As reported in the Floyd County Times dated
Vernace "Vern" Bentley
Age, 76, born in McDowell, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of the Linden Eagle Lodge No. 2252, and the Humboldt Lodge No. 476, F&AM. He was an avid outdoor sportsman, who enjoyed four-wheeling and bowling. He was a loving and devoted family man. He is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Bentley. Other survivors include his sons: Lovvayd (Joyce), Stevie (Cathy) and Stan (Kim) Bentley; daughters: Deanna (Jim) Boerner, Missi (David) Slobodnik, and Donna Thornsbury; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Janice (Gary) Salyers; a brother, Tommy (Terri) Bentley; sisters-in-law: Avanell, Tuddie, Beth, Sandy, and Becky Bentley; a brother-in-law, Lewis Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Dora Bentley; his siblings: Sam, Don, Joe, Ronnie, and Polly Bentley. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43229, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 22. Interment will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens, Westerville, Ohio.
Rebecca "Becky" Jarrell Brown
Age, 97, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2005, at Arbors of Gallipolis. She was a longtime resident of Centerpoint, Ohio. Becky was born in Water Gap, on November 19, 1907, the daughter of the late Nettie DeRossette Jarrell and Lenoard "Doc" Jarrell. She was a former school teacher, postmaster and homemaker. She loved gardening, cooking, quilting, and crocheting, and would go out of her way to help people. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Parker Brown, whom she married on November 9, 1930; a brother, Curtis Jarrell; two sisters: Ersie Branham and Virginia Hurd; a son, Curtis (Buddy) Jarrell; and two infant grandchildren. Surviving are two sons: Danny (Renda) Brown of Rio Grande, Ohio, and Ralph (Barbara) Brown of Crown City, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Beatrice Jarrell of Prestonsburg; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There will be no calling hours, and final services will be posted at a later date. Arrangements, are under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Becky's name can be made to the Red Cross for the hurricane victims.
Age, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, September 17, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 14, 1921, in Bull Creek, he was the son of the late Will and Susan Calhoun Campbell. He served in the United States Army in World War II, was a member of V.F.W. Post 5839, in Prestonsburg, and was a member of the Trimble Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Spears Campbell. Other survivors include one son, Lenvil Campbell of Prestonsburg; two daughters: Shelia Howell of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Rita Eppenbaugh of Prestonsburg; three brothers: Elzie Campbell of Abbott, and Bill Campbell, and Lee Campbell, both of Water Gap; two sisters: Allie Hall of Prestonsburg, and Mary Ramey of Warsaw, Indiana; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Arthur Campbell, Alvin Campbell, and Wess Campbell; and two sisters: Anna Mae Ramey and Martha Hatfield. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 20, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rob Tussey and Bill Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Campbell Cemetery, in Water Gap, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.
Age, 83, of Belleville, Ohio, died Monday, September 19, 2005, at Winchester Terrace, Mansfield, Ohio. Born February 14, 1922, in Hellier, she was the daughter of the late Jerry Damron and Chloe Davidson Damron. She was a homemaker and a resident of Marion for 50 years, coming from Kentucky. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church on Crissinger Road, in Marion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Moore, on August 21, 1986. They were married in December 1940, in Leburn. Survivors include one son, Jerry Moore of Marion, Ohio; two sisters: Katherine McKim of Albion, Michigan, and Phyllis (Lars Eric) Sjoberg of Burlington Ontario, Canada; four brothers: Jack (Patricia) Fletcher of Monroe, Ohio, Donald (Pauline) Fletcher of Mooresville, North Carolina, Gary (Marie) Fletcher of Shiloh, Ohio and Philip (Toni) Fletcher of Belleville, Ohio; two grandchildren: J. Ryan Moore and Shannon Dittmann; and one great-grandchild: Nathan Dittmann. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 22, at 1 p.m., at the First Freewill Baptist Church, in Marion, Ohio, with Rev. Roger Fletcher and Rev. Grover Caudill officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Prairie Cemetery, under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home. Friends may call, Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Age, 74, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born December 3, 1930, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Grant Johnson and Jane Johnson. She was a domestic/homemaker. Survivors include three sons: Ronnie Newsome and Wayne Newsome, both of Weeksbury, and Lenny Newsome of Melvin; one daughter, Kathy Hall of Melvin; and nine grandchildren: Billy Wayne Newsome, Brian Newsome, Kennady Newsome, Derek Newsome, Tyler Newsome, Randy Newsome, Marissa Newsome, Dakota Newsome, and Jennifer Newsome. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild, Jamie Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 17, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louie Farrow, Dale Williamson, John Allen, Billy Williamson and Ellis Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the Newsome Family Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Robinson Creek. Visitation was at the church.
Age 77, of Martin, wife of Taylor Ousley, passed away Monday, September 19, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born March 11, 1928, in Risner, the daughter of the late Perry Ousley and Millie Crager Ousley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cold Springs Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Taylor; two sons: Joe Ed Ousley of Warsaw, Indiana, and Donnie Ed Ousley of Denver; one daughter, Melinda Lou Hager of Martin; two brothers: Dennis Ousley and Otis Ousley, both of Martin; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Fayette Ousley. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 22, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Taylor Ousley Cemetery, Alum Lick, in Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.
Mary Oma Samons
Age 72, of Martin, widow of Frank Samons, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2005, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born October 9, 1932, in Dana, the daughter of the late Willie Owens and Minnie Gillespie Owens. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ, Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Survivors include one son, William Douglas (Shannon) Samons of Prestonsburg; five daughters: Francis Sue Byrn, Virginia "Jennie" Ann (Gregory) Justice, and Alma Allen, all of Martin, Brenda Gay (Richard) Bishop of Woodbine, Charleye Gail (Steve) Chapman of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister, Louise Schaller of Columbus, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Richard Owens, Robert Owens, Lee Owens, and Delmer Owens; and two sisters: Lillie Mae Slusher and Love Patton. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 18, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons and Roy Robinson officiating. Entombment was in the Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: David Wells, Jeff Hughes, Steve Hughes, Brian Wells, Timothy Conn, Scottie Samons, Ronnie Bradley, McKay Sexton, Heath Calloway, and Kris Wells. Honorary: Sam Howell, Trey Reed, and Jonathan Conn.