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BACK, I.D.  Age, 75, an Old Regular Baptist minister who had preached numerous funerals in Floyd County and surrounding counties, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. He was moderator of Mount Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church in Blackey and Blair Branch Church at Jeremiah, both in Letcher County, as well as Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church in Knott County. He was born July 4, 1925, near Blackey. He was a World War II veteran, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and had worked as a meat packer and a miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Rose Hamilton Back. Surviving are a daughter, Sherry S. Fugate of Blackey, two sons, Ronald W. Back and Anthony W. Back, both of Blackey, and other relatives, including a nephew, Joe Back of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be today (Friday), at 1 p.m., at Mount Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church, under the direction of Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Whitaker-Back Cemetery at Blackey. (FCT'S)

BACK, Joe William  Age 37, of Paintsville, formerly of Morehead, died Friday, June 13, in the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born October 23, 1965, in Morehead, a son of the late John K. and Joan Kegley Back. Joe was a graduate of Rowan County High School, Morehead, a sales representative for Clark Grave Valut’s Eastern Ky. District, a former sports announcer for WDOC, Prestonsburg, and WSGS, Hazard radio stations, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and former employee of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, and a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. Survivors include one brother, Stephen Back (Brenda) of O’Fallon, Illinois; one sister, Martha B. Jackson (Ron) of Danville; three nephews, Ryan Lawrence of Dry Ridge, Andrew Back of Erwin, Texas, and Graham Jackson of Danville; and one niece, Emma Jackson of Danville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John K. Back. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m., in the Brown Cemetery, at Morehead. Visitation was from 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with church services at 7 p.m., Arnold Turner officiating. Visitation was from 5 until 9 p.m., Tuesday, at Lane-Stucky and Gray Funeral Home in Morehead  (FCT'S)

BACK, John Keller Sr.  69  b-Aug.17 1928   d- Jul.18 1998   s/o- Joe & Ruth Whitaker Black h/o- Joan Kegley dec-Feb.28 1984,   Bur: Brown Cemetery, Morehead, Ky.   (United States Army Air Corps  Veteran)

BACK, Patricia Anderson ,Age 65, of Visalia, California, died March 15, 2000, in Visalia, She was born in Wayland on May 16, 1934. a daughter of Rebecca Vaughn of Prestonsburg and the late Foster Anderson. She was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School and frequently came back for school reunions. She studied nursing at Morehead State University. She had been active with the Parent-Teacher Association in California, including serving on the PTA State Board. Over 34 years of volunteering, she helped start new PTA organizations, trained officers and won numerous awards for her work. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Back. She is survived by her mother; a sister, Loretta Hammond of Paintsville; four sons, Melvin, David, Jeffery, and Kelly, all of Visalia; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. burial was ii. Visalia District Cemetery.

BAILEY, Anis Chaffins , 79, of Lebanon, Ohio, died , April 21, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Knott County, on September 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Kelse and Ollie Coburn Chaffins. She was a member of the Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Prater, and her second husband, Burnis Bailey. She is survived by one son, Velton Delno Prater of Red Lion; one daughter, Gloria Lennon Freeman; one
brother, Clayton Chandler Chaffins of Crestview, Florida: a sister, Elsie Craft of Garrett; and one grandchild. bur: Ohio

BAILEY, Arnold E. "Arnie" Age, 63, died at 3;11 am Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in the emergency room at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born May 20, 1942 in Hippo, Ky to Amos and Na-na (Shepherd) Bailey and his father survives in McGuffey Ohio. On Dec. 17, 1960, he married Linda S. Smith in McGuffey and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Troy E. (Sandy) Bailey of Ada; three daughters, Gina A. ( Jon) Sunderland of Spencerville, Ronda S. (Darrel) Dear of Harrod and Brenda J, (Jeff) Birkemeier of Findlay; a brother, Jim Bailey of Lima; two sisters, Faye Gross and Della (David) Blubaugh, both of Lima and seven grandchildren, Chasity Dear, Lance Dear, Luke Dear, Kristi Sibold, Alyssa Sunderland, Alana Birkemeier, and Braden Birkemeier. He was an assembler wilder at Accubuilt Inc, for 43 years. He attended the Harrod Christian Church and was the current elected mayor of Harrod. A 1961 graduate of Auglaize Local High School in Harrod, he was a former boyscout leader, former softball and baseball coach for local area teams, retired referee for Northwest Ohio Referee Association for whom he refereed football, basketball and softball. He was bargaining chairman for Local 975 at Accubuilt. When he was yonger he enjoyed sprint car racing. He loved bluegrass music. HE enjoyed spending time with his family. Services were held at Chiles and Sons-Laman Lewis Memorial Chapel in Lima Ohio, by Rev. Robert Wardle. Burial was in Salem Westminster Cemetery.

BAILEY, Chester D.  Age, 68, of Pikeville, died Sunday, February 25, at his residence. Born on October 5, 1932, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Maggie Conley Bailey and Lacy Bailey. He was an educator and member of the First Baptist Church, Pikeville, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia West Bailey. Other survivors include two sons, Robert A. Bailey of Lexington, Chester D. Bailey II of Pikeville; two daughters, Glenda B. Adkins and Sherry L. Lane, both of Pikeville; two brothers, Frank A. Bailey of Pikeville, Robert L. Bailey of Fairborn, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 28, at 1 p.m., at the Alumni Auditorium on the campus of Pikeville High School. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, at Shelbiana, under the direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BAILEY, Clyde ,Age 74, of Hueysville, d December 29, 1998, at Knott County Nursing Home in Hindman. Born May 20, 1924, at Garrett, s/o  Edward Bailey and Myrtle Hicks Bailey. h/o  Myrtle Handshoe Bailey; four sons, Denny Bailey of Indiana, Donald Bailey, Danny Bailey and Gary Bailey, all of Hueysville; two brothers, Rudolph Bailey of Ohio. and Gerald Bailey of Indiana; three sisters, Mable Bradley of Indiana, and Clara Diehl and Geneva Williams, both of Pennsylvania. . Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery at Hueysville.

BAILEY, Diana (Gyeannie)    Age 79 of Kendallville and formerly of Hueysville, Ky. died November 17, 2008 at 3:10 pm at Parkview Noble Hospital. She had resided at the Shepherd of the Hill.  Mrs. Bailey was born Hueysville,Kentucky on March 2, 1929 to Tilden and Effie(Coburn)Shepherd. Her parents preceded her death. Diana came from a family of 14 brothers and sisters.  Diana married Lloyd Bailey on June 24, 1947 in Paintsville, Kentucky. They lived most of their lives in the Kendallville area. She was a homemaker and was a devoted mother to her three sons. Diana enjoyed spending her life taking care of her family. She was a wonderful southern cook and took so much pride in what she prepared and served.  Survivors include: 3 sons and daughter in laws. Wes and Laura Bailey, Kendallville, Marvin and Rosie Bailey, Avilla, and Keith Bailey and companion Mary Hicks of Albion. Nine Grandchildren-Brian and Melissa Bailey-Albion, Eric and Jen Bailey-Kokomo, Jaime Bailey-Glendale, AZ, Jenni Bailey and companion Jeff Duzan of La Grange, Tiffany Bailey and fiance Jeremy Knecht-Fort Wayne, Tarah and Josh Robinson-San Diego, CA, Layne Bailey and companion Travis Burns-Millersburg, Wesley Bailey-Kendallville and Shay Dickinson of South Bend. And 3 Great Grandchildren and a very special niece Judy Sexton of Kendallville. 5 Sisters-June Kopp-OH, Margaret Bailey-OH,Luna Martin-OK, Fonda Salyer-Ky, Lola Sexton, IN and 1 brother Kirk Shepherd-TN. She was preceded in death by her husband on Lloyd April 22, 1994. 4 Brothers and 3 sisters: Mark Shepherd, Luke Shepherd, Burt Shepherd, Goldie Conley all of KY and Shirley Stevens and Dana Neeley of IN. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 20, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergymen Roger Bolen and Bill Tussey, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Rube Bailey Cemetery, Hueyville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 10:00 a.m., Thursday at Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

BAILEY, Draxie (Holbrook), B: 12-31-1933 @ Halo, Ky.  D: 6-9-1995, d/o William B. & Stella Mae Burke Holbrook, w/o Henry Douglas Bailey ,    m: 12-21-1955 children: Henry Douglas Jr., Mary Stellana & Jayne Ellen bro-sis: Elder Ellis, Deacon Charles Edward, James Earl, William B. Jr., Mary Marie, Judith Ann, John Curtis, Betty Ruth, Kenneth Wayne, Carolyn Lynn & Cathy Gail

BAILEY, Draxie Holbrook  Obit New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BAILEY, Edna Mae  Age 82, of Prater Fork, Hueysville, Ky., widow of Lacy Bailey, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2002, at her residence. She was born June 10, 1920, in Hippo, Ky., the daughter of the late Robert “Bob” Adkins and Gracie Ratliff Adkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church, Langley, Ky. Survivors include one daughter, Effie Lois Bond of Hueysville, Ky.; two grandchildren, Angie Diann Scott and Derek Vincent Click; one step-grandson, Peter Bond; five great-grandchildren, Brandon Click, Corey Click, Chelsea Click, Logan Scott, and MacKinzie Scott; and two step-great-grandchildren, Christopher Bond and Michael Bond. Funeral services for Edna Mae Bailey were conducted Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bob Adkins Family Cemetery, Hueysville, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Derek Click, Corey Click, Brandon Click, Logan Scott, Ralph Scott Jr., and Mike Bond. (FCT'S)

BAILEY, Elden   Age, 81, of Hueysville, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room. Born February 6, 1925, in Handshoe, he was the son of the late Green and Roxie Colburn Bailey. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Upper Salt Lick United Baptist Church, and a member of DAV Chapter 128 at Garrett. He is survived by his wife, Norman Lee Beverly Bailey. Other survivors include a son, Elvin Ray Bailey of Angier, North Carolina; two daughters: Sharon Kay Bailey of Houston, Texas, and Enola Gay Kennedy; one step-daughter, Beverly Bolen of Hueysville; one brother, Gardner Bailey of Crossville, Tennessee; one sister, Dorothy Kolvet of Indianapolis, Indiana; his grandchildren: Ilyn Lon Kreckman, Sabrina Kreckman, Donald Kennedy Jr., and Bryan Ray Bailey; step-grandchildren: Eric Conley, Ethan Conley, Jamie Merrick, and Emily Merrick; step-great-grandchildren: Katelyn Paige Conley and Matthew Malone. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Bailey; his brothers: Norman Bailey, Claude Bailey (his twin), Denver Bailey, and Seldon Bailey; and his sisters: Curtis Patrick, Dixie Gayheart, and Mildred Uselton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Clinton Buddy Jones and Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery, in Hueysville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, where services were held on Tuesday evening.  (FCT'S)

BAILEY, Ellis Allen   Age 93, of Allen, husband of the late Elizabeth Mayo Bailey, passed away, Thursday, August 14, 2003, in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was born March 16, 1910, the son of the late Clayborn Bailey and Lara Allen Bailey. He was a graduate of Berea College at Berea, with a civil engineering degree. He was proud of being an engineer on numerous large construction sites in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arizona. He often reminisced of his part in the construction of Dale Hollow Dam in Tennessee, and various constructions of interstate highways. Survivors include his granddaughters, Kim Bailey Russell of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Tina Bailey Beaver of Lexington, North Carolina; three grandsons, Robin Curtis Bailey of St. Martin, Mississippi, and Oliver Bailey and Tyler Bailey, both of Sarasota, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Russell, Patrick Bailey, Kristina Russell and Nicole Pendleton. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald Ellis Bailey; a brother, Joe Bailey; four sisters, Donna Hinton, Maggie Taylor, Myrtle Hardwick and Edna Dickerson. Funeral services for Ellis Allen Bailey were conducted Monday, August 18, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, at Martin. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Max Beaver, Joe Dean Bailey, Robert (Bob) Bailey, Robin Bailey, Brett Hardwick, Steven Bailey and Tom Hardwick.  (FCT'S)

BAILEY, Emma C., b. 10-15-1892, Dana, d/o Thomas Jefferson and Mary Elizabeth Adkins Boyd, w/o (1), Charlie Akers, (2) Elder Cola Conn, (3) Claybourn Bailey children: Orba Conn, Alta Akers, Zelma Conn, Edward Conn, Edmond (Burr) Akers, bur: Akers and Goble Cem, Prestonsburg, Ky

BAILEY, Gregory Wayde  Age 47, of Hueysville, died Monday, August 30, 1999, at the Dickenson County Medical Center, Clintwood, Virginia. Born February 1, 1952, in Martin, s/o Virgil Bailey and Lorraine Bentley Bailey of Hippo. h/o , Connie Crager Bailey; two sons, Chris Bailey and Shannon Bailey, both of Hueysville; and one sister, Arbadellia Richardson of Hager Hill.  Burial will be in the Crager Cemetery at Hueysville

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)

BAILEY, James  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BAILEY, Jeffery Willard  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BAILEY, Kenneth Age 78, of Louisville, formerly of Hindman, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Born November 3, 1920 at Hindman, s/o Taulby and Hattie Cody Bailey. h/o Goldie Bolen Bailey; one son, Kenneth Ray Bailey Jr.; three brothers, Jack Bailey of Hindman, George Bailey of Columbus, Ohio, and Woodrow Bailey of Louisville; 'two sisters, Phyllis Rose Combs of Hindman, and Martha Jane Ault of Northville, Michigan.  Burial was in the Bolen Cemetery at Garrett.

BAILEY, Lissie, D: 10-9-1934  abt. age 84

BAILEY, Mae   Age 84, of Hippo, wife of Owen Bailey, passed away, Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at her residence. She was born July 24, 1920, in Hippo, the daughter of the late Ruben Bailey and Merris Hicks Reed. Survivors include her husband, Owen Bailey; one son, Jerry Bailey of Hippo; one daughter, Bonnie Adkins of Minot, North Dakota; one brother, Bill Reed of Plymouth, Ohio; two sisters: Ina Hensley of Langley; and Freda L. Cooley of Hippo; four grandchildren: Heather, Patricia, Regina and Josuha, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mae Bailey will be conducted Friday, December 3, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery, at Hippo, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BAILEY, Rosie,  D: 7-24-1940  abt. age 64, d/o Bob Vanderpool, w/o Dillard Bailey 6 daughters & 6 sons

BAILEY, Susan,  D: 3-9-1923, w/o William Bailey, 6 daughters & 6 sons

BAIRD, Carolyn   Age, 59, of Pikeville, passed away at the Markey Cancer Center, Sunday, July 2, 2006, after a nine-year battle with Waldenstrom's Disease, a rare form of bone marrow cancer. Born June 24, 1947 at Hardburley, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Jonah and Helen Brewer Richie. She was a 1965 graduate of Wheelwright High School and was a 1967 graduate of Mayo State Vocational School of Paintsville, from which she earned a degree in business. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville. She regularly attended Trinity Hill United Methodist Church of Lexington while receiving medical treatments during her stay in Lexington. In addition to her husband, Charles J. Baird, she is survived by two sons, Roger Brent (Kelda) McPeek, and David L. Baird, both of Pikeville; two daughters, Leigh Ann (Mike) Hoagland, of Lexington, and Rebecca Baird, of Blowing Rock, North Carolina; one brother, David (Dale) Richie, of Marietta, Georgia; two sisters, Linda (Jim) Day, of Edgewood, and Gail (Allan) Burton, of Paintsville; three grandchildren, Holly Caroline Hoagland, Nicholas Chase Hoagland, and Brooke Wells. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 6, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville. Pastor Scott Wiest and Rev. Steve Drury will officiate. Visitation is at J.W. Call Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Research Fund for Waldenstrom's, 63 Woodcrest Lane, Danbury, CT 06810. Pallbearers: Gary C. Johnson, Kirk Wells, Carl Branham, Ken Hall, Jeff Speaks, Steve Lesshafft, Charles M. Knowles, and Darrell Maynard. Arrangements by J.W. Call Funeral Home, Pikeville. Carolyn and her family wish to express their appreciation of the fine medical care she received from the Lexington Clinic, St. Joseph Hospital and the Markey Cancer Center.   (FCT'S)

BAISDEN, Arnie Amburgey    Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born July 29, 1934, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Corsie Collins Amburgey. She was a homemaker and member of Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tate Baisden. Survivors include three sons: Jeffery Baisden of Prestonsburg, Dewey Baisden and Junior Baisden, both of Michigan; a daughter, Phyllis Lake of Wayland; four sisters: Jewel of Clay City, Nola, Anita and Lucille, all of Richmond, Indiana; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William Donovan Baisden; a daughter, Wilberdeen Baisden; two brothers: Larry Gail and Roy Allen; five sisters: Lois, Lonnie, Vivian, Wanell and Irene. Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bob Evans and Lonnie Bradley officiating. Burial was in the Baisden Family Cemetery, Conley Fork of Spurlock, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S  07-25-2007)

BAISDEN, Leroy   Age 94, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an illness of one month. He was born March 21, 1907, at Lenore, W. Va., the son of the late Hiram and Laura (Wills) Baisden. He was married to Pearlie (Calhoun) Baisden, who preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner; having worked for Princess Elkhorn Coal Co. at David, Ky.; and a Mason, a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273 at Prestonsburg, Ky. He is survived by one son, Roy Baisden of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and two daughters, Ruth Campbell and Pearlie Lee Baisden, both of Prestonsburg, Ky. A Masonic service was conducted Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 21, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Shawn Blair and Rev. Emery Williams officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BAISDEN, Myrtle Cooley age 98 of Prestonsburg, died Dec. 4th, at HRMC in Prestonsburg. Born June 16, 1900, in Prestonsburg, d/o the late James and Sally Banks Cooley. She was preceded in death by husband James R. Baisden.  She is survived by one son, James D. Baisden and two granddaughters.  Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

BAKAY, Sadie  Age, 85, of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 24, 1917, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Lillie Tackett Hall. She was a retired grocery store owner at Weeksbury, and a member of Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Bakay. Survivors include three brothers, Haskell Hall and Homer Hall, both of Weeksbury and Guy Hall of Buford, Georgia; and one sister, Liza Jane Wells of Weeksbury, and a host of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by and one sister, Sarah Branham. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 20, at 1 p.m., at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Visitation was at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial was in the Wash Hall Cemetery at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BAKAY, Timothy Andrew Age, 38, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on March 6, 1962; in McDowell, he was the son of the late Mike and Bonnie Graham Bakay. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Jones Bakay. Other survivors include two sons, Timothy Andrew Bakay and Joseph Lee Bakay; one daughter, Sara Lasha Bakey; two brothers, Nicholas Bakay and Michael Allen Bakay; three sisters, Mary Louise Hall of Lacota, Michigan, Francis Jean Gardner of Lockport, Illinois, and Anna Hall of Weeksbury. Funeral services were conducted. Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m., at the Burton Pentecostal Church of God, with Lewis Sadlin, W. C. Willis, and others officiating. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

BAKAY, Timothy Andrew II   Age 25, of Bypro, was dead on arrival, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, Friday, May 26, 2006, following an automobile accident.  Born February 21, 1981, in Pikeville, he was the son of Debbie Jones Bakay Allen (husband, Claude Allen) of Bypro, and the late Timothy Andrew Bakay. He was a heavy equipment operator, for J.E. Allen Drilling and Construction.  In addition to his mother and step-father, he is survived by his grandmother, Sarah Hall Jones, of Bypro; a brother, Joseph Lee Bakay of Bypro; a step-brother, Joshua Allen of Stonecoal; a sister, Sara Lasha Bakay of Bypro; and two step-sisters: Ashley Allen and Kiley Allen, both of Stonecoal.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents: Elder Billy Ray Jones,. and Mike and Bonnie Graham Bakay.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 30, at noon at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with John B. Hamilton, Conard Profitt, and Lewis Sandlin officiating.  Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S May 31, 2006)

BAKER, Beatrice Goble  Obit  Submitted by     From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BAKER, Benjamin W.  Benjamin William Baker Jr., passed away on October 22, at Maui Memorial Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was born on May 8, 1918, in Langley, Ky., the son of Benjamin William and Elizabeth May Baker, who was a long time librarian at Maytown High School. He graduated with a B.A. from Berea College in 1939, and returned to Floyd County as a teacher, before serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He received a B.S. from Western University, and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1949. He moved to Hawaii from San Francisco in 1954, where he was with the CPA firm of Haskins and Sells. He was with Young, Lambert and Pierson in Honolulu, then moved to Maui in 1956 to manage their Kahului CPA office in 1961. He was Controller for Alexander and Baldwin from 1961 to 1970, and was Executive Vice President of Finance for Maui Land and Pineapple Company, from 1970 until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of America’s Institute of CPA’s, Caifornia and Hawaii Societies of CPA’s, and listed in Men and Women of Hawaii. He served as Trustee of Hawaii Tax Foundation for eight years, and served on the Board of Directors of Kapalua Resort. He was a member of Maui Country Club, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Libby, of Kihei, Maui; daughter, Dr. Sherry Baker-Dahman (John) of Cincinnati; and son, Benjamin William Baker III (Michele) of Makawao, Maui. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Maui at a future date. Also, a plaque in his memory will be placed at the May Cemetery at Langley, Ky., next to his parents. Information, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BAKER, D. C.  Age, 80, of Lackey, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. He was born February 17, 1921, in Garrett, the son of the late Dave Baker and Ruthie Boyd Baker. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Hugh Holbrook Mining, a member of the United Steel Workers, the AFL No. 181, the Garrett Chapter of DAV, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a member of the Hueysville Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Horne Baker. Other survivors include five sons, Paul B. Baker of Wayland, Walter Ray Baker, Ronnie “Moose” Baker and Rodney D. Baker, all of Lackey, Kenneth Lamarr Baker of Printer; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 14, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with Clergymen Chester Varney and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery, at Ivel. (FCT'S)

BAKER, Jennie Dorlisse  Obit  (FCT'S) 

BAKER Rebecca Stephen  Obit  Submitted by      From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BAKER, Ruby C.  Age, 83, retired manager of Dawahare’s, and the widow of Charles W. Baker, died Sunday, June 16, 2002. She was born in Butler, Tn., a daughter of the late Dana Campbell and Dora Lewis Campbell Ditto. She was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church, and the first employee of Dawahare’s in Lexington. She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Mary Lamm of Lexington, Roger (Charlotte) Baker of Lexington, and Ed (Frankie) Baker of Denver, Co.; a brother and three sisters, Donald Ditto of Zepherhills, Fl., Pauline Plue of Clinton, In., Ora Mae Gillum of Middletown, Oh., and Peggy Reiber of Clinton, In.; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, conducted by Dr. Ronald Fellemende, and Rev. James Heard. Burial was at the Lexington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, Ky., 40504, or the Chrysalis House, 120 Chrysalis Ct., Lexington, KY 40507. (FCT'S)

BAKER, Ruth Spears  Age, 59, of Albion, Michigan, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, March 8, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on August 10, 1942, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Italy and Minery Boyd Spears. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee E. (Buddy) Baker, whom she married on December 23, 1964. Survivors include one son, Christopher Baker of Marshall, Mich.; one daughter, Lora (Raymond) Stone of Albion, Mich.; and one sister, Corea Lee Spears of Allen, Ky.; and two grandchildren, R.J. Stone and Mason Baker. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah Lee Baker, and one brother, Dee Spears. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Rev. Woody Crum and Rev. Bud Crum officiating. Burial was in the Spears Family Cemetery, Prater, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE, Arritta Marshall  Age, 85, of East Point, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on June 25, 1919, in Lackey, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Marshall and Nancy Ellen Crisp Marshall. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie (Bill) Lewis Baldridge, on February 6, 1986. Survivors include two daughters: Willa Dean Centers and Libby Ann Baldridge, both of East Point; and one sister, Dorothy Dotson of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter: Melissa Centers of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Marshall who died May 8, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 5, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Dave Garrett officiating. Interment will be at the George Baldridge Cemetery, at East Point. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE, Bee   Age 48, of Eastern, husband of Dorlis Shepherd Baldridge, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born January 1, 1955, in Lackey, the son of the late Adam Baldridge and Clara Mae Moore Dooley. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Lisa Dawn Terry of Eastern; one step-daughter, Sarah Thomas of Dema; two sisters, Rosetta Hall of Fisty, and Ethel Green of Indianapolis, Indiana; one grandchild, Kimberly Bald-ridge; and one step-grandson, Austin Thomas. Funeral services for Bee Baldridge will be conducted Friday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at the Ball Branch Regular Baptist Church, at Mousie, with Sterlin Bolen and Mitchell Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore-Bolen Cemetery, at Ball Branch, Mousie, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE, Christine   Age, 51, of Abbott, Ky., died Monday, October 8, 2001, following a sudden illness. Born on March 1, 1950, at Allen, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Okie Burkett and Martha McGuire Burkett. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John Baldridge. Other survivors include one son, James Okie Clark of Ft. Knox, Ky.; one daughter, Rebecca Wakeland of Banner, Ky.; one brother, Doug Burkett of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, James Randall Wakeland, Santana Marie Wakeland, and Nicholas Patrick Clark. She was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Burkett and one sister, Geraldine Thompson. Funeral services were conducted, Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Ted Shannon and Buddy Jones officiating. Burial was in the Baldridge Cemetery, Abbott, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Pallbearers were Ricky Wakeland, Arnold Jarrell, Andy Jarrell, Mike Burkett, Charles Elkins and Ernie Wakeland. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE, Ernest    Age, 84, of Fountain Lakes, in Estero, Florida, passed away at his home, Sunday, February 4, 2007. He was born April 4, 1922, in East Point. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He studied law at the University of Kentucky, and Ohio State University, and worked for 33 years as a claims manager for Westfield Insurance Company, in Columbus and Lima, Ohio. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and he was an excellent carpenter and mechanic. He became, late in life, very skilled with computers. He leaves behind Mary Pat Baldridge, his beloved wife of almost 62 years; and children Betty Schuster of Hansville, Washington; Teri Kozsey (Philip) of North Royalton, Ohio; and James Baldridge (Sue) of Dayton, Ohio.  He is also survived by his sister, Janet Taylor of Columbus, Ohio; his brother Jack Baldridge (Ernestine) of Rock Island, Illinois; and three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m., at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Avenue, Naples. (FCT'S 02-14-2007)

BALDRIDGE, Harold Lloyd  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BALDRIDGE, Hazel  93 b-Feb.20 1905-Magoffin Co. Ky.  d-Oct.12 1998-Trinity Med. Center in Rock Island  d/o-Larkin & Rhoda Patrick Risner  w/o-Ernest Baldridge  Bur: Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, Ky.

BALDRIDGE, Hazel Music Age 86, of East Point, d. December 4, 1998, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, Born December 6, 1911 at Little Paint Creek (Floyd County), d/o  William Lewis Music and Hattie Stone Music, w/o  Nelson Baldridge, (d. December 21, 1995). She was a member of the Little Paint First Church of God. Survivors include four daughters, Hattie Lou Howard, Patty Spradlin, Bonnie Hughes and Barbara Meek, all of Prestonsburg; three sons, H. Gene Baldridge,  Delmar Baldridge and Harold "Bud" Baldridge, four sisters, Alta Howard, Gertrude Auxier, Mary Badgett,  Nell Robinson  two brothers, Dewey Earl Music and Bob Music, Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

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

BALDRIDGE, J. W., B: 8-19-1866  D: 1930 or bef., h/o Ellen Baldridge, 3 daughters & 9 sons

BALDRIDGE, James Wilber  Age, 77, of East Point, died Sunday, December 3, 2000, at his residence. Born on January 15, 1923, in Bays Branch, Floyd County, he was the son of the late George Baldridge and Lettie Harmon Baldridge. He was a self-employed carpenter and coal miner. Survivors include one sister, Myrtle B. Burchett of Prestonsburg. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the George Baldridge Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE, Jenny G.  Obit  printed March 6, 1958 (FCT'S)  Submitted by 

BALDRIDGE, Josephine  Age, 72, of Blue River, Ky., passed away, Saturday, February 23, 2002, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., following an extended illness. She was born February 11, 1930, at Prestonsburg, Ky., a daughter of the late Greene and Martha (England) Hackworth. She was a member of the Goodloe Church of God, at Blue River, Ky. She was married to Sanford Baldridge, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Luther Baldridge of Blue River, Ky. and Hershel Baldridge of David, Ky.; three brothers, Romine Hackworth of Blue River, Ky., Henry Hackworth of Salyersville, Ky., and Thomas Hackworth of Allen, Ky. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 26, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Eugene Haney, and Rev. Glen Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Baldridge Cemetery at Open Fork Hollow at David, Ky. Arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE, Lorraine Williams  Age, 80, of East Court St., Prestonsburg, Ky., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on March 15, 1922, in Johnson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Dewey Williams and Numa Hitchcock Williams. She was a homemaker and attended the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Franklin Baldridge Sr. (died 4-11-1986). Survivors include one son, Kermit E. Baldridge Jr. of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Patricia Carolene (Pat) Allen and Judith Ann (Judy) Rowe, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Loretta Conley of Ashland, Ky.; one brother, Paul Preston Williams of Ashland, Ky.; one half-brother, Charles Dewey Williams of Paintsville, Ky.; five grandchildren, four great-granddaughters and one step-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Dewey Baldridge. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 22, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. George Love officiating. Interment was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky. Pallbearers: Eddie Bradley, Kermit Baldridge III, Paul Michael Baldridge, Jim Hobbs, Randy Bradley, and William Kendrick. (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE Mathew L. b. 07-18-973 d. 08-17-1990 s/o Harol L. & Carol Jean Lewis (Auto Accident)

BALDRIDGE, Monroe Age, 85, of Blue River, died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born October 20, 1919, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Andrew and Sally Allen Baldridge. He was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a life member of the Big Sandy Chapter 18 D.A.V. of Auxier; and a member of the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church in Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Reffett Baldridge. Survivors include three sons: Cecil Baldridge (Charlene) of Prestonsburg, and Ronnie Baldridge (Delores), and Danny Baldridge (Barbara), both of Blue River; two daughters: Linda Manuel (Sammy) of Tippecanoe, Indiana, and Brenda Campbell (Eddie) of Blue River; a brother, Arthur Baldridge of Pierceton, Indiana; two sisters: Rebecca Whitaker of Indiana, and Dorothy Slone of Warsaw, Indiana; 14 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sons: Earl Baldridge, Ellis Baldridge and David Baldridge; two sisters: Virginia Prater and Eula May Ousley; two daughters: Leora Manuel and Ruth Baldridge; a grandson, Christopher Cecil Baldridge; and a great-granddaughter, Megan LeAnn Adams. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with William Canterbury and Jeff Baldridge officiating. Military services will be provided by D.A.V. Big Sandy Chapter 18 of Auxier. Burial will be in the Baldridge Cemetery, at Sam Hale Branch, in Blue River. Visitation is at the funeral home-with nightly services at 7 p.m.  (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE, Rudolph, b. 6-9-1925, Letcher Co Ky, s/o Fair and Rebecca Reed Baldridge, d. Aug 2, 1988, V.A. Hospital, Lexington, Ky, WWII Vet, bur: Chandler Cem, Lackey

BALDRIDGE, Rev. Sanford  Age, 87, of Pyramid, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Tibbs Boarding Home for Senior Citizens at Pikeville. He was born November 5, 1913, in Floyd County, the son of the late Tommy and Pokie Ratliff Baldridge. He was a coal miner with Princess Elkhorn Coal, and a former pastor at the Goodloe Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Hackworth Baldridge. Other survivors include two sons, Hershelle Baldridge and Luther Baldridge, both of Pyramid; three brothers, Jay Baldridge of Piketon, Ohio, Herman Baldridge of Ivyton, and Bev Baldridge of Jacksonville, Arkansas; four sisters, Florence Smith of Middletown, Ohio, Maudie Warrix of Prestonsburg, Gracie Skidmore of Piketon, Ohio, and Betty Imers of Erie, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Baldridge Cemetery at Open Fork, David. Serving as pallbearers were Eddie Spurlock, Carl Shepherd, Palmer Slone, Glen Slone, David Layne and Malcolm Slone. (FCT'S)

BALDRIDGE ,Susie Belcher  Age, 93, of East Point, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at Salyersville Health Care Center, following an extended illness, Born on August 3, 1906, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Newt and Ollie Belcher. She was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield (Tobe) Baldridge. She is survived by three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, at I1 a.m., at the East Point Church of Christ, with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Baldridge Family Cemetery, East Point

BALDRIDGE, Tonia Mae  Age, 93, formerly of Baldridge Rd, Lucasville, Ohio more recently of Cherry Street, Waverly died Sunday, October 16, 2005, at Traditions at Bristol, Waverly, Ohio. She was born December 11, 1911 in Beaver Creek, the daughter of the late Joe and Sarah (Harrington) Sammons. Surviving are: a son, Benny J. Baldridge and wife Mary of Waverly, Ohio; a daughter, Sarah M. Williams of Lucasville, Ohio with whom she made her home; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a half-brother: Redwine Sammons. In addition to her parents, Tonia was preceded in death by six brothers: Toy, Edgar, Roland, Maryland, Dewey and Darlyn Sammons. Tonia was a homemaker, attended Antonis Christian Church on Wilson Run Road, Chillicothe, Ohio. and was a 1932 graduate of Prestonsburg High School. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, Ohio with Rev. Raymond O'Brien and Rev. James W. Acord. officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, Ohio. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral home 4 - 8 p.m., Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, South Central Office #20, Suite D, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, or Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice, Portsmouth, Ohio.  (FCT'S)

BALES, Erika “Oma”    Age, 71, of Wellington, Kansas, died Tuesday morning, March 13, 2007, at the Summer Regional Medical Center, in Wellington, Kansas. She was born September 17, 1935, the daughter of Diedrich and Antoinetta Baake Bruning in Bremerhaven, Germany. She attended the Kansas School of Cosmetology in Wichita and was a hairdresser for 10 years. She worked at Plessey Midwest Division from 1977 until 2000 when she retired to spend more time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellington. She enjoyed golf, playing cards with her friends and especially enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.  Surviving to honor her memory is her son, Mark Bales and wife Christy of Wellington; grandchildren: Blake Bales and Lauren Bales of Wellington; sister, Elfriede Samons of Minnie; former husband, Gene Bales of Wellington. Also surviving is: a niece, Rita and her husband, Kevin Daniels of Minnie; nephews: Jody and his wife, Lisa of Minnie, Tony Samons of Lexington and Holger Bruning of Germany as well as seven grand nieces and six grand nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Dieter and Herbert Bruning and brother-in-law, Grover Samons; nephews: Harald and Rolfe Bruning and niece, Hannelore Bruning. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 16, at the First Baptist Church in Wellington, with Reverend Tom Thompson officiating. Visitation was Thursday evening, at the Hawks Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Wellington. A memorial has been established with the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church.  Interment will be in the Summer Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Contributions can be left with the Hawks Funeral Home, 704 N. Washington Wellington, KS 67152. (FCT'S 03-16-2007)

BALL, Allie Pratt   Age, 83, of 175 N. Highland Ave., Prestonsburg, Ky., died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born April 16, 1918, in Wayne Co. W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sam Pratt and Haney Porter Pratt. She was a member of the Lancer Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Ball. Survivors include one daughter, Arlene West of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, Christopher West of Prestonsburg, Ky., Barbara Ousley of Auxier, Ky., and Elizabeth Blair of Pikeville, Ky.; five great-grandchildren, Ashli Bevins, Heather West, Adam West, Austin Coleman, and Hannah Coleman. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 14, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Rev. Bobby Carpenter officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. All arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky. (FCT'S)

BALL, Donald B.  Age 77, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002, at the V. A. Hospital in Lexington, Ky., after an extended illness. He was born April 27, 1924, in Prestonsburg, Ky., a son of the late Richard and Alice (Vaughn) Ball. He was a veteran, having served in W.W. II, and owner of Ball’s Restaurant in Prestonsburg, Ky. for many years. He retired from Hardees Restaurant Chain, where he worked in management. He was married to Fannie (Wallen) Ball who preceded him in death. He is survived by one son and one daughter, James Richard Ball of Ind., and Donna Ball Collins of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two brothers, Print Ball of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Richard Ball Jr., of Ypsilanti, Mich.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 25, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, Ky. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. (fct's)

BALL, Richard D.  Jr.   Age, 88, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born October 22, 1918, in Prestonsburg, the son of Richard D. Sr., and Alice (Vaughn) Ball.  On January 27, 1938, he married Lorraine Messer in Prestonsburg, and she preceded him in death, April 23, 2006. He served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, as a 2nd Lieutenant, Flight Officer. He was the former owner of a Harley Davidson dealership in Prestonsburg. He was formerly employed by Dura Corporation in Ypsilanti. Richard enjoyed flying and hanging with friends at Larson’s Airport. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and tinkering with cars. Survivors include a son, Michael D. (Sharon) Ball of Ypsilanti; four grandchildren: Cynthia, Steven, Michael, and Melissa; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Printess (Christine) Ball of Prestonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Ball III; two brothers; and a sister. The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, at Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel, where visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m., Friday. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at the Mayo Cemetery, with Ron Ball officiating. The family has entrusted local arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. Please sign the guest book at www.starkfuneral.com  (FCT'S  04-13-2007)

BALL, Genevieve   Age 66, of Lorain, OH, died Thursday, September 2, 2004, in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of Community Health Partners Hospital and Surgical Center, West Lorain, OH, following injuries which were sustained after an automobile accident on August 4, 2004. She was born on September 20, 1937, in Pikeville, KY. Mrs. Ball came to Lorain 40 years ago from Pikeville. She graduated from Betsy Layne High School in Betsy Layne, KY. Mrs. Ball was employed for 14 years at the former Freezer Queen Pizza, Elyria, OH, before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Christian Life Church, Lorain. Mrs. Ball loved being with her family and friends, going to garage sales, cooking, and planting flowers. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Glen G. Ball; her daughters, Creta Costello of Lorain, Kathy Ziccafoose of Arizona, Glesma Davis of Newport, TN., and Debbie Ball of Lorain; her sons, Terry Ball of Newport, TN, Greg Ball of Sheffield Village, OH, and Gary Ball of Louisville, KY; her sisters, Josephine Frasure and Linda Kay Cradlin, both of Pikeville, KY; her brothers, Morris Newsome, Icess Newsome, and Greley Newsome, all of Pikeville, KY, and Lennis Newsome of Prestonsburg, KY; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Gayle Hicks; her brothers, Alfred Newsome, R.S. Newsome, and Rolofo Newsome; and her parents, Robert and Effie (nee: Hall) Newsome. Friends were received Friday, September 3, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Chruch on the North Coast, 4125 Leavitt Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Funeral services were Saturday, September 4, 2004, at 10 a.m., in the church, with the Reverend Mr. Wallace Justice, pastor of the Christian Life Church, and the Reverend Mr. Louis Kayatin, pastor of The Church on the North Coast officiating. Burial followed in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, OH. The Walter A. Frey Funeral Home, 700 West Erie Avenue, Lorain, OH 44052 handled the arrangements.  (FCT'S)

BALL, Joe Edward  Age, 66, of Lexington, died Monday, April 9, 2001. He was born in Prestonsburg on December 15, 1934, the son of John Elder and Mae Bailey Ball. He served in the United States Armed Forces in Fort Hood, Texas, from 1957-1959. He was actively involved in coaching and teaching the youth for Southeastern Bambino Baseball. He was employed for 18 years as a sales representative for Louisville Chemical Company, in Lexington, and retired in 1999, and returned to part-time employment for Transylvania University Physical Plant Department that same year. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Daniels Ball. Other survivors include one daughter, JoAnna Brooks Ball of Lexington and one son, Bill Ball of Nicholasville, and a brother, Sidney E. Ball of Lincoln Park, Michigan and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 13, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary Southland, with Reverend Jack Hughes Robinson officiating. (FCT's)

BALL, Mae Bailey b. 02-12-1905 d. 01-14-1990 d/o George & Ginny Stephens Bailey, w/o John Elder Ball (d. 1965), bur: Mayo Cem, Prestonsburg

BALL, Richard D. III   Age, 55, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Born July 23, 1948, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Richard D. Ball Jr., and Lorraine Messer Ball. He was a retired captain for Continental Airlines, in Houston, Texas, where he worked for 17 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Michael Ball (Sharon) of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two nieces, Melissa Ball and Cynthia Ball, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and one uncle, Print Ball of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 17, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Interment was at Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Visitation was Sunday, 5 p.m., until 9 p.m. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Ball family. Pallbearers: Gary Wright, Robert Burchett, Charles Collins, Paul Messer, William David Messer, and Junior Porter. (FCT'S)

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

BANKS, Carleton A. , Age 92, of Garrett, died Saturday, September 18, 1999,"at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 14, 1907, in Faling County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Fred and Julia Armstrong Banks. He was a retired state highway employee. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Saunders Banks; two daughters, Carolyn June Williams of Somerset, and Marjorie Ann Howard of Garrett; one brother, Charles LeRoy Banks of Maumee, Ohio; one sister, Sarah Etta Dawson of Edgerton, Ohio; Burial in the Howard Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett,

BANKS, Lillian Hawks Obituary, The Floyd County Times, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Wednesday, 20 September 1972, section 2, page 7. Mrs. Lillian Hawks Banks, 30, former Wayland teacher, died Monday at Prestonsburg General hospital after a six-month illness. Born January 6, 1933, at Garrett, she was the daughter of Mrs. Polly Jacobs Blankenship, of Wayland, and the late Frank Hawks. She was the step-daughter of Ralph Blankenship, of Wayland. A graduate of Pikeville College, she had taught in the Garrett, Wayland and Prestonsburg schools. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 10 years. Surviving, other than her mother and stepfather, are four sons, Ralph S. Banks, George R. Banks and Joe L. Banks, all at home, and Paul Elwood Banks, of Blankenship, of Melvindale, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Wayland United Methodist Church with the Revs. Floyd Tackett and Jessee Blankenship officiating. Burial was made in the Jacobs cemetery at Holly Bush under the direction of the Hall Brothers Funeral Home.

BANKS, Lilly Crisp  Obit  Submitted by        From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BARBE, Cussie Spurlock, B: 1-27-1899  D: 11-12-1982, d/o John H. & Emma Tibbs Spurlock w/o Lacy Barbe  9-14-1930,,children: John M., Delores, 3 deceased bro-sis: Kenis, Floyd, Cass, Canner & Fonnie

BARLEY, Frances Age, 68, of Lackey, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born on December 8, 1931, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Colson and Nancy E. Napier Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Barley. Survivors include one daughter; Teresa Eileen Rice of Seattle, Washington; one brother, James Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Juanita Stidham of Jackson, Ruth Couch of Lackey; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery, at Lackey

BARNETT, Edman “Beaver”  Age, 70, of Martin, died Saturday, December 2, 2000, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. He was born September 18, 1930, in Cumberland, the son of the late G.W. Barnett and Nannie Rhoton. He was a member of the Faith Bible Church, Martin, John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, a Scottish Rite, 32 degree Mason, and a self-employed businessman. He is survived by his wife, Theada Barnett. Other survivors include two sons, Bruce Alan Barnett and James Edman Barnett, both of Martin. Masonic funeral rites were conducted Tuesday evening, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 6, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Don Crisp and Ed Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BARNETT, Imogene Allen, b. 2-10-1926, Eastern, F. C., d/o M.V. and Lula Gearheart Allen, d. April 4, 1988, HRMC, F.C., w/o Harold C. Barnett, bur: Allen Fam Cem, Eastern

BARNETT, Logan Cheyanne Paige Age 7 weeks, of Minnie, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born May 9, 2005, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Shawn Michael and Heather Marie New Barnett. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Camron Michael Barnett and Jeremy Andrew Barnett, both of Minnie; grandparents, Brenda Salyer, of Salyersville, James New, of Columbus, Ohio, and Renesse (Jerry) Howell, of Martin; great-grandmother, Mary Fulford, of Allen; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 5, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Willard Risner and Sammy Hamilton, of Martin House of Prayer, officiated. Burial was in the Elsie Conley Cemetery, at Salyersville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Charlie Fulford, Neil Cox, Jerry Howell, Eric Shephard, Tim Yates, and William Adkins.  (FCT'S)

BARNETT, Riley, b. 11-1-1936, Martin, F.C., s/o Will and Ella Stephens Barnett, d. 4-2-1988, Fla, h/o Flora Ann Harvey Barnett, bur Family Cem at Martin

BARNETTE, George Edward , 69, of Martin, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following a long illness. Born March 6, 1929 at Gate City, Virginia, he was the son of the late G.W. Barnette and Nannie Rhoton Barnette. He was a retired coal operator and businessman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Blair Barnette; four sons, Steven Barnette, George E. Barnette Jr. and Roger Dale Barnette, all of Martin, and Clinton Barnette of Thonotosassa. two daughters, Sue Onodaga, Michigan, and Belinda "Lynn" Dingus of Martin; one step-daughter, Barrie Lynn Johnson of Martin; one brother, Edman "Beaver' Barnette of Martin, Entombment  in the family cemetery at Martin.

BARNETT, Walter Raleigh (W.R.)  Age, 87, of Martin, Ky., died Monday, December 31, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on January 28, 1914, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late A.B. and Polkie Halbert Barnett. He was retired from the C&O Railway and was a member of the Light House Independent Church, Prestonsburg, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Wright Barnett. Other survivors include five sons, Taulbee Barnett of Taylor, Michigan, Robert G. Barnett of Lexington, Ky., Billy Barnett of Martin, Ky., Walter R. Barnett Jr. of Nicholasville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Darby Barnett; three brothers, Robert Barnett, John Quincy Barnett, and Willard Barnett; four sisters, Maggie Hall, Nora Turner, Bessie Flannery and Fannie Barnett. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 3, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Don Crisp officiating. Burial was in the Barnett Cemetery, Martin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BARNES, Bertha  Age, 89, of Pikeville, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Pikeville Health Care Center following an extended illness. Born on July 18, 1910, in Louisville, the daughter of the late Augusta Thorpe and Napoleon Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Louis Barnes. Survivors include one son, Scrapy Louis Barnes of Pikeville; one brother, Leroy Thompson of Louisville, Mamie Clark of Newport Richie, Florida, Elizabeth Clark of Louisville, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., at the J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home, with W. Keith Biddle officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be David Cook, Christopher Cook, Darrell Compton, Frank Helms, Steve Slone and Jamie Billiter. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Staton, Ralph Scott, Ed Smith, Windle Cline and Rick Meade. (FCT'S)

BARNETT, Gwendolyn Martin , Age 59, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Wayland, wife of James Barnett, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005, in Cape Coral, Florida. She was born November 2, 1945, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Reb Martin and Lucy Sherman Martin. Survivors include her husband, James; two sons: Patrick (Terri) Barnett of Tampa Florida, Stephen (Amy) Barnett of Atlanta, Georgia; three brothers: Charles Ray Martin of Topmost, Paul Martin of Ohio, and Wade Martin of Dema; and two sisters: Joyce Ratliff of Pikeville and Doris Welch of Maryland. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Forrest Martin. Funeral services for Gwendolyn Martin Barnett will be conducted Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with the Rev. Gene Strange officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitt Martin Cemetery, in Dema, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6 p.m., till 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BARNETT, Hollie "Dick"     Age 72, of Martin, Kentucky., passed away Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. He was born November 2, 1936 in Martin, Ky., a son of the late Will "WJ" Barnett and Ella Mae Stephens Barnett. He was a retired surveyor and attended the Spurlock Bible Church. Survivors include one sister; Alka Mae Barnett, Canton, OH., three nieces; Virginia Barnett, Shirley Wright and Keesha Barnett, seven nephews; Nelce Barnett, Steven Wright, Frank Barnett, Donald Barnett, Byron Staton, Edgar "Bucky" Wright and Billy Barnett. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim Stephens and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial will follow in the Barnett Cemetery, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m. Sunday, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.  (HFH)

BARRIER, Blanche B.   Age 85, of Garrett, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at her daughter's residence in Garrett. She was born September 1, 1914, in Garrett, the daughter of the late Frank Hughes and Margaret Triplett Hughes. She was a member of the Garrett First Baptist Church; a member of Virginia Spencer Chapter 573, Order of the Eastern Star; and a former longtime member of the Lackey-Garrett Womans Club. Her husband, Stanley Barrier, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, William "Bill" Barrier, of Langley; one daughter, LaFaye Hughes. of Garrett; one grandson and one stepgranddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, at Martin, with the clergymen, Randy Osborne and Larry Adams, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BARTLEY, Curtis  80, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. He was born June 12, 1918, in Ashcamp, s/o Paris Bartley and Maudie McCoy Bartley.,  U.S. Navy, World War II Veteran. Survivors include one son, Curtis Bartley Jr. of Hesparia, California: two daughters, Diann Moon and Dena Patton, both of Prestonsburg; one step-son, Randolph Burchett II, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one step-daughter. Gail Carden of California; two brothers, Tandy Bartley of Williamson, West Virginia, Earl Bartley of New Smyrna, Florida; two sisters, Lottie Turner of Wayland, Albutus "Boots" Powers of Texas., Burial: Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

BARTLEY, George Patton  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BARTLEY, Loueasie Howell  Age, 87, of McDowell, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on January 23, 1913 in McDowell, she was the daughter of the late John D. Howell and Martha Orsborne Howell. She was a member of the Regular Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Halbert, and her second husband, Emmanuel Bartley. She is survived by two daughters, Glessie Stumbo of Prestonsburg, Rosezella Lewis of Okeechobee, Florida; two sons, Dennis Bartley of Prestonsburg, Hillard Halbert of McDowell; four stepsons, Chester Bartley and Jerry Bartley, both of Pikeville, T.J. Bartley of Vinton, Ohio, Ellis Bartley of Lowmansville; two step-daughters, Hazel Kiser of Dayton, Ohio, Maxie Elswick of Pikeville, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bartley Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Bartley, Johnny Stumbo, Kelly Davis, Anthony Halbert, James Stumbo and Jim Spencer.  (FCT's)

BARTLEY, Miranda Adkins  Age, 82, of Rockhouse, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born at Rockhouse, Aug. 26, 1918, a daughter of the late Farley and Allie Bentley Adkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rockhouse Old Regular Baptist Church. Arrangements were under direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home of Pikeville. (Miranda was the granddaughter of John Henry and Dicie Meade Bentley) Taken from The Appalachian News Express Submitted by: Alice Justice

BARTLEY, Minta Elizabeth, B: 1873  D: 192 or bef., w/o Mereda Bartley  m: 1893, 4 children

BARTLEY, Miranda Adkins  Age 82, of Rockhouse, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She was born at Rockhouse, Aug. 26, 1918, a daughter of the late Farley and Allie Bentley Adkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rockhouse Old Regular Baptist Church. Arrangements were under direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home of Pikeville. (Miranda was the granddaughter of John Henry Bentley and Dicie Meade)  Taken from The Appalachian News Express     submitted by:  Alice Justice, ajusticec@aol.com

BARTLEY, Ora Mae Adkins  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BARTLEY, Pearl Nadine  Age 56, of Hi Hat, wife of William Ronald “Toby” Bartley, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2002, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. She was born July 6, 1946, in McDowell, the daughter of Gracie Newman of Hi Hat, and the late Gomer Newman. She was a retired sales clerk, employed by Price Rite Grocery Store, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Hi Hat. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Ronald Glenn Bartley of Hi Hat; one daughter, Rona Nadine Triplett of Hi Hat; one brother, Richard Newman of Craynor; one sister, Annabell “Tiny” Goble of Georgetown, and three grandchildren, Owen Michael Triplett, Savannah Kristian Bartley, and Serena Christine Bartley. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Rachael Lynn Bartley. Funeral services for Pearl Nadine Bartley will be conducted Sunday, September 15, at 11 a.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy, Hi Hat, with Clergy-man Don Fraley officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is after 2 p.m., Friday, at the church. (FCT'S)

BARTLEY, Richard Lee  Age 31, of Pikeville, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at his residence. Born in Galion, Ohio, he was the son of Richard and Emogene Elswick Bartley. He was self-employed. Survivors include one son, Chaz Bartley of Pikeville; one daughter, Amber Bartley, of Pikeville; one brother, Harold Bartley of Shelbiana; three sisters, Ella Joe Bartley of Raccoon; Erica Elswick; and Jessica Elswick, both of Regina.

BARTLEY, William b: Feb 11 1875 d: at age 75 md: Rutha Newsome at age 15; 6 boys 5 girls; his first wife died and he md: Becca Newsome; 3 boys 2 girls; of his first children 3 died in  infnacy; 4 died after being grown, leaving his last wife and all her children and four of the 1st marriage. Written by his wife, Beckie Bartley and son, W. E. Bartley

BARTLEY, William R. (Toby)   Age, 62, of Hi Hat, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born May 9, 1943, in Wheelwright, he was the son of James Ellis and Lillian Ruth Daniels Bartley of Lowmansville. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Nadine Newman Bartley. Survivors include a son, Ronald Glen Bartley of Hi Hat; three brothers: James Ellis (Jack) Bartley Jr., of Melvin, Hobart Bartley of Martin County, and James Robert Bartley of Lowmansville; and three grandchildren: Owen, Serina, and Savannah. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rona (Sissy) Triplett; a sister, Lillian Bartley; and a grandchild, Rachel. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy in Hi Hat, with Don Fraley Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, in Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home, and will be Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m., at the church.  (FCT'S)

BARTUKA, Harry Edward    Age, 76, of Hardy, Virginia, formerly of Wheelwright, Kentucky, died at his home on Wednesday, September 3, 2003. He was born December 23, 1926, in Coretta, West Virginia. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army, and saw action in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Following his discharge, he lived in Wheelwright, Kentucky, where he worked as a mechanic for Inland Steel. He also worked as a shop mechanic for Island Creek Coal Company in Wheelwright, Kentucky and Oakwood, Virginia. He was a lifelong member of the UMWA. He was an outdoor enthusiast and hunter with a special gentleness toward animals. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Alice Butterworth Bartuka; two brothers, Frank Albert and John Jasper Bartuka; and three sisters, Cora Hurt, Virginia Cooley, and Frances Cramer. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marlene Deal Bartuka of Hardy, and son, Kenneth Edward Bartuka of Ogunquit, Maine. Other survivors include three sisters, Evelyn Hornbarger of Rockville, Maryland, Geraldine Smith of Hardy, Virginia, and Mary Lee Hill of California. His in-laws include Mary Lee and Richard Shockley of Marion, Illinois, Patty and Paul Collins of Florence, Kentucky, Nancy and Rodney Hunter of LaGrange, Indiana, Gwynne and George Katzenbach of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, Bill Cramer of Anderson, South Carolina, Freda Bartuka of Wheelwright, Kentucky. Special people in his life, Denver Osborne of Hi Hat, Kentucky, (first friend), Deb “Angel Girl” Dimmick of Ogunquit, Maine, the entire Lewis Huff family, especially Megan, of Hardy, Virginia, Connie Genet of Norwood, Ohio, Foster Corbin of East Point, Georgia, Josephine Dickerson of Vinton, Virginia, and Marion Anderson of Vinton, Virginia. Funeral services will be held at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel on Saturday, September 6, at 12 noon, with his brother-in-law, Richard Shockley officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton. Friends may call at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel all day Friday, where the family will be, from 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 p.m., to receive friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3825 Electric Road, SW, Suite A, Roanoke, VA 24018, or Hardy Rescue Squad, Hardy, VA 24101. Arrangements by Oakey’s Vinton Chapel (982-2221).   (FCT'S)

BASHAM, Clara L.   Clara L. Basham, 66, of Clarksville, Indiana, formerly of Toler Creek, Harold Ky., died Friday, March 29, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on November 4, 1935, in Harold, Ky., she was the daughter of Ida Rogers Akers of Harold, Ky., and the late Herbert Akers. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two brothers, Stevie Akers of Harold, Ky., Leslie F. Akers of Elizabeth, Indiana; three sisters, Mary Bautista of Harold, Ky., Darlene Jones of Carterville, Georgia, and Lorraine Porter of Prestonsburg, Ky. She was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Akers; and one sister, Ida Jean Lynch. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 1, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Upper Toler Church of Christ at Harold, Ky., with Tommy Bush officiating. Burial was in the Akers Family Cemetery, Toler Creek, Harold, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home on Saturday, and at the church on Monday (FCT'S)

BATES, Brigadier General Jake Jr.,     Age 65, of Printer, Ky., passed away Sunday, January 06, 2008 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born December 10, 1942 in Printer, Ky., the son of the late Jake Bates and Mexie Cox Bates. Mr. Bates was owner and operator of Bates Septic Systems. He was a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church, a member of the Rebecca Lodge,# 134, Inez, Ky., and Odd Fellows Lodge at Paintsville, Ky., and a member of the DAV # 128 Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, William Bates, Howe, In., Tony Caudill, Auxier, Ky., a daughter, Kimberly Cross, La Grange, In., three sisters, Dorothy Coon, Scott, Ny., Lois Foux, Berkshire, Ny., Peggy Burke, Wetumpka, Al., six grandchildren, Courtniey Cross, Cara Corss, Bryce Bates, Clayton Caydill, Kolin Jones and Kenny Jones and one great grandchild, Kendal Jones. Funeral services for Brigadier General Jake Bates, Jr., will be conducted Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in the Bates Family Cemetery, Printer, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 4:00 p.m., Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, with Odd Fellow and Rebecca Lodge services conducted Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., here at the funeral home. (HFH)

BATES, Celeste Hall, B: 1-14-1914  D: 2-7-1981, d/o Van & Nannie Vance Hall w/o BATES, William Columbus "Dib"   6-10-1933, bro-sis: Daisy, Ruth, Kathleen, Ellis C., Willie & Maggie, children: Charles Dean, James, John Ellis, Shannon, Eddie, Charlsia, Joy, Nancy, Aileen, Sharon & Patty Jean

BATES, Charles  77 b-Oct.11 1921-Kite,Floyd Co. Ky  d-Nov.10 1998-Highlands Regional Med. Center Floyd Co. Ky. s/o Jim Bates & Melissa Gibson Bates  h/o-Alpha Meade Bates  Bur: Davidson Mem. Gardens, Ivel, Floyd Co. Ky. Dau: Melinda Lyons & Sandra Newsome.

BATES, Grethel Hall , Age 77, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Buckingham, died Friday, January 30, 1998, at the Ven-Cor Hospital in Greenwood, Indiana, following an extended illness. Bom May 22, 1920 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Martha Newsome Hall. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bates, on May 1, 1995. Survivors include three sons, Charles Ray Bates of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ricky Bates of California, and Charles Bates of Pennsylvania; five daughters, Emogene Lincks of Whiteland, Indiana, Imogene Bates of California, Irene Hall of Winterhaven, Florida, and Teresa Keebler and Sheila Monday, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; seven brothers, Ernest Hall, Carl Hall, Delmer Hall, and Arlie Hall, all of Wabash, Indiana, Garnest Hall and Bobby Hall, both of Ashtabula, Ohio, and James Hall of Knott County; one sister, Anna Hall of Hi Hat; . Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery.

Bates, Elder Hobart, b: 3-31-1917  d: 3--1995, s/o Willie & Susan Smith Bates h/o (1) Clara Bates, h/o (2) Margaret Hall Bates, children: Lucille, Susan & Darlene step-children: Rexine, Clarence Daniel, Charles David, James Cluett, Bert Jr. & Arnold Ray Hall sis: Lida, Dorothy & Ruth

BATES, Gwendolyn Clee , Age 58; of Lexington, formerly of McDowell, died Thursday, February 11, 1999, at her residence. She was born February 8, 1941, in McDowell, the daughter of Nora Sizemore Stumbo of McDowell, and the late Curtis Stumbo. She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Bates. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Mark Bates of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 14 at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, McDowell, with Pastor Harry Hargis officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, with the Hall Funeral Home; Martin, caring for those arrangements.

BATES, Hannah, B: 11-9-1860  D: 11-20-1922, d/o William & Nancy Caudill, w/o Jesse Bates 13 children

BATES, Harold D.  Age, 64, of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, February 14, 2003, at the Illinois Masonic Hospital. Born January 13, 1939, in Knott County, he was the son of the late Carl and Viola Sawyers Bates. He was a machinist. He is survived by his wife, Mildred L. Hess Bates. Other survivors include a son, Harold D. Bates Jr. (wife, Sissy) of Lexington; two daughters, Cherly L. Bates Halas (husband, Jerry) of Cary, Illinois, and Lisa A. (Angel) Bates of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, J.C. Bates and Charles Wayne (Bo) Bates, both of Bevinsville; two sisters, Betty Meade of Hi Hat, and Jean Horn of Weeksbury; five grandchildren, Michelle Proctor, Brandon Bates, Kyle Bates, Angela Vazquez, and Angelika Vazquez; and one great-grandchild, Annette Addimando. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth (Bunny) Bates. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Delmas Johnson, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Bates Cemetery at Dry Creek, in Topmost. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BATES, Elder Hobert  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BATES, Jesse, B: 2-25-1856  D: 11-30-1943, s/o John & Betty Bates, h/o Hannah Caudill  d/o William & Nancy Caudill, 9 sons & 4 daughters

BATES,  Mary Jane  Obit   (FCT'S 1991)

BATES, Mexie C.  Age, 82, of Printer, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following a brief illness. She was born May 8, 1918, in Louisa, the daughter of the late Harry Cox and Merle McCown Cox. She was a member of the Drift Pentecostal Church, and attended the Quicksand Pentecostal Church, at Hueysville. Her husband, Jake Bates, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Jake Bates Jr., of Printer; three daughters, Dorothy B. Coon of Scott, New York, Lois Foux of Berkshire, New York, Peggy Burke of Pataskala, Ohio; one half-sister, Edith George of Martin; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Roger Bolen and Ted Shannon, officiating. Burial will be in the Bates Family Cemetery, at Printer. (FCT'S)

BATES, Minda, B: 10-13-1895  D: 12-25-1982, d/o Elisa& Sarah Hall Howell w/o (1) Jay Bates  1911, children: Charles, Clyde, Hannah, Marie, 4 deceased bro-sis: 5 bro. & 1 sis. deceased, 1/2 bro.: Estil, w/o (2) Granville Halcomb  1964

BATES, Myrtle Burke    Age, 86, of Bevinsville, died Monday, September 24, 2007, at the UK Medical Center.  Born on October 22, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Elder Joseph H. and Clara Tackett Burke.    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dingus Bates; her parents, Joseph and Clara; three brothers: James Burke of Frozen, Clarence Burke of Wheelwright, and Jimmy Burke of Albion, Michigan; and a sister, Alberta Burke of Tennessee.  She is survived by a daughter, Zelma B. Johnson (Otis D.) of Bevinsville; three grandchildren: Terri G. Meade (Kenny) of Bevinsville, Kathy L. Prater (Richard) of Jeffersonville, and Dingus Dwain Johnson (April) of West Liberty; and three great-grandchildren: Alena Blackburn (Cody) of Bevinsville, Kristie Marie Blevins of Bevinsville, and Savannah Marie Johnson of West Liberty.  She is also survived by two great-great-grandchildren: Peyton Dwight Blackburn, and Jacob Dylan Johnson of Bevinsville.  She was one of the last two remaining members of the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church that came in the arm given off by the Joppa Church on Saturday, March the 3rd, 1949, where she remained a faithful member of the church for more than 58 years.  Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, September 27, at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church.  Burial followed at the Johnson-Bates Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  Visitation was at the church.  Pallbearers: Dingus Dwain Johnson, Cody D. Blackburn, Richard Prater, Robert Hall, Bobbie Mosely, and Gary Newton.

BATES, Nabraska  age 90, of Kite, died Nov, 14th. , at her residence. Born 1-18-1908, in Kite, d/o the late Miles and Angelina Halls Bates.

BATES, Peggy Jo Obituary, The Big Sandy News, Louisa, Kentucky, Friday, 9 December 2005, page A7. Peggy Jo Bates, 67, of Melvin, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, at King's Daughters Hospital, Ashland. Born April 22, 1938, at Martin, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Clara Waddles Johnson. She was a homemaker and member of Jacks Creek First Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bates; four brothers, Hobert, Clyde, Claude and Roy Gene Johnson; and two sisters, Gladys Johnson and Charlos Fern Akers. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Clara Tufts and Tammy Mullins, both of Melvin; two brothers, Jack C. Johnson of Dema and Levi Johnson Jr. of Weeksbury; two sisters, Bobbie June Hoover of Dema and Judy Rose Parham of White, Ga.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Louis Ferrari and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

BATES, R.B.  B: 4-10-1897  D: 11-9-1975, s/o Joe and Mary Alice Bates, h/o Ida Bentley, children: Glen, McKinley, Estill, Claude, Cobert, Dean, Astor Ray, Effie, Elta, Delma and Elsie Lee, brothers-sisters: Andy, Ernest, Tilton, Clarence, Landis, Flora, Rosa, Marlanna, Columbus and Lillie

BATES, Randall   Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BATES, Robert Age 69, of Virgie, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born in Beaver Creek, Floyd County, the son of the late Fred and Lula Bates, and was a retired Ford Motors sheet metal worker, and horse trainer. He is survived by two sons, Robert Bates of Westlake, Ohio and Rodney Bates of Bedford, Ohio; two daughters, Tamatha Miller of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Tayna Leman of Walton Hills, Ohio; four brothers, Cletus Bates of Michigan, S. J. Bates of Virgie, Jimmy Bates of Louisville, Roger Bates of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Mary Jerrigan of Louisvile, Eula Mae Kovax of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel,

BATES, Ruby Terry   Age 82, of Boonville, died Oct. 24, 1998. Born June 19, 1916 at Hindman, she was the daughter of the late Elza and Virgie Grigsby Terry. She was preceded in death by husband, John Bates. Survivors include one son, Dr. Larry Bates; two brother, Doug Terry and Joe Terry; two sister, Rhode Richie and Anna Faye Martin. Burial is in Davison Memorial gardens at Ivel.  (FCT'S)

BATES, Sandra Kaye Berger Age, 54, of Winchester, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Winchester Health Care Center, following a brief illness. Born on May 2, 1945, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy Hall Berger. She is survived by her husband, Darrell Bates. Other survivors include one daughter, Melissa Ann Horn of Falmouth; two brothers, Richard Berger of Bowling Green, Robert Berger of Lexington, North Carolina; four sisters, Pat Stancil of Bevinsville, Barbara Lucas and Pluma Jean Harris, both ,of Huntington, Indiana, and Hope Hall, of Raven; and two grandchildren.  Burial  in the Buckingham Cemetery.

BATES, Shannon, b: 12-30-1950 @ Melvin, Ky., d: 1-7-1993, s/o Coumbus (Dib) & Celeste Hall Bates, children: Alan Shane, Monica Renee Rose, Marlana & Kiristie Leah bro-sis: Charles Dean, Eddie (Bud), John Ellis, James, Charlsia, Aileen, Nancy, Sharron Ann, Joy M.

BATES, Shannon  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BATES, Susan, B: 1-12-1884  D: 9-18-1938, d/o John B. & Pheoba Smith, w/o Willie Bates 8 children

BATES, Teddy  Age, 27, of Wayland, died Saturday, November 9, 2002, at Wayland, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 29, 1975, in McDowell, he was the son of Charles and Myrtle Johnson Bates of Wayland. He was a coal miner. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Kaley Marie Bates of Wayland; one brother, Dean Bates of Garrett, and two sisters, Patty Perkins and Shela Maynard, both of Wayland. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 12, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bates Family Cemetery at Wayland. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BATES, Tilden, b. 10-8-1909, Knott Co, Ky, s/o Joe and Mary Alice Vanover Bates, h/o Virginia Bates, d. March 19, 1988, Scott Co , Ky , bur: Buckingham Cem

BATES, Tilden, b. 10-8-1909, Knott Co Ky, s/o Joe and Mary Alice Vanover Bates, d. 3-19-1988, Scott Co Ky, h/o Virginia Bates, bur: Buckingham Cem

BATES, Viola   Age, 87, of Kite, died Friday, March 7, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born January 24, 1916, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Tilden and Martha Hall Bates. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Billy Ray Thornsberry of Jenkins; two daughters, Irene Hall and Dixie Hall, both of Kite; a sister, Zella Johnson of Kite; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Harold Gene Thornsberry; five brothers, Garland Bates, Maryland Bates, Leonard Bates, Harrison Bates, and Farris Bates; and four sisters, Mary Bates, Aggie Bates, Sybrina Bates and Eunice Bates; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m., at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Kite, with Roger Hicks, Curtie Hall, Cat Harris, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Harrison Hall Cemetery at Kite, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman. Visitation was at the church.  (FCT'S)

BATES, Vonda Bates, Age 69, of Bevinsville, d. , December 30, 1997, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital,  B.  December 29, 1928 at Weeksbury, d/o  Hiram and Jennie Kistner Butcher. w/o Arlis Bates; one son, Danny Ray Bates of Nicholasville; four daughters, Arlene Harper, Rita Lee Caudill, Sonia Johnson and Carol Johnson, all of Bevinsville; one brother, Harmon Butcher of Hi Hat; one sister, Bobbie Davis of Detroit, Michigan; Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery.

BATES, W.J. , B: 11-23-1839  D: 3-8-1919, h/o Nellie Hall, 2 sons & 3 daughters

BATES, William Columbus "Dib" , B: 9-13-1913  D: 11-21-1954, s/o Joe & Mary Alice Vanover Bates, bro-sis: Mary Ann, Lillie, Rosie, Flora, Clarence, Andy, Landis, Ernest, Tilden & R.B. h/o Celeste Hall  6-10-1933

BAYES, Arthur  Age, 91, of Lackey, died Monday, August 5, 1996, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. following a long illness. Born April 30, 1905 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late William Edmond and Amanda Johnson Bayes. He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by Jim Rice Coal Company and Black Diamond Coal Corp. He was a member of the Lackey Freewill Baptist Church for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Reed Bayes, on April 29, 1986. Survivors include three sons: (Living Son) of Blissfield, Michigan, (Living Son) of California, Ky. and (Living Son) of Williamstown, Ky; three daughters, (Living daughter) of Lackey, (Living daughter) of Wayland and (Living daughter) of Lexington; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 8, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Johnnie Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Lackey Cemetery, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Submitted by John C. Hall

BAYS, Dora Miller  Obit  Submitted by         From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BAYES, Dora ,77, of Lackey, died May 29, 1986 in Martin. She was born April 8, 1909 to Teck and Lixxie Moore Reed and married Arthur Bayes. Burial in the Lackey Cemetery at Lackey.

Baumgarten Anna Lee Calhoun, Age 84, formerly of Ashland, d., January 1, 1999, at the Med Central in Mansfield, Ohio. Born May 25, 1914, in Floyd County, d/o  Green and Dolly Layne Calhoun.,w/o  Louis V. Baumgarten, in 1982.  Funeral services were Monday, January 4, at 1 p.m., at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum, Rev. Bob Green officiating.

BAYS, Mollie Miller Age 76, of Prestonsburg, d., October 23, 1997, at HRMC, Prestonsburg. Born October 9, 1921 in West Prestonsburg, d/o German and Eliza Prater Miller. She was a member of the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church for 20 years. w/o Woodrow Bays; one son, Bill Bays of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Ruth Miller Price of Prestonsburg and Lucy Humphrey of VanVlech, Texas. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg

BAYS, Robert L.   Robert L. Bays of 122 Taylor St., Findlay, Ohio, died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at his residence. He was born December 29, 1937, the son of the late Joseph and Eunice Wright Bays. In 1971 he retired from Centrex Corporation, where he worked as a machine operator and truck driver. He formerly belonged to Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2118, and Disabled American Veterans Buddy Chapter No. 43. Bob married Dorothy L. Gibson in 1956, and they later divorced. He is survived by one son, David Marshall of Dahlonega Georgia; three daughters, Tammy S. (William A.) Metzger of Findlay, Ohio, Deborah L. Bays of Ellijay, Georgia, and Ginger R. (Nathan B.) Dirmeyer of Dunkirk; and three sisters, Okie (Dale) Dillon of Findlay, Ohio, JoAnn (Bob) Akers of Prestonsburg, and Barbara Breeding of Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren, Greg and Paul Bays, Holly, Austin, and Dustin Duvall, and Quinton Dirmeyer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Bays. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 2, at 11 a.m.,in the Pentecostal Church of God, 1701 Blanchard Ave., Findlay, Ohio, with pastor John Faisant officiating. Bob was loved and will be sadly missed by his children, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Memorial may be given to donors choice. Arrangements were under the direction of Colden-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, Ohio. Visitation was at the church.  (FCT'S)

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

BAYS, Sammie Jr.  Obit  Submitted by         From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BAYES, Vivian W.   Age, 79, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born on February 3, 1921, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Argales Witten and Minnie Emily Rice. Her husband, Hershel Bayes, preceded her in death. Survivors include one sister, Edith Sadler of Harold. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 14, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial will be in the Witten family cemetery, Wittensville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BAYS, Woodrow 79, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, January 24, 1998, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Bom December 5, 1918 at West Prestonsburg, s/o Sam and Della Cobum Bayes. . He was a member the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church since April 17, 1977.h/o , Mollie Miller Bays. Survivors include one son, William Edd "Bill" Bays of Prestonsburg; one brother, William Harvey Bays of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Renia Bays Blair of Paintsville, Betty Jo Bays Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Elsie Bays Sherman of Elkhorn City, and Olga Bays Owens of Blue River Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg

BEARDEN, Lowana Jarrell Age 58, of Dana, died March 30, 1999, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following a long illness. She was born January 29, 1941, in Dana, the daughter of the late Bruce Jarrell and Birdie Boyd Jarrell, Survivors include one son, Terry Lee Bearden of Dallas, Georgia; one daughter, Barbara Gail Whitener of Blue Ridge, Georgia; four brothers, James Jarrell of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Jarrell of Warren, Michigan, Clifford Jarrell of Ivel, Troy and Gary Jarrell both of Dana; three sisters, Anna Ray Boyd and Margaret Boyette, both of Dana, Uvon Fruciano of Warren, Michigan. Burial will be in the Jarrell Cemetery at Dana.

BEGLEY, Joe Taylor Age 81, of Blackey, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at his residence. A Navy veteran of World War II, Begley helped mount the first organized opposition to strip mining in eastern Kentucky. He helped found the Citizens League to Protect the Surface Rights. A gas company worker in Kentucky and West Virginia for many years, he and his wife returned to Letcher County in the 1960s to run his late father-in-law's store at Blackey, the C.B. Caudill Store, now a museum. He was born February 23, 1919, and lived in the Maytown area as a young man. He attended Maytown High School. He is survived by his wife, Gaynell Caudill Begley; one daughter, Jane Dixon of Blackey; three sons, J. T and Joe T. Jr., both of Knoxville, Tennessee, and James C. of Blackey; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial at the Caudill Cemetery at Blackey. Memorial contributions may be made to Appalshop, Madison Avenue, Whitesburg.

BELCHER, Jennie (Dot) Martin   Age, 87, of Drift, died Monday, August 21, 2006, at her residence. Born May 3, 1919, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Beulah Hayes Martin. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Asa Belcher. Other survivors include four brothers: Wendell Martin, Tandy Martin, and Creed Martin, all of Printer, and J. D. Martin of Peebles, Ohio; two sisters: Bonnie Martin of Columbus, Ohio, and Nora Martin of Printer; two grandchildren: Stevie Belcher and Jennie O'Brien; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Claude Douglas Belcher; a brother, Crit Martin; and three sisters: Sadie Martin Halbert, Pet Martin Conn, and Grace Martin. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 24, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S Aug 23, 2006) BELCHER, Michael Age 45, of Harold, d. , July 22, 1999, at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, Maryland. Born September 26, 1953, in Logan, West Virginia, he was the son of Lassie McKinney Belcher of Galveston and the late George Belcher.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his maternal grand- mother, Mae Hall of Galveston; and two brothers, Fred Savage of Betsy Layne, and Edward Savage of Berwin, Illinois.  Burial : Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

BELCHER, Polly, B: W.VA.  D: 1933  abt. age 80, w/o W.R. Belcher

BELL, Hiram C., B: 11-17-1859  Calhoun Co. W.VA., D: 2-7-1946  Chehalis, WA. h/o Mary Stiltner  d/o Frank & Anna Stiltner  D: 1938, 2 daughters

BENNETT, Charles Frank Age 97, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at the HRMC in Prestonsburg, KY He was born April 23, 1902, in West Virginia, s/o John E. and Effie Withrow Bennett.. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in
Prestonsburg, and the Kiwanis Club. h/o Mary Alice Crum Wright Bennett. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth R. Wright of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carl E. Wright, of Camarillo, California; one daughter, Mary Sue Hopson of Winchester; one brother, Clifford Bennett, of Danese, West Virginia; one sister, Elizabeth Parker, of Danese, West Virginia; Burial will be in the Wright- Crum Cemetery, at Cliff. Prestonsburg Area

BENNETT, Judith “Judy” Hale  Age, 41, of 208 Bailey Circle Road, Erwin, Tennessee, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Erwin. She was a native of Prestonsburg, Ky., and the daughter of Charles G. and Minnie Sue Campbell Hale, Prestonsburg. She was saved when she was 11 years old, and has been involved in church work for more than 20 years. She was a graduate of Pikeville College and earned her Master of arts in Christian Education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. She had served as Children’s Ministry Director of Calvary Baptist Church since 1987. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Rev. Tim Bennett. Other survivors include her father-in-law, T.J. Bennett of Erwin; two brothers-in-law, Tommy Bennett and wife, Phyllis, and Jerry Bennett and wife, Kim, all of Erwin; one niece, Amber Bennett of Erwin; two nephews, Aaron Bennett and Andy Bennett, both of Erwin; three uncles, Zeb Campbell, Bill Campbell and Arthur Campbell, all of Prestonsburg, Ky. Funeral services for Judith “Judy” Hale Bennett were conducted at 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Dean Hampton, Dr. John Kuhne and Dr. Christopher Ward officiating. Vocal selections were provided by the Calvary Trio. The family received friends at Calvary Baptist Church from 5 p.m., until service time. Committal service will be conducted at the Chapel of Memories at Washington County Memorial Gardens, at 10 a.m., on Wednesday. Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Bennett, Tommy Bennett, Aaron Bennett, Andy Bennett, Mike Campbell, Patrick Burke, Roland Banks and Terry Hale. Serving as honorary pallbearers are deacons of Calvary Baptist Church, ministers of Unicoi County, ministers of the Holston Baptist Association, Gus Kalos, Gary Wright, Bill Campbell, Oliver Webb Jr., and Roger Spradlin. Those attending the committal services will meet at Valley Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m., on Wednesday, to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church Bus Fund, 540 Adams Street, Erwin, TN. 37650, or to the Holston Baptist Association Judy Bennett Children’s Fund, 207 University Parkway, Johnson City, TN. 37604. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via Valley@Funeral-Plans.com.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Adrian E. Age 76, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born March 10, 1929, in Garrett, he was the son of the late Richard Bentley and Edna Craft Bentley. He was a retired teacher, formerly employed by the Floyd County School System; a United States Airforce, Korean Era veteran; and a member of the Retired Teacher's Association. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Polly Allen Bentley; one son, Adrian E. (Rebecca) Bentley, of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Conrad Bentley, of Wayland, and Marvin Bentley, of Cave Run; two sisters, Velma Bentley, of Cave Run, Rella Faye Bentley, of Prestonsburg; and, three grandchildren, Mark Brandon Bentley, Caitlin Adrianne Bentley, and Shannon Bentley. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 25, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin. Clergyman Jerry Manns officiated. Burial followed in the Allen Family Cemetery, at Hueysville, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, where church services were held Friday evening.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Alice    Age, 87, of Robinson Creek, died Monday, June 10, 1991 at her residence. Born October 16, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Mary Holt Little. She was a member of the Little Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jarvey Bentley; one son, Kermit Bentley of Belleville, Michigan; three daughters, Edith B. Johnson and Frances Ann Bentley of Robinson Creek and Edna Smith of Ashland; one brother, Noah Little of Phelps; one sister, Martha Little of Elkhorn City; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. at the Little Creek Regular Baptist Church with Clergymen Frank Hopkins, Monroe Jones and Teddy Honaker officiating. Burial will be made in Newsome Memorial Cemetery at Robinson Creek under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Alton "Buster"  Age 66, of Kansas City, Kansas, formerly of Langley, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2005, at his home. He was born October 29, 1938, in Martin, the son of the late Willie and Nona Bradley Bentley. He graduated from Maytown High School in 1958; was retired from Meadow Construction Company; and was a retired member of Local No. 1290. He greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid bowler. Survivors include three daughters: Theresa Bentley of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Pamela Ruis of Parkville, Missouri; and Tina Wall of Kansas City, Kansas; a granddaughter, April Bentley; five grandsons: Joshua Bentley, Geoffrey and Jacob Ruis, and Daniel and Sean Wall; his lifelong friend and ex-wife, Myrtle "Patsy" Bentley; and two sisters: Helen Boyd of Langley, and Ada Martin of Hueysville; two brothers: Earl Bentley of Scottsdale, Indiana, and Lawrence Bentley of Lawrenceburg; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends who will miss him. "See ya later, Pops." In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Bentley. Funeral services for Alton "Buster" Bentley will be conducted Thursday, February 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Roy Harlow of Graceway United Methodist Church of Langley, presiding. Burial will follow in the Blevins Family Cemetery, Wilson Creek, Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Jeff Ruis, Eddie, Victor and Terry Boyd, Tony, Kirk, Glenn, Kelvin and Stephen Blevins, and Brian Wallen. Honorary pallbearers: Donnie Martin, and Christopher Blevins. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)BENTLEY, Anna, B: 9-22-1883  Floyd Co., D: 5-20-1977, d/o Jeff and Mary Johnson Fleming w/o Will Bentley, children: Morrow, Liza, Tacy, Lexie, Essie, Pearlie and Mary brothers: Willie and Johnny

BENTLEY, Betty F.   Age, 80, of Langley, died Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at her residence. Born May 22, 1925, in Terre Haute, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late David and Pearl Davis Sayre. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Maytown United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, John P. Bentley. Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: John P. Bentley Jr., and his wife, Myrtle, of Langley, and David D. Bentley and his wife, Carol, of Palmyra, Indiana; daughters: Nyoka Robinson of Palmyra, Indiana, and Julia Bormes and her husband Chris, of Langley; one brother, Charles Sayre of Louisville; 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Everett Sayre, John Sayre, Paul Sayre and David Sayre; two sisters: Mary Cain and Prudence Muenchenhagen; and a son-in-law, Woodrow Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 11, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Tony McCutchen officiating. Burial was in the Bentley Family Cemetery, Dock Allen Branch, in Langley. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Betty Jane    Age, 63, of Allen, died Sunday, June 30, 1991 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born December 22, 1927 in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Jake and Georgia Wooten DeRossett. Survivors include her husband, Harry (Black Jack) Bentley; three sons, Harry Eugene Bentley of Allen, Danny Lee Bentley of Allen, and Donald Ray Bentley of Martin; one brother, Donald C. DeRossett of Martin; one sister, Marie Compton of Martin; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth LeMaster officiating. Burial will be made in the DeRosset Cemetery at Martin under direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Boone, Age, 74, of Wayland, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, following a long illness. He was born September 3, 1925, in Lackey, the son of the late Arthur Bentley and Clara Turner .Bentley. He was a retired miner; a World War lI Army veteran; and a member of the UMWA. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Napier Bentley. Other survivors include two sons, Larry Bentley of Wayland, Danny Bentley of Coolville, Ohio; three daughters, Bonnie Clark, Connie Slone and Peggy Stephens-, all of Wayland; three brothers, Homer Bentley, Don Bentley and Charles Bentley, all of Elyria, Ohio; four sisters, Helen Hall of Topmost, Virginia Bates of Rockhill. South Carolina, Joyce Wireman of Augusta, Georgia, Shirley Dennis of Elyria, Ohio. 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted. Saturday, February 12, at noon, at the !Hall Funeral .Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Roger Hicks; and others, officiating.. Burial was in .the Chandler. Cemetery; at Lackey, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Bentley Jr., Charles Bentley, Daniel Bentley, John Slone, Bobby Slone and George Clark.

BENTLEY, Bruce  Age 83, of Topmost, Ky., husband of Velma Truman Bentley, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Ky. He was born October 21, 1918, in Letcher County, Ky., the son of the late Irvin Bentley and Curl Vance Bentley. He was a retired merchant and coal miner, a World War II, Army veteran, and a member of the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church. Survivors, other than his wife, include one son, Russell O. Bentley, (Cessie), Topmost, Ky.; three daughters, Karen Caldwell, (Tom), Florence, Ky., Denise Martin, (Jack), San Antonio, Tx., Vivian Blair, (Mitch), Topmost, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Bruce Russell Bentley, (Kelly), Jarrod Owen Bentley, Travis Caldwell, (Phebe), Susan Petray, (Bryce), Shana Blair, Jana Martin, Matt Blair, and Jeff Martin, and two great-grandchildren, Austen and Kaleigh Petray. Funeral services for Bruce Bentley were conducted Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, Topmost, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery, Dry Creek, Topmost, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Travis Caldwell, Jarrod Owen Bentley, Matt Blair, Jeff Martin, Todd Duff, Randy King and Clint Webb. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Donald R. Sr. Obituary, The Floyd County Times, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Wednesday, 16 March 2005, page A6. Donald R. Bentley, Sr., 65, of Marengo, Ohio, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Grady Memorial Hospital. He was born September 3, 1939, in Floyd County, the son of the late Charlie and Dora Brown Bentley. He was a maintenance supervisor at DMI, a diesel mechanic, and a former truck driver. He was a veteran of U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Northgate Community Church in Sunbury, where he served as deacon and greeter, and also received an associate degree in Theology. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca C. King Bentley, whom he married April 9, 1961, in Montgomery, Alabama. Other survivors include a daughter, Pam (Jeff) Bidwell of Milford Center; three sons: Donald (Lori) Bentley Jr., of Alabama, David Bentley of Indianapolis, and Dan (Donna) Bentley of Johnstown; a sister, Janice (Gary) Salyers of Powell; two brothers: Vernace (Bobbi) Bentley and Tommy (Terri) Bentley, both of Columbus; eight grandchildren: Morgan Bidwell, Jimmy, Tabitha, Tony, Christine, Shierra, Caleb and Joshua Bentley; three sister-in-law, Avenell Bentley of McDowell, Buena Bentley of Marysville, and Beth Bentley of Plain City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three bothers: Sam, Virgil, and Ronald Bentley; two sisters, Eugle Martin, and Polly Bentley; and two grandsons: rusty Bentley, and Jeremy Fish. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 17, at Underwood Funeral Home, Marysville, Ohio, where the family will receive friends, 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Pastor Bill Stephens will officiate, and burial will be at Union Township Cemetery, in Milford Center.

BENTLEY, Carl Eugene "Carbide" Age, 63, of McDowell, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, following a sudden illness. Born on July 8, 1937, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Hatfield Bentley Sr. and Dorothy Jones Bentley. He was a retired coal miner, a member of Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, and was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Anna Rose Moore Bentley. Other survivors include three sons, Donnie Charles Bentley and Dwight David Bentley both of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Carl Eugene Bentley Jr. of McDowell; one daughter, Marcie Bentley of Lexington; two brothers, Paul Bentley of Hippo, Curt Bentley of McDowell; one sister, Ruby Damron of McDowell; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 18, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell, with Clinton Moore, Jimmy Hall, and others officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (FCT's)

BENTLEY, Clarence  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BENTLEY, Claude  Age, 63, of Grethel, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born October 28, 1937, in Ligon, the son of the late Tim Bentley and Mary Elizabeth Henson Bentley. He was a retired coal miner and a Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is survived by his wife, Roxanna Jones. Other survivors include three daughters, Denise Stewart of Prestonsburg, Lucia Ann Hamilton and Stefanie Lynn Kidd, both of Stanville; one sister, Draxie Newsome of Ligon; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 19, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Louis Frenoy officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Curtis Duane  Age, 57, of McDowell, died Sunday, December 17, 2000, at his residence. He was born November 1, 1943, in Martin, the son of the late Hatfield Bentley and Dorothy Jones Bentley. He was a coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Violet Spears Bentley. Other survivors include one son, Greg Bentley of McDowell; two daughters, Greta Tackett of Drift, Amanda Bentley of McDowell; one brother, Paul Bentley of Hippo; one sister, Ruby Damron of McDowell; and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 19, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Church of the Old Regular Baptists of the New Salem Association, at McDowell, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery, Frasure Creek, McDowell, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Daryl   Obit  (HFH Photo)

BENTLEY, Elberson (Junior)  Age, 58, of Langley, died Friday, October 4, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born May 3, 1944, in Langley, he was the son of the late Elberson (Ebb) and Cynthia Bradley Bentley. He was a custodian for the Floyd County School Systems at May Valley School. Survivors include three brothers, Roy Bentley of Langley, Walter Bentley of Topmost, and Willard Bentley of Winchester; three sisters, Nancy Bentley, Hilda Bailey, and Sue Bentley, all of Langley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence and Lupatricia Bentley. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 7, at 10 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Bradley Cemetery, (Wilson Creek), Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, George H. "Boar"  Age 67, of Wayland, d, April 19, 1999, HRMC, Prestonsburg. He was born May 9, 1931, in Lackey, s/o Willie Oscar Bentley and Bessie Whitt Bentley. h/o , Rosie Isaac Bentley. Other survivors include three sons, Herman Bentley Jr., Willie Bentley and Ross Bentley; two daughters, Sandra Rose Bowlin, Pamela Ross ; three brothers, Roger Bentley, Bobby Bentley , Dean Bentley ; three sisters, Nora Lee Murriell , Faye Griffith, Ann Gibson Burial was in the Isaac Cemetery at Topmost.

BENTLEY, Gladys  Age 77, of Beaver, Ky., widow of Willie Bentley, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky. She was born May 10, 1924, in Weeksbury, Ky., the daughter of the late Emory Kiser and Tilda Howell Kiser. She was a homemaker and a member of the Samaria Regular Baptist Church since 1970. Survivors include seven sons, Gretho Bentley of West Liberty, Ky., Arthur Bentley of River Rouge, Mi., David Bentley of Romulus, Mi., Billy Bentley of Beaver, Ky., Randy Bentley and Frank Bentley, both of Harold, Ky., Hank Bentley of New London, Oh.; two daughters, Lois Newman of Hi Hat, Ky., Lou Martin of Craynor, Ky.; two brothers, Ollie Kiser of Dayton, Oh., Delmer Kiser of Teaberry, Ky.; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son, Troy Bentley; one daughter, Arlene Hamilton; one brother, Elmer Kiser; and three sisters, Dorothy Hamilton, Dora Keathley, and Delphia Hamilton; and two grandchildren, Steven Hamilton and Gloria Gay Bentley. Funeral services for Gladys Bentley will be conducted Friday, December 28, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Samaria Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Joe Reynolds Cemetery, Beaver, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Harry "Black Jack" Age, 76, of Allen, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on March 8, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late John Gilbert and Molly Collinsworth Bentley. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane DeRossett Bentley. Survivors include three sons, Harry Eugene Bentley, Danny Lee Bentley, and Donald Ray Bentley, all of Allen; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 13, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Randolph Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the DeRossett Cemetery, Ice Plant Hollow, Martin, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (FCT's)

BENTLEY, Homer, B: 4-6-1919  D: 7-26-1982, h/o Rose, children: Enoch, Bill & Homer

BENTLEY, Janie E. Gibson , Age 44, of Hustonville, formerly of Langley, died Thursday, September 18, 1997, at her residence. Born April 28, 1953 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Miles Gibson Jr. and Alta Jean Hicks Gibson of Standford. w/o , Terry Bentley; one son, Terry O'Brian Bentley of Hustonville; one brother, Miles Kent Gibson of Jamestown. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens at Danville.

BENTLEY, Jettie Age 81, of Beaver, widow of Andy J. Bentley, passed away Monday, May 30, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born April 15, 1924, in Teaberry, the daughter of the late Andrew Mitchell and Judy El Tackett Mitchell. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons: Ornell "Jamup" Bentley and Charles Bentley, both of Beaver, Joe Bentley and Mose Bentley, both of Lincoln Park, Michigan; one step-daughter, Marie Osborne of Grethel; two sisters: Mary Alice Blankenship of Teaberry, and Matilda Halash of Prestonsburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Andy Jr. Bentley and Erving Bentley; four step-sons: Troy Bentley, Orville Bentley, Ermal Bentley, and Willie Bentley; two daughters: Littie Bentley and Opal Reynolds; three step-daughters: Artie Bentley, Bessie Dillowe; and Ruby Adkins; three brothers: John Mitchell, Cris Mitchell, and Malen Mitchell; and four sisters: Sadie Hamilton, Rhodi Hall, Bessie Hall, and Goldie Mitchell. Funeral services for Jettie Bentley will be conducted Sunday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church, in Grethel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott Cemetery, in Beaver, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is Thursday, 2 p.m., at the church. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, John b. 09-09-1920 d. 01-13-1990 s/o James M. & Cordelia Hall Bentley, bur: Bentley Cem, Halo (Jacks Creek)

BENTLEY, Kenneth Michael  Infant son of Kenneth Lee and Wanetta Thornsberry Bentley, passed away, Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Charles A. and Angelina Jones Bentley of Mallie, Ky.; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Marrietta Griffith Thornsberry of Kite, Ky.; two brothers, Lonnie Charles Brandon Bentley, and Jacob Nathaniel Bentley; and one sister, Angel Marie Bentley, all of Kite, Ky. Funeral services were conducted, Thursday, July 26, 2001, 11 a.m., at the Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky., with Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery at Kite, Ky., under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was Wednesday, at the church. (FCT'S)

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)

BENTLEY, Mae  Age 85, of Buckhannon, WV, died Monday, February 18, 2002, at her home. Born February 11, 1917, in Paintsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George Lyons and Liddy Margarite Nelson Lyons. She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, Lackey, Ky. She was preceded in death on April 24, 1987, by her husband, Jeff Pat Bentley, whom she married, February 17, 1934. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Bentley and Pat Bentley Jr., both of Buckhannon, WV; three daughters, Patricia Long of Parsons, WV, Phyllis Andrews, and Linda Brown, both of Buckhannon, WV; two brothers, Roy Lyons of Gilbertsville, KY., and Ray Lyons of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Edna Pinney of Willis, MI; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Lyons and Liddy Margarite Lyons; four sons, Elmer Bentley, Carl Bentley, Bobby Joe Bentley, and Redford Bentley; three daughters, Betty Lou Bentley, Eunice Fay Bentley, and Lillian Bentley; two brothers, Richard Lyons and Junior Lyons; three sisters, Zella Killevrew, Estaleen Rister, and Pauline Lyons. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 22, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., with Rev. Frank Long officiating. Burial will be in the Upshur County Memorial Park, in Buckhannon, WV. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Margie Caudill  Age, 56, of Topmost, died Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on September 2, 1943, in Melvin, she was the daughter of Mae Vance Caudill of Topmost and the late William Caudill. She was a member of Topmost Baptist Church. She was survived by her husband, Walter Bentley. Other survivors include one son, Patrick Todd Bentley of Topmost; one daughter, Amanda Bentley Wroe of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers, Marcus Caudill and Cledis Caudill, both of Topmost; two sisters, Barbara Crisp and Kathryn Caudill both of Topmost Burial was in the Farris Moore Cemetery, Topmost, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

BENTLEY, Marrow  Jr.  Age 55, of Grethel, husband of Loretta Hall Bentley, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. He was born January 7, 1951, in Martin, the son of the late Marrow Bentley Sr., and Verdie Hamilton Bentley. He was a retired coal truck driver, and worked with the Salvation Army. Survivors include his wife, Loretta, a son, Jody Dale Bentley of Grethel; a daughter, Sabrina Ann Bentley Hughes of Grethel; three brothers: Clerance Bentley and Lloyd Dean Bentley, both of Teaberry, and Vernon Bentley of Lebanon, Ohio; four sisters: Mary Lou Howell, Augustine Bryant, and Lois Tackett all of Teaberry, and Joann Mullins of Grethel; four grandchildren: Jacob Dale Bentley, Kagan Reece Bentley, Cameron Lee Hughes, and Kassidy LeeAnn Hughes; and one step-grandchild, Cailey Nicole Brown. Funeral services for Marrow Bentley Jr., will be conducted Friday, March 31, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is after 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Funeral Home, with nightly services at 7:00.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Mary Dealie  Age 89, of Banner, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, in Paintsville. Born October 16, 1914, at Dana, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Dorca Jarrell Boyd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, at Prater Creek. She was the wife of the late Gilbert Cleve Bentley. She is survived by two daughters: Nadine Stephens and Nella Gaye Crum, both of Banner; two sisters, Melba Murcer, of Raven, Virginia, and Nancy Clevenger, of Rowe, Virginia; two grandsons, Gary Crum, of Banner, and Gordon Stephens, of Hueysville; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Jerry Boyd, Billy Boyd, and Evert Boyd; and three sisters, Lorie Conn, Stella Boyd, and Nora Mae Moon. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 8, at noon, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Old Regular Baptist ministers will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery, at Banner, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Mary Matilda Osborne, B: 9-25-1869  D: 6-21-1944, d/o Jessie & Sarah Johnson Osborne, w/o Kenis Bentley  m: 8-17-1893

BENTLEY, Mistie Leigh, b. 1-31-1985, Pikeville , Ky, d/o Patty Hamilton Scott and Thomas Bentley, d. Aug 3, 1988, HRMC, Prestonsburg, F.C., bur: Hamilton Cem, Teaberry

BENTLEY, Nancy Jane, B: 5-16-1850  D: abt. 1929, w/o Rollen Bentley, 6 daughters & 7 sons

BENTLEY, Opal   Age, 73, of McDowell, died Sunday, September 28, 2003, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born August 18, 1929, in Halo, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Flotilla Childers Burke. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church at McDowell. She is survived by her husband, Estill Bentley. Other survivors include sons, Roger Bentley of McClok, Nebraska, Estill Bentley Jr., of McDowell, and Lynn Bentley of Louisa; daughter, Brenda Newsom of Virgie; brother, Boone Burke of Catlettsburg; sisters, Missouri Bentley of Halo, Oma Dawson of Price; and nine grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Norman Bentley; eight brothers, Olden, Urice, Ted, Howard, Wiley Jr., Woodrow, Roy, and Shirley; and one sister, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 30, at 11 a.m., at the McDowell First Baptist Church, with ministers of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church, with services being held nightly.  (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, Anna Lecia 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)

BENTLEY, Opal, b. 10-30-1915, F.C., d/o Willie and Lucinda Ratliff Adkins, d. 8-8-1988, HRMC, Prestonsburg, F.C., bur: Family Cem, Langley

BENTLEY, Opal   Age, 56, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Beaver, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at Harper Hospital in Detroit, following a brief illness. Born on April 15, 1944, in Beaver, she was the daughter of Jettie Mitchell Bentley of Beaver, and the late Andy Bentley. Survivors include four sons, Carl Reynolds of Beaver, Hugh Reynolds of Virgie, Barry Reynolds of Paintsville, Thomas Bentley of Detroit, Michigan; six brothers, Andy Bentley Jr. of Tennessee, Joe Bentley and Mose Bentley, both of Michigan, Troy Bentley, Charlie Bentley and Arnold (Jam Up) Bentley, all of Beaver; two sisters, Marie Osborne of Grethel, Ruby Adkins of Michigan; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 25, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Family Cemetery at Beaver. Visitation will be Friday evening. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Peggy Jo  Age, 52, of Wayland, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 23, 1952, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lakie Hamilton Stephens. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, at Estill. She is survived by her husband, Larry Bentley. Other survivors include four sons: John Paul of Garrett, Larry Jr., of Roundhead, Ohio, Daniel of Lexington, and Charles of Wayland; one brother, Delbert Stephens of Langley; five sisters: Bossie Kidd of East Point, Bernice Westfall of Ivel, Bonnie Stephens of Emma, Rose Melinda (Betty) Humble of Printer, and Barbara Parsons of Eastern; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 13, at 1 p.m., at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, at Estill, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery, at Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Rella Faye    Age, 62, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born May 3, 1943, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Richard Bentley and Edna Craft Bentley. She was formerly employed as a cashier/manager at a convenience store. She was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Gina Sue Hall of Lexington; her loving companion, Jody Fannin of Prestonsburg; two brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Pastor Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Interment will be in Gethsemane Gardens, in Prestonsburg. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, or Hospice of Big Sandy. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Richard, B: 12-25-1907  D: ?, s/o Brach and Sally Hughes Bentley, h/o Edna Craft  M: 7-27-1927, children: Adrain, Conrad, Marvin, Rella, Velma, Willa Dean and Doris, Wanda bro-sis: Eddie and Anna

BENTLEY, Ronald  Age 58, of Plain City, Ohio, passed away, unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at St. Ann's-Mount Carmel. Born August 25, 1945, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Charlie and Dora (Brown) Bentley. He was a loving devoted husband, father, and grandpa, being loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, of 38 years, Elizabeth (Willey) Bentley. Other survivors include two daughters: Elizabeth (Jay) Limbach of Columbus; Dr. Shannon Bentley of King City, California; one son, Ronald Joseph (fiance, Sarah Leatherman) Bentley of Columbus; a very special granddaughter, Kristeen Limbach; three brothers: Vernace (Roberta) of Columbus, Don (Becky) of Ashley; and Tommy (Terry) of Columbus; one sister, Janice (Gary) Salyers of Powell; a sister-in-law, Sandy Bentley of Hilliard; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Sam and Virgil; and two sisters: Eugle Martin, and Polly Bentley. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 24, at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main Street (Rt. 161 W), Plain City, with the Rev. Garreth Clair officiating. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Roy Mitchell    Age 69, of Langley, died Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the VA Medical Center, in Lexington. Born November 9, 1937, in Martin, he was the son of the late Ebberson and Cynthia Bradley Bentley. He was a disabled truck driver, a retired Air Force veteran, serving in Vietnam, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Williams Bentley. Survivors include a son, Roy Michael Bentley of Langley; daughters: Donna Cochran of Louisville, Brenda Gullett of Edinburgh, Indiana, and Linda Johns of Ashville, North Carolina; brothers: Walter Bentley of Topmost, and Willard Bentley of Winchester; sisters: Nancy Bentley, Faye Bentley, and Sue Bentley, all of Langley; and grandchildren: James Jason Gullett, Courtney McKenzie, Raymond Johns III, and Ryan Johns. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ebberson Bentley Jr.; and sisters: Lula Bentley, and Floie Bentley. Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 22, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Johnny Blair and James Meade officiating. Burial will be in the Bradley Cemetery, in Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S 11-22-2006)

BENTLEY, Thelma Osborne  Age 77, of Martin, widow of Manice Bentley, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regio-nal Hospital. She was born June 23, 1928, in Martin, a daughter of the late Freel Osborne and Mary Payne Osborne. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons: Terry David Bentley of Printer, and Manice D. Bentley of Martin; two daughters: Dianna Bentley of Martin, and Mary England of Price; three brothers: Dent Osborne of Canton, Michigan, Freel Osborne Jr., of Man, West Virginia, and Danny Osborne of Hazard; one sister, Ruby Skeans of Martin; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manice, her parents; her step-mother, Susie Mae Osborne; three brothers: John Osborne; Cecil Osborne and Charles Edward Osborne; and two sisters: Vonda Keens and Alma Osborne. Funeral services for Thelma Osborne Bentley will be conducted Wednesday, October 26, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Ted Shannon and Bobby Lawson officiating. 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.  (FCT'S)

BENTLEY, Tilda Boyd Age, 54, of Banner, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 27, 1946, in Dana, she was the daughter of Earnest Boyd of Dana, and the late Geneva Newsome Boyd, She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Crit Bentley. Other survivors include two sons, Frank Bentley of Dwale, Jason Bentley of Dana; five brothers. Rocky Boyd, Cline Boyd and Franklin Boyd, all of Dana, Clyde Boyd of Banner, John H. Boyd of Cambridge, Ohio; six sisters, Ernestine Wakeland, and Josie Hall, both of Banner, Pat Layne of Betsy Layne. Lillian Nichols. Virginia Jacohsmeyer and Gennell Hall, all of Dana; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, Dana, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

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)

BENTLEY, Verlen ,  64, 506 S. Church Road, Marblehead, Ohio died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at his home. He was born May 20, 1934, in Glo, Ky.. U.S.Navy Vetern.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Fitzthum) Bentley of   Marblehead, whom he married Oct. 12, 1976; one daughter,  Carla Ann Bentley of Fort Stewart, Ga.; one son, John David  Bentley, Marblehead; one grandchild; one brother, Homer Bentley of Louisa, Ky.; and two sisters, Maxine Crider of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Pauline Bentley of Little Blaine, Ky.  He was preceded in death by one son, Richard; and his  parents, Homer and Opal (Prater) Bentley. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Marblehead.

BENTLEY, Vernace "Vern" Obituary, The Floyd County Times, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Wednesday, 21 September 2005, page A2. Vernace "Vern" Bentley, 76, born in McDowell, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of the Linden Eagle Lodge No. 2252, and the Humboldt Lodge No. 476, F&AM. He was an avid outdoor sportsman, who enjoyed four-wheeling and bowling. He was a loving and devoted family man. He is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Bentley. Other survivors include his sons: Lovvayd (Joyce), Stevie (Cathy) and Stan (Kim) Bentley; daughters: Deanna (Jim) Boerner, Missi (David) Slobodnik, and Donna Thornsbury; 11 grandchildren, 13 great0grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Janice (Gary) Salyers; a brother, Tommy (Terri) Bentley; sister-in-law: Avanell, Tuddie, Beth, Sandy, and Becky Bentley; a brother-in-law, Lewis Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Dora Bentley; his siblings: Sam, Don, Joe, Ronnie, and Polly Bentley. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43229, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 22. Interment will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens, Westerville, Ohio.

BENTON, Deborah Dianne     Wife of Jeff Benton and Daughter of Katherine and Edsel Moore, ascended into Heaven to be with God and his Angels on December 01, 2004. She is also survived by her son, Jonathan and stepson, Billy J. Benton, II. Funeral services for Deborah Diane Benton will be conducted Saturday, December 04, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Moore Farm Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., till 9:00 p.m., Friday here at The Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to : Hospice of the Big Sandy, P.O. Box 277, Hager Hill, Ky, 41222  Directions to Hall Funeral Home: Take US 23 from Prestonsburg to Route 80 intersection, turn right 5 miles to first red light, turn left on Route 122, about 300 yards to Funeral Home, behind Rite Aid Drug Store.  (HFH)

BERGER, Daisy Hall, Age, 82, of Bevinsville, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on July 3, 1916, in Omaha, Knott County, d/o Van and Nan Vance Hall. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Berger. Survivors include two sons, Richard Berger of Bowling Green, Robert Berger of Lexington, North Carolina; five daughters, Patricia Stancil of Bevinsville, Barbara Lucas of Huntington, Indiana, Pluma Jean Harris of Huntington, Indiana, Hope Hall of Raven, and Sandra Kaye Bates of Winchester; one brother, Ellis C. Hall of Kite; two sisters, Ruth Little of Melvin, and Kathleen Giberson of Adrain, Michigan, Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville

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)

BERGER, Joe 78, of Bevinsville, d. Friday, November 21, 1997, B. October 12, 1919 in Warren, Pennsylvania, s/o Joe and Ida Berger. h/o Pearl E. Hall Berger; five sons, Charles Guy Berger, Donald Ray Berger, Eddie Dean Berger, all of Bevinsville, Joe David Berger of Virgie, and Jimmy Darrell Berger of Independence; two daughters, Karen Caudill of Bevinsville and Linda Reed of Pikeville. Burial in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin

BERGER, Joe Allen , Age 43, of Jackhorn, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1954 at Virgie, he was the son of Evia Mullins Berger of Pikeville and the late Charles Berger. survived by his wife, Mary Joan Combs Berger; one son, Kelly Berger of Weeksbury; two step-sons, Clyde Jr. Estep of Kokomo, Indiana, and Lenard Estep of Jackhorn; two daughters, Misty Berger of Weeksbury and Amber Berger of Bevinsville; two step-daughters, Donna Hall of Weeksbury and Molly Estep of Martin; one brother, Kenneth Berger of Pikeville; four sisters, Evelyn Stilener and Belinda Tackett, both of Pikeville, Mary Frances Falulhaber of Columbus, Ohio, and Brenda Smith of Dorton; Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery at Melvin.

BERGER, John, b. Feb. 4, 1910, s/o Joe and Ida Berger,  d. Sept 25, 1980, Married Daisy Hall Berger, 9 children: Barbara, Patricia, Hope, Sandra, Jeanne, John, Richard, Raymond, and Robert. brothers: Steve, Charlie, and Joe, sister: Lizzie

BERRY, Mada L. Age 90, of Wabash, Indiana, died March 22, 1999, at the Wabash Healthcare Center in Wabash, Indiana. She was born October 11, 1908, in Knott County, the daughter of the late Robert Dials and Matilda Mullins Dials. .She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Monroe Berry. Survivors include one son, Tommy Berry; five daughters, JoAnn Burns, Mary Ward, Joyce Turner, Betty Simpson, all of Wabash, Indiana; 29 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and 65 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 25, at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash, Indiana. Burial was in the Falls Cemetery.

BERRY, Myrtle Virginia Frazier Flannery  Age 90, of Lexington, formerly of Martin, widow of both Robert E. Lee Flannery, and Albert Lee Berry, died Friday, September 6, in the Lexington Country Place Nursing Home, Lexington. She was born May 22, 1912, in Martin, a daughter of the late William Sherman and Mary Jane Osborne Frazier. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include one son, Robert R. Flannery of Raceland; one step-son, Gary Berry of Tennessee; two daughters, Billie Jean Stith of Lexington, and Roberta Gayle Hill of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Janet Howard of Prestonsburg; 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Hugh Flannery; four brothers, William Dewey Osborne, Thaoe Merrill Frazier, Alton Otto Frazier, Clavin Eugene Frazier; four sisters, Edith Louise Norris, Ethel Sarah Frazier, Minnie Billie Smith, and Effie Della Maggard. Funeral services for Myrtle Virginia Frazier Flannery Berry were conducted Monday, September 9, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin. Burial followed in the family cemetery, Martin, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Jason Hurd, Eric Stith, Robert Stith, Sam Flannery, Steve Sharp, and George Frazier.  (FCT'S)

BERRY, Roger Irving Age, 60, of Parma Heights, Ohio, died Friday. April 21, 2000, at his residence. Born on June 16, 1939, in Machais, Maine, he was the son of the late Warren and Mary Emma Yates Berry. He was a maintenance supervisor at Midland Steel and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wide. Birdie Katheryn Slone Berry. Other survivors include two sons, Rodney S. Berry of Hunter, and Roger Darrell Berry of Parma. Ohio; one daughter, Cheryl Pace of Parma, Ohio; two brothers. Robert and Albert Berry; two sisters, Mary DeFour and Sara Lounghbury; and eight grandchildren. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell. Serving as pallbearers were Rodney Berry, Brandon Berry. Roger Berry and Chris Pace.

BEVERLY, Audrey May  86 b-Apr.06 1912-Little Paint  d-Aug.30 1998  d/o  Lindsay & Clara Harmon May, w/o-Cledis Beverly Bur: Davidson Mem. Gardens. Ivel. Floyd Co. Ky.

BEVERLY, Cledis  D: 10-14-1994, s/o Millard & Cora Moore Beverly, h/o Audrey May  4-6-1935 @ Wayland, 5 children  3 died as infants bro-sis: Beulah, Beatrice, Hazel, Forrest, J.C., Troy & Clyde  6 bro. predeceased

BEVERLY, Hiram  B: 3-5-1922  D: 8-19-1974, s/o Millard and Cora Moore Beverly married: 12-24-1947, children: Mike, Harold, Franklin and Susie, brothers and sisters: Cleon, Cledis, Clyde, Edward, Forest,Terry, J.C.,Beulah, Beatrice. Hazel.  He was also a WWII  Veteran

BEVERLY, Rachel, B: 5-11-1856  D: 1-9-1947, d/o Morgan & Nancy Slone, w/o (1)  Ison Terry, children: Joe & Preston, (2) Hiram Beverly, 9 children

BEVERLY, Vina Ellen  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BEVINS, Laura Elizabeth  Age, 88, formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Friday, April 12, 2002, at Lakeland Healthcare Center in Milford, In., following an extended illness. Born October 13, 1913, in Pikeville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Mallie Rutroff and Sallie Mitchell Wright. Mrs. Bevins was a long time employee of Floyd Cleaners and then the R.H. Hobbs Co. until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Farest D. (Trooper) Bevins; two daughters, Patricia Bevins Schmitz and Pamelia Bevins Hanson; one brother, Arvile Wright and one sister, Bessie Tuffs. Surviving Mrs. Bevins are three sons and daughter-in-laws, Larry and Edyth Bevins of Prestonsburg, Paul and Grace Bevins of Twentynine Palms, Ca. and Carl and Lorell Bevins of Warsaw, In.; five granddaughters, seven grandsons, and nineteen great-grandchildren. Graveside rites were conducted Tuesday, April 16, at Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., by Rev. Gordon Fitch. Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg was in charge of arrangements. (FCT'S)

BEVINS, Mary Emmajean Reed   Age 63, of Banner, passed away, Thursday, July 24, 2003, in the King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland, following an extended illness. She was born February 24, 1940, in Coal City, West Virginia, the daughter of Elsie Smith Reed of Coal City, West Virginia, and the late William Jennings Reed. She was a head teller for Citizens National Bank, at Allen, and a member of the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church. Surivivors include her mother, Elsie; one daughter, Sandra Jean Bevins Griffith, of Prestonsburg; one son, Richard Lee Bevins of Banner; three brothers, Roger Reed of Sophia, West Virginia, and Dallas Reed and William “Bill” Reed, both of Coal City, West Virginia; two sisters, Wilma Reed Keffer of Coal City, West Virginia, and Wanda Reed Matherly, of Glen Morgan West Virginia; four grandchildren, Nathan, Timothy, Tommy and Tiffany; and one great-grandchild, Cody. Funeral services for Mary Emmajean Reed Bevins were conducted Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m., at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, West Virginia, with Clergymen Arnold Turner and Gary Hosey officiating. Burial was in the Thompson Cemetery, Coal City, West Virginia, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home; Martin, and Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, West Virginia. Visitation was Friday, at the Hall Funeral Home; and Sunday, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BERGER, Mabel   Age 85, of Melvin, died Thursday, February 15, 2007, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born September 30, 1921, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Fannie Gibson Bryant. She was a retired school teacher with the Floyd County Board of Education; and a member of the retired teachers association.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Berger. Survivors include seven sons: Steve Warren Berger (Darlene) of Bevinsville, Stuart Wayne Berger (Gail) of Buford, Georgia, Stanley Walter Berger (Jan) of Houston, Texas, Shelly Wendell Berger of Melvin, Sherman Wallace Berger (Paula) of Virgie, Sheldon Willis Berger and Strawn Wade Berger, both of Melvin; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents; and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Warren Bryant and a sister: Agnes O’Roark. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 19, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church in Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.  Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery, in Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S 02-19-2007)

BIEGER, Robert George   Photo Age 76, of David, husband of Nancy Edwards Bieger, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at the Veterans Hospital, in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born February 12, 1930, in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Henry Bieger and Mildred Preston Bieger. He was a foreman for CA Hackett, of Lackawanna, New York, and also worked for Ed Music at the Sky Lift at Jenny Wiley and Natural Bridge State Parks, for 25 years. He was a U.S. Marine, Korean War veteran, and a member of the Middle Creek Baptist Church, in Blue River. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; four sons: Robert Bieger and James Thomas Bieger, both of David, David Beiger, of St. Louis, Missourri, and Randy Bieger, of Buffalo, New York; three daughters: Wendy Miller, of Prestonsburg, Terrie Hurt, of Richmond, and Cindi Sellards, of Buffalo, New York; three brothers and two sisters; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services for Robert George Bieger will be conducted Saturday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m., at the Middle Creek Baptist Church, in Blue River, with Clergyman Eugene Cook officiating.  (FCT'S)

BILITER, John Paul, b. 9-23-1929, F.C., s/o John C. and Cea Crisp Biliter, d. 1-21-1988, Lexington, Ky, h/o Billie Sue Biliter, bur: Davison Mem Gardens

BILITER Louise "Boots" age 67, of Minnie, died Nov. 18, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born in Quinwood WV, d/o the late Allen and Bessie Satts Whitts. Survivors include two sons, John Paul Biliter Jr. and R. David Biliter; twi sisters, Irene Turner and Loraine Sheldon

BILITER, Morris Stephen   Age 55, of Banner, died Sunday, September 12, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 24, 1949, at Majestic, he was the son of Matilda Lambert Biliter and the late Marvin Roscoe Biliter. He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the National Rifle Association, and a member of the Prater Creek Baptist Church. He was the husband of Brenda Biliter, of Banner. In addition to his mother and his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Swope, of Lexington; a stepson, Greg Hodge, of Stambaugh; a stepdaughter, Angela Maynard, of Banner; four brothers, Marvin Roscoe Biliter Jr., of Stambaugh, Randy Biliter and Jim Biliter, both of Majestic, and John Paul Biliter, of Grethel; three sisters, Mary Campbell, of Stopover, and Evelyn Biliter and Rita Maynard, both of Majestic; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 16, at 1 p.m., at the Stopover Church of God. J. B. Hall, and others, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Biliter Cemetery, at Big Branch, in Majestic, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church, where services were held nightly.  (FCT'S)

BILOTTA, Lewis J. "Jack" & Lew", Sr.   Age,  70 of Cable, OH passed away March 13, 2007 in his residence surrounded by his family. He was born June 23, 1936 in Prestonsburg, KY the son of the late Vincent and Alice (Hopson) Bilotta. Jack served his county in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Masonic Zebulon Lodge 273 in Prestonsburg, KY. He retired from the Carpenters Union 712 as the business agent. Jack enjoyed being outdoors and working in his garden as well as the time spent in his woodworking shop. He lived each day of his life for his wife, children and family. He was a selfless man whose only concern was those he loved. Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew him and each life that he touched. He is survived by his wife Mary E. (Daniels) Bilotta of Cable, OH; his sons, Jack (Sheryl) Bilotta of West Liberty, OH and Charles (Rebecca) Bilotta of Cable, his daughters, Annette (Jim) Nobile of North Lewisburg, OH, Jenny (Rhawn) Jackson of Cable, Taresa Redmon of Roswell, NM and DeDe (Bryant) McConnell of Urbana, OH; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Debra Thompson and a brother, Thomas J. Bilotta. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Jack's life will be held from 6-8 p.m. on March 16, 2007 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME North Lewisburg, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on March 17, 2007 in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Instine officiating. Burial will follow in Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Cable. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 1543 North Limestone Street, Springfield, Ohio.  (SPRINGFIELD (OH) NEWS-SUN 3/15/07

BINGHAM, Rebecca Gayheart  Obit  Submitted by     From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BINGHAM, Sallie Laven, 5-16-1896, d/o George and Minta Banks Laven, d. Nov 3, 1988, Louisville , Ky, w/o John Bingham, bur Mayo Cem

BINGHAM, Thelma Lafferty  Age, 74, of Whitehouse, Ohio, died Friday, August 20, 2004 at her residence. Born October 14, 1929, at Sowders Creek, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Lafferty and Margie Harless Lafferty. She retired as a chief telephone operator for South Central Bell Telephone Company, after 25 years service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Alex Bingham on September 16, 1984. Survivors include three daughters: Sharon Roberts (Leroy) and Donna Bingham, both of Whitehouse, Ohio, Nicole Kulezak (Kevin) of Sylvania, Ohio; two sisters: Marvelene Hitchcock (Paul) of Dayton, Ohio, and Patricia Caris of Galion, Ohio; four grandchildren: David Todd Giles, Michelle Mintz (Aaron), Christina Roberts, and Leslie Roberts; and three great-grandchildren: Ashley, Grace and Garrett. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Gayla Irene. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 25, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Pastor Mark Ehret officiating. Contributions are suggested to: Gateway Christian School, Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BIRCHFIELD, Bert Age, 65, of Titusville, Florida, formerly of Dwale, died Wednesday, July 12, in Florida. Born on December 31, 1934, in Wilbur, West Virginia, he was the son of the late James and Ethel Grant Birchfield. He was a retired carpenter superintendent, an Army veteran of Korean conflict, and a member of the Brush Arbor Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean Birchfield. Other survivors include one son, James K. Birchfield of San Diego, California; two daughters, Bonnie J. Freni of Winter Springs, Florida, Sandra Rosche of Titusville, Florida; two brothers, Danni K. Birchfield of Lavergne, Tennessee, Phillip Birchfield of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one sister, Anne Daniels of Montgomery, Alabama; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cremation was under the direction of Union Park Memorial Chapel

BISHOP, Carolyn Ann Tackett Age, 32, of Beaver, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Ligon. She was born April 12, 1968, a daughter of Clara Bentley Tackett of Beaver and the late Azzle Tackett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Mark Nathaniel Tackett and Brunson Bradley Bishop, both of Beaver; two daughters, Tiffany Marie Tackett and Toni Alison Bishop, both of Beaver; four brothers, John Glen Tackett, Gary Tackett and Mark Tackett, all of Beaver, and Larry Tackett of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Susan Reed, Anita May and Mary Tackett, all of Beaver. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 5, at 11 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy at Ligon, with Ricky Allen officiating. Burial was in the Elliott Reynolds Cemetery of Beaver. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin was in charge of arrangements.  (FCT'S)

BIZZACK, John Sr.  Age, 81, of Lexington, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the St. Joseph Hospital, in Lexington, following a brief illness. A native of Fairpoint, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Anna Kanjansis Bizzack. He was retired president of Bizzack Brothers Construction Corp., Biz Wil Inc., Bittersweet Arabians and Bittersweet Station Farm, he was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, a member of the V.F.W. Post 4075, B.P.O.E., The Blue and White Fund UK., UK Fellow, former president of the Kentucky Highway Contractors Association, he received the Construction Management Founders Society UK Lifetime Achievement Award, and was a member of the Highland Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Mae Wilkinson Bizzack. Other survivors include one son, Dr. John W. Bizzack; two brothers, Lawrence Bizzack and Lewis Bizzack, both of Frankfort; one sister, Ann Stomp of Cleveland, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16, at the Harrod Bros. Memorial Chapel, Frankfort, with Rev. Tory Baucum officiating. Burial was in the family lot in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Woodford County. Active bearers were Jason Bizzack, Ronnie Collet, Leonard Lawson, Jerry Healy, Stan Bray and Sam McNamara. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Ruth, James Codell Sr., R.C. Durr, Carroll Robinson, Lee Isaac, Vick Comley, Robert Potter, Gloria Potter, Ray Apple, Gary Bizzack, Tommy Riddell, Scott Spencer, Johnny Callabes, David Wilkinson and Lisa Leslie. (FCT'S)

BLACH, Ronald A.  Age, 55, of Heidelberg, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, in Lexington, after a brief illness. Born January 8, 1947, in Montgomery, Alabama, he was the son of Graham Balch and Dorothy Brown. He was a disabled construction worker and a veteran of the United States Army Special Forces unit. He is survived by his parents; one son, Patrick (Roxanne) Balch, of Hazard; one grandson, Roman Patrick Balch, of Hazard; and his ex-wife, Challis Balch, also of Hazard. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 24, at 4 p.m., at the Clear Creek Free Church, at Fisty. Baptist ministers officiated. Burial followed at Beech Creek Cemetery, at Emmalena, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. (FCT'S)

BLACK, Viola  Age, 91, of Southland Dr., London, Ky., died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Clark Regional Medical Center. Born July 14, 1910, in Laurel County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Charles Cook and China Cook Moore. She was a member of Cornith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Black. Survivors include one son, C. J. McNally of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, Charla Burchett of Sarasota, Florida, Cindra Burchett of Winchester, Ky., and Kipley McNally of Louisville, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 27, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. James Blaylock and Rev. Denvis Rush officiating. Burial will be in the A.R. Dyche Memorial Cemetery, London, Ky., under the direction of Bowling Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-County Hospice, P.O. Box 395, London, KY 40743, or Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 1671 Old Whitley Road, London, KY 40744. (FCT'S)

BLACKBURN Adam Patrick  6  b-Mar.09 1992-Prestonsburg,Floyd Co.  d-Aug.29 1998  s/o  Timothy & Tami Lynn Collins Blackburn Bur: Richmond Cem. Prestonsburg, Floyd Co. Ky.

BLACKBURN, Anna  Age, 80, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Friday, February 10, 2006, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born January 7, 1926, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sonny and Stella Salyer Blevins. She was a homemaker and a member of Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Blackburn. Other survivors include two sons: James Ermond Blackburn of Prestonsburg, and Jerry Elwood Blackburn of Roann, Indiana; three daughters: Linda Ann Griffey of East Point, Debra Watkins of Wabash, Indiana, and Vanessa Jarvis of Blue River; one brother, Walter Blevins of West Van Lear; two sisters: Alice Pitts of Kingsington, Ohio, and Mabel Pitts of Salineville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Blackburn Jr.; one brother, Leslie Blevins; and two sisters: Virgie Colvin and Alta Roberts. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 13, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bill Campbell and Hobert Meek officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BLACKBURN, Bill B. age 65, of Britton MI, died Nov. 2, at Herrieck Hospital in Tecumseh, MI. Born Feb. 15, 1933, in Prestonsburg, son of the late Logan and Ella Hatfiels Blackburn. Survivors include wife, Garnet Craft Blackburn; four sons, Bill Jr., Charles, Bud and Greg Blackburn; three dau. Karen Pennington, Jorene Dietrich and Barb Bennett; three sisters, Mary George, Thelma Jamison, Rowena Roberts. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti, MI.

BLACKBURN, Elbert Age 96, of Prestonsburg, d June 4, 1999, at HRMC,. Born on May 6, 1903, in Ivel, s/o  Thomas and Elizabeth Sherman Blackburn. He was a member of the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church h/o , Antha M. Lowe Blackburn. Survivors include two sons, Elbert Blackburn Jr. of Pikeville, Eugene Blackburn of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Magaline Endicott of Prestonsburg, Nelva Johnson of Rochester, New York, Joann Garrett of Prestonsburg, Margaret Burchett of Endicott. Burial was in the Blackburn Cemetery at Endicott.

BLACKBURN, Emma Jean   Age 73, of Prestonsburg, wife of Archel Blackburn, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Huntington, West Virginia. She was born June 19, 1933, in Banner, the daughter of the late Clarence Lewis and Callie Lewis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Endicott Freewill Baptist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the church, and the Floyd County Democrat Club. Survivors include her husband, Archel; five sons, Gary Blackburn, Stevie Blackburn, and Paul Blackburn, all of Prestonsburg, Rodney Blackburn of Canton, Ohio, and Scottie Blackburn of Millersport, Ohio; two daughters: Charlotte George of Prestonsburg, and Debbie Burns of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Bennie Lewis of Olive Hill; two sisters: Barbara Foley and Dorothy Lewis, both of New Lebanon, Ohio; and 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son Keith Blackburn; and one daughter, Etta Faye Blackburn. Funeral services for Emma Jean Blackburn will be conducted Wednesday, November 8, at 1:00 p.m., at her residence, Buffalo, Prestonsburg, with Jim Smith, Willis Adkins and Billy Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery, Buffalo, Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the residence. (FCT'S 11-08-06)

BLACKBURN, Frankie T. born April 20, 1976 died September 23, 1996 burial Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Kentucky.  Survivors: Frankie and Patricia Crace Blackburn, parents. Bennie Samons, grandfather.

BLACKBURN, Hattie Age 70, of Melvin, d May 13, 1999, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital,  Born on May 7, 1929, in Floyd County, d/o Freddie and Hannah Hall Newsome. She was a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church at Bypro. w/o Floyd Blackburn, (d.June 1, 1997). Survivors include two step-sons, Floyd Blackburn Jr. of Round Rock, Texas, and Larry Lee Blackburn of Battle Creek, Michigan; two daughters, Lillie Sesco of Pikeville, Verna Hall of Kite; one step-daughter, Christine Smith of Maryville, Tennesseee; one brother, Johnny Newsome of Prestonsburg; one sister, Lona Johnson of Prestonsburg; Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery at Bevinsville.

BLACKBURN, John W., B: 4-19-1881  D: 9-18-1949, h/o Virgie Tackett  m: 1901 9 sons & 3 daughters

BLACKBURN, John Wesley  Age, 68, of Prestonsburg, passed away Friday, February 14, 2003, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born September 24, 1934, at Endicott, a son of the late Daniel Webster Blackburn and Minnie (Curtis) Blackburn. He was retired from Vance Volkswagen, where he worked as a mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Frankie (Webb) Blackburn. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Rickie Blackburn of Prestonsburg; and one daughter, Crystal Butler of Prestonsburg; one brother, Allen Blackburn of Ohio; two sisters, Anna Belle Goble and Cora Grunden, both of Ohio; four grandchildren, Leslie (Chuck) Rowe, Jason (Shera) Blackburn, Zack Butler, and Kaitlyn Butler; and one great-grandchild, Nate Blackburn. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 17, at noon, at Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Rev. David Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens, Auxier Road, Prestonsburg, under direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BLACKBURN, Lillian Thornsbury Kendrick   Age, 70, of Martin, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born May 30, 1933, at Dwale, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Mary Garrett Thornsbury. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emma United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law: Marty and Patricia Kendrick of Dwale, and Clint and Carla Campbell of Martin; brothers: Gary Thornsbury and Everett Thornsbury, both of Warsaw, Indiana, and Hack Thornsbury of Prestonsburg; sisters: Ida Ross and Myrtle Jo Potter, both of Prestonsburg, and Hester Layne of Elizabethton, Tennessee; grandchildren: Shane, Jarrid, Nick and Alex; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters: Deborah Campbell and Penny Kendrick; and three brothers: Russell, George and Jimmy. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Henry Lewis and Harold Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Barry Potter, Billy Potter, Shane Kendrick, Herbert Layne, Jimmy Lee Brown, George Thornsbury Jr., Chris Porter, and Matthew Crum.  (FCT'S)

BLACKBURN, Lloyd Ronald   Age, 81, of Little Paint, East Point, departed this life on January 23, 2007, at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Lackey, Kentucky, May 8, 1925, the son of Joe and Sola Osborne Blackburn. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Constance Blackburn. Lloyd owned and operated the Four Sisters Meat Wholesale for 30 years before retiring in 1987. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a member of the Marines Headquarters Com-pany, 1st Marine Division, 1st Battalion, during WWII, and participated in action against the enemy at Okinawa, and in the occupation of China. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Loretta Burchett Blackburn; and four daughters: LaDonna Miller (David) and Beverly Jo Blackburn, both of Little Paint, Sheryl Jurich (Roger) of Richmond, and Connie Miller (Mark) of Prestonsburg.  He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Kimberly Jurich Jeansonne, Michael Lloyd Lyons, David Todd Miller, Elizabeth Lyons Ellis, Jody Burton Shepherd, Dara Jurich Stepp, Kate Miller Shutts, Tara Miller Elliott, Mark Joseph Miller, and Stephen Nicholas Jurich; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted Thursday, January 25, at 11 a.m., in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bob Coppings officiating. Visitation began Wednesday, January 24, at 5 p.m., and interment was made in the Joe Blackburn Cemetery, at Little Paint, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Markey Cancer Center Foundation, 800 Rose Street, 00160, Lexington, Ky. 40536. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law served as pallbearers. Military graveside services were conducted by the Big Sandy Chapter No. 18 DAV. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S 01-26-2007)

BLACKBURN, Mable L.   Age 77, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2007, in Willard Health Care Center, following an extended illness. She was born on April 4, 1929, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Verlie “Buck” and Jettie (Thompson) Blair, and had been a Willard resident since 1953.  She was a member of the Ripley Church, and attended the Eternal Life Tabernacle Church in Willard. She had worked at the John F. Stambaugh Company, and later at Hillside Acres Nursing Home. She enjoyed ceramics, quilting, collecting nature figurines, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, James “Junior” Blackburn, whom she married July 17, 1948; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Zan and Joyce Blackburn of Prestonsburg; Dallas Ray and Delia Blackburn of Monroeville; and Donald Eugene and Ellen Blackburn of Willard; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; five brothers, and four sisters-in-law: Robert Dean and Midge Blair; Frederick Kem and DeeAnn Blair; John Richard Blair, Billy Carson, and Shirley Blair, all of Prestonsburg; and James Edward and Pam Blair of Columbia, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Blackburn; three sisters: Ruth Deloris Blair, Carolina Jane Goble, and Melba Jean Meade. Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home, 202 West Maple Street, in Willard, on Friday, March 2, from 2 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 3, at the funeral home, with Pastor Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio, under the direction of Secor Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eternal Life Tabernacle Church. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhome.com (FCT'S 03-02-2007)

BLACKBURN, Margaret, D: 3-3-1938  Tazwell Co. VA. age 76, w/o Mose Blackburn children: Elizabeth, James & Minnie

BLACKBURN, Nora  Age 92, of Salem, Ohio, Formerly of Endicott, died December 2, 1997. Born May 13, 1905, the d/o Late Tipton and Rose Ann Justice Hall. Survivors include five sons; Orville, Archel, Billy C., Ronnie, B. Leon. Three daughters; Rose Hite, Grace Hite, Marietta Keathley. One Brother Willie Justice. Burial is at Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY US 23  (FCT'S)

BLACKBURN, Ronnie Duane  Age, 28, of Minnie, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Hazard Appalachian Health Care, Hazard. He was the son of Ronald Walker Blackburn and Delilah Youmans Blackburn, of Minnie. He was born January 25, 1975, in McDowell. He graduated from McDowell High School, and Hazard Community College. He graduated in heavy equipment. Survivors include his parents and his paternal grandmother, Alberta Blackburn of Drift. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Walker Blackburn, and his maternal grandparents, George Henry Youmans and Kathryn Youmans. Funeral services for Ronnie Duane Blackburn were conducted Sunday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, at Minnie, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery, at Minnie, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Brett Traller, Jordan Youmans, Chris Ousley, John Paul Sexton, Ryan Shannon, Jared Conn, Tim Stumbo, Earl Cook, Scott Stanley, and James Scott Stumbo. Honorary: Darrel Youmans, David Turner, William Turner, Duane Youmans, Tim Maggard, and Buggy Stumbo.  (FCT'S)

BLACKBURN, Sharon Gail  Age, 54, of Allen, Ky., died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on November 21, 1947, in Letcher Co., Ky., she was the daughter of the late Hubert Stallard and Monnie Marie Wright Stallard Beverly. She is survived by her husband, Larry Blackburn. Survivors include one brother, Robert Beverly of Paintsville, Ky.; six sisters, Pat Bradshaw, Janie Beverly and Monnie Osborne, all of Prestonsburg, Ky., Vickie Hale of Paintsville, Ky., Toni Hayes of W.Va., and Kathy Mullins of Letcher County, Ky. Private arrangements were conducted on December 4, 2001, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Association. (FCT'S)

BLACKBURN, Virgie  94  d-June 20, 1998  b-Dec.24 1903 d/o Melvin & Elizabeth Jervis Endicott, w/o Crit Blackburn.

BLACKBURN, Wade , 88, of Prestonsburg, died June 22, 1986 at Lima, Ohio. He was born June 15, 1898 at Buffalo to Thomas and America Burchell Blackburn and married Ora Edna Burchell Blackburn who died August 23, 1974. Burial Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg.

BLACKMON, Willie   Age 77, of Wheelwright, died, Feb. 5, 1999. Born May 4, 1921, in Jenkins, d/o the late Eugene Sr. and Julia Ann Johnson Lewis. She was preceded in death by husband Felmon P. Blackmon. Survivors include two sisters, Flora Mae Cavanaugh and Gertrude Tyson. Burial is in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

BLAIR, Donald R. Sr., 52,  d-May 28,  ____ ,b- April 25, 1946,  s/o Marshall & Maxine Taylor Blair

BLAIR, Edison b.10-21-1944 d. 11-13-1990 s/o Hubert & Sally Branham Blair

BLAIR, James S. Age, 59, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born April 16, 1941, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Grant Blair and Rushie Stambaugh Blair. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hackworth Blair. Other survivors include one son, James Dean Blair of Beaufort, South Carolina; two daughters, Darlene Daniels of Thealka, Rachel Dawn Mills of Paintsville; one sister, Avalee Kimbler of Columbus, Ohio; and 9 grandchildren. . Burial in the Sam Blair Cemetery, at Denver, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

BLAIR, Jettie  Age 95, of Prestonsburg, passed away, Saturday, August 23, 2003, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born March 18, 1908, at Blaine, a daughter of the late Richard and Sara Jane (Caudill) Thompson. She was a member of the Brandy Keg Freewill Baptist Church, at Prestonsburg. She was married to Verlie (Buck) Blair, who preceded her in death. Survivors include five sons, Robert D. Blair, Fredrick Blair, John R. Blair, and Bill Blair, all of Prestonsburg, and James E. Blair of Columbia, Tennessee; one daughter, Mablelene Blackburn of Willard, Ohio; one sister, Hattie Bowe of Columbus, Ohio; 26 grandchildren, and several great and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 25, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home in Prestonsburg, with Brothers Roger Music, and Bobby Neile Osborne, and Rev. Birkey Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery at Paintsville. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. 

BLAIR, John Harrison b. 07-16-1931 d. 07-02-1990 s/o Virgil & Lillie Castle Blair, h/o Lottetta Jean Blair (d. 05-20-1990), bur Hoot Shepherd Cem, Dwale

BLAIR, Lillie Myrtle 81, of Albion, Michigan, - died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at her home. She was born June 22, 1918, in Ivel, the daughter of the late William and Pearl Hall Damron. She moved to Michigan in 1940 and was employed for several years at Corning Glass Company and the Pagoda Restaurant. She was a member of the Southern United Baptist Church, and the Albion American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Grams J. Blair, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Billy Blair of Albion, Michigan; four daughters, Bobbie Adams of Albion, Michigan, Loretta Neal of Tekonsha, Michigan, Brenda Tackett of Martin, Tennessee, Virginia Wilczak of Albion; one sister, Ruby Timberman of Bradenton, Florida; two brothers, Herbert Damron of Marshall, Michigan and Don Gibson of Albion, Michigan; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, under the direction of the George White Funeral Home, in Litchfield, Michigan.

BLAIR, Mary T ; 81 Years of Age Date of Death January 28, 1968 Burial in Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat , KY

BLAIR, Raymond Augustine , Age 67, of Pikeville, died February 12, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was bom in 'Floyd County, August 27, 1931, the son of Beatrice Daugherty Blair Pryor, of Mossy Bottom, and the late Claude S. Blair. He was disabled and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 22 years. Survivors include one sister, Deloris Ann Scherer of Pikeville, and one brother, James R. Blair of Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 15, 11 a.m., at the Boidman Freewill Baptist Church, with Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Blair Family Cemetery at Mossy Bottom, under direction of J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home.

BLAIR, Sally Branham  Obit   Submitted by         From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BLAIR, Verlie Buck  Obit  Submitted by        From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BLAKELY, Elmer Johnny, B: 2-13-1908  Adkins WA., D: age 38

BLAKELEY, G.P., B: 5-12-1878  D: 8-17-1933, s/o James & Elizabeth Blakeley, h/o Cordelia Lester  m: 8-4-1897, 13 children

BLAKELY. Katherine, B: 10-13-1913  D: 1-17-1945, w/o Elmer Blakely, children: Opal & Beatrice

BLANKENSHIP, Bennie Franklin  Age 73, of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an illness of one year. He was born December 18, 1928, at Weeksbury, a son of the late William G. and Manilla (Tackett) Blankenship. He was married to Wanda (Fleming) Blankenship, who survives him. He was the minister of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. He is survived by three sons and their wives; one daughter and her husband, Darrell and Brenda Blankenship of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; Phillip and Greta Blankenship of Witchita, Kansas; and Timothy and Caroline Blankenship of Prestonsburg; Diane and Jimmy Fish of Prestonsburg; one sister, Ladeane Moore of Virgie; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 12, at 1 p.m., from the Prestonsburg Church of Christ, with Evangelist Greg Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation will be at the Prestonsburg Church of Christ; Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Active pallbearers will be the elders and deacons of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Honorary pallbearers will be all men of the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. All arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.  (FCT'S)

BLANKENSHIP, Charles Edward Age, 71, of Pikeville, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on December 14, 1928, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ella Roxie Fife and Ernest Blankenship. He was a miner and was affiliated with the Church of Christ, and was a WWII veteran. He is survived by his wife, Opal Lowe Blankenship. Survivors include two sons, Randall Blake Blankenship of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Charles Jeffrey Blankenship of Raccoon: one brother, Duran Blankenship of Joe's Creek; one sister, Betty Kim., of Millers Creek; and three grandchildren. Burial will be in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pike Co Ky

BLANKENSHIP, Chester   Age 76, of Teaberry, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare.  Born March 31, 1930, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Hairm and Victoria Newsome Blankenship. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Hall Blankenship. Other survivors include three sons: Charlie Blankenship of Galveston, Carter Blankenship of Teaberry, and Lester Blankenship of Wallingford; two daughters: Mildred Akers of Teaberry, and Madge Keathley of Galveston; two brothers: Curt Blankenship of Galveston, and Estill Blankenship of Tea-berry; 18 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Blankenship; two sisters: Dolly Frasure and Edith Branham; a grandchild, and a great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, at 1 p.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Blankenship Family Cemetery at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church, with nightly services at 6 p.m. (FCT'S 02-23-2007)

BLAKENSHIP, Della, B: 4-21-1909  D: 7-21-1939, w/o Andy Jack Blakenship  m: 1925 6 daughters & 1 son

BLANKENSHIP, Edward Lee Age, 59, of Teaberry, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Floyd County on February 23, 1941. A disabled factory worker, he was the son of the late Jasper and Maxie Hamilton Blankenship. Survivors include three sons, Bennett Lee Blankenship and Ivel Ray Blankenship, both of Teaberry, and Gary Edward Blankenship of McDowell; one daughter, Teresa Lynn Causey of Teaberry; two brothers, Clyde Blankenship of Somerset and Kenis Blankenship of Craynor; one sister, Eveline Herald of Taylor, Michigan; and six grandchildren. The funeral is today, September 6, at 11 a.m., at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church at Teaberry, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist faith officiating. Burial will follow in the Edward Lee Blankenship Cemetery at Teaberry, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin.  (FCT'S)

BLANKENSHIP, Elva   Age 83, of Topmost, widow of Carl Blankenship, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2007, at her residence. She was born June 6, 1923, in Raven, the daughter of the late Dewey Gibson and Pearlie Patton Gibson. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, in Raven. Survivors include two sons: Larry (Mitzi) Blankenship of Allegan, Michigan, and Pat Blankenship of Hazard; two daughters: Connie Erdman and Bonnie Cross, both of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Cantrel Gibson of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; three sisters: Ora Sawyer and Bonnie Harris, both of Topmost, and Shelby (Gene), Tessier of New Bern, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Ernest Gibson and Delano Gibson; a sister, June Davis; and a granddaughter, Lori Blankenship. Funeral services for Elva Blankenship were conducted Monday, February 26, at 11:00 a.m., at the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, in Raven, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was at the Spring Hill Memorial Park, in Spring Hill, Tennessee, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 02-28-2007)

BLANKENSHIP, Fedie  Age 61, of South Milford, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the LaGrange Community Hospital. He was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, on April 28, 1942, the son of William and Mattie (Moore) Blankenship. He married Mary Conley Blankenship on May 4 1963, in Rome City, Indiana. He was a member and deacon at the Church of the True God in South Milford. He was employed at Indiana Builders Mfg. in Middlebury. He is survived by his wife, Mary Blankenship of South Milford. Other survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Julie Blankenship of Rome, City; daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Bill Forbes of Kendallville; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Tracy Spriggs of South Milford; four grandchildren, Katie Forbes, Lauren Forbes, Holly Blankenship and Caleb Blankenship; four sisters, Elcie Gayheart of LaGrange, Maxie Stambaugh of Mongo, Tina Bolton of Wolcottville, and Alley Wiley of Duck Lake, Michigan; two brothers, Eddie Blankenship of Wolcottville, and Levi Blankenship of Floyd County, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ellie, Delpha and Annie; three brothers, Henry, Mitch, and Condy; and three infant siblings. Visitation was held Friday, at the Church of the True God, State Hwy. 3, north of South Milford. A church service was held at 7 p.m., Friday night. Funeral services were held on Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Church of the True God, with Revs. Sam Sawyer and Birtchell Mosley Jr., officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, LaGrange County. Memorials are suggested to the family. Hite Funeral Home, in Kendallville, was in charge of the arrangements. (FCT'S)

BLANKENSHIP, George P.   Age, 83, of Wayland, died Friday, November 10, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, after an extended illness. He was born November 24, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of the late Milt and Myrtle Parsley Blankenship. He was a retired coal miner, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Monroe Vanderpool Memorial DAV Chapter 128, Garrett. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Owsley Blankenship; two sons, Dennis Crisp of Topmost and Terry W. Crisp of Estill; a daughter, Gwendolyn Sue Hall of Pound, Virginia; a brother, Charles Blankenship of Charlotte, South Carolina; three sisters, Avenell Quisenberry of Madison, West Virginia; Opal Caudill and Ella Mae Wray, both of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 12, at the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Estill, with minister James Morris and other Freewill Baptist ministers officiating.
Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin. Pallbearers were Chad Crisp, Terry Crisp, Carter Hall, Roger Watkins, Marvin C. Moore, Darrell Owsley and Daniel Quisenberry. (FCT'S)

BLANKENSHIP, Jasper, B: 8-30-1910  D: 5-7-1981, s/o Conley & Francis Blankenship h/o Maxie Hamilton  5-22-1931, children: Clyde, Edward Lee, Kenis, Evline, Versie, Ellen, 2 deceased, sis: Nannie

BLANKENSHIP, Michael P.  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BLANKENSHIP, Polly Ann, b. 4-1-1909, Knott Co, KY, d/o Leonard and Alafair Slone Jacobs, d. 3-14, 1988, F.C., w/o Ralph Blankenship, bur: Richmond Cem

BLANKENSHIP, Robert, D: 3-4-1950  age 85, h/o Spicy Hamilton  d/o Tom Hamilton

BLANKENSHIP, Ruby Crisp  Age, 75, of Wayland, Ky., died Monday, December 24, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 8, 1926, at Lackey, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Jim Owsley and Susan Music Owsley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Estill Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest Crisp, and her second husband, Paris Blankenship. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Franklin Crisp of Topmost, Ky., and Terry Wayne Crisp of Wayland, Ky.; one daughter, Gwendolyn Sue Hall of Pound, Virginia; one brother, Walter Owsley of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Margaret Gibson of Stollings, W.Va., Reba Rhodes of Pecks Mills, W.Va., and Ruth Lafferty of Hamden, Oh., seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Earnest Crisp Jr.; two brothers, Russell Owsley, and Frank Owsley. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with James (Red) Morris, and others, officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BLANKENSHIP, Ty Samuel Age, 20, of Melvin, died Friday, July 7, at his residence. Born on December 25, 1979 in Martin, he was the son of Sandea Tackett of Elsmere and the late Carlos Blankenship. He was a college student. Other than his mother, he is survived by one sister, Tanesha Enjoli Blankenship, of Elsmere; maternal grandparents, Lester and Audrey Newsome Tackett of Melvin. . Entombment was in the Hensley Cemetery, at Melvin

BLAKENSHIP, Spicie, D: 6-17-1932  age 64, w/o Robert Blakenship, d/o Tom Hamilton, 10 sons & 6 daughters

BLAKENSHIP, Thomas, B: 5-2-1863 W.VA.  D: 6-14-1939, h/o (1) Mary P. Coleman  m: 7-17-1882, 11 children, (2) Rachel Hunt  D: 8-3-1921 (3) Sallie Shields, child: Tommy

BLANKENSHIP, William “Billy”  Age 21, of Ligon, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2003, at his residence, as the result of a house fire. Born July 27, 1981, at Martin, he was the son of Ranny and Judith Pennington Blankenship, of Ligon. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by four brothers, Ranny Robert Blankenship, of Winchester, James Lee (Jamie Lynn) Blankenship, of Prestonsburg, and Eric Gene Blankenship and Justin Lee Blankenship, both of Ligon; one sister, Tammy (Jeffrey) Gibson, of Lexington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 3, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial followed in the Blankenship Family Cemetery, at Ligon. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BLANKINGSHIP, Conley, B: 1828  VA.  D: 10-3-1910, h/o Elizabeth Charles  m: 4-8-1852 5 sons & 5 daughters

BLANTON, Bud, 83,McDowell died June 17, 1986 in Martin. He was born in Johnson Co. October 3 to James and Orpha Evans Blanton and married Josie Hunt Blanton. Burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

BLANTON, Eleanor Elizabeth Conley, 67,  d-Jan. 16,1996  b- Oct. 13,1928  d/o Kess Conley & Myrtle Maxine Brown.

BLANTON, Elic Eugene “Gene”  Age, 48, of Jackson, Ohio, died Sunday, February 9, 2003, at the home of his father. Born September 19, 1954, in Martin, he was the son of Elic J. Blanton of Chillicothe, Ohio, and the late Magdalene (Hamilton) Blanton. He worked as a brick mason, and was a member of the End Time Harvest Church. He is survived by his fiancee, Barbara Folden. Other survivors include two daughters, Nedra Blanton, and Gena Brown, both of Chillicothe, Ohio; one son, Chad Blanton of Chillicothe, Ohio; one sister, Judy (Clark) Stauffer, of Chillicothe, Ohio; two brothers, Mark K. (Rita) Blanton and Timothy Lee (Teresa) Blanton, both of Chillicothe, Ohio; a special nephew, Joshua Blanton; four grandchildren, Taylor Sowers, Wesley and Christopher Brown, and Chad Blanton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 12, at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, Ohio, with Rev. David Mohammad officiating. Interment will be in the Huntington Township Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio, under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BLANTON, Elic J.   Age, 77, of Liberty Hill Road, Chillicothe, Ohio, died at 2:10 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2003, at his home. He was born May 16, 1926, in Johnson County, Kentucky, the son of the late John Edd and Myrtle Blanton. On December 26, 1952, he was united in marriage to Magdalene (Hamilton) Blanton who preceded him in death on May 16, 1994. Surviving are a daughter, Judy (Clark) Stauffer of Chilicothe, Ohio; two sons, Mark K. (Rita) Blanton and Timothy Lee (Teresa) Blanton, both of Chillicothe, Ohio; 10 grandchidren, and 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Everett (Donna) Blanton and Jim Blanton, both of Circleville, Ohio. In addition to his parents and his wife, Elic, was preceded in death by a son: Elic “Gene” Blanton, a daughter, Anna Sue Tackett; three sisters, Tooge Hamilton, Laura VanHoose and an infant sister; and two brothers, Cambridge and William Blanton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a former employee of Ben Davis Construction, and Wonder Bread of Columbus. He attended Little Ettie Old Regular Baptist Church, Beaver, Ohio, and was a member of American Legion Post 757, Chillicothe, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at the Blanton Residence, Chillicothe, Ohio, with Bro. Johnny Thornsberry and Pastor Dennis Garman officiating. Burial was in Huntington Township Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio, with military graveside services conducted by Ross County Firing Squad. Visitation was at the residence.  (FCT'S)

BLANTON, Flem  Age 82, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 12, at HRMC, s/o Darcas Fairchild and Roscoe Blanton, he was born March 10, 1917, in Kenwood. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. h/o  Sina Rice Blanton; his son, Warren Blanton of Allen; two daughters, Juanita B. McKinney of Louisville and Loretta B. Hunt of South Bend, Indiana; one sister, Gusta McCarty of Oil Springs. Burial was made in the Roscoe Blanton Cemetery at Oil Springs.

BLANTON, Gilla   Age 90, of Langley, Ky., widow of Millard Blanton, passed away, Wednesday, August 15, 2001, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born, August 1, 1911, the daughter of the late John and Isabella Elam Burchwell. She was a retired store owner, and a member of the Clear Creek United Baptist Church, Hi Hat, Ky., and the Little Union United Baptist Church, Stone Coal, Ky. Survivors include one son, Clifford Douglas Blanton of Langley, Ky.; two daughters, Flo Caudill and Loretta Middleton of Sidney, Oh.; one brother, Willard Burchwell of Hillsboro, Oh.; four sisters, Dollie Stuas of Ripley, Oh., Gladys Williams of Springfield, Oh., Thelma Sparks of Mason, Oh., Dorothy Horn of Cincinnati, Oh.; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Wendell Clyde Blanton; one sister, Delorse Flainders; six brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services for Gilla Blanton will be conducted, Saturday, August 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with the Elder Denver Caudill and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BLANTON, Jim    Age, 89, of Circleville, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in Pickaway Manor. He was born October 19, 1914, in Johnson County, the son of the late John Ed and Myrtle (Colvin) Blanton. He was a member of the Crossroads Church, formerly Jefferson Church of Christ in Christian Union, and a member of Local 423 Union in Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esta (Moore) Blanton.  Survivors include his daughters: Geneva (Leon) Parrigan of Plymouth, Jo (Wayne) Rausch of Dublin, Lori (Dan) Slone of Shelby, Juanita (Bill) Hoover of Amanda, and Carol (Dave) Greene of Texas; a son, Jim (Kaye) Blanton of Circleville; a brother, Everett (Donna) Blanton of Circleville; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, Ralph Burns of Circleville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Bethel Burns; a grandson, Tony Smallwood; a granddaughter, Traci Blanton; a great-grandson, Bradley Collins; two sisters, Laura Van Hoose and Darcus Hamilton; three brothers: William, Cambbridge and Elic Blanton; and one son-in-law, Paul Smallwood. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 23, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, Ohio, with Pastor Lonnie Potts officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Cemetery.  (FCT'S)

BLANTON, Ruth Clay  Obit  Submitted by        From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

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

BLESSNER, Bessie Wright  Age 90, of Mt. Vernon, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the Rockcastle Hospital. She was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on September 21, 1913, the daughter of Robert and Laura Belle Johnson Wright. She was a retired nurse, a member of the Eastern Star, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one son, Claude Huff and wife, Louise, of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Juanita Pennington of Louisa; four grandchildren: Claude William Napier and wife, Jackie; Glenda Sue Simpson, and husband, Kevin, of Louisville; Brian Napier, and wife, Jennifer; and Christie Wallin of Mt. Vernon; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard G. Blessner of Minnesota; one son, Bob R. Napier; one brother, Ralph Wright; and one sister, Alma Crawford. Funeral services for Mrs. Blessner were conducted Monday, March 22, at 1 p.m., at the Dowell and Martin Funeral Home, with Brother Darren Cupp officiating. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery, under the direction of Dowell and Martin Funeral Home. Vistation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Andrew, of Honaker, b. 04-15-1914 at Harold, d. 03-15-1990 in Pikeville, s/o George & Lona Collins Blevins.

BLEVINS, Chalmer  Age, 77, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born August 11, 1923, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Smith Blevins and Clara Adams Blevins. He was a self-employed taxi owner and driver, and was a W.W. II Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Blevins. Other survivors include a daughter, Judy Jones of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one sister, Phyllis Jean Ford of Staffordsville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 12, at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church, at Nippa, with James Kelly Caudill and Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Charles Edward   Age, 80, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born October 12, 1922, in Floyd County, he was son of the late Dock and Alice Pickles Blevins. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Larcie Johnson Blevins. Other survivors include a son and his wife, Vince and Yvonne Blevins of Weeksbury; a daughter and her husband, Sherry and Harold Blocker of Weeksbury; two brothers, Orville Blevins of Betsy Layne and Bobby Blevins of Lincoln Park, Michigan; a sister, Wanda Tackett of Knoxville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Steven, Brandy and Chrissy; and three great-grandchildren, Josh, Emily and Beth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Edward Blevins and Jerry Lee Blevins; a brother, Halbert Blevins; and two sisters, Mildred Hager and Nola Sword. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 4, at noon, at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Clyde  Age 74, of Harold, passed away, Monday, October 27, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born July 11, 1929, at Justell, the son of the late Ransom Blevins and Carmie Castle Blevins. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Nina Howell of Grethel, and Lou Elkins of Cresent City, Florida; two brothers, Daniel Blevins of Clyde, Ohio, and Glenn Blevins of Grundy, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ann Taylor; and two brothers, Denver Blevins and James Blevins. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 30, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home, with services being held Wednesday evening, at 7 p.m.  (FCT'S)

BLEVIN, Earnest    Age 63, of McDowell, died Sunday, November 5, 2006, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital emergency room. Born March 24, 1943, in McDowell, he was the son of the late Walker and Gilva Collins Blevins. He was a disabled coal miner; and a member of the Old Time Baptist Church, in Printer. He is survived by his wife, Deloris Henderson Blevins. Other survivors include two sons: Ricky D. Blevins of Ashland, and Ernie Blevins of Couerdalean, Iowa; a daughter: Diana Hamilton of McDowell; a brother, Ronnie Blevins of McDowell; a sister, Shelby Jean Reynolds of McDowell; 10 grandchildren: William Donald Schlick, Nicole Marie Blackburn, Cody Blevins, Amber Porter, Donald Porter, Jessica Porter, Zack Neece, Brent Hancock, Nicholas Hancock, and Billy D. Hamilton; and one great-grandchild, Shawn Hamilton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 9, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Denver Meade, and others, officiating. Burial will be in the Blevins Cemetery, at Frasures Creek, in McDowell. Visitation is at the funeral home, with nightly services at 7 p.m. (FCT'S 11-08-06)

BLEVINS, Gilva Collins  Age, 81, of McDowell, Ky., died Saturday, November 3, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on August 16, 1920, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John B. Osborne and Nanny Collins. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Old Time Baptist Church at Printer, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Blevins. Survivors include two sons, Earnes Blevins and Ronnie Blevins, both of McDowell, Ky.; one daughter, Shelby Jean Reynolds of McDowell, Ky.; nine half brothers, Junior Collins of McDowell, Ky., Carl Collins of Princeton, WV., Gail Collins of Ashtabula, O., Olan Osborne and Jeff Osborne, both of Londenderry, Oh., Eulis Osborne of Jackson, Oh., Mount Osborne of Waverly, Oh., Wetzel Osborne of Beaver, Oh., George Osborne of Oklahoma; four half sisters, Pearl Henderson and Jeane Moore, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Tamara DeBoard of Lucasville, Oh., and Mazel Newsome of Piketown, Ohio, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two half brothers, Revis Osborne and Junior Osborne; and four half sisters, Dorothy Collins, Babe Collins, Parcie Jones and Gracie Lambert. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Denver Meade and Willie Crace officiating. Burial was in the Blevins Family Cemetery, Frasure Creek, McDowell, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frasure Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Rev. James Roy  Age, 58, of Scottsville, native of Johnson County, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was a Vietnam Army veteran and a member of Shiloh Full Gospel Church. He was a son of the late Merch Blevins and Sarah McCloud Blevins. He is survived by one son, James R. and Annette Blevins of Scottsville; three brothers, Isac Mollett of Boons Camp, Albert Ray McCloud of Pikeville, and Ernest Blevins of Michigan; one sister, Lavetta Price of Wabash, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 5, at the Shiloh Full Gospel Church, with Rev.Paul Cesco officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Goad Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Jay  Age, 72, of Honaker, died Thursday, November 23, 2000, at his residence. He was born April 7, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of the late Everett Blevins and Minnie Spears Blevins. He was a truck driver He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Ratliff Blevins. Other survivors include seven sons, Darrell Blevins, Joey Jay Blevins, Kenneth Blevins and Paul Blevins, all of Columbus, Ohio, Larry Blevins of Fairborn, Ohio, Randy Ratliff and Tony Ratliff, both of Honaker; three daughters, Linda Goodman of Columbus, Ohio, Margaret Tackett of Printer, Sandra Lane of Perry County, Ohio; three brothers, Thomas Davis of Johnson County, Bill Davis of Jacksonville, Florida, Hershel Blevins of Minnie; one sister, Bethel Fulton of Van Lear, 36 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 25, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Rodger Thornsbury and Joe Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Blevins and Ratliff Cemetery, Big Branch, Honaker, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Marlene (Howell)  Age 70, of Prestonsburg, passed away Monday, November 18, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, after an extended illness. She was born April 5, 1932, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Fred and Minerva (Adams) Howell. She was a member of the Fitzpatrick Baptist Church of Prestonsburg. She was married to Paul Martin Blevins who preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Ricky Allen Blevins of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Tonia Ann Robinson of Prestonsburg; and one sister, Ruby Hall of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 21, at 11 a.m., from the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg, with Pastor Jennings West officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Mary    AGE: 74 OF: Printer, Ky.   DATE OF BIRTH: December 9, 1932 PLACE: Ivel, Ky. DATE OF DEATH: Wednesday, May 23, 2007   WHERE: Our Lady Of the Way Hospital in Martin, Ky.  FACTS OF IMPORTANCE: Homemaker, and member of the Church of Christ, Honaker, Ky  PARENTS: the late Floyd and Laura Dillion Ratliff  HUSBAND OR WIFE: the late Jay Blevins   OTHER SURVIVORS: Sons: Robert (Randy) Ratliff, Tony Ratliff, Honaker, Ky, Joey Blevins, Galloway, Ohio, Kenneth Blevins, Paul Patrick Blevins, Columbus, Ohio, Step Sons: Larry Blevins, Darrell Blevins, Fairborne, Ohio, Daughters: Linda Goodman, Columbus, Ohio, Margaret Tackett, Printer, Ky., 40 Grandchildren, numerous Great and Great Great Grandchildren.  DECEASED RELATIVES: parents, Husband, Sons: David Ratliff, Jeffery Blevins, Brother: Andrew( Buddy) Ratliff.  TIME AND PLACE OF SERVICES:. Saturday (May 26, 2007) 2 P.M. Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, KY.  OFFICIATING: Tommy Bush & Others  VISITATION: after 5 pm on Thursday  BURIAL: Ratliff Cemetery, Honaker, Ky. (Nelson Frazier Funeral Home)

BLEVINS, Oma Age 91, of Wurtland Health Care Center, d. October 18, 1997, at Our Lady of the Bellefonte Hospital. Born November 25, 1905 at Auxier, d/o Tom and Helen Ward Burton. w/o, Sam Blevins, in 1987.  Survivors include three sons, Paul Blevins and Edward Blevins, both of Naples, and Tom Blevins of Greenup County; three daughters, Rita Blackburn of Prestonsburg, Willa Vean McCalvin of Naples and Wanda Copley of Ashland; one sister, Clara Williams of Pikeville; Burial was in the Kirby Flats Cemetery.

BLEVINS, Orville  Obit  (HFH photo)

BLEVINS, Roy Age 87. of Prestonsburg. died Friday, June 12. 1998, HRMC, Prestonsburg, Ky . He was born May 10, 1911 at Betsy Layne, s/o  'Ibm and Lydia Blevins.  h/o Dorothy Mosley Blevins,  Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg

BLEVINS, Virginia Lee   Age 86, of Robinson Creek, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006, at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born in Floyd County, on May 3, 1920, to the late Hayes and Dora Little Johnson. She was a beautician and of the Baptist faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Blevins; one son, Tommy Dawson; one brother, Bobby Johnson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by three sons: Douglas Blevins of Melvin, Donald Blevins of Sarasota, Florida, James Blevins of Robinson Creek; one daughter, Annette Pennington of Bristol, Tennessee; one brother, Jimmy Johnson of Richmond; six sisters: Margie Mingolie of Maryland, Pansy Stanley of Lexington, Jackie Carter of Melvin, Nellie Johnson of Harold, Patsy Radcliff of Michigan, Peggy Joe Greer of Michigan; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 10, at 1 p.m., at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home, with Bill Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home and nightly services were held with Larry Estep and others officiating. Arrangements, are under the direction of the Hall and Jones Funeral Home, of Virgie. (FCT'S)

BLEVINS, Webble F. b. 10-19-1911 d. 08-17-1990 d/o Grover & Alva Childers Francisco w/o Delmer Blevins (d. 2-21-1988), bur: Blevins Fam Cem, Langley

BLISS, Virginia Ruth Neil Scott McCoy , d/o Charlie and Maggie Slaven Neil; B 2/5/1920; D 3/31/1989. w/o (1) Wilburn "Bud" Scott, (2)Andy Vernon McCoy II, and (3)Herbert C. Bliss; buried Bethel Cemetery, Phillipsburg,  Ohio. Children:  Charles Frederick Scott, Priscilla Lois Scott Lipker, Charlene Joyce Scott Lawson; Andy Vernon (McCoy) Bliss; Jan Karen (McCoy) Bliss, Frantz.

BLOCKER, Patricia Sue Age, 51, of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on August 24, 1948, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Gracie Newsome Branham of Bypro, and the late Arthur Collins. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Blocker. Other survivors include one son, Michael Shawn Blocker of Weeksbury; one daughter, Kisha Blocker of Weeksbury; three brothers, Terry Branham of Illinois, Emil Collins of Richmond, and Ralph Gilliam. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 11, at 1 p.m., at the Weeksbury Free Pentecostal Church of God, with Jay Patton officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BLOCKER, Rosalee Thompson   Age, 67, of Weeksbury, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, in Lexington. Born July 24, 1936, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Beatrice Thompson. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Free Pentecostal Church of God, at Weeksbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lee Blocker. Survivors include three sons: Harold Jr. Blocker and Randy Blocker, both of Weeksbury, and Michael Blocker of Endicott; three daughters: Priscilla Akers of Allen, Virginia Jones of Newport, Ohio, and Patty Tackett of Weeksbury; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 9, at 1 p.m., at the Free Pentecostal Church of God in Weeksbury, with Rev. John (Jay) Patton and Rev. Cecil Howard officiating. Burial was in the Weeksbury Cemetery (Caleb Fork), at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin. Visitation was at the church.  (FCT'S)

BOATWRIGHT, Bill  Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at his residence. He was born October 3, 1926, at Loving, New Mexico, the son of the late Audie and Bertha Shultz Boatwright. He was a truck driver with East Kentucky Explosives and a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Hatfield Boatwright. Other survivors include one son, Mark Boatwright of Prestonsburg; one brother, Jesse Boatwright of Carlsbad, New Mexico; two sisters, Ann Killough of Texaco, New Mexico and Margie Smith of Loving, New Mexico; three grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 21, at 11 a.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Campbell and Brother Curtis Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, at Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BOGGS, Daniel Dexter   Obit  (HFH)  Photo

BOGGS, Darcus S.   Age, 87, of Lima, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at her residence.  Born on September 16, 1919, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Letha Whitaker Stephens. She was a teacher for the Perry School System for 25 years, and retired in 1982. She taught one year in Prestonsburg. She was employed at the Lima Tank Plant during WW II. She attended Shawnee Alliance Church, and was a member of the State Retired Teachers Association. She loved to garden and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She attended the Ohio State University, and Mary Manse College. She married Wesley L. Boggs on December 31, 1945; he preceded her in death, February 20, 1984. Survivors included two sons: Stephen L. (Kandy) Boggs and Rodney Bruce (Jackie) Boggs, both of Lima, Ohio; one daughter, Pam S. (Tom) Twining, of Lima, Ohio; four brothers: Frank Stephens of Lima, Ohio, Claude Stephens of Washington, Lee Stephens of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Teddy Stephens of Massachusetts; four sisters: Sylvia Poe of Lima, Ohio, Martha Hale of Kettering, Ohio, Loretta Barr of Salina, Kansas, and Goldie Schimmoeller of Lima, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons: Donald W. and David K. Boggs; one step-son, Dick Boggs; and two brothers: Hawley Stephens and Monroe Stephens.  Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 23, at Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Chapel, with Dr. Daniel H. Messner officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Chiles & Sons-Laman Lewis Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com (FCT'S 10-25-2006)

BOLEN, Andy  Age, 79, of Prestonsburg, and widower of Mabel Bolen, died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1922, at Bolyn, Ky., the son of the late Reece and Nancy (Conley) Bolen. He was a retired oil and gas driller, formerly employed by Kinzer Drilling; a member of James W. Alley Masonic Lodge at Wayland; and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Porter of Prestonsburg; one brother, Robert Bolen of Garrett; and two sisters, Geraldine Ramey of LaGrange, In., and Maxine Gibson of Willard, Ohio. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 2 p.m., at the Burke Funeral Home chapel, with Brother Jimmie Hall, Sterlin Bolen, Bethel Bolen, Jerry Manns, Hayes Chaffins, Monroe Jones and Clifford Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation was at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. All arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home. Active pallbearers: Garth Bolen, Earnest Gordon Bolen, Reece J. Combs, Gordon Moore, James Moore, and Rodney Bolen. (FCT'S)

BOLEN, Anna  B: 3-16-1902  D: 3-24-1979  Garrett, Ky., Married: July 1921, to Elza Bolen 19 children

BOLEN, Bennie  Age 60, of Auburn, In., formerly of Handshoe, Ky., husband of Edith Howard Bolen, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001, at his residence. He was born January 10, 1941, in Handshoe, Ky., the son of the late Troy Bolen and Elsie Hicks Bolen. He was a retired driller for Hanson Building Material. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Matthew H. Bolen and Aaron M. Bolen, both of Auburn, In.; one brother, Jackie Bolen of Garrett, In.; four sisters, Trilby Collins, Lillie Shepherd, Devottis Crager and Shirley Clay, all of Hueysville, Ky. Funeral services for Bennie Bolen will be conducted Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Ondie Wireman and Rober Bolen, officiating. Burial will be in the Georgie Boleyn Cemetery, Garrett, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BOLEN Cosby  age 86, of Hueysville, formerly of Knott Co., died Nov, 19. Born Mar. 13, 1912 In VA, d/o the late Jess and Flarandy Sparkman Hicks. She was preceded in death by husband Ellis Bollen. Survivors include six sons, Harland, Orville, Fixie, Ronnie, Larry and Roger Bolen; two dau., Rosanne Conley and Linda Wireman; two brothers, John and Leslie Hicks; one sister, Goldie Charles. Burial was in the Terry Cemetery at Hueysville.

BOLEN, Elsie Age, 89, of Hueysville, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born on May 21, 1910, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Mallie Conley Hicks. She was a member of the Salt Lick United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Bolen. Survivors include two sons, Benny Bolen of Auburn, Indiana, Jackie Bolen of Garrett; four daughters, Trilvy Collins, Lillie Shepherd, Devottis Crager, and Shirley Clay, all of Hueysville; 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Burial will be in the Will Tern Cemetery, at Hueysville

BOLEN, Elza  B: 8-27-1898  D: 3-21-1979  McDuffy, OH., h/o Anna Bolen, married July 1921, 19 children

BOLEN, Jacqueline  Age, 64, of Hueysville, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at the Mt. View Health Care in Elkhorn City. Born December 22, 1939, in Garrett, and formerly of Bolyn, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Bolen Jr., and Unia Bolen. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Rockfork Christian United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Bolen. Survivors include two sons: Colonel Lewis Bolen, and Jeff Gordon Bolen, both of Hueysville; one daughter, Tamara K. (Jerry) Howard of Garrett; three brothers: Garth Dalmon Bolen, and Earnest Gordon Bolen, both of Garrett, and Phillip Garry Bolen of Whitewood, Virginia; one half-brother, Reecie Jay Combs of Manchester; one sister, Lois Davis of Stroh, Indiana; and two grandchildren: Jonathan Brandon Shepherd, and Starla Rene Sexton. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Claude Amon Bolen; one sister, Stella May Bolen, and one half-sister, Edna Dean Combs. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 27, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Sterlin Bolen and Ollie Watts officiating. Burial was in the Lewis Bolen Cemetery, at Rock Rork, in Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home with nightly services at 7 p.m.  (FCT'S)

BOLEN, Jonas    AGE: 66 OF Washington Court House, Ohio formally of Topmost, Ky.  DATE OF BIRTH: December 5, 1940 PLACE: Bolyn, Ky.  DATE OF DEATH: Thursday Nov. 8, 2007   WHERE: Carlton Manor Nursing Home, Washington C.H., Ohio  FACTS OF IMPORTANCE: Retired trailer frame builder for Starcraft Corp. and prior to that he had worked at Dow Chemical   PARENTS: the late Alvin and Ruth Smith Bolen.  OTHER SURVIVORS: BROTHERS; KENNETH BOLEN, WIFE JANICE BOLEN, BURT BOLEN, WIFE DORIS BOLEN, OF WILLARD, OHIO, JOHN BOLEN, TOPMOST, KY . SISTERS; ANN AND JOHNNY GREATHOUSE, WILLARD, OHIO, CONNIE AND SAM SPRANKLE OF SYCAMORE, OHIO.  DECEASED RELATIVES: Parents , Brother: Clonas Bolen  TIME AND PLACE OF FUNERAL: Monday (Nov. 12, 2007) 11:00 A.M. at the  RockFork Regular Baptist Church, Garrett, Ky.  OFFICIATING: Bethel Bolen, Jerry Manns & Others  VISITATION: after 5 pm on Sunday at Church  BURIAL: Bolen Cemetery, Garrett, Ky.    (NFF)

BOLEN, Mabel Age 78, of Ft. Pierce, Florida, formerly of Harold, died , April 5, 1999 Born October 9, 1920, in Boleyn, d/o Lee and Polly Bolen. w/o Andy Bolen; one daughter, Barbara Porter of Ft. Pierce, Florida; one brother, Jackie Bolen of Garner; and one sister, LaVeme Coppas of Toledo, Ohio.  Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel

BOLEN, Nathiel  Obit  printed June 1, 1961 (FCT'S)  Submitted by 

BOLEN, Olgia Short  Age 62, of Bolen Branch, Garrett, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2006, at her home. Born in Knott County, on May 27, 1943, she was the daughter of Fulton Short and Merthie Thornsbury Short. She was preceded in death by her father; her sister, Shirley Bolen; and brothers: Bobby James Short and Dennis Short. She is survived by her mother, Merthie Short. Other survivors include four sisters: Alvanel Coburn, Vonda Jewel Martin, Anna Faye Slone, and Bonnie Sue Ramey; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Manns officiating. Burial followed in the Ramey-Short Cemetery, at Garrett. Arrangements were handled by Hindman Funeral Services, Inc., of Hindman.  (FCT'S)

BOLEN , Opal Dean Moore, Age 79, of West Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at HRMC in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born at Jenkins, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Lura Stafford Moore. She was a cook, formerly employed at Wise Restaurant and the Kentucky Restaurant. She also worked for the U.S. Shoe Factory. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Bolen. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Bolen Moore of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Grace Moore and Mabel Hicks, both of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren. . Burial will be in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

BOLEN, Opal Huff   Age, 87, of Rock Fork, Garrett, died Wednesday, August 11, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born April 3, 1917, in Mousie, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Huff and Dovie Nickles Huff. She was a homemaker, a member of the Rock Fork United Christian Baptist Church, at Garrett, for 22 years. She had been a Christian for aproximately 53 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bolen. Survivors include her daughters: Nancy Shepherd, husband Arthur Shepherd; and Annis Shepherd; sons: MacArthur Bolen, wife, Margie Bolen; Ray Edward Bolen, wife, Ollie Bolen; Bethel Bolen, wife, Dorothy Bolen; Sterlin Bolen, wife, Phyllis Bolen; 14 grandchildren: Marvin, Mavis, Michelle, Sherrel, Shelia, Keith, Robert, Marcia, Sherry, Jennifer, Lisa, Valerie, Jeff, and Sterlin Jr.; 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Glenna Bolen; son-in-law, Coet Shepherd; brothers: Curtis Huff, and Cullen Huff; sister, Herma Smith; one infant sister, Tita Conley; one great-grandchild, Austin Shepherd. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 14, 11 a.m., at the Rock Fork United Christian Baptist Church, at Garrett, with Rev. Willie Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Robert and Opal Bolen Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin. Active pallbearers: Sherrel Shepherd, Marvin Shepherd, Jeffrey Ray Bolen, Sterlin Bolen Jr., Robie Bolen, Deon Howard, Lawrence Patton, Tony Minor, and Rich Reed. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BOLEN, Robert “Bob”  Age, 90, of Rock Fork, Garrett, died Sunday, September 22, 2002. Born March 8, 1912, in Rock Fork, Garrett, he was the son of the late Reece and Nancy Conley Bolen. He was a disabled coal miner and railroad employee. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Opal Huff Bolen, whom he married September 7, 1934. Other survivors include his children, Nancy Faye Shepherd, wife of Arthur Shepherd of Willard, Ohio, Annis Mae Shepherd, wife of the late Coet Shepherd of Garrett, Mac Arthur Bolen, husband of Margie Bolen of Garrett, Ray Edward Bolen, husband of Ollie Howard Bolen of Garrett, Bethel Bolen, husband of Dorothy Bolen of Garrett, Sterlin Bolen, husband of Phyllis Bradley Bolen of Garrett; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Glenna Bolen, one son-in-law, Coet Shepherd; one great-grandchild, Austin Shepherd; four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 25, at 11 a.m., at the Rock Fork United Christian Church at Garrett, with Rev. Willie Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Robert and Opal Bolen Cemetery, Rock Fork, Garrett, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Sherrel Shepherd, Marvin Shepherd, Jeff Bolen, Sterlin Bolen Jr., Robie Bolen, Deon Howard, Tony Miller, Gradon Howard, Jason Short, and Lawrence Patton. (FCT'S)

BOLEN, William Rice  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BOLEYN, Henry  age 76, of Proctorville Ohio, formerly of Hueysville, died Jan,19, 1999 at St. maty's Hospital in Huntington, WV. Born Dec. 20, 1922, in Knot Co. s/o the late Cecil B. and Susan Fitch Boleyn. Survivors include wife, Agnes Crager Bileyn; two sons, Roy and Bryan Ray Boleyn; two dau. Adrian Ann Shepherd and Betty Tackett, four brothers, Eugene, Mark, Bruce and Wayne Boleyn. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

BOLING, Annis  Age, 92, of Garrett, Ky., died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on June 15, 1909, in Knott County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ballard Hunter and Amanda Cox Hunter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Boling. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one brother, Luther Hunter of Garrett, Ky.; one sister, Elsie Thornsbury of Garrett, Ky. She was preceded in death by two brothers, French Hunter and Bert Hunter; and two sisters, Violet Cox and Mable Martin. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 12, 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Sterlin and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in the Hop Cox Cemetery, Knott County, Garrett, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home, after noon on Wednesday, and after 9 a.m., Thursday, where friends may call. (FCT'S)

BOLING, Joey   Age 55, of Lackey, passed away, Monday, June 9, 2003, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born May 18, 1948, in Lackey, the son of Gladys Robertson Boling of Lackey, and the late Paul Boling. He was a general secretary for the Floyd County Fiscal Court. Survivors include his mother, Gladys; one son, Brandon Boling of Prestonsburg; one sister, Paula Gayheart of Winchester; and one grandson, Trenton Paul Boling. Funeral services for Joey Boling will be conducted Thursday, June 12, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Clergymen Arnold Turner Jr., and Robert Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  (FCT'S)

BONAR, Scott A.    Photo  Age 17, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away Monday, July 10, 2006, in Michigan. He was born February 8, 1989, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of Jeffery Bonar and Kellie Grubaugh Bonar. He attended Willow Run High School, and he loved baseball and swimming. Survivors include his parents; one brother, Justin Bonar: three sisters: Jessica Bonar, Liane Bonar, and Cloe Anderson; his paternal grandparents, Henry and Christine Bonar of Ypsilanti; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Pat Grubaugh of Ypsilanti; six uncles, Luther (Renee) Bonar of Northville, Dirk (Bev) Grubaugh and Terry Grubaugh, both of Tennessee, Monte (Cheryl) Grubaugh and Michael (Tina) Jordan, both of Ypsilanti, and Tom (Stella) Grubaugh of Whitmore Lake; two aunts: Cherly Jordan and Rachel (Steven) Spencer, both of Yspilanti; and several cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Travis and Verna Mae Samons Conn, and his paternal great-grandparents, Henry and Pearl Hicks Bonar. Funeral services for Scott A. Bonar will be conducted Saturday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Samons Family Cemetery, in Dana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.   (FCT'S)

BOONE, Norma  Age, 74, of Greenwich, Ohio, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at Akron General Hospital following a brief illness. Born on October 25, 1925, in Hueysville, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Katie Bailey Prater. She had lived many years in Greenwich. She was twice married; first to William H. Shipman, and later to Harlie H. Boone. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Hantl of Hudson, Ohio; two sons, Bill Shipman and Forbes Shipman, both of Greenwich; two sisters, Minnie Conley of Hippo, Augusta Prater of Mt. Sterling; five brothers, John Prater of Beattyville, Otis Prater of Berea, Dillard Prater of Harlan, Raymond Prater of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Haskel Prater of Hippo; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 27, 11 a.m., at the Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich, with Clarke Hogue III officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich, Ohio. (FCT'S)

BOORH, Billy Ray  Age 61, of Ypsilanti Twp., Michigan, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2003, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born July 9, 1941, in Floyd County, the son of Oscar Howard and Margaret (Hall) Booth. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. On September 27, 1974, he married Sharon Isaacs, and she survives. Billy was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Also surviving are his mother, Margaret Booth; one son, Bill Shannon; three daughters, Jackie Scherrer, Sandra Thompkins, and Crystal Booth; six brothers, Tyrone, Barry, Howard Jr., Teddy, Carl, and Shannon Booth; three sisters, Patty Makuck, Phyllis Linke, and Virgie Lee; 13 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted, Tuesday, January 7, 1:30 p.m., at Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Calvin Brown, of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BOOTH, Cora Tackett, b. 4-23-1926, d/o Ben and Martha Tackett, w/o Eugene Booth, d. 2-22-1933, children:   Phillip and Rhodean   brothers and sisters: Fanny, Hannah,  Mae, Mellie, Curt, Ella, Jim, Viola, Mary (Maudie and Magalane) who died as infants  buried : Newman Cemetery   Hi Hat Ky

BOOTH, Eugene, b. 7-7-1928, s/o Walter and Roxie Slone Booth, h/o Cora Tackett Booth  d. 8 -3-1985 in Floyd Co Ky   age 58  children:   Phillip and Rhodean    buried : Newman Cemetery   Hi Hat Ky

BOOTH, Rev. Marvin , Age, 65, of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, February 14, 2000. He had been in the ministry since 1962, and founded Friendly Freewill Baptist Church in 1966 where he pastored for 25 years. He was currently pastor of Reese Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Booth. Other survivors include one son, Brian K. Booth; one daughter, Sheri L. Race; two brothers, Edward Booth, Clarence Booth; one sister, Faunetta Hamilton; and six grandchildren.  Burial in the Obetz Cemetery, in Columbus, Ohio

BOOTH, William Harrison  97, of Auxier, d.  January 7, 1998, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. , b. September 1, 1900 in Johnson County. h/o Mancha Montgomery Booth. Survivors include four daughters, Virginia Fleri of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Lazella Grasa of Middletown, Ohio, Pansy Martin of Louisville, and Louise Blackburn of Pikeville.  Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg.

BOSHEARS, Finley  Obit  (FCT'S 08-07-1991)

BOWEN, Kay Frances  Kay Frances Bowen, 63, of Louisville, formerly of Martin, died Friday, August 18, in the Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Mae Hagans. She was a retired secretary for Kentucky School Supply, Louisville, and was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville. She is survived by her husband, Gayron Bowen. Other survivors include two daughters, Tamara Lynn Harrelson of Louisville, Robin Hope Rapp of Cummings, Georgia; four sisters, Patricia McCarty of Aurora, Indiana, Wayneoka Worley of Dillsboro, Indiana, Barbara Sue Kelley and Linda L. Thacker, both of Louisville; one brother, Paul Hagans of Langley; and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 21, at 10 a.m., in the Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville. Graveside services were conducted Monday, August 21, at 3 p.m., in the Hagans Family Cemetery, at Warco, with Rev. Bob Varney officiating. Graveside services were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT's)

BOWLING, Edna   Age 73, of New London, Ohio, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at her home, following a brief illness. She was born May 27, 1933, in Maytown, the daughter of the late Maynard and Mary (Griffith) Dudley. She married Harold L. Bowling in Norwalk, Ohio, April 23, 1955, and he survives her. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons: David Bowling, and Dee and Rita Bowling, all of New London; four daughters: Sue and Mike Stratton of New Haven, Indiana, Delores and Jim Midolo and Del Bowling, all of New London, and Daisy and Don Ward of Monroeville and; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and her twin sister, Edith Barker of Lagrange, Ohio, and Fay and Roger Meade of New London. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Rachel Dawn Ward; her stepmother, Delcie Dudley; and her sisters, Elsie and Mae Dudley. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, with Pastor Charles Mead officiating. Burial was in Grove Street Cemetery, in New London, under the direction of Eastman Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S  04-25-2007)

BOWLING, Ellie Casel, B: 2-24-1882  D: 5-27-1947, w/o (1) Caredle Smith, children: Wilson, Stella,Virgil & Earle,  (2) Heen Bowling, children: Myrtle, Alpha, Delphia & John E.

BOWLING, Jettie  Age, 77, of Weeksbury, died Wednesday, December 13, 2000, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. Born on February 12, 1923, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late John Epp and Roxie Epling Rowe. She was a special designer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Drexel Bowling. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Earl Bowling of Ecorse, Michigan, Benjamin Bowling of Knightstown, Indiana; four daughters, Anna Jean Triplett of Jabez, Darcus Faine of Garrett, Hester Johnson of Bypro, Roxie Bowling of Harold; two brothers, Sterling Rowe of Alabama, Dale Rowe of Rockhouse; three sisters, Kelsie Stapleton of Harold, Carrie Vancover of Seattle, Washington, and Virgie Harden of Detroit, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 17, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, at Bypro, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the John Bowling Family Cemetery, at Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BOWLING, John L.  Obit   New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BOWLING, Judge Mont, B: 8-28-1874  D: 6-17-1946, s/o Henry & Rebecca Bowling, h/o Nervie Thompson, child: Cecie

BOWLING, Lonnie  Age, 94, of Martin, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. She was born May 30, 1906, at Ashcamp, and was a daughter of the late William and Mary Castle Cook. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Morehead for 74 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Ory L. Bowling. Survivors include three sons, Chester Bowling of Greenfield, Indiana, Harold Bowling of Vandalia, Ohio, and Robert Bowling of Stone Mountain, Georgia; three daughters, Verla Thornsberry of Lewisburg, Ohio, Pina B. Click of Martin, and Patricia Bowling Tackett of Richmond; one brother, Joe Cook of Alexandria, Virginia; three sisters, Susan Fleming of Hurricane, West Virginia, Lexie DeRossett of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Lestel Hyden of Hellier; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, December 28, at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, with minister Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Grassy Lick Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Thornsberry, Bobbie Click Jr., Bill Bowling, Richard Bowling, Dale Hager and Jody Kennedy. (FCT'S)

BOWLING, Luther “Big Bud”  Age, 75, of 1474 W. 550 S. Warren, Indiana, died at 9:13 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bowling worked as a foreman at Imco for many years. He retired in 1970. He loved to fish and enjoyed woodworking, especially building rocking chairs and log cabin birdhouses. He was born on March 3, 1926 in Auxier, Kentucky, a son of Mance and Lula Hunt Bowling. He was united in marriage to Helen J. Kaylor on December 20, 1952, in Huntington. His wife survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Steven N. Bowling and Tristen L. Bowling, both of Warren, Indiana; five daughters, Helen Frances of Decatur, Mrs. Russell (Jeanie) Freestone, Mrs. Jimmy (Trilyn) Asher, Mrs. John (Karleen) Shultz-Herring all of Warren, Mrs. James (Cheri) Britten of Huntington; two brothers, James Bolding of Warren, Emory Bolding of Huntington; two sisters, Audrey Whitt and Angie Mayo both of Garrett, Kentucky, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, James L. Bowling and Cris Bowling and two brothers, Claude Bolding and Clyde Bolding. Visitation was Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Pastor Elzie Spencer officiating. Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County. (FCT'S)

BOWLING, Uhlen Hager  Age 80, of Caney Creek, d, April 28, 1999, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was bom October 17, 1918, at Henry Clay, s/o Drack Bowling and Virgie Minix Bowling. . h/o Viola Bowling. Other survivors include his step- mother, Jettie Bowling  seven sons, Eddie C. Coleman, Robert D. Bowling, Freddie Ray Bowling, Randall Grant Bowling, Roy Edwin Bowling, Jerry Bowling, , Mason Bowling ; one daughter, Sue Wright ; two half-brothers, Benjamin Bowling, Earnest Earl Bowling  two sisters, Helen Branham , Naioma Ramey three half-sisters, Darcus Fain, Hester Johnson,, Roxie Bowling  Interment will be in the Dixie Bowling Cemetery on Caney Creek.

BOWLING, Virgie Minnix, B: 7-4-1897  D: 8-30-1946, w/o Draxel Bowling children: Reece, Hubert, Anna Ruth, Ulen, James, Helen, Nahoma & Lou

BOYD, Amy Robinson  Age, 79, of Arkansas Creek, Martin, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on June 26, 1922, at Martin, Ky., she was the daughter of Henry Bascom and Fannie Crum Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Arkansas Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Vance Boyd. Survivors include four sons, Henry Boyd of Louisville, Ky., Clyde Boyd of Martin, Ky., William Boyd of Celina, Oh., and John Boyd of Clearwater, Fla.; five daughters, Mary Conn of Martin, Ky., Frankie Conley of Van Lear, Ky., Gail Crumley of Shelbyville, Ky., Diane Boyd of Wakeman, Oh., and Fannie Louise (Dot) Boyd of Vermilion, Oh.; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Martin Virgil Boyd, and Randell (Tad) Boyd; one brother, Edward Robinson; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 3, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Arkansas Church of Christ, with Ronnie Samons, Roy Robinson, and Ronnie Lee Samons officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Family Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home after on Friday, at the residence on Saturday, and the funeral at the church on Sunday. (FCT'S)

BOYD, Anna Ray   Age 70, of Dana, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2002, in the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, after a brief illness. She was born on November 16, 1932, at Dana, the daughter of the late Bruce and Birdie Boyd Jarrell. She was a factory worker and housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Boyd; two brothers, James and Charles Jarrel; and a sister, Lowana Bearden. She is survived by three sons, Charles Ray Boyd, and wife, Pam, and Larry Dean Boyd, all of Dana; and Jeffery Todd Boyd and wife, Annette, of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Lenore Rowe and husband Kermit, of Dana, and Mary (Berta) Rowe of Dana; three brothers, Clifford Jarrell, Troy Jarrell and Gary Jarrell, all of Dana; two sisters, Margaret Boyette of Dana, and Uvon Fruciano of Warren, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Dwayne Rowe, Stacey Mullins, Amy Adkins, Alan Adkins, Megan Boyd Wright, Amanda Rowe and Lacey Boyd Hall; and six great-grandchildren, Casey Rowe, Keegan Mullins, Chely Wright, Austin Rowe, Ethan Rowe and Emily Wright. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 10, at 11 a.m., in the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Dana, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin. (FCT'S)

BOYD, Arley Age 72, of Dana, d. February  17, 1998, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born October 10, 1925 at Dana,s/o  Bennie and Rosie Jarrell Boyd. He was a veteran of World War II. h/o Emogene Jarrell Boyd; three sons, T.J. Boyd and Clifton Boyd and Benjamin B. Boyd; two daughters. Caroline Dillion and Arlene Mitchell, Burial :Wilford Boyd Cemetery at Dana,

BOYD, Avenell Adkins Age, 62, of South Amherst, Ohio, died Monday, February 14, 2000, at Community Health Partners, after a lengthy illness. Born on June 4, 1937, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Charley Adkins and Sally Collins Adkins. She moved to Ohio in 1960. She has been a resident of South Amherst since 1965. She was a self-employed restaurant owner in South Amherst. She owned and managed DaNells Pizza for 23 years, retiring in 1998. Survivors include three sons, Charles and Dawson Boyd Jr., of South Amherst, Ohio, and Noah Lee of Sullivan, Ohio; one sister, Evelyn McKinney of Harold; and six grandchildren. Burial  in the Evergreen Cemetery

BOYD, Beulah B. Age 82, of Pikeville, d. February 10, 1998, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born November 19, 1915 at Dana, d/o Minerva Elizabeth Boyd Rohinette and William Robinette. w/o  Orman T. Boyd, (d.1969.) She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include three sons, Don Boyd , Ronnie Boyd, and Douglas Boyd , three daughters, Lois Becklehimer , Jean Saylor and Madonna Pinkerton Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Harold

BOYD, B. Palmer, B: 1-20-1899  D: 11-22-1982, s/o James Wesley & Clarenda Boyd h/o (1) Goldie Conn  10-29-1921  D: 4-29-1978, children: Clifford, Russel, Orbie, Gradis & Archer D., (2) Kate Akers  10-30-1978, bro-sis: A.M., A.A. & Offie

BOYD, Cecil   Age, 86, of Endicott, was found dead Wednesday, June 19, 1991 at Endicott. Estimated date of death was June 14, though autopsy results were incomplete Thursday. Born March 3, 1905 in Endicott, he was the son of the late Cyrus and Angeline Adkins Boyd. Survivors include two brothers Luther Boyd of Pikeville and Elmer Boyd of Logan, West Virginia Funeral services will be Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at Floyd Funeral Home with the Revs. Tommy Dehart and Randy May officiating. Burial will be made in the Clark Cemetery at Endicott under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BOYD, Charley, B: 12-23-1923  D:5-13-1977, s/o James and Maggie Boyd, h/o Anna Ray Jarrell  M: 12-21-1947, children: Lenore, Mary Madglene, Charles Ray, Larry Dean and Jeffrey Todd, bro-sis: Arthur, Estill, Minnie, Nell and Opal

BOYD, Claudette , Age 40, of Banner, died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at her residence, following a brief illness. Bom April 5, 1957 in Wise, Virginia, she was the daughter of Claude A. and Alahmae Robinson Ryan of Banner. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Benjamin Burl Boyd; two daughters, Princess Angelene Boyd of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and Benita Jo Boyd of Banner; and one brother, Tommy Ryan of Banner.. Burial was in the Wilford Boyd Family Cemetery at Dana.

BOYD, Dillard Royce Age 56, of Dana, husband of Tina Peggy Lewis Boyd, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born April 28, 1948, in Dana, a son of the late Alex and Sula Watson Boyd. He was a coal miner, and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Dillard Shawn (Heather) Boyd of Stanville; one daughter, Carolyn Michelle (Gary) Allen of Banner; one brother, William Green Boyd of Dana; two sisters: Dellavene Collins of Willington, Ohio, and Arizona McKinney of New London, Ohio; one grandchild, Alyssa Nicole Allen; and one step-grandchild, Shaylee Renee Miller. Funeral services for Dillard Royce Boyd were conducted Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, in Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Kidd Cemetery, in Dana, with the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin, caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Shawn Boyd, William Delan Boyd, Mike McKinney, James Lewis, Breck Hammond, Billy Boyd, Rudy Boyd, Terry Boyd, Ricky Boyd, Sunny Boyd, Eddie Boyd, and Isreal Boyd.  (FCT'S)

BOYD, EMOGENE JARREL    Age 79 of Banner, Kentucky widow of Arley Boyd, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born December 18, 1927 at Dana, Kentucky the daughter of the late Burley Jarrellan and Hazel Conn Boyd.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana, Ky.  Survived by: Sons: T.J. (Margaret) Boyd of Dana, Kentucky, Clifton (Reba) Boyd of Pikeville, Kentucky and Benjamin (Missy) Boyd of Grethel, Kentucky Daughters: Caroline (Ronnie) Dillion of Banner, Kentucky and Arlene (Bennie) Mitchell Dana, Kentucky Sisters: Lillian Akers & Georgene Wright both of Dana, Kentucky  12 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren  Preceded in death by: The Parents, Husband, Arley Boyd, Step Father, Alex Boyd, Sister, Burlene Neal, Grandchild, Ronald "Tom" Dillion.  Funeral Services: Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church at Dana, Ky. by Old Regular Baptist Ministers. Burial in the Wilford Boyd Cemetery at Dana, Kentucky. Under the professional Care of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.  (HFH)

BOYD, Ernest, B: 12-9-1884  Natural Dam, Arkansas, D: 8-13-1975  Stanville, Ky., s/o Alex and Margaret Mosley Boyd, h/o Nannie Conn, children: Ruth and Mousie, brothers: Alex and Lewis, 5 brothers preceded him in death

BOYD, French W. French W. Boyd, a native of Floyd County, died on Wednesday, September 25, 2002. He was the son of the late Orville and Lillymae Boyd. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and his two daughters, Theresa and Lori. (FCT'S)

BOYD, Georgia Mae Harmon  Age, 61, of Frankfort, died Friday, April 6, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. A native of Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lee Walter “Doc” and Virginia Mae Davis Harmon. She was a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Dawson Boyd. Other survivors include one son, Okie Lee Conn of Frankfort; three stepsons, Charles Dale Boyd, Noah Lee Boyd and Dawson Boyd Jr.; one brother, Hydrac Harmon of Winchester; one sister, Mildred Hunt of Logan, West Virginia; four grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 9, at the Grace Freewill Baptist Church, in Lexington, with Rev. Gary Dean officiating. Burial was in Clarmont Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester. Serving as pallbearers were Mark Thorn, Lee Boyd, Dawson Boyd Jr., Charles Dale, Rara Justice Jr., Avery Harmon, Kevin Osborne and Ken Osborne. (FCT's)

BOYD, Goldie Conn, B: 1-18-1906  D: 4-29-1978 d/o James and Lona Clark Conn w/o B.P. Boyd  M: 10-29-1921 children: Clifford, Orbie, Gradis, Russell B. and, Archer D. bro-sis: Ocie, Jocie, Norman and Fred

BOYD, Gradis C.   Age 80 of Betsy Layne, Ky. departed this life on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at his residence. He was born at Betsy Layne, Ky. on June a6, 1927 the son of the late B. Palmer and Goldie Conn Boyd.  He was a retired mechanic with CSX Railroad, a veteran of the United States Marines having served during WWII and was a member of the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by: the wife, Golda Parsons Boyd, One Son, Randall G. (Donna) Boyd of Stanville, Ky. Three Brothers, Clifford Boyd of Prestonsburg, Ky., Orbie Boyd and Archer D. Boyd both of Betsy Layne, Ky. Three Grandchildren, Randy Boyd, Angela (Phillip) King and Shonna Boyd, One Great Grandchild: Baylee Grace King Funeral Services: Friday, February 15, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. in the Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church at Betsy Layne, Ky. with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Under the direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin, Ky.  (HFH)

BOYD, Hazel Conn Jarrell Age, 89, of Dana; died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. She was born September 15, 1910, at Dana, the daughter of the late John B. and Hulda Howell Conn. She was a former employee of Ford Motor Company, a cook at Beaver Valley Hospital, a cigar factory worker in Detroit and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church for 47 years. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Burley Jarrell and Alex Boyd. She is survived by four daughters, Emogene Boyd and Lillian Boyd Akers, both of Dana, Burlene Neal of Cherry Log, Georgia, and Georgene Wright of Dana; one brother, Ernest Boyd of Dana; four sisters, Mousie Boyd and Nancy Wojtowicz, both of Dana, Rosie Owens of Hindman, and Jenny Jarrell of Dana, Burial will be in the Wilford Boyd Cemetery, Dana, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

BOYD, Helen Virginia  Age 80, of Dana, widow of Arthur Boyd, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born June 30, 1922, in Ivel, the daughter of the late Charlie Smith and Katheryn Smith. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Orsborn of Dana, and Don Orsborn of Springport, Michigan; and five grandchildren, Amy Ward, Jason Smith, Chris Orsborn, Donnie Orsborn; and Chad Orsborn, and one great-grandson, Jordan Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Smith, and four brothers, Oliver Smith, Charlie Smith, Woodrow Smith, and Clayton Smith; six sisters, Ethel Collins, Grace Engles, Suble Coleman, Edith Ratliff, Stellie McClown and Imogene Hall. Funeral services for Helen Virginia Boyd were conducted Sunday, December 15, at 11 a.m., at the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with the Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Dana, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Larry D. Boyd, Dwayne Rowe, Duran Jarrell, Jason Smith, Bubba Ward, Jordan Ward, Kevin Cornett, Hershel Flannery, Charles R. Boyd, Donald Orsborn, and Jason Williams.  (FCT'S)

BOYD, J. B.Age 65, of Ivel, d, June 1, 1999, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, , Born on August 3, 1933, in Dana, s/o Virgil and Vannie Boyd. h/o , Bessie L. Boyd. Survivors include three sons, James Thomas Boyd and Daniel Boyd, both of Ivel; and Andy Lee Boyd of McDowell; one daughter, Florence Regina Boyd of Prestonsburg; six brothers, Asbury Boyd, Randy Boyd and Virgil Boyd, all of Tram, Robert Boyd of Emma, Nola Boyd and Raymond Boyd, both of Ohio; three sisters, Rosie Boyd, Ottawa Akers and Lizzie Lewis, all of Tram. Burial will be in the Alex Weddington Cemetery at Banner.

BOYD, Jackie Bee  Age 57, of Dana, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2002, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born January 21, 1945, in Dana, the son of the late Alex Boyd and Sula Watson Boyd. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include one son, Stacy Jack Boyd of Dana; one daughter, Melinda Gayle Boyd of Stanville; two brothers, William Green Boyd and Dillard Royce Boyd, both of Dana; two sisters, Arizonia McKinney of New London, Ohio, and Dellavene Collins of Wellington, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 7, at 1 p.m., at the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church of Dana, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Kidd Cemetery, at Dana, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church. (FCT'S)

BOYD, James Monroe, B: April 1854  D: 7-18-1927, s/o James Boyd, h/o Mary Ann Smiley  m: 8-11-1874, 9 sons & 3 daughters

BOYD, Jeff Jr.  Age, 62, of Wheelwright, Ky., died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at McDowell ARH, following an extended illness. Born on August 5, 1939, at Jonancy, Ky., he was the son of the late Jefferson and Cora Williamson Boyd. He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, (baptized September 2, 2001), and fire chief of Wheelwright Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Shelvie Jean Harris Boyd. Other survivors include his children and grandchildren, Greg and Vickie Boyd, Gregory and Sarah, all of Virgie, Ky., David Boyd of Phillip, W.Va.; Evelyn and Jerry Newsome, J.D. and Evan, all of Virgie, Ky., Jeffrey and Daletta Boyd, Dalton and Dalen of Barstow, Calif., Brian and Katrina Boyd, Logan and Cody, all of Sevierville, Tenn.; two brothers, Earnest Boyd of Bevinsville, Ky., and Willie Boyd of Jackson, Ky.; four sisters, Mary Potter of Pound, Virginia, Lana Hall of Berline Heights, Oh., Martha Abshire of Johns Creek, Ky., and Ruth Hampton of Ovid, Mich.; two special people, Wilma and James Hall. He was preceded in death by one brother, Raney Boyd; two sisters, Minnie Boyd and Corrine Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro, Ky.. with Louis Ferrari and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will be in the Alvis Newsome Cemetery, Little Robinson Creek, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. (FCT'S)

BOYD, Jerry J.   Age 91 of Harold, Kentucky passed from this life on Monday, October 15, 2007 at his residence. He was born March 19, 1916 at Dana, Ky. the son of the late Cam and Elizabeth Smith Boyd.  He was a retired coal miner.  He was preceded in death by his wife: Credie Marie Watson Boyd, a son, Cedric Boyd, daughters, Veneda Lewis and Vivian Boyd.  Survivors: One Son, Cecil Boyd, Four Daughters, Dolly Thompson of Homer, Michigan, Geraldine Adkins of Harold, Ky., Carolyn Bryant of Allen, Ky. and Pauline Hall of Vancouver, Washington. One Brother,Thomas Boyd of Prestonsburg, Ky. and One Sister, Zina Lewis of Stanville, Ky. 14 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren.  Funeral Services: Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, Ky. with Tommy Spears officiating. Burial to follow in the Boyd-Smith Cemetery at Harold, Ky. Under direction of HALL FUNERAL HOME of Martin, Ky. (HFH)

BOYD, John Allen   Age, 50, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born December 25, 1952, in Floyd County, he was the son of Robert Lee and Anna Maye Burchett Boyd, of Emma. He is survived by his wife, Verdia Kay Webb Boyd. Other survivors include three sons, John Allen Boyd Jr., and Jason Lee Boyd, both of Betsy Layne, and David Michael Webb of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Lagina Gayheart of Paintsville, Michelle Collins of Prestonsburg and Tammy Renee Boyd of Betsy Layne; five brothers, Jimmy Boyd of Betsy Layne, Bobby Boyd of Emma, Timmy Boyd of Georgia, Kenny Boyd of Harold and Tommy Boyd of Cow Creek; two sisters, Dolly Hunt of Lawrence County, and Linda Blevins of Tram; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 7, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Donnie Hall, Woody Crum and Gary Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery at Betsy Layne, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S) 

BOYD, Johnie Ray, Age 29, of Allen, d, November 3, 1997, at his residence. Born October 8, 1968, at Banner, s/o J.B. Boyd of Ivel and the late Bessie Burchett Boyd. h/o, Patricia Marsillett Boyd; two daughters, Angel Nicole Boyd and Victoria Lynn Boy& both at home; three brothers, Daniel Boyd of Ivel, James Boyd of Hi Hat, and Andy Boyd of McDowell; and one sister, Florence Boyd of Prestonsburg.  Burial will be in the Johnson- Hubbard Cemetery at Spurlock Creek in Prestonsburg

BOYD, Kermit  Obit   Photo  (HFH)

BOYD, Lillie Belle Age 62, of Marshallville, formerly of Dana, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at her residence in Marshallville. Bom April 8, 1935 at Honaker. d/o Susie Collins Kimbler of Harold and the late Bob Kimbler. She was a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church at Dana. w/o  Elder Aaron Boyd. Survivors include two sons, James Edward Boyd of Salyersville and Ross Dean Boyd of Louisville; four daughters, Eva Mae Boyd of Banner, Ilene Boyd Howell and Dorothy Jean Conn, both of Dana, and Gloria Marie Damron of Lee City; four brothers, George Kimbler of New London, Ohio, Richard Kimbler of Honaker, Robie Kimbler of Ashland, Ohio, and Clinton Kimbler of Michigan; two sisters, Bama Shuman of New London, Ohio, and Carlie Kimbler of HaroldBurial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Dana.

BOYD, Lillie Mae  Age 82, of Roseville, Mi., formerly of Banner, Ky., widow of Orville Boyd, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at the Medilodge Nursing Home, Sterling Heights, Mich. She was born December 18, 1918, in Banner, Ky., the daughter of the late Charlie Hall and Alice Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, French Boyd of Centerline, Mi.; two daughters, Arbedella Faber of Roseville, Mi., Carol Shovan of East Pointe, Mi.; one brother, Cecil Bert Hall of Ivel, Ky., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Lillie Mae Boyd were conducted Saturday, September 29, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: David Faber, Richard Faber, Jamie Shovan, Bill Carroll, Faith Faber, and Jerri Faber. (FCT'S)

BOYD, Lisa Tackett   Age 45, of Harold, died Thursday, February 15, 2007, at her residence. Born December 5, 1961, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Pearl and Bessie Riley Tackett. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Lower Toler Church of Christ, in Harold. She is survived by her husband, Nicky Boyd. Other survivors include her sons: Nicholas Casey Boyd and Brandon Patrick Boyd, both of Harold; brothers: Roy Lee Tackett, Ronald Fred Tackett, Denver Tackett, Larry Tackett, and Andy Lee Tackett, all of Harold; sisters: Aretta Scroggins and Barbara Sue Adkins, both of Harold. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 18, at 2 p.m., at the Lower Toler Church of Christ, in Harold, with Joe Meade, and others, officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S 02-19-2007)

BOYD, Lois Yvonne b. 2-27-1954, Ohio, d/o Bert and Frankie Lawson Case, d. Aug 21, 1988, HRMC, F. C., w/o Clifton Boyd, bur: Davidson Mem Gardens

BOYD, Manford Lee, b. Jan 28, 1935, adopted s/o John Wesley and Rebecca Kidd Boyd . Died Aug 4, 1982. He married Anna Jean Boyd of Dana Ky, June 29, 1974. Two children, Melissa and Brian

BOYD, Martin Virgil 44 b-Jun.08 1954 Floyd Co.  d-Aug.14 1998   s/o  Martin Vance & Amy Robinson Boyd, h/o-Lorene Robninson Boyd  Bur:Boyd Cem. Arkansas Creek, Survivors: Martin Joseph Boyd, son.  Verlena Michelle Boyd, daughter.  Henry Boyd, Clyde Boyd, Randall (Tad) Boyd, William Boyd, John Boyd, brothers.  Mary Conn, Frankie Conley, Gail Crumley, Diana Boyd, Fannie Louise Boyd (Dot), sisters.

BOYD, Mary Ann Smiley,  B: 7-14-1854  D: 1940 or bef., d/o James & Sallie Smiley, w/o James Monroe Boyd  m: 1875, 12 children

BOYD, Mousie Jane Jarrell  Age 93, of Dana, Ky., widow of Jim Boyd, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born April 1, 1908, in Dana, Ky., the daughter of the late John B. Conn and Huldie Howell Boyd. She was homemaker and a charter member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, Dana, Ky. Survivors include one daughter, Myrtle Marian Hartley of Tampa, Fl.; one brother, Earnest Boyd of Dana, Ky.; three sisters, Nancy Wojtowicz of Warren, Mi., Rosa Owens of Hindman, Ky., and Virginia “Jennie” Jarrell of Banner, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandcihldren. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John B. Jarrell; three sisters, Hazel Boyd, Ada Wilson and Birdie Jarrell. Funeral services for Mousie Jane Jarrell Boyd were conducted Sunday, February 3, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, Dana, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the church. Pallbearers: Larry LaBrana, Roger Jarrell, John Jarrell, Larry Boyd, Bruce LaFrane, and Art Harms.  (FCT'S)

BOYD, Offie Jean   Age 62, of Dana, Ky., wife of the late Jonathan Boyd, passed away Friday, March 29, 2002, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville, Ky. She was born April 7, 1939, a daughter of the late Med M. and Lizzie Smiley Akers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, Dana. Survivors include one son, John Isreal Boyd of Dana, and one sister, Josephine Boyd of Dana. Funeral services for Offie Jean Boyd were conducted Monday, April 1, at 11 a.m., in the Little Salem Regular Baptist Church, at Dana, with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Akers Cemetery, at Dana, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements. Pallbearers: Ricky Boyd, Shawn Boyd, Rudy Boyd, Michael Boyd, Sonny Boyd, William D. Boyd, Russell Kidd, Dennis R. Akers, and Gary Allen. (FCT'S)

BOYD, Okie, B: 11-10-1920  D: 4-22-1983, s/o Bennie & Rose Jarrell Boyd h/o Allie Conn, children: Gordon & Lucille, bro-sis: Liney, Wilford, Arlie & Bertha

BOYD, Ollie Akers  B: 10-13-1906  D: 11-8-1973, d/o Andy andMaudie (Boyd) Akers of Prater Creek, w/o Cam Boyd  married: 8-24-1924, daughter: Liney  married Clevert Akers grandchildren: Willis, Evelyn and Odessa

BOYD, Peggy Bell  Age, 79, of Belfry, died Thursday, November 3, 2005, at the ARH Skilled Nursing Unit. Born September 8, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Elkins and Nancy Ellen McKinney Elkins. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Calvin Boyd; one son, Jerry Lee Boyd; a grandson, Roger Allen Watson; six brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include two daughters: Billie Sue Bowe and Shirley Jean (Jimmy) Watson, both of Belfry and one brother: Andrew Elkins of Marion, Indiana; three grandchildren: Michael (Bethany) Bowe Jr., Cynthia Sue Endicott, and Deborah Lynn Watson, all of Belfry; six great-grandchildren: Antonia Isabella Endicott, Jeanna Aslyn Endicott, Dalton Bowe, Chaeli Bowe, Nick Bowe and Sean Bowe. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 7, at 11 a.m., at Rogers Funeral Home, in Belfry, with Bob Werntz officiating. Burial was in the Mt. View Memory Gardens, at Huddy, under the direction of R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jimmy Watson, Mike Bowe Sr., Mike Watson, Nick Bowe, Gene Watson and Richard Watson  (FCT'S)

BOYD, Rebecca Jane KIDD, b. June 3, 1882, d. Jan 24, 1951. married John Boyd, August 16, 1895. Had 12 children,

BOYD, Randell Lee (Tad) Age 56, of Martin, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, . Born on October 25, 1942, in Martin, s/o  Amy Robinson Boyd of Martin, and the late Martin Vance Boyd. Survivors include four brothers, Henry Boyd of Louisville, Clyde Boyd of Martin, William Boyd of Celina, Ohio, John Boyd of Clearwater; five sisters, Mary Conn of Martin, Frankie Conley of Van Lear, Diane Boyd of Wakeman, Ohio, Fannie Louise (Dot) Boyd of Vermilion. Ohio, and Gail Crumley of ShellyviIle, Ohio.. Burial was in the Boyd Family Cemetery on Arkansas Creek, at Martin.

BOYD, Rena, B: 9-3-1843  D: 11-6-1924, 2 sons & 2 daughters

BOYD, Russell   Age, 71, of W. Carrollton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 29, 2004. He was born April 2, 1932, in Betsy Layne, the son of the late B. Palmer (Pal) and Goldie (Conn) Boyd. Survivors include his daughters, Beverly Carlin and Phyllis (Doug) Gray; brothers: Clifford, Orbie, Gradis and Archer D. Boyd; several nieces and nephews; family friend, Tom; and former wife, Josephine. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 3, at the Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, Kettering, Ohio, with Pastor Wayne Burke officiating. Interment was in Ever-green Cemetery. The family would like to offer a special thank-you to the staff members at Elmcreek Nursing Home, and also Hospice of Dayton.  (FCT'S)

BOYD, Sandra Kaye Age 35, of Dana, died Tuesday, March 28, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 16, 1965, in Grundy, Virginia, she was the daughter of Larry "Dicky" Howell of Grethel, and Wanda Boyd Howell of Dana. She is survived by her husband, Cletis Boyd. Other survivors include one son, Cletis Brandon Boyd of Dana; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Boyd and Tiffany Leann Boyd, of Dana; three brothers, Gary Howell, and Timmy "Timbo" Howell, and Ryan Howell, all of Dana; four halfbrothers, Stacey Collins, Jeremy Collins, Shawn Collins and Shannon Collins, all of Honaker; three sisters, Rhonda Howell Conn, and Sherri Howell, both of Dana, Tina Howell of Banner; and one half-sister, Heather Collins of Honaker.  Burial  in the Boyd Family Cemetery, at Dana

BOYD, Soloman, B: 7-28-1889  D: 6-28-1910, s/o T.J. & Mary Boyd, h/o Nancy J. Akers  m: 7-24-1909, 1 child

BOYD, Thomas C. “Tommy” Age, 75, of Stanville, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born October 25, 1925, at Wayland, the son of the late Minnie Boyd. He was a retired basketball coach and teacher for the Floyd County School System, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 29, 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Minister Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. (FCT's)

BOYD, Virgil  , B: 8-7-1906 @ Dana, D: 6-5-1995 @ Tram, s/o Nelse & Rose Ann Patton Boyd h/o Vana Boyd children: Robert, Asbury, Randy, Virgil, Raymond, J.B., Ottowa, Lizzie, Rosie & 1 stepson, Nola

BOYD, Virgil   Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BOYD, William  Age, 95, of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Martin, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, following an extended illness. Born on May 5, 1915, in Glo, he was the son of the late Jim and Dola Woods Boyd. He was a disabled coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Amy Alice Goble Boyd. Other survivors include two sons, Paul Michael Boyd of Defiance, Ohio, Bill Boyd of Trenton, Ohio, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Nathan Lafferty and others officiating. Burial will be in the Goble Cemetery, Calf Creek, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BOYD, Worley, B: 10-11-1904  D: 7-18-1981, s/o Nelson & Rosa Patton Boyd h/o (1) Ella Rice  1937, children: Clyde, Nell & Charles Ray   (2) Sylvia Burchett step-children: Donna & Leroy, bro-sis: Jack, Jim, Ollie, Lucy & Virgil

BOYETT, Rushie Lisa, b. 11-3-1901, Alabama, d. Sept. 28, 1988, Pike Co Ky, w/o Virgil Boyett(d. 2-12-1965), bur: Alabama

BRACKETT, Ray  Age, 69, husband of Olga Frances Preston Brackett for 47 years, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at home in Ulysses, Ky. He was born in Lexington, Ky., the son of the late Jesse and Gertrude Frederick Brackett. He is survived by one daughter, Laura Frances Brackett Thrasher, and son-in-law, John C. Thrasher of Mansfield, Oh.; one sister, Virginia Otis of Lexington, Ky, and three grandchildren, Angela Francis Ruth Brackett of Versailles, Ky.; Eli Indigo Brackett Thrasher, and Claire Violet Brackett Thrasher of Mansfield, Oh. He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Ray Preston Brackett; three brothers, James, Earl and Jesse Brackett; three sisters, Annabel Rushford, Loretta Newman and Helen Brackett. He was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Louisville, Ky., he graduated from Male High School, Louisville, Ky., he received the B.S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University, the M.A. from the University of Kentucky, and Rank I from University of Kentucky and Marshall University. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and served in Korea from 1950-1952, and was Commandant of the US Marine Corps League. He served as Floyd County Schools Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Title I Director, and as football coach at Wheelwright High School, where the field was named “Brackett Field” in his honor. He served as State President, Sons of the American Revolution, President of the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials, and was Director of KASS, KASA, KASBO, and SASBO. He served as Floyd County School Board Chairman and member. Before his retirement, his last projects were May Valley Elementary School and the renovation of Prestonsburg High School. He served on the Prestonsburg Property Authority, which oversaw creation of the Mountain Arts Center and the Thunder Ridge Racetrack. He was a past commander of the Floyd County Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and past commander of the Louisa Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 9, at 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial will be in the Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses, Ky. (FCT'S)

BRADDOCK, Grace Age, 80, of Brandy Keg, Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Riverview Health Care Center, following an extended illness. Born on January 18, 1920, in Glendale, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Martin Porter. She retired after 26 years . as a L.P.N. surgery technician at Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was a member of Adah Chapter 24, Order of Eastern Star, Prestonsburg. Her husband, William F. Braddock, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, William R. "Buddy" Braddock of Reston, Virginia; one daughter, Linda R. Weathers of Brandy Keg, Prestonsburg; one brother, Bill Coty Martin of Fremont ' California; and four grandchildren. Eastern Star services will be conducted Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m.  Burial  in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Pridham, Don Willis, Dr. James D. Adams, Charles Lafferty, Donnie Lafferty, Dr. Cook, Dr. Bader, Bill Pope, and Dr. Marshall.

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)

BRADFORD, Cheryl Ann  Age, 48, of Weeksbury, died Monday, February 6, 2006, at her residence. Born November 3, 1957, in McDowell, she was the daughter of Alberta Goins Woods of Weeksbury, and the late Walter Woods. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro. She is survived by her husband, John Bradford. In addition to her mother and husband, survivors include: a daughter, Heather Woods Long of Weeksbury; a step-son, Jonathan Bradford of Ivel; three brothers: Clark Polly of Wichita, Kansas, James Woods of Paintsville, and Harold Woods of Bevinsville; and three sisters: Mary Meade of Deane, Ruby Rose of Greenville, South Carolina, and Connie Patton of Charlie. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 9, at 1 p.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, in Bypro, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in the Meade Family Cemetery, in Weeksbury, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S)

Floyd co. Times (Sept. 8, 1955)
BRADFORD, George, 64, of Goodloe. died Tuesday, at 6 a.m.. of a heart condition. A farmer, he had been ill 11 months. Mr. Bradford was a son of the late John Bradford and Phoebe Armstrong, Bradford and was married to Mary Slone Bradford who survives. He was a member of the Holiness Church. Surviving children are Valice, Henry, Burnis Bardford, of Goodloe, Menifee, Jay, Ellis and Thurman, all at home, Mrs. Daisy Manns, and Mrs. Dora Owens. Funeral rites were conducted today (Thursday), at 1 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Forester Prater officiating. Burial was made in the Family cemetery under the direction of Carter and Callihan Funeral Home.

BRADFORD, Hi Morgan  Age, 64, of Grace Village, Winona Lake, Indiana, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana. Born December 17, 1937, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Johnny and Ann Prater Bradford. He had been a resident of Kosciusko County since 1995. He was an electrician, and a member of the Warsaw First Brethren Church, Warsaw, Indiana. Survivors include four sons, Larry Edward Bradford of Centerville, Tennessee, Gregory Bradford of Bourbon, Indiana, Charles Kevin Bradford of Bradington, Florida, and Anthony T. Bradford of Marion, Indiana; four brothers, Grover C. Bradford, Marvin Ray Bradford, and Ronald Bradford, all of Prestonsburg; and Fairly Bradford of Roanne, Indiana; and three sisters, Maxine Rose and Limosine Willis, both of Prestonsburg and Jewell Hall, of Lebanon, Tennessee; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 13, at 11 a.m., at the McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana, with Pastor Bill Shipman officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46219. (FCT'S)

Floyd co. Times (22 Apr. 1954) 
BRADFORD, John Riley, 74, Goodloe, died at his home, Wednesday of last week. He had been ill for only a week and a heart condition was given as cause of death. He was in Perry county, a son of the late Jack Patrick and Jane Bradford, but he had resided here for 24 years. Had no immediate survivors, George Bradford, Goodloe, a first cousin, being the nearest blood relative living. Funeral rites were conducted last Friday at the graveside, the Rev. Steve Whitaker officiating. Burial followed in the Slone cemetery on Middle Creek, under the direction of Carter and Callihan Funeras Home.

BRADFORD, Joyce   Age, 66, of Farmers, died Saturday, December 25, 2004, at St. Claire Medical Center, in Morehead. Born October 4, 1938, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Bee and Mary Shepherd. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Bradford. Other survivors includes four sons, Adam Bradford, Tom Bradford, Gary Shepherd, and Dwayne Shepherd; five daughters: Arline Brarman, Penny Kenley, Donna Shepherd, Glenna Shepherd and Teresa Shepherd; three brothers: Green Shepherd, Elmer Shepherd and Toddy Shepherd; two sisters: Letha Shepherd and Susie Shepherd, and many grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Ocie Foley, and Opal Shepherd. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 29, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Thomas Bradford officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, at Blue River, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BRADFORD, Ruby Mae  Obit  (FCT'S 08-28-1991)

BRADLEY, Aaron   Age, 73, 13859 SR 13N, North Manchester, died at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000. He was born March 26, 1927, in Prestonsburg, Ky, to Richard and Vida Howard Bradley On April 12, 1943, be married Opal Jane McKenzie she survives. Other survivors are three sons. two of whom are Robert, Warsaw, and Bill, Menton; two daughters; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one daughter. Services was held Saturday, Nov, 18, in DeLaughter_McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with Rev. Ralph Dotson officiating.

BRADLEY, Bernice (Bobby)  Age, 54, of Riverview Health Care, Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, October 26, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Born on February 21, 1947, in West Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Bernis Bradley and Gertrude Burkett Gibson Bradley. He was disabled. Survivors include one uncle, Allen Burkett of Pierceton, Ind., and several cousins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 29, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Chester Keathley and Denver Meade officiating. Interment was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky. Pallbearers: Doug Burkett, Mike Burkett, Robin Whitaker, Thomas Robinson, and Oscar Wallen Jr. (FCT'S)

BRADLEY, Bernis Age, 75, of Eastern, died Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a short illness. He was .born November 1, 1924, in Langley, the son of the late Charlie and Martha Frasure Bradley. He was a retired superintendent of Southeast Gas Company, a U.S. Army, World War II veteran and a lifetime member of the DAV, Garrett Chapter No. 128. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Bradley; and one brother, Hansel Bradley of Eastern.  Burial was in the Mandy Dingus Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.

BRADLEY, Edna Wright   Age 90 of Harold, formerly of Martin, passed from this life on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at her residence.  She was born February 16, 1916, at Martin, the daughter of the late George and Nettie Pitts Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of the Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bradley; two sons, Adrian and George Bradley; a daughter, Anna Justine King, two brothers, Eugene and Edward Wright; and two sisters, Hazel Campbell and Lurie Hubbard. She is survived by four sons: Willis Bradley of Jackson, Michigan, Ron Bradley of Lexington, Paul T. Bradley of Parma, Michigan, and Kenny Bradley of Harold; one daughter, Donna L. Mabbitt of Coatesville, Indiana; one brother, Bill “Buck” Wright of Indiana; three sisters, Daisy Barnett of Martin, and Mae Johnson and Myrtle Johnson both of Indiana; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Wright Cemetery, at Bucks Branch, in Martin. under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation, at the funeral home. The family has suggested that in leiu of flowers, contributions be made to the Betsy Layne Senior Citizens.  (FCT'S Sept 27, 2006)

BRADLEY, Ernest Junior "Brad"    Age, 78, of Xenia, OH passed away April 13, 2007 at the Greene Memorial Hospital. He was born February 15, 1929 in Floyd County, KY, the son of Ernest Sr. and Milgia (Turner) Bradley. Brad served in the Air Force from 1948-52; the National Security Agency until 1955. He retired in 2000 as head of purchasing from Standard Register Company after 44 years service. He loved the outdoors and especially his fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dr. Bruce Bradley, brothers, Gary, Aaron and Paul Bradley. He is survived by three sons: Ernest Bradley III, of Yellow Springs, OH; Douglas Alan(Patricia) Bradley, of Centerville, OH; Rayner Earl Bradley, of Xenia, OH; seven grandchildren: Andy, Lillian, Justin, Jessica, Hannah, Noah & Allison; three great grandchildren, a special friend, Dorothy Wiley of Beavercreek, OH; a brother Keith Bradley, FL, and the mother of his sons, Betty Caltagerone, Las Vegas, NV. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. April 23, 2007 at the McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc. 826 N. Detroit Street, Xenia with Rev. John Lockwood officiating.  (XENIA (OH) DAILY GAZETTE 4/19/07)

BRADLEY, Farish   Age 77, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, February 8, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 26, 1929, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Jake and Phoebe Hyden Bradley. He was a disabled coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Ousley Bradley. Survivors include: a son, Farish Timothy Bradley Jr. (Renea) of Prestonsburg; three daughters: Linda Johnson, Melissa Stanley (Tim), and Phoebe Michelle Hughes (Rick), all of Prestonsburg; five brothers: Otis Bradley, Jake Bradley Jr., Jimmy Bradley, Frank Bradley, and Loren Bradley, all of Prestonsburg; four sisters: Alva Hackworth of Pyramid, Winnie Ellen Ousley of Prestonsburg, and Phyllis Bolen and Dorothy Bolen, both of Garrett; and six grandchildren: Eukie Jean, Brandon, Nicole, Dakota, Cody, and Briana. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Woodrow Bradley and Edgel Bradley; a sister, Susie Ousley; and a son-in-law, Donald Johnson. Funeral services were held Monday, February 12, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Jimmy Stephens, Malcolm Slone, Glen Slone, and Bethel Bolen officiating.  Burial was in the Stephens Family Cemetery, at Mays Branch, in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 02-14-2007)

BRADLEY, Gliden, B: 6-5-1915 @ Wayland, D: 7-15-1995 @ Prestonsburg, s/o Butler  Mary Bradley, h/o Rosa Huff, children: Janice, Rosemary & Gloria Jean bro-sis: Lena, Marie, Lucy, Alonzo, Hattie, Green, Maude & Dale

BRADLEY, Gliden  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BRADLEY, Golda Pigman, B: 9-2-1908  Dema, Ky. D: 10-17-1980  Martin, Ky. d/o Mallie & Mary Slone Pigman, w/o Alonzo Bradley  3-31-1925  D: 10-24-1980 children: Clyde, Clifford, Dingus, Clerinda & Joyce bro-sis: Dingus, John B., Leroy, Rita, Ena, Francis & Jean

OBITUARY INFORMATION

DATELINE
: North Manchester, IN 
NAME: Glessner "Toad" Bradley AGE: 69 BORN: September 28, 1932 ADDRESS: Servia, IN 
DATE OF DEATH: July 6, 2002 
TIME OF DEATH: 1:50 a.m. 
PLACE OF DEATH: Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN 
BIRTHPLACE: Salyersville, KY 
FATHER'S NAME: Sam Bradley, Deceased 
MOTHER'S NAME: Gracie (Arnett), Deceased 
OCCUPATION: Retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad after 17 years service. 
MARRIAGE: Mae Moore DATE: July 12, 1952 SURVIVES: Yes SURVIVING SONS: Rick Bradley, Warsaw,IN // Ron Bradley, North Manchester,IN Walter Bradley, Urbana,IN // Glessner "Bub" Bradley Jr., North Manchester,IN Lee Bradley, Claypool, IN SURVIVING DAUGHTER: Connie Bradley, North Manchester,IN Mrs. Randy (Bonnie) Grossman, North Manchester,IN // Mrs. Curtis (Diana) Reimer, Servia, IN Mrs. Joe (Janet) Nelson, Warsaw,IN SURVIVING BROTHERS: Sam Henry Bradley, Silver Lake, IN SURVIVING SISTERS: Jurlean Salyers, Wabash, IN GRANDCHILDREN:19 DECEASEDBROTHERS: 1 SISTERS: 1 VETERAN: No DATE & TIME OF FUNERAL: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:00 a.m. PLACE OF FUNERAL: DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel CALLING HOURS: Tuesday, July 9; from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m. CALLING AT: DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary No. Manchester Chapel OFFICIATE: Pastor J.P. Freeman and Pastor Ralph Dotson BURIAL: Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN, OTHER INFORMATION: Member of the Central Indiana Bluegrass Association and has played bluegrass music for the past 51 years.

BRADLEY, Hansel S.    Age 74, of Prestonsburg, husband of Lettie Honeycutt Bradley, died Saturday, August 6, at his residence. He was born May 3,1931, in Maytown, a son of the late Charlie and Matha Frazier Bradley. He was a retired Ky. W.Va. Gas Co. field operator. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, was a member of James W. Alley Masonic Lodge No. 869, Wayland, and a Shriner at Oleika Temple. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two nieces: Donna Kay Warren and Debra Curry; three nephews: Darrell Bradley, Freddy Bradley, and Andy Bradley; three step-daughters: Nancy Hunt, Peggy Fraley, and Sandy Risner, all of Prestonsburg; six step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Burnis and Nillis Bradley; and one sister, Rita Amburgey. Funeral services for Hansel S. Bradley were held Tuesday, August 9, at 1 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Jim Smith officiating. Burial was in the Hagans Cemetery, in Eastern, with the Hall Funeral Home, caring for those arrangements. Masonic services were conducted at 6 p.m., Monday, August 8.  (FCT'S)

BRADLEY, Henry, B: 4-27-1868  D: 7-9-1920, h/o Edna Wireman, 6 sons & 5 daughters

BRADLEY, James Adam, B: 1-24-1930   D: 12-6-1978, s/o Henry and Nona Oulsey Bradley h/o Anna Bojean Ousley  M: 2-10-1951 children: Elkren, James Andrew, Ronald, Adrian and Sally bro-sis: Mont, Dennis, Lee Tavis, Leo, Cleo, Aggie, Mimia, Biddie Jean, Rennis, Arvellia and Loretta

BRADLEY, Marie,  D: 8-5-1949, d/o Johnnie & Lillian Taylor, w/o Ashland Bradley  m: 2-2-1935, 7 children

BRADLEY, Pearlie Stephens  B: 4-11-1902  D: 1-29-1974, d/o Eli and Fanny Patton Stephens w/o Joe Bradley  married: 1-1-1918, children: Charles, Gorman, Harlin, Billie Joe, Coy, Bobby Lee, Susie,Zada, Ruth, Louise, Clara, Bonnie, Shirley, and Clyde who died in infancy

BRADLEY, Phoebe  87    b-Nov.13 1910 Floyd County,Ky    d-Jul.12 1998    d/o-John & Jennie Clark Hyden    w/o-Jake Bradley    Bur: Bradley Family Cemetery, Conley Fork of Spurlock, Floyd County, Ky

BRADLEY, Polly Vanderpool, D: 1946 or bef., w/o Farish Bradley  m: 5-22-1899, 12 children

BRADLEY, Rosa Huff  Age 80, of Wayland, Ky., wife of the late Gliden “Sam” Bradley, passed away Monday, September 17, 2001, at her residence in Wayland, Ky. She was born June 15, 1921, in Allen, Ky., the daughter of the late Allen Huff and Zora Davis Huff. Mrs. Bradley was a member of the Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, and a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Jean Webb and Rosemary Hopkins, both of Wayland, Ky., and Janice Fay Layne, Eastern, Ky.; one brother, Grover Huff, Kenton, Ohio; one sister, Pauline Sircey, Belleville Mich.; five grandchildren, Steven Brian Layne, Kevin Christopher Webb, Douglas Alan Hopkins, Jaime Lynn Brown, and Jennifer Lynn Hopkins; and four great-grandchildren, Corey Joe Webb, Steven Bradley Layne, Andrew Kevin Webb, and Christopher Blake Brown. Funeral services for Rosa Huff Bradley will be conducted Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery, Wayland, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is after 5 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BRADLEY, Ruby Grace  Age 94, of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard, Ky. She was born December 19, 1907, in Spencer, WV., the daughter of the late Fred O. Bradley and Bertha Welch Bradley. She was a retired U.S. Army Colonel, having served in World War II and Korea. She received an honorary doctorate degree from WVU, and was a member of the Dulin Methodist Church, Falls Church, Virginia. Survivors include two nephews, Charles Bradley of Prestonsburg, Ky., and William Pritchard of St. Louis, Mo.; two nieces, Carol Hawks of Chapala, Mexico, and Francis Ruth of Hanover, Maryland. Funeral services for Ruby Grace Bradley will be conducted, Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with Clergyman Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will be Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 9 a.m., at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BRADLEY, Susie   Age, 84, of Langley, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born January 23, 1919, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Bradley and Pearlie Stephens Bradley. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four brothers, Bobby Bradley of Langley, Coy Bradley of College Corner, Ohio, Billy Joe Bradley of Belle Fontaine, Ohio, and Clifford Bradley of Lima, Ohio; five sisters, Shirley Haws, Bonnie Bradley, and Clara Parker, all of Prestonsburg, Louise Howard of Hippo, and Ruth Moore of Auxier Heights; special friends, James and Carolyn, John and Lesley Stout; one aunt, Betty Riley of Richmond, Indiana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harlen Bradley, Gorman Bradley, and Clyde Bradley; and one sister, Zada Ratliff. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chuck Hall, Roger Hicks, and Raymond Lawson officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BRADLEY, Sylvia , Age 75, of Lima, Ohio, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born October 23, 1923, in Garrett, the d/o Samuel and Connie Griffith Lafferty. She was an 50-year mem- ber of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Clifford C. Bradley. Other survivors include one son. Roger Moore, of Lima, Ohio; one daughter, Lisa Upshaw, of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Anvie Coburn, of Lima, Ohio, and Dorlis Slone of Spencerviile, Ohio; seven grand- children and nine great-grandchildren.  Burial was in the Bluelick Cemetery, under the direction of the Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.

BRADLEY, William, B: 2-11-1875  D: 1950  age 75, h/o (1) Rutha Newsome, 6 sons & 5 daughters, (2) Becca Newsome, 3 sons & 2 daughters

BRADLEY, Willie B.  Age, 90, died at 6:12 pm Wednesday, Jan. 25 2006 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born Jan, 23, 1916 in Martin, Ky, to Harris & Rhoda (Flannery) Bradley. On Jan. 25, 1935, he married Donna Salsbury and she died Feb. 8, 2005. Surviving are two sons, Lonnie (Carole) Bradley of Lima and Gary (Carol) Bradley of Bluffton; four daughters, Mary Ann ( Donald ) Spencer of Cridersville, Violet (Gary) Bricker of Bluffton, Bonnie (Tom) Winegardner of Wapakoneta and Beverley (Danny) Neeley of Waynesfield; a daughter-in-law, Karen (Larry) Long of Cridersville; a brother, Edward (Juanita) Bradley of Lansing, Michigan; four sisters, Margaret Wierick and Delores (Willard) Ballard, both of Adrian, Michigan, Orba Jean Vargo of Arizona and Lauda Bea (Roger) Stevens of Pierceston, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 5 step-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a son Larry Bradley; a brother, Adam Bradley and three sisters, Eva Prater, Bertha Allen and Ada Allen. He was a lifelong farmer and owner of Bradley and Sons Inc. He was a member of the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God in Alger, where he had been a deacon. Willie was loved by all who knew him. Services for Willie B. Bradley were held at 10:30 am Saturday at the Quickstep Penecostal Church of God in Alger Ohio by the Revs. Dan Holbrook, Donald Holbrook, and James Holbrook. Burial was in the Cairo East Cemetey. Chiles Sons-Laman Funeral Home was in charge of funeral services.

BRAFFORD, Paul   Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BRAGG, Beulah Meyers Age, 70, of South Williamson, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born at Wheelwright on August 6, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Caldora Johnson Meyers. She was a homemaker and a member of Slaters Branch Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Bragg, in 1985. She is survived by two brothers, Hubert Morris and Homer Morris, both of Whitesville, West Virginia; two sisters, Liza Jackson of Detroit and Stella Beard of Alabama; five half-brothers, Frankie Meyers of Toler, Charlie Meyers of Turkey Creek, Buck James Meyers of Columbus, Ohio, Charles Ray Broglin of Detroit, and June Bug Broglin; and six half-sisters, Carol Muncy of Maryville, Tennessee, Donna Coley of Slaters Branch, Sedella Broglin, Marlene Broglin, Viola Broglin and Lucille Broglin.. Burial followed in the Fouch Family Cemetery at Slaters Branch.

BRAGG, Laymond Elwood  Obit  (HFH Photo)

BRANHAM, Betty Sue (Smith)   Age, 65, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Metro Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Born April 30, 1939, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Trinnie Smith. She was a homemaker, and loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Branham, on September 5, 2001. Survivors include her children, Carl J. Branham of Staffordsville, Johnny W. Branham, Beverly, Chris, and Daniel Branham, Sandra Spears, Janet Federer and Billie Jo Branham, all of Cleveland, Ohio; her brothers, David Smith, Darrell Smith, and Lee Smith, all of Medina, Ohio, and Tom Smith and Dennis Smith, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Jo Ann Carroll of Holly, Michigan; 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two children: Jerry and Katherin. Services were conducted Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m., at Carey Funeral Home, with Darrell Smith officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, (I 71 & Pearl Road), Section 15, Row 79, Grave 52, under the direction of Carey Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Callia Simmons  Age, 87, of 4826 West 6th Street, Greeley, Colorado, died November 11, 2002, after an extended illness. She was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, on April 30, 1915. She was the daughter of John and Lona Nelson Simmons. Callia graduated from Prestons-burg High School in 1932, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Masters in Education from University of Kentucky. She began her teaching career at Dwale, and following that she taught at Arkansas Creek in Kentucky. Callia married Jay Branham, and to that union was born one son, Paul Henry Branham. During World War II, Jay was killed in action. In 1950, Callia went to Michigan to teach, and remained there ten years. In 1960, she went to California and taught in elementary schools, which was her specialty, for the remainder of her career. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Callia is survived by her son, Paul Henry, of Greeley, Colorado; one granddaughter, Janet Marie Branham Sullivan, and her husband, John Sullivan, and their two daughters, Amanda and Danielle Sullivan, all of Greeley, Colorado; one grandson, Jay Monroe Branham, and his wife, of Greeley, Colorado. Surviving are two sisters, Ethel Marie Patton of San Diego, California, and Margaret Ackerman of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; a sister-in-law, Margarella Branham Simmons of Huntington, West Virginia; a sister-in-law, Stella Branham Hall, and her husband, Troy Hall, of Somerset, Kentucky. Other survivors are nieces and nephews and many friends. Callia was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Paul Wheeler Simmons. A memorial service will take place at Richmond Memorial Cemetery, at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2003. Contributions in her honor may be made to Joshua S. Francis Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc., P.O. Box 315, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653.  (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Daisy Slone Age 98, of Winter Park, Florida, formerly of Martin, died  May 12, at her residence. Born on May 12, 1902, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Ann Parrott Slone. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Winter Park, Florida. Her husband, Oscar Branham, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Paul Branham of Allen, Carlos Branham of Lynchburg, Virginia, Lowell Branham of Gallatin, Tennessee, Robert E. Branham of Louisa; four daughters, Teresa Johnannessen of Winter Park, Florida, Maretta Tersten of New Port Ritchie, Florida, Mable Kimmel of Clarksville, Indiana, Easter Robinson of New Port Ritchie, Florida; 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. . Burial was in the Martin Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Tony Branham. Frank Kimmel, Mark Branham, Paul Branham, Lowell Branham, Tom Kimmel, Geoffrey Branham, Bill Kimmel, and James Johannessen.

BRANHAM, Donna Jean (Shimp)  Age 69, of Dwale, died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at her residence. Born July 16, 1937, in Marietta, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Hesson Shimp. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Martin Church of Christ. Survivors include a son: Monty Dean Branham (Sandy) of Martin; two daughters: Marcia Gail Branham Walls (Brad), and Martha Carol Branham Davis (William), all of Dwale; two sisters: Norma Warden of Williamstown, West Virginia, and Evelyn Waggoner of Richmond, Virginia; five grandchildren: Amber Walls, Steven Crisp, Scottie Walls (Jessica Stephens), Courtney Branham, and Amy Crisp; two great-grandchildren: Christian Gabriel Slone and Emily Howard; and special friends: Ralph and Palma Elkins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Gary Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: Brian Cox, James Howard, Stuart Waggoner, Scott Walls, Jack Kyle Howard, Jr., Greg Campbell, and Mike Adkins Honorary pallbearers: Ralph Elkins, Steve Stout, Reginald Waggoner, Phillip McKenzie, Jack Howard Sr., Ollie Johnson, and Jim Sword. (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Draxie Johnson, d/o G. f. and Mary (Mullins) Johnson b: Apr 12 1905 d: Sep 7 1966 md: John BRANHAM, 1921; 3 children, James d: 1942, Georgia, T. T., also leaves, one brother and 5 half brothers; and 3 half sisters; 5 brothers deceased. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

BRANHAM, Earl Dwayne  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

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

BRANHAM, Ecie Garrett  Age, 96, of Kodak, Tennessee, formerly of Dwale, died Sunday, December 26, 2004, at her residence. Born August 20, 1908, in Water Gap, she was the daughter of the late Medley and Eliza Lafferty Garrett. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church at Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee Branham. Survivors include a daughter, Lena June Branham (Jim) Sword of Kodak, Tennessee; four grandchildren: Cheri Mullins, Jeri (Stanual) Mullins, Debbie (Jim) Martin, and Paula Martin; great-grandchildren: Michael (Andrea) Mullins, Kevin Mullins, Asher Mullins, Seth Mullins, Tasha McCormick, Christina Martin, Katelyn Martin; and great-great-grandchildren: Chandler Mullins and Abbi Mullins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gene Paul Branham, and a brother, Stewart Garrett. Funeral services was conducted Tuesday, December 28, at 11 a.m., at the Christ United Methodist Church, at Allen, with Ken Lemaster and Jack Howard officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, at Martin. Visitation was at the funeral home, and at the church. Active pallbearers: Stanual Mullins, Michael Mullins, Kevin Mullins, William Davis, Brad Walls, and Jack Kyle Howard. (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Emma Gertrude Hyden    Age 90, of Allen, Ky., widow of Frank B. Branham, passed away Monday, September 22, 2008, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center. She was born March 04, 1918 in Martin, Ky., the daughter of the late Joe Hyden and Nora Allen Hyden. Mrs. Branham was a former Floyd County School Teacher, and During the War worked for Glen L Martin manufacturing aircraft. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Ann Leslie (James Lacy) Porter, Allen, Ky., a daughter-in-law, Bernice Branham, Prestonsburg, Ky.,a brother, Alan Lee (Dot) Hyden, Milton, Wv., a sister, Mary (Ed) Clark, Prestonsburg, Ky., six grandchildren, Frankie (Cindy) Porter, Prestonsburg, Ky., Mary Lynn Hopkins, Prestonsburg, Ky., Kevin L. (Kristen), Seattle, Wa., John E. (Tammy) Branham, Jr., Canada, Ky., Mary Beth Branham(Gary) Hurst, Columbus, Oh., Cheryl Ann (Mike) Andres, Hillard, Oh., and 16 great grandchildren, Ashley Porter , Emma Grace Porter, Ray Hopkins, Alli Hopkins, Brittainy Branham, Javan Branham, Emily Branham, Bailey Branham, Gary Lee Hurst, Crystal Hurst, Fiona Hurst, Hunter Hurst, Zachary Garrett Andres, Jessie Andres, Sara Andres, and Josh Andres. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, John Ellis Branham, a grandson, Richard A. Branham, three brothers, Joe Taylor Hyden, Thomas Kit Hyden, John R. Hyden, and a sister, Lucille Davis. Funeral services for Emma Gertrude Hyden Branham will be conducted Saturday, September 27, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Thursday here at Hall Funeral Home.  (HFH)

BRANHAM, Estill B.     Age 67, of Prestonsburg, husband of Sallye M. Branham, died Monday, October 29 at his place of business in Prestonsburg. He was born July 6, 1940 in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Woodrow Branham and Willia Mae Bingham Branham, Prestonsburg. Estill was President of Auxier Road Gas Company and a member of the Allen United Methodist Church, Allen. In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by one son, Michael S. Branham, Prestonsburg, two daughters, Kimberly Renee Crisp, her husband Geoffrey V., Susan M. Crum, her husband Rick, all of Prestonsburg, six brothers, William D. Branham, Roscoe E. Branham, Donald E. Branham, Gary A. Branham, Woody C. Branham, all of Prestonsburg, Paul Ray Branham, Versailles, and two grandchildren, Michael S. Branham II and Dustin L. Crum.  Funeral Service for Estill B. Branham will be conducted Thursday, November 1, at 1 p.m. in the Allen Christ United Methodist Church, Allen, with Ken Lemaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Gethesemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, caring for those arrangements.  (HFH)

BRANHAM, Fred , Age 63, of Des Plaines, Illinois, formerly of Floyd County, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Luther General Hospital. Born September 14, 1934 at Wheelwright, he was the son of the late William and Versie Little Branham. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired inspector for ITT. Survivors include his wife, Fayetta Thomsberry Branham; one daughter, Diana Lynn Marquez of Kennesaw, Georgia; two sisters, Lillian Ann Perry of Wood Haven, Michigan, and Elizabeth Kay Lucas of Lincoln Park, Michigan; one half-sister, Lora Childers of Wheelwright; and one grandchild.. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat

BRANHAM, Gene Paul   Age 72, of Dwale, passed away, Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at his home, following an extended illness. He was born February 27, 1927, at Dwale, the son of Ecie Garrett Branham of Dwale, and the late Dee Branham. He was a coal miner for Island Creek Coal. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Allen, and a member of V.F.W. at Prestonsburg. He was married to Shelby Jean Gamble who survives him. Other survivors include four daughters, Debbie Martin of Lexington, Terry Hayes and Tylina Jody Mullins, both of Prestonsburg, and Paula D. Martin, of Holland; one sister, Lena Sword of Dwale; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 4, at 1 p.m., from the Christ United Methodist Church at Allen. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Friends may call at the Burke Funeral Home, Friday, October 3, after 11 a.m. All arrangements are under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home, of Prestonsburg.  (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, George M. 46 b-Jun.28 1952-?   d-Sep.02 1998-Buckingham  s/o  Farris & Roxy Johnson Branham h/o-Tiann Branham Bur: Branham Cem. Wheelwright, Floyd Co. Ky.

BRANHAM, Grace   Age 73, of Wheelwright, wife of Roy Branham, passed away Friday, January 24, 2003, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born June 2, 1929, in Melvin, the daughter of the late Dove Newsome and Vangie McCray Newsome. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Terry Lee Branham of Paintsville, and Ralph Gilliam of Florida; two brothers, Ballard Newsome of Winchester, and Raymond Newsome of Florida; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Collins Blocker. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 26, at 1 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Pallbearers: John Osborne, Ronnie Faine, Keith Faine, Martin Lafferty, Gene Mosley and Ashley Reynolds.  (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Hoody, B: 11-1-1902  D: 4-15-1943, s/o Leonard & Sinthie Branham, h/o Ella McCown  d/o James McCown, 3 daughters & 2 sons

BRANHAM S, Illa T.  Age, 83, of Wayland, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. She was born June 30, 1917, in Knott County, the daughter of the late W. M. Triplett and Melvina Castle Triplett. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and taught at Wayland Grade School for 34 years, where she was employed by the Floyd County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Astor Branham. Survivors include one son, Gary Astor Branham of Wayland; one step-son, Astor Branham Jr. of Eastlake, Ohio; one sister, Norcia Brown of Georgetown; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 7, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Deliverance Church, at Wayland, with the clergymen, J.M. Sloce and Mabry Holbrook, officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Jack Age 80, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at his home in Betsy Layne. Born October 17, 1919, in Hellier, he was the son of Jack and Cora Jarrell Branham. He was a member of Vogel-Day United Methodist Church for more than 40 years; a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps; retired as President of Big Sandy Insurance Agency in Martin; chairman of Sandy Valley Water District for 19 years, was a founder and 50-year member of the Betsy Layne Fire Department, and was active in the Boy Scouts, and served as scoutmaster for many years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Elliott Branham. Other survivors include three sons, Steve Branham of Betsy Layne, Bob Branham of Pikeville, Barry Branham of Marbella, Spain; two daughters, Mary Lee Frazier of Betsy Layne, and Debbie Wallingford of Knoxville, Tennessee; one brother, James E. Branham of Gautier, Minnesota; two sisters, Opal Caldwell of Madison Heights, Michigan, and Betty Easter of Auto, West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial  in the Davidson Gardens, at Ivel

BRANHAM, Jacqueline  Age, 69, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, November 13, 2005, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born September 23, 1936, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Ollie and Mattie McGuire Wallen. She was a retired county employee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Pete” Branham. Survivors include two sons: Roger Lee Branham and Bernard Scott Branham (wife, Melissa), both of Prestonsburg; two sisters: Mary Ruth Campbell of Lexington, and Sue Emrick of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren: Brian Scott Branham and Brianna Paige Branham. In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Branham; three brothers: Billy Dave Wallen, George Samuel Wallen, and James A. Wallen; and a sister, Fannie Mae Ball. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 16, at noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Mark Tackett and Shawn Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Wallen Family Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, James b. 08-10-1919 d. 12-15-1990 s/o W. M. & Margarette Hall Branham, h/o Selma Franlin Branham

BRANHAM ,Jim  76 b-Mar.26 1922-Floyd Co Ky.  d-Oct.22 1998-Floyd Co. Ky.  s/o  John Branham & Lou Stricklin Branham Marshall
h/o-Norma Hunt Branham Bur: Branham Fam. Cem. Corn Forks, Ky.   [World War II Veteran]

BRANHAM, Joe, B: 12-6-1904 @ Boones Camp, Ky., D: 9-19-1994 @ Prestonsburg s/o John H. & Mary Alice Golden Branham, h/o Palmyra Tackett  5-3-1928 children: Will (Buggy), Richard L., Collie V., Shelvia, Allene & Louise bro: Willie (Bill)

BRANHAM, Joe  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

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)

BRANHAM, John Astor   Age, 74, Wayland, died last Thursday, August 24, at the McDowell Applachian Regional Hospital following a short illness. Born August 20, 1912 at Emma, he was a son of the late Tarl Branham and Kate Branham Foster. A retired electrician and mechanic with the Princess Elkhorn Coal Company, he was a member of the Zion Deliverance Church at Wayland. He is survived by his wife, Illa Triplett Branham; two sons Gary Branham of Wayland, and Astor Branham, Jr. of East Lake, Ohio; a daughter, Nina Frances Branham, of Wayland; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Zion Deliverance Church with Ada Mosley and Mabry Holbrook officiating. Burial was made in the Richmond cemetery at Prestonsburg under direction of the Hall Funeral Home. "The Floyd County Times", Wednesday, August 27, 1986

BRANHAM, ,John Ellis
Age 62, of Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Dec 17, 1998. s/o the late Frank and Mary Ellis Branham. survivors include wife, Bernice Branham; two sons John Ellis Branham, Richard Alan Braham; two dau. Marybeth Hurst and Sherylann Andres; step-mother Gertrude Branham; step sister Phillis Porter. Interment was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

BRANHAM, John Jr., b. 5-7-1927, s/o John and Hettie Lafferty Branham, d. Sept 13, 1988, MI, h/o Goldia Branham, bur: Davidson Mem Gardens

BRANHAM, John W.  Age, 77, of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on August 21, in Boons Camp, he was the son of the late Jessie James and Minnie Lackey Branham. He was a retired veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a member of the VFW, and was a Past Master and member of Masonic Lodge No. 899 F&AM at Wheelwright. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hall Branham. Other survivors include two sons, James B. Branham of Wheelwright, John (Donnie) Branham of Neon; one daughter, Melissa J. Branham of Wheelwright; one brother, David Branham of Michigan; two sisters, Jeanette Quigg of Michigan, Betty Jo Hall of Bevinsville; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 24, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Wiley Burke Cemetery, Bevinsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Lucinda Dillon  Obit  Submitted by      From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Lyman G. , b. May 14, 1918, Langley, KY , s/o Joe and Laura Dudley Branham, d. March 17, 1988, Pikeville Methodist Hosp, Pike Co KY, h/o Mary Hagans Branham, bur. Hagans Cem, Langley

BRANHAM, Michael W., b. 2-20-1963, F. C., s/o Cliften and Clora Clements Branham, d. Nov 4, 1988, Melvin, F. C. , automobile accident, bur Will Hall Cem, Halo

BRANHAM, Opal Lafferty   Age: 94 OF: Dwale, KY Date of Birth: January 25, 1913 Place: Water Gap, KY Date of Death: January 23, 2008 Facts of Importance: Retired school teacher, homemaker & member of the Dwale United Methodist Church for 59 years. Parents: the late L.P. & Rosie Jarrell Lafferty Husband or Wife: the late Ernest Branham Other Survivors: two daughters & son in law: Betty Branham, Sharon (Jack) Howard all of Dwale, KY; grandchildren: Marcia (Brad) Walls of Dwale, KY, Martha (William) Davis of Dandridge, TN, Monty (Sandy) Branham of Martin, KY, Mitzi (Ron) Lumsden of Bradenton, FL, Jack Kyle (Daneque) Howard of Allen, KY; great-grandchildren: Amber Lynn Walls, Scott Bradley Walls, Courtney Branham, Jordon Michele Boyer, Jacob Louis Boyer, Gracie Elizabeth Rose Lumsden, Landon Kyle Branson Howard, Emma Iris Louise Howard; great-great-grandchildren: Christian Gabriel Slone & Ethan Scott Walls Deceased Relatives: parents, husband, son: Clifford Branham Time and Place of Services: Friday (January 25, 2008) 1 PM at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home- Martin, KY Officiating: Jack Howard Visitation: Thursday 11am at the funeral home Burial: Branham Family Cemetery- Dwale, KY Pallbearers: Brad Walls, William Davis, Ron Lumsden, Jack Kyle Howard, Scott Walls, Monty Branham; honorary pallbearers: Jim Sword, Ralph Elkins, Ray Lafferty, L.P. Lafferty, Ezra Branham & Ollie Johnson  (NFFH)

BRANHAM, Orpha, B: 1881  D: 9-22-1935

BRANHAM, Peggy Jean Tendzieglosky   Age 58, of Stanton, formerly of Ligon, died Thursday, April 26, 2007. She was born July 29, 1948, the daughter of the late Roman and Gladys Tendzieglosky.  She is survived by her husband, Bo Branham. Other survivors include a son, Jesse Branham of Stanton; a daughter and son-in-law: Deanna and Dennis Martinovich of Battle Creek, Michigan; four grandchildren: Brandon and Jessica Martinovich, and Amber and Emily Branham; five brothers: John, Fred, Ricky, Doug and David Tendzieglosky, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Anthony ‘Bo’ Branham. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 29, at the Wells Funeral Chapel, in Stanton.  Burial followed at the Rest Haven Cemetery, in Stanton. (FCT'S (05-04-2007)

BRANHAM, Peggy Jo Sparks  Age, 65, of Mt. Sterling, died November 15, 2000, at her residence. She was born December 17, 1934, at Paintsville, a daughter of Jettie Wells Sparks of Prestonsburg and the late McKinley Sparks Sr. A Methodist, she was employed at Peggy’s Dress Shop in Mt. Sterling. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Wheeler Branham of Mt. Sterling; a son, Larry Branham, and a daughter, Belinda Branham, both of Mt. Sterling; two brothers, McKinley Sparks Jr. of Frenchburg, and Oakie Gene Sparks of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Pauline Wells, Mary Click and Dinah Lynn VanHoose, all of Prestonsburg, and Sue Melvin of Mt. Sterling; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m., at Taul Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Sterling, with burial to follow in the Machpelah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Claire Hospice of Morehead. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Clarke, Johnny Webb, Daryl Sparks, Mickey Sparks, Dalus Sparks and Willie McGuire. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Breeding, Ronnie Daniel, Shag Branham, Stanley Daniel, Chester Shepherd, Worth McGuire, Charles “Chuck” Melvin and Ondalow Hunt. (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Randall "Danny"    Age 61 of Galloway, OH passed away at Doctor's West Hospital on September 21, 2007. Born on July 15, 1946 to Eula Mae (Mollett) Dascenzo and the late James Harvey Branham in Watergap, KY. Survived by brother, James Muncy; companion, Della Osborne; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Gene Branham. Friends may call at KAUBER-SAMMONS FUNERAL HOME, Pataskala on September 24, 2007 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Cady officiating. Burial will be held at Pataskala Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to American Heart Association.  (COLUMBUS DISPATCH 9/23/07

BRANHAM, Richard “Rick” Alan   Age, 47, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, February 23, 2007, at his residence. Born February 12, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Bernice Stephens Branham of Prestonsburg, and the late John Ellis Branham. He attended the First United Methodist Church, in Paintsville. He was an electronic technician and a free lance writer for the Floyd County Times. In addition to his mother, survivors include a brother, John Ellis Branham Jr., of Canada; two sisters: Sheryl Ann Branham Andres, of Hilliard, Ohio, and Mary Beth Branahm Hurst, of Columbus, Ohio; six nieces and nephews: Britney Basco, Javan Branham, Emily Branham, Fiona Hurst, Hunter Hurst, and Zachary Andres; an uncle, Deward Stephens; an aunt, Pauline Wallen; and special friends: Wayne Dixon and Ronald Brown. Funeral services were held Monday, February 26, at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Dave Garrett officiating. Interment was at Mayo Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. Active: Roy Goble, Jerry Wright, Freddie Burchett, Dwayne Salyer, Ron Brown, Javan Branham, Mike Andres, Gary Hurst, and Tommy Lavender. Honorary: Wayne Dixon. (FCT'S 02-28-2007)

BRANHAM, Robert Clay "Itch"  Age 75, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday. December 16, 1999, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of a sudden illness. He was born July 3, 1924, the son of the late Fanny Robinson and Lewis Branham. He was owner/operator of Arrowood's Hardware Store; a member of the Community United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg; and served in the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife. Frances Layne Branham; one daughter, Judy Freels, of Prestonsburg; one brother, Franklin D. "Set" Branham of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Hazel Harmon of East Point; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 19. at 2 p.m.. at the Carter Funeral Home. with Rex:. Wayne Sayre officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

BRANHAM, Roxie Age 81, of Wheelwright, died Saturday, October 16, 1999, at Paul B. Hall Hospital in Paintsville, following an extended illness. Born on September 2, 1918, in Weeksbury, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Burke Johnson. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Weeksbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferris Branham. Survivors include four sons, John Mac Branham, Orbin Branham, both of Wheelwright; Hillard Branham of River Rouge, Michigan, Daniel Branham of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Rose Marie Johnson of Wheelwright; two sisters, Sylvania Hall of Rockcastle, Mary Jones of Bevinsville Burial in the Boyd Cemetery, Price

BRANHAM, Roy Darrell  Age, 51, of Wyandotte, Mich., formerly of Weeksbury, Ky., died Friday, January 25, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on October 12, 1950, at Weeksbury, Ky., he was the son of the late William Arnold and Causby Burke Branham. He was a retired brick layer. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Gooden Branham. Other survivors include one son, Brian K. Branham of Wyandotte, Mich.; one daughter, Shonda (husband, Raymond) Esau of Mich.; two brothers, Edward Bruce Branham, and Roger Keith Branham, both of Virgie, Ky.; one sister, Nancy Alice Hall of Wheelwright, Ky. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Clay Branham. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 28, 2002, at 12 noon, at the Free Pentecostal Church of God at Weeksbury, Ky., with Jay Patton and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial was in the Branham Family Cemetery, Weeksbury, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Free Pentecostal Church of God at Weeksbury.  (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)

BRANHAM, Sarah E. Hall Age 83. of Weeksbury. died Tuesday, October 26, 1999. at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. following an extended illness. Born on November 24, t915, in Wheelwright, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Lillie Tackett Hall. She was a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Branham. Survivors include one son, Doyle Branham of Stanton; two daughters, Barbara Hall of Beaver, and Deloise Fields of Lexington; three brothers, Haskell Hall and Homer Hall, both of Weeksbury, and Guy Hall of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Sadie Bakay and Liza Jane Wells of Weeksbury;  Burial  in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.

BRANHAM, Susie    Age 52, of Prestonsburg, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg.  She was born December 28, 1953, in Martin, the daughter of Louise Ousley Justice Egbert of Prestonsburg, and the late Johnny Justice. She was a self-employed dog groomer. Survivors include a son, Keith Branham, of Prestonsburg; two brothers: David Justice of David, and Vincent Justice of Prestonsburg; a sister, Sara Bartley of Prestonsburg, and two grandchildren: Benjamin Branham and Matthew Branham.  Her father, and a brother, Clifford Justice, preceded her in death.  Funeral services for Susie Branham will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Jimmy Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the Branham Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home, where church services were held Tuesday night.   (April 5, 2006 FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Thomas E.   Age 76, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, January 1, 2004, at King's Daughters Hospital, in Ashland. Born September 2, 1927, at Dwale, he was the son of the late John P. Branham and Lura (Peg) Fraley Branham. He was a retired consultant for Dowell Well Chemical; a member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg; a U.S. Navy and World War II veteran; a member of the D.A.V., Auxier; and a 32nd Degree Master Mason with Zebulon Lodge Chap. No. 243. He is survived by his wife, Mildred George Branham; three daughters: Sandra (James) Goble, of Prestonsburg, Tommie Sue (John Anthony) Campbell, of Mousie, and Janie Branham, of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Ruby Fraley, of Dayton, Ohio, Opal Fannin, of Prestonsburg, and Barbara Howard, also of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren: Alan Goble, of Georgetown, and Tracy Click, of Prestonsburg; and four great-grandchildren: Brandon Goble and Allison Goble, both of Georgetown, and Lauren Click and Mark Click, both of Prestonsburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, John Robert (Buddy) Branham. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 3, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. The Reverends Mark Walz and Steve Pescosolido officiated. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Visitation was at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. (FCT'S)

BRANHAM, Troy Lee age 93, of Harold, h/o Stella Tackett Branham, died Saturday, September 13, 1997, at the residence of his son Emmitt Branham. He was born July 27, 1904, in Grethel, s/o  James Branham and Anzie Sword Branham. He was, a member of the Pilgrim Home Regular Baptist Church since 1936. He is survived by four sons: James A. Branham, A. Elisha Branham, Emmitt E Branham, and Ellis V. Branham, all of Harold; five daughters: Wanda Carroll, and A. Judy Hamilton, both of Grethel, Gladys Mitchell of Betsy Layne, Priscilla Maxine Collins of Flatrock, Michigan, Ruth Laferty of Teaberry; one sister, 'Ethel Hamilton of Grethel; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Burial was made in the Troy L. Branham Cemetery at Grethel

BRANHAM, Twila , Age 44, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born November 7, 1953 in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Greta Wells Branham of Auxier and the late John "Butch" Branham. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one sister, Lila Davis of Auxier. . Burial will be in the Govemment Relocation Cemetery at Auxier.

BRANHAM, Victory, B: 6-22-1891  D: 12-17-1926, d/o Jane Blair, w/o Bud Branham 7 children

BRANHAM, Walter J. "Judy"   Age, 83, of Willard, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at home after a long illness. He was born July 9, 1923, in Prestonsburg, Ky., son of the late Lewis and Lucinda Dillon Branham.  He had worked at Sandy Valley Coal Co. in Prestonsburg, and he was a barber in Prestonsburg. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Platte as a ships Service Barber Second Class. After the war he worked at Elkhorn Coal Co. in Kentucky. He moved to Ohio in the early 1950's. Mr. Branham had worked at the Shelby Air Depot, the Plymouth Foundry, the former Miller Products in Shelby now known as Tech-Forms where he retired after 34 years in the late 1980's.  He was a member of the Guinea Corners Church of God. He loved his grandchildren and was known to them as "Pa Pa." He also loved to fish and work on cars.  Surviving are daughter, Earnestine Jones of Willard; three sons, Danny R. (Candace) Branham of Bellville, Dennis (Cynthia) Branham of Tennessee, Shayne (Brenda) Branham of Willard; 11 grandchildren; 25  great- grandchildren; a brother, Robert L. Branham of Willard; a sister, Alice "Bo" Branham of Willard; a brother-in-law, Ray Collins of Willard.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Callie M. Branham in 1989; three brothers, James Branham, Charles "Pete" Branham, John "Butch" Branham; four sisters, Sally Blair, Opal Reed, Darkus Spradlin, Helena Smith.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday with Pastor Harold Gray and Pastor Ricky Branham Jr. officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven.

BRANHAM, Willie "Bill"  Age 90, of Weeksbury, died January 14, 1998. Born Aug. 4, 1907 in Boonescamp, son of the late John and Mary Golden Branham. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Hall Branham; one son, Doyle Branham; two daughters, Barbara Hall DeLooise Fields. Burial is in the Buckingham Cemetery.  (FCT'S)

BRANK, William Wesley   Age, 63, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, February 8, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born September 26 , 1940, in Henderson, he was the son of the late Harry A. and Marie F. Norris Brank. He was a nurses aide. Survivors include four brothers: Harry A. (Ann) Brank of Elyria, Ohio, Calvin (Clara) Brank of Toledo, Ohio; Henry Brank of Detroit, Michigan; and James Brank of Lexington; a sister-in-law, Flossie Brank of Loris, South Carolina; three aunts: Sallie (Denson) Parker, Ella Brank, and Anna Brank; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 14, at noon, at the Lighthouse Temple at Wheelwright, with Rev. Lowell Parker officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was held at the funeral home, and at the church. (FCT'S)

BRANSON, Arthur Age 94, of Auxier, husband of the late Ollie Dorton Branson, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at the Riverview Health Care, in Prestonsburg. He was born May 16, 1911, in Letcher County, the son of the late Hezekiah B. Branson and Susana McIntire Branson. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, in Auxier. Survivors include four sons: Paul Wesley (Barbara) Branson of Hinckley, Ohio, Gary Vernon (Judy) Branson of Columbia, South Carolina, Daniel (Patricia) Branson of Allen, and John Arthur (Kathy) Branson of Cape Coral, Florida; two daughters: Miriam Sue (Fred) Crawford of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Alice Faye (Wendell) Hicks of Dixon, Tennessee; one half-sister: Mona Marquis of Apopka, Florida; 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Arthur Branson will be conducted Thursday, June 30, at 11 a.m., at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, in Auxier, with Clergyman Bobby Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation is after 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.  (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)

BRAY, Tommy Dean   July 9, 1957, September 24, 1993, Father Jack Shepherd Mother Virgie Bray Shepherd, Wife Jeanette Owens Bray Sons, Tommy Jr., Virgil Lee, Daughter Lisa Ann Bray Brothers Gary Shepherd, Greg Shepherd, Jackie Daryl Shepherd Sisters Virginia Ann Craft, Betty Sue Craft Burial Drift Cemetery , Drift, KY

BREEDING, Charles David  Age, age 51, of 858 N. Main St., Marion, Ohio, formerly of Wheelwright, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at 2:03 p.m., at Marion General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Ganson Breeding, and two sons, Paul, of Canton, Ohio; and David, of Marion. Charlie was born June 17, 1949, at Martin, Ky., to the late Paul Breeding and Mary E. Powers Breeding, who survives. Other survivors include one brother, Ricky Breeding, of Marion, Ohio; three sisters, Judy Breeding Bartley, of Melvin, Ky.; Betty Rose Breeding Ganson, of Marion, Ohio; Paula Breeding Travis, of Milton, New York; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold “Beanie” Breeding. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a member of Maranatha Bible Baptist Church, a member of VFW Post 3313, previously worked at Eaton Corp., and Depot Express, currently an independent truck driver for Bear-Lines. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 24, from 2 to 4, and 6 to 8 p.m., at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, where the service was held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 11 a.m. Burial was in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens with graveside services by Marion Area United Veterans Council and Chaplain Fred Eyster. Memorial contributions may be made to the choice of the donor. (FCT'S)

BREEDING, John, B: 4-4-1894  Mayking, Ky.  D: 9-19-1946, s/o William & Minervia Breeding h/o Martha Ann Hall  m: 2-25-1914, 8 sons & 4 daughters

BREEDING, Lonnie Amburgey , Age 75, of Sassafras, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. Born January 29, 1923 in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Amburgey and Corsie Collins Amburgey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Breeding. Survivors include three daughters, Vivian Earlene Hurt of Kodac, Brenda Kay Fields of Sassafras, and Linda Jay Akers of Hazard; four sons, James Kennon Breeding, Doyle Dearie Breeding and Paul Gene Breeding, all of Indiana, and Craig Overbee of Richmond; seven sisters, Nola, Anita,  Lucille and Wanelle of Indiana, Jewell of Clay City, Lois of Litt Carr, and Amie of Prestonsburg; .one brother, Larry Gail Amburgey of Mousie; Burial was in the Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery at Litt Carr, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

BREEDING, Manervie Jane, B: 86-1865  D: 1-8-1949, w/o William G. Breeding  m: 4-7-1887 @ Bilva, Ky., 3 sons & 2 daughters

BREEDING, Rebecca Jane, B: 5-8-1892  Knott Co., Ky.  D: 5-9-1913, d/o Tommie Hll w/o John Breeding  m: 5-21-1911, child: William Thomas  B: 1-30-1913  D: 5-9-1913

BREEDING, W.G., B: 4-27-1861  D: 11-16-1937, h/o Minerva J. King  m: 4-7-1887 3 sons & 2 daughters

BREWER, Bud, B: 6-2-1874  Chattem Co., N.C., D: 11-29-1945  age 72, s/o James & Emily Brewer

BREWER, Dora, B: abt. 1877  D: 3-1-1945, w/o Ben Brewer  m: 1892  D: 1-4-1929, 14 children

BREWER, Jessie Fitzpatrick  Jessie Fitzpatrick Brewer, of Alhambra, California, formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away May 4, 2002, in Alhambra, where she had lived since 1948. Her husband, Ben I. Brewer, preceded her in death. She was the daughter of the late Penn and Maggie Fitzpatrick. She is survived by one sister, Peggy Marshall, of Titusville, Florida. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Ike Fitzpatrick and Sam H. Fitzpatrick; and four sisters, Stella Spurlock, Garnet Spurlock, Dot Marshall, and Bess West. (FCT'S)

BREWER, Reba  Obit  (FCT'S 07-24-1991)

BRIGGS, Judy G. Briggs, Age, 52, of Hager Hill, an associate professor of nursing at Prestonsburg  Community College, died Tuesday, September 21, 1999, at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was born May 2, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Thomas M. and Sara C. Guttetidge. A registered nurse, she attended the University of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing and held bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Bellarmine College in Louisville. She was a member of Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville, where she sang in the choir, American Association of University Women, National and Kentucky League of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau professional nursing society, Kentucky Board of Nurses, and American Nurses Association. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 29 years, Russell Briggs; one son, Ryan Briggs (Alisa) of Lexington; one daughter, Caitlin Briggs of the home; two brothers, James Gutteridge of Pennsylvania and John Gutteridge

BROCK, Anthony E.  Age, 73, of Columbus, Oh., passed away September 21, 2001, after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, brother, sister, nieces and nephews, and many great sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Graveside services for Anthony E. Brock were conducted Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at 12:00 noon, at the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., with the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., caring for those arrangements. Visitation was at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers: Glen Hall, Gary Sheppard, Sam Pauley, Dale Koehler, Danny Slone, Scott Sheppard, Delano Lawson, and Virgil Hall. (FCT'S)

BROOKS, James Aubry b. 04-12-1927 d. 07-07-1990 s/o Orva & Josephine Rice Brooks, h/o Mildred S. Brooks, bur: Davidson Mem Gardens

BROWN, Bertha Mae Cooksey  Age 67, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born January 16, 1934, at Potter, Ky., the oldest child of Bennie Ray and Elizabeth Emogene McGuire Cooksey. She was a graduate of Meade Memorial High School in Johnson County, Ky. and Ashland Business College, Ashland, Ky. On May 8, 1953, she married George Cecil Brown, at the home of her parents, in Prestonsburg. Mae worked at Brown Produce Company in Prestonsburg, and later at Brown Foodservice in Louisa, Ky., her husband’s family’s business. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. Mae is survived by identical twin sons, Larry Dean (Terri Rae Spradlin), and Gary Douglas (Dawn Michelle Musser), both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Georganne (Donald Wayne, Jr.) Taylor of Prestonsburg, who was born on the twins’ seventh birthday; two sisters, Jean Rae (Howard) Moore of Ashland, and Frances Marie (Don) Sorrell, of Ashland; two brothers, Johnny Mack (Diane Warrix) Cooksey of Lexington, and Tommy Dan (Patricia Musser) Cooksey of Ashland; three grandsons, Jordan Chase Brown, Andrew Tyler Brown, and Garrett Woodson McGuire Brown, all of Prestonsburg; one granddaughter, Lindsey Michelle Brown, of Prestonsburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, her beloved husband, George Cecil, preceded her in death in May 2000. Like her father, brothers and husband, Mae took an interest in flying, and receive her pilot’s license in 1982. She loved her family and friends, music, animals, books and travel. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, July 29, 2001, with the Rev. Wayne Sayre officiating. Entombment was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Ky., under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Pallbearers: Robert Sorrell, Wayne Brown, Dan Cooksey, Ben Cooksey, Mark Moore, and Matthew Moore. (FCT'S)
 

BROWN, Clara Age, 90, of Ada, Ohio, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at the Richland Manor Nursing Home in Bluffton, Ohio. Born on June 12, 1910, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Benny and Margaret Baldridge. She was a member of the Lonesome Valley United Baptist Church of Alger, Ohio where she was a member for more than 40 years and served as deacon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estel Brown. Survivors include three sons, Russell Brown, Delmer Brown, and Estel Douglas Brown, all of Ada, Ohio; three daughters, Josephine Hackworth, Darlene Casper and Jane Robinson of Ada, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.  Burial  in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio

BROWN, Clara Bell  Age, 55, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Floyd County, Ky., died Monday, November 19, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on June 24, 1946, at Harold, Ky., she was the daughter of Fanny Justice Hatcher of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late Oscar King. She was a disabled accountant and a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Charles Norman Brown Sr. Other survivors include three sons, Brian (Carol) Brown, Michael Brown and Charles Brown Jr., all of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Michele Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Lynnie King of Harold, Ky.; two sisters, Loene Lawson of Harold, Ky., and Jan Brinley of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Alicia, Courtney and Kyle. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 25, 2001, at 11 a.m., at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Harold, Ky., with Jamie Biliter officiating. Burial was in the Lawson Cemetery, at Harold, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation was at the Toler Creek Freewill Baptist Church. (FCT'S)

BROWN, Clinnon  Age 74, of Printer, d, May 3, 1999, at his residence, He was born March 24, 1925, in Weeksbury, s/o Andrew Brown and Lucy Jones Brown. He was  a World War II veteran. During service, he received a purple heart, Survivors include one son, Kenny Brown of Mesquite, Texas; one daughter, Sheila Ann Jamison of Moore, Oklahoma; one brother, Harlis Brown of Mason, Ohio; three sisters, Monnie Dye of Printer, Myrtle Burchwell of Mason, Ohio, Malta Cruey of Columbus, Ohio;. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery at Price

BROWN, D. P., B: 11-8-1876  D: 9-18-1944, s/o John M. & Evna Jane Brown, h/o Joanna Brown, 1 daughter

BROWN, Douglas Lloyd  Age, 78, of Staffordsville, died Friday, August 22, 2003, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born on January 17, 1925, in Van Lear, he was the son of the late George D. Brown and Molly Berry Brown, and the step-son of Mary Jane Akers Brown. He was a former company president for 30 years and former chairman of the board for Brown Food Service Inc., Louisa. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors, in addition to his former wife, Mable Holbrook Brown, include two sons, Kenneth Douglas Brown of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Wayne Louis Brown of Prestonsburg; one brother, John Forrest Brown of Callawassie Island, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lee MacAvoy, Kenneth Douglas Brown II, Andrew Todd Brown, Chelsey Nichole Brown, and Jilleyn Lee Brown; three great-grandchildren, Jacob David MacAvoy, KyLee Morgan MacAvoy, and Skyler Deliney Brown. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 25, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Interment was in the Holbrook Family Cemetery, at Prestonsburg. Military graveside services were conducted by Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, DAV. Active pallbearers: Larry Brown, Gary Brown, Wayne Taylor, Larry Howell, Justin Blanton, David MacAvoy, Drew Brown, and Doug Brown. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Brown Family.  (FCT'S)

BROWN, Earl  Age of Beaver, died Friday, February 6, 1998, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born April 24, 1925 at Beaver, he was the son of the late Hatler and Littie Bentley Brown.,  Survivors include his wife, Gracie Kiser Brown; five sons, Terry Brown, Steve Brown, Ronnie Brown and Jeffery Brown, all of Beaver, and Ralph Brown of Teaberry; one daughter, Sharon Kay Dotson of Beaver; one brother, Donald Brown of Beaver; five sisters, Bernice Brown, Becky FayeBrown, and Martha Mae Walker. all of Beaver, and Geneva Henson and Wilma Jean Cerullo, both of Dayton, Ohio; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. . Burial was in the Brown Cemetery on Tackett Fork, Beaver.

BROWN, Edgell  Age, 61, of Garrett, Ky., died Thursday, February 21, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on December 30, 1940, in Langley, Ky., he was the son of the late Clarence Brown and Zola Stephens Brown. He was a member of the Rock Fork Old Regular Baptist Church, and VFW in Paintsville, Ky. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Cyprus Amax. He is survived by his wife, Glenna Daniels Brown. Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Brown, and Tyler Devan Brown, both of Garrett, Ky.; three daughters, Kathy Allen, Heather Brown, and Kari Brown, all of Garrett, Ky.; daughter of the heart, Shonda Lawson of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Ellis Brown, and Ambers Brown, both of Langley, Ky.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Guy Brown; and one brother, Mitchell Brown. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 23, 2002, at 12 noon, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Earl Slone, Jerry Manns, and others, officiating. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BROWN, Estel , Age 92, of Ada, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 8, 1998, at the Richland Manor Nursing Home in Bluffton, Ohio. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. He was a member and deacon of the UnitedBaptist Church for more than 40 years, and a member of the Lonesome Valley United Baptist Church of Alger, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Clara Baldridge; three sons, Russell Brown, Delmer Brown, Estel Douglas Brown, all of Ada Ohio; three daughters, Josephine Hackworth, Darlene Casper, Jane Robinson, all of Ada, Ohio; two brothers, Mike "Fontaine" Brown, of Florida and Don Brown, of California; one half brother, Orville Brown; one sister, Roxie of New York; 3 half sisters, Ethel Hughes of Lima, Ohio; Virginia Neumier of Delphos, Ohio; Bethel Hingson of Florida

BRADLEY, Ellen b. 03-14-1900 d. 09-01-1990 d/o Farish & Polly Vanderpool Bradley, bur Conley Cem, Conley Fork of Spurlock, Prestonsburg

BREWER, Larry Dean “Rooster”      Age, 56, a life-long musician, died Monday morning, September 10, 2007, at Saint Joseph Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Floyd County, and was the son of the late Betty Allen Thompson and Eugene Thompson of Prestonsburg.  He was the father of Jason Brewer, 26, now attending Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, California; Amy Katherine Brewer, 22, an active-duty corporal in the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed in Iraq; and his beloved Chanc Lynch, 6, who is the son of his fiancée, Tammy Lynch.  Other survivors include his former wife, Lona “Loniece” Elliott Brewer of Allen; his twin sister, Barbara Jean Hancock of Printer; his younger brother, Jimmie Darrell Brewer of Spokane, Washington; nieces, nephews, and many more loving friends and family members. He was a Kentucky Colonel, and worked as a professional musician/drummer for nearly 40 years, performing throughout several states with such bands as: Carrier, Jim Richardson and Purebred, Muddi Creek, Jon Russell and Showdown, Barlow Ridge, Josh Logan, Neon Jones, and Blackwater. He was held in high regard by his fellow musicians for his creative musical talent and his exuberant stage presence. He is remembered by all for his loving and charismatic personality. As he was a ten-year pancreatic cancer survivor; his family is requesting that in honor of his memory, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, to which he was dedicated in helping raise funds for cancer research.  Memorial services will be held at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, Saturday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation on Friday, September 14, starting at 6:00 p.m.

BROGLIN, Charles Ray   Age, 67, of Erin, Tennessee, formerly of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee. Born August 4, 1939, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late Clell and Caldora Johnson Broglin. He was a retired steel factory worker and United States Army veteran. Survivors include two brothers: Hubert Morris of Whitesville, West Virginia, Clell Broglin of Erin, Tennessee; six sisters: Sedella Brooks, Viola Shook, Marlene Haley, all of Erin, Tennessee, Lucille Cheppella of Detroit, Michigan, Bonita Newsome of Little Robinson Creek, and Stella Beard of North Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Howard Morris and Homer Morris; three sisters: Barbara Younce, Beula Bragg and Liz Jackson.  Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m., at Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church of the Indian Bottom Association at McDowell, with ministers of the Regular Baptist Church officiating.  Burial was in the Family Cemetery, Golf Hollow, Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com   (FCT'S  07-25-2007)

BROWN, Eyvind (Ivan) , Age, 73, of Van Lear, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born June 4, 1925, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Roy Brown and Emma Merle Arrowood Brown. He was an electrician. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Isle is survived by his wife, Jeanette Vanhoose Brown; one son, James E. Brown of Van Lear, and a step-son, Randal Adkins of Kissimmee, Florida; three daughters, Janet Brown Clifton of Wabash, Indiana, Ann Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, Carol Burchett of Prestonsburg, and a step-daughter, Rowena Brown of Salyersville; one brother, Jack Brown of Van Lear; two sisters, Debbie Lawrence of Florida and Lois Ward of Springboro, Ohio; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 14, at 11 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with David Wells officiating, Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

BROWN, Flora, (Sister Mutt), b. 11-5-1901, Alabama, d/o Flora Mutt, d. March 16, 1988, Pa, bur: Greenwood Cem, Pa, former resident of Wheelwright, F. C.

BROWN, George Cecil Age 71, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born on September 13, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late George D. Brown and Molly Berry Brown. He was president of Brown Food Service and was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mae Cooksey Brown. Other survivors include two sons, Larry D. Brown, and Gary D. Brown, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Georganne B. Taylor of Prestonsburg-, two brothers, Douglas Lloyd Brown of Staffordsville, John Forrest Brown of Callawassie Island, South Carolina; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m., at the Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. with Rev. Wayne Burch officiating. Entombment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Local arrangements were under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Brown, Dennis Snook, Mark Moore, Matthew Moore, Michael Moore, Robert Sorrell, Danny Cooksey, Ben Cooksey, Johnny Cooksey and Tommy Brown.

BROWN, Georgia Horne  Obit  (HFH)  photo

BROWN, Glenna   Age, 60, of Garrett, died Thursday, September 4, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 24, 1943, in Garrett, she was the daughter of the late Guy (Serge) and Mary Hicks Daniels. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church at Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgel Brown. Survivors include two sons, Christopher Brown and Tyler Devan Brown, both of Garrett; three daughters, Kathy Brown, Heather Brown and Kari Brown, all of Garrett; daughter of the heart, Shonda Lawson of Lexington; a brother, Freddie Daniels of Garrett; five sisters, Charlotte Holbrook of Kendallville, Indiana, Doralene Whitehead of Warrensburg, Missouri, Nadine Hackett of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Kay Poling of Chilicothe, Ohio, and Clotine Conley of Lackey; and five grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Guy Brown. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 7, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jerry Manns and others officiating. Burial will be in the Guy Brown Cemetery at Garrett, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BROWN, Joe  Age, 76, of Mousie, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin, following an extended illness. Born on February 28, 1925, at Lackey, he was the son of the late Henry and Margaret Bradley Brown. He was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the Ball Branch Old Regular Baptist Church at Mousie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda Stamper Brown. Survivors include two sons, Andy Brown of Somerset, Ancil Brown of Mousie; two daughters, Barbara Sue Brown of Mousie, Betty Lou Ramey of Garner; four brothers, Jack Brown of Mousie, Sherman Brown of Frenchburg, James Brown of Saint Marys, Ohio, Libery Brown of Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Edna Lemaster of Marion, Ohio, Dorothy Hicks of Mousie, Nervie Cox of Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at the Ball Branch Old Regular Baptist Church with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Joe Brown Cemetery, at Mousie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

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

BROWN, Lincoln   Age, 72, of Morgantown, formerly of Allen, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at his residence. He was born in February 1929, in Prestonsburg, the son of the late William Brown and Lula Porter Brown. He was a retired construction worker, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Inez Bentley Brown. Other survivors include five sons, Rick Brown of Bremen, Indiana, Charles Brown, Ballard Brown and David Brown, all of Lexington, William Brown of Morgantown; two daughters, Patricia Kay Brown of Lexington, Vanessa Blunk of Morgantown; two sisters, Molly Armstrong of Columbus, Ohio, May Hamilton of Allen; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 25, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Denver Meade, officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BROWN, Linda Gail   Age, 54, of Ligon, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on February 7, 1946, in Ligon, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Dessie May Horn. She was a member of the Ligon Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Billy Brown. Survivors include one step-son, Christopher Todd Brown of Litchfield, Michigan; one daughter, Heather Michelle Brown of Beaver; two brothers, Earl Allen Horn of Wayne, Michigan, Larry Horn of Elkton, Virginia; three sisters, Bonnie Young of Columbus, Ohio, Brenda Slone of Ligon, Rehea Rowe of Richmond and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 7, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery, Ligon, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BROWN, Liza Little, B: 3-16-1893  Wheelwright, Ky., D: ?, d/o Marion and Franky Little w/o Newberry Brown  M: 1912 children: Opal, Nannie, Buster, Ellis, Irene, Greta, Pauline and Joe sis: Allie

BROWN, Lloyd Age 68, of Louisa, husband of the late Dorothy Dixon Brown, passed away, Monday, December 13, 2004, at the Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. He was born December 25, 1935, in Hi Hat, the son of the late Evan Brown and Lillie Newman Brown. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include one son, Lloyd Brown Jr., of Louisa; one brother, Fred Brown of McArthur, Ohio; three half-brothers: Gary Brown, Charlie Brown, and Perry Brown, all of McDowell; one step-brother, Philmon Caudill of McDowell; four sisters: Virginia Gearheart and Joann Caudill, both of McDowell, Lorene Stewart of Lexington, and Donnia Willis of McMinnville, Ohio; one half-sister, Rebecca Harrier of Zanesville, Ohio; one step-sister, Earlene Caudill of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren: Ashley Nicole Brown and Christopher Brown. Funeral services for Lloyd Brown will be conducted Thursday, December 16, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergymen Jimmy Bevins and Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Newman-Stewart Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.

BROWN, Melva Sue Joseph  Age 47, of Prestonsburg, was dead on arrival at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky., on Thursday, July 4, 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of the Living Word Pentecostal Church in Magoffin County, Ky. Born June 29, 1955, in Prestonsburg, Ky., she was the daughter of Phyllis Craft Joseph, of Prestonsburg, and the late Kermit Joseph. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Columbus Ray Brown; one brother, Kermit “Bud” Joseph, of Prater, Ky.; and two sisters, Paula Gibson and Sharon Hicks, both of Prestonsburg, Ky. Funeral services for Melva Sue Johnson were conducted Sunday, July 7, 2002, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Rev. Clifford Austin presiding. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BROWN, Melvina L.   Age 84, of McDowell, Ky., was born on September 5, 1917, in Craynor, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Arelia Spears Likens. She departed this life following an extended illness on Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She was married on June 22, 1933, to Willie D. Brown, who preceded her in death. Unto this union was born one son and seven daughters, Bill Brown of Ligon, Ky., Annette Tackett of McDowell, Ky., Genevieve Wright of McDowell, Ky., Bobbie Osborne of McDowell, Ky., Bessie Newman of St. Mary’s Ohio, Brenda Ratliff of Sidney, Ohio, and Jonell Tackett of Prestonsburg, Ky. She was preceded in death by Beulah Martin. She was also preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters. There are 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There is a host of many relatives and friends who will mourn her passing. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Woodrow Dye, and other Regular Baptist ministers, officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery, at Hi Hat, Ky. (FCT'S)

BROWN, Nora    Age 94, of Litchfield, Michigan, d, July 13, 1999, at the Litchfield Nursing Center. She was born September 2, 1904 in Floyd County, d/o  Milford and Lacreaty Hughes Turner. w/o Morrison Brown. She is survived by two daughters, Billie Conley of Albion, Michigan, and Nadean Joseph of Prestonsburg; one sister, Una Moore of Garrett; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. bur:  Albion Memory Gardens in Litchfield, Michigan.

BROWN, Phyllis Faye  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BROWN, Proctor Sherman  Age, 77, of Paintsville, died Thursday, August 12, 2004, at his residence. Born May 13, 1927, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Dewey E. Brown and Etta Susan Gambill Brown. He was owner/operator of Brown's Auto Sales. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the 1st and 42nd European divisions. He was twice married, first to Audrey Pauline Brown, who preceded him in death; and later to Hanna Brown who survives. Survivors include three sons: Roger Brown of River, Michael Loy Brown of West Liberty, and David Brown of Lexington; one daughter, Deedra Brown Gearhart of Prestonsburg; two step-daughters: Mary Alice England of Berea, and Denease Harris of Pikeville; three brothers: Dewey F. Brown Jr., of Relief, James A. Brown of Flemingsburg, and Jackson E. Brown of London; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 16, at 1p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick and Father Hopperson officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. A Celebration of Life service was held Sunday, August 15, at the funeral home. Visitation was at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Big Sandy, or the Bobby Mullins Scholarship Fund, by calling the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 789-3501.  (FCT'S)

BROWN, Rebecca "Becky" Jarrell  Age, 97, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2005, at Arbors of Gallipolis. She was a longtime resident of Centerpoint, Ohio. Becky was born in Water Gap, on November 19, 1907, the daughter of the late Nettie DeRossette Jarrell and Lenoard "Doc" Jarrell. She was a former school teacher, postmaster and homemaker. She loved gardening, cooking, quilting, and crocheting, and would go out of her way to help people. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Parker Brown, whom she married on November 9, 1930; a brother, Curtis Jarrell; two sisters: Ersie Branham and Virginia Hurd; a son, Curtis (Buddy) Jarrell; and two infant grandchildren. Surviving are two sons: Danny (Renda) Brown of Rio Grande, Ohio, and Ralph (Barbara) Brown of Crown City, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Beatrice Jarrell of Prestonsburg; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There will be no calling hours, and final services will be posted at a later date. Arrangements, are under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Becky's name can be made to the Red Cross for the hurricane victims.  (FCT'S)

BROWN, Shane Eric  Age, 33, of Langley, died Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at the residence of a brother at Langley. Born October 17, 1971, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Janice Patton Jackson of West Liberty, and the late Mitchell Thomas Brown. He was an electrician for Blevins Electric. Survivors include a daughter, Megan Messer of Langley; three brothers: Clarence Brown, and Heath Brown, both of Langley, and Mitchell Brown Jr., of Brandenburg; two sisters: Sherri Mullins of McDowell, and Tonya Howell of Vine Grove; his maternal grandmother, Norma Patton of Langley; the love of his life, Teresa Hagans of McDowell; sons at heart: Steven Conley, and Ryan Crager; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harry Patton; and paternal grandparents, Clarence and Zola Brown. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 27, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Jerry Manns, and Earl Slone officiating. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery, at Turkey Creek, Langley, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BROWN, SHIRLEY OSBORNE , AGE 79, OF HI HAT, KY, WIDOW OF CLIFFORD H. BROWN, PASSED AWAY THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2003, AT THE HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, PRESTONSBURG, KENTUCKY. SHE WAS BORN OCTOBER 14, 1924 IN HI HAT, KY, THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CHARLIE T. OSBORNE AND REBECCA LAWSON OSBORNE. MRS. BROWN WAS A HOMEMAKER AND A MEMBER OF THE MCDOWELL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. SURVIVORS INCLUDE THREE SONS, CLENNON RAY BROWN, LEXINGTON, KY, DANNY LEE BROWN, HI HAT, KY, CLARENCE DEXTER BROWN, MOREHEAD, KY, TWO DAUGHTERS, PEGGY RYAN COBURN, RUSSELL, KY, JAN BROWNING, HI HAT, KY, FIVE BROTHERS, WADE OSBORNE, MCDOWELL, KY, HOWARD OSBORNE, OHIO, CHARLES T. OSBORNE AND CHARLES B. OSBORNE BOTH OF PLYMOUTH, OH, JOHN P. OSBORNE, SHILO, OH, ONE SISTER, VONNIE JUNE MOORE, MCDOWELL, KY, EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN AND 5 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO: ALZHEIMER"S ASSOCIATION, LEXINGTON/BLUEEGRASS CHAPTER 836 EUCLID AVENUE, SUITE 322, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, 40502  Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2004 here at Hall Funeral Home with Woodrow Dye, Jimmy Dye, Brad & Brent Tackett officiating. Interment: Lawson Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky. ( Hall Funeral Home)

BROWN, Troy , Age 92, of Prestonsburg, d. January 28, 1999, He was born on May 22, 1906, in Goodloe, the son of the late Marion and Byrd Amett Brown. He was retired coal miner, member of local 30, District 17, Pikeville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estie Webb Brown on December22, 1998. Survivors include one son, Glen Brown of Prestonsburg; one brother, Malcom Brown of Abbott, Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Buckeye

BROWN, Verna   Age, 60, of McDowell, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on April 26, 1940, in Honaker, she was the daughter of the late Rousie and Emaline Gayheart Collins. She was a member of the Church of Christ, at Melvin. She is survived by her husband, David Brown. Other survivors include one son, Kenny Brown of Allen; one daughter, Rosemary Reed of Price; two sisters, Bonnie Little of McDowell, Vesta Meade of Chicago, Illinois and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 28, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in the Little Cemetery, at Price, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BROWN, Versa Moore 84, McDowell, d. Feb 28, 1999, OLW Hosp in Martin, KY, b. Sept 7, 1914, Honaker, KY, d/o General Lee and Elizabeth Stumbo Moore, w/o Barzell Brown. bur : Davidson Mem Gardens  , Ivel

BROWN, William Scott, b. 8-25-1976, Ohio, s/o Ellis and Veneta Patton Brown, d. Dec 8, 1988, OLTW, F. C., bur: P. D. Allen Cem, Langley

BROWN, Willie D.  Age, 94, of McDowell, Ky., died Thursday, January 24, 2002, following an extended illness. Born on November 3, 1907, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Lewis and Sallie Vance Brown. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee. He is survived by his wife, Melvina Lykins Brown, married June 1933. Other survivors include one son, Bill Brown of Ligon, Ky.; six daughters, Jonell Tackett of Prestonsburg, Ky., Annette Tackett, Genevieve Wright, and Bobbie Osborne, all of McDowell, Ky., Bessie Newman of St. Mary’s Ohio, and Brenda Ratliff of Sidney, Ohio; 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Beulah Martin; four brothers, Jarvey Brown, Andy Brown, Sill Brown, and Noah Brown; five sisters, Lula Potts, Roxie Ratliff, Lizel Provansanto, Laura Gibson, and Phenia Brown. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 27, 2002, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky., with Woodrow Dye, and other Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, Hi Hat, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BROWNING, Enos  Age, 80, husband of Geneva Smith Browning, died Sunday, December 19, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Wooton, he was the son of the late Kash G. and Bessie Begley Browning. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, graduated with an associate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and attended th University of Kentucky. He was a retired teacher at Mayo State Vocational School in Paintsville, where he had taught for approximately thirty years. He was a member of the Kentucky Vocational Association, the Kentucky Teacher's Association, and the American Vocational Association. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of First Methodist Church in Paintsville. Survivors other than his wife, include a son, Larry (Dale) Browning of Brookings, South Dakota; a daughter, Lella Ann (Gary) Strowig of Lexington; two grandchildren: Emily Ashlyn Browning and Joseph Michael Browning, both of Brookings, South Dakota. A mermorial service will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, with Rev. Ronnie Hupp officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40604 or the Oleika Hospital Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY 40603.  (FCT'S)

BRUMETT, Adeline, b. 10-31-1901, Pike Co, Ky, d/o Issac and Nancy Cox Epling, d. Sept 9, 1988, Ada , Ohio, w/o Marshall Burmett, (d.6-2-1964) bur: Ohio

Brunett, Mary  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BRYAN, Grace Evelyn Martin  Age, 85, of (Meade Branch), Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at the Highlands Re-gional Medical Cen-ter, following an extended illness. Born November 11, 1917, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. Martin and Mary Coburn Martin. She was a former legal secretary and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include one sister, Norcie M. Miller of Prestonsburg; one brother, Bernard Martin of David; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Columbus B. Martin, and one sister, Minnie E. Martin. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 1, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Interment will be in the Elliott Family Cemetery, (Meade Branch), Prestonsburg. Visitation is Friday, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Bryan family. Pallbearers: Joshua Blanton, Brad Wells, Russel Hager, Phillip William Elliott, Phillip Elliott and Michael D. Blanton.  (FCT'S)

BRYANT, A.B.   Age, 83, of Hi Hat, died Thursday, October 23, 2003, at his residence. Born October 30, 1919, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Ransom and Nancy Johnson Bryant. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Dawson Bryant. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy (Denver) Hall of Hi Hat; three brothers, Allen Bryant of Columbus, Ohio, and Eli Bryant and Nellie Davis, both of Hi Hat; two grandchildren, Tracy (Joe) Marson, and Wayne (Anita) Hall; four great-grandchildren, Jay Marson, Brandon Marson, Amber Hall and Delphia Johnson. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marinda Hall, Dellie Hall and Dorsa Hall. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 26, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery, at Hi Hat, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Mrs. Beatrice Newman  Born: 10/18/1918 Died: 07/04/2004 Visitation: after 5:00 P.M. Monday at the Funeral Home and after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Church. additional services nightly at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Service: WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2004 AT 11:00 A.M. IN THE LITTLE NANCY OLD REGULAR BAPTIST CHURCH AT HI HAT, KY. WITH OLD REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTERS. Interment: Newman Cemetery at Hi Hat, Ky. BEATRICE NEWMAN BRYANT WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD ON JULY 4, 2004. SHE WAS BORN OCTOBER 18, 1918. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF MALLIE CASEBOLT AND ANDREW ?ANDY? JACKSON NEWMAN WHO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. BEATRICE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LITTLE NANCY REGULAR BAPTIST AT HI HAT, KENTUCKY. SHE IS SURVIVED BY THREE SONS ROGER AND HIS WIFE KAY OF DAYTON, OHIO; GARY AND HIS WIFE JOYCE OF BEAVER, KY, AND KENNETH BRYANT OF HOPKINSVILLE, KY; AND ONE DAUGHTER BRENDA AND HER HUSBAND WELLMAN ?WINCE? VANCE OF CHILLICOTHE, OHIO. BEATRICE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER LOVING HUSBAND, ELI BRYANT; AN INFANT SON, ELI BRYANT, JR. AND A YOUNG DAUGHTER MALLIE ROSE BRYANT. SHE IS SURVIVED BY SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, MARCIA VANCE DEWITT; KIMBERLY VANCE KIMBLER; LORI BRYANT MEADOWS; SHANNON BRYANT SAMMONS; MICHAEL BRYANT, DAVID BRYANT AND KENNETH BRYANT II; AND THREE GREAT GRANCDHILDREN, JORDAN VANCE DEWITT; DYLAN VANCE DEWITT AND APRIL BRYANT CRUM. ALSO SURVIVING ARE FIVE SISTERS, PEARLIE NEWMAN NEWSOME OF HI HAT, KY; HESTER NEWMAN PENNINGTON; MARY NEWMAN THOMPSON; AND DORA NEWMAN WARNOCK OF HILLSBORO, SHIRLEY NEWMAN RHODES OF GREENFIELD, OH; AND THREE BROTHERS, LEEROY AND TILLMAN NEWMAN OF DAYTON, OH AND ROBERT T. NEWMAN OF WILLOW SPRINGS, MISSOURI. BEATRICE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO SISTERS, JANICE NEWMAN, LILLY NEWMAN SHROUT; AND FOUR BROTHERS, JOE NEWMAN, BUD NEWMAN AND KENNETH RUSSEL ?DICK? NEWMAN. ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY DEAREST FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR SYLVIA HALL NEWMAN. BEATRICE LEAVES BEHIND MANY LOVING RELATIVES, FRIENDS, and NEIGHBORS. BEATRICE SHALL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED AS A LOVING, KIND AND GENEROUS WOMAN WHO HELPED MOLD HER FAMILY WITH HER LOVE, HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND WISDOM. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BEATRICE NEWMAN BRYANT WILL BE CONDUCTED WEDNESDAY, JULY 07, 2004, AT 11:00 A.M., AT THE LITTLE NANCY REGULAR BAPTIST CHURCH, HI HAT, KY, WITH THE REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL FOLLOW IN THE NEWMAN CEMETERY, HI HAT, KY, UNDER THE PROFESSIONAL CARE OF THE HALL FUNERALHOME, MARTIN, KENTUCKY. VISITASTION IS AFTER 5:00 P.M., MONDAY HERE AT THE FUNERAL HOME AND AFTER 5:00 P.M,., TUESDAY AT THE CHRUCH. ?OUR LOSS IS TRULY HEAVEN?S GAIN? PALLBEARERS: KENNETH J. BRYANT, II, MICHAEL BRYANT, DAVID BRYANT, MARK KIMBLER, LARRY DEWITT, JORDAN DEWITT, BRIAN MEADOWS, DOUG SAMONS, BRENT HAMILTON. (HFH)

BRYANT,  Beatrice Tackett b: Jun 24 1927 d: Sep 29 1966 Cancer; d/o Kennis and Minnie (Jones) Tackett, Ligon, KY; she leaves one brother, Faminouse Tackett, Ypsilanti, Mich; one sister, DixieMae Bryant, w/o William Bryant, Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

BRYANT, Bethel   Age, 70, of Wheelwright, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born August 23, 1936, in Melvin, she was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Dorothie Johnson Caudill Hall; she was the stepdaughter of the late Brack Hall. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church in Melvin.  She is survived by her husband, Frank Bryant.  Other survivors include her children: Mary Ann (husband, Charles) Adams of Clay City; Larry (wife, Carolyn) Bryant of Wheelwright; Chris (wife, Crystal) Bryant, of Wheelwright; Christy (husband, Kelly) Lackey of Mt. Sterling; brothers: Arthur (wife, Shirlene) Caudill of Attica, Ohio; Kenny (wife, Sue) Caudill of Willard, Ohio; sisters; Ethel (husband, Art) Tuttle of Plymouth, Ohio; and Geraldine Morgan of Norwalk, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one grandchild; and brothers: Everett, Forrest, and Cornelius Caudill; and one sister, Grethel Pittsenberger. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 9, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Little-Hall Cemetery, in Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. (FCT'S Sept 8, 2006)

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 niece Alpha jean johnson, one nephew Willie Franklin (buddy boy) Burks 2 great nephews Charles Adams. Brandon Bryant

BRYANT, Bobby Dawson   Age, 79, of Hi Hat, died Monday, May 6, 1991 at her residence at Hi Hat following a long illness. She was born April 6, 1912, at Bybee, Tennessee, and was the daughter of the late William Lewis and Lou Dawson. She received a business degree from a business college in Nashville, Tennessee, and a nursing certificate from the Red Cross Chapter in Nashville. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church for 41 years and attended the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat. Survivors include her husband, A.B. Bryant; one daughter, Peggy Hall of Hi Hat; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be made in the Boyd Cemetery at Hi Hat with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.  (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Brandon J. (B.J.)   Age, 21, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, September 21, 2003, following an auto accident on Ky. Rt. 466, at Melvin. Born December 21, 1981, in Pikeville, he was the son of Jessie and Margaret Tackett Bryant of Wheelwright. He was a 2001 graduate of South Floyd High School, and a Masonry worker for Sandy Valley Masonry. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Steven Collins of Wheelwright; one sister and brother-in-law, Stacy and Marty Little of Melvin; maternal grandmother, Bulah Boggs Tackett of Ashtabula, Ohio; three nieces, Kaitlan, Kelsie and Laken; nine aunts; five uncles, and several cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Luther Boggs, and paternal grandparents, Willie and Rose Johnson Bryant. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 24, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church at Melvin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Hall-Little Cemetery at Wheelwright, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church. Active pallbearers: Johnny Spears, Jeremy S. Tackett, Matt Tackett, Nick Compton, Chris Cole, Hobbie Little, P.J. Cox, Ryan Hall, Adam Tackett, Robin Little and Joe Platkus.  (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Clyde , Age 67, of Clarksfield, Ohio, formerly of Hi Hat, died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Edison Health Care in Milan, Ohio, following an extended illness. Born April 18, 1930 in Hi Hat, he was the son of the late Johnnie and Lissie Bryant. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Kidd Bryant; one daughter, Phyliss Bryant of Tiffin, Ohio; one son, Glenn Bryant of Indiana; and two brothers, Sidney Bryant of Dayton, Ohio, and Ballard Bryant of Phillipsburg, Ohio.. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery in Floyd County.

BRYANT, Deleary Waddles Age, 89, of Martin, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born April 21, 1911, in Kite, the daughter of the late Thomas "Babe" Waddles and Lula Beverly Waddles. She was a member of the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillard L. Bryant. Survivors include four sons, Ed Bryant of Martin, Charles Bryant of Albion, Michigan, Bill Bryant and Michael Keith Bryant, both of Kendallville, Indiana; two daughters, Jeanette Hall of Martin, Geneva Mosley of Kendallville, Indiana; one brother, Tom Waddles of Topmost; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, at 1 p.m., at the Little Nancy Regular Baptist Church at Hi Hat, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Haley, Age, 83, of Hi Hat, died Tuesday, September 2'1, 1999,1 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Born on March 26, 1916, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Eli & Hilza Osborne Tackett. She was a member of the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard "Doc" Bryant. Survivors include seven sons, Forrest Bryant of Hi Hat, Curt Bryant of Nicholasville, Dahny R Bryant of Betsy Layne, Bobby L. Bryant of Gulston, Gene Bryant of. Ewing, Ronnie Bryant. of Martin;  five daughters, Joyce Adkins of' Amelia, Ohio, Fern Clark, Clotine Norris, and Phyllis Gail Hall, all of Lexington, and Dixie Bryant of Hi Hat; four brothers, Lawson Tackett of Marion Ohio, Vernon Tackett of Manchester, Conley Tackett, & Taulby Tackett, both of Virgie; four sisters, Nova Bostic of Pikeville, Deliah Akers of Dorton, Dina Compton of Ecorse, MI, Hazel Hefiin of Crab Orchard,  TN. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat.

BRYANT, Ida Bell, B: 4-13-1916  D: 8-13-1929, d/o Sidney & Mary Bryant 12 yrs old

BRYANT, James Monroe  , B: 1888  , D: 3-17-1917

BRYANT, Jasper F., B: 1-19-1887  D: 4-28-1928, h/o Fannie Gipson 12-11-1920 1 son & 1 daughter

BRYANT, Leonard (Dock), B: 11-16-1913  Beefhide, Ky.  D: ?, s/o Duran and Sarah Ann Bryant, h/o Haley Tackett  M: 5-15-1936 children: Forrest, Curt, Bobby, Danny, Ronald, Gene, Joyce, Fern, Gail,, Dixie and Clotine

BRYANT, Lewis, D: 1932

BRYANT, Linda, B: 2-4-1873  D: 7-17-1938, d/o John & Emma Bryant w/o Abner Bryant  10-4-1891, 9 children

BRYANT, Mary, B: 2-6-1876  D: 5-30-1948, d/o John & Rhoda Akers w/o Sidney Bryant  6-25-1890, children: Rilda, Purlie, Deliah, Johnny, Frances, Anber, Hillard, 4, daughters & 1 son deceased

BRYANT, Melvina, B: 10-16-1907  D: 2-26-1932

BRYANT, Milford  Age 66, of Teaberry, husband of Augustine Bentley Bryant, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at his residence. He was born March 8, 1936, in Floyd County, the son of the late John Wess Bryant and Draxie Hamilton Bryant. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Boldman Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charlie Dean Bryant and Milford Bryant Jr., both of Teaberry; three daughters, Jackie Tackett of Honaker, Kathy Thomas of Teaberry, and April Akers of Pikeville; one brother, Sollie Bryant of Betsy Layne; two sisters, Emma Hall and Gilvia Bryant, both of Teaberry, and six grandchildren, Candice, Matthew, Cory, Allison, Sarah, and Hannah. Funeral services for Milford Bryant will be conducted Friday, September 6, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergymen, Belmont Johnson and Bill Slone, officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Milford Age 93, of Greensboro, North Carolina, formerly of Hi Hat, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Moses Cone Extended Care in Greensboro, North Carolina, following an extended illness. Born on April 30, 1905, in Fed, he was the son of the late Salisbury and Nancy Davis Bryant. h/o  Lauda Caudill Bryant. Survivors include one son, Norman Ray Bryant of Florida; one daughter, Nella Ruth Bryant Jones of Greensboro, North Carolina; one sister, Rilda Sipps of Ashland Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

BRYANT, Monroe, D: 1930?  age 64, h/o Liddy Brown  1904, 5 sons & 6 daughters

BRYANT, Norman Ray Age, 68, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the emergency room at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born January 27, 1937, in Knott County, the son of the late Milford and Lauda Caudill Bryant. He was a retired real estate broker, and auctioneer, a United States Air Force veteran, a member of D.A.V. Chapter 134, and a member of the Church of Christ in Pikeville. He is survived by his wife, Edna Music. Other survivors include his sons: Ricky Ray Bryant (wife, Causetta), of London, Ronnie Gene Bryant of Prestonsburg, and John W. Bryant (wife, Lisa) of Prestonsburg; step-son, Kenny Music of Prestonsburg; daughter, Connie Sue Vaughn (husband, John) of Prestonsburg; one sister, Nell Ruth Jones (husband, Jack) of Greensboro, North Carolina; two nieces: Janet McKinney and Judy Keck; grandchildren: Richard, Loray, Andrea, Jessica, Clarissa, Andrew, Elizabeth, and John Michael; and step-grandchildren: Ramanda Music and Chanel Music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Regina Kay Bryant; and six brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 19, at 4 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Larry Adams officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. Active pallbearers: John Bryant, Ricky Bryant, Ronnie Bryant, John Vaughn, Kenny Music, and Doug Hale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Patsy R.  Age, 59, of Albion, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home. She was born July 12, 1941, to Lonza and Maxie (Casebolt) Burke in Virgie, Kentucky. On August 22, 1959, she married Earl Burke, he preceded her in death in 1989. Since 1977 Patsy was a nursing home administrator for an Adult Foster Care Home in Albion. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and bird watching. Survivors include: four daughters, Annette and Richard Ewers of Albion, Sue and Brett Ward of Springport, Gail and Duane Gollnick of Reading, Michelle Bryant of Albion; four sons, Tony and Georgia Bryant of Climax, Allen Bryant of Portage, Dale and Melissa Bryant of Springport and Marcus Bryant of Albion; two sisters, Fontella Mann of Homer and Ann Izzard of Litchfield; six brothers, Jerrel D. Burke of Homer, Grover Burke of Coldwater, Lonza Burke Jr. of Albion, Garner Burke of Quincy, Craig Mullins of Albion, Gary Newsome of Homer; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, three brothers and one son. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, 2001, 1 p.m., at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home Inc., 811 Finley Drive, Albion, with Reverend Tom Duff officiating. Interment followed at St. Joe Cemetery in Clarendon Township. (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Ricky L.  Age, 42, of Weeksbury, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a sudden illness. Born on November 2, 1958, in Floyd County, he was the son of Molly Johnson Bryant of Weeksbury, and the late Charles Bryant. He was a former coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Doris Ann Little Bryant. Other survivors include four daughters, Amanda Bryant, Ashley Bryant, Courtney Bryant, and Tara Bryant, all of Weeksbury; one brother, Darrell Bryant of Weeksbury; two sisters, Rhonda Hall and Connie Hall, both of Weeksbury. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 7, at noon at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, at Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Robert Wesley, stillborn infant, b. 3-1988, s/o Charlie and Melissa McKinney Bryant, bur: John Hamilton Cem, Teaberry

BRYANT, SIDNEY, B: 2-19-1860  D: 9-16-1942, h/o Mary Akers, 4 sons & 8 daughtes

BRYANT, Sidney T. Age 58, of Kendallville, Indiana, d. October 19, 1997, at McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville, Indiana. Bom August 1, 1939 at Melvin, s/o  DeLeary Waddles Bryant of Martin and  Hillard Bryant. h/o , Marilyn Bryant; one son, Thomas L. Bryant of Kendallville, Indiana; one daughter, Veronica Thacker of Kendallville, Indiana; four broth- ers, Ed Bryant of Martin, Charles Bryant of Albion, Michigan, and Bill Bryant and Michael Bryant, both of Kendallville, Indiana; two sisters, Jeanette Hall of Martin, and Geneva Mosley of Kendallville, Indiana; . Burial was in the Lakeview Cemetery in Kendallville, Indiana

BRYANT, Sollie    Age, 85, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at his residence. Born June 30, 1921, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Wess and Liddie Bentley Bryant. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, at Teaberry. He is survived by his wife, Tessie Hamilton Bryant. Other survivors include four sons: Homer Bryant of Columbus, Ohio, Dana Bryant and Kenneth Bryant, both of Betsy Layne, and Darvine Bryant of Ivel; five daughters: Shirley Abshire of Boldman, Norma Jean Tackett and Nora Baxter, both of Betsy Layne, Kathleen Newsome of Robinson Creek, and Brenda Robinson of Harold; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Emma Hall and Gilva Bryant, both of Teaberry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Joe Bryant; three brothers: Milford Bryant, John B. Bryant and Webster Bryant; a sister: Bertha Kendrick; and a grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20, at noon, at the Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, in Teaberry, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, in Ivel, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation was at the church, with nightly services at 7 p.m. (FCT'S)

BRYANT, Susie Stanley Age, 73, of Melvin, died Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on April 13, 1926, in Price, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and '.Mary Justice Stanley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Bryant. Survivors include three sons, Benny Bryant of North Manchester, Indiana, and Bobby Bryant and Kenny Bryant, of Huntington, Indiana; three daughters, Ocelene Henderson and Magdalene Moore, both of Melvin, and Pauline Bryant, of Marion, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. . Burial  in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, at Melvin

BRYANT, Webster b: May 29 1932 d: Aug 31 1965 s/o the late Monroe and Letha Bryant, md: Edna HAMILTON; 10 children, also leaves, one brother, and 6 sisters . Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

BRYANT, Willie Age, 74. of Wheelwright, died January 21, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, .Lexington. Born December 18, .1925, in Wheelwright, he was the son of the late Buddy Bryant and Viola Bryant. He was a plumber and member of the Old Regular
Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ana Johnson Bryant. Survivors include two sons, Billy Bryant and Jessie Bryant; two daughters, Tiann Branham and Carolyn McCray; two brothers, Bert T. Bryant and Frank Bryant,  four sisters, Gertrude Burke, Taric Johnson, Arinda Collins and Betty Slone, all of Wheelwright; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Hall-Little Cemetery

BUCKLEY, Timothy  Age, 50, of Lackey, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born in Covington, on June 18, 1950, a son of William and Rita Brossart Buckley. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Viola. Funeral services were Thursday, January 18, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Milburn Slone officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Carrie. (FCT'S)

BUEHRER, John William  Age, 83, of Pedro, Ohio, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Our Lady of Belfonte Hospital, Greenup. He was born January 20, 1918, at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of the late Emil and Emily Buehrer. He was the owner of Reliance Printing Company, a member of the Presbyterian Church in Rome, Ohio, a lifetime member of the D.A.V., and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife, Mary Maglene Smith Buehrer. Other survivors include two daughters, Judy Leurquin of Madison, Wisconsin, and Ruth Buehrer of Green Bay, Wisconsin; four step-daughters, Rita Slone of Huntington, West Virginia, Patricia Rister of Garrett, Alma Kay Hicks of Martin, and May Sester of Prestonsburg; one brother, Calvin Buehrer of Chicago, Illinois, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 23, 2:30 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Family Cemetery, Stone Coal, Garrett. (FCT'S)

BULLOCK, Goldie   Age 58, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Born September 16, 1948, in Floyd County, she was the son of the late Tom and Debbie Johnson Tuttle. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Okel Bullock.  Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Patty Bullock of Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother and a sister: James Tuttle of Mt. Sterling; and Helen Johnson of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters; Nick Tuttle, Virgil Hall, Bo Tuttle, Violet Stumbo, and Joann McKinney.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 24, at 1 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.   Burial was in Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville.  Visitation was at the funeral home.  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com  (FCT'S 12-27-2006)

BUMGARDNER. James Charles “Charlie”  Age, 77, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Monday, September 3, 2001, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born February 12, 1924, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Calvin Bumgardner and Edra Rice Griffith Bumgardner. He was a former security guard at Highlands Regional Medical Center, a lifetime member of the D.A.V., and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Roxie Hamilton Bumgardner. Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Setser of East Point; three sons, Charles Arthur Bumgardner, of Lexington, Mike Bumgardner and Richard Bumgardner, both of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, Larry Joe Griffith of Lovington, N.M.; one sister, Maudie Howell of Lovington, N.M.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 6, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Pastor Charles Heater Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Richmond Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. Military graveside service will be conducted by the Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, D.A.V. (FCT'S)

BURCHELL, Jay (Buster) b. 01-24-1921 d. 11-27-1990 s/o William & Zella Griffey Burchell, h/o Emma Jean Hatfield, bur: Tacket Cemetery at Tram

BURCHWELL, Bernard A.   Age 74, of West Chester, Ohio, formerly of Maytown, Langley, husband of Dorthy “Dottie” Godby Burchwell, and former husband of Lillian “Lee” Howard Grant, passed away April 16, 2003, at the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born October 10, 1928, at Hi Hat, the son of the late Con Burchwell and Roxie Meade Burchwell. He was a truck driver for Matlack Inc. for 31 years, and retired in 1991. He was a graduate of Maytown High School, and enjoyed attending their school reunions. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Charlotte (Ron) Lee of Zenia, Ohio, Debby (Pat) Doherty of Dayton, Ohio, Sandra Sue (Mark) Hackenwerth of Missouri; one son, Roy David Burchwell of California; two step-children, Sharon Kosick and Gerald Godby; one brother, Elmer “Bozo” Burchwell of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Barbara Daniels of Lexington, Joyce Stumbo of McDowell, and Verna “Teeny” Hayes of Hunter; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Bernard A. Burchwell were conducted April 19, at Hodapp Funeral Home, West Chester, Ohio. Burial followed in the West Chester Township Cemetery, West Chester, Ohio. Local announcement, courtesy of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.  (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, Ada Belle, age 49, of Willow Run, Michigan, died there at the home of a daughter, Mrs.Opal Marie Meadows Mink, on Sunday, August 28, 1955, of pneumonia. She had been in ill health for six years. She was a native of Floyd County but went to Willow Run to live with her daughter. Ms. Burchett was the daughter of the late Dick and Rhoda (Jarrell) Burchett, and is survived by another daughter, Rhoda Springstead of Sandusky, OH, and two sons, Richard Cecil of Sandusky, OH and Andrew Cecil of Stanville, KY. Another daughter, Norma Kazee of Wabash, IN died in 1973. Funeral rites were conducted at the Arnold Chapel, with the Rev. Isaac Stratton officiating. Burial was made at the Earl Campbell cemetery, Brandy Keg, behind the Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church, donated by Deb Brown

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

BURCHETT, Beverly C., b. 7-9-1913, F. C., s/o Roland and Lou Holifield Burchett, h/o Joann Banks Burchett (d. Nov 15, 1973) d. 4-7-1988, Lexington, KY , bur: Richmond Cem,

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) 

BURCHETT, Dixie Maynard  Obit  Submitted by        From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, Edith Daniels Age 85, of Prestonsburg, died Nov. 13, at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1913, at Fishtrap, d/o the Pete and Ella Coleman Daniels. Preceded in death by husband Clayton Burchett. Survivors include son, Clayton Burchett Jr. Dorothy Harries and Sue Holden; four brothers, Joe, Paul, Blaine and Eddie; one sister, Rita Little. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY.

BURCHETT, Edna Faye  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BRUCHETT, Elsie t "Granny" AGE: 93 OF: Prestonsburg, KY    DATE OF BIRTH: February 6, 1914 PLACE: Prestonsburg, KY   DATE OF DEATH: August 4, 2007   WHERE: Pikeville Medical Center- Pikeville, KY   FACTS OF IMPORTANCE: Home maker    PARENTS: the late Willie & Rosie Kendrick Goble   HUSBAND OR WIFE: the late John W. Burchett   OTHER SURVIVORS: 3 sons: John K Burchett , William E. Burchett & Freddie Burchett all of Prestonsburg, KY ; 2 daughters: Lydia McGlone of Prestonsburg, KY & Martha Marsh of Columbus, Oh; 3 brothers: Howard Goble of Elizabethtown, KY, Richard Scotty Goble of Albion, MI & Argie Goble of Warsaw, IN; sister: Emogene Ward of Prestonsburg, KY; 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren   DECEASED RELATIVES: 4 brothers: Estill Goble, E. J. Goble, Leon Goble & Joe Frank Goble; 2 sisters: Clady Spears & Junie Mae Goble   TIME AND PLACE OF SERVICES: Monday August 6, 2007 11am at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home – Martin, KY   OFFICIATING: David Garrett & Mark Hunt  VISITATION: Saturday 6 family 7 public at funeral home  BURIAL: Burchett Family Cemetery  Prestonsburg, KY  www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com 

BURCHETT, Ethel Marie  Age, 89, of Meeker, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Monday, December 4, at the Marion General Hospital. Born February 1, 1911, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late John Hurd and Ann Click Hurd. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Burchett. Survivors include one son, John Burchett of Morral, Ohio; five daughters, Ruth Burchett of Morral, Ohio, Phyllis Burchett of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, W. Jean Shirea, Wanda Hecker, Amy Thompson, and Gladys Sue Hickman, all of Meeker, Ohio; one brother, Alvin Hurd of Prestonsburg; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 7, at 10 a.m., at the Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio, with Pastor Floyd D. Barker and Steve Burchett officiating. Burial will be in the Meeker Cemetery, under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, Flem Wesley (Bud)  Age, 73, of Maple Heights, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died June 5, 2002, following a battle with lung cancer. Born Oct. 16, 1928, to John S. and Virginia (Harvel) Burchett at Endicott, Bud grew up in the Cow Creek area. Bud married Joann Kendrick on January 2, 1948, and they had two children, Donald Ray and Norma Sue. Bud began to work for Ford Motor Co. in 1956, and worked for 41 years, retiring in November of 1997. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Virginia (Harvel) Burchett; son, Donald Ray; and sisters Pauline and Josephine. Bud is survived by Joann, his wife of 54 years; daughter, Norma Sue (Bart) Adkins, of Ohio; grandchildren, Bart Jr. (Kathy), Amy (Jim) Matthews, and Debbie (Bob) Collins, all of Ohio. There are three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Damon, and Eric Adkins. He is also survived by siblings, Walter, Millard, Jack, and Lucille, of Indiana; and Pearl, of Ohio. Services were held June 10, at Kindrich McHugh Funeral Home in Solon and Bud was laid to rest at Restland Cemetery in Bainbridge Twp., Ohio (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, Glenn Bernard    Age 79, of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 24, 2007, of an apparent heart attack. Born January 11, 1928, near Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Tom “Jumper” Burchett and Norma Rebecca Burchett. He served in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne, as a paratrooper and ski instructor, in the Occupation Army in Japan. After his discharge, he attended the University of Kentucky on the GI bill. While at the University of Kentucky, he served in the ROTC, and upon graduation in 1951, he returned to active duty as an army officer in the Korean War, as a ship’s loading officer. He received his Bachelor of Arts, and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa at the University of Kentucky. After the Korean War, he remained in the army reserves, eventually rising to the rank of major. He was employed by Brown and Williamson, then Ford Motor Company, where he became District Field Representative. While he worked at Ford Motor Company, he completed his coursework for a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Louisville. In 1966, he moved to Lebanon and purchased Cedar Motors. He owned Burchett Ford in Lebanon for forty-one years. The business grew, and eventually became Burchett Ford-Lincoln-Mercury. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Hamilton Burchett, on May 16, 2005; a brother, Wade Oliver Burchett; and a sister, Blanche Burchett Cox.  He is survived by three children: Byron Glenn Burchett of Old Hickory, Louise Burchett (Guy) Chamberlain of Charlotte, North Carolina. and Keith Faulkner Burchett of Lebanon; four grandchildren: Caroline Burchett and Julianna Burchett of Wilimington, North Carolina, and Glenn and John Chamberlain of Charlotte, North Carolina; four brothers: Clyde Burton (Eileen) Burchett of Prestonsburg, Kenneth Ray (Linda) Burchett of Prestonsburg, Andrew Jackson “Jack” Burchett of Lucasville, Ohio, Gayle Richmond (Rhonda) Burchett of Prestonsburg; three sisters: Geraldine Burchett Cisco, and Virginia Burchett Wallace, both of Prestonsburg, and Tommie Jean Burchett Richardson of Columbus, Georgia. The family received friends, Monday, 5-9 p.m., at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church. The body laid in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment was in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Employees of Burchett Ford-Lincoln-Mercury served as honorary pallbearers. Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.  (FCT'S May 2007)

BURCHETT, Goldia "Snookie" Marie Age, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born on June 2, 1923, in Bays Branch, Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Burchett and Lula Horn Burchett. She was a retired teacher for the Floyd County Board of Education, having taught for 36 years. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. John Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. Visitation is Wednesday, 5 p.m., until 9 p.m.  (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, James B. (Jimmy) Age 66, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Water Gap, died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Doctor's Hospital, in Sarasota. Born August 2, 1938, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Beverly C. and Joan Banks Burchett. He was a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 273, F&AM, Prestonsburg, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple, Lexington, a Kentucky Colonel, Honorary Colonel of Kentucky State Police, and a member of the Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Water Gap. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hale Burchett; three sons, James B. (Karla) Burchett Jr., and Richard S. (Charla) Burchett, both of Sarasota, Florida, and David B. Burchett (Rita), of Cartersville, Georgia; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m., at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Water Gap, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, of Martin. Rev. Mark Tackett will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday, after 6 p.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Shriner's Children's Hospital, in Lexington.  (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, James D.   Age, 71, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Saturday, September 30, 2006, at his residence.
Born September 3, 1935, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Dicy Kendrick Burchett. He was a retired dozer operator for Coal MAC and construction worker, and was a member of the Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Maxzenia Blackburn Burchett. Other survivors include a daughter, Terry Prater of David; a brother, Sanford Burchett of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren: Joshua, Christopher, Amanda, Amy, and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren: Rimini, Lainie, Caleb, and Carston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lewis Burchett; and a sister, Geneva Leake.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Nathan Lafferty officiating. Burial was in the Jim Burchett Cemetery at Cow Creek, in Prestonsburg, Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S 10-04-2006)

BURCHETT, John Archer   Age, 62, of Ivel, died Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland. Born September 11, 1940, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Belvard and Opal Martin Burchett. He was a diesel mechanic, and a member of the Emma Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joann Hammons Burchett. Other survivors include one son, John Michael Burchett of Ivel; a daughter, Emily Michelle Hannah of South Point, Ohio; two brothers, Ernest Graham Burchett of Emma, and Martin Belvard Burchett of Ridge Crest, California; and five grandchildren, Benjamin Cody Burchett, Jonathan Taylor Burchett, Elizabeth Danielle Justice, Abigail Cirria Hannah and Paul Brian Hannah. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bert Quinton Burchett and two sisters, Doris Faye Burchett and Ann Burchett. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 25, at 11 a.m., at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Paul Stilton and Jack Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation is at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Steven Graham Chafin, Timothy Carr, Ernest Keith Burchett, Breck Hammonds, Tracy Kendrick, Steven Kendrick, Gary Lee Wright, Kevin Wright and Brian Wright.  (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)

BURCHETT, Lakie Duncan  Obit  (HFH photo)

BURCHETT, Lucy Blackburn ,d.  December 25, 1998,. Born February 12, 1908 in, Floyd County, d/o  Thomas and America Burchett Blackburn. w/o Forrest "Chaffie" Burchett, (d.October 24, 1982). . Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery

BURCHETT, MacArthur Age 57, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following an extended illness. Born on November 22, 1942, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Bill and Renia Spears Burchett. He was a disabled factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Johnny Carol Spears Burchett. Other survivors include two sons, Billy Burchett of Texas, Charles Newsome of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Tammy Woods and Lisa Jones, both of David, Carol Sue Shepherd of Ashland, Cheryl Burchett of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, John B. Burchett of Endicott, Donnie Borchelt of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Thibble O'Neil of Columbus, ,Ohio, Wonder Inez Burchett of Salyersville, Thelma Jean Burchett of Allen, Rosie Jane Burchett of Frankfort, Daisy Helen Burchett of Floyd County; and 10 grandchildren Burial  in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Serving as pallbearers were Charles Newsome, Brandon Endicott, Ted Jones, Michael Woods, Shawn Flannery, Kelly Burchett, and Jimmy Lee Burchett.

BURCHETT, Martin B.   Martin B. Burchett, of Ridgecrest California, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at his home surrounded by his wife of 48 1/2 years and his family. He was 72. He was born November 15, 1930, in Wayland, a native of Prestonsburg. He graduated from Prestonsburg High School with the Class of the 49rs. He was Chief Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force. He retired after serving 27 years, with tours of duty in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Martin was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, nine Good Conduct Medals, the President Unit Citation, the Air Force Oustanding Unit Award, the American Defense Service Medal with two OLC, the Vietnamese Service Medals with bar, and three Campaign Stars. He also retired after 15 years of service with the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake California as a branch head in the Ordnance Department. Burchett was very active with the youth sports program coaching for many years. He loved to fish and hunt and enjoyed the beautiful mountains. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Adkins Burchett. Other survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Bland and Billee Burchett of Ridgecrest; one brother, Ernest Burchett of Prestonsburg; his grandchildren, Hollie and Domonick Margarelia of Scottsville, Arizona; Christopher M. Burchett of Avondale, Arizona; a special little fishing partner, Sam, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Opal and Belvard Burchett; two sisters, Ann and Doris Faye; and one brother, John A. Burchett, and a great-great aunt, Bertha Weddington, who raised him. A memorial service was held at Crossroads Community Church on Sunday, October 12, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Bill Corley officiating. A military graveside service will be at 1 p.m., October 25, at Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, with Rev. Clifford Austin officiating. The family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Indian Wells Valley Unit, 129 E. Ridgecrest Blvd., Suite F, Ridgecrest California 93555 or a charity of your choice. Private cremation, arrangements and media information provided by Holland and Lyons Mortuary and Wilson Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, Myrtle   Age, 85, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 31, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born February 2, 1918, at Bays Branch (Floyd County), she was the daughter of the late Elmer Burchett and Lula Horn Burchett. She was a retired teacher from the Floyd County school system, having taught for 36 years. Survivors include one sister, Goldia Burchett of Prestonsburg, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 3, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. John Boyd officiating. Interment will be at Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. Carter Funeral Home is serving the Burchett family. Active pallbearers: Donnie Baldridge, Ernie Baldridge, Robbie Kestner, Todd Miller, Jason Roberds, Jeff Roberds, Tony Skeans, Matthew Skeans, and Scott Walker. Honorary: Lloyd Blackburn, Bob Burchett, Gary Burchett, Joe Burchett, Norman Conn, Roger Jurich, Jerry Martin, Fred Roberds, and Barney Walker.  (FCT'S)

BURCHETT, Myrtle Baldridge   Of the Auxier Road, Prestonsburg, born May 24, 1914, on Little Paint, the daughter of the late George and Lettie Harmon Baldridge, passed away Sun-day, October 8, 2006, at her home, at 92 years of age.  She married Lonnie Burchett, December 15, 1928. He preceded her in death on January 1, 1985, after 57 years of marriage. Myrtle leaves the following children: Loretta Blackburn (Lloyd) of Little Paint, Bob Burchett (Carlene) of Bays Branch, Phyllis Walker (Barney) of Auxier Road, Gary Burchett (Deanna) of Galion, Ohio, and Bernadette Conn (Norman) of Springfield, Ohio. In addition, to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Ronnie Burchett, who died June 12, 1995, and Dennis Gordon Burchett, who died July 15, 1937; six brothers: Bert, Bob, Harry, Buck, Willie, and James Baldridge. She leaves 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren, all of whom adored her. She also leaves her faithful companions, her dog “Boots” and her cat “Socks.”  Myrtle was a volunteer for the Highlands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for 18 years, until she needed to quit, due to illness. Myrtle was a dreamer who loved people. She enjoyed living and working in her flowers. A very creative person, she liked reading and collecting, especially dolls. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Coppings officiating. Interment will be at the George Baldridge Cemetery, (Bays Br.), East Point. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (FCT'S 10-11-2006)

BURCHETT, Opal Mae b. 1913 d. 01-11-1990, bur: Burchett Family Cem, Emma

BURCHETT, Richard    Retired Teacher, Merchant of Ivel Passes, Jan. 30 Richard "Dick" Burchett, 75, retired school teacher and merchant of Floyd county and one of Floyd county's beast known and best loved man, died at 4:00 a.m., Friday, January 30, 1959 in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital following an illness of four days. The son of James Burchett and Mary Goble Burchett, he was born March 19, 1883 in Floyd county and had lived all his life in that county, twenty-three years at Ivel where he was living at the time of his death. He was married to Ama Burchett in 1910, who survives. Alson surviving is one son, W. W. Burchett, attorney of Prestonsburg and one daughter Mrs. Russell Preston, Paintsville; one brother, Oak Burchett, Pikeville; one sister, Mrs. Celia Cline, Endicott, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 1 at the home with Howard Dorsey and Ira McMillan as officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery at Ivel. (Paintsville Herald 2-4-1959)

BRUCHETT, Robert Lee  Age, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington, after an extended illness. He was born September 10, 1926, in Pike County, the son of the late Ermine and Ida Clark Burchett. He was a retired coal miner, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ida Lowe Burchett. Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy Burchett and Scott Burchett, both of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Brenda Burchett of Prestonsburg, Kathy Jarvis of Banner; one brother, Willie Burchett of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Garnet Ward of Columbus, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 9, at 1 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Burchett Cemetery at Goble Branch Rd., Prestonsburg. (FCT'S)

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)

BURCHETT, Samuel   Age, 61, of Spurlock, of Middle Creek, Prestonsburg, died Sunday, August 15, 2004, at his residence. Born June 4, 1943, at Cow Creek, he was the son of the late Dick Burchett and Edna Faye Lewis Burchett. He was a disabled coal miner, a member of the Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Mae Jarrell Burchett, who died September 23, 2003. Survivors include two sons: Sam Stevie Burchett and Jack Burchett, both of Prestonsburg; four step-sons: Richmond Jervis of Water Gap, Lonzo Jervis of Endicott, and Cecil Tillis Jervis and Oscar Jervis, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Della Burchett of Dwale; three step-daughters, Geneva Jervis of Prestonsburg, Bernadean Collins of Wayland, and Kathy Hale of Gunlock; five brothers: Glenn Burchett, Charles B. Burchett, Chester Burchett, Jimmy Burchett, and Maryland Burchett, all of Endicott; five sisters: Patsy Jarrell, Emma Jean Burchett, Mary Jane James, and Linda Sherman, all of Endicott, and Sally Mae Slone of London; five grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Otis Burchett. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 18, at 2 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Hershelle Baldridge officiating. Burial will be in the Burchett Family Cemetery, Spurlock, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg. Visitation is at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

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)

BURCHETT, Wade Oliver Age 76, of Paintsville, d. July 3, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born March 27, 1923 in Floyd County, s/o Tom and Rebecca Burchett. . He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. h/o , Lois Hooper Burchett; one daughter, Laura Burchett Link of Paintsville; nine brothers and sisters, Clyde Burchett, Geraldine Sisco, Ray Burchett, Virginia Wallace, Gayle Burchett, and Blanche Cox, all of Prestonsburg, Tommie Richardson of Columbia, Georgia, Andrew J. Burchett of Lucasville, Ohio, and Bernard Burchett of Lebanon, Tennessee. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

BURCHFIELD, Alice Mae  Obit  Submitted by        From the scrapbook of Cora Coburn Meadows (FCT'S)

BURCHFIELD, Ethel, b. 6-2-1912, F. C., d/o William and Rose McKinney Grant, d. Nov 7, 1988, F. C, w/o James Burchfield, bur Family Cem at Dwale

BURGE, Billy Joe    Age, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, February 13, 2004, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Born December 17, 1931, in Paducah, he was the son of the late Miller and Morine Taylor Burge. He was a professional billiard player. He is survived by his wife, Burnette Newsome Burge. Other survivors include a son, Gregory Dean Isaacs of Southland, Michigan; a daughter, Casandra Lomoko of Westland, Michigan; three brothers: Toby Burge of Farmington, Michigan; Thomas Lynn Burge of Garden City, Michigan; and Bobby Burge of Garden Grove, California; a sister, Ida Dean of Plymouth, Michigan; two grandchildren, Randy Scott and Stefanie; a brother and sister-in-law, Kermit and Barbara Newsome of McDowell; a special niece, Maxine Newsome of Hi Hat; and many relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Burge. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Newsome Cemetery (Mink Branch), at Craynor, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home.  (FCT'S)

BURGY, Ella Tackett b: Feb 1 1913 d: Jun 19 1966; d/o Ben and Martha Tackett; 1st md: Levi JONES, deceased; 2 boys, Willie, New Boston, Ohio and Walker Lee Jones, Detroit, MI; 2nd md: Ollie BURGY; one girl, Denise Burgy, Praise, Ky. also leaves, her mother, Martha Tackett, Hi Hat, KY; 3 step-daughters, Mrs. Charles Bradley, Estill; Lucille Bornabie, Detroit, MI; Pauline Russell, Louisville, KY; 2 step-sons, Bill and Ollie Burgy, Jr., both Detroit, MI; 2 brothers, Curt, Praise, KY; Jim, Ligon, KY; 7 sisters, Fannie Newman, Cora Booth, Mellie Moore, all of Hi Hat, KY; Mary Hall, Weeksbury, Viola Bailey, Orkney; Hanna Meade, and May Howell, both of Detroit Mich. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

BURKE, Allie Mae, Age 99, of Corryton, Tennessee, formerly of Myers Towers, died at North Haven Health Care, Knoxville. Born on September 15, 1900, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Frankie Hall Little and Marion Little. She was a member of the Eastern Star since 1951, a Kentucky Colonel, and notary public for 27 years. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Burke. Survivors include three sons, Raymond Burke of Fort Myers, Florida, Walter Burke of Deltona, Florida, and Richard Burke Jr. of Pikeville; two daughters, Wilhelmena Burke Miller of Nevada, Iowa and Anna Lou Massengale of Knoxville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. . Entombment was in the O.T. Hinton Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park  Serving as active pallbearers will be Chris Ratliff, Larry Webster, Bill Baird, Marlow Tackett and James Hubert Harmon.

BURKE, Alpha  Age, 82, of Franklin, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, following an extended illness. Born on November 30, 1918, at Knott County, she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Melvenia McCurry Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield Burke. Survivors include four sons, James Ellis Hall of Rock Creek, Ohio, Curtis Lee Hall of Conneaut, Ohio, Roger Burke of Holiday, Florida, Raymond Burke of Jacks Creek; two step-sons, Ronald Burke of Raiford, Florida, Omar Hall of Ashtabula, Ohio; two daughters, Joan Becker of Chester, Virginia, Joyce Ann Jenson of Franklin; three step-daughters, Joan Hall of Florahome, Florida, Joyce Allen of Jacksonville, Florida, Becky Little of Jonancy; five brothers, Willie Johnson of Indiana, Kennith Johnson of Wheelwright, Jack Johnson of Casper, Wyoming, Jessie Johnson of Emma, Garfield Johnson of Bevinsville, 29 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 8, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery, at Halo, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Amie  Age, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born on October 14, 1921, at Lancer, she was the daughter of the late James and Rosie Setser Morrison. She was a retired cook with the Clark Elementary School and later with Meals on Wheels, and former employee of the US Shoe Company of Prestonsburg. She was a member of the Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church and DAV Women's Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bennie Meadows, and second husband, Charles E. Burke. Survivors include five daughters, Ruby Ousley and Edith Burke, both of Prestonsburg, Judy Seiffert and Opal Calhoun, both of Warsaw, Indiana, and Oma Rose of Claypool, Indiana; one sister, Lucy E. McGuire Hunter of Prestonsburg; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 26, at 2 p.m., at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tommy Nelson and Ellis Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.  (FCT'S)

BURKE,  Betsy Ann  Wiley  Funeral services for Mrs. Betsy Ann Burke, 74, who died at the home of her son, C. W. Burke, Auxier, Ky., were held Friday afternoon at the place, Rev. S. C. Honeycutt and Rev. J. E. Conley were in charge of the services. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Auxier. Surviving are the following children: W. W. Burke, Ashland; C. W. Burke, Auxier; Mrs. Ida Holmes, McRoberts, Ky.; B. L. Burke, Campbellsburg, Ky., and Tible Burke, Ashland. Two brothers also survive, Elza Wiley, White House, and Beth Wiley, Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Thursday 4-17-1941. Obtained at the JC Historical Society Website  Submitted  by 

BURKE, Britton C., b. 3-9-1889, Pike Co KY, s/o Scott and Rhoda Burke, d. Aug 27, 1988, F. C., h/o Elizabeth Johnson Burke, bur: Davidson Mem Gardens

BURKE, Brownlow L., 68, Milton, died 16 Feb 1975, bur. Moffett Cem. Born Floyd Co., KY 8 Apr 1906, lived in Milton community most of his life, (s/o John and Nanny Wiley Burke.) m. LUCY AUXIER, who died 25 years ago, 2 ch., Vernon deceased and Mrs. LaVerne "Topsy" Wright. m. 1925 to HAZEL OGDEN McENDRE, who survives, 2 step-ch. Mrs. Delano Goble and Howard McEndre. He was the last of 13 children. The Trimble Democrat 1970-1979  Submitted by  Born in Floyd Co. Died in Trimble County, Ky.

BURKE, Charley, Retired Miner, Dies Saturday Charley W. Burke, 68, retired miner of Auxier, died Saturday afternoon in a local hospital after a brief illness. The son of the late John and Betsy Ann Wiley Burke, he was born February 2, 1893, in this county and had resided at Auxier most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Preston Burke, a son, Bill Burke, Columbus, O.; four daughters, Mrs. George Reynolds, Auxier; Mrs. Edgar Ward, Oil Springs; Mrs. Bill Music and Mrs. Sam K. Rice, East Point; two brothers, B.L. Burke, Milton, Ky; Tibble Burke, Fort Worth, Texas. Funeral Services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday from the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with S.C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the Auxier-Government Cemetery. (12-31-1961, Paintsville Herald)  Submitted by 

BURKE, Charles (Chuck) Jr.  Age, 36, of Kermit, WV., died Sunday, October 21, 2001, in Kermit. Born August 19, 1965, in Germany, he was the son of Edith Dewolf and the late Charles Burke Sr. He was self employed. Survivors include one son, Charles Andrew Burke of Martin, Ky.; one daughter, Nikki Dawn Burke of Kermit, WV; and one sister, Christa Martinz of Lawton, Okla. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2001, in the Vineyard Church, with Brumley Marcum and Sterling Marcum officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo Horn Cemetery, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Visitation is at the Vineyard Church. (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)BURKE, Clara, B: 3-1-1901  D: 10-27-1976, w/o Joseph H. Burke  D: 12-4-1970, children: Myrtle, Alberta, James, Clarence and Bobby   1 child deceased bro-sis: Duran, Columbus and Melvina

BURKE, Clarence  Age, 68, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness. Born on October 1, 1932, in Halo, he was the son of the late Joseph and Clara Tackett Burke. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Sue Turner Burke. Other survivors include one daughter, Teresa Lynn Akers of Wheelwright; one brother, Jimmy Bobby Burke of Albion, Michigan; two sisters, Myrtle Bates of Halo, Alberta Johnson of Elizabethtown, Tennessee, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 18, at 11 a.m., at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Ferrari and Atha Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery, Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BURKE, Cora, B: 4-9-1891  D: 9-2-1940, d/o Enon & Martha Cook w/o unknown Burke   6-1-1914, children: Mrs. Simon Mullins, Maxie, Emily, Watson, Ruba Melda, Rhoda &, Fluetta

BURKE, Duran, B: 8-6-1886  D: 5-28-1912, h/o Lackie Tackett  abt. 1906 2 daughters & 1 son

BURKE, Ethel Mae  Age, 88, of Prestonsburg, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born March 27, 1915, at Bonanza, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Louvada (May) Burke. She is survived by one brother, Johnny W. Burke, of Prestonsburg. A graveside service was held Friday, July 25, at 2 p.m., at the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Arrangements were under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Eura Lou  Age, 65, of Bevinsville, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at her residence, following an extended illness. Born on December 16, 1935, in Hall, Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Mary Johnson Jones. She is survived by her husband, Hobert Burke. Other survivors include three sons, Jerry Wayne Burke, Roy Dean Burke, and John Paul Burke, all of Bevinsville; one daughter, Tammy Wonette Burke of Belcher; one sister, Barbara Ashworth of Bluefield, Virginia; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 9, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Silas Burke Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Franklin  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BURKE, Gertrude   Age, 78, of Wheelwright, died Sunday, October 29, 2000, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born on September 15, 1922, in Price, she was the daughter of the late King Pharoah "Buddy" and Viola Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Burke. Survivors include three sons, Maurice Burke, Willie Burke and Elvis Burke, all of Wheelwright; two brothers, Bert T. Bryant and Frank Bryant, both of Wheelwright; three sisters, Octavia Johnson, and Arinda Collins, both of Wheelwright, and Betty Slone of Bypro; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 31, at 11 a.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under the direction of R. S. Jones and Son Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Gordon Brent   Age, 25, of McDowell, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the North Star Mine at Printer. Born October 16, 1977, in Floyd County, he was the son of Gordon Burke of Wheelwright and the late Beverly Childers Burke. He was a coal miner and a member of the Little Rock Regular Baptist Church at Jacks Creek. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Bentley Burke of McDowell. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a half-brother, Leslie Burke of Somerset; a step-brother, Keith Davis of Wheelwright; a half-sister, Carrie Childers of Florida; and a step-sister, Kim Isaac of Wheelwright. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 9, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church at McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Greenbury Hall Cemetery at Frasures Creek, in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.   (FCT'S)

BURKE, Grace Preston , 98, died Thursday, May 28 in River View Manor Nursing Home.Mrs. Burke was born May 4, 1894 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Sarah Dials Preston. (the paper says: John and Sarah Dials Burke). She was preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Burke, in 1961; one son, John Thomas Burke; and one daughter, Charlestine Rice. Surviving are one son, William Glen Burke; three daughters, Ora Reynolds of Auxier, Shirley Mae Ward of Oil Springs and Eunice Music of East Point. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dewey Earl Music and wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery. (1992, Paintsville Herald)  Submitted by 

BURKE, Hassell, B: 8-7-1916  Frozen Creek, Halo, Ky., D: 9-1-1982 s/o Daniel Boone & Susan Hall Buke, h/o Mildred Mosley  m/d , 5-25-1940 children: Billy Joe, Gordon Ray, Charles Edward, Donald Dale, Danny, Darrell, Joyce Ann, Fayette & Barbara Sue,  bro-sis: John M., Delphia, Lonnie, Stella Mae, Silas & Ed

BURKE, Helen Louise May  Age, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born January 17, 1926, at Dwale, the daughter of the late J.C. and Martha Elizabeth Laven May. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Prestonsburg. She is survived by her husband, John W. Burke Sr. Other survivors include one son, John W. Burke Jr. of Prestonsburg; one brother, David May of Prestonsburg; one sister, Sallye Branham of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m., at the Community United Methodist Church of Prestonsburg. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Pallbearers were: Frank May, Glenn David May, Glenn David May II, Michael Branham, Michael Branham II, Chuckie May, Trent Owens and Tyler Burke. Pallbearer was Charles G. May. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Lavin, George Lavin, Jack Hyden, Estill Branham, Steve Shelton, Seldon Horn, C. J. McNally, Billy Pruitt, Bill Harvey Howard, Delmas Saunders, Delano May, Dr. Doug Adams, Shag Branham, Harry Burke and Tom Ed Music. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Hobert  Age, 67, of Bevinsville, Ky., died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, following an extended illness. Born on November 18, 1933, in Floyd County, Ky., he was the son of the late Silas Burke and Goldie Johnson Burke. He was a general laborer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eura Lou Hall Burke, on February 6, 2001. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Wayne Burke, Roy Dean Burke, and John Paul Burke, all of Bevinsville, Ky.; one daughter, Tammy Wonette Burke of Belcher, Ky.; two brothers, Homer Burke and Silas Burke Jr., both of Bevinsville, Ky.; one sister, Virble Jean Spears of Bevinsville, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Jeremy Scott Burke, Roy Silas Burke, and Alicia Burke. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Fern Burke and one brother, Noble Burke. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 19, 2001, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, Ky., with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Silas Burke Cemetery, Bevinsville, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the church. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Howard Age 56, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, October 18, 1999, following an extended illness. Born on August 22, 1943, in Floyd County, he was the son of Wiley G. Burke of Price, and the late Flotilla Childers. He was a flood wall maintenance worker for the City of Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Opell Burke. Survivors also include one
son, Wiley Ray Burke of Lumberton, NC; one daughter, Angela Kay Burke of Catlettsburg; three brothers, Boone Burke of Catlettsburg, Olen Burke of Lima, OH, Wiley Burke Jr. of Columbus, OH: four sisters, Tennessee Platkus of Detroit, MI, Missouri Bentley of Bevinsville, Oma Dawson of Price, and Opal Bentley of McDowell Burial will be in the Golden Oaks Cemetery, Ashland

BURKE, Jewell Dean, B: 8-8-1938, D: 6-24-1995, d/o Grant & Aggie Hall Burke bro-sis: Willis, Orrvill, Clyde Opal, Evelyn, Geraldne (her twin) & Beatrice

BURKE, Jewell Dean  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BURKE, John T.,   Dies August 7, In Columbus, OH. John Thomas Burke, former resident of Auxier, died Wednesday morning, August 7, in Columbus, Ohio, as he was being taken to a hospital in that city. A native of Floyd County, he was born April 3, 1922, the son of Charlie W. and Grace Preston Burke. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Irene Baldwin Burke; one son, John Thomas Burke, city; one daughter, Debra Jane, city. Also surviving are the following brothers and sister, Mrs. George Reynolds, Auxier, Mrs. Edgar Ward, Oil Springs, Mrs. Bill Music and Mrs. Sam K. Rice, both of East Point and Bill Burke, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, at the Auxier Methodist Church with Rev. William Horn as officiating minister. Burial was in the Government Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-14-1957 (Obit obtained at the JC Historical Society Website)  Submitted by

BURKE, Joseph  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BURKE, Joyce Ann  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BURKE, Leslie Comstock  Age, 76, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, August 7, 2004 at her residence. Born November 20, 1927, in Allen, she was the daughter of the late Carl Comstock and Mattie May Comstock. She was a homemaker; a member of Community United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg; and a volunteer at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Burke, who died November 1, 1995. Survivors include three daughters: Jeanne Blankenship (Sam), Vicki Lee Brown (Wayne), and Leslie Kay Willis (Don), all of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Bobby Comstock of Martin, and Gene Comstock of Jeffersonville, Indiana; four grandchildren: Beth Moore, Jilleyn Brown, Jennifer Willis Smith and Joey Willis. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Comstock Assef. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 10, at 11 a.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, with Rev. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Interment was at Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Active pallbearers: Joey Willis, Tyler Burke, John Burke Jr., Robert Comstock, Danny Assef, Matt Smith, Bill May, and George May. Honorary: all her sisters in Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Community United Methodist Church, 147 Burke Ave., Prestonsburg. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BURKE, Lillie Mae, B: 8-22-1904  D: 4-11-1931, d/o Richard & Cordelia Ray w/o Bales Burke  3-29-1922, 5 children

BURKE, Martha Alice  Age 76, of West Prestonsburg, Ky., passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at the Highland Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg, Ky., after an extended illness. She was a daughter of the late Bill and Ermie (Parker) Perry. She was married to Douglas Burke who survives her. She was a member of the Trinity Chapel at Martin, Ky. She is also survived by four sons and four daughters, Mr. Paul Burke, Mr. William Burke, Mr. James Burke, and Mr. Ronnie Burke, all of Prestonsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Dorothy Bailey of Lancaster, Ohio, Mrs. Erma Conley of Salyersville, Ky., Mrs. Betty Slone of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Mrs. Debbie Stanford of Thealka, Ky. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters, Mr. Sam Perry of Norwalk, Ohio, Mr. John David Perry of Prestonsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Ellanoel Howell of West Prestonsburg, Ky., and Mrs. Avanell Sturgill of St. Mary’s Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 8, at 1 p.m., from the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky., with Rev. Jim Price, Rev. Ellis Stevens, and Rev. Tommy Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Active pallbearers were Wendell Burke, Scotty Burke, Keith Slone, Greg Slone, Boyd Bailey, Roy Lee, Tommy Bailey, William Anthony, Jamie Burke, and Eric Burke. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Mildred, 75, Wheelwright d. March 1, 1999 , McDowell ARH, b. Feb 27, 1924, Wheelwright, d/o Richard Mosley and Sylvania Johnson Wright, w/o Hassell Burke Bur: Silas Burke Cem, Halo, Bevinsville

BURKE, NANCY ANN, B: 8-10-1869  D: 9-5-1939, d/o Hut & Rachel Justice w/o John G. Burke, 5 children

BURKE, Noble  Age, 72, of Bevinsville, died Saturday, February 17, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, following a brief illness. Born on June 24, 1928, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Silas Burke and Goldie Johnson Burke. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Johnson Burke. Other survivors include three daughters, Edna Lou Bates and Jane Ellen Tackett, both of Morehead, Lorraine Isaac of Bevinsville; three brothers, Hobert Burke, Homer Burke, and Silas Burke Jr., all of Bevinsville; one sister, Virble Spears of Bevinsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 20, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Silas Burke Cemetery, at Bevinsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Active pallbearers were his grandchildren: Terry Dwayne Bates, Bobby Bates, Danny Tackitt, Terry Isaac, Michael Mullins and Billy Reeves. (FCT'S)

BURKE, Olden, Age 67, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Knott County, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the Richland Manor in Beaverdam, Ohio. Born on .April 19, 1933, in Wheelwright. he was the son of Wiley Burke. of Halo, and the late Flotilla Childers Burke. He is survived by his wife, Jean Burke. Survivors, in addition to his wife and father, include one daughter, Penny Main of North Carolina; two brothers, Wiley Burke Jr. of Columbus, Ohio and Boone Burke of Ashland; four sisters, Alma Dawson of Kite, Opal Bentley of McDowell, Missouri Bentley of Halo, and Tennessee Placktus of Detroit, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 11, at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Calhoun Gayheart Cemetery at Hindman, under the direction of Hindman Funeral Services.

BURKE, Patricia (Strawberry) Slone  Age, 23, of Bevinsville, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, following a sudden illness. Born on December 23, 1976, in Martin, she was the daughter of Ellis Slone of Bevinsville and the late Iona Gilliam Slone. Survivors include two daughters, Alesha Danielle Burke and Jessica Cheyenne Slone, both of Bevinsville; five brothers, Craig Slone and Gregory Slone, both of Wheelwright, Ricky Slone of Teaberry, Gary Slone and Larry Slone, both of Bevinsville; four sisters, Barbara Terry of Martin, Marcella Howell of McDowell, Angela Lemasters and Teresa Triplett, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m., at the Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, Hi Hat, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist officiating. Burial will be in the Matthew Tackett Cemetery, Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BURKE, Rhoda, B: 2-6-1857  D: 1943, d/o David & Polly Johnson, w/o Scott Burke  3-14-1878 12 children (known children: Tennessee & Daniel)

BURKE, Russell   Age, 79, of Bevinsville, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, in Martin. Born June 1, 1925, in Halo, he was the son of the late King David (Dave) Burke and Sophia Isaac Burke. He was a disabled carpenter, and Athletic Associate Vice-President. He was a graduate of the Danville, Kentucky, School for the Deaf. He is survived by his wife, Aillene Spears Burke. Other survivors include seven sons: Randall J. Burke of Kentucky, Addison G. Hall of Melvin, Gay Hall of Bevinsville, Shannon Hall of Weeksbury, Carmel Hall Jr., of Weeksbury, Rocky D. Hall of Allen, and Chris J. Burke of Bevinsville; 10 daughters: Emma R. Hall of Westbrook, Michigan, Dorothy Rogers of Grethel, Diana S. Burke of Williston, Florida, Janice A. Burke of Prestonsburg, Gallie Hatfield of Weeksbury, Beverly K. Atcher of Danville, Mischelle Girodot of Flat Gap, Donna M. Foster of Somerset, Keva L. Noble of Bulan, and Pamela J. Burke of Prestonsburg; one brother, Walter Burke of Bevinsville; one sister, Liza Johnson of Bevinsville; 33 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Russell Burke Jr.; two brothers: Garfield Burke and Daniel Burke; four sisters: Julia Breeding, Dwella Hall, Maggie D. Burke, and Annie Mae Burke. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 8, at 1 p.m., at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, at Bevinsville, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Burke Cemetery, Frozen Creek, at Bevinsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Visitation is at the church.  (FCT'S)

BURKE, Silas, B: 12-14-1907  D: 7-31-1981, s/o Daniel Boone & Susan Hall Burke h/o Goldie Johnson  6-8-1927, children: Noble Elmer, Hobart, Homer, Silas Jr. & Virble Jean bro-sis: John M., Hassel, Delphia, Lonnie & Stella Mae

BURKE, William   Auxier Resident William Glenn Burke, 57, died Saturday, February 7 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Burke was born June 26, 1929, the son of Charles and Grace Preston Burke. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Plummer Burke; his mother; three sons, Randell Burke, of Van Lear, Jimmy Burke, of Auxier, and Charles Burke of Thelma; one daughter Glenna Music, of Van Lear; three sisters, Ora Reynolds, of Auxier, Eunice Music, of East Point and Shirley Ward, of Oil Springs; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Monday, February 9 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in the Music Cemetery at East Point.( February 11, 1987 Paintsville Herald)  Submitted by 

BURKE, William Lonard Age, 66, of Virgie, formerly of Weeksbury, died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born on February 7, 1934, in Weeksbury, he was the son of the late Robert and Millie Burke. He was a coal miner and minister of the Freewill Baptist Church at Energyville for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Carole Burke. Other survivors include four sons, Anthony Burke of Neon, Timothy Burke of Woodstock, Virginia, Phillip Burke of Coshoctoo, Ohio and William Matthew Burke of Clarksville, Tennessee; one brother, Lewis "Ace" Burke of Lexington; and four grandchildren.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Weeksbury

BURKE, Willie (Buddy Boy)  Age, 50, of Stoker Branch, Wheelwright, passed away, Saturday, June 26, 2004, due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He was born in Floyd County, April 13, 1954, the son of the late Simon and Gertrude Bryant Burke. He was a working general laborer. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Burke; one son, Joey (Betty) Burke of Wheelwright; one daughter, Melissa (Jason) Meyers of Wheelwright; four brothers: Morris (Rhonda) Burke and Elvis Burke, both of Wheelwright, Boonie Burke of McRoberts, and Bobby Burke of Louisville; one sister, Sarah Bentley of Louisville; one grandchild, Amber Burke, and one step-grandchild, Dalton Meyers; one niece and one nephew, Ashley and Morris Burke. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 29, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Burke Family Cemetery, at Stoker Branch, under direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home, of Virgie. Visitation was at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church at Jacks Creek, after 6 p.m., Sunday; and after 5 p.m., Monday, at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, with services nightly at 7 p.m.  (FCT'S)

BURKE, Woodrow, B: 4-1-1925  D: 2-23-1983, s/o Wiley & Flotilla Burke h/o Veedas Cook, children: Gwinda Sue, Dean & Jack, 1 child deceased

Burton, Alkie Marie Akers , Age 79, of Albion, Michigan, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, December 5, 1998, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. Born April 24, 1919 at Dana, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Minnie Jarrell Akers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Issac Case, and her second husband, Paul Burton. She moved to Albion, Michigan, in 1952 and worked for Coming Glass Company for 23 years, retiring after the plant closed. Survivors include two sons, Buel "Bud" Case of Albion, Michigan., and Yuel "Duke" Case of Marshall, Michigan; five daughters, Ann Tackett, Jewell Burkwalt, Creasie "Crea" Ralston, Wallean Burkwalt and Annette "Susie" Case, all of Homer, Michigan; three brothers, Elder Walter Akers and Bradley Akers, both of Kentucky, and Clark Akers of Ohio; two sisters, Alpha Kidd and Ruth Boyd, both of Kentucky; Burial was in the Albion Memorial Gardens.

BURTON, Lloyd  Age, 82, husband of Pauline George Burton, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2004, at the Veterans Hospital in Lexington. He was a decorated WW II veteran in the Army Air Corps. As a Top Turret Gunner in a B-24, he flew 32 missions, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross with an Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Bronze Star. He began his career with the C&O Railroad, worked for Princess Elkhorn Coal Co., in David, and retired from the Lexington Blue Grass Army Depot Maintenance Division in Lexington. He and Pauline were members of the Parkway Baptist Church in Lexington. He was a 50-year member and past master of Zebulon Masonic Lodge No. 273, in Prestonsburg, and a Shriner. He is survived by his loving wife, Pauline, and a daughter, Pamela, of Lexington. Other survivors include two sisters: Oneida Daniels, of Lake Placid Florida, and Edith Greer, of Lexington. Lloyd will always be in our hearts. Private services, for the family only, were held Thursday, August 26, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Don Branham officiating. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BUSHONG, Patsy Ann Tackett  Obit  New Salem Association Minutes 1995

BUSKIRK, Virginia “Jenny” Williams   Age, 66, of Auxier, died Sunday, September 24, 2006, at King's Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland. Born on February 2, 1940, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Achilles “Kill” Williams and Willa Marie “Bill” Justice Buskirk. She was a former registered nurse, and a member of the Auxier United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Frank Buskirk. Other survivors include one son, Thomas Brose Buskirk of Oak Grove; two sisters: Jerry Coleman of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Marsha Anderson of Hilton Head, South Carolina; one grandson, Thomas Franklin Buskirk. Her surviving son, Thomas Brose Buskirk, is an active member of the 101st Airborne Division, and a member of Big Sandy Chapter No. 18, of the DAV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Brose Buskirk; three brothers: Roger Hayes Williams, Peco Williams, and Scottie Justice. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 28, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gene Castle and Rev. Ted Dawson officiating. Interment will be at Government Relocation Cemetery, in Auxier. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.  (FCT'S Sept 27, 2006)

BUTCHER, Helen Irene  Age, 72, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born on November 27, 1928, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Branham and Martha Hall Branham. She was a cook at Carl D. Perkins Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Butcher. Other survivors include three sons, Charles Eddie Butcher of Williamsport, Darrell Butcher of Oil Springs, and Leonard Butcher of Salyersville; four daughters, Mary Jo Christian, Lorene Johnson, Betty Buskirk, all of Williamsport, and Virginia Frasure of Freeburn; two brothers, Lester Branham of Van Lear, and Willodean Brooks of Columbus, Ohio, 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 5, 1 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ellis Hamilton, David A. Meek and Hub Billiter officiating. Burial will be in the Butcher Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

BUTCHER, Martha Branham, B: 3-27-1915  Teaberry, Ky.  D: 1-13-1982  McDowell, Ky. d/o Robert & Spycia Hamilton Blankenship, w/o (1) Earl Branham, children: Margaret Wilma, Ollie Mae, Edna, Georgia, Anna Lee, Robert, Earl & Kenneth Edward (2) Harmon Butcher  1955, bro-sis: Horm & Della

BUTCHER, Nora Webb  Age, 82, of Van Lear, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born on December 31, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Alex Webb and Mandy Butcher Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ashley Butcher, and a daughter, Jewell Sue Butcher. Survivors include eight sons, Harold Butcher, Chester Butcher, Gene Butcher, Randall Butcher, Darrell Butcher, Foley Butcher, Sheldon Butcher and Charles Butcher, all of Van Lear; three daughters, Lorene Hall of Wabash, Indiana, Marie Herrera of Van Lear, and Norina Hackworth of Prestonsburg; 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with David Mollette officiating. Burial will be in the Butcher Cemetery, Van Lear, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  (FCT'S)

BULTER, Mossie Lee; October 11, 1930 November 13, 1997 Husband James ''Pete'' Butler Sons Gary Butler, Michael Paul Butler, Daughters Shirley Ann Carter, Linda Carol Mitchell, Katherine Nora Howard Aka ''Deaner''

BUTLER, Robert  Obit  (FCT'S 1991)

BUTLER, Topsy Martin  Age 88, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Hazard, Ky., from an extended illness. Born March 13, 1914, in Drift, Ky., she was the daughter of the late H.D. and Monnie Hughes Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Martin, Ky., where she served as Sunday School teacher for 38 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Butler. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Butler Horn, of Drift, Ky.; two sisters, Norma Bone, of Louisville, Ky., and Nellma Hall, of Mason, OH; one grandson, Gregory Horn; and seven nephews and four nieces. Other relatives preceding her in death were: Sherman Martin, Sheridan Martin, McCllelan Martin, and Opal Martin. Funeral services for Topsy Martin Butler were conducted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Ministers Greydon Howard and Russ Taylor presided. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, Ky., under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home. (FCT'S)

BYRD, James Curry Age, 23, of Virgie, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on December 2, 1976, in Pikeville, he was the son of James E. Byrd and Danetta Little Barker. He was a student at Mayo Technical College. He was of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include his step-father, Gary Barker of Fleminsburg; step-mother, Elizabeth Byrd of Caney Highway; grandparents, Jack and Jeanette Little of Virgie, Clarence and Francis Byrd of Douglas Parkway; great-grandmother, Lucille Hamby, of Douglas Parkway; four brothers, James Alexander Byrd and James Christopher Byrd, both of Caney Highway, Patrick Smith, and Charles Smith, both of Flemingsburg; one sister, Marian Smith of Flemingsburg. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 22, at 1 p.m., at R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Virgie, with Teddy Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Annie Young Cemetery, at East Shelbiana, under the direction of R.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home. (FCT'S)

 


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