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BARNETTE, Clyde

1900-1966

Clyde Barnette, 65, of Route 3, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital Wednesday, January 19. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. William Stratton and the Rev. Harold Bond officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born at Irad, KY, on March 20,1900, a son of Mrs. Lou Vina Pigg Barnette of Louisa route 3 and the late William Barnette. He was a gas and oil well driller. Surviving in addition to the mother are the widow, Mrs. Ethel Wheeler Barnette; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Betts of Worthington, OH; two sons, Clyde Barnette, Jr. of Columbus, OH and Paul Barnette of Bellville, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Watkins and Mrs. Goldie Hayes of Columbus, Mrs. Gertrude Ottie of Marysville, OH and Mrs. Carrie Jobe of Beaver, PA; three brothers, Junior Barnette of Chillicothe, OH, Cecil Barnette of Pikeville, and Ova Barnette of Louisa Route 3, and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1966

 

BARTLETT, David Lynn

David Lynn Bartlett, 8, son of Frederick Lynn and Emma Jean Thompson Bartlett of Richardson, KY, died Thursday, January 13, in a Columbus, OH hospital. Other survivors include a sister, Katherine Ann Bartlett at home; his grandparents, Bert Thompson of Louisa and Mrs. Lucy Allen of Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Bartlett Cemetery at Ulysses. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

BIGGS, Adelaide (Burchett)

1880-1966

Mrs. Adelaide Biggs, 85, of Louisa, died Saturday, afternoon in a Russell, KY nursing home after a long illness. She was the widow of Dr. James Davis Biggs. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp, the Rev. William L. Stratton and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. She was born July 30, 1880, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Major Druary J. and Adelaide Jones Burchett and had spent most of her life in Louisa. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and the Woman's Society of Christian Science. The nearest surviving relatives are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. T. W. Hodge of Ashland and J. D. Ratcliff of New York, a feature writher on the staff of the Reader's Digest. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

BLANKENSHIP, Frank P.

1891-1966

Frank P. Blankenship, 74, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Church of God, of which of he was a member, with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. He was born at Argo, KY, on August 1, 1891, a son of the late Richard F. and Julia Coleman Blankenship, and was a retired coal miner. He formerly worked at Majectic, KY. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nancy Justice Blankenship; three daughters, Mrs. Lewis Lambent and Mrs. Bascom Castle of Fort Gay and Miss Bethel Blankenship at home; four sons, Hansel Blankenship of Dayton, OH, Eric Blankenship, Garden Grove, CA, Lloyd Blankenship of Kokomo, IN and Newfred Blankenship of Fort Gay and four grandchildren. The body was taken to the home form the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

BLANKENSHIP, Oscar W.

1889-1966

Oscar W. Blankenship, 76, of Louisa, died in a local hospital Friday evening. A retired livestock dealer, he was born at Louisa, May 10, 1889, the son of the late Daniel W. and Mary Ella Justice Blankenship. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lona Belle West Blankenship; two sons, Wayne and H. E. Blankenship, both of Louisa, three sisters, Mrs. Bill Bush of Dayton, OH, Mrs. George Alley of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Howell Callahan of Ashland, KY and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1966

 

BROMLEY, Leon Y.

1899-1966

Leon Y. Bromley, 66, a resident of the Ventura Hotel, Ashland, died Friday at 11:15 a.m. in a Huntington hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. L. R. Buskirk officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bromley was born July 15, 1899, in Louisa, a son of the late Dr. W. W. Bromley, a physician, and Mary York Bromley. He was a graduate of Georgetown College and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the Louisa Post, American Legion and the Louisa Lodge, F & AM. Survivors include one son, Wayne Leon Bromley of Washington, D. C. and one sister, Mrs. Clara Bromley Horne of Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1966

 

CARTER, Alexander

1882-1966

Alexander (Eck) Carter, 83, of Adams, KY died Saturday in an Ashland hospital following a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Adams. Born February 9, 1882, at Adams, KY, he was a son of the Cox and Cynthia Thompson Carter. He was a retired employee of Columbus Transit Co. and a rural mail carrier at Adams. His wife, Mrs. Ethel Carter, died in 1955. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Henry Crabtree, and a son, Arnold G. Carter, both of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Ball of Louisa and Mrs. Arlie Burton of Columbus, three brothers, Robert, James and Lafe Carter all of Columbus, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1966

 

CHILDERS, Julia (Preston)

1885-1966

Mrs. Julia Preston Childers, 80, of Louisa, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Little Ethel Baptist Church on Georges Creek with the Rev. German Walters and Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery there. Born April 24, 1886, at Richardson, KY, she was a daughter of the late Asbury and Elifa Borders Preston. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Della Ray Miller of Ashland, a son, Jesse Childers of Louisa, 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and a half brother, John Preston of Georges Creek. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

COMPTON, John

1872-1966

John Compton, 93, of Hite, KY, died last Saturday in a Paintsville hospital. Born August 2, 1872, in Lawrence county, he was a son of the late Jim and Rebecca Compton. His widow, Mrs. Aggie Ousley Compton survives. Two previous wives, Ida Hall Compton and Letha Scott Roark Compton, preceded him in death. Surviving are five sons, James Compton of Russell, KY, Scott Compton of Martin, KY, Charlie Compton of Hite, and Columbus and Basel Compton, both of Harold, KY; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Isaac of Martin and Mrs. Gypsy Collins and Mrs. Laura Crisp both of Martin, and Mrs. Rebecca Spurlock of Printer, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Hall of Buckeye Lake, OH, Mrs. Mary Jennings of Canton, OH and Mrs. Gypsy Kimbel of Cambridge, OH; 37 grandchildren and 75 great grandchildren. He had been a member of the Regular Baptist Church for 17 years, and was a retired miner and farmer. He had been in ill health for the past five years. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge at Prestonsburg, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Salisbury Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Dingus Cemetery at Martin, KY. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

CRONIN, Mary (Sparks)

1907-1966

Mrs. James Cronin, 59, of Hartford City, IN, the former Mary Sparks, of Louisa, succumbed Tuesday night, January 18, in a Muncy, IN hospital where she had entered a short time before for a checkup. Before her first marriage to the late Graden McGranahan, she resided in Louisa with an uncle and aunt, the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kouns, and was an active member of the First Christian Church. Following her marriage to Mr. McGranahan she resided in Paducah, KY, where her two sons were born, one of whom is deceased, the other son, Mack McGranahan, resides with  his family in Lexington. The deceased was a daughter of the late Dr. W. E. and Tabitha Moore Sparks, natives of the Blaine section. Sometime following the death of her first husband, she was associated with the State Park System. It was there that she met and married Mr. Cronin and had resided in Indiana since that time. He preceded her in death about three years ago. Funeral rites included a short prayer service, Friday at her home in Hartford and in Lexington Saturday at the Milward Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Final rites were held at the graveside at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland where interment was made by the side of Mr. McGranahan. Survivors include one son, Mack McGranahan, of Lexington, a brother, William Edward Sparks of Sandy Hook, KY and several close relatives. Among the relatives attending graveside rites were Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Moore, Mrs. W. E. Kouns, Louisa, Lt. Col. Charles Kouns of Chapel Hill, NC, Mrs. Harold Rosmussin and son, James H. Holbrook, Jr., of New York, Mrs. Julia Hewlett of Richmond, KY, Mr. and Mrs. John Young of Winchester, Mr. M. E. Sparks of Russell, and Mr. W. J. Moore of Morehead, KY. Big Sandy News, January 27,1 966

 

FLUTY, Thomas Harrison

1888-1966

Thomas Harrison Fluty, 77, of Fort Gay, WV, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Friendship United Baptist Church, near Louisa, with the Rev. Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fluty-Lick Cemetery near Louisa. Born December 21, 1888, at Calf Creek, KY, he was a son of the late Thomas and Jennie Smith Fluty. He was a retired Chattaroy coal miner and had lived at Fort Gay for 21 years. He had been mayor of Fort Gay for six years, and was a member of the Vinson Masonic Lodge, 68, which conducted graveside services. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sedella Judd Fluty, five daughters, Mrs. Tracy McCoy of Louisa, Mrs. Sherman Endicott and Mrs. Eugene Meade, both of Fort Gay, Mrs. Byron Albert of Eaton, OH and Miss Maude Fluty, at home; three sons the Rev. Ray Fluty of Louisa, Carl Fluty of Fort Gay and Harold Fluty of Eaton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Preston of Job, KY, Mrs. Alice Marcum of Louisa and Mrs. Rail Runyon of Beauty, KY; two brothers, Lum and Ted Fluty of Louisa; 32 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, January 27, 1966

 

MAYNARD, Charles Samuel

1884-1966

Charles Samuel Maynard, 81, of Louisa Route 1, died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating, and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born February 17, 1884, a son of the late Thomas and Jane Fitzpatrick Maynard, and was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ollie Gose Maynard to whom he had been married for 54 years, two daughters, Mrs. Greaties Miller of Columbus and Miss Lotus Maynard, at home; a son, Charles Edwin Maynard of Reynoldsburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Colista Childers of Westwood, KY; three brothers, John F. Maynard of Richardson, KY, Drew Maynard of Logan, WV and Allen Maynard of Ohio, and six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1966

 

NEFF, Charles L.

1880-1966

The Rev. Charles L. Neff, 85, of Louisa, a retired Methodist minister, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday in a Russell, KY, nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Perry and the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery in Floyd County, KY. Mr. Neff held pastorates in West Virginia and Kentucky churches for 31 years. He was born February 24, 1880 at Mount Nebo, WV. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Zeola Williams Neff; two daughters, Mrs. B. F. Amidon of Fargo, ND and Mrs. B. A. Wells, Jr., Springfield, VA; a son, James S. Neff of Richmond, VA and 7 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1966

 

NEW, Caudill C.

1879-1966

Caudill C. New, 86, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, January 6 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson and the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. He was born at Ransom in Pike County, KY, on December 13, 1879, a son of the late John and Nancy Davis New. He was a retired coal mine superintendent and a member of the Baptist Church, O'Brian Masonic Lodge 101 at Williamson and was a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hester Wellman New; two daughters, Mrs. Madge Lowe of Huntington and Mrs. Mildred B. Lakin of Charleston, SC; five sons, Ernest and J. C. New of Fort Gay, Audie New of Beverly, WV, Charles W. New of Ravenswood, WV and O. B. New of Belpre, OH; 26 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1966

 

PETERS, Frank Ellsworth

1895-1966

Frank Ellsworth Peters, 70, native of Lawrence County, died Monday in Huntington. Born November 10, 1895, a son of the late Charles E. and Cuzzie Robinson Peters, he was a former employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company as a painter until retirement five years ago. He was a member of South Side Methodist Church in Huntington. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Effie Price Peters, a son, Frank Wilson Peters of Huntington, three brothers, Carmi Peters of Louisa, Charles E. Peters of Huntington and Everett Peters of Chesapeake, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Scheneider Funeral Home at Chesapeake. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1966

 

ROSKEY, Herman Charles (Hiram)

1889-1966

Herman Charles (Hiram) Roskey, 76, of Fort Gay, Route 1, a retired Logan County, WV coal operator, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Roskey Cemetery at Fort Gay. He was born at Peach Orchard, KY on October 4, 1889, a son of the late Herman and Mary Ellen Salyers Roskey. He was a member of Aracoma Lodge 99, AF & AM and was to have received a 50 year membership pin from the organization. Survivors include 2 sons, Howard Roskey of Holden, WV and Charles Roskey of Fort Gay route 1; a half sister, Mrs. Andy Hatcher of Huntington, a stepsister, Miss Myrtle Small of Huntington, and two stepbrothers, Charles Small of Logan and Earl Small of Ashland. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Bertha (Spencer)

1894-1966

Mrs. Bertha Thompson, 72, of Louisa, Route 1, died Saturday night at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. William Moore officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery on Route 1. Born January 8, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Allen H. and Jane Payne Spencer. She was the widow of Amos Thompson. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Dorothy Thompson of Columbus, OH, and two sons, Morton Watson Thompson of Columbus and Willis Thompson of Louisa, Route 1, also one grandchild. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence were it remained until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Graydon

1910-1966

Graydon Thompson, 55, of Louisa, Route 1, who died Monday in a Louisa hospital, will be buried on Louisa Route 1 following funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) at the Meade's Branch Free Will Baptist church with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. He was born October 30, 1910, a son of the late George and Ida Robinette Thompson, and was a retired farmer. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Roy VanHoose of Louisa Route 1, and Mrs. Mitchell Boyd of North Lewisburg, OH; two brothers, Ernie Thompson of Louisa, Route 1, and Milt Thompson of Columbus, OH. The body was taken tot he VanHoose home from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 13, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Marion

1884-1966

Marion Thompson, 81, of Louisa, Route 2, died Thursday, December 30, at his home. He was born in Lawrence County, on December 4, 1884, a son of the late John and Rebecca Conn Thompson, and was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucy Bates Thompson, six daughters, Mrs. John Williamson of Cleveland, Mrs. Bert Childers and Mrs. Pat Spurlock of Rockwood, MI, Mrs. Granville Maynard and Mrs. Ruth Roberts of Louisa Route 2, and Mrs. Willard Stedman in California; six sons, Cecil, Lee and Ray Thompson of Louisa Route 2, Bert and Jay Thompson of Rockwood and Everett Thompson of Mansfield, OH; 40 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home Saturday at the residence where funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1p.m. by Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. Big Sandy News, January 6, 1966

 

TRIPLETT, Permelia (Holbrook)

1874-1966

Mrs. Permelia Triplett, 91, of Webbville, KY, Route 1, died Saturday night at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Brammer Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Cemetery on Webbville route 1. Born October 4, 1874, at Webbville, she was a daughter of the late John and Martha Blankenship Holbrook. She was the widow of Dan Triplett, who died in 1927. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Young of Wellston, OH, Mrs. Martha Jones of Vanceburg, KY and Mrs. Ella Large of Webbville; four sons, Johnny, Watson, Elmer and Lewis Triplett of Webbville; 40 grandchildren; 94 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lora Jones of Grayson, KY and Mrs. Lisa Clevenger of Columbus, OH, and two brothers, George Holbrook of Columbus and Bill Holbrook of Fallsburg, KY. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

VANHOOSE, Edmond C.

1908-1966

Edmond C. VanHoose, 58, native of Johnson County, former associate of the VanHoose Lumber Company in Louisa, died unexpectedly on Friday morning in Sebring, FL. Mr. VanHoose had lived in Sebring for the past ten years going there from Louisa where he operated his own real estate agency. His family was notified that he had suffered a heart attack Thursday evening and had seemed to be recovering but died Friday after a second seizure. Surviving are his wife, his mother, Mrs. Gracie VanHoose of Nippa, KY; three brothers, Ollie VanHoose of Wittensville, Estil VanHoose of Nippa, and Burns VanHoose, Jr., of Dayton, OH and a sister, Mrs. Eunice Adams of Warton, WV. Funeral services were conducted Sunday in Florida. The members of his family left Saturday by motor to attend the rites there. He was a former member of the First Christian Church of Louisa. Big Sandy News, January 20, 1966

 

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ADKINS, Harvey

1914-1966

Harvey Adkins, 51, of Route 3, Louisa, died Wednesday morning February 9, in a Huntington hospital. Born on May 19, 1914, at Louisa, he was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Rutha Spellman Adkins, a son, Charles Adkins at home and two half brothers, Willie J. Adkins of Columbus and Chester H. Chapman, of Columbus, mother, Mrs. Hester Adkins Chapman. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1966

 

BARNETTE, Louvina (Pigg)

1872-1966

Mrs. Louvina Barnette, 93, of Louisa Route 3, died Tuesday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Willis and Louise Berry Pigg and was the widow of William Barnette, who died in 1959. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Watkins and Mrs. Goldie Hayes of Columbus, Mrs. Gertrude Ottie of Marysville, OH, and Mrs. Carrie Jobe of Beaver, PA; four sons, Junior Barnette of Chillicothe, OH, Cecil and Willis Barnette of Pikeville and Ova Barnette of Louisa, Route 3, and 29 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1966

 

BARTRAM, Ezra

1875-1966

Ezra Bartram, 90, of Fort Gay, route 1, died Wednesday morning February 9, at his home. Born on June 5, 1875, at Fort Gay, he was the son of the late Samuel and Mary Sisson Bartram and the husband of the late Mary Vickers Bartram. He was a retired carpenter of the Norfolk and Western Railway. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Billups Cemetery at Fort Gay. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Albert McCloud of Fort Gay Route 1, Mrs. Kay Gilpin of Couderspont, PA, and Mrs. Delmer Cotton of Rittman, OH, three sons, Arnold Bartram of Orrville, OH; Lionel and Harland Bartram of Rittman; a sister, Mrs. Noah Akers of Ceredo; 15 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1966

 

BRADLEY, Celsus Frank

1907-1966

Celsus Frank Bradley, 58, of Louisa Star Route, died Sunday at his home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by Greenhill Lodge, F & AM of Bolts Fork, of which he was a member. He was employed as an electric welder for the Ashland Oil & Refining Co., for the past 23 years. Born December 26, 1907, at Louisa, he was a son of the late George Franklin and Minnie Chaffin Bradley. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Zelda Ekers Bradley; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Black of Huntington and Miss Virginia Ruth Bradley, at home; a son, Billie Frank Bradley of Louisa, Route 4; one grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Eskel Carter of Louisa and Mrs. Charles Rayburn and Miss Evalena Bradley of Ashland and two brothers, Arlie Bradley of Ashland and Dempsey Bradley of Louisa. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1966

 

 

CALLAWAY, Edna (Wellman)

1878-1966

Mrs. Edna Wellman Callaway, 88, of 324 North Jefferson Street, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of about 2 months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Born on February 13, 1878, at Walbridge, KY, she was a daughter of the late Van B. and Peggy See Wellman, and the widow of Bert Callaway who died in 1948,. She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. M. H. Laberknight of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Clyde Hatfield of Bluefield, WV; a son, Claude R. Callaway of Waukegan, IL, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Stella Meeks of Detroit and a brother, Ira Wellman of Mill Creek, WV. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1966

 

CHURCH, Armilda (Queen)

1932-1966

Armilda Church, 33, of West Jefferson, OH, formerly of Louisa, died Tuesday, February 15, 5:30 a.m. at her home after a one week illness. Mrs. Church was born October 12, 1932, at Kiahsville, WV, a daughter of the late Albert and Artie Craft Queen. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles Ray Church, West Jefferson, one daughter, Carolyn Marie, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ervin Humble and Mrs. Ernesst Burchett, both of West Jefferson; four brothers, Dolliver J., Wiley, and King Albert Queen, all of Wayne, WV and Abbie Queen of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnson Queen of Lavalette, WV officiating. Burial was in the James Cemetery at Kiahsville. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1966

 

CLARK, Tom

1913-1966

Tom Clark, 52, of Louisa, was found dead in bed Saturday at his home on Lackey Street. He had been dead about 18 hours before the body was discovered. At a coroner's inquest, Coroner Eugene Hensley, ruled that death was due to natural causes. Born December 24, 1913, in Louisa, he was a son of Lewis Clark of Cincinnati, OH, and the late Harriett Fraley Clark. He was employed by the C & O Railway for 16 years. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Earl Strickland of Cincinnati; 3 brothers, Fred Clark of New York City, Wesley Clark of Cincinnati and Alex (Lightning) Clark of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1966

 

CORDLE, Zella Rose

1895-1966

Funeral services for Mrs. Zella Cordle of Blaine, who died Wednesday, February 9, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Old Hood Church by Elders Milt Cordle, Tommy Bailey, Tommy Dalton. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cordle was the daughter of the late Charlie and Minerva Slone Ross. Surviving are her husband, Minuard; three step sons, Minuard, Jr., and Charles Cordle, of Blaine and Walker Cordle of Columbus, OH, three step daughters, Norma Cordle and Mrs. Bernine Jenkins, both of Galloway, OH, and Maggie Cordle of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Walter, Isaac, and Hershel Ross all of Sunbury, OH, five sisters, Mrs. Zora Green, Blaine, Mrs. Lilva Bayes of South Webster, OH, Susie Cordle and Magdalene Bayes, both of Minford, OH, and Cynthia Cordle of Cherokee, KY. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1966

 

HOLT, Minerva Elizabeth (Baldwin)

1895-1966

Mrs. Minerva Elizabeth Holt, 70, route 2, Fort Gay, WV died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, in a Huntington hospital after a 13 month illness. She was born December 29,1 895, at Dickenson County, VA a daughter of the late Alfred and Rose Sutherin Baldwin. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. H. H. Ross, officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Mike Holt, four daughters, Mrs. Irene Greathouse, Fort Gay, Mrs. Hazel Puckett and Mrs. Opal Wellman, both of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Mary Nelson, Grand Rapids, MI, two sons, Clyde Holt, Fort Gay, and Charles Holt, Jr., Columbus, OH, seven sisters, Mrs. Rinda Stewart and Mrs. Dixie Clark, both of Greenup, Mrs. Mae Baisden, Lake City, FL, Mrs. Mamie Johnson, Kenova, Mrs. Marie Reinhart, Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Bernie Maxwell, Fort Wayne, IN, Mrs. Lucille Bell, Albuquerque, NM; one brother, Albert Baldwin, Pineville, WV. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1966

 

KINSTLER, L. T.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. for L. T. Kinstler, 77, of Kenova, WV, who died Saturday morning following an illness of a few months. Mr. Kinstler was a retired ticket agent for the Norfolk & Western Railway and a long time Kenova resident. Services were held at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, conducted by the Rev. T. K. Evans, Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kinstler, a native of Fort Gay, retired in 1955 after 49 years with the railway. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emmer Vaughan Kinstler; two sons, L. T. Kinstler, Jr., of Huntington and Frank Kinstler of Kenova; a daughter, Mrs. George I. Neal of Huntington; two brothers, James Kinstler of Louisa, and H. F. Kinstler of Clearwater, FL; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Yates of Kenova, and two grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1966

 

PACK, Fenton

1880-1966

Funeral services for Fenton Pack, 86, of Ulysses, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, from the Jones and Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial was in the Ira Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Pack was born in Lawrence County, a son of the late Marion and Trinvella Lyons Pack. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pricie Burton Pack; four sons, Fred of Lowmansville, KY, Roscoe, Alpha and Harkless Pack, all of Thealka, KY; three daughters, Mrs. Oakie Ratliff of Paintsville, Mrs. Alka VanHoose of Columbus, and Mrs. Pauline Hurt of Dayton, OH. Big Sandy News, February 17, 1966

 

PENNINGTON, Ethel Marie (Dean)

1919-1966

Mrs. Ethel Marie Pennington, 46, of Fort Gay, WV, died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital after a three month illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church near Fort Gay, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Dean Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. Born April 28, 1919, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Benton and Eliza Travis Dean. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Albert (Gabe) Pennington, five daughters, Mrs. Robert Lester of Fort Gay, Mrs. William Holland of Wayne, and Judy, Vinnie Sue, and Vickie Pennington, at home; four sons, Billy Dean Pennington of Chicago, and Roger Dale, Gabe Allen and Donald Pennington, at home; two stepsons, Russell Pennington of Duluth, Minn., and Thomas Pennington of Huntington; 3 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Kirkpatrick of Chicago, and four brothers, Millard Dean of Sciotoville, OH and Robert Clyde and Buell Dean of Chicago. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 10,1 966

 

PRESTON, Marie (Burchett)

1899-1966

Mrs. Marie Burchett Preston, 67, died in a fire at her Louisa Route 1 home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Her husband, Jay P. Preston, who attempted to rescue her from the flaming six-room house, was treated at a Louisa Clinic for burns. Reports indicated the fire started in the kitchen of the house when a skillet of grease caught fire.  Attempts to extinguish the blaze with water only spread the flames, it was reported. The woman was trapped inside the 2-story frame house which is located on Charley Road, 12 miles south of here. Lawrence County Sheriff Charley Lemaster said the couple lived alone at the house.

 

Mrs. Preston, born January 8, 1899, daughter of the late J. D. Burchett, was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 47 years. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2:00 p.m. from Bell’s Chapel with the Rev. Byrd Webb and Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery on Route 1. Survivors, other than the husband, are five daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Pack, Pataskala, OH, Mrs. John Troutman, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Gerald Caudill, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Gallie Isaac, Jr., Louisa; and Mrs. Raymond O’Neal, Lexington, Ky; five sons, Gerald Preston, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, John B. and Eugene Stanley Preston of Columbus, Jack Preston, Waynesville, Ohio, and Don W. Preston, Dayton; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers W. M. and R. B. Burchett of Virgie, KY. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church in time for funeral services. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1966

 

RATCLIFFE, Elaine

1966-1966

Elaine Ratcliffe, day old daughter of Jimmy and Janet Nelson Ratcliffe of Louisa, Route 3, died Monday evening, February 14, in a Columbus, OH hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday February 16, at the Derifield Cemetery, Louisa, Route 5, by the Rev. Lee gore. Additional survivors include a sister, Sandra Ratcliffe at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ratcliffe of Clifford, KY, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elsie Nelson of Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1966

 

SKAGGS, William Wallace

1892-1966

William Wallace Skaggs, 74, of Louisa, died Thursday afternoon, February 3, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Born on January 24, 1892, at Red Bush, KY, he was a son of the late Peter Frances and Sarah Ann Skaggs. He was a salesman for Hampton Grocery Co., for 42 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Alka Wheeler Skaggs, four daughters, Mrs. Charles W. Brown of Ironton, Mrs. Jack Osborne of Nelsonville, OH, Mrs. William Bartram of Grove City, OH, and Mrs. Glen Bartram of Columbus; two sons, C. B. Skaggs of Logan, WV and Edward Skaggs, at home; a sister, Mrs. George Minnick of Columbus, and two brothers, Clint C. Skaggs of Louisa and M. L. Skaggs of Flat Gap, KY and 10 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1966

 

SPARKS, Perlina

1889-1966

Miss Perlina Sparks, 76, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday, February 16, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Burial Park at Wheelersburg, OH. Born June 12, 1889, at Blaine, she was a daughter of the late Lincoln and Nancy Sparks. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Lulu Sparks, Mrs. Mary Figlolo and Mrs. Martha Meeks, all of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lucy Salyers of Wheelersburg, and Mrs. Minnie Moore of West Portsmouth, and five brothers, Samuel Thomas Sparks, Clarkstown, OH, John Sparks of Baltimore, MD, Eugene and Russell Sparks, both of Blaine and Virgil Sparks of Ft. Sulphur, LA. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1966

 

SPENCER, Nell (Moore)

1895-1966

Mrs. Nell Moore Spencer, 70, of 3445 Central Ave., Ashland, KY, died following a five day illness. Mrs. Spencer was born September 5, 1895, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late John D. Moore and Nancy Lee Holbrook Moore. She was a member of the Kingston Baptist Church in West Virginia. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carrington Webb of Ashland, a son, John Spencer of Akron, OH; four grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Karrie Berry and Mrs. Mable Dean, both of Columbus, OH, formerly of Blaine, and an aunt, of Mrs. W. Paul Young, Louisa, Route 4. Her husband, the Rev. Anderson Lewis Spencer, preceded her in death in 1965. She was a lifelong resident of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1:30 at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland by the Rev. Ira McMillen. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, February 3, 1966

 

STUMP, Margaret (See)

1884-1966

Mrs. Margaret See Stump, 81, of Louisa, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Riverview Hospital, Louisa, after a long illness. She was born February 12, 1884, at Walbridge, KY, a daughter of the late Samuel and Lucy Belle Burchett See. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa, was a former manager of clubhouse for Consolidated Coal Co., at Jenkins, and owned and operated Cypress Inn, here, before retiring. She was the widow of Alex F. Stump. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery on Louisa Route 2. Surviving are two brothers, W. W.  See of Ashland and J. Crit See of Galion, OH, a foster daughter, Mrs. Edward Williams of Covington, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were M. S. Rice, Dr. John N. Ryan, Alvas See, H.H. Roberts, Jack Stump, Henry See, Jr., and Billy Williams. Big Sandy News, February 10, 1966

 

WRIGHT, Homer, Jr.

1921-1966

Homer Wright, Jr., 44, of Louisa, well known citizen who was co-owner of jewelry stores here and at Prestonsburg, KY, died Friday in a Lexington hospital following a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Louisa with the Rev. Lee A. Gore officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with Rev. J. C. Hager conducting graveside rites. An overflow crowd attended the services and flowers were in profusion. He was born April 10, 1921, in Ashland, a son of Mrs. Nona McClelland Wright of Louisa and the late Homer Wright. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisa for 20 years, Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM, and the W. O. Johnson Post 89, American Legion. He was a past district commander of the Legion and was a veteran of World War II. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Patsy Shannon Wright; a son, Homer Wright, III, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Garred See of Frankfort, KY, and Miss Andrea Christian Wright at home; two brothers, Clifford Wright of Prestonsburg and Chesley Wright of Louisa and two sisters, Mrs. Vinson L. Moore of Louisa and Mrs. Herbert Ball of Dayton, OH. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the church to lie in state an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, February 24, 1966

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BOOTH, Daniel

1887-1966

Daniel Booth, 78, of Fort Gay, died Sunday at his home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Missionary Baptist Church of which he was a member, with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson and the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in Fort Gay Cemetery. He was a retired machinist for the Norfolk & Western Railway in the Williamson yards. Born August 14, 1887, in Martin County, KY he was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Pope Booth, two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Crump, at home, and Mrs. David E. Kearns of Louisa, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ray Pinson of Roanoke, VA; a step son, Millard Fluty of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Woodrow Riley of Tennessee and Mrs. Melissa Spaulding of Covington, KY and four grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Pallbearers were the grandsons, David C. Kearns, Millard Fluty, Jr., Dan Watts, and Douglas, Donald and James Pinson. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

BOYS, D. P.

1899-1966

D. P. Boys, 67, of Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Portsmouth, OH, died March 23 at 4 p.m. in a Florida hospital. Born February 5, 1899, at Fort Gay, WV, he was a son of the late R. L. and Susie Noble Boys. He had resided in Fort Pierce for the past five years, moving there from Portsmouth. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Portsmouth, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers in Portsmouth, a veteran of World War I. He was a retired N & W engineer after 30 years of service. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maude Lakin Boys; one son, Glen Boys of Albany, GA, two sisters, Mrs. Charles Frazier of Columbus, OH and Mrs. John Davis of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Willis Boys of Toledo, OH, and Walter Boys of Prichard, WV; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Lakin Cemetery at Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1966

 

BURGESS, Clyde  E.

1895-1966

Clyde E. Burgess, 70, of Louisa, Route 1, who died Sunday, was buried in the Preston Cemetery at Patrick on Louisa Route 2 after funeral services Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Mr. Burgess, a retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway locomotive engineer who worked on the Big Sandy division, was born June 7, 1895, a son of the late Edward and Victoria Bond Burgess. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gussie Preston Burgess; three sons, Robert W. Burgess, of Louisa, Route 2, Berl A. Burgess of Dayton, OH, and Paul David Burgess of Richardson, KY; two brothers, A. C. Burgess of Louisa, Route 2, and Charles E. Burgess of Morehead, KY and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1966

 

BURGESS, Victoria Elizabeth (Elam)

1875-1966

Mrs. Victoria Burgess, 91, of Louisa, Route 1, died Monday morning at 6 a.m. at her home after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted from the Young Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Perry and Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Mrs. Burgess was born January 3, 1875, in Lawrence County, a daughter of Emily Grant Botner and Mathew McClure Elam. Her late husband, Malcolm Lee Burgess, came from a line of early settlers and landholders of this area. Mrs. Burgess was a life long member of the Methodist Church and had transferred her membership to the Louisa Methodist Church several years ago. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lee Ketzel and Mrs. W. A. Cheek of Louisa, Mrs. H. W. Hatfield of Huntington, Miss Julia Burgess, Louisville, two sons, Thomas A. Burgess and Dr. F. E. Burgess at home; three grandchildren, Mrs. Darwin Turpin, Richmond, KY, Mrs. Kermit McGinnis, Huntington, WV, W. A. Check, II, a student at the University of Kentucky; and four great grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Arthur M. Elam of Bowling Green, KY. Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Willie Jane Williamson. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1966

 

BURTON, Cora (Moore)

1888-1966

Mrs. Cora Burton Moore, 78, of Columbus, formerly of Lawrence County, died Friday in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. from the Dry Ridge Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Bruial was in the Moore Cemetery at Adams, KY. Born January 15, 1888 at Adams, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Victoria Chaffins Burton. Her husband, the Rev. Charles W. Moore, died in 1948. Survivors include nine daughters, Mrs. Ruth Adams of Worthington, OH, Mrs. Pearl Moore, Mrs. Alvie Gussler, Mrs. Helen Kredel and Mrs. Willie Kelly of Columbus, Mrs. Charlie DeBoard of Canal Winchester, OH, Mrs. John Boron of Detroit, Mrs. Leonard Gussler of Adams, and Mrs. Joe Crabtree of Grove City, OH; and three sons, Isaac Moore of Delaware, OH, Russell Moore of Flatwoods, KY and Paul Moore of Columbus. the Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

 

CYRUS, Eunice (Keene)

1927-1966

Mrs. Eunice Keene Cyrus, 38, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV died Friday at her home. Born May 5, 1927, she was a daughter of Martin and Ruby Johnson Keene of Fort Gay, Route 2. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Interment was made in the Greenbrier Cemetery on Route 4, Fort Gay, WV. Additional survivors include the husband, Wilburn Cyrus, two sons, Ernest Hall and Mark Cyrus of Mansfield; a step son, Jerry Cyrus of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Kitchen of Wayne, WV, Mrs. Robert Hamilton of Chicago, and Miss Gail Keene of Fort Gay, and four brothers, Drewey Keene of Fort Gay, Route 1, James and Rodney Keene of Fort Gay, Route 2, and Lloyd Keene with the Navy in Boston. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1966

 

DANIEL, Jessie (Hayes)

1892-1966

Mrs. Jessie Hayes Daniel, 73, of Webbville, died Thursday, March 10,  in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Webb Chapel. Star Route, Louisa, by the Rev. Jack Perry and the Rev. Henry Adams. Burial was in Daniel-Thompson Cemetery, Rt. 1, Webbville. Mrs. Daniel was born April 9, 1892, a daughter of the late Garfield and Genoa Large Hayes. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Roscoe Daniel; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Cooksey, Louisa, Mrs. Sherman Blevins, Johnstown, OH, and Mrs. Buell Wellman, Columbus, OH ; three sons, Grover B. Daniel, in the Air Force, Clinton Daniel, Cleveland, OH and Roscoe Daniel, Jr,, Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Wood, Chillicothe, OH, and Mrs. Eugene Higgins, Rittman, OH; two brothers, Roy Hayes, Cleveland, OH and Kay Hayes, Amherst, OH and 11 grandchildren.  The body was taken to the home Friday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1966

 

FITCH, Marie

1953-1966

Marie Fitch, 12 year old daughter of Willie and Hazel Elkins Fitch of Louisa, Route 2, was pronounced dead on arrival at a Louisa hospital Monday after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church on the Point section with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery on Louisa, Route 2. A pupil in the seventh grade at Louisa Elementary School, she was born May 5, 1953, in Williamson, WV, and had lived on the Point section two and a half years. Survivors in addition to the parents include a sister, Mary Frances Fitch, at home; two half sisters, Mrs. Lowell Moody of Richmond, IN, and Mrs. Kenneth White of Troy, OH; four half brothers, Henry and Charlie Fitch of Sidney, OH, William Fitch of Chicago and Abe Fitch of Borderland, and three step brothers, Verlin Smith of Chicago, Clifford Smith of Chattanooga, TN and Overton Smith of Troy. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1966

 

HACKNEY, Ruth Violet (Maggard)

1893-1966

Mrs. Ruth Violet Hackney, 73, of Blaine, KY, died Thursday, March 24, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Lower Brushy United Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Bailey, the Rev. Jarrett Caudill, the Rev. Milt Caudill and the Rev. John West Moore officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Blaine. Born on July 29, 1893, at Dayton, OH, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Margaret Hicks Maggard. She was a member of the Blaine Chapter, O. E. X. and United Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Thomas Harrison Hackney; three daughters, Mrs. Billy Carter of Adams, KY, Mrs. Irene Lonfer of Xenia, OH and Mrs. Ottis Wheeler of Ashland; two sons, Clyde Hackney of Ashland, Route 2, and Ray Hackney of Columbus, and 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1966

 

HESTON, Willa Belle (Cole)

1894-1966

Mrs. Willa Belle Heston, 71, of Louisa, died Monday morning at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born July 14, 1894, at Blaine, KY, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Jennie Moore Cole and the widow of Zeb Heston. She was owner and operator of Heston's Taxi here for several years. Survivors include a brother, Fred P. Cole of Route 1, Rush, KY and several nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1966

 

HUGHES, Charles

1924-1966

Charles Hughes, 41, of North Ridgeville, OH, passed away in a Elyria, OH hospital. The deceased, born April 24, 1924 in Lawrence County, had resided for the past 23 years in Ridgeville where he was employed as an electrician. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy, a member of the Church of God, Ridgeville and was a Sunday School teacher there. He attended Webbville High School. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the Bogner Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Maness officiating. Interment will be made in North Ridgeville. Survivors include the widow, Addie; one daughter, Deborah; one son, Clifford, at home; the mother, Mrs. Sylvania Hughes of Webbville; three brothers, Virgil and Delbert of Webbville, and Oscar of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. J. T. Chaffin, Mrs. Hubert Bays, Webbville, Mrs. Paul Thompson, Oberlin, Mrs. Robert Ackers, Columbus, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, Big Sandy News, March 10, 1966

 

ISAAC, Mary (O'Brien)

1918-1966

Mrs. Mary Isaac, 47, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday March 17, in a Huntington hospital. Mrs. Isaac was born July 12, 1918, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Jimmie and Jennie Belle Artrip O'Brien. Surviving are her husband, Martin Isaac, five daughters, Mrs. Phillip Diamond of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Claud Roberts of Route 2, Fort Gay, Elsie, Ruth and Esther Isaac, all at home; seven sons, Martin Isaac, Jr., Jasper, Jerry, William, Tommy, Richard, Leonard, Oscar, Charles and Arbie Isaac, all at home; a sister, Mrs. John Henry Thompson of Fort Gay; five brothers, John and Lucian O'Brien, both of Stone, KY, Charles O'Brien of Route 2, Fort Gay, Samuel O'Brien of Ashland, and Leon O'Brien of Mansfield, OH, and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Church of God on Route 2, Fort Gay, with the Rev. Joe Smith, officiating. Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the home of Willard Pratt on Route 2, Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

JOHNS, John B.

1879-1966

John B. Johns, 86, of Lawrence County, died Sunday morning in Raceland, KY, nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born November 24, 1879, in Pike County, KY, he was a son of the late James C. and Belle Williamson Johns. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Ella J. Curry of Savannah, GA, Mrs. Max Crabtree, Hazel Park, MI, Mrs. T. L. Hudson, Ashland, KY, Mrs. Blaine Lewis, Louisville, KY, and Mrs. H. K. Barker of Bethesda, MD; a son, James H. Johns, Tampa, FL and 9 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, and two brothers, H. W. Johns of Louisa, and Milton B. Johns of Ashland. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1966

 

JUDD, Margaret Ann

1882-1966

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. for Miss Margaret Ann Judd, 83, of Louisa Route 1, who died Sunday. The services were held at the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating, and burial was in Judd Cemetery. The retired owner of a grocery and general store at Charley which she operated for many years, was born March 23, 1882, a daughter of the late Elijah Howard and Fannie Pack Judd. She had been a member of the Pack United Baptist Church on Louisa Route 1, for about 50 years. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Everett Ball, of Huntington, three nephews, R. O. Judd of Ashland, Robert Judd of Huntington and Kermit Judd of Fort Pierce, FL and a cousin, Miss Zora Judd of Louisa, Route 1. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1966

 

KELLY, Howard Morris

1966-1966

Howard Morris Kelly, the infant child of Ashley Herald and Marie Kelly of Martha died at birth March 15, in a Paintsville hospital. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Karen and Diana Kelly, both at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix Kelly of Flat Gap and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Griffith of Martha. Funeral services were conducted March 17, at 1 p.m. from the First Church of God, Martha, with the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1966

 

LEWIS, H. G.

1880-1966

 H. G. Lewis, 85, of Louisa, Route 5, died Wednesday morning March 2, in a Louisa hospital after an illness of three weeks. He was a retired coal miner with the Van Lear Consolidation Coal Co. and the Elkhorn Piney Coal Co. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Busseyville Methodist Church with the Rev. W. L. Stratton officiating and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born in Fig, NC, March 30, 1880, a son of the late John and Martha Graybeal Lewis. Survivors include the widow, Maria Dixon Lewis; four sons, William A. Lewis of Baltimore, Elbert Lewis of Dearborn Heights, MI, Edward Lewis of Busseyville and Mitchell Lewis of White House, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Elmon Music of Detroit, and Miss Brenda Gayle Lewis of Busseyville; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two brothers, Frank and Robie Lewis of Boons Camp, KY and one sister, Mrs. Emmer Harmon, Jenkins, KY. The body was taken to the home on Thursday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1966

 

MAY, Nellie (Kitchen)

1886-1966

Mrs. Nellie May, 79,Cherokee, died Thursday, March 10 in a Paintsville hospital. Mrs. May was born December 6, 1886,a daughter of the late Enoch and Margaret Hensley Kitchen. She was the widow of Elbert May. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in May cemetery, Cherokee. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. T. J. Keesee of Cherokee; two brothers, George Kitchen of West Jefferson, OH and Ed Kitchen of Portsmouth, OH. the body was a Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1966

 

MOORE, Everett E.

1897-1966

Everett E. Moore, 68, of Route 4, Louisa, passed away Tuesday morning in a Lexington hospital following a two year illness. Born December 9, 1897, at Fallsburg, he was a son of the late Lafe and Fanny Collinsworth Moore. He was a welder before retiring because of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Harmon Cemetery on Route 4. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lacy Grimes of Columbus, OH, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Ruggles, Route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Effie Branham, Louisa, and Mrs. Hattie O'Daniel, Route 4, Louisa. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

MOORE, John Ramey

1897-1966

John Ramey Moore, 68, retired lighthouse keeper, died Friday March 11, in a Norfolk hospital. Mr. Moore, a native of Blaine, KY, was the son of Garfield and Mrs. Lucina Wheeler Moore and husband of Mrs. Montrue Hopkins Moore. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and of Jake Rice Lodge No. 606, A. F. and F. M. of Blaine, KY, and of the Cape Charles Anglers Club. Besides his wife, Mr. Moore is survived by a son, Mr. E. Douglas Moore, of Quonset Point,  RI; 3 daughters, Mrs. Betty Lou Thompson of Sandusky, OH, Mrs. Ellen Frijo, Oxnard, CA, and Mrs. Ruth Platan of Chincoteague; two brothers, Lennie Moore of Prestonsburg, KY, and Frank B. Moore of Portsmouth; a sister, Mrs. Mecie Greene of Blaine, KY; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Wilkins Funeral Home, Norfolk, at 2:30 p.m. March 14, with the Rev. John S. Kellington officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites in charge of Evergreen Lodge, A. F. & A. M. was in Cape Charles Cemetery. Big Sandy News, March 31, 1966           

 

NEWBERRY, Henry Grady

1890-1966

Henry Grady "Bug" Newberry, 76, of Inez, KY, died in a Louisa hospital at 5 a.m. Friday following an illness of several months. Mr. Newberry was born February 22, 1890, in Martin County, a son of the late John C. and Lou Vista Hinkle Newberry. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and an officer in the Marion Hale Lodge No. 627. Mr. Newberry was a retired employee of United Fuel Gas Company with 50 years service. He was the last of three 50 years men. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth Watterson Newberry; two sons, John Grady Newberry, Louisa, James W. Newberry of Shreveport, LA; three sisters, Hester Hart, El Centro, CA, Maude Weddington, Lexington and Ruth Osborne, Richmond, 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Inez Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Chishome, the Rev. James Grayson and the Rev. Holly Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Kirk Cemetery at Inez with Masonic graveside rites. Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 17,1 966

 

PACK, Paul Jennings

1966-1966

Paul Jennings Pack, five week old son of Jennings and Evelyn Thompson Pack of Fort Gay Route 1, died Thursday, March 3 in a Morgantown, WV hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the home by the Rev. Jay Rice. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay, Route 2. Additional survivors include a brother, David Michael Pack, and a sister, Karen Sue Pack, both at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Pack and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Thompson all of Fort Gay, Route 1, The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1966

 

PACK, Ray

1921-1966

Ray Pack, 45, of Louisa, died Thursday morning March 17, in an Ashland  hospital following an apparent heart attack.  Mr. Pack was born March 9, 1921, at Blaine, a son of the late Harrison and Missouri Chandler Pack.  He was a truck driver for the Louisa Supply Co., a veteran of World War II, and a farmer.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora Mae Adkins Pack; three daughters, Mrs. Glenda Dotson of Louisa, and Virginia and Beverly Pack, both at home; two sons, Chester and William Pack, both at home; four brothers, Homer and James Pack, both of Dayton, OH, George Pack of Grove City, OH, and Arlie Pack of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Conley and Mrs. Lula Cantrell of Portsmouth, OH; and a granddaughter.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Methodist Church of Louisa by the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

POE, Sam

1876-1966

Sam Poe, 89, of 3746 Valley Street, Catlettsburg, a retired farmer, died Sunday night at 7 p.m. at his home following a brief illness. He was born May 10, 1876, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Isaac and Mary Poe. He moved to Catlettsburg 10 years ago from the Fallsburg section and was a member of the Newcomb Methodist Church near Fallsburg. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Queen Poe; two sons, Okie Poe of Catlettsburg, and Robert Poe of Johnstown, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Plema Nunley of Centralia, IL and Mrs. Ray Daniels of Catlettsburg; a stepson, Hubert Arey of Catlettsburg, route 2, a step daughter, Mrs. Raymond Presley of Auburn, IN; two half brothers, Jeff Newsome of Logan, WV and Rhodes Newsome in Florida; a half sister, Mrs. Maggie Lette of Kenova; 42 grandchildren and 91 great grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

QUEEN, Bascom

1878-1966

Bascom Queen, 88, of Louisa, Route 4, a retired farmer, died Wednesday, March 9, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Garrett Chapel on Louisa Route 3. Burial was in the Buckley Cemetery on Route 3. Born February 23, 1878, he was a son of the late John E. and Mahala Curnutte Queen. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George Kouns and Mrs. John Sandhop of Ashland, and Mrs. James Davis of Huntington; two sons, Clyde C. Queen at home and Eugene S. Queen of Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Leona Jackson of Burlington, OH; a brother, Dewey C. Queen of Ashland, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The Curtright Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1966

 

SIMPSON, Giles A.

1886-1966

Giles A. Simpson, 79, of Louisa, died Sunday morning in a Huntington hospital. He had suffered an apparent heart attack four days before. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church of Louisa, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. William Stratton officiating. Burial was in Vaughan Cemetery, Louisa. Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM of which he was treasurer for 25 years, conducted graveside rites. Born May 14,1 886, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Giles and Drusilla Thompson Simpson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Georgia Murray Simpson; five sons, Giles Henry and John F. Simpson of Irving, TX, James L. and Robert K. Simpson of Louisa and Charles A. Simpson of Fort Worth, TX; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ruth Isaac of Louisa, Mrs. Mary Keer of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Laura Lee Youngblood of Cadillac, MI and two stepsons, William Carter of Louisa and Fields Carter of Catlin, IL. the Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Mary L. (Webb)

1882-1966

Mrs. Mary L. Thompson, 83, of Blaine, KY formerly of Webbville, died Friday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Community Church at Webbville with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery at Webbville. Born February 11, 1882, at Webbville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas A. and Lou Hensley Webb. For the last six months she had made her home with a nephew, Samuel Webb of Blaine. Her husband, Lee Thompson, died in 1957. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Thomas W. Spears of Ashland and Mrs. Ruth Meige of Columbus; a son, Charles Steele of Canal Winchester, OH; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Holmes of Portsmouth; a brother, Lafe Webb of Blaine and 12 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, March 24, 1966

 

WILKERSON, Albert J.

1919-1966

Albert J. Wilkerson, 46, of Louisa, Route 3, died Sunday morning in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. An employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., he was born May 16, 1919, at East Liverpool, OH, a son of the late Samuel and Pearl Hayes Wilkerson. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Eileen Pennington Wilkerson, a son, James Ralph Wilkerson, at home, two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Welling and Mrs. Clara Coleman of East Liverpool and two brothers, Charles Wilkerson of East Liverpool and William Wilkerson of Parkersburg, WV. Big Sandy News, March 3, 1966

 

WILLIAMS, Martela (Swan)

1882-1966

Mrs. Martela Williams, 83, of Blaine, died Tuesday, march 8, in a Russell nursing home. Mrs. Williams was born May 16, 1882, at Cordell, a daughter of the late Lewis B. and Elizabeth Jane Green Swan and the widow of David O. Williams. She was a member of the United Baptist church for 40 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Johns, Louisa and Mrs. Felcie Brickey, Columbus, OH; a son, Estill Williams, Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. Lucretia Griffith, Columbus, Mrs. Molly Swan, Nettie, WV and Mrs. Belva Lockwood Perkins, Weston, WV; a brother, Dr. R. E. Swan, Louisville; 26 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Blaine. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1966

 

WILLIAMS, Ottie F.

1899-1966

Funeral services for Ottie F. Williams, 67, of Paintsville, who died Tuesday, March 1, in a Huntington hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the First Baptist Church in Paintsville and burial was in Highland Memorial park. Surviving are his widow, Lillian Wheeler Williams; one son, Jack Gary Williams of Carrollton, KY; one daughter, Miss Carolyn Williams of Cincinnati; one brother, Dr. H. C. Williams of Daytona Beach, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Julie Gambill, Abiline, TX, Mrs. Nola Skaggs, Martha, KY, and Mrs. Blanche Miller of Hanzvale, PA; 12 nieces and 6 nephews. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Attending from Lawrence county were Mr.a nd Mrs. Russell Dobyns, Clint Skaggs, and Proctor Fyffe, Louisa; Mrs. Ford Skaggs and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skaggs of Martha. Big Sandy News, March 10, 1966

 

YOUNG, Peggy Jane (Bates)

1886-1966

Mrs. Peggy Jane Bates Young, 80, of Cherokee, died Friday in a Louisa hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Cherokee United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. She was born January 23, 1886, at Cherokee, a daughter of the late C. and Sara Queen Bates. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, Claude Young, one daughter, Mrs. Fred Kelly of Clarkston, MI; two sons, Edgar Young of Route 1, Louisa, and Arlie Young of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Anna Maynard of Kiahsville, WV; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of a neighbor, Leonard Wellman, of Cherokee, Monday. Big Sandy News, March 17, 1966

 

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ABLES, George

George Ables, 73, of 473, Barcher Road, Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died of a heart attack at his residence April 19. He resided near Louisa for 41 years. He worked as a coal hauler before retiring and moving to Columbus 5 years ago. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Victoria Woods Able; one son, John Wesley Ables; two daughters, Mrs. James W. McDowell and Miss Greathel Jean Ables, all of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Alley Mae Pierce of Hurley, NM; also one sister in law, Mrs. Charley Bentley, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted from the Cook and Son Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Clyde Ferrell officiating. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester, OH. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

ADAMS, Jeanette (Moore)

1873-1966

Mrs. Jeanette Moore Adams, 92, of South Point, OH, died in a Coal Grove nursing home Tuesday evening. She had been living with Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Pratt of South Point. born on May 6, 1873, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Emily Berry Moore. Her husband, William H. Adams, whom she married in 1893, died in 1938. They had resided in Louisa for many years and later moved to Ashland. She was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include a stepson, J. M. Adams of Beaver, OH; three brothers, Dewey and Bascom Moore of Louisa and W. H. Moore of Georgetown, FL, a brother in law, A. W. Osborn of Shelbyville, KY; a sister, Mrs. R. M. Dean of South Point, and a step son in law, Milton Carter of Ashland. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. The body is at the O'Keefe Funeral Home, South Point. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

BIFFLE, Leslie L.

Leslie L. Biffle, 76, a long time Senate official and close political advisor to former President Harry S. Truman, died April 6 of pneumonia. Biffle, who served twice as secretary of the Senate, was credited with helping get Truman the vice presidential nomination in 1944 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for his fourth term. Biffle, a native of Piggott, AR, went to Washington in 1909, and ended his career there 44 years later when he retired as Senate secretary. When Truman became president upon Roosevelt's death, Biffle was one of his closest confidantes and a top-ranking liaison man with Congress. A direct phone connected his Senate office with the White House. He is survived by his widow, and two sisters, both of Miami. Mrs. Biffle is a cousin of Mrs. William J. McNabb of this city. Funeral services were held April 9th at the National Cathedral in Washington, with Dean Francis S. Sayre officiating. Interment was at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Washington. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1966

 

BISHOP, Lucy May (Ferguson)

1897-1966

Mrs. Lucy May Ferguson Bishop, 69, of Blaine, KY, died Monday  April 18, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Cherokee Baptist Church, of which she was a member, by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial was in the Bishop family cemetery at Blaine. Born February 19, 1897, at Cherokee, she was a daughter of the late Worth and Katherine Smith Ferguson. Survivors include her husband, George J. Bishop; three daughters, Mrs. Orville Salyers, Jr., of Louisa, Route 4, Mrs. Gerald Wellman of Louisa, Route 1, and Miss Kathy Bishop of Louisa; five sons, Lucian Thompson of Alton, OH, Nelson Thompson of Cherokee and Forest Thompson, Jeffy and Don Bishop at home; a sister, Mrs. Harry Alexander of Cherokee and 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

BURCHETT, Florence (Coburn)

1883-1966

Mrs. Florence Coburn Burchett, 83, of Louisa Star Route died Thursday morning April 21, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Bradley Gap Church on Star Route, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Star Route. Born October 27, 1882, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Nancy Derifield Coburn. Survivors include 5 daughters, Mrs. Nannie Hulett of Landing, NJ, Mrs. Mary Williams, Mrs. James Williams, and Mrs. Josie Rice, of Ashland, and Mrs. Clyde Church of Baton Rouge, LA; five sons, W. F. Craig of New Buffalo, MI, Charles Burchett of Kermit, WV, Lewis Burchett of Chicago, George Burchett, of Marion, OH, and Opie Burchett of Louisa; 33 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Lucie Childers of Michigan City, IN, and Mrs. Jennie Williams of Louisa. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home Friday. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

CAUDILL, Monroe

1879-1966

Monroe Caudill, 87, of Swampton, KY, died Thursday, April 14, in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Swampton Baptist Church with the Rev. Wile Wireman, Rev. Harold Whittiker and Rev. Jim Prater officiating. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery at Walton, KY. Born March 20, 1879, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Thomas and Maranda Gullett Caudill. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sarah Caudill; two sons, Medford Caudill of Hanover, MI and Paul Caudill of Knox, IN; two daughters, Mrs. Ortha Sandlin of Dry Ridge, KY, and Mrs. Geneva Miller of Carma, MI; a brother, William Caudill of Circleville, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Nannie Fannin of Louisa. The body was taken from the Prater and Dunn Funeral Home at Salyersville, KY to the residence. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1966

 

CHILDERS, John Milton

1897-1966

John Milton Childers, Sr., 68, of Wheelwright, KY, died Thursday, March 31, at McDowell Hospital after an illness of several years. Mr. Childers was born April 23, 1897, at East Fork, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Twinam Childers. He was a retired miner. Funeral services were conducted April 3, from the Wheelwright Community Church with the Revs. Paul Curry and Wendell Wiser officiating. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland, under the direction of Hall Brothers Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, KY. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Norma Holbrook Childers, two sons, John M. Jr., and Jay C. Childers, both of Wheelwright; four daughters, Mrs. James M. Goff and Mrs. Harris A. Stanell, both of ??, Betty and Anna Mae Childers, both of Wheelwright; two brothers, Henry Childers of Garrett and Frank Childers of Wheelwright; four sisters, Mrs. Harry McPeek of Ashland, Mrs. Clarence Abner of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Elmer Slagle and Mrs. Arthur Slage, both of Columbus, OH, and five grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1966

 

COOKSEY, Bertha (Austin)

1888-1966

Mrs. Bertha Cooksey, 77, of Fallsburg, died in a Huntington hospital at 5:45 p.m. Friday after an illness of 10 days. Mrs. Cooksey was born September 7, 1888, at Fallsburg, a daughter of the late William B. and Rosa Ann Moore Austin. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg, of which she was a charter member, with the Rev. Lloyd Jordan officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery at Fallsburg. Surviving are the husband, John H. Cooksey, two sons, Ray Cooksey of Route 2, Ashland, and Dan Cooksey of Elyria, OH; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. King of St. Cloud, FL, Mrs. O. H. Billups of Kenova, WV and Mrs. L. L. Prince of Fallsburg; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

CORDLE, Mathias

1883-1966

Mathias Cordle, 83, of Adams, KY, died at his home at 4 p.m. Friday following an illness of seven weeks. Born January 27, 1883, at Adams, he was a son of the late Jerry and Hannah Clevenger Cordle. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for the past 60 years. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Old Brushy Church with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Morris Cemetery. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Algie Hall of London, OH, Mrs. Harley Mansbergi of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Othie Cox of Greenup, KY, and Mrs. Howard Shant of Route 4, Louisa, five sons, Arthur and Aaron Cordle of Adams, Jerry Cordle of Lancaster, OH, Elmer Cordle of Logan, OH, and Dennis Cordle of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Arment Thompson of New Rome, OH, Mrs. Jennie Thompson of Columbus, and Mrs. Mollie Holbrooks of Baltimore, OH, two brothers, Arthur Cordle of Galloway, OH, and Milt Cordle of Blaine; 47 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the residence from the Young Funeral Home, Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

DEBOARD, Arthur

1904-1966

Arthur DeBoard, 62, of Louisa, died Wednesday, April 20, at his home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Burial was in the Young Cemetery at Ulysses. Born February 15, 1904, he was a son of the late John W. and Frances Young DeBoard. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 89 of Louisa. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Adin T. See of Vero Beach, FL and Mrs. Clifton Poynter of Vanceburg, KY, and a brother, Woodrow DeBoard of Chillicothe, OH. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

DILLON, John Benton

John Benton Dillon, 74, of Route 1, Crum, WV died Tuesday, April 5. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, from the Webb Community Church. Burial was in Copley Cemetery at Crum, WV. Surviving are three sons, Charles C. Dillon of Franklin, WS, Thomas A. Dillon of Orlando, FL, and one step son, Robert Herald, of Orange, CA; four daughters, Mrs. Ramon Patts of Grove City, OH, Mrs. John Brown of Orlando, FL, Mrs. Laura McClung of Route 1, Crum and Mrs. Robert Rife of Sammonsville, WV, one sisters, Mrs. McKinley Jarrells of Louisa; one brother, Christopher Dillon of Crum; 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was removed from Young Funeral Home to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1966

 

DILLON, Nancy Ann (Vernatti)

1880-1966

Mrs. Nancy Ann Vernatti Dillon, 85, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Friday in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Apostolic Church in Fort Gay, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Clarence Moore officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Webb, WV. Born on September 12, 1880, at Birch, WV, she was a daughter of the late John and Unitha Evans Vernatti, and the widow of Charles Dillon. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. John Workman of Fort Gay, Mrs. Edith Short and Mrs. Scott Sammons of Columbus and Mrs. Charles Gregory of Portsmouth, OH, and three sons, Robert and Everett Dillon of Columbus and Clifford Dillon of Wooster, OH. the body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1966

 

GRAHAM, W. M.

1870-1966

W. M. Graham, 95, of Louisa, Route 5, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Chapel at Inez, KY, with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Strother Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fluty Cemetery at Fluty Lick, KY. born August 23, 1870, at Flat Gap, KY, he was a son of the late John and Fannie Brown Graham. Survivors include two sons, Walter Graham of Louisa Route 5, and Holbert Graham of Midway, OH; four daughters, Mrs. Lillie Blackburn, and Mrs. Julia Belcher, both of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Nola McReynolds of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Terie Endicott of Louisa; 40 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 38 great-great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1966

 

GREEN, Judy (Liming)

1878-1966

Mrs. Judy Green, 88, died Wednesday, April 13, 1 p.m. at the Golden Years Rest Home, Lackey, KY. She was born in Lawrence County, March 8, 1878, daughter of the late James and Rebecca Sargent Liming. She was married December 29, 1898 to Dock Green, who preceded her in death June 25, 1958. She was a member of the Hoods Fork United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 17, from the home of her daughter with Lonza Reed, Tommie Bailey, Elzie Banks and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery at Flat Gap, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include two sons, James of Tulsa, OK, and Ottis of Burton, KS; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Lemaster, Flat Gap, KY; one brother, Jarrett Liming, Hannah, KY; 11 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

HAMPTON, Grace (Pratt)

1898-1966

Mrs. Grace Hampton Pratt, 67, of Fort Gay Route 2, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Mill Creek. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery at Radnor, WV. Born May 5, 1898, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Lemaster Hampton. Survivors include 6 daughters, Miss Bertha Pratt of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Tom Emery of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Raymond Ross of Radnor, WV, Mrs. W. M. Hollis of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. K. S. Cremeans of St. Albans, WV and Mrs. Wayne King of Columbus; four sons, Ralph Pratt of Huntington, Fred Pratt, Jr., of Fort Gay, Route 2, Donald and Willis Pratt, both of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Sword and Mrs. Kenneth Ratcliff, both of Fort Gay; five brothers, Esker Hampton of Fort Gay and Oscar, Sam, Walter and Leonard Hampton, all of Kenova, WV, 20 grandchildren and a great grandchild. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was taken to the residence at 3 p.m. Sunday. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1966

 

KEATON, Boyd

1914-1966

Boyd Keaton, 51, of Blaine, KY, died Saturday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Blair Church of God with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. John Pelfrey officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Born October 19, 1914, at Terryville, KY, he was a son of the late John and Twin Smith Keaton. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vicie Skaggs Keaton; three daughters, Patty, Mattie, and Addie Keaton, at home; five sons, Derrl, Ferrl, Bobby, Joe and Johnny Keaton, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Sisue and Mrs. John Legget of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Lam Ferguson of Keaton, and five brothers, John, Cody, Lloyd and Al Keaton of Columbus and Coy Keaton of Keaton. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1966

 

KELLY, Pheba Susan (Ison)

1906-1966

Mrs. Pheba Susan Ison Kelly, 60, of Blaine, KY, died Thursday, March 31, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Cinda Creek Church with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and the Rev. Hood Wallin officiating. Burial was in the Ison Cemetery at Moon, KY. Born on January 11, 1906, at Moon, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Thompson Ison. Survivors include the husband, Arbie Kelly; 3 daughters, Mrs. Hiram Simpson of Frankfort, Mrs. Fred H. Rose of Keaton, KY, Mrs. Earl Hoskins of Lexington; four sisters, Mrs. Ella McDowell of Moon, Mrs. Addie Lyon of East Chicago, Mrs. Flora Gillispie of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Amonie Lyon of Saginaw, MI; a brother, Elva Ison of Hammond, IN and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1966

 

KIRK, Jane Sybil (Anderson)

Mrs. Jane Sybil, 90, passed away Tuesday, March 29, at the Hill Crest Rest Home in Athens, OH. The deceased, a native of Pennsylvania, was a former teacher in the grade school here for many years, and was considered one of the outstanding teachers. She was born in Franklin, PA, a daughter of the late David and Caroline Smith Anderson, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Athens. The body remained at the Franklin Funeral Home in Chancey, OH, where she had resided for some time before retirement, until Thursday when it was returned to Franklin, PA for funeral rites and burial. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1966

 

LAMBERT, George W.

1870-1966

George W. Lambert, 96, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Lambert was born January 5, 1870, at Louisa, a son of the late Poleamus F. and Alice Savage Lambert. He was a member of Spanish-American War Veterans, the Missionary Baptist church and a retired farmer. He was the husband of the late Ona Hunter Lambert. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Perry of Louisa, Georgie Lee and Sarah Ellen Lambert, both at home; three sons, Herbert, George, Jr., and John Hubert Lambert, all of Route 4, Louisa; one stepson, Walter Gigson of Route 4, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Emma Fannin of Catlettsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, from the Trinity Church, Route 4, Louisa, with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery on Route 4. The body was at Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1966

 

MITCHELL, Wallace Vinson

1925-1966

Wallace Vinson Mitchell, 40, passed away at his home in Miami, FL of a heart attack, March 30. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. April 3, from the Morris Funeral Home in Dayton, OH, with the Rev. Sam Sloan and Rev. William Beasley, officiating. Born August 13, 1925, in Louisa, he was the son of Hatler and Elizabeth Vinson Mitchell. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Logan, WV, and a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Navy and Aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He attended Louisa High School where he was active in football. He went to Dayton in 1946, served on Dayton Police force for 7 years before going to Miami, where he was on the Miami Police force for a short time. Survivors, other than the parents, include the widow, Marian Moore Mitchell; five sisters, Ruby Armstrong, Lexington, KY, Gayle Combs, Grundy, VA, Lucy Flynn of New Britain, CT, Gloria Robinette and Betty Zea Holbrook, both of Dayton; one brother, Harold Mitchell, of San Diego, CA; ten nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1966

 

PETERS, Mrs. Charles A.

Mrs. Charles A. Peters, 66, a well known Fleming Countian, mother of Mr. William Thomas Peters of Louisa, was claimed by death Wednesday, April 6, following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 8, from the Boone Funeral Home with the Rev. William Pope officiating. Burial was in the Fleming County Cemetery. Attending from Louisa were Mr. and Mrs. Peters and family. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

PRESTON, Gracie (Childers)

1878-1966

Mrs. Gracie Childers Preston, 88, native of Lawrence County and former resident of Paintsville, died Friday in Princeton, WV. Mrs. Preston was born March 10, 1878, at Ulysses, a  daughter of the late Hyden and Mary Borders Childers. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the New Mount Zion United Baptist Church at Richardson. Burial was in Childers Cemetery there. Surviving are a son, Tom Dalton of Paintsville; a daughter, Mrs. Edris Hinkle of Princeton; a sister, Mrs. Merdie Davis of Richardson; 9 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Preston Funeral Home to the residence of Tom Dalton. Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

SKAGGS, Dorothy June

1923-1966

Miss Dorothy June Skaggs, 43, Louisa, passed away at 9 a.m. Tuesday in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. She was born February 15, 1923, a daughter of Stella Nichols Skaggs of Louisa and the late Lee Skaggs. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Felix Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in the Hay Cemetery at Smokey Valley. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Skaggs; 4 sisters, Mrs. Raymond Rose, route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Robert Thompson, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Richard Craig and Mrs. William Shouse of Cincinnati, OH, one brother, Russell Skaggs of Flint. MI. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1966

 

SPARKS, Mary (Porter)

1894-1966

Mrs. Mary Porter Sparks, 71, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV, died in a Huntington hospital at 3 p.m. Sunday after an illness of two weeks. Born in Radnor, WV, July 27, 1894, she ws a daughter of the lat Harrison and Margaret Jane Noe Porter. She was a member of the Church of God. Her husband, John Sparks, preceded her in death in 1958. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Rice officiating. Burial was in the Porter Cemetery. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Blanch Perry of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. French Wellman of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Carl Sherman of Goody, KY and Mrs. Deward Frazier of Gallipolis, OH; five sons, William Sparks, Cleveland, Johnny Sparks, Kenova, Mitchell Sparks, Route 2, Fort Gay, Lee Sparks, Huntington and Charles H. Sparks with the Air Force in Montana; three sisters, Miss Alice Porter, Rittman, OH, Mrs. Roy VanHoose, Ravenna, OH, Mrs. F. L. Robinson, Genoa, WV; three brothers, Tommy Porter, Yeager, WV, Lee Porter, Forest Hills, KY, and Kiah Porter, Rittman, OH; 21, grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1966

 

 

SPILLMAN, Verla (Tipton)

1930-1966

Mrs. Verla Tipton Spillman, 35, of Webbville, KY, died Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Spillman of Louisa, the parents of her husband. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Spillman residence with the Rev. Paul Ray Diamond and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Spillman family cemetery at Webbville. Born on July 8, 1930, at Beckley, WV, she was a daughter of Quincy and Elizabeth Shepard Tipton of Ironton, OH. Additional survivors include the husband, George Spillman; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Phillips of Grahn, KY, and Mary, Esta Lou, and Lina June Spillman, at home and five sons, Chester, Jimmy, Joe, Richard and George Glen Spillman, at home. The body was taken to the Spillman residence from Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Earl C.

1919-1966

Earl C. Thompson, 46, of Hobart, IN, formerly of Blaine, KY died Thursday in a Hobart hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Born on June 2, 1919, at Blaine, he was a son of William and Maude Roberts Thompson of Blaine. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Marie Thompson; a son, Donald Thompson of Indianapolis, a sister, Mrs. Elmo Lester of Martha, KY, and a brother, Charles Thompson of Cherokee, KY. The body arrived at the funeral home here, Sunday morning. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Maude (Roberts)

1885-1966

Mrs. Maude Roberts Thompson, 80, of Blaine, KY died Wednesday, April 13, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmo Lester of Martha. Mrs. Thompson was born April 17, 1885, at Cherokee, a daughter of the late Charles Reed and Martha Lou Adams Roberts. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Other survivors include her husband, William W. Thompson; a daughter, Mrs. Elmo Lester of Martha, a son, Charles Thompson of Cherokee; five sisters, Mrs. Archie Morris of Grove City, OH, Mrs. June Guthrie of Columbus, Mrs. Emma Gorman of Cincinnati, Mrs. W. C. Thompson of Gary, IN, and Mrs. Sue Short of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, April 21, 1966

 

WELLMAN, Maggie Ellen (Wilson)

1895-1966

Mrs. Maggie Ellen Wellman, 70, of 65 Arrel Road, Poland, OH, died at her residence at 2:02 a.m. Thursday March 21, following an illness of four years. Mrs. Wellman was born April 24, 1895, in Louisa, KY, a daughter of the late John H. and Florence Wilbur Wilson, and went to the Poland area eight years ago from North Lima, OH. She attended Kentucky Normal College and taught school in Kentucky. She was a member of the E. U. B. Church in North Lima. Besides her husband, Baz, whom she married December 31, 1914, she leaves four sons, Herman of Lisbon, a Columbiana County sheriff's deputy, Lowell of Columbiana, John and Lonnie, both of North Lima; six daughters, Mrs. Earl Ockerman of Largo, FL, Mrs. Paul Weaver and Mrs. Paul Smith, both of North Lima, Mrs. Dee Bush of New Springfield, OH, Mrs. Crawford Detwiler of Columbiana, Mrs. Enos Detwiler of Niles, OH; two brothers, Elmer of Wheelersburg, OH, and Walter of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Morda Wilson and Miss Calista Wilson, both of Columbus; 37 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Private services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Detwiler Memorial Funeral Home in Columbiana. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1966

 

WILLIAMS, Ralph

1913-1966

Ralph J. Williams, 52, Teagu, Korea, was dead on arrival at a Korean hospital March 28, according to a message received by his family last week. He was employed by the Civil Service in command of the Eighth Army Depot Manpower Division in Teagu at the time of his death. Mr. Williams was married to the former Yumi Oshika, who preceded him in death in 1963. born October 4, 1913, at Blaine, he was a son of Mrs. Mona Williams of Blaine and the late Curtis Williams. A graduate of Morehead State College, he taught several years in the Lawrence county school system. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving in Japan and Korea. He was a member of the Jake Rice Lodge, F & AM at Blaine. Also surviving are two brothers, Dr. Cratis B. Williams of Boone, NC, O. Williams of Cannonsburg, two sisters, Mrs. Woodrow Barber of Morehead and Mrs. Joe Lester of Fort Pierce, FL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will be returned to Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1966

 

WILLIAMS, Ralph J.

1913-1966

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday for Ralph J. Williams from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was made in Williams Cemetery at Blaine. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mona Whitt Williams of Blaine; two sisters, Mrs. John Lester of Fort Pierce, FL and Mrs. Mabel Barber of Morehead, KY; two brothers, Dr. Cratis Williams of Boone, NC and Ottie C. Williams of Ashland. The body arrived at the Young Funeral Home Thursday, April 7. Mr. Williams died in Korea March 28, after a 4 month illness. Big Sandy News, April 14, 1966

 

WITT, William Hugh

1941-1966

William Hugh Witt, 25, former resident of Louisa, passed away Sunday night April 24, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness. Mr. Witt, born February 4, 1941, in Hazard, KY, was the son of Mrs. Bess Hale Witt, Assistant director of Public Health Nursing, Kentucky State Dept. of Health, and a native of Lawrence County, and the late Hugh Witt of Irvine, KY. He was graduated from the Louisa High School in 1959, and was salutatorian of his class. Following graduation from Berea College in 1963, he did a year of research at the University of KY Medical Center, later entered the University as a graduate student in Microbiology and remained son, until his illness became acute in late 1965. Mr. Witt was a member of the First Christian Church, Louisa, and was actively in...... Big Sandy News, April 28, 1966

 

WORKMAN, Fannie (Adkins)

1891-1966

Mrs. Fannie Adkins Workman, 74, of Louisa, died Friday night in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one month. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Saltpetre Community Church at Saltpetre, WV, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. Born May 5, 1891, in Lawrence County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Deliah Young Adkins. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William Stout of Mansfield, OH, two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charlie Wiley of Columbus, OH, and a brother Willie Adkins, of South Point, OH. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, April 7, 1966

 

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BOWEN, Elijah

1897-1966

Elijah Bowen, 68, of Fort Gay, WV, died Monday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Fort Gay Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. O. W. Kearns officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre, WV. Born June 20,1 897, at Clifford, KY, he was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Evelyn Hammond Bowen; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Copley and Mrs. Margaret Carroll of Fort Gay; four sons, Clifford Bowen of Columbus, OH, George Bowen of Chattaroy, WV, Cassel Bowen with the Air Force, and J. H. Bowen of Glenhayes, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Minerva Maynard, Mrs. Hattie Keaton and Mrs. Minnie Copley of Chattaroy; a brother, Christopher Bowen of Fort Gay and 38 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1966

 

BURCHETTE, Jessie (Carter)

1872-1966

Mrs. Jessie Carter Burchette, 94, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Bradley of Yatesville, KY, at 10:20 a.m. Saturday following a long illness. She was born at Irad, KY, February 27, 1872, a daughter of the late John and Lou Cuzzie Meek Carter, early settlers of that section of Lawrence county. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Burchette Cemetery, Star Route, Louisa. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was the widow of Mart Burchette, who died in 1943. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Bradley, are three sons, Paul and Harry Burchette of Yatesville, and Riley Burchette of Akron, OH; two sisters, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin, of Louisa, and Mrs. W. S. Frazier of Ashland; two brothers, Milt and Charlie Carter, both of Ashland, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1966

 

CHILDERS, Lindsey G.

1915-1966

Lindsey G. Childers, 50, of Ecorse, MI, a Louisa native died at 2 a.m. Sunday. Born November 26, 1915, he was a son of Mrs. Lucy Cobern Childers, Michigan City, IN and the late James Childers. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Ecorse Calvery Baptist Church and was employed by the Great Lakes Steel Co. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Donithan Cemetery, Route 2, Louisa. Also surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Prince Childers; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Haygood of Ecorse; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Rittenberry of Louisa and Mrs. Nannie Smart of New Buffalo, MI; 7 brothers, Edward, John, Lawrence, James, Paul, and Ernest Childers, all of Michigan City, IN and Bert Childers of Rockwood, MI and 3 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1966

 

DIXON, Mary Lou (Chapman)

1923-1966

Mrs. Mary Lou Dixon, 42, Route 1, Rush, KY, was dead on arrival at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, at 5 a.m. Tuesday following a sudden illness. Mrs. Dixon was born December 30, 1923, in Louisa, a daughter of Homer Chapman, of Rush and Mrs. Mary E. Ratcliff of rush. She was a resident of Ashland for 25 years, and was a member of the Methodist Church in Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. T. Monroe Chandler officiating. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents, are two daughters, Miss Toni E. Dixon and Miss Thomasine E. Dixon, both at home; one son, Michael Carey Dixon, at home; one sister, Mrs. Phoebe C. Simons of Route 1, rush and one brother, State Rep. Thomas E. Chapman, route 1, Rush. Big Sandy News, May 19, 1966

 

GANNON, Robert Lee

1966-1966

Graveside funeral services for Robert Lee Gannon, day old son of James R. and Sandy Northup Gannon of Dayton, OH, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Casey Cemetery at Fallsburg, KY, by the Rev. Robert Piper of Ironton, OH. The infant died Wednesday, May 18, in a Dayton hospital. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Siro Gannon of Ironton, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bentley of Star Route, Louisa. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1966

 

HOLT, Pearl

1885-1966

Miss Pearl Holt, 80, of Louisa, died Wednesday, April 27, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. William L. Stratton officiating. Burial was in the Pinehill Cemetery. Born November 23, 1885, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Mary E. Webb Holt. She was a retired salesman in Louisa. Survivors include 5 nieces, Mrs. Glen Fuller of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Charles Martin of Paintsville, KY, Mrs. Emerson Cobb of Stockton, CA, Mrs. A. F. Moerman of San Bruno, CA and Mrs. A. C. Burgess of Louisa, and two nephews, Bill and Joe Holt of Busseyville, KY. The body was taken to the church an hour before the services from Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1966

 

HUMBLE, Albert Maywood

1885-1966

Albert Maywood Humble, 80, of Buchanan, KY died Monday, May 2, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. Frank Wallace and the Rev. R. S. Derifield officiating. Burial was in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Born on November 27, 1885, in Adams County, OH, he was a son of the late Jap and Nancy Tomlin Humble. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Moore Humble in 1956. Survivors include 4 daughters, Mrs. Leslie Potter of Greenup, KY, Mrs. Gobel Copley of Buchanan, Mrs. Allen Riddle of Ashland and Mrs. Sylvia Moore of Harts Creek, WV and a son, James D. Humble, Buchanan. The body was taken to the church from the Young Funeral Home one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1966

 

MORRIS, Joseph

Joseph Morris, 44, of Delaware, OH, a former Ashland resident, died Thursday night, May 12, in a Delaware Hospital, following an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Bennett-Brown Funeral Home in Delaware and burial followed in a cemetery there. Mr. Morris was a supervisor with the Armstrong Construction Company of Delaware and moved there from Ashland 8 years ago. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Ashland, and a veteran of World War II, department of U. S. Navy. He was born at Mt. Sterling, OH, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Morris, who survive. Also surviving are the widow, Mrs. Harriett Osborn Morris, a former Louisan; one son, Paul Morris, at home. He was a brother in law of Mrs. James B. Hughes of Louisa, Mrs. F. S. Crawford and Paul Osborn of Ashland. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1966

 

PAULEY, Victoria (Ailiff)

1899-1966

Mrs. Victoria Pauley, 66, of Fort Gay, WV, died suddenly at her home Saturday. She was born in Wayne, WV, September 2, 1899, daughter of the late Lewis t. and Sadie Smith Ailiff. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Saltpetre (WV) Christian Baptist Church, of which she had been a member 50 years, with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery there. Surviving are the husband, William Pauley of Fort Gay; one daughter, Mrs. Winfield Martin of Fort Gay; two sons, L. R. Pauley of Ona, WV, and R. F. Pauley of Fort Gay; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Ball and Mrs. Talmadge Wells, both of Titusville, FL and Mrs. John Brown of Williamson, WV, one brother, Jay Boyd Ailiff of Fort Gay; five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral in Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1966

 

PRESTON, May (Borders)

1882-1966

Mrs. May Borders Preston, 84, of Louisa, died Saturday in a Lawrence County rest home. A member of the United Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Milt Preston. Survivors include a son, Frank Preston of Williamson, WV; one daughter, Mrs. James Preston of Portsmouth, 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. German Walters officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1966

 

RIGGINS, Jenny (Billups)

1873-1966

Mrs. Jenny Billups Riggins, 92, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, May 17, in a Louisa hospital. Mrs. Riggins was born August 22, 1873, at Fort Gay, a daughter of the late John L. and Mary Frances Wellman Billups. She was the widow of the late T. S. Riggins, a member of Missionary Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, and the White Shrine. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Frances Ritz, of Fort Gay; two brothers, Fred Billups of Kenova, WV and Bert Billups of Fort Gay and several nieces and nephews, Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday May 18, from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee A. Gore officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1966

 

SAMMONS, Oscar W.

Funeral services for Oscar W. Sammons, 75, of 1021 Laird Ave., Parkersburg, WV, who died Sunday, April 24th at his home, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, from the Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg. The Rev. Ross M. Evans officiated and burial was in the Big Tygart Cemetery. Mr. Sammons, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sammons, was born at Louisa, KY, and grew to manhood here. He was married to the former Ivadelle Elliott, who survives. He was a retired conductor for the B & O Railway. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Parkersburg and the Men's Bible class there. Mr. and Mrs. Sammons celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in December 1965. Surviving in addition to his widow, are a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Deem of Parkersburg, a brother, Henry F. Sammons of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Nasser, St. Louis and Mrs. Jessie Derifield of Dayton, OH; two grandchildren and a number of cousins. Big Sandy News, May 5, 1966

 

SLUSS, Benjamin Harrison

1889-1966

Benjamin Harrison Sluss, 76, of Warfield, KY, died Monday in a Williamson hospital after a three week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Lovely United Baptist Church with the Rev. Woodrow Sexton officiating. Burial was in the Warfield Cemetery. He was born September 21, 1889, in Martin County, KY, a son of the late Evan and Mary Hale Sluss. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mornine Triplett Sluss; seven sons, Hobert, Herbert, and Richard Sluss of Columbus, Glenn and Dexter Sluss of Warfield, Chester Sluss of Fort Gay, WV, and Lester Sluss of Beauty, KY, three daughters, Mrs. Audrey Maynard and Mrs. Geraldine Stepp of Columbus and Mrs. Jane Smith of Detroit; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Grethel Knight of Columbus, Mrs. Bertine O'Callahan of Michigan, Mrs. Marie Davis of Warfield, and Mrs. Ethel Blankenship of Beauty and a sister, Miss Josie Sluss of Logan. The body was taken from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, to the residence Tuesday. Big Sandy News, May 12, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Eva

1903-1966

Miss Eva Thompson, 63, of Denton, KY, died Saturday morning in an Ashland hospital after an illness of one day. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. Born February 11, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Jeanetta Thompson. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Will Bartram of Pedro, OH, Mrs. Pandy Mullins of Denton, Mrs. Ray Tull and Mrs. Nora Graybell, both of Wayne, WV; and three brothers, Jerry, Ed and Garland Thompson, all of Fort Gay. Big Sandy News, May 28,1 966

 

WOOTEN, Isaac

1885-1966

Isaac Wooten, born near Fallsburg, KY, October 9, 1885, and a resident of that area for nearly 60 years, died Thursday, May 19 in a Pomeroy, OH hospital at the age of 80, Mr. Wooten, who resided on Route 4, Albany, OH, had been a farmer all his life. He was a son of the late William and Martha Collingsworth Wooten of Fallsburg. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Wooten, five children, Anderson Wooten, Albany Route 4, Donald Wooten, Harrisonville, Route 1, Mrs. Lucille McJordan, Huntington, Clifford and Hazel, both at home; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Frazier, Fallsburg, and Mrs. Cora Moore, Albany, Route 4, one brother, Thomas Wooten of Albany. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Bigony Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Uben officiating. Burial was made in the Ogden Cemetery. Big Sandy News, May 26, 1966

 

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BARTRAM, Mary (Copley)

1894-1966

Mrs. Mary Copley Bartram, 72, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Sunday morning at her home following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carmie Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2, with the Rev. Herman Ross officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery on Route 2. Born March 21, 1894, in Wayne County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Thomas l. and Emma Wilson Copley. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Willie Bartram; two other daughters, Mrs. Irene Chaffin of Louisa and Mrs. Ivory Thompson of Fort Gay; two sons, Alvis Bartram of Cleveland, OH and Claude Bartram of Wooster, OH; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carmie Thompson, where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1966

 

BORDERS, Fannie (Pack)

1873-1966

Mrs. Fannie Pack Borders, 92, of Louisa, died Tuesday in a Louisa nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses of which she was a member with the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Born on December 19, 1873, at Cordell, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Jane Wheeler Pack and the widow of J. F. D. Borders who died in 1946. She is survived by three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body is at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1966

 

BOWEN, Christopher Columbus

1913-1966

Christopher Columbus Bowen, 52, of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, May 24, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Apostolic Church at Fort Gay with Elder Clarence Moore officiating. Burial was made in the Copley Cemetery at Webb, WV. Born September 13, 1913, on Crum, Route 1, he was a son of Christopher and Nancy Music Bowen of Fort Gay. He was a machine operator for the N & W Railway Co. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rosie May Spalding Bowen; two sons, Elzie Bowen of Columbus and Charles Bowen of Lorain, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Junior Colley of Crum, Route 1, WV, Mrs. Jeff Mosley of Lorain and Mrs. Harlan Pack of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Waller of Fort Gay, Mrs. Bert Waller of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. William Northern and Mrs. John Price of Huntington; six brothers, Charles, Oakley and Westley Bowen of Fort Gay, Howard Bowen of Webb, Randall Bowen of Ona, WV and Grover Bowen of Norfolk, VA; and 15 grandchildren. The body was taken to the home on Thursday from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1966

 

BRYAN, Mary Alice (Tomlin)

1886-1966

Mrs. Mary Alice Tomlin Bryan, 79, of Buchanan, KY, died Sunday at 2:30 a.m. in an Ashland nursing home following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Kavanaugh Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Bryan Cemetery. She was born March 29, 1887, in Boyd County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Polly Vanover Tomlin. She was a member of the Prichard Memorial Methodist Church at Buchanan. Survivors include three sons, Johnis, Clyde and Cline Bryan, all of Catlettsburg; Route 2; five daughters, Mrs. Selva Cornette of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Ruth Tomlin of New Boston, OH, Mrs. Gladys Perry and Mrs. Lucy Akers of Prichard, WV and Mrs. Belva Cornwell of Buchanan; one brother, John Tomlin of Louisa, Route 4, four sisters, Mrs. Cora Ruggles of Ashland, Mrs. Lizzie Dyre and Mrs. Sophia Cochran of Fallsburg and Mrs. Hettie Dyre of Catlettsburg; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. The body was at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1966

 

BURGESS, Dudley

1912-1966

Dudley Burgess, 54, passed away Wednesday morning around 1 a.m. in a Louisville, KY hospital following a brief illness. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from the Harrod Funeral Home, Frankfort. The body will be returned to the family cemetery on Route 1, Louisa, for interment. Time set for arrival is around 2:30 p.m. Friday. A son of Mrs. Addie Gilkerson Burgess, and the late Jefferson Burgess, he had been employed by the state of Kentucky for several years with headquarters in Frankfort. Surviving are his widow, Katherine Queen Burgess; two daughters, Dudley Burgess and the former Sandy Burgess, both of Louisville; one sisters, Mrs. William Elkins of Louisa and one brother, Lawrence Burgess of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1966

 

DAMRON, Willard Lee

1914-1966

Willard Lee Damron, 52, of Route 1, Fort Gay, WV died Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in a Louisa hospital from injuries received in an auto accident on Bromley Ridge, near Fort Gay. Mr. Damron was born May 6, 1914, at Radnor, WV, a son of Mrs. Belle Damron Robinson of Fort Gay and the late William Damron. He was employed as a truck driver for a transport company and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) at the residence with the Rev. R. E. Cavins officiating. Burial will be in Damron family cemetery, Route 1, Fort Gay. Surviving in addition to his mother are his widow, Mable Damron; three daughters, Mrs. Darlene Robinette of Topeka, KS, Mrs. Clarice Thompson of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. Geraldine Ferguson of Fort Gay; three sons, PFC Keither P. Damron with the U. S. Army in Germany, William L. Damron of Mansfield and Dennis Damron at home; one half brother, Curtis Williamson of Detroit, MI and 10 grandchildren. The body has been removed from Heston Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1966

 

FANNIN, Riley

Riley Fannin, 73, formerly of Yatesville, died Sunday in a Danville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday from the Bradley Gap Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery on Star Route, Louisa. He was a son of the late John and Lena Eastin Fannin. Survivors include a son, Gordon Fannin of Wellston, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Damron of Richland, VA; a brother, Mason Fannin of Fairborn, OH, a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Workman of Ashland, and 7 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1966

 

FITZPATRICK, Strother

1904-1966

Strother Fitzpatrick, Jr., 62, Route 5, Louisa, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital. A farmer, he was born March 6, 1904, at Clifford, a son of the late Strother and Sarah Ann Salmon Fitzpatrick. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Friendship United Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alice Lambert Fitzpatrick; four sisters, Mrs. Robert Chapman, Mrs. Niza Fox, both of Monroe, MI, Mrs. Inez Van Hicks, Hamlin, WV, and Mrs. Minerva Fortner of Fort Gay, WV. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1966

 

GOSE, Frank

1896-1966

Frank Gose, 69, Route 1, Louisa, died suddenly at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at his home. Mr. Gose was born May 16, 1897, in Pike County, a son of the late James and Julia Rice  Gose. He was a retired employee of Timpkin Roller Bearing Co. in Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from Young Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Gose Cemetery at Richardson. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nell Stewart Gose; four daughters, Mrs. Bill Blankenship of Louisa, Mrs. John Bryant of Lancaster, CA, Mrs. Jack Kise of Byron, OH, and Mrs. Bill Dan Sparks of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Maynard of Route 1, Louisa, Mrs. Lizzie Lafferty of Raceland, KY and 9 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1966

 

LEMASTER, Herbert

1900-1966

Herbert Lemaster, 66, of Louisa, retired Chesapeake & Ohio Railway carpenter, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon following a heart attack at noon. Born in Johnson County he was a son of the late Henry C. and Martha Frazier Lemaster. He was a member of the Untied Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Flem Arrowood, the Rev. Glen Arrowood and the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster-Fairchild Cemetery near here. Surviving are his widow, Laura Lemaster; seven daughters, Mrs. W. H. Miller, Newton, TX, Mrs. Elsie Lemaster, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Herbert Foreman, Garrison, KY, Mrs. Paul Williams, Louisa, Mrs. Davie Shortridge of Kentucky, Mrs. Ronald Lemaster of South Shore, KY, Miss Telia Mae Lemaster, Dayton, OH; four sons, Henry R. of Paintsville, Herbert, Jr., of Dayton, Sheriff Charley J. Lemaster of Louisa, and William Glen Lemaster, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne Maynard and Mrs. Charlie Maynard, both of Louisa, two brothers, James A. Lemaster and Daniel Lemaster, both of Louisa; 13 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1966

 

LOGAN, Pearl

Miss Pearl Logan, of Louisa, a former teacher in elementary schools in Minnesota and Kentucky, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside rites were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Le Sueur (MN) Mound Cemetery. She was born in Minnesota, a daughter of the late W. H. and Etta Belle Cherry Logan. She had lived in Louisa about 10 years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church at Mentor, MN and the Degree of Honor at Le Sueur. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Gladys L. Lycan of Louisa and Mrs. Ed Geier of Mentor, and three brothers, Roy and Henry Logan of Beltrami, MN and John Logan of Kennewick, WA. The body was sent Tuesday morning from the Heston Funeral Home to the Roschen & Schassler Funeral Home in Le Sueur. The family asked that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Children's Fund in Richmond, VA. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1966

 

MEADE, Vivian Marie (Moses)

1902-1966

Mrs. Vivian Marie Moses Meade, 63, of Louisa, died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) from the Young Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery on Route 2, Louisa. Born on July 10,1902, at Ohley, WV she was a daughter of the late Upton and Lillian David Moses. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include the husband, Robert Meade, a son, Anthony James Garvich, of Cleveland, TN; two daughters, Mrs. James A. Sellards of Fort Gay, WV and Mrs. Homer Thomas of Milton, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Mills of Wayne, WV and Mrs. Riley Watson of Chapmanville, WV, a brother, John Upton Moses of Williamson, WV and seven grandchildren. Big Sandy News, June 9, 1966

 

MOORE, Melissa Elizabeth (Young)

1875-1966

Mrs. Melissa Elizabeth Moore, 90, of Cherokee, KY, died Tuesday, June 7, at her home. Born on November 12, 1875, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Pennington Young. She was the widow of Joseph Moore, who preceded her in death December 19,1 923. She was a member of the old Blaine United Baptist Church near Blaine, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Houckville United Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle, the Rev. Tommy Bailey, and the Rev. Arthur Morris officiating, and burial was in James Young Cemetery at the old home place at head of Irish Creek. Survivors include four sons, N. K. Moore of Hillsboro, OH, George Moore of Alliance, OH, John Moore of Mt. Sterling, OH and Henry Moore of Cherokee and four daughters, Mrs. Lem Graham and Mrs. Watt Young of Cherokee, Mrs. Harold Ramey of Greenfield, OH, and Mrs. Louis J. Buchert of Cincinnati, OH. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1966

 

PETERS, Arnett

1895-1966

Arnett Peters, 70, of Fort Gay, WV, Route 1, died in a Huntington hospital Tuesday, June 21. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church on Fort Gay Route 1, with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating, and burial was in the Peters Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. He was born July 31, 1895, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Arnett and was a veteran of World War I and a painter. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Vada Pennington Peters; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Willis and the stepmother, Mrs. Maude Peters of Columbia Station, OH and a brother, Jack V. Peters of Fort Gay. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1966

 

ROBERTS, Everett

1887-1966

Everett Roberts, 78, of Route 3, Louisa, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. He was born at Busseyville, September 4, 1887, a son of the late Joseph F. and Julia Burton Roberts. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Carter Chapel, Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. Kay Thompson and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Carter Chapel Cemetery. He had been a member of the Carter Chapel Free Will Baptist Church for the past 33 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cleora Moore Roberts, four daughters, Mrs. Jean Carter of Louisa, Mrs. Jorie Cain of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Dorothy Chaffin of Catlettsburg, and Miss Virginia Roberts at home; seven sons, Jack Roberts of Carroll, OH, Paul, Elwood and Billy Ray Roberts, all of Columbus, Robert Roberts, Buchanan, KY, and Leon and Charles Roberts, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Matthews of Canton, OH, a brother, Oscar Roberts, of Chillicothe, OH, and 26 grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1966

 

SEE, Mary Ellen (Chapman)

1871-1966

Mrs. Mary Ellen See, 94, of the Point section of Louisa, died Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Smith Chapel Church on the Point section with the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. Born on June 25, 871, at Walbridge, KY, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Lydia Peck Chapman, and the widow of Mont B. See, who died in 1939. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Pool of Louisa, a son, Arlie See of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kitchen of Louisa, Route 5, Mrs. Corrilda Berry of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Iva Bartram of Mansfield, OH; two brothers, Joe Chapman of Chapman, KY and George Chapman of Huntington and 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Pool, Saturday from the Heston Funeral Home and to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1966

 

SEE, WAYNE W.

1898-1966

Wayne W. See, born December 17, 1898 at Louisa, a son of the late J. Crit and Leona Bartram See, passed away early Tuesday morning at his home in Alexander, KY. He was a retired Lock and Dam Government engineer employee. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Joseph Church in Alexander. Burial will be made in the family cemetery there. The body was at the Alexander Funeral Home. He is survived by his widow, Susie Berger See; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Macovitch; five sons, Wayne of the U. S. Army, Edward, Edwin, and Norbit See of Alexander and Billy See of Cincinnati, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Stump and Mrs. Ed Walker of Louisa, Mrs. Erie Branham of Gross Ile, MI and Mrs. Tom Stump of Tiro, OH; five brothers, Alvas See of Louisa, J. Fred See of Ellenville, NY, John B. See of Evansville, IN, Clyde R. See, Rising Sun, IN and James W. See of Amarillo, TX. Big Sandy News, June 16, 1966

 

WORKMAN, Emily (Bartram)

1882-1966

Mrs. Emily Workman, 83, of Louisa, Route 5, (Point Section) died Saturday morning in an Ashland hospital after an illness of two months. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Louisa with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Rev. Lee Gore officiating. Burial was in the Workman Cemetery on Louisa, route 5. Born October 1, 1882, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Lenovah Ferguson Bartram. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Jacob C. Workman, died in 1951. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Ward of Huntington, WV, seven sons, Taylor Workman, Pompano Beach, FL, Jeff workman, New Matomoras, OH, Charlie Workman, Belleville, WV, Lewis Workman, Route 5, Louisa, Bromley Workman, Huntington, Rush Workman, Westport, Mass., and Larry Workman, Auburndale, FL; a sister, Mrs. Baden Rutherford of Wayne, WV, three brothers, Willie Bartram, Fort Gay, WV, Robert Bartram, Inez, KY, and John Bartram, of Arizona, 33 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 30, 1966

 

WRIGHT, Gary

1946-1966

Corporal Gary Wright, 19, Rockwood, MI, who was killed in Viet Nam on June 4, was buried in the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton, KY following funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Keaton Baptist Church with the Rev. Bowers from Michigan, and the Rev. Emory Ferguson of Blaine, KY officiating. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. A former resident of Blaine, he was born June 13, 1946 in Paintsville, KY, a son of Blucher and Florence Wellman Wright. He enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, February 3, 1965, and completed basic training at San Diego, CA sailing from there to Pendleton Marine Base in Hawaii, going to Viet Nam about three months ago. He had been serving with the Marines for one year and four months to a day, from the time of his enlistment, to the date of his death. Additional survivors include a brother, Kenneth Wright at home, a sister, Linda Lee Wright, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lydia Wright of Keaton, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Wellman of Louisa. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sands of Louisa. Big Sandy News, June 23, 1966

 

YATES, Jay

1882-1966

Jay Yates, 84, of Route 4, Louisa, died at 7 p.m. Friday at his residence after an illness of four and one half years. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Myrtle Chapel Church on Route 3, Louisa, with the Rev. R. E. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Yates was born March 20, 1882, at Fallsburg, a son of the late George and Sarah Cooksey Yates. He was a farmer. He also was a 50 years member of Apperson Lodge 195, F & AM, which conducted the graveside rites. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Fanny Thompson Yates; one daughter, Mrs. Aileen Croghan of Oreville, CA; two sons, Raymond Yates of Sparrevahn, Alaska and Gordon Yates of Route 4, Louisa, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, June 2, 1966

 

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ADKINS, George W.

1894-1966

George W. Adkins, 71, of Louisa, died Monday at 6:15  p.m. in a Louisa hospital following six weeks illness.  Mr. Adkins was born November 30, 1894, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John and Belle Niece Adkins. He owned and operated a grocery store in the High Bottom Section of Louisa. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Free Will Baptist Church on Meades Branch with the Rev. Byrd Webb and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Bryant, of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Evelyn Marzano of Chicago, IL; three sons, Bernard and George W. Adkins, Jr., both of route 1, Louisa, and Willis Adkins with the U. S. Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL; three brothers, Robert Adkins, of Russell, and Monroe and Sam Adkins, both of Newport; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gose of Route 1, Louisa and Mrs. Delta Niece of Newport; 30 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body is at Heston Funeral Home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1966

 

CASKEY, Walter

The lives of four young people were snuffed out during the past holiday weekend in Louisa, Lawrence County and Fort Gay areas. In addition to two traffic fatalities there were two drownings taking the largest toll of lives in several years.

The traffic fatalities included a 17 year old Louisa girl, who was killed Saturday night when the car she was driving wrecked about four miles north of here on U. S. 23 and a 17 year old Fort Gay boy who died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a Kenova, WV traffic accident early Thursday morning. The drowning occurred Saturday in Blaine Creek, near Cherokee, KY when two youths, turtle hunting, reportedly were wading in a 25 foot wide section of the creek stepped into a deep hole and went under.

 

The two Lawrence County youths, Virgil Maxie, 18, and his cousin, Walter Caskey, 19, drowned about noon Saturday in Blaine Creek near Cherokee, while hunting turtles. According to the police, the victims, who were first cousins, were wading in a section of the creek which is about 25 feet wide and stepped into a deep hole. Robert Maxie, Sr., father of one of the youths, and two other sons, unable to help the victims, were driving on KY Route 201 when the truck failed to negotiate a curve, clipped a telephone pole and rolled over an embankment. Double funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Elizabeth Church, at Martha, with the Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was made in the Dobyns Cemetery at Martha, about 22 miles northwest of Louisa. Maxie, the son of Robert and Millie Gillum Maxie, is survived by five brothers and seven sisters. Caskey is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Caskey, sister and two brothers, The bodies of the two victims were at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1966

 

BELLOMY, Ida (Ellis)

1888-1966

Mrs. Ida Ellis Bellomy, 77, Fort Gay, formerly of Route 1, Prichard, WV, died at her home, Wednesday, June 29. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Hubbardstown Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Bellomy was born September 25, 1888, at Prichard, a daughter of the late James Oliver and Hannah Ferris Ellis. Surviving are the husband, Marsh Bellomy, two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Hooser of Route 1, Prichard and Mrs. Hubert King of Clarksville, TN; five sons, Elijah Bellomy of Lexington, Robert Bellomy of Wayne, WV, Thurman Bellomy of Fort Gay, Marsh Bellomy, Jr., of Gahanna, OH, and James Claude Bellomy of Rittman, OH; six sisters, Mrs. John Burns of Webbville, OH, Mrs. Emma Meredith and Mrs. Harlan Perry of Prichard, Mrs. Ova Collier of Toledo, OH, and Mrs. Don McKenzie of Rittman; 23 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1966

 

CHAPMAN, Irma (Austin)

1880-1966

Mrs. Irma Chapman, 85, of Louisa, and formerly of Ashland, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, in a Louisa hospital after a five week illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Born December 20, 1880, Mrs. Chapman was a daughter of the late Thomas and Virginia Wolf Austin. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louisa Salisbury of Louisa and Mrs. Willis Burris of Vanceburg; three sons, William Chapman, Jr., of Fallsburg, Graydon H. Chapman of Detroit, MI and George Keith Chapman of Kingsburg, CA; one brother, W. D. Austin of Brooklyn, NY; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1966

 

CORDLE, Jesse

1898-1966

Jesse Cordle, 67, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday in an Ashland hospital following an illness of one week. Mr. Cordle was a retired automobile salesman and was born at Cordell, July 18, 1898, a son of the late Russell and Mary Morris Cordle. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. William W. Moore and the Rev. Kelly Patton officiating. Burial was in the Cordle family cemetery at Cordell. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the Jake Rice Lodge No. 606, F & AM at Blaine. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Esta Moore Cordle; one son, Cyrus Cordle of Columbus, OH, one sister, Mrs. Susie Griffith of Lilly Chapel, OH, two brothers, Amos Cordle of Blaine and Otto Cordle of Lilly Chapel; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Masonic graveside rites were conducted by member of the Jake Rice Lodge. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1966

 

FERGUSON, Hansford B.

1952-1966

Hansford B. Ferguson, 13, of Martha, son of James G. and Gladys Fyffe Ferguson, died Wednesday, July 13, at his home. He was born December 19, 1952, at Martha, and attended Martha grade school. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cinda Creek Church, Relief, KY, with the Rev. Eugene Hayne, of West Liberty, officiating. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery at Martha. Additional survivors include seven brothers, Robert and Ralph of Blaine, Clete and Donald, of Columbus, OH, James G., West Liberty, KY, Andy and Algar Ferguson, at home, five sisters, Mrs. Earl Gillette of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Ralph Grim and Mrs. Robert Blythe of Columbus, Elaine and Rosemary Ferguson at home. The body was taken from Young Funeral Home to the residence of the parents where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1966

 

 

FITZGERALD, Joann

The lives of four young people were snuffed out during the past holiday weekend in Louisa, Lawrence County and Fort Gay areas. In addition to two traffic fatalities there were two drownings taking the largest toll of lives in several years.

The traffic fatalities included a 17 year old Louisa girl, who was killed Saturday night when the car she was driving wrecked about four miles north of here on U. S. 23 and a 17 year old Fort Gay boy who died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a Kenova, WV traffic accident early Thursday morning. The drowning occurred Saturday in Blaine Creek, near Cherokee, KY when two youths, turtle hunting, reportedly were wading in a 25 foot wide section of the creek stepped into a deep hole and went under.

 

Joann Fitzgerald, 17, daughter of William Raymond and Mary Penick Fitzgerald of Louisa, was killed late Saturday when the car she was driving wrecked north of here. Kentucky State police said the girl apparently lost control of the auto when it left the road. She was dead when officers arrived. A Columbus man, Robert Thomas Henestofel, Jr., 21, was taken to Louisa General Hospital, but was not admitted. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rowe officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving, in addition to the girl's parents, are three brothers, James Elbert, John David, and Michael Dale Fitzgerald, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. James Adkins, Louisa, Janet Sue, Linda Lou and Marsha Lynn Fitzgerald, all at home; the maternal grandfather, Jim Penick of Olympia, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Skaggs, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1966

 

FLETCHER, George "Brownie"

Word had been received here of the death of George (Brownie) Fletcher, of Cincinnati, OLH, formerly of Louisa, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher succumbed on July 10, in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, following a heart attack. He was a veteran of World War II, having spent four and a half years in the South Pacific, was a member of the College Hill Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He is survived by his widow, Emma Preece Fletcher; four sisters, Mrs. Audrey Meade, Mrs. Robert Bivens of Cincinnati, Mrs. Charles Kenard of St. Petersburg, FL and Mrs. William Payne, Portsmouth, OH and one brother, William Fletcher of Cincinnati. Interment was made in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati. Big Sandy News, July 28,1 966

 

GRUBB, John Harlan

1886-1966

John Harlan Grubb, 80, of Adams, died Friday night July 1 in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Grubb was born March 8, 1886, in Adams, a son of the late Walter and Hester Hawes Grubb. He was a retired Lawrence County school bus driver and a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Low Gap Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Grubb Family Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bill Johnson of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Tom Buckley of Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hyoung and Mrs. Luther Burton, both of Louisa, and Mrs. Ethel Horton of Trusty, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1966

 

HARDWICK, Laura (Rittenberry)

1885-1966

Mrs. Laura Rittenberry Hardwick, 80, a former Lawrence county resident, died Wednesday, July 6, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John E. Gardner of Groves, TX. She had been living in Texas for three years. She was born at Blaine, a daughter of the late John and Amanda McDale Rittenberry and was the widow of George Hardwick who died in 1959. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Gardner, are two other daughters, Mrs. Laverne Brocman of Pittsburg, PA; and Mrs. W. A. Hylton of Allison Park, PA, four sons, Colonel Hardwick of Lettsdale, PA, Homer and Fred Hardwick of Stevensville, PA and Ralph Hardwick, Farmingdale, PA; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. John McKenzie of Ashland, KY. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday from the New Friendship Baptist Church on Route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Hardwick Cemetery, Route 2, Louisa. Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1966

 

HOLBROOK, Calvin

1898-1966

Services for Calvin Holbrook, 68, Route 1, Baltimore, OH were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Emerson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, OH, with burial in Kirkersville. He died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at his home on Route 1, Baltimore. He was born January 12, 1898, at Grayson, KY, to William and Laura Hawkins Holbrook. He formerly was a machinist-foreman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and was a member of the International Assn. of Machinist and Capalta Lodge 466. His wife, Molly survives, a son Bill of Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Vincent Wolf of Reynoldsburg, OH, Mrs. William Snyder of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Ted Lee, Baltimore; two brothers, Emmet of Columbus and Alvin of Alexandria; a sister, Mrs. Granville Hicks, Huntington, WV; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1966

 

LYNCH, John

1907-1966

John Lynch, 59, of Route 2, Fort Gay, WV died in a Huntington hospital, Friday following an extended illness. Mr. Lynch, a retired coal miner was born January 1, 1907, in Fort Gay, a son of the late John and Rebecca Lynch. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Olive Maynard of Fort Gay, and three brothers, Arland, Lynch of St. Albans, WV, Herbert Lynch of Rittman, OH, and Carmi Lynch of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Saltpetre Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1966

 

MAGGARD, Josie Mae (Davis)

1901-1966

Mrs. Josie Mae Davis Maggard, 64, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, died Wednesday, July 6, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Buchanan Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. Born August 19,1 901, at Zelda, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Florence Robinson Davis. Survivors include the husband, Elijah Maggard, two daughters, Mrs. David Alderman of Niles, OH and Mrs. Harry Croghan, Jr., Georgetown, KY, a son, Chadwick Maggard, at home, a sister, Mrs. Wallace Kinser, and a brother Warren Davis, both of Whitesburg, KY and two grandchildren. The body was taken to the chapel an hour before the services from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 14, 1966

 

MAXIE, Virgil

The lives of four young people were snuffed out during the past holiday weekend in Louisa, Lawrence County and Fort Gay areas. In addition to two traffic fatalities there were two drownings taking the largest toll of lives in several years.

The traffic fatalities included a 17 year old Louisa girl, who was killed Saturday night when the car she was driving wrecked about four miles north of here on U. S. 23 and a 17 year old Fort Gay boy who died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a Kenova, WV traffic accident early Thursday morning. The drowning occurred Saturday in Blaine Creek, near Cherokee, KY when two youths, turtle hunting, reportedly were wading in a 25 foot wide section of the creek stepped into a deep hole and went under.

 

The two Lawrence County youths, Virgil Maxie, 18, and his cousin, Walter Caskey, 19, drowned about noon Saturday in Blaine Creek near Cherokee, while hunting turtles. According to the police, the victims, who were first cousins, were wading in a section of the creek which is about 25 feet wide and stepped into a deep hole. Robert Maxie, Sr., father of one of the youths, and two other sons, unable to help the victims, were driving on KY Route 201 when the truck failed to negotiate a curve, clipped a telephone pole and rolled over an embankment. Double funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Elizabeth Church, at Martha, with the Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was made in the Dobyns Cemetery at Martha, about 22 miles northwest of Louisa. Maxie, the son of Robert and Millie Gillum Maxie, is survived by five brothers and seven sisters. Caskey is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Caskey, sister and two brothers, The bodies of the two victims were at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1966

 

PACK, Herbert

1898-1966

Herbert Pack, 68, Beauty, KY, died in a South Williamson hospital, Wednesday, July 20. Funeral services were conducted for the retired miner Saturday at 1 p.m. at the New Friendship Church, Inez, Route 3, with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating, and burial was in the Warfield Cemetery. He was born in Martin County, July 15, 1898, a son of the late Albert and Jane McCoy Pack. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and the Inez lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Flornie Kirk Pack; five daughters, Mrs. Nera Moore, Mrs. Opal Young and Mrs. Tennessee Hicks of Beauty, Mrs. Eileen Short of Indianapolis and Mrs. Mable Stepp of Fort Lee, VA; three sons, Willie Pack of Route 5, Louisa, Ace and Russell Pack of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Nona Butcher of Chester, WV, Mrs. Zola Kirk and Mrs. Vada Webb of Louisa. The body was taken to the home Thursday, July 21, from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1966

 

PATRICK, Lawrence

1922-1966

Lawrence Patrick, 44, of Route 1, Louisa, died in Grant Hospital in Columbus, Monday, July 18, following an 11 month illness. Born in Louisa, he was a son of the late Frank and Julia Hickman Patrick. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed by the North American Aviation Co. Funeral services were  conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. William W. Moore officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Geneva Miller Patrick; five daughters, Barbara, Gladys, Joyce, Anna and Martha Patrick, all at home, five sons, Bill, Lawrence Jr., Bob, Cecil and Mark Patrick, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Nolda Cox, Mrs. Ethel Fugitt, and Mrs. Willie Bell Rittenberry, all of Route 1, Louisa; two brothers, Arlie Patrick of Route 1, Louisa and Guy Patrick of Paducah. The body was sent to the Young Funeral Home from the Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus. Big Sandy News, July 28, 1966

 

POPE, William

The lives of four young people were snuffed out during the past holiday weekend in Louisa, Lawrence County and Fort Gay areas. In addition to two traffic fatalities there were two drownings taking the largest toll of lives in several years.

The traffic fatalities included a 17 year old Louisa girl, who was killed Saturday night when the car she was driving wrecked about four miles north of here on U. S. 23 and a 17 year old Fort Gay boy who died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a Kenova, WV traffic accident early Thursday morning. The drowning occurred Saturday in Blaine Creek, near Cherokee, KY when two youths, turtle hunting, reportedly were wading in a 25 foot wide section of the creek stepped into a deep hole and went under.

 

A Fort Gay youth, William Pope, 17, died in a Huntington hospital Friday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a Kenova traffic accident early Thursday. Pope was admitted to the hospital with head injuries and his condition had been worsening ever since. Kenova police said Pope was a passenger in a car driven by Ronnie Lee Hooser, of Prichard Route 1, which collided with another driven by Mike Chapman, 1610 Sycamore St., Kenova about 12:45 a.m. Thursday. The accident occurred at the intersection of Fourteenth and Oak Streets in Kenova. Police reported one of the cars narrowly missed two gasoline pumps at a service station. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church with the Rev. R. E. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre. Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Lydia Plummer Webb and the stepfather, Herbert Webb of Fort Gay; a sister, Diane Webb, at home; three brothers, Herbert Ray, Larry Dale and Oscar Lee Webb at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edith Plummer, of Fort Gay. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, July 7, 1966

 

ROWE, Lucy (Rowe)

1892-1966

Mrs. Lucy Rowe, 74, of Franklin Furnace, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, July 14, at her home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Fort Gay. Born on June 12, 1892, at Fort Gay, she was a daughter of the late Giles and Rebecca Webb Rowe, and the widow of Dee Rowe, who died in 1940. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include a foster son, Pearlie Wilson of Franklin Furnace, a brother, Frank Rowe of Fort Gay and a sister, Mrs. Mary Elam of Wooster, OH. Big Sandy News, July 21, 1966

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BILLUPS, Lora (Picklesimer)

1887-1966

Mrs. Lora Picklesimer Billups, 79, of Fort Gay, former postmistress there, died Saturday afternoon in an Ashland hospital after an extended illness. She was the mother of Dudley Billups, principal of Fort Gay High School. A member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church, Mrs. Billups was the widow of Taylor Billups, who died in a train accident in 1935. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Mullins and the Rev. John Ivey officiating. Burial was in the Billups Gap Cemetery near Fort Gay. Mrs. Nola Chambers sand three hymns, family selections, "Does Jesus Care", "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset". Mrs. C. K. Vantilburg was the accompanist. Additional survivors include two other sons, Jack T. Billups of Fort Gay and Fred W. Billups, principal of Bellefonte school, Flatwoods, KY; one brother, C. E. Picklesimer, Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Waunena Helton of Ashland, Mrs. L. T. Jones of Ironton and Mrs. C. C. Curnutte of Flatwoods; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1966

 

BRANHAM, Clifford

1901-1966

Clifford Branham, 65, of Pinsonfork, KY, died Saturday morning in a Williamson, WV hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Pinsonfork Church of God with the Rev. Curtis A. Haislip officiating. Burial was in the Amos Runyon Cemetery at Belfry, KY. Born June 15, 1901, in Lawrence County, KY, he was a son of the late Ballard and Kate Branham. He was a retired miner for the Eastern Coal Co. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ida Marcum Branham; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Jewel of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Wilma Lee of Pinsonfork; four sons, Harold Branham of Chattanooga, TN, Noah and Dannie Branham both of Columbus, and Clifford Branham of Masury, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Belcher of Warren, OH and Mrs. Shirley Marcum of Lawrence County; seven brothers, Taylor, Strother, Martin and Sammy Branham, all of Lawrence County, Owen Branham of Greenville, PA, Andrew Branham of Roanoke, VA and Gilbert Branham of Red Jacket, WV; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1966

 

CASTLE, Charles (VanHoose)

1921-1966

Pikeville, KY--Claudie Little, 32, of Hellier, charged with the murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Charles (VanHoose) Castle, 45, also of Hellier, formerly of Louisa, entered a plea of not guilty Monday before Pike County Judge William Pauley. A bail bond of $2,500 was set after Little entered the plea, basing it on self-defense. It was reported that Little may waive to the September term of grand jury. Attorney Francis D. Burke has been retained by the family of the unemployed machinist. Little is in the Pike County jail. State police reported the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon at Allegheny, and that Castle was dead on arrival at a Pikeville hospital. He was a brother of Detective Sgt. Billy Joe VanHoose of the Ashland detachment of the state police. Born May 2, 1921, in Johnson County, he was a son of Mrs. Mary Edwards VanHoose, of Louisa and the late Perry VanHoose. In addition to his mother and the brother, he is survived by the widow, Nell Gibson Castle, a son, Charles Castle, Jr., of Hellier; three daughters, Joan Castle, at Hellier, Janie Castle in Italy, and Sue Castle in Germany; two other brothers, Leon VanHoose of Fort Gay, WV and Calvin VanHoose of Louisa; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Trent, Mrs. Lossie Dawson of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Elmira Webb of Prichard, WV. The body was at the Justice Funeral Home in Pikeville, and will be removed to the Free Will Baptist Church, to lie in state from 12 noon until funeral time at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

COLLINS, Frank

1888-1966

Frank Collins, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday at 4:40 p.m. at a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the chapel of the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery at Eloise, near Louisa. He was born January 4, 1888, in Johnson County, KY, a son of the late Sanford and Elizabeth George Collins. He was a retired employee of the F. S. VanHoose Lumber Company in Louisa and was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Ann Spradlin Collins; one daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Stephens, of Wichita Falls, TX; two sons, A. C. and Sunny Gene Collins of Dayton, OH; one step daughter, Mrs. Wannie Sparks of Paintsville, KY; three step sons, Ernie Wright of Jackson, MI, Burns Wright of Alger, OH and Curtis Wright of Portsmouth, OH, a brother, Ben Collins of Greenup, KY. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1966

 

FLUTY, Maude

1912-1966

Miss Maude Fluty, 54, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 3 a.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital, following an extended illness. Born May 29, 1912, at Route 5, Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Tom H. and Violet Pelphrey Fluty. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the New Friendship Church, Route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Sammie Branham and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in Fluty Cemetery. Surviving are the stepmother, Mrs. Sedella Fluty of Fort Gay, four sisters, Mrs. Tracy McCoy, Route 5, Louisa, Mrs. Madeline Endicott and Mrs. Virginia Meade, Route 1, Fort Gay, and Mrs. Vicie Albert of Eaton, OH; three brothers, Ray Fluty of Louisa, Carl and Harold Fluty of Fort Gay. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

FRAZIER, Jarrett

1898-1966

Jarrett Frazier, 67, of Clifford, died in a Huntington hospital Friday morning at 12:45 following a five year illness. Born at Clifford October 26, 1898, he was a son of the late W. D. and Mary Jane Marcum Frazier, he was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Lola Webb Frazier, died in 1937. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Ray Fluty officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Pigman of Ashland; one son, Sherdon Frazier of Clifford; two sisters, Mrs. Nerva Fitzpatrick of Clifford and Mrs. Sally Williams of Louisa, six brothers, Theron, Frank, Fred, James, John and Richard Frazier, of Clifford and five grandchildren. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 26, 1966

 

GAMBILL, Lida May (Swetnam)

1875-1966

Mrs. Kida Swetnam Gambill, 91, a well known resident of Blaine, succumbed Friday morning, August 5, at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, following a long illness. The deceased, a widow of Dr. H. H. Gambill, a prominent physician of the Blaine section, was born April 24, 1875, at Wilbur, KY. she was a daughter of the late Milton F. and Lydia Botner Swetnam, pioneer settlers of that section of Lawrence county. She had been a widow since 1936. Mrs. Gambill had been an active member of the First Christian Church of Blainetown as long as her health permitted, and was a charter member of Blaine Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. b. L. Stinson of Ashland, a son, C. F. Gambill, a director of the Big Sandy Publishing Company, and a director and former president of the Bank of Blaine at Blainetown; two granddaughters, and 2 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Gambill, whose late husband was also a Blainetown physician, and Ms. Charles Carey of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Christian Church, Blaine, with Dr. Joseph S. Faulkner, pastor of the First Christian Church of Ashland, officiating. Miss Carolyn Sue Hinkle, soloist, sang two family selections, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Beyond the Sunset". Mrs. C. K. Yantilburg played the accompaniment. Interment was made in the family cemetery over looking the Gambill home at Blaine. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church to lie in state until funeral time. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1966

 

HUTCHINSON, Martin b.

1879-1966

Martin B. Hutchinson, 87, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Louisa, Route 4, died Wednesday, August 3, in a Dade City hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Newcomb Methodist Church on Route 4, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery on Route 4. Born on January 2, 1879, at Fallsburg, he was a son of the late Luther and Rebecca Lambert Hutchinson. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillie Lovejoy Hutchinson; seven sons, Ernest Hutchinson of Dade City, Claude and Thurman of Route 4, Louisa, Garland Hutchinson of Zephyr Hills, FL, Richard Hutchinson of Detroit, Anderson Hutchinson of Horse Cave, KY, and Ray Hutchinson of Englewood, CA; flour daughters, Mrs. Dewey Chaffin of Louisa, Route 4, Mrs. Dale Bunting of Dade City, Mrs. D. B. Mosley of Kingston, OH and Mrs. Charlie Hardman of Fitch, KY, two stepsons, Lafe Moore of Dade City, and Carl Moore of Norfolk, VA; a sister, Mrs. Bill Shaffer of Grayson, KY, and three brothers, Thed, O. B. and Dave Hutchinson of Rush, KY. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1966

 

ISAACS, Dewey

11900-1966

Dewey Isaacs, 66, of Wheelersburg, OH, former mayor Louisa, passed away Tuesday morning at 3:30 a.m. in a Portsmouth, OH hospital following a short illness. At the time of his death he was the operator of a motel at Wheelersburg. The deceased was born March 19, 1900, in Knott Co., KY, a son of the late Thurman and Jane Hall Isaacs. He was a member of Apperson Lodge 95, F & AM, Louisa and a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. It was during his term as mayor that the city was served by an all, but two, women Council. the first and last to date in the history of Louisa. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday, August 4, 10:30 a.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Harry Wulfcamp and Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be made in the Hall Cemetery at Bevinsville, KY, in Floyd County. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mabel Isaacs, two step children, Mrs. E. T. Chaffin of Hookstown, PA and Thomas Mont Pigg of Piedmont, OK; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie McKenzie, Mrs. Chloe Jones, Mrs. John T. Salmons and Miss Mae Isaacs of North Vernon, IN; two brothers, Claude Isaacs of Lexington, KY and Oscar Isaacs of Bevinsville. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1966

 

JORDAN, Kenneth

1922-1966

Kenneth Jordan, 44, of 1933 Eighth Ave., Huntington died Friday in a Terra Alta hospital. Born February 2, 1922, at Louisa, KY, he was a son of the late Dan and Janie Adams Jordan. He was a veteran of World War II. Graveside services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Survivors include two sisters, Miss Lucy Jordan and Mrs. Lillian Marie Mullens of Huntington and three brothers, William Jordan of Cleveland, OH and Charles and Eugene Jordan of Huntington. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

MCGUIRE, Effie (Fraley)

1886-1966

Mrs. Effie Fraley McGuire, of 1317 Fairfax Drive, Ashland, long active in Kentucky civic affairs, died Thursday afternoon, August 11, in an Ashland hospital after a long illness. Mrs. McGuire was born in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of the late James and Julia Johnson Fraley. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Ashland, the White Shrine, the Three Arts Club and was past grand matron of the Kentucky Order of Eastern Star. She held a life membership in Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Poague Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. McGuire organized the DAR Chapter in Louisa where she resided for several years. She was formerly an employee at the Kentucky Children's Home in Louisville. She had resided in Ashland the past six years. Prior to coming here, she had lived in Louisville and Fort Thomas. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. M. J. Ferguson of Safford, AZ. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. C. D. Harsh officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

MULLINS, Elizabeth (Rose)

1886-1966

Mrs. Elizabeth Mullins, 79, of Keaton, KY, died Friday at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Keaton United Baptist Church with the Rev. J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Mullins Cemetery. Born November 19, 1886, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Gambill Rose. Survivors include seven sons, Jess Mullins of Red Bush, KY, Mort Mullins of Keaton, Charlie Jay Mullins of Campbellsville, KY, Basil and Bobby E. Mullins, both of Paintsville, Fritz Mullins of Martha, KY, Harold Mullins of Wheelersburg, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Tolly Margaret Huff of Lexington, and Mrs. Maudie Belle Hayes of Minford, OH; two brothers, John and Charles Rose, both of Keaton, two sisters, Mrs. Esta Thompson, of Keaton and Mrs. Luzetta Scaggs of Martha. The body was removed from the Jones and Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, to the home of a son, Jess Mullins of Red Bush. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

POTTER, James Edward

1928-1966

James Edward Potter, 33, of Alexandria, KY died Sunday in a Fort Thomas hospital after a two week illness. He was an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Mr. Potter was born July 20, 1928, at Catalpa, a son of Mrs. Ethel Soward Potter and the late Martin Potter. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning from the Alexandria Funeral Home. The body was brought to Mayo Chapel at Catalpa where rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon and burial followed in the chapel cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Ada Kinner Potter; 2 daughters, Sheila and Marilyn Potter, both at home; one son, James Patrick Potter, his mother, three sisters, Mr. Conry Ryan, Lexington, Mrs. Francis Reading, West Jefferson, OH and Mrs. Julius Schwartz, of Columbus, OH, three brothers, Creed, Vermillion, OH, Martin Jr., of Rosella IL and Homer Potter of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1966

 

PRESTON, Norman C.

1895-1966

Norman C. Preston, 71, of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Wednesday afternoon, August 10, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Fort Gay, Route 2, of which he was a member, with the Rev. John Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 2. Graveside rites were conducted by Vinson Lodge 66, AF & AM of Fort Gay, of which he was a member. A retired locomotive engineer for the Norfolk & Western Railway Co., he was born March 11, 1895, at Ferguson, WV, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Spears Preston. An Army veteran of World War I, he served in the field artillery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Leta Jarrell Preston; four daughters, Mrs. Walter Perry, of Genoa, WV, Mrs. Nebert Porter of Radnor, WV, Mrs. Albert Perry, Jr., of Wheat Ridge, Co and Miss Wilma L. Preston of Huntington; two sons, Frank Preston of Fort Gay and John N. Preston of Brunswick, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Major Rhodes and Mrs. Roy Pinson of Genoa; and 20 grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home Friday to the residence. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

REYNOLDS, Allen C.

1886-1966

Allen C. Reynolds, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Born July 6, 1886, in Boyd County, KY, he was a son of the late Noah and Dollie Shepherd Reynolds. He was a retired brakeman with the N & W Railroad's Pocahontas Division, and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen No. 533, and the Methodist Church of Fort Gay. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alva Cole Reynolds, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack Rem of San Francisco, CA; a stepson, Raymond H. Cole, of South Williamson, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Cavins of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Mable Clayton of Tampa, FL; four brothers, Noah Reynolds of Ironton, OH, George Reynolds of Auxier, KY, Amos Reynolds of North Carolina, and Lawrence Reynolds of Edwyna, VA; a granddaughter, two step grandchildren and three step great grandson. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1966

 

ROBINSON, Nancy Jane (Leedy)

1890-1966

Mrs. Nancy Jane Robinson, 75, of Richardson, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Robinson was born September 12, 1890, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Ferrell Leedy. She was the wife of Andrew J. Robinson, who died in 1961. Surviving are two step daughters, Mrs. Nellie Phillips of Louisa, and Mrs. Walter Leedy of Grayson; three sons, Tom Robinson of Betsy Layne, KY, Paris Robinson of Sunnyvale, CA, and Chester Robinson of Louisa; three brothers, Walter Leedy of Richardson, Mont Leedy of Louisa and Charlie Leedy of Trenton, MI. The body was at the Young Funeral Home where brief funeral rites were conducted Monday evening with Rev. John Williams, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Final services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home of Sam Justice in Pikeville with the Rev. Whipple Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Cemetery at Pikeville. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1966

 

SKAGGS, M. L.

1879-1966

M. L. Skaggs, 86, of Flat Gap, died Thursday morning, August 4, in a Paintsville hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Point Pleasant Church at Flat Gap with the Rev. Emory Ferguson, the Rev. H. C. Wallen and the Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Flat Gap. Born September 17, 1879, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late P. F. and Sarah Skaggs. He was a retired post master and merchant at Flat Gap. Survivors include a son, Clyde Skaggs of Flat Gap; three daughters, Mrs. William Lester of Hillard, OH, Mrs. Earl Lyons of Blaine, Mrs. Luther Wright of Flat Gap, a brother, C. C. Skaggs of Louisa and a sister, Mrs. Sybil Minick of Columbus; and 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The body was at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1966

 

STEWART, Hattie (Carter)

1896-1966

Mrs. Hattie Carter Stewart, 70, a prominent Louisa business woman, passed away at her home Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. following an extended illness. A daughter of the late G. J. and Lula Lakin Carter, she was born May 1, 1896, at Irad, KY, coming to Louisa in 1919, when her father founded Carter's Department Store, which she and her husband, C. T. Stewart, later owned and operated until retirement. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church for 46 years, was a teacher of the Woman's Bible Class for many years, was past president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service as well as serving in other official capacities. She was also a charter member and past president of the Rotary Ann Club. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Harry Wulfcamp and former pastor, Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Mr. Stewart; a son, Robert L. Stewart, Louisa, two sisters, Mrs. Morris Vaughan of Henderson, KY; Mrs. John Otley of Anna Marie, FL; one brother, George Jay Carter of Huntington; two grandchildren, Vicki and R. L. Stewart, 3 nieces and one nephew. The body will be removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the church where it will lie in state one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

WELLS, Merida

1889-1966

Merida Wells, 77, a retired general refractories employee and farmer, died Thursday, August 18, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Grizzell of Grayson. Mr. Wells was born December 20, 1889, in Lawrence County. His wife, Mrs. Martha Wells, died in 1962. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Stinson Church on Route 60, with the Rev. Elza Ball and the Rev. Johnny Moore officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Grayson. Additional survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. George Waggoner and Mrs. Hord Counts, both of Grayson; three sons, Lundy, Clarence and Robert Wells, all of Grayson; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, August 25, 1966

 

WHITT, Flora (Gibson)

1885-1966

Mrs. Flora Whitt, 81, of Martha, KY, died Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at a Muncie, IN hospital while visiting her daughter there. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Martha Church of God with the Rev. Fossin officiating. Burial was in the Sturgill Cemetery, Martha. She was born November 5, 1885, at Blaine, KY, a daughter of the late Hansford and Amanda Collier Gibson. Her husband, Alonzo Whitt, preceded her in death in 1958. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Evans of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Roy Stephens of Muncie; two sons, Ernest Whitt of Blaine, KY and L. C. Whitt of Rush, KY; three brothers, Ferret Gibson of West Jefferson, OH, Robert and Proctor Gibson, of London, OH; 30 grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 11, 1966

 

WILEY, Merida "Bud"

1890-1966

Merida "Bud" Wiley, 76, died in Paintsville, Monday, July 25, 1966, after a long illness. The son of J. M. and Manda Brown Wiley, he was born in 1890 at River, and had been a Paintsville resident for 30 years at the time of his death. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad. His first wife, Carrie Stapleton Wiley preceded him in death in 1959. He was later remarried to Alice Lyons Wiley who survives. A member of the United Baptist Church, he also was a Mason, and member of Lodge 381. Additional survivors include three sons, six daughters, a sister, 26 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Ella Spears resides at Hater Hill. Two sons, Howard and Clarence, live in Paintsville, and another son, Lance is in Poughkeepsie, NY. Surviving daughters include Mrs. Ola Wiley and Mrs. Bessie Adkins of Paintsville, Mrs. Effie Copley of Louisa, Mrs. Dorothy Mullins of Newport News, VA, Mrs. Piney Beadles of Hyattsville, MD, and Mrs. Madge Jennings of Lompac, CA. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m.  from the Old Union Baptist Church in Staffordsville. Burial followed in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma. Officiating ministers include Cully Sparks, Paris Music, Millard O'Bryan, and Lloyd Williams. The Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, August 4, 1966

 

WOOD, Charlene (Moore)

1906-1966

Mrs. Charlene Moore Wood, 60, of Grundy, VA, a native of Louisa, died Monday night at her home there. Funeral services were conducted Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from the Methodist Church in Grundy. Burial was in Grundy. She was born August 15, 1906, in Louisa, a daughter of the late James L. and Fanny Bluebaum Moore. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Grundy and the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Wood was well known in Louisa where she taught in the school system before going to Grundy around 30 years ago. Her passing came unexpectedly. She and her husband had been watching at T. V. program and he had just gone upstairs when he heard her call. He immediately went to her, summoned their family physician who was a nearby neighbor, but she had succumbed before his arrival. Her demise was attributed to a sudden heart attack. She is survived by her husband, Sylvester D. Wood; one daughter, Mrs. William LeMaster of Grundy; one sister, Mrs. B. W. Whitt of Ashland, and one brother, Jay B. Moore of Louisa. Big Sandy News, August 18, 1966

 

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AUSTIN, William C.

1898-1966

William C. Austin, a former resident of Lawrence County and former school teacher in the Lawrence County school system, passed away at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH, August 27th, after a lengthy illness, but only a few weeks in the hospital. Death came suddenly and unexpectedly as the staff was working the daily routine with Mr. Austin. The deceased was a teacher in Lawrence County schools from 1918 until 1943 when he retired because of illness. He was married to the former Ethel Wheeler on October 2, 1927, who survives as well as two children, Paul D. Austin and Mrs. Eleanor Bruce, both of Columbus. Two brothers also survives, John Austin and Ellsworth Austin, of Louisa; one sister, Mrs. Wiley (Rosa V.) Baker, Circleville, OH and 3 grandchildren. Mr. Austin was a very devout member  and faithful to this task of Church Treasurer of the Christian Baptist Church of Columbus, and in which office he has seen and helped guide the church from a very small and almost unknown beginning to a large brick structure with parking lot and extra real estate for future expansion. Born December 21, 1898, at Fallsburg, KY, he was a son of the late Floyd H. and Drusilla Moore Austin. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

BARTRAM, Harlan

1896-1966

Harlan Bartram, 70, of 409 Cross Street, Louisa, died Wednesday night, September 14, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Peters Chapel on Mill Creek near Fort Gay, with the Rev. Proctor Barker officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery on Sunnyside Road, near Fort Gay. A retired farmer and construction worker, he was born June 22, 1896, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Jerry and Willie See Bartram. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Inez Peters Bartram; three daughters, Mrs. Ivan Waltz of Bellville, OH , Mrs. Jack Huff of Mansfield, OH, and Mrs. James M. Jones of Bluefield, WV, a son Benton Bartram of Mansfield; a brother, Edgar Bartram, of Fort Gay and 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

BOGGS, Raymond Russell

1898-1966

Raymond Russell Boggs, 68, of Louisa, Route 1, died Thursday, September 15, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. A retired merchant, he formerly owned and operated a general store at Blaine, KY. Born January 9, 1898, at Webbville, KY, he was a son of the late Nelson and Rose Ann Perkins Boggs. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Christian Church and of Jake Rice Lodge, F & AM both of Blaine. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elsie Fyffe Boggs; two sons, Raymond R. Boggs, Jr., of Lexington, KY and Harold P. Boggs of Blaine, two sisters, Mrs. Marie Zogg of St. Louis and Mrs. Irene Miller of Columbus, a brother, Steven Boggs of Webbville and five grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

BROWN, Lizzie (Bowling)

1894-1966

Mrs. Lizzie Brown, 72, of Louisa, died Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in a Lowmansville nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery. She was born August 25, 1894, at Flat Gap, KY, daughter of the late Columbus and Margaret O'Bryan Bowling. She is survived by her husband, Robert Brown; one son, Donald Brown of Louisa; three sisters, Mrs. Arch Miller, Mrs. Cora Bevins, and Mrs. Hazel Burgoon of Columbus, OH; one brother, Emmett Bowling of Columbus; and three grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1966

 

BROWN, Mary (Shannon)

1903-1966

Mrs. Mary Shannon Brown, 58, of Cyclone, WV, died Saturday. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. from the home of Clyde Shannon with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Route l Louisa. She was born July 13, 1903, at Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Blaine Parker Shannon. She was a former teacher in Lawrence County schools. Surviving are the husband, Kinner Brown; a daughter, Mrs. Don Mullins of Man, WV, seven sisters, Mrs. James T. Isaac, Mrs. W. H. Preece and Mrs. Henry Cochran, of Louisa, Mrs. K. L. Chapman of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Homer Chapman of Woodstock, OH, Mrs. Grace Wallace of Cincinnati and Mrs. Russell Barber of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Clyde and General Shannon of Louisa and a grandchild. The body was taken from the Heston Funeral Home to the home of a brother, Clyde Shannon on Route 1, Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1966

 

CARTER, Harvey Paul

1909-1966

Harvey Paul Carter, 57, of Louisa, Route 3, was found dead of an apparent heart attack Tuesday, September 13, at 8 a.m. at his home. He was born March 11, 1909, a son of the late James and Lyda Moore Carter. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by the widow, Merle Burchett Carter; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Reed of Paintsville, KY, Mrs. George Farris of Louisa, Route 3, and Miss Rose Carter, at home; one sister, Mrs. Lura Carter of Louisa Route 1 and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from Carter Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery, Route 3, Louisa. The Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

CARTER, Milton L.

1882-1966

Funeral services for Milton L. Carter, 84, highly esteemed citizen of Ashland, were conducted Saturday at 1:30 from the Miller Funeral Home there with the Rev. John Sykes officiating. Burial was followed in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Mr. Carter had been in ill health for several years before his passing Thursday, at 1:30 a.m. in a Huntington hospital. The deceased was born May 31, 1882, at Irad, Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late John and Loucuzie Meeks Carter, pioneer settlers of that section. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ashland, was a retired employee of the Ashland Original Market, and a member of Apperson Lodge, Louisa. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. B. J. Chaffin of Louisa and Mrs. W. F. Frazier of Ashland and a brother, Charles Carter of Fallsburg and Ashland. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1966

 

 

CLARKSON, Mollie (Hale)

1910-1966

Mrs. Mollie Clarkson, 56, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Louisa, Route 1, died Thursday, September 1, at 8:20 a.m. in a Columbus hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. She was born April 29, 1910 at Louisa, a daughter of the late Charlie and Annie Blackburn Hale. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Omar Cordial of Columbus, Mrs. Dennis Diamond of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Douglas Lyons of Hopkinsville, KY; two sons, Custer and Bennie Meek of Columbus; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Houston and Mrs. Betty Barnette of Columbus; one brother, Bennett Hale of Williamson, WV and 11 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1966

 

COOK, Sarah (Fry)

1895-1966

Mrs. Sarah Fry Cook, 70, of Louisa, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. from the home of a son, Ben Cook of Griffith Creek, with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. She was born December 27, 1895, at Stiltner, WV, the daughter of the late Jackson and Betty Noe Fry. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 55 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Georgia Davis of East Lynn, Mrs. Homer Bowling of Flatwoods, KY and Mrs. William Bowling of Germany; five sons, Bert, Ben, and Harold Cook of Louisa, Raymond Cook of Akron, OH, and Eugene Cook of Dayton, OH; a brother, George Fry of Logan, WV, and 32 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of Ben Cook of Louisa Route 1, from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1966

 

CRABTREE, Genoah (Large)

1892-1966

Mrs. Genoah Large Crabtree, 73, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Route 1, Webbville, KY died Sunday in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Polly Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Crabtree and the Rev. Custer Bishop officiating. Burial was in the M. V. Large Cemetery on Webbville, Route 1. She was born October 22, 1892, at Overda, KY, a daughter of the late M. V. and Mattie Lyons Large. She is survived by her husband, Charles Crabtree; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Cellie McComas of Brooksville, FL, and Mrs. Edna Sammons of Columbus, five sons, Harrison Crabtree of Mobile, AL, Clyde and Jay Crabtree and Russell Large of Columbus and Shelby Blankenship of Catlettsburg; 36 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1966

 

DANIELS, Monnie (Hall)

1899-1966

Mrs. Monnie Hall Daniels, 67, of Louisa, Star Route, died Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in a Louisa hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Coburn Cemetery. She was born August 6, 1899, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lon and Mollie Berry Hall. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Morton Daniels; four daughters, Mrs. Chester Webb and Miss Gloria Daniels of East Fork, Mrs. Thomas E. Vanhorn of Louisa, Star Route, and Mrs. Ruby Thompson of Webbville, Route 1, two sons, Lon and George Daniels of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Herman Sword of Washington Court House, OH, one half sister, Mrs. Deb Berry; two half brothers, Charles D. Hall of Ashland and Jay Hall of Ohio. The body was taken to the home at noon Monday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

FANNIN, Jack

1877-1966

Jack Fannin, 89, of Louisa, Route, died Saturday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Mary United Baptist Church with the Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Born in Lawrence county, June 25, 1877, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Burton Fannin. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Jim Shelton of Davy, WV, Miss Mary Fannin and Miss Dixie Fannin, both at home, Mrs. Arthur Lemaster of McArthur, OH, and Mrs. Harold Trowbridge of Urbana, OH; three sons, Olena Fannin of Lowmansville, KY, Milton Fannin of Urbana, and Charlie Fannin of Louisa Route 1; 66 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home on Route 1, Sunday from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1966

 

FUGITT, Milt

1887-1966

Milt Fugitt, 78, of Adams, died Friday at 7:30 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Walnut Gap Methodist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Bail Cemetery at Adams. Born October 8, 1887, at Adams, he was a son of the late William and Permelia Roberts Fugitt. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Walnut Gap Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Mollie Prince Fugitt, died in 1957. Surviving are one brother, W. T. Fugitt of Gallup, several nieces and nephews. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home and was removed to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1966

 

LITTLE, Bessie

1907-1966

Mrs. Bessie Little, 59, of Fort Gay, WV, Route 1, died Friday at 11:25 a.m. in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the home with the Rev. Arch Thompson and Flem Arrowood officiating.  Burial followed in the Trent Cemetery on Route 1, Fort Gay. She was born May 17. 1907, at Matewan, WV, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Compton Kerr. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Fred L. Little, one daughter, Mrs. Dave Robin son of Fort Gay, Route 2, seven sons, Fred L. Little, Jr., of Ft. Worth, TX, John H. Little of Huntington; George Little of Louisa Route 2, James A. Little with the U. S. Army, Donald Little with the U. S. Air Force, and Lemuel and Boyd C. Little of Fort Gay, Route 1; five sisters, Mrs. Arthur Sherrad of Cincinnati, Mrs. Lon Totten of Delbarton, WV, Mrs. Gracie Duke of California, Mrs. John Justice of Chattaroy, WV and Mrs. Butch Macke of Cincinnati, one brother, Thomas Kerr of Cincinnati and 16 grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1966

 

LUCAS, William Clyde

1890-1966

William Clyde Lucas, 76, of Denton, KY, died Sunday at noon in a Louisa hospital following a 12 day illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Riffe Cemetery on Route 4, Louisa. He was born February 12, 1890, in Jilestown, VA, a son of the late Lloyd E. and Christina Lucas. He was an employee of the Standard Slag Company of Ashland and a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by the widow, Ella Coburn Lucas; five daughters, Mrs. Lena Maude Lucas, Mrs. Howard Bailey and Mrs. Harold Nunley of Ironton, OH, Mrs. Leonard Duke of Manchester, OH, and Mrs. Wanda Agee of Long Beach, CA; three sons, Marvin, Raymond and Tommy Lucas of Ironton; one sisters, Mrs. Virginia Gnoe of Tallahassee, FL. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

MARSHALL, Woodson

1901-1966

Woodson Marshall, 65, of Fort Gay Route 1, died Wednesday, August 24, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Fort Gay Church of God with the Rev. Joseph Smith officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on Fort Gay Route 1. Born April 21, 1901, in Wayne County, WV, a so of the late Eugene and Ellen Doss Marshall, he was a retired employee of the West Virginia Road Commission. Survivors include the widow, Opal Frasher Marshall; two daughters, Mrs. Sturgel Frasher of Prichard and Mrs. Bernard Cyrus of Fort Gay; a son, William Marshall of Toledo, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Frasher of Ceredo, Mrs.. Theodore Wilks of Wayne and Mrs. John Ward of Huntington; four brothers, Phillip Marshall of Ona, WV, Millory Marshall of Ceredo, Curtis Marshall of Kenova, and Shirley Marshall of Chesapeake, OH and four grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1966

 

MCCLURE, George Morris

1861-1966

Dr. George Morris McClure, a native of Lawrence County, was claimed Sunday, September 18, at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital, Danville, KY on his 105th birthday. Dr. McClure, a noted educator of the deaf, was born September 18, 1861, son of the late Strother and Martha Garrett McClure, near Gallup, KY and had been deaf since 10 years of age. After the death of his father, he came to Louisa with his mother and other members of the family and attended school at the old Masonic building then on Madison Street. The educator, a man of great determination, always claimed that his lack of hearing had been helpful to him instead of a hindrance, saying "It has helped me to understand the problems of other deaf persons." Dr. McClure continued in school five years after become deaf, but quit at 15 when his father died. He entered the printing business and spent three years on the Louisa paper.  In that work, he came across the report of the state superintendent of public instruction with a short sketch of the Kentucky School for the Deaf at Danville. One morning in October, 1873, when his brother, William left for medical college, he started for Danville, where his long and admirable career really began.

 

He taught mathematics and other subjects at Kentucky School for the Deaf for 57 years and later, for five years edited the school publication, The Kentucky Standard. He continued as editor emeritus, contributing a column to every edition until he broke his hip in a fall five years ago. Although not a college graduate, Dr. McClure held honorary degrees from Centre College in Danville and from Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C. Dr. McClure was known as an avid reader all his life. He was said to have spent the first $100 he ever earned on books. His column in The Kentucky Standard contained several of the world's finest poems and quotations. He continued to read until his sight began to fade.  Many honors were conferred on him, including the Edward Allen Fay Award in mid 1961. It was conferred at a joint meeting of the American Instructors of the Deaf and the Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf in Salem, OR. His grandson, Dr. William J. McClure, superintendent of the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, and president of the Conference of Executives of American School for the Deaf, presented the Fay Award to his grandfather. A paper by the then nearly 100 year old educator was read at the convention. Dr. McClure was a personal acquaintance of the late Chief Justice of the United States Fred M. Vinson, who presented him with the honorary degree from Gallaudet College in 1951. McClure and Vinson attended school together here. Dr. McClure also numbered among his friends Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, whose wife was deaf. The handicap formed a bond between Bell and McClure, who kept many letters written to him by Bell.

 

He was an educator who never felt sorry for himself. He was the center of a large, devoted family and had more friends and acquaintances than he could possibly count. Dr. McClure married a schoolmate Miss Carrie Jasper of Nicholasville in 1886. They became the parents of five children. One son, William Crooks McClure, was superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf when he died in 1922. In addition to Dr. William J. McClure of Indianapolis, survivors include a son, Dr. George M. McClure, Jr., a Danville surgeon, a 1927 graduate of Centre; a daughter, Mrs. Elbert Gary Sutcliffe, Harrods Creek, a 1912 graduate of Centre; a niece, Mrs. Arch McClure of Louisa, the following cousins, Dr. George McClure, Cincinnati, Arch McClure, Louisa, and Raymond McClure, Sr. and Raymond McClure, Jr., of Ashland, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Second Presbyterian Church, Danville, where he was a member. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery, under the direction of Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

MINNICK, George F.

George F. Minnick, 70, a former resident of Louisa, passed away Wednesday, August 17, in a Columbus, OH hospital, following a brief illness. The deceased was a son of the late Cyrus and Laura Fleming Minnick of Harrison County, OH. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and was married to the former Syble Skaggs, a native of Louisa, who survives. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 22, at 1:30 p.m. from the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home, Columbus, with the Rev. Bernard Atkinson officiating. Interment was made in the Obetz Cemetery there. Survivors other than his widow include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Sims, two sons, Lloyd and George Minnick, all of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. L. D. Harrison of Louisa and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1966

 

NEW, Hester (Wellman)

1882-1966

Mrs. Hester New, 84, of Fort Gay, was found dead at her home Monday morning. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the Fort Gay Cemetery. She was born January 25, 1882, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Lindsey and Nancy Isaac Wellman. Her husband, C. C. New, died in January. She was a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church and the Louise Chapter 292, Order of Eastern Star, Louisa, and a Fort Gay correspondent for the Big Sandy News. She is survived  by two daughters, Mrs. Madge Lowe of Huntington and Mrs. Mildred Lakin of Charleston, SC; five sons, Ernest and Jay C. New of Fort Gay, Audie New of Beverly, WV, Charles W. New of Ravenswood, WV, and O. B. New of Portland, OH; one sister Mrs. Goldia Bradshaw of Georgetown, OH; one half brother, Charles Stratton of Nicholasville, KY; 26 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

PRATT, Donald Ray

1966-1966

Donald Ray Pratt, infant son of Joe and Thelma Scott Pratt of Fort Gay, Route 1, died at birth Wednesday morning, September 21, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Scott of Fort Gay Route 1 and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Fort Gay route 1. Additional survivors are one brother, Gregory Allen Pratt, at home and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Pratt of Flatwoods, KY. The body was taken to the residence from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1966

 

REID, Lizzie (Helton)

1883-1966

Mrs. Lizzie Helton Reid, 8, of Fort Gay, died Saturday afternoon in a Louisa hospital after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Mash Fork, KY Baptist Church near Salyersville, KY with the Rev. J. T. Ryan officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Mash Fork. Born February 27, 1883, at Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Ephriam and Abagail Conley Helton. Survivors include two sons, Fred R. Reid of Fort Gay and Curtis H. Reid of Circleville, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Taylor of Savannah, GA, Mrs. Mabel Whitman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Jim Lambert of Seville, OH; three brothers, Lowell H. Kazee of Mash Fork, Buell H. Kazee of Lexington, KY and Lonnie Kazee of Lawrenceburg, IN; one sister, Mrs. Curtis Preston of Salyersville; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The boy was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 15, 1966

 

SMITH, Glenn Max

1899-1966

Glenn Max Smith, 66, of 628 Jefferson Street, Louisa, died Saturday morning in a Huntington hospital after an illness of five weeks. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist Church with the Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Born November 24, 1899, at Echo, WV, he was a son of the late W. J. and Rebecca Huff Smith. He was a retired employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. and a member of the First Methodist Church in Louisa, and Apperson Lodge 195, AF & AM, which conducted Masonic rites at the Heston Funeral Home on Monday night. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Verna Griffith Smith; one son, Glenn M. Smith, Jr., of Ashland, KY, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Nina Fraley of Columbus and Mrs. Ann Schramm of Portsmouth, OH; three stepsons, James Pelfry of San Jose, CA, Wayne Pelfry of Westerville, OH, and Robert Pelfry of Tampa, FL; three sisters, Mrs. Vivian Millo of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Bea Carpenter of Washington, and Mrs. Lucille Albert of Upper Sandusky, OH, and 20 grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 22, 1966

 

THOMPSON, Lyss

1899-1966

Lyss Thompson, 66, of Huddy, KY died Friday at 12:05 in a Williamson, WV hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Church of Christ at McAndrews, KY, with the Evangelist Billy Ray Norman officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy. Born October 26, 1899, at Louisa, he was a son of the late H. B. and Juliann McKinster Thompson. A retired mine foreman, he was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by the widow, Audrey McGranahan Thompson, one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Hunt of Belfry, KY, two sons, Lyss Thompson, Jr. and Joe Thompson of Williamson; one brother, William Thompson of Waverly, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Dona Fraley and Mrs. Byrd Nolan of Stockdale, OH and Mrs. Laverna Stirr of Springfield, OH and three grandchildren. The body was at the Rogers Funeral Home at Belfry. Big Sandy News, September 8,1966

 

VANDERPOOL, Kenton Hadley

Two Norwood, OH men one formerly of Fort Gay, Route 2, died Wednesday after a chase through back yards near a box manufacturing plant that ended in an apparent murder-suicide. Sgt. Ray Havlin of Norwood police said Kenton Hadley Vanderpool, 32, a native of West Virginia, shot himself after fatally wounding Dale Buster, 32 a foreman at the Zumbiel Box Co.. Buster died a few hours later in a hospital. Vanderpool was born at Fort Gay, a son of the late John M. and Jessie Patrick Vanderpool, and was a conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ovalene Davis Vanderpool, a daughter, Sherry Lynn and a son, Terry Lee, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Hope Calvert of Asheville, NC, Mrs. Patrick Napier of Radnor, and Mrs. Mont Thompson of Fort Gay, Route 2, and a brother, Selwyn Vanderpool of Marion, OH. The body was at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY. Big Sandy News, September 1, 1966

 

VAUGHAN, D. H.

Dr. D. H. Vaughan, husband of the former, Miss Pearl Walter of Blaine, KY, passed away Friday, September 23, at the University Hospital in Houston, TX. Funeral rites were conducted Monday and interment was made in Port Arthur, TX. The deceased was an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist and was an uncle of Mr. J. Walter Thompson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, September 29,1 966

 

WARD, Pauline (Castle)

1928-1966

Mrs. Pauline Ward, 38, of Fort Gay, WV, Route 2, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the home of her mother, Mrs. Gladys Castle at Buchanan, KY, with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial followed in the Smith Cemetery on Little Hurricane Creek near Fort Gay. She was born March 14, 1928, at Lorado, WV a daughter of the late Luther Hoosier and Gladys Dean Castle, who survives. Other survivors include her husband, James Ward; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Presley of Route 2, Fort Gay, Miss Eva Catherine Ward at home; three sons, Jimmy, Kenneth Ray and Wallace Ward, all at home. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, September 8, 1966

 

WILLIAMSON, Carl, Jr.

1966-1966

Carl Williamson, Jr., infant son of Carl and Rosetta Copley Williamson of Crum, WV, died Wednesday morning, September 21, in a Louisa hospital. He was born July 8, 1966, at Louisa. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Loretta Williamson at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Williamson, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Stan Salmons, all of Crum. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday from the Webb Community Church with the Rev. Nathan Conn officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, September 29, 1966

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AUSTIN, Leroy

1893-1966

Leroy Austin, 73, of Ulysses, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Mr. Austin was born at Ulysses, February 17, 1893, a son of the late Steve and Catherine Boyd Austin. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Bell's Chapel with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Wallace of Ulysses and two brothers, Tom and A. J. Austin, both of Ulysses. The body was taken to the home of his niece, Miss Garnet Austin, from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1966

 

BARTLEY, Brien Keith

1966-1966

Brien Keith Bartley, infant son of Robert E. and Anna Rae Belcher Bartley, of Louisa, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, in an Ashland hospital. He was born Tuesday October 4. Graveside services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery, with the Rev. John Williams officiating, and under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Surviving in addition to the parents, are a brother, Danny Robert Bartley at home, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dixie Belcher, Ashcamp, KY, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. A.D. Loveday, Hellier, KY. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

BERRY, John

1890-1966

John Berry, 76, of Route 3, Louisa, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in an Ashland hospital following an illness of one year. Born February 4, 1890, at Louisa, he was a son of the late William O. and Rachael Young Berry. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Young Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Berry Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving is one brother, Jesse Berry of Route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

BOGGS, John Marvin

1906-1966

Funeral services were conducted from the Christian Church, Willard, KY, October 18 for John Marvin Boggs, of Webbville, who passed away Saturday, October 15, in an Ashland hospital following a six weeks illness. The Rev. Paul Stoneking and the Rev. Ralph Butler officiated. Burial followed in the Webbville Cemetery. Mr. Boggs, a highly esteemed citizen, was born February 13,1906, in Webbville, the son of Mrs. Martha Jane Clark Boggs of Louisa and the late Thomas B. Boggs. The deceased, a retired rural mail carrier and local insurance agent, was active in community affairs. Although retired, he never lost sight of the needs of his community and was ready to serve in any capacity for the betterment of his community. He was a past master of the Willard Masonic Lodge No. 625. Masonic rites were conducted at the residence Monday, October 17, at 8 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Sparks Boggs, two sons, John Marvin Boggs, Jr., of Waverly, OH and Carl Raymond Boggs of New Orleans, LA; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Arrington of Louisa, Mrs. Leo King of Newark, OH and Mrs. Park Prater of Chillicothe, OH; two brothers, Arlie Boggs of Webbville and Columbus Boggs of Grove City, OH and three grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

BUTLER, James R.

1935-1966

James R. Butler, 31, of Columbus, OH formerly of Webbville, KY, died Saturday about 6 p.m. in a Columbus hospital following a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Proctor V. Barker officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. A sales correspondent for the Janitrol-Midland-Ross Corp., in Columbus, he was born in Lawrence County, KY, a son of Robert and Louella Young Butler of Ashland. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Louise Booth Butler; a son, Michael Butler, at home, two sisters, Mrs. Janice Thompson of Columbus and Miss Betty Butler of Ashland and two brothers, Harold Butler of Louisville and Samuel Butler of Ashland. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1966

 

CASTLE, Effie (McBrayer)

1899-1966

Effie Castle, 66, of Sciotoville, OH, died Thursday morning October 6, in the Scioto Memorial Hospital, at Portsmouth, OH following a long illness. She was born December 21, 1899, at Stephens, KY, a daughter of the late Edward P. and Della Wheeler McBrayer. She was the wife of Floyd Castle, who preceded her in death 11 years ago. A son, Homer Clyde, also preceded her in death several years ago. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 9, at 1 p.m. from the Christian Baptist Church at New Boston, OH where she had been a faithful servant for several years. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Jackson, Grove City, OH, Mrs. Carrie Skaggs and Mrs. Beulah Fleming of Columbus, Mrs. Essie Brooks, Canton, OH, Mrs. Rosalie McGohan, Wilmette, IL, and Mrs. Tressie Hay, Louisa, three brothers, Minton McBrayer, Washington C. H., OH, George McBrayer, Plain City, and James McBrayer, Taylor, MI. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1966

 

COOPER, Proctor

1913-1966

Procter Cooper, 53, of Cherokee, KY, died Monday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Cherokee Baptist Church with the Rev. Nelson Thompson and Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Cooper Cemetery at Cherokee. He was born June 7, 1913, at Cherokee, a son of the late Charles William and Jennie Houck Cooper. He is survived by the wife, Melissa Jane Blythe Cooper, two daughters, Patricia Ann and Brenda Joan Cooper, at home; a son, Maxwell Vernon Cooper at home, four sisters, Mrs. Grace Wells and Mrs. Leonard Wellman at Cherokee, Mrs. Maude Wellman of Melford Center, OH, and Mrs. Wathena Watts of Monroe, VA; three brothers, Willie Cooper of Cherokee, Fred Cooper of Florida and Charles Raymond Cooper of Burlington, IL. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

DAWSON, Taylor, Jr.

1923-1966

Taylor Dawson, Jr., 43, of Mansfield, OH, formerly of Fort Gay, died Sunday in Chillicothe, OH, en route to Mansfield from Virginia. Born September 23, 1923, he was a son of Taylor Dawson, Sr. and the late Hazel Robinson Dawson. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Oak Grove Church on Paddle Creek with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. H. H. Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery on Route 2, Fort Gay. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bill Laney of Edgerton, OH, and Pamela, Marylyn Sue and Debra Dawson, at home; a son, Perry Allen Dawson, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Hill, Mrs. Arthonia Lemaster and Mrs. Delbert Cyrus of Fort Gay; two brothers, William D. Dawson of Bridgeport, CT and Cecil Dawson of Fort Gay. The body is at the Young Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

DEAN, Edgar

1877-1966

Edgar Dean, 89, Fort Gay, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness of three months. A native of Wayne, WV, Mr. Dean was born February 18, 1877, a son of the late Dave C. and Missouri Wellman Dean. He was a retired merchant. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (today) from the Fort Gay Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in Fort Gay Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Chester Ratcliffe of Fort Gay; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Frickie and Mrs. Dewey Fuller of Canal Fulton, OH; a brother, Bert Dean of Kenova; two granddaughters, and 3 great grandchildren. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour preceding the services. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

DERIFIELD, Bessie Mae (Moore)

Mrs. Bessie May Derifield, 71, of Clifford, KY, a retired Lawrence County school teacher, died Wednesday, October 5, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Evans of Columbus officiating. Burial was in the Derifield Cemetery on Louisa Route 5. Born December 7, 1894, at Glenhayes, WV, she was a daughter of the late John and Rosetta Hughes Moore. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Fred Derifield, serving in the Navy, and Burgess and Glen Derifield of Grove City, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Arbie Wallace of Louisa, Mrs. Hobart Graham, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Willie Craig, Michigan City, IN, Mrs. Preston Fields, Sault St. Marie, MI, and Mrs. Harold Stevenson of Akron, OH; two brothers, Charlie Moore of California and Dock Moore of Burghill, OH and 4 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

DHEEL, Bobby

1966-1966

Bobby Dheel, infant son of Samuel and Joanna Childers Dheel, of Route 1, Louisa, died at 2 p.m. Monday in a Louisa hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Childers Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Surviving in addition to the parents, are a sister, Jackie Dheel at home, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Zack Childers of Route 1, Louisa and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dheel of Lowmansville, KY. The body was at the Young Funeral Home, Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

DOBSON, Deanna Lee

1966-1966

Deanna Lee Dobson, infant daughter of Sgt. John L. and Hazel Lee Workman Dobson of Laredo, TX died Friday in a Laredo hospital. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Barker officiating. Surviving in addition to the parents are the paternal grandfather, William F. Dobson of Jacksonville, FL, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Workman of Buchanan and an aunt, Mrs. Nell Thompson of Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

EKERS, Mattie Ruth

1913-1966

Miss Mattie Ruth Ekers, 52, of Dayton, OH formerly of Lawrence county, died Monday at 4 a.m. in a Louisa hospital following an illness of eight months. Born November 21, 1913, at Louisa, she was a daughter of William Ekers of Louisa and the late Eunice Adams Ekers. She had been employed by the Reveco Co. for the past 12 years in Huntington, WV and Dayton. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, the Kenova Rebekah Lodge. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelly Patton and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Ekers family cemetery at Yatesville. She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Anna Belle Eckert of Wayland, KY, Mrs. Nolen Kitchen of Route 3, Louisa, Mrs. Zelda Bradley and Miss Lora Ekers of Yatesville, Mrs. Kennedy Riffe of Westwood; three  brothers, Henry Ekers of Huntington, Roscoe Ekers of Yatesville and Chester Ekers of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1966

 

FANNIN, Mary Jane

1905-1966

Miss Mary Jane Fannin, 61, Charley, died Thursday night, October 20,  in a Lowmansville nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Mary United Baptist Church at Charley by the Rev. Flem Arrowood and the Rev. Willie Daniels. Burial will be in the church cemetery Miss Fannin was born Aug 25, 1905, a daughter of the late Jack and Corilda Pack Fannin. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Shelton, Davy, WV, Mrs. Dorothy Lemaster of McArthur, OH, Miss Dixie Fannin, at home, and Mrs. Loda Trowbridge, Urbana, OH; three brothers, Olena of Lowmansville, Charlie of Louisa and Milton Fannin of Urbana.. The body is at Curtright Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

JARRELL, McKinley

1896-1966

McKinley Jarrell, 69, of Louisa, KY, route 5, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the New Friendship Church with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Allen Fredrick officiating. Burial was in the Fluty Cemetery on Louisa, Route 5. He was born November 15, 1896, in Martin County, a son of the late William and Dicie Muncy Jarrell. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vicie Dillon Jarrell; four daughters, Mrs. Glen (Edith) Jarrell of Warfield, KY, Mrs. Ruby Fair of Huntington, and Mrs. Mae Smith of Norfolk, VA, and Mrs. Leona Ratcliff of Kermit, four stepdaughters,  Edna Jarrell of Logan, Sadie Dalton of Piqua, OH, and Dolly Bell Spears of Sandusky, OH; a step son, Lee Setser Evans of Columbus; three brothers, Wayne, Sam and George Jarrell of Inez; and  two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Justice and Mrs. Josie Horn of Inez. The body was taken to the home after 3 p.m. Tuesday and to the church Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home at Inez. Big Sandy news, October 27, 1966

 

KAZEE, Lockie (Burchett)

1889-1966

Lockie Kazee, 77, of Stambaugh, KY, died Wednesday afternoon, October 5, in a Paintsville hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Stambaugh Church of Christ with the Rev. Hershell Short and Frank Webb officiating. Burial was in the Stambaugh Cemetery. She was born February 25, 1889, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Julis and Florence Whitten Burchett. She is survived by her husband, Charles Kazee, a son, Clyde Kazee, of Louisa, a daughter, Mrs. Herman Miller of Glen Burnie, MD; three sisters, Mrs. Hester Castle of Nippa, KY, Mrs. Alice Stambaugh and Mrs. Artie Short of Stambaugh, a half brother, Eddie Burchett of Stambaugh and two grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

LYTTON, Jake

1890-1966

Jake Lytton, 76, of Eloise, died Saturday at his home. Born February 20, 1890, at Inez, KY, he was the son of the late James and Nancy Jane Webb Lytton. He was a retired miner for Island Creek Coal Co. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nora Lytton, a daughter, Mrs. Ethel McCoy of Milo, KY; and a brother, Richard Lytton, of Meally, KY. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Curtright Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Preece officiating. Burial was in Preece Cemetery at Eloise. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

MEEKS, Lonnie Charles

Lonnie Charles Meeks, 63, brother of Mrs. Vada McKinney of Louisa, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home at Harts, WV. Funeral services for the retired miner were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Workman's Fork United Baptist Church at Harts. The body was taken from James Funeral Home to the residence. Big Sandy News, October 27,1966

 

MITCHELL, Delphia (Preston)

1900-1966

Mrs. Delphia Preston Mitchell, 66, of Garden Grove, CA, formerly of Lawrence County, died Saturday at Garden Grove after a long illness.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the home of a son, Cecil Mitchell, at Ulysses, KY.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.  She was born May 3, 1900, in Paintsville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Preston.  Her husband, Edgell Mitchell, died in 1957.  Additional survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Forest Lee of Orange Vale, CA, Mrs. R. L. Davis of Urbana, IL, Mrs. Jack Whitt of Garden Grove, and Mrs. Ed Lundergian of Paramount, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Jack DeKay of Garden Grove, and Mrs. Lester Link of Hampton, VA; 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The body arrived at the Curtright Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and was taken to the home at 4 p.m. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1966

 

MOORE, Oscar McDougal

1900-1966

Oscar McDougal Moore, 66, a Coldwater, OH, businessman, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday, October 7, in Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Coldwater, after having suffered a coronary attack Thursday morning. He had been personnel manager at Avco's New Idea plant, Coldwater for a number of years until 1950 when he opened Moore's Drug Store on the village's Main St. He had worked Thursday morning. He was a native of Irad, Lawrence County,KY, born March 16, 1900, to Mrs. Stella Prince Moore of Louisa, and the late Lockwood Moore. Mr. Moore was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater and the Mercer County Elks Club. He had also served as a deputy for the Motor Vehicles Bureau. Surviving are his widow, Mary Synck Moore; a daughter, Annamary Moore Imel of Mesa, AZ; his mother and an adopted sister, Mrs. Luther Carter of Chillicothe, OH. The body was at the Hogenkamp's Funeral Home, Coldwater. A requiem Low Mass was offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Church by Rev. Richard R?/del. Interment followed in St. Elizabeth cemetery, Coldwater. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

PRATER, Josephine (Castle)

1892-1966

Mrs. Josephine Prater, 74, of Wilbur, KY, died Thursday morning, October 6, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from her home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Prater Cemetery at Wilbur. Born February 28, 1892, in Johnson County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andy Castle. Survivors include the husband, Frank Prater; 2 daughters, Mrs. Opal Bentley of Wilbur, Mrs. Avanelle Crider of Prestonsburg, KY, three sons, Haskell Prater of Chicago, Frank Prater, Jr. of Wyoming, WV, and Ray Prater of Sandusky, OH; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Abernathy of Charlotte, NC; a brother, George Castle, Wheelwright, KY; and 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home Friday morning to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

SAVAGE, Arthur

1884-1966

An elderly Lawrence County farmer died early Monday morning in a blaze at his home. The body of Chester Arthur Savage, 82, of Louisa, Route 4 (Fallsburg), was recovered from the smoldering ruins of his two story log cabin at 11 a.m. A son, Arthur Savage, Jr., who lived nearby, discovered the fire at 5 a.m. but was unable to enter the burning building. It was believed the kitchen stove may have exploded. The body was found in the kitchen. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Savage Memorial Church at Fallsburg with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. He was born at Fallsburg August 22, 1884, a son of the late William M. and Martha Jordan Savage. His wife, Mrs. Sarah Newsome Savage, died in 1940. Surviving are two other sons, Oscar Savage of Ashland and Herbert Savage of Circleville, OH, five daughters, Mrs. Nina Brown and Mrs. Martha Jane McCoy of Circleville, Mrs. Cora Evelin Mitchell of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Ruth Adkins of La Porte, IN, and Mrs. Anna Weave of Chillicothe, OH; one brother, William (Ted) Savage, Louisa. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. The Fort Gay Fire Department went to the scene and assisted in recovering the body. Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

SMITH, Lula Frances (Smith)

1898-1966

Mrs. Lula Frances Smith, 68, of Blaine, KY, died Wednesday night, October 5, in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Christian Union Church at Keeton, KY with the Rev. Emory Ferguson and Emerson Collier officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Martha. She was born August 27, 1898, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Bilinda Keeton Smith. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Thomas N. Smith of Blaine, a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Ferguson of Martha; two sons, Proctor Smith of Blaine and Raymond Smith of Mazie, KY; three brothers, Bill Smith of Portsmouth, OH, Ora Smith of Toledo, and Elijah Smith of Mt. Sterling, OH; a half brother, Harold Bon of Busseyville, KY; and a half sister, Mrs. Virgie Hanks of Denninston, KY. The body was taken to the home Friday from the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News, October 13, 1966

 

STACY, James

1924-1966

James Stacy, 42, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday night, October 20, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Clifford. He was born May 25, 1924, at Richardson, KY, a son of Blaine and Minnie Ward Stacy of Louisa, Route 2. He was a machine operator for American Aggregate of Columbus. Additional survivors include the widow, Alta Mae Frazier Stacy, three daughters, Audrey Gail, Marlene and Rhonda Lynne Stacy, at home; eight sisters, Mrs. Stone Fannin and Mrs. Faye Fortner of Huntington, Mrs. Cecil Spriggs, Mrs. Nolan Kimble, and Mrs. James Burdette of Dayton, Mrs. Hack Childers of Route 2, Louisa, Mrs. Amos Cantrell of Wabash, IN, and Mrs. Charlie Senters of Ashland and two brothers, Burl Stacy of Alexander, OH and Greenville Stacy of Route 2, Louisa, Big Sandy News, October 27, 1966

 

WELLMAN, Carl H.

1893-1966

Carl H. Wellman, 73, of 359 B. Street, Ceredo, WV, died Sunday afternoon in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church at Kenova, where he was a member, with the Rev. Stanley Franklin officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. A retired hotel operator, he was born October 4, 1893, at Fort Gay, a son of the late David H. and Kizzie Wilson Wellman. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cleo Payne Wellman, a teacher in Minford, OH schools; two sons, Dr. O'Dell Wellman, a Texas City, TX physician and Marell Wellman of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Taylor Wellman of Louisa and Noah B. Wellman of Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Willie Frasher of Fort Gay, Mrs. Gussie Spears of Fort Gay Route 2, and Mrs. C. E. Bruce of Huntington and four grandchildren. Big Sandy News, October 20, 1966

 

WOOTEN, Thursie (Bartram)

Mrs. Thursie Bartram Wooten, a well known Louisa business woman, succumbed Saturday morning around 1 a.m. at her home, following an extended illness. The deceased, born in Wayne County, WV was a daughter of the late Wayne and Norma Frasher Bartram. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Service Guild and was active in community affairs. It was through her efforts that funds were collected each year to support the Christmas lighting for the city. Mrs. Wooten was a teacher in the Wayne County schools before coming to Louisa where she owned and operated the Lou Gay Beauty Shoppe on Main Cross Street. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Louisa Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating. Mr. W. T. Hinkle sang a favorite family selection, "The Lord's Prayer" with Mrs. Hinkle playing the accompaniment. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church to lie in state beneath an abundance of flowers, one hour before the services. Survivors include the husband, L. Wayne Wooten, a niece, Janet Bartram Caudill and a nephew, Jarvis Bartram of Fort Gay, WV. Pallbearers were George Newton, Fred Carman, R. S. Miller, Dr. J.E. Carter, Jr., Russell Dobysn, Aaron Moon, Carmi Wilson, Howard Queen and Dr. E. J. Tisko. Big Sandy News, October 6, 1966

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BENNETT, Stanley O.

1913-1966

Dr. Stanley O. Bennett, 53, of 2020 29th Street, Ashland, died Thursday morning, October 27, at his home following an extended illness. Born August 4, 1913, at Hamilton, OH, he was a son of Floyd D. Bennett of Ross, OH, and the late Florence Ohlingor Bennett. He had resided in Ashland since 1953 and was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Dr. Bennett was a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and formerly practiced in Louisa and Mt. Sterling. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mona Fyffe Bennett, the stepmother, Mrs. Ella Bennett of Ross, OH, one daughter, Miss Alice Faye Bennett, at home, one son, Stanley F. Bennett of Hilliard, OH; one sisters, Mrs. Eileen Brown of Texas and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ira McMillen, Jr. and the Rev. L. W. Benedict officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1966

 

BEVINS, Albert, Jr.

1926-1966

Albert Bevins, Jr. 40, of West Hyattsville, MD formerly of South Williamson, KY, died of carbon monoxide poisoning Saturday at the McLean Trucking Co. garage in Washington D. C. where he was employed. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Rogers Funeral Home Chapel at Belfry, KY, with the Rev. Leon Gardner and W. H. Compton officiating. Burial was in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY. He was born May 28, 1926, in Pike County, KY, a son of Mrs. Bertha Davis Bevins and the late Albert Bevins, Sr. He had lived in the West Hyattsville area for about seven years. He was a member of the Church of God and a veteran of World War II in the U. S. Navy. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Roberta Richards Bevins; three sons, William Carl, Dennis Lee and Larry Gene Bevins, at home; two brothers, and six sisters. Mrs. Bevins is a granddaughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards Spencer of Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1966

 

BOGGS, Carnola (Holbrook)

1881-1966

Mrs. Carnola Boggs, 85, of 310 South Ninth St, Ironton, OH, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Marie) Huff, with whom she resided. She was born May 6, 1881, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Jess and Maggie Woods Holbrook. Her husband, William N. Boggs, died in 1933. A member of the Louisa Baptist Church, she had lived with her daughter in Ironton for about six years. She is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Fred (Malissia) Elswick of Athens, OH and Mrs. Ed (Dova) Rodgers of Ashland, a son, Carl Boggs of Chester, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Malissia Bartram of Fort Gay, and Mrs. Minnie Wellman of Huntington; 42 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. The body was at the Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church in Ashland with the Rev. Vernon barker and the Rev. Robert Shockey officiating. Burial was in the See Cemetery, near Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1966

 

BRADLEY, Donald Jay

1911-1966

Donald Jay Bradley, 54, of Blaine, KY, died Monday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. He was born December 21, 1911, at Yatesville, KY, a son of S. G. Bradley of Blaine and the late Gypsie Compton Bradley. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Allen Roberts of Blaine; and three brothers, Kenneth, Henry G. and Farris H. Bradley of Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1966

 

COPLEY, Carl

1923-1966

Carl Copley, 43, at Louisa, who died Tuesday in a Huntington hospital was buried in the Pack Cemetery at Job, KY, following funeral services Thursday at 2 p.m. from the New Friendship Church at Rockcastle, with the Rev. Sammy Branham and the Rev. Proctor Barker officiating. Born May 17, 1923, at Beauty, KY, he was the son of Mrs. Mae Copley of Job and the late Boyd Copley. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Opal Varney Copley; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Laney of Louisa and Patricia Copley and Judy Copley at home; five sons, Larry, Don, Dwight, Joe and Michael Copley, at home; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Endicott of Louisa. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1966

 

COPLEY, Loda Jane (Chaffin)

1901-1966

Mrs. Loda Jane Copley, 65, of Fort Gay, WV died Friday morning in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fort Gay Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Elmer Belcher officiating. Burial was in the Copley Cemetery at Webb, WV. She was born February 25, 1901, on Route 5, Louisa, a daughter of the late Nathan and Julia Dillon Chaffin. Her husband, Denny Copley, died in 1951. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Russell Evans of Circleville, OH, Mrs. Oscar Evans and Mrs. Earsel Marcum of Fort Gay, two sons, James Edward Copley of Chattaroy, WV and Clyde Copley of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. L. T. Muncy of Avondale, WV; a brother, James Starr of Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the home Saturday from the Young Funeral Home and to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1966

 

COURTNEY, Sam W.

1884-1966

Sam W. Courtney, 82, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, died Sunday afternoon in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Buchanan Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the chapel cemetery. A retired carpenter and farmer, he was born March 13, 1884, at Tram, KY, a son of the late William and Susan Stratton Courtney. Survivors include a son, Ollie V. Courtney of Catlettsburg, Route 2, and seven grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the chapel an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1966

 

DALTON, Eric Jay

1966-1966

Eric Jay Dalton, 6 months old son of Claude and Viola Jean Crosby Dalton, of Route 5, Louisa, died Friday, November 4, at 4 a.m. at Medical College Hospital, Charleston, SC. He was born April 21, 1966, at Charleston, WV. Funeral services, under the direction of Young Funeral Home, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Temple Bell Church on Route 5, Louisa, with the Rev. Strother Branham officiating. Burial was in the Dalton Cemetery on Route 5. Survivors other than the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Dalton, Route 5, Louisa. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1966

 

DANIEL, Elizabeth (Burgess)

1890-1966

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Daniel, 76, of Louisa Route 2, died Wednesday afternoon, November 16 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Teems officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. She was born January 27, 1890, on Louisa Route 2, a daughter of the late Gordon Claude and Emma McClure Burgess. Her husband, Mose D. Daniel, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Emma Lou Daniel of Route 2, Louisa, two grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, November 21, 1966

 

EVANS, Mrs. Joseph A.

Mrs. Merrill S. Rice received word early Tuesday morning that her mother, Mrs. Joseph A. Evans, had passed away in a Mt. Sterling hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Rice and son, Tom, left Tuesday for Mt. Sterling and they will be joined there by another son, Joe Rice, a senior at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1966

 

HINKLE, Nolda (Meade)

1874-1966

Mrs. Nolda Meade Hinkle, 92, Charley, died Saturday at her home.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Moore officiating. Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery at Charley. She was born October 15, 1874, at Louisa, a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Meade.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jay Scarberry of Charley, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Myers of Delaware, OH, eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence of Jay Scarberry at Charley. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1966

 

HUGHES, James Henry

James Henry Hughes, 84, of Glenhayes, WV, died Sunday in a Columbus, OH hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Shannon cemetery on Louisa route 5. He was born in Lincoln Co., WV, a son of the late Jordan and Phoebe Huff Hughes. A retired merchant, he operated the J. H. Hughes Hardware and Grocery store at Glenhayes for sixty years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Murphy of Columbus. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1966

 

JUSTICE, Billy Joe

Word was received Tuesday of the passing of Billy Joe Justice, 42, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. "Rip" Justice, of Orlando, FL formerly of Louisa. Death came following an extended illness. Funeral rites will be held Friday afternoon from the Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Orlando, and interment will be made there. Survivors include the parents, two sons, Joe Ray and Johnny Justice, both of Dayton, OH and one sister, Mrs. Robert D. Lyon of Orlando. Big Sandy News, November 24, 1966

 

JUSTICE, Fannie (Marcum)

1893-1966

Mrs. Fannie Marcum Justice, 72, of Louisa, died Tuesday, October 25, in a Lexington hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee A. Gore, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Born December 22, 1893, at Fallsburg, she was a daughter of the late J. C. and Jane Huff Marcum. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Delbert Skeens, of Cincinnati, one son, Clay W. Justice of Anaheim, CA; three sisters, Mrs. G. R. Caperton, Mrs. Charles Waldeck and Mrs. Lutie Cain, all of Louisa, one brother, Sherman Marcum of Louisa; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, November 3, 1966

 

KITCHEN, Sarah (Young)

1872-1966

Mrs. Sarah Kitchen, 94, of Webbville, KY, died Tuesday morning in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Smith Chapel, Webbville, with the Rev. Jarrett Cordle officiating. Burial was in the Hensley Cemetery, Webbville. She was born April 4, 1872, at Webbville, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Jane Hensley Young. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Lake Kitchen died in 1926. She is survived by three sons, Clarence Kitchen of Sciotoville, OH, Curtis Kitchen, of Webbville and Willie Kitchen of Johnstown, OH, a brother, Harrison Young of Louisa; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the church from the Young Funeral Home at noon Thursday. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1966

 

PIGG, Ben H.

1891-1966

Ben H. Pigg, 75, of Route 1, Louisa, died in a Louisa hospital at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 8. He was born September 4, 1891, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Felix and Louisa McClure Pigg. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Cynthia Chapel with the Rev. Willie Moore and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery, Route 1, Louisa. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William Young of Columbus, OH, Miss Garnet Pigg of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Larry Young, Ypsilanti, MI and Miss Shirley Pigg, at home; seven sons, Ben, Jr., Garfield, Lawrence, and Clyde Pigg, all of Louisa, Charlie and Paul Pigg of Columbus, and Everett Pigg of Dayton, OH; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Ball of Huntington, WV; one brother, Everett Pigg of Pikeville, KY; and 23 grandchildren. The body was at the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1966

 

RATLIFF, Infant

1966-1966

Graveside services for the infant son of Floyd and Ethel Johnson Ratliff of Crum, WV, who died Tuesday morning November in a Louisa hospital were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Webb Cemetery at Crum by the Rev. Robert Carroll. Surviving in addition to the parents, are a brother and sister, both at home; the paternal grandfather, Fred Ratliff and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Johnson of Cru. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1966

 

ROSE, Joe Edgar

1902-1966

Joe Edgar Rose, 64, of 104 Franklin Street, Louisa, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at his home, following an illness of four years. Born July 1, 1902, at Mattie, he was a son of the late Drew and Martha Brown Rose. He was a farmer and member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Cynthia Church, Route 1, Louisa, with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lucinda Wellman Rose, one daughter, Mrs. John Hurley of Wayne, MI; seven sons, Andrew Milton Rose, Route 1, Louisa, Tommy Gene and Billy Ray Rose, both of Route 2, Fort Gay, Russell and Donald E. roe of Columbus, Jack Rose with the U. S. Air Force at Colorado Springs, CO, and Hosea Rose at home; four sisters, Mrs. Monroe Thompson of Louisa, Mrs. Green Moore of Ashland, Mrs. Ron Bowling of Columbus, and Mrs. David Green of Detroit; four brothers, Erbie and Woodrow Rose of Louisa, John and James Rose of Columbus and 17 grandchildren. The body was removed from the Heston Funeral Home to the residence where it remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1966

 

SPILLMAN, James Riley

1902-1966

James Riley Spillman, 64, of 834 East Street, Ashland, who died Thursday night, November 10, in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness, was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, following funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Macedonia Enterprise Baptist Church in Catlettsburg, of which he was a member with the Rev. George Travis and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. He had been employed as night watchman at the White Swan Laundry, Ashland for the past 8 years. He was born February 2, 1902, in Lawrence County, a son of the late John Marion and Nancy Jane Berry Spillman. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Laura Carter Spillman, three sons, James Henry and Oliver Ray Spillman, both of New Carlisle, OH and Clyde Edison Spillman at home; six daughters, Mrs. Anna Edith Middleton of Rush, KY, Misses Nola Jean, Clara Belle, Doris Marie, Mary Frances and Thelma Fay Spillman, all at home; three brothers, John Wise Spillman, of Webbville; Lee Spillman of Louisa, and Lindsey Spillman of Fallsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Sparks of Marion, OH, Mrs. Dewey Diamond, Mrs. Johnny Diamond and Mrs. Jettie Pennington, all of Louisa, and 14 grandchildren. The body was at the Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News, November 17,1 966

 

TAYLOR, Betty (Fields)

1885-1966

Mrs. Betty Fields Taylor, 81, formerly of Lawrence County, died Monday at the home of a son, Ralph Taylor of Trenton, MI. A native of Martin County, Mrs. Taylor was born October 6, 1885, a daughter of the late Louis and Mary Stepp Fields. Her husband, Jason Taylor, died in 1944. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Curtright Funeral Home by the Rev. Keither Wilson of Vanceburg. Burial was in the family cemetery at Route 2, Louisa. Surviving are three other sons, Homer Taylor of Hollywood, FL, Emmett Taylor of Lincoln Park, MI and Vincent Taylor of Newport, MI, two sisters, Mrs. Della Wilson of Vanceburg and Mrs. Harry Carr of Clifford, KY, two brothers, Preston Fields of Dalter, MI and Eldon Fields of Michigan; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Big Sandy News, November 10, 1966

 

WELLS, Thomas

1892-1966

Thomas Wells, 74, of Webbville, died Saturday afternoon in a Huntington hospital after an illness of a month. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Cherokee United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. George Cumpton officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Born November 11, 1892, in Cherokee, KY, he was a son of the late Walter W. and Savannah Elizabeth Ward Wells. He was a veteran of World War I and a farmer. Survivors include 2 daughters, Miss Christine Wells at home and Mrs. Eugene Landis of Dayton, OH; two grandchildren and an aunt, Mrs. Garfield Sparks of Martha, KY. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, November 17, 1966

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ADAMS, Billy Jo

1938-1966

The funeral of Billy Jo Adams, 28, of Barnesville, OH, who was killed last September 14 in a mining accident, was held Saturday, November 26. The body of the Lawrence county native was removed last week from the mine which was sealed after fires could not be controlled. Two other miner died in the explosion and fire at the mine two months ago. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating, and burial was in the Graves Cemetery. He was born June 8, 1938, a son of Worth and Jessie Graves Adams of Ulysses and had been employed at Barnesville for four months prior to the fatal accident. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Christine Stidham Adams; three daughters, Patty, Marilyn and Carol Sue Adams, at home; four brothers, Thomas Adams of Barnesville, Douglas Adams with the U. S. Army at Fort Knox,KY, Jackie and Jerry Adams, at home, four sisters, Mrs. Steve Fitch of Andover, OH, Mrs. Click Castle of Louisa Route 1, Miss Frances Adams of Barnesville and Sherry Adams, at home. The body was taken to the parents home from the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

BELLOMY, Anthony

1888-1966

Anthony Bellomy, 78, of Fort Gay, WV, died in a Huntington hospital Sunday after a 10 day illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Spruce Lick Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Hager and the Rev. Charles Hall officiating. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. He was born May 30, 1888 in Fort Gay, a son of the late Roscoe and Nannie Peery Bellomy. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lona Wellman Bellomy; a daughter, Mrs. Alvis Christian of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Jordan of Route 1, Fort Gay; two brothers, Miles Bellomy of Route 1, Fort Gay, and Arnold Bellomy of Wadsworth, OH, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

BEVINS, Grover C.

1896-1966

The Rev. Grover C. Bevins, 70, of Louisa route 1, died Tuesday, December 20, in a Paintsville hospital. Funeral services for the retired minister and insurance salesman were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from Bell's Chapel on Louisa Route 1, with the Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating, and burial was in the family cemetery. He was born at Charley, KY on July 22, 1896, a son of the late George and Jemima Castle Bevins. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and the Chandlersville Masonic Lodge. On his 50th wedding anniversary 3 years ago, he was commissioned as a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Preston Bevins and two sons, Gene Bevins of Versailles, KY and Robert Bevins of Toledo, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1966

 

BLANKENSHIP, Raish

1874-1966

Raish Blankenship, 92, a director of First National Bank, a retired businessman and prominent citizen, was claimed in death Friday, December 23, at his home on Lady Washington Street, Louisa, following a long illness. Mr. Blankenship was born at Potter, KY, May 2, 1874. He was a son of the late William and Grizelda Mottley Blankenship. After his marriage to Inez Ratcliff, the couple resided in Johnson County a few years, latr returning to the Yatesville section of Lawrence County where he operated  a general store and the Yatesville Post Office for many years. He and his family later moved to Louisa where he operated a wholesale store and also, a wholesale tobacco business and served as a director of the First National Ban around 30 years. He was a faithful member of the Men's Bible Class of the Louisa Methodist Church and a faithful attendant at the church services as long as his health permitted. The class held its mornings services at the home the Sunday preceding his passing. Funeral rites were conducted from the Louisa Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with the pastor, the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp and the Rev. Charles Perry, a former pastor, officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the officials and directors of the bank. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Lyndon and Marion Maynard, James and William Earwood, William Hienman, of Greenup, Don Jobe, Lucasville, IN and Dan McGlothin of Anchorage, KY. The body was taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the funeral.  Burial was made in Pinehill Cemetery under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Grace Potter and Mrs. Lucille Maynard both of Greenup, Mrs. Geneva Walker of Cincinnati, Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson and Mrs. Irene Myers, of Louisa, two sons, Raish, Jr., and William Blankenship, both of Louisa; 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death on December 24, 1961. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1966

 

BLAZER, Paul Garrett

Paul G. Blazer, 76, Chairman of the Finance Committee of Ashland Oil & Refining Company and the leading figure in the company's growth and accomplishments since its formation in 1924, died Friday morning after a brief illness. Mr. Blazer was hospitalized two days before at Phoenix, AZ after becoming ill while at his winter home in nearby Scottsdale. Private funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church, Ashland. Paul Garrett Blazer was associated with Ashland Oil throughout its formative years; as president and subsequently as chairman of its board of directors he guided the expansion of the company to international prominence.

 

In 1924 he was one of the incorporators of Ashland Refining Company--the small refining firm that was to grow to Ashland Oil & Refining Company, now one of the 160 largest industrial firms in the United States. He remained active in the management of its affairs up to the time of his final illness. He also was a leader in petroleum industry activities for more than four decades, and was active in many ways in civic, state, educational and philanthropic undertakings. Mr. Blazer was born September 19, 1890 at New Boston, IL. He entered the petroleum business at Chicago in 1913, and in ensuing years he held high posts in many organizations that helped shape its course and policies. He was a charter member of the Petroleum Industry Council for National Defense, which after the outbreak of World War II became the Petroleum Industry War Council. After the war he served as a member of the National Petroleum Council. Mr. Blazer held honorary degrees from Centre College, the University of Kentucky, Marshall University and Pikeville College. He was the recipient in 1948 of the Sullivan Medallion from the University of Kentucky, and in 1954, the Kentucky Press Association designated him "Kentuckian of the Year".

 

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Georgia Monroe Blazer, whom he married in 1917; a son, Paul Garrett Blazer, Jr., who is an executive of Ashland Oil; a daughter, Doris, who is Mrs. Clyde Webb of Louisville; his nephew, Rexford S. Blazer, Ashland Oil's board chairman; and ten grandchildren. Another son, Stuart, was killed in action in the Korean War. Mr. Blazer made his home at 1412 Bath Avenue in Ashland, and in recent years spent most of the winter months in Scottsdale. Reared in Aledo, IL, Mr. Blazer was educated at William and Vashti College, Aledo and the University of Chicago. Prior to his University of Chicago studies he spent three years in Philadelphia as a circulation manager at the home office of the Curtis Publishing Company. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1966

 

CALDWELL, Allen F.

Allen F. Caldwell, of Athens, OH, died Friday, November 25, after an extended illness. He was a veteran of World War I, also a retired Pennsylvania Railroad conductor. Funeral services were conducted at Athens, Tuesday at 2 p.m. He was born in Boyd County, KY. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, two sisters, Mrs. Earl Leslie, of Columbus, OH and Miss Maggie Wilson of Webbville; two brothers, Charles F. Caldwell of Louisa and Ernest Caldwell of Grove City, OH. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

CASTLE, Green C.

1882-1966

Green C. Castle, 84, of Louisa, Route 1, died Tuesday evening, November 22 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church on Louisa Route 1 with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn officiating. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. He was born October 2, 1882, at Richardson, KY, a son of the late Benjamin and Amanda Miller Castle. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Telia VanHoose Castle; a brother, Ed Castle of Louisa Route 1 and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the home from the Heston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

CHILDERS, Bascom

1880-1966

Bascom Childers, 86, of Richardson, KY, died Wednesday, December 14, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating, and burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Ulysses, KY. Born December 12, 1880, at Patrick, KY, he was a son of Jack and Pricie Boyd Childers. He was a retired rural mail carrier. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sarah Green Childers; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Miller, of Ashland, a son, Jesse Childers of Louisa; three brothers, Thomas Childers of Thealka, KY, John Childers of Whitehouse, KY and William Childers of Louisa, Route 3, and 16 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1966

 

CHILDERS, Mary E. (George)

1884-1966

Mrs. Mary E. Childers, 84, of Ulysses, KY, died Sunday in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard George of Chester, PA officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. She was born May 21, 1884, at Henrietta, KY, a daughter of the late Nathan and Eliza Helton George. She was first married to Liss Davis and after his death to Farrow Childers, who died about nine years ago. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. T. E. Martuis of Riverdale, MD and Mrs. John Bone of Chester, PA, two sons, Elmer Davis of Brandenburg, KY and Virgil Davis of Martinsburg, WV; a sister, Mrs. H. C. Chandler of Lowmansville, KY; two brothers, Elizah George of Ulysses and Nathan George of Michigan and ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1966

 

CHURCH, James Bliss

1911-1966

James Bliss Church, 55, was found dead Sunday at his home at 929 Halbert Street, Ashland. Death was by asphyxiation from inhaling fumes from an overheated stove, according to Boyd County Coroner Russell Compton. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday from the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. E. A. Curry officiating. Burial was in the Ogle Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Church was born January 8,1911, in Lawrence County, a son of the late George and Carrie Moore Church. He formerly was employed with Butler Universal & Tool Co., in Butler, IN. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margaret York Church of Hamilton, IN; 8 daughters, Mrs. Charles Frasure and Mrs. Sam Biggs of Ashland, Mrs. James Ford of Ironton, Mrs. Yvonne Baiden and Misses Bearnie Dean, Theresa Kay, Gail and Veva Church, all of Hamilton, 7 sons Elias Alfred Church of Butler, Darrell Lee, Danny Paul, Johnny Alvin, Randy Gerald, Ernie David, and Arlie Nevin Church, all of Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Bryant of Charleston, WV and Mrs. Rebecca Morris of Florida; three brothers, Jay and Mart Church of Ashland and Will Church. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1966

 

CUNNINGHAM, Webb

1887-1966

Webb Cunningham, 79, of Louisa, died Saturday in a Louisville, KY hospital after an illness of two years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fallsburg Tabernacle with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. He was born in Lawrence County, June 16, 1887, son of the late William and Malissa Hanes Cunningham. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena Lawson Cunningham; four daughters, Mrs. George D. Roush, Mrs. Cova Adams and Mrs. Arzettie Hoosier of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Ralph Saulters of Mt. Vernon, OH; three sons, Bernard, Donald and August Cunningham of Columbus, four sisters, Mrs. Gertie Kibby of Denton, KY, Mrs. Edna McCommie, Bolts Fork, KY, Mrs. Ed Gray of Akron, OH, and Miss Ada Cunningham of Ashland; one brother, Robert N. Cunningham of Columbus and nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Curtright Funeral Home to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

FANNIN, Clifford B.

1924-1966

Clifford B. Fannin, 42, a former major league pitcher and a native of Louisa, died Sunday in Toledo, OH of an apparent heart attack. He got his professional baseball start with the Huntington Aces of the Mountain State League and pitched for the old St. Louis Browns in the American League from 1945 to 1952. He was the son of Mrs. John Fannin of Louisa, and the late Mr. Fannin. Other survivors include four brothers, Haskel Fannin of Michigan, Herman Fannin of Portsmouth, OH, Paul Fannin of Louisa and Robert Fannin of Paintsville and a sister, Virginia Fannin  of Louisa. Funeral services and burial took place Tuesday in Toledo. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1966

 

GRIFFITH, Charlotte (Austin)

1873-1966

Mrs. Charlotte Griffith, 93, of Charley, KY, died Friday afternoon at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Charley Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Millard VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery on Route 1, Louisa. Born March 1, 1873, at Charley, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Virginia Miller Austin. Her husband, Chilt E. Griffith, died in 1946. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edgell Miller of Accoville, WV, three sons, Clifford, Ralph and Frank Griffith, all of Charley; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was taken from the Young Funeral Home to the residence and to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1966

 

JORDAN, Carmillus

1888-1966

Carmillus Jordan, 78, of Louisa, Route 4, died Sunday at his home of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at noon from the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn and the Rev. Jack Perry officiating. Burial was in the Jordan family cemetery near the home. A farmer, he was born May 5, 1888, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Calvin and Minerva Baker Jordan. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Belle Vanover Jordan; three daughters, Mrs. Victoria Bush of Louisa, route 4, Mrs. Hillman Webb of Wilmington, OH, and Mrs. Vila Simpson of Dayton, OH; a son, the Rev. Lloyd Jordan of Route 4, Louisa; three brothers, Conrad and Ernest Jordan of Route 4, and Herbert Jordan of Ashland and 7 grandchildren. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

JORDAN, Nora (Dixon)

1888-1966

Mrs. Nora Jordan passed away December 12, at her home in Mechanicsburg, OH. She was born in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Mart and Mary French Dixon. She married Arbie Jordan, who survived, May 1, 1907. Other survivors include 5 sons, Roy and Walter of Mechanicsburg, Raymond of Woodstock, OH, Herman and Mart of Urbana, OH; seven brothers, Willie, South Vienna, OH, Lindsey, London, OH, Milt of Oregon, Martie of Mechanicsburg, Roy of Urbana, Freeland of Springfield, OH and Proc of Adams, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Al Hardin of Salton Seas, CA, Jo of Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Homer Moore of Adams, 20 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery at Mechanicsburg. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1966

 

LIMMINGS, Bessie (Boggs)

Mrs. Bessie Limmings, 80, of Blaine, KY died Saturday afternoon in a Louisa hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Caines Creek Free Will Baptist Church at Blaine with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery at Blaine. Born April 3, 1886, at Blaine, she was a daughter of the late William and Sevilla Ramey Boggs. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Evans and Miss Nora Limmings both of Baltimore, MD, eight sons, Curt Limmings of Blaine, Steve Limmings of Logan, WV, Cleodes Limmings of New Orleans, LA, Arvie Limmings of Hanover, OH, Harry Limmings of Sunbury, OH, Herb Limming of Howard, OH, Ossie Limmings of Reynoldsburg, OH and Con Limmings of Amlin, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Hanna Debord of Garrison, KY and Mrs. Maudie Lyon of Blaine, and a brother, Ora Boggs of Louisa. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 15, 1966

 

LYCAN, Jennie (Rowe)

1898-1966

Mrs. Jennie Rowe Lycan, 68, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Saturday morning at her home following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Tabor's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Gore and Rev. Gordon Wellman officiating. Burial was in the Lycan Cemetery at Fort Gay. Born March 17, 1898, at Fort Gay, she was a member of the Fort Gay Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Frank Borders of Ashland, Mrs. Madeline McCloud of Fort Gay, and Miss Charlene Lycan, at home; two sons, Taylor and Zenas Lycan, Jr., both of Fort Gay; a sister, Mrs. Norman Russell of Pomeroy, OH, a brother, Sollie Rowe of Fort Gay; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1966

 

MOORE, Florence (Berry)

1892-1966

Mrs. Florence Berry Moore, 74, of Adams, died at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday in a Louisa hospital following an illness of one month. Mrs. Moore was born February 14, 1892, at Cordell, a daughter of the late David M. and Nancy Short Berry. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, and was a widow of Charlie Moore who died in 1956. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. (today) Thursday from the Mary Emily Free Will Baptist Church at Adams with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Moore Cemetery at Adams. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elza Short, Adams, and Mrs. Shelva Short of Pataskala, OH; four sons, Blaine Moore of Summit Station, OH, David and Wayne Moore of Pataskala, and Hillen Moore of Johnstown, OH; a sister, Mrs. Ted Wooten of Columbus, OH; five brothers, David, Pearl, Edgar, Hansel and Charlie Berry, all of Columbus; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home and taken to the church one hour before services. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1966

 

MOORE, James Garfield

1886-1966

James Garfield Moore, 80, of Louisa Route 1, died Tuesday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 1:30 p.m. from the Belle Chapel Church at Charley, KY, with the Rev. Arlie Blackburn and the Rev. Byrd Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Cemetery on Louisa Route 1. Born January 1, 1886, at Adams, KY, he was a son of the late Joseph and Trennie Jordan Moore. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 46 years and superintendent of the Charley Free Will Baptist Church for 18 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Hayes of Louisa, Route 1, a son, Augustus Moore of Louisa and four grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of the daughter from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 8, 1966

 

MOORE, Verna (Hammond)

1907-1966

Mrs. Verna Moore, 59, of Georgetown, FL formerly of Louisa, died Friday in a Jacksonville, FL hospital following an illness of two years. Born in Magoffin County, September 13, 1907, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Farah Brown Hammond. She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. Survivors include her husband, William H. Moore, a former county court clerk; one daughter, Mrs. Patty Catrone of South Gatae, CA; four step daughters, Mrs. Luster Hall, Mrs. Tom McMillin and Mrs. Harold Longstreth, all of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Bill Shannon of Xenia, OH; one stepson, Stanley Moore of Carrollton, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Floria Cremens and Mrs. Laura Lowe of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Ann Spencer of Fayetteville, OH; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1966

 

SHANNON, Phoebe (Hartman)

Mrs. Phoebe Shannon, of Louisa, died Thursday morning, December 15, in a Louisa hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church of Louisa with the Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial was in  Pinehill Cemetery. She was born at Whitehouse, KY, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Keggs Hartman. Her husband, Charles P. Shannon, died in 1962. She lived in Rossmore, WV for 30 years and had  lived in Louisa for the last 10 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Louise Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.. Survivors include a son, Jack Shannon of Stiratt, WV; a sister, Mrs. T. J. Ready of Lexington; and two nephews, Chester Cain of Cincinnati and Herbert Cain of Lexington, The body was at the Young Funeral Home and was taken to the church one hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1966

 

SKEENS, James

1896-1966

James (Jim) Skeens, 70, of Fort Gay, Route 1, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Big Hurricane Methodist Church with the Rev. Willard Robertson officiating. Burial was in the Christian Cemetery on Fort Gay, Route 1. A farmer, he was born March 29,1896, on Fort Gay, Route 1, a son of the late Grandon and LaVerne Fortner Skeens. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucy Meredith Skeens; a daughter, Mrs. William Archer of Huntington; two sons, Larry and Jimmie Skeens of Cincinnati; a brother, Frank Skeens of Kenova; a  half brother, Charles Fortner of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Brady Wellman of Fort Gay and Mrs. Hulda Dean of Kenova; and six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 29, 1966

 

SPEARS, Garland

1898-1966

Garland Spears, 70, of Fort Gay, Route 2, WV, who died Monday night, November 21, in a Huntington hospital, was buried in the family cemetery near Fort Gay following funeral services Thursday, November 24, at 2 p.m. from the Salt Petre Community Church with the Rev. Herman Ross and the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. He was born May 4, 1898, on Fort Gay Route 2, a son of the late William and Isadore Robertson Spears. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Salt Petre Community Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Gussie Wellman Spears; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Campbell and Mrs. Dollie Rose of Fort Gay Route 2, a son, Arville Spears of Fort Gay, four sisters, Ms. Clara Wellman of Fort Gay, Route 2; Mrs. Jennie Wilson and Mrs. Mary See of Fort Gay and Mrs. Okie Shepherd of Coal Grove, OH; three brothers, Luther Spears of Fort Gay, and Lindsey and Burgess Spears of Fort Gay, Route 2, and 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was at the Heston Funeral Home and was taken to the church an hour before the services. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

VANHORN, Thomas

1882-1966

Thomas (Tucker) VanHorn, 84, of Catlettsburg, Route 2, a farmer died Wednesday, December 14 in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted from the Young Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Frank Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Ogel Cemetery at Buchanan. Mr. VanHorn was born at Buchanan, on October 24, 1882, a son of the late David Ben and Permelia Blankenship VanHorn. Surviving are a son, Thomas VanHorn, Jr., at home, a brother, Ira VanHorn of Catlettsburg, Route 2, and four sisters, Mrs. Ina Moore of Louisa, Mrs. Ed Stewart and Mrs. D. M. Rice of Catlettsburg, Route 2, and Miss Sarah VanHorn of Kenova. His wife, Mrs. Lizzie Bellomy VanHorn died in 1964. Big Sandy News, December 22, 1966

 

WALLACE, Arbie

1889-1966

Arbie Wallace, 77, of Louisa Route 5, died Tuesday night November 22, in a Louisa hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Spencer Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gallie Isaac and Lucian Watts officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery. He was born January 5, 1889, at Louisa, a son of the late John and Martha Austin Wallace. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Belle Sammons Wallace; a daughter, Mrs. Kermit Miller of Louisa Route 1; two sons, Ernest and Eugene Wallace of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Lillie E. Castle of Columbus, 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was at the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

WEBB, Isadore

1876-1966

Isadore Webb, 90, of Ulysses, a retired farmer, died in a Louisa hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born in Floyd County, KY on October 30, 1876, a son of the late John and Louise Napier Webb. His wife, Mrs. Jettie Davis Webb, died in 1956. Private funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Heston Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Webb officiating, and burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Ulysses. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Collie Borders, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Charlie George, Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Talbert Smith, Ashland, Mrs. Louise Moore, Ulysses, Mrs. James E. Preston, Tipp City, OH, and Mrs. Buell St. Clair, Louisville; three sons, Charlie Webb of Tipp City, Nelson Webb of Springfield, OH, and Scott Webb of Medford, OR; a half sister, Mrs. Mag Marshall of Lima, OH; two half brothers, Ed Webb of Ashland and the Rev. Bird Webb of Ulysses; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

WEBB, Robert Leon

Las Vegas, NV--Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 15 for Robert Leon Webb, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ersel Webb who formerly were from Louisa. Webb, 23, moved to Las Vegas from Kentucky ten years ago with his parents. He lived at 2963 Gardendale Avenue in Las Vegas with his wife, Gayle, and their young son, Robert C. Webb. Funeral services were conducted at the Bunker Brothers mortuary chapel. Interment took place at Woodlawn Cemetery. President Samuel Davis of the Church of Latter Day Saints officiated during the services, attended by numerous friends, business associates and relatives. Webb was eulogized as a "young man who worked hard and who was well respected in the community." One eulogy referred to him as being "friendly" to customers where he worked and who had advanced rapidly in his career. Webb, the manager of Manor House furniture store in Las Vegas, was survived by his widow, Gayle, their young son, Robert, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ersel Webb and seven brothers and sisters. His maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Adams live in Louisa, KY. Webb was killed November 12 in a one car accident about 15 miles north of here, the Nevada Highway Patrol said the car ran off the highway and overturned 7 times. Webb was thrown from the car. The coroner's office said he was killed instantly. Big Sandy News, December 1, 1966

 

WHEELER, Frank

1883-1966

Frank Wheeler, 84, Huntington, former councilman and retired building contractor here, died Sunday after a short illness. A member of the Central Christian Church with 49 years perfect class attendance, he was also a former city street commissioner in Huntington and a former member of the Cabell County Republican Executive Committee. He was born October 14, 1883, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Charles M. and Elizabeth Wilson Wheeler. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning from the Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with burial in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Effie Jackson Wheeler; five daughters, Mrs. A. M. Snyder, Ashland, Mrs. R. P. Williams, Baltimore, Mr. K. W. Mosser, Huntington, Mrs. D. R. Barker, Lexington and Mrs. R. E. Wilkinson, Lavalette; two sons, James Wheeler, Huntington and Jack Wheeler, Rupert, WV; two brothers, Dave Wheeler, Fort Gay and Charles Wheeler, Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, December 29,1966

 

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