1989 New Salem Association Obits

From Donald Givens

ROBERT LEE MORGAN: Robert Lee Morgan of Lackey, Kentucky died of a heart attack in the Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Kentucky July 5, 1989. He was born October 1, 1900, the son of the late Ruben Morgan and Mary Horton Morgan Arrowood. He attended school at Baptist Bottom, Garrett, Kentucky and served in the United States Army, a veteran of World War l. He worked in the coal mines of eastern Kentucky and for the Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Mich. He is survived by his wife Hazel Gibson Morgan, whom he married Dec 8, 1923 sixty-five years ago. he is also survived by a son Miles M. Morgan of Fairborn, Ohio; three daughters Laverne M. Gayheart, Lackey, Kentucky, Patty M. Isom of Mousie, Ken- tucky and Diane M. Comstock, Martin, Kentucky eight grand - childtren and five great grandchildren; three brothers Bryan Mor- gan of Kenova, West Virginia, Mark Morgan of Paintsville, Ken- tucky, John Arrowood, also of Paintsville; four sisters Josephine Howard of Paintsville, Sadie Novak of Richmond, Michigan, Cora Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio and Alpha Morgan of Hopewell, Virg- inia. All who knew Rob Morgan respected him and called him a just and honest man. His faith was that of the old regular baptist church and he loved its old hymns that tell of God's love. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him, especially his family. By: family

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JOSEPH M. DAVIS: It is with much sadness and love that we try to write an obituary of Joseph M. Davis lV, age 43, who died Tuesday March 21, 1989 at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan. Joseph was the son of Walton Davis and June Gibson Davis of Flint, Michigan. He was born at Wayland, Kentucky March 2, 1946 and had lived in Flint Michigan since 1962. He attended 3rd Avenue Baptist Church and was a graduate of South Western High School, Flint Michigan. Joseph was a Vietnam veteran and served his country with honor and pride, but the war left him with problems he carried with him to the grave. He leaves behind one daughter Tammy Lynn; one step-daughter Paula three step-sons:.... Michael, Clare and Brent; and a host of uncles, aunts and couins. Joe was a warm-hearted person and loved all his family and friends. He had so much compassion for people who were handicapped. We know he fell into the hands of a just God. The Family.

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ODIS JACOBS: Odis Jacobs age 80, of Pippa Passes died Sunday, July 23, 1989 at his home after a long illness. He was born June 4, 1909, the eldest son of the late Tom Jacobs and the late Bethany Owens Jacobs. He is survived by one brother; Cody Jacobs, of Pippa Passes; and two sisters: Susanna Combs of Raven and Francis Huff of Wayland. He is also survived by six half-brothers; Willie, Clawson, Earl, Chalmer, Sheldon and Pervis; seven half- sisters; Colia, Flora, Frona, Elenora, Lydia Margaret, Azie and Linda. He is preceded in death by one brother Willis; and five half-brothers; Irton, Austin, Lawson and infant twins, Arlie and Charlie and one half-sister; Havana. Odisb was self-employed most of his life, except for several years of employment at.... Alice Lloyd College in the Maintenance Department as a car- penter. He was formerly married to the late Ida Mae Slone. They had no children. Odis lived along and cared for himself for thirty years; the last five years of his life in total blindness. An eight month long illness made it necessary for family members to care for him. When his brother Cody inquired about the condition of Odis' soul he said I feel I had suffered enoug, and I am alright with God. Written by Cody Jacobs and family.

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CLAUDE ROWE: Claude Rowe, 81 years old passed away Firday August 27, 1976 at Our Lady of the Way Hospital following a long illness. Daddy was born October 21, 1894 in Breathitt County, Kentucky, a son of the late Bill and Jane Salyers Rowe. Daddy joined the Philadelphia Regular Baptist Church the first Sunday in June, 1927 and moved his membership to the..... Bethel Church in August 1969. He was preceded in death by Mom Susan Ousley Rowe, March 26, 1966. He was a veteran of World War l. At the time of his death, he left eight children behind. Sons, Elmer, Virgil and Delmer of Langley, Kentucky. Virgil has since died June 27, 1983. Daughters Ronda Rowe, Ann Rowe and Marcella Bailey of Langley, Kentucky, and Gladys Wolfe and Augusta Carter of Col- umbus, Ohio. He also leaves fifteen grandchildren and at the pre- sent time are fifteen great-great-grandchildren. We miss Daddy, but believe he is at rest. Written by: Ann Rowe, daughter.

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BILL & SOPHIA (ADKINS) HARRIS: With much sadness we will try to write the obituary of our parents, Bill and Soohia. Dad was born September 25, 1906 to Crit and Tannie Smith Harris. He passed from this... life June 4, 1986 at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. Mom was born July 10, 1910 to Dan and Alabama Justice Adkins. She passed from this life February 2, 1989 at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was a member of the Elizabeth Old Regular Baptist Church at Ford's Branch, Kent- ucky since 1952. They were united in marriage March 27, 1928 in.... Floyd County, they leave behind to mourn their passing a son Raymond Harris of Ford's Branch, Kentucky; and a daughter, Linda Sue Thacker, of Shelbiana, Kentucky. One son Lloyd V. Harris preceded them in death in 1973. They were blessed with eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who loved them and will miss them always. It is hard to go day after day and not see them, but God will give us the strength to go through this life if we just keep Him in our hearts and let Him be our guide. With loving memories, the family.

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RALEIGH SHEPHERD: By request of the family , I write the obituary of Raleigh Shepherd, the son of Wilson Shepherd and... Margaret Vanderpool Shepherd, both being deceased. He was born May 30, 1903 and deceased this natural life December 21, 1988 at home. During his... lifetime he lived in Magoffin County, Gunlock, Kentucky. On March 18, 1926 Raleigh was united in marriage to Virgie Hale, who survives. Unto this union were born seventeen children. Daughter Maxine being deceased. Nine boys and seven girls survive, namely: Gertrude Pattee of Wabash, Indiana Ethel Vanderpool of Gunlock, Kentucky; Eugene Shepherd of Greenwich, Ohio; Kenneth Shepherd of Claypool, Indiana; Joyce Hale of Ypsilanti, Michigan; John Clayton Shepherd of Gunlock, Kentucky; Jewel Dean Joseph of Aler, Ohio.... Buell Shepherd of Germany; Edward Lee Shepherd of Pierceton, Indiana; Kermit Shepherd of Wabash, Indiana Paul- ine Schrader of Plymouth, Ohio; James Gordon Shepherd of Lansing, Michigan; Haskel Shepherd of Garrett, Kentucky; Wanda Faye Bailey of Garrett, Kentucky; Janet Gay Conley of East Point, Kentucky and Raleigh Shepherd Jr of Pikeville, Kentucky. There are forthy-five grandchildren surviving and twenty-threre great-grandchildren. Raleigh and Virgie were honored to have six sons to serve their country: Kenneth, John Clayton, Buell, Edward Lee, Haskell and James Gordon. One sister survives, Emily Conley of Lackey, Kentucky. Deceased sisters are: Sis Hale, Rebecca Bailey, and Darcus Vanderpool. Many relatives and friends are left behind, too... numerous ro mention in this obituary. Raleigh retired several years ago from Inland Gas Comp- any of Ashland, Kentucky, having the position of gas well field operator. Raleigh and his good, companion had to work hard to bring up as large a family as their, but God prospered them to do so, I believe. Raleigh was always a quite, soft-spoken man who seemed to get along with all his fellow men. He with the help of his good companion, was blessed to rear a large, honest and respectable family, teaching them to be so. Raleigh has been afflicted for several years, but God permitted him to live a long life. He did not have membership in any church here on earth, but it gave me great satisfaction to hear he... told Brother Crisp that he was saved. His companion said she could hear him praying at night. My mind goes back to the past and reminds me just how fast the aged friends, who were the foundation of our surrounding area in which we live, are passing on into eternity. I pray to God that the younger generations will continue and remember what a great county we have had and that they will strive to per- serve that. The only way in which to do so is to put God first. To the children and relatives, which is such a large number together at this time. I admonish you (if you have not made peace with God,) I would beg you to do while life and opportunity affords you, and travel as a Christian with your good mother, who has been serving God for many years. Written by Brother Monroe Vanderpool.


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FLORA DELILAH CLICK LITTLE: It is with great honor and privilege, yet mingled with much sadness, that I write this obituary of my grandmother Flora Delilah Click Little. She was born June 14, 1905 at Lee City in Wolf County. She was the daughter of the late John P. and Martha Jane Riley.... Click. She spent her childhood days on the banks of the Old Tog River. These early years proved to be the happiest of her life. Grandma moved to Weeksbury, Kentucky as a teenage girl with her mother. At the age of fourteen, she was united in marriage with my grandfather Lish Little at Melvin, Kentucky July 27, 1919 by Brother Harm Hall, an Old Regular Baptist Minister. This marriage was blessed with sixteen children. Grandma was preceded in death by her husband of Sixty- four years, Lish Little. She was also preceded in death by four children Clifford, Naomi Ruth, Ronald Lee, and Raymond; several grandchildren four sisters and two brothers. Left behind to mourn her passing are thirteen children. Sons: Claude, Jesse and Claude Preston all of Weeksbury, Kentucky, Merle Little of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, daughters: Lossie Hall and Pat Branham of Weeksbury, Kentucky, Peggy Sue Holbrook of Melvin, Kentucky, Rene Mae Taylor of Neon, Kentucky, Martha Anderson, Leota Barnette, Mary Ann Ridout, Carol Endicott, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Betty Jo Bostic of Charleston, West Virginia. Also left to mourn her passing are forty-two grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; two half-brothers: Teddy and Rufus: two half-sisters Maggie and Dolly, all of Hazard, Kentucky and a great host of friends. Our family has not been complete since God called grand- pa away August 8, 1983, but we did still have grandma. But since God has seen fit to call her home April 10, 1989, our family will never be the same. I know that my grandmother's prayer was that one day all her family would get their lives right with God so that one day we could all be united in heaven as an eternal family, where we'll never have to say goodbye. Written by: grandson, Terry Franklin Bostic.

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ALBERT LEE COOK: Albert Lee Cook born August 14, 1895 at Dry Creek, Kentucky, died August 5, 1989 at age 93 years, eleven months and twenty-two days old. He was the son of Elder Franklin Pierce Cook and Florence Vance Cook. He married Cora Osborne Sept- ember 3, 1914. Unto this union were born twelve children, Four preceded him in death: Edward, Nesmer, James and Mavis. His wife Cora also preceded him in death December 2, 1980. Left to mourn his passing are eight children: three sons Raymond Cook, of Tucson, Arizona, Elgin Cook and Jellin Cook of Topmost, Kentucky; five daughters; L;illie E. Jones of Topmost, Ollie Lee Ladig of North Ridgeville, Ohio; Emma Lou Martin of Coeburn Virginia; Emmarine Moore of Litchfield. Ohio and Aster Berthold of medina, Ohio. He also leaves twenty-four grandchildren 43 great..... grand children and six great-great-grandchildern; and a host of relatives and friends. Dad had two brothers and seven sisters, all preceded him in death. He was baptized August 28, 1982 and became a member of Providence Regular Baptist Church, which his grandfather, Elder William Cook helped establish in 1875. His father Elder Franklin Pierce Cook, his mother and six sisters all belonged to this church. He had one sister that died at age twelve. He was a hard worker and was the first to start work, keeping the cemetery mowed and cleaned. He took pride in a job well done. It amazed people to see him mow his.... lawn unlit he was near 90 years old. He loved his family, relatives and friends and we all miss him so much. Written by: his daughter Emmarine Moore and Sister Lillie Jones.

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GEORGE HOLBROOK. It is with an aching heart but so many precious memories that we will attempt to write the obituary of a kind, loving father and faithful and devoted husband to wit George Holbrook. Daddy was born September 24, 1937 to the late Noah and Healtha Hudson Holbrook of Pike County. He left this earth September 30, 1988 at his residence at Melvin, Kentucky at the age of 51 years six days. Dad met and married our mom Peggy Sue Little Holbrook, November 21, 1959. One of the joyous times in dad's life was the birth of his four daughters: Yvonne Carol Holbrook Bryant of Wheelwright, Kentucky, Daddy gave Yvonne away in marriage to Billy Gene Bryant. Dad thought of Billy as the son he never had; he knew he could depend on him when- ever he needed him. Daddy was very pleased at the birth of his two granddaughters; Jaclyn and Amanda Rene Bryant. He got so much pleasure out of seeing them play and grow. He would sit and watch them swim for hours. He took such an interest in them that their little hearts are broken at the loss of their Ps Paw. Daddy also leaves behind two brothers and two sisters; Clifford Holbrook of Varney, Kentucky, Sidney Holbrook of Nashville, Tennessee, Billie Williamson of Varney and Jennifer Geunin of Alexandria, Virginia. He loved his brothers and sisters and spoke of them often. Daddy was raised in these mountains he called home until he was drawn by his love for the sea to join the U.S. Navy at the age of seventeen. Dad really enjoyed serving his country for twenty-two years. He did it so well and with a great deal of pride. Daddy was... really gifted with leadership abilities, which enabled him to receive many honors and medals, some of which.... were National Defense, European Occupation, Good Conduct Madeals, Good Conduct Awards, American Expedition, twice, Vietnam Service Medals, Vietnam Campaign Award and Action Combat Ribbons. Daddy often said he missed the sea; the smell of salt water, the calmness he felt with himself when there was nothing but clear sky and still, blue water. Although Daddy didn't return to the ocean, even with all of it's serenity, we feel as if there is no comparison to the peacefulness he now sees. Dad encountered his frist heart-attack in June of 1976, which forced him to retire in October of the same year. Daddy was baptized June 7, 1980 by Elder Charlie Jones and Elder Jimmy W. Hall. Dad spent many hours of work and pleasure at the Joppa Church. He wanted the church to grow and prosper. He tried to do what he could for the upbuild of Joppa Church. We could write so many things about Daddy but we know that those that knew him knew the kind of man he was. He was always ready and willing to help those who needed it. We truly feel that the family and community has suffered a great loss. Although Daddy is gone from our home, he could never be taken from our hearts. Our lives will never be the same. Death took Daddy from us but Jesus Christ shall give him life. Written by: his broken-hearted family.

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CLAUDETTE BROWN: It is with a feeling of sadness and great loss I will attempt to write this obituary of our loving mother, Claudette Brown. Mom was born February 14, 1934 and passed away June 5, 1989 makeing her stay upon this earth 55 years six months and five days..... She was the daughter of Evan Hicks and Alice Chaffins Hicks. Mom was married to Jack Brown May 24, 1951 and she was a loving wife for thirty-eight years. To this union were born six children. She leaves to mourn her death her husband two sons; Sherman Brown of St. Mary's Ohio and Harold Brown of Mousie, Kentucky. She also leaves three daughters; Melouvan Trysinger of St. Mary's, Ohio; Naomi Brown of Mousie, Kentucky; and Eileen Mullins of Hueysville, Kentucky. Her fourth daughter Jackquline Ruth is deceased. She also leaves behind eleven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. With a heavy heart I will try to write a few words about Mom. She was a good and loving mother; was always there for us children, whenever we needed her, in good times as well as bad. Even though we miss her every day of our lives, we know that no one will miss her like Dad. We can no longer see Mom, but she is still with us in our hearts. A mother like ours is more than a memory; she'll always be a living presence. Mom was a member of the Old Regular Baptist. Her member- ship was at Garrett Stone Coal Church. She was a faithful member. We know that Mom has gone to heaven and is at rest with a cheesy smile and a wave of her hand. Mommy wandered into the promised land. Written by: a heartbroken family.

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BOSS SLONE JR.: I will try to write an obituary of Boss Slone Jr. Boss was born April 14, 1927 and deceased this life March 24, 1989, making his stay here on earth 61 years three hundred and forty days. Boss Slone Jr was the son of the late Green and Rhoda Slone, who pre- ceded him in death. Early in life he was married to Zona Huff. Unto this union were born five children; four sons and one daughter. Left to mourn his passing are: his wife Zona Slone four sons Manuel Slone of Hindman, Kentucky; Michael Slone of Pippa Passes , Kentucky; Daniel Slone of Indiana, Samuel Slone of Indiana; a daughter Katherine Shepard of Indiana; also six grand-... children are left to mourn his passing. Also left to mourn hie passing are four brothers: Austin Slone of Pippa Passes, Kentucky; Conard Slone of Ravenna. Ohio; John L. Slone of Ligoner, Indiana; Austin Slone Jr of Garner, Kentucky; five sisters, Merkie Slone of Pippa Passes, Kentucky, Tina Slone, also of Pippa Passes, Dovie Maggard of Ligoner, Indiana, Imogene Huff of Hebron, Indiana, one sister... Linda Slone preceded him in death. Also left to mourn his passing are a host of friends and relatives. Boss worked to raise his children and was liked by all who knew him. This is very sad for me to try to write this obituary of my brother-in-law. He was always good to me and to all who... came to visit him. Boss was a retired coal miner and was sick for over a year before he passed away. From what I heard he was... praying before he died and told some how he love the Lord and was in his hands. I hope he fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. I had the privilege to work in the mines with Boss for a few years and I enjoyed working with him. I want to say to all his children, friends and relatives, if you haven't already fallen out with sin and fallen into the mercies of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who came down here and died for all mankind, and rose from His tomb and a few days after He ascended back to the Father and is sitting on His right hand making intercession for them that loves and serves Him. He told us before he ascended back to His Father I will go away but I will come again to receive them unto myself... that who has loved and served me, Jesus said you must be born again. I will close this obituary by saying may our great God of heaven bless all as he has already so many times. Written by: a sad and broken-hearted brother-in-law Lee Maggard.

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BROTHER RUIE COLEMAN: This is an obituary of a good man that made a little community called Greasy Creek, his home for eighty years. April 17, 1934, Brother Ruie Coleman married Sister Annie Charles and to this union were born ten children. One son Johnny, preceded him in death. That leaves to mourn his death his wife Sister Annie Coleman of Greasy Creek, Ken- tucky; five daughters Connie Bently of Flint, Michigan, Sylvia Meace of Lombard, Illinois; Mae Clearcy Sandera of Bismark North Dakota, Lois Ann Banks of Chicago, Illinois, and Louvina Dompke of Shelbiana, Kentucky; four sons: Tony Lee Coleman of Chicago, Illinois; Lonnie L. Coleman also of.... Chicago, Ruie P. Coleman of Clayton, Indiana; and Melvin M. Coleman of Barberton, Ohio, God also blessed Brother Ruie and sister Annie with teenty-five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. God blessed Brother Ruie and Sister Annie with a wonderful family and a happy life and in the twilight of his life God bless- ed Brother Ruie to be baptized into the old Regular Baptist... Church. On Saturday, October 29, 1988, Brother Ruie was baptized by Elder Ked Adkins and Elder Clarence Bowersock in the Fishtrap Dam. Brother Ruie and Sister Annie both took membership at the Chloe Creek, Old Regular Baptist Church. Written by: Elder Ked Adkins, with help of the family.

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DAVID RAY THACKER: By the help of God I will try to write the obituary of my son David Ray. He was born August 31, 1965 to the late James R. Thacker and Faye Keene Thacker. He passed this life on June 12, 1989 making his stay on earth 23 years nine months and.... twelve days. His dad preceded him in death December 30, 1982. He leaves his mom one brother Johnny, and one sister Hala to mourn his death; also eight uncles their wifes five aunts their husbands and one grandmother, Dollie Hunt Thacker. I love my son he was a special rose when he was born. My heart has been broken since God took him away, but God needed another rose for his bouquet. God called and David answered. To his friends, cousins and all the young people David would say "Get ready to answer that call for it's coming to us all sometime in life. David served four years in the U.S. Navy. He spent three months at home with me. The last two months David lived, he started going to church and I feel he made a change. He told his uncle Ted Robinson that he didn't want to be the man he once was, but wanted to be a better man. I do believe he was on praying grounds when he left this world. He told a friend when he went into church it would be the Old Regular Baptist Church where his mom belongs. I feel David made peace with God before he left this world. It seemed he was warned of his death by the things he would say sometimes when he was talking. I hope my loss is heaven's gain. My home will never be the same. It is so lonesome since my son and husband have gone away, but by the grace of God, I hope I will meet them again some day in that land where we will part no more. Witten by: his broken-hearted mother, Faye Thacker

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OMA KATHERINE GRIFFITH: I will try to express the thoughts and feeling, the heaviness of heart, the sweet memories, and the tears of the family of Oma Griffith, if God will allow in the name of sweet Jesus. Oma Katherine (Conley) Griffith, 70 of 13753 N. Drive st. Tekonsha, died Wednesday, September 21, 1988, at home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Morgan County, Kentucky and came to Tekonsha in 1954. She attended the Little Polly Church of Jesus... Christ of Old Regular Baptist Faith and order. Surviving are her husband Richard Griffith; daughters Mrs. Elbert (Nadine) Castle of Mason, Mrs. Thomas (Faye) VanZandt of Marshall and Mrs. Cletus (Barbara) Pritchard \of Tekonsha; sons Dave, Arnold, Jerry, Henry and Larry Griffith, all of Tekonsha, and Bob Griffith of Independence, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren, a step- mother Mae Conley of Ohio; brothers Bubby and Ara Conley of Ohio; a sister Rosssline of Kentucky; and two half-brothers Charles Conley of Ohio and Jimmie Conley of Kentucky; two sons Randall and James Griffith, and a stepson Rayful Griffith preceded her in death. The family still mourns the passing of their mother, wife grandmother, mother-in-law and most of all a sweet friend. She was these things and more. She was a light to all who knew her. She was kind and gentle, hard-working and ever so humble, sweet-natured and patient. She treated her in-laws as her own children. She loved going to church or even just being where the good word was spoken, or a song of Zion was being sung. If Brother Rich headed for his car to go to church or just to visit someone, she was right there at his side. Her hardest time came when she could no longer go to church. She would gently rebuke you if you talked about someone. She never gave her hand to the church. Maybe the affliction of Alzheimer's overtook her first, only God knows. But we are convinced that she made her peace with God a few years ago and is in a better land. The affliction tried to destroy her mind and imprison her in a world by herself, but God would not allow that. Right to the very end she could greet us with a smile or a touch. The Lord was always on her mind. Many times when asked how she was doing, she would answer, I'm just waiting for the Lord to come and take me home. When the brothers and sisters from the church would visit sometimes they would sing a song of Zion, or hold prayer, it never failed to bring s.... smile and often many tears of joy to her eyes. She and brother Rich raised a large family, working long and hard because she loved them so much. I am a witness that her children and and the families of her children did every-thing possible to return that love. Many of them gave up their own personal lives to take care of their mother, often around the clock, seven days a week. for weeks on end. I never once heard any of them say it was their duty, but rather I do what I do for my mother because I love her. But they did not need to speak for the love they showed was very evident. And even though Oma was bedfast, she was always kind and loving and never had a cross word for anyone , no matter how bad she felt. Now the family has many fond memories of their mother so why do they still mourn her? Maybe because for several months many of them almost lived at her bedside. When you love some-one the way this family loved her, it takes a long time for the sadness to go away. But each day that passes, it gets a little easier, but we will never stop missing her, and her memory will never fade away, we won't let it. We think God for his tender mercy. Her suffering has ended and she is in a better land. We thank the friends who were there for us, and a special thanks to those at the Stone Coal Church. Your kindness will not be forgotten. And a very special thanks to Brother Earl Lawson, Brother Raymond Lawson, Brother Morris Wicker, Brother Jerry Manns and brother Danny Adams for going that extra mile with us. Written by: Brother Thomas VanZandt, her son-in-law

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NANCY JANE PITTS OUSLEY: With a sad heart I shall try to write the obituary of my beloved mother. Nancy Jane Pitts Ousley was born March 31, 1898 and passed onto her eternal home July 7, 1989, making her stay here on earth 91 years, three months and seven days. Mommie married my beloved father March 1, 1920. He preceded her in death January 14, 1974. Unto this union were born twelve children, six of them survive. The surviving children are: Evie Thornsbury, Gardis Ousley, Vernon Ousley, James Elvia Ousley all of Martin, Kentucky, Claude Ousley of Columbus City, Indiana and Rabon Ousley of Warsaw,.... Indiana. Mommie and Poppie were preceded in death by six children: the oldest a son who was stillborn; another son who gave his life at age 22 for his country in World War ll; one set of twins, Ruth and Ruby, who died four hours after birth; and my twin sister Lizzie, who died when she was fourteen months old. She leaves one sister, Melvina Ousley, of Silver Lake Indiana; six children, sixteen grandchildren; and fifteen.... great-grandchildren, who shall cherish the wonderful times they have spent with her. Although all who knew her will.... mourn this terrible loss, we will also be able to smile as we remember all the tender and wonderful memories she has left in our hearts. She was a good mother, grandmother, and great-grand- mother that can never be replaced. She was a faithful member of the Cold Springs Regular Baptist Church for about forty-five years. Our loss has become heavens gain. My mommie is no longer suffering here on earth, but has joined my father in his eternal rest. Written by: daughter, Evie Thornsbury.

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NEAL OSBORNE SR.: In order to satisfy the feeling of some dearly beloved brethren, sisters and friends, together with my own, I make this feeble effortto write a brief sketch of the life of old brother Neal Osborne Sr. He was the son of Sherwood and Louvicy Osborne. He was born December 27, 1828. About the year 1850 he was married to Rodah Hammond. Unto this union were born seven children: four sons and three daughters. Two sons died in infancy and the other two were killed after they were married. One daughter died after she was married. The other two survive him and are his sisters in the Lord. About the year 1865 his wife died. In 1867 he married Mary Martin, widow of Sylvester Martin and sister of N.T. Hopkins and John Hopkins. Unto this union were born seven children: three sons and four daughters. Five of this union yet survive him. Two daughters of this union are his sisters in the Lord. About the year 1873 he was converted and joined the Old Union Church. He was baptized by Elder William Cook. He was a member of that church for sixteen years. Old Brother Neal,... after consulting with Brother Hiram Anderson, and his wife sister Molissy Casebolt and others of the same church, agreed and called for their letter, received them and laid them in the Joppa Church. Then getting an arm from the Joppa Church, were organ- ized into the Enterprise Church, Third Saturday in April, 1889. After being found orthodox in the faith by Elder W.M. Cook, N.T. Hopkins, John Hopkins, and Decon Hiram Anderson as Presbytery. During same day work Brother Neal was ordained a decon, which office he filled until death. On the twelfth day of August 1909, he answered the call of death. Enterprise was 100 years old in April 1989. Written by: Willard S. Akers October 6, 1910.

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JEFF HALL: With the help of the good Lord I will write an obituary of my good friend and brother in the Lord, Jeff Hall. Jeff was born January 22, 1897 to Lee (Dog) Hall and Florence Thornsberry Hall, both of whom preceded him in death. He left this world February 12, 1989 to join four sisters and five brothers who have already gone on. In early life Jeff was married to Lena Triplett and they were blessed with eight children; three of whom preceded... him in death: Effort, Ivan, Estill. H e was then married to.... Cuba Jacobs, who also preceded him in death. Jeff then married Sylvia Slone and they were blessed with three..... children. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Sylvia four sons: Hershel, Lee, Jeffie and Vernon; two step-sons:.... David H. Jacobs and Mitchell Short; four daughters Jeanette Slone, Percy Childers, Tishie Johnson and Vadessa Combs; one brother John Wesley (Doc) Hall; two sisters: Alice Maggard and Darkie Bates, twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren; twenty-one great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. I have known Brother Jeff from a lad up. He has always been a hard-working man. In his younger days he ran a sawmill and worked continuously to support his family. He sawed all the lumber for the foundation and framing of the Hollybush Church. He did this and donated his time to help raise the foundation for the church. He had respect for the church and what it stood for. Brother Jeff has always been an honest man. If he gave you his word, you could rely on it. He was well-known and liked by all who knew him. Throughout his life he made many friends. I considered him one of my best friends. From a lad up he show- ed me love and respect. Never did I ask him for help but that he did all he could for me and he has helped me a lot over the years. He proved over and over again that he was my friend. Brother Jeff had been sick for the last few years. Loy and I have visited him many times in his home, the nursing home and the hospital. Before he got of bad, I had a long talk with him. He looked around at me with tears streaming down his face and told me that he had been praying and that he felt like the Lord had... forgiven him. He said he had done many things in his life that he regretted, but God is a big forgiver and has so much love for us all. He had mercy on Jeff and heard his cries. I am so thankful that Brother Jimmy, Hershel, Sylvia and Vadessa got to hear Brother Jeff tell that the Lord had forgiven him. He told us all that he was just waiting for the Lord to come and get him. The Lord blessed Brother Jeff greatly in his life. He let him live for ninety-two long years. Jeff put it off a long time and did a lot of suffering, but the Lord let him realize that he need- ed Him before he died. All the suffering and pain was worth the reward he gained in the end. Don't put it off like Jeff did. Time is too short and too precious. Brother Jeff could have gotten so much more joy out of life if he had turned to the Lord in his younger days. God wants us to serve Him. He blesses us in so many ways and loves us all so very much. If Brother Jeff could speak back to this family. I am sure he would tell you children and grandchildren to not do like he did and put it off. Now is the time to get ready, while you still have your life out in front of you. We have no promises of tomorrow, but we do have a promise of a bright morning and eternal life. God will.... stand by us when everyone else fails us. There is joy in serving the Lord. Words can't describe the joy that Brother Jeff found in his last days. Only God had the power to let him rejoice and..... welcome death. Don't be sad that Brother Jeff is gone, rejoice in the fact that he is happy and at peace. So get ready. Start today to make heaven your home. So many loved ones have already gone on. Follow in their... footsteps and be ready when the Lord calls. Written by a good friend and Brother in the Lord C.B. Smith

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GLEN COLEMAN: It is with a sad and lonely heart I try to write an obituary of my Dad, Glen Coleman. He was born July 23, 1895 to Levi J. Coleman and Matilda Ratliff. Dad spent his childhood at Wolf Pit on Marrowbone. He and Mom lived and reared their children at Broadbottom, Ky. Dad was with his earthly family for 93 years, four months and twelve days. After much pain and suffering he left us on December 5, 1988 for a peaceful and eternal home with Jesus and loved ones who have gone on before. Dad leaves to mourn for him our beloved mother Viva Justice Coleman and eleven children. He married Ida Martin first. To this union were born two children Robert Coleman and Katheryn Coleman Caudill. After Ida passed away, Dad and Mom were united in holy matrimony on January 10, 1927. God blessed them with nine children: Glen, Jr., Bill, Earl, Lefi J., Harold D., Odell, Eveleane, Ruth and Sue. He also leaves thirty-one grandchildren, thirty-eight great grand- children and two great-great grandchildren. Dad also leaves three.... sisters Lora Clevinger, Bertha Coleman and Olar Chaney. He leaves many brothers and sisters in the Little Sarah Congregation of the... Regular Baptist Church where he had he membership since 1953. Dad's faith in the Lord was strong even through his months of suffering. He never complained for he knew our loving Savior would give him strength to bear all things. Dad we miss you so very much, we know you are in a much better place. Rest with Jesus where there is no more pain and heartache. Be assured that some bright and.... glorious mourning our Lord will call us home where we will be together forever. Written by: daughter Sue Pugh and wife Viva Coleman.

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EDWARD DALE ALLEN: Edward Dale ASllen, born February 10, 1922, was the son of John and Dida Crisp Allen. Edward lived with his oldest sister Bertha Click, of Langley, Kentucky. He is also survived by four other sisters and one brother: Hazel Kelly of Kenova, West Virginia; Edna Frazier of Weeksbury, Kentucky; Naomi Bybee of Long Beach, California; Gypsy Goodman of Wilming- ton, Ohio and Leonard Allen of Langley, Kentucky. He was a World War ll veteran. Written by: unknown

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ELDER JOHN REDFORD HICKS: It is with much sadness and with the help of our dear Lord, we will try to write the obituary of our daddy. Daddy was born September 18, 1917, making his stay here on earth 71 years, one month and one day. Daddy was the son of Elder John M. Hicks and Clara Woody Hicks, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Amos Hicks; Arron Hicks; and Lissie Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Mealie Mae Pruitt Hicks and eight children; five boys and three girls; John E. Hicks, David D. Hicks, Willard Hicks, Rueben Hicks and Harold Hicks, all of.... Paynesville, West Virginia; Lissie Bailey of Paynesville, West Virginia; Juanita Smith of Bristol, Tennessee, and Janice Goff of Grundy, Virginia. Daddy had twenty-six grandchildren and two great-grand- children. He had two brothers Joshua Hicks of Lancaster, Ohio and Raymond Hicks of Whitewood, Virginia. Daddy also had 5 sisters; Lucinda Vance and Leah Hagerman of Paynesville, West Virginia; Mae Sexton of Dickerson County, Virginia, Edith Hager- man of Ligoner, Indiana and Cynthia Slone of Mt,. Sterling, ky. Daddy joined the church on July 9, 1944. He was baptized by Brother Marrion Chaffens and Brother Malk Wright. He was an ordained Deacon and an ordained Minister for Thirty-four years. He was a faithful member of the Little Flock Church. He always enjoyed talking to sinner men and women, telling them they should quit doing wrong and do what God wanted them to do and to pray and ask for forgiveness. Ever since Daddy has been sick and when he was at Him- self, he was praying for his children and sinner men and Women. I'd like to beg Daddy's children that have not made it right that you would fall out of sin and beg our Savior that He might hear them before it is too late. Not only them, but sinner men and women this wide world.... over. We don't want to write alot about our Daddy for we feel he lived the life before his children, his neighbors and his neighbor's children. We feel our loss is heaven's gain. Written by: his son Willard Hicks, and family.

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JANE MOORE BARTLEY You broke our hearts when you went away We face sadness with each new day. The days seem so long and "Oh so sad" You were the dearest friend we've ever had. Jane Moore Bartley was born March 9, 1911 and died on January 13, 1989 at the age of seventy-seven. She was pre- ceded in death by her husband James Bartley, two sons one daughter one grandson and one great-grandson. Mom has eight surviving children; Alverta Mullins, Roberta Hoover, Orville Bartley, Raymond Bartley, Joyce Kennoy, James Bartley Jr, Janice Silva and Barbara Fogg. She has twenty-one grandchildren seventeen great-grandchildren; one sister Bertha Caudill and two brothers Ed Moore and Ray Moore. Mom was a member of the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church for forty-two years. God hath promised Strength for the day and Light for the way. Sadly missed by all who knew her. He eldest daughter Alverta Mullins.

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MILLARD RAY BARNHAM: It's very hard for me to sit down and write the obituary of my favorite uncle, Millard Ray Barnham. He was a special uncle. Millard Ray a son, uncle and brother, was born May 26, 1924 to Duvale Barnham and Delphia Rowe Barnham. His father was killed in a mining accident when Ray was nine years old. Two years later his mother married Hursel Ramey and he became the father of this family, raising Ray and his..... sisters and brothers with as much love as any father could give. Ray left this life for a better life on January 3, 1989. he leaves behind his mother Delphia Ramey, at home two sisters: Faye Haley of Paintsville, Kentucky and Reable Smallwood of Wheelwright, Kentucky; one brother Goble Braham of Stoutsvills, Oh; and his nieces and nephews. A brother Jesse Barnham and his step-father Hursel Ramey preceded him in death. Ray entered the Kentucky School for the Deaf at Danville, Kentucky in 1933 and was educated there for ten years. Ray took pride in the fact that he worked and supported himself. He was employed by Inland Steel and later Island Creek Coal Company as a clerk in their stores. Ray's life was centered around his family and he lived to please his nieces and nephews. On November 14, 1987 Ray... was added to a much larger family. On that next day he was baptized as a member of the Pilgrim's Rest Regular Baptist Church by preacher Vernon Rose, Woodrow Dye, and Chuckie Hall. His church was his life, although he didn't get to go as often as he wanted due to sickness. Our family never thought of Ray as a handicap, as many in this outside world would say. He was thrilled to communicate with everyone that would take the time to spend with him. It pleased him to find anyone that could hear and take time and be interested in learning the deaf alphabet or sign language. We all know of those special times we shared with Ray and we know that it didn't take much to please him. Our family was blessed by God to have him and he will be greatly missed by all. He's so much better off than we are. He isn't suffering anymore. He is in God's care. Written by his nephew, Jeffrey Smallwood and mother Delphia Ramey.

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ETHEL LUXMORE HALL: Ethel Luxmore Hall was born April 17, 1921 to the union of Fred and Maudie Luxmore. Ethel was joined in the bonds of holy matrimony to Luther Hall of Jacks Creek June 27, 1942. Our Lord and Savior richly blessed this union with four sons and one daughter: Fred Winston Hall of Price, Ky, William Montgomery Hall of Columbus, Indiana, Oliver Dale Hall of Martin, Kentucky, Noel Hall of Ewing Virginia and... Annette Justice of Marion, Ohio. Luther and Ethel also have ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Over forty years ago, a most important event occurred in Ethel's life. At the beckoning of the Holy Spirit, Ethel answered the Master's call and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. (Proverb 31: 25-30). Nurtured and admonished through her faith, Ethel departed this life August 6, 1989 at the age of 68 and now rests in the joy of her salvation. Blessed be the name of the Lord. By Family.

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STELLA COLLINS: With the help of God I will try to write the obituary of my mother. Stella Hicks Collins. Mom was born April 24, 1921 and entered eternal rest June 15, 1989. She was the daughter of Eli and Zella Hicks. Stella was married to Tommy Collins.... since the age of fifteen and to this union were born four daughters and one son. Two daughters are still living. Norma G. Salisbury of Langley, Kentucky and Carlene Hicks of Drift, Kentucky, other survivors are six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren, four brothers Edgle Hicks, Estill Hicks, Ecil Hicks and Ethel Hicks two sisters Edith Noble and Ettis Yates. Mom was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church until her death. I have heard her say at times when she was at her worst moments that she would like to go home to be with Jesus so she wouldn't br any trouble or bother to anyone any more. Mom had been ill for a great many years but now she's at rest where there won't be any more pain or suffering. Sleep on Mom until we can be with you again. Written by: your daughters, Carlene and Norma.

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SYL MARTIN: It is with a sad heart I will try to write an obituary of my dear grandpa Syl Martin. He was the son of the late Grant Martin and the late Sara Anderson Martin. He was born on Anderson.... Fork of Indian Creek May 24, 1899. He departed this life February 15, 1989 making his stay on earth 89 years, eight months and... twenty-one days. He was born into a family of ten children; seven boys and three girls. He had six brothers Jonah, Frank, John, Curt, Tom and Milford Martin. He had three sisters Annie Martin, Lilli Martin Newsome, and Mary Martin Tackett all preceded him in death. He was married to Virgie Ray December 27, 1922. Virgie departed this life May 2, 1977. Unto this union was born one son Foster V. Martin who also preceded him in death March 6, 1983. He leaves one daughter-in-law Sylvia Johnson Martin; one grand- daughter Laura Martin Addington; one grand-son Doug Martin,... three great granddaughters Frankie Addington, Melanie and Samantha Martin. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and many friends to mourn his passing. He lived and worked in the Pike County area. He worked different jobs. He liked to talk about working in the logging industry. He seemed to have enjoyed working with teams of horses that pulled logs. He joined the Old Regular Baptist Church May 16, 1948 and was baptized at the hands of Elder Frank Hopkins and Elder Joe Jones. He took his membership to the Enterprise Regular Baptist Church and lived as faithful member until God called him home. He served as a trustee and assistant clerk of the Enterprise Regular Baptist Church for several years. He served as treasurer of the Enterprise Regular Baptist Church from April 18, 1959 until he resigned the third Saturday of March 1977 for reasons of health. I believe our loss is heaven's gain. He was a frim believer in the old-time doctrine. If everybody lived the life and laid the example he did this world would be a much better place to live. Written by: his granddaughter Laura Addington.

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MARIE HALL DUTTON: With broken hearts we will try to write an obituary of our beloved sister, Marie. She was born to Prentiable and Jane Fouts Hall April 22, 1932 in Knott County, Kentucky and departed this.. life December 22, 1988, making her stay on earth 56 years and... eight months. Marie leaves two daughters, Nora Jean, and Sandra Kay of Marion, Ohio to mourn her loss. She also leaves two brothers Ersell Hall of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Garland Hall of Xenia, Ohio, six sisters Lear Hall of Xenia, Ohio; Lily Mae Johnson of Bevinsville, Kentucky; Millie Hall of Marion, Ohio; Alka Mae..... Myers, Alberta Isaac of Springfield, Ohio; and Cordia Slone of Jamestown, Ohio. She leaves a host of nephews and nieces and other relatives to mourn their loss. Marie was preceded in death by her father, Mother brother Russell and sister Louise. I know that we will miss her but i hope with all my heart that she is resting today. The last words I heard her say was I am praying and the Lord is all I have now. I sure hope she is resting... where she will never have any more pain. I hope Marie is with Mom and Dad, but most of all with our blessed Lord. Sleep on little sister we all love you and we all hope we will see you again and walk with you where we will never have to part anymore. Written by: a broken-hearted family.

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BUTLER HALL: By the help of our dear God, we will try to write the obituary of my dear husband, father and Brother in the Lord. Brother Hall was born to James Emery, known as Polk and Minda More Hall, March 31, 1899 in Floyd County, Kentucky. Brother Butler departed this life March 14, 1989 making his stay here on earth 89 years eleven months and fourteen days. Butler was married to Cuzzie Maynard June 14, 1924. To this union six children were born: two daughters Ruby Bea Tasse, Clancie Hall; four sons Kenneth, Windell, J.E. and.... Donn Hall; one adopted daughter: Sue McAfee. Brother Butler lived around McDowell until the late thirties and worked in the coal mines. He moved to Fleming County, Kentucky and.... started farming with his brother. Later he bought a big farm at Fincastle, Ohio. He sold the land to his son, J.E. and retired, living in a trailer on the farm until he passed away. Brother Butler attended the Little Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church for several years with his wife, Cuzzie. He felt the Lord had forgiven him and he wanted to join the church.... He gave his hand to the church August 28, 1967 and was.... baptized September 24, 1967, He was so happy. Brother Butler was a faithful member and attended church every weekend some place as long as his health.... would permit. His favorite sport was hunting. We feel that Brother Butler is at rest. gone where he will have two good eyes and two legs. We all miss him so much, but we feel that our loss is his gain. Written by: by his loving wife Cuzzie Hall and Brother and sister Ishmel Clark.

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MARTHA HALL: It is with much sadness and a broken heart and the help of the good Lord that I will try to write the obituary of my dear mother, born June 1, 1895 in Floyd County, Kentucky and died February 5, 1988. She was the daughter of the late John Howell and America.... White Howell. Surviving her are her son, Edgle Hall of Ypsilanti, Michigan, daughters Mrs Draxie Slone of Ligon, Kentucky, Mrs Pauline Taylor of Clarksburg, West Virginia, Mrs Margeret Booth, also of Ypsilanti, Mrs Betty Pennington of Johnsonville, Illinois; brother Jay Howell of Galveston, Kentucky; thirty-five grandchildren and a host of great... grandchildren. Preceding her in death were: husband William Riley Hall, son Greenberry Hall, two daughters Maudie Hall and Maxine Hall. She was not a member of the church but made her peace with the Lord, and was ready to go home. Written by: her family.

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MARY COMBS COLLINS: Sister Mary Combs Collins, better known as "Granny Collins", was born March 11, 1897 and deceased this life October 4, 1988, being 91 years and seven months. She was..... united in marriage to Tipton Collins August 14, 1926. Preceding her in death were, her husband ; three daughters; and five sons. She has two living sons: Jimmie and Henderson; five daughters: Sarah Ivory, Marie Bradley, Ora Oney, Joe Layne and Mae...... Pridemore; five sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law eleven grand- sons and fourteen granddaughters and a host of great grand- children and great-great-grandchildren. She joined the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church forty-five years ago and was a faithful, humble member and a light to all who knew her. Granny loved her children and grand- children so very much and always told them about the good things that God has in store for the ones that love and serve Him. No words can express our love and grief we have for our wonderful little "Granny". We feel that our loss is Heaven's gain. Written by: her heartbroken children.

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MARY JANE HOLBROOK: On May 9, 1924 a beautiful baby girl was born to Wid and Dolly Hall at Halo, Kentucky. With tender love and thought the perfect name was chosen Mary Jane- to honor her father's mother. In 1939 while attending Wheelwright.... High School, Mary met Elford Holbrook. After a courtship of five years, they were married March 16, 1944. Unto this union God blessed them with two daughters Rena June, and Myra Regina; three sons: Remus Darrell, Randal Carl, and Kerry Dean. Mommy also adopted a grandson, Chirstopher Todd. By the grace and mercy of God mommy lived to see all her children married. From these marriages were born eleven grandchildren, whom she cherished as if they were her own. After a lot of soul-searching, praying, crying, and pleading with herself mommy gave her heart to God. She told of her experience and was baptized by the ministers of the Old Beaver Church of the Old Regular Baptist faith. Mommy enjoyed going to church meetings as long as she was physically able. At the point of not being physically able she remained spiritually by the sides of her brothers..... sisters and friends of God. Although mommy was afflicted the last few years of her life with arthritis and had internal complications, which caused her to have several major operations, mommy hated the thought of being a burden to her family. On December 21 1988 God looked down upon McDowell Hospital and seeing Mommy had suffered enough in this life and sent a band of angels to convey her soul to the land of paradise. Although mommy is with God in Heaven, she is still on earth deeply embedded in the hearts and the lives of the people she touched and will forever remain there. Mommy we know you will continue to keep a watchful eye over us. We will surely miss you and your love each and every day. All of us are looking forward to seeing you around God's golden throne, when He decides for us to join you in the glorious halls of heaven. Written by: The Family

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GRACIE LITTLE JOHNSON: With the help of the good Lord, we will try to write the obituary of sister Gracie Little Johnson. Sister Gracie was born January 16, 1932 to Dennis and Donnie Little at Dema, Kentucky. She departed this life September 11, 1989, making her stay here on earth 57 years, eight months and five days. She leaves to..... mourn her passing, three children: Mary J. Smothers, Donna A. Isaac and Debra J. Parrott. Also she leaves four sisters: Mamie Sturgill, Lorie Layne, Adith Morris and Jeanette Mullins; one.... brother: Malcolm Little; nine grandchildren and a host of friends and relations. Sister Gracie realized she couldn't stay here always, so after going to the good Lord with a repenting heart, she joined herself to the Steels Creek Church of the Old Regular Baptist faith and order March 4, 1989. She said in her long sickness and suffering that she wished the good Lord would come and take her out of her suffering. She also said on her way to..... Lexington in the ambulance that she had a better home to go to. We feel if the children want to see Mommy again, they will have to go to the same God Mommy went to. We also feel that our loss is heavens gain. We are looking forward to that final reunion when we can be with Sister Gracie again. Written by: Mamie Sturgill, sister and Elder Frank Slone and C.B. Smith.

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NORMA HALL: Mother's love will never be forgotten. She was born December 27, 1910 and died February 7, 1989. She was the daughter of Ben David Martin and Lizzie Jane Cook. She was married to Homer Hall who is deceased. She... also had one son, Eugene Hall who is deceased. She.... had one brother Earl Martin two sisters Augie Hall, and Alma King, all deceased. She had eleven children living: Ruth Hall, Catherine Conley, Loretta Hall, Pauline Honeycutt, Irene Hall, Homer H. Hall, Elmond Hall, Lowell Hall, Wendall Hall, Donnie Hall, and Darrell Hall. She joined the Old Regular Baptist in July, 1966, at the Providence Church and in June, 1979 she took her letter to the Rebecca Church. Mother took her illness well and never complained. She always had a smile. Mother told me the morning she died about a dream she had had that night. She dreamed she talked to Homer and he told her she wasn't going to be sick anymore. When she told me about the dream, I thought she was going to get better, but now I believe that the dream was the Lord telling her.... she wasn't going to be sick anymore. I feel our mother's death is our loss and Heaven's gain. Written by: Ruth her daughter and sister in the Lord.

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HOWARD SMITH: I would like to write the obituary of my dear husband, Howard Smith. He was the son of Sam and Ida Slone Smith of Softshell, Kentucky. He was born January 25, 1930 and died July 19, 1989. Howard was sick for several years and was in bed for the past three years. Howard was such a... kind and gentle man and bore his sickness so well. He.... never complained, only felt sorry for me because I had so much to do. He was a wonderful father to our two sons, and a good neighbor to those who knew him. Howard never belonged to any church, yet he liked to go when he was able. I often had service here at home for him. He would talk about this dream ha had of a castle on top of a hill. There was a light on top of the castle and it was a struggle to get there. He also talked of this place where the water was clear as a crystal, and how on night his spirit left his body while he lay there awake and knew everything, and then returned. I feel he made it to his castle and is happy there. He leaves his wife of thirty-one years, Elma Glee Smith and two sons Jerry and Jimmy ; one daughter-in-law and one granddaughter. He has two brothers and six sisters, all of Ohio. One brother and his father preceded him in death. I miss him and our home is sad without him, but he suffered so long. I know he is much better off than he was here. Written by: his wife Elma Smith.

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DOW HALL: It is with a sad and aching heart that I will try to write an obituary of my loving husband Dow Hall. He was born July 7, 1913. He passed from this life May 4, 1989, making his stay on earth 75 years, nine months and 27 days. He was the son of the late Banks and Mary Hall. He was married to Flora Isaacs Hall November 5, 1931 and to us were born six children; three preceded him in death. He left three on earth to mourn his passing. They are: Rabel Martin, Carlos Gene Hall, and Joy Hall, all of Dry Creek, Kentucky. He had thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He had three sisters Susie Retherford of Franklin, Ohio, Mae Moore and Ida Hunter, both of Garrett, Kentucky and many relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Dow joined the Old Regular Baptist Church and was baptized December 24, 1988. Dow was in bad health for many years. He was a devoted husband and father. He loved his family dearly. He also loved his friends and neighbors. A place is vacant in our homes and hearts that never can be filled. As time goes by we miss you more. Your.... loving smile, your gentle face, no one can fill your vacant space. Written by: his broken-hearted wife, Flora Hall.

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SENA MAE HALL: It is with much sadness I will try to write an obituary of a dear and loving wife, Sena Mae Hall. Sena was born July 4, 1928 the daughter of Mark and Cordelia Caudill Mullins. She departed this... earth August 19, 1989, making her stay here on earth 61 years one month and fifteen days. In early life she met and married Joe Hall and to this union were born three sons: one son Joseph preceded her in death. She leaves to.... mourn her passing her husband Joe Hall, two sons Billy Ray Hall, and Bobby Hall of Topmost, Kentucky, one sister Lena Little, and one brother Roy Mullins, two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends who loved her dearly. Sena died of a dreadful disease cancer. I know she suffered greatly, but she was a strong person and never complained to those who loved her so. I'm sure she is better off now that her suffering and pain are over. Our home is empty without her, but I'm looking forward to the day when we will meet again. Written by: her loving husband Joe Hall and niece.

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THEODORE BOLEN: With many loving, precious memories. I will try to write the obituary of my uncle, Theodore Bolen. He was born Sept- ember 17, 1909 to Reece and Nancy Conley Bolen. He passed from this life November 22, 1988 making his stay on earth..... seventy-nine years, two months and five days. He was a member of the Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church. He is survived by three brothers Andy of Fort Pierce, Florida, Robert of Garrett, Kentucky and Raymond of Willard, Ohio, three sisters Unia Bolen, Garrett, Maxine Gibson of Willard, Ohio and Gearldean Ramy of LaGrange, Indiana; nine nieces and eleven nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents one sister and one brother. Raymond of Willard, Ohio who died March 14, 1989. I will always remember my uncle for all the special things he did when I was growing up. He was always there when a hug was needed to make the pain and hurt go away or just a hug to say I love you. It was really hard to give him up. He al- ways said he had a better home to go to when he left this world. Written by: his niece who loved him very much. Ada Sue Ramy Criswell.

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PATRICIA ANN GIBSON: In much sadness and with the help of the good Lord, I will try to write the obituary of my dear sister, Patricia Ann Gibson. Patty was born October 29, 1954 at Raven, Ky and departed this life February 1, 1989 at Marion, Ohio, the result of an automobile accident. Early in life Patty was married to Carl Dwayne Gibson. They moved to Ohio to work and decided to raise a family up there. They were blessed to have two beautiful children: a daughter, Katrina Sue Gibson and a son, Vincent Dwayne Gibson. Left to mourn her passing are: her husband, Carl Dwayne Gibson, daughter Katrina Sue Gibson, son Vincent Dwayne Gibson; also left are her broken-hearted mother, Bethel Slone of Hollybush, Kentucky; four brothers: Dempsey Ray of Calendio, Ohio, Bobby Ray of Marion, Ohio, Gary of Pippa Passes Kentucky and Dwayne Eddie, also of Hollybush; one sister Barbara Jane Slone of Marion, Ohio; also a host of other relatives and many friends grieve her passing. Patty always worked so hard for her children and wanted them to have the things she never had. She loved them very... much and was always caring for them. She was a good mother. Patty was such a special person. She never met a stranger.... always making friends where ever she went. She was always so jolly and always had a smile on her face. She was always willing to help others in any way she could and was always there in... their time of need. About five months before she died Patty Kim (my wife) and I had a long talk about the Lord and His goodness and mercy. I believe she became concerned about the welfare of her soul. Later she told the family that she was trying to get right with God. I don't believe that God will turn a praying heart away. nor will He let them that are praying for forgiveness die in their sins until He saves them. God doesn't look on the outside of a person He looks and searches the heart. In a dream that I believe God let me have and understand, I feel that sis is at rest and is waiting for that great day. So, to the rest of the family, if you don't know the Lord and you want to see Sis again start out begging to God for His mercy and forgiveness. Written by: her brother Dwayne Slone

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BELVA TRUMAN MOSLEY: It is with loving memories that we try to write an obituary of a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and sister in the Lord,... sister Belva Mosley. She was born April 26, 1899 to Sylvester Lee and Mary Alice Truman. She was married in 1915 to Crofford Mosley. To this union were born nine children; four of whom preceded them in death. Brother Crofford died in 1978. Sister Bell died June 7, 1989 in Sandston, Virginia. She left four daughters and one son who loved her, miss her very much and will never forget her. She also has one sister: Sister Florence Caudill Cook. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who all loved her. Sister Bell wanted to die because she said she was ready to go. Everyone who knew and loved her felt a great loss when she died, but they all felt blessed to have known her. She brought... much joy to many lives. Sister Bell joined the Caney Fork Regular Baptist Church on December 5, 1971 and was baptised by Elder Crofford Mosley, her husband, and Elder Clive Hall. She loved the church and went as long as she was able. After she moved from Kentucky to Sandston, Virginia to live with her children, every time I went to visit her, her favorite subjects were the Lord, the church and her brothers and sisters of the church. To the family of aunt Bell, I would like to say that I don't know what is in your hearts, who has repented or who has not. But if you have not made peace with the Lord in this life, while you have the time and change, now is the time to make peace with Him. There is no repentance after death. So if you want to meet your mother again, during this lifetime on earth is when you must repent. May God bless you all.

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GODIE ELLEN ROGERS NEWSOME 1907 - 1988 Goldie was the first-born child of Andy Rogers and Polly Adkins Rogers of Galveston, Kentucky. She was born at Galvestson January 14, 1907. She lost her mother at a very young age. Goldie was the mother of one child, Marie Tackett Reynolds. She leaves behind one daughter Marie and son-in-law Waltust Reynolds of teaberry, Kentucky. Also her two grandchildren and five great - grandchildren Waltust Reynolds Jr. and his wife Bonnie and their two children Bradley and Devon. Also Debra L. Reynolds Tackett and her husband Luther Tackett and their children: Amy Lynne, Mark and Trenton, all of Grethel, Kentucky. Our granny is also survived by her two brothers Volley Rogers of Wooster, Ohio and Virgil Rogers of Harold, Kentucky. She has five sisters Gypsie, Bell, Dixie, Akers, Iva Lee Fife, Olga Jesse and Elsie Moore, all of Wooster, Ohio. Granny joined the Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church August 7, 1983 and loved to attend church. She always praised God and expressed her love of God and the church to her family. It was a happy time for when she was baptized. Granny was a hard worker and always rose early in the morning and worked long into the evening. She always wanted everybody to have dinner at her home. She was an excellent cook and often cooked for the church gatherings. She loved and was loved by all her neighbors, friends and relatives. She had a deep love all her family and God. She was a grandma to many in her heart. She truly was a good and caring to everybody and loved Greg and all her nieces and nephews. Granny lived by her self in her hone until the age of seventy- nine. She always had a garden and grew beautiful flowers, which she loved doing. Granny had been sick for almost three years and she was so loving and easy to care for. She had very loving people that helped the family care for her. She passed away quietly Tuesday morning November 1, 19 88 and was laid to rest in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell, Kentucky on Friday November 4, 1988. Everybody that knew her will never forget the life she lived. Thank you Lord that we had such a great mother. Our lives are so much better for having had Granny.

She was more than a mother, she was our dearest friend. Marie Reynolds and Family. ===================================================================

REBECCA SALISBURY: Rebeccca Salisbury was born October 15, 1901 at Langley Floyd County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sally Ratliff Hagans. Rebecca was the wife of Dail Salisbury, who preceded her in death September 3, 1967. To this union were born eleven children. An infant daughter died at birth; a twenty-six year old son William J. in 1963; and another son Harold L. in Dec- ember 1987. Children still living are Mrs. Shirley Stewart of Fort Myers Florida; Mrs. Helen Webb of Langley Kentucky; Mrs. Judy Colvin of Springfield, Ohio, Thomas Palmer, Herman Lamar, Amos Dail, Carl Dean and Fredrick Grant, all in the Stockdale, Ohio area. Mom and Dad lived in Floyd County, Kentucky until 1946. They bought a farm in the Stockdale Ohio area and kept it as long as they lived. When Mom was no longer able to keep house, she spent the most of her last twelve years of life with her daughter.... and son-in-law Helen and Claud Webb at Langley, Kentucky. There are a number of Old Regular Baptist Churches in Floyd County, and we took her when she was able to go. Also as often as possible, we took her back to the Little Ettie Church at Beaver, Ohio where she and my father both were members. They were baptized Easter Sunder 1963. Mom was an excellent cook and home- maker. She loved to cook for her family and for the church dinners as long as she was able. Mom had thirty-five grandchildren forty-one great grand- children and four great-great-grandchildren. Mom loved the Lord read her bible faithfully and had a Great Hope for a better home in the great beyond.

Written by her daughter Helen Webb.

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ALVERTA BROWN: It is with much sadness that I'll try to write an obituary of my dear sweet mother. Mom is the daughter of Dave Roberts and the late Bertha Roberts. She was born December 28, 1921 and departed this life June 16, 1989, making her stay on earth 67 years, five months and nineteen days. She was married to the late Elder Northern Brown April 2, 1936. To this union were born twelve children, one died in infancy. To mourn their loss are six boys: Ray Brown, of Robinson Creek, Kentucky; Billy Brown of Virgie, Kentucky; Johnny Brown of Kimper, Kentucky; Russell Brown, Northern G. Brown and Charles Michael Brown, all of Robonson Creek, five girls Myrtle Alloway of Butler, Indiana; Rosie Justice of Waverly, Ohio; Dorothy Muncy of Columbus, Ohio; Jean Adams of Robinson Creek; and Janice Lewis of Long Fork, Kentucky; and twenty-nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives. Mom joined the Robinson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church May 14, 1961. She loved to go to church and was a faithful member for as long as she was able to attend. We children have lost a wonderful mother, the community a good neighbor and the church a good member. I feel with all my heart that our loss is heaven's gain. Mommie we love you.

Written by her loving daughter Jean. ===================================================================

ELDER BURTON HOWARD: Elder Burton Howard, born January 22, 1917, deceased September 1, 1989 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Kentucky, the son of Earl and Emma Reed Howard. He was married to Georgia Turner July 22, 1937 and to this union were born five children as follows: Suette Howard King, Earl Thomas Howard, Ralph Howard, Charles Burton Howard and Jerome Paul Howard. He had four brothers and five sisters all pre- ceded him in death except three sisters. He joined the Steel's Creek Old Regular Baptist Church July 1946, got his letter from Steel's Creek Church and placed it in the Ball Branch Church of Old Regular Baptist December 17, 1949, where he remained until his death. He was ordained a minister in 1951. He was selected by the delegate of the New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptist to preach the introductory sermon September 27, 1957 and Sept- ember 26, 1975, also as an alternate September 21, 1956 and.... July 23, 1965. He was chosen Assistant Moderator of the New Salem Association September 25, 1959 and was chosen each year thereafter until his death, serving as Assistant Moderator thirty years. He was chosen to write the Circular Letter in 1960 and 1966. He was Moderator of the following churches at different times: Ball Branch - Mt. Sterling, 36 years- Stone Coal - New Home - Rose of Sharon - Little Bethel and Little Zion. The last time he attended church was at Ball Branch Saturday August 19, 1989 and the advice he gave to the church was to keep good order and strict discipline; he was too sick to attend on Sunday and was in the hospital until his death. Elder Burton Howard was considered to be one of the best Bible-read ministers in the Old Regular Baptist ranks.

Written by Brother Dexter Dixon. ===================================================================

BRACK YOUNCE: This is in loving memory of our husband, father and grand- father, Brack Younce. Brack Younce was born the son of the late Dow and Dolly Tackett Younce of Robinson Creek, Kentucky in... the year 1922. Brack was raised and loved by the late Bird Mullins Younce. Although she was not his natural mother, his love for her was natural as God had intended. Brack is survived by Helen Ratliff Younce, his wife of forty- two and one-half years. The time they had together was a picture of love. An example for all the world to see. And no greater love... has ever been shown, as God had intended. Brack is also survived by his five children and eleven grandchildren. They are Larry and Sherry Younce and their children, Camy, Tessa and Giner; Gary and Dianna Younce and their children Gary Jr., and Misty Kay; Helen Cook and her children Allen Shane and... Debea; Brenda Carol and Butch Mace and their children: Ritta Faye and Sindy Lou; Sandra and James Flemming and their children..... Jamie and George. Our father and grandfather has not left us, for he will live in the hearts of his children forever, as God had intended. Brack Younce shared his time on earth with his two brothers; Ted and Sam Younce; and ten sisters; Rebecca, Rosie, Lona, Willa, Ruby, Mary Ellen, Betty Barbara, Drewsillia and Debbie. As the wife, children and grandchildren of Brack Younce we can assure you, his brothers and sisters, that he spoke of each of you often and that he loved each of you in his own.... special, silent way, as God intended. Brack raosed his family by working the coal mines in West...., Virginia and Kentucky. Though the hard times and the strubbles in the coal fields, Brack managed to keep his children fed and clothed, and gives credit to the United Mine Workers of America for ensuring a decent livelihood for his family. Brack Younce was a farmer, sowing seeds of love that will grow in the hearts that knew him, for eternity, as God intended. Brack Younce has gone to prepare a place for...,. Helen, our mother, whom we need now more than ever, so we ask you God to give her the strength to bear her grief so that she can continue to give us her love that we so desperately need, as God had intended, Amen. Written by family.

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