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As reported in the Floyd County Times dated

September 2007

 

 

Myrtle Burke Bates

Age, 86, of Bevinsville, died Monday, September 24, 2007, at the UK Medical Center.  Born on October 22, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Elder Joseph H. and Clara Tackett Burke.    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dingus Bates; her parents, Joseph and Clara; three brothers: James Burke of Frozen, Clarence Burke of Wheelwright, and Jimmy Burke of Albion, Michigan; and a sister, Alberta Burke of Tennessee.  She is survived by a daughter, Zelma B. Johnson (Otis D.) of Bevinsville; three grandchildren: Terri G. Meade (Kenny) of Bevinsville, Kathy L. Prater (Richard) of Jeffersonville, and Dingus Dwain Johnson (April) of West Liberty; and three great-grandchildren: Alena Blackburn (Cody) of Bevinsville, Kristie Marie Blevins of Bevinsville, and Savannah Marie Johnson of West Liberty.  She is also survived by two great-great-grandchildren: Peyton Dwight Blackburn, and Jacob Dylan Johnson of Bevinsville.  She was one of the last two remaining members of the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church that came in the arm given off by the Joppa Church on Saturday, March the 3rd, 1949, where she remained a faithful member of the church for more than 58 years.  Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, September 27, at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church.  Burial followed at the Johnson-Bates Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  Visitation was at the church.  Pallbearers: Dingus Dwain Johnson, Cody D. Blackburn, Richard Prater, Robert Hall, Bobbie Mosely, and Gary Newton.

Ethel McKinney Humble Simpson

Age, 82, died Saturday, September 22, 2007, following an extended illness, at her daughters' residence, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born September 9, 1925, at Printer, the daughter of Harve and Lillie (Yates) McKinney.  On December 1, 1942, she married Carl S. Humble, and he died on October 25, 1995. She moved to Michigan in 1955, and has lived there since, raising her five children: William S. (Bonnie) Humble of Milan, Michigan, Carlotta (Don) Shannon of Drift, Ky., Mary Lou James of Ypsilanti, Michigan, who preceded her in death; Pamela Evans of Napoleon, Michigan, and Lynn (Jim) Smith of Ypsilanti, Michigan. She leaves 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; along with eight siblings, Joe, Del, and Junior McKinney, Syltania Martin, Thora Bentley, and Vivian Collins, all of Floyd County; and Jeanetta Watson and Sherry McKinney of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her daughter, she was also preceded in death by a son, Clyde; her husband, George Simpson; and six siblings: Josephine, Cecil, Luther, Eugene, Bill McKinney and Goldie Spurlock. Ethel was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was employed by the Washtenaw County Health Department for 20 years, until her retirement. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 26, at the Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with Bishop David Sylvester presiding. Burial followed in the Highland Cemetery, there.  Please sign her guest book at: janowiakfuneralhome.com

Jason Braydon Garrett

Age, three weeks old, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 23, 2007, in Pikeville, he was the son of Jason Matthew and Jessica Lynn Ousley Garrett.   Other survivors include a brother and sister: Matthew Scott Garrett and Alyssa Raelyn Garrett, both of Prestonsburg; his paternal grandparents: Dallas Ray Garrett and Kathy Nelson Garrett, both of Prestonsburg; his maternal grandparents: Cledus Ousley of Maytown, and Alvis and Charlene Ousley Scott, of Prestonsburg; and his paternal great-grandmother, Mary Irene Garrett of Prestonsburg.  He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Dallas Garrett.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tom Nelson officiating.  Burial will be in the Anderson-Ousley Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com   (FCT'S) Sept. 21, 2007)
 

Glenda McKinney

Age 46, of Harold, died Friday, September 14, 2007, at her residence. Born May 7, 1961, in Pikeville, she was daughter of Sie B. Hamilton of Harold, and Matilda Mitchell Halsh of Prestonsburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church.  She was raised by Estill and Mary Blankenship of Teaberry.  She is survived by her husband, Darrell McKinney.  Other survivors include two daughters: Beronica Tackett of Pike County and Brandy Nicole Kidd of Honaker; a brother, Kevin Hamilton; seven sisters: Linda Vandimire of Ashland, Patricia Sue McCarty of Dearborn, Michigan, Tina Hamilton of Michigan, Brenda Hamilton of Betsy Layne, Peggy Osborne of Teaberry, Goldie Hamilton of Harold, and Rachelle Wilson of Pikeville; and three grandchildren: Benjamin Wayne, Braxton R,. and Savanah.  Funeral services were held Monday, September 17, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.  Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation, with nightly services, was at the funeral home.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com   (FCT'S) Sept. 21, 2007)

Allie M. Salisbury

Age 94, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at the Riverview Healthcare, Prestonsburg.  Born November 8, 1912, in Pond Creek, she was the daughter of the late Morgan and Louisa Allen Joseph. She was the former owner of a fruit stand in Prestonsburg, and was a member of Rising Sun Ministry.  She was preceded in death by her husband, German Salisbury.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Barbara Joseph of Prestonsburg.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Orrest Holland; seven brothers: Denver Joseph, Corbin Joseph, Estill Joseph, Leonard Joseph, Ueal Joseph, Dayton Joseph Sr., and Golden Joseph; and two sisters: Martha Allen and Mary Adkins.  Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Danny Curry officiating.  Burial will be in the Joseph Family Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S) Sept. 21, 2007) www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com

Cora Lee Tackett

Age 74, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, widow of Darwin Tackett, passed away Friday, September 14, 2007, at the Southwest General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. She was born April 27, 1933, in Buckingham, the daughter of the late Bill Goble Hall and Alice Hall. She was a homemaker and a 30-year volunteer for the Right to Life Foundation.  Survivors include four daughters: Marcy Sheers, Charlotte Tackett, Wanda (Rod) Hamilton, and Wilma (Al) Caniglia; 11 grandchildren: Michael, Sabrina, Billy, Petie, Amy, Julie, Bryan, Nicky, Alison, Roddy and Richie; nine great-grandchildren: Mikey, John, Elizabeth, Michael, Samantha, Bryan, Colin, Randy and Caitlin; and a sister, Glayds. She was the aunt of many.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Julis Lynn Tackett; a grandson, Matthew; brothers and sisters: Burnis, Tempe, Susie, Buddy, Bill Goble, Ella Ree, and Jackie. Funeral services for Cora Lee Tackett will be conducted Friday, September 21, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, in Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation, at the funeral home.   (FCT'S) Sept. 21, 2007)

Pollyanna Owens Wiley

Age, 92, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, September 17, 2007, at High-lands Regional Medical Center. Born January 1, 1915, in Raven, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Owens and Lou Hettie Slone Owens. She was a retired school teacher of the Floyd County Schools. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Avery Wiley, on September 11, 2003. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Ann “Pennie” Wiley of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Voneda Wicker of Dayton, Ohio, Alice Martin of Godwin, North Carolina; and Virginia Fite of Dayton, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Fouts; and four brothers: Curtis Owens, Miles Owens, Marcus Owens, and Devert Owens. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 21, at Carter Funeral Home, with Lawrence Baldrdge officiating. Interment will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation was Thursday, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and Friday, noon until time of service. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.  (FCT'S) Sept. 21, 2007)

Pina Williams

Age 80, of Harold, died Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Born February 11, 1927, in Honaker, she was the daughter of the late Winford and Evelyn Lawson Yates. She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rutherford Williams.  She is survived by her loving companion, Earl Tackett.   In addition to her companion, survivors include four sons: Donnie Williams of Knott County, Tex Williams of Dorton, Sam Williams of Printer, and Dwayne Williams of Pikeville; seven daughters: Eleanor Fields of Dwale, Betty Stewart and Melissa Williams, both of Betsy Layne, Bethel Yates of Printer, Theresa Case of Dorton, Connie Kidd of Honaker, and Vivien Forren of Marianna, Florida; four brothers: Wesley Yates and Okie Yates, both of Honaker, Denver Yates of Wheelwright, and Corbet Yates of Ohio; a sister, Jacquelene Hill of Honaker; 29 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Williams; a daughter, Lydia Williams; two brothers: Kermit Yates and Ernie Yates; a sister, Margie Kidd; a grandchild, and a great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons and others officiating.  Burial will be in the Yates and Lawson Cemetery, in Honaker, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S) Sept. 21, 2007)

Larry Dean “Rooster” Brewer

Age, 56, a life-long musician, died Monday morning, September 10, 2007, at Saint Joseph Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Floyd County, and was the son of the late Betty Allen Thompson and Eugene Thompson of Prestonsburg.  He was the father of Jason Brewer, 26, now attending Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, California; Amy Katherine Brewer, 22, an active-duty corporal in the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed in Iraq; and his beloved Chanc Lynch, 6, who is the son of his fiancee, Tammy Lynch.  Other survivors include his former wife, Lona “Loniece” Elliott Brewer of Allen; his twin sister, Barbara Jean Hancock of Printer; his younger brother, Jimmie Darrell Brewer of Spokane, Washington; nieces, nephews, and many more loving friends and family members. He was a Kentucky Colonel, and worked as a professional musician/drummer for nearly 40 years, performing throughout several states with such bands as: Carrier, Jim Richardson and Purebred, Muddi Creek, Jon Russell and Showdown, Barlow Ridge, Josh Logan, Neon Jones, and Blackwater. He was held in high regard by his fellow musicians for his creative musical talent and his exuberant stage presence. He is remembered by all for his loving and charismatic personality. As he was a ten-year pancreatic cancer survivor; his family is requesting that in honor of his memory, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, to which he was dedicated in helping raise funds for cancer research.  Memorial services will be held at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, Saturday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation on Friday, September 14, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Mae Hamilton

Age, 83, of Teaberry, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007, in Martin County Healthcare, in Inez. Born April 10, 1924, in Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Lovine Kiser Hamilton. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Susanna Goble of Ivel; and two grandchildren: Chelsae and Morgan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Orville Hamilton and Arie Hamilton; three sisters: Draxie Mitchell, Rosie Tackett, and Lizzie Tackett. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jack Woody officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is Wednesday, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.
 

Maxie Lee Cornett Lawson

Age 88, of Drift, widow of Jack Dexter Lawson, died Friday, September 7, 2007, in the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born May 27, 1919 in Boone, North Carolina, a daughter of the late John and Minnie McCloud Cornett. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include five sons, Bobby Lawson, Danny Lawson, and Gregory Lawson, all of Drift, Albert Ray Lawson of McDowell, and Michael Dexter Lawson of David; one daughter, Judy Carolyn Cantrell of Staffordsville; 16 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jackie D. Lawson; and one sister Dixie Lawson. Funeral service for Maxie Lee Cornett Lawson were conducted Sunday, September 9, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Bobby Lawson officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.  Pallbearers: Randy Lawson, Lawson, Rob Kenneth Zack Lawson, Cantrell, Brandon Lawson, Jackie Lawson, and Jamie Lawson.   (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Olive Fern Collins

Age, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, September 9, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born May 29, 1932, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Anderson and Lula Stephens Hatfield. She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lee (Buddy) Collins.  Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Charles Otis Collins, Billy Gene Collins, Paul Douglas and Nola Collins, Michael L. and Melinda Collins, Roger Dale Collins, and Anderson S. and Michelle Collins, all of Prestonsburg, and Phillip Edward and Tracy Collins of Van Lear; a daughter and sonin- law, Olive Ann and James Osborne of Wittensville; a brother, Charles Hatfield of David; three sisters: Virginia Hale and Anna Banks, of Prestonsburg, and Ola Wells of Auxier; nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John Grimm Collins; three daughters: Wanda Lee Messer, Dinia Gail Collins and Carol Collins; four brothers: A.J. Hatfield, W.R. (Bob) Hatfield, Laranzie D. Hatfield; and Anderson Jr. Hatfield, and three sisters: Elizabeth Collins, Janie Mae Bentley and Mary Lucy Hatfield.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 12, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jim Stephens and Gordon Fitch officiating.  Burial will be in the Collins Family Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation, at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com   (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Kenneth J. DeRossett

Age, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, September 9, 2007. Born December 24, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Joe and Leota Leake DeRossett. He was a retired business owner of a service station, and attended the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Crum DeRossett.  Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Donna Carol and Chris Dye of Prestonsburg; a sister, Betty Jo Daniel of Owensboro; a niece, Paula Jo Steele of Salt Lake City, Utah; great nieces and great-nephews: Natalie Jo Steele, Danielle Nicole Steele and John Christopher Steele II.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Jean Music.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 12, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating.  Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home.  Pallbearers: David Powers, Mike Conn, Ed Boggs, Tommy Dillon, Ronnie Music, John Salisbury, and Paul Horn Jr.  Honorary pallbearers: Palmer Homer Powers, Neeley, Frank DeRossett, Paul Horn, Gary Wright, Roscoe Branham, Vincil Cooley, John Earl Dillon, Henry Harris Jr., Bill Hall, and John T. Hill.  (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Nicholas "Nick" Kyle Likens

Age, 13, of Georgetown, brave warrior, lover of life, and skateboard enthusiast, died at his home after a two year battle with Neuroblastoma cancer. He touched many lives and always had a smile on his face. He absolutely loved to skateboard, and any time he wasn't in the hospital or clinic, he was skateboarding, on a quest to improve his skills. He told us that skateboarding was his therapy for dealing with his cancer, and that it actually took his mind off of his pain. The one thing more important than skateboarding, to Nick, was his family and friends. He loved to have a good time, but he would also do anything for his loved ones if they were upset or hurt. Nick was very caring and always thought of others before himself. Survivors include his parents, Shannon Leigh Schuller Likens and Dwayne Likens; a sister, Morganne "Alex" Likens; his grandparents, Connie Jones, Golda Mae DeRossett, and Larry Van Hoose; his great- grandmother, Dorothy Shannon Jones; his aunts and uncles, Gene and Tara Toole; Paul and Megan Van Hoose, Nathan Schuller, and Barry and Vivian DeRossett; his cousins, Lauren, Katherine, Gabriel and Zara Van Hoose, Charlie and Andrew DeRossett, Olivia and Chloe Toole; and his beloved pets, Checkers and Scooby.   Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery by Pastor Steve Flynn.  Casket bearers were: Michael Truitt, Larry Van Hoose, Paul Van Hoose, Barry DeRossett, Gene Toole, and Nathan Schuller.  Visitation was at the funeral home.  We are forever indebted to Dr. Wagner, Lars and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, for the love and devotion in providing Nick the very best care possible.  Donations should be made to the "Nick Likens, Skateboarding Fund," at Central Bank, 100 W. Main Street, Georgetown, Ky. 40324.  This fund will be set up to provide skateboards for underprivileged children, to give them hope through skateboarding, as Nick experienced.  www.johnsonsfuneralhome.com   (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Girdle Moore

Age 95, of McDowell, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2007, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital. He was born February 26, 1912, at McDowell, the son of the late Harry and Fannie Stumbo Moore. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church (Indian Bottom Association) at McDowell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Combs Moore; his brothers: Rufus, Ralph, Ranold, Clyde, Edgle, Ivel, Russell, and Ballard Moore; and a sister, Opal Hayes. He is survived by a son, Donald Gene Moore of Lexington; two daughters, Goria Dean Salisbury of McDowell, and Rosemary Goble of Inez; one brother, Arnold Moore of Cheyenne, Wyoming; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 6, at 11:00 a.m., in the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin.  (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Esther H. Sammons

Age 85 of McDowell, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2007, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, at Prestonsburg. She was born February 18, 1922, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Henry Hamilton and Lizzie Newsome Hamilton Hayes.  She was a retired school teacher with the Floyd County School System, and a retired social worker with the State of Kentucky. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Hamilton Jr., and a sister, Madeline Heinisch.  She is survived by two sons, Michael D. (Debbie) Sammons of Paintsville, and Richard (Carol Sue) Sammons of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Eugene Hamilton of McDowell; grandchildren, Pamela R. Casey, R. Michael (Amanda), Jeffrey and Matthew Sammons; greatgrandchildren, Sarah Kinser, Isaac Kinser IV. Jacob Tyler, and Justin Thomas Sammons; nephews, Ronnie Hall, James B. Hamilton, Larry Hamilton, Darrell Hamilton, Terry R. Heinisch, and Glen Heinisch. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home at Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home.   (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Tava Salisbury Terry

Age 89, of Langley, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007, in the Hazard Nursing Home. She was born September 27, 1917, in Langley, the daughter of the late George B. Salisbury and Mae Moore Salisbury. She was a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church, Langley, and a homemaker.  Survivors include her daughter, Harriett Elaine, and her husband, Keith Hayes of Langley; Elda, and her husband, Dennis Crisp, of Richmond; two stepdaughters: Peggy Burchett of Ivel, and Shelby Blevins of Langley; one stepson, Clinton, and his wife, Mary Terry of Langley; one brother, Haster Salisbury of Ohio; six grandchildren: Jeremy and Shellie Hayes; Kathy, and her husband, Don Savage; Stephanie, Courtney, and Cristina Crisp; and two great-grandchildren: Storm and Skye Savage.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Burrell F. Black, and her second husband, Shelly Hayes; two brothers: D. George Salisbury Ashland and Salisbury; sisters: three Havel Harriett Isom, Lawson, and Anna Mae Taylor.  Funeral services for Tava Salisbury Terry were conducted Thursday, September 6, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Roger Hicks, Jerry Manns, and Randy Osborne officiating.  Burial was in the Harry Lee Moore Cemetery, in Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.  (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Lizzie Jane Hall

Age, 65, of Beaver, died Sunday, September 9, 2007, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1942, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Hairm and Nervia Jane Hall Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Valley Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oley Hall. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: James Eddie and Lynn Hall, and Oley Jr., and Helena Hall, all of Beaver; three daughters and sons-in-law: Janet and Marty Little, Jeanene and James Hamilton, all of Beaver, and Jennifer and Donald Salisbury of Harold; a brother, Frank Johnson of Grethel; 13 grandchildren: Ryan (Sherrice) Hall, Shawn (Jessie) Little, Genell Hamilton, Matthew Little, Josh Gayheart, Allie Gayheart, Marilyn Salisbury, Austin Hall, Isabella Hall, Katelyn Hamiton, J.J. Hamilton, Brett Hamilton, and Jacob Hamilton; five great-grandchildren: Sly Hall, Olivia Little, Bradden Little, Kaylee Pennington, and Gregory Ramey. In addition to her husband and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Wilburn Johnson, Cleveland Johnson, John C. Johnson, Kendrick Johnson, and Milburn Johnson; four sisters: Vassie Bryant, Octavia Newsome, Tanie Johnson, and Sally Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gary Compton officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Family Cemetery, at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Edgar Ray Case Sr.

Age, 62, of West Union, Ohio, formerly of Meigs Township, Adams County, died Saturday, September 8, 2007, at Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman. He was born March 7, 1945, in New London, and was the son of the late John and Essie (Parsons) Case. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Morgan) Case of West Union; four sons: Robert (Carrie) Case and Edgar (Amanda) Case, both of Peebles, Stephen Case of Hillsboro, and John Case of West Union; two daughters: Lori (Christopher) Nichols of Peebles, and Tina Case of West Union; five brothers: James Case, Doug Case, John Case Jr., Jeff Case, and Alroy Case, all of Peebles; one sister, Brenda Robinson of Wamsley; 12 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; several aunts and uncles; and many nieces and nephews. He was a lifetime herb digger, specializing in ginseng and yellow root; he had been a construction worker for D.P. and L., at the Killen Power Plant in Monroe Township, and he was an employee for Tolle Timber Company in Meigs Township. He was a veteran of the Army Reserve. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Edward Allen Case. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union, with Elder Darrell Kidd officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m., until 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Interment will in be Evergreen Cemetery, near Peebles. Arrangements by are Lafferty Funeral Home, at West Union, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lafferty Funeral Home Inc., 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693-1498.   (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)

Hiram C. "Bill" Davis

Age 84, of Pikeville, husband of Peggy L. Davis, died Friday, September 7, 2007, in the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He was born March 6, 1923, in Texas. He was a selfemployed businessman, and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons. Thomas Davis, wife Rebecah; Rick Jones, wife Shelia; two daughters, Lynn Hutchinson, husband Jay; and Deborah Dillabaugh, husband Don; one brother, Bob Davis; 11 grandchildren: Andrew Bowling, Cassie Simmerman, Mandy Hertz (Mike), Leanne Guess (Ryan), Becky Adams (Danny), Keturah, Cameron, Mariah, and Madeline Davis, and Ricky Jones Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Isaac Hertz and Owen Guess.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, Chris Jones.  Funeral service for Hiram C. "Bill" Davis was conducted Monday, September 10, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Sam Crawford officiating.  Burial was in the Stumbo Family Cemetery, Minnie, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.  (FCT'S Sept. 21, 2007)