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PACK, Clara Sturgill     Photo  Age 91, wife of the late Claude Pack, and the daughter of the late John Sturgill, and Rachel Triplett Sturgill, was born in Knott County on March 21, 1914, and she passed away on January 21, 2006, after an extended illness. Clara had been a member of the Garrett First Baptist Church since 1956. She was retired from the Floyd County School System, for which she worked 23 years in the Garrett School lunchroom program. She was part owner and manager of the “Garrett Popcorn Stand Restaurant,” located by the Garrett Theater in the early '50's. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; and all of her brothers and sisters. Clara was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by her four surviving daughters: Jacqueline Pack Conry, and Annabelle Pack Crager, both of Centerline, Michigan, Barbara Pack (John) Moore of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Joyce Pack (Jack Red) Stevens of Hueysville, nine grandchildren: Clarice Crager (Michael) Guy, Larry (Nancy) Crager, Pamela Conry (Bob) Trenkler, Claudia Moore (Brad) Yoho, Mark (Paula) Crager, Carolyn Conry (Roy) Townsend, Jack (Elizabeth) Crager, John E. Moore, and Rodney (Sandra) Stevens; 15 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her wonderful caregivers, Janice and Doris Patton. Funeral services for Clara Sturgill Pack will be conducted Saturday, January 28, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergyman Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. (FCT'S)PACK, Elsie, 84, of Martin, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a long illness, She was born January 4, 1915, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Johnny Rosco "Doc" Pack and Gypsy Pigg Pack. She was self-employed and a member of the Faith Bible Church. Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Griffith of Martin Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Martin

PACK, Elzie Edward "Duke" Age, 52, of Wheelwright, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born December 28, 1946, in Price, the son of Oval and Elva Little Pack. He was a retired truck driver, a U.S. Marine, Vietnam War veteran, and attended the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors, other than his parents, include three sons, Paul Edward Pack of Paris, Tennessee, Christopher Wayne Gentry and Eric Aaron Gentry, both of Jacksonville, North Carolina; one daughter, Veronica Ray Owen of Grayville, Illinois; one brother, Eugene Pack of Wheelwright; two sisters, Sharon Patton of McDowell, Brenda Merion of Langley, and five grandchildren. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Scot Merion, Kevin Patton, Brian Patton, Jimmy Farmer, David Farmer, and Hubert Farmer. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell Little, Ronnie Newsome and Randy Farmer.

PACK, Emma Mae  Age, 83, of Martin, Ky., died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, following a brief illness. Born on August 15, 1918, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Grover Moore and Mollie Hamilton Moore. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Pack. Survivors include two sons, Chester Pack of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Donald R. Pack of Martin, Ky.; one daughter, Bonnie Rayl of Martin, Ky.; one sister, Darlene Landrum of Chillicothe, Oh.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Astor Moore and seven sisters, Esta Blanton, Nannie Burke, Zella Ricker, Sophia Akers, Betty Moore, Isabelle Reynolds and Katherine Tennant. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 29, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S) 

PACK, Karen Lynne  Age 46 of McDowell, died Friday, September 3, 1999, in Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. She was born July 23. 1953. in Martin. the daughter or Helen Campbell Stumbo of McDowell and the late Ted Stumbo. She was a teacher in the Floyd County School System. and was currently teaching at McDowell Elementary, where she had taught for 22 years She received her B.S. from Pikeville College. masters and rank I from Morehead State University She s survived by her husband. John Thomas Pack. Survivors. other than her mother and husband, include one son T. T. Pack of Morehead; one daughter, Kristi Lynne Pack of McDowell Funeral services were conducted Monday. September 6. at 1 p.m.. at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Association Building, at Minnie. with Elders Hargis Turtle, Jimmy Dye and Ersel Huff officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery. McDowell.  (FCT'S)

PACK, Oval E. "Gene"   Photo Age 62, of Wheelwright, Ky., passed away Tuesday, August 01, 2006, at the Veterans Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born September 15, 1943 in Weeksbury, Ky., the son of the Oval Pack and Elva Little Pack, Langley, Kentucky. Survivors include his parents, a son, George Michael (Nicole) Pack, Grove City, Oh., two daughters, Penny Louise (Anthony) Houston, Cameron, Sc., Diana Dee (Dan) O'Brien, Mansfield, Oh., two sisters, Brenda Merion, Langley, Ky., Sharon Patton, McDowell, Ky., and four grandchildren, Christopher Houston, Alex Meservey, Jack Meservey, and Regan Pack. Funeral services for Oval E. "Gene" Pack will be conducted Friday, August 04, 2006 at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Wednesday here at the Funeral Home with nightly singing at 7:00 p.m.  (HFH)

PACK, Russell Ray "Pug"  Age, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, February 21, 2005, at the Riverview Health Care Center. Born February 4, 1919, in Van Lear, he was the son of the late Rennie Pack and Angeline Webb Pack. He was a coal miner for Beth Elkhorn Coal Co., in Deane, a member of Van Lear Masonic Lodge No. 885, and attended the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Selvage Pack. He is survived by his second wife, Gertrude Neeley Pack. Other survivors include two sons, Anthony Erwin Pack of Van Lear, and John Michael Pack of Paintsville; two brothers: Duncan Pack of Dayton, Ohio, and Herman Pack of Wabash, Indiana; one sister, Dorothy June Meade of Winston Salem, North Carolina; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 24, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Harry Frisby officiating. Interment was at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

PACK, Woodrow Wilson   Age 75, of McDowell, husband of Margaret Mae Stumbo Pack, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003, at his residence. He was born January 4, 1928, in Martin County, the son of the late Elder Aaron Pack and Nova Crisp Pack. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church for 36 years, and served as assistant moderator. He served as moderator at Spurlock Regular Baptist Church for 20 years, was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the U.M.W.A., and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife; one son, Randy Lee (Cindy) Pack of Wayland; one daughter, Betty Jane (James) Tackett of Drift; one grandson, Robert Kyle Tackett; one step-grandson, Aaron Thorpe; daughters of the heart, Sue Carolyn Stumbo Pack, and husband, Franklin; and sons, Ricky, Dale and families; daughter of the heart, Phyliss Jean Stumbo Pettis, husband, Paul; her children, Gregory, Tammy, Pamela, Samantha, Mandy and families; four brothers, Johnny Pack of Drift, and Allan Pack and Sherman Pack,aboth of Summitt Station, Ohio, Eugene Pack of Circleville, Ohio; three sisters, Eva Mullins of Calabash, North Carolina, Ann Robinson of Columbus, Ohio, and Rebecca Hamilton of Drift; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Elder Woodrow Pack will be conducted Wednesday, May 7, at noon, at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with Clergymen Clifford Williams, Clyde Lewis, Carl Addington, and Jack Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

PAIGE, Alice Hall  Born  8- 17- 1878.  died 6- 24- 1953.  She married William [ Doke] Paige on 6  15  1901. Submitted by Bertha Dye

PAIGE, Bill Age, 84, of Beaver, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born on October 16, 1916, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Doke and Alice Hall Paige. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Tackett Paige. Survivors include two sons, Kermit Paige of Hi Hat, Luther Paige of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Tilda Newsome of Loraine, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 20, at 1 p.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, at Ligon, with Ralph Hall officiating. Burial was in the Elliott Cemetery, Tackett Fork, at Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

PAIGE, Caldona Reynolds, 82 of McDowell passed away Monday July 23, 1990 at McDowell ARH. Born August 11, 1907 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Kay and Arrinda Hamilton Reynolds. Her husband Ervin Paige preceded her in death. She was a member of Old Regular Baptist Church at Sandlick in Letcher County. Survivors include 5 sons Wid of Whitesburg, Ellis, Charles, Wilburn, and Bobby all of McDowell; five daughters; Reba Kuchinski of Cleveland Ohio, Dina Collins of Topmost, Bertha Dye of McDowell Margaret Caudill of Whitesburg and Verna Jones of Prestonsburg. She is also survived by 3 half-brothers Dennis Reynolds of Grethel and Kay Reynolds Jr. And Will Reynolds both of Ohio; seven half-sisters Lula Newsome, Marticia Davis Wyoma Duff, Alice McKinney , Nora Schoults , Maudie Jones and Mindy Littles; 35 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Burial in the Paige Family Cemetery at McDowell.

PAIGE, Ed Age 55, of McDowell, September 16, 1997, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital  Born on November 19, 1941, in Whitesburg, s/o Ervin and Donia Reynolds Paige. h/o  Myrtle Shepherd Paige; four sons, Ed Paige Jr., Jason Paige, Keith Paige, and Benny Paige, all of McDowell; four brothers, Charles Paige and Bobby Paige, both of McDowell, Wid Paige of Whitesburg, and Ellis Paige, of Portsmouth, Ohio; four sisters, Diana Collins of Martin, Bertha Dye of McDowell, Margaret Caudill of Whitesburg, and Vernie Jones of Prestonsburg.  Burial will be made in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at McDowell

PAIGE, Ellis  Age, 57, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, formerly of McDowell, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at West Portsmouth, following an extended illness. Born on January 5, 1944, he was the son of the late Ervin and Caldona Reynolds Paige. He was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include one son, Steven Paige of Louisa; one daughter, Kim Mills of Louisa; three brothers, Wid Paige of Whitesburg, Charles Paige, and Bobby Paige, both of McDowell; three sisters, Bertha Dye of McDowell, Verna Jones of Prestonsburg, and Margaret Caudill of Whitesburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association at McDowell, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

PAIGE, Ervin 87, of McDowell, died Thursday November  16, 1989 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Mr. Paige was born April 3, 1902 in Knott County, a son of the late William and Alice Hall Paige. He was a retired miner and a member of the Sand Lick Regular Baptist Church and UMWA. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caldona Reynolds Paige: six sons, Wid of Whitesburg, Ed, Ellis, Charles, Wilburn and Bobby all of McDowell. Five daughters; Reba Kuchinski of Cleveland Ohio, Dina Collins , Bertha Dye, both of McDowell, Margaret Caudill of Whitesburg and Verna Jones of Prestonsburg. Two brothers Bill Paige of Ligon, and Emmitt Paige of Teaberry; a sister Tildie Frances of Clyde, Ohio; 35 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Paige Family Cemetery at McDowell.

PAIGE, Jonathan Brant   Age 29, of McDowell, Ky., passed away Wednesday, December 03, 2008, at McDowell, Kentucky. He was born February 01, 1979 in McDowell, Ky., the son of Fabian Eldridge, Tennessee, and Carol Ann Case, McDowell, Kentucky. Survivors include his parents, a son, Jacob, two daughters, McKenzie Brook and Briana Nicole, a brother, Michael Lee Colley, McDowell, Ky., sister, Angela Dawn Hall, Grethel, Ky., aunt, Patsy (James) Swiger, Eastern, Ky., nephew, Houston Keith Hall and niece, Lauryn Hannah Hall and a host of cousins and family. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 06, 2008, at 1:00 p.m,., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, Ky., with the Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., visitation is after 5:00 p.m., Thursday at the Church.  (HFH)

PAIGE, Nannie  Age, 87, of Teaberry, died Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born September 20, 1915, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Viola Hall Mitchell. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Hamilton and her second husband, Emmitt Paige. Survivors include two sons, Roger Paige of Betsy Layne, and Wilburn Hamilton of Teaberry; a daughter, Madge Brumley of Bardstown; a step-daughter, Verbal Martin of Teaberry; a sister, Virdie Martin of Teaberry; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and her husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Burnis Hamilton; two daughters, Bernice Mitchell and Dolly Hamilton; two brothers, Andy Mitchell and Bill Mitchell; a sister, Doll Martin; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 24, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery, at Grethel. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

PAIGE, Wid  of Whitesburg,  died 06-06-2001. He was born 06-04-1930, the son of the late Irvin & Caldona Reynolds Paige. Submitted by Bertha Dye
 

PAIGE, Wilburn 46, of McDowell, died Saturday , March 25, 1995. Born May 29, 1948 at Whitesburg Kentucky, He was the son of the late Ervin and Caldona Reynolds Paige.  He was a former coal miner. Surviving  are his wife, Juanita Varney Paige: three sons, Michael Ray, Wilburn Jr. And Shawn Douglas. Five brothers: Bobby Paige, Ed Paige, Eillis Page, Charles Paige, all of McDowell, and Wid Paige of  Whitesburg.  Five sisters: Reba Kuchinski of Cleveland Ohio, Dina Collins of Topmost, Bertha Dye of McDowell, Margaret Caudill of Whitesburg and Verna Jones of Prestonsburg" Also two grandchildren. burial in the Paige Family cemetery at McDowell.

PAIGE William (Doke) 84, of Teaberry, died Sunday October 1, 1961.  A retired farmer, he had been in ill health for five months. He was born May 13, 1878. Mr. Paige was a son of James and Mary Paige.  His wife Alice Hall Paige preceded him in death. Surviving sons and daughters are Ervin Paige of Whitesburg, Calloway Paige, East McDowell, Bill Paige, Logan, West Virginia, Dempsey Pagie, Mrs. Tilda Newsome, Mrs. Hattie Webb, all of Teaberry, and Emmitt Paige.  Surviving brothers and sisters are Joe Vanover, Mrs. Haley Johnson and Mrs. Virgie Mullins all of Neon Ky. Funeral rites were conducted, Tuesday at 10 am at the home of his son, Emmitt Paige, the Revs. Jerry Hall, John B. Hamilton and Bert Conn officiating.  Burial  in the Newsome Cemetery at Craynor
 

PARK, Dr. Donald S. Age 75, of Hager Hill, died  August 19, 1997, at HRMC, Prestonsburg. Born August 28, 1921,s/o  Dong S. and Song Park. He was a physician and a veteran. At the time of his death, his survivors included his wife, Gloria McGrath Park; four sons, Donald Park , Christopher Park , Mike Park  and Edward Park ; two daughters, Dr. Susanna Park of Lexington (who was found dead at Natural Bridge State Park the day after her father's funeral) and Melanie Park ; . Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

PARK, Dr. Suzanna Age 36, of Cincinnati, Ohio, d. August 23, 1997 at Natural Bridge State Park. She was born November 29, 1960, d/o Gloria McGrath Park and Dr. Donald S. Park. She was a doctor of internal medicine and had just completed a residency in psychiatry at UK. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her brothers, Donald Park , Christopher Park , Mike Park , and Edward Park  and one sister, Melanie Park , Burial will be made in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

PARKER, Anna Mae   Age, 88, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, formerly of Minnie, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at her residence. Born June 12, 1918, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Kenton and Mima Wolfenbarger Smith. She was a retired custodian at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital; and a member of the Drift Freewill Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. C. (Lum) Parker. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Wilma Faye and Bobby Bradley of Bellefontaine, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Rita Parker of Mt. Sterling; two sisters: Mavery Kennard of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Evaleen Dotson of Warren, Michigan; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son:, Lowell Parker; a brother, Charles Boggs; and three sisters: Florence Boggs, Ida Watts, and Sebra Caudill. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 28, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Steven Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 01-28-2007)

PARKER, Mary  Age, 76, of Whitesburg, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She was born April 29, 1924, in Jenkins, the daughter of the late Joe Tucker and Nancy Jane Brown Tucker. Her husband, Marion Parker, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Leroy White of Barboursville; two daughters, Virginia Tickles and Betty Tickles both of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Martha Devlin of Whitesburg, and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 17, at 1 p.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT"S)
 
PARKER, Nova,  B: 3-6-1917, D: 2-6-1995  McDowell, Ky., d/o Elder Wil & Victoria Roberts Tackett, w/o William (Bill) Parker  D: 1975 children: Douglas, Dorothy, Elder Donald, Fank, Patricia Agnes. step-children: Bilie, Floyd, John, Ernest, C.C. (Lum), Maudie & Ethel bro-sis: Bill, Sid & Mallie

PARKER, Nova   Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

PARKER, Sidney Allen “Sap”   Age, 67, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, August 18, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 1, 1936, in Louisa, he was the son of Kathleen Adkins Parker of Prestonsburg, and the late Willie B. Parker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, Prestonsburg, and the Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington. He was a former insurance agent, self-employed at Parker & Associates Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife, Polly Dalton Parker. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Stephen Parker (Michelle) of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Betty Parker and Peggy Hereford (David), both of Lexington; and one grandson, Dalton Michael Parker. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Stephens. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 20, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Floyd Price and Randy Polk officiating. Interment will be at Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Marty Minix, A.O. Onskt, “Little” Shag Branham, Morris Copley, Tommy Rorrer, and Doug Hyden. Honorary pallbearers: Jack Hyden, Ronald Adams, Tex Keathley, David May, Shag Branham, and Dr. James D. Adams. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Parker family.  (FCT'S)

PARKS, Cecelia L.   Age 55, of Prestonsburg, wife of Darrel Parks, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at her residence. She was born August 7, 1951, in Pikeville, the daughter of Rosemary Kendrick Hall of Louisville, and the late Glennis I. Hall.  She was a Securities Broker, employed by Calton and Associates, Inc.  Survivors, in addition to her mother and husband, include a brother, Glenn Robert Hall of Louisville; four sisters: Debra Lynn Engle of Richmond, Laura Nelson of Concord, New Hampshire, Lisa Hansen of Amherst, New Hampshire, and Beth Kludt of Miamisburg, Ohio; and five nieces, and five nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 6, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Karl Hanson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.  Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Glenn Robert Hall, Adrian Engle, Bill Kludt, Kennie Carpenter, Eric Hall, and Jack Kendrick Jr. Honorary: Ron Cooley, Buzz Allen, Kenny Hall, and Lowell (Buddy) Hall. (FCT'S 01-05-2007)

PARRISH Verle  age 88, of Huston Texas, formerly of Stamping Ground, Died Nov, 22, 1998. Born March 21, 1910 at Alliance, Floyd County, d/o the late John N. and Viola Stephens Hamilton. She was preceded in death by husband Haney T. Parrish. Survivors include her only son, Howard Benton Spalding, one sister Vivian Hale, three brothers Alex, Roy and Don Hamilton. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, Stamping Ground.

PARSONS, Alta “Granny”  Age 84, of New London, Ohio, died early Sunday morning, September 9, 2001, at her home, after a short illness. Born June 5, 1917, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Lilburn and Fay (Hatfield) Hall. She moved to New London in 1951 from Floyd County, Ky. She was a twenty-five year employee of the former C. E. Ward Co., of New London, where she was an embroidery operator. She was a member of the Fitchville Church of Christ. She and her husband owned and operated a small grocery store in New London for 10 years. She made beautiful handmade quilts and was a great cook. She is survived by five daughters and five sons-in-law, Juanita and Donald Akers of Grethel, Ky., Wanda and Dale Stewart, Ezella and Lawrence Hale, and Virginia Fay and Edgar Carroll, all of New London, Regina and Henry Kidd of Bryan, Ohio; one brother, Lilburn Hall Jr. of Greencastle, Ind.; and six sisters, Tracy Jackson, Capitola Hamilton, Carley Bedford, Norma Jean Smith and Sandra Anderson, all of Pekin, Indiana, and Charlen Hampton of Brandon, Mississippi; a daughter-in-law, Judy Parsons of New London; 24 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Parsons Sr., in 1964; an infant daughter, Edith Parsons in 1934; a son, Wilburn Parsons Jr., in 1999; a granddaughter, Daphne Hamilton; a great-grandson, Keith Hamilton; a great-great-grandson, Tyler Gardner; a brother, Willie Hall; and two sisters, Dixie Hunter and Mattie Hunter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 11 a.m., at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, Ky., with Pastor Hubert Harmon, of the Harold Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Parsons Family Cemetery in Honaker, Ky. Visitation is at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was held at Eastman Funeral Home, New London, Ohio, on Monday. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fitchville Church of Christ, or Hospice of North Central, Ohio, 1605 Ashland County Rd. 1095, Ashland, Ohio 44805. (FCT'S)

PARSONS, Billy Lee  Born: 02/21/1934 Died: 07/06/2004 Visitation: From 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004 here at Hall Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2004 here at Hall Funeral Home Interment: Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky. `BILLY LEE PARSONS, AGE 70, OF WABASH, IN., FORMERLY OF FLOYD COUNTY, HUSBAND OF JOYCE ANN MCCOY PARSONS, PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2004 AT THE WABASH COUNTY HOSPITAL, WABASH, INDIANA. HE WAS BORN FEBRUARY 21, 1934 IN MCDOWELL, KY, THE SON OF THE LATE JOHN WILLILAM PARSONS AND PHENA AKERS PARSONS. MR. PARSONS WAS A RETIRED GENERAL MOTORS EMPLOYEE, A U.S. VETERAN, A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, CHIEFLAND, FL, A MEMBER OF WABASH EAGLE LODGE, THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 15, AND A MEMBER OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, POST 286. IN ADDITION TO HIS WIFE, JOYCE, HE IS SURVIVED BY THREE SONS, BILLY V. PARSONS, PAUL M. PARSON, AND BRYON KEITH PARSONS ALL OF WABASH, IN, TWO DAUGHTERS, DEBBIE & MIKE  BROOKS, PERU, IN, BELINDA SLONE, NOBLESVILLE, IN, ONE BROTHER, SHANNON PARSONS, COLORADO, THREE SISTERS, NEVA & FRANK CHURICO, READING, PA, VIOLET & TED SHANNON, MCDOWELL, KY, VERA & ERNEST SHELTON, LAGRO, IN, 13 GRANDCHILDREN 5 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. (HFH)

PARSONS, Elmer  Age, 68, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died Thursday, August 29, 2002, at his residence. Born August 3, 1934, in Blue Moon, he was the son of the late Noah Parsons and Plina Hall Parsons. He was a crane builder for American Hoist and retired in 1982, and was employed in the Maintenance Department at IPFW until 1997. He was a member of the Church of Christ, LaGrange, Indiana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid gardener, known for many varieties of roses. He enjoyed fishing and car and truck restoration. He is survived by his wife, Barbara K. Kirkpatrick Parsons. Other survivors include two sons, Steven Parsons of Raymond Street, and Terry L. Brown of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one step-son, Mark Mettert of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one daughter, Rose Parsons of LaGrange, Indiana; two step-daughters, Michelle Meyer of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one step-daughter, Monica Boyd of Greenwood, Indiana; one brother, Able Parsons of Eastern; two sisters, Mabel Lay of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Linda Stewart of Honaker; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Sue; one sister, Ellen Dey; one brother, Orville, and a step-son, Jerry Brown. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 3, at the Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne Street, with Rev. Jay Tyler officiating. Burial was in the Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Parkview Healthcare and Hospice or Cancer Services of Allen County.  (FCT'S)

PARSONS, Irene  Parsons rests peacefully with the Heavenly Father. She passed away Tuesday morning, June 22, 2004, from Our Lady of the Way Hospital. She was 85 years of age, born on August 28, 1918, in River, the daughter of the late William James and Myrtle Spears Preston. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in River; Catlettsburg Homemakers; Gate City Garden Club; and the Order of the Eastern Star, Hampton Lodge. She also was an avid golfer. She was widowed in 1997, by the passing of her husband of 56 years, Corbett Parsons. They were wed on June 1, 1940; their home was blessed with two sons: Gary Parsons, his wife, Susan, of Ashland; and Michael Parsons, his wife, Patricia, of Quincy, Florida. She is also survived by one brother, William J. Preston of Dayton, Ohio; and one sister, Barbara Franklin of River; three precious grandchildren, and one blessed great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 25, at 11 a.m., at Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Words of comfort to family and friends by John Sparks. Interment will be in the Catlettsburg Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband. Arrangements by Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home of Catlettsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PARSONS, Lester Age, 65, of Printer, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, following an extended illness. Born on August 28, 1934, in Honaker, he was the son of the late Sid and Gertrude Kidd Parsons. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emmalene Spurlock Parsons. Survivors include two sons, Larry Parsons and Barry Parsons, both of Printer; one brother, Millard Parsons of Honaker; four sisters, Florida Tackett of Lexington, Virgie Hall of Prestonsburg, Doris Tackett of Alger, Ohio, Loranie Skeans of Branchland, West Virginia; and one grandchild. . Burial  in the Parsons Cemetery, at Honaker

PARSONS ,Lorine , Age, 62, of Grethel, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at her residence. She was born December 8, 1937, in Grethel, a daughter of the late Charlie Newsome and Effie Moore Stowers. She was owner and operator of Lorine's Pizza and Grocery. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Parsons. Other survivors include one son. Ravin Parsons of Grethel; one daughter, Janet Newsome of Virgie; two brothers, Hillard Newsome of Florida, Willard Newsome of Gallipolis, Ohio; one half-brother, Charles Newsome of Waverly, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Ward and Darlene Ward, both of Waverly, Ohio, Pearl Haffelt of Gallipolis,, Ohio, Joann Swango of Cincinnati, Ohio; and five grandchildren. officiating. Burial in the Parsons Family Cemetery, Grethel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Lee Parsons, Jamie Newsome, Dwayne Newsome, Brad Newsome, James Hamilton and Bill Parsons.

PARSONS, Oma age 79 b. 06-10-1911 d. 12-04-1990 in Deland Florida, d/o William Smith & Mary Ellen Kelly, w/o (1) Harold Ensminger (d. 04-05-1969) (2) Willard E. Parsons (d. 06-05-1987)

PARSONS, Orville, 43, of Harold, died June 12, 1986 at Pikeville. He was born at Printer February 18, 1943 to Plina Hall Parsons Hicks and Noah Parsons and married Janet Gail Meade Parsons. Burial in the Jeff Hunter Cemetery at Printer.

PARSONS, Randall , Age 64, of Lima, Ohio, died Sunday, December 27, 1998, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. Bom May 7, 1934, at Allen, s/o  Grant Parsons and Bessie Hamilton Parsons. His wife, Susie Parsons, died the day before him. Survivors include two sons, Randall L. Parsons of Cairo, Ohio, and John E. Parsons of Naples, Florida; four daughters, Susan Loraine Venables, Brenda Thomas, and Ashley Parsons, all of Lima, Ohio, and Judy Cole of Bellefontaine, Ohio; five brothers, Willy Parsons of Toledo, Ohio, EdParsons, Raymond Parson and Elmer Parsons, all of Allen, and Douglas Parsons of Paintsville; three sisters, Violet McGwire of Allen, Mary Alice Foot of Binghamton, New York, and Ann Crouder of Portland, Oregon;  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery

PARSONS, Wilburn  Jr.Age 53, of New London, Ohio, d, August 7, 1999, at the Firelands Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born January 9, 1946, in Pekin, Indiana, the son of Alta Parsons of New London, Ohio, and the late Wilburn Parsons. h/o, Judy Elliott Parsons. In addition to his wife and moth- er, he is survived by two sons, Wilburn Parsons III, of New London, Ohio, Jonathan Parsons of Seattle, Washington; and five sisters, Juanita Akers of Grethel, Wanda Stewart, Ezella Hale, and Virginia Fay Carroll, all of New London, Ohio, Regina Kidd of Bryan, Ohio Burial will be in the Parsons Cemetery, Honaker

PARSONS, William D. "Billy Dean" Age 46, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, formerly of Pikeville, died Thursday, August 14, 1997, in the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Born May 16, 1951, s/o Jenny and Clint Edmonds. Survivors include his wife, Mary T. Parsons; one son, Ty Daniel Parsons; one stepson, Trey Scharp; one daughter, Jenny Lynn Parsons; one stepdaughter, Gabrielle Harris; one sister, Debbie Hamilton of Pikeville; and one brother, Danny Parsons of Florence, South Carolina.  Burial was in the Bush Cemetery at Harold.

PATRICK, Artie Wallen  Of Munith, Mi 84,Passed away, Thursday, January 11, 2001 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born December 1, 1916 in Garrett, Ky the daughter of Lee and Lizzy (Ratliff) Wallen She has lived in the area since 1954 coming from Kentucky. She is a member of St. Olivet Church. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 66 years, Woodrow Patrick. Artie was a loving and caring mother to her children who survive her, Tessie Warrens of Munith, Bob (Sharon) Patrick of Pontiac, Glessie (Garlen) Warrens of Munith, Bertha Phelan of Grass Lake, Leonard (Linda) Patrick of Litchfield, Janice (Jimmy) Elliott of Munith, Jerry (Pam) Patrick of Jackson, and Jeanette (Wes) Gipe of Munith; 18 Grandchildren; 35 Great Grandchildren, one brother Russell Wallen and two sisters, Bertha Wright, Audrey Hicks, all of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Terry. Funeral services will be held at Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home in Stockbridge on Monday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. With Pastor Robert Castle and Charles Newsome officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Submitted by Jeanette Gipe (Daughter)

PATRICK, James W. Jr.    Age 79, formerly of New Paris, OH, died February 4, 2007, at Vancrest Health Care in Eaton, OH. Born February 18, 1927, in Prestonsburg, KY, he was the son of James W. and Gertrude (Griffith)Patrick. Mr. Patrick was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and retired from Parker-Hannifin in 1989 after 14 years of service. He was a member of Clarence Teaford American Legion Post 360 in New Paris and VFW Post 1108 in Richmond, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Emma (Kidd) Patrick, in 1999; brothers, Jesse C. Patrick and Joe P. Patrick; sister, Rebecca Woods; and great-granddaughter, Melissa Plyley. Survivors include his second wife, Jackie Patrick of Eaton; son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Barbara Patrick of New Paris, OH; daughter and fiance, Sondra Patrick and Norman Hall of Richmond, IN; grandchildren, James, Lisa and Brian; great-grandchildren, James, Geniva, Angela, Amber, Aaron, Ryan and Grace. Funeral services will be a!
t 11 AM February 8, 2007 at Barnes Funeral Home, 109 W. Main St., New Paris, with Trevor Bridgeford and Myrel Ballinger officiating. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard, will be in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. February 7, 2007 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.  (EATON (OH) REGISTER-HERALD 2/7/07)

PATRICK, Thomasine Baldridge Age, 58, of Martin, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born February 9, 1941, in Hueysville, the daughter of Edgille Baldridge and Della Marshall Baldridge. She attended the Full Gospel Community Church, Martin. Survivors include one son, Timothy Patrick of Allen; three brothers, Douglas Baldridge of Mansfield, Ohio, Larry Baldridge of Wichita Falls, Texas, Gary Baldridge of Martin; two sisters, LaVonne Lafferty of Martin, and Daphne Reid of Langley. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Ed Conley, Joshua Conley, Christopher Holbrook, Jason Holbrook, Chris Lafferty and Charlie Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Baldridge, Douglas Baldridge, Gary Baldridge, Fred Lafferty, Carlos Conley and Glen Patrick.

PATRICK, Woodrow  Age 78, of Langley, widower of Mildred Jones Patrick, died Sunday, August 8, at his residence. He was born June 27, 1924, in Garrett, a son of the late Dan and Fannie Patton Patrick. He was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA. Survivors include one son, Franklin Woodrow Patrick of Lake Orion, Michigan; three daughters, Marie Castle of Dumotte, Indiana, Emma Gene Gearheart of Lake Orion, Michigan, and Oneda Sandusky of Pontiac, Michigan; two brothers, Caney Patrick of Winchester, Tennessee, and Jack Patrick of Claypool, Indiana; two sisters, Effie Barozinski of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Dealie Hicks of Lima, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruthie Ellen Slone. Funeral services for Woodrow Patrick will be conducted Wednesday, September 11, at 2:30 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clergyman Mitchell Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Lackey Cemetery, at Lackey, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Adam Ernest "Bal" Obituary, The Floyd County Times, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Friday, 29 May 1992, page A7. Adam Ernest "Bal" Patton, 72, of McDowell, died Monday, May 25, at his residence due to injuries received in a fire. Born March 11, 1920 at McDowell, he was the son of the late Tom and Ida Patton. He was disabled coal miner and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include three brothers, George Patton of Arizona, Bruce Patton and Alonzo Patton, both of McDowell; one sister, JoAnn Patton of McDowell; one half-sister, Clara Wireman of Wayland. Funeral services were Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church at Minnie, with the ministers Clifford Williams, Woody Pack and Ershel Huff officiating. D.A.V services were conducted by Chapter 138 at Garrett. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

PATTON, Allen (Pin-Ball) Jr.  Age, 82, of Langley, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born March 17, 1922, in Martin, he was the son of the late Allen Patton Sr., and Amanda Hughes Patton. He was a retired electrician/repairman, an Army WW II veteran, and a life member of the DAV Chapter 128, at Garrett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Shepherd Patton. Survivors include five sons: Michael Patton and Darrell Patton, both of Hueysville, Phillip Patton of Hillsboro, Ronnie Patton, of McDowell, and Elvis Patton of Banner; five daughters: Margie Slone and Cindy Prater, both of Langley, Brenda Crager of Hueysville, Vickie Ritchie of Martin, and Angela Stevens of Pikeville; a sister, Margie Green of McCloud, California; 27 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Oscar Patton, Alonzo Patton, Ishmael Patton and Clyde Patton; and four sisters: Rebecca P. Hays, Eva Ratliff, Effie Post, and Goldie Jones. Funeral services will be conductted Wednesday, December 22, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Don Pratt officiating. Burial will be in the Slone Family Cemetery, at Henry's Branch, in Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Tony Chaffins, Phillip Hunt, Bennie Moore, B. J. Moore, Jason Patton, Mark Patton, Chuck Twist, and David Twist. Honorary pallbearers: George A. Patton, Jim Slone, Edward Robinson, Earshall Goble, Norman Crager, Linzie Hunt and Ronnie Patton.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Alonzo  Age, 80, of McDowell, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born October 5, 1923, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Tom and Ida Patton. He was a retired coal miner, and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Shepherd Patton. Other survivors include a son, Johnny R. Patton of McDowell; a brother, George Patton of Phoenix, Arizona; and a sister, Joann Patton of McDowell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Adam Patton, Landon Patton, and Monroe Patton; and a sister, Lizzie Wolfe. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 17, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Anna Lou    Age  84, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 16, 1924, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Alice Goble Setser. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. She is survived by Palmer Patton, her husband of 65 years. They were married November 27, 1942. Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Pamela Sue and Butch Dutton of Beckley, West Virginia; sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen Lee and Mary Patton of Lexington; and Gregory Duane and Karen Patton of Mentone, Indiana; six grandchildren: Donna Ann Robinson, Stephen Duane Calhoun, Andrea Lee Patton, Heather Marie Patton, Christopher Gregory Patton, and Cameron Blake Patton; two great-grandchildren: Justin Tyler and McKenzie Taylor Calhoun; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and several other family members and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Donald Ray Patton; a sister, Mamie Setser Leslie; and two brothers: Henry Setser and Cleetis Setser. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 3, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. (Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 FCT'S)
 

PATTON, Bessie  Age, 86, of Manton, died Friday, February 16, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following an extended illness. Born on November 22, 1914, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Martha Hale Layne. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elick Patton. Survivors include two sons, Alick Patton of Columbus, Indiana, Everet Earl Patton of Manton; two daughters, Lorene Salisbury of Ivel, Rose Wohlford of Martin; two brothers, Charlie Layne of Indiana, Bert Layne of Eastern; four sisters, Hazel Firesheet of New Orleans, Louisiana, Emogene Miller of Indiana, Irene Hughes and Georgia Francis Layne, both of Martin; 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 19, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Gary Allen officiating. Burial was in the Hale Cemetery, at Manton. (FCT'S)

PATTON, Betty Jane  Age, 73, of Auxier, died Friday, December 8, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 19, 1927, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Bosier H. Wells and Bessie Emily Burchett Wells. She was a retired employee of the family grocery store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Patton. Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne Spencer of Auxier and Pamela Arnette of Salyersville; one sister, Audrey Josephine Nichols of Waverly, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 11, at the Auxier United Methodist Church with Bob Wireman officiating. Burial was in the Patton Family Cemetery, at Auxier, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. (FCT'S)

PATTON, Betty Mae Porter  Age, 87, of Belleville, Michigan, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Friday, December 15, 2000, at the Whitehall Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Born February 15, 1913, in Lawton, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Porter and Anna Mae Leadingham Porter. She was formerly employed as a cook at several restaurants in Prestonsburg, and attended the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Roy Patton of Belleville, Michigan; one half-sister, Odell Osborne of Prestonsburg; and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, December 20, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Evangelist Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

PATTON, Bill   Age 51, of Hamilton, passed away at Mercy Hospital Fairfield on Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at 4:00 a.m. He was born at Lackey, [Floyd County], Kentucky, on July 31, 1952, the son of Clint and Gladys (Ratliff) Patton. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a former employee of Danny’s Poultry. He is survived by four brothers, Elmer Vernon Patton of Hamilton, Robert D. Patton of Fairfield, Clinton Patton of St. Petersburg, Florida and Otis Edward Patton of Charlestown, West Virginia; two sisters, Betty Dials of Walbash, Indiana and Deloris Conley of Artesia, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Ellen Bently. Funeral services will be held at Brown Dawson Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Avenue, on Monday, January 5, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jacob Flannery of Franklin Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. (January 2, 2004 Journal News, Hamilton, Ohio)

PATTON, Billy Joe “Corky”   Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died at his residence. Born June 7, 1933, in Maytown, he was the son of the late Oscar Patton and Lucy Estep Patton. He was an operator at Kentucky Hydrocarbon at Maytown, a member of the First Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Noma Jean Allen Patton (died September 6, 1997). Survivors include one son, James A. Patton of Pikeville; one daughter, Leigh Ann Patton Collett; one brother, George A. Patton of Maytown; three sisters: Marcella Bishop of Martin, Donna Klingler of Zionsville, Indiana, and Glenda Dillinger of Indiana. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Davidson. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pikeville Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Interment will be at Allen Family Cemetery, at David. Visitation was Tuesday, from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m., at the Freewill Baptist Church, where services were held at 7 p.m. Active pallbearers: Jerry Patton, Paul Patton, Hubert Halbert, Stewart Halbert, Rocky May, B.D. Nunnery and Aaron Spradlin. Honorary: Dixon Nunnery, James Allen, William Allen, and Columbus Slone. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Patton family.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Charles G.  Age 78, of Pikeville, died Monday, August 25, 1997, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born October 2, 1918 in Floyd County, s/o Fonnie Roberts Patton and William Patton. h/o Lenna Taylor Patton, (d. August 1, 1986.) He was a member of Pikeville United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Sabra Patton Wood ; one sister, Avonelle Daniels ; Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Park

PATTON, Christine Moran  Age, 80, of Auxier, Ky., died Friday, December 28, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born March 17, 1921, in Auxier, (Floyd County), Ky., she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. Moran and Hazel Elizabeth Ford Moran. She was a former teacher with the Floyd County Board of Education, and was one of the first Head Start teachers. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky State College. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Darwin Patton, on February 20, 2001. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Anne Fairchild, of Auxier, Ky., and Mary Lee Colston of Spring, Tx.; one son, Darwin (Dan) Moran Patton of Lyndon Station, Wi., seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 31, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Brother Joe Hall officiating. Burial was in the Moran Family Cemtery, Auxier, Ky. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of Big Sandy, P.O. Box 277, Hager Hill, Ky., 41222. Pallbearers: Roger Akers, Christopher Clarke, Christopher Colston, Brian George, Robert P. Hale, Robbie Hall, Ty Martin and Ben Trimble.(FCT'S)

PATTON, Darwin  Age, 78, of Auxier, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Born on August 8, 1922, he was the son of late Alex L. Patton and Mary Goble Patton. He was former manager of Floyd Federal Savings and Loan Association, Prestonsburg, and former assistant cashier for the First National Bank, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Christine Moran Patton. Other survivors include one son, Darwin Moran Patton of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin; two daughters, Ruth Ann Fairchild of Auxier, Mary Lee Colston of Spring, Texas; one brother, Donald Patton of Langley; two sisters, Margaret Beaven of Rancho Cordova, California, Florence Hall of Belleville, Michigan, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 23, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Dave Flanery officiating. Burial will be in the Moran Family Cemetery, Auxier. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of Big Sandy. (FCT'S)

PATTON, Dollie M.   Age 84, of New London, Ohio, died Friday morning, April 9, 2004, at New London Health Care Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born February 16, 1920, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Nelson and Syltania (Gallaspie) Harvey. She had lived in New London, since 1952. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by four sons: Bobby (Ruby) Patton and Lawrence “Dan” (Mary) Patton, all of New London, J. B. (Connie) Patton of Akron, Jack Patton, Jr. of Ashland; one daughter, Goldie (Clifford) Goble of Clyde; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson “Jack” Patton; a son, Gary Patton, and a daughter, Algia Patton; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 13, 11 a.m., at the New London Church of Christ, 130 Third St., with Pastor James Bond officiating. Burial was at Ashland County Memorial Park, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home, New London. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Donald    Age 88, of Langley, Ky., husband of Earleen May Patton, passed away Monday, September 01, 2008, at his residence. He was born February 28, 1920, in Auxier, Ky., the son of the Alec and Mary Goble Patton. Mr. Patton was a retired Auto Parts Store Manger. He was an U.S. Army, World War II Veteran, and a member of the Martin Masonic Lodge, # 950. Survivors include his wife, Earlene, a daughter, Kim (David) Trimble, Paintsville, Ky., and two grandchildren, Ben (Hayley) Trimble and Lauren Trimble.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 04, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with the Clergyman Roy Harlow officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m., to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home. (HFH)

PATTON, Elmer "Shine"  Age, 75, of Mt. Vernon, Texas, formerly of McDowell, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at the Titus Regional Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, following an extended illness. He was born March 2, 1925, in McDowell, the son of the late Charlie Patton and Clara Stumbo Patton. He was a retired carpenter and a World War II, Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include two sons, Van B. Patton Sr. of Mt. Vernon, Texas, Gary Randall Patton of McDowell; one daughter, Patricia Leigh Stumbo of McDowell; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 20, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, McDowell, with the clergyman, Harry Hargis, officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Geneva Blanche (Bea) Crisp  Age, 84, of Langley, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born October 23, 1919, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Phoeba Patton Crisp. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Patton. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles David and Susannah Patton of Walton; daughters and sons-in-laws: Catherine (Babs) and Gene Sparks of Melbourne, Florida, Charlene and Larry Johnson of Langley, Sharon and Edgle Jr. Moore of Ezel, and Deanna and Jesse Samons of Vero Beach, Florida; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Crisp and a grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 11, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jesse Samons officiating. Burial will be in the Patton Family Cemetery, at Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Jack Patton Age, 54, of Wayland, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at the McDowell Medical Center. Born on December 17, 1945, he was the son of the late Frank Patton and Lula Mullins Patton. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Johnson Patton. Other survivors include one son, Jack Anthony Patton of Wayland; two daughters, Janice Ruby of Morral, Ohio and Rachel Jean Patton of Wayland; three brothers, Judge Patton of Hueysville, Charles Patton of Ohio, and Paul Patton of Kite; three sisters, Lizzie and Ellen of Ohio, and Tennie of Jackson; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 16, 1 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Willie Duff officiating. Burial will be in the Waddles Cemetery at Kite, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services. (FCT's) 

PATTON, Joan Obituary, The Big Sandy News, Louisa, Kentucky, Wednesday, 2 February 2005, page B6. FLOYD COUNTY - Joan Patton, 71, of McDowell, died Friday, Jan. 28, at Hazard Appalachian Hospital. Born June 12, 1933, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Ida Patton. She was a homemaker and attended Old Regular Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Landon Bruce, Alonzo, Adam and Monroe Patton; and a sister, Lizzie Patton. Survivors include a son, Billy Patton of McDowell; a brother, George Patton of Arizona; and three grandsons. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 30, at Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church, Minnie, with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial was in Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, McDowell, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

PATTON, LaDonna Rose May  Age 48, of Martin, wife of Robert Roy Patton, passed away Friday, February 17, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born August 2, 1957, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of Merle M. May and Clara Deanna Merritt May of Martin. LaDonna was Family Resource Director at Allen Central Middle School, and was a member of Graceway United Methodist Church, in Langley. In addition to her husband, Robert, and her parents, she is survived by two sons: Rory Demetrius (Karen) Patton of Pikeville, and Robert Alexander Patton of Martin; two sisters: Leslie Ann (Calvin) Sizemore, and Joyce May (Terry) Sizemore of Martin; one granddaughter, Reece Kathryn Patton; grandfather, Dean R. Merritt of Emma; four nieces: Stephanie Kute, Shannon Sizemore, Ashton Sizemore, and Kateland McDonald; six nephews: Brandon Sizemore, Dane Sizemore, Jeff Patton, Steve Patton, Nicholas McDonald, and Conner Kute. Preceding her in death were her grandmother, Wilma Agnes Leslie Merritt, and her father and mother-in-law, Nazareth and Love Patton. Funeral services for LaDonna Patton were conducted Sunday, February 19, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Roy Harlow officiating. Burial was in the Patton and Turner Cemetery, in Eastern, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Danny Sizemore, Terry Sizemore, Calvin Sizemore, Dane Sizemore, Brandon Sizemore, Patrick Martin, Todd Howard, Phillip Kute, Jason Slone, and Jarrad Hagans.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Landon "Bruce" Age 88, of McDowell. died Friday, May 12, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born on February 13, 1912, in Knott County, he was the son .of the late Torn and Ida Patton. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA. and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Birdie Lawson Patton. Survivors include four sons. Bobby Gene Patton of Lexington, Rodney Phillip Patton of McDowell. Ray Douglas Patton and Gary Lee Patton. both of Salyersville; two brothers. Alonzo Patton of McDowell, George Patton of Arizona; one sister, JoAnn Patton of McDowell; and two grandchildren. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell.

PATTON, Lucille W.  Age, 82, of Auxier, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center following an extended illness. Born February 16, 1918, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Richard M. (Dick) and Fannie Richmond Wells. She was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church and was a former employee of Irvin Airchute at West Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie H. Patton. Survivors include one son, Roger Dean Patton, of Decatur, Alabama; two daughters, Karen Lynn Howard of Auxier and Charlene Muncy of Williamsport; two sisters, Mildred Sturgill and Beatrice Childers, both of Auxier; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 22, at 2 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Calvin Setser and James Mollett officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Bill D. Branham, Phillip Tucker, Ron Slone, Peter B. Howard, Jack Salyers and Manford Walton. (FCT'S)

PATTON, Mary Elizabeth     Age 78 of Hazard, Ky. and formerly of Eastern, Ky. passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at her residence. She was born September 22, 1928 at Eastern, Kentucky the daughter of the late Kendall Homer and Essie Gayheart Martin.  She was a former employee of Ky. West Virginia Gas Company.  Preceding her in death is: The Parents, the husband, James E. Patton, a son, James E. Patton, Jr., Brothers, Clem Martin, Bobby Gene Martin, Ivan Martin and Carl Martin.  Survivors include: Two Daughters, Debra A. Hill of Hazard, Ky. and Pamela C. Rees of Ashland, Ky. Four Brothers, Vernon “Bee Jack” Martin of Langley, Ky., Berton “Bill” Martin of Langley, Ky., Palmer Martin of Hueysville, Ky. and Dennis Gene Martin of Huntington, W.Va. Two Sisters, Allie “Wishie”Martin of Hazard, Ky. and Rebecca Joy Martin Fetty of Huntington, W.Va. Three Grandchildren, Joshua James Hill, Christopher Charles Rees and Amye Elizabeth Hill.  Funeral Services: Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, Ky. with Steve Grimms officiating. Burial in the Allen-Martin Cemetery at Eastern, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.  Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Friday at the Funeral Home.   (HFH)

PATTON, Maxie Age, 76, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Born on March 11, 1924, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Clell and Rachel Manns Dye. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Hueysville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Patton. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Patton, Bruce Patton, and Clell Patton all of Hueysville; three half-sisters, Ruby Rush of Ashland, Arlene Dale of Paintsville, Eddy Kirt of Lomansville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 12, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Church of Christ ministers, and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Patton family cemetery, Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

PATTON, Maxie P.  Age 84, of Eastern, widow of Floyd Patton, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2006, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. She was born June 3, 1921, in Hueysville, the daughter of the late Rhodes Prater and Lourania Ousley Prater. She was a homemaker and a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church since 1950. She also attended the Salt Lick Community Church, in Hueysville. She loved going to church and to the auction with her friends. Survivors include three sons: Rhodes Lee Patton and James Earl Patton, both of Martin, and Lawrence Patton of Eastern; two daughters: Mary Allen of Eastern, and Charlene Ratliff of Hueysville; six grandchildren: Shena Ratliff, Chalmer Allen, Stephen Patton, Ronald Patton, Angelina Hall, and Rebecca Collins; six great grandchildren: Destiny Hall, Aaron Hall, Devin DeWitt, Johnny Collins, Wesley Collins, and Dillion Collins; one son-in-law, Dolvin Ratliff; two daughters-in-law: Nancy Patton and Sheila Patton; and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Funeral Services for Maxie P. Patton were conducted Tuesday, February 14, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Carlos Beverly and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Prater Cemetery, at Prater Fork, in Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at Hall Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Monroe Obituary, The Floyd County Times, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Wednesday, 7 July 1982, page 4, section 2. Monroe Patton, 63, of Hopkinsville, died last Wednesday, June 30, at Western State Hospital there. A son of the late Tom and Ida Patton he was born at McDowell. He is survived by two sisters, Joan Patton, of McDowell, and Lizzie Wolfe, of Dayton, O.; a half-sister, Clara Wallen, of Wayland; four brothers, Alonzo, Landon Bruce, and Adam Patton, all of McDowell, and George Patton, of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services were conducted at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church at Minnie, Sunday, and burial was made in the Lucy Hall cemetery under direction of the Merion Funeral Chapel.

PATTON, Nazareth  Age, 86, of Martin, died Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at the Riverview Manor in Prestonsburg. Born February 14, 1918, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Lee and Mary Allen Patton. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Love Owens Patton. Survivors include two sons: Robert Patton (LaDonna) of Martin; and Ralph Lee Patton of Plymouth, Ohio; two sisters: Martha Tuttle, and Minnie Ousley, both of Eastern; four grandchildren: Rory Patton (Karen), Robert (Alex) Patton, Jeff Patton, and Steve Patton (Heather); four great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Patton. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Billy Ray Patton; five brothers: William Bill Patton, Claude Patton, Johnny Patton, Floyd Patton, and Miles Feelie Patton; and a sister, Virginia (Jenny) Lee Hamilton. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 28, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Mitchell Shepherd and others officiating. Burial will be in the Turner Cemetery, at Eastern, under the directon of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Roy Patton, Alex Patton, Steve Patton, Georgie Ousley, Jackie Hoover, Mitchell Shepherd Jr., Merle May and Terry Sizemore. (FCT'S)

PATTON, Noma Jean Allen , Age 61 of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, September 6, 1997, at her residence, . Born February 17, 1936 at Risner, d/o Claude C. and Bertha Bradley Allen.. She was a member of the First (Irene Cole Memorial) Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe "Corky" Patton; one daughter, Leigh Ann Patton Collett of Louisville; one son, James A. Patton of Pikeville; two sisters, Nola Slone of Blue River and Bee Nunnery of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Dr. William G. Allen of Ashland and Hon. James R. Allen of Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Allen Family Cemetery at Pyramid

PATTON, Robert, b. Feb 13, 1932, Knott Co, Ky., s/o Frank and Linda Mullins Patton, d. Dec 23 1987, Marion , Ohio, h/o Doris Hall Patton, bur: Conley Cem., Lackey

PATTON, Roy Edward   Age 67, of Belleville, Michigan, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at his residence. Born September 3, 1936, in Olive Hill, he was the son of Clyde R. Patton and Mae Porter Patton. He was a retired spray painter for General Motors, and a member of the United Auto Workers Union Chap. No. 1776. He is survived by his wife, Frances Bevel Patton; one son, Greg (Kathleen) Patton, of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and one daughter, Katelyn Patton, of Belleville. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 5, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., at Carter Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Walz will officiate. Burial will follow in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Patton family.  (FCT'S)

PATTON, Russell  Age, 78, of Langley, died Monday, February 12, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born May 25, 1922, in Langley, the son of the late Talmadge Patton and Bessie Lafferty Patton. He was a retired operator for Kentucky Hydrocarbon, at Langley, and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Lassie Watts Patton. Other survivors include one son, Kenneth Ray Patton of Lexington; one daughter, Teresa Lynn Jones of Minnie; four brothers, Ralph Patton, Paul Patton, William Patton and Charles Ray Patton all of Langley; five sisters, Ruth Sloan of Langley, Nova Wallen and Faye Caudill both of Garrett, Edith Green of Hueysville, Anna Mae Gearheart of Shelby, Ohio; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 14, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Sterling Bolen, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. (FCT'S)

PATTON, T. A.  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PATTON, Terry L. , b. MAY 4, 1948 , d. JUNE 5, 2000 He was born in Langley, Ky., and lived in Willard, Ohio since 1970. He formerly worked for CSX Transportation in Willard. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Willard VFW, Eagles and American Legion. He is survived by his fiancee, Linda Gibson, with whom he lived; one daughter, Amy Hall of Greenwich; two sons, Derek Patton of Marion, Ohio, and Spencer Patton of Willard; his mother, Ruth Stricker of Willard; two stepsons, Thomas Gayhart and Sherman Bryant of Willard; one stepdaughter, Sheila Hall of Willard; one sister, Cheryle Patton of Kentucky; two brothers, Paul and James Patton of Kentucky; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Patton.

PATTON, Thelma R.  Age, 75, of McDowell, died Saturday, February 17, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born February 3, 1926, at McDowell, the daughter of the late Jim and Frankie Jane Slone Reynolds. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Van Patton of Mt. Vernon, Texas, and Gary Patton of McDowell; one daughter, Patricia Stumbo of Minnie; one brother, Frank Reynolds of Printer; one sister, Velma Matthews of Hopkinsville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 21, 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, at McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

Patrick, Ida , Age 85, of Leburn, died Feb. 4, 1999, at her residence. She was preceded in death by husband Daniel "Doc" Patrick. Survivors include two sons, Burley and Burnis Patrick; five dau., Gertrude Ritchie, Bulah Gayheart, Easter Banks, Ruby Patrick and Gracy Amburgey; two brothers, Olvin Risner and Proctor Risner Jr.; three sisters, Martha Fox, Louise Slone and Lorraine Hylton. Burial is in the Patrick Cemetery at Vast

PATTON, Bessie Lafferty, B: 12-31-1901  Bull Ceek, D: 11-21-1975, d/o Josh and Parthenia Hicks Lafferty, w/o Talmadge Patton, children: Russel Garland, Ralph Charles. Paul, William, Ruth, Nova, Faye, Edith and Anna, 3 brothers  and 3 sisters

PATTON, Don Columbus  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PATTON, Harvey , Age 46, of Prestonsburg, d.  January 4, 1998, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. B.  November 18, 1951 at West Prestonsburg, s/o  W.H. "Buster" and Delphia Shepherd Patton. h/o Mary Arms Patton; one son. Nigel of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Amanda & Allison, all of Prestonsburg; two brothers, William Patton of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Larry Patton of Independence; and two sisters, Brenda Pat Reynolds of New Port Richie, Florida, and Connie Cooley of Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the May Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

PATTON, Joe Jr. Age 74, of Arkansas. Martin, d., July 28, 1999, at OLTW , Martin, . Born on July 24, 1925, in Floyd County, s/o Joe Patton Sr. and Toni Reynolds Patton.  h/o Ollie Hawkins Patton. Survivors include three sons, Willie Patton of Quicksand, Knott County, Kenneth Patton and Sherwood Patton, both of Martin; five daughters, Gedric Sammons, Francis Patton, and Freda Crum, all of Martin, Lynn Jones of Prestonsburg, and Carol Ramey of Hueysville; one sister, Becky Murphy of Langley;  Burial will be in the P.D. Allen Cemetery at Warco

PATTON, Kenneth Age 52, of Hueysville, died Jan. 9, 1999. Born Oct. 21, 1946, in Hueysville, s/o Maxie Dye Patton and the late Frank Patton. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Patton Jr.; two dau., Laura Patton and Paula Patton; three brothers, Jerry, Bruce and Clell Patton. Burial was in the Patton Cemetery at Hueysville, KY.

PATTON, Larry Willard , 23, of Hunter, died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Shop Branch Road, Hunter, following an accident. B.  March 14, 1974 in Prestonsburg, s/o Larry Patton of Wayland and Margaret Scott Rice of Prestonsburg. h/o Michelle Newsome Patton; stepmother, Unia Fields Patton of Wayland; stepfather, Rome Rice of Prestonsburg; paternal grandmother, Rebecca Conley Patton of Estill; maternal grandparents, Willard and Isabelle Fugate Scott of Garrett; two brothers, Michael Glime of Hippo and Ray Osborne of Estill; and two sisters, Lora Spill of Lexington and Sabrina Osborne of Topmost.. Burial will be in the Lackey Cemetery.

PATTON, Pearlie  Age 94, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away Friday, July 11, 2003, at Whitehall Nursing Center of Ann Arbor. She was born on March 18, 1909, the daughter of Joseph and Judy (Bentley) Prater in Hueysville, Ky. She retired from Beyer Hospital in Ypsilanti in 1974, after 25 years of service. She was a member and volunteer for the Beyer Hospital Auxiliary since 1983, and was a member of the Women of the Moose, Ypsilanti Chapter No. 286 since 1962, and the Ypsilanti Thrift Shop. She was very active in the Ypsilanti Township Travelers Senior Citizens for many years. She was a member of the Ypsilanti Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Joe E. (Ann) Patton, Pauline Layne, Sally Lou (John) Bailey, Cleffie (Danny) Wooten, Patsy Davis, Martha (Connie) Collins, Barbara (Brian) Goss, and Gary (Amanda) Patton; 30 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marie Hall in 1974; one son, James Earl Patton in 1947; one grandson, William Collins in 1970; one granddaughter, Mary Ann Collins in 2002; five brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m., at Ypsilanti Old Regular Baptist Church, 5668 Denton Rd., with Elder Gene Johnson officiating. Burial was at Union Udell Cemetery, under the direction of Stark Funeral Service, Moore Memorial Chapel, Ypsilanti. Contributions may be made to the Ypsilanti Old Regular Baptist Church. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church.  (FCT'S)

PAUL, Marie  Age 72, of Bellevue, Ohio, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at the Bellevue Hospital, in Bellevue, Ohio. She was born April 7, 1927, in Floyd County, d/o Jacob Martin and Maudie Martin. w/o  Robert Paul. Survivors include one son, Robert B. Paul of Fredericksburg, Virginia; one daughter, Pamela Paul Roush of Salisbury, North Carolina; one sister, Katherine Miller of Bellevue, Ohio. Burial will be in the Bellevue Cemetery.
 

PAUL, Mary Sue  Obit   Submitted by   From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows

PELFREY, David N. Age 57, of Albion, Michigan, d. September 6, 1997, at his residence. Born February 27, 1940 in Prestonsburg, s/o John and Rosa Hurd Pelfrey, h/o  Delores Pelfrey; two daughters, Joyce Dodes and Dawn Pelfrey, both of Albion, Michigan; seven sons, Ronnie Pelfrey of Beaumont, Texas, David Pelfrey and Jamie Pelfrey, both of Albion, Michigan, Kenny Pelfrey, Paul Pelfrey and Brian Pelfrey, all of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Frank. Pelfrey of Holland, Michigan; one sister, Verta Tackett of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; two brothers, Edward Pelfrey of Marshall, Michigan, and Earl Pelfrey of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; and three grandchildren.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery

PENNINGTON, Elsie Younce  Obit  Submitted by          From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

PENNINGTON, Gary Dean Age, 49, of Bristol, Tennessee, formerly of Ligon, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, at Blountville, Tennessee., following a automobile accident. Born on August 29, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of Beulah Beatrice Stewart Pennington and the late Hershell Pennington. He was a disabled laborer. Survivors include four sons, Christopher Pennington, Bobby Dean Pennington, Robert Daniel Pennington, and Justin Lee Pennington, all of Bristol, Tennessee; three brothers, Hershell Pennington Jr. of Garden City, Michigan, Danny Ray Pennington of Bevinsville, Dwight Pennington of Melvin; three sisters,. Cheryl Johnson of Weeksbury, Judy Blankenship and Connie Platkus, both of Ligon; and 2 grandchildren. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, at Hi Hat

PENNINGTON, Hershell Lee ,Age 77, of Beaver, d., May 9, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, . , Born March 1, 1922, in I.,ashmeet, West Virginia, s/o Wiley and Bessie Honaker Pennington. He was  a veteran of World War II,  h/o Beulah Beatrice Stewart Pennington; four sons, Hershell Lee Pennington Jr. of Garden City, Michigan, Danny Ray Pennington of Bevinsville,. Gary Dean Pennington of Brownville, Tennessee, and Dwight Pennington of Melvin; three daughters, Cheryl Johnson of Weeksbury, and Judy Blankenship and Connie Platkus, both of Ligon; four brothers, Elza Pennington and Clarence Pennington, both of Romulus, Michigan, and Donald Pennington and Milford Pennington, both of Ohio; three sisters, Ethel Littleton of Columbus, Ohio, Francis Stanley of Hilliard, Ohio, and Thelma McCown of Romulus, Michigan; . Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat.

PENNINGTON, Millard  Obit  Submitted by         From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

PENNINGTON, Naomai Hall   Age, 82, of Ligon, widow of Hubert W. Pennington, passed away, Thursday, February 12, 2004, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born June 15, 1921, in Ligon, the daughter of the late Rev. Jerry M. Hall and Mary Jane Hall. She was a homemaker, mother, and a member of the Ligon Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons: Herman Darrell (Elsie) Pennington of Granville, Ohio, William Dewey (Julie) Pennington of Corunna, Michigan; two daughters: Carmalene Hamilton of Ligon, and Leigh Ann (Sterling) Tackett of Harold; two sisters: Dianah Adkins of Minford, Ohio, Ida Mae Bailey of Pikeville; six grandchildren: Stanley Tackett, Jennifer Jacobs, Lindsay Pennington, Michael Pennington, Denise Pisoni, and Gina Scott; two great-grandchildren: Alex Pisoni and Juliann Scott. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Daisy Mitchell, Dacie Mitchell and Maxine Ward. Funeral services for Naomai Hall Pennington were conducted Sunday, February 15, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the Clergymen John Coleman, Sonny Miracle, Ralph Hall, and Leon Bolden officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Stanley Tackett, Brad Newsome, James Newsome, Michael Pennington, Cirt Michell, Garland E. Adkins, and Mathew Adkins.  (FCT'S)

PENNINGTON, Phillip Rodney   Age 68, of Lima, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 3:10 p.m., at his residence. He was born November 27, 1934, in Garrett, Floyd County, a son of John Franklin and Cora (Gibson) Pennington. He retired as a job setter from the Ford Motor Company in 1988. He was an Air Force Veteran. On October 10, 1973, he married Carolyn Breeding who survives him. Other survivors include a daughter, Susan (Bill) Degen of Lima, Ohio; three sons, Phillip Pennington Jr., of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Kyle Chad (Jennifer) Breeding of Pickerington, Ohio, and Robert Lee (Carrie) Pennington of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Dolly (Jim) Stephenson of Morristown, Tennessee, Mary Elizabeth (Donald) Newman of Lima, Ohio, and Juanita Reid of Newman, Georgia; four brothers, Rudolph (Sally) Pennington of Smithville, and Bobby Dean (Phyllis) Pennington of North Ft. Myers, Florida, Carl E. (Janis) Breeding of Stafford, Virginia, and George “Butch” Spees of Lima; seven grandchildren, Amanda and Mark Jarrells, Leeanna Pennington, Kylie Breeding, Marina Breeding, William Jared Degen, Leea Pennington, and Ethan Phillip Degen. He is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Anna Lee Hensley. Funeral services begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, at Siferd Westwood Chapel, with Chaplain Joe Pumphrey officiating. Burial to follow in Bluelick Cemetery with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post No. 1275. Visitation is at the funeral home. Donations can be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.  (FCT'S)

PERKINS, Gaylord (Gail)  87,d-Jan. 7,1996  b-Feb. 21,1908, s/o Robert Perkins & Annie Kelsey,  h/o Manda Perkins

PERKINS, Genevieve Age 68, of Hindman, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on December 15, 1931, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late John D. Collins and Lucinda Madden Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Perkins. Survivors include one son, Larry Perkins of Hindman; three daughters, Linda Perkins of Lexington, Theresa Allen of Minnie, and Jackie Cornett of Whitesburg; three brothers, Orville Collins of Hindman, Kenneth Collins of Cinncinnati, Ohio and Corbin Collins of Tampa, Florida; two sisters, Ada Cornett of Brinkley, and Faye Mullins of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 26, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Mike Caudill and David Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Amburgey Cemetery at Hindman

PERKINS, Goldie Irene Bryant Age 64, of Hi Hat, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at the McDowell ARH, McDowell. She was born April 4, 1935, at Price, d/o King Pharaoh "Buddy" and Viola Bryant. She was a member of the Tackett Fork Freewill Baptist Church. w/o, John Daniel Perkins; one daughter, Barbara Perkins; four brothers, Bert T. Bryant, Willie Bryant, Tavie Johnson, and Frank Bryant; and three sisters, Gertrude Bryant, Betty Slone, and Arinda Collins.  Burial in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat.

PERKINS, Penny J.  Age, 55, of 331 Sixth Avenue, Galion, Ohio, died Monday, January 21, 2002, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, after a brief illness. Born February 28, 1946, in Mouthcard, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Clifford Justice and Edith (Tripplet) Justice. She attended Faith Community Fellowship Church in Ontario, Ohio. She was a waitress and cook at various restaurants, and enjoyed traveling throughout the country. Survivors include three daughters, Candy Drescher of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Angela and Johnny Holbrook of Morehead, KY, Kelly and Neil Pfleiderer, of Galion, Ohio; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Beatrice and John Schade of Galion, Ohio, Alveda and Jo Riffe of Mansfield, Ohio, Anita and Dick Luscalett of Galion, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sherry Justice of Galion, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Justice. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at 10:30 a.m., at the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion, Ohio, with Pastor Dennis McMillen officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Galion, Ohio. (FCT'S)

PERRY, Dallie  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PERRY, Ermie Parker  Age 92, of West Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born August 31, 1906 in Louisa, d/o  John and Martha Gibson Hughes Parker. w/o  William "Bill" Perry. She is survived by two sons, Sam Perry of Norwalk, Ohio and Johnny Perry of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Martha Alice Burke of Prestonsburg, Ellanol Howes of West Prestonsburg and Avonell Sturgill of St. John's, Ohio; one sister, Sally Hale of Blue River; . Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

PERRY, Gregory Dean   October 30, 1962, March 9, 1991 Wife Kimberly Moore Perry, Father Okel ''Okie'' Perry, Mother Loretta Mollette Perry, Daughter Whitney Susanne Gibson, Daughter Ashley Nicole Howell, Brother Gary Lynn Perry, Sister Shelia Clark, Greg Was Killed in an Argument in His Driveway, He Was Killed by a Gun Shot Wound Burial Little Cemetery , Price, Ky

PERRY, Minnie Francis Obituary, The Floyd County Times, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Thursday, 17 October 1968, section 1, page 3. Mrs. Minnie Francis Perry, 73, of Hi Hat, died last Wednesday at Our Lady of the Way hospital, Martin, following a five-day illness. Born March 10, 1895, she was a daughter of Anthony and Larcenia Hamilton Howell. Surviving are her husband, Charley Perry; three sons, James Perry, of Fairborn, Ohio, Ivel Perry, of Hi Hat, and Ora Perry of Dayton, Ohio; six daughters, Mrs. Melvina Newman, of Grethel, Mrs. Stella Martin, of Hunter, Mrs. Oma Elkins, of Hi Hat, and Mrs. Beatrice Newsome, Mrs. Wilma Alley and Mrs. Alto Castle, all of Dayton; three brothers, Tandy Howell, of Galveston, Nelson Howell, of Dayton, and Robert Howell, of Pikeville, Ky.; six sisters, Mrs. Sadie Slone, of Hindman, Ky., Mrs. Rosie Akers, of Grethel, Mrs. Ollie Hamilton and Mrs. Mary McKinney, both of Craynor, Mrs. Melvina Keathley, of Ohio, and Mrs. Alvania Akers, of Lorain, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral rites were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lambert Baptist Church at Hi Hat, the Revs. Bill Ford and Alaska Marshall officiating. Burial was made in the Ike Roberts cemetery at Grethel, the Hall Brothers Funeral Home directing. The following served as active pallbearers: Larry Newman, Gary Newman, Jimmy Newman, Donald Martin, Julian L. Elkins, Jimmy Perry, Tom Perry, Leon Newsome, Jack B. Alley, Gary Perry. Honorary pallbearers were Thurman Newman, Arthur Martin, Audie Elkins, Elmer Alley, Arlin Newsome and Raymond Castle.

PERRY, Okel     Photo  Age 75, of Hi Hat, husband of Loretta Mollette Perry, died Friday, January 20, 2006, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born September 25, 1930, in McDowell, the son of the late Charles and Minnie Francis Howell Perry. He was a retired Ky. and West Virginia Gas Company supervisor, and a member of the Ligon Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Gary Lynn Perry of Martin; one daughter, Sheila Gwendolyn Clark of Blaine; two sisters: Melvina Newman of Grethel, and Wilma Alley of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Dean Perry. Funeral services for Okel Perry will be conducted Monday, January 23, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Wayne Henson officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Cemetery, in Price, with Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Archie Newsome, Seth Perry, and Kelvin Knipp. (FCT'S)

PERRY, Samuel B.  Obit

PERRY, Thomas Greenville Age, 80, of Mullins, died Monday, January 17, at his residence, following a brief illness. He was born in Prestonsburg, the son of the late Tobe and Eva Burchett Perry. A retired merchant, he was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church where he was a deacon, a choir member, secretary of the men's Sunday School class, and was also a WWII Army veteran. He was twice married; first to Evelyn Shelley Perry who preceded him in death, and later to Jane Gore Perry, who survives. Other survivors include a son, S. Dean Perry of Suffolk, Virginia; a brother, Harry Perry of Floyd County two sisters, Marie Rice of East Point, Carrie Howell of Prestonsburg; a stepson, H.V. Gore of Mullins; two stepdaughters, Frances Gore and Josette Grainger, both of Mullins; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were, at Pleasant View Baptist Church, at Nichols. Burial was in the church cemetery

PERRY, William “Bill”  Age, 99, of Harold, died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born on March 8, 1901, in Clinchport, Virginia, he was the son of the late Thurman and Metilda Rogers Perry. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Lawson Perry. Survivors include one daughter, Geneva Welch of Kingsport, Tennessee; one half-sister, Katie Iams of Amherstdale, West Virginia, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Upper Toler Creek Church of Christ, at Harold, with Tommy Bush and others officiating. Burial was in the Roberts and Howell Cemetery, at Harold, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

PETERS, Bertha M.  Age 93, of Ashland, died Friday, May 28, 1999, She was born July 3, 1905, in Floyd County , d/o  Tilden and Laura Belle Lafferty Ellis. She was a member of the Martin United Methodist Church where she was a primary class Sunday School teacher for more than fifty years, and was the oldest living member. She attended the Centenary United Methodist Church.  w/o Colonel Robert Peters. She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Queen and Annabelle Conn, both of Ashland; two sons. Urban Peters of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Harold Dean ,Peters of Meridian, Mississippi; three sisters, Isabel Spotte, June Gearheart, and Josephine Howard, all of Prestonsburg, Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery.

PETERS Lucy age 75, of Martin, died Nov 18. at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born July 25, 1925, in Ft. Blackmore, VA. d/o William Barry and Mona Caroline Crisp Brickley. Survivors include husband Elmer Clayton Peters. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, KY.

PETERS, Mary M. Branham   A dedicated and beloved elementary school teacher went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2006. She taught school at Martin Elementary, and since 1954 in Maryland. She retired in 1989 from the teaching profession, but continued to educate and enrich the lives of many children. Her parents, William S. and Fannie Branham, and Colonel and Bertha Peters preceded her in death. Her husband of fifty-three years, Urban Peters, and an extended loving family in both Kentucky and Maryland survives her. Mrs. Peters was a member of the Maryland Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Unity Presbyterian Church in Camp Springs, Maryland and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #61. In 1974 Mrs. Peters was honored as one of the Outstanding Teachers in America. In 1998, she received a Companion of the Temple award from the Knight’s Templar, recognizing her outstanding service in charity and youth programs. A visitation and memorial service will be held on October 21, 2006 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, Ky. Final interment will take place Saturday, October 21, 2006 at Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. To honor her love of children, contributions may be made to ADK Scholarship Fund, in care of the Maryland Nu Chapter, Robin Boyer, Treasurer, 236 Williamsburg Circle, La Plata, MD. 20640.   (FCT'S 10-18-2006)

PETERS, Robert  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PETRY, Willie D.    Age: 76 OF: (Bullcreek) Prestonsburg, KY Date of Birth: March 3, 1931 Place: (Bullcreek) Prestonsburg, KY  Date of Death: February 4, 2008   Facts of Importance: homemaker & member of Church of Christ, Martin, Ky., Eastern Star # 575, Martin, Kentucky Parents: the late Will & Lunata Crisp DeRossett  Husband or Wife: the late William M. (Bosh) Petry Other Survivors: Son: William Edward (Sherry) Petry of Prestonsburg, KY; step daughter: Willa Karen Petry of St. Simon Island, Georgia; brother: Merlon (Ann) DeRossett of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Edna Hammons of Prestonsburg & Aileen (Robert) Hughes of Berea, KY; one grandson & one step-granddaughter: William Chase Petry & Courtney Thomas Branham ; a host of nieces & nephewsDeceased Relatives: parents, husband, two brothers: James Dee DeRossett & Edward DeRossett Time and Place of Services: Thursday (Feb. 7, 2008) 1 P.M. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: Gary Mitchell Visitation: after 5pm on Wednesday at funeral home, 7pm services Eastern Star Services on Wednesday Burial: Gethsemane Gardens- Prestonsburg, KY Pallbearers: Active Pallbearers: Gregory Scott Nelson, Roger Nelson II, Michael Duty, William D. Duty, Jonathan B. Holbrook and Harold E. DeRossett. Honorary Pallbearers: Merlon DeRossett, Danny DeRossett, David A. DeRossett and Roger Nelson.  (NFF)

PATTON, Grace  66 b-Oct.28 1931-Floyd Co.Ky.  d-Oct13 1998-Floyd Co. Ky.  d/o  Chester & Rodina Johnson Wells, w/o-unlisted Patton Bur: Popular Grove Cem. Weeksbury, Ky.

PHILLIPS, Betty Ann, Age 62, of Prestonsburg, d, September 30, 1997, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Born October 10, 1934 at Garrett, d/o Edgar G. and Dorothy Patton Phillips. She was a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Ella Faye Music of Prestonsburg; and one brother, Charles E. Phillips of Allen.  Burial will in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

PHILLIPS, Catolene "Lena" b. 03-28-1884 in Wheelwright d. 08-30-1990 Pikeville d/o Ode & Mary Jane Hall Little, bur Hall Little Cem, Wheelwright , across from Swimming Pool

PHILLIPS, Dorothy Patton, b. Sept 3, 1907, Strouth, Okla, d/o Maynard and Stella Slone Patton, d. Dec 29, 1987, Pikeville Meth Hosp, Pike Co, Ky, w/o Edgar G. Phillips, bur Davidson Mem Gardens

PHILLIPS, Judith Ann   Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

PHILLIPS, Judith Ann, B: 6-16-1942  Wheelwright, Ky., D: 10-7-1995, d/o William B. Sr. & Stella Mae Burke Holbrook, w/o (1) Bill Jones  m: 12-21-1962  d: ?, (2) Noah Rexford Phillips  m: 2-16-1981, step-children: Sheila Jean, Rexford Lee, Joseph Kevin & Jesse Dean bro-sis: Elder Ellis, Deacon Charles Edward, Draxie, James Earl, William B. Jr., Mary Marie, John Curtis, Betty, Kenneth Wayne, Carolyn Lynn &, Cathy Gail

PHILLIPS, Wilma C.   Age, 80, of David, died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at her residence. Born February 1, 1927, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George and Martha Stogsdill Cole. She worked in the restaurant business, and was a member of Eastern Star Maple Chapter No. 90, of Oaklawn, Illinois, for 43 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Phillips. Survivors include her nephews: Wayne Cole of Jefferson City, Missouri, Larry Burke of David, David Burke of Georgetown, Charles Daughtery of Monett, Missouri, and Johnny Phillips of Greenfield, Missouri; two nieces: Elvita Rose of Miller, Missouri, and Linda Kirtley of Ashland; a special niece, Mary Lou Burke of David and a sister, Vivian Burke of Richmond. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 13, at 1 p.m., at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, Illinois, with Ray Deabel officiating. Burial will be in the Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Illinois, under the direction of Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home.  Visitation is at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Arrangements, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com

PIGMAN, Dockie B.  Age 85, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Highland Regional Medical Center, after an illness of two years. She was born November 12, 1916, at Dwale, Ky., a daughter of the late Jeff and Ada (Nelson) Prater. She was married to Hargis Pigman who preceded her in death. She was a member of the New Hope United Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons and four daughters, William Pigman, Johnny Pigman, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Clarence Pigman of Warsaw, Ind.; Ora Lee Pigman, Audrey Pigman, and Ethel Pigman, all of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Ada Church of Hendersonville, N.C.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Bro. Don Neeley officiating. Burial will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

PIGMAN, Hargis,Age 89, of Water Gap, d, October 30, 1997, at HRMC, Prestonsburg. Born May 8, 1908 at Banner, s/o Wesley and Louraine Amburgey Pigman. h/o Dookie Bell Prater Pigman; three sons, William E. Pigman and Johnny W. Pigman, both of Prestonsburg, and Clarence Pigman of Warsaw, Indiana; four daughters, Ora Lee Pigman, Audrey Pigman and Ethil Pigman, all of Prestonsburg, and Ada Pigman Church of Andersonville, North Carolina. Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery at Water Gap

PINION, Elsie Music   Jan 30, 1924 Sept 7, 2002 Sons: Ray & Teddy Joe Pinion Dtrs: Lillie Mae Stapleton, Emma Lee Stanley, Sue West, Peggy Ann Goodwin, Debbie Lynn Pinion, Bros: Woodrow, Marvin Music Gardis Jarvis 1/2 Sis: Laura Crider, Beulah Jarrell Mary Francis Rose, Louedith 1/2 Submitted by Mary Pinion

PINION, Oliver    of Clyde, Ohio, formerly of Tram, husband of late Elsie Music Pinion, Son of Birdie Pinion & stepson of Burl Thompson born  8-20-1918, died 3-11-2008  Survived by 2 sons;  Ray (Mary) Pinion of Tram,  Teddy Joe (Phoebe) Pinion of Greensprings, Ohio, 7 daughters:  Lillie Mae (Larry) Stapleton of Lincoln Park, Mich., Emma Lee (Donald) Stanley,  and Sue (Joseph) West both of Clyde, Ohio, Peggy Ann (Ric) Pierson of Fairfield, Ohio, Debbie Lynn (Dana) Bryant of Betsy Layne, Ky.,  Brandy Lynn (Chris) Roberts Stanville, Ky 15 Grandchildren  17 Great Grandchildren Funeral services were held Sat. Mar 15, 2008 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.. Burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY

PINKOWISKI, Garnett  Age, 76, of Paintsville, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at her residence. She was born May 24, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Maxie Parsons LeMaster. She was a retired nurses aid and was a member of the Zebulon Baptist Church, in Ashland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Pinkowski. Survivors include one brother, Frank LeMaster of Baltimore, Maryland; and four sisters, Pearl Ellis of Langley, Agnes Rittenger and Joan Edlow, both of Baltimore, Maryland, and Jessie Murray of Paintsville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 27, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. (FCT'S)

PIOTROWSKI, Bernard J.  Age 83, of McDowell, Ky., husband of Janey Gayheart Piotrowski, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville, Ky., following an extended illness. He was born October 9, 1918, in Jeddo, Mi., the son of the late Steve Piotrowski and Stella Pace Piotrowski. He was a retired employee of Chrystler Corporation, Hamtramck, Mi., for 27 years, and an U.S. Army, Sgt. World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one step-daughter, Wilma Jean Robinson, Ashland, Ky.; four grandchildren, Cheryle Ann Floyd, Herschel Dale Robinson, Phillip Robinson and Timothy Robinson, all of Ashland, Ky., and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Bernard J. Piotrowski will be conducted Saturday, March 16, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Elder Chuck Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Gayheart-Little Cemetery, Price, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. (FCT'S)

PITTMAN, Agalean, Age 69, of Euclid, Ohio, formerly of Lackey, d, October 20, 1997, at the Mereida Euclid Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio,. Bom May 16, 1928 at Lackey,d/o Esquire and Isabelle Sparkman Slone. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Pittman of Cleveland, Ohio,. Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery at Wayland

PITTS, Rev. Bill J.  Age 71, of Columbus, died February 26, 2003, at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center. In the ministry for 44 years, he was founder and member of Greater Columbus Freewill Baptist Church. He was retired from Ohio Packing, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Pitts, and father John K. Pitts. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Pitts; son, Rev. William C. (Deborah) Pitts, Pastor of the Lancaster United Brethren Church; daughter, Sherry (John D.) Fleshman; step-daughters, Diana (Dale) Acree and Patricia (Thom) Driscoll; step-son, Gary (Gertie) Rowland; mother, Pearlie Ratliff; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; 6 step-grandchildren; brother, Eula (Wanda) Pitts. The family received friends Friday, February 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Canaan Land Freewill Baptist Church, 2777 Gantz Rd., Grove City, where funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Eddy Reynolds officiating. Interment was in Harrison Township Cemetery. Arrangements completed through Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St. 444-7854. Family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Greater Columbus Freewill Baptist Church, 2546 Briggs Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43223.  (FCT'S)

PITTS, Mexico   Age, 84, of Sidney, Indiana, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital. Born January 26, 1918, at Risner, he was the son of Tom and Jamima Sammons Pitts. He had lived in Kosciusko County since 1952. He was a factory employee at Gatke Corp. Dalton’s Foundry and attended the Northern Little Dove Church. He liked to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Burchett Pitts, whom he married in 1944, in Prestonsburg. Other survivors include one brother, Willis Ousley Sr. of Leesburg, Indiana; and one greatniece, Melissa Evans of Sidney, Indiana, whom he reared. He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 25, at 1 p.m., at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, Indiana. Burial will be in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Indiana. Visitation is at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. (FCT'S)

PITTS, Peachie Reffitt  Age 85, of David, widow of Henry Pitts, passed away, Thursday, January 6, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born October 6, 1919, in Martin, the daughter of the late Joe Earlin Reffitt and Julia Justice Reffitt. Survivors include one son, Henry Pitts Jr., of Wabash, Indiana; two daughters: Dottie Fay Ousley of Fairborn, Ohio, and Mary Lou Martin of David; one brother, Henry Hershel Reffitt of Dunkirk, Ohio; 10 grandchildren: Doug Reffett, Roberta Martin, William Martin Jr., Teresa Combs, LaDonna Stand, Billy Pitts, Hank Pitts, James Clark, Michael Clark, and Sheila Stanley; 16 great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Quinn, Sarah Reffett, David Reffett, Amanda Hall, Kaitlyn Combs, Nicholas Combs, Jamie Stand, Sarah Stand, Noah Clark, Amanda Clark, Madeline Clark, Zachary Clark, Paislee Clark, Jinae Taulbee, Brittany Stanley, and Ashley Stanley; and one great-great-grandchild, McKenzie Elizabeth Quinn. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Ostal Ray Pitts and Billy Jay Pitts; one daughter, Bertha Mae Reffett; three brothers: Clifford Reffett, Richard Reffitt, and Tommy Jesse Reffitt; and four sisters: Cindy Reffett, Arminda "Tootsie" Reffitt, Artie F. "Brownie" Conley, and Elizabeth Robinson. Funeral services for Peachie Reffitt Pitts were conducted Sunday, January 9, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Veronica Bolden and Hershell Baldridge officiating. Burial was in the Pitts Family Cemetery, in David, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Michael Clark, Douglas Reffett, William Martin Jr., Larry Combs, Arnold Wicker Jr., William Martin, Larry Nicholas Combs, and Greg Davis. Honorary: Garnis Martin, Randy Davis, James Clark, Dr. Larry Leslie, Jackie Edford Owens, Cecil Greg Feltner, Jack Sheperd, and David Sturgill. (FCT'S)

 PITTS, Phyllis Jean   Age, 68, of Martin, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born January 22, 1939, in Dock, she was the daughter of the late Verlin and Aggie Bradley Johnson. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Spurlock Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, E. J. Pitts. Other survivors include a son, Eric Pitts of Martin; four daughters: Causetta Bryant of London, Connie Clifton of Prestonsburg, Bonnie David-son of Catlettsburg, and Beulah Price of Harold; four brothers: Paul Johnson of Prestonsburg, David Johnson of Henryville, Indiana, and Phillip Johnson and Charles Johnson, both of Louisville; two sisters: Nadine Watson of Walton, and Polly Campbell of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Johnson; two sisters: Wanda Craig and Wilbia Royalton; and a grandson, Anthony Matthew Clifton. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the E. J. Pitts Cemetery, in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.   (FCT'S 03-23-2007)

PITTS, Richard  Age 49. of Martin, died Saturday, October 16. 1999, at Cabell-Huntington
Hospital in West Virginia, following an extended ill- ness. Born July 24, 1950, in Floyd County, he was the son of Shade and Ruth Reffitt Pitts of Blue River. He was a disabled coal miner and veteran of The Vietnam Era. Survivors include his wife, Doris Conn Pitts; one son, Matthew Pitts of Martin; one brother. David Pitts of Martin; and one sister, Patricia Pitts of Blue River.. Burial  in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel

PITTS, Ruth Reffett  Age, 76, of Blue River, died Friday, December 27, 2002, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. Born October 7, 1926, in Pyramid, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Reffett and Kathryn Miller Reffett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dotson Church of God, at Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, Shade Pitts. Other survivors include one son, David Pitts of Martin; one daughter, Patricia Pitts of Blue River; two brothers, Carson Reffett of Pyramid, and Taylor Reffett of Winchester; and grandchildren, Keith Randall Pitts, Matthew Pitts, Travis Waylon Pitts, and Patrick Rufus Pitts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sons, Richard Pitts, Shade Randall Pitts, Clayton Pitts, Claude Pitts, and Frank Thomas Pitts; one infant daughter, Girl Pitts; one sister, Ruby Jean Reffett; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 30, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Kenneth Prater Jr., and Roger Whitaker Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Shade Pitts Cemetery at Blue River, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FTC'S)

PITTS, Whelen  Age 71, of Martin, passed away Monday, July 22, 2002, in the Riverview Health Care, Prestonsburg. He was born June 9, 1931, in Risner, the son of the late Joe M. Pitts and Polly Elizabeth Poe Pitts. He was a farmer. Survivors include one brother, Shade Pitts. In addtion to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Newberry and Wheeler Pitts. Funeral services for Whelen Pitts will be conducted Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Ernest Sword officiating. Burial will follow in the James Pitts Family Cemetery, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home, where church services were held, 7 p.m., Tuesday. (FCT'S)

POE, Annie McGuire b. 10-06-1918 d. 10-06-1990 d/o Bill & Liddy Rose McGurire w/o Amos Poe (d.5-11-1988), bur: Jack Arnett Cem, Prestonsburg, Ky

POE, Joe Alex   Age 70, of Salyersville, died Friday, January 26, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Born September 23, 1936, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ned Poe Jr., and Mary Ellen Hughes Poe. He was a general laborer for a concrete construction company. Survivors include six brothers and sisters-in-law: Bill Henry and Christine Poe of Salyersville; Leonard Edward and Francis Poe of David; Charles Gene and Vicky Poe of Prestonsburg; Johnny Bruce and Kathy Poe of North Manchester, Indiana; Isaac (Ike) and Alpha Poe of Prestonsburg; and Malcolm Poe of Claypool, Indiana; sisters and brothers-in-law: Pauline and Joner Ousley of Claypool, Indiana; Dorothy and Doug Smith of Scotts, Michigan; and Goldie and Lon Ed Shepherd of Waddy; a companion of many years, Eula Mae Ousley; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 30, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Carl Hughes and Richard Shepherd officiating.  Burial was in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Chris Poe, Joe Poe, Larry Wells, Tommy Marsillett, Richard Mollette, Lon Ed Shepherd, Michael Ousley, and Doug Smith. (FCT'S 01-31-2007)

POE, Kathryn H. Parker  , Age 68, of Prestonsburg, d. January 7, 1998, at King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. B. March 1 l, 1929 in Boyd County, d/o Ben and Lillie Hatcher Parker. . w/o  Isom Poe; one daughter, Nora Lou Williams of Hilliard, Ohio; two sons, Thomas A. Poe and and Benny I. Poe, both of Prestonsburg Burial will be in the Poe Family Cemetery at Ivyton.

POE,  Mary Ellen  81 b-Dec.01 1916-Floyd Co. Ky.  d-Oct.12 1998  d/o  Malcolm & Sally Johnson Hughes, w/o- Ned Poe Jr. Bur: Fitzpatrick Cem. Prestonsburg, Floyd Co. Ky.

POE, Walter, 78,  d-Jul. 15, 1997,  b-Sept. 4, 1918,  s/o John "Dood"  &  Emma (Prater) Poe

PORTER, Chester  Age, 74, of Allen, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on September 30, 1926, in Allen, he was the son of the late Henry and Jane Hinton Porter. He was a salesman for a mining company and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Allen. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice E. Beverly Porter. Other survivors include one son, William Chester Porter of Allen; one daughter, Deborah Porter Lumpkins of Allen; three brothers, Harry Porter of Jackson, Michigan, Forrest Porter and Clyde Porter, both of Water Gap; two sisters, Minnie Canova of East Hanover, New Jersey, Vena Mae Burchett of Ypsilanti, Michigan; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 7, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin, with Arnold Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

PORTER, Herman C.      Age 102 of Allen, Ky. widower of Bernice O'Neil Webb Porter, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at his residence. He was born February 15, 1905 in Alphraetta, now Martin, Ky. a son of the late Henry and Katie Osborne Porter. Herman was a member of the Allen Baptist Church, a Mason and member of the Zebulon Lodge, Prestonsburg, Scottish and York Rites, Shriner and a Retired self employed Businessman. He is survived by two sons, James Henry Porter, Campton, Thomas Edison Porter, Allen, 13 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren and 15 Great Great Grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by one son, Paul F. Porter, one daughter, Kathryn Grace Porter Elliott, one brother, Harry Lou Porter and one sister, Goldie Short. Funeral Service for Herman C. Porter will be Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 12:00 Noon in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Allen Webb Cemetery, Allen, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.  (HFH)

PORTER, June  June Porter, of Red Bird Lane, Pikeville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, May 28, 2001, at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Porter, and son, Paul Brian Porter. Survivors are her daughter, Debby Salvato of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, (husband, Al Salvato), son, Jimmy Porter of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, (wife Debby), and son, John Mark Porter, of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky (wife Jeannie); eight grandchildren, Alix, Angel, Daniel, Kristi, Matthew, Joe, Bethany and Chris; and two great-grandchildren, Dallin and Isabella. June was a lifelong resident of Boldman, Kentucky. She was a graduate of Pikeville High School and Pikeville College. She was employed by the Pike County Board of Education for the Head Start Program as a supervising teacher for many years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many positions throughout her life, including serving a mission for the church at the Atlanta, Georgia, Temple. She also volunteered at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Visitation was at the J.W. Call Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30th. The funeral was held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 31st, at J.W. Call Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Porter Family Cemetery at Boldman, Kentucky. (FCT'S)

PORTER, Mims Age, 83, of South Shore died Thursday, October 7, 1999, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born May 25, 1916, in Allen, a son of the late Farris Porter and Martha Branham Porter. He was a retired employee of CSX Railroad. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, Raymond and Brooks Porter, and four sisters, Sadie George, Mary Baldridge, Ethel Parks and Ruth Thomas. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

PORTER, Paul F. Age, 73, of Allen, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Cabell- Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a short illness. He was born on May 20, 1926, in Allen, the son of Herman C. Porter of Allen, and the late Berniece Webb Porter. He was founder and owner of Porter Electric and Industries, a private pilot from 1965, and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Alejanorita Simundo Porter. Other survivors include two sons, James Lacy Porter and Paul Douglas Porter, both of Allen; two daughters, Linda L. Conn of Allen, Paula Jane Terry of Lexington; two brothers, James Henry Porter of Campton, Thomas E. Porter of Allen, 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial in the Grace Allen Webb Cemetery, at Allen, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

PORTER, Ronald Lee    Of Prestonsburg, passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, June 12, 2008. He was a disabled truck driver, and a member of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. He was born November 30, 1947, in Martin, a son of the late Gordon Lee and Rebecca Crisp Porter. He is survived by Deborah Cesco Porte his wife of 36 years; by three brothers: Billy Porter of Lexington, Jonathan Porter of Pippa Passes, and Christopher Porter of Prestonsburg; and by one sister, Palma Sue Porter of Prestonsburg. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, and by two brothers;: James Michael Porter and Roger Dean Porter, who died in infancy. He was also preceded in death by a half-brother, William Norris. Funeral services for Ronald Lee Porter will be conducted, Sunday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with minister Rick Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Friday, at the Funeral Home.  (Published: Friday, June 13, 2008 FCT'S)

PORTER, Sadie Ousley   Age 77. of Georgetown. formerly of Pikeville. died Friday. September 3. 1999. in St. Joseph Hospital East. Lexington She was born August 14. 1922. in David. the daughter of the late Willie Ousley and Margaret Ousley, She was a retired owner of Lady's Boutique, Pikeville, and a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, James Porter. preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters. Patty Porter of Newark, Ohio, and Sue Harn of Lexington; one brother. Grover Ousley of Hueysville; one sister. Darcua Key of Allen; and one grandson. Funeral services were con- ducted Monday. September b, at Il a.m.. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Martin, with the clergyman, Ken LeMaster, officiating, Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens   (FCT'S)

POSTON, Stella Margarett  Age 48, of Flat Gap, Ky., formerly of McDowell, Ky., wife of Henry Miles Poston, passed away Friday, October 12, 2001, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born August 13, 1953, in Detroit, Mi., the daughter of Alene Hall Springer, of Marion, Oh., and the late William Jasper Springer. She was a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ, Printer, Ky., and a housewife. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Henry Miles Poston Jr. of Whittensville, Ky. and John Paul Poston of Flat Gap, Ky.; two brothers, Clinton Dean Springer of McDowell, Ky. and William Springer Jr. of Marion, Oh. Funeral services for Stella Margarett Poston were conducted Monday, October 15, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, Ky., with the clergymen Richard Bowens and Bruce Coleman officiating. Burial followed in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Dennis White-head, Rick Moore, Clinton Springer, Clinton Ray Springer, Drexel Springer, Billy Springer, Tracy Hall and Rex Hall.

POTTER, Betty Jo 85, d. 11-18-1990 in Phoenix AZ. B. 03-16-1905 Bolyn KY, d/o Johh M. & Polly Perry Boleyn, w/o Lawrence W. Potter Sr. (d. 1988) Burial in Greenword Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix AZ.

POTTS, Mildred Age 80, of Emma, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born July 30, 1924, at Emma, she was the daughter of the late Tilton and Eva Branham Boyd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emma United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, David Potts; a brother, Darwin Boyd, of California; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Boyd; five sisters, Norma Conley, Marie Click, Estill Bayes, Wanda Cobb, and Birdus Conley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 25, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Paul Aiken officiated. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)
 

POWELL, Gladys C.  Age 87, of Prestonsburg, d. April 7, 1999, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home She was born March 27, 1912, at Parsons, West Virginia, d/o William James and Virginia Susan (Calx) Plaugher w/o  Macklin Powell . She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg  She is survived by one brother, Leslie Plaugher of Los Angeles, California; and one sister, Leatha Joy of Prestonsburg. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

POWELL, Roberta   Age 75 of Ivel, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland.  Born March 14, 1931, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Attie Wallen Wright. She was a retired general laborer for different nursing homes and restaurants; and a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her second husband. Eugene Donald Powell; and her first husband, Samuel Brown.  Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law: Charlotte and Charles Sammons of Martin; Anna and Mike Shepherd of Stanville; Vernice and Barry Cates of Grethel; and Tina and Eddie Hall of Prestonsburg; six brothers: Roger Wright and Jackie Wright, both of Prestonsburg; George David Wright. Jimmy Wright, Kenneth Wright, and Martin Wright, all of Michigan; a sister, Suzanne Poe of Michigan; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, and her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother: Bill Wright; two sisters: Josephine Greene and Ada Mae Wright; and three great-grandchildren   Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 25. at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Carl Woods officiating.  Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S May 31, 2006)

POWERS, Billy Age 69, of Auxier, d. March 31, 1999, at his residence, Bom on March 21, 1930, in Johnson County, s/o James Powers of Auxier, and the late Bonnie Previtt Powers. He was  a Korean War veteran. Survivors include five sons, Randy Powers, Robert Shane Powers, Lloyd Gregory Powers and Ricky Joe Powers , and Jeffery Powers; four brothers, Richard Powers, Robert Powers , Glenn Powers, and Jimmy Powers four sisters, Margie Fannin r, Deanna Harless,, Charlene Harless , Maggie Collins  Burial will be in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier

POWERS, Della J. Age 70, of Femandina Beach, Florida,d. April 13, 1998, at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a native of Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. w/o  William G. Powers; three sons, Glen G. Powers ,  Rev. Dan Powers , and Paul D. Powers ; one daughter, Carol Shape ; one brother, Billy Goble ; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Bosque-Bello Cemetery,  in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

POWERS. Elbert, Jr, s/o Elbert Powers Sr. and Mahalety Baker, b. Oct 12, 1892, Wise Co Va,  d. Jan 31, 1981, m. Cordelia Hall on Feb 2, 1922, , 3 children, Vinettia, James Franklin, and Elbert and one step son, Arlie Hall

POWERS, Elbert III.  B: 11-7-1928  D: 5-18-1973, h/o Lois Slone  married May 1953 child: Deborah

POWERS, George E.    Age, 88, of Auxier, died Friday, November 17, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 2, 1918, in Lancer, he was the son of the late David and Jinnielee Honeycutt Powers. He was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, and a retired coal miner.  He is survived by his wife, Ruby E. Griffith Powers. Other survivors include three sons and daughters in law: Darrell and Leesa Powers, and Michael and Della Powers, all of Auxier, and Cecil and Ruth Powers of Massillion, Ohio; four daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda Davis of New Comerstown, Ohio, Neva and Tommy Ferrell of Como, Florida, Laverne McClure of Navarre, Ohio, and Georgia and Linard Marsillett of Prestonsburg; 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James L. Powers; three brothers: James Powers, Orville Powers, and Elzie Powers; and three sisters: Maggie Hatfield, Mary Belle Clifton, and Sophie Wells. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at 11 a.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer, David Powers, and Southie Fannin Jr., officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin. Visitation was at the Church. (FCT'S 11-24-2006)

POWERS, Grace Privette  Obit  Submitted by        From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

POWERS, Jackie  Age 58, of Leander, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at. U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, . Born on June 4, 1940, in Floyd County, s/o James Powers of Auxier and the late Bonnie Prewitt.  h/o , Mary Ellen Nelson Powers; two: sons, William Jackie (Bill) Powers and Keith Powers, of Leander; five: daughters, Deborah Lee Razavi of Lexington; Martha Jean Cole of' Leander; Bonnie Gall Powers of Thelma, Missy Blackburn and Lisa Cole, both of Leander; five brothers. Billy Powers and Richard Powers, both of Auxier. Robert Powers of Abbott, Glenn Powers, and Jimmy Powers of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Margie Fannin of Van Lear, Deanna Hatless of Johnson County, Charlene Hatless of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Maggie Collins of Auxier; and 21 grandchildren. . Burial was in the Powers Family Cemetery at Leander.

POWERS, James Monroe  Age, 92, of Auxier, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on August 8, 1908, on Johns Creek, he was the son of the late David and Jennilee Honeycutt Powers. He was a disabled coal miner, and was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Privette Powers. Survivors include four sons, Richard Dean Powers of Auxier, Robert Keith Powers of Abbott, Glenn Powers and William James Powers, both of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Deanna Harless of Hager Hill, Charlene Harless of Dayton, Ohio, Maggie Collins of Auxier; one brother, George Powers of Auxier, 52 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 4, at 1 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Bobby Spencer, Shane Powers, Calvin Setser and James Mollette officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Active pallbearers were Roger Collins, Micheal Harless, Scott Powers, Mark Harless, Dean Harless, Wayne Harless, Shane Powers, Glen Jr. Powers, Shawn Powers, George Harless, Charles Powers, Paul Fannin, and Darrell Fannin. (Reprinted because of an error) (FCT'S)

POWERS, Lois Slone age 64, of Auxier, died Nov. 29th, at the resodence of her granddaughter, in Richmond. Born Sept. 17, 1934, at Dema, d/o the late Roosevelt and Margaret Casaebolt Slone. She was preceded in death by husband Elbert Powers Jr. Survivors include one dau., Deborah Akers; one brother William J. Slone; four sisters, Subrinia Jones, Betty  Powers, Mary Kestel and Clotine Hicks. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at Bypro.

POWERS, William G. Age 74, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, d. August 8, 1999, at his home. He was born on Johns Creek, . He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. He served 'tn the U.S. Army during WWII, receiving the Purple Heart. h/o  Della G. Powers. He is survived by three sons, Glen G. Powers of Yulee, Florida, Rev. Dan Powers of Grand Blanc, Michigan, and Paul D. Powers of Woodbine, Georgia; one daughter, Carol Shape of Fernandina Beach; two brothers, Palmer Powers of Auxier, and Porter Powers of Brock Haven, Mississippi; five sisters, Nellie Charles of Prestonsburg, Shirley Banks of Mishawaka, Indiana, Helen Clark of Akron, Ohio, Donna Rorrer of Prestonsburg, and Ruth Phelps of Ypsilanti, Michigan;  Interment will be in the Bosque- Bello Cemetery at Fernandina Beach, with military honors conducted by the Honors Team from Fort Stewart, Georgia.

PRATER, Ada   Age 78, of Garrett, Ky., widow of Sol Bud Prater, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2002, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, Ky. She was born March 19, 1923, in Garrett, Ky., the daughter of the late Kendall Sparkman and Linda Conley Sparkman. Survivors include two sons, Russell Gene Prater of East Lake, Ohio, Frank D. Prater of Garrett, Ky.; two daughters, Dorothy E. Teel and Frances K. Henson, both of Hueysville, Ky.; two sisters, Stella M. Carpenter and Louise Sexton, both of Willard, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer Sparkman, Lacy Sparkman and Henderson Sparkman; two sisters, Gladys Hansford and Ollie Prater. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 14, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Clinton “Buddy” Jones and Mitchell Shepherd, officiating. Burial followed in the Prater Cemetery, Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Nightly services were conducted at 7:00 p.m. Pallbearers: Russell Prater Jr., Clayton Teel Jr., John Henson, Charles Prater, Ricky Johnson, Junior Prater, Larry Pitts, Shawn Henson, and Jeremy Risner. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Alex  Age 78, of Left Fork of Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Saturday, February 2, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on June 12, 1923, at Brainard, Ky., he was the son of the late Riley Prater and Margaret Kilgore Prater. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A., as well as a member of the Chestnut Grove United Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Velvia Watkins Prater; three sons, James Prater, Left Fork Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., Amos Prater, Right Fork Bull Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Manis Prater, Left Fork Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky.; four daughters, Ellavene Prater, Jolene Morgan, and Janice Prater, all of Left Fork Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Christine Bingham, of Litt Creek, Ky.; one brother, Charlie Prater, of Salyersville, Ky.; one sister, Mary Prater, of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one step-sister, Bessie Compton, of Spurlock, Prestonsburg, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one step-brother, Richard England; three sisters, Truly Prater, Mandy Jane Prater, and Birdie Prater; and one step-sister, Goldie Miller. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Elders Reuben Lycans, Wallace Calhoun, and Chester Adkins officiating. Burial was at the Prater Family Cemetery, Abbott, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Alice Stephens Age 84, of David, wife of the late Earnest Prater, passed away Friday, April 15, 2005, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born January 5, 1921, in Manton, the daughter of the late Thomas Stephens and Mary Tussey Stephens. She was a housewife and believed in the Regular Baptist faith. Survivors include three sons: Curtis Eugene Prater and Michael Ernest Prater, both of David, and Ralph Edward Prater of Hamden, Ohio; five daughters: Peggy Hopkins of Pembroke Pines, Florida, Ima Jean Nelson and Phyllis Ann Dotson, both of Prestonsburg, Brenda Joyce Wilkinson of Palm Springs, Florida, and Bonnie Sue Ousley of Langley; one brother, Ruben Stephens of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Dortha Reffitt of Rochester, Indiana, and Alvie Ousley of Prestonsburg; 24 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Prater; and four brothers: Curt, Rufus, Darb, and Sam Stephens. Funeral services for Alice Stephens Prater were conducted Monday, April 18, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Roy Harlow officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery, in Blue River, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers were her grandsons. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Amon Age  69, of Mentone, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, d. August 13, 1999, at his residence. He was born June 7, 1930, in Floyd County, s/o John and  Lucy M. Prater . He was a member of the Packerton Free United Baptist Church. h/o  Mary M. Compton Prater. Survivors, other than his mother, include three daughters, Judy Shepherd of Warsaw, Indiana, Sadie Bays of North Manchester, Indiana, and Linda Hughes of Mentone, Indiana; one son, Amon Prater Jr. of Mentone, Indiana; six brothers, William, John and Delmer, all of Claypool, Indiana; Mander of North Manchester, Indiana; Hebert of Albion, Indiana, and Wilbur of Columbia City, Indiana; two sisters, Thelma Compton and Oma Jean Bradley, both of Claypool, Indiana; Burial in the Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake, Indiana

PRATER, Arizilia b. 04-15-1915 d. 12-02-1990 d/o Rober & Jane Sexton Bailey, w/o Zeak Prater, bur:Salyers Cemetery At Slayers Branch of Hueysville

PRATER, Arnold (Scrub)  Age, 74, of David, Ky., died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. Born on November 23, 1926, at Goodloe, Ky., he was the son of the late Miley Prater and Laura Hicks Prater. He was a member of the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky., a retired self-employed coal operator, member of the D.A.V. Chapter 128, Garrett, Ky., and a member of the David Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Hamilton Prater. Other survivors include one son, Von Trenton Prater of David, Ky., and his wife, Terry Burchett Prater; one daughter, Caren Shepherd of David, Ky.; and her husband, Russell Shepherd; one brother, Charles Prater of Pikeville, Ky.; two sisters, Lona Hall of Allen, Ky., Ruth Prater of Prestonsburg, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Janis Arnett Prater of David, Ky.; six grandchildren, Brian K. Prater, Joshua V. Prater, Christopher J. Prater, Zeth Shepherd, Kimberly Prater Slone, Cheresh Shepherd; one great-grandson, Gavin D. Slone, and one step-great-grandson, Logan G. Stumbo. He was preceded in death by one son, Don Edward Prater; three brothers, Ralph Prater, Kennith Prater, and Earnest Prater; and one sister, Viola Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 9, 2001, at 12 noon, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m., on Friday, and anytime Saturday, and before services on Sunday. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Beulah Age 78, of Martin, Ky., wife of Ray Virgil Prater, passed away Friday, March 8, 2002, at her residence. She was born March 1, 1924, in Wayland, Ky., the daughter of the late Millard Beverly and Cora Moore Beverly. Mrs. Prater was a homemaker and a member of the Maytown First Baptist Church, Langley, Ky. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mary June Webb of Allen, Ky., Sandra Lynn Flanery of Martin, Ky., and Theresae Lea Price of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Rev. Forrest Beverly of Dayton, Oh., and J.C. Beverly of Fairborn, Oh.; two sisters, Beatrice Porter of Allen, Ky., and Hazel Daughtery of Cincinnati, Oh.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one deceased grandchild, Matthew Webb. Funeral services for Beulah Prater were conducted Sunday, March 10, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergyman, Robert Varney, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Michael Flannery, Allen James, Jeremy Webb, Patrick Price, Lonnie L. Daugherty, and Beecher Hale. Honorary: Jason Webb and Thomas Mathew Webb. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Brian Keith   Age 35 of David, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at his residence. He was born March 30, 1972, in McDowell, the son of Janis Faye Arnett Prater, and the late Don Prater. He was employed as a deputy jailer. He is survived by his mother, Janis Faye Arnett Prater of David; a daughter, Devan Skyler Prater of David; a sister, Kimberly Dawn Campbell of David; and his paternal grandmother, Bernice H. Prater. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Arnold Prater, and his maternal grandparents, Henry and Sally Shepherd Arnett. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Jerry Manns and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation is Thursday, May 3, after 6 p.m., at the funeral home.   (FCT'S (05-04-2007)

PRATER, Charles Walker   Age 67, of Langley, husband of Sheba Webb Prater, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born February 2, 1939, in Hueysville, the son of the late Temp Prater and Helen Cooley Prater. He was a retired mechanic. He was a member of Allen First Baptist Church, a past master of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, in Martin, a member of El Hasa Shrine, and the Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife, Sheba; two daughters: Tamyra Ann Prater (Bryon) Hughes and Pamela Sue Prater (Keith) Frasure, both of Langley; her mother-in-law, Gertrude “Big Mom” Webb of Langley; No. 1 son, Chuckie May of Allen; bonus daughter, Kari (Shawn) Reid of Burlington; two brothers: Gene (Abby) Prater of Prestonsburg, and Darwin (Mary) Prater of Inez; three sisters: Loretta (Don) Frasure of Crown Point, Indiana, and Erma (Dennis) Jackson, and Diane (Jerry) Watts, both of Hueysville; three grandchildren: Brittany Lynn Frasure, Ashton Suzanne Frasure, and Elizabeth Nicole Hughes; bonus grandchildren: Austin Thomas Reid, Alex Graham Reid, Lindsay Marie Webb, and Cory Tyler Conn; and many beloved family members. Funeral services for Charles Walker Prater were conducted Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m., at the Allen First Baptist Church, with Clergyman Arnold Turner Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Tom Webb Cemetery in Langley, with the Hall Funeral Home in Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation was after 6:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home, and after 1:00 p.m., Sunday, at the church. Pallbearers: Steve Little, Steve Webb, Keith Webb, Mike Harris, Mike Penning-ton, Austin Francis, Travis Francis, Ritchie Fraley, Larry Osborne, Kevin Moore, Shane Dingus, Lance Hall, and Shannon Thornsberry. (FCT'S 12-13-2006)

PRATER, Clara Anna Whitaker b. 06-16-1913 d. 10-22-1990 d/o Steve & Margaret Gearheart Whitaker, w/o Wayne Prater (d. 1978)

PRATER, Clora , Age 80, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at her residence in Olivet, Michigan. She had been a resident of Olivet since 1938. She was born in Prestonsburg, December 8, 1918, the daughter of James and Emma Adams Risner.  Survivors include her husband, Clyde Prater; two sons, Clayton and Bobby Prater, both of Olivet; five daughters, Thelma Burkwalt of Springport, Jerlene Prater of Olivet, Lois Delvert of Charlotte, Emma Damron and Steve West of Marshall and Janice Jackson of Charlotte; four sisters, Mag Peace and Lora Kendall, both of Albion, Myrtle Mosler of Coveny, Texas and Jean Mills of Concord: Internment was made at the Hunt Cemetery.

PRATER, Clyde  Age, 86, of Olivet, Michigan, passed away, Saturday, December 11, 2004, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall. He was born February 15, 1918, in Floyd County, the son of the late Bob and Lula (Whittaker) Prater. On September 3, 1938, he married Clora Risner. She preceded him in death on October 24, 1999. Clyde was employed by Union Steel Products, Lonergans, McGraw Edison, Albion Mallcable Iron, and was self-employed in the Trucking Business. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, where he sold many of his vegetables, hunting, going for long rides and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include: five daughters: Thelma and Charles Burkwalt of Springport, Jerlene Prater of Marshall, Lois Prater of Springport, Emma Damron of Olivet, and Janice Kay & Steve Jackson of Charlotte; one son, Bob Prater of Olivet; a daughter-in-law, Mary Prater of Marshall; one sister, Nancy Manuel of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clayton Prater; a daughter, Manda Prater; five brothers; one sister; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15, at 1 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan, with Reverend Winford Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Hunt Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Oaklawn Hospital, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. (FCT'S

PRATER, Conard   Age 70, of Prestonsburg, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born September 24, 1932, at Prestonsburg, a son of the late Norman and Maggie Williams Prater. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Columbia Gas Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vesta Dempsey Prater. He is survived by one son, Larry Prater of Banner; one granddaughter, Kristy Hol-brook; two brothers, Roy Prater and Robie Prater, both of Lexington; and one sister, Effie Wilkerson of Lima, Ohio. He was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 16, at 1 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Bill Campbell and Rev. Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, at Prestonsburg. All arrangements are under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, Cynthia Ann    Age 79, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born March 31, 1929, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Maudie Dixon Elliott. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie Prater. Survivors include three sons and three daughters: Vernie Prater Jr., Gary L. Prater and Belinda Burchett, all of Prestonsburg; Terry D. Prater of Auxier; Betty Handcock of Betsy Layne; and Bonnie Swisher of Mooresville, North Carolina; a brother and two sisters: Keith Shannon (Bucky) Elliott of Dwale; Lucy Burns of Hopewell, Ohio; and Peggy S. Shepherd of Blue Ridge, Georgia; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters: Russell Lee Elliott, Bobby Gene Elliott, Eugene Elliott, Robert Elliott, Magalene Calhoun, Dacy E. Hall, Artie E. Meade, Sada Mae Stevens, Minnie Bell Elliott, and Kathalene Elliott. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Collins, Russ Taylor, and Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Prater-Wright Cemetery, (Big Branch), Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

PRATER, Dallas, Sr.  Age, 65, of Litchfield, (formerly of Albion and Homer areas), passed away Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He was born March 12, 1937, in Hueysville, the son of Dan and Hala Mae (Reffitt) Prater. He served in the US Army, graduated from Ft. Custer Truck Driving School, and had been employed at Game-Time Inc., in Litchfield. He was a member of the Grace Free Will Baptist Church in Albion, and formerly belonged to the Albion Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed Nascar Racing, baseball, and especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Isola (Shepherd), whom he married October 25, 1958. Other survivors include three sons, Lonnie (Martilla) Prater, Danny J. (Carla) Prater, Dallas Prater Jr. and Amy Fredrick, all of Homer; one sister, Hala Mae (John) Hale of Hueysville, Ky.; one brother, Meredith (Faye) Prater of Willard, Oh.; two step-brothers, Beuford Slone of Martin, Ky., Charles Slone of Jamestown, Oh.; two step-sisters, Irene Little and Alene Blair, of Kentucky; three aunts, Bertha Cole of Stockbridge, Mi., Dixie Watts of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Rosie Reffitt of Martin, Ky.; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, (Belinda G. Hunnaman); one grandson, (Issiah Hunnaman); one granddaughter, (Monica LeAnn Hunnaman), and one brother, (Clifford Stephens). Funeral services for Dallas Prater Sr., will be held Wednesday, at 3:00 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with Reverend Earl Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Homer. Visitation is at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, or the Diabetes Fund.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, Dema Marsha  Age 63, of Prestonsburg, Ky., wife of Frank Prater passed away Friday, August 25, 2006 in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born February 15, 1943 in Garrett, Ky., the daughter of the late Ezra Lafferty and Rose Mary Thornsberry Lafferty. Mrs. Prater was a member of the Praise Assembly Church, Watergap and a homemaker. Survivors include one step-son, Edie Prater, Prestonsburg, Ky., two step daughters, Joann Joseph, Prestonsburg, Ky and Nelda Collins of Garrett, Ky., three brothers, Donald (Etttie) Lafferty, Oil Springs, Ky., Paul Burton (LaRue) Lafferty, Hindman, Ky., Anthony (Patricia) Lafferty, Hippo, Ky. two sisters, Merlin Elizabeth (Leslie) Patton, St. Clair Shores, MI. and Marina (Joe) Fehrenbach, Shelbyville, Ky., 6 step- grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren. Funeral services for Dema Marsha Prater will be conducted Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with clergyman J. M. Sloce officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery, Eastern, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation after 5:00 p.m. Sunday here at Hall Funeral Home

PRATER, Denzil F.   Age, 48, of Crestline, Ohio, formerly of Hueysville, died Wednesday, June 5, 1991 at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born March 31, 1943, he was the son of Mae Reed Prater and the late Harve Prater of Hueysville. He was a factory worker in Indiana. Survivors include two sons, Denzd F. Prater Jr. of Belleview, Ohio, and Harve Devon Praterof Sandusky, Ohio; four brothers, Ogil Prater of Auburn, Indiana, James G. Prater of Hueysville, Harold Lloyd Prater of Estill and Elmer Prater of Cresdine, Ohio, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 9, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the Clergyman Roger Reed and others officiating. Burial was made in the Prater Cemetery in Hueysville.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, Dockie  Obit  (HFH)

PRATER, Doris Rae Turner, b. 3-9-1935, F.C., d/o Raymond and Tana Martin Turner, w/o Dallas L Prater, d. 9-29-1988, HRMC, Prestonsburg, Ky bur : Davidson Mem Gardens

PRATER, Dwight Brandon     Age 29, of Hueysville, son of Dwight Prater and Nancy Hicks Sparkman, Hueysville, died Saturday, September 6 at his residence. He was born November 16, 1978 in Prestonsburg. Dwight worked for Cheyenne Drilling Inc. In addition to his parents he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Nelson and Clara Prater, Hueysville, his maternal grandmother, Madge Hicks, and one sister Carrie (Cheyenne) Prater, Paintsville. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Rex Hicks. Funeral service for Dwight Brandon Prater will be conducted Monday, September 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Carlos Beverly officiating. Burial will follow in the Prater Cemetery, Hueysville, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. (HFH)

PRATER, Edna Age, 76, of Ashland, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. She was born August 19, 1923, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late William and Mima Frasure Hicks. She was a Regular Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Prater, Survivors include one son, Timothy Bartram of Lenoir, North Carolina; one daughter, Diana Walker of Ft. Meade, Florida; three brothers, Willie Hicks of Prestonsburg, Floyd Hicks of Willard, Ohio, and Burnis Hicks of Wilmington, Ohio; two sisters, Margie White of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Delphia Fryer of Ashland; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods

PRATER, Elbert (Curley) Age 69, of State Road Fork, Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. h/o , Audrey Hannah Prater. Other survivors include three sons, Lawrence Ray, David Lee and Larry Dean Prater, all of Prestonsburg; one brother, Albert Edward Prater of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Margie Prater of Marshville and Ethel Ramey of Van Lear;. Burial was in the Prater Family Cemetery.

PRATER, Elizabeth Ratliff, B: 6-18-1891  D: 3-1-1977, d/o Sam and Rhoda Ellen Smith Ratliff w/o John B. Prater  married: 1909, children: Ernest, Douglas, Beatrice, Mae, Ellen and Geraldine   3 deceased children, bro-sis: Elmer, Odis, Effie, Alice and Gladys

PRATER, Elmer  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PRATER, Elmer  Age, 85, of Westland, Michigan, died June 19, 1991 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan after an extended illness. Born December 16, 1905, at Lackey, Kentucky, he was the son of A.L. (Doe) Prater and Flora Hayes Prater. He was a retired city employee of Westland. He was educated in the Floyd county public schools, Alice Lloyd College and the University of Kentucky and was very active in baseball activity in the county. Survivors include his wife, Hellen Clark Prater; two sons, Gary Prater of San Diego, California and Joseph C. Prater of Westland, Michigan; two daughters, Patricia J. Wickerlraric of Grand Rapids and Nancy Corey of Saginaw, Michigan; two brothers, Joe Prater of Sarita Area, California, and James Prater of Louisville; four sisters, Edna Irwin of Fishers, Indiana, Mildred Stephens and Sylvia Fitzpatrick of Batavia, Ohio and Rebecca Sundstrow of McMillan, Michigan; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Burial was made in Arbor Crest Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

PRATER, Eva Mae  Age, 88, of Ewington, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, passed away Monday, November 7, 2005, at Riverside United Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 17, 1917, in Risner, the daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Rebecca Allen Ousley. She was a homemaker, and attended the Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Marcus D. (Linda) Prater of Ewington, Ohio; three grandchildren: Mark (Nancy) Prater of Bexley, Ohio, Bryan Scott (Lori) Prater of Chandlerville, Ohio, and Kyle Allen (Christy) Prater of Ashville, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren: Benjamin Dean, Grant Eulberg, Heath Ryan, Lacy Alaina, Sara Nicole, Miranda Renee, and Mackenzie Ann Prater; and one sister, Rosie Reffitt of Risner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gardes Prater, on March 23, 1992; two sisters: Sally Brown and Ellen Ousley; and one brother, Jack Ousley. Funeral services for Eva M. Prater will be conducted Sunday, November 13, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Burial will follow in the John Wess Prater Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, Frank    Age 91, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Sunday, November 23, 2008, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born September 27, 1917 in Morgan County, Kentucky, the son of the late Peirce and Ogie Salyers Prater. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Dawson Prater and his second wife, Dema Marsha Prater.  Survivors include a son, Eddie Prater, Prestonsburg, Ky., two daughters, Jo Ann Joseph, Prestonsbug, Ky., and Nelda Collins, Garrett, Ky., a brothers, Ralph Prater, Wayland, Ky., two sisters, Geraldine Thorpe and Wanda Allen both of Wayland, Ky., 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great grandchildren, 1 honorary grandchild and 5 honorary great grandchildren. Funeral services for Frank Prater will be conducted Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Jim Sloce officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Monday at Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

PRATER, Geneva Cooley  Age 82, of Hueysville, Ky., wife of Dockie Prater, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2002, at her residence. She was born October 19, 1919, in Northern, Ky., the daughter of the late Oak Cooley and Rosetta Osborne Cooley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, Hippo, Ky. Survivors include her husband; one son, Roy G. (Phyllis) Prater of Muster, Ind.; four daughters, Lois (Freddie) Mullins of Hippo, Ky., Brenda Sue (Jesse) Hampton of Columbus, Oh., Linda June (Delbert) Martin of Hueysville, Ky., and Pam (Thomas) Martin of Eastern, Ky.; three brothers, Dorlen Cooley of Hueysville, Ky., and Tody Cooley and Irish Cooley, both of Hippo, Ky., 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Bobby Cooley, Paul Cooley, Rex Cooley, and Gorman Cooley; four sisters, Helen Prater, Beatrice Hicks, Mary Conn, and Katherine Prater. Funeral services for Geneva Cooley Prater will be conducted Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, Hippo, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the John Wess Prater Cemetery, Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, Hattie Allen, B: 11-6-1892  D: 4-23-1976, d/o Marion and Arizona Click Allen w/o John Wesley Prater  married: 7-13-1911, D: 1956 children: Gardis, Elmer, Dockie, Edna, Velva, Garnet  D: 2-14-1922, stepson: Jobie Prater brother-sisters: Daisey, Lona, Amy and U.S. Allen

PRATER, Helen  Age 85, of Hueysville, Ky., widow of Temp Prater, passed away Friday, January 4, 2002, at the Crestmark of Rose Lawn, Rose Lawn, Indiana. She was born December 17, 1916, in Hueysville, Ky., the daughter of the late Oak Cooley and Rosetta Osborne Cooley. She was a former cook for the Floyd County School System, and was a member of the Bethel Regular Baptist Church, Maytown, Ky. Survivors include three sons, Gene R. Prater of Prestonsburg, Ky., Charles Walker Prater of Langley, Ky., Darwin Prater of Inez, Ky.; three daughters, Loretta Frasure of Crown Point, In., Erma Jackson of Eastern, Ky., Diana Watts of Hueysville, Ky.; three brothers, Toby Cooley and Iris Cooley, both of Hippo, Ky., Dorlan Cooley of Hueysville, Ky.; one sister, Geneva Prater of Hueysville, Ky., 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services for Helen Prater were conducted Monday, January 7, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Pallbearers: Tom Pritt, Matthew Pritt, Joshua Pritt, Jacob Pritt, Steve Prater, Josh Martin, Jeremy Nichols, Tyler Adkins, and Kevin Frasure. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Hellen C.  Age, 92, formerly of Floyd County, died at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, on Monday, January 22, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Campbell and John Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Prater. Survivors include one son, Joseph Prater of Westland, Michigan; one daughter, Patricia Wickerham of Grandeville, Michigan; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (FCT'S)

PRATER, James  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PRATER, James   Age, 74, of Martin, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at his residence.  Born February 24, 1932, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Harvey and Mae Reed Prater. He was a retired coal miner: and a U.S. Air Force and Korean War veteran.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Slone Prater.  Other survivors include four sons: Donald Ray Prater of Indiana, James Delmas Prater of Hueysville, and Gregory Prater and Mike Prater Davis, both of South Carolina; step-sons: Arnold Huff of Lackey, Arthur Huff of Martin, Harold Ray Huff of Chicago, Illinois, and Bruce Wayne Huff of Lexington; daughters: Rebecca Lynn Collins of Emma, Sandra Prater of Wheelwright, Eliza Helen Thomas of Lackey, Vickie Huff of Wayland, Pamela Prater of South Carolina, and Barbara Wilson of Somerset; brothers: Harold Lloyd Prater of Martin, and Elmer Prater of Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, five step- grandchildren, and three step- great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Ogil Prater, Estill Prater, Delbert Prater, and Donald Prater.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Hershel Short, Bethel Bolen, and Arthur Slone officiating.  Burial was in the Prater Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (April 5, 2006 FCT'S)

PRATER, Johnnie Sr., b. 3-6-1919, F.C., s/o Riley and Cora Slone Prater, d. June 21, 1988, Ohio, h/o Helen Addis Prater, WWII Vet, bur : Ohio

PRATER, Jordan Ray & Brayden Devon   Infant twin boys of Justin Devon Prater and Angel Nicole Boyd of Hueysville, Ky. were stillborn Sunday, January 21, 2008 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. They are survived by the Parents, Justin and Angel, The Paternal Granparents, Devon and Betty Sturgill Prater of Hueysville, Ky. The Maternal Grandmother, Patricia Ann Hall of Prestonsburg, Ky. The Paternal Great Grandmother, Lucille Ousley Prater of Hueysville, Ky. The Maternal Great Grandparents, Elmer and Winford Sizemore of Prestonsburg, Ky. An aunt, Victoria Lynn Boyd of Prestonsburg, Ky. and One uncle, Brayden (Renee) Sturgill of Lackey, Ky. Cousins, Josh, Zack, Kateyn and Kelsey. Host of other cousins. Preceded in death by: the maternal Grandfather, Johnny Ray Boyd, Paternal grandfather, Fair Prater & Paternal Great Grandparents, Forrest & Katie Sturgill. Graveside Funeral Services: Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. with Jeff Prater officiating. Burial in Highland Memorial Park under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. (HFH)PRATER, Jordan Ray & Brayden Devon   Infant twin boys of Justin Devon Prater and Angel Nicole Boyd of Hueysville, Ky. were stillborn Sunday, January 21, 2008 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. They are survived by the Parents, Justin and Angel, The Paternal Granparents, Devon and Betty Sturgill Prater of Hueysville, Ky. The Maternal Grandmother, Patricia Ann Hall of Prestonsburg, Ky. The Paternal Great Grandmother, Lucille Ousley Prater of Hueysville, Ky. The Maternal Great Grandparents, Elmer and Winford Sizemore of Prestonsburg, Ky. An aunt, Victoria Lynn Boyd of Prestonsburg, Ky. and One uncle, Brayden (Renee) Sturgill of Lackey, Ky. Cousins, Josh, Zack, Kateyn and Kelsey. Host of other cousins. Preceded in death by: the maternal Grandfather, Johnny Ray Boyd, Paternal grandfather, Fair Prater & Paternal Great Grandparents, Forrest & Katie Sturgill. Graveside Funeral Services: Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. with Jeff Prater officiating. Burial in Highland Memorial Park under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. (HFH)

PRATER, Julia  B: 7-18-1908  D: 3-22-1974,  d/o Ark and Margaret Hicks Prater w/o Willard Prater  D: Aug. 1960  married: 1929, children: Geneva and Alice Brothers and Sisters: Clarence, Vallace, Charlie, Mitchell, Mabel, Ethel,. Lula, Lucy, Edith, Pearline and Verna

PRATER, Katherine Cooley  Age, 68, of Hueysville, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on April 29, 1932, in Brush Creek, she was the daughter of the late Oak and Rose Cooley. She is survived by her husband, Murl Prater. Other survivors include two sons, Bruce Alan Prater and Daryl F. Prater of Hueysville; three brothers, Toby Cooley and Dorlin Cooley, both of Hueysville, and Irish Cooley of Hippo; two sisters, Helen Prater of Indiana, and Geneva Prater of Hueysville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 14, 3 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jerry Manns and Paul Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Cooley Cemetery, at Hueysville. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Katie Age 91, of Hippo, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born on September 9, 1908, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Dillard Bailey and Rosie Vanderpool Bailey. She was a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Prater. Survivors include five sons, John R. Prater of Beattyville, Dillard Prater of Harlan, Otis Prater Jr., of Berea, Raymond A. Prater of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Haskel Prater of Hippo; three daughters, Minnie Conley of Hippo; Norma Boone of Greenwich, Ohio, Augusta Prater of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Martin Bailey of Zebulon; one sister, Virgie Warmbrod of Algie, Ohio Burial was in the Frasure Cemetery, Hueysville

PRATER, Kyle, Age 67, of South Akron, Indiana, formerly of Prestonsburg, d. June 6, 1998,  in Rochester, Indiana. B. August 26, 1930, in Myrtle, s/o  Narmon Prater and Maggie Williams.  h/o  Anna Marie Prater  Burial was made in the Akron Cemetery, in Akron, Indiana.

PRATER, Leona Mable  Age 83, of Edgewater, Florida, formerly of Hueysville, Ky., widow of James “Jim” Prater, passed away Friday, May 25, 2001, at her residence in Edgewater, Fl. She was born July 10, 1917, in Hueysville, Ky., the daughter of the late Willie Hayes and Melcina Allen Hayes. Mrs. Prater was a homemaker, a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ, Hueysville, Ky., and attended the New Smyrna Beach Christian Church, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Survivors include four sons, James Prater and John Prater, both of Edgewater, Fl., Richard Prater, Ocala, Fl., Don Prater, Westland, Mi.; two daughters, Dianne Hall, Edgewater, Fl., Sally Moore, Westland, Mi.; two brothers, Joe Hayes, Hueysville, Ky., Clarence Hayes, Betsy Layne, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Leona Mable Prater were conducted Monday, May 28, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Jeff Prater officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Ed Hall Jr., Jimmy Prater, David Prater, Jamie Prater, David Hayes, Randy Hayes, Orris Hayes and Josh Hayes. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Liney Bell Age 70, of Frenchburg, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. She was born August 20, 1929, at Water Gap, to the late Millard and Elsie Younce Pennington. She was of the Freewill Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Prater of East Point and Richard L. Prater of Jeffersonville; one daughter, Connie J. Daniels of Frenchburg; four brothers, James Pennington and Rudolph Pennington, both of Prestonsburg; Harm Pennington of Paintsville and John Andrew Pennington, of Flat Gap; nine sisters, Emma Wallen, Beatrice Music and Curnie Faye Goble, all of Prestonsburg, Jacqueline Salyers of Deltona, Florida, Maudie Hughes of Longwood, Florida, Rema Perry of Paintsville, Magdeline Jackson of Warsaw, Indiana, Elizabeth Pennington of Longwood, Florida, and Linda Ousley of Owensville . Burial  in the Pennington Family Cemetery at Big Branch of Bull Creek,

PRATER, Lona   Age, 46, of Hueysville, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born April 15, 1957, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Delila Shepherd Stephens of Prestonsburg, and the late Green Stephens. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Lee Prater. In addition to her mother, and husband, she is survived by one son, Stephen Lee Prater of Lexington; one daughter and son-in-law, Lona Michelle and Jimmy DeRossett of Prestonsburg; one grandchild, Hailey Marie DeRossett; four brothers, Cleve Stephens, Monroe Stephens, Otis Stephens and Lonzo Stephens, all of Prestonsburg; and four sisters, Goldie Mae Goble of Claypool, Indiana, Josephine Akers and Kathy Hammonds, both of Prestonsburg, and Easter Faye Akers of Grethel. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Stephens. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 5, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, Lula, B: 4-30-1889  Stephens Branch  Floyd Co., D: 5-16-1974, d/o Elias & Mary Ousley Prater, w/o James B.Click  m: 5-10-1910, children: Theckla, Thermal & Thurla A. bro-sis: Ballard, Narcie, Gracie & Sarah
 

PRATER, Lula Belle Age 86, of Kendallville, Indiana, formerly of Martin, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Kendallville, She was born at Louisa, on November 6, 1912,d/o Clayton and Cora Fraley Thompson. w/o  Jobie Prater. She is survived by 10 sons, Gene Prater of Douglasville, Georgia, Don Prater of. Allen, Dockie Prater and Sonny Prater, both of Kentucky, Joseph Prater, Ted Prater and Richard Prater all of Kendallville, Indiana, David Prater of Rome City, Indiana, Ron Prater of Corunna, Indiana, and Mike Prater of Garrett, Indiana; six daughters, Barb Sexton, Joyce Reade and Diana Reid all of Kendallville, Indiana, Brenda .Ochoa of Butler, Indiana, Janice Simmons of Wolcottville, Indiana and Billie Ann Rowe of Louisville; one brother, Junior Thompson of Kentucky; three sisters, Myrtle Daniels and Corrine Childers of Kentucky, and Lena Robinette of Ohio; . Burial will be in the Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon, Indiana.

PRATER, Madge   Age, age 82, of Eastern, widow of Jim “Dock” Prater, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was born April 7, 1919, at Hueysville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Lee Henry and Martha Prater. She was a homemaker and member of the Salt Lick Community Church of Hueysville, Kentucky. She is survived by two sons, Herbert Dale and Zeb Prater of Eastern, Kentucky; four daughters, Loretta Levingston of Belleville, Ohio, Nora Hoover of Eastern, Kentucky, Sally Woodrum of Langley, Kentucky, and Myrtle King of Eastern Kentucky; three sisters, Ada Hurst of Greenup, Kentucky, Edna Hurst of Greenup, Kentucky, and Maggie Lamba of Nevada; one sister-in-law, Maxie Patton of Hippo, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m., in the Salt Lick Community Church, at Hueysville. Burial was in the Prater Cemetery, at Hueysville. Visitation was Saturday at the church. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Martha Jean Hicks   Age 90, of Carroll, Oh., formerly of Hueysville and Morehead, Ky., wife of the late James “Jimmy” Prater, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2001, in the Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Oh. She was born April 12, 1911, in Hippo, Ky., the daughter of the late Buck Elam Hicks and Julia Hale Hicks. She was a member of the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church, Hippo, Ky., since 1939, was a reporter and writer for the senior citizens at the Morehead News. Survivors include one son, James Ishmael Prater of Columbus, Oh.; one brother, Samuel Hicks of Cincinnati, Oh.; one sister, Maggie Stephenson of Lexington, Ky.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Hicks, Frank Hicks, Leonard Hicks and Preston D. Hicks; and one sister, Marjorie Smith. Funeral services for Martha Jean Hicks Prater will be conducted Wednesday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the elders, Ersel Huff and Roger Hicks, officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Cemetery, (Brush Creek), Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Mary  Age, 92, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, passed away Friday, May 2, 2003, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center Hospital in Lima, Ohio, following an extended illness. She was born January 15, 1911, a daughter of the late Solon and Parrott (England) Waddle. She was married to Elzie Prater, who preceded her in death. She is survived by seven daughters and five sons, Mary Edith Rachlin, and Wanda Link, both of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Polly McCoy of Elida, Ohio, Alice Fay Grimm of Meally, Diania Compton of Corbin, Sewoma “Susie” Roberts and Sharon Swint, both of Lima, Ohio; Paul T. Prater of Prestonsburg, Lonnie Prater of Rochester, Ohio, Danny Prater of Austin, Texas, and Stanley Prater and Elzie Prater, both of Lima, Ohio; 32 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 7, at 11 a.m., from the Little Rock United Baptist Church at Myrtle, with United Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Prater Family Cemetery at Myrtle, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, May Age  90, of Crestline, Ohio, formerly of Hueysville, d. May 17, 1999, b. March 9, 1909 in Hueysville, d/o Romain Reed and Helen Patrick Reed. She was a member of the Salt Lick Community Church at Hueysville. w/o, Harve Prater. She is survived by three sons, Elmer Prater Sr. of Crestline, Ohio, James "Tookie" Prater of Hueysville, Harold Lloyd Prater of Martin; one brother, Charles Reed of North Carolina; one sister, Hazel Robinson of Chicago, Illinois. Burial was in the Prater Cemetery at Hueysville.

PRATER, Melvin P., Age, 58, of West Millgrove, Ohio, who died Friday, September 3, 1999, at his residence.  He was born December 19, 1940, in West Prestonsburg, tile son of the late Harry B. and Tootsie (Allen) Prater. He was twice married, first to Darlene M. Brickman Brown, and later to Linda D. Strong Prater, who survives. ' Other survivors include two sons, Michael Mandt Prater, of Berlin, Germany; Melvin P. Prater Jr., of Walbridge; a daughter, Angela L. Smith, of NorthWood; two stepsons, Clarance A. Bethel H, of Fostoria; Wesley B. Bethel, at home; a stepdaughter, Nichole Dorsey Dyer,
of Fostoria; four sisters, Mary Nelson, Venetia: Beck and Dorothy Phillips, all of Findlay; and Patty Poe-Nelson, of Fostoria Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove., Ohio

PRATER, Mollie Ann Sparks Age 94, of Bonanza, d. August 24, 1997, . Born June 17, 1903 at Blackie, Virginia, d/o Andy and Mary Arm Bays Sparks. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Katherine McKenzie; four sons, Robert S. Prater , Wesley E. Prater , Derrall Prater , and Dallas Scott Prater ; one sister, Lucille Lingo ; . Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Bonanza

PRATER, Murl  Age 74, of Hueysville, widower of Katherine Cooley Prater, died Saturday, July 13, at his residence. He was born December 28, 1927, in Hueysville, a son of the late Jackson and Lula Prater. He was a retired coal miner who worked for Inco Coal Co. Survivors include two sons, Bruce Prater and Daryl Prater, both of Hueysville; seven brothers, Arnold Prater, Henry Prater and Robert Prater, all of Hueysville, Mitch Prater of Langley, Clarence Prater and Rhodes Prater, both of Prestonsburg, and Burl Prater of Indiana; two sisters, Katheleen and Martha Prater, both of Indiana; and two grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Shawn Prater. Funeral services for Murl Prater were conducted Tuesday, July 16, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Paul Rice and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Steve Cooley, Greg Colley, George Ousley, and Rick Prater. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Myrtle MObit  (FCT'S 1991)

PRATER, Oliver  Age, 75, of Allen, Ky., formerly of Middle Creek, died Saturday, October 27, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on September 29, 1926, at Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Levi and Rosa Lee Parrott Prater, and Elsie Dotson Prater. He was self-employed and retired from Prater Market and Farm Equipment and was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Ward Prater. Other survivors include two daughters, Linda R. Prater of Winona Lake, Ind., Rebecca Hubbard of Frankfort, Ky.; one son-in-law, Tim Hubbard of Frankfort, Ky.; two grandsons, Adam Prater and Zachary Levi Hubbard. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Robinette and Myrtle Salyers. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

Prater, Paul (Tobe)   Age 84, of Dickson, Tennessee, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at his residence. He was born November 23, 1919, in Morgan County, the son of the late Pierce and Ogie Salyer Prater. He was a coal miner, and served in the U.S. Army in WWII. Survivors include three sons: Robert Prater, Kenneth Ray Prater, and John Paul Prater, all of Dickson; two daughters: Vikki Lynn (Paul) Inman of New Johnsonville, Tennessee, and Mary Ruth (Terry) Hamilton of Wayland; two brothers: Frank and Ralph Prater, both of Wayland; two sisters: Geraldine Thorpe and Wanda Lee Allen, both of Wayland; two grandsons: Jamie Shannon Prater and Jason Kinley Raymond; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Merle Ruth Hicks Prater. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 15, at the Dickson Funeral Home, with Brother Jeff Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Hicks-Prater Cemetery, under the direction of Dickson Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

PRATER, Ray Virgil   Age 80, of Allen, husband of the late Beulah Beverly Prater, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2006, at his residence.  He was born September 8, 1926, in Floyd County, the son of the late Troy Prater and Mary Hicks Prater. He was a retired supervisor for Kentucky Hydrocarbon, in Langley, a deacon at the Maytown First Baptist Church, a member of Mended Hearts, and an U.S. Army, World War II veteran.  Survivors include three daughters: Mary June (Jack) Webb, and Sandra Lynn (Danny) Flanery, both of Allen, and Theresae Lea Price of Lexington; two brothers: Darrell Pratt and Jim Harold Pratt, both of Garrett; six sisters: Ida Hale of Prestonsburg, Larue Lafferty of Hindman, Loretta Hackworth of Bonanza, Ellazene Ritchie of Dwarf, Sheilda Ann Lawson of Michigan, and Julia Fern Jones of Langley; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, a son-in-law, Jerry Price, and a grandson, Matthew Webb. Funeral services for Ray Virgil Prater were conducted Sunday, December 24, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Bob Varney officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  Pallbearers were Michael Flanery, Jeremy Webb, Jason Webb, David Price, Patrick Price and Allen James. (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

PRATER, Relix  Age, 77, of Hueysville, Ky., died Monday, April 1, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on July 10, 1924, at Hueysville, Ky., he was the son of the late John Dee Prater and Mary Jane Prater. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ollie Sparkman Prater. He is survived by his wife, Reda E. Crace Prater. Other survivors include one son, Charles Prater of Hueysville, Ky.; two daughters, Geraldine Johnson of Hueysville, Ky., and Priscilla Prater of Hippo, Ky.; one brother, Aaron Prater of Prestonsburg, Ky.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one step-daughter, Carolyn Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Ky. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sol (Bud) Prater, Ezra Prater, and Oscar Prater; three sisters, Cindy Marie Clemons, Judy Prater, and Polly Griffith. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with ministers of Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Prater Cemetery, Salyers Br., Hueysville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

PRATER, Rhodes   Age 67, of Martin, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at his residence.  Born September 28, 1939, in Hueysville, he was the son of the late Jackson and Lula Prater. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Middle Creek Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ina Mae Bradley Prater.  Other survivors include five brothers: Henry Prater, Robert Prater, and Arnold Ray Prater, all of Hueysville, Mitchell Prater of Langley, and Burl Prater of Peru, Indiana; two sisters: Martha Ousley and Kathleen Ousley, both of Peru, Indiana; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece and nephew, Stephanie Prater and R. J. Prater, whom he raised.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, and one sister: Clarence Prater, Murl Prater, and Violet Trusty.  Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6, at 1 p.m., at the Middle Creek Baptist Church in Blue River, with Eugene Cook officiating.  Burial will be in the Prater and Bradley Cemetery in Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.  Visitation is at the Middle Creek Baptist Church.   (FCT'S 10-10-2006)

PRATER, Roxie Mae SALMONS,  B: 11-19-1913  D: 10-10-1976, d/o William Thomas and Mary Ann Pitts Salmons, w/o Robie Prater  M: 12-21-1933 @ Risner, Ky. children: Bobbie Jean, William Thomas and raised grandson Michael Ray Endicott  1 infant son deceased, bro-sis: Elic, Berlie, Mrs. Carl Stephenson, Mrs. Neddie Ousley, Mrs. Oliver Prater and Mrs. Hobart Reffitt

PRATER, Sadie  Age 70, of Dixon, Illinois, died at KSB Hospital on Friday, October 8, 1999. She was born in Cabin Creek, West Virginia, on April 2, 1929, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Prater Stamper. She was a mental health technician employed by th{. Dixon Developmental Center and, the Singer Center in Rockford from 1969 until 1992. She then Worked in the KSB Hospital's housekeeping department prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Dixon Moose Club. Her husband, Ottis Kenneth Blair, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Johnson of Prestonsburg, and Cathy Statues of Dixon; one son, Kenny Blair of Dixon; one brother, Leonard Joseph of Centre, Alabama; five sisters, Minnie Joseph of Prestonsburg, Clanthe Sue McMurtry of Paducah, ,Opal Metcalf of Corrollton, Georgia, Nora Callihan of Raceland, and Shirley McMurtry of Calvert City; Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

PRATER, Shirley Louise Moore Age, 62, of Marion, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at her residence. Born on June 11, 1937, in Wayland, she was the daughter of Virgie . Mosley Moore of Marion, Ohio, and the late Tom E. Moore. She was a Baptist. She served many years on the board of elections, and was the assistant manager, and retired after 11 years, at North Drive-in Theater. Her husband, Donald R. Prater Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Donald R. Prater Jr. of Marion, Ohio; two daughters, Janice M. Kirts and Donna J. Gohring Sr., both of Marion, Ohio; four brothers, Brewie Moore of Kenton, Ohio, Rev. Lawrence E. Moore, Charles D. Moore and Donald E. Moore, all of Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Charlotte Bowling of Marion, Ohio, Sharon Davis of Westland, Michigan; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Burial in the Grand Prairie Cemetery, Marion, Ohio

PRATER, Virgle Press  Age, 80, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Born on July 3, 1920, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Robert Prater and Lula Whitaker Prater. He had resided in Kosciusko County, Indiana for 41 years. He was a retired city street department employee. He was a former member of the United Baptist Church, and attended God’s Highway to Heaven, Warsaw, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Pearlie Prater. Other survivors include five daughters, Juanita Shepherd, Geneva Bayne, Phyllis Varney, Mary Kendall, and Barbara Prater, all of Warsaw, Indiana; five sons, Wilford Prater, Cliff Prater, and Ron Prater, all of Warsaw, Indiana, Don Prater of Claypool, Indiana, Arnold Prater of Silver Lake, Indiana; one sister, Nancy Manuel of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Cedi Prater of Springport, Michigan, Clyde Prater of Olivet, Michigan; 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 8, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana, with Reverend Bob Brown and Rev. Henry Arnett officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. (FCT'S)

PRATT, Elbert S.  Obit  printed June 1, 1961 (FCT'S) Submitted by

PRATT, Elbert S.    Obituary of Elbert S. Pratt as found in the Minutes of the One Hundred and Thirty-Six Annual Session of The New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptist 1961. Original copy in the possession Terry Triplett. It is with much weakness and sorrow that I will try to write the Obituary of Uncle Elbert Pratt. He was born August 12, 1884 at Alphoretta, Kentucky. The son of W.H. Pratt and Martha Orsborne Pratt. He was married to Dolly Stephens on February 5, 1905 and to this union was born 16 children, ten boys and six girls; Rodger Pratt, Miles Pratt, Custer Pratt, John Pratt, Henry Pratt, Russell Pratt, Jay Pratt, Grover Pratt, Woodrow Pratt, Raymond Pratt, Rhoda Pratt Green, Ruth Pratt Risner, Norma Pratt Johnson, Nora Pratt Martin, Gloria Agnes Pratt and Arzella Pratt. Uncle Elbert Pratt attached himself to the Old Regular Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in July, 1930. His first companion passed away in 1936 then in 1937 he was married to Mary Prater on august 17, 1937 to this union was born 7 children, five girls and two boys; Larue Pratt Lafferty, Loretta Pratt, Ella Zene Pratt, Shielda Ann Pratt, Elbert Darrell Pratt, Jimmy Pratt and Julie Ferne Pratt. Uncle Elbert passed away on May 27, 1961 being 76 Years Old. He leaves to morn his loss three sisters and three brothers; Jim Pratt, MT. Sterling, Kentucky, Wilburn Pratt, White Oak, Kentucky, Elux Pratt, California, Sally Cassidy of Dayton, Ohio, Lorraine Oliver, Texas and Francis Marshall, Alphoretta, Kentucky. Also a good companion, 20 children, three which have preceded him in death; Miles Pratt, Arzella Pratt and Gloria Agnes Pratt. Forty-eight Grand Children and seven Great-Grand Children. Also a host of friends, neighbors, and love ones. According to Uncle Elbert's testimony and life, we feel that our loss is heaven's gain. I want to say to the family, Uncle Elbert is gone from us, but put your trust in God and you can go see him again some sweet day. Written by a brother in Christ, Dillis Combs. Submitted by trip608@msn.com

PRATT, Eloise Hall    Age, 76, of Columbus, OH, passed away June 24, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital of a heart attack. Eloise was born in Grethel, KY on February 28, 1931. She was preceded in death by her mother Maudie Vance Hall, father W.J. Hall, brothers Lovel, Pood, Virgil, Cecil, Richard, Curt and John, sisters Octavia Akers, Effie Newsom and Gertrude Sturgill. Eloise is survived by husband, Eugene; son, Mark (Kayla); daughter, Sue (Jim) Conway; sister, Delphia Driggs; brothers, Jim, Forrest and Denzil; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. She served as President of the local Restless Leg Syndrome Support Group, volunteered at Riverside Hospital Sewing Guild and the Gillie's Senior Center Sewing Circle, and attended Old Regular Baptist Church. She was a strong, caring and giving person, with a servant's heart. Visitation will be held at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 North High Street, June 27, 2007 4-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. June 28, 2007. Graveside service to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Riverside Hospital Sewing Guild, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43214, or Gillie's Sewing Circle, 4625 Morse Centre Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43229. (THE COLUMBUS (OH) DISPATCH 6/26/07)

PRATT, Jewell D.  Age, 53, of South Whitley, Indiana, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she was admitted on Tuesday. She had been in failing health for the past seven years. She was born May 15, 1947, in Allen, the daughter of Tommie and Ola Hamilton Carr. She attended school in Allen and graduated from Betsy Layne High School. She was employed at Seamco Fiber Form and Stumps. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Pratt. Other survivors include two sons, Richard Chad Pratt and Rodney Pratt; one daughter, Jennifer Renee Krider; and two grandchildren, all of South Whitley. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 26, at 2 p.m., at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with Rev. Barry Faucett officiating. Burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery, under the direction of Smith and Sons Miller Chapel. (Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home) God of Prophecy officiating. (FCT'S)

PRATT, Mary B.  B: 3-16-1906, d/o Buck Elam and Julia Hicks, w/o (1) Troy Prater  married: 1923  D: 1934, children: Ila J. and Ray,  (2) Elbert S. Pratt  married: 1937  D: 1961 children: Martha, LaRue, Loretta, Ellazene, Shielda, Elbert D. and Jimmy, brothers-sisters: Curtis, Leonard, James, Samuel, Benjamin F., Preston, D., Martha J., Marjoria J. and Maggie A.  6 step-sons and 4 step-daughters

PRESLEY, Ethel Dudley     Age, 97, of Langley, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at her residence. Born January 11, 1911, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Lena Hoover Dudley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church, in Langley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tolby Presley. Survivors include two daughters: Lois Martin and Zeda Martin, both of Langley; five grandchildren: Wanda Brown, Merita Vanderpool, Randy Martin, Delano Hagans and Tammy Martin; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Hagans; two brothers: Clyde Dudley and Angelo Dudley; and a sister, Edith Gayheart. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 5, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Cemetery, in Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published: Friday, September 5, 2008 (FCT'S)

PRESTON, Clarence b. 01-01-1990 d. 10-09-1990 s/o John & Sarah Dials Preston, h/o Ella Reed Preston, bur: Wells Cem, Prestonsburg, Ky

PRESTON, Ella Reed Age 96, of Auxier, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at River View Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born on April 28, 1903, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Will Reed and Louella Ward Reed. She was a school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Preston. She is survived by one daughter, Audrey Hall of Auxier; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Burial  in the Wells Cemetery, at Auxier

PRICE, Billie  Age, 74, of North Manchester, Ind., died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at the Community Care Center in Wabash, Ind., following an extended illness. Born January 5, 1926, in Prestonsburg to Frank and Melvina Hunter Price, he was the husband of Mabel Paul Price. A retired barber, he was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Bill Frank Price of LaMarque, Texas, James C. Price of Prestonsburg, Richard Price of Prestonsburg, Frank Baldridge of South Whitley, Ind., and Clark Girvin of Columbia City, Ind.; four daughters, Ruth Ann Hobson of Prestonsburg, Pamela Coble of North Manchester, Angie Geddes of Lexington and Debbie Baldridge of Ohio; one step-son, John Paul of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two step-daughters, Marsha Sims of Danville and Nelma Stoner of Cromwell, Tenn.; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg with the Rev. Tom Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mayo Cemetery in Prestonsburg.  (FCT'S)

PRICE, Dorothy Louise    Age 84, of Pikeville, formerly of Coal Grove, Ohio and Grand Rapids, Ohio, passed away, Monday, January 14, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center.  She was a Homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She was born in Lawrence County, Ohio on March 11, 1923 the daughter of the late Charles Oakley Joseph and Sophia Williams Joseph. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Maxwell Price, Sr. and one son, Lawrence William Price. She is survived by one son, James Maxwell Price, Jr. and his wife, Judy of Delta, Ohio and one daughter, C. Jane Pruitt and her husband, Jim of Pikeville, one brother, Lawrence Joseph of Coal Grove, Ohio. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy lynn Struble, Jeffery Price, Jonathan Pruitt and Michael Pruitt and five great-grandchildren, Ellie Struble, Emma Struble, Anna Struble, Isabel Struble and James Struble. In lieu of flowers the requests that contributions be made to the Pikeville United Methodist Church, The Coal Grove United Methodist Church of the Browning Masonic Home - Waterville, Ohio.  (JWCAL)PRICE, Dorothy Louise    Age 84, of Pikeville, formerly of Coal Grove, Ohio and Grand Rapids, Ohio, passed away, Monday, January 14, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center.  She was a Homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She was born in Lawrence County, Ohio on March 11, 1923 the daughter of the late Charles Oakley Joseph and Sophia Williams Joseph. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Maxwell Price, Sr. and one son, Lawrence William Price. She is survived by one son, James Maxwell Price, Jr. and his wife, Judy of Delta, Ohio and one daughter, C. Jane Pruitt and her husband, Jim of Pikeville, one brother, Lawrence Joseph of Coal Grove, Ohio. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy lynn Struble, Jeffery Price, Jonathan Pruitt and Michael Pruitt and five great-grandchildren, Ellie Struble, Emma Struble, Anna Struble, Isabel Struble and James Struble. In lieu of flowers the requests that contributions be made to the Pikeville United Methodist Church, The Coal Grove United Methodist Church of the Browning Masonic Home - Waterville, Ohio.  (JWCAL)

PRICE, Eric    Age, 25, of Lexington, died Thursday, November 16, 2006, in Estill County. Born April 12, 1981, in Martin, he was the son of Richard Gordon Price of Texas City, Texas, and Donna Lynn Patrick Price, of Auxier. He was a student at Lexington Community College. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Misty Lynn Price of Charleston, South Carolina; his grandmother, Thelma Isaac of Auxier, and his grandfather, Daniel Boone Patrick of Salyersville. Eric was very devoted to his cat, “Mr. Bigglesworth.” He was active in many sports, being an avid golfer, and a former member of the Prestonsburg Blackcats Boys’ Basketball Team. He found pleasure in all types of music. He was very fond of Texas Holdem’, and enjoyed a variety of video games. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at 1 p.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tommy Nelson and Pastor Tommy Reed officiating. Interment was at Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributuions are requested to: Floyd County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1502, Prestonsburg, Ky., or PHS Boys’ Basketball Team, 825 Blackcat Blvd, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. Active pallbearers: Charlie Cox, Will Hignite, Joe Patrick, Josh Stanley, Grant Castle, Kalan Harris, Brandon Amburgey, and Robbie Price. Honorary: Steve Price, Geoff Price, Joel Bost, Glen McCoy, Danny Hill, Mike Hopson, and Dustin Robinson. (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

PRICE, Freda  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PRICE, Jerry  Age, 48, of Lexington, beloved husband of Theresae Price and devoted father of David Andrew and Patrick Price, passed from this life into eternal life after a valiant struggle against cancer. He was a brave, dedicated and compassionate man who gave his love, time and energy selflessly to his family, friends and extended communities. The world is enriched by his presence, talents and gifts. He will be greatly missed. He threw himself wholeheartedly into every activity his two sons joined, from Scout leader (guiding both to Eagle rank), to Castlewood baseball coach, president of Lafayette football boosters, and tireless supporter of Lafayette Band. Formerly of Shepherdsville, Jerry was a graduate of Bullitt Central High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He was employed by Lipari Foods, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Myrtle and John Price. He is survived by not only his wife, Theresae, and sons, David and Patrick, but twin brother, Terry (Charlotte) Price, of Shepherdsville; sister, Mary Lee (Avis) Mason, of Louisville, and brother, John Jr. (Wanda) Price, of Columbus, Ohio; a special aunt, Mary Sue Bleemel (Joe) of Shepherdsville, and several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, and heartbroken friends. Visitation was at Kerr Brothers on E. Main Street, Thursday, July 24, from 4-9 p.m., and at Grace Baptist Church, W. Loudon, Friday, from 10-11, with the funeral following at 11 a.m. Interment was at the Lexington Cemetery. Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  (FCT'S)

PRICE, Lawrence Blackburn , Age 89, of Auxier, formerly of Wayland, died Thursday, September 9, at his residence. He was born July 19, 1910, in Sun Rise in Harrison County, s/o  Vance Price and Dollie Blackburn Price. He was a former school teacher, coach and principal at Wayland High School. He was associated with the Wayland school for 31 years. He taught in the Pike County School System in Ohio for seven years. He was a former Church of Christ minister at Glo, and was a member at the East Point Church of Christ at the time of his death. h/o Edith Horn Price; one son, Phillip Noel Price of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Carolyn Spencer of Van Lear and Judith Music of Auxier; Burial  in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

PRICE, Mary Reba Jackson  Age, 58, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at her residence. She had resided in Prestonsburg for three years. Born May 21, 1945, in Middlesboro, she was the daughter of Ruth Miracle Jackson French, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and the late Campbell Jackson. She was a teacher at Adams Middle School for the Floyd County Board of Education. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Prestonsburg, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Floyd Price, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons: Jimmy Price of Henderson, North Carolina, and Mark Price of Huntsville, Alabama; four sisters, one brother, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Don Mantooth officiating. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 5, at 4 p.m., at the Buck Grove Baptist Church, in Brandenburg, with Dr. David Platt officiating. Visitation is 12-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Buck Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be at Buck Grove Cemetery, in Brandenburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reba Price Memorial Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Price family.  (FCT'S)

PRICE, Polly Allen    Age, 77 years of age, of New Albany, Indiana, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at Jewish Hospital, in Louisville. She was a native of Prestonsburg, born September 13, 1929, and cherished her heritage and family ties to her well-known eastern Kentucky family ancestry. She and her late husband, James Edward Price, established in 1978, a private mental health practice: Price Counseling & Associates in New Albany, until retiring after his death in 1996. In addition, she received awards and recognitions from her work on boards and committees in Indiana, Lexington, Mission, Kansas, and Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Edward L. and Anna Mayo Allen; brothers: Dr. Jack Allen, and Dick Mayo Allen; sisters: Gerry Allen Tolbert, and Anna Allen Neal. She was a member and elder at St. John United Presbyterian Church in New Albany. Survivors include two sons: John Howard Hill of New Albany, Indiana, and Bill Francis Hill (Bonnie) of Hudson, Florida; a sister, Dorothy Allen Friend of Lexington; and two grandchildren: Christa Eden, and Bill Hill III. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at St. John United Presbyterian Church, 1307 E. Elm St., New Albany. Expressions of sympathy to: charity or organization of choice. The family has chosen cremation. Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany, is in charge of arrangements. (FCT'S 03-09-2007)

PRICE, Ruth Miller  Age, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born October 24, 1930, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late German and Eliza Prater Miller. She was a retired assembly line worker with American Standard, and was a member of the United Steelworkers. She is survived by three sons, William Frank Price Jr. of Texas City, Texas, James Cecil Price and Richard Gordon Price, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Ruth Ann Hobson of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Prestonsburg. (FCT'S)

PRICE, Taylor  Jr. age 71, of Prestonsburg March 4, 1927 in Prestonsburg March 22, 1998, at his residence Alta Stephenson Price, she survives s/o Maudie Wallen Price Lucas and the late Taylor Price Sr. Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel   (FCT'S)

PRICE, Verna F.  75    b-Apr.24 1923 Ligon, Floyd County, Ky.  d-Aug.03 1998    d/o-William Fraley & Laura Gertrude Owens Fraley    w/o-Russell Price   Bur: Drift Cemetery, Floyd County, Ky.

PRIDEMORE, Arthur   Obit   New Salem Association Minutes 1995

PRIDHAM, Edna Lee Hensley   Obit  (HFH)  photo

PRUITT, Dennis Lee Sr. Age, 54, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the VA. Regional Hospital at Huntington, West Virginia, after an extended illness. He was born November 12, 1945, at Bartley, West Virginia, the son of the late Dewey and Ora Nellie Brooks Pruitt. He was a Coal Miner. He was a Vietnam veteran; a member of the Auxier Methodist Church; a member of the American Legion at Martin; and a lifetime member of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade (L.I.B). He is survived by his wife, Beechie Mullins Pruitt. Other survivors include one son, Dennis Lee Pruitt Jr. of Wise Virginia; one daughter, Nellie Hamilton of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Charles D. Pruitt of Chesterfield, Virginia, Richard Pruitt of Princeton, West, Virginia, Douglas Pruitt of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Lois . Bellomy of Cameron, North Carolina, Nancy Church of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Sandra Cook and Barbara Williams, both of Sanford, North Carolina. Burial  in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princeton, West Virginia Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Presley, Clarence Davis, Chester Davis Jr., Douglas Pruitt Jr., Larry Addair Jr., Bill Lester, James Isom and Olin Fitch.

PRUITT, James  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

PRUITT, Olive Cooley Martin Age 83, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of a brief illness. Born on May 8, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Warren Cooley and Mary Ann McGuire. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Allen. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Earnest E. Martin, and her second husband, Lonnie "Bud" Pruitt. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Martin Burchett, Doris Martin Anderson and Peggy Pruitt Halfhill, all of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jack Cooley of Lexington; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. . Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Albert Burchett, John Grant Anderson, Mike Halfhill, John Anderson, Robbie Anderson, Michael Halfhill, Clyde Woods and Larry Woods.

PRUNTY, Katie  Age, 73, of Middletown, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Prestonburg, [Floyd County] Ky., on Aug. 26, 1929, and lived in the Middletown area most of her life. Mrs. Prunty was a nurse’s assistant at Barbara Park Nursing Home until retiring in 1982. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and ‘the world’s greatest grandma.’ She enjoyed quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ella McGuire; three brothers, Parmer, Virgil and Sam McGuire; a sister, Ruth Bays; and a grandson, James Brewer. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Troy A. Prunty; a son, Gary Prunty, and his wife, Connie, of Germantown; two daughters, Brenda Brewer, and her husband, James, and Lavetta Pennington, all of Middletown; a brother, Bill McGuire of Trenton; five sisters, Sue Shepherd of Jacksonburg, Marie Shepherd of Trenton, Mae Ballard of Means, Ky., Mary Miller of Mount Orab, Ohio, and Flary Back of Camden, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Gary Prunty II, Andy Prunty, Jonathan Prunty and Adam Prunty, Josh Brewer, and Louis and Kelly Pennington; six great-grandchildren; a lifelong friend, Loveita Miller; and many nieces and nephews. ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, 1500 Manchester Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45042. Visitation will be Sunday, March 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton.  March 29, 2003 Sunday Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio

PUCKETT, Hubert   Age, 75, of Abbott Creek Road, Prestonsburg, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at his residence. Born on October 25, 1926, in Floyd County, (Myrtle, Ky.), he was the son of the late Goble Puckett and Alice Prater Puckett. He was a former federal mine inspector for the U.S. Government, a former employee of Princess Elkhorn Coal Co., a former pilot for East Ky. Mack and R&S Truck Body, and a former flight instructor at Combs Airport. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, and WWII Pacific Theatre. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Wells Puckett. Other survivors include one son, Gary David Puckett of North Port, Fla.; two daughters, Kathy Hall Music of Prestonsburg, and Karen Jean Hall Wilson of Manchester, TN.; one brother, Donald Puckett of Prestonsburg; one sister, Joyce Conley of Paintsville; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 27, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg.  (FCT'S)

PUCKETT, Jobie  Age, 88, of Ky. Rt. 114, Prestonsburg, died Sun-day, June 8, 2003, at his residence. Born June 19, 1914, in Myrtle, (Floyd County), he was the son of the late Harrison Puckett and Eva Holbrook Puckett. He was a coal miner for Princess Elkhorn Coal Company, at David, for 28 years. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove United Baptist Church since 1974, and was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Prater Puckett. They were married for 67 years. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Virginia P. Greene of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter, Brenda Ratliff of Prestonsburg; two great-grandchildren, Tommy Greene and Teddy Ratliff. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Elder Ruben Lykins and Elder Chester Adkins officiating. Interment will be in the Ruben Prater Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Puckett family. (FCT'S)

PUCKETT, Nancy   Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995
 

 


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