Olin Amburgey age 81, of Louisa, formerly of Langley, husband of Shirley Ratliff Amburgey, passed away Friday, February 9, 2007, at the Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa.
He was born January 20, 1926, in Red Fox, the son of the late Ruben and Minnie Adams Amburgey. He was a retired coal miner, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the U.M.W.A.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Shirley, include two sons, Olin Gene (Glenda) Amburgey of Louisa, and Stephen Allen (Edwina) Amburgey of Langley; two daughters, Jacqueline (Lenny) Garrison of Howell, Michigan, and Sherry Ann (Randy) Amburgey of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Olin Amburgey were conducted Monday, February 12, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Lenny Wheeler officiating.
Burial was in the Jimmy Ratliff Cemetery, in Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.
Visitation was at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Kevin Hughes, Roger Collins, Shawn Amburgey, Nick Amburgey, Michael Ousley, and Brian Ratliff.(Paid obituary)
Ernest Baldridge, 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.
Farish Bradley, 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. (Paid obituary)
Mae Clay, age 86, of Jamestown, formerly of Ligon, died Thursday, February 8, 2007, at her residence.
Born January 28, 1921, in Jacks Creek, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Nancy Hall Mullins. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church in Melvin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Brother) Clay.
Survivors include a son, William Ronald Clay of Jamestown; three daughters: Blanche Patton of Lawrence-burg, Kathleen Caudill of Martin, and Nesba Dailey of Ligon; a brother, Clinis Mullins of Franklin Furnance, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Arnold Clay; seven brothers: Ellis Mullins, Frank Mullins, Crocket Mullins, Enis Mullins, Hilbert Mullins, Jerry Mullins, and Fines Mullins; and six sisters: Okla Tackett, Frankie Hamilton, Fancy Isaac, Anna Mullins, Lizzie Newman, and Mary Holbrook.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 11, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.
Burial was in the Dave Mullins Family Cemetery in Melvin, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.
Visitation was at the funeral home. (Paid obituary)
Jeremy Ellis Gibson
Jeremy Ellis Gibson, age 27, of Langley, passed away Monday, February 12, 2007, at Our Lady of The Way Hospital, in Martin.
He was born November 24, 1979, in Pikeville, the son of Deborah Gail Sturgill Gibson of Allen, and the late Charles Brent Gibson.
He was employed by ACS of Pikeville, and attended the Church of Christ, in Prestons-burg.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a sister, Leann Nicole Gibson of Allen; his paternal grandmother, Joyce Ann Ellis Gibson of Langley; an uncle, Michael Gibson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Laban Gibson, and his maternal grandparents, Forrest and Katie Sturgill.
Funeral services for Jeremy Ellis Gibson will be conducted Thursday, February 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Rick Kelley 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
Pallbearers: Steven Slone, Chris Caudill, Corey Little, Landon Slone, Justin Prater, and Todd Sturgill.
Honorary: Dustin Little and Jerry Stanley. (Paid obituary)
Denzil Humble, age 68, of Printer, died Monday, February 12, 2007, at the Pikeville Medical Center.
Born February 18, 1938, in Printer, he was the son of the late James Isaac and Ollie Meade Humble. He was a retired materials superintendent for Johnson Controls, in Plymouth, Michigan; a member of John W. Hall Lodge No. 950, F&AM, in Martin; a past master of Livingston Lodge No. 76, in Pinckney, Michigan, in 1999; an Honorable Kentucky Colonel; and a member of the Spurlock Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Stephens Humble.
Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Randy Isaac and Martha Humble of Printer, and Rodney A. and Carrie Humble of Pinckney, Michigan; a daughter and son-in-law: Deborah Sue and Danny McCoy of Printer; a sister, Patricia Conn of Printer; 10 grandchildren: Amos, Adam, Maggie, Andrew, Austin, Erin, Natalie, Brett, Larry, and Brody; and six great-grandchildren: Megan, Makayla, Jessie, Wesley, Waylan, and Logan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: James Milton Humble and Leonard Humble; a sister, Juanita Conn; and two half brothers: Ivan Carroll and Dwayne Carroll.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 15, at 1 p.m., at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin, with Bruce Coleman, and others, officiating.
Burial will be in the Meade Cemetery, at Spurlock, in Printer, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.
Visitation is at the funeral home, and Masonic rites will be held on Wednesday night, at 6:30 p.m. (Paid obituary)
Eliza Thornsberry Johnson
Eliza Thornsberry Johnson, age 88, of Stanford, formerly of Kite, widow of George Johnson, died Saturday, February 10, 2007, in the Ephriam-McDowell Hospital, in Danville.
She was born December 13, 1918, in Kite, a daughter of the late M.L. and Rosanne Hall Thornsberry. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Theodore Johnson of Topmost, Elwood Johnson and Brownlow Johnson, both of Kite; a daughter, Betty J. Gallagher, of Stanford; a brother, M.H. Thornsberry of Belleville, Michigan; four grandchildren, four step grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several step great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers: Claude, French, Joneth, Amos, Roscoe, and Mack Thorns-berry; five sisters Alice, Hazel, Barbara, and Gracie Thornsberry, and Allie Hall; and two grandchildren: Cynthia Ann Johnson and Michael “Pee-Wee” Johnson.
Funeral Service of Eliza Thornsberry Johnson were conducted Tuesday, February 13, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating.
Burial was in the King Cemetery, in Kite, with Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements.
Pallbearers: Mark Johnson, Danny Johnson, Dougie Johnson, Bimbo Huff, Hermis Johnson, Bobby Joe Hall, William Johnson and Charles Johnson. (Paid obituary)
Buell Spears Jr.
Buell Spears Jr., age 52, of Langley, passed away Monday, February 12, 2007, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg.
He was born August 1, 1954, in Pike County, the son of Virginia Allen Spears, of Langley, and the late Buell Courtney Spears.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Jonathan Richard Spears of Langley; a daughter, Michael Courtney Spears of Pike County; a brother, Joey Douglas Spears of Pikeville; two sisters: Carol Robinson and Marsha Wade, both of Port St. John, Florida; and a grandson, Steven Spears.
Funeral services for Buell Spears Jr., will be conducted Friday, February 16, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Roy Harlow officiating.
Burial will follow in the Leonard Allen Cemetery, in Langley, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.
Visitation is after 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. (Paid obituary)
Flora Bates Thornsberry
Flora Bates Thornsberry, 102, of Cecilia, formerly of Melvin and Knott County, died Friday, February 9, 2007, at her residence.
Born September 12, 1904, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph “Joe” and Mary Alice “Babe” Vanover Bates. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus “Boog” Thornsberry.
Survivors include a son, Andrew “Jack” Thornsberry of Louisville; and a daughter, Lonnie Little of Cecilia; 13 grandchildren, and several great- and great-great-granchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Landis “Buster” Thornsberry; seven brothers and four sisters: Uriah Bates, Andrew Bates, Clarence Bates, Landis Bates, Ernest Bates, Columbus (Dib) Bates, Tilden Bates, Mary Ann Gibson Meade, Rosie Cole, Lilly Flair Lucas, and Nebraska Bates.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 11, at 1 p.m., at the Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church in Melvin, with ministers of the Old Regular Baptist Church officiating.
Burial was in the Little Cemetery in Melvin, under the direction of the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.
Visitation was at the church.