BIG SANDY NEWS OBITUARIES

1997 and Earlier



last updated January 16, 2000


The following is a list of obituaries from the Big Sandy News of Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky. They are listed chronologically by date of the newspaper. Those obituaries which I have included in their entirety will have a hyperlink to the corresponding page!. If you do not find the complete obituary you need, just e-mail me and I'll be glad to look it up for you. Please keep in mind that all material is in the Public Domain and I am providing this information for personal, non-commerical use ONLY.

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BIG SANDY NEWS, March 15, 1907

BELCHER, James b. 1800 d. March 5, 1907 spouse: [Margaret McGrahan (dec.)] parents: not given



BIG SANDY NEWS, December 2, 1921

MARCUM, Thomas Damron b. December 17, 1840 d. November 30, 1921 spouse: Mary Bromley (dec.) parents: Stephen N. Marcum & Jane Damron (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, August 1, 1923

ROWE, Martin "Mart" b. June 16, 1867 d. August 1, 1923 spouse: Perlina Bowe parents: John Rowe (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, January 3, 1930

PACK, George W. b. September 1, 1845 d. December 31, 1929 spouse: Emaline Young (dec.) parents: William Pack & Matilda Bowens (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, December 30, 1938

HAYES, Tennie THOMPSON b. abt 1891 d. December 1938 spouse: Charles Hayes parents: Mont Thompson (dec.) & Corilda Miller



BIG SANDY NEWS, July 21, 1939

PACK, James William b. May 25, 1860 d. July 18, 1939 spouse: Martha Grim; Laura Nelson; Nolda Burton; Mary Esta Hall parents: Charles & Vina Pack (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, July 21, 1939

PACK, Peggy COPLEY b. about 1865 d. July 8, 1939 spouse: Cornelius Sherman Pack parents: not listed



BIG SANDY NEWS, February 23, 1940

HAMMONDS, Garrett b. 1855 d. February 18, 1940 spouse: Tellie McKenzie (2d wife) parents: Colonel Hammonds & Betty Fluty (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, March 21, 1941

PACK, George W. b. December 15, 1859 d. March 13, 1941 spouse: Loucinda Ratcliff parents: William Harrison Pack & Cassa Adkins (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, October 10, 1941

MARCUM, Henry Fisher b. age 68 d. October 2, 1941 spouse: Tissia Short parents: Mr. & Mrs. Fisher Marcum (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, July 28, 1944

CHANDLER, Charles Jeff b. May 12, 1864 d. July 19, 1944 spouse: Calista Jane Young (dec.) parents: Henry Charles Chandler & Pearlina Elizabeth Grim (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, November 30, 1945

PACK, Loucinda RATCLIFF b. October 2, 1862 d. November 23, 1945 spouse: George W. Pack (dec.) parents: Spencer Perkins & Mary Ratcliff (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, July 11, 1947

ADKINS, Andrew b. January 27, 1874 d. July 5, 1947 spouse: Rachel Marcum parents: William and Louverne Adkins (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, December 22, 1949

PACK, Missouri CHANDLER b. July 29, 1893 d. December 3, 1949 spouse: Henry Harrison Pack parents: Charles Jefferson Chandler & Calista Jane Young (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, May 22, 1952

ADKINS, Rachel MARCUM b. October 14, 1879 d. May 19, 1952 spouse: Andrew Adkins (dec.) parents: James Harrison Marcum and Lydia Belcher (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, February 10, 1955

BOWLING, William Henry b. October 11, 1872 d. February 5, 1955 spouse: Mary Alice Chandler (1st wife; dec); Geneva Miller (2d wife); Mary Burton (3rd wife); Josie Yates parents: Caleb Bailey Bowling & Schrilda Marcum (dec.)



[BIG SANDY NEWS], December 1960

BLANKENSHIP, Dan b. January 18, 1860 d. December 16, 1960 spouse: Mary Ellen Justice (dec.) parents: William Blankenship & Mildred Hewlett (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Louisa, KY. Thursday, May 20, 1965

THOMPSON, Walter b. Apr 7, 1914 d. May 13, 1965 spouse: Ivory Bartram Parents: James Harvey Thompson & Rebecca Pauley (dec.)

SKAGGS, Lonnie C. b. Mar 2, 1897 d. May 14, 1965 spouse: Zelma Davis Parents: Andrew Skaggs & Martha Boggs (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, September 21, 1967

CHAFFIN, Lula b. November 1, 1890 d. September 12, 1967 spouse: Jesse Chaffin (dec.) parents: not listed



BIG SANDY NEWS, December 1969

HEWLETT, James Lon b. February 27, 1878 d. December 11, 1969 spouse: 1st--Virgie Burton (dec.); 2nd--Ida Thompson parents: William Hewlett & Mary Curnutte (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, February 18, 1971

ADKINS, George Franklin b. August 22, 1897 d. February 12, 1971 spouse: Ollie Leah Hewlett parents: Andrew Adkins & Rachel Marcum (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, December 7, 1972

ADKINS, Lawrence Wray b. September 24, 1931 d. December 4, 1972 spouse: Thelma Maynard parents: George Franklin Adkins (dec.) & Ollie Leah Hewlett



BIG SANDY NEWS, April 11, 1974

ADKINS, Ollie Lee HEWLETT b. July 2,1903 d. April 5, 1974 spouse: George Franklin Adkins (dec.) parents: William Birch Hewlett & Martha Salter(dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, November 1980

BOYD, Grace CHANDLER b. June 17, 1888 d. November 3, 1980 spouse: Lindsey Boyd (dec.) parents: James Henry Chandler & Delila Jane Young (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, April 4, 1990

PACK, John b. June 18, 1927 d. March 31, 1990 spouse: none listed parents: John T. Pack & Myrtle Mae Alley (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, October 31, 1990

PACK, Harlon b. August 16, 1941 d. October 28, 1990 spouse: Bonnie Bowen parents: Acie Pack & Eliza Marcum (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, April 21, 1993

PACK, Chester Allen b. January 9, 1951 d. April 18, 1993 spouse: Billie C. O'Brien parents: Ray Pack (dec.) & Dora Mae Adkins



BIG SANDY NEWS, June 30, 1993

PACK, Elwood b. February 18, 1926 d. June 23, 1993 spouse: Verlena Moore parents: Dave Pack & Lula Moore (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, February 26, 1997

PACK, Elmer b. February 3, 1927 d. February 23, 1997 spouse: Dovie Horn parents: Charlie Pack & Elector Gillispie (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, October 15, 1997

MOORE, Paul David b. Nov 30, 1954 d. Oct 7, 1997 spouse: NA parents: Charles Kirk (dec.) & Rebecca Ann Delong

WELLMAN, Elizabeth "Lizzie" DOSS b. Apr 24, 1928 d. Oct 7, 1997 spouse: Herbert Wellman parents: Fred Doss, Sr & Tennie See (dec.)

SAYLOR, Gurvin b. Feb 9, 1923 d. Oct 7, 1997 spouse: Sarah McKenzie parents: Arthur Saylor & Virgie Salyer (dec.)

KING, Sam b. Sep 29, 1955 d. Oct 11, 1997 spouse: Debbie Jordan parents: John M. King & Goldie Curtis (dec.)

LEMASTER, Teela Lynn b. Apr 30, 1992 d. Oct 8, 1997 parents: Bobby Joe Lemaster, Jr. & Teresa Lynn Lawson

HAYES, Charles b. Mar 6, 1933 d. Oct 9, 1997 spouse: Virginia L. Kitchen parents: Lando Hayes & Opal Adkins (dec.)

NOFSINGER, Clara Edris CHILDERS b. Aug 19, 1942 d. Oct 8, 1997 spouse: Charles E. Nofsinger parents: Jessie Childers & Julia Davis (dec.)

CARTER, William Worthington b. d. Oct 14, 1997 incomplete at this time



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, October 22, 1997

BALL, Daniel D. b. Feb 18, 1922 d. Oct 18, 1997 spouse: Betty Lou Wilson parents: Blaine G. Ball & Martha Short (dec.)

CARTER, Billy b. Mar 9, 1906 d. Oct 14, 1997 spouse: Opal Hackney (dec.) parents: James Columbus Carter & Eliza Thompson (dec.)

HICKS, Roy Conard b. Sep 2, 1924 d. Oct 15, 1997 spouse: NA parents: UNK

PACK, Bertha SPARKS b. Aug 16, 1905 d. Oct 15, 1997 spouse: Lucian E. Pack (dec.) parents: Mascom Sparks & Leona Meade (dec.)

SWORD, John Rueben b. Sep 13, 1922 d. Oct 13, 1997 spouse: Fredia Katherinie Noe (dec.) parents: Fred Rick Sword & Ida Mae Damron (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, October 29, 1997

WAGNER, Evelyn Lucille SPRECHER b. Sep 18, 1910 d. Oct 25, 1997 spouse: Major R. Wagner (dec.) parents: James A. Sprecher & Mae Walters (dec.)

SPILLMAN, Lonnie b. Jan 28, 1921 d. Oct 23, 1997 spouse: Dorothy Moore (dec.) parents: Carl & Effie Spillman (dec.)

BARTRAM, Claude b. Mar 12, 1919 d. Oct 21, 1997 spouse: no info given parents: Willie Bartram & Mary Copley (dec.)

PRIDEMORE, Willis Ray b. Jul 26, 1923 d. Oct 26, 1997 spouse: Betty Maynard parents: John Pridemore & Mae Meade (dec.)

BURCH, Dorothy b. d. Oct 26, 1997 incomplete at this time



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, November 5, 1997

DIXON, Warren Lee b. Dec 3, 1899 d. Oct 27, 1997 spouse: m1. Garnett Jordan (dec.) m2. Syrilda Miller parents: Robert Dixon & Grace Beard (dec.)

BRYANT, Nolda BORDERS b. Jun 9, 1928 d. Nov 1, 1997 spouse: Verlin Bryant parents: Roy Borders & Elta Edwards (dec.)

BURCH, Dorothy Lavada CRISWELL b. Jan 5, 1948 d. Oct 26, 1997 spouse: Warren Burch parents: Berniece Smith (dec.) & Leroy Criswell

COFFEY, Edith Evelyn BALL b. Jan 2, 1921 d. Oct 28, 1997 spouse: Walden R. Coffey (dec.) parents: Robert Callahan Ball & Ardilla Bell Vanover (dec.)

LESTER, Dr. Rosemary b. Nov 4, 1938 d. Oct 28, 1997 spouse: parents: Shirley Rose & Dr. Hobart Lester (dec.)

FITZGERALD, Charles William b. Jul 8, 1930 d. Nov 1,1997 spouse: Nancy E. Fitzgerald parents: Harrison Fitzgerald & Bracie Wilson (dec.)

COOKSEY, Roland "Bud" b. Jul 6, 1914 d. Oct 30, 1997 spouse: parents: Grant Cooksey & Patsy Combs (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, November 12, 1997

HOLLEY, Robert H. b. Nov 25, 1929 d. Nov 7, 1997 spouse: Jo Ann Robinette parents: Elwood & Carmen Holley (dec.)

GRACE, Lois June MOORE b. Jun 17, 1950 d. Nov 6, 1997 spouse: Lucian Grace, Jr. parents: Calvin & Nora Belle Moore

JONES, Lillian Jean REED b. Oct 4, 1909 d. Nov 5,1997 spouse: Curtis S. Jones parents: Fred Ewing & Neville Reed (dec.)

JUSTICE, Georgia Mae SALYERS b. Apr 10, 1920 d. Nov 4, 1997 spouse: James Sherman Justice (dec.) parents: Roy Lee Salyers & Carrie B. Edwards (dec.)

PRINCE, Bertha J. ADAMS b. Jul 22, 1944 d. Nov 9, 1997 spouse: Wilson Lee Prince parents: Albert Adams (dec.) & Thelma Payne

AKERS, Emmett b. Feb 26, 1927 d. Nov 9, 1997 spouse: none listed parents: Ardath Hill (dec.)

SKAGGS, Ruth BERRY b. Sep 14, 1921 d. Nov 4, 1997 spouse: Ben Skaggs (dec.) parents: Hubert Cantrell & Nancy Berry (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, November 19, 1997

PHILLIPS, Anna Mae FERGUSON b. May 9, 1913 d. Nov 12, 1997 spouse: James Cecil Phillips, Sr. (dec.) parents: Lewis E. Ferguson & Mary Bays

HOGSTON, Robert "Bob" Dewayne b. Oct 26, 1950 d. Nov 16, 1997 spouse: Vicki Hewlett Hogston parents: Luther Hogston & Vinia Brythe (dec.)

PREECE, Charles Osborne b. Aug 24, 1929 d. Nov 16, 1997 spouse: none listed parents: Uriah Preece & Pearl Borders (dec.)

GEORGE, Homer b. Dec 22, 1922 d. Nov 17, 1997 spouse: Alma Burton George parents: Elias George & Mary Castle (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, November 26, 1997

WILSON, Marie WEBB b. Feb 1, 1907 d. Nov 19, 1997 spouse: Jay Wilson (dec.) parents: Millard & Gertrude Webb (dec.)

FRAZIER, Carl D. b. Nov 15, 1952 d. Nov 18, 1997 spouse: none listed parents: Richard Frazier (dec.) & Gussie Frazier

MAXIE, Woodrow b. Jul 17, 1925 d. Nov 21, 1997 spouse: Imogene R. Maxie parents: Andrew Jackson Maxie & Sarah Alice Barker (dec.)

NOE, Fred b. Dec 1, 1913 d. Nov 19, 1997 spouse: Elizabeth Louise Hill parents: John S. Noe & Ida Pratt (dec.)

McKENZIE, Lydia Bell BURTON b. Jul 21, 1907 d. Nov 24, 1997 spouse: Oak McKenzie (dec.) parents: David Burton & Rosa Salyers (dec.)

THOMPSON, Mildred Marie FRALEY b. Dec 29, 1929 d. Nov 20, 1997 spouse: Bradley Thompson (dec.) parents: Coney Fraley & Maggie Travis (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, December 3, 1997

WARD, Nina BUTCHER b. Nov 8, 1936 d. Nov 30, 1997 spouse: Ralph Carson Ward (dec.) parents: Randall Butcher & Nena Pack (dec.)

CARTER, Marie L. LAMBERT b. not listed (age 81) d. Nov 24, 1997 spouse: Chester Carter (dec.) parents: Allen Lambert & Rosa Moore (dec.)

THOMPSON, Cora E. SKAGGS b. not listed (age 89) d. Nov 29, 1997 spouse: Robert B. Thompson (dec.) parents: Lee Skaggs & Stella Nichols (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, December 10, 1997

BLEVINS, Farrell Hobson b. Dec 10, 1926 d. Dec 3, 1997 spouse: Juanita Kelly Blevins parents: Hobson Blevins (dec.) & Vesta Creech

BEVINS, Grovie Gene b. Mar 21, 1926 d. Dec 7, 1997 spouse: Louise English Bevins (dec.) parents: Grover C. Bevins & Bessie Preston (dec.)

STURGILL, Fred b. Sep 14, 1926 d. Dec 1, 1997 spouse: Sadie C. Sturgill parents: Rev. William Henry Sturgill & Grovie Loar (dec.)

STITT, Ruby Mildred BARNETT b. Dec 15, 1911 d. Dec 6, 1997 spouse: none listed parents: Reamlus J. Barnett & Della Ridgeway (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, December 17, 1997

CYRUS, Elizabeth "Lizzie" ZORNES b. Mar 15, 1902 d. Dec 11, 1997 spouse: James Cyrus (dec.) parents: Jerry Zornes & Nancy Jane Bowe (dec.)

PETERS, Jarret A., Jr. b. Nov 4, 1927 d. Dec 14, 1997 spouse: Ruth Fizer parents: Jarret Peters, Sr. & Jewell Damron (dec.)

PREECE, Gladys JOHNSON b. Jun 19, 1906 d. Dec 13, 1997 spouse: W. H. Preece (dec.) parents: U. G. Johnson & Julia Stepp (dec.)

McGUIRE, Fonnie WEDDINGTON b. Aug 28, 1923 d. Dec 11, 1997 spouse: Ballard McGuire (dec.) parents: Don Weddington & Laura Blankenship (dec.)

PREECE, Malcom T. "Mack", Jr. b. Aug 25, 1917 d. Dec 10, 1997 spouse: Marie Skaggs parents: Malcolm T. Preece, Sr. & Fairy Blanch Back (dec.)

CHAFIN, Ernest b. Apr 10, 1942 d. Dec 8, 1997 spouse: Thelma Sartin parents: Frank Chafin & Alice Lucas (dec.)

MOORE, Juanita CONLEY b. May 9, 1930 d. Nov 19, 1997 spouse: Monroe Moore parents: Walter & Liz Conley (dec.)

ADKINS, Robert G. "Bob" b. Feb 7, 1917 d. Dec 6, 1997 spouse: Mary Jane Vansickle parents: John Thomas Adkins & Ina Mae Fry (dec.)

PENNINGTON, Ernest b. Sep 8, 1920 d. Dec 3, 1997 spouse: Annie VanHorn parents: Oscar Pennington & Vergie Cooksey (dec.)

KITCHEN, (Lt. Col.--U.S. Army retired) James Kennith b. not shown d. Nov 30, 1997 (age 78) spouse: Irene Thompson parents: Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Kitchen (dec.)

MILLER, Charles Wayne b. not shown d. Dec 9, 1997 (age 75) spouse: Winifred "Wendy" Miller parents: Noah & Olive Miller (dec.)

PACK, Ova b. Aug 8, 1933 d. Dec 10, 1997 spouse: Jeanette Castle parents: Acie Pack & Eliza Marcum (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, December 24, 1997

KOUNS, George b. Oct 10, 1906 d. Dec 14, 1997 spouse: Virginia Kouns (dec.) parents: Theodore & Loula Kouns (dec.)

BRYANT, Willie b. Oct 19, 1915 d. Dec 17, 1997 spouse: Beatrice Arrington (dec.) parents: Jay Bryant & Nora Young (dec.)

BUCHANAN, Harvey M. b. Jan 22, 1941 d. Dec 20, 1997 spouse: Judy Caudill parents: Seymoure Buchanan (dec.) & Margaret Elizabeth Carpenter

CANTRELL, Charles Whipple b. Sep 3, 1935 d. Dec 20, 1997 spouse: Evalena Rentoia Faye Hayes parents: John Ed Cantrell & Madge Elswick (dec.)

GEORGE, Charlie b. Apr 13, 1905 d. Dec 20, 1997 spouse: Ethel Webb parents: Eliase George & Fannie Lemaster (dec.)

STONE, Arnada Jane DODD b. Jun 10, 1926 d. Dec 21, 1997 spouse: William "Bill" Stone (dec.) parents: Carl Henderson Dodd & Susie Seals (dec.)

BOWENS, Louise MEADE b. Oct 11, 1928 d. Dec 20, 1997 spouse: Jack Bowens (dec.) parents: Luther Meade & Ada Copley (dec.)

RUNYON, Margie b. Apr 26, 1921 d. Dec 21, 1997 spouse: none listed parents: Oscar Runyon & Mary Fitch (dec.)



BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, December 31, 1997

THOMPSON, Howard b. Sep 11, 1905 d. Dec 26, 1997 spouse: Emma Boyd Thompson (dec.) parents: William Thompson & Dora Borders Thompson(dec.)

CORNWELL, Gary L. b. Feb 18, 1943 d. Dec 29, 1997 spouse: Faye Stewart Cornwell parents: Gilbert Cornwell (dec.) & Belva Bryant Cornwell Tapp

DEREFIELD, Tommy b. Dec 26, 1946 d. Dec 28, 1997 spouse: Mary Frances Derefield parents: Mont Derefield & Osie Young Derefield (dec.)

LEMASTER, Lundy L. b. Apr 6, 1901 d. Dec 26, 1997 spouse: Dixie Prince Lemaster (dec.) parents: James Harvey Lemaster & Fannie Almoda Kimbleton Lemaster (dec.)





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