, and the late Jim Casey. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Casey and Bobby Casey. She is survived by her husband, William Eddie Dotson, of Kimper; one daughter, Sheryl (Bryan) Cruey, of Tazewell, Virginia; one son, Chris (Brenda) Dotson, of Phelps; one granddaughter, Courtney Cruey, of Tazewell, Virginia; one brother, Anthony Casey, of Phelps; and, three sisters, Carolyn Ratliff, of Ransom, and Mary Casey and Kaye Lester, both of Phelps. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September, 19, at 2 p.m., at the R.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Phelps Chapel. Rev. Michael Casey and Rev. Dewitt Furrow will officiate. Burial will follow in the Billy Dotson Cemetery, at Phelps, under the direction of the funeral home. Visitation is at the chapel.

Myrtie G. Fraley

Age 82, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born July 10, 1920, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Maggie Thomas Smith. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Raymond Fraley; one son, Douglas Edward Fraley; three brothers, William Smith, Steve Smith, and Hoot Smith; and three sisters, Mable Griffith, Jenny Smith, and Josephine Slone. She is survived by two sons, James Raymond Fraley Jr, of Milan, Michigan, and Michael Fraley, of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Carol Fraley, of Prestonsburg; one brother, Arthur Smith, of Ypsilanti, Michigan; six grandchildren; and, six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 19, at 1 p.m., at the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Manford Fannin will officiate. Burial will follow in Gethesame Gardens under the direction of the funeral home. Visitation is at the church.

Monday, September 16, 2002

Lassie N. Justice Hall

Age, 66, of Vinton, Ohio, died unexpectedly, Thursday, September 12, 2002, in the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born November 21, 1935, at Dana, the daughter of the late John and Dora Hall Kidd. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry N. Justice and Alton Hall. She is survived by six children, Nikita (Mark) Hasseman of Vinton, Ohio, Yughonda (Raymond) Dotson of Junction City, Kansas, G. Nicklas Justice of Vinton, Ohio; Tajana (J.R.) Mullins of Vinton, Ohio; Jauquime Justice of Vinton, Ohio, and Taymonee (John) Brodberg of Perry, Michigan; three sisters, eight grandchildren, and a special friend, Melvina Watson of Dana. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, September 15, at 1 p.m., at the Kidd Family Cemetery, at Dana, with Pastor Sonny Ray Boyd officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, Ohio.

Friday, September 13, 2002

Pearl Nadine Bartley

Age 56, of Hi Hat, wife of William Ronald “Toby” Bartley, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. She was born July 6, 1946, in McDowell, the daughter of Gracie Newman of Hi Hat, and the late Gomer Newman. She was a retired sales clerk, employed by Price Rite Grocery Store, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Hi Hat. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Ronald Glenn Bartley of Hi Hat; one daughter, Rona Nadine Triplett of Hi Hat; one brother, Richard Newman of Craynor; one sister, Annabell “Tiny” Goble of Georgetown, and three grandchildren, Owen Michael Triplett, Savannah Kristian Bartley, and Serena Christine Bartley. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Rachael Lynn Bartley. Funeral services for Pearl Nadine Bartley will be conducted Sunday, September 15, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, Hi Hat, with Clergy-man Don Fraley officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after 2 p.m., Friday, at the church.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Glen Laferty

Age 84, of Prestonsburg, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, after an extended illness. He was born June 12, 1918, at Thomas, a son of the late Morgan and Mary L. (Blackburn) Laferty. He was retired from Union Carbide at Ashtabula, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine (Hayes) Laferty. He is survived by two sons and six daughters, Glen Laferty Jr., Richard Laferty, both of Ashtabula, Ohio, Mary Margaret Kirby of Lebanon, Ohio, Blanche Corlew of Ashtabula, Ohio, Margie Custer of Oregon, Helen Turnquist of Ashtabula, Ohio, Evelyn Sue McGeary of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Bebbie Lynn Dyson of Blacksburg, Virginia; two brothers, Earnest Lafferty and Clyde Lafferty, both of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Peggy Newman of Endicott, Ina Merl Brewer of Florida, and Lucille James of Prestonsburg; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 8, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial followed in the Blackburn/Lafferty Cemetery at Endicott. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Buddy Boy Hall

Age, 69, of McDowell, died Friday, September 6, 2002, at his residence at McDowell. Born February 8, 1933, in Teaberry, he was the son of the late Frank and Beatrice McPeek Hall. He was a retired chemical worker, and attended the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church at McDowell. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lorraine Vance Hall. Other survivors include one son, Mike Hall of Pocahontas, Illinois; one daughter, Debbie Meyer of Pocahontas, Illinois; two stepdaughters, Katye Steiner of Springboro, Ohio, and Karen Lindower of Kettering, Ohio; three brothers, Bill McPeek of Newport, Michigan, Lloyd Hall of Teaberry, and Emmit Hall of Xenia, Ohio; five sisters, Ruth Irene Little of Beaver, Ruby Mitchell of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Goldie Hamilton of Betsy Layne, Geraldine Born of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Magaline Parish of Riverview, Michigan; four grandchildren, Kreshena Meyer, Ashton, Breanna, and Jeremy Hall; one great-grandchild, Anna Hall; and six step-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Velma Hall. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church in McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Frank Hamilton Cemetery (Dry Branch), Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the Funeral Home.

Fred Slone

Age, 63, of Warsaw, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, passed away Monday, September 2, 2002, at home due to an extended illness. He was the son of the late Adam Slone and Julia Haywood Slone. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annebelle Allen Slone. Survivors include three sons, Freddie Lee of Houston, Texas, and Vince and Dan of Warsaw, Indiana; seven brothers, Ervin Slone of Prestonsburg, Carl, Issac, Clayton, Kenton, Wendell and Adam Jr. all of Warsaw, Indiana; three sisters, Ethel Harmon of Churubusco, Indiana; Edith Stumbo of Prestonsburg, and Ruby Krebs of Warsaw, Indiana, seven grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; a lady companion of many years, Sherril Tuttle. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 5, at 10 a.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, with Rev. Chad Burkhart officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Warsaw, Indiana.

Mary M. Roberts Jenkins

Age 86, of Martin, widow of Thomas Anthony Jenkins, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2002, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born December 3, 1915, in Martin, the daughter of the late Samuel Jackson Roberts and Tommie Caroline Mayo Roberts. She was in retail management and sales, and was a founding member of the First Assembly of God, Martin. Survivors include one son, Steve Jenkins of Martin; one daughter, Virginia Twiss of Langley; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Jenkins; six brothers, Phil Roberts, Tinley Roberts, John Roberts, Carley Roberts, William Roberts, and Namon Roberts; and six sisters, Fannie Williams, Rebecca Roberts, Norma Belle Martin, Jennie White, Martha West and Lucille Harrison. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Lorie Vannucci officiating. Burial was in the Roberts Family Cemetery, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Thomas Mayo Jenkins, Robert Williams, Robert Keith Williams, Phillip Tyler Williams, David Anthony Twiss, Charles Twiss, Allen Van Turner II, John Noakes, Richard Roberts, Ian Connelley, Gabiel Hughes, Jason Cotton, and Jim Reynolds.

Myrtle Virginia Frazier Flannery Berry

Age 90, of Lexington, formerly of Martin, widow of both Robert E. Lee Flannery, and Albert Lee Berry, died Friday, September 6, in the Lexington Country Place Nursing Home, Lexington. She was born May 22, 1912, in Martin, a daughter of the late William Sherman and Mary Jane Osborne Frazier. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include one son, Robert R. Flannery of Raceland; one step-son, Gary Berry of Tennessee; two daughters, Billie Jean Stith of Lexington, and Roberta Gayle Hill of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Janet Howard of Prestonsburg; 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Hugh Flannery; four brothers, William Dewey Osborne, Thaoe Merrill Frazier, Alton Otto Frazier, Clavin Eugene Frazier; four sisters, Edith Louise Norris, Ethel Sarah Frazier, Minnie Billie Smith, and Effie Della Maggard. Funeral services for Myrtle Virginia Frazier Flannery Berry were conducted Monday, September 9, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial followed in the family cemetery, Martin, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Jason Hurd, Eric Stith, Robert Stith, Sam Flannery, Steve Sharp, and George Frazier.

Verleen Kidd

Age 71, of Kendallville, Indiana, died on Sunday, September 8, 2002, at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Floyd County, on Little Mud Creek, on January 24, 1931, the daughter of Marion and Zelma Mae (Williams) Akers. She married Banner Floyd Kidd Sr., on November 15, 1951, in Prestonsburg, and he preceded her in death, August 13, 2002. She was a homemaker and worked for 13 years at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville, retiring in 1982. She is survived by six children and their spouses, a son, Banner and Karen Kidd Jr., of South Milford; daughter, Linda and Darron Burkett of Kendallville; daughter, Karen and Steven Brown of Orland; a daughter, Jane and James Beardsley of Hudson; son, Rocky and Maria Kidd of Chicago, Illinois; son, Joe Kidd of Chicago, Illinois; sister, Aileen Kidd of Honaker; sister, Novia and Fed Clark of Honaker; brother, Otis and Linda Akers of Honaker; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a child, Brenda Kidd, in 1953. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 12, at 11 a.m., at the Church of the True God, in South Milford, Indiana, with Rev. Birtchell Mosley Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Springfield Township Cemetery in Mongo, Indiana, under the direction of Hite Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent by email to: sympathy@hitefuneralhome.com.

Donna Faye Reffett

Age 48, of David, died Sunday, September 8, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 6, 1954, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Elmer and Ruby Jean Reffett. She was a self-employed hair stylist and a member of the Quicksand Pentecostal Church. Survivors include one son, Shawn T. Amburgey of Prestonsburg; one daughter, April Dawn Ousley of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Bill and Dexter D. Reffett, both of David; one sister, Brenda Watson of David; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services for Donna Faye Reffett will be conducted Wednesday, September 11, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Roger Bolen and Earl Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Malcolm Reffett Cemetery, at David, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.

Daisy Ellen Risner

Age 51, of Prestonsburg, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. She was born January 14, 1951, at Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late J.D. McQuire, and Rosa Sammons McQuire. She was a former employee of Branham and Baker Coal Co., at Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, James Risner of Prestonsburg. Other survivors include one daughter, Sinae Risner Young of Prestonsburg; one brother, Russell Sammons of Indiana, and two sisters, Brenda Acres of Prestonsburg, and Linda Cox of Louisville; two grandchildren, Olivia Grace Young and Camron James Young, both of Prestonsburg, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 11, at 11 a.m., at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Pastor Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. All arrangements were under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Woodrow Patrick

Age 78, of Langley, widower of Mildred Jones Patrick, died Sunday, August 8, at his residence. He was born June 27, 1924, in Garrett, a son of the late Dan and Fannie Patton Patrick. He was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA. Survivors include one son, Franklin Woodrow Patrick of Lake Orion, Michigan; three daughters, Marie Castle of Dumotte, Indiana, Emma Gene Gearheart of Lake Orion, Michigan, and Oneda Sandusky of Pontiac, Michigan; two brothers, Caney Patrick of Winchester, Tennessee, and Jack Patrick of Claypool, Indiana; two sisters, Effie Barozinski of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Dealie Hicks of Lima, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruthie Ellen Slone. Funeral services for Woodrow Patrick will be conducted Wednesday, September 11, at 2:30 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clergyman Mitchell Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Lackey Cemetery, at Lackey, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.

Friday, September 6, 2002

Jackie Bee Boyd

Age 57, of Dana, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2002, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born January 21, 1945, in Dana, the son of the late Alex Boyd and Sula Watson Boyd. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include one son, Stacy Jack Boyd of Dana; one daughter, Melinda Gayle Boyd of Stanville; two brothers, William Green Boyd and Dillard Royce Boyd, both of Dana; two sisters, Arizonia McKinney of New London, Ohio, and Dellavene Collins of Wellington, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 7, at 1 p.m., at the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church of Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Kidd Cemetery, at Dana, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.

Louise Moore Church

Age 80, of Langley, widow of Richard Church, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born April 4, 1922, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Tommy Moore and Katie Triplett Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Howard of Martin; one brother, Doc Ed Moore of Martin; one sister, Mary Alice Shropshire of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda Webb. Funeral services for Louise Church will be conducted Friday, September 6, at 3 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Denver Meade officiating. Burial will follow in the Louise Webb Cemetery, at Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Milford Bryant

Age 66, of Teaberry, husband of Augustine Bentley Bryant, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at his residence. He was born March 8, 1936, in Floyd County, the son of the late John Wess Bryant and Draxie Hamilton Bryant. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charlie Dean Bryant and Milford Bryant Jr., both of Teaberry; three daughters, Jackie Tackett of Honaker, Kathy Thomas of Teaberry, and April Akers of Pikeville; one brother, Sollie Bryant of Betsy Layne; two sisters, Emma Hall and Gilvia Bryant, both of Teaberry, and six grandchildren, Candice, Matthew, Cory, Allison, Sarah, and Hannah. Funeral services for Milford Bryant will be conducted Friday, September 6, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Belmont Johnson and Bill Slone, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Kelly A. Webb

Age 83, of Jenkins, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away, Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, after an extended illness. He was born December 29, 1918, in Van Lear, the son of the late Willie and Bertha (Clark) Webb. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of D.A.V. Chapter No. 18 of Auxier. He was a retired coal miner, having worked at Princess Elkhorn Coal Company at David; and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nellie (Boling) Webb. Other survivors include two daughters, Gwendalyn Duclos of Ambin, Ohio, Pamela Blair of Jenkins; one brother, Chester Webb of Van Lear; three sisters, Irene McKenzie of Auxier, Elsie M. Ramey of Paintsville, and Bernie Austin of Hager Hill; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 6, at 1 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

Myrtle Smith

Age, 77, of Stanville, died Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at her residence. Born July 24, 1925, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Goldie Conn Lewis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Smith. Survivors include four sons, William Smith of Pikeville, Donald Smith and Carl Ed Smith, both of Stanville, and Jerry L. Smith of Shelbiana; and two daughters, Phyllis Gibson of Varney, and Ruby Young of Betsy Layne; three brothers, J.C. Lewis of Stanton, Woodrow Lewis of Marion, Ohio, and Sam Lewis of Sandusky, Ohio; one sister, Lorrain Shull of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 6, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with James Elkins and Willis Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Rex Meade

Age 77, of McDowell, husband of Bonnie Bell Meade, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2002, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell. He was born August 12, 1925, at Hi Hat, the son of the late Sam T. and Vada Gibson Meade. He was a retired carpenter, and bus driver for the Floyd County School System. Survivors include one son, Sam Meade of Charleston, South Carolina; one daughter, Deborah Patrick of Charlotte, North Carolina; two step-sons, Randy and Kermit Bell Jr., both of McDowell; one brother, Edgar Meade of Allen Park, Michigan; two sisters, Betty Breeding of Lexington and Genevieve Stidham of Eaton, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Meade. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, at 12 noon, at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Meade Family Cemetery, McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Brent Luxmore, Gary Meade, Meredith Slone, Raymond Ward, and Terry Paige.

Angieline Howell

Age 77, of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, September 2, 2002, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. She was born June 1, 1925, at Prestonsburg, a daughter of the late James and Martha (Adkins) Shell. She was married to Winford Howell who preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, and four daughters, Mitchell Howell of West Liberty; Stella Bryant, Polly Howell, Mattie Howell, and Diana Howell, all of Martin; two brothers and two sisters, Henry Shell, and Roosevelt (Buster) Shell, both of Prestonsburg; and Dorothy Baker of Somerset, and Mary Baker of Findlay, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 5, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Tommy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Meade/Hackworth Cemetery, on the Left Fork of Abbott Creek, Prestonsburg. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Barbara A. Carter

Age, 85, of Lexington, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, at Tanbark Health Care Center. Born in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Schuyler Colfax and Rhoda Preston Allen. A graduate of Morehead State University, she was a teacher for the Fayette County Public Schools at Cassidy Elementary, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, the Fayette County Homemakers, and the Fayette County Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Rice and her husband, Donald, of South Carolina, and Vicki Harmon of Lexington; five grandchildren, Michele Suffridge, Michael Allen, Margie Barks, Joshua Barker, and Keith Harmon; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Corinne Allen, of Floyd County. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, at Second Presbyterian Church by Dr. David Renwick. Visitation, from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Lexington. Services will also be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, with visitation from 3 p.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in the Allen Family Cemetery in Floyd County. Pallbearers will be Nicholas Barker, Joshua Barker, Brian Harmon, Robert Barks, Brent Allen, Bryan Allen, and Bennett Allen. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY. 40504, or Second Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 460 East Main St., Lexington, KY. 40507.

Elmer Parsons

Age, 68, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died Thursday, August 29, 2002, at his residence. Born August 3, 1934, in Blue Moon, he was the son of the late Noah Parsons and Plina Hall Parsons. He was a crane builder for American Hoist and retired in 1982, and was employed in the Maintenance Department at IPFW until 1997. He was a member of the Church of Christ, LaGrange, Indiana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid gardener, known for many varieties of roses. He enjoyed fishing and car and truck restoration. He is survived by his wife, Barbara K. Kirkpatrick Parsons. Other survivors include two sons, Steven Parsons of Raymond Street, and Terry L. Brown of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one step-son, Mark Mettert of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one daughter, Rose Parsons of LaGrange, Indiana; two step-daughters, Michelle Meyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one step-daughter, Monica Boyd of Greenwood, Indiana; one brother, Able Parsons of Eastern; two sisters, Mabel Lay of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Linda Stewart of Honaker; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Sue; one sister, Ellen Dey; one brother, Orville, and a step-son, Jerry Brown. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 3, at the Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne Street, with Rev. Jay Tyler officiating. Burial was in the Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Parkview Healthcare and Hospice or Cancer Services of Allen County.

Elder John C. Frazier

Age, 80, of Price, died Friday, August 30, 2002, at the East Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard, following an extended illness. Born on November 20, 1921, at Gearheart, he was the son of the late Lowery C. and Bertha Moore Frazier. He was a retired teacher of the Floyd County School System; and an elder and member of Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hall Frazier. Other survivors include two sons, John Gregory (Debbie) Frazier of Lexington, North Carolina, and Jeffry (Yvonne) Frazier of Roanoke, Virginia; six brothers, Wallace E. (Marie) Frazier of Live Oak, Florida, James (Irene) Frazier of Ramsure, North Carolina, Glenn O. (Eula) Frazier, Roy D. (Debbie) Frazier, Breck Frazier; and Douglas (Pam) Frazier, all of Price; one sister, Roberta (Hugh) Fugate of Price; five grandchildren, Lorhn, Becca, Beth, Jodi and Lesli; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Luther Glenn Frazier. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 2, at 11 a.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Frazier Family Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church.

Everett Hampton “Buster” Richmond Jr.

Age 85, of Langley, husband of Olga Bolen Richmond, passed away Friday, August 30, 2002, at the Prestonsburg Health Care, Prestonsburg. He was born July 7, 1917, in Garrett, the son of the late Everett Hampton Richmond Sr., and Grace Wolfe Richmond. He was self-employed, a member of the Montgomery Baptist Church, at Carrie, and Zebulon Masonic Lodge, No. 273, Prestonsburg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Steven Brian Richmond of Lexington; one daughter, Linda Kay Richmond Salisbury, (Bill) of Langley; one daughter-in-law, Donna Richmond of Vienna, Ohio, and four grandchildren, William Salisbury, Jonathan Salisbury, Lance Richmond and Kaitylyn Richmond. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Joseph Richmond. Funeral services for Everett Hampton Richmond Jr., were conducted Sunday, September 1, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Archie Everage, Ricky Smith and Thomas Caudill, officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery, Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Bill May, Joe Hofefich, Michael Hofefich, Jeff Hofefich, Tim Caudill, William Salisbury, Johnathan Salisbury, Bill Turner, and Herman Vanderpool. Honorary: Hollie Conley, Roy Martin, James Allen, and Homer Draughn.

Minerva Vance

Age, 83, of Beaver, died Thursday, August 29, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born April 28, 1919, in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Martha Garell Osborne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy of Ligon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Vance. Survivors include two sons, William Dewey Vance of McDowell, and Michael Ray Vance of Beaver; six daughters, Lorraine Hall of McDowell, Ruth Grottle of Lebanon, Ohio, Earnesteene Kendrick of Warren, Michigan, Patricia Gail Slone of Beaver, Gerema Kinney of Westland, Michigan, and Greta Lynn Fife of Dayton, Tennessee; 28 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Gene Vance; one daughter, Lucille Vance; two brothers, John Dewey Osborne and William Davis Osborne; two sisters, Plear Matthews and Roetta Crouse; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 1, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Slone, Glenn Ball, Ralph Hall, and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial was in the Vance Cemetery at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.

Bryant Lee Garrett

Age, 40, of Imperial Avenue, Lexington, died Saturday, August 31, 2002, at his residence. Born in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Ima Jean McCoy Garrett, of Lexington, and the late Chester Garrett. He was a former employee of Hunter Manufacturing Company. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Brandon Hicks Garrett of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Charlene Ousley, and Paulette White, both of Prestonsburg, Linda Curnutt of London, and Tammy Garrett of Lexington; 11 nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Garrett, and a sister, Glenda Ousley. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., Wednes-day, September 4, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, 159 North Broadway, Lexington, with Brother David McCracken officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m., in the Ousley-Garrett Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Casketbearers will be Bob Johnson, Michael Ousley, Jimmy Dye, Zachary McCoy, A.J. McCoy, and T.J. McCoy.

Eda Miranda Hill Goble

Age 81, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Garrett, widow of George Amos Goble, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2002, at her residence. She was born June 8, 1921, in Martin County, the daughter of the late Bernard Hill and Ida Margaret Harless Hill. Survivors include one son, Montaine Goble, (Dorothy), of Ypsilanti, Michigan; five daughters, Yvonne Dingus (Paul), and Betty Jean Allen (Walter), both of Columbus, Ohio, Laura Margaret Duff (Roger) of Timberville, Virginia, Judy F. Goble (Micheal) of Prestonsburg, and Brenda Lee Turner (Lee) of Garrett; one brother, Byrd Hill (Norma) of Paintsville; a sister-in-law, Minzie Hill; three sisters, Nanny Burchett (Ed) of Lexington, Hester Goble (Abel) of Prestonsburg, Dorothy Rowe (Walter) of Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Joe Hill, officiating. Burial was in the Goble Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.