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Sardis Association held at  Samaria Church in Dingess, WVa,
Sept 1975

 Email: Gloria (Rose) Gialdella

WILLIAMSON, BWillie, d/o Rev. and Mrs. G. D. Williamson; b: Nov 17 1894 d: Jan 30 1975; md: Elder Ken VARNEY, Nov 18 1914 who d: Jun 2 1969; 7 children, Victoria d: at age 3, leaving 4 sons: William, Lonnie, Avery, and Floyd Varney, Jr, all of Turkey Creek, Ky; and 2 girls:  Mary H. Gillman, Worthington, Ohio; and Hazel Phillips of Turkey Creek, Ky; also 3 sisters and one brother:  Nettie Miller of Atway, Ohio; Niza Booth of Dayton, Ohio; Carrie Varney of Huntington WVa; and Floyd Williamson, Williamson, WVa; 3 brothers and 2 sisters deceased.  She joined the Salem Church of Old Regular Baptist Church and was baptized Aug. 1932 but  later was one of the Charter members who helped organize the Turkey Creek Church where she remained until death.

McCOY, Landon, b: Oct 27 1896 d: Jul 16 1975; s/o Harrison and Aunt Smith McCoy, he leaves his wife, Sallie R. McCoy; One son, Edward preceded him in death.  Member of the Big Branch Church of Old Regular Baptist and was baptized by Elder J. L. Nichols and Elder Harvey Lowe in 1948.

MOORE, Jr.  SAMPSON J., s/o the late Sampson J. Moore, Sr. and the late Mary (Taylor) Moore; b: Feb 3 1920 in Martin Co., Ky d: Apr 17 1975; he leaves his wife, Nellie (Maynard) Moore; 2 sons, Williard T. of Maher, WVa and Danny L. Moore of Detroit, Mich; two girls: Glenna Rae Coleman of Akron, Ind; and Shereall Ball of Lenore, WVa; 3 brothers and 4 sisters: Amos of Waverly, Ohio; Hi Moore, of Stanton, Ky; Willard of Louisa, Ky; Minnie Paloitino of Chattory, WVa; Fannie Bowen of Hode, Ky, Edna Russell of Louisa, Ky; and Ollie Stacy of Crum, WVa.

GRAVELY, Kenneth  s/o Peter and Mary Gravley, b: Dec 29 1894 d: Apr 20 1975 (cancer); md: Iva CLINE; 4 boys one girl; Lacy Gravly of Baisden, WVa; Tennis(sic) Gravley of Huntington, WVa; Keister Ray Gravley of Welch, WVa; Bennie Gravley, deceased; and Mrs. Homer Roberson of Baisden, WVA.  He joined the Rosa Church of Old Regular Baptist Aug 1963.

CLINE,  Emery b: Jan 13 1908 d: Apr 12 1975, s/o James Oliver and Hopie (Walls) Cline md: Eunice LESTER, Aug 14 1935; 9 children, 5 deceased; leaving,  Eleanor Cline, Curtis Cline, Christena Rife, all of Baisden, WVa and Arlena Hamerick of Gilbert, WVA; also 4 brothers and 3 sisters: Sampy Cline, Walter, Silas, and Ula Cline all of Baisden, WVa; Bessie Cline and Lizzie Lester of Baisden, WVa and Arcie Roberson of Fall Mills, Va.  Joined the Rosa Church of Old Regular Baptist in 1952.

YORK,  Rhoda Jane, b: Dec 22 1889 d: Oct 11 1974 d/o Robert and Louisa (Sturgill) York, she was the last survivor of 12 children.  She was a life time resident of Mingo Co., WVa.; md: John L. CANTERBURY; 10 children, 3 girls:  Myrtle Runyon, Mae Newsome, and Grace Tanner; 7 boys:  Bill, who died Apr 4 1975; Charles, Columbus, Harmon and John L., Jr.; her husband and two sons, Albert, and Cecil preceded her in death.  Her husband d: Sep 2 1950.    She joined the Bethany Church of Old Regular Baptist in Lenore, WVa on May 30 1935.

McCOY,  Velvie, b: Nov 14 1894 d: Jun 30 1975; d/o the late Thomas and Margaret McCoy; md: Robert MOORE who died in 1923 and her son, Berlie d: 1954; Willie survives and lives in Columbus, Ohio.; 2nd md: Almond ROSE d: 1963;  one boy: T. J. ROSE of Cleveland, Ohio.  Joined the Leanna Church of Old Regular Baptist Jun 16 1932 and was baptized by Elders L. T. Preston and Shadle Pauley, she later moved her membership to the Little Rosa Church.

McCOY,  Belva,   d/o the late Johnson and Vicy (Varney) McCoy, b: Oct 11 1898 in Pike Co., Ky; d: Jul 18 1975 in Mira Loma, Calif where she made her home; md: Walter VanSicle; 6 children, one died in infancy; two boys: L. J. VanSicle of Clovis New Mexico and Rodney VanSicle address unknown; girls:  Mary Vicy Thornsbury of Cucamonga, Calif; Emogene Tamale of Mora Loma, Calif., and Margaret Bardy of Waterfield, Ohio; also 3 sisters: Hattie Mounts of Turkey Creek, Ky; Pricey Jude of Three Forks, Ky; and Mary Pickett of Arlington, Va; one brother Homer McCoy of Huntington, Wva; a half brother, William McCoy in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home,  Paintsville, Ky; a half sister, Fannie Trent of Ashland, Ky.  Joined Salem Regular Baptist Church Nov 1918.

STOTRIDGE,  James,  b: Oct 6 1895 Pike Co., Ky d: Mar 29 1975; s/o the late John and Annie (Cochran) Stotridge; md: Dora McCOY, deceased; he leaves a son, Clyde, and a daughter, Irene Feller; also 3 sisters, and two brothers.  Joined the Pilgrim's Home Church of Old Regular Baptist Sep 1968 and was baptized by Elders Jonah Easter Williamson and Leonard Sesco.

VINCENT, Merl,  s/o the late Charles and Betty (Austin) Vincent; b: Jan 11 1907 d: Jun 25 1975; md: the late Stella (Brown) Vincent who died in 1972; also 2 brothers and one sister; he leaves his wife, Mamie (Johnson) Vincent; one girl: Betty Steel, and two stepdauthers and one stepson.  He worked as a coal miner for several years on Pond Creek; at the time of retirement he worked at Chemthron in Huntington, WVa; he was also a Army Veteran.  He joined the Dix Fork Church of Old Regular Baptist Jul 1974.

LOWE,  Clinton R.,  s/o the late James Pry Lowe and Mary Lowe; b: Mar 23 1921 d: May 20 1975; md: Marie ROBINSON; one girl, Mildred Lowe, two sons, Claude Alvin and Kenneth Ray Lowe; also leaves 2 brothers, Elder Milford Lowe and Lloyd Lowe.  Joined the Leannah Church of Old Regular Baptist in 1948.  He suffered a crippling stroke in Dec 1973.

STANLEY,  Sarah Ann,  b: Jul 8 1888 at Canada, Ky d: Dec 12 1974 at Belleview, Fla; d/o the late George and Sealy (May) Stanley; md: Richard MAYNARD; 9 children; her husband and two sons preceded her in death; she leaves: Prosper Maynard; Luther; and Trulie Mullins, all of Sidney Ky; Flora Williamson of Huddy, Ky; Sally Cochran, Helen Pinson and Cora Evans all of Belleview, Fla; also leaves a brother, Albert Stanley of Sidney, Ky; a sister, Esta Scott of Hardy, Ky.  She joined the the Dix  Church of Old Regular Baptist in Oct 1941 and was baptized by Elders John Brown and J. B. May.

SCOTT,  Rebecca,  b: Jun 10 1894 d: Aug 7 1975; md: Noah COLLINS, 7 children:  Rosie Bell Staton, Ruthie Collins, Dorothy Mae McCoy, Edna Marie McCoy, Shird Collins, Elijah Collins and Anthony Wayne Collins;  Anthony and 5 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.  Joined the Leannah  Church of Old Regular Baptist in Oct 1959.

STANLEY,  Homer Colbert,  b: Mar 17 1907 d:  Feb 12 1975 at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital (Cancer); s/o Orison and Mary (Maynard) Stanley;  md: Nellie Stanley Jun 26 1937; 9 children; 2 died in infancy; leaving his wife, 6 sons, Gene, Conley, and George of Columbus, Ohio; Truman of Sidney, Ky; Russell of Ecorse, Mich; and Clifford of Piso, Ky; a daughter, Edith Robinson, of Pisco, Ky; 2 sisters:  Alsie Pinson, Piso, Ky; Claudia Cline of Varney, Ky.  Joined the Pilgrim's Rest  Church of Old Regular Baptist.

BEVINS,  Forrest J.  b: Sep 17 1910 d:  Jan 15 1975; s/o James and Elza (Murphy) Bevins; md:  the late Hazel Joyce BLACKBURN, Nov 3 1929 d: Sep 30 1948; 7 children:  Bobby Gene, Douglas Clinton, Joyce Mae Bevins all of Meta, Ky; Mary Louise Hatmaker, Pikeville, Ky; and Buncie Ruth Ward of Kimper, Ky; 2 children deceased:  James Lee and Sirley.  Also leaves his stepmother, Bertha Bevins, of Meta, Ky; two brothers;  Ray of Meta, Ky; and Farriest Bevins, of Lancer, Ky; 5 sisters:  Myrtle Stratton of South Williamson, Ky; Mayme Blackburn of Williamson WVa; Mrs. Imal Bevins of Turkey Creek, Ky; Ruby Scott of Meta, Ky; and Mrs. Irene Sebree of Indiana.  Joined the Bent Branch  Church of Old Regular Baptist.

Union Association held at Little Hope Church, Clintwood, Va, Sept  1975

MULLINS,  Bruce,  b: Oct 8 1893 d: Jan 20 1975 md: Laura OWENS Nov 4 1917; 4 boys 4 girls.   Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

SLONE,  Ples,  b: Jun 17 1890 d: Dec 10 1973; s/o the late Allen and Susan (Adkins) Slone; md: Laura BAKER Feb 18 1914 in Pikeville, Ky; 6 boys 5 girls; his wife and 3 children preceded him in death, wife, Laura, girl:  Eulada, 2 sons:  Virgil and Clayton;  Member of the Pine Grove  Church of Old Regular Baptist and was baptized by Elder Ulan Childers and Elder N. A. England.  Written by his daughter, Geri Rowe

DEEL,  Thurman,  s/o Alex H. and Margaret Deel, b: Sep 26 1915 d: Aug 15 1973 (Heart Attack); md: Peggy Marie ROSE, Apr 17 1946; 3 children, Andra Joyce, Alex Walker, and Richard Lail; he leaves 5 sisters, Bonnie Owens, Bertha Arlington, Vernie Keene, Verchial Owens, Nell Arrington, his wife, one son, one daughter, one son in law, Junior E. Clevinger, 2 daughter in laws, Lorraine Deel, Polly J. Deel; WWII veteran, recieved Honorable Discharge, Victory Medal, 2 bronze Stars, Good conduct Medal and a Pacific Service Medal.  Joined the Russell Prater  Church of Old Regular Baptist, Dec 24 1971.

VERNATTER,  Hazel,  d/o Comford and Angeline White; b: Aug 3 1908 d: Dec 6 1974; md: Dewey Vernatter, Dec 24 1927; 4 children: Dewey Dale, Winnis Gale, Gary Winford and Billy Lee.  Joined the Elk Fork Church of Old Regular Baptist, Feb 1946.

BELCHER,  Thomas,  s/o the late G. S. Belcher and Mary (Bailey) Belcher; b: Jan 1 1894 d: Dec 17 1974; md: Rosa Belcher, Feb 29 1912 d: Nov 21 1973; 2 boys 6 girls: Sons:  Murriel of Draffin, Ky; Willard of Coeburn, Va; daughters:  Syble Daniels of Louisville, Ky; Iola Hudson, Lena Davis and Lillian Adkins all of Michigan; and Ferba May of Millard, Ky and Irene Adkins of Draffin, Ky; two brothers: Ona of Grassy, Ky; Reed of Chicago, ILL; two sisters:  Jettie Hackney of Lick Creek, Ky and Lora Hylton of Baltimore, MD; Joined the Honey Fork Church of Old Regular Baptist, Sept 28 1968 and was baptised by Elder Arnold Clevinger, and Lando Clevinger.

STAMPER,  Wesley,  s/o Mose and Judy (Caudill) Stamper, b: Jun 16 1901 d: Feb 3 1975 Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hazard, Ky ; md: Goldie; two boys and 5 girls:  Homer of Covington, Ky; Roy of Florence, Ky; Lena Elswick, Lola Mae Adams, Lorenda Cooper, and Novella Lee Marshbanks all of Covington, Ky; and Cora Keel of Worthville, Ky; 2nd md:  Fanny Bailey who survives.  Buried in the Isom Cemetery at Isom, Ky.

HUNLEY,  Mary H.,  d/o Ambrose and Rachel Hunley b: Sep 20 1897 Rockhouse Ky, Pike Co. d: Apr 5 1975; md: William VANCE at the age of 13; 2 children:  Lensey Vance and Juanita Mullins; her husband died 5 yrs after marriage; 2nd md: Sylvan BAKER; 5 children:  Flora Bentley, Doris Holbrook, Charles Baker, Marie Bentley and Hazel Caldwell; son, Lindsay was killed in WWII in 1942.  Member of the Bethel Church of Old Regular Baptist in 1935 at Jenkins, Ky.

MAGGARD,  Jesse Randall,  s/o Samuel and Sally Ann (Brown) Maggard, b: Feb 22 1894 at Partridge, Ky Spent his life in Letcher Co., Ky.  d: Nov 19 1974 at the Whitesburg Hospital;
Buried at the Maggard Cemetery at Isom, Ky.  under the direction of the Maggard Funeral Home, Hazard, Ky; md: Lydia COLLINS, Feb 3 1916; 11 children, 3 deceased:  Irene, Randall, JR., and Ruth Marie; leaving:  Herbert of Isom, Ky; Ernest of Springfield, Ohio; Bill of Louisville, Ky; Jim of London, Ohio; Viola Caudill and Nancy Collins of Colson, Ky; Mary Rose Adams of Connersville, Ind; and Iva Lou Franlin of Peebles, Ohio; also one foster son, Monroe Sexton of Detroit, Mich; one brother: Lawrence Maggard of Sandlick.  Joined the Little Daniel Church of Old Regular Baptist, Sep 11 1937.  In 1960, he moved his membership to the Thornton Gap Church of Old Regular Baptist.

OWENS,  Jessie James,  b: abt 1894 d: Nov 21 1974 s/o Eligah and Vicey Owens; md: Sarah Amanda LOONEY; 12 children;  deceased:  Earl, Therman and one girl: Bertha; leaving:  4 boys 5 girls:  Clarence, Earsel, Virgil and Billy Clyde Owens; Mary Fuller, Maxie Fuller, Miss Dollie Owens, Geneva Kersey, and Oweda Shamma; also 5 brothers and 4 sisters.  Joined the
Little Martha Church of Old Regular Baptist.

BOYD,  Claude,  s/o the late Columbus and Mary Boyd; b: Dec 26 1916 d: Apr 27 1975 Cancer; he leaves 4 sisters: Walcie Coleman and Margie Belcher both of Haysi, Va; Zettie Woods
of Prater, Va; and Carrie Branham of Palatka, Fla; 7 brothers: Holly, Fred, Lawrence and Roland Boyd all of Prater, Va; Bill, Marcus Boyd of Green Cove Springs, Fla; and Glenn of Tookland, Va; one sister, Ida Rowe, deceased; never married.

DAMRON,  Stella,  d/o John A. and Nona C. Damron; b: Jun 6 1911 d: Jun 27 1975; md: Jimmie C. BENTLEY, Jun 18 1931; 10 children; one deceased; leaving: Leon, Billy, Melvin, Curtis and Ronald Bentley of Yeager, Ky; Kermit of Robinson Creek, Ky; Nona Orick of Lexington, Ky; Mollie Osborne of Yeager and Betty Hobson of Coal Run, Ky; also 5 brothers and 3 sisters, and a step-mother.

Union Association held at the Ashcamp Church
Sept 1998 - Pt. 1


ADKINS, Elder Dorse was b: Mar 8 1907 s/o the late King Soloman and Elizabeth Adkins, d: Sep 22 1997, he 1st married Georgia THACKER of Pike Co., Dec 30 1926, his wife, one daughter, Edythe Mae Coleman and two son, Tommy and Silas Adkins, and one sister, Mae Hylton all deceased.  Leaving one son, Chester Adkins of Greasy Creek, Ky and 3 daughters, Glema Charles and Myra Charles both of Shelbiana, Ky, and Madgaline Hockett of Versilles, Ky; also leaving one sister, Emma Childers of Greasy Creek, Ky, two half brothers, Charles and Earl Adkins, 2 half sisters, Rosie Butler and Elva Adkins, all of Cleveland, Ohio; 2nd married the late Myrtie RUNYON COLEMAN on Mar 3 1980; from that marriage he leaves step-sons, Clayton Coleman of Ashcamp, Ky; Don Coleman of Talbott, Tenn, and Elder Paul Coleman of Powells Creek Road, Pike Co., Ky; and one step daughter, Maggie Anderson of Millers Highway.  He was a retired miner of the Republic Steel Corporation.  Member of the Greasy Creek Church of Old Regular Baptist, baptized Aug 1936 by the late Elder A. D. (Doll) Blackburn.

DAY, Elder Lawrence was b: Sep 14 1909 in Whitesburg, Ky, s/o Zack and Polly Ann (Hogg) Day; d: Dec 30 1997; md:  May 25 1930 to Vera Calihan of Roxana, Ky; 4 sons: Hayward, Don and Edward of Okeana, Ohio and Leon Day of Mt. Carmel, Indiana; 3 girls:  Barbara Gindling of Okeana, Ohio, and Iva Jean, deceased; he leaves two brohters, Kelly Day of Brookville, Indiana; Harvey Day of Harrison, Ohio; two sisters, Eva Gilbert of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Ethel Crase of Charlestown, Indiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Iva Jean; grandson, Billy Scott York; and four sisters, Luana Crase, Sally Shephard, Mary Hodge, and Martha Stamper.  He joined the Old Regular Baptist Church on August 9 1949.

DUNBAR, Elder Birtus Lexie, Jr. was b: Jun 13 1916 to the late Birtus Lexie, Sr. and Elizabeth (Hazzard) Dunbar, d: Mar 6 1998; md: Doris Estelle CURRY on Feb 22 1940; one daughter, Dorotha Faye; one granddaughter, Jennifer Anne; one sister, Imogene Easley; he was preceded in death by hsi wife, one brother, and one sister; 2nd md: Poe ADAMS Mar 31 1996; step son, Clarence (Red) Adams; one step daughter, Marie Thompson.  He served in WWII.  He joined the Little Ida Church of Old Regular Baptist and was ordained a minister in 1967.

HALL, Elder Jeff was b: May 18 1924 Floyd Co., Ky s/o Tom and Millie (Bryant) Hall; d: Feb 28 1994; md: Josie JOHNSON Jun 15 1942; 4 boys: Bobby, Elder Paul, and Tim, all of Albion, Michigan; and James of Grand Rapids, Michigan; 6 girls: Sue Little, Jeanette Merrill, Wilma Woods, Wanda McIntyre, and Emma Ford, all of Grand Rapids, Michigan; one son, Jackie, died in infancy; he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Crit and Lewis Hall; two sisters, Allie and Dallie (in youth) and an older sister, Mary Caudill.  Joined the Little Vineyard Church of Old Regular Baptist in 1972, he was ordained as a minister in 1979.

LAYNE, Elder Vanis was b: Aug 7 1933 at Kimper, Ky in Pike Co to the late Julius and Malinda Jane (Thacker) Layne, also preceded him in death were 3 brothers, Joseph, Berlin, and Thomas Layne, and a sister Lilly May Layne; he leaves 3 brothers, Elder Perry Layne, Elder Lee Layne and Brother Emery Layne, all of Pike Co., Ky.  He leaves his wife of 44 years, md: Sep 1 1953 to Frances Layne at age 15  of Jeffersonville, Ky; one daughter, Margaret Ann and husband Herb Smith, Jeffersonville, Ky; two sons, William Rex and wife Rita of Campton, Ky and Timothy James and wife, Melinda Sue of Kimper, Ky; 4 grandchildren, Wesley and Vanessa Lester of Pikeville and Chad and Rocky Lee Layne of Kimper Ky; 3 step grandchildren, James and Jeff Helton, and Norita Watson all of Campton, Ky.  Member of the Church of Old Regular Baptist.

STILTNER, Elder Fred was b: Aug 6 1906 s/o the late Christopher C. and Rachel (Deel) Stiltner of Buchanan Co., Va d: Apr 18 1998; md: Sallie Ellen SUTHERLAND, Aug 6 1929, who died Nov 6 1990; one son, Roland Fines died at age 14 days; also deceased, 4 brothers, Dave, Arville, Ellis and Frank; 4 sisters, Lydia Foster, Nancy Deel; he leaves, one son, Cyrus Gaines Stiltner; 5 daughters, Ninia Lois Mirtz, Lina Pearl O'Lena; Arbutus Schultz, Shelia Fern McComsy and Brenda Sue Lehman.  Member of the Bull Creek Church of Old Regular Baptist for 65 years.  He was a graduate of Grundy High School and attended Radford Teachers College; he taught school for 36 years in Buchanan and Dickenson Public Schools, he was a notary Public and a retired coal miner.

BARTLEY, Anna Mae was b: Sep 21 1930 d/o John E. and Loucinda (Sykes) Bartley d: May 13 1998; she leaves one brother, Jack Bartley, and his wife, Juanita, of Bartley Town; and two sisters, Louise Darby of Enon, Ohio and Martha Potter of Bartley Town; she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Bartley and Fon Bartley both of Ashcamp, Ky; and two sisters, Ora McDowell of Colorado, and Flora Cantrell of Ashcamp; and a late husband, Buford Belcher; she leaves her husband, Martin A. ADAMS; one son, David (Glenna) Belcher; 6 daughters, Fonda (Kenneth) Overstreet; Theda McCalley; Jennifer (Eddie) Ratliff; Thelma (Ronnie) Fleming; Jannie (Kimmie) Blackburn; and her baby, Barbara (Terry) Smith.  She joined the Cedar Grove Church of Old Regular Baptist on May 20 1997.

McCRAY, Dorothy was b: Jun 20 1915 to Enoch and Sarah (Tackett) McCray in Lincoln Co., Ky she moved to Millstone Ky where she grew up; d: May 20 1998 md: Charlie E. HALL, Aug 1931;  3 boys 4 girls:  Joyce (Alex) Collier of Hillsboro, Ky; Donald Hall of Crestwood, Ky; Shirley Roberts of Cleveland, Ohio; Charlie (Sandy) Hall, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio and Loretta (Hillard) Bentley of Litchfield, Ohio; Carlene Hatton, died Nov 16 1997; and Teddy Hall died at birth.  In June 1967, her husband had a stroke which left him paralyzed on the left side and was unable to talk d: Sep 1 1968; 2nd md: Alfred ADAMS, Feb 1973; step children: Flo Galloway and Mary Lou Marcum of Big Stone Gap, Va; Linda Combs of Hazard, Ky; and Don Adams of Elyria, Ohio; She spent the last several years at Heritage Hall Nursing HOme in Big Stone Gap, Va.; she also leaves, two sisters, Hattie Bates of Freeport, Fla; and Henrietta Astrovich of Corneith, Ky; 5 sisters and 2 brothers deceased.

BEVERLY, Helen b: Jul 30 1930 in Pike Co., Ky d/o Newton and Pearl (Yates) Beverly d: Jun 3 1998; md: Billy ADDINGTON, Jul 30 1947; 5 children, one son, Jeffery, deceased; leaving, two sons, Jimmy of White Lake, Mich; and Richard of Fort Worth, TX; two daughters, Patricia Johnson of Belleville, Mich; Melissa DiChario of Pittsford, NY; 4 brothers; Charles of Trenton, Mich; Olla of Riverside, Calif; Roosevelt of Rochester NY; Robie of Scipio, Indiana; 4 sisters: June Spivey of Chesapeake, Ohio; Nona Massi of Sebring, Fla; Eleanor Shaver of Rochester, NY and Anna Ruth Conley of Star Tannery, Va.  Joined the Pilgrim Rest Church of Old Regular Baptist in Oct 1956 and was baptized at Dorton Creek Church.

ADKINS, Clinard Fate was b: Feb 2 1926 Pike Co., Ky, s/o the late Midget and Lacy (Coleman) Adkins; he is preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Bentley, and survived by one brother, Boyd Adkins; and one sister; Dona Riat Bentley; md: Adeline ARTRIP 1945; 5 children:  Laura Rowe, Ellis C. Adkins, Rosanna Wells, Patricia Hopkins, and Tammy Sellars; having being orphaned at an earily age he and his siblings were raised by Parsada Coleman, grandmother.  He was retired coal miner for over 30 yrs.  Member of the Church of Old Regular Baptist.

ADKINS, Kenneth Jeffrey was b: Dec 21 1993 d: Nov 24 1997 s/o Kenneth and Carol Adkins, leaving one brother, Anthony Conway, a sister, Mary Beth Adkins, 2 grandmothers, Georgia Dowell and Mary Conway both of Mansfield, Ohio, also leaves, great grandmother, Oma Trivette of Pikeville, Ky.

BARTLEY, Ruby was b: May 1 1928 in Dunlary, Ky d: Jun 29 1998 at the University of Michigan Medical Center, d/o Patton and Hessie (Ealey) Bartley, she leaves 5 sons: Jimmy and Michael of Tenn; Rex, Eddie and Paul of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 2 grand- daughters, Sonja and Sara of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and one great grand-daughter Marie of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 2 sisters:  Carol Higgins of Canto, Mich; Trively Syck of Pittsburgh, PA; one brother, Kenneth; and sister in law, Carolyn of Belleville, Mich; she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed ADKINS; 2 sons, Mark and Baby Mark; one sister, Patsy; and one brother, James.  Member of the Ypsilanti Church of Old Regular Baptist.

ARTRIP, Jethro was b: Jul 2 1895 d: Oct 24 1976, s/o William James and Sarah Jane (Coleman) Artrip; md: Cora Jane FARMER in 1915; 12 children, 2 died in infancy; leaving 3 sons:  Elmer d: 1992; Clayton and Alfonso Artrip; 7 girls:  Burtis Jones, Mescal Adkins; Esta Faye Artrip; Janice Spears; Adeline Adkins; June Johnson; and Celia Gaye Coleman.  Member of the Church of Old Regular Baptist.

BAKER, Verlin was a native of Dickenson Co., Va b: Dec 9 1924 d: Dec 14 1997; s/o the late Cleveland and Lucy Baker; also preceded him in death, his first wife, Vonice Baker, 2 brothers, Arson and Sidney Baker; and one half brother, Carol Baker.  He leaves his 2nd wife, Della R. (Gilbert) Baker; 5 daughters and one step-daughter:  Sue Willis and Mavis O'Quinn, both of Haysi, Va; Shirley Koshat of Farmington Hills, Mich; Pamela Perrigan of Clinchco, Va; Merle O'Quinn of Bee, Va; and Darlene Edwards of Copac, Mich; 4 sons and 4 step-sons:  Clayton, Roy, Jeffrey and N.C. Baker all of Clinchco, Va; David and Marcus Gilbert both of Haysi, Va; Charles Gilbert of Dante, Va; and Paul Gilbert of Prater, Va; 4 sisters:  Margie Branham; Sadie Turner and Essie Turner all of Chichco, Va; and Nadine Skeens of Grundy, Va; one brother, Otis Baker of Clinchco, Va.  He was a retired coal miner.

ROSE, Gertrude of Jackson Branch, Elkhorn City, Pike Co., Ky died May 6 1998 kidney failure; d/o the late J. W. "Bill" and Sarah Ann (Bentley) Rose, she was b: Aug 7 1923 in Pike Co., Ky; md: Victor BARTLEY, Dec 22 1939, children, one boy: Billy Bartley of Jackson Branch; 3 girls: Christine Lucas of Shelby Gay, Ky; Wilma Jean Kelly of Ashcamp, Ky; Judith Ann Slone d: Feb 1998.  She was baptized Jul 1968 by Elder Dallas Ramsey, Elder Clardia Sanders.  She also leaves, one brother, Charley Rose of Flatwoods, Ky; one sister, Betty Swiney of Shelby Gap, Ky.  Buried at the Johnson Memorial Park, South Mayo Trail, Pikeville, Ky.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Bailey Funeral Home.

BARTLEY, Jessie Teamus "Poppy" b: Ashcamp Ky Oct 1 1891 s/o Noah and Mary Ann (Stiltner) Bartley, md: Georgia Ann WALLACE, 1910; 11 children; 5 boys: Hustler, Luther, Mannis, Vernon, and James T.; 6 girls: Pearlie, Maxie, Alpha, Hester, Mary and Anna Mae.  On Jun 20 1942 he joined the Ashcamp Church of Old Regular Baptist where he served as Clerk, and Custodian for many years.  After the death of his first wife, he married Rushie Clevinger, 1969.  In April 1991, he entered the Mountain View Heath Center in Elkhorn City, Ky where he remained until his death in 1996.  He Care centered honored him each year on his birthday from age 99 through 105, the family chose not to have a 106th birthday celebration.

COLLINS, Mary b: Mar 14 1914 in Pike Co., Ky d/o of the late W. F. and Pricy Collins, she is preceded in death by her husband, Henry BALDWIN; 2nd husband, Harley BLACKBURN; sons, Paul Douglas, and Joseph Baldwin; sisters: Alta Smith, Betty Chapman, Vicy Blackburn and Effie Collins; survived by sons: David Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio; Samuel, Charles and Stephen Baldwin all of Bedford, Va; James Baldwin of Belleville, Michigan; Michael Baldwin of Elizabeth City, NC; Richard Baldwin of Canada, Ky; and dr. Jonathan Baldwin of Bowling Green, Ky; daughters:  Mary Elizabeth Flood of Mount Clemens, Mich; Anna Marie Bowens of Newton, WVa; Nancy Parsley of Williamson, WVa; Judy Hensley of Church Ill, Tenn; Patricia Hall of Myrtle Beach, SC; Leona Baldwin of Huddy, Ky; Susan Newson of Pikeville, Ky; Louise Sturgill, Rebecca Bentley and Bernice Thacker all of Canada, Ky.  She was a charter member of the Sidney Missionary Baptist Church.

BLANKENSHIP, Lee  was b: Dec 6 1919 d: Sep 19 1997; s/o Elder Jim and Mary (Stacy) Blankenship of Hurley, Va; both deceased; md: Liddie MULLINS, deceased one daughter, Judy Blankenship; 2nd md: Mable Vance Endicott April 26 1947; 3 children:  Roger Lee, Stuart Ray, and Darlene Ruth Blankenship; 2 step children: Ruby Rife and Raymond Farley Endicott.  Member of the Church of Old Regular Baptist for 33 years.

 Email: Gloria (Rose) Gialdella