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Deaths in Eastern Kentucky
as reported in the Floyd County Times Dated

Knott County

June 16, 2003

Bill Hall, 70, of Kite, died Monday, June 9, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Faye Hall. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 12, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Queenie P. Thornsberry, 71, of Kite, died Friday, June 6, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Arthur (Root) Thornsberry. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 9, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 9, 2003

Allen Conley, 65, of Yorktown, Virginia, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, May 14, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hartzles Conley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 17, under the direction of Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, Virginia.

Wesley Clemmons, 76, of Carrie, died Monday, May 19, at the Knott County Nursing Home. He is survived by his wife, Marie Smith Clemons. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 21, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Luther Madden, 70, of Litt Carr, died Friday, May 30, at the Hazard Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Lou Nickles Madden. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 3, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

Jenny Mae Ritchie, 58, of Hazard, died Wednesday, May 21, in Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 24, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

Opal Short, 77, of Garner, died Monday, May 26, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Agnel Short. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 29, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Emily LaPaige Spencer, infant daughter of David Spencer and Lisa Smith of Happy died Monday, May 19, at the U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, May 21, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Emogene Wright Castle, 67, of Ivel, died Monday, May 19, at home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 22, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 2, 2003

Opal Short, 77, of Garner, died Monday, May 26, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 29, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

March 17, 2003

Viola Bates, 87, of Kite, died Friday, March 7, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 11, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

Eunice Bates, 91, of Kite, died Thursday, March 6, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 9, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Ethel Mullins Hall, 77, of Topmost, died Tuesday, March 4, at Appalachian Regional Medical Center, McDowell. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Hall. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 7, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

Russell Hamilton, 72, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, March 4. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 8, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Silas Martin, 65, of Leburn, died Monday, March 3, at Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle Jent Martin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 6, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Blaine Slone, 90, of Craynor, died Wednesday, March 5, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 8, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Sally Jo (Faye) Slone, 65, of Mousie, was dead on arrival Thursday, March 13, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Milford Slone. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 16, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

March 3, 2003

Curtis David Campbell, 57, of Ary, died Sunday, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at home. He is survived by his wife, Erma Stacy Campbell. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 20, under the direction of Engle-Walker Funeral Home.

Earnest Meade, 55, of Mallie, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Leada Sandlin Meade. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 1, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Juanita Brewer Prater, 73, of Emmalena, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 1, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Marcus Slone, 73, of Garner, died Sunday, Feb. 16, at Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard. He is survived by his wife, Avonelle Slone. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 19, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Edna Thomas, 86, of Campbranch, died Thursday, Feb. 20. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 23, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home.

Edith Vance, 72, of Pine Top, died Thursday, Feb. 20, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 24, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Nellie Marie Leslie Webb, 84, of Bluffton, Ohio, native of Kilgore, died Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 26, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

February 24, 2003

Herman Combs, 72, of Franklin, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Monday, Feb. 10, at Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Napier Combs. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 14, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Janice Amburgey Haywood Francis, 86, of Pine Top, died Saturday, Feb. 15, at Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 17, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Floyd W. Mullins, 59, of Fisty, died Saturday, Feb. 15, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Norma Lee Gross Embry Roberts Mullins. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

Allen Owens, 68, of Emmalena, died Monday, Feb. 10, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Owens. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 13, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Estill “Bub” Perkins III, 35, and his stepson, Marcus Ray Messer, 9, of Carrie, died in a fire at their residence, on Thursday, Feb. 13. They are survived by Christine Hollifield Perkins, wife and mother. Joint funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 16, under direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

February 3, 2003

Viola Madelin Chaffins, 71, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died January 21, at Lima Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 25, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Ruby L. Gibson, 64, of Dayton, Ohio, native of Pippa Passes, died Thursday, January 23, at Grandview Hospital, in Dayton. She is survived by her husband, James W. Gibson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 25, under the direction of Walter-Getts Funeral Home.

Ellen Louise Jacobs, 43, of Pine Top, died Monday, January 20, at Hall-Mark Progressive Care Center, Clarksville, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 23, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Cora Sue Patrick Robbins, 64, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Knott County, died Monday, January 20, at West Florida Hospital. She is survived by her husband, William L. “Bill” Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 26, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Marion Short, 76, of Ocala, Florida, native of Knott County, died Thursday, January 23, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 27, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Garland Redford Slone, 45, of Hindman, died Saturday, January 25, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Slone. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 29, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Perry N. Slone, 56, of Hindman, died Friday, January 17, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Madie Slone. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae Newsome, 68, of Hi Hat, died Monday, January 27, at her daughter’s home in Wheelwright. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 31, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

January 27, 2003

Perry N. Slone, 56, of Hindman, died Friday, January 17, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Madie Huff Slone. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

January 13, 2003

Ricky Dean Jacobs, 37, of Garner, died Thursday, January 9, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Polly Jean Johnson Jacobs. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 12, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman.

Dollie Hayes, 80, of Mousie, died Friday, January 3, at the Hazard ARMC. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 6, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

Brian Edwin Moore, 39, of Mousie, died Wednesday, January 8, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Zella S. Moore. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 12, 2 p.m., at Young Funeral Home, Louisa.

J.D. Mosley, 50, of Hindman, died Friday, January 3, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Elesha Renee Hensley Mosley. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 7, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

Dennis Short, 50, of Garner, died Saturday, January 4, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 7, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services