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Ida Hammond Salmons, 82, of Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center in Phelps, Kentucky formerly of Goodman Manor in Williamson,West Virginia went home to be with the Lord
Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Appalachina Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Born August 3, 1924, Ida was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma Catherine Spurlock Hammond. Other than her parents, preceding her in death are her husband Lawrence Salmons,
three brothers, and eight sisters.

She was a homemaker and longstanding member of the Concord United Baptist Church in Lawrence County, Kentucky. In recent years, prior to her illness, she attended the Canada Freewill
Baptist Church at Canada, Kentucky.

Surviving her are two sons: Larry (Brenda) Salmons of Titusville, Florida and Rex (Pearl) Salmons of Pinsonfork, Kentucky; five grandchildren: Brian (Tracy) Salmons of Orlando, Florida,
Craig (Michelle) Salmons of Sanford, Florida, Angie (Greg) Young of Pinsonfork, Sasha Salmons also of Pinsonfork, and Kimberly Salmons of Madison, Indiana; and three great
grandchildren: Emily Rose Salmons of Orlando, Alixandria and Caleb Young of Pinsonfork.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with special service at 7:00 pm. Gary Thacker is officiating along with Canada
Freewill Baptist Church.

Funeral services are noon Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Jack Maynard officiating. Burial is at Branham Hill Cemetery in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Ida's immediate family members would like to thank Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center employees, ARH Staff and Dr. Mahmood for the loving care "Granny" received during her
failing health.


Burlen “Bo” Douglas Scott Jr., 36, of McVeigh, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in the emergency room at Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky.

He was born Oct. 21, 1971, at Ann Arbor, Mich., son of Audrey Smith Scott of McVeigh and the late Burlen Douglas Scott.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Sheila Scott.

Mr. Scott was disabled.

In addition to his mother, he is also survived by one brother, Mark Scott of Morehead, Ky.; one sister, Crystal Martin of Morehead, Ky.; host of nieces, nephew and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home at Belfry, Ky., with David Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery at
McVeigh, Ky.

Active pallbearers will be J.R. Coley, David Martin, Rick Mullins and others.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at the funeral home chapel. Special services are set for 7 p.m.


Katherine Langley Hatfield Scott, 90, of McCarr, Kentucky, went home to Heaven Thursday, October 4, 2007, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Born November 6, 1916, at McCarr, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Williamson Jefferson and Polly Margaret Runyon Hatfield.

She spent her life caring for her husband, children, family, and feeding anyone who came near. Her apple pies, stack cake, and tea were a favorite with all.

On October 19, 1986, she joined the Samaria Primitive Baptist Church of Ransom, Kentucky. She was baptised on November, 16, 1986 with her husband, Dovil.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 63 years, Dovil Scott; brothers: Estil, Clyde, Robert, Guy, Bill, Earl, and Anderson; and sisters: Jeanette, Le Ettie, Melda, and Ethel.

Dovil and Katherine were married on March 25, 1936 and raised three children: a son, Larry Anthony Scott, wife Margie, of Tallahassee, Florida, and two daughters: Greta Jo Helms,
husband Ken, of Munford, Tennessee and Sheryle Leigh Sullivan, husband Bill, of McCarr, Kentucky. Also surviving, faithful nephew, Leslie Hatfield, wife Glenna, of McCarr; five
grandchildren: Larry Anthony Scott Jr., wife Simone, Michele Leigh Spoon, husband Chad, Michael Thomas Scott, James Kenneth Helms, and Brianna Leigh Sullivan; four great
grandchildren: Chad Lee Spoon Jr., Jordan Spoon, Makayla Spoon, and Skylar Scott; sister-in-laws: Opal Hatfield and Ruth Scott; special caregiver, Linda Stanley; caregiver, Theresa Hager;
many loving nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 7, 2007, at 2:00 pm at Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Mike Smith and nephew, Paris Blackburn officiating. Pallbearers will be
grandsons and nephews. Burial will follow at the Scott Cemetery of Mudlick, Hardy, Kentucky. Friends and family may call after 6:00 pm Saturday, October 6, 2007, at Rogers Funeral
Home with special services at 7:00 pm.


Joseph Don Scott, 31, of Belfry, Kentucky passed away at his residence Thursday, April 26, 2007

Born July 9, 1975 in Hazel Park, Michigan, Joseph was the son of Ruth McCoy of Belfry and Donald Ray Scott of Michigan.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple.

Other than his parents, surviving him are his maternal grandmother Bessie Marie McCoy of Hardy, Kentucky; paternal grandmother Bonnie Scott of Michigan; aunt Ruby Bogar of Mt.
Eden, Kentucky; uncle Jerry McCoy of Forest Hills, Kentucky.

Preceding him in death are maternal grandfather J.W. Scott and paternal grandfather James Scott.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2007, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky.

Funeral service is 1:00 pm Saturday, April 28, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Sanger officiating. Burial is at Mountain View Memory Gardens in Huddy, Kentucky.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers with honorary pallbearer Clarence Crigger.


Katherine Langley Hatfield Scott, 90, of McCarr, Kentucky, went home to Heaven Thursday, October 4, 2007, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Born November 6, 1916, at McCarr, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Williamson Jefferson and Polly Margaret Runyon Hatfield.

She spent her life caring for her husband, children, family, and feeding anyone who came near. Her apple pies, stack cake, and tea were a favorite with all.

On October 19, 1986, she joined the Samaria Primitive Baptist Church of Ransom, Kentucky. She was baptised on November, 16, 1986 with her husband, Dovil.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 63 years, Dovil Scott; brothers: Estil, Clyde, Robert, Guy, Bill, Earl, and Anderson; and sisters: Jeanette, Le Ettie, Melda, and Ethel.

Dovil and Katherine were married on March 25, 1936 and raised three children: a son, Larry Anthony Scott, wife Margie, of Tallahassee, Florida, and two daughters: Greta Jo Helms,
husband Ken, of Munford, Tennessee and Sheryle Leigh Sullivan, husband Bill, of McCarr, Kentucky. Also surviving, faithful nephew, Leslie Hatfield, wife Glenna, of McCarr; five
grandchildren: Larry Anthony Scott Jr., wife Simone, Michele Leigh Spoon, husband Chad, Michael Thomas Scott, James Kenneth Helms, and Brianna Leigh Sullivan; four great
grandchildren: Chad Lee Spoon Jr., Jordan Spoon, Makayla Spoon, and Skylar Scott; sister-in-laws: Opal Hatfield and Ruth Scott; special caregiver, Linda Stanley; caregiver, Theresa Hager;
many loving nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 7, 2007, at 2:00 pm at Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Mike Smith and nephew, Paris Blackburn officiating. Pallbearers will be
grandsons and nephews. Burial will follow at the Scott Cemetery of Mudlick, Hardy, Kentucky. Friends and family may call after 6:00 pm Saturday, October 6, 2007, at Rogers Funeral
Home with special services at 7:00 pm.


Magalene Johnson Scott, 87, of Hardy, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Born January 15, 1920 in Hardy, Magalene was the daugher of the late Joe and Truley Farley Johnson. Also preceding her in death are her husband Toney Scott; sisters: Arlene Anderson
and Maxine Hinkle; and brothers: Eugene Johnson, Clifford Johnson, and Raymond Johnson.

Magalene was a member of the Old Pond Primitive Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving her are eight nieces and nephews: Brenda Joyce Ray of Van Wert, Ohio, Patricia Dotson of Ocala, Florida, Donna Gail May of Wise, Virginia, Jeffrey David Johnson of Roanoke,
Virginia, Larry Michael Johnson, and Kathy Johnson both of Wyandotte, Michigan; special great niece Ronda Church of Hardy; special great nephews: Craig Varney and Brian Fields both of
Hardy; special great niece Julianna Church of Hardy; and special friends: Delores Hatfield and Buddy Young both of Hardy.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with special service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral service is 2:00 pm Thursday, July 5, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Mike Smith and Raymond Stanley officiating. Interment is at Julius Scott Cemetery in Hardy,
Kentucky. Pallbearers are Grover Church, Craig Varney, Jason Fields, and Ron Stepp.


Bobby Gene Sesco (Photograph), 31, of Hatfield, Kentucky passed away in Hatfield Thursday, May 24, 2007.

Born November 13, 1975 to Bobby Gene and Sherry Chapman Sesco Sr., he was a coal miner and member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Tennessee.

Other than his parents, surviving Bobby are two sons: Andrew Karl Sesco of Monroe, Michigan and Joahua Curtis Sesco of Slaters Branch, Kentucky; one brother: Randall Sesco of Hatfield;
one sister: Alicia (Stephen) Walters of Brushy Creek, Kentucky; and special friend: Vada Dingess of Slaters Branch.

Preceding him in death are his grandparents: Leonard and Elizie Robinette Sesco and Tildon Jr. and Eliza Bryant Chapman.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Saturday, May 26, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with special service at 7:00 pm and after 3:00 pm Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Pilgrim
Home Old Regular Baptist Church in Varney, Kentucky with special service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral service is 11:00 am Monday, May 28, 2007 at Pilgrim Home Old Regular Baptist Church with Danny Runyon, Dwayne Smith, and Billy Williamson officiating. Burial is at
Robinette Family Cemetery in Varney, Kentucky.

Pallbearers are his brother, Randall Sesco, and his cousins.


Della Beatrice Cassell Blackburn Shelton (Photograph), 87, of McAndrews, Kentucky passed away Saturday, January 27, 2007 at her residence.

Della was born April 30, 1919 in Delorme, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Conley Robert and Effie Rosetta (Burton) Cassell.

She enjoyed being a homemaker.

Surviving her are four sons: Gary D. Shelton of McAndrews, Blaine D. Blackburn of McCarr, Kentucky, Roger L. Shelton of Algonac, MI, and Bill Shelton of Sloral City, Florida; one
daughter: Deborah L. Shelton Hunter of McAndrews; twenty grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Sunday, January 28, 2007 and Monday, January 29, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky.

Funeral services are 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Helton officiating. Burial is at Davis Memorial Gardens in Stone, Kentucky.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Hasle Simpkins, 84, of Williamson, West Virginia passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Born October 12, 1922 in Okeefe, West Virginia, Hasle was the last surviving child of ten children born to the late Sam and Tenny Cisco Simpkins.

He was a member of the McAndrews Church of Christ, a retired conductor for the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II.

Surviving Hasle are his second wife Peggy Varney Simpkins, one son Larry his wife Dru Simpkins of Williamson, and one daughter Patti her husband Tev Hammel of Murrells Inlet, South
Carolina. Also surviving him are five grandchildren: Erica Simpkins of Farmington, Connecticut, Rebecca Simpkins of Williamson, Samuel Simpkins of Morgantown, West Virginia, David
Hammel of Gerogetown, South Carolina, and Beth Sellers of Murrells Inlet, and four great grandchildren Taylor and Reagan Sellers, Samantha Wyndham and Benjamin Hammel. He is also
survived by three step children Marcia (Bobby) Lincoln of Canada, Kentucky, Melissa (Kermit Ratliff) Whetsone of Hatfield, Kentucky, and Dwayne (Teresa) Stacy of Tampa, Florida, and
step grandchildren: Casey Whetstone and Williams and Shawnalea Lincoln.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky. There will be a special service at 7:00 pm with Dennis Wolford.

Funeral services are 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with David Parsley officiating. Burial is at Mountain View Memory Gardens in Huddy, Kentucky.

Pallbearers are Dwayne Stacy, Ray Murphy, David Hammel, Samuel Simpkins, Casey Whetstone, William Lincoln, Mike Slater, and Bill Headen.


Arley Marion Smith Jr., 40, of Ransom, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 18, 2007 at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Born September 24, 1966 in South Williamson Kentucky, Arley was the son of Linda Smith of Columbus, Ohio and the late Arley Marion Smith Sr. He is also preceded in death by
grandparents: McKinley and Tina Hatfield and Raymond and Sarah Whaley Perkins.

Arley was formerly employed by the Norfolk and Southern Railroad and worked as a pipefitter for Teco Coal Company.

Surviving him other than his mother, are his wife Loretta Hackney of Ransom; one daughter, Virginia Lee Smith at home; and one sister, Patricia Smith of Columbus.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2007 and Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with special services both evenings at 7:00 pm.

Funeral service is 11:00 am at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Brothers: Gary Hackney, Gerria Reynolds, Clyde Bowman, Burl Rogers, and Dwayne Yates officiating. Burial is at Hackney
Cemetery in Ransom, Kentucky.

Pallbearers are: Larry Hackney, Danny Perkins, Mike Robinette, Chris Hackney, and Randal Hackney.


Bogar Smith (photograph), 86, of Canada, Kentucky passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Born March 3, 1921 in Canada, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Wayne and Emily Ball Smith. Also preceding him in death are one sister Bertha Gannon, one brother Clyde Smith, and
one granddaughter Tina Marie Smith.

Bogar, a graduate of Belfry High School, was a retired coal miner from Pittston Coal and a former employee of Columbia Gas as well as Bruce Walters Auto Sales and Grace Ford Sales. He
was a United States Air Force veteran having served in World War II and is of Baptist Faith.

Surviving him are his wife of 65 years, Zetta Smith; three sons: Ralph David (Cherryl) Smith, Ronald Bruce (Betty) Smith, and Joseph Wayne (Joyce) Smith all of Canada; one sister, Flora
Smith of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Monday, June 4, 2006 and Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky. Special services will be held both evenings at 7:00 pm with
Mike Smith on Monday and Mike Elswick on Tuesday.

Funeral service is 11:00 am Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Brothers Fred Smith and Dennis Smith officiating. Burial is at Family Cemetery in Canada,
Kentucky.

Serving as pallbearers are: Josh Slater, Chase Preece, Mackie Lee Preece, Mackie Preece, Eddie Bradley, Robbie Gragg, Drexel Smith, Donnie Queen, Douglas Smith, Lester Stanely, and
Justing Gragg.


Jamie Denise Smith (photograph), 31, long time resident of Sidney, KY, passed away July 31, 2007 in Jefferson City, MO. She was born June 14th, 1976, in Pikeville, KY, to the late
Earl Smith, and Emma Cochran, now of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Jamie was affiliated with the Old Regular Baptist Church, Dix Fork Rd, Sidney, Ky.  She graduated from Belfry High School in 1994.  She was very free-spirited and was a loyal friend, a
great sister, an extremely loving Mother and faithful follower of Kentucky basketball. She will be DEARLY missed………….and never, ever replaced nor forgotten.

She is also survived by her Son: Michael Jaden Beavers of Jefferson City, MO; Fiancé: David Beavers of Jefferson City, MO; Loving Sister: Linda Ayala of Jefferson City, MO; Brother:
David Smith of Delaware, OH; and Mother-in-Law: Josey Reynolds of Hardy, KY.

Further surviving family include, in part - Stepfather: Harold Cochran; Brother-in-law: Andreas Ayala; Niece & nephew: Brittany and Brad Hall; Uncle & Aunt: Robert and Coney Smith;
Uncle & Aunt: George and Alice Edmiston; Sister-in-law: Heather Wallace; Cousins: Tommy Edmiston, Pam and husband Terry Speakman, Carol, Carrie, Eddie, et al.  This list is not
exhaustive, because there is a multitude of other caring family and friends, largely in Kentucky, Ohio and Missouri, too large to list individually.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Friday, August 3rd, 2007 and Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home, with a special service at 7:00 pm Saturday, officiated by Lacy Walters, Lester Cochran and Billy Cochran.  Jamie’s remains will be cremated per her request and
buried at the Edmiston family cemetery in Sidney, KY, at a time to be named.


Jimmie Vaughan Smith, 68, of Toler, Kentucky, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born January 10, 1939, in Pike County, Kentucky, the son of Lynchia Smith of Toler and the late Sidney Lee Smith. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Smith of
Williamson, West Virginia.

He was a retired employee from Sears where he worked for 30 years. He also served as Magistrate of District 6 in 1992-1993. He was a member of the Belfry Freewill Baptist Church. Jim
Vaughan loved the mountains of his home. He devoted his life to family, friends, and enjoyed volunteering at Belfry High School for not only his children and grandchildren, but for all the
children at Belfry High School. While attending Belfry High School he was an outstanding athlete and excelled in all sports. He was elected to the Belfry High School Hall of Fame where his
picture hangs.

Other survivors include his two sons: Jim “Jimbo” Vaughan Smith Jr. and his wife, Judith of Belfry, Kentucky and Sidney Glenn Smith and his wife, Tina of Toler; brother, Douglas K.
(Linda) Smith of Toler; his ex-wife, Barbara Barrett Smith; six grandchildren: Zane Corey Smith, Zachary Vaughan Smith, Zannah Brooke Smith, James Bradley (J. B.) Smith, Meaghan
Danielle Smith, and Mary Caitlyn Smith; step grandson, Jason Sean Brown; and two step great grandchildren, three nieces, and several close cousins and a host of loving friends.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm, Monday, October 22, 2007, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with Buddy Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow at Coburn Point
Cemetery in Huddy, Kentucky.

Visitation will be held after 6:00 pm Saturday, October 20, 2007 and Sunday, October 21, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with special services both evenings at 7:00 pm.

Pallbearers will be Dough Rutherford, Tim Treeleven, Ireland Smith, Randy Casey, Denis Sesco, Randy Smith, T. J. Trout, and Chris Harris. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Crigger, Steve
Miller, Jack Hubbard, Kenny McCoy, Bill Hill, Gene Trout, John R. Williamson, Cecil Hatfield, Eugene Hatfield, L. R. Rutherford, Rodney Scott, and the Belfry High School Athletic
Department.


Leroy Smith, 83 of Canada, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007, at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.

He was born August 1, 1924 at Canada, Kentucky, the son of the late Winfrey Smith and Edna Blackburn Elswick. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 41
years, Alice Mae Mullins Elswick; one grandchild, Roy Thomas Smith; daughter-in-law, Sandra Kay Smith; sisters: Naomi Mutter and Marcella Belcher; step brother, Harold Elswick Jr.;
step father, Harold Elswick Sr.; and step mother, Ida Smith.

Leroy was a retired foreman of the Maintenance Garage for the State Highway Department and  Pike County Deputy. He was an United States Army Veteran of World War II having served
in teh Battle of Normandy and Rhineland. He was a lifetime member of the Belfry Chapter # 141 DAV.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mills Smith of Canada; sons: Larry Smith of Canada, Harry (Paula) Smith of Meta, Kentucky, and James (Maggie) Easterling of Dorton, Kentucky;
daughters: Colleen (Terry) Hatfield of Dandridge, Tennessee and Melster (James) Slone of Marrowbone, Kentucky; brother, Winfrey E. (Ruby) Smith of Zebulon, Kentucky; sisters: Phyllis
Robinson of Greenville, South Carolina, Sue Bostic, and Jean Farley both of Stone, Kentucky; six grandchildren: Mitchell Hatfield of Seymour, Tennessee, Michelle (Chris) Perry of
Dandridge, Kimberly (Jonathan) Bogar of Canada, Larry Micheal Smith of China Grove, North Carolina, Sonya (Scott) Beard of Delbarton, West Virginia, and Maddie Easterling of Dorton;
five great grandchildren: Matthew Dylan Perry and Cole Jacob Perry of Dandridge, Austin Ryan Dixon of Red Jacket, West Virginia, Eden Reese Beard and Lily Camryn Beard of Delbarton;
and a great grandchild, Caden Isaiah Bogar, to be born soon.

Funeral services are 11:00 am, Sunday, September 2, 2007, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with Elder Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Elswick Cemetery in
Canada, Kentucky with Belfry Chapter # 141 DAV holding graveside rites.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Friday, August 31, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with special service at 7:00 pm, Mike Elswick officiating and Saturday, September 1, 2007 with special
service at 7:00 pm, Buddy Kendrick officiating.

Pallbearers include Mitchell Hatfield, Larry Michael Smith, Chris Perry, Jimmy Easterling, Jonathan Bogar, and Danny Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Charles "Fuzzy" Keesee, Rodney
Scott, Bill Curry, Lawrence Elswick, Ralph Bogar, Kelsey Friend Jr., Troy James, Lonnie Osborne, Lillian Pearl Elliott, Albert Keesee, Steve Combs, Eddie Coleman, and Darrell Maynard.


Luther Edward Smith (Photograph), 87, of Canada, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 28, 2007 at his residence.

Born July 18, 1919 in Pike County, Kentucky to the late Carl and Fannie (Charles) Smith, Luther was retired from Eastern Coal Corporation, and a member of the UMWA. He was a
faithfull member of the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he has served as clerk, deacon, and treasurer.

Luther was an avid gardener and hunter. He was also a United State Army Veteran having serving during World War II.

Surviving him are two daughters: Carletta Smith (John) DeProspo of Kingston, Rhode Island and Mildred (Carl) Varney of Sidney, Kentucky; one brother: Lester Smith of Gahanna, Ohio;
two sisters: Ora Lewis of Orange, California and Allene Stacy of Hardy, Kentucky; two grandchildren: Lisa DeProspo Philo of Wakefield, Rhode Island and Bonnie Varney Moore of
Canada, Kentucky; and one great granddaughter, Alexandria Grace Melphie Moore of Canada, Kentucky along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death other than his parents are his wife Melphie Roberts Smith; two sisters: Emogene Abshire and Marie Smith; and one brother, Irvin Smith.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2007 and Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with a special service each evening at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services are 11:00 am Thursday, February 1, 2007 at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with ministers of the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church officiating. Burial is at Smith
Cemetery in Sidney, Kentucky.

Pallbearer are Dwayne Abshire, Larry Varney, Taymond Stanley, Johnny Jacobs, and other fmaily members.


Robert Smith, 50, of Sidney, Kentucky passed away Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Born September 11, 1956, Robert was the son of the late Mart Thomas and Nola Gladys Smith. He is also preceded in death by a sister Patsy Young and a great niece, Kaitlyn Leigh Daniels.

He was a coal miner and member of the UMWA as well as having served in the United States Navy.

Surviving him are his son Christopher Robert Smith; step son Michael Chapman of Turkey, Creek; one brother Ted Mack Crigger of Hazard, Kentucky, and two sisters: Kathy May and
Wanda Smith both of Sidney.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2007 and Saturday, April 14, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with a special service at 7:00 pm Saturday, Randall
Thornsbury officiating.

Funeral services are 11:00 am Sunday, April 15, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Johnny Jacobs officiating. Burial is at Smith Cemetery, Road Fork of Big Creek, Sidney. Pallbearers
are Stephen Varney, Daniel Williamson, Larry Daniels, Tommy Smith, Billy Morris, and Chad Morris.


Verda T. Smith, 86, of Canada, Kentucky passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 at her residence.

Born April 16, 1920 in Pike County, Kentucky to the late William Hibbard and Maggie (Blackburn) Thacker, Verda was a cook at a restaurant and of Primitive Baptist Faith.

Verda is survived by one daughter Martha Sue, and her husband Donnie Pinson Jr. of Canada, and two grandchildren Timothy Don Pinson of Richmond, Kentucky and Randall Everett
Pinson of Cynthiana, Kentucky.

Preceding her in death other than her parents are her husband Evirt Smith; four sisters: Shrilda Lidy Thacker, Ona Worrix, Rebecca Stanley, and Zetta Thornsbury; and four brothers Estil,
Homer, Arlen, and Raymond Thacker.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm this evening (Saturday, February 10, 2007) at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with a special service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services are at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 11, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with Mike Smith, Randall Thornbury, and Mike Elswick officiating. Nephews
and friends will serve as pallbearers. Burial is at Thacker Cemetery in Canada, Kentucky.


Virgil Arthur Smith (photograph), 62, of Pinsonfork, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at his residence.

Born June 15, 1944 in Portland, Oregon, Virgil was the son of the late Grover and Viola Berry Scott. Also preceding him in death are the late Arthur and Pricie Blackburn who raised him; his
maternal grandparents Nelson and Rachel Berry; his paternal grandparents Joe and Judy Ball; and father in law Chester Fields.

Virgil was retired coal miner having worked for Eastern Coal Co., member of UMWA Local Union 5737, Kentucky Colonel, member of Stone Lodge # 890 F&AM, and Stone Chapter # 533
Order of Eastern Star where he was a Past Patron. He was a member and Assistant Moderator of Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church.

Surviving him are his wife Brenda Fields Smith of Pinsonfork; two sons: Anthony (Maggie) Smith of Pinsonfork, and Christopher (Rebecca) Smith of Turkey Creek, Kentucky; one daughter:
Francene (Mike) Ball of Pinsonfork; one brother Grover Smith Jr. of Jackson, Ohio; three sisters: Denise (John) McCutchen of Elko,; Judy Leach of Jackson, Ohio, and Pricey Smith of
Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren Bradley Smith of Pinsonfork and Ashley Bently, along with two step grandchildren: Josh and Cammy Cundiff of Pinsonfork.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Thursday, May 10, 2007 and Friday, May 11, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with special service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services are 11:30 am Saturday, May 12, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Mike Smith, Raymond Stanley, and Frank Ball officiating. Burial is at Virgil Smith Cemetery in
Pinsonfork, Kentucky.

Pallbearers are Anthony Smith, Christopher Smith, Bradley Smith, Mike Ball, and other family members.


Yulonda Davis Smith (photograph), 60, of Hardy, Kentucky passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Born April 16, 1946 in Williamson, West Virginia. Yulonda was the daughter of the late Lester and Anise Hatfield Davis. She is also preceded in death by one sister Kaurona Davis Vance.

Yulonda was a homemaker and member of the McVeigh Baptist Church.

Surviving her are her husband Larry Bruce Smith; one son Bruce Christopher (Carol) Smith of Forest Hills, Kentucky; two daughters: April (Heath) Smith Whalen of Columbus, Ohio and
Renee' (Doug) Smith Miller of Huntington, West Virginia; seven grandchildren: Skylar Otis, Seayana Smith, Zander Whalen, Katie Marcum, Sarah Marcum, Jordan Marcum, and M'Kenzie
Sheppard and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Monday, April 2, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky.

Funeral services are 11:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with James Justice officiating. Burial is at A. D. Cemetery in Ransom, Kentucky. Family and friends will
serve as pallbearers.


On February 23, 1941,
Sister Ethel Bell Spradley was born in Lobata, West Virginia. She was the eighth of twelve children born to a coal miner and minister John Wesley Bell of Rome,
Georgia and his spouse the former Dorothy Ann Coleman of Appomattox, Virginia. Ms. Spradley went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2007at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation
Center.

During her informative years, her parents reared her up in a Christian environment. On December 22, 1979, Ethel was baptized in Jesus' name after receiving the Holy Spirit at her home. She
was active for 27 ½  years and served as superintendent of Sunday School for eight years at Christ Temple Church.

She attended Gates Elementary School in Lobata, West Virginia and graduated from Liberty High School as salutatorian of the Class of 1958 in Williamson. She is also a graduate of Southern
West Virginia Community College with an Associate Degree in Social Work in 1982.

Ethel had a wide variety of occupations through out her life. In 1968 she was employed as a nurse aide at Williamson Memorial Hospital and in 1971 she was a field worker for the Mingo
County E.O.C. On July 26, 1982, she worked as a social worker at Logan and Mingo Area Mental Health until she took a disability leave on February 25, 1994. She was also a domestic
worker as well as a caterer and seamstress.

Ethel is preceded in death by her father, Rev. John W. Bell; her mother, Dorothy C. Bell; and siblings Julian, John Wesley Jr., Jo Lois, Rebecca, Robert, and Johnnie whom all died as infants.
Her adult siblings preceding her in death are Saint Matthew Bell, Charles Edward Bell, and Ruth Bell Strother; and one grandchild Mark Anthony Vann II.

Ethel Bell was married to Joe Lewis Spradley on December 28, 1959. To their union she had and is survived by five children: Ms. Beatrice L. Spraldey of Huntington, West Virgnia, Mr. Joe
L. Spradley of Huntington; Mrs. Janice (Elder Mark) Vann of LaPalma, California Mr. Antony P. Spradley of Long Beach, California, and Ms. C. Denise Carter of Mesa Arizona. She is also
survived by her sister Evie B. McCoy and brother Rev. David Bell Sr.; six grandchildren, special people that were very close to her: Ms. Bernice Ford, Mrs. Juanita Hooks, Mrs. Beth
Farley, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Baisden, Ms. Robin Porter, Ms Marsha Boggs, Ms. Shelia Maynard, and children, MR. Ricky Lewis, Ms. Margaret Daniels , and children, Ms. Claudine White,
and Sister Sarah Joyce and family along with a host of nieces, nephews, family, and close friends.

The funeral service for Sister Ethel Spradley will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Christ Temple Church in Williamson, West Virginia with one hour viewing before the service.


Ada Stanley, 86, of Aflex, Kentucky, passed away Monday, May 7, 2007 at Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Born August 22, 1919 in Pike County, Kentucky to the late Trimble and Rebecca Slone Blackburn, Ada was a homemaker and member of the Salem Old Regular Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death are her husband Clyde Stanley, grandson Nathaniel Stanley, and adopted granddaughter Elizabeth Stanley.

Surviving Ada are three sons: Willard Stanley of Columbus, Ohio, Donald E. Stanley of Williamson, West Virgnia, and Jame A. (Yvonne) Stanley of Turkey Creek, Kentucky; three
daughters: Glendene Dye of Aflex, Ernestine Wilson of Bethlehem, Kentucky, and Verlene (Fred) Pinson also of Bethlehem; two adopted grandchildren that she raised Richard (Mary)
Stanely and Joseph Stanley; sixteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with special service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral service at 11:00 am Thursday, May 10, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial is at Mountain View Memory Gardens in Huddy,
Kentucky. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


George Edward Stanley, 78, of Burnwell, Ky., passed away surrounded by his family Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky.

He was born Oct. 2, 1929, at Burnwell, Ky., son of the late George W. and Alma McCoy Stanley.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his caring and loving wife of 53 years, Amy Sue (Roberts) Stanley; one son, Terry Lynn Stanley; and one brother, Clyde Earl
Stanley.

He was of the Church of God faith.

Mr. Stanley was a door greeter at Wal-Mart and was retired after 34 years from Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Survivors include three sons, Bert Travis (Juanita) Stanley, Darnell (Brenda) Stanley, all of Burnwell, Ky., and Darrell (Linda) Stanley of Huddy, Ky.; one daughter, Queenia Stanek of
Burnwell, Ky.

Other survivors include daughter-in-law, Patricia Stanley of Delbarton, W.Va.; four sisters, Delphia Blackburn of Burnwell, Ky., Dorothy Dillon of Burnwell, Ky., Ella Mae McCoy and
Elizabeth “Betty” Mann, both of Columbus, Ohio.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Brandy (Johnny) Meadows of Pikeville, Ky., Leslie (Gary) Hackney of Georgetown, Ky., Evan Stanley of Huddy, Ky., Tara (Doug) Barath of
Delbarton, W.Va., Sheena Stanek, Adam Stanley and Brittany Stanley, all of Burnwell, Ky.

Other survivors include five great-grandchildren, Destiny Stanek of Burnwell, Ky., Lexie and Kenna Hackney of Georgetown, Ky., Taralyn Barath of Delbarton, W.Va., and Christopher
Meadows of Pikeville, Ky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Ky., with John Victory McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in McCoy Cemetery
at Burnwell, Ky.

Active pallbearers will be two grandsons, Evan Stanley and Adam Stanley; and four nephews, Charles Blackburn, Avery Black-burn, Randy Stanley, Clyde Stanley, Mike Dillon and Aaron
Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Justice and James Earl McCoy, friends at Wal-Mart.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, and Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at the funeral home chapel. Special service is set for 7 p.m. Sunday.


Leona Blackburn Stanley (photograph), 86, of Sidney, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Born July 25, 1920 in Canada, Kentucky to the late James Ballard and Mazie Smith Blackburn, Leona was a homemaker and member of Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church.

Other than her parents, preceding her in death are her husband William Coda Stanley and a brother Cashier Blackburn.

Surviving Leona are two sons: Trimble Lee Stanley of Stoutsville, Ohio and Danny Ray Stanley of Sidney, Kentucky; one daughter, Patsy Lou Rogers of Shelbiana, Kentucky; two brothers:
Paris Blackburn of Galena, Ohio and Wayne Blackburn of Sidney, Kentucky; six sisters: Sylvia Smith, Darlene Crigger, Dolly Deskins, and Arminda Stanley all of Sidney, Jean Williamson of
Falston, Maryland and Yvonne Howell of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Monday, July 2, 2007 and Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with special services both evenings at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services are 11:00 am Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church with Old Regular Baptist Ministers Officiating. Interment is at Blackburn Cemetery on Dix
Fork in Sidney. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.


Lonzo Stanely, 57, of Bellville, Michigan formerly of Stone, Kentucky, passed away Friday, October 26, 2007, at St. Joe's Mercy Hospital in Michigan.

Born April 12, 1950, to the late Roy and Alice Tackett Stanley, he was a coal miner and a fire fighter with the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department.

Preceding him in death are is sister Dorothy Stanley Stumbo; brothers: Mitchell, Raymond, Roy Everett, and Cecil Stanley; and brother-in-law, Willie Thacker.

Surviving him are Ervile Stanley of Canada, Kentucky, Franklin Dee (Bessie) Stanley of Russell Spring, Kentucky, and Fonzo (Freda Mae Smith) Stanley of Columbia, Kentucky; and sisters:
Dorean (Charles) Varney of Bellville, Michigan, Shirley (Willie) Thacker of Regina, Kentucky, and Flossie (Clyde) Williams of Morristown, Tennessee.

Visitation is from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, October 29, 2007 and from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with special services both
evenings at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services are Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with Jimmy Stanley officiating. Burial is at Stanley Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.


William Starkey "Welldigger" Staten (photograph), 81, of Slaters Branch, Kentucky passed away at his home Tuesday, June 5, 2006 of natural causes.

He was born July 21, 1921 in Pike County, Kentucky, the son of the late Ben and Mary Staten. He is also preceded in death by a daughter, Virgie Carol Staten Vinson.

He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of the United States Army during World War II, and a member of Memorial Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Willie Jean (Jude) Staten of Slaters Branch; his son, Jame Allen Staten and his wife Peggy of Honaker, Virginia; daughters: Cora Ruth Staton and Rocky Ray and
Mary Marlene Staten Rodriguesz and her husband, Antonio all of Slaters Branch; grandchildren: Haskell William Vinson II and wife, Celinda of Williamson, West Virginia, Rodney Allen
Staten and family of Honaker; Phillip James Staten of Honaker, Justin Tyler Whitley and Jeffrey Jordan Whitley of Slaters Branch; and niece Mary Jean Fields and family of Falls Branch,
Kentucky.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 7, 2007 after 5:30 pm at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home. There will be services at 6:00 pm with Perry and Elmer Staten.

The Staten Family would like at this time to give special thanks to Dr. Augusto Abad and nursing staff and the Housekeeping department of the Appalachian Regional Hospital, who took
care of William and our family in time of need.

We would also like to give special thanks to family members and special friends for all their help and support; Brenda Tencher, Bruce Stroud Sr., Irene and Sammy Maynard, Charles and
Duley Lucas, Lois Gail and Arnold Owens, Harold and Fern Jude, Ethel and Lester Smith, Jack and Sylvia Jude, Ray Jude, Audrey Trout, Bruce and Donna Coley and family, Denise and
Greg Maynard and family, Sheana Ann Maynard, Pam Wilson, and the Barrett Centers Family. Dad will be sadly missed by us all!


Ruby P. Lusk Suter, 63, of Delbarton, W.Va., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, in the emergency room of Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky.

She was born June 30, 1944, in Williamson, W.Va., daughter of the late William “Doc” Martin and Bessie Justice Lusk.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Howard Lusk, M.Y. Lusk, Donald Lusk and Lee “Pudgy” Lusk.

She was a retired LPN from Appalachian Regional Hospital and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Williamson.

She was a member of Daughters of the Colonies, Shawnee Living History Trail and played Dreamteller for nine years in the Aracoma Story in Logan, W.Va.

Survivors include one son, Matthew (Veronica) Suter of Delbarton, W.Va.; three daughters, Sabra (Darryl) Hayden of Boyne City, Mich., Elinor Racey of Strasburg, Va., and Becky (Keith)
Trout of Johnson City, Tenn.

Also surviving is her twin sister, Nancy (Carl) Justice of McComb Township, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren, David, Michelle, Stephanie, Sam, Jimmy, Crystal, Cindy, Ashley, Maggie, Tony,
Samantha and Nathan.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Ky.

There will be a remembrance service at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Dent Cabin, Chief Logan Park, Logan, W.Va.


T
Raymond Luther Taylor, 77, of Turkey Creek, Kentucky, passed away Monday, September 17, 2007 at Appalachain Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Raymond was the son of Carrie Lee Artip Taylor of Williamson, West Virginia and the late Wayne Burbage Taylor. Also preceding him in death are two sisters, Dixie Mae Lowe and Clara
Jean Smith.

He was an Electrician Instructor for the Mingo County Board of Education. Raymond was also a devoted member of the Belfry United Methodist Church where he played guitar.

Surviving Raymond are his wife, Mary Taylor; son, Donald Ray (Denise) Taylor of Turkey Creek; daughter, Donna Kay "Katy" (Robert) of Turkey Creek; two step children: Barbara Stepp
of South Williamson and James (Betty) Stepp of Turkey Creek; niece, Pamela Caldwell of Lovely, Kentucky; nephews: Mike (Angie) Smith of Lovely and Tommy Lowe of Hatfield,
Kentucky; great nieces: Amy and Megan Smith of Lovely. Also surviving him are six grandchildren: Christopher Raymond Taylor of Martin County, Kentucky, Donald Eric Taylor of
Morganton, North Carolina, Robert Nichols Goble of Woodbridge, Virginia, Amada Kay Goble, Corey Goble, and Brandon West Goble all of Turkey Creek, and one great grandchild, Rayne
Taylor.

Funeral services are 1:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Belfry United Methodist Church in Belfry, Kentucky with Mike Smith and Harless Ray officiating. Burial is at Mountain
View Memory Gardens in Maher, West Virginia. The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is after 6:00 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky and Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with special
service at 7:00 pm Wednesday.


Bernice Baldwin Thacker, 67, of Canada, Ky., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at he home of her daughter, Mary Rose.

She was born April 30, 1940, at Canada, Ky., daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Collins Baldwin.

She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Sunday School teacher and faithful member of Sidney Missionary Baptist Church over 40 years.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Thacker and two brothers, Paul Douglas Baldwin and Joseph Baldwin.

She is survived by five daughters, Tammy Denise (Chris) Scott of Martin County, Ky., Mary Rose (Doug) Reed of Sidney, Ky., Trisha Ann Thacker of Slater's Branch, Ky., Vicky Lynn
(David) Stepp of Hatfield, Ky., and Evelyn (Greg) Dotson of Stone, Ky.; two sons, Irvin Douglas Thacker of Fort Sam Houston and Jimmy Dean (Jamie) Thacker of Harriman, Tenn.

Also surviving are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Other survivors include eight brothers, Henry David (Rose) Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio, Samuel (Dana) Baldwin of Bedford, Va., James (Vera) Baldwin of Canton, Mich., Charles Franklin
(Anna Rae) Baldwin of Bedford, Va., Michael (Cheryl) Baldwin of Wake Forest, N.C., Richard (Freda) Baldwin of Zebulon, Ky., Stephen (Kathy) Baldwin of Bedford, Va., and Dr.
Jonathon (Bonita) Baldwin of Bowling Green, Ky.

Also surviving are nine sisters, Mary Elizabeth Flood of Alpena, Mich., Leona Baldwin of Huddy, Ky., Anna Marie (James) Bowens of Blackberry, Ky., Judith (Ronald) Hensley of
Churchill, Tenn., Nancy Rose (Elmer) Parsley of Williamson, W.Va., Patricia Hall of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Susan Newsome of Pikeville, Ky., Louise (Vince) Sturgill of Burnwell, Ky., and
Alice Rebecca (James) Bentley of Canada, Ky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Ky., with Gary May officiating. Burial will follow in Collins Cemetery at
Canada, Ky.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, and Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at the funeral home chapel. Special services are set for 7 p.m. nightly.


Gladus Crigger Blackburn Thacker, 84, of Huddy, Ky., went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.

She was born Oct. 14, 1922, at Canada, Ky., daughter of the late William Anderson Crigger and Maggie Oney Crigger.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Walter H. Blackburn; two sons, Michael Thacker and Wade Darrell Thacker; three brothers, Lee, Frank and
Henry Crigger; and two sisters, Ethel Smith and Juanita Blackburn.

She was retired from Pike County Board of Education and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Jean (Bill) Ferrell of Speedwell, Tenn., and Barbara Ann (Donnie) Williamson of Huddy, Ky.; two sisters, Agnes Blackburn of Sidney, Ky., and
Elzie Smith of Canada, Ky.

Other survivors include seven grandchildren, Steve (Andrea) Williamson and Todd (Rhonda) Williamson, all of Huddy, Ky., Brad (Tonya) Williamson of Canada, Ky., Duffy (Maria) Ferrell
of Canada, Ky., Keegan Ferrell and Tammara Ferrell, both of Speedwell, Tenn., and Shannon (Steve) Leedy of Sidney, Ky.

Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home at Belfry, Ky., with Donnie and Brad Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Smith
Cemetery at Sidney, Ky.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steve, Todd, Brad and Tyler Williamson, Duffy, Keegan and Dustin Ferrell and Steve Leedy.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, and Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the funeral home. Special services are planned for 7 p.m. nightly.


Eugene Thompson, 53, of McAndrews, Kentucky passed away Monday, April 9, 2007 at the Veteran's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.

Born February 11, 1954 in Williamson, West Virginia, Eugene was the son of the late Harry and Ruby Slone Thompson.

He was a semi-tractor trailer driver and a veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving him are one daughter Kimberly Hart of Augusta, Georgia; brothers: Tommy Thompson of Aflex, Kentucky, and Billy Thompson of McAndrews; one sisters, Judy Chapman of
Kimper, Kentucky, and two grandchildren: Darren Hart and Kylie Hart of Augusta, Georgia.


Audrey Trout (photograph), 79, of Sidney, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at her residence.

Born November 13, 1927, Audrey was the daughter of the late Tom and Virgie Harrison Jude. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Thomas (Tommy) Trout and sister Shirley Carter.

Audrey was formerly a cashier at Jean Ann's Floral Shop and Bogar Market at Sidney. She was a member of the Sidney Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving her are one daughter Jacki (Damon) Thompson of Fort Worth, Texas; four brothers: Harold Jude of Chattaroy, West Virginia, Jack Jude of Rogersville, Tennessee, Carl Ray Jude of
Cleveland, Ohio, and Tommy Jude of Versailles, Kentucky; five sisters: Jean Staton of Slaters Branch, Kentucky, Lois Gail Owens and Ethel Smith both of Huddy, Kentucky, Irene
Maynard of Toler, Kentucky, and Duley Lucas of Somerset, Kentucky; and two grandchildren: Carla Brooke and Thomas James Thompson.

Funeral services are 3:00 pm Friday, August 3, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky with Mike Kohari and Gary May officiating. Burial is at Smith Cemetery in Sidney,
Kentucky.

Pallbearers are W. M. Scalf, Frankie Scalf, D. G. McCoy, Brandon McCoy, Darron Owens, and Jack Farley.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Thursday, August 2, 2007 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home.