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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

September 2006

Laura Clark Robinette

Age 57, of Harold, wife of David G. Robinette, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington. She was born February 19, 1949, in Honaker, the daughter of Rachel Irick Clark, of Honaker, and the late Lonzo Clark. She was a dental assistant. Survivors include her husband, David; a brother, Curtis Clark of Honaker; a nephew, Kevin Clark; a niece, Kimberly Clark Hinkle; and two great nephews: Peyton Clark and Alexander Hinkle. Funeral services for Laura Clark Robinette will be conducted Sunday, October 1, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark Cemetery, in Honaker, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m., Friday, at the Funeral Home. (FCT'S Sept 29 2006)

Edna Wright Bradley

Age 90 of Harold, formerly of Martin, passed from this life on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at her residence.  She was born February 16, 1916, at Martin, the daughter of the late George and Nettie Pitts Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of the Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bradley; two sons, Adrian and George Bradley; a daughter, Anna Justine King, two brothers, Eugene and Edward Wright; and two sisters, Hazel Campbell and Lurie Hubbard. She is survived by four sons: Willis Bradley of Jackson, Michigan, Ron Bradley of Lexington, Paul T. Bradley of Parma, Michigan, and Kenny Bradley of Harold; one daughter, Donna L. Mabbitt of Coatesville, Indiana; one brother, Bill “Buck” Wright of Indiana; three sisters, Daisy Barnett of Martin, and Mae Johnson and Myrtle Johnson both of Indiana; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Wright Cemetery, at Bucks Branch, in Martin. under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home. The family has suggested that in leiu of flowers, contributions be made to the Betsy Layne Senior Citizens.  (FCT'S Sept 27, 2006)

Virginia “Jenny” Williams Buskirk

Age, 66, of Auxier, died Sunday, September 24, 2006, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born on February 2, 1940, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Achilles “Kill” Williams and Willa Marie “Bill” Justice Buskirk. She was a former registered nurse, and a member of the Auxier United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Frank Buskirk. Other survivors include one son, Thomas Brose Buskirk of Oak Grove; two sisters: Jerry Coleman of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Marsha Anderson of Hilton Head, South Carolina; one grandson, Thomas Franklin Buskirk. Her surviving son, Thomas Brose Buskirk, is an active member of the 101st Airborne Division, and a member of Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, of the DAV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Brose Buskirk; three brothers: Roger Hayes Williams, Peco Williams, and Scottie Justice. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 28, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gene Castle and Rev. Ted Dawson officiating. Interment will be at Government Relocation Cemetery, in Auxier. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (FCT'S Sept 27, 2006)

Reverend Charles Hughes

Age, 82, of 8809 S. 425 W., Silver Lake, Indiana, died Friday, September 22, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Born August 16, 1924, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Malcolm Hughes and Sally (Johnson) Hughes. He was a coal miner in Kentucky, and retired after 35 years, from Warsaw Plating Works, Warsaw, Indiana. He was a member, and a pastor at Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, in Silver Lake, Indiana. He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana, since 1953. He is survived by his wife, Lona P. Prater Hughes of Silver Lake, Indiana; two sons: Carl Hughes of Claypool, Indiana, and Harles Hughes of Silver Lake, Indiana; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, three brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 27, at 10 a.m., at Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 108 E. Sycamore St., Silver Lake, Indiana, with Rev. Darrel Peters and Rev. Mike Bradford officiating. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery, in Silver Lake, Indiana, under the direction of Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana. Visitation, at the church. Memorials to: Family of Reverend Charles Hughes, c/o 8809 S. 425 W,. Silver Lake, Indiana 46982. Arrangements, under direction of Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.  (FCT'S Sept 27, 2006)

James Rodney Johnson

Age 59 of McDowell, passed from this life on Sunday, September 24, 2006, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born October 9, 1946 in Bypro, the son of the late Harve and Betty Sue Johnson. He was a service technician for Pitney-Bowes, and was a member of the Lambert Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Donna Faye Cook Johnson. Other survivors include one son, Matthew Johnson of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Sara Johnson of Lexington; two brothers: Gary Johnson, of Richmond, and Bill Johnson of Lexington; three sisters: Fran Frazier and Dorothy Johnson, both Lexington, and Betty Frazier of New Albany, Indiana; and one grandchild, Kayley Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Elizabeth Johnson and Jacqueline Creech. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Don Fraley Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery at Price, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Jim Frazier, Joe Frazier, Lorhn Frazier, Michael Lee Ray, Bryan Ray, and Chuck Craig. (FCT'S Sept 27, 2006)

Dickie Martin

Age, 67, of Somerset, formerly of Garrett, died Friday, September 22, 2006, at Lake Cumberland Hospital, in Somerset. Born January 8, 1939, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Ollie James Martin and Ruth Wireman Martin. He was a disabled coal miner, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Doris Childers Martin. Other survivors include two sons: Shawn Martin of Somerset, and Richard Martin of Mansfield, Ohio; one daughter, Amanda Slone of Langley; four brothers: Dan Martin of Lucas, Ohio, Phillip Martin of Garrett, Jerry Martin of Langley, and Darrell Martin of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Anna Ruth Conley of Lucas, Ohio; six grandchildren: Dustin, Amber, Mason, Paige, Isaac and Jermey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ollie James Martin. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 24, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Tom Martin Family Cemetery, at Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S Sept 27, 2006)

Tony Tackett

Age, 67, of Teaberry, died Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington. Born April 19, 1939 in Craynor, he was the son of the late Andy Lee and Effie Jones Tackett. He was a retired coal miner, and member of the UMWA. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Ricky and Tracy Tackett of Dayton, Ohio, and Jamie and Nikki Tackett of Bevinsville; a daughter and son-in-law: Sheila and Robert Murphy of Teaberry; a brother, Winston Tackett, of Teaberry; two sisters: Maggie Howell and Cassie Tackett, both of Teaberry; four grandchildren: Coleen, Dwight, Ean, and Harley; two step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford (Buster) Tackett; and a sister, Lula Mae Newsome. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 24, at 1 p.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, in Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newsome Cemetery, in Craynor, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church. (FCT'S Sept 24, 2006 A2)

Donald Lester Sammons

Age, 86, of Martin, died Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Prestonsburg Healthcare Center. Born November 1, 1919, in Martin, he was the son of the late Newton and Sue Sammons. He was a retired orderly for Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin; a U.S. Army World War II veteran; and a member of the Church of Christ on Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Survivors include three sons: Leslie Dane Sammons of Fresno, California, Kirby Glendon Sammons of Martin, and Joseph Donald Sammons of Hilton, New York; three daughters: Irene Sue Snyder of Martin, Linda Joyce Blender of Hilton, New York, and Diane Hayden of Reed Springs, Missouri; two brothers: Roger Sammons and Brian Sammons, both of Martin; three sisters: Faye Sammons of Martin, Mildred Taylor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Lois Hughes of Taylorsville; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three nieces, and five nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Sammons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, on Arkansas Creek, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S Sept 22, 2006)

Alvin L. Spears

Age, 64, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Hunting-ton, West Virginia. Born July 22, 1942, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late William and Icie Mae Jones Spears. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, in Letcher County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Johnson Spears. Survivors include two sons: Doug Spears (Diane) and Alvin Edward Spears, both of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Judith Spears Seagraves of Prestonsburg; four brothers: Donald Spears of Wheelwright, Arnold Spears and Robert Spears, both of Ohio, and Roy Spears of Michigan; five sisters: Brenda Prichard of West Virginia, Geraldine Combs of Lexington, Charlotte Spears and Vivian Hannah, both of Paintsville, and Virginia Lester of Virginia; and four grandchildren: Ethan, Brittany, Terry and Destiny. In addition to his parents; and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Estella Prichard. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 23, at noon, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in the Ben Hall Cemetery, at Arnold Fork, in Kite, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church. (FCT'S Sept 22, 2006)
 

Jeanette Fournier

The families, parents and friends in Switzerland and the United States, as well as her numerous friends throughout the regions of the world where she has worked, have the painful task of informing you of the sudden and tragic death of Jeanette Waddell Fournier (Jeanie) when she was carrying out a humanitarian mission in Senegal, Africa. She was killed September 1, 2006, when the International Red Cross vehicle in which she was riding hit a roadside explosive device.  She is survived by her husband, Henry Fournier; one daughter, Katherine Fournier, and one son, Matthew Fournier, of Veysonnaz, Switzerland; Wes and Katherine Waddell, her parents; and John and Dawn Waddell; her brother and sister-in-law, in Dayton, Ohio. Many friends, numerous relatives and her colleagues in the International Red Cross (ICRC) in Switzerland mourn her loss. Funeral and burial services were conducted September 9, 2006, in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Jeanie was the granddaughter of the late Katherine Stratton of Floyd County.  (FCT'S Sept 20, 2006)

Thomas Hackworth

Age, 70, of Martin, died Friday, September 15, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  Born February 22, 1936, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Green and Martha England Hackworth. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Martin House of Worship. He is survived by his wife, Janice Conn Hackworth. Other survivors include a son, D. J. Hackworth (Michelle) of Phenix City, Alabama; a daughter, Lora Bentley (Donald) Goble of Dwale; two brothers: Romine Hackworth of David, and Henry Hackworth of Magoffin County; and two granddaughters: Krissy Rebecca Lynn Hackworth of Phoenix, Alabama, and Shaina Janalee Bentley of Dwale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Sammy Hackworth and Earl Hackworth; and five sisters: Mary Davis, Lucy Prater, Josephine Baldridge, Irene Slone, and Phoebe Hackworth. Funeral services were held Monday, September 18, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Johnny Patton officiating. Burial was in the Adkins Cemetery at Arkansas Creek, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S Sept 20, 2006)

Bessie Irene Jacobs

Age 72, of Martin, widow of Clifford Jacobs, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2006, at the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 13, 1934, in Dock, the daughter of the late John Ousley and Susie Stephens Ousley. She was a retired factory worker.  Survivors include a step-son, Larry Caudill of Indiana; two brothers: Calvin Dean Ousley of Martin, and Hubert James Ousley of Troy, Tennessee; a sister, Emma Louise Ousley Justice Egbert of Prestonsburg, and three step-grandchildren: Lora Sutton, Minnie Willis, and Bennie Caudill. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Della Loretta Ousley Jacobs. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will folllow in the Ousley Cemetery, Martin, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S Sept 20, 2006)

Dennis "Jim" Martin

Age, 72 of Langley, formerly of Minnie, husband of Laura "Jeanene" Martin, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2006, in the Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born December 14, 1933 in McDowell, the son of the late Edward Martin and Shirley McCown Martin. He was a former coal miner and employee of Hall Funeral Home, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of NRA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: David (Sarah) Martin of Pensacola, Florida, and Brad (Beth) Martin of Langley; three daughters: Traci (Donnie) Burke and Kim (Jose) Dominguez Martin, both of Langley, and Juanita "Tootsie" Smith of Ivel; two brothers: Marvin Martin of Langley, and Edward Keith Martin of McDowell; two sisters: Jamie Martin of Springfield, Missouri, and Joyce Ann Collins of Plymouth, Ohio, 11 grandchildren: Braxton, Rico, Francisco, Wilfredo, Chad, Joshua, Jordan, Blake, Kelsey, Debbie, and Kristi; four great-grandchildren: Tiffany, Ashley, Tori, and Thelia; four nieces, and three nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Benjamin "Frankie" Martin. Funeral services for Dennis "Jim" Martin were conducted Tuesday, September 19, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman George Trent officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, at McDowell, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. (FCT'S Sept 20, 2006)

Edwin V. McComas

Age, 80, of Sandusky, Ohio, born January 6, 1926, in Floyd County, Kentucky, graduated from Maytown High School, served 31 months in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific on the destroyer USS Cushing, lifetime member of the VFW, member of the American Legion, First Christian Church since 1962. He retired from New Departure-Hyatt in 1981, after 33 years, moved to Sandusky in 1948, from eastern Kentucky. Edwin was a master carpenter, an avid spectator and participant of all sports, and enjoyed camping with his family in his younger years. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marianne (Wilson) McComas; daughters: Dawn Ann (Tom) Cooper of Palm Coast, Florida, and Sue Ellen McComas of Huron, Ohio; a brother, Glenn McComas of Cridersville, Ohio; a sister, Wanda Lambert of Lima, Ohio; a cousin, Orville Patton; grandchildren: Rachel Cooper, Kara Czaplicki, Travis Cooper, and Paul Czaplicki; as well as several nieces and nephews. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Maude (Warrens) McComas. He will always be remembered by his loved ones as a best friend, as well as the magical man behind the hooey stick. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19, at First Christian Church, 3410 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, where Edwin lied-in-state from 10 a.m., until the time of service at 11 a.m. Rev. Bob Hoffman officiated. Entombment was in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron, Ohio. Visitation was at the David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Stein Hospice Services Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.(FCT'S Sept 20, 2006)

Edith Haywood Wyatt

Age, 81, formerly of Wayland, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Rosewood Manor Nursing Center, in Galion, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late John and Maggie Haywood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wyatt.  (FCT'S Sept 20, 2006)

Betty Jean (Tinnie) Newman

Age, 68, of Melvin, died Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at McDowell Appalachian Health Care. Born March 1, 1938, in Drift, she was the daughter of the late Maudie Bell Parker Harris, and stepfather, the late Willie Harris. She was a homemaker and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Newman. Survivors include a son and daughters: Curtis Keith Newman, Donna Ramsey, and Debbie Hall, all of Melvin, and Denise Justice of Ligon; two brothers: James Harris of Lenoir, North Carolina, and Billy Joe Harrington of Bypro; four sisters: Hazel McCown and Justine Isaac, both of Detroit, Michigan, Norma From of Louisville, and Pauline Martin of Wheelwright; five grandchildren: Amy, Tamela, Tina, Christal and Jonathan; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth. In addition to her husband, mother, and stepfather, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Earnest Harrington and Eddie Harris; one sister Peggy Meyers; and one grandson, Danny Ray Justice Jr. Fu…Đ„sGET http://adsys.townnews.com/77759340 15, at 1 p.m., at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro, with Louis Ferrari and Ted Burke officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the Church.  (FCT'S Sept 15, 2006)

Laymond “Elwood” Bragg

Age 63, of Eastern, husband of Florine “Rena” Stepp Bragg, died Saturday, September 9, 2006, in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center.  He was born September 9, 1943, in Sarah Ann, West Virginia, a son of the late Troy Hadis and Agnes Ruth Hobbs Bragg. He was a retired businessman, and a member of the Garrett Church of God. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Donald Ray Bragg of Eastern, and Danny Bragg of Prestonsburg; two daughters: Katrena Jayne Tussey and Angie Depoy, both of Prestonsburg; three brothers: Robert Ray Bragg of Columbus, Ohio, Harold Bragg of Charolette, North Carolina, and Marty Bragg of Mooresville, North Carolina; three sisters: Emma Jean Sabbage of Matthews, North Carolina, Violet Victoria Wiley Baker of Merritt Island, Florida, and Kathy Hylton of Florence Alabama; nine grandchildren: Ladonna Mullins, Latasha Bragg, Charity Bragg, Zach Bragg, Tayler Bragg, Sean Ly, Joseph Tussey, Hannah Depoy, and Wesley Depoy; and a great-grandchild, Reagan Mullins. Funeral services for Laymond “Elwood” Bragg were conducted Tuesday, September 12, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Danny Sallee and Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Garrett Church of God.    (FCT'S Sept 13, 2006)

Bethel Bryant

Age, 70, of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born August 23, 1936, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Dorothie Johnson Caudill Hall; she was the stepdaughter of the late Brack Hall. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church in Melvin.  She is survived by her husband, Frank Bryant.  Other survivors include her children: Mary Ann (husband, Charles) Adams of Clay City; Larry (wife, Carolyn) Bryant of Wheelwright; Chris (wife, Crystal) Bryant, of Wheelwright; Christy (husband, Kelly) Lackey of Mt. Sterling; brothers: Arthur (wife, Shirlene) Caudill of Attica, Ohio; Kenny (wife, Sue) Caudill of Willard, Ohio; sisters; Ethel (husband, Art) Tuttle of Plymouth, Ohio; and Geraldine Morgan of Norwalk, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one grandchild; and brothers: Everett, Forrest, and Cornelius Caudill; and one sister, Grethel Pittsenberger. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 9, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Little-Hall Cemetery, in Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. (FCT'S Sept 8, 2006)

Ruthie A. Daniels

Age, 68, of Martin, died Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born February 25, 1938, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Maxie Cooley Allen. She was a librarian for the Floyd County Library Board, and a member of the United Methodist Church at Wheelwright. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Donnie and Sandy Daniels of Melvin; a sister and brother-in-law, Eloise A. and Homer Lee Hall of Hueysville; and three grandchildren: BreAnna, Allison, and Brett. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8, at noon at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby Isaac and Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Cooley Family Cemetery, in Eastern. Visitation is at the funeral home, where services were held at 7 p.m. (FCT'S Sept 8, 2006)

Charles Christopher “Chris” Snavely

Age, 23, of Knoxville, Tennessee, a UT student, formerly of Harrogate, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2006, in Knoxville. Born May 7, 1983, in Ashland, Kentucky, he was the son of Charles G. and Shari Thacker Snavely. He was a member of the Executive Undergraduate Program at UT, Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies, The Golden Key International Honor Society, and had recently acccepted a position with the Brunswick Corpo-ration in its Financial Leadership Development Program. He was a 2001 graduate of the J. Frank White Academy. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Shari Snavely; a sister, Kathryn I. Snavely; his grandfather, John S. Thacker; his grandmother, Arnita C. Snavely; and many other loved ones. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 1, at 11 a.m., at Reece Valley Chapel. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, Kentucky.  (FCT'S Sept 8, 2006)

Roger Frazier

Age, 60, of Thealka, died Friday, August 25, at his residence. Born July 23, 1946, at Wayne, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Paul and Mabel Marie Tomblin Frazier. He was owner/operator of T.M.C. Printing.  Survivors include his wife, Vickie Young Frazier of Thealka; two sons: John Frazier of West Liberty, and Roger Alan Frazier of Gravette, Arkansas; a daughter, Rosemary Shell of Thealka; three brothers: Gary Tomblin of Gulfport, Mississippi; William Paul Frazier of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lonnie Frazier of Sarasota, Florida; and one grandson, John Martin Shell. Private graveside funeral services were held Monday, August 28, at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Big Sandy, or Johnson County Senior Citizens Adult Day Care, by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501. (FCT'S Sept 6, 2006)

Okie Elmer Garrett

Age, 71, of Albion, formerly of Emma, Kentucky, died Thursday, July 20, 2006.  He left Kentucky in the early 50s. He still has lots of relatives and friends in Kentucky. Surviving are three daughters: Mary Cundiff, Cibble Bryant and Juanita Compton; two sons, Elmer G. and Bob; two step-sons, Kenny Jerrell and James Jerrell, longtime companion, Pearline Reed; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Arrangements, are by J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion.  (FCT'S Sept 6, 2006)

Lassie Boyd Hart

Age, 86, of Banner, died Saturday, September 2, 2006, at her residence. Born March 23, 1920, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Lou Conn Boyd. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Hart. Survivors include her sons: Clarence Mulkey of Albion, Michigan, and Donald Hart of Marion; brothers: John Boyd of Dana, and Luther Boyd of Banner; sisters: Mary Jarrell and Goldie Conn, both of Banner; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Mulkey; four brothers: Jim Boyd, Henry Boyd, Turner Boyd, and Alex Boyd; and five sisters: Rosie Lamb, Minnie Crisp, Annie Hatfield, Gracie Boyd, and Claudie Menhart. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 5, at 1 p.m., at the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, in Dana, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Kidd Cemetery (Spurlock Branch) in Dana, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.  (FCT'S Sept 6, 2006)

Angel Ann Kilburn

Age, 19, of Dwale, died Friday, September 1, 2006, on Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Born July 4, 1987, in Martin, she was the daughter of Marion Kilburn of Martin, and Debby Ratliff Kilburn of Monticello. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her grandfather: Donald Ratliff of Dwale; her grandmother, Inez Yates Kilburn of Water Gap; and two brothers: Jeremy Kilburn of Dwale, and James Kilburn of Monticello. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Wanda Conn Ratliff; and her grandfather, Arthur Kilburn. Funeral services were held Monday, September 4, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with ministers of the Martin House of Worship, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S Sept 6, 2006)

Connie King

Age, 54, of Banner, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, the result of an automobile accident in Winchester. Born December 31, 1951, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Wavely King and Lula Justice King. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Arnold Joshua Howell of Lexington and a sister, Nola Nelson of Prestonsburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Joe King. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 6, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial will be in the Justice Family Cemetery, in Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S Sept 6, 2006)

Effie Luster Moore

Passed away, August 31, 2006, after a life of love and devotion to her family. She will be united in heaven with the love of her life, Phillip Luster of Warfield, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Mary Charles Kazee; and her sister and brother-in-law: Goldie and Jake Hunt; and brothers and sisters-in-law: John (Elnor) Kazee, Waston (Essie) Kazee, Ernest (Marie) Kazee, Curtis (Kathryn and Ruth) Kazee, and sister-in-law, Laura “Sis” Kazee all of West Virginia; and special friend, John Lancaster Smith of Louisville, Kentucky. Effie will be sadly missed by her siblings: Lundy Kazee of West Virginia, Christine (Farris) Davis of Ohio, and Maxine (Sonny) Wysiecki of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews. Effie's greatest joy came from time spent with her children: Daniel Luster (Wayne, Debbie) of Kentucky, Ronald Luster (Cathy) of Ohio, and Donna (Bobby) Hook of Paducah, Kentucky; step-son, Charles Moore; and grandchildren: Joshua (Karen) Luster, Lucas (Dawanna) Luster, Erin (Ted) Conn, Robert (Tammy) Hook, and Emily Luster. Known as Sam, Effie wore a bright smile and reached out to everyone with a generous heart, making those who were fortunate enough to meet her, feel special and loved. Born in Stone Coal, West Virginia, on February 14, 1933, Effie was a former Eastern Star in Warfield, Kentucky, and the former owner of the Bloomfield Inn, in S. Bloomfield, Ohio, and Carroll's Restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky. She enjoyed being a wife, a mother, and a Granma Moore to her grandchildren, traveling, shooting pool, bowling, and just seeing people have a good time. The family extends deep appreciation to friends, Brenda Aviles, Lee Burgess, Trudy Helton, Louise Green, and Gladys Jackson, who unselfishly were at Effie's side during her battle with cancer. The family extends a special thank-you to the Lourdes Hospice caregivers, especially Debbie, Elizabeth, Susan and Zelma, for their professionalism as Effie's final days approached. In addition, a warm thank-you is expressed to the employees of Wal-Mart #491 and Martha's Vineyard, for the delivered packages of food and beverages. On Effie's behalf, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 3, at 2 p.m., at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, as the Rev. Ron Waters officiated the celebration of the life of Effie Luster Moore. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. (FCT'S Sept 6, 2006)

Kenneth D. Hall

Age, 55, of Bevinsville, died Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at Pikeville Medical Center, in Pikeville. Born January 19, 1951, in Bevinsville, he was the son of the late Carmel and Leslie Hall. He was a disabled welder.  Survivors include: Four brothers: Irvin Hall, Dennis Hall and Elford Hall, all of Michigan and Elmer Hall of Ohio; two sisters: Loretta Hicks of Bevinsville and Claudette Baker of Michigan; five half-brothers: Addison Hall of Melvin, Gay Hall of Bevinsville, Shannon Hall and Carmel Hall, Jr., both of Weeksbury, and Rocky Hall of Bevinsville; three half-sisters: Dorothy Rogers of Grethel, Gallie Hatfield of Weeksbury and Michelle Girodat of Bevinsville; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Estill Hall, Everett Hall and Richard Hall; and two sisters: Emma Jeanette Spears and Patricia Erdman. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 1, at 10 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S Sept 1, 2006)

Bruce Alan Johnson

Age, 38, of Wheelwright, died Monday, August 28, 2006, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare Emergency Room. Born May 22, 1968, in Lagrange, Indiana, he was the son of Joyce Caldwell Johnson King of Wolcottville, Indiana, and the late Elder Delmas Johnson, and step-son of Charles R. King. He was a former shift supervisor for Otter Creek Correctional Center, in Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Tackett Johnson. Other survivors include: Three brothers:, Delmas Johnson of Hi Hat, Greg Johnson and Willard Johnson, both of Wheelwright; step-brothers and step-sister: Charles Joseph King of Talcum, Robert McKinley King of Lagrange, Indiana, and Sonya Marie Dixon of Avilla, Indiana; father amd mother-in-Law: John D. Tackett of Melvin and Adia Moore of Hi Hat; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 31, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, (Jacks Creek), in Bevinsville, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Arlis Bates Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation, at the church.  (FCT'S Sept 1, 2006)