New Obit Page

All new Obituaries (past or present) to the Floyd site  will now be placed on this page first, for a limited time.

They will then be moved to their regular page after a few months.  Floyd Obits

This should help in the search for new obits.
FCT'S = Floyd County Times
HFH = Hall Funeral Home
ANE = Appalachian News Express
JWCALL = J. W. Call Funeral Home
NFF = Nelson Frazier Funeral Home

 

 

BURCHETT, Sam Stevie (Bird Dog)    Age, 36, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Born April 17, 1972, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Samuel and Audrey Jarrell Burchett. He was a general laborer. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bradley Burchett. Other survivors include a daughter, Meagan Collett of Prestonsburg; three stepsons: Ronnie Knox of Paintsville; and Ricky Knox and James Knox, both of Menifee County; two stepdaughters: Kimberly Houston of Prestonsburg; and Kelly Knox of Flemingsburg; five brothers: Jack Burchett, Lonzo Jervis, Richmond Jervis, Cecil Jervis and Oscar Jervis, all of Prestonsburg; four sisters: Della Burchett of Dwale; Berna Collins of Wayland; Kathy Hale of Gunlock; and Geneva Jervis of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren: Adrian Osborne and Cadience Osborne. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 20, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Hershell Baldridge officiating. Burial will be in the Burchett Cemetery, Ousley Branch, Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Russell Reed, Clinton Jervis, Kevin Burchett, William Frazier, Ronnie Knox, Ricky Knox, Lonnie Jervis and Virgil Jervis.  (Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 FCT'S)

MARTIN, Charles  Jr.    Age, 60, of Vinton, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at his residence. Born July 21, 1948, in East McDowell, he was the son of the late Charlie and Arizona Reynolds Martin. He was a disabled coal miner; a member of Pattonsville Community Church in Ohio; and a Master Mason. He is survived by his wife, Chaddie Halbert Martin. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Clennon (Bo) and Patty Martin of Collins, Ohio; daughters and son-in-law: Charlotte and Bruce Sparks of Prestonsburg; and Christal Martin of Vinton, Ohio; two brothers: William (Bill) Martin of Craynor; and Lonnie Martin of Blaine; and five sisters: Dinah Martin of Craynor; Shelby Hamilton of Lorain, Ohio; Iva Compton of Garrett, Indiana; Verlie Hall of Grethel; and Geneva Martin of Indiana; eight grandchildren: John, B.J., Randy, Katie, Nicole, Nicky, David, and Jessica. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Dingus Martin and Harold Martin; and two sisters: Polly Akers and Fronia Hall. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19, at noon, at 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 Jack Hall Cemetery, Neds Fork, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church. (Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 FCT'S)

COX, Juanita      Age 90, of Garrett, widow of Wayne Cox, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at her residence. She was born August 1, 1918, in Bryson City, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Vernon Edward Quiett and Lillian Almond Quiett. She was a graduate of Morehead State Univeristy. She worked in shipyards in Newport, Virginia, and was a retired teacher. She was employed by the Floyd County School System for 31 years. She was a member of the Montgomery Baptist Church; a member of the KEA, NEA, Floyd County Teacher’s Association, and the Heritage Society. Survivors include a son, Blaine Cox and his wife, Patricia of Corbin; and a granddaughter, Jennie Calhoun of Garrett. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m,, at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergyman Randy Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery, in Eastern, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.  (Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 FCT'S)

BURCHETT, Kenis Sanford   Age, 71, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at his residence. Born August 22, 1937, in Cow Creek, he was the son of the late Lewis and Dicy Kendrick Burchett. He was a retired coal miner, and a member and former deacon of the Benedict Baptist Church at Slick Rock, in Prestonsburg. He is survived by Reka Joe George Burchett, his wife of 51 years. Other survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law: Carol Jean and John Marsillett, Sandra Jo and Rick McDavid, Mary Margaret and Jim Marsillett, Charolett Rae and Homer Snodgrass, all of Prestonsburg; and Dicy Elizabeth and Marc Bolling of Nashville, Tennessee; his grandchildren: Keith Edward (Stephanie) Marsillett of Winchester; Amber Marsillett and Reka (Clark) Bradford, Kimberley Beth Snodgrass and Kevin Dwayne Snodgrass, all of Prestonsburg; Kayla Melissa Snodgrass of Richmond, Kennis Franklin (Melanie) Burchett of David, Sara Elizabeth Bolling and John Marc Bolling, both of Nashville, Tennessee; and Misty Dawn Marsillett of Pikeville; great-grandchildren: Hannah and Dalton Bradford, and Brennan McDavid, all of Prestonsburg; Will and Madison Marsillett of Winchester; and Katelyn and Abby Burchett of David. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Burchett; and a sister, Geneva Leake. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gordon Fitch and Bill Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Burchett Cemetery, Cow Creek, Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 FCT'S)

WEST, Sue West     Age, 61, of Clyde, Ohio, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008, at her residence. She was born on December 26, 1946, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Oliver and Elsie (Music) Pinion. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Sandusky; and the North Shore Animal League. She is survived by her husband, Joseph West, whom she married July 9, 1982, in Winchester. Other survivors include two brothers: Ray (Mary) Pinion of Tram; and Teddy Joe (Phoebe) Pinion of Green Springs, Ohio; five sisters: Lillie (Larry) Stapleton of Lincoln Park, Michigan; Emma (Don) Stanley of Clyde, Ohio; Peggy (Ric) Pierson of Fairfield, Ohio; Debbie Bryant of Tram; and Brandy (Chris) Roberts of Ivel; and her dog, Oreo. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 18, at 11 a.m., in the Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, Ohio, with Pastor Don Spurlock of First Christian Church officiating. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the North Shore Animal League, or First Christian Church, 3410 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at: www.foosfuneral.com (Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 FCT'S)

GRAY, Emma Lou Goble    Age 70, of Prestonsburg, passed away Friday, September 12, 2008, at her residence. Born October 2, 1937, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Andrew and Mable Hall Goble. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, at Bonanza. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Roland Jr., and Tammy Gray of Prestonsburg; one daughter and son-in-law: Nova and Joe Hammonds of Prestonsburg; one brother: James Merrill Goble of Prestonsburg; one sister: Billie Harris of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren: Stephanie, Heather, Joseph, and Christopher; and two great-grandchildren: Madison and Macie. Deceased relatives, in addition to her parents, include two sisters: Elizabeth Conley and Betty Hunter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 15, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Shawn Blair officiating. Visitation was on Saturday, September 13, at 6 p.m., at the funeral Home, with additional services each night at 7 p.m. Burial was in the family cemetery, Morning Glory Lane, Prestonsburg. (Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 FCT'S)

JOHNSON, Gardner Sr.    Age, 64, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Floyd County, and retired as a maintenance supervisor at Boatwright for 11 years. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as a CW2. He was a member of Little Nancy Baptist Church in Price, the Kentucky VFW and DAV, American Legion Post 113, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Nora Hall Johnson; two brothers: Garland “Buddy” Johnson and Claude Johnson; and one sister, Lora “Sissy Doll” Craft. He is survived by his wife, Grethel Mae Johnson. Other survivors include three sons: Dewey Johnson and Libby of Elizabethtown; Darrin Johnson of Elizabethtown; and Gardner Johnson Jr., of Leitchfield; one daughter, Donna Buckley and Greg of Elizabethtown; three brothers: Clarence Johnson and Ronnie Johnson, both of Prestonsburg; and Russell Johnson of Paintsville; four sisters: Birdie Spears of Hi Hat; Rosalie Craft of Paintsville; Peggy Case of Prestonsburg; and Myrtle Johnson of Richmond; 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The funeral was Monday, September 15, at 10 a.m., at Brown Funeral Home. Burial followed at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Visitation was Sunday, from 2 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be expressed online at brownfuneral.com  (Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 FCT'S)

WELLS, Mary Evelyn Goble      Age 79, of Paintsville, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 6, 1929, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Carmack Skeens Goble. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Wells. Survivors include her sons and daughters in law: Danny and Donna Wells of Paintsville; James and Aaronda Wells of Stanville; a sister: Janet Ratliff of Prestonsburg; her  grandchildren: Danny, Jamie, Meredith, and Morgan; and great-grandchildren: Haley, Ashley, and Lakin. Deceased relatives, in addition to her parents and husband, include two brothers: Howard Goble and Landon Charles; and one sister, Joan Whitaker. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 16, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bill Campell and Dave Garrett officiating. Visitation was after 6 p.m., on Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial was in the Harris Cemetery, Corn Fork, Prestonsburg.  (Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 FCT'S)

STUMBO, Nora     Age 87, of McDowell, widow of Curtis Stumbo, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008, at the Lexington Country Place, in Lexington. She was born February 11, 1921, in Printer, a daughter of the late Adam and Jenny Halbert Sizemore. She was a homemaker. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwendolyn Clee Bates; three brothers: Hubert, Herbert and John Sizemore; a sister, Artie Moore; two half brothers: Henry and Holbert Spurlock; and three half sisters: Servia Akers, Ann Tackett, and Lutie Stumbo. She is survived by a grandson; Mark Bates; special nieces: Comelia (Ken) Hunt, Glenda (Andy) Chrcek, Glo Root, and Janice (Ray) Wilson; and special nephews: Ronnie (Ann) Moore and Hubie Sizemore. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Gene Bracken officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 FCT'S)

CRUM, Jacob (Jake)      Age , 78, of Martin, died Sunday, September 14, 2008, at the Hazard Nursing Home. Born March 26, 1930, in Printer, he was the son of the late Kinner and Vida Yates Crum. He was a retired coal miner, and a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delta Berniece Newsome Crum. Survivors include a son, James Lionel Crum of New York; a brother, Sterlin Crum of California; three sisters: Ruth Borgo of Gary, Indiana; and Verlie Ortman and Nova Lee Crum, both of Norwalk, Ohio. Deceased relatives in addition to his parents and wife, include six brothers: Joseph Crum, Elisha Crum, Tommy Crum, George Crum, Willie Crum, and Fonzo Crum; and five sisters: Hessy Crum, Wildi Cox, Grethal Cox, Naomi Crum, and Wynda Crum. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 17, at noon, at Adkins Crum Cemetery, in Martin, with Bud Crum officiating. Military services will be conducted by DAV Chapter 128, Garrett. Burial will be in the Adkins Crum Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, in Martin. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, of Martin, is in charge of arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home. (Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 FCT'S)

WILLIAMS, Nora Poe   Age 60, of Hilliard, OH passed away June 18, 2008 at OSU Medical Center. She attended Darby Creek Community Church, Hilliard (OH). Preceded in death by her mother Kathryn Poe. Survived by loving husband of 42 years, Paul Williams; father, Isom Poe of Prestonsburg, KY; son, Paul Jr.(Tammy) Williams of Galloway, OH; grandson, Seth Williams of Galloway; brothers, Benny (Brenda) Poe and Tom (Susie) Poe of Prestonsburg, KY; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Friends may call June 21, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. at THE TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Additional services will be held at Carter Funeral Home in Prestonsburg, KY. Memorial contributions may be made to the M.D.A. c/o Fifth Third bank 2500 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43231. www.tiddfuneralservice.com Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries

HOWELL, Earmon    Age 80, formerly of Tivision Place, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center, due to complications from a recent surgery. Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Dony, Ky., he was the son of John D. and Martha (Orsborne) Howell and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1965. Prior to his retirement in 1981, he worked for the Construction Laborers' Union, Local #245, and he previously worked in the Kentucky coal mines and for the Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Company. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, he earned his honorable discharge after serving from January of 1946 to July of 1947. A member of the Pentecostal Church of God and an avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He also loved to work on repairing and rebuilding lawnmowers. His survivors include his wife, Stella (Smith), whom he married on Aug. 30, 1947; his daughter, Teresa (Jerry) Valentine of Ashtabula; three grandchildren, Stephanie Valentine, and John and Jimmie Stiles; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Clara Stiles; four brothers, Pearly, Grandville, Everett, and Thurman Howell; six sisters, Virgie Orsborne, Louisa Bartley, Mellie Orsborne, Sylvia Akers, Tanie Jones, and Margie Howell; his parents; and his beloved dog, Bullet. A service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, June 27, at the DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio, with the Rev. Kenneth Roberts, Pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, N. Kingsville with full military honors. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 26, at the Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the family.

GRIFFITH, Ruth Gunnells   Age, 76, of Langley, died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at  Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following a long illness.    Born July 1, 1920 at Risner, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Betty Shepherd Ousley.    She was a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church at Langley.    She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Griffith, and by her first husband, Bill Gunnells.    Survivors include five sons, James Gunnells of Rochester, Indiana,  Jessie Gunnells and Sherman Gunnells of Tippecanoe, Indiana, Charles Gunnells of Salyersville, and Ivan Gunnells of Eastern; three daughters, Lillie Blizzard of Langley, Magalene Stevens of Frost, Texas, and Ellen Slone of Langley; three brothers, Hiram and Aruther Ousley, both of Perve,  Indiana, and Alex Ousley of Columbus, Ohio;  27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.    Funeral services were Tuesday, May 6, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy Hall, Bill Tackett, Clifford Williams and Buck Tuttle officiating.    Burial was in the P.D. Allen Cemetery at Langley, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.    Serving as pallbearers were Sherman Gunnells, Danny Slone, Jessie Gunnels, Jessie Taylor Gunnels, Danny Brian Slone, Charles Gunnels, Ivan Gunnels, Ivan Gunnels and Karlas Brown.  Submitted by Linda Gunnels

MILLER, Cathy   Age, 45, of Kalida, formerly of Delphos, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday February 9, 2005  at St. Rita's Medical Center.  She was born February 13, 1959, in Dayton, to Paul and Ruby (Jewel) Lumpkins.  Her father survives in Delphos. On November 28, 1986, she married Ronald Miller, who survives in Kalida.  Other survivors include three sons: Kevin (Mary Ann) Gibson of Kalida, Donald (Miranda) Miller of Findlay and Doug Miller of Lima; two daughters, Olivia "Libby" Gibson and Danielle (Tim) Thompson of Lima; three sister, Pauline (Rocky) Shaffer of Delphos, Linda (Charles) Gunnels of Kentucky and Donna Marie Lumpkins ; two brothers, Harold (Rhonda) Lumpkins of Lima and Joe Lumpkins of Delphos; and seven grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Danny, and David Lumpkins.  Mrs. Miller worked at Aeroquip, now Eaton Aeroquip, in Van Wert.  She loved family time and friends and enjoyed camping, fishing and bowling.  Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harter and  Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Derick Wallace officiating.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today, 2-8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.mm Sunday at the funeral home.  Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society.  Submitted by Linda Gunnels

Glenn Edward Lumpkins      Age, 51, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, July 8, following an extended illness. Born April 23, 1950, at Martin, he was a son of Paul E. Lumpkins and the late Jewell Cooper Lumpkins. He was a disabled factory worker. Survivors include two sons, Paul Lumpkins and Steven Lumpkins, both of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Amy Painter and Angie Painter, both of Ohio, and Kimberly Lumpkins, of Mississippi; three sisters, Linda Sue Gunnings, of Salyersville, Kathy Gibson, and Pauline Shaffer, both of Delphos, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home at Martin. Burial will be at the Family Cemetery, at Stephens Branch. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Linda Gunnels

LUMPKINS,  Ruby    Age, 34, of Manton, died Sunday at a Lima, Ohio hospital, the victum of a heart attack. Mrs. Lumpkins had gone to Lima to attend the  wedding of her son, Glenn. Born in Kentucky, March 24, 1934, she was a daughter of Glenn and Mary Ellen Stephens Cooper of Manton. Additional survivors are three other sons and three daughters; Danny, Harold,  Joseph, Pauline, Linda, and Kathy Lumpkins, all at home, and two brothers, Rayburn Cooper, of Lima, and Ira Cooper, of Delphos, Ohio. Funeral rites were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the home of the victims's parents. Ministers of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Manton, the Hall Brothers Funeral Home directing.  Submitted by Linda Gunnels

COOPER, Glenn Cooper   Age, 61, of Manton, died October 13 at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, victim of an apparent heart attack.  Mr. Cooper had been employed as a  miner and was a veteran of World War II.    A son of the late Henry and Emma Hogan Cooper, he was a native of Alabama.   Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen Stephen Cooper, two sons, Raburn Cooper, Lima, Ohio, and Ira Thomas Cooper, Delphos, Ohio; five half-brothers and one half sister, Arnold Cooper, Orlando, Fla, Frank and Truman Cooper, Sunbury, Ohio,  Roy Cooper, Centerburg, Ohio, Kelly Cooper, Lima, Ohio, and Mrs. Bertha Conley, of  Sunbury, Ohio.  He also leaves 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.    The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Hall Brothers Funeral Home chapel, and burial was made in the family cemetery at Manton.   Submitted by Linda Gunnels

COOPER, Mary Ellen Stephens   Age, 68, of Jackson Center, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, February 5, at her home following a long illness.    She was born March 12, 1916 in Wheelwright, a daughter of the late Ike  and Sadie Stephens.  Her husband, Glen Cooper, preceded her in death.     She is survived by two sons, Ira Cooper of Lima, Ohio, and Rayburn Cooper of DeGraff, Ohio; one brother, Herbert Stephens, of Manton; three sisters, Phyllis Brown, of Langley, Johnnie B. Milburn, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Mary Lou Johnson, of Salyersville; 20 great-grandchildren.     Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11a.m. at the Hall   Funeral Home chapel with Ted Shannon officiating.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Manton.  Submitted by Linda Gunnels

BRYANT, Bert T.      Age: 86 OF: Wheelwright, Ky,   Facts of Importance:  Mechanic     Parents: the late Buddy and Viola Bryant..Other Survivors: Brother:    Frank Bryant, Sisters: Arinda Collins, Betty Slone, all of Wheelwright, Ky., A host of nieces and nephews.   Deceased Relatives: Parents, Brother: Willie Bryant, Sisters: Bonnie Bryant, Gertrude Burke, Octavia Johnson, Goldie Perkins, Leonia Bryant ,one neice Alpha jean johnson,one nephew Willie Franklin(buddy boy) Burks 2 great nephews Charles Adams.Brandon Bryant

PRATER, Dwight Brandon     Age 29, of Hueysville, son of Dwight Prater and Nancy Hicks Sparkman, Hueysville, died Saturday, Septmber 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)

REID, RoseMary     Age 73 of Hi Hat, KY., wife of the late Sherrill Dean Reid, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008 at her residence. She was born October 2, 1934 in Dema, KY., the daughter of the late Oliver Little and Dorothy Little Warrens. Mrs. Reid was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Regular Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Robert Reid of Drift, KY Steven Reid of Lowmansville, KY., one daughter, Pam Reid of Hi Hat, two brothers, Jack Little of Flatwoods, KY., and Junior Little of Mt.Vernon, Ill., three sisters, Aileen Luxmore of Hi Hat, KY., Myrtle Dorton of Paintsville, KY. and Helen Turner of Lexington, KY., four grandchildren, Sabrina Nicole Duncan, Ashley Nicole Reid, Adam Reid and Michael Gene Rowe, one great grandchild, Aiden Christopher Dean Reid  Preceding her in death was her husband, parents, her step Father Hauley Warrens, four brothers Carlos Little Paul Little, Mike Little, Willie Little and two sisters Elsie King and Gracie Louise Little. Funeral services for RoseMary Reid will be conducted, Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 10:00 A.M., at the Pilgrim Rest Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat, Ky., with the Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m. Friday here at Funeral Home.  (HFH)

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)

OUSLEY, Edith     Age, 81, of Goggins Lane, widow of Jimmie Ousley, passed away Friday August 29, 2008 at the Terrace in Berea, KY. She was a native of Risner, KY in Floyd County, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond, KY. Edith is survived by one son Delbert (Carolyn) Ousley, and one daughter, Dianna Ackerman both of Richmond, KY, two sisters Lucille (Willie) Wright of Indianapolis, IN, and Evalee (Stuart) Cambell of Safety Harbor, FL. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Janet Ranaldi, Renee Williams, Pamela Smith, Andrea Bowman, Angela Rosanbalm, Billy Ackerman and Terry Ackerman. 13 great grandchildren. And one faithful caregiver Sue Owens. Other than her husband Jimmie, Edith is preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Nancy Jane Sammons Ousley, one daughter Delta Faye Ousley, one son-in-law Bill Ackerman and one great grandchild.  Visitation will be held Sunday at the Hall Brothers Funeral Home in Martin, KY, from 3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday at the Hall Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 697 Richmond, KY 40476 or to the American Cancer Society , 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502 (HFH)

SAMMONS, Bessie Conn     Age 92, of Banner, widow of Hezzie Samons, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born March 11, 1916, in Dana, the daughter of the late Ike Conn and Geneva Boyd Conn. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include seven sons: Lowell (Mary) Samons, Troy B. Samons, Coy (Linda) Samons, Dan (Marge) Samons, and Wilburn Ray (Claudette) Samons, all of Banner; Hezzie Samons Jr., (Donette) of Sharps Chapel, Tennessee; and Bert Samons of Ashland; two daughters: Wanda (Gilbert) Marcum and Dovie Damron, both of Banner; 21 grandchildren: Lowell Samons Jr., Jacqueline, Janelle, Troy Jr., Craig, Michelle, Hugh David, Coy David, Jody, Patsy, Tina, York, Anzie, Amy, Jenny, Kevin, Brandon, Wesley, Brenda, Robin and Sean; 20 great-grandchildren: Lowell Curtis, Chad, Lindsey, Nicole, Lowell Thomas Samons III, Rocky, Tiffany, Donovan, David Lee, Brooklyn, Kerrigan, Sydney, Scottie, Ashley, Bryon, Kayla, Jason, Jacob Dylan, Kennedi, and Kent; and two great-great- grandchildren: Andrew and Grant. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Willie B. Conn, Bert Conn, and Johnnie Conn; four sisters: Mona Boyd, Mary Ellen Nelson, Virginia Ratliff, and Eulavene Ratliff; and two grandchildren: Misty Samons and Dow Hezzie Samons. Funeral services for Bessie Conn Samons will be conducted Saturday, September 6, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, with nightly services at 7:00 p.m. Pallbearers: Lowell Thomas Samons Jr., Craig Samons, Coy David Samons, Jody Samons, Wes Samons, Sean Damron, Bandon Samons, Kevin Samons, Chad Allen Webb, and Lowell Curtis Webb.  (Published: Friday, September 5, 2008 (FCT'S)

BRASHER, William Byron    Age 70, of Ballground, Georgia, formerly of Manton, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Lena; a son, Carl of Lexington; a brother, Richard Brashear of Ponce Inlet, Florida; and stepchildren: Toni Harms of Ballground, Georgia; Pam Coppage of Marietta, Georgia; Joe Scofield of Deltona, Florida; and Shell Edwards of Orlando, Florida; along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, on Wednesday, September 10, at 11:00 a.m. In memory of William, the family suggests donations to Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 1908 Waleska Highway 108, Jasper, GA 30143; or The American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL  60693. (Published: Friday, September 5, 2008 (FCT'S)

STIDHAM, Genevieve M.     Age 77, of Eaton, Ohio, and formerly of Camden, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, Ohio, following a brief illness. She was born August 5, 1931, in McDowell, (Floyd County) to the late Sam T. and Vada (Gibson) Meade. She was a longtime active member of the First Southern Baptist church, Camden, Ohio, where she was also a member of the Faithful Workers Sunday School class. She retired from housekeeping at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1993. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert B. Stidham, who passed away February 20, 1975; her brothers: Rex, Raymond, and Edgar A. Meade; and sisters-in-law: Ida Meade, Peggy Meade, and Georgia Tucker. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Betty Sue and Keith Ballinger of Eaton, Ohio; and daughter, Margaret A. Stidham of Eaton, Ohio; her grandson and his spouse, Brent and Jenny Ballinger; and her great-grandson, Brayden Ballinger, all of Eaton, Ohio; her sister and brother-in-law, Betty R. and Lester Breeding of London; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: John and Jean Stidham of Goodlettsville, Tennessee; Betty and Bill Couch of Cincinnati, Ohio; Billie Smith of Hazard; Mattie and Dennis Smith of Hazard; Patty Ruth Meade of McDowell; and Bonnie Meade of McDowell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, September 1, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 35 North Liberty Street, Camden, Ohio, with Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden, Ohio. Visitation was Sunday, August 31, from 4 to 8 p.m., and also at the First Southern Baptist Church, Camden, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be sent to the church, or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family, by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com. (Published: Friday, September 5, 2008 (FCT'S)

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)

BRANHAM, Roy Lee   Age 74, of Hueysville, widower of Grace Newsome Branham, died Saturday, August 30, in the Parkview Nursing Home, Pikeville. He was born October 12, 1933, in Wheelwright, a son of the late Silas and Fannie Trustly Branham. He owned and operated Branham Car Lot. He is survived by one son, Terry Branham of Paintsville; one granddaughter, Tina Osborne of Hueysville; three great-grandchildren: Kayla Rederick, Brook Osborne, and Reagan Osborne; nephews: Gary (Darcus) Faine of Shelbyville; and Ronnie (Kathy) Faine of Raven; great-nephews: Keith Faine and Aron Faine; and great-nieces: Amanda Faine, Kodi Faine, and Kori Faine. Funeral service for Roy Lee Branham will be conducted Wednesday, September 3, at 11 a.m., in the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.  (Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 FCT'S)

BRADFORD, Burlin    Age, 83, of Blue River, died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at his residence. Born December 13, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Winston and Lizzie Slone Bradford. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Blue River Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mae Hackworth Bradford. Survivors include two sons: Kenneth Clay Bradford and Dennis Day Bradford, both of Blue River; seven daughters: Shirley Faye Slone, Eula Mae Meadows, Ruby Ilene Owens, Joyce Poe, and Princess Carol Owens, all of Blue River; Eunice Jean Thornsbury of Pyramid; and Elizabeth Wright of Paintsville; 36 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Burlin J. Bradford; a grandson, Charles Lee Slone; a brother, Johnny Bradford; four sisters: Bessie Hackworth, Mary Bentley, Pearlie Prater, and Goldie Bradford. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 3, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Billy Ray Marsillett and Johnny Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, in Blue River, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 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)

MOORE, Tiffany Leann
    Age21, of Minnie, died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital, Martin.  Born October 25, 1986, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Stanley O’Dell Moore of Obetz, Ohio; and Ronda Lee Johnson Moore of Minnie. She was a graduate of South Floyd High School, and a student at Prestonsburg Community College. In addition to her parents, other survivors include her sisters: Laken Lynn Moore of Minnie; and Katherine Delana (Katie) Moore of Columbus, Ohio; her maternal grandparents: Levi Johnson Jr., of Weeksbury; and Virginia “Jean” Rollins Johnson of Langley; her paternal grandparents: Phillip Dale Moore of Lexington; and Linda Wright Moore of Huntsville, Alabama; special aunts and uncle, Peggy Lynn Moore, Amanda Jo Johnson, and Garnis Caudill Jr.; cousins: Derrick M. Moore and Dylan T. Caudill; several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, and uncles; and lots of special friends. She was preceded in death by like a grandfather, Michael Dearing. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 4, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Blaine DePoy officiating. Burial will be in Tom Johnson Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 FCT'S)

LAWSON, Thomas Delano   Age 66, of Drift, husband of Brenda Hurst Lawson, died Sunday August 31, 2008, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born April 26, 1942, in Drift, a son of the late Willie D. “Bill” and Elsie Sue McCown Lawson. He was a retired miner, and member of the Drift Pentecostal Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, William E. Lawson of Drift; four brothers: Teddy (Carol) Lawson, Nancy, Eddie (Sandi) Lawson of Dana; and John (Charlotte) Lawson all of Dobson, North Carolina; and Alan Lawson of Chapin, South Carolina; three sisters: Billie M. (Willis) Newsome of Ivel, and Janet Lawson of Minnie; six nephews; and two nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Thomasina Lawson; and a sister Nola Karen Lawson. Funeral services for Thomas Delano Lawson will be conducted Wednesday, September 3, at 11 a.m., in the Drift Pentecostal Church, with Ted Shannon and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery in McDowell, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Neal May, Curry Lawson, Jonathan Lawson, Eric Lawson, Danny Lawson, Jackie Ray Lawson, and Lydon Hall. Honorary: Freddie Hall, Albert Lawson, Robert Salisbury, Jimmy Stumbo, Rocky Adams, Dwayne Youmans, Bud Gayheart, Ricky Green, Dwayne Hurst, and Charlie Hall. (Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 FCT'S)

GEORGE, Clyde Eugene    Age 87, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, at his residence. Born February 12, 1921, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Malcomb T. George and Virginia Conley George. He was a former engineer for Bell South Systems; a U.S. Army World War II veteran; and a member of the First Christian Church in Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Lois Adams George. Other survivors include a son, Ted George (Leann) of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren: Jessica S. Walls (Scott), Michael Begley Stephens, Emma Elaine George; and Lucas George; two step-grandchildren: Beth Walker and Christopher Lee Walker; and one great-grandchild, Ethan Scott Walls. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy George Walker, on June 3, 2007; and four brothers. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 31, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Sherman and Rev. Jim Adams officiating. Interment was at Highland Memorial Park, in Staffordsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to: The First Christian Church, 652 N. Arnold Ave., Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. Pallbearers: Dougie Adams, Tom Brown, Chuck Johnson, Tommy Poe, Neil Bolden, Jack Goodman, Dickie Ousley, and Steve Slone. Honorary: Tom O. McGuire, Leon Gullett, Willie May, Reginald “Rags” Rice, Bill Donovan, Kimber McGuire, Rick Hale, and Paul Campbell. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home. (Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 FCT'S)

Wilburn (Bud) Hall   Age, 58, of Wayland, died Friday, August 29, 2008, at Topmost. Born May 21, 1950, in Steeles Creek, Wayland, he was the son of Ruby Matilda Young Hall of Greenville, Tennessee; and the late Billie Joe Hall. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Moore Hall. Survivors, in addition to his mother and wife, include a son, Ricky James Hall; and a daughter, Tiffany Ruth Hall, both of Wayland; his grandchildren at home: Corey Teresa Hall, Haley T. Hall, and Terry James Jewell; a brother, Billy James Hall of Greenville, Tennessee; a sister, Hilda Mynes of Hurricane, West Virginia; and his grandchildren: Kevin O’Dell Hall and Gail Nicole Hall. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Corey Lee Hall; and a daughter, Etta Denise Hall Eubanks. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 2, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Claude Allen officiating. Burial was in the Collins Family Cemetery, in Steeles Creek, Wayland, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (Published:  Wednesday, September 3, 2008 FCT'S)

HUNTER, Chester   Age, 85, of Nicholasville, a native of Martin, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington. Born February 9, 1923, in Martin, he was the son of the late Craig and Mary Jane Marshall Hunter. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Newsome Hunter. Survivors include his sons: Freddie Harold Hunter of Melvin; Chester Hunter of Pikeville; Freddie Hunter and Roger Hunter, both of Nicholasville; a daughter, Linda McCarty of Melvin; a brother, B.J. Hunter of Ashley, Ohio; his sisters: Sue Kidd of Grethel; and Virgie Hunter of Pensacola, Florida; 23 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sons: Larry Hunter and Terry Hunter; a daughter, Deborah Damron; a brother, Marvin Hunter; and his sisters: Mertie Hunter, Pearl Carroll, Verlie Hunter, and Gervie Material. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association at McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.  Visitation is at the church.  (Published: Friday, August 29, 2008 FCT'S)

MCKINNEY, Morgan  Age, 50, of Honaker, died Sunday, August 24, 2008, at St. Joseph, Martin. Born March 18, 1958, in New London, Ohio, he was the son of Phyllis Hunter McKinney of Martin, and the late Eugene McKinney. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by Nadine Watson McKinney, his wife, of 32 years. Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include his daughters and son-in-law: Anita McKinney of Honaker; and Merita and Lonnie Forst of Oak Grove; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Johnny and Charla McKinney, of Prestonsburg; Mark McKinney of Martin, and Gina McKinney; sisters and brothers-in-law: Arti Lou and Andrew Baca of Printer; and Cathy Jean and Shane Kretzer of Lancaster; granddaughters: Adrienne Howell, Madison Collins, and MaKayla Stewart; grandsons: Aaron Brett Howell, Payton Ryan Collins, and Jordan Ray Stewart; special nieces and nephews: Summer McKinney, Limikia Prater, Eula Bias, Kami Baca, Kari Collis, Corey McKinney, Zack McKinney, Austin McKinney, and Kris Baca; a special cousin, Gerald Harvey; and a special friend: Nora Martin. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Allen McKinney; a grandson, Shawn Dalton Collins; and a granddaughter, Shawna Gail Collins. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 27, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rev. Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation was at the funeral home.  Active pallbearers: Danny Conn, Elvis Ray Hunter, Gerald Harvey, Shane Kretzer, Andrew Baca, George Boyd, John Thompson, Zack McKinney, Austin McKinney, and Danny Ray Conn.  Honorary pallbearers: Kris Baca, Johnny McKinney, Caner Hunter, Mark McKinney, Aaron Brett Howell, and Jordan Ray Howell.   (Published: Friday, August 29, 2008 FCT'S)

ALLEN, Bethel Moore   Age, 82, of Huntersville, North Carolina, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, August 18, at Northeast Medical Center, in Concord, North Carolina. Born April 6, 1926, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Arlin and Julia Bradley Moore. She was a retired schoolteacher from the Middletown (Ohio) Board of Education. She taught fourth-grade students for nearly 28 years at Mayfield Elementary School, after earning a teaching degree from Pikeville College in 1959. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Wilson Allen; a stepdaughter, Susan Allen Richardson; her sisters: Ocie Moore Jacobs and Ova Mae Moore Bates; and brothers: Otmar Gee and Talmadge Neilas Moore. Survivors include her sons: Charles Bradley Jr., of Middletown, Ohio; and Kenneth D. Allen of Gastonia, North Carolina; two daughters: Diana L. Allen of Huntersville, North Carolina; and Debra A. Reedy of Davidson, North Carolina; a sister; Swedia Faye Moore Jones of Michigan; a brother, Gary Randall Moore of Somerset; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial will take place at the Allen Family Cemetery, in Pyramid, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 22, beginning at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.  (Published: Monday, August 25, 2008 FCT'S)

HUNTER, Amma Mae Blackburn   Age, 92, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born April 2, 1916, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Burchett Blackburn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aster Hunter. Survivors include her sons: Tony Hunter of Ivel; and Aster Hunter Jr., of Prestonsburg; her daughters: Norma Hampton, Ollie Collins, Shirley Blair, Loretta Hunter, Esther Blair, and Brenda Auxier, all of Prestonsburg; a sister, Eunice Blankenship of Ohio; and eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons: David Arnold Hunter and Marvin Thoms Hunter; her brothers: Otto Blackburn, Ollie Blackburn, and Wallace Blackburn; her sisters: Lora McIntosh and Lenor Sutter. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Nathan Lafferty and John Kenneth Burchett officiating. Burial was in the Hunter Cemetery, Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.Visitation was at the funeral home.  (Published: Monday, August 25, 2008 FCT'S)

Duff, Wade  Age 72 of Garrett, Kentucky passed away on Friday at St. Joseph Hospital-East in Lexington, Ky. he was born June 15, 1932 at Garrett, Ky. the son of the late Green and Birchie Chaffins Duff. He was a retired Mechanic with Lima Electric and Garrett Gulf. A member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the James W. Ally Masonic Lodge # 869 of Wayland, Ky. He was preceded in death by: The parents, Two Brothers, Irlan Duff and Bewel Duff and a Sister, Geraldine Duff. Surviving Family: Wife, Sturnel Moore Duff of Garrett, Ky. Son, Clinton Duff of Garrett, Ky. Daughter, Melody Ann Raines of Garrett, Ky. Brothers, Willie Duff of langley, Kentucky and Sidney Duff of Ft. Deposit, Md. Sisters, Pauline Cotter of Waynesville, Ohio, Vernia Rowe of Lima, Ohio, Helen Lowery of Roundhead, Ohio and olive Martin of Langley, Ky. 3 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.  Funeral Services: Sunday, August 24,2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Willie Duff and others officiating. Burial in the Chaffins Cemetery at Garrett, Ky. Under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.

HALL, Cecil    Age 72, of Galveston, Ky., husband of the late Shelby Jean Hall, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky. He was born September 17, 1935 in Galveston, Ky., the son of the late Fred Hall, Jr., and Myrtle Keathley Hall. Mr. Hall was retired from U. S. Steel. He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ, Pikeville, Ky., the YMCA and the U. S. Steel Workers Organization. Survivors include a son, Scottie (Diana) Hall, Versailles, Ky., two daughters, Catherine (Emmit) Hamilton, Harold, Ky., Rita Hall (Philip) Casingal, Charleston, Wv., two brothers, Ned Hall and Dewey Lee Hall, both of Galveston, Ky., four sisters, Lucrissie Keathley and Magaline Hall both of Galveston, Ky., Pearl Keathley, Betsy Layne, Ky., Delcie Tarson, Lorain, Oh., five grandchildren, Dustin Heath Hamilton, Christian Casingal, Nicholas Casingal, Ethan Casingal and Jonathan Scott Hall. He was preceded in death by his wife, and two sisters, Alma Lee Griffin and Sara Ann Jones. Funeral services for Cecil Hall will be conducted Sunday, August 24, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., at the Main Street Church of Christ, Pikeville, Ky., with the Clergyman Keith Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.

CAMPBELL, Tessie Slater     , age 94, of Garrett, Ky., widow of Bob Campbell, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at her residence. She was born February 17, 1914 at Clintwood, VA., the daughter of the late Ike and Vertie Mullins Slater. She was a Retired Businesswoman, housewife, loving mother and a member of the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church for 58 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.  Survivors include, one son; Michael (Patricia) Fitzpatrick, Garrett, KY., one niece; Peggy (Frankie) Francis, Garrett, KY., five grandchildren; Crystal Collins, Kelli Coleman, Robert Fitzpatrick, Jamie Martin and LeAnn Prater. 7 great - grandchildren.  Funeral service for Tessie Slater Campbell will be conducted Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with the Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery, Caney Ridge, Clintwood, VA., visitation is after 5:00 p.m. Thursday, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.

ADKINS, John Edward "Tad"    Age 65, of Martin, Ky., passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the St. Joseph Martin, Martin, Kentucky. He was born October 04, 1942 in Martin, Ky., the son of Garner Adkins and Marie Maggard Adkins. Mr. Adkins was a Retired Coal Miner. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Lee Adkins, Martin, Ky., son, Johnny Daryl Adkins and daughter, Kimberly Lyn Adkins both of Martin, Ky., brother, Jimmie Dale Adkins, Martin, Ky., sister, Wanda Gay Webb, Martin, Ky., and three grandchildren, David Slone, Justin Adkins and Chelsea Adkins. Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Donald "Duck" Adkins. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m., Thursday here at the Funeral Home

OUSLEY, Josie       Age 81, of Martin, KY., widow of Leonard Ousley, died Friday August 15, 2008 in N. Ft. Myers, Fl. She was born August 25, 1926 at Risner, KY., a daughter of the late Lee and Mousie Bradley Risner. She is survived by one son, Johnnie (Karen) Ousley, Berne, In., a daughter, Millie (Jim) Rose, of Martin, Ky., on sister Lorraine Fickert, Celina, Oh., 4 grandchildren, Laura (Tom) Pahnke, Mark (Shannon) Ousley, Matthew Ousley, Tracy (Dave) O'Dell, 2 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Leona "Judy" Schaadt. Funeral Service for Josie Ousley will be conducted Thursday August 21, at 1 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, KY., with the Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY., with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.

SALISBURY, James H.    Age 85, resident of Parkman, OH and formerly of Floyd Co. died Friday, August 15, 2008 at his home. Born June 24, 1923 in Langley, KY to George and Mae (Moore) Salisbury he had been a resident of Parkman since 1959. A graduate of Garrett High School in Kentucky he obtained his masters degree in education from Eastern Kentucky State College. Jim was a staff sergeant in the US Army serving during WWII. Mr. Salisbury was employed with the Cardinal local school district where he retired in 1983 as an elementary school supervisor. During his lifetime, he enjoyed playing the guitar, card games, being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Alice (Martin) Salisbury, whom he wed May 27, 1949; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Salisbury-Captain and Emile Captain of Phoenixville, PA; Danice and John Denito of Hackensack, NJ; his sisters-in-law; Joyce Salisbury of Langley, KY and Christine Hicks of Shelby; his brothers-in-law, Robert (Carol) Martin of Crestline and Bernie (Wonnie) Martin of Shelby; nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six siblings, Hazel Ison, Ashland Salisbury, Tava Terry, Harriet Lawson, George "Dempsy" Salisbury, and Anna Mae Taylor. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 19 from the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend Rick Lewis, of the Church of God, will officiate with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

BURCHETT, Virgie Patton    Age 96 of McDowell Ky. passed from this life on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville, Ky. She was born on December 15, 1911 at Patton, Ky. the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson "A.J." and Elizabeth Reynolds Patton. She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by, her husband, Leander "Jack" Burchett, three brothers, Pete Patton, Frank Patton and Charlie Patton, and four sisters, Sarah Margaret Slone, Ida Mae Patton, Martha Mosley, and Mary Bentley. Surviving Family: Two Sons, Herbert (Angie) Bentley of McDowell, Ky and Jack (Vaughn) Bentley of Willougby, Ohio and One Daughter, Patricia (Tom) Terry of Onieda, N.Y. Host of Grand, Great Grand and Great - Great Grandchildren and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services: Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. in the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church at Minnie, Ky. with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, Ky. Visitation at the church after 1:00 P.M. Friday.  (HFH)

HOWELL, Eugene    Age 72 of Martin, Ky. passed away on Friday, August 15, 2008 in St. Joseph Hospital-Martin after a long illness. He was born September 12, 1935 at McDowell, Ky. the son of the late Dee and Polly Mosely Howell.  He was a retired coal miner and of the Regular Baptist faith.  He was preceded in death by, The parents,Dee and Polly Howell, Six Brothers, Donald Ray, Claude, Estill, Abe, Earl, and James. Two Sisters, Hettie Hall and Ruth Howell and One Grandchild, Devon Jean Howell. Surviving Family Members, Wife, Sylvia Tackett Howell, Four Sons,Turlan Eugene (Nina) Howell of Bevinsville, Ky., Timothy Dee (Dora) Howell of Willard, Ohio, William Scott (Linda) Howell of Lenore, N.C. and Christopher Shawn (Nikki) Howell of Betsy Layne, Kentucky. Three Daughters, Emmaretta H. noble of Martin, Ky., Engela Renee (Raymond)Parsons of Allen, Ky. and Tana Maylene (Shane) Maggard of Hippo, Ky. Four Brothers, Homer Howell, Dallas Howell, Olvin Howell and Junior Howell all of McDowell, Ky. Two Sisters, Julie Elliott of Portsmouth, Ohio and Olive Rose Howell of McDowell, Ky., 20 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. Graveside Funeral Services: Monday, August 18, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Howell Cemetery at McDowell, Ky. with Homer Howell and others officiating. Burial in the Howell Cemetery. under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.  (HFH)

DERMONT, Robert E. "Bob"    Age 83, of Nicholasville, formerly of Martin, husband of Joyce Dermont died Monday, August 11 at his residence. He was born January 29, 1925 in Beauty, Ky. a son of the late Stephen Daniel and Mary Kish Dermont. Bob was a retired businessman and Navy Veteran. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son Joe Dermont, his wife Connie, Lancaster, two daughters, Theresa Howard, her husband Rolland, Lancaster, Mary Ellen Maggard, Nicholasville, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.  Robert Dermont, a son, also preceded him in death.  Funeral service for Robert E. "Bob" Dermont will be conducted Wednesday, August 13 at 1 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Father Bob Damron officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. In lieu of flowers family request donations to Hospice.

HUNT, Norma Faye Spears      Age 70, of Stanville, Ky., widow of Carada Hunt, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008, at the Signature Health Care of Pikevlle, Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born April 18, 1938, in Betsy Layne, Ky., the daughter of the late Evan Spears and Julia Justice Spears. Survivors include four sons, Freddie (Debbie) Hunt, John (Debbie) Hunt, Donald Hunt, and William Douglas (Althea) Hunt all of Stanville, Ky., two daughters, Betsy Brown, Stanville, Ky., Crystal (Ray) Nichols, Grethel, Ky., a brother, James Spears, Trenton, Mi., a sister, Phyllis Senters, Stanville, Ky., 11 granchildren, Freddie Jr., John Jr., Kevin, Josh, Ryan, Christopher, Robert, Rebecca, Heather, Carolyn, Andrea, 5 great grandchildren, Laura, Emily, Sarah, Madison, Savannah, and 2 step great grandchildren, Brittany and Bo Hamilton. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Spears, and Evan Spears, and a sister, Sylvia Allen and one great grandchild, Shandra. Funeral services for Norma Faye Spears Hunt will be conducted Thursday, August 14,2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with the Clergymen Willis Adkins, Virgil, Jack and Mark Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Scalf Cemetery, Stanville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall  (HFH)

SALISBURY, Herbert Gene    Age 83 of Wheelwright, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2008 in the Pikeville Health Care Center. He was born April 23, 1925 at Hunter, Ky. the son of the late Robert and Arminia Conn Allen and Step Father Johnnie Allen. He was a retired coal miner, a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army and was in COB Para Inf. 82nd Aborn Division, and was in the CCC as a young boy. He was of the Baptist Faith. He is survived by his Wife: Martha Pearl Salisbury of Wheelwright, Ky.,Sons: Herbert Gene Salisbury of Eddyville, Ky., Johnny Ray Salisbury of Prestonsburg, Ky. and John (Alyssa) Salisbury of Ivel, Ky. Daughters: Tammy Vance of Ivel, Ky., Loretta Ferrell of Martin, Ky. and Diane Hall of McDowell. Ky. Brothers: James Allen of Oregon, Lonnie “Bud” (Lillian) Allen of Betsy Layne, Ky., Johnnie Allen Jr. of Texas, Ronald “Dave” (Brenda) Allen of McDowell, Ky. and Ken (Mavis) Allen of Ohio. Sisters: Barbara Halbert of Lexington, Ky., Bessie Yates of Corbin, Ky., Annette Miller of Michigan and Myrtle Lambert of West Virginia and Irene Horner of Virginia. 11 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Step Children: Larry (Miko) Little of Michigan, Wm. Buford (Janice) Little of Wheelwright, Ky., Sylvester (Patty) Little of Michigan, Glen Little of Micgigan, Charles (Sue) Little of Michigan, Virginia (Willis) Little of Michigan and Jeanette (Clayton) Farmer of Michigan and a Brother-In-Law, Eugene Thomson of Prestonsburg, Ky. Beside his parents he was preceded in death by three sons, Morris, James and Thomas Salisbury, two daughter, Betty Salisbury and Fanny Salisbury, one brother, Curt Salisbury and one sister Betty Thompson. Funeral Services: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, Ky. with Willis Little and others officiating. Burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.

JOHNSON, Martin Eli Johnson   Age 56, of Prestonsburg, KY., husband of Patricia Spears Johnson, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2008 at the King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. He was born March 19, 1952 in Myra, Ky., a son of the late Wille Johnson and Anna B. Caudill Johnson. He was a retired factory worker and attended the Weeksbury Community House of God. He was preceded in death by his parents. In addition to his wife survivors include, one son; Martin Eli Johnson Jr., Coldwater, MI., one daughter; Suzanne Troxler, Coldwater, MI., one step-daughter, Patricia Warters, of Akron, OH.,five brothers; Virgil Ray Johnson, Johnny Johnson and Dennis Johnson all of Prestonsburg, Ky., Ronald C. Johnson, Claremont, NC., and Willie Johnson Jr., Weeksbury, Ky., two sisters; Jeanette Shepherd, Blue River, Ky., and Angela Helton, East Point, Ky., and three grandchildren and 0n step-grandchild Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Vernon Johnson and Tom Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m. Sunday, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.  (HFH)

COLLINS, Edward   Age, 77, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at the UK Medical Center, in Lexington. Born February 16, 1931, in Endicott, he was the son of the late Dewey and Daisy Maynard Collins. He was a retired Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company employee; and a U.S. Army Korean veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ollie Mae Clay Collins. Other survivors include three sons: Donald (Carol) Collins, Larry (Sue) Collins, and Jeffery Collins, all of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Linda (Kenneth) Gibson of Prestonsburg; a daughter-in-law, Betsy Collins of Prestonsburg; eight grandchldren: Michael, Ronald (Pete), Kimberly (Kimmi), Matthew (Matt), Nicholas (Nick) Holly, Natasha and Amber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Edward Collins; and a brother, Elzie Collins. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 15, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Collins Family Cemetery, Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Lonzo Stephens, Matt Collins, Pete Collins, Michael Collins, Joe Ed Goble, and Ron Goble. Honorary pallbearers: Don Collins, Larry Collins, Jeff Collins, Ken Gibson, and Roger Collins.   (Published:  Friday, August 15, 2008 )

COLLINS, Berniece    Age 69. of Garrett, wife of Raymond Collins, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born August 23, 1938, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Rebel Conley and Fannie Shepherd Conley. She was a former supervisor for Keyes-Davis Machine Shop, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Sherry Lynn Collins of Garrett; a sister, Eva Huff of Garrett; a special niece and nephews: Jackie Hufford, Richard Hufford, and Steven (Shannon) Hufford; and their children: Christine and Tyler, whom she loves as her own children; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers: David Conley and Kendall Conley; and a sister, Treva Hufford. Funeral services for Berniece Collins will be conducted Saturday, August 16, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Roger Hicks and Curtis Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the W. F. Conley Family Cemetery, in Garrett, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. (Published:  Friday, August 15, 2008 )

Music, Russell Jefferson Sr.  Age , 66, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, August 11, 2008, at the UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born August 17, 1941, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Henry Harmon and Hazel Ruby Martin Music. He was a retired water treatment operator for Prestonsburg City Utilities, and a member of First Christian Church of Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Dolla Crum Music. Other survivors include one son, Russell Jefferson Music Jr., of Lexington; two daughters: Rhonda Carol (Austin) Denyer of Prestonsburg; and Brenda Kay (Robert) McCool of Richmond; a sister, Sylvia Sparks of Arizona; his grandchildren: Russell Jefferson Music III, Shaun Michael (Crystal) Bozick, Joshua Jeremiah Bozick, and Marcus Alexander Bozick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Opal Jarvis and Oma Blackburn. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 14, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with James Sherman officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (Published: Friday, August 15, 2008 )

MCGUIRE, Virginia Delores McFarland   Age, 77, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, August 11, 2008, at Compassionate Care Center, Richmond. Born March 1, 1931, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late Ollie McFarland and Geneve Sponcil McFarland. She was retired from the Bank Josephine in Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde McGuire. Survivors include two sons: Clyde Jeffrey (Deloris) McGuire and Mark Anthony (Yvette) McGuire, all of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren: Jeffery Scott McGuire of Lexington; and Lori Maggard of Georgetown; a great-grandson, John Weston Maggard of Georgetown; a sister, Faye Hoskins of North Carolina; a brother, Kenneth McFarland of N. Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 14, at 1 p.m., at the Herald & Stewart Chapel, in Mt. Sterling, with Hammer McGuire officiating. Burial was in the Machpelah Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home. (Published: Friday, August 15, 2008) 

SMITH, Martin Luther  57, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born March 28, 1951, in Martin, he was the son of the late William (Bill) Smith and Josephine Sturgill Smith Ramey; a stepson of the late Willie Ramey. Survivors include a brother, John R. (Carolyn) Ramey of Prestonsburg; a sister, Sharon (Bobby) Page of McDowell; a special caretaker, Bertha Cline; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and stepfather, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Danny Lee Smith and two infant siblings. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.   (Published: Friday, August 15, 2008)

MCKEE, Charles David     Age 63 of South Lebanon, OH passed peacefully July 20, 2008 at Hospice of Cincinnati. Born January 5, 1945 in Garrett, KY, Charles was the son of Glenn and Dollie (Frasure) McKee and was a retired truck driver from the SRI Company in Mason, OH. Charles was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Charles was a family-oriented man who enjoyed fishing, camping and watching the New York Yankees and U.K. Basketball. Preceded in death by his parents; Charles is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Wilma (Stephens) McKee of South Lebanon, OH; two daughters, Melissa Renea (Greg) Spears of Blanchester, OH and Tanya Dawn (Thomas) Wilson of Bellevue, KY; one brother, James E. McKee of Waynesville, OH; one sister, Betty (Donald) Nichols of Stearns, KY; six grandchildren, Brittney, Alan, Cody and Amberly Spears and Season and Dakota Wilson and many other family members and close friends. Funeral services were held July 23, 2008 at Stine Kilburn Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Saunders officiating. Burial was in the Spring Valley Township Cemetery in Spring Valley, OH. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stinekilburnfuneralhome.com  (THE LEBANON (OH) WESTERN STAR 7/24/08)

HALL, Carlos E. Sr.    Age 72, of Trotwood, OH passed away August 4, 2008. Born February 21, 1936 in Price, KY to the late Millard & Alice (Tipton) Hall. He retired as a Supervisor from the Street Maintenance Department for the City of Dayton after 30 years, working from 1958-1988. He loved to play Bingo, take walks with his wife and spending time at the Vandalia VFW Post. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by grandson Ricky Zimmerman; step grandson Michael Jones. Survived by wife Edith C. (Ward) Hall whom he married August 30, 1976: children Janice Pelfrey & husband Bobby of Stanton, KY; Theresa Zimmerman & husband David of Vinegrove, KY; Belinda Gilmer of Moraine, OH; Carleen Engle; Carlos E. Hall, Jr.; and Millard Lee Hall all of Dayton, OH: step children Debra Strader & husband Keith of Brookville, OH, Wanda Anderson & husband Jeff of Dayton; Pamela Jones of Poplar Bluff, MO; and Lisa Nickell & Oscar Lopez of Centerville, OH: numerous grandchildren and great  grandchildren: sister and brothers Dorothy Tipton of Carrollton, KY; Owen Hall of Clay City, KY; Venard Hall of Franklin, OH and Glyndon Hall of Newport, KY: special friends Retha Gooch of Cookville, TN and Lemie & John Fish of Englewood, OH: former wife Janetta Washburn of Dayton. The family extends special thanks to the Staff of the ICU Department at Miami Valley Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM August 7, 2008 at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens - 3377 US Rt. 35 - West Alexandria, OH. Pastor Alan D. Keesling presiding. Friends may call on the family from 12:00 until time of service at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or a charity of the donor's choice. Interment Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery. (THE DAYTON (OH) DAILY NEWS 8/6/08)

COOLEY. Doris Evelyn    Age 62, of Martin, KY., passed away Tuesday, August 05, 2008, at the Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City, Kentucky. She was born June 23, 1946 in Martin, KY., the daughter of the late Walter Clyde Dingus Sr., and Winnie Calton Dingus. Mrs. Cooley was a former employee of the First Guaranty Bank, and a member of the Martin Methodist Church. Survivors include five brothers; Walter Clyde Dingus Jr., Wilton Everett Dingus, and Charles Wesley Dingus, all of Martin, KY., Mark H. Dingus, Payne, OH., Thomas O. Dingus, Clintwood, VA., three sisters; Dollie Wray Dingus, Danville, IL., Marlene Elizabeth Soard, New Virginia, IA., and Lenore Mae Swetnam, Pleasant Grove, Alabama.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Chad Dingus. Funeral services for Doris Evelyn Cooley will be conducted, Friday, August 08, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, KY., with Don Crisp officiating. Burial will follow in the Dingus Cemetery, Martin, KY., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m., Thursday at Hall Funeral Home. (HFH)
WELLS, John Paul Jr.
,           Of Prestonsburg, KY., passed away Sunday, August 3, 2008 in the Riverview Healthcare Center, Prestonsburg, KY. He was born April 7, 1939 in Prestonsburg, KY., the son of the late John P. Wells and Birdie Griffith Wells. Survivors include his step-mother, Donna Wells. Funeral services for John Paul Wells, Jr. will be conducted Thursday, August 7. 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home with Richard Greene, Buddy Jones and Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, KY. under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Tuesday here at the Funeral Home. (HFH)
 

DYE, Maxine Stumbo  Age 65 of Frankfort, Ky., formerly of Hi Hat, Ky., widow of Tilton Dye, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Hospice Care Center, Lexington, Kentucky. She was born June 08, 1943 in Gearheart, Ky., the daughter of James "Bud" Stumbo, Hi Hat, Ky., and the late Violet Tuttle Stumbo. Survivors include two daughters, Shelly Stivers, Frankfort, Ky., Angela Spurlock, Manchester, Ky., two brothers, Herman C. Stumbo, Fairborn, Oh., Vernon "Pete" Stumbo, Vincennes, In., sister, Zannie Crager, Shiloh, Oh., and seven grandchildren. Funeral services for Maxine Stumbo Dye will be conducted Friday, August 01, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Elders Kevin Spurlock and Barry Spurlock officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 5:00 Wednesday here at the Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

CHAFIN, Martha O.    Age 84, of Martin, Ky., widow of David E. Chafin, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008, at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born November 20, 1923 in Hi Hat, Ky., the daughter of the late Milton Osborne and Rosa Hatfield Osborne. Mrs. Chafin was a former employee of Our Lady of The Way Hospital, and a member of Martin First Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, James E. Chafin, Martin, Ky., David M. Chafin, Prestonsburg, Ky., John T. Chafin, River, Ky., three daughters, Janice Hall, St. Louis, Mo., Rosa Lee Hall, Pippa Passes, Ky., Virginia Ann Manuel, Martin, Ky., brother, Edgel Osborne, McDowell, Ky., two sisters, Kathleen Calhoun and Decles Adkins both of Ft. Wayne, In., 14 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a son, Eddie Chafin.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Russ Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Tuesday here at Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

CHILDERS, Glenna Levon H.     Age 57 of Banner, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at her residence. She was born July 17, 1951 at Paintsville, Ky. the daughter of the late Earl and Angie Hunt Hall.  She was a retired school teacher and principal in the Floyd Co. School System and a member of the Allen Baptist Church.  She is survived by: an Uncle, Arco (Hattie) Hunt of Prestonsburg, Ky. and an Aunt, Laura Lewis of Bellevue, Ohio. Niece, Brittany (Jeremy) Johnson and a great niece, Layla Johnson. And a host of other family and friends.  Funeral Services: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, Ky. with Arnold Turner, Jr. officiating. Burial in the Jones Cemetery at Allen, Kentucky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky. (HFH)

BENTLEY, Larry V. Age 64, of Farmers, Ky. formerly of Garrett, died Friday, July 25 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Huntington, WV. He was born March 1, 1944 in Garrett, a son of the late Edd and Thelma Blanton Bentley. Larry was a retired coal miner and Army Veteran. Survivors include one son, Bryon Bentley, Farmers, two daughters, Zelana Bentley, Cleveland, Oh., Susanne Freeman, East Point, two brothers, Jack Bentley, Laurelville, Oh., Ronnie Bentley, Chesapeake, Va., one sister Drusilla Jean Mayo, Chesapeake, Va., and six grandchildren. Funeral Service for Larry V. Bentley will be conducted Tuesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Bentley Family Cemetery, Garrett, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements   (HFH)

HALL, Charlie Steven     Age 31 of Harold, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1976 at Pikeville, Ky. the son of Charles and Betty Jean Hall.  Surviving Family Members: Parents, Charles and Betty Jean hall of Galveston, Ky. the wife, Teresa Lynn Hall of Harold, Ky. Son, Travis Steven Hall of harold, Ky. Step Son, Brandon Smith of Harold, Ky. Step Daughter, Ashley Smith of Harold, Ky. Brother, Mason Hall of Galveston, Ky.  Sisters, Tonya Jean Hall of Mouthcard, Ky., Erica LaDawn Hall and Tera Jean Hall both of Galveston, Kentucky.  Preceded in death by: A daughter, Sabrina Jean Hall.  Funeral Services: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Little Rachel Regular Baptist Church at Galveston, Ky. with Regular baptist Ministers officiating. Burial in the Hall Family Cemetery at Galveston, Kentucky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky. (HFH)

GEARHEART, Burnice J.    Age 83, of Ashland, Ky., died July 13, 2008 in King s Daughters Medical Center. He was born June 4, 1925, in Floyd County, Ky., a son of the late Benjamin and Frona Dyer Gearheart. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Howard and Noma Irwin. He retired from the Floyd County Board of Education where he had worked as a teacher and principal. He was a WWII Army and Navy veteran and an avid reader and gardener.And was principal at Garrett Elementery and High School for several years. Surviving are his loving wife, Edna Martin Gearheart of Ashland; a son, Galen Gearheart and wife, Kathy of Ashland; sisters, Wilma Combs, Erma Prater, Loretta Parker, Eleanor Davis, Iola Little, and Sheila Derossett; and two grandchildren, Ryan Blake Gearheart and Alexis Kay Gearheart. Private services were held Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland. Entombment followed in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. (HFH)
 

COLE, John Riley   Age, 69, of Shelby, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, in the Hospice House in Ashland, Ohio. Born December 6, 1938, in Betsy Layne, he was the son of the late Abram and Malta Bays Cole. He was of the Protestant faith; a veteran; and retired security guard for Plantation Patterns in Wadley, Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Reed Cole. Other survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law: Johnny Cole of Shelby, Ohio; Jody (Linda) Cole of Mansfield, Ohio; and Brian Hawkins of Arizona; four daughters and sons-in-law: Thelma (Mark) Ball of Galion, Ohio; Ruby (Bill) Long of Plymouth, Ohio; Cathy (Allen) Feltner of Tiro, Ohio; and Nadene (Scott Phelps) Johnson of Shelby, Ohio; two brothers and seven sisters: James Cole of London; Jimmy Lee Cole and Imogene Hawkins, both of Shelby, Ohio; Leora Owens, Lucille Boyd, Judith Shepherd, Phyllis Jean Adkins, and Helen Mullins, all of Martin; and Sylvia Carter of Ashland, Kentucky; six stepchildren, 17 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters: Monroe Cole, Woodrow Cole, Betty Jean Cole, and Ora Lee Cole. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Don Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. (Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 FCT'S)

HAMILTON, Burnis   Age, 59, of Galveston, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Pikeville Medical Center. Born December 21, 1948, in Martin, he was the son of Ethel and Sam Hollifield, and Lacy Henson and the late Hiram Hamilton. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Sue Adkins Hamilton. Other survivors include two daughters: Pamela Johnson, (husband, Ronald) and Brittany Hamilton (boyfriend, Scott Little), all of Galveston; four brothers and four sisters: Billy Joe Hamilton and Hiram Hamilton Jr., both of Beaver; Benny Hollifield, Otis Hollifield, Ocie Huckins, Jeanette Bentley, and Jennifer McKinney, all of Teaberry; and Patty Justice of Robinson Creek; and two grandchildren: Katelyn Grace Johnson and Michaela Danielle Johnson. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son and daughter: John Henry Hamilton and Sabrina Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, at 1 p.m., at Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Adkins Cemetery, in Galveston, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 FCT'S)

JOHNSON, Charlene G. Ousley    Age, 53, of Blue River, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at her residence. Born December 9, 1954, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Ima Jean McCoy Garrett of Lexington, and the late Chester Garrett. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Johnson. In addition to her mother, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Michael (Crystal) Ousley of Prestonsburg; two daughters and sons-in-law: Jennifer (Richard) Wehrle of Nicholasville; and Vicky (Scott) Hadley of Carrollton; a sister, Tammy Garrett of Lexington; five grandchildren, five step grandchildren; and a grandchild on the way. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters: Luther (Luke) Garrett, Bryant Garrett, Linda Lee Curnutt, Glenda Ousley and Paulette White. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Garrett-Ousley Cemetery, in Prestonsburg.  Visitation is at the funeral home.  (Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 FCT'S)

 MAY, Edith Looney
    Age, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Riverview Health Care Center. Born December 25, 1916, in McVeigh, she was the daughter of the late Charles Looney and Victoria Turner Looney. She was a homemaker; a member of the Lancer Baptist Church for 16 years; and a member of South Prestonsburg Homemakers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Les May, in December of 1991. Survivors include a daughter, Drema Osborne (Don) of Prestonsburg; two grandsons: Martin Lee Osborne (Julie) and Gavin Osborne, all of Prestonsburg; three great-grandchildren: Jackson Osborne, Clara Osborne, and Robert Osborne. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Jack Looney and Ellis Looney; and two sisters: Mayne Looney Banks and Ardath Looney Ratliff; a grandaughter, Julie Victoria Osborne Lester; and a great-grandson, Max Lester. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Bobby Carpenter officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Memory Gardens, in Belfry. Contributions are suggested to the Julie Osborne Lester Scholarship Fund, BSCTC, c/o Jean Dorton, 1 Bert T. Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653.  The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 FCT'S)

WHITE, Stanley B.   Age, 66, of Southgate, Michigan, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at his residence. Born April 30, 1942, in Newport, Arkansas, he was the son of the late William Isaac and Mary Elizabeth Wadley White. He was production superintendent for Ford Motors. He is survived by his wife, Karen Isaac White. Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: William Isaac (Lisa) White and Timothy Scott (Renee) White, all of Southgate, Michigan; four grandchildren: Randy, Tyler, Kory and Kobe; and a sister, Barbara Hillis of Flint, Michigan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Jean Harris, Juanita White, Leah White, and Mildred Thompson.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was Monday after 6 p.m., at the funeral home, with 7 p.m. nightly services; and at the church, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. (Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 FCT'S)

ROBINSON, A. June   Age, 80, of Harold, died Friday, July 8, 2008, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born November 7, 1927, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Rebecca Samons Robinson. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Walters of Harold; a grandchild and a great-grandchild: Virginia A. (William Trent) Slone, and Rebecca Taylor Slone, both of Sidney; a sister, Goldie Sellards of Oceana, West Virginia; a special friend, Michael Horn; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters: Wheeler Robinson, Katherine Crum, Helen Howell, and Effie Tackett. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Roy Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published: Monday, July 21, 2008 FCT'S)

SPRADLIN, Floyd Paul   Age, 73, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born January 13, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late James E. Spradlin and Mary Adams Spradlin. He was employed by Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, in their greenhouse. Survivors include a sister, Shirley Rice of Prestonsburg; and three nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Jimmy Baker officiating. Interment at Rice Cemetery, Abbott Road, Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (Published: Friday, July 18, 2008 FCT'S)

HUGHES, Hargus Preston “Press”   Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at his residence. Born in Floyd County, on June 11, 1923, he was the son of the late Millard Franklin Hughes and Josie Wright Hughes. He was owner of Hughes Garage and was self-employed for 42 years. He was a member of the Long Fork United Baptist Church, in Riceville, for 50 years; and was a member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, F&AM, Prestonsburg, for 60 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Conley Hughes, on February 11, 2005. Survivors include a son, Preston Keith Hughes of Prestonsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 17, at 10 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder John R. Pelphrey and Elder Eulas Adams officiating. Interment was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home.  (Published: Friday, July 18, 2008 FCT'S)

 GEARHEART, Terria Francis   Age: 48 OF: Printer, KY  Date of Birth: October 21, 1959 Place: Martin, KY  Date of Death: (Saturday) July 5, 2008  Where: Prestonsburg Health Care- Prestonsburg, KY  Facts of Importance: certified nurses aid   Parents: the late Don & Etta Moore Gearheart  Other Survivors: one brother: Don Gearheart of Brooklyn, MI; two sisters: Sandra Kay Gearheart of Martin & Lisa Gearheart of Minnie; five nephews: Brandon Tyler Gearheart, Donnie Gearheart, Steven Gearheart, Brandon McKaye Gearheart & Aaron Gearheart; two great-nephews: Caleb Gearheart & Jeremy Gearheart; one niece: Shasta Gearheart. Deceased Relatives: parentsl; sister: Deborah Gay Gearheart  Time and Place of Services: Tuesday (July 8, 2008) 11 AM at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: Arnold Turner Visitation: Sunday after 1pm at the funeral home  Burial: Halbert Cemetery- Printer, KY  (HFH)

WOODROW, Marie  Age: 86 OF: Prestonsburg, KY Date of Birth: June 16, 1922 Place: Floyd County, KY  Date of Death: Thursday July 10, 2008  Where: Highlands Regional Medical Center Facts of Importance: homemaker & member of Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church Parents: the late Riley & Pearlie Osborne Johnson  Husband or Wife: the late Millard Woodrow  Other Survivors: four daughters: Sharon K. Lawson & Cynthia A. Hernandez both of Prestonsburg, Glenda E. Suiter of Atlanta, MI & Januari A. Fitzpatrick of Louisville; two brothers: Riley Johnson of Ohio & Tommy Johnson of Kite; three sisters: Rose Annie Martin of Prestonsburg, Beulah June (Jane) Tackett of Michigan & Joyce Edge of Cleveland, OH; 11 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren Deceased Relatives: husband, parents, four sons: Aulden E. Woodrow, Jack Woodrow, Robert (Bobby) Woodrow & Jimmy Woodrow; two brothers & four sisters: Russell Johnson, Hershell Johnson, Lousie Elswick, Lona Childers, Leona Newsome & Juanita Caudill  Time and Place of Services: Monday (July 14, 2008) 12 Noon at Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church- Bevinsville, KY Officiating: Old Regular Baptist Ministers Visitation: Sat. 6pm at the funeral home Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens- Ivel, KY   (HFH)

TACKETT, Gracie Jean Age: 73 OF: Betsy Layne, KY  Date of Birth: June 9, 1935 Place: Lafayette, TN  Date of Death: Friday July 11, 2008  Where: Highlands Regional Medical Center  Facts of Importance: homemaker & member of Manuel Baptist Church Parents: the late Herman & Nan Goins Jones Husband or Wife: Elmer Tackett  Other Survivors: son: Scott Tackett of Harold; daughter: Jeanie Meadows of Beaver Dam, sister: Mazie Meadows of Jacksboro, TN; 3 grandchildren Deceased Relatives: parents, three brothers & one sister: James Jones, Sterling Jones, Hobert Jones & Rachel Bridges  Time and Place of Services: Monday (July 14, 2008) 2 PM at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: Junior Kidd Visitation: Saturday 6pm at the funeral home Burial: Tackett Cemetery- Honaker, KY (HFH)

MURPHY, Timothy  Age: 39 OF: McDowell, KY  Date of Birth: October 13, 1968 Place: Kenderville, IN  Date of Death: Wednesday July 9, 2008  Where: McDowell ARH  Facts of Importance: night watchman for MCI Parents: Avanell Sparkman Kidd of McDowell & the late Kermit Tyrome Murphy Other Survivors: two sons: Earl Combs Murphy & Matthew Combs Murphy both of Columbus, OH; daughter: Shelby Lynn Paige Murphy of Wayland; four brothers: Terry Glen Caudill of Hueysville, Mitchell Lewis Murphy of Garrett, Jeffery Murphy of McDowell & Kermit Murphy Jr of Columbus, OH; three sisters: Sherry Caudill of Printer, Melinda Hall of Ashland & Carolyn Clay of Columbus, OH; nieces: Pamela Niece & Jennifer Marcum, a host of other nieces and nephews. Deceased Relatives: father  Time and Place of Services: Saturday (July 12, 2008) 1 PM at Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association Officiating: Old Regular Baptist Ministers Visitation: Thursday after 7pm at the church Burial: Union Cemetery- Eastern, KY (NFH)

HANDSHOE, Karen L. "Issie"   Age 61 of Winchester, Ky. and formerly of Hueysville, Ky. passed away on Monday, July 7, 2008 at St.Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Ronald and Irene Cast Hayes and the wife of Phil Handshoe. She retired after 30 years as a public school teacher in the Clark County School Systems. She was selected twice by former students to be listed in Who's Who among American Teachers, and was a member of the Calvary Christian Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher.  She is survived by: her husband, Phillip Handshoe of Winchester, Ky., Son, Ron (Amy) Handhsoe of Winchester, Ky. Two Grandchildren, Jake and Caroline Handshoe of Winchester, Ky. Sisters, Carol (Mrs. Lanny) Hiller of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, Sharon (Mrs. James) Claypool of Park Hills, Kentucky, and Ronda Stachia (Mrs. Marvin) Knorr of Lakeside Park, Kentucky, several nieces and nephews. Funerl Services: Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Calvary Christian Church at Winchester, Ky. with Brian Walton and Verne Mohr officiating. Entombment at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Ky. Visitation will be at the Calvary Christian Church 15 Redwing Drive Winchester, KY 5-8 P.M. Wednesday Evening. (HFH)

GEARHEART, Terria Francis   Age, 48, of Printer, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the Prestonsburg Health Care. Born October 21, 1959, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Don and Etta Moore Gearheart. She was a certified nurses aide. Survivors include a brother, Don Gearheart of Brooklyn, Michigan; two sisters: Sandra Kay Gearheart of Martin; and Lisa Gearheart of Minnie; five nephews: Brandon Tyler Gearheart, Donnie Gearheart, Steven Gearheart, Brandon McKaye Gearheart, and Aaron Gearheart; two great-nephews: Caleb Gearheart and Jeremy Gearheart; and a niece: Shasta Gearheart. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arnold Turner officiating. Burial was in the Halbert Cemetery, in Printer. Visitation was at the funeral home.   (Published: Friday, July 11, 2008 FCT'S)

ARTRIP, Lucy Ellen     Age, 78, of Drift, wife of Lawrence Artrip, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born September 10, 1929, the daughter of the late John Milburn and Artie May Moore Cooper. She was a former supervisor at the shoe factory, and a member of Arkansas Church of Christ. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a daughter-in-law, Linda Artrip of Hazard; four brothers: Arnold Cooper of Meringo, Ohio; Kelly Cooper of Cardington, Ohio; Roy Cooper of Utica, Ohio; and Truman Cooper of Martin; one sister, Bertha Conley of Richwood, Ohio; two grandchildren: Bridget, and her husband Jeff Castle, and Christopher, and his wife Cassandra Artrip; four great-grandchildren: Cayden Castle, Carter Castle, Kennedi Artrip and Kyleigh Artrip In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, David Lawrence Artrip and Tommy Dwight Artrip; four brothers, Oscar Milburn, Ernest Milburn, Frank Cooper and Jesse Cooper. Funeral services for Lucy Ellen Artrip will be conducted, Friday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Bruce Coleman, and other Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Drift Cemetery, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (Published: Friday, July 11, 2008 FCT'S)

MCGUIRE, James Darwin   Age, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at his home. He was born April 1, 1917, (on his mother’s birthday), in Prestonsburg. He was the son of the late William James McGuire and Lizzie Spears Collins and his step-mother, Mary Fraley McGuire. He was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church. He served his country on the USS Enterprise during World War II. He worked many different jobs in his life such as serving as Fire Chief from 1959 to 1960. He was also an auto mechanic for 10 years; and however, he retired from carpentry. Some of his hobbies included gardening and fishing. He had a love for life and never saw a stranger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Mae Collins McGuire of 49 years and a grandson, David James Poe. He is survived by his three children: Darwin Edward McGuire (Judy McGuire), Loretta Hyden (Randall Hyden), and James Tracy McGuire (Shirley McGuire), all of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m., in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with the minister Paul Coleman officiating. Burial was in the B.B. Shepherd Cemetery on Middle Creek Road under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as active pallbearers were: William Poe, Michael McGuire, Brent McGuire, Cody Dudrick, Jeff Scott, and Paul Stocker. He was loved dearly by his family and will be greatly missed, but we take comfort in knowing he is now an angel watching over us.  (Published: Friday, July 11, 2008 FCT'S)

MULLINS, Aileen Blackburn Collins   Age 76, of Langley, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at her residence. She was born September 15, 1931, in Weeksbury, the daughter of the late Miles P. Blackburn and Ethel Lovins Blackburn Jackson. Survivors include her sons: Lewis Collins, Jr. of Grethel; Wayne Harold Collins of Garrett; Stanley Collins and John Anthony Mullins, both of Eastern; her daughters: Patricia Bailey of Beech Branch; Sandra Kay Tucker of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Judy Lynn Wright of Printer; Kimberly Renee Jones of Marysville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Charles Jackson of Lewisburg, Tennessee; Earnest Jackson and Arlie Jackson, both of Garrett; Millard Jackson of West Liberty; Ruby Jean Marshall of Blufton, Indiana; Alma Anderson of Union City, Ohio; Pearl Potter of Sydney, Ohio; Shirley Kiser of Greenville, Ohio; Dingus Blackburn of Prestonsburg; Michael Blackburn and Adam Blackburn of Hindman; David Blackburn of Indiana, and Marie Dawson, Alma Martin, Kathy Taylor, and Shela Perkins, all of Hindman; Olive Frye of Michigan; and Brenda Gayle Wicker of Georgia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her first husband, Lewis Collins, and her second husband, Johnny Mullins; brothers: James Blackburn, Don Blackburn, and Parker Jr., Blackburn; and a sister, Wilma Faye Adams. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 11, at 11:00 a.m., at the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church, in Garrett, with Clergymen Bethel Bolen and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, with the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements.  (Published: Friday, July 11, 2008 FCT'S)

YOUNCE, Gennis C.   Age, 63, of East Point, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his residence. Born December 25, 1944, in Martin, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Rebecca Garrett Younce. Survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law: Cledith (Elsie) Younce of Greenville, Tennessee; Sylvester (Kathy) Younce of Silver Springs, Florida; Wendell Younce of Springfield, Virginia; his sisters and brothers-in-law: Dottie Hastings and Trena (Woody) Ratliff, both of East Point; and Vonda Ladd of Petersburg, Michigan; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Delmon Younce. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Manford Fannin and Phillip Ramey officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Woody Ratliff, Thomas Hastings, Neile Osborne, Tommy Neile Osborne, Rodney Holbrook, Rudy Elbert Pennington, and Tommy Hastings.  (Published: Friday, July 11, 2008 FCT'S)

MORRILL, Juanita Harvey Caldwell  Age 94, of Lexington, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at Hospice Care Center, in Lexington. She was born August 10, 1913, in Wyoming County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Alfred Burnett Harvey and Goldia Leona Harvey. She was a former grocery store owner, postmaster, hostess, a librarian for Eastern State Hospital, and a member of the Southland Christian Church. In 1982 she began to volunteer at the Veterans Hospital, until the age of 87. Survivors include two daughters: Joyce Geraldine “Gerry” Clark of Ivel, and Yolanda Hohenecker of Lexington; a sister, Corrine McNeeley, of Man, West Virginia; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ollie Samuel Caldwell; her second husband, Frank Allen Morrill; and a brother, Herman Harvey. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 FCT'S)

SLONE, Bonnie Irene    Age 73, of Whiskey Run Road, Chillicothe, Ohio, died at 5:00 a.m., Friday, July 4, 2008, at her residence. She was born December 18, 1934, in Wayland, a daughter of the late Charles and Harriet Waugh Lykins. She is survived by her nephews, Marty and Jim Slone of Columbus, Ohio; Larry Slone of Chillicothe, Ohio; Allen Lykins of Wapakoneta, Ohio; Steve Lykins of Cleveland, Ohio; Cory Lykins of St. Marys, Ohio; and Scott and Kevin Hole of Celina, Ohio; and nieces, Pam Slone of Willow Wood, Ohio; Donna Koesters and Lisa Lykins of Celina, Ohio; and Joelle Lykins of St. Marys, Ohio. Bonnie was retired from Material Service Corporation; was a senior companion with the Pike County Community Action Committee; and was active with the Pike County Senior Citizens Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Charles Lykins, Fred Lykins, Quentin Lykins, and Alvin Lykins; and two sisters, Shelby Slone and Jennie Hole. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, at the Botkin Funeral Home, in Waverly, with Pastor Marilyn Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Allen Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Services of Adena Health System, 111 W. Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. www.botkinfuneralservice.com. (Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 FCT'S)

STUMBO, Stella Margaret    Age 92, of Harold, passed from this life on Sunday, July 6, 2008, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born March 6, 1916, in Craynor, the daughter of the late Charlie and Lindy Brown Jones. She was a homemaker; a member of the Betsy Layne D.A.V. Ladies Auxiliary; and the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, and husband, John W. Stumbo, she was preceded in death by her sons: Comes Stumbo, Ravin Stumbo, and Reaven Stumbo; brothers: Jessie, Oscar and Foster Jones; sisters: Octavia Jones Hall Branham, Golda Mae Jones Derossett, and Phinetta Jones Evans. Survivors include her sons: Johnny (Vicky Robinson) Stumbo of Harold; Tim (Joann) Stumbo of Grayson; Fred (Barbara Bates) Stumbo of Logan, Ohio; and Joel (Shirley Hall) Stumbo of Stanville; daughters: Helen Kathryn “Midge” Stumbo (Jerry) ImHoff of Crawfordsville, Iowa; Ruth Ann Stumbo of Harold; and Darlene (Blake) Walker of Banner; sisters: Elizabeth Jones Tackett of Allen; Verlie Jones Hall of Clyde, Ohio; Mary Alice Jones Newsome of Virgie; and Cosetta Jones Newsome of Grethel; 17 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Tracy Patton officiating.  Burial will be in the Stumbo Family Cemetery at Harold, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Kevin Boyd, Tracy Stumbo, Markus Stumbo, Brandon ImHoff and Ray York. Honorary pallbearers: Jeff Stumbo, Timmy Stumbo, Greg Stumbo, Mike Stumbo, Joey Stumbo, and Freddie Stumbo.  (Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 FCT'S)

ALLEY, Rosena   Age 78, of McDowell, died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Born February 28, 1930, in Dony, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Rebecca Stumbo Moore. Widow of the late Joseph Alley; she was a homemaker. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Brenda Alley, of Brownstown, Mich.; one daughter and son-in-law, Zettie and German Stumbo, of McDowell; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: John Joseph, Nicholas, Kerrie, Carley, Jonathan and Jade; two brothers and three sisters: Willie C. Moore, Richard Moore, Freda Goines and Mary Anis Hamilton, all of McDowell, and Ethel Sue Brillhart, of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Lewis Moore, Johnnie Moore, and three infants; and one sister, Pricilla Collins. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 29, at 11 a.m., at Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the Indian Bottom Association, in McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Greenberry Hall Cemetery, in McDowell.  Visitation was at the church. Arrangements were provided by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, of Martin.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2008  FCT'S) 

BURCHETT, Bobby Gene (Bob)   Age, 75, of Bays Branch Road, East Point, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born October 30, 1932, in Auxier, the son of trhe late Lonnie Burchett and Myrtle Baldridge Burchett. He was a retired coal supervisor, and a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. He was a Korean veteran of the U.S. Army He is survived by his wife, Carlene Wiley Burchett. Other survivors include two sons: Tony (Venda) Burchett, of Winchester; and John Burchett of Nashville, Tennessee; a daughter Pam (Harold) Ratliff of Prestonsburg; a brother, Gary (Deanna) Burchett of Galion Ohio; three sisters, Loretta (Lloyd) Blackburn of East Point; Phyllis (Barney) Walker of Prestonsburg; and Bernadette (Norman) Conn of Prestonsburg; one special niece: Beverly Blackburn of East Point; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Ray Burchett and Dennis Gordon Burchett. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 1, at noon, at the Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Dave Garrett officiating. Burial was in the George Baldridge Cemetery, Bays Branch, East Point. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: grandsons, Anthony Burchett, Nick Ratliff, Kenneth Webb and Mike Carcione; nephews, Mike Dixon, and Scott Walker. Donations may be made to the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2008  FCT'S) 

JOSEPH, Betty Ruth   Age 79, of Woodhaven, Mich., formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Oakwood South Shore Medical Center, in Trenton, Mich. Born June 5, 1929, in Betsy Layne, she was the daughter of the late T.P. and Mary Elizabeth Goble Cecil. Widow of the late Raymond Joseph, she was a mother, grandmother and homemaker. She is survived by four sons: Raymond Edwin (Butch) Joseph, of Lexington, Thomas Morgan Joseph, of Woodhaven, Mich., Chester Lee Joseph, of Ecorse, Mich., and Ricky (Dokey) Joseph, of Prestonsburg; three daughters: Flora Jane Morey, of Taylor, Mich., Claudette Mihm, of Trenton, Mich., and Julia Joyce Joseph, of Woodhaven, Mich.; four brothers: Millard (Buddy) Cecil, of Florida, Rex Donald Cecil, of Paris, James Larry Cecil, of Romulus, Mich., and Claude Cecil, of West Virginia; four sisters: Corinne Blevins, of Brownstown, Mich., Mary Sue Covington and Roseanna Dowdle, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Bonnie Jean Paster, of Colorado; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Carl Phillip Joseph; two brothers: Oliver Lee Cecil and Carl Cecil; and one sister, Glenna Faye Tackett. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bob Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in the Joseph Family Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home. Arrangements were provided by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, of Martin. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2008  FCT'S) 

RATLIFF, Bertha   Age 84, of Minnie, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born October 4, 1923, in Langley, the daughter of the late Allen and Mary Ann Lafferty Ratliff. She was a retired schoolteacher having taught for 35 years in the Floyd County School System. She was a graduate of the Maytown High School; she obtained an AB degree and a BA degree at the Morehead State University. She was president of the Kentucky Council of International Reading Association 1980-1981. She was a member of the Maytown Methodist Church from 1974 – 1990, and the Allen Christ United Methodist Church from 1990, to the present. She won the Harry Denman Award in Evangelism in the Kentucky Conference of United Methodist Churches. She was past resource secretary of the Prestonsburg District of United Methodist Women, and currently was serving as secretary of this organization, as well as the local chapter of her church. She served as lay leader of both Maytown and Christ United Methodist Church. She was a member of the McDowell Senior Citizens. She is survived by a brother, Edgel (Joan) Ratliff of Ypsilanti, Michigan; her sisters, Goldia Francis of Russells Point, Ohio; Myrtle Ratliff of Minnie; Lula Bradley of Drift; Shirley Amburgey of Louisa; and Sydney Ratliff of Drift. Also surviving are 19 nephews and 25 nieces and many great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 10 brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 2, at 1:00 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church at Allen, with Rev. Kenneth LeMaster officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home after 7:00 p.m. Monday; the body will lie in state after noon, Wednesday, at the Church. Pallbearers: Allen Ratliff, Dwayne Ratliff, William A. Ratliff, Harlen G. Ratliff, Gene Francis, Gorman Bradley Jr., Brian Ratliff, Wendell Bailey, Kenneth Ratliff, Jody Samons, Dean Ratliff and Zack Ratliff.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Wesley Christian School, 103 Methodist Lane, Allen, Kentucky, 41601, or McDowell Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 835, McDowell, Kentucky, 41647.  (Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2008  FCT'S)

JOSEPH, Betty Ruth    Age: 79 OF: Woodhaven, Michigan formerly of Floyd County.  Date of Birth: June 5, 1929 Place: Betsy Layne, Kentucky   Date of Death: Friday, June 27, 2008   Where: Oakwood South Shore Medical Center, Trenton, Michigan   Facts of Importance: Mother, Grandmother and homemaker  Parents: Daughter of the late T.P. and Mary Elizabeth Goble Cecil   Husband or Wife: Wife of the late Raymond Joseph   Other Survivors: Sons: Raymond Edwin (Butch) Joseph of Lexington, KY., Thomas Morgan Joseph of Woodhaven, Michigan, Chester Lee Joseph of Ecorse, Michigan, Ricky (Dokey) Joseph of Prestonsburg, Ky.; Daughters: Flora Jane Morey of Taylor, Michigan; Claudette Mihm of Trenton, Michigan and Julia Joyce Joseph of Woodhaven, Michigan; Brothers: Millard (Buddy) Cecil of Florida, Rex Donald Cecil of Paris, Ky., James Larry Cecil of Romulus, Michigan, Claude Cecil of West Virginia; Sisters: Corinne Blevins of Brownstown, Michigan, Mary Sue Covington and Roseanna Dowdle of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Bonnie Jean Paster of Colorado; 13 Grandchildren; 23 Great- Grandchildren and 1 Great- Great- Grandchild.   Deceased Relatives: son: Carl Phillip Joseph Husband, Parents, Brothers and sister: Oliver Lee Cecil, Carl Cecil and Glenna Faye Tackett.    Time and Place of Services: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 2 PM at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky.   Officiating: Bob Carpenter   Visitation: After 1 PM Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky. Burial: Joseph Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky   (NFF)

ALLEY, Rosena    Age: 78 OF: McDowell, KY  Date of Birth: February 28, 1930 Place: Doney, KY   Date of Death: (Thursday) June 26, 2008   Where: UK Medical Center- Lexington, KY   Facts of Importance: homemaker   Parents: the late Willard & Rebecca Stumbo Moore   Husband or Wife: the late Joseph Alley   Other Survivors: one son & daughter in law: Johnny (Brenda) Alley of Brownstown, MI; one daughter & son in law: Zettie (German) Stumbo of McDowell; three grandchildren & three great-grandchildren: John Joseph, Nicholas, Kerrie, Carley, Jonathan & Jade; two brothers & three sisters: Willie C. Moore, Richard Moore, Freda Goines & Mary Anis Hamilton all of McDowell & Ethel Sue Brillhart of Columbus, OH   Deceased Relatives: husband, parents, five brothers: Lewis Moore, Johnnie Moore & 3 infants; one sister: Pricilla Collins   Time and Place of Services: Sunday (June 29, 2008) 11AM at Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the Indian Bottom Association, McDowell, KY   Officiating: Old Regular Baptist Ministers   Visitation: Friday after 1pm at the church    Burial: Greenberry Hall Cemetery- McDowell, KY  (NFF)

WEAVER, Mary Valencia     Age: 48 OF: Grethel, KY    Date of Birth: June 7, 1960 Place: Baltimore, Maryland   Date of Death: Wednesday June 25, 2008   Where: Cabell Huntington Hospital- Huntington, WV    Facts of Importance: disabled homemaker    Parents: Wanda Elvanelle Reed Elste of Prestonsburg & the late George Kenneth Elste Sr.   Other Survivors: two daughters & son in law: Wanda (Claude) Samons of Grethel & Janel Mullins (Fiancee Jerry Evans) of Norton, OH; one brother & one sister: George Elste Jr. of Prestonsburg & Martha Jones of Delbarton, WV; 5 grandchildren: Katlin, Kenneth, Kobe, Curtis & Ashley    Deceased Relatives: father, brother: James Sidney Elste    Time and Place of Services: Saturday (June 28, 2008) 2pm at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY   Officiating: Paul Aiken   Visitation: Thursday after 6pm at the funeral home  Burial: Sellards Cemetery (Endicott) Prestonsburg, KY   (NFF)

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NEACE, GREGORY SCOTT  AGE: 19 OF: SASSAFRAS, KENTUCKY   DATE OF BIRTH: SEPTEMBER 5, 1988 PLACE: HAZARD, KENTUCKY   DATE OF DEATH: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2008    WHERE: LITT CARR, KENTUCKY   FACTS OF IMPORTANCE: 2007 GRADUATE OF HAZARD HIGH SCHOOL & A STUDENT AT HAZARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE    PARENTS: SON OF LEON & DORIS SLONE NEACE BREWER & JAMES NEACE, JR.   OTHER SURVIVORS: ONE BROTHER: STEVEN AARON NEACE OF SASSAFRAS, KENTUCKY; MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER:CLARA THORNSBERRY SLONE; A HOST OF AUNTS, UNCLES, FAMILY & FRIENDS   DECEASED RELATIVES: MATERNAL GRANDFATHER: RALPH SLONE;   PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: JAMES NEACE, SR. & OPAL DAVIDSON NEACE   TIME AND PLACE OF FUNERAL: SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2008 AT 12 NOON AT NELSON FRAZIER FUNERAL HOME, HINDMAN, KENTUCKY   OFFICIATING: OLD REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTERS   VISITATION: FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008 AT 6 P.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME WITH ADDITIONAL SERVICES EACH NIGHT AT 7 P.M.   BURIAL: GREEN SLONE CEMETERY, HOLLYBUSH, KENTUCKY  FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE: NELSON FRAZIER FUNERAL HOME   HINDMAN, KENTUCKY    (NFF)

CRUM, Kameron Keith    Age: 1 Month 25 days OF: Martin, Kentucky  Date of Birth: April 22, 2008 Place: Prestonsburg, Kentucky   Date of Death: Monday, June 16, 2008    Where: St. Joseph Hospital Martin, Ky.   Son of Amanda and Keith Crum    Other Survivors: 2 brothers: Aiden Thacker and Kolten Crum both of Martin, Ky.   Paternal Grandparents: Larry and Sherry Horn Crum of Martin, Kentucky; Maternal Grandparents: Johnny and Patricia Boyd Johnson of Prestonsburg, Kentucky and Ronald Bostic of Pikeville, Kentucky   Time and Place of Services: Friday, June 20, 2008 at 1 PM at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Kentucky   Officiating: Roy Robinson and Ronnie Samons   Visitation: After 6 PM Wednesday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home   Burial: Samons-Crum Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, Kentucky   (NFF)

FIFE, Bobby Ray   Age, 69, of Dutton Alabama, formerly of McDowell, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Mosley) Fife; two sons: Michael (Yvette) of Dutton, Alabama; and Robert (Kyndahl) of Henegar, Alabama; and one daughter, Carol (Chris) Robertson of Dutton, Alabama. He has six sisters: Anna Flonta (John) of Inverness, Florida; Barbara Johnson (John) of Tavares, Florida, Mary Joseph of Section, Alabama; Lucy Harper (Bobby) Canyon of Lake, Texas; Sandi Lawson (Eddie) of Dana; and Brenda Stackhouse (Steve) of Floral City, Florida; he has two brothers: Clyde Fife of Dana, and Randy Fife of West Liberty. He has seven grandchildren: Jesse Fife, Amanda Fife, Samantha Robertson, Mickey Fife, Tim Smith, Casey Smith, and Sean Lebeau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Nannie Fife; two brothers: Franklin and Charles Ray Fife; two sisters: Gloria Fay and Lois Jean (Fife) Stepp, all of Kentucky. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 21, at 5 p.m., at Assembly of Faith, Highway 71, in Pisgah, Alabama. Brother Waylon Miller will be officiating.  (Published: Friday, June 27, 2008 FCT'S)

GEARHEART, Quintin    Age 57, of Martin, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at St. Joseph, Martin. Born February 25, 1951, in Lackey, he was the son of the late Raymond and Dovie Handshoe Gearheart. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Arkansas Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Luci Crum Gearheart. Other survivors include a son and daughter in law: Thomas (Nikki) Gearheart of McDowell; a daughter: Patricia Hall of Martin; two grandchildren: Zachary Hall and Lauren Gearheart; two brothers and two sisters: Glen Gayheart of Shelby, Ohio; Douglas Gearheart of Willard, Ohio; Deborah Howell of Hueysville; and Wanda Jones of Prestonsburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister: Randall Gearheart and Geneva Baldridge. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons and Roy Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home.   (Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

HICKS, Audra Mae Wallen   Age 83, of Garrett, widow of John Hicks, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born January 11, 1925, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Lee Wallen and Elizabeth Ratliff Wallen. Survivors include a son, Donald Ray Hicks of Garrett; a daughter, Luecreca Hicks of Garrett; and a brother, Russell Wallen of Garrett. Funeral services for Mrs. Hicks will be conducted Friday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, in Garrett, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallen Cemetery, in Garrett, with Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, at the Church. (Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

ROBERTS, Beulah Ann     Age 63, of Harold, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008,i n the Vanderbilt University Hospital North, in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born December 9, 1944, the daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl Mitchell Roberts. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Newman of Harold; a daughter, Rhonda Gail Newman of Harold; four brothers: Clyde Roberts of Bethpage, Tennessee; and Clinton Roberts, Doug Roberts and Paul Roberts, all of Harold; and a grandchild, Waylon Newman. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Roberts Cemetery, in Harold, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

JUSTICE, Angie Bell    Age 85, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born December 15, 1922, in Dock, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Julie Haywood Tussey. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and a member of the Spurlock Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Justice. Survivors include a son and daughters-in-law: Billy Joe (Goldie) Justice, and Ida B. Justice, all of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Rose Mary Frazier of Prestonsburg; a brother, Donald Tussey of Prestonsburg; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Claude Justice; four brothers and two sisters: L.P. Tussey, Curtis Tussey, Calvin Tussey, Bill Tussey, LeniMae Hall, and Darcus Fannin. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bill Justice Cemetery, (Holly Bush), in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home. (Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 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)

JARRELL, Ambers   Age 88, of Banner, husband of Virginia B. “Jenny” Jarrell, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, in the VA Medical Center, in Lexington. He was born November 3, 1919, in Dana, the son of the late Sam Jarrell and Dollie Conn Jarrell. He was an Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his boys, Charles Ray Boyd, Larry Dean Boyd, and Jeffrey Todd Boyd; a sister, Ellie Loftis of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers: Bert Jarrell Jr., Bruce Jarrell, Fred Jarrell, Ben Jarrell, Willie Jarrell, Charlie Jarrell, Crit Jarrell, and Ernest Jarrell. Funeral services for Ambers Jarrell will be conducted Thursday, June 26, at 11:00 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Jarrell Cemetery, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.  (Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

CONN, Bufford   Age 61, of Martin, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at his residence. Born February 16, 1947, in Martin, he was the son of Mary Conn of Martin, and the late Lonnie Conn. He was a disabled coal miner. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Janet Faye Adkins Conn. Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Travis Conn and Jennifer Mullins of Martin; a daughter, Tanda Lakeea Conn of Martin; a brother and two sisters: Millard Ray Conn and Judy Faye Newman, both of Martin, and Brenda Sue Pack of Paintsville; four grandchildren: Gabrielle, Drake, Bradey, and Caiden. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Burl Randall Conn. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Arkansas Church of Christ minister, Roy Robinson, officiating. Burial was in the Adkins Crum Cemetery, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (Published:  Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

BERGER, Eddie Dean  Age, 51, of Bevinsville, died Friday, June 20, 2008, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born October 7, 1956, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of Pearl Hall and the late Joe Berger. He was an employee of the Floyd County Board of Education, and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Kris Berger. Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include two daughters: Tabitha Ann Berger and Taylor Ann Berger; four brothers: Charles Berger of Prestonsburg; Donald Berger of Bevinsville; Jimmy Berger of Union; and Joe Berger of Virgie; and a sister, Linda Reed of Little Creek, Pikeville. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Caudill. Funeral services were held Monday, June 23, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari, John Allen, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery, Arnold Fork of Jacks Creek, Knott County. Visitation was at the church. Arrangements were under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Robinson Creek. (Published:  Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

ADDIS, James R. “Buster”    Age 81, of McDowell, husband of the late Versa Jones Addis, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born July 24, 1926, in Bevinsville, the son of the late Grover Addis and Nellie Green Addis. He was a retired coal miner and a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the First United Christian Baptist Church, in Garrett; a member of the UMWA; and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, chapter 128, at Garrett,. Survivors include a son, Larry (Rolanda) Addis of McDowell; a daughter, Vonda Kendrick of McDowell; two sisters: Dolly Eden of Columbus, Ohio; and Helen Prater of Norwalk, Ohio; and four grandchildren: Brian Addis, Tony Kendrick, Dustin Addis, and Tera Addis. Funeral services for Mr. Addis will be conducted Friday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. (Published:  Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

SCHRADER, Pauline Shepherd Age 66, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the Ashland, Ohio, Hospice House. Born June 10, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Raleigh Shepherd and Virgie Hale Shepherd of Gunlock (Hueysville). She was retired from Midwest Industry in Willard Ohio, and was a member of the United Baptist Church in Willard. She is survived by her husband, Billy Paul Schrader; one son, Timothy Schrader; two daughters, Debbie Hawkins and Robin Trimmer; four sisters, Joyce Aileen Hale of Canton, Michigan; Jewel Dean Joseph of McGuffey, Ohio; Wanda Fay Bailey of Garrett, Indiana; and Janet Gay Conley of East Point; six brothers, Eugene Shepherd of Greenwich, Ohio; Kenneth Shepherd of Claypool, Indiana; Edward Lee Shepherd of Pierceton, Indiana; Kermit Shepherd of Wabash, Indiana; James Gordon Shepherd of Barryton, Michigan; and Haskel Shepherd of Auburn, Indiana; and nine grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Gertrude Pattee, Ethel Vanderpool, and Maxine Shepherd; and three brothers: Buell Shepherd, Raleigh Shepherd Jr., and John Clayton Shepherd. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m., at the United Baptist Church in Willard, with the Rev. Danny Hamilton and Rev. Monty Perry officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio, under the direction of Secor Funeral Home of Willard Ohio. Visitation was at the church.  (Published:  Wednesday, June 25, 2008 FCT'S)

WILLIAMS, Nora Lou (Poe)   Age, 60, of Hilliard, Ohio, died Tues-day, June 18, 2008, at the OSU Medical Center. Born June 3, 1948, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Isom Poe and Kathryn H. Parker Poe. She was a homemaker and a member of the Darby Creek Community Church. She is survived by her husband, Paul Thurman Williams. Other survivors include a son, Paul Thomas (Tammy) Williams of Hillard, Ohio; a grandson, Seth Thomas Williams of Hillard, Ohio; two brothers: Benny (Brenda) Poe, and Tom (Susie) Poe, both of Prestonsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21, at 4 p.m., at the Tidd Funeral Home, with clergyman Charlie officiating. Burial will be in the Poe Family Cemetery, Route 114, Prestonsburg. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 24, at 11 a.m., with Bill Campbell officiating. Visitation, Monday, June 23, 4-8 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 24, from 9:30-10:30, with procession following. Donations may be made to MDA, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 2500 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43231. (Published:  Monday, June 23, 2008 FCT'S)
WARD, Sara Beth    Age 22, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008. She is survived by her parents, Stanley Mitchell and Anita Thornsberry Ward of Lawrenceville, Georgia, (formerly of McDowell); a brother, Stanley Mitchell Ward Jr., of Lawrenceville; sisters: Amy Elizabeth Ward of Lawrenceville, and Rebecca Lynn Ward of Athens, Georgia; her paternal grandmother, Adeline Ward of Prestonsburg; and her maternal grandmother, Mildred Sexton, of Illinois. A memorial service was held Monday, June 16, 2008, at Watson Mill Bridge State Park in Comer, Georgia. Friends and family can sign the guest book at www.legacy.com. (Published:  Friday, June 20, 2008 FCT'S)

STOVER, Dorothy Conley  Age 72, completed her journey on this planet and left for her heavenly reward this 16th day of June, in the year of our Lord 2008. She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. Dorothy Ann was born on December 6th, 1935, in Williamson, West Virginia. She was known to all as a kind and gentle soul with just a dash of mischievous humor. She could always be counted for a kind word or helping hand to anyone, whether it be friend, family member, or even a stranger. Her greatest love in life was her husband, Jess; together they have set a loving example of what a life lived in love, and with a love of Christ should be. She graduated from West Virginia Tech in 1958, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. In her time on this earth she was an educator, entrepreneur, and homemaker. Dorothy was a former president of the Highlands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, and served willingly in other church, civic and social organizations. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents: George Thomas and Lola Davis Conley. We are bereaved, but we are comforted in knowing that Dorothy is with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. We cannot help but praise him for the precious gift that was her life. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jess; a daughter, Leann (Robert) Rodgers; a son, Tommy; and three grandchildren: Sarah, Katie, and Thomas Rodgers of Frankfort, Kentucky. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Conley Campbell of Yadkinville, North Carolina; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are: Clark Allison, Tom Blackburn, James Butcher, Dave Calhoun, Eddie Clark, Romeo Delrosario, Kent Dingus, Danny Hamilton, Doug Herman, John Hill, Jay Matheny, Raffy Piedad, Tom Smith, Tony Tramber, Gary Wright, and Ron Wright. Visitation was Wednesday, at the Carter Funeral Home, with a celebration of life held on Thursday, June 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Watz officiating. Burial was in the Vaughn Cemetery, in Louisa. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of services. (Published:  Friday, June 20, 2008 FCT'S)

RATLIFF, Ethel May   Age,101, of Lexington, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital, in Lexington. Born January 23, 1907, in Langley, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Susan Stephens May. She was a retired teacher for the Floyd County School System. She taught 44 years, and was a member of the Maytown Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Ratliff. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Lenox of Lexington; three grandchildren: Kean Lenox, Linda Lenox, and Wayne Ratliff; and five great-grandchildren: Darby, Cameron, Emily, Zach, and Vanessa. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Wendell Ratliff; a grandson, Christopher Ratliff; her brothers: Claude May, John May, and Willard May; her sisters: Minnie Allen, Lula Webb, Lillie May, Viola Stewart, Ida Moore, and an infant.Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Danny Branson and Mike Halfhill officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation is 4 p.m., to 9 p.m., Friday, June 20, at the funeral home.  (Published: Friday, June 20, 2008 FCT'S)

KOESTER, Dollie   Age 70, of Adrian Michigan. passed away June 22, 2008 in The Toledo Hospital, Toledo Ohio. She was born November 25, 1937 the daughter of the late Tan and Betty (Howell) Howell and Beloved Step-Mother Ester (Hamilton) Howell. She is survived by one daughter Kathleen (Tim) Hamilton; One granddaughter Elizabeth (Scott) Kurowicki; One grandson Timothy C. Hamilton, two great grandsons Tyler & Jacob, all of Clinton, Mich. She was preceded in death by husband; Bernard (Barney) Frank Koester; brothers; Sterling Howelll, Emmitt Howell, Lee Howell, Estle Howell, sisters;  Myrtle Keathley, Bertha Frasure, Joann & Margretetta Howell. Funeral services were held June 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Howe- Peterson Funeral Taylor, MI.  Burial was in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery Brownstown Township, MI. ( This was my Mother)

SALYER, Glenn E.    Age 70, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH. He was born on March 10, 1938 in Salyersville, KY to the late Harmon and Lona (Honaker) Salyer and had been a resident of the Willard area most of his life. He was employee of the Whirpool Corporation in Clyde, Ohio He is survived by his wife, Lacella Salyer; his son, Doyle Salyer of Willard; two stepsons, Charles and Chad Rowe of Willard; seven children; and three step grandchildren, brother, Wilbur Salyer of Norwalk and a sister Mae Patton of Indiana. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Salyer,; his daughter, Denise Jones; his grandson, Chris Salyer; and a stepdaughter, Regina Hicks, great grandson, Adyn Salyer and his parents, Harmon & Lona (Honaker) Salyer. Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Monday from 5-8 P.M.. Funeral services will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Fred Rowe, Jr. officiaitng. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

ALLEN, Alpha Layton     Age 80, of Printer, widow of Charlie Allen, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008, in the St. Joseph Martin Hospital, Martin. She was born in Millstone, on June 29, 1927, a daughter of the late Ed and Lester Ellen Wright Layton. She was a homemaker, and attended the Old Time Baptist Church in Printer. She is survived by three daughters: Mickie (Denver) Meade of Printer; Lucy Allen (Curtis) Fowler, of Florida; and Margie (Gregory) Thomerson of Lexington; one sister, Sarah Chaffin of Allen; six grandchildren: Keith, Tim, Tracy, Leslie, Monica, and Summer; 13 great-grandchildren: Josh, Zach, Jessica, Amber, Jordan, Cheyenne, Nathan, Braxton, Conner, Brennon, Destiny, Treyton, and Kiara. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Denver Meade and Josh Meade officiating. Burial will follow in the Sep Allen Cemetery, in Printer. Visitation is at the funeral home, with services nightly at 7:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be: Keith Meade, Tim Meade, Zachary Stanley, Joshua Meade, Jordan Meade, Freddy Collins, and Brennon Perkins. (Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 FCT'S)

BAILEY, Henry Shannon   Born May 24, 1918, the son of James Raleigh Bailey and Emma Eastering Bailey. He passed from this life on June 4, 2008. As a young man, he met and fell in love with, and married Viola Tackett. God blessed them with six children; one died at birth. This left Emogene Bailey Smith, Henry Douglas (Buddy) Bailey, Aileen Bailey Hamilton, Benny Ray Bailey, and Earl Shannon Bailey. Later he married Ida Akers. They had one daughter, Jackie Bailey Bowling. He had one stepdaughter, Gerry Akers Adkins. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Shannon; and a daughter, Aileen. Also a grandson, Malcolm Glen Bailey; a granddaughter, Rebecca Bailey; and a great-grandson, Jeremy Bailey. He is survived by his wife, Ida; his sons: Doug (Buddy) and Benny Ray; daughters: Emogene and Jackie; and stepdaughter, Gerry; 21 grandchildren, a step-grandson, 27 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Being a WW II veteran, he was honored with military services. His final resting place is Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.  (Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 FCT'S)

COOK, Raymond   Age, 78, of Georgetown, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the VA Medical Center, in Louisville. Born August 11, 1929, in Buckingham, he was the son of the late Dave and Oka Hall Cook. He was a cabinet builder for National Homes; a United States Army, Korean War veteran; and a POW. Survivors include a daughter, Rita Cook of Indianapolis, Indiana; a son, Phillip Cook of Hudson, Michigan; two sisters: Aileen Green of Michigan City, Indiana; and Nebraska King of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren: Andrea Nicole Cook, and Phillip Cook Jr., both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and Tech Sgt. Raymond Cook of Valdosta, Georgia; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Minas Cook and Nelson Cook. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m., at Gehlbach and Royce Georgetown Funeral Home, in Georgetown, Indiana. Burial was in the Wolfes Cemetery, in Georgetown, Indiana. Visitation was at the funeral home. (Obituary, information, courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.)  (Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 FCT'S)

ELKINS, Audie Age, 95, of McDowell, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Born November 18, 1912, in Catlettsburg, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Louverna Coleman Elkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Oma Perry Elkins. Survivors include a son, Julius Lynn Elkins of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two brothers: Douglas Elkins and Vernon Elkins; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchldren: Kimberly Elkins Andresen, Jeffrey Elkins, Michael Elkins, Cammie Jo, Evan, Winter, and Jeffrey Michael. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters: Clyde Elkins, Marie Frame, and Bessie Alley. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Gene Bracken officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 FCT'S)

FRASURE, Loretta F.  Age 70, of Hueysville, wife of Don Frasure, died Saturday, June 14, at her residence. She was born August 3, 1937, in Hueysville, a daughter of the late Temp and Helen Cooley Prater. She was a retired surgical supply technician for St. Anthony Medical Center, Crown Point, Indiana. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Kevin Dean Frasure of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; one daughter, Donna Kay Burnes of Rensselear, Indiana; two sisters: Erma Jackson of Eastern; and Diana Watts of Hueysville; two brothers: Gene R. Prater of Prestonsburg; and R. Darwin Prater of Inez, three grandchildren: Joshua M. Pritt, Matthew T. Pritt, and Jacob D. Pritt; and two great-grandchildren: Rylan M. Pritt and Noah M. Pritt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walker Prater; and one grandchild, Michael T. Pritt. Funeral services for Loretta F. Frasure were conducted Tuesday, June 17 at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Willie Duff officiating. Entombment was in the Frasure-Prater Cemetery, in Hueysville, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements Pallbearers: Josh Pritt, Jake Pritt, Keith Frasure, Justin Frasure, Keith Frasure, Harrison Horn, Bryan Hughes, Keith Frasure, Brandon Hicks, Kip Bell, Fred Burnes, and Steve Prater.   (Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 FCT'S)

HICKS, Gladys Hayes   Age, 92, of Langley, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born July 25, 1915, in Langley, she was the daughter of the late Kennel and Martha Hoover Hayes. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and a member of Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Hicks. Survivors include three sons: Doyle Chalmer Hicks of Flemingsburg; John Wayne Hicks of Langley; and Jerry Dean Hicks of Coaling, Alabama; two daughters: Linda Brown and Brenda Hicks, both of Langley; and five grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandchild; two brothers and three sisters: Edgel Hayes, Austin Hayes, Nora Hayes, Cledus Jarrell Lafferty, and Nebraska Hayes. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Rick Kelly officiating. Burial was in the Hicks Family Cemetery, in Hippo. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 FCT'S)

TAYLOR, Alvin Marshall ,   Known to family and friends as “Butch,” resided in Olive Hill. On June 13, 2008, at the age of 51, he passed from this life, suddenly and unexpectedly. He was born in Prestonsburg, on November 15, 1956, the son of Roberta Marshall Taylor, and the late Alvin Taylor. As a child he played baseball and loved horses. He was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School. After graduation, he began his career as a mechanic at Ken Isaacs Auto Sales, and later became a heavy equipment operator for the Branham and Baker Coal Company. At the time of his death, he was employed by Joshua Enterprises Coal Company. He had a love for hunting, fishing, and working on race cars. He was fun loving, free spirited, and a very loyal friend, who had a smile and a laugh when you encountered him. He is survived by one daughter, Brittany Keela Taylor of Huntington, West Virginia; his mother, Roberta M. Taylor of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Patty Greer of Findlay, Ohio; Judith Childers of Allen; and Emma Lou Martin of Prestonsburg; nieces, nephews, and many family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Taylor of Prestonsburg. His funeral was conducted on Monday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, under the direction of Dr. French B. Harmon, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Somerset. The place of burial is Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg. Pallbearers include Randy Woods, Darrell Clark, Dwight Justice, Steve Greer, Ralph Frasure and Charles Palmer. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff McDonald and Jerry Greer. (Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 FCT'S)

CONN, Harlie    Age 89 of Printer, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born in Martin, on February 28, 1919, the son of the late Johnny and Liddie Samons Conn. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Burlie Conn, Johnny Conn Jr., Willie Conn, and McArthur Conn; four sisters: Ticker Conn, Melster Maggard, May Manns, and Cracie Kilburn. He is survived by his sons: Johnny Conn, Marlin Oakie Conn, Harlie Conn Jr., and Clyde Vernon Conn, all of Printer;Howard Franklin Conn and Willard “Ike” Conn, both of Pikeville; three daughters, Theda Hackworth, of Martin, and Norcie Hall and Wanita Branham, both of Printer; three sisters: Pearl Samons of Langley; Mary Conn of Martin; and Verlie Samons of Wabash, Indiana; 23 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 14, at noon, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Conn Cemetery in Printer, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  (Published: Friday, June 13, 2008 FCT'S)

CONN, Margie Lee Case   Age 79, of Dana, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 5, 1929, in Honaker, the daughter of the late Andrew Jack Case and Marietta Akers Case. She was a homemaker, mother and member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana. She is preceded in death by Eddie Estel Conn, her husband of 56 years. She is survived by one son, Philip Conn, Richmond, Michigan; four daughters: Vetta (Ronnie) Jones of Banner; Stella Louise (Karl) Herzer of St. Claire, Michigan; and Donna Kay (Andy) Head and Faye (Kermit) Hall, both of Dana; a brother, Thomas (Pricie) Case, of Cadillac, Michigan; a sister Mae (Hubert) Conn of Banner; 11 grandchildren: Philip E. Conn, Kristie (Phil) Ritter, Anthony (Christi) Jones, Scott (Mary) Jones, Rebecca (Andy) Cremeans, Jason (Shelley) Carpenter, Jarod Carpenter, Justin Carpenter, Eric Ryan Kromer, Lindsay Lee Miller, Allie Louise Head, and Diane Case Kubbe; 15 great-grandchildren: Kai, Tona, Talon Jones, Ethan Jones, Dakota Conn, Kaylie, Quade and Carson Ritter, Marissa, Emma and Avery Carpenter, Joel and Hallie Kromer and Kate and Seth Miller; and many very much loved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 14, at 11:00 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Conn-Case Cemetery, in Dana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is after 11:00 Friday, at the church. Pallbearers: Larry Case, Jason Carpenter, Jarod Carpenter, Ryan Kromer, Andy Head, Philip E. Conn, Anthony Jones, Faye Hall, Ruby Conn, and Stella Herzer. Honorary: Justin Carpenter, Doug Boyd, and Kermit Hall.  (Published: Friday, June 13, 2008 FCT'S)

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)

KIDD, Carmel     Age 85, of Lake Station, Indiana, formerly of Floyd County, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at his residence. He was born February 13, 1923, in Floyd County, the son of the late Wilburn and Roxie Kidd. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was married to Draxie Elliott on May 24, 1948, in Pikeville, and she preceded him in death on May 12, 1997. He had worked as a coal miner for more than 25 years, and then in the water and sewer department of the City of Martin. He was a member to the Church of Christ; enjoyed Bible study; and loved working in his garden. He is survived by his loving family: his daughters, Dianne (James) Howell of Lake Station; and Krista Lynn Stewart of Harold; three sons: Vincent Kidd of Printer; Patrick Kidd of Harold; and Granvel (Connie) Kidd of Dana; a sister, Edith Huff of Drift; 28 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; and other loving family members and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Draxie Kidd, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Noreen Howell; and two sons: Arnell Kidd and Ricky Kidd. Funeral services for Carmel Kidd were conducted Monday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Bruce Coleman and Junior Kidd officiating. Burial was in the Yates Cemetery, in Printer, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Tim Hall, Patrick Kidd, Bradley Kidd, Clifton Howell, Paul Howell, Tracy Howell, Marc Howell, and James Howell.  (Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 FCT'S)

JOHNSON, Shirley Rae   Age, 74, of Dwale, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Born April 20, 1934, in Beckley, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Effie Badger Miklos. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and a member of Pleasant Home Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ollie Johnson. Other survivors include a son, Tim Johnson of Prestonsburg; two daughters and sons-in-law: Michelle (Mick) Dunaye of Sharon Center, Ohio; and Debbie (Mike) Wesley of Snellville, Georgia; two sisters: Kay Bowman of Media, Ohio; and Paula Hauck of Jefferson, North Carolina; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren: Rachel, Allissa and Ryan Johnson, Shannon, Tyler, and Tylie Wesley, Olvia Johnson, and Jonathyn Vanderpool. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Dunaye. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 12, at 11 a.m., at Pleasant Home Baptist Church, in Prestonsburg, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Hoot Shepherd Cemetery, in Dwale, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Vistation is at the funeral home.  (Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 FCT'S)

HALL, Burns E.  Age, 80, of Virgie, formerly of Floyd County, passed away Monday, June 8, 2008, at the Prestonsburg Health Care. He was born May 1, 1928, in McDowell, the son of the late Andy Hall and Myrtle Burns Hall. He was a retired security supervisor for First American Bank Corporation, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three nephews: Ron Elswick, Kenny Ratliff, and Randall Ratliff; and four nieces: Denise Clark, Deborah Craft, Teresa Moore, and Stephanie Timmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Burns Roger Hall; a brother, Blaine R. Hall; two sisters: Lillian Hall Ratliff and Marie Hall Reynolds; and a nephew, Donnie Elswick. Funeral services for Burns E. Hall will be conducted Wednesday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clergyman Gene Bracken officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the Funeral Home.  (Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 FCT'S)

BRANHAM, John Andrew   Age, 87, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born December 18, 1920, in Emma, he was the son of the late Turner Branham and Janey Garrett Branham. He was a former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church, in Prestonsburg; and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Coats Branham, who died June 2, 1998. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Othella Smith of Wetumpka, Alabama; several nieces and nephews; and a much beloved aunt, Anna Lee Garrett Alley of Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Ruby A. Hopson and Edythe Cherry. Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, at the Community United Methodist Church, with Rev. Raymond Snyder officiating. Interment was at Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Community United Methodist Church, 147 Burke Ave., Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 FCT'S)

BURKE, Christopher Edward Age, 33, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the UK Medical Center, in Lexington. Born March 16, 1975, in Pikeville, he was the son of Charles and Patricia A. Isaac Burke of Prestonsburg. He was a contractor, construction worker. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles Stephen Burke and Patrick Gerald (Elizabeth Deanne) Burke, all of Prestonsburg; and Selina Blanton; a niece and two nephews: Laken Alexis Burke, Stephen Isaiah Burke, and Payton Gerald Burke; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 12, at 1 p.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer and Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church. Active pallbearers: Charles Stephen Burke, Patrick Gerald Burke, Jason Burke, Michael Campbell, Tony Isaac, Roger Powers, Eric Fritzer, Joe Whitt, Matt Good, Derrick Hatfield, and Jerry Wicker. Honorary: Stephen Isaiah Burke, and Payton Gerald Burke.   (Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 FCT'S)

MULLINS, John   Age, 49, of Hi Hat, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the U.K. Medical Center, in Lexington. Born January 23, 1959, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Dave and Rosie Bush Mullins. He was a retired oil rig operator. Survivors include a son, and three daughters: Johnathan Mullins and Lindsey Mullins, both of Hi Hat; Tracy Mullins of Somerset and Heather Mullins of Virginia; four brothers, and two sisters: Joe Johnson, James Mullins and Letty Moore, all of Hi Hat; Eugene Johnson of Grundy; Steve Mullins of Pikeville; and Myrtle Newsome of Springfield; and two grandchildren: Nathan Brewer and Brianna Tackett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ransom Mullins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, at 11 a.m., at Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, in Hi Hat, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 FCT'S)

MEADOWS, Christopher Jordan   Age, 24, of Weeksbury, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born March 24, 1984, in Athens, Ohio, he was the son of Linda and Ed Senig of Weeksbury. He was a gold medalist in the Special Olympics in Ohio and Kentucky; manager of football/basketball team, and mascot at South Floyd High School from 1999-2002. In addition to his parents, he is survived by Joe Skeans of Grethel, who was like a brother. Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, at 1 p.m., at the Weeksbury Community Church, with Vernon Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Minerva Lane Family Cemetery, in Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers were the 2002 South Floyd High School basketball players. (Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 FCT'S)

CHILDERS, Lora Branham Age 92, a resident of Riverview Nursing Home, Hopewell, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008. She was born in Wheelwright, the daughter of the late William and Margaret Hall Branham. She was a former member of the Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Childers. She is survived by her son, Charles K. Childers and his wife, Gail; a grandson, Sean F. Childers and his wife, Rhonda; and two great-grandchildren: Bryan and Ashley, all of Midlothian, Virginia. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 11 siblings. A private ceremony was held on her behalf on Sunday, June 1, in Chester, Virginia. A private interment of her remains was held on Tuesday, June 3, in the Rosehill Burial Park, in Ashland. Condolences to the family may be registered at: www.jtmorriss.com   (Published: Thursday, June 12, 2008 FCT'S)

RANIER, Robert Mario “Bobby”  Age, 72, of Daytona, Beach, Florida, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Halifax Medical Center, Port Orange, Florida. Born July 10, 1935, in Paintsville, he was the son of the late Tony and Regeina Echols Ranier. He was a retired Pikeville Post No. 9 State Trooper; a former 2-term city councilman and police commissioner for City of Prestonsburg; a former Prestonsburg city police officer; a gunsmith by trade; a US Army veteran; and a member of the American Legion and Amvets. He is survived by his wife, Harrietta Bowens Ranier. Other survivors include two daughters and son-in-law: Deborah Ann Ranier of Virginia; and Regina Michelle (Daniel) Sprague of Daytona Beach, Florida; two grandchildren: Ciara Elise Sprague and Maegan Leighann Sprague. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters: Harry Bruno Ranier, Blanche Hall, Rose Margaret Ranier, and Toodles Ranier. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 7, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Frank Jr. Kidd, Bruce Coleman, and others, officiating. Military funeral services will be conducted by the Betsy Layne DAV Chapter 169. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, in McDowell. Visitation is Friday, after 5 p.m., at the funeral home.  (Published: Friday, June 6, 2008 FCT'S)

RAY, Macon A.    Age, 81, died at his home in Corydon, Indiana, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. He attended Western State University, and graduated from the University of Kentucky. He continued graduate work and received a masters degree from Indiana University. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII, and continued to serve in the U.S. Army, and U.S. Army Reserves, where he retired as a Captain. As a high school art teacher for 30 years, he started his career at South Hopkins High School, continuing at Bardstown High, Nazreth College, and retiring from Corydon Central High. In addition to teaching, he performed at both Stephen Foster The Musical, and Young Abe Lincoln for twenty plus years. He was a proud member of the distinguished organizations: The Kentucky Colonels, as well as the State of Indiana Council of the Sagamores of the Wabash. He is survived by Linda Berry Ray, his wife of 51 years; two sons: Wyman A. Ray of Owensboro; and Warren B. Ray (Melissa) of Louisville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Carol Johnson. Macon’s life will be celebrated on Sunday evening, June 8, at 7 p.m., at his church, The Corydon Presbyterian Church, 568 Hwy. 62 West, Corydon, Indiana. Arrangements are handled by Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes Inc., Corydon, Indiana. (Obituary information, courtesy of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin)  (Published: Friday, June 6, 2008 FCT'S)

TERRY, Paula J.   Age, 44, wife of J. Patrick Terry, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at her residence. Born in Pikeville, she was the daughter of Martha Kendrick Porter of Allen, and the late Paul Porter. She was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School and Lexington Community College. She was a registered dental hygienist, a longtime employee of Smith & Steckler, PSC, and a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church. Paula was a loving mother to every child she ever met. Survivors in addition to her husband and mother, include a daughter, Emily Nicole Terry; a son, James Parker Terry; two brothers, James L. (Phyllis) Porter and Paul D. (Denise) Porter; a sister, Linda L. (Virgil) Conn; six nephews; three nieces; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mark Howard. Funeral services will be at 7 p,m., Friday, June 6, at Porter Memorial Baptist Church, 4300 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington. Visitation will be at 4 p.m., Friday, until the time of the service at the church. Burial will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Grace Allen Webb Cemetery, in Allen. An educational fund has been established for Paula’s children. Donations may be made payable to: Emily N. Terry and James P. Terry Educational Fund, c/o American Founders Bank, 3616 Walden Dr., Lexington, KY 40517. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, is handling the arrangements.   (Published: Friday, June 6, 2008 FCT'S)

DAVIS, Wanda Williams Age, 60, of Inez, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inez. She was a 1965 graduate of Betsy Layne High School, and a 1972 graduate of Morehead State University and was retired from the Office of Human Resources in Inez. She was born February 16, 1948, in Floyd County, the daughter of Pete Williams (deceased) and Lazelle Williams of Banner. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, William Ronnie “Bill Bo” Davis of Inez; a son, Brian Christopher Davis of Inez; a brother, Keith Williams of Banner; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, June 6, at the First Baptist Church, in Inez, with Rev. Paul Schmidt officiating. Burial will be made in the Williams Family Cemetery, at Banner. The family will receive friends at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez.  (Published: Friday, June 6, 2008 FCT'S)

BAILEY, Henry Shannon    Age 90, of Pikeville, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 24, 1918, in Greenup County, the son of the late James Riley and Emma Cordelia Easterling Bailey. He was retired from the coal industry, having worked as a miner and operator for more than fifty years. He was a longtime member of Coal Operators and Associate, and a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple. He was a paratrooper during World War II, and made many jumps in the European Theatre. As a young man, he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He is survived by his loving wife, Ida Mae (Hall) Bailey; his daughters: Jackie (Donny) Bowling and Gerry (Danny) Adkins, both of Pikeville; his grandchildren: Matthew (Pic) Adkins, Erica Pena, Jackson Howie, and Andrew Bowling; and his great-grandchildren: Anabelle and Alex Adkins. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m., at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Friends can call after 5:00 p.m., Thursday. (Published: Friday, June 6, 2008 FCT'S)

BAILEY, Henry Shannon   Age 90 of Pikeville, Ky. passed from this life on Wednesday, June 4, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 24, 2008 in Greenup Co., Kentucky the son of the late James Riley and Emma Cordelia Easterling Bailey.  He was a retired coal mine operator and a veteran of U.S. Army, W.W.II. He was retired from the coal industry having worked as a miner and operator for over 50 years. He was a long time member of Oleika Shrine Temple. He was a paratrooper during World War II and made many jumps in the European Theater. As a young man, he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He is survived by: the wife, Ida Mae Hall Bailey, Daughters, Jackie (Donny) Bowling and Gerry (Danny) Adkins both of Pikeville, Ky. Grandchildren, Matthew (Pic) Adkins, Erica Pena, Jackson Howie and Andrew Bowling and Great-Grandchildren: Annabelle & Alex Adkins.  Funeral Services: Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. Hall Funeral Home with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial at the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky. Friends can call after 5:00 P.M. Thursday. (HFH)

WALLEN, William T. "Buddy"     Age 59, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, June 03, 2008, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born October 03, 1948 in Floyd County, Ky., the son of the late Tavis Wallen and Emma Lee Pennington Wallen. Mr. Wallen was a Retired Carpenter and a member of the Allen Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Linda Kaye Lafferty Wallen, a son, John Alex Wallen, Prestonsburg, Ky., a daughter, Tammy Lee (Jamie) Mullins, Prestonsburg, Ky., and a grandchild, Kayanna Mullins. Funeral services for William T. Wallen will be conducted Friday, May 06, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallen Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 2:00 p.m., Wednesday here at Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

HALL, Angie Hunt    Age 78, of Banner, KY., widow of the late Earl Hall, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 in the Highlands Regional Medical Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY. She was born January 19, 1930 in Banner, KY., the daughter of the late John Hunt and Rosie Jervis Hunt. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church, retired postal service.  She was preceded in death by, The parents, Husband, Earl Hall, a daughter Paula Hall Mitchell, seven brothers, Zeffer, Lace, Ade, Sherman, Jim, O.C. and Curt Hunt, one sister, Alice Endicott.  Surviving are: one daughter Glenna Childers of Banner, KY., one brother, Arco Hunt his wife Hattie of Prestonsburg, KY., one sister, Laura Lewis of Bellevue, OH., one grandchild, Brittany her husband (Jeremy) Johnson and one great grandchild, Layla Johnson.  Funeral Services for Angie Hunt Hall will be conducted Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, Ky. with Nathan Lafferty and Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial in Jones Cemetery at Banner, Ky. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

DINGUS, Bonnie Beatrice Turner  Age 97, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away, Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Fort Walton Beach. Mrs. Dingus was a native of Ivel, Kentucky.  Mrs. Dingus was preceded in death by her husband, Olvo Preston Dingus and a daughter, Lois Dingus. She is survived by her son and daughter in law,Doyle and Helen Dingus of Fort Walton Beach, Fl., Grandson and Granddaughter in law, Jonathan and Nancy Dingus of Panama City, Great Granddaughters, Abigail and Jillian Dingus of Panama City, many nieces and nephews also survive.  Mrs Dingus loved her family and also loved to entertain, she also loved to sew and do needle work. Her family stated she would crochet afghans by the dozens.  Funeral services for Bonnie Beatrice Turner Dingus will be conducted Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Jack Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 9:30 a.m., Saturday here at the Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

CONN, Ann    Age, 51, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at her residence. Born February 12, 1957, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Wanda Conn Ratliff. She was a homemaker and a member of the Martin House of Worship. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Conn. Survivors include a son, Terry Conn (Tina) of Van Lear; a stepson, Michael Crum of Allen; a daughter, Debra Stewart (Scott) of Paintsville; a brother, James B. Ratliff of Dwale; a sister, Deborah Kilburn of Monticello; four grandchildren: Logan Conn, Megan Conn, Jenna Crum, and Johanna Crum. In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandi Kidd. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Johnny Patton and Sammy Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Harold Conn Cemetery, in Printer. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (Published: Friday, May 30, 2008 FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Tommy R.  Age, 46, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at his residence. Born August 13, 1961, in Pikeville, he was the son of Tommy Dawson and Wilma Bentley; his stepfather was Kent Lambert. He was a self-employed carpenter. Other survivors include a son, Tommy Ray (T.J.) Bentley of McDowell. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Eugene Haney officiating. Burial was in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, in McDowell. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (Published: Friday, May 30, 2008 FCT'S)

HUNT, Sherman   Age, 82, of Allen, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born September 19, 1925, in Banner, he was the son of the late John and Rosie Jervis Hunt. He was a block maker for May Concrete for 47 years, and was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Virginia Robinson Hunt. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law: Shigg Edward (Tracy) Hunt of Ivel; Lanny Hunt of Prestonsburg; and Michael David (Misty) Hunt of Auxier; his daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia (Michael) McCormick of Allen; Mary (Ricky) Conn of Hager Hill; Lillian Virginia Munyon of New Lexington, Ohio; Imogene (Kennith) Jarrell of Prestonsburg; a brother and two sisters: Arco Hunt of Prestonsburg, Angelina Hall of Banner; and Laura Lewis of Belleview, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son and a daughter: Bobby Ray Rowe, and Wanda Rose Burkett; five brothers, and four sisters: Curtis Hunt, Zeffer Hunt, Ade Hunt, O.C. Hunt, Lucy Hunt, Jim Hunt, Alice Endicott, and infant twins. Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Shane Powers and Bobby Jo Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Hunt & Crum Cemetery, in Banner.  Visitation was at the funeral home. (Published: Friday, May 30, 2008  FCT's)

KILBURN, Jamie Lee   Age, 30, of Martin, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, on Rt. 550 and 850, at Eastern. Born June 14 1977, in Floyd County, he was the son of Arthur (JuneBug) Kilburn Jr. (Lesia Robinson) and Deborah K. Adkins Hall (Tommy). He was a contract worker. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Inez Yates Kilburn of Prestonsburg; two sons: Wesley Tyler Kilburn and Matthew Thomas Kilburn of Auxier; (mother of sons: Sandra Allen); a brother, Shawn Dale Kilburn of Martin; and his girlfriend, Alisha Stanley. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Arthur Kilburn, and John Lee and Joetta Crum Adkins. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Johnny Patton and Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial will be in the Crum Cemetery, (Arkansas Creek), in Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. (Published: Friday, May 30, 2008  FCT'S)

MITCHELL, Daisy Mae  Age, 82, of Beaver, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at the McDowell ARH. Born February 10, 1926, in Teaberry, she was the daughter of the late Georgie and Mary Hamilton Tackett. She was a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Mitchell. Survivors include two sons: Terry Mitchell of Beaver; and Willie Michael Mitchell of Teaberry; a daughter, Shelia Akers of Dana; two sisters: Kelma Tackett of Grethel; and Wanda Hamilton of Teaberry; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Sandy Mitchell; brothers and sisters: Tramble Tackett, Arnold Tackett; an infant brother, Arizona Bradford, Hilda Bishop, Lucretia Spencer, and two infant sisters. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 2, at noon, at the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery, in Beaver, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home; and moves to the church, Monday, at 10 a.m.  (FCT'S Published:  Monday, June 2, 2008)

LITTLE, Willie (Bear)   Age, 79, of Melvin, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born November 14, 1928, in Melvin, he was the son of the late Andy and Sis Hall Little. He was a retired mechanic for the Floyd County Road Department and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Helen Buchanan Little. Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia Ann (Steven) Miller of Richmond; and Helen Louise (Paul) Crider of Prestonsburg; a sister, Maggie Hamilton of Teaberry; and a grandchild, Lora Ann Crider. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers and one sister: Ott Little, Gomer Little, Wade Little, Arlet Little, Pete Little, Ercil Little, Bill Little, Johnny Little, and Virgie McCoart. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari and Robert Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Andy Little Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church. (FCT'S Published:  Monday, June 2, 2008)

OUSLEY, Carvel    Age, 83, of Prestonsburg, died Wednes-day, May 28, 2008, at Riverview Health Care, Prestonsburg, Born March 23, 1925, in Dock, he was the son of the late Elzie and Tillie Pitts Ousley. He was a retired coal miner; a member of U.M.W.A.; a member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950; and a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Campbell Ousley. Survivors include two daughters: Janavee Hoffman of Walton; and Maggie Tackett of Prestonsburg; a brother, Hermal Ousley of Lancer; a sister, Betty Combs of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Levi Ousley; a sister, Geneva O’Dell Spears; and a daughter, Wanda Ousley Justice. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation, at the funeral home, with Masonic services on Saturday evening, at 7 p.m.  (FCT'S Published:  Monday, June 2, 2008)

HALL, Bertt  Age, 75 years, of Peebles, OH passed away April 15, 2008 at Eagle Creek Nursing Center. He was born in Amba, KY on June 16, 1932 the son of the late William and Mary (Frasure) Hall. He was the owner and operator of Hall's Grocery Store for over thirty years and a member of the Teamster's Union. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son Jimmy Hall and daughter Sandra Hall. He is survived by his wife Darlene (Markland) Hall, whom he married on November 13, 1952, son and daughter-in-law Terry and Stephanie Hall of Peebles, OH, daughters Diana Miller, Jerri Huffman, and Kathy Walker all of Peebles, brothers O.C. Hall of Ivel, KY and Dean Hall of Blue Creek, OH, sisters Goldie Parsons of Peebles, Ruth Hall of White House, TN, and Janice Lou Browning of WV, thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on April 18, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles with Kelly  McIntosh officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call on April 17, 2008 from 6:00 till 8:00 P.M. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles.  (THOMPSON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOMES OF SOUTHWEST OHIO 2008)

SPARKS, Della Newsome   Age 79, Grove City, OH passed away at home, May 19, 2008. Preceded in death by parents Christopher and Elizabeth (Taylor) Newsome, son Kirby Flanery, brothers Christopher and Calvin Newsome, step-daughter Betty Loar. (NOTE:  KY BIRTH INDEX LISTS BIRTHDATE AS SEPTEMBER 8, 1928 IN FLOYD COUNTY, KY).  Survived by husband, Homer Sparks; daughter, Rose, Lexington, KY; sons, Lance, Louisville, KY, and Darbin Flanery, Martin, KY; sisters, Ella Atwell, Fontella Ireton; brothers, Conley, Millis, Lowell, Allard Newsome, all of Columbus, OH and Fred Newsome, Barrett, WV; sister, Opal Hunt, Pikeville, KY; sister, Helen Neibarger and brother, Luther Newsome of Graycourt, SC; step-daughters, Cherie Carpenter of Columbus, OH and Jane Catron of SC; numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Friends may call at O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Columbus on May 25, 2008 5-8pm, where funeral service will be held May 26, 2008 at 11am. Reverend Ed Maynard officiating. Interment Obetz Cemetery. Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries  (COLUMBUS (OH) DISPATCH  5/21/08)

TORDIFF, Mona Lorene Music Age, 75, of Springfield, OH died May 23, 2008 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born February 25, 1933 in Betsy Layne, KY, the daughter of Ben and Birdie Inez (Reid) Music. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Richard "Pete" Tordiff; five daughters and spouses, Sharon and Dwane Hill, West Lawn, PA, Teresa and Chuck Fiske, NC, Kimberly and Jack Evans, Springfield, OH, Janet and Tim Gansheimer, Marysville, OH and Jill and Tim Parker, South Vienna, OH; grandchildren, Tara and Mark Whitaker, Steven and Jonathon Smith, Dustin Hill, Zack and Rick Fiske, Natalie and Carly Evans and Rachel, Leah and Lucy Parker; four brothers and spouses, Ben and Marlene, Ken and Jane, Charles and Patricia and Jerry and Nellie Music; two sisters and spouses, Ruth Ann and Gordon Scott and Ella Mae and Elder Goble and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Dean and David Ray Music. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on May 27, 2008 in the  CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on May 28, 2008 in the funeral home with Pastor Glennyce Grindstaff officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Chapel Cemetery. (SPRINGFIELD (OH) NEWS-SUN  5/25/08)

TURNER, Georgene Little  Age 71, of Hamilton, OH died May 25, 2008 at Sterling House in Fairfield (OH). She was born in Ted, KY on April 3, 1937, the daughter of Elbert and Katherine (Meade) Little. On September 8, 1956, she married Harry B. Turner in Wayland, KY. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2006. Georgene was employed as Auditing Manager for Sears in Hamilton retiring in 1991. She was a member of The Stahlheber Baptist Church. Georgene is survived by her three children; her daughters, Teresa Kay Turner and Elizabeth Hartford and her son, Greg Turner and wife, Kelly; four grandchildren; Ryan and Eric Schwitalski and Dylan and Brooke Hartford, all of Hamilton, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Von Little and Ralph Martin and three sisters, Madge Manns, Glenda Fields and Olive Layne. Funeral services will be held May 28, 2008 at 11 am at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd., Hamilton with Rev. Harold Thompson offic iating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Stahlheber Baptist Church, 1800 Stahlheber Road, Hamilton, OH 45013 in her memory. On line condolences are available at www. weigelfuneralhome.com  (HAMILTON (OH) JOURNAL-NEWS  5/26/08)

HALL, JoAnn Powell   Age: 74 OF: Ivel, KY.  Date of Birth: June 2, 1933 Place: Tram, KY.  Date of Death: May 26, 2008.  Where: Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Facts of Importance: homemaker & member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  Parents: the late Ballard & Anna (Freeman) Powell.  Husband the late Dock Hall.  Other Survivors: two sons & daughters in law: Johnny (Delores) Hall of Ivel & Gregory (Charlotte) Hall of Van Lear; one brother: George Howard Powell of Ypsilanti, MI; Betty Orsborne of Prestonsburg; Ruth Collins & Margie Bevins both of Ypsilanti, MI; Lorraine Miron of Lavonia, MI; Kay Justice of Green County, KY; grandchildren: John, Brandon, Robin, Amanda, Brandi, Rachel, Jamie & Daniel; great-grandchildren: Johnathon, Logan, April, Brady, Gracie, Mason, Matthew, Madison & Blake.  Deceased Relatives: one brother & two sisters: Eugene Powell, Hermia Powell & Charlotte Blackburn; one great-grandson: Joshua.  Time and Place of Services: Wednesday (May 28, 2008) 1 PM at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY.  Officiating: Belmont Johnson & Estill Reed.  Visitation: Tuesday after 6pm at the funeral home; 7pm nightly services Burial: Stratton Cemetery- Ivel, KY

CONLEY, Buford    Age: 58 OF: Banner, KY.  Date of Birth: May 29, 1949 Place: Floyd County, KY.  Date of Death: May 24, 2008.  Where: St. Mary's Hospital- Huntington, WV.  Facts of Importance: Federal Mine Inspector & Lifetime member of Garrett DAV Chapter 128; Veteran of Vietnam.  Parents: the late Hubert & Melvie Lawson Conley.  Wife: Karla Hall Conley.  Other Survivors: two daughters: Maleshea Dunning of Pikeville & Stephanie Collins of Salyersville; one brother: Charles Edward Conley of Kendallville, IN.  Deceased Relatives: one brother & two sisters: Jimmy Conley, Linda Burke & Wanda Donovan.  Time and Place of Services: Wednesday (May 28, 2008) 11 am at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY. Military services conducted by Garrett DAV Chapter 128.      officiating: Old Regular Baptist Ministers .  Visitation: Monday after 6pm at the funeral home.  Burial: Gethsemane Gardens- Prestonsburg, KY.  Pallbearers: Active: John Roy Collins, David Short, Greg Warrix, Jeff Warrix, Rodney Conley & Jason Conley; Honorary: Charles Conley, Kenny Warrix, Bret Dunning, Michael Collins, Dale Jude, Roy Collins, Randis Hall & Robert Hunt

Spears,  Corea Lee     Age: 61 OF: Allen, KY.  Date of Birth: March 3, 1947 Place: Floyd County, KY.  Date of Death: May 25, 2008.  Where: Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Facts of Importance: Retired saleswomen for Kirby Co. Parents: the late Italy & Mirary Boyd Spears.  Husband or Wife: Ex-husband: the late Charles Yates. Other Survivors: son: Charles A. Yates of Allen; 6 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchildren: Courtney, Roger, Tiffany, Tommy, Beth, Chris & William Isaac Jarrell. Deceased Relatives: daughter: Angela Samons; one brother & one sister: Dee Spears & Ruth Baker. Time and Place of Services: Wednesday (May 28, 2008) 11 AM at Free Pentecostal Church of Dwale, Dwale, KY. Officiating: William Jarrell. Visitation: Monday after 6pm at the church.  Burial: Spears Cemetery- (Orchard Branch) Banner, KY (NFF)

CASTLE, Brianna Leighayne      Age 17, of Langley, KY., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008 in the St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV. She was born January 19, 1991 in Martin, KY. the daughter of Brian Castle and Lisa Robinson Castle, of Langley, KY. Brianna was a student at Allen Central High School.  Survivors include one brother, Braxton Chase Castle of Langley, KY., a half brother, Joby Blackburn of Drift, KY., a sister, Taylor Brooke Castle of Langley, KY., Special uncle, Steve Buckley. Special Aunt, Regina Castle Allen oof Langley, Ky. Maternal Grandfather, Donald Newsome of Prestonsburg, Ky., and the late Dollie Belle Robinson, Paternal Grandparents, Paul and Ruth Ann Castle of Langley, Ky. and Sondra Frasure of Martin, Ky.  Funeral services for Brianna Leighayne Castle will be conducted, Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation after 6:00 p.m. Monday, here at Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

FULLER, Clova Scott Age 62 of Hueysville, KY., wife of Larry Fuller, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at her residence. She was born December 2, 1945 in Floyd Co., KY the daughter of the late Elbert Scott and Mattie Hoover Scott. Mrs. Fuller was a homemaker, Beside her husband she is survived by two sons, Lowell Dean Castle of Hueysville, KY., and Larry David Castle of Madison, KY., one daughter: Kimberly Dawn Hynes of Hueysville, KY., two brothers, Verlie Scott of Lebanon, OH and Cecil Scott of Enon,OH. one sister, Dorian Scott Sears and grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, seven brothers, Tony, Oney Cecil, Billy Jay, Odell, Hagar and Chester Scott, two sisters, Dallas Francis and Goldie Thompson. Funeral Service for Clova Scott Fuller will be conducted Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky., with Jerry Manns officiating. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church  (HFH)

SPEARS, Willis Age 75, of East Point, KY., husband of Wilma Hunter Spears, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008 in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was born October 19, 1932 a son of the late Arie and Pearl Sluss Spears. He was a former Janitor at Auxier and Prestonsburg Elementary Schools and a member of the Full Gospel Church of God.  In addition to his wife Wilma, he is also survived by six sons; Bobby Ray Spears and James Ray Spears, both of Auxier, Ky., Willis Spears Jr. of Prestonsburg, Ky., Darrell G. Spears of Hueysville, Ky., and Anthony Dwayne Spears of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Brian Keith Spears of Hager Hill, Ky., four daughters; Linda Sue O'Brayn of Prestonsburg, Ky., Patricia Ann O'Brian of Wayland, Ky., Lori Jean Gollihue of Martha, Ky., Step Daughter, Rita Hunter of East Point, Ky. three stepsons; George Hunter of Butler, Ky., James Hunter, Wayland, Ky., seven brothers; Johnny, Jimmy, James E., Bill, Doug and Glen. Six Sisters, Irene, Janice, Maggie, Virgie, Goldie and Nevalee. Host Grand, Great Grand and Great-Great Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Elma Honeycutt Spears, one son; Danny Ray Spears and two daughters; Cathy Marie Spears and Lois Jean Arms. Funeral Services: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, Ky. with James Butler officiating. Burial in the Woods Cemetery at Calf Creek- Prestonsburg, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.  (HFH)

COLLINS, Dessie   Age 82, of Craynor, Ky., widow of Jake Collins, passed away Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born July 12, 1925 in North Carolina, daughter of the late Joe White and Caroline Roxie Hendricks White. Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Kentucky.  Survivors include a son, Raymond Collins, Grethel, Ky., a daughter, Mary Hall, Craynor, Ky., a brother, Johnnie White, North Carolina, four sisters, Mary Lou Greer, Viola Crane, Bertha Crane and Martha Watson all of North Carolina, and two grandchildren, Jason Collins and Brenda (Roy) Mullins and a great grandchild, Heather Mullins. 
Funeral services for Dessie Collins will be conducted Saturday, May 10, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Ky., with the Regular Baptist Church, Grethel, Ky., officiating. Burial will follow in the Hall Cemetery, Craynor, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.  (HFH)


KEEN, Ernest E.
   Age 81, of Wayland, Ky., husband of Edith Creech Keen, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky. He was born August 31, 1926 a son of the late Clayton Keen and Ella Parker Keen. He was a retired Coal Miner and a member of the United Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Roxie Hicks Keen, two brothers, Louis P. Keen and Darb Clayton Keen, Jr., one step-granddaughter, two step-great grandchildren and a step-great-great granddaughter.  In addition to his wife he is also survived by one son; Ernest Keen, Jr., of Columbus Grove, Ohio, two daughters; Loretta Tackett, Kenton, Ohio and Kathleen Webster, Wayland, Ky., and two sisters Stella Green, Wayland, Ky. and Sarah Ellen Hicks of McGuffey, Ohio., four step-sons, Ancil Bentley, Columbus, Oh., Kenneth Ray Bentley, Springport, Mi., Keith Ritchie, Talcum, Ky., Sam Ritchie, Talcum, Ky., and three step-daughters, Omalee Caudill, River, Ky.,Maryln Goble, David, Ky., Wilma Fydenkeuitz , 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, a host of step-grandchildren, and a host of great step-grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergymen Jerry Manns and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Keen Cemetery, Wayland, Ky., under the kind and professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. (HFH)

FRASURE, Betty Lou Allen   Age 73, of Langley, Ky., wife of Eugene Frasure passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008 at her residence. She was born August 13, 1934 in Maytown a daughter of the late Leonard Allen and Beulah Stapleton Allen. She was a member of the Graceway United Methodist Church, Langley, Ky., and a retired Bank Teller from First Commonwealth Bank. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother; William Danny Allen, and one sister; Geraldine Allen. In addition to her husband she is also survived by her son; Allen Keith(Rita) Frasure, Martin, Ky., two daughters; Jeanie L.(Rodney) Hicks and Robyn Gail Frasure both of Langley, Ky., one brother; Joe E. Allen of Langley, Ky., one sister; Virginia Spears of Langley, Ky., four grandchildren Traci Renee (Rodney) Rose, Rodney Brandon (Sabrina) Hicks, Jessica Marie Frasure, and Justin Keith Frasure, also four great grandchildren; Kaytlyn Hicks, Riley Hicks, Karli Rose, and Addisyn Compton. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Graceway United Methodist Church, Langley, Ky., with the Rev. Roy Harlow officiating. Burial will follow in the Leonard Allen Cemetery, Langley, Ky., under the kind and professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.  (HFH)
MARTIN, Edith Frasure 
    Age 93, of Minnie, Ky., widow of Charlie Martin, passed away Thursday, May 01, 2008, at the Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born July 28, 1914 in Martin, Ky., the daughter of the late Elmon Frasure and Virgie Stumbo Frasure. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a member of the McDowell First Baptist Church, McDowell, Kentucky. Survivors include one son, Demoris Martin, Winchester, Ky., two daughters, Matifern Wright and Priscilla Henry both of Minnie, Ky., one sister, Edna Hamilton, Minnie, Ky., 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a son, Gobel P. Martin. Funeral services for Edith Frasure Martin will be conducted Saturday, May 03, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Harry Hargis officiating. Burial will follow in the K. F. Martin Cemetery, Minnie, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Friday here at the Funeral Home.  (HFH)

SPURLOCK, Janice S. Conn  Age, 64, of Printer, died Wednes-day, May 14, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 4, 1943, in Printer, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Elsie Conn. She was a disabled nurse aide for Mt. Manor, and a member of the Drift Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Denver Spurlock. Survivors include her brothers and sisters-in-law: Virgil Ray (Amarine) Conn of McDowell; and Freddie (Patricia) Conn, and Dale Conn, all of Printer; Eddie (Roxie) Conn of Drift, Susie Conn of Hueysville; two special nieces, and a special nephew: Melissa Conn, Bridget Burke, and Cartney Conn; a special great-nephew, Jay Isaacs; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and one great-great-nephew. In addition to her ex-husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons and a brother: Stevie Dwayne Spurlock, Brian Douglas Spurlock, and Terry Conn. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 18, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jim Fields and Farley Howard, officiating. Burial will be in the Halbert Cemetery, in Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)   Published: Monday, May 19, 2008

ALLEN, Volney D.      (Photo HFH) Age 85, of Langley, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was born in Hueysville, on February 27, 1923, the son of the late Wayne and Mallie Craft Allen. He was retired maintenance supervisor for the Floyd County School System; a former employee of Inland Gas and Ashland Oil Companies; a master plumber; a former post master at Langley; veteran of World War II; a member of the Masonic Lodge; and a member of the Maytown First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Preston Allen. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Nelson, Thomas, Kenneth, Clarence and Alfred Allen; and a sister, Ioione Amelia Allen. He is survived by a son, Brent Allen of Eastern; two brothers: Harry Gordon Allen of Hueysville; and Maurice Allen of David; a sister, Lena Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren: Bryan Todd Allen and Bennett Clark Allen; and a great-grandchild, Brady Allen. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin.  Burial will follow in the Allen Cemetery, in Eastern, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  Visitation is at the funeral home, after 6:00 p.m., Friday evening.  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 23, 2008

SAMONS, Richard  Jr.  Age, 67, of Martin, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born July 25, 1940, in Martin, he was the son of the late Richard Samons Sr., and Shirley Crum Samons. He was a disabled welder for CSX Railroad, and a member of the Church of Christ at Arkansas Creek, in Martin. He is survived by his wife, Janet Bradley Samons. Other survivors include three sons: Matthew Samons, Mark Anthony Samons, and Chad Michael Prater, all of Martin; a daughter and son-in-law: Christal and Christopher Wright of Martin; three sisters: Nancy Amburgey and Betty Samons, both of Martin; and Louvina Samons of Warsaw, Indiana; a granddaughter, Kess Leighann Wright; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Lori Samons, Evelyn Hall, and Annie Mae Miller. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ronnie Samons and Roy Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Samons and Bradley Cemetery, Cane Branch, Martin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 23, 2008

CANTERBURY,  Myrtle E. Burchett     (Photo HFH)  Age 87, of Woods Branch, Prestonsburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born February 20, 1921, in Woods, the daughter of the late Melvin and Amy McKee Burchett. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Albert “Bill” Canterbury. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandchild. She is survived by a son, William Albert Canterbury Jr., of Prestonsburg; four daughters: Georgia Ramey of Warsaw, Indiana; Ellen Brown of McDowell; and Ella Goble and Eunice Jane Blackburn, both of Prestonsburg; a sister, Mary Ellen Goble of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, at noon, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, with Manford Fannin, Nathan Lafferty, Virgil Hunt, and Dave Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Acting as Pallbearers are: Dean Brown, Ryan Brown, Kenneth Blackburn, Mark Blackburn, John Goble II, and Mark Meadows.  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 23, 2008

SPENCER, Alex   Age, 77, of Johns Creek, Van Lear, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at his home. Born January 12, 1931, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Alexander Spencer and Katherine Turner Spencer. He was an educator, and a U.S. veteran. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Price Spencer. Survivors include a son, Andre G. (Kathy) Spencer of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; a sister, Nancy Bailey of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren: Trevor and Tyler Spencer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m., at the Phelps and Son Funeral Home, in Paintsville, with Pastor Charles Heater officiating. Burial will be in the Spencer Family Cemetery, in Eastern, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 23, 2008

DEROSSETT, Sam N.   Was born November 28, 1933, in Spurlock, the son of the late Sam and Anna (Tussey) DeRossett. He went to be with the lord on May 17, 2008, at his home in Camby, Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Jean (Stephens) DeRossett; and one son, J.R. DeRossett and his wife, Tara, of Lakeland, Florida. Also surviving are two stepchildren: Dusty Luking and his wife, Mischelle, and Amy McDonald and her husband, Mike; four stepgrandchildren: Gabrielle and Austin Luking, and Sarah and David McDonald. Other survivors include his brothers: John DeRossett and wife, Margaret, and Fred DeRossett and wife, Glenn; and sisters: Deloris Jean Campbell and husband, Leon, Bessie Mae Swartz and husband, David, Sandra Sue Bradley and husband, Jim. Also special to Sam is Lisa DeWitte, her husband Dale, and their children: Katie, Maggie, Luke, and Jake. He was preceeded in death by siblings David and Julia Ann DeRossett; his parents, Sam and Anna; and stepmother, Corine DeRossett. Sam was the owner of The Village Barber shop in Mooresville, Indiana, and was affectionately known by many, as “Sam the Barber.” Sam was a great husband and proud father. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed the company of many friends. Sam loved the outdoors, golfing, and vacationing in Las Vegas. He served in both the United States Army and United States Air Force in the Korean conflict. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a longtime member of the Mooresville VFW, The American Legion, and the Waverly Masonic Lodge. A favorite saying of Sam’s was, “There will be only one of you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself!”  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 23, 2008

LORETO, Rosalie Leslie   Was born November 18, 1910, to William Pharmer and Rosalie (Allen) Leslie. The family moved to Eastland in 1926, where her father served as the Chief Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals, Rosalie was graduated from Eastland High School. She received her degree from the University of Texas in 1931, where she was named a Bluebonnet Belle. Rosalie was a Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Mortar Board. Later, she became a Section Director and National Secretary for that organization. She was a social director at Scottish Rites Dormitory at the University of Texas. Rosalie continued her education at West Texas State College in Canyon, and Columbia University in New York City. Rosalie taught school at Richards, Fort Stockton, and Highland Park Junior High School in Dallas, Texas, as well as the University of Maryland. She was a member of the Society of Women Geographers, International Garden Club, International Committee of the Girl Scouts, and was an observer at the United Nations. On July 15, 1950, Rosalie married Charles Loreto of New York City. They resided there, where he served as a Supreme Court justice. The couple later moved to Stonybrook, Long Island, New York. When Charles retired, they returned to Rosalie’s childhood home in Eastland. Rosalie was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Eastland for many years, and was instrumental in the restoration of the pipe organ and stained glass windows. She participated in many Bible study groups, including the Eastland Community Bible Study. Rosalie was a world traveler and graciously shared stories and mementos of her travels with many of the children and adults wherever she lived. Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, William Pharmer Leslie and Rosalie (Allen) Leslie; and brothers, William Leslie and wife, Geraldine, and Charles Robert (Bob) Leslie. She is survived by a nephew, Allen Leslie of Eastland, and numerous cousins and friends. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Eastland  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 22, 2008

GIBSON, James Gordon   Age, 78, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Batavia, Ohio. He was born May 1, 1929, in Catlettsburg, the son of the late Bertha Hyden Gibson and James S. Gibson. He is survived by his wife, Noreta Gibson (nee Blackburn); sons: David (Cathy) Gibson, Jim (Deanna) Gibson; a sister, Betty Ousley; his brothers: Leonard Gibson, David S. Gibson; grandsons: Kip Gibson, Ross Gibson, and Cain Gibson; and granddaughters: MacKenzie Gibson, Sarah Gibson, and Alyssa Gibson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Jean Shelton; and a brother, Charles Labon Gibson. Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Fairview Church, in Georgetown, Ohio, with Lee Shafer officiating. Burial was in Mt. Orab Cemetery, under the direction of Egbert Funeral Home, 101 Liming Farm Rd., Mt. Orab, Ohio. (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 22, 2008

WARRENS, Ova Mae Martin   Age 91, of Eastern, wife of Earl Warrens, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008, in the Sanctuary at the Crossing, Dublin, Ohio. She was born January 20, 1917, in Northern, a daughter of the late Sol D. Martin and Della Gayheart Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Terry, of Dublin, Ohio; three brothers: Willie Martin, of Printer, and Theodore Martin and Bernard Martin, both of Eastern; two sisters: Nancy Bolen, of Garrett, and Madge Moore, of Romolus, Michigan; two grandchildren: Crystal Kirkbride, of Dublin, Ohio; and Matthew Warren Terry, of Dublin, Ohio; and four great-grandchildren: Ben, Adam, Jack, and Mia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Boltin Martin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Clinton Moore and James Swiger officiating. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, in Eastern, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home Pallbearers: Bo Martin, Matthew Terry, Mat Martin, Edmund Luxmore, Cecil Caudill, Larry Moore, Johnny Martin, and Lynn Parrish. (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 22, 2008

SCOTT, Debra (Debbie) Gaye Waddle    Age, 56, of Lexington, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Friday, May 16, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital. Born December 6, 1951, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Lucy Darby Waddle of Prestonsburg; and the late Erman Waddle. She had been a resident of Lexington since 1996. She was an account specialist for the Chase Bank, in Lexington. She was a member of the Master’s Church, in Lexington. In addition to her mother, survivors include two sons: Justin Biliter (Jennifer) and Brad Biliter (Jamie), both of Lexington; a sister, Myra Stamper of Pikeville; a granddaughter, Sarah Brooke Biliter; and a niece, Sonya Simpson of Pikeville. Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Jerry Workman officiating. Interment was in the Darby Family Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Stout, Jack Howard, Allen James, Phillip Hunt, Mark Hunt, and Kenan Darby. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 22, 2008

MAY, Edgar Ronald   Age, 82, died Saturday May 10, 2008, in Kansas City, Kansas.  He was born on November 10, 1925, in the community of Maytown, the son of the late Edgar Ruley May and Wilma Gunn May. His family was the greatest love of his life, and he leaves behind to mourn his loss, four children: Eric Ronald May, Gregory Stuart May, Cynthia Elaine Trupka, and Leah Kathryn May; two children-in-law, Dennis James Trupka, and Gigi Lozano; four grandchildren: Brittany Dawn Trupka, Andrew Tristan Trupka, Brennan James Trupka, and Rebecca Elena May; his sister Libby Ree Flanery; and beloved friend, Patti Post; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was loved dearly, and will be missed by all. He graduated from Maytown High School in 1943. He lettered in baseball at Georgetown College, where he played shortstop; and graduated from the University of Kentucky. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II. He spent his life’s work as a Systems Analyst for many companies, including General Electric, Lukens Steel, Florida Steel, North American Phillips Corporation, Kansas City Power and Light, and in retirement he was a real estate agent. He loved to garden, and in earlier years he was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed sports, especially UK basketball, and he always rooted for the Kansas State Wildcats. More recently, he enjoyed reading, history, and watching old movies. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. A memorial service will be held at Graceway United Methodist Church, in Langley, on May 25, at 2:00 p.m. His last plans were to go to the Maytown Community Homecoming over Memorial Day Weekend. His family will carry his ashes to his final homecoming, where they will be interred in the family cemetery at Warco. Published:  Thursday, May 22, 2008

MARTIN, Nora    Age 94, of Prestonsburg, and formerly of McDowell, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center. She was born August, 25 1913, in Orkney, the daughter of the late Wilson “Wilse” Newsome and Henrietta Jane Hopkins. She was a member of the Left Beaver Regular Baptist church; a business person; and housewife. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis E. Grigsby (Pete); a son, Julius C. Martin (Mary Rose); and a daughter-in-law, Marguriette Hall Martin; nine grandchildren: Malinda Gay Majakey; Elizabeth Lynn Barr of San Francisco, California; Nora Rich of Nashville, Tennessee; Sam Martin III; Violet Elizabeth “Beth” Rowe; Geri Grigsby of Lexington; J. Clint Martin; Pete Grigsby III, of Blue Springs, Missouri; and Virginia Davis; 18 great-grandchildren: Nora Barr, Sarah Barr, John Robert Rich, David Tate Rich, Grace Rich, Lucille Rich, Meredith Majakey Sleight, Lauren Majakey, Erin Majakey, Pete Grigsby IV, Kate Grigsby, Amanda Martin, Julius C. “Jay” Martin III, Elizabeth Davis, Alex Davis, April Martin Cornett, Celina Rowe, and Dustin Rowe; and one great-great-grandchild, Gabriella Sleight. In addition to her parents and husband, Sam Martin, Sr., she was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Wellman; son-in-law, Robert Wellman of Nashville, Tennessee; a son, Sam Martin Jr.; brothers and sisters: Milton Ramsey, James Ellis Ramsey, Levi Hall, Owen Hall, Andy Jack Hall, Dona Hall Newsome, Martisha Newsome, Melvina Newsome Berry, Phillip Newsome, Cora Newsom Fraley, and Ben Newsome. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: E. Pete Grigsby III, J. Clint Martin II, Brett Davis, Robert “Bobby” Rowe, and Lee Majakey. Active honorary: E. Pete Grigsby IV, Jay Martin III, Alex Davis, Dustin Rowe, and Justin Cornett.  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 22, 2008

LITTLE, William “Bill” “Billy” R.   Age 62 of Drift, passed from this life on Monday, May 19, 2008, in the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born February 27, 1946, in Melvin, the son of the late Johnny and Ruby Hall Little. He was employed as a program planner for Big Sandy ADD, and was a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ in Printer. He is survived by his wife, Linda Howell Little; two sons: Christopher Tyler Little of Drift; and Kevin Scott Little of Versailles; a daughter, Jaime Susan Dudleson of Drift; two brothers: Larry Ray Jones of McDowell; and Ricky Alan Little of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Sandra J. Lidster of Beauford, South Carolina; and Teresa L. Little of Frenchburg; grandchildren: Ashlea, Jon-Christopher, Matthew, Emma, and Chase. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Little; a sister, Tammy Elkins; and a grandchild, Lynzi. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 22, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Bruce Coleman and Richard Bowens officiating. Burial will be in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S) Published:  Thursday, May 22, 2008

ADKINS, Sadie   Age, 88, of Mt. Washington, passed away, Monday, May 19, 2008, at Green Meadows Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Adkins. She is survived by a son, Gerald Adkins (Shirley); a daughter, Connie Vanderpool (Herman); her grandsons, Gregory Shannon Adkins, Tom and Jeff Black; a great-grandson, Joshua Shannon Adkins; and a great-great-grandson, Caleb Adkins; along with several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home. Interment was in the Adkins Family Cemetery in Rush. Visitation was at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to Green Meadows Activity Fund. (FCT'S)

TOLSON,  Azlee   Age, 77, of Eastern, died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 4, 1930, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Henry F. Workman and Ollie Combs Workman. She was retired from customer service. She was a member of the Church of Christ, in Hueysville. She was preceded in by her husband, John Kelly Tolson. Survivors include three sons: Kenneth Ray Baldridge of Louisville, Clarence Baldridge of Lexington and Bobby Gene Baldridge of Eastern; a daughter, Anita Louise Recanati of New Jersey, New York; a brother, Charles R. Workman of Fords Branch; two sisters: Rosie Belle Saylor of Harold and Helen J. Hall of Shelbiana; and 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Jerry L. Workman and Henry F. Workman Jr.; and two sisters: Barbara A. Bond and Jackie Hampton. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m., at the Pikeville Funeral Home Chapel, with Chester Varney officiating.  Visitation is one hour prior to memorial services. Burial will be in the Murphy Cemetery, in Wolfe County.(FCT'S)

MEADE, Mary Jo Meadows    Age, 64, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born November 6, 1943, in Coleman, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. Meadows and Josephine Dickerson Meadows. She was a disabled assistant operator for Columbia Gas Transmission. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, and a member of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. Survivors include a son, David Meade of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Leslie Sharon Richie of Perry County; a sister, Patricia M. Halfhill of Prestonsburg; a brother, Charles Dudley Meadows of Monticello; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 21, at 1 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Interment was at Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

HALL, Delphia    Age, 78, of Printer, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born May 26, 1929, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Rebecca Spurlock Hunter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, General Lee Hall. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Cleadus (Daisy) Hall of Printer; a sister, Dorothy Carpenter of Ohio; four grandchildren: Amanda, Donald, Katrina and Timothy; five great-grandchildren: Aminata, Mariama, Angel, Katelyn and Felicia. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald Hall; five brothers and two sisters: Earman Hunter, Oliver Hunter, Arnold Hunter, Clifford Hunter, Columbus Hunter, Tennessee Whitt and Ocie Hall. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Frank Kidd Jr. officiating.
Burial will be in the Hunter Cemetery, Honaker. Visitation is at the funeral home and nightly services were held.  (FCT'S)

RUNNELS, William (Bill) Pierce  Jr. Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  Born May 31, 1933, in Pres-tonsburg, he was the son of the late William Pierce Runnels and Fannie Victoria Harris Runnels. He was a former lawyer. He was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School, a graduate of U.K. Law School, and a former member of the UK Marching Band. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, in Prestonsburg.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Joy Runnels of Prestonsburg; one son, William Pierce Runnels III (Cathy) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one daughter, Vicky Lynn Bryan of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one stepson, Greg DeRossett (Angie) of Morehead; six grandchildren: Scott Bryan, Ed Bryan, Tyler Runnels, Juliana Runnels, Nicolas Runnels and Logan DeRossett. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating.  Interment at Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Pearl Wright (Shorty)   Age, 67, of Langley, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at (Wilson Creek), in Langley. Born April 28, 1941, in Wheelwright, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sylvania Johnson Wright. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Martin Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Elzie (Rube) Bentley Jr. Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Billy (Jessica) Bentley of Langley, and Joe (Amy) Jones of Martin; one daughter and son-in-law, April (Danny) Meadows of Langley; one sister, Jessie Bentley of Indiana; eight grandchildren: Jessica (Matthew) Bertrand, Melinda Meadows, Daniel Meadows, Damion Holle, Natalie Holle, AnnaLecia Bentley, Kenton Jones, and Kody Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and 10 sisters: Billy Wright, Lillie Isaac, Dorsie Johnson, Millie Duke, Geneva Holbrook, Annie Wright, Gracie Shifflet, Mildred Burke, Gracie Gillman, Nina Wright, and Rosie McCall. Funeral services were held Monday, May 12, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Sonny Boyd and Calvin Setser officiating.Burial was in the family cemetery (Big Fork), Langley.Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

HOWARD,  Harold J.   Age, 76, passed away, Sunday, May 4, 2008, at his home in Pilgrim. Harold, the son of the late Arthur and Alta Mae Music Howard, was born on April 24, 1932, on Little Paint Creek, at East Point. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1955; spent his early life as a mechanic; and later retired from Wolf Creek Colleries. He was a member of the Lovely Freewill Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Dawne Fields Howard; one daughter (by Ruby Jewell Rowe Howard), Lisa Howard Murrell and son-in-law, Charles K. Mollett of East Point; two grandsons: Gary Wayne Jr., and Derek Howard Murrell of East Point; two stepchildren: Darlene (Lee) Moore of Pilgrim, and Garry (Denise) Gauze of Inez; three stepgrandchildren: Karen (John) Rainwater, and Ryan and Valerie Gauze, all of Inez; and two stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Reuben Clay (Joann) Howard of East Point; a niece: Debbie (Danny) Howard Hall of East Point; a nephew, Tim (Lois) Howard of Prestonsburg; and a great-nephew, Danny Douglas II (Kristy) Hall of Lexington. Funeral services were held at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, in Inez, on Wednesday, May 7, at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend Lonnie Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Howard-Combs Cemetery at East Point. (FCT'S)

SHEPHERD, Mortie     Age, 97, of 636 W. 900 S., Claypool, Indiana, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at 7:20 a.m., at his residence. Born July 26, 1910, in David, he was the son of the late Lewis Shepherd and Susan (Watson) Shepherd. He was married to Lola (Allen) Shepherd in January 1933. She preceded him in death on May 6, 1987. He was a coal miner in Kentucky. He had been a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana, since 1985, and was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, in Silver Lake, Indiana. He had been a member of the United Mine Workers for 67 years.  Survivors include three sons: Edgal Shepherd of Prestonsburg; Lewis Wedstel (wife, Patty) Shepherd of Claypool, Indiana; and Columbus (wife, Janet) Shepherd of Warsaw, Indiana; four daughters: Irene Manns, Opal Arnett, and Madeline Hopkins, all of Claypool, Indiana; and Ruby (husband, Bill) Crothers of Paintsville; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Richard (wife, Kathleen) Shepherd of Waddy, and Oakie (wife, Cassie) Shepherd of Maytown; and one sister, Bertha Prater of Inez. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vina Mae Dotson; three brothers; and four sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Visitation was Monday, May 12, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. and will be held on Wednesday, May 14, from 4:00 -8:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Memorials may be made to: Gospel Hill Silver Lake Community Food Pantry, 301 S. Jefferson Street, Silver Lake, Indiana 46982. Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s Website at: www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com  (FCT"S)

DeROSSETT, Golda Mae Jones  (HFH) Age 79, of Grethel, passed from this life on Friday, May 9, 2008, in Pikeville. She was born April 7, 1929, in Pikeville, the daughter of the late Charley and Linda Brown Jones. She was a retired school teacher in the Floyd County School Systems, a member of the KEA, and the Floyd County Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Foster Jones and Jessie James Jones; two sisters: Octava Hall and Phinetta Evans; and a grandson, Nicholas Likens. Surviving are two sons: Dwayne Likens of Pikeville, and Barry DeRossett of Georgetown; one daughter, Gwinetta Anglin of Commerce, Georgia; five sisters: Mary Alice Newsome of Virgie; Gosetta Newome of Grethel; Stella Margaret Stumbo of Harold; Elizabeth Tackett of Allen; and Verlie Hall of Clyde, Ohio; and three grandchildren: Alex Likens, Charles DeRossett, and Andy DeRosssett. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13, at noon, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clinton Moore officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home.  (FCT"S)

ALLEN, James Walter    was born December 17, 1939 in Pike County Kentucky the son of the late Edgar and Viola Boyd Allen. James is a retired coal miner, working as a foreman and cutting machine operater. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. James was a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church and had served this country in the Air Force. Along with the parents, James was preceded inf death by one brother, Rondal Allen. The survivors include: His wife-Madge E. Allen who married James on June 23, 1962. His son-james Walter Allen Jr. and his wife B.J. Of harold, Kentucky. His daughter-Jamie Kimmel and her husband Jeff of Betsy Layne, Kentucky. His grandchildren-Koty Newsome, Blake Newsome, Kasey Jewell, Keremy Jewell, Lawrence Kimmel, and Ryan Kimmel His brothers-willard Allen of Circleville, Ohio and Vernon Allen of Michigan. Sisters-Helena Edmonds of Michigan, and Mickie Thomas of Coeburn, Virginia. Half sisters; Lois, Brenda, and Diana. The pall bearers will be: Koty Newsome, Blake Newsome, Jeremy Jewell, Ryan Kimmel, Blake Childers, and Lawrence Kimmel. (JWCALL)

REFFETT, Carson "Red"    Age 75 of David, Kentucky entered eternal rest Tuesday Evening April 29, 2008 at the Prestonsburg Healthcare Center. He was born June 26, 1932 at David, Kentucky being the son of the late Malcolm and Kathryn Miller Reffett. He was a retired coal miner having worked for National Mines Corp. He was preceded in death by: the parents, 2 sisters, Ruby Jean Reffett and Ruth Pitts. Surviving are: the wife, Laudy B. Prater Reffett and One brother, Taylor Reffett of Winchester, Ky. Funeral Services: Friday, May 2, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Hall FUneral Home Chapel with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial in the Reffett Cemetery at Pitts Fork - David, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Kentucky.  (HFH)
 

WATKINS, Antha Jean Conley  Age 82 of Wayland, Kentucky passed away on Friday, April 25, 2008 in the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. She was born at Handshoe, Kentucky on May 10, 1925 the daughter of the late Willie and Lizzie Conley. She was homemaker and a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, Ky. She was preceded in death by: The parents, Husband, Charles Lee Watkins Three Sons, Jerry, Charles E. and David Watkins, Brother, Otis Conley, Grandson, Steven Eric Vanderpool. Surviving Family: Seven Sons, Carl Watkins, Roger Watkins, Danny Watkins and Shannon Watkins all of Wayland, Ky. James Watkins of Rochester, Mi., Teddy Watkins of Morehead, Ky., and Rodney Watkins of Prestonsburg, Ky. Four Daughters, Loretta Ward of West Liberty, Ky., Carolyn Brunson of Cleveland, Oh, Debbie Clark of Clay City, Kentucky and Mary Stacy of Wayland, Ky. 29 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services: Monday, April 28, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Estill, Ky. with Ministers of the church officiating. Burial in the Keen Cemetery at Mill Creek Rd. Wayland, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Kentucky. PALLBEARERS: Marcus Stacy, Carl Watkins, Wayne Watkins, Teddy Watkins, Matthew Stacy, Shaun Watkins, Nathan Collins, Dale Watkins, Ronnie Boyd, and Bobby Slone.

FLANNERY,  Deena Susan Holt        Age 40, of McDowell, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at her residence. She was born May 04, 1967 in Ypsilanti, Mi., the daughter of Willie Eugene Holt, McDowell, and Saundra Ruth Tackett Holt, Drift, Kentucky. Mrs. Flannery was a graduate of McDowell High School and grew up in the Drift Pentecostal Church. Survivors include a daughter, Brittney Michelle Flannery, Wayland, Ky., a sister, Shana Dawn Holt Mitchell and her husband, Orville,Jr., Drift, Ky., a nephew, Tyler and two nieces, Shayla and Casey. Funeral services for Deena Susan Holt Flannery will be conducted Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergymen Ted Shannon and Dr. Dicky Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Drift Cemetery, Drift, Ky., under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday, with nightly services at 7:00 p.m., here at Hall Funeral Home. (HFH)

LAVEN, George M.   Age 92, of Pigeon Forge, Tn., formerly of Allen, Ky., passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Pigeon Forge Rehabilitation and Care Facility. Proceeding him in death was his wife, Euna Laven, a brother Russell Laven, and a sister-in-law Sarah Laven. He his survived by his daughter, Tommie Carol Hampton, Pigeon Forge, Tn., two grandchildren, Stephanie Whittinghill, Orlando, Fl., and Stephen L. Hampton, Chicago, Illinois. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, May 5, 2008, at 2:30 p.m., at the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., with the Clergyman Arnold Turner, Jr., officiating. Visitation is from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.  (HFH)

CAUDILL Harry W.   Age 78, of Allen, Ky., husband of Wanda Ratliff Caudill, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Saint Joseph Martin, Martin, Ky. He was born February 15, 1930 in Allen, Ky., a son of the late Lloyd Caudill and Stella Branham Caudill. He was retired from CSX Railroad. Survivors include his wife Wanda Ratliff Caudill, Allen, Ky., a son Ronald Keith (Jeanne) Caudill, Prestonsburg, Ky., a daughter Kathy Caudill (Randy) Hayes, Stanville, Ky., a brother James Caudill, Hanover, In., four sisters; Justine Dingus, Riverview, MI., Pauline Crisp, Prestonsburg, Ky., Betty Rickman, Lackey, Ky., and Bonnie Hinton, Orange Park, Fla., four grandchildren, Jennifer McKinney, Ashla Samples, Heidi Caudill, and Lynsey Caudill, and four great grandchildren, Tyler McKinney, Taylor McKinney, Allie Samples, and Nickolas Samples. Funeral service will be conducted Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with the Clergyman Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Pallbearers: Rob McKinney, Tod Samples, Joey Hyden, Tim Martin, Eddie Billips, Marcum Tackett, Randy Hayes, Jon Mark and Mark Tackett. (HFH)

WEBB, Walter Scott     Age 65, of Ross, OH, passed away May 15, 2008 at Ft. Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, OH. He was born on June 21, 1942 in Wayland, KY, the son of Clarence, Sr. and Jessie (Martin) Webb. He attended Ross Local Schools and graduated from Ross High School. He is survived by two brothers, Clarence, Jr. (Jean) Webb of Morgan Township, OH and Phillip (fiance Doris Depew) Webb of Ross, OH, three nephews, Greg (Susan) Webb and their children, Amanda, Kristi and Terra, Michael Webb and Rodney Webb, one niece Melissa Webb. He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew Jeffrey Webb. Funeral service at Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Ross, OH May 17, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m until time of service. Burial will be at Millville Cemetery, Millville, OH. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice in his memory. The family would like to thank the IMC Unit, 2nd floor at Ft. Hamilton Hospital and Dr. Madhu Chalasani for their care. www.charlesyoungfuneralhome.com

CECIL, Earl Leroy  Sr.        Services for Earl Leroy Cecil, Sr., 77, of Norman, OK will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at the Northgate Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Mr. Cecil was born March 17, 1931 in Harold, Floyd Co., KY to Harve and Avalia (Davis) Cecil. He died April 20, 2008 in Norman, OK. Mr.Cecil had lived in Norman, OK since moving from Garden City, MI in 1979. He was a long time member of the Crossland Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son Earl "Leroy" Cecil, Jr.; parents; brothers: Willie, Tandy, Sam, Prichard, Jack, Estille, and McKinley Cecil; and sisters, Anna Laura Castle, Minnie Taylor, Mary Hall, and Edna Napier. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Cecil at home; daughter, Cindy Box and husband Rudy of Norman; sister, Bea Adkins of Harold, Ky.; grandchildren, Joseph Fleming and wife Kara, and Jay Fleming and wife Whitney, all of Norman; great-granddaughters, Hope and Abby Fleming; and numerous extended family and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service. Submitted by family Published in The Norman Transcript on 4/22/2008.

AKERS, Otis Eugene    Age 61, 0f Harold, Ky., passed away Monday, April 14, 2008, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born July 20, 1946 in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of the late Marion Akers and Zelma Mae Williams Akers. Mr. Akers was a retired mechanic for Childers and Venters, Pikeville, Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Linda Thornsbury Akers, Harold, Ky., a son, Eddie Akers, Harold, Ky., two sisters, Ailene Kidd and Novia Clark both of Honaker, Ky., and two grandchildren, Andrea and Zachary Akers.  Preceding him in death was his parents and a sister, Verleen Rae Kidd.  Funeral services for Otis Eugene Akers will be conducted Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. (HFH)
 

MULKEY, Mary Ellen    Age 90 of Banner, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Prestonsburg Healthcare Center. She was born December 23, 1917 at Martin, Ky. the daughter of the late Albert and Cora Crum Spears.  She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Other than the parents, she was preceded in death by, Her husband, Isaac Lee Mulkey, One Son, Jeff Mulkey, Two Daughters, Blanch Akers and Maxine Boyd. Four Brothers, Italy, Mexico, Oscar and Leict Spears. Four sisters, Della Lafferty, Nellie Goble, Ermma Crum and Aileen Crum and 1 Grandchild.  She is survived by: One Son, Earl Mulkey of Banner, Kentucky, One Brother, Leonard Spears of Banner, Kentucky, 8 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great- Great Grandchild.  Funeral Services: Friday, April 11, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial in the Akers Cemetery at Dana, Ky. Under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.   (HFH)
 

AKERS, Ida ,    Age 83, of Dana, Kentucky, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008 at the Martin County Health Care Facility, Inez, Ky. She was born October 17, 1924 the daughter of the late Willie Akers and Hattie Conn Akers.  Survivors include a brother-in-law: Luther Boyd, Banner, Ky., and three sister-in-laws: Pauline Akers and Evelyn Akers both of Dana, Ky., and Norma Jean Akers of Ivel, Ky., 10 nephews and 7 nieces. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Adren Akers. Funeral service for Ida Akers will be conducted Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall Funeral Chapel, with Frank Kidd Jr. and Chris Kidd officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. (HFH)
 

SMITH, Jerri Ellen Samons     Age 49, of Martin, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 03, 2008, at her residence. She was born October 18, 1958 in McDowell, Ky., the daughter of Katy B. Crum Samons, Martin, Ky., and the late Rupert V. Samons. Mrs. Smith was a Sales Manager at Shirt Gallery, Martin, Ky., for 18 years. Survivors include her husband, James C. Smith, two sons, James E. Robinson, Jr., and his wife, Jessica L., Allen, Ky., Jesse E. Robinson, Prestonsburg, Ky., two daughters, Rebecca K. Bartrum and her husband, Nathan, Hueysville, Ky., Sara E. Smith, Morgantown, Wv., three sisters, Janis Newman ,Sandra Crisp, and Sari Slone all of Martin, Ky., and three grandchildren, Alyssa P. Robinson, Quinton S. Robinson, and Emery R. Bartrum.  Other than the Father, she was preceded in death by: A brother, Rupert V. Samons, Jr. Funeral services for Jerri Smith will be conducted Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Friday here at the Funeral Home.  In Lieu of Flowers Donations may be made to: ALS Research or ALS Patient Care.  (HFH)
 

CAUDILL, Linda Sue Daniels      Age 57 of Ivel, Ky. passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2008 at her residence. She was born November 19, 1950 at Martin, Ky. the daughter of Arnold Daniels of Martin, Ky. and the late Genevie Jones Daniels. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: The Father, Arnold Daniels, Two Daughters, Sarah Geneva (Charles, Jr.) Jent of Allen, Ky. and Teresa Ann (Ricky) Ramey of Martin, Ky. One Brother, Arnold Dean Daniels of Eastern, Kentucky and One Sister, Brenda Gail Huffman of McDowell, Ky. Grandchildren: Rebecca Paige, Victoria Jent, Justin Jent, Cody Ramey and Casey Ramey. One Great Grandchild, Jada Johnson. Funeral Services: Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, Ky. with Gary Compton and Jeffrey Crum officiating. Burial in the Marshall Cemetery at Martin, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky. (HFH)

DEAN, Myrtle "Patsy" Blevins Bentley   Age, 67 of Kansas City, KS, formerly of Langley, Ky., passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008. She was born May 14, 1940, the daughter of the Delmer and Webble Blevins. She was a graduate of Maytown High School in 1958 and attended Spencerian College of Louisville, Ky. She was formerly employed by General Motors Fairfax, Kansas City, KS. Patsy is survived by her husband, John Dean, daughters; Theresa Bentley of Excelsior Springs, MO, Pamela Ruis and Tina Wall of Kansas City, KS, grandchildren; April and Joshua Bentley, Geoffery and Jacob Ruis, and Daniel and Sean Wall, sisters; Jannice Sue Hinkle and Mary Joan Wallen of Langley, Ky., brothers; Johnny Blevins of Toledo, OH and Larry Blevins of Holt, MI and numerous neices , nephews, family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Judith Archer, and brothers, Kedrick Blevins and Kenneth Blevins. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4 2008 at Hall Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Reverend Roy Harlow officiating. Burial will follow in the Blevins Cemetery, Langley, Ky. (HFH)

REYNOLDS, Mirtie Newsome   Age 93, of Ligon, Ky., widow of Effort Reynolds, passed away Wednesday, April 02, 2008, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born March 23, 1915 in Biscuit, Ky., the daughter of the late Jack Newsome and Fannie Stumbo Newsome.  Survivors include a daughter, Freda Hayes, Harrodsburg, Ky., a sister, Mae Howell, Andrews, In., six grandchildren, Brigette Flannery, Belinda Hall, Breena Akers, Chris Kemp, Lesa Shepherd and Amy Faye Hayes, and four great grandchildren, Cortney, Brandon, Andrea and Cody. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sons, Billy Gene Reynolds and James Calvin "Bub" Reynolds, a daughter, Faye Reynolds Kemp, six brothers, Cassie Newsome, Crit Newsome, Ed Newsome, Frank Newsome, Homer Reynolds, and Harold Reynolds, six sisters, Dude Akers, Nell Cole, Ruth Hamilton, Mellie Holbrook, Doll Newsome, and Virdie Placktus. Funeral services for Mirtie Newsome Reynolds will be conducted Saturday, April 05, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Jerry Manns and Clinton Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Burton Cemetery, Ligon, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements. (HFH)

FRAZIER, Bertha "Bert" Fugate,  Age 77, passed away March 13, 2008. She was born on January 22, 1931 in Garrett, KY. Bert is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Theodore; children Barb Ringo, Linda Pollock, Alice Frantz, Connie Warner; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great- grandchildren; 1 sister; 1 brother; and many other friends and relatives. The family will receive friends on March 17, 2008 from 10:00-11:00AM at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel (3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd.) Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Bert will be missed by all her family. To send the family a special message online visit, www.NewcomerFamily.com

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

CREMEANS, Reverend Robert Sr.   Age 78 of Hamilton, OH passed away at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital on March 25, 2008. He was born in Garrett, KY (Floyd County) on September 17, 1929, the son of Vernon and Glenna (McKee) Cremeans. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served from 1948 to 1952. Reverend Cremeans retired as honor pastorate in appreciatation of dedication and faithful service as a minister of the gospel in the Church of God of Cleveland, TN his tenure was from 1957 to 1991. He graciously pastored many churches in the Ohio area including: Eaton Church of God, Camden Church of God, Xenia Church of God, East Canton Church of God, Mt. Airy Church of God, Westside Church of God and also Ravenswood Church of God in WV. He is survived by his loving wife Sarah (Kennedy) Cremeans in which they would be celebrating 55 years of a wonderful marriage on March 28. They have five children who all loved their father greatly and held him at the highest respect, Glenda Cremeans of Dayton, OH, Robert Cremeans, Jr. of Hamilton, OH, Timothy (Charlene) Cremeans of Hamilton, OH, Rebekah (Steve) Mathis of Hamilton, OH and Jonathan (Kimberly) Cremeans of Monroe, OH. Ten grandchildren; Sarah Cabrera, Kerri Schaffer, Aaron Hoschar, Erik Cremeans, Melinda Cremeans, Tiffany Cremeans, Christian Marcum, Matthew Davenport, Courtney Cremeans, Katelyn Cremeans, and seven great grand children. He is also survived by two sisters Corrine Branham of Fairborn, OH and Faye Jenkins of West Liberty, KY. He is preceeded in death by his parents; four brothers, Roy, Ralph, Clyde and Tim Cremeans, one sister; Ollie Fyffe. Funeral Services will be held March 29, at the Hamilton Church of God 1760 Millville Ave. Hamilton, OH 45013 with Reverend David Garrett, pastor of New Haven Church of God officiating. Visitation will be held March 29, 2008 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Weigel Funeral home will be assisting. Burial will follow at the Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton, OH. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the  ICU nurses at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital that cared for him and the support that was received from the physicians and staff. Online condolences may be made to www.weigelfuneralhome.com

HALL, Christina Stewart    Age 75, of Huber Heights, OH passed away March 26, 2008. Mrs. Hall was born in McDowell, KY on April 14, 1932 & was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hall in 1993. Survived by 3 daughters & son-in-law, Susan & Thomas Barron, Sherry Hoskins & Sandra Hall; sons & daughters-in-law, Jack & Pamela Hall & James & Anna Hall; grandchildren, Lisa (Carl) Whitt, Jason & Emily Hall, Andrea, James, Jr., Jacob & Jared Hall; 3 great grandchildren, Grace & Jack Whitt & Jackson Hall; brothers & sisters-in-law, Henry & Doris Stewart, William & Patsy Stewart, Conrad & Phyllis Stewart & Douglas Stewart; close friend, Michael Helping & numerous nieces, nephews, family & friends. Funeral service 10:00 A.M. March 31, 2008 at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, "North Dayton Chapel", 5040 Frederick Pk. at Needmore Rd. Pastor Hank Chafin officiating. Interment Dayton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 P.M. March 30, 2008 at the George C. Martin Funeral  Home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgecmartinfuneralhome.com

HAYES, Sadie M.    Age 94, of Allen, Ky., widow of Mabry Hayes, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born April 01, 1913 in Warco, Ky., the daughter of the late Phillip Hagans and Maude Crisp Hagans. Mrs. Hayes was a Retired Cook for the Floyd County School System and a member of the Allen First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Reggie Hayes, Canton, Mi., a brother, Bill Hagans, Langley, Ky., a sister, Jewel Hagans, Allen, Ky., three grandchildren, Lynda Schilling, Steven R. Hayes, and Mark M. Hayes, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services for Sadie M. Hayes will be conducted Monday, March 03, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergymen Earl Waugh and Arnold Turner, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky (HFH)

MCCOWEN,  Blanche Little Age 92, of Prestonsburg, Ky., widow of Lee McCown, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born May 08, 1915 in Pike County, Ky., the daughter of the late Sonny D. Little and Sarah Rowe Little. Mrs. McCown was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Tackett, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., Glenda Fraley, Prestonsburg, Ky., seven grandchildren, Michael McCown, David, Ky., Christopher McCown, Auxier, Ky., Gina Tackett, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., Heather Tackett Falduto, Chicago, Il., Sarah Fraley Lyon, Prestonsburg, Ky., Richard McCown, Frenchburg, Ky., and Susan McCown Francis, Eubank, Ky., and five great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, Son, Lowell McCown and a brother, Junius Little.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 03, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Sam Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Saturday here at the Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

KING, Etta Rose (Hopkins)  Age 78 of West Chester, OH and formerly of McDowell, KY entered into eternal rest January 28, 2008 in the Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery, OH following an extended illness. Etta was born September 7, 1929 in McDowell, KY, the daughter of the late Wilbur J. and Lettie (Shannon) Hopkins. Etta will always be remembered by her family and friends as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Etta was preceded in death by her parents, dear husband, Troy Otis King in 2004, one son - Jackie Calvin King, four grandchildren: Eric Todd Miller, George Anthony Miller, Michael David King and Daniel Corey Stanley; two brothers - Wilburn Jackson Hopkins and Charles Hopkins and three sisters: Blanche Gertrude Hopkins, Gladys Opal Hamilton and Helen Eddith Rhodes. She leaves to mourn her passing, her children: Carol Lynn Miller (Gordon Ray Stanley)of Wheelwright, KY, Stanley King (Brenda Joyce) of McDowell, KY, Shirley Ann King of Jackson, MI, Daniel Mark King of Hyatt, KY, Randy (Jacqueline) King of Oregonia, OH and Barbara Ella Belcher (Roy) of Eaton Rapids, MI;one sister - Ella Lenora Roberson of North Shore Hills, SC; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Friends may call on the family January 30, 2008 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and again January 31,2008 from 10:00am to 8:00pm at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church in Wheelwright, KY. Funeral services will be held February 1, 2008 at the church at 12:00 noon with her grandson, Brother Ezra Troy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopkins and Tackett Cemetery located in McDowell, KY. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.stinekilburnfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Stine Kilburn Funeral Home, Lebanon, Oh. 45036 and Hall Funeral Home, Martin, KY.  (THE LEBANON (OH) WESTERN STAR 1/31/08)

DEMATO,  Emma Jean Lewis   Age, 80, Overland Park, KS, formerly of Columbus, OH, died February 4, 2008, at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. February 9, 2008, at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Church of the Resurrection or to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 3846 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Emma Jean was born August 30, 1927, in Betsy Lane, KY. (NOTE: KY BIRTH INDEX LISTS AS PIKE COUNTY). She moved to Columbus, OH in 1955. She was a loving mother and a hard worker all of her life. Emma Jean was preceded in death by her husband Joe Demato in 1994. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Nancy Lewis; and grandchildren, Michelle and Bradley Lewis, Leawood, KS; and two sisters, Sonja Baer, OH and Sadie Hatfield, WV.  (COLUMBUS (OH) DISPATCH 2/6/08)

HARRIS, Clifford Leo  Age 59, passed away on February 12, 2008, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born on November 13, 1948, in Melvin, KY, to the late Isadore and Sarah (Howell) Harris. In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Donni Harris; daughters, Paula (Kris Klintz) Harris and Jennifer Bailey; 3 brothers, Ivan, Arnold, and Randall; 5 sisters, Dorothy, Christine, Nannie, Loretta, and Mickey; and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. February 15, 2008 at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. February 16, 2008. Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. "Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries"  (THE COLUMBUS (OH) DISPATCH 2/14/08)

MULLINS, Grace     Age, 89, of Dayton, OH passed away peacefully February 18, 2008 at Crestview Manor. She was born November 27, 1918 in Bosco, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert B. and Leona B Mullins, sisters Madge Martin, Agnes Allrid, R. Joan Brewer, and 2 brothers Samuel Mullins, Ralph Mullins and a great-niece Theresa Brewer. Grace is survived by her sister Mildred Estridge, 2 brothers and a sister-in-law William and Mary Mullins and Robert Mullins, 3 great-nieces Patricia Brewer and Mary (Bruce) McGill, and Heather (Chad) Bonifield, a great- nephew David (Patty) Brewer, and great-great nieces Caitlin McGill, Brooke Brewer, Kayla Bonifield and great-great nephew Justin Bonifield. Grace had retired from WPAFB in 1981 after 38 years of service. Memorial services will be 2 PM, February 22, 2008 at Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, 118 Woodland Ave. Arrangements in care of TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - BELMONT CHAPEL. Online condolences may be made at www.tobiasfuneralho  (THE DAYTON (OH) DAILY NEWS 2/20/08)

DeBUSK, Pauline Hopson    Age, 74 years, of Hillsboro, OH died December 13, 2007. She was born March 17, 1933 in Wayland, KY, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Simmons) Hopson. Pauline retired from General Motors in Dayton. On August 2, 1952 she was united in marriage to Bobby Vernon DeBusk who preceded her in death May 1993. She was also preceded in death by a son Gary Thomas DeBusk, two sisters and one brother. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Sandra DeBusk of Hillsboro, OH, James Ray and Donna DeBusk of Hillsboro, OH, two daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Kay Biskirk of Hillsboro, Patricia Lynn and Micki Thorman of Hillsboro, one sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Carl Woody of Dayton, OH, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. December 17, 2007 at the Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Rev. Wylie Perkins will officiate with burial following in the Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Centerville, OH. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until service at 11:00 AM at the Thompson Funeral Home. Memorials: Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Boulevard., Mt. Orab, OH 45154.  (THOMPSON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOMES OF SOUTHWEST OHIO 2008)
COOLEY, George
     Age: 56 OF: Banner, KY Date of Birth: March 27, 1951 Place: Prestonsburg, KY Date of Death: February 5, 2008 Facts of Importance: disabled carpenter & member of Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church- Betsy Layne, KY Parents: the late Raymond & Sara Elizabeth Adkins Cooley Husband or Wife: Teresa Spears Cooley Other Survivors: three daughters & sons in law: Sabrina (Darryl) Cooley Ritchie & Tabitha (Jody) Cecil all of Banner, KY & Samantha Cooley of Lackey, KY; four brothers: Harold Cooley of Prestonsburg, KY, Ernest Cooley of Banner, KY, Dean Cooley of Dwale & Kenneth Cooley of Jessup, GA; four sisters: Audrey Faye Minyard of Hamilton, OH, Janet Vjada of Arizona, Mary Garrison of Myrtle Beach, SC & Ethel Meyers of Anaheim, CA; 4 grandchildren: Jordan, Brandon, Megan & Gage; grandchildren at heart: Autumn & Christopher Deceased Relatives: parents, two brothers & one sister: James Wendall Cooley, Jackie Cooley & Deloris Stephens Time and Place of Services: Friday (February 8, 2008) 1 PM at Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church- Betsy Layne, KY Officiating: Tracy Patton & Tim McCoy Visitation: Wednesday 6pm at the church Burial: Mulkey Family Cemetery- Banner, KY  (NFF)

JOHNSON, Pauline Sexton    Age: 72 OF: Melvin, KY Date of Birth: March 1, 1935 Place: Bell County, KY Date of Death: February 4, 2008 Where: Pikeville Medical Center- Pikeville, KY Facts of Importance: homemaker Parents: the late Luther & Verna Grace Sexton Husband or Wife: L.A. Johnson Other Survivors: son & daughter in law: Charles Blake & Lois Johnson of Melvin, KY; daughter & son in law: Colleen & Ronald Bradford of Prestonsburg; six brothers & sisters in law: Donald Gene & Ramona Sexton of Nicholasville, KY, Jerry & Eva Sexton, Virgil & Jeannie Sexton, Ronald Sexton all of Mt. Vernon, Ill, Kennith & Trina Sexton of Dayton, OH & Douglas & Judy Sexton of Lenoira City, TN; three sisters: Mildred Welch of Mt. Vernon, ILL, Gaynelle Williams of Houston, TX, Brenda & Lannie Boles of Dolphin, VA; two grandchildren: Amanda Blake Johnson, Felisha Dawn & Keith Ratliff Deceased Relatives: parents, four brothers and one sister: James Sexton, Denzil Sexton, Victor Sexton, Bobby Sexton & Mary Shields Time and Place of Services: Thursday (February 7, 2008) 12 Noon at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: Ralph Hall Visitation: Tuesday 6pm at the funeral home Burial: Johnson Cemetery- Melvin, KY (NFF)

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)

SHEPHERD, Dillard (Snow Ball)   Age: 65 OF: Hueysville, KY Date of Birth: August 7, 1942 Place: Hueysville, KY Date of Death: February 1, 2008 Where: St. Joseph Martin- Martin, KY Facts of Importance: disabled laborer Parents: the late Roy & Feobe Castle Shepherd Husband or Wife: Judy Cole Shepherd Other Survivors: two sons: Kevin Wayne Shepherd & John Wayne Shepherd both of Hueysville, KY; special sister in law: Lucille Boyd; one brother: Willard Shepherd of Hueysville, KY; five sisters: Judy Shepherd, Sindy Shepherd & Imogene Shepherd all of Hueysville, KY, Ilene Castle of Wayland, KY & Racene Miller of Prestonsburg, KY; 3 grandchildren: Summer Lynn, Autumn Cheyene & John Blake Deceased Relatives: parents, daughter: Pheobe Leann Shepherd, brother: Hillard Shepherd Time and Place of Services: Tuesday (February 5, 2008) 11 AM at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: David Bentley Visitation: Sunday 6pm at the funeral home Burial: Shepherd Cemetery- Hueysville, KY (NFF)

KISER, Margie Tackett  Age: 75 OF: Beaver, KY Date of Birth: September 11, 1932 Place: Floyd County, KY Date of Death: January 31, 2008 Where: Residence Facts of Importance: homemaker & member of Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church  Parents: the late Berry & Elva Hamilton Tackett Husband or Wife: the late Andy Kiser Jr. Other Survivors: three sons & daughters in law: Daylie & Patty Kiser of Howe, IN, Andy Jay & Cathy Kiser of Bronson, MI & Zachary Kiser of Teaberry, KY; daughter & son in law: Angela & Jeff Brown of Beaver, KY; two brothers & one sister: Sterling Tackett of Betsy Layne, KY, Jimmy Tackett of Pikeville, KY & Opal Reynolds of Beaver, KY; 8 grandchildren: Paul, Kent, Michelle, Heather, Anthony, Brandon, Shawn & Adam; 6 great-grandsons Deceased Relatives: parents, husband, two brothers & one sister: Paul Tackett, John B. Tackett & Olga Hamilton Time and Place of Services: Monday (February 4, 2008) 11 AM at Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church- McDowell, KY Officiating: Regular Baptist Ministers of Indian Bottom Association Visitation: Saturday 6pm at the funeral home Burial: Kiser Family Cemetery- Beaver, KY  (NFF)

AMBURGEY, Juanita Vance Collins  Age: 73 OF: Prestonsburg, KY Date of Birth: June 17, 1934 Place: Wayland, KY Date of Death: February 1, 2008 Where: Kings Daughters Medical Center- Ashland, KY Facts of Importance: retired care taker & member of Seventh Day Advanist Parents: the late Emmitt & Sarah Collins Vance Husband or Wife: Ezra Amburgey Other Survivors: sons & daughters: Jimmy Darrell Garten of Jacksonville, FL, William Charles Garten of Harold, KY, Cindy Denise Akers of Richmond, KY, Patricia Ann Vance of Martin, KY; two step-sons: Terry Lee Amburgey of Prestonsburg, KY, Bradwick Lawrence Amburgey of Dalton, AL; one brother & one sister: David Vance of Somerset, KY & Melida Szenre of California; 13 grandchildren & 8 Great-Grandchildren Deceased Relatives: parents, one infant son, two step sons: Donald Ronald Amburgey, Randall Gene Amburgey; daughter: Jeanette Lee Garten; three brothers: Albert Vance, Emmitt Vance Jr. & Frank Vance Time and Place of Services: Monday (February 4, 2008) 2pm at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: John Baker Visitation: Sunday 6pm at the funeral home Burial: Gethsemane Gardens- Prestonsburg, KY (NFF)

SLONE, Renda Age: 84 OF: Formerly of Estill, Kentucky Date of Birth: September 6, 1923 Place: Floyd County, Kentucky Date of Death: January 30, 2008 Where: Palm Garden of Gainesville Flordia Facts of Importance: She was a Homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith Parents: The late Buddy and Lona Tuttle Hall Husband or Wife: The late William Slone Other Survivors: Two Sons: Billy Fred Slone, of Trenton, Flordia; and John Slone, of Wayland, Kentucky; Three Daughters: Marcella Slone, of High Spring, Flordia; Jane Betts, of Dunnellon, Flordia, and Marie Laramore, of Trenton, Flordia; Three Sisters: Ruth Slone, Lottie Hall, and Brenda Carol Owens, all of Indiana; 12 Grandchildren and 10 Great GrandchildrenDeceased Relatives: Husband; Parents; One Daughter: Fredia Mae Chaffins; Four Brothers: Henry, Tommy, Spencer, and Ben Hall Time and Place of Services: Sunday at 1 p.m. at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, KentuckyOfficiating: Jerry Manns Visitation: After 12 noon Saturday at the funeral home Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Kentucky (NFF)

HALL, Glenda Faye    Age 69, of Dema, passed away at her home Friday, January 22, 2008. She was surrounded by her family and friends in her final hours. Faye is survived by her loving husband of nearly 51 years, Lawrence Hall. She leaves behind four sons, Kenny Hall, his wife Patricia Ann, Topmost, Jerry Hall, his wife Deloris, Raven, Ronnie Hall, his wife Andrea, Mt. Sterling, Byron Hall, his wife Pamela Michelle, Raven, three daughters, Tammy North, her husband Charles, Michelle Bush, her husband, Denver, Shonna Goble, her husband Ken, six brothers, Homer Mullins and Elmer Mullins, both of Mousie, Charles Mullins and Michael Mullins, both of Dema, Larry Mullins, Raven, Glenn Darrell Mullins, Topmost, four sisters, Willa Dean Willis, Dayton, Oh., Versa Mae Williams and Wanda Jean Broshmere, both of Huntington, In., Maxine Cox, Topmost, five grandsons, Brandon, Seth, Brent, Justin and Travis Hall, seven granddaughters, Cassie Johnson, Ashley Hall, Elisha Hall, Natasha North, Jill Hall, Brittany Hall, Jodi Hall, and three great grandchildren, Lexi, Natalie and Raegan. Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Nebraska Gibson Mullins, one sister, Opal Mullins, and two brothers, Lemon and Linville Mullins. Faye suffered from a chronic blood disorder for almost 20 years, Her strong will and determination to keep going is what we will remember most. She kept on going and was strong for all of us, because that's what we needed. She never wanted anyone to know how sick she really was or how much pain she was really in. She refused to give in to her illness, and she amazed us all with her strength. Faye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Each day with her here was truly a blessing for us all. She was dedicated to her family and we always came first and she last. She loved to cook for her family, from every day meals to the most hectic holiday meals. She filled our hearts and our lives with love, joy, laughter, and filled our minds with endless sweet memories. Remember not her death, but her life and her strong will and determination to beat the odds. We will always love you and miss you.   (HFH)

SAMONS, Gina Denise   Age 47, of Banner, KY., wife of Wilburn Ray Samons passed away Monday, February 18, 2008 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY. She was born May 7, 1960 in McDowell, KY the of French and Willena Campbell of Banner, KY. Mrs. Samons was a member of Allen First Baptist Church and a assistant manager. In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by one son Wesley French Samons of Springfield, NJ., one sister, Kathy Williams of Banner, KY. Preceding her in death was her sister, Maletta Campbell. The funeral service for Gina Denise Samons will be conducted Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, KY., with Arnold Turner, Jr. officiating, Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Tuesday here at the Funeral Home.  (HFH)

VANOVER, Sarah Estep   Age 87 of Prestonsburg, Ky. widow of Clark H. Vanover, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2008 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. She was born October 29, 1920 In Letcher Co., Kentucky the daughter of the late George and Josephine Meade Estep. She was a homemaker and member of the Left Beaver Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by, Three Sons, Clark Howard (Kay) Vanover of Dutton, Alabama, Jack (Janet) Vanover of Martin, Ky., Teddy Vanover of Prestonsburg, Ky. and Larry Vanover of Drift, Ky. Eight Daughters, Lutie (Mike) Kocik of Lady Lake, Florida, Bertha Griffith of Prestonsburg, Ky., Wanda (Don) Winters, Chelias, Wa., Barbara (Bob) Giuliani of Brooklyn, Michigan, Gayle Vanover of Prestonsburg, Ky., Louise Williams of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Mary (Joe) Gearheart of Prestonsburg, Ky. and Deborah Rice of Prestonsburg, Ky. 26 Grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Her husband, Clark H. Vanover, One Son, George Vanover, Brothers, John Eddie, Frank, Wilburn, Elijah, George, Jody and William Estep, Sisters, Elizabeth Stone, Lutie Estep and Maggie Hall and 3 Grandchildren. Funeral Services for Sarah Estep Vanover will be conducted, Friday, February 22, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Hall Funeral Home with John P. Church officiating. Burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Kentucky.  (HFH)

SULLIVAN, Elza "Lee"  Age 65 of Hi Hat, Ky. passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born August 14, 2008 at Bloomington, Indiana the son of the late Elza and Mary Margaret Pelfry Sullivan Sheets.He was a former security guard. He is survived by; His wife, Sherry P. Ballantine Sullivan, Three Sons, Justin Sullivan of Hi Hat, Ky., Tony Sullivan of Sullivan, Indiana and Greg Sullivan of Pakston, Indiana, Step Sons, Cory Huff of McDowell, Ky. and Chris Ballantine of Sturgis, Michigan Two Daughters, Darla Sullivan of Pakston, Indiana and Lisa Marie Sullivan of Pakston, Indiana. Step Daughter, Ashley Marie Hough of Galeen, Tenn. Daughters at heart, Linda hall Newsome and Kandy Moore. One Brother, Douglas Sullivan of Warsaw, Indiana, Three Sisters, Cindy Kellogg of Warsaw, Indiana, Linda Durham of Brennen, Ohio and Phyllis Workman of Bloomington, Indiana, 2 Grandchildren, 5 Step Grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Pilgrim Rest Regular Baptist Church at Price, Ky. with Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at McDowell, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Kentucky.  (HFH)

SHEPHERD, Cecil     Age 60, of McDowell, Ky., husband of Deana Carroll Shepherd, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY. He was born March 14, 1947 in Martin, KY., the son of Lonzo Shepherd of Prestonsburg, KY., and the late Maddie Conn Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd was a member of the Drift Freewill Baptist Church and a retired coal Miner, In addition to his wife Deana he is survived by one son Cecil Lee Shepherd, Ohawa, OH., two daughters, Carla Mullins of Pandora, OH., and Melissa Shepherd of McDowell, KY., three brothers, Ray Shepherd of Rogersville, TN., Bobby Shepherd of Banner, KY., and Roy Shepherd of McDowell, KY., two half-brothers, William Conn of Martin, KY., and Elmore Kilbert of Conn., four sisters, Helen Vance of Drift, KY., Mary Patton and Myrtle Page both of McDowell, Ky., and Wanda Horton of Paintsville, KY., two grandchildren, Kristin Mullins and Kurt Michael Mullins.  In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Hall.  Funeral Services for Cecil Shepherd will be conducted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in the Free Pentecostal Church of Dwale, Dwale, Ky. with William Jarrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Slone Mountain Cemetery, Minnie, Ky. under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the church  (HFH)

CHAFFINS, Phillip Russell "Rusty" Age 36 of Prestonsburg, Ky. passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1971 at McDowell, Ky. the son of Phillip Lowell and Alice Delena Perry Chaffins of Prestonsburg, Ky. He wa a Fireman at the Prestonsburg Fire Department. Surviving other than the parents, are: Two Sons, Jacob Russell Chaffins and Jordan Christopher Chaffins both of Prestonsburg, Ky. One Daughter, Kimberly Dawn Chaffins of Prestonsburg, Ky. Two Brothers, Shawn Chaffins of Banner, Ky. and Norman Chaffins of Pikeville, Ky. He was preceded in death by, One Son, Phillip Gene Chaffins. Funeral Services: Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. with Bobby Carpenter, Tommy Reed and Larry Adams officiating. Burial in the Setser Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.  (HFH)

ROWLAND, Carol Ann   Age: 61 OF: Blue River, Kentucky Date of Birth: January 4, 1947 Place: Floyd County, Kentucky Date of Death: Saturday, January 26, 2008 Where: Her residence Facts of Importance: Homemaker Parents: the late Millard and Gypsy Wicker Stephens Husband or Wife: Wife of Cleaties Rowland Other Survivors: 1 daughter: Anna Marie Robinson of Garrett, Kentucky; 1 Brother: Gorman Stephens of Lexington, Kentucky, 1 sister Dranna Sue Click of Martin, Kentucky; 4 Grandchildren: LaMikka, Charles, Savannah and John and 1 great grandchild: Natalie  Deceased Relatives: Parents, 1 daughter: Melissa Ann Akers and 1 Brother: Danny Stephens. Time and Place of Services: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10 am at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky. Officiating: David Reed Visitation: After 7 PM Sunday at the funeral home Burial: Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, KY. (NFFH)

SHEPHERD, Timothy Wayne     Age: 44 OF: Hueysville, KY Date of Birth: January 15, 1964 Place: McDowell, KY Date of Death: January 25, 2008 Where: Hazard Medical Center Facts of Importance: Disabled coal miner Parents: Marcella Kilburn Shepherd of Brimfield, IN & the late Hershel Shepherd Husband or Wife: Melva Shepherd Other Survivors: son & daughter in law: Durand & Sheila Shepherd of Hueysville, KY; daughter & son in law: Denice & Jerry Sizemore of McDowell, KY; two brothers: Kelvin Shepherd of Albion, Indiana & Bobby Shepherd of Hudson, IN; 7 grandchildren: Jerrian, Emily, Brianna, Dylan, T.J., Courtney & Chelsa; 1 special grandson: Cody Robinson Deceased Relatives: father, brother: David Shepherd Time and Place of Services: Sunday (January 27, 2008) 11 AM at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: Carlos Beverly, Joseph Ratliff, Purda Hicks Visitation: Friday 7pm at the funeral home Burial: Hale Shepherd Cemetery- Brushy Fork of Gunlock, KY  (NFFH)

CAUDILL, Judy Mae      Age: 66 OF: Melvin, KY Date of Birth: August 30, 1941 Place: Melvin, KY Date of Death: January 22, 2008 Where: Central Baptist Hospital- Lexington, KY Facts of Importance: homemaker  Parents: the late William & Frankie Hall Caudill Other Survivors: brother: Wilburn Caudill of Minnie, KY; two sisters: Shirley Caudill & Mallie Johnson both of Melvin, KY Deceased Relatives: parents, three brothers: Virgil Caudill, Burlin Caudill & James Edward Caudill; sister: Nancy Carol Caudill Time and Place of Services: Friday (January 25, 2008) 11 AM at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church- Melvin, KY Officiating: Old Regular Baptist Church Visitation: Wednesday 6pm at the church Burial: Buckingham Cemetery- Bevinsville, KY  (NFFH)

CAUDILL, Judy Mae   Age: 66 OF: Melvin, KY Date of Birth: August 30, 1941 Place: Melvin, KY Date of Death: January 22, 2008 Where: Central Baptist Hospital- Lexington, KY Facts of Importance: homemaker  Parents: the late William & Frankie Hall Caudill Other Survivors: brother: Wilburn Caudill of Minnie, KY; two sisters: Shirley Caudill & Mallie Johnson both of Melvin, KY Deceased Relatives: parents, three brothers: Virgil Caudill, Burlin Caudill & James Edward Caudill; sister: Nancy Carol Caudill Time and Place of Services: Friday (January 25, 2008) 11 AM at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church- Melvin, KY Officiating: Old Regular Baptist Church Visitation: Wednesday 6pm at the church Burial: Buckingham Cemetery- Bevinsville, KY  (NFFH)

SLONE, Alex    Age: 83 OF: Sharpsburg, KY formerly of Floyd County  Date of Birth: May 31, 1924 Place: Pike County, Kentucky  Date of Death: Saturday, January 12, 2008 Where: St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. Facts of Importance: Former Coal Miner and Member of Old Regular Baptist Church Parents: the late Abram and Liddy Varney Slone  Husband or Wife: Husband of Roberta Shepherd Slone Other Survivors: Six Sons: William Slone and Dean Slone both of Sharpsburg, KY. Kenneth Slone of Sadieville, Ky., Alex Slone of Mt. Sterling, Timothy Slone of Martin, Ky., Mickey Slone of Carlisle, Ky. Six Daughters: Lois Bond of Mansfield, Ohio, Linda Sue Halbert of Martin, Ky, Mary Bond of Soldier, KY., Jeanette Henderson of Morehead, Ky, Bonnie McKinney of Auxier, Ky and Donna Kay Williams of Union Bridge, Maryland; 1 brother: Plenty Slone of Virginia and 1 sister: Ethal Collins of Kimper, KY. 45 Grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren Deceased Relatives: Parents, 2 sons: Abram Slone and Tony Slone, and 1 brother: Johnny Slone Time and Place of Services: Tuesday (January 15, 2008) at 1 PM at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home at Martin, KY. Officiating: Bruce Coleman Visitation: After 6 PM Monday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home Burial: Shepherd Cemetery, Printer, KY. (NFFH)

ISAAC, Mark Wayne  Age: 45 OF: McDowell, KY Date of Birth: December 14, 1962 Place: McDowell, KY  Date of Death: January 9, 2008 Where: UK Medical Center- Lexington, KY Facts of Importance: coal miner  Parents: the late Howell & Lily Wright Isaac Husband or Wife: Billie (BJ) Isaac Other Survivors: son & daughter: Kevin Bartley & Samantha Jo Isaac both of McDowell, KY; brothers & sisters: Larry Hall, Michael, Merlin, Tommy, Floris, Marlene, Wilma, Libby & Flotine; 1 grandson: Cody Guy Bartley Deceased Relatives: parents Time and Place of Services: Saturday (January 12, 2008) 1 PM at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: Jimmy Hall & Others Visitation: Thursday 7pm at the funeral home Burial: Osborne Cemetery- McDowell, KY (MFFH)

JOHNSON, Pauline Sexton    Age, 72, of Melvin, died Monday, February 4, 2008, at the Pikeville Medical Center.  Born March 1, 1935, in Bell County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Verna Grace Sexton. She was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, L.A. Johnson.  Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Charles Blake and Lois Johnson of Melvin; a daughter and son-in-law: Colleen and Ronald Bradford of Prestonsburg; six brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald Gene and Ramona Sexton of Nicholasville; Jerry and Eva Sexton, Virgil and Jeannie Sexton, and Ronald Sexton, all of Mt. Vernon Illinois; Kennith and Trina Sexton of Dayton, Ohio; and Douglas and Judy Sexton of Lenoira City, Tennessee; three sisters: Mildred Welch of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Gaynelle Williams of Houston, Texas; and Brenda and Lannie Boles of Dolphin, Virginia; and two grandchildren: Amanda Blake Johnson of Drift; and Felisha Dawn and Keith Ratliff of Van Lear; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister: James Sexton, Denzil Sexton, Victor Sexton, Bobby Sexton, and Mary Shields. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Ralph Hall officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery, in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com

COOLEY, George Age 56, of Banner, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at his residence.Born March 27, 1951, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Raymond and Sara Elizabeth Adkins Cooley. He was a disabled carpenter, and a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Spears Cooley.Other survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Sabrina (Darryl) Cooley Ritchie and Tabitha (Jody) Cecil, all of Banner; and Samantha Cooley of Lackey; four brothers: Harold Cooley of Prestonsburg; Ernest Cooley of Banner; Dean Cooley of Dwale; and Kenneth Cooley of Jessup, Georgia; four sisters: Audrey Faye Minyard of Hamilton, Ohio; Janet Vjada of Arizona; Mary Garrison of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Ethel Meyers of Anaheim, California; four grandchildren: Jordan, Brandon, Megan and Gage; and grandchildren at heart: Autumn and Christopher.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister: James Wendall Cooley, Jackie Cooley, and Deloris Stephens.Funeral services will be held Friday, February 8, at 1 p.m., at the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, with Tracy Patton and Tim McCoy officiating.Burial will be in the Mulkey Family Cemetery, in Banner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.Visitation is at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com

EDMONDS, Josephine "Jo"    Age: 82 Visitation: At J. W. Call Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Sunday Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Tuesday at J. W. Call Funeral Home with Bros. E. W. Damron and Jerry Bliffin officiating Interment: Davidson Memorial Gardens  Ivel, KY. Born in Pike Co., Josephine was the daughter of the late Tobe and Alice Elkins Cecil. She was a homemaker and a member of the Coal Run Church of Christ. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marrs Douglas Edmonds, two brothers- Merion and Billy Cecil and one sister- Gladys Syck Survivors include: Two sons: Jim (Eulavene) Edmonds and George (Charlene) Edmonds both of Pikeville Three grandchildren Six great grandchildren (JWCAL)