BIG SANDY NEWS OBITUARIES

1998





These obituaries are listed chronologically by date of the newspaper.



last updated January 20, 2000


"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, January 7, 1998. MARY SUNDERLAND 1911-1998. Mary Victoria Sunderland of Grayson died Friday, January 2 in the Elliott County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Sandy Hook. Mrs. Sunderland was born July 20, 1911, in Clifford, a daughter of the late Thomas and Izela Lycans Branham. Her husbands, William "Red" Thornsberry and Raymond Sunderland, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Whitt of Grayson; a step-son, Raymond Vance of Orlando, Florida; a step-daughter, Doris Harm of Bardstwon; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five steo-great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Sunday, January 4 t Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Webb. Burial was in Thornsberry Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, January 14, 1998. HOYT VON BELCHER 1915-1998. Hoyt Von Belcher, 82, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, died Monday, January 12 at his residence. Mr. Belcher was born May 8, 1915, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Elihu and Josephine Wilson Belcher. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ozion Belcher and Gentry Belcher; and three sisters, Gladys Belcher, Edith Belcher and Ethel Hall. He was a car salesman, served in the Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Disabled Americal Veterans. Surviving are two sisters, Ruby Diamond and Opal Hall, both of Fort Gay; and three brothers, Sam Belcher, Haskell Belcher and E. P. Pete Belcher, all of Fort Gay. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, January 14 (today) at 2:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. John Cavins. A military service will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89, both of Louisa. Burial will be Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, January 21, 1998. DORIS IRENE DEBOARD 1945-1998. Doris Irene DeBoard, 51, of Galloway, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 13 in Doctors West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. DeBoard was born November 9, 1945, in Rosedale, Ohio, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Minnie McKenzie DeBoard. She was a member of Amity Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are one sister, Mary Fugate of Columbus; three brothers, Russell DeBoard of Columbus, John DeBoard of Plain City, Ohio, and Ed DeBoard of West Jefferson, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted Thursday, January 15 at Wilson Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold Collins. Burial was in the DeBoard Family Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, January 28, 1998. OPAL COLLINS 1930-1998. Opal J. Lyons Collins, 67, of Cleveland, Tennessee, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, January 18, after an extended illness. Mrs. Collins was born September 14, 1930, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Harvey Lyon and Mary Liddie Hughes Adkins. She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Elmer, Dock, Owen, Ralph, Raymond, and Charles Adkins, Jr.; and a sister, Vivian Adkins Preece. Surviving are a brother, Grover Adkins of Fort Gay, West Virginia; many nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Sue and Elmer Chambers of Cleveland. The funeral was conducted Monday, January 19 at Grissom Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lake Walker. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland. Grissom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS, Wednesday, January 28, 1998. GORDON HAMMOND 1916-1998. Gordon Hammond, 81, of Louisa, died Monday, January 26 at his residence. Mr. Hammond was born March 1, 1916, at Big Laurel, Clifford, a son of the late Jay and Nannie Hargis Hammond. He was a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church, a retired cook for C & O Railroad and a U. S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Deloris Cook Hammond of Louisa; four daughters, Delloris Pope and Nannie Mae Marcum, both of Louisa, Ruby Adkins of Pikeville and Mary Ann Burgess of Inez; a son, Arthur Hammond of McArthur, Ohio; a sister, Nettie Frye of Okechobie, Florida; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conoducted Thursday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m. at New Friendship Church by Brother Bromley Marcum, Brother Sterling Marcum, and Brother John Goble. Visitation will be Wednesday (today) January 28 from 3:00 p.m. until time of funeral. Burial will be in Pope-Hammond Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, February 18, 1998. Pete Belcher 1917 - 1998. E.P."Pete" Belcher, 80, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, died Thursday, February 12 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Belcher was born October 21, 1917, at Fort Gay, a son of the late Elihue and Josephine Wilson Belcher. He was a retired insurance agent with Appalachian Life Insurance in Huntington. He was a World War II Marines veteran and a member of Fort Gay Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Peters Belcher; a daughter, Reynette Lakin of Titusville, Florida; a brother, Haskell Belcher of Fort Gay; two sisters, Ruby Diamond and Opal Hall, both of Fort Gay; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Monday, February 16 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bill Hayton. Burial was in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. A military service was performed by V.F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, February 18, 1998. Samuel Belcher 1907 - 1998. Samuel Sanford Belcher, 90, of Fort Gay, died Wednesday, February 11 at his home. Mr. Belcher was born July 15, 1907, at Fort Gay, West Virginia, a son of the late Elihue and Josephine Wilson Belcher. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ozion Belcher, Gentry Belcher and Hoyt Belcher; and three sisters, Gladys Belcher, Edith Belcher and Ethel Hall. He was a farrner and served [sic] in the Army during World War II. Surviving are two sisters, Ruby Diamond and Opal Hall, both of Fort Gay; and two brothers, Haskell Belcher and E.P. "Pete" Belcher, both of Fort Gay. The funeral was conducted Saturday, February 14 at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Workman. Burial was in Christian Cemetery. A military service was conducted. by V.F.W. Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89, both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS, Louisa, KY. Wednesday, March 4, 1998. ARTHUR HAY 1920-1998. Arthur Hay, 77, of Louisa, died Thursday, February 26, at his home. Mr. Hay was born August 18, 1920, in Mazie, the son of the late Sharon and Eplura Collier Hay. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Ashland Oil Company, a World War II Army Veteran and a Kentucky Colonel. He was an elected magistrate for the 4th District from 1954 to 1957 and was county precinct chairman at Mazie for many years. He was the owner of the Hay Barn Gift Shop in Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Betty Hayes Remmele Hay; a son, Michael Remmele of Canton, Ohio; a daughter, Joan Terry Remmele of Louisa; two brothers, Wallace Hay and Thomas Hay, both of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Sara Lemaster and Nora Jane Moore, of Columbus, Zora Vanover of Ohio and Tressie Corsi of Johnstown, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and Jason, all of Canton. The funeral was conducted Sunday, March 1 at Heston Funeral Home by Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Heston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, March 4, 1998. Elma Skaggs 1915-1998. Elma Skaggs, 82, of Martha, died Wednesday, February 25, in Louisa. Mrs. Skaggs was born October 17, 1915, in Martha, a daughter of the late Robert P. and Mae Terry Fyffe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T. Skaggs, in 1956; and a daughter, Paula Jean Skaggs. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Surviving are two daughters, Gwen Constable of Columbus, Ohio and Carol Skaggs-Austin of Lake Alfred, Florida; two sons, Robert Dickie Skaggs and Terry Skaggs, both of Martha; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral was conducted Saturday, February 28 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by Elders John wheeler and Danny Craft and Rev. Paul E. Keaton. Burial was in Skaggs Family Cemetery, Martha. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, March 25, 1998. CARL SKAGGS 1916-1998. Carl William Skaggs, 81, of Martha, died Friday, March 20 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Skaggs was born September 22, 1916, in Terryville, Kentucky, a son of the late Hunter and Lizzie A. McKenzie Skaggs. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Elzie Skaggs. He was a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Lillian V. Skaggs; a daughter, Lois Ann Skaggs of Flatwoods; two sons, Carl Skaggs of Flatwoods and John H. Skaggs of Westerville, Ohio; a sister, Lois Skaggs of Martha; four brothers, Escom Skaggs and Hunter Skaggs, both of Columbus, Hurl Skaggs of Blaine and Wilbur Skaggs of Martha; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Monday, March 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Paul E. Keaton and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Family Cemetery. A graveside military service was conducted by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89, both of Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, April 1, 1998. ARDELA SPENCER 1889-1998. Ardela Spencer, 108, of Louisa, died Friday, March 27 in Wheeler Family Care Center. Mrs. Spencer was born August 11, 1889, at Mattie, a daughter of the late Matthew and Julie McKinster Hayes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Spencer in 1950. She was a member of Spencer Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three sisters, Emma Galone of California, Tina Webber of Columbus, Ohio and Jewell Blackburn of Louisa; and a brother, Ottis Hayes of Florida. The funeral was conducted Monday, March 30 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Danny Saul and The Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial was in Judd Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, May 6, 1998. HOLLIE HANNAH 1929-1998. Hollie Josephine Hannah, 68, of Crum, West Virginia, died Friday, May 1. Mrs. Hannah was born June 18, 1929, in Marrowbone, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Dewey Sperry and Mary Jane Evans Sperry Dillon. Surviving are her husband, James "Yogi" Arnold Hannah of Webb; three daughters, Bargara Romans of Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Johnson and Joyce Carley, both of Webb; three sons, Earnest Hannah and Donald Earl Hannah, both of Crum, West Virginia, and James Russell Hannah of Matewan, West Virginia; three half-sisters; four half-brothers; 16 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, May 6, 1998. PAULINE MATOVICH 1912-1998. Pauline Lakin Matovich, 85, of Prichard, West Virginia, died Thursday, April 30 at her residence. Mrs. Matovich was born September 22, 1912, in Prichard, a daughter of the late Cornea "Doc" and Erie Christian Lakin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Matovich in 1994; four sisters; and two brothers. She was a member of Big Hurricane Baptist Church for 75 years and a retired school teacher for the Wayne County School System. Surviving are a sister, Mary Lakin Frazier of Fort Fay; a sister-in-law, Muriel Lakin of Grants Pass, Oregon; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and relatives. The funeral was conducted at Big Hurricane Baptist Church by Pastor Jerry Workman. Burial was in Matovich Cemetery. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, May 27, 1998. EVA TERRY 1947-1998. Eva Mae Wiley Terry, 51, of Louisa, died Monday, May 25 at her residence. Mrs. Terry was born April 25, 1947, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Virgil and Shirley Mae Moore Wiley. She was a member of Garden of Hope Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William D. Terry of Louisa; a step-mother, Melvina Wiley of Louisa; two daughters, Vina Lou Terry and Susy Mae Terry, both of Louisa; two sons, William Virgil Terry of Oil Springs and Bobby Carter Terry of Louisa; and two granddaughters, Ashley Nicole Terry and Jenny Loraine Terry. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, May 28 at 2:00 p. m. at Garden of Hope Primitive Baptist Church by Elder Darrell Ratliff, Elder Brad Dutton and Brother Tommy Meade. Visitation will be Wednesday (today), May 27 at her home and one hour before service at the church. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, July 8, 1998. HASKELL BELCHER 1904 - 1998. Haskell Belcher, 94,of Prichard, West Virginia, died Thursday, July 2 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Belcher was born April 12, 1904, in Fort Gay, a son of the late Elihue and Josephine Wilson Belcher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Glady Chaffin Belcher, in 1982. He was a retired self-employed auto body repairman. Surviving are two daughters, Joann Sutton of Fort Gay and Betty Igram of Evansville, Indiana; a son, E. K. Belcher of Prichard; two sisters, Ruby Diamond and Opal Hall, both of Fort Gay; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Sunday, July 5 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rancie Fetherolf officiating. Burial was in Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, July 29, 1998 [also appeared August 5, 1998]. JAMES V. MARCUM 1925-1998. James V. Marcum, 72, of Louisa, died Monday, July 27 at King's Daughter's Medical Center. Mr. Marcum was born August 30, 1925, in Louisa, a son of the late Marlin L. and Zelda Moore Marcum. He was a VP and General Tax Counsel with Ashland Oil, retired in 1984 and a member of First Christian Church of Louisa (disciples of Christ), attended First Baptist Church of Ashland, American Bar Association, Ky. Bar Association, Boyd and Greenup County Bar Association, graduated first in his class at the University of Ky Law School Class of 51, Editor in Chief of the Law Review, member of The Order Of The Coif, Commissioner of Revenue under Governor Bert Combs from 1961 to 1963 and active in AA since 1963. He was also past president of the Ky Alcoholism Council and recently received an award from the Ky Bar Association for volunteering his legal services to people who could not afford an attorney and filed several class action law suits on behalf of the Citizens of the Commonwealth. Surviving are his wife, Clara See Marcum; three daughters, Catherine Waits of Shelbyville, Debra Massengale of Paintsville, and Linda Goldberg of Athens, Georgia; a brother, Marlin "Bud" Marcum of Daytona Beach, Florida; two aunts, FaDanna Sisson and Laura Marcum, both of Louisa; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at Steen Funeral Home Ashland Chapel by Dr. Bill Messer. Visitation will be Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to one's favorite charity. Steen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, September 16, 1998. SAMUEL VARNEY 1922 1998. Samuel M. Varney, 76, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Louisa, died Monday, September 14 at Columbus Community Hospital. Mr. Varney was born March 12, 1922, in Silver Creek, West Virginia, a son of the late John B. and Lucinda Herald Varney. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Gail Varney. He was a roll trucker for Columbus Coated Fabric and a member of Columbus United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ivory "Tommy" Dillon Varney; a daughter, Julie Ann Bowens of Columbus; three sons, Samuel E. Varney, Thomas J. Varney, and Dwight D. Varney, all of Columbus; two sisters, Pearl Browning of Glen Hayes, West Virginia and Tinnie Evans of Columbus; a brother, Franklin Varney of Patalaska, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday, September 17 at 2 p.m. at Friendship United Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe Sparks and Rev. Stan Ratcliff. Visitation will be Wednesday (today), September 16 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Fluty Lick Cemetery. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS, Louisa, Kentucky. Wednesday, September 30, 1998. BILLIE ADKINS 1944-1998. Billie Jean Adkins, 54, of Louisa, died Saturday September 26. Mrs. Adkins was born September 10, 1944, in Louisa, a daughter of the late William and Mary Jean Fitzgerald. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Cecil Adkins, in 1991. Survivors include two sons, James Cecil Adkins, Jr. of Louisa and James Elbert "Jimmy" Fitzgerald of Findlay, Ohio; three daughters, Cindy Hounshell and Jennifer Moore, both of Louisa and Janelle Fitzgerald of South Point, Ohio; three brothers, Michael Fitzgerald and David Fitzgerald, both of Louisa, and Jimmy Fitzgerald of Findlay; three sisters, Marsha Boggs and Linda Groves, both of Louisa, and Jan Murphy of Painesville, Ohio; and three grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Monday, September 28 at Young Funeral Home by Claude Horn. Burial was in Adkins Cemetery at Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBITS. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, October 21, 1998. RUSSELL BLANKENSHIP 1971-1998. Russell (Rusty) Wayne Blankenship, 27, of Louisa died Monday, October 19 in an automobile accident. Mr. Blankenship was born February 23, 1971 in Louisa, a son of Oscar (Buck) and Brenda Chambers Blankenship. He worked for Toyota Motors in Georgetown, Kentucky. Additional survivors include one son, Jonathan Derek Morrow; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jeff Lambert Wednesday (today) October 21, at 2:00 p.m. in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery, Pinehill in Louisa. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, October 28, 1998. FRED COPLEY 1911 1998. Fred Copley, 87, of Louisa died Monday, October 26 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Copley was born March 15, 1911 at Saltpetre, West Virginia, a son of the late Russian and Viola Crabtree Copley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Delores Waller Copley in 1984. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mary Copley of South Point, Ohio; four nephews, Bob Copley and Birch Copley, both of Procterville, Ohio, Junior Copley of South Point, and Jimmy Copley of St. Louis, Missouri; and one niece, Dollie Gillen of Chesapeake, Ohio. Graveside services will be conducted by Dr. James A. hayes Thursday, October 29 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, (today) October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heston Funeral Home. Heston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, November 11, 1998. BLANCHE DILLEY 1917 1998. Blanche Parsley Dilley, 81, of Clifford, Kentucky, went to rest in peace Sunday, November 8, after an extended illness. Mrs. Billey was born September 10, 1917 at Kermit, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Sherman and Maude Vinson Parsley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dilley. She was a member of the Friendship United Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include one son, Robert Earl Dilley and his wife, Kate, of Clifford; two sisters, Ruby Arlene Rogers of Louisa, Virginia and Betty Jo Sparks of Ashland; two granddaughters, Katherine Carreen Arrington and her husband, Chuck, and Christina Elizabeth Dilley; one great-granddaughter, Madison Arrington; and one God son, Travis Good and his wife, Michelle. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Don Barnett and Travis Good Wednesday, (today) November 11 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral in Louisa. Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arranagements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, November 18, 1998. FRED SMITH, JR. 1933-1998. Fred Smith, Jr., 65, of Fort Gay died Friday, November 13. Mr. Smith was born May 7, 1933, in Wayne County, a son of Maggie Walker Smith and the late Fred Smith Sr. He was a retired custodian for the Wayne County School system. Additional survivors include his wife, Wanda Robertson Smith of Fort Gay; one son, Zandell Smith of Fort Gay; one daughter, Loretta Smith of Fort Gay; two brothers, Robert Smith of Louisa and Howard Smith of Webb; and five sisters, Anna Mae Bowens of Fort Gay, Betty June Hale of Louisa, Lucille Rhodes of Dunbar, Beulah May York of Huntington and Ruby Sabo of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 17, in Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Smith family cemetery at Fort Gay. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, December 2, 1998. ZELLA MAE JORDAN 1903 1998. Zella Mae Jordan, 94, died Tuesday, November 24, at the Carter Nursing and Rehab Center in Grayson. Mrs. Jordan was born November 28, 1903 in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Lafayette and Susan Webb Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Authur Jordan, in 1963 and one step-son, Wilbur Jordan. She was a lifelong member of Brammer Gap Methodist Church, Webbville. Survivors include one step-son, Jerry Jordan of Ashland; two steo-daughters, Naomi Horsley of Sarasota, Florida and Ruth Parsley of Warfield, West Virginia; eleven nieces and nephews; nine step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Jesse Fyffe Friday, November 27 in YoungFuneral Home Chapel. Burial was in Jordan Cemtery, East Fork. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."



"OBIT. BIG SANDY NEWS. Wednesday, December 9, 1998. VIRGINIA MAXINE BECK 1921-1998. Virginia Maxine Beck, 77, of Louisa died Thursday, December 3, at her residence. Mrs. Beck was born Jan 22, 1921, in Griffin Creek, a daughter of the late Coleman and Mary Vaughn Back. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Reed Beck of Louisa; five daughters, Mary Louise "Marty" Miller, Faye Huston and Doris Ann Larson, of Arnold, Maryland, Grace Beck of Melbourne Beach, Florida, and Jane Tomczak of Lowmansville, Kentucky; two sons, Kenneth V. Beck of Louisa and Ellsworth Reed Beck; one brother, David Back of Ashland; one sister, Ethel McGuire of Flatwoods; ten grandchildren, David Reed See, Marguerite Fischler, Rachel Fischler, Cassie Huston, Stephen Huston, Mike Beck, Shawn Beck, Donna Belcher, Kristen Larson and Kemberly Larson; and six great-grandchildren, Brittany Beck, Coty Beck, Levi Beck, Kyle Huston, Kalye Huston and Aryton Burgess. Funeral services were conducted by Ric Frazier Tuesday, December 8 at First Baptist Church, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Louisa, Burnaugh Baptist Church or Community Hospice, Route 2, Louisa."





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