Old Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ
Held at
New Salem Association Building
Minnie, Kentucky-Floyd County
September 27,28,29 1991

Adams, Bernard s/o Champlain Adams & Mary Scalf Adams, m. Pearlie Bryant Adams.

Akers, Josie  d/o Liney & Mary Moles Boyd m. Francis A. Akers.

Alsop, Timothy Ernest s/o Jane Burneel Alsop & Joseph Charles Alsop, m. Shelby Jean Gibson.

Bailey, Viola Tackett d/o Ben & Martha Tackett.

Baker, Leonard Frank -By the help of the good Lord, I will write the obituary of a friend and neighbor in Christ, Leonard Frank Baker. Leonard was born November20, 1920 near Laurel, Indiana on Stone Church Road and passed from this life November 16, 1990 in Fayette Memorial Hospital from a respiratory problem, making his stay here on earth 69 years, 11 months and 27 days. He was the son of Charles Clinton and Harriet Elvera Clark Baker. Leonard and Norma Louis Hohn were united in marriage in the year1941 by Justice of the peace, Clifford Selby, at Laurel, Indiana. Unto this union were born four daughters: Marilyn Mae Davis, Sharilyn Kae Hawkins, Carolyn Jean Hulm, and Nita Louise Watkins; two sons Ronald Frank and Leonard Rickie Baker. Leonard was a mechanic and welder for the Franklin County, Indiana Highway Department for thirty-three years and he retired in 1984.Leonard use to attend the Little Stone Church near Blooming Grove, where some of his family are buried. The last few years he attended the Little Children's Home Church when he was able. He loved the church very much and wanted to be buried in the church cemetery, in the path where he used to walk to school. He now sleeps there from all his labors and burdens of this life. Leonard has several grandchildren and loved them all so very much, but little Josh came in time for Grandpa to enjoy in his last days. God knows just when to give special gifts. His family was very special to him, and I know they miss him very much. Leonard told me in the hospital he had Jesus and he wasn't going to let Him go. We talked about Jesus and how good He is, and what a goodwife he had, and how he loved his children so very much. So if you want to see Daddy again look to the same Jesus he did, and someday I feel we will meet him again.
Written by Elder Zee Holbrook.

Bartley, Leona Little  d/o Samuel Little & Rachel Gibson m. Kermit Edgar Bartley.

Bentley, Juanita d/o Bill & Hazel Turney Tackett, m. Billy Bentley.

Blackburn, Harold Lloyd "Blackie" s/o John W. & Virgie Tackett Blackburn, m. Reable
Gibson, d/o Hager & Starkie (Maynard) Gibson.

Blackburn, Opal  d/o Rans & Louisa Breeden Rowe m. Floyd Blackburn.

Blair, Brenda Sue (Johnson) -In the midst of sadness and memories, I will write the obituary of Brenda Sue Johnson Blair. Brenda was born on April 7, 1960 at Fleming-Neon, Kentucky to Thomas and Beatrice Hall Johnson. In early life she met Patrick Blair and they were married on February 7, 1976. Four children were born to them two daughters Lucieda and Jamie Lee, both of Kite, KY; and two sons Jason Brad and Joseph Patrick, also of Kite, Kentucky. On June 17, 1991 in the late afternoon at the Kentucky-Virginia line Brenda left this world and all its heartaches, when that car hit those trucks, making her stay on this earth just 31 years, two months and ten days at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her father Thomas Johnson, one brother, David Russell Johnson, and one sister Wilma Lee Johnson. She leaves to mourn her passing besides her husband, Patrick and four children Lucieda, Jamie, Jason and Joseph, her mother, Beatrice Hall Johnson of Kite, KY; four brothers Chester Johnson of Topmost, KY; Billy Johnson, Daniel Johnson and Charles Johnson all of Kite, KY; three sisters Louetta Johnson and Glenda Faye Johnson both of Halo, KY; Imogene Thornsberry of Kite, KY; also a host of relatives and close friends. I can't help but mention Lycretia Johnson, her sister-in-law and niece, where one was you saw both. Lycretia I know you miss her as much as anyone. God bless you! Brenda was small in stature, but she could be firm and for some reason God choose to take her from this world at an early age leaving her children for Pat to care for. She had taught Lucidea to cook and care for the house, and was beginning to teach Jamie the same. She made the statement several times that she was afraid to leave her children. The fear of something happening to Joe stayed with her. He was so sick when he was smaller. Sometimes I wonder it that was why he was hurt the least in the accident. Children, all of you have good love and memories of Mommy to keep you close in the future. Brenda had studied the Bible with her friend Betty for several years and seemed to be studying more just before her death. Pat I have no ideal how lonely you are, but God will help you raise your children, if you will just look to Him.
Written by: her sister-in-law, Annette Blair Hall

Bolen, William Rice s/o George & Della Bolen.

Bowling, Dixie Elswick  d/o Maggie & Grant Elswick.

Bowling,  Nadine d/o Jay Lee Reynolds & Draxie Newsome.

Boyd, Orville s/o Vada & Robert Boyd, m. Lillie Hall Boyd.

Breeding, Hildred Faye d/o Howard & Allie Caudill, m. Monroe Breeding Jr.

Brewer, Roy Jack  s/o Ernest & Florence Compton Brewer.

Bryant, Bobby Dawson d/o William Lewis & Lou Dawson, m. A.B. Bryant.

Burke, Grant  s/o Grant Burke & Rhoda Johnson Burke Hall m. Aggie Hall.

Case, Clive Alan "Bubby" s/o Clive & Bobbie Ann Turner Case, m. Tina Vick Case.

Click, Aggie Jane d/o Henry & Nona Ousley Bradley, m. Arnold Click.

Coleman, Fred s/o Hawkins Coleman & Ida Epling Coleman, m. Oma Bentley Coleman.

Compton, Frank  s/o John C. & Mollie Courtney Compton m. Della Bray Leedy.

Conn,  Ruby Adkins d/o Grady & Minty Brown Adkins m. Marcus Hall m. Charlie Conn.

Conn,  W.B. s/o Charley & Mayte Boyd  Conn m. Cornella Smiley Conn.

Cook, Dola-It is with a sad and broken heart that I will try to write an obituary of my dear and loving wife, Dola. She was born April 10, 1920 and departed this life January 12, 1991, having lived 71 years, eight months and twelve days. She was daughter of Will and Flossie Hall. We were married March 18, 1935, making our life together 52 years, ten months and twelve says. We were the parents of ten wonderful children. Two were taken away as infants, to be with Jesus forever. She was a member of Old Regular Baptist Providence Church for fifteen years and attended church regularly as long as she was able. She was very sick the last years of her life, but her faith that she would have a better life stayed with her always. Our loss is heartbreaking her death is Heavens gain. I feel that my time here is short, but with my faith, hope and prayers, I will be with her soon, never to part again. To our eight children remaining who we love dearly and who were with and helped her during her terrible years of sickness. She always told them to live a righteous life that someday they would be with her, where life would be eternal and would know no end. To the children, whom I love dearly, my prayer and hope is that we can all be together forever someday.
Written by a sad and loving husband and father Don Cook.

Cooley, Jobe Clayton  s/o Harry & Mandy Turner m. Myrtle Martin.

Cordial, Herbert  s/o Dennis & Brooxie Young Cordial m. Lettie Mae Akers.

Cox, Dallas s/o Winfeel & Lura Gearheart Cox, m. Olive Hall Cox.

Cox, McClellan "Que" s/o William "Bill" Cox & Myrtle Newsome Cox.

Davis, Walton s/o Joseph & Elizabeth Walters Williams, m. June Gibson Davis.

Dillon, Pearl May d/o Henry & Mary Hannah May, m. Mac Cager Dillon.

Draughn, Leonard Leslie  s/o Kell Draughn & Jane Draughn m. Ruie Maggard m. Essie Gayheart Howard.

Elliott, Ethel  d/o Lenord & Hannah Little m. Paul Elliott.

Evans, Topsie d/o Melvin & Nora Holt, m. Kenis Evans.

Flack, Harold B.  s/o James & Lucy T. Hern Flack m. Clara Martin m. Maudie Hamilton.

Gibson, Albert-  In loving memories of my dad, Albert Gibson, I will write an obituary. Dad was born June 26, 1920 and died Novembe18, 1990. He was the son of the late Phillip and Ida Collins Gibson of Pinetop, Kentucky. Dad is missed very much by his loving wife Ethel, and his children; Odell, Greta, Mac, Mamie, Donald, Bobby, Judy, Bill; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; all of his brothers, sisters and friends. Dad was a good husband to mom and a good father to us children. He was a man that tried to help whenever help was needed. Dad became a son of God in April of 1963 in the Old Regular Baptist Church which he loved very much. He was a deacon in the church. Dad had great faith in the Lord. He wasn't afraid of death and he just slipped away from us for right now, hoping to meet all of us and everyone, another time in a joyful, peaceful place in the sky
Written by daughter, Mamie Curry, for all the family and wife, Ethel Gibson.

Halbert, Bessie Ann  was never married.

Hale, Andy & Anzie

Hall,  Crockett  With a sad and broken heart I will try to write an obituary of our dear, loved uncle and brother. Crockett Hall of Kite, Ky., entered eternal rest Sunday, December 30, 1990 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg, Ky. He died of a heart attack. He was born April 19, 1904, being 86 years, eight months and eleven days of age at the time of his passing.  He was the son of the late Alex and Sally Bates Hall. He was a member of the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church for twenty-five years. He was baptized June 15, 1965. Crockett was preceded in death by his father Alex Hall his mother Sally Ann Hall one sister  Hattie Hall and one brother Dewey Hall. He is survived by five brothers Town, Roy, John, Forest and Estill Hall, all of Kite, Ky.; three sisters Josie Breeding and Sadie Hall of Kite, KY and Maggie Hall of Cumberland. Also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends, who mourn his passing. We will miss you uncle Crockett, more than words can say. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He always had a kind word, smile and handshake for everyone.

Let not your heart be troubled
Whenever I am  troubled
And lost in deep despair
I bundle all my troubles up
and go to God in prayer
I tell Him I am heartsick
and lost and lonely too
That my mind is deeply burdened
And I don't know what to do
But I know He stilled the tempest
And calmed the angry sea
and I humbly ask if in His love
He'll do the same for me.
And then I just keep quiet
and think only thoughts of peace.
And if I abide in stillness
my restless murmurings cease.
The family of Crockett Hall

Hall, Edna  d/o William Basila & Rhoda Olive   White Tackett m. Marvin Hall.

Hall, Ermine & Dinah Osborne
Ermine Hall was born at Hall, Knott county, on January 18, 1905 and died December 26, 1990. He suffered a massive stroke Aug19, 1990 and was never able to return home. He was one of 11children born to Meek & Susan Hall. His mother and he raised two children of relatives before he was married.   Dinah Osborne Hall was born on February 9, 1911 at Buckingham to the late James Ellis and Nancy Jane Hall Osborne. She was the twelfth child of the thirteen born to the Osbornes. Dinah died July26, 1991, exactly seven months after Ermine. She was never satisfied after Ermine's death and was hospitalized five days before her death.  Ermine & Dinah met at a Regular Baptist Church service and married on October 10, 1931. They were married fifty-nine plus years, and are survived by five children: James Lewis, Charles Ermine, Mary Rose, Nancy Sue, and Uauketa, as well as seven grandchildren. All their brothers and sisters preceded them in death.   Ermine was a member of Providence Regular Baptist Church at the time of his death, but had not been able to attend services for several years, due to frail health. He joined the Joppa Regular Baptist church July 1935 and was baptized by Elder Ellis Hopkins. He loved the churches the last time he was able to leave his room he discussed the Lord quoted the Bible, talked of the church and his love for the church people and his family. Dinah never joined the church, but loved to attend with Ermine. When the children were young they were taken to church faithfully. The Hall's were hard working people who taught their children there was honor in work. Ermine retired from Wheelwright Mines after forty-two years. He was a charter member of Local 5899 of the UMWA. Dinah worked in the Wheelwright Grade School Cafeteria for fifteen years, first as a cook, then as cafeteria manager. They moved to Prestonsburg in 1972, after all their children had left Floyd County. Losing both of them within seven months has been very sad and painful. They are missed by their family and friends.
Written by their children.

Hall, Jesse  It is with loving memories, and a sad, broken heart, we will write the obituary of my husband and our dad. Jesse was the son of the late Seland and Cora Hall. He was born February 26, 1921 and deceased this earth July 29, 1990 of a long and extended illness, making his stay here 69 years, five months and three days. Jesse married Pina Mae Little June 14, 1943.   Jesse is survived by his wife, Pina Mae Hall; two sons, Jimmy Ray Hall of Slemp, KY; and Jesse Hall Jr. of Martin, KY; five daughters: Wilma Faye Smith of Detroit, Mich; Doris Ann Patton of Garrett, KY; Cora Deloris Duncan of Prestonsburg, KY; Wanda Joyce Case of Garrett, KY; and Mary Ann Davis of David, KY.; fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; also five brothers and three sisters, and a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.  Jesse worked many hard years in the coal mines to raise and provide for his family. Jesse never joined the church but the last week he lived he told me not to worry over his soul, that he was alright. He had made peace with God. We feel deeply that our loss is Heaven's gain; but oh how we miss and love daddy. Dad, we love and miss you. We're sure that you know. God, we need to thank you for the memories of our Dad that we have here below.
Written by his heart-broken wife and children.

Hall, John s/o Austin "Son" & Elizabeth Mosley Hall, m. Elsie Isaac.

Hall,  Marie d/o Sherman & Virgie (Nickles) Slone.

Hall, Nancy Gibson  d/o Ben & Aggie Gibson m. Johnny (Jno) Hall.

Hamilton,  Elijah s/o John Hamilton & Belle Tackett m. Edith Hamilton m. Oma Tackett.

Hamilton, Freeman- With much sadness and a broken heart. I will try to write an Obituary of my loving husband, Freeman Hamilton. He was born November 29, 1931,at Grethel, Kentucky to Anthony Hamilton and Octava ( Parsons ) Hamilton, and left this world October 17, 1990. On June 6, 1952 he joined in holy wed-lock to Betty Adkins, whom he loved and provided for better than thirty-eight years. Unto this union were born two children, Ronny Hamilton of Romulus, Michigan and Bonnie LeBlanc of Southgate, Michigan. Freeman leave behind to mourn their loss a loving wife Betty, a son Ronny, daughter Bonnie and three grandchildren, Jesse, Valerie and Michele, whom he loved so dearly. He also leaves to mourn his death a loving father and mother of Harold, Ky. three brothers, Palmer and Eddie both of Harold, KY, and Gillis of Elkton, Maryland: one sister, Clara Martin of Elkton, Maryland. one brother preceded him in death, Edfert, of Lexington, Kentucky. Freeman loved going to church, even when he didn't feel good. There was always a smile on his face, he would always say how much he enjoyed the preaching and singing. He loved to go back to visit in the mountains and the family reunions. Now the circle has been broken, but what a glorious day that will be when we gather in Heaven for that great reunion, never to separate any more. We miss him so much.
Written by: a broken-hearted wife Betty.

Hamilton, Lillie Tackett--
In loving memory of our dear mother,  Lillie Tackett Hamilton. Mommy was born April 6, 1915 at Craynor, Kentucky, and left us on December 26, 1989 at the age of 74. She was the daughter of the late William and Ollie Tackett. She was the wife of the late Craig Hamilton. Together they had thirteen children, five of whom are still living. They are: one son Purvis Hamilton of Craynor, KY; and four daughters: Ollie Tackett of Craynor, KY; Lurline Barnhart of New Carlisle, Ohio; Phyllis McDaniel of Churubusco, IN.; and Roxie Webb of Teaberry, Ky. She had nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She also helped  raise five of Dad's children, which he brought to the marriage. His first wife had passed away. Still living is  Gertrude Hall, and deceased are: Lizzie Mitchell, Bossie Mosley, Sid Hamilton, and Willie Hamilton. She had two brothers Kenis and Jobie Tackett, both of Harold, KY; and two sisters Siltana Williams of Stanville  and Viola Cyrus of Fort Gay, WV.   Mommy suffered many hardships  and sad times in her life. She lost three daughters, Berbline on July 23, 1941, Lorean on July 10,1944 and Helma on July 18, 1949. Mom also lost five sons Mack on Jan 3, 1940, Kennith on Nov 10, 1971, and three of her sons on Jan20 1982 in a mine accident. They were Donald, Jack and  Burnis Hamilton. She never stopped grieving over them. She sometimes talked about how hard  she worked as a child at home, and she worked even harder raising her family. She was a good-hearted woman who always did more than her share. She  always said there is no peace to be seen on this earth, so now we take comfort in knowing she is seeing peace at last, and hopefully we'll all  be together again someday. Knowing Mommy, she'll have a big dinner sitting on the table waiting for us. We love you Mommy, and miss you more each day.
Your Children

Hensley, Dorothy Marie  d/o Prophet & LuDema Little m. Earnest Hensley.

Hicks, Earnest s/o Smith & Louise McCreary Hicks, m. Ora Shepherd.

Hicks, Julia Wireman -was born May 8, 1913 in Fredville, Kentucky, the daughter of Elliot and Martha Hale Wireman. A homemaker, she joined the Little Martha Baptist Church in August 1941in Fredville, Kentucky. Julia left this earth on January 14, 1990.Julia married Bertral Hicks February 7, 1935 and to this union were born six sons and three daughters: Lacy Dean, Clifton, Charles and Jackie Neil of Payne, Ohio; Billy Joe of Antwerp, Ohio; and Adrian Lewis of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; daughters: Donna Ruthine Gebhart of Payne, Ohio and Terrie Lyn Baumgartner of Greenwood, IN. and Bruxie Smalley, who followed her mother in death on March 1, 1990. Julia also leaves two sisters Cassie Lafferty of Salyersville, KY. and Jane Stephens of Royalton, KY. ; eighteen grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Written by her husband Bertral Hicks.

Hicks, Nadine d/o Sam & Gracie Arnett, m. Edgel Hicks.

Hounshell, Irene Greer   d/o Noah B. Greer & Belvia Johnson m. William M. (Bill) Hounshell.

Howell, Lizzie d/o Mose & Frances Evans, m. Butler Howell.

Johnson, Cordelia Fouts   It is with a sad and broken heart, I try to write an obituary of my mom, Cordelia Fouts Johnson. She was born February13, 1903 and departed from life November 30, 1991, making  her stay here on earth 87 years nine months and seventeen days. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Fouts and Wren Hall Fouts. Before Mom met Ell Johnson, she had a little daughter who preceded her in death. Mom met Ell Johnson and was married to him on December 6, 1935 by Elder Scott Burke. Unto this union six children were born, one son and five daughters, Mom was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters her mom and dad two brothers and two sisters. She leaves to mourn her loss one son Jimmy Johnson; four daughters Mildred Isaac, Mable Isaac, Ethel Hall, Julia Spears, and one sister, Anna Cook. Also mourning her loss are twenty grandchildren eleven great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  Mom joined the Old Regular Baptist Church at Rebecca Church in 1952 and lived a faithful life until her death. I know the Rebecca Church has lost a good sister; as for us five children we have lost a good mom. But I believe with all my heart our loss is Heaven's gain. We children have had some wonderful dreams about mom. I believe mom is showing us children she is happier there than she has ever been. I had a dream about mom.  She told me in a dream she was well and she could walk again. Thank God mom won't have to suffer anymore. She will never see any more troubles, all will be joy and peace for mom. I'd like to say to my brother and my three sisters, if you ever want to see how happy Mom is right now, we will have to turn away from our sins and walk the same path Mom did. Mom taught us right from wrong, and I feel with all my heart, if we ever want to see how it looks in Heaven, we will have to serve the same God as mom served. If we miss out it will be our fault and not Mom's, because she talked to us and told us the right thing to do.  There won't be any strokes or heart attacks up there. Mom couldn't tell us good-bye because she couldn't speak. But girls remember mom pointed toward Heaven just a few minutes before she left us. I believe she was showing us girls she was going home to die no more. I believe mom is with our loved ones that went on before her. So sleep on Mommy I hope someday us children can come and be with you where we won't ever say goodbye.
Written by your broken-hearted daughter Mildred Isaac

Johnson, Jimmy Everett-It is with a sad and troubled heart, and the help of our Heavenly Father, that I will write this obituary for Jimmy Everett Johnson. Jimmy was born at Melvin, Kentucky on January eight1933 to Grant and Jane Johnson. He was born into a large and loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Joseph "Brother" James, Mary, Helen, Lizzie, and one half-sister, Elsie Smallwood. He is survived by his sisters, Mabel ,Cable and Emmogene Newsome, and many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends who will all miss him and mourn his death.  Jimmy Everett Johnson died at home on August 31, 1991and will be laid to rest at the Newsome Family Cemetery on September 6, 1991. The family deeply appreciates the beautiful flowers the food that was brought to the church and the house, but most of all, they appreciated the kindness shown to them in this sad time. Thank You.
Written by Emmogene Newsome

Johnson, Layne  s/o Abel & Olive Johnson m. Lavonne Spry.

Johnson, Rose  d/o William &  Delilah Osborne m. Can Johnson.

Johnson, Willard s/o Milford Johnson & Minnie Kiser Johnson, m. Laura Hamilton Johnson.

Jones, Nora Joseph d/o Cordelia Joseph, m. Charlie Jones.

Jordan, Minnie d/o Will & Gracie Webb, m. (1) Talt Hall (2) Will Jordan.

Keens,  Ella d/o Albert & Usley Younce m. Luther Keens.-

Kidd, Green B. s/o James Elias Kidd & Martha Ellen Akers Kidd, m. (1) Hulda Mulkey
(2) Rena Elizabeth Boyd.

King, Byron  A loving husband, a caring father, and a good friend to all he met. Heartache and grief are still very much with us. Our home will never be the same again, we try desperately to goon with our lives, because this we must do. The hurting and the emptiness felt by his absence is constantly here. We trust God doesn't make any mistakes and He has a purpose for every-thing. This is our assurance and condolences, knowing he is in a better home and he isn't suffering anymore. I am thankful for the years we had together, I believe the Lord granted us time together after he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Several times he went into remission. I can see now this was only possible through God's mercy and Byron's courage and faithfulness as a Christian.    Byron was born July 26, 1937 and passed from this life Sept13, 1990. leaving behind his wife Betty Marie Hall King; two sons, Kyle and Gavin King of Kite, KY; his father Griggs King and mother Ethel King (recently deceased); two brothers, Ollie James King of Kite, KY; Jimmy Ray King of Pinetop, KY; four sisters Lois Jen Shockey of South Lebanon, Ohio, Doris Marie Waddles and Carolyn Sue Gayheart of Kite, KY, Phyllis Ann Hall of Willard, Ohio, and a host of relatives and friends.    With twenty-seven years of service, Byron retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation. He spent two years in the Army. He was a member of the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church of Dry Creek, Kentucky, a church which loved and fellowshipped him so very much.
Written by his broken-hearted wife.

King, Ethel   It is with sad and broken hearts we will try to write the obituary of our dear and beloved mommy, who passed from this life into eternal rest May 19, 1991. She was born to the late Thomas Hall and Melvina Hopkins on October 8, 1911. She meet and married Griggs King on May 5, 1930. To this union were born three boys Ollie James of Kite, Jimmy Ray of Pinetop, and Byron Gleen, who preceded her in death. Also to this union were born four girls; Lois Jean Shockey of South Lebanon, Ohio, Doris Marie Waddles and Carolyn Sue Gayheart, both of Kite, KY, Phyllis Ann Hall of Willard, Ohio. She is survived by seventeen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers Harold, Herbie, Conard, and Thomas. Homer preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her stepmother, Nannie Fouts Hall, who raised her from a small child. Mommy was sick for a long time. She suffered so much. We wished many a time we could put her pain on us, but we know now that we all have to do our own suffering in this world.    We feel that Mommy is not suffering now. She has always said that she was in the hands of the Lord. We feel that at about the hour of 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, a little band of angels came and carried her soul away and she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. He took her away all her suffering and pain. Mommy we miss you so much already, but we feel and believe you are around God's throne with Byron and all the rest. We believe if you could speak to your family, you would say. I made the journey. I have gone home and would love to see you all again. If we ever want to see mommy again, we will have to try to live as she did. She would tell us to repent and be born again. If we do this, by the grace of God and the mercy of the Lord we will meet Mommy over on the other side, where that family circle will never be broken again. Let me write this one little scripture from the bible, which says it all. According to my earnest expectation and my hope that nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether it be by life or by death. For me to live in Christ and to die is gain. But I live in the flesh this is the fruit of my labor: Yet, what shall I choose I want not, for I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
Written by her broken-hearted family.

Lawson, Fieldery s/o Anise Moore Lawson & Humbert Lawson, m. Beulah Wanda Daniels.

Layne, Lora Slone d/o Dennis & Dona Tackett, m. Canton Slone.

Little, Hannah  d/o William J. Bates & Minda Howell m. Leonard Little.

Little, Henry  s/o John & Dulcina Roberts Little m. Wyoming Tackett m. Rosa T. Little m. Virgie M. Little.

Manns, Banner s/o Benton Manns & Cordelia Joseph, m. Gladys Reed Manns.

Martin, Magnolia d/o Florence "Hebades" Hall Sizemore & Edward Sizemore, m. Dewey Martin.

Miller, Alma d/o Bob & Hannah Blackburn, m. Langley Miller.

Mitchell,  Pearl Hall d/o Fed & Taney Osborne-Adkins Hall m. George Enoch Cromer Jr, m. Crit Mitchell Jr.

Moore, Cecil s/o Hobert & Dora Moore, m. Mary E. Johnson Moore.

Moore, Gene  s/o Willard & Delpha Mullins Moore m. Etta Sue Ratliff.

Moore, Nokomis m. Mellie Tackett Moore.

Mullins, Burnis-With much sadness and the help of the Lord I will try to write the obituary of my beloved husband. Burnis Mullins born October 30, 1913,entered into rest April 7, 1991. He was the son of the late Willard Mullins and Florence Gibson Mullins. He met and married Billie Roberts Mullins. To this union three children were born. One daughter Lorene Hamilton of Betsy Layne and one son James (Pete) Mullins of Grethel, KY survive. One, Dewey Lee Mullins preceded him in death. He also leaves four grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; one brother Herman Mullins of Hi Hat, KY; three sisters:" Burgis (Goody) Cook and Ann Johnson of McDowell, KY : Edna Meade of Hi Hat, KY and Hattie Stickrod of Winchester, Ky. Three brothers Dewey, Leonard and Shortie Mullins, and two sisters Bertha Little and Dorothy Lee Caudill preceded him in death. A host of friends and relatives are left to mourn their loss. He will be missed by those who knew him. I, Elisha Branham would like to write a few words about Bro. Burnis Mullins, a wonderful brother and Deacon of the Pilgrims Home Church. He never gave any trouble to the old church, and it was more of a blessing for him to give than to receive. Bro. Burnis is missed here on earth, but it's Heaven's gain. I want to say to his daughter, Lorene, and son James, grandchildren and relation, may we all meet him in a better land than this. May God bless all of you.
Written by Elisha Branham.

Mullins, Lawrence  s/o Henry Mullins & Angline Mullins m. Evelyn Chapman.

Newman, Fannie Vanderpool  d/o Adam & Usley Jane Kinney Vanderpool m. Bert Newman.

Newman, Lizzie Mullins  d/o Dave & Nancy Hall Mullins m. Edward Newman.

Newsom, Macy Bryant  d/o Alfred Bryant & Nellie Rogers m. Tuell Newsom.

Newsome, Gardner  s/o Lawrence Newsome & Zettie Hall m. Wadie Little May.

Newsome,  Goldie d/o Harrison & Victoria Newsome m. Kenis Newsome.

Newsome, Lawrence  s/o Darling & Emmogene Johnson Newsome.

Newsome, Lucille- was born December 27, 1929 the first of seven children of John and Sadie Martin, on Branhams Creek (Floyd County) an area that would be her home for her entire life. Siblings Paul, Mary, Ann, Betty, Bobby Gene, Andrew and Noah arrived in due course. Lucille grew up with an older half sister Ocie, with whom she would maintain a very close bond her entire life. All her brothers and sisters including another half-sister, Clara, survive her. Lucille attended Betsy Layne High School during and following World War II. after graduation she attended Pikeville College long enough to get the required credit hours to qualify as a teacher in the public school system and got a job teaching elementary classes in a one-room Floyd County School.>From this point she commenced laborious years of simultaneously holding a teaching job attending college part-time to work off her degree, and raising a family. The family was a collaboration with Andy Newsome the eldest son of William and Martha Newsome. Lucille married Andy while he was enlisted in the US Air Force. They had two sons, Gerald born in 1950 and John born in 1952. Lucille received her teaching degree from Pikeville College in 1963. She continued to teach school, finally retiring in 1983. For six years after retiring officially she continued to substitute teach, doing so deep into the illness that would end her life. Her husband Andy two sons, Gerald and John, her daughter-in-law Kathy and her two grandchildren Andrea and Gerald Brandon survive her. These are pertinent biographical facts but a person is more that their biography. Only the Lord knows the essence of a person. We are serene in our faith that His appraisal of our dear departed beloved is a glowing one of special worth. We miss you, we love you, and we ache to be reunited with you in eternity.
Written by: her husband Andy Newsome, and sons, Gerald&John Newsome

Newsom, Martha Hall
: With  much sadness and love and many wonderful memories, we will write an obituary of our precious mother and wife, Martha Hall Newsom. She was born Oct 1, 1915 at Grethel, Kentucky. Her parents were Rod and Francis Hall. She passed away Feb 1, 1991, making her stay on earth 75 years and four months.   She married Tivis N. Newsom Jan 13,  1937 and unto this union were born nine children: Denver, Joy, Shirley, Ruby, Randall, Verl, Ronnie, Donald Ray and Michael Gene. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, her nine children twenty-five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren two brothers two sisters and many friends who loved her.  She joined the Samaria Old Regular  Baptist Church on the second Sunday of August, 1951. She was a true and faithful member for thirty-nine years and six months. She loved to go to the church and hear the Old Regular Baptist preach and sing. She was a loving mother and wife, and  lived a good Christian life. She was good and kind to everyone and tried to keep down trouble. She wore a smile and was a very unselfish person, always putting others before herself. We miss her very much and think of her daily. Our home will never be the same, but we feel that she has gone home to Heaven.
Written by:  her loving family.

Newsome, Noah  s/o William & Martha Newsome m. Elsie Osborne.

Nichols, Mable C. -beloved wife of Harrison Nichols. was born July23, 1913 at Jeremiah, Kentucky and departed this life on June 30, 1991at the Whitesburg Hospital. She was the daughter of James E. Caudill and Cora Back Caudill, both of whom preceded her in death. One brother- Little Caudill, also who died several years ago. Four sisters and one brother remain to mourn with Brother Harrison and her children. These brothers and sisters are: Lou Ana Bloomfield and Maxine Fitch of Fort Wayne IN.; Tressie Daniel of Daniel WV; Rena Mae Blair of Jeremiah, KY and Lexter Caudill also of Fort Wayne IN. Sister Mable met Harrison Nichols at a tender age and their love resulted in marriage on January 13, 1940 and the birth of two children, Roger Cope and Jennifer Lynn, and Roger's two sons: Jerry and Brian. Although her life extended through hardships of world wars and the great depression, she and Brother Harrison worked hard and were blessed to raise and educate their children, and also to educate herself by attending Lee's Junior Collage and finally graduating from Pikeville College in 1962.Sister Mable never chose to leave the mountains and the people of her birth, but she touched many young lives in a very positive manner in the thirty-three years that she taught small children in Letcher County schools. She had the love and respect of fellow teachers and friends because she lived her life befitting of such admiration. Sister Mable gave God honor for her accomplishments in life and she knew that her greatest deed was to believe in Him, as her parents before her many years ago. She repented of her sins and joined the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church and she and Brother Harrison were baptized on the same day in 1962. Of her twenty-nine years in the church, the last twenty-one was in membership with the Ball Branch Church, where she and Brother Harrison have been of great strength to us as Deacon of the church. United in marriage and family, united in God's love, in baptism, in hardships, but now separated, but for a short time, by death, sister Mable and Bro. Harrison will meet again, the next in God's eternal bliss. Our sincere advice to their children and friends is to diligently seek God in repentance and your reward will be peace in this world and a home in Heaven. We thank God for the life of this kind, gentle friend and sister who has been a shining example to us since we first met her, and we shall cherish her memory always.
Humbly written by a Brother and Sister in the Lord Frank and Girdalee Adams.

Ousley, Cephus s/o Ned Ousley & Martha Howard Ousley, m. Rhoda Risner Ousley.

Ousley, Lillie Frasure  m. Grant Frasure m. Eddie Ousley.

Osborne, Delilah (Waddles)  d/o Thomas & Lula (Beverly) Waddles m. Willard Osborne.

Osborne, Glenn & Martha Tackett
It is with sadness and broken hearts that we attempt, with the help of our dear Lord, to write an obituary of our dear parents Glen and Martha Osborne. Our mother was the daughter of Newton & Angeline Osborne Tackett. She was born November 28, 1891 and was called home August 7, 1966, making her stay here 74 years, eight months and ten days.  She joined the  Enterprise Regular Baptist Church June 22, 1913.She is survived by three daughters, Etta Jones, Cornia Monk, Myrtle Ray; three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters Naomi (Oma) Newman and Louise Hennecke, both of Ashland, Ky. Our father joined the Enterprise Regular Baptist Church in September1948. He was ordained a deacon in 1950. He was the son of Stephen Osborne and Mary Ratliff. He passed to a better home November 13, 1900, making  his stay on earth 100 years eleven months and fourteen days. He leaves behind three sisters, Draxie Flanay of Robinson Creek, KY; Roxie Hall of Indiana, Jane Shores of Virginia, one brother, Hosea Osborne of Pound, Virginia. A son, Robert Osborne passed away in February 1943, and a grandson, Hubert Daniel Hall passed away in 1957.
Note: It says Glen died in 1900 has to be a typo. I think it should have   been 1990. For he was ordained a deacon in 1950.
Written by the family.

Pack, Hobert s/o John Pack & Dora Wells Pack, m. Emma Moore.

Phillips, Pearl  s/o Babe Phillips & Rebecca Sword m. Maude Kiney.

Ramey, Sam  s/o Bob & Nan Ramey m. Hannie Conley.

Ratliff, Georgia Mallie Robinson d/o Adam & Spicy Damron Robinson, m. Rudy Ratliff.

Ratliff, Virgie Little  d/o Samuel Little & Rachel Gibson m. Sterling Ratliff.

Roberts, Bennie  s/o Charlie & Mary Rogers Roberts m. Dixie Damron.

Robinson, Lola Bell  d/o Bud & Thursey Roberts m. Jerry Robinson.

Samons, Della d/o Andy Akers & Maudie Boyd Akers, m. Sol Samons.

Scott, Alka d/o Norcie Gibson Hunt & John Hunt, m. Jeff Scott.

Shelton, Alice Jean - was born near Maytown, on Henry's Branch, on March 12 1935. She departed this life March 28, 1991 at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late James Selton Gibson and Bertha Hyden Gibson of Langley, Kentucky. On December 21, 1965 she was married to Eddie Clark Shelton. In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by three sons and one daughter: Steven J. Hicks of Langley, Kevin M. Shelton, Keith E. Shelton and Amy Elizabeth Shelton all of McDowell, and one grandson Matthew Selton Hicks. She is also survived by four brothers and one sister James G.
Gibson of Mt. Crab, Ohio; Charles Laban Gibson of Langley; Leonard D. Gibson of New Richmond Ohio; David S. Gibson of Lexington, KY; Betty Lois Ousley of Claypool, IN. "Poogie" as she was fondly called by most who knew her, was employed by the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital for thirty-three years, in a variety of jobs. "Poogie" was raised in the Old Regular Baptist Church and attended most of her life. While very ill she told her mother, husband and children that she had touched the him of him garment and been made whole. We sincerely believe that on Thursday afternoon at about 4:00, God called her to join Him in that most beautiful Heavenly Home.
Written by her brother J. G. Gibson

Shelton, Raymond (Cat)  s/o Charlie & Mary McSurley  Shelton.

Shepherd, Anna Howard d/o John J. & Sally Ann Howard, m. (1) Ruben Shepherd (2)
Brack Howard (3) Abe Shepherd.

Slone, Dorcie d/o Dan & Melvine Slone.

Slone, Elmer  s/o Melvin Slone & Aza Slone never married.

Slone, Ettie d/o Ellis & Artie Triplett, m. Denny Slone.

Slone, Josie  With love and precious memories, I am delighted to write an obituary of my dear, sweet grandma, Josie Slone. Grandma was born April 20, 1896 to the late Ben and Aggie Jane Jones Gibson. She was united in marriage to Monroe Slone who preceded her in death. To this union were born five children, two son's Julium Slone of Port William, Ohio, Eulis Slone of Dema, Ky.; and three daughters, Eunice Akers, who preceded her in death, Gracie Waddles of Dema, KY, and Berble Gardner of Detroit, Mi.  She also leaves twenty grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a host of great-great-grandchildren. She leaves one brother Daniel Gibson of Ohio, and one sister Neola Meade of Ohio. Grandpa died at a young age leaving Maw to raise five children. With the help of her God she did this very well. Maw promised grandpa she would never marry again she lived up to this promise. Grandma was a faithful member of the Old Regular Baptist Church for seventy-four years. Maw made our lives all much brighter. I wouldn't trade the memories I have of her for any-thing on earth. She was one of the kindest gentlest and most soft-spoken people I've ever known. She took time to counsel and advise her children and grandchildren. I remember the time when her children and grandchildren would all be together, you could feel the love of the family. I remember how Maw would make sure everyone had plenty to eat. She would share whatever she had with anyone. God blessed her in so many ways, she had a hard time when it came to material things in life, but God always made a way and provided for her. She received a much richer gift-more precious than all the material things on this earth. I truly feel she was like the disciples of God. She surely was sent here as one of His angels to tell the people about our God.     In a soft and gentle way she would tell all people who came in contact with her about what God could do for them if they would only give him a change. She truly was sealed with the love of our Lord. Just as she came into this world a sweet gentle baby she left this world on November 6, 1989 with a beautiful soft sweet smile upon her face. Now as I come to the end and close the book on maw's life, memories of her are all that we have left, but I feel her presence around me everyday of my life and her gentle voice saying, "Child, look to the Lord." But most of all, I know she would want to be remembered as a servant of God, and she would want us to continue to strive to spread love and serve God with all our hearts, soul mind, and strength, to prepare to go where I truly believe she has gone and be with her once again.  We all know how she lived and miss her very much, but her life proved that our loss is Heaven's gain.
Written by her granddaughter and her daughter
Mrs. Gracie (Slone) Waddles & Ms. Joyce Waddles Campbell

Smith, Denver-
It is with very sad and broken hearts that we write an obituary of our Brother, Denver Smith. Denver was born June 29, 1911, to the late Elic and Phonie Smith. Brother Denver was married early in life to Rebecca Gayheart. To this union was born a son, Anthony Smith of Brinkley, Kentucky. This was a son whom they dearly loved. Later, Rebecca was called from this life to a better home. In the year of 1972, Brother Denver met and married his present wife, Gertrude. They had many happy years together. Some time ago, Brother Denver felt a void in his life which only our Savior, Jesus Christ, could fill. Then, he came forward to give his hand here at the Mount Olive Church. When he was baptized, he took fellowship at the Mount Olive Church. He seemed so happy in this little church, where he said he felt so much love. Brother Denver only got to stay with us for a short time, but it was a very happy time for him. On Thursday, August 11991, God felt a need to call Brother Denver home. He leaves to mourn in his passing a dear companion, Gertrude Smith; one son, Anthony Smith; one stepdaughter, Sandy Sparkman; one brother, Morg Smith; three sisters: Beatrice Stamper, Lilla Mae Stewart, Ilda Triplett. Also surviving are two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, three step-grandchildren, and  a host of nieces and nephews. Brother Denver's passing is not only a loss to his family, but I feel that Our Mount Olive Church has lost a dear brother. Brother Denver's talk was always concerning his Lord and Savior. He was very concerned about his son grandchildren. He often talked about Sister Sandy, her children, and his dear companion, Gertrude. But, sincerely feel that our loss is Heaven's gain. Written by his brokenhearted wife, Gertrude Smith, and by Brother Burton Ratliff

Smith, Earlie -With broken hearts, but loving memories, we will try to write the obituary of our precious Dad, Earlie Smith. Dad war born December 27, 1905 to Ella and Caudill Smith in Pike County, Kentucky. He had five sisters and two brothers, two of whom preceded him in death. On June 28, 1932, Dad married Mom, Celia Little, who died on June 15, 1983.Through the good times and hard times, we children saw the love Dad and Mom had for each other, and felt their love for us. They had such a unique way of making each one of us feel special. Dad died July 10, 1991 at age 85 leaving this world to go to his reward in heaven leaving eleven children to mourn his death: James E. Mullins, Circleville, Ohio; Alta Bartley, Bowling Fork, Ky.; Creat Senters Smithers, WV; Corena Spriggs Spanish Fort, Alabama; Audrey Mullins Xenia, Ohio; Pat Ramey, Xenia, Ohio; Blanche Harrah Summersville WV; Janie Smith Fairborn, Ohio, Jerry Smith Wilmington, Ohio; Roger Smith Stone Mountain, GA. and Gregory Smith Xenia, Ohio. We are so broken hearted that Dad is gone , yet happy knowing that he was a child of God. Dad walked with the Lord many years before he joined the Old Regular Baptist Church and was baptized on October 7, 1984, at the House of Prayer in Beavercreek, Ohio. He dearly loved the fellowship of the saints and he was so happy to hear the word of God preached by the ministers that he loved so well. Dad's life was a wonderful witness for his children, and he left a message in his song book asking us kids to "Meet Me Over There." We know this was Mom's request also. We miss him so very much, and pray that we will make it to Heaven to be with Dad and Mom forever.
Written by his loving children.

Smith,  Jody Joe s/o Christine Smith.

Stewart, Cathy Branham  d/o Tandy Beck Branham & Mary Alice Newsome m.Roscoe Stewart.

Tackett, Andy  s/o Green Berry Tackett & Minnie Tackett m. Hanner Jones.

Tackett, Belle Hall  d/o Willard & Euna Brown Hall m. Mark Tackett

Tackett, Curt  s/o Ben & Martha Tackett m. Wyoma Tackett.

Tackett, Curtis  s/o Charlie & Virdie Clark Tackett m. Nancy Hunter.

Tackett, Draxie Hall  d/o James Ellis & Judy Bentley Hall m. Kermit Tackett.

Tackett, Elva Hamilton  d/o Mac & Laura Belle Hamilton m. Green Berry Tackett.

Tackett, Grayson s/o George & Mindy Newsome Tackett, m. Zellie Dell Newsome.

Tackett, Ishmel s/o William & Isabella Tackett, m. Della Hampton.

Tackett, John- With sadness we will write an obituary of John Tackett. He was born July 3, 1893 and departed this life October 3, 1990, making him 97 years old. He was the son of the late Freel and Sarah Tackett of Floyd County, Kentucky. He was married to the late Margaret Hamilton Tackett. They had nine children. Four children survive him, one daughter Nan Newsome of Grethel, KY; three sons: Emmitt Tackett of Ivel, KY; Andy of Albion, Mich; and Bert Tackett of Concord, Mich. He also had twenty-four grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren and twenty-five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons Charlie, Kenis, Willie, and Evan Tackett, and one daughter Pearl Hunt; five brothers Emmitt, Joe, Tapley, Bud and Greenberry Tackett; one sister Victoria Tackett. He was a member of the Pilgrims Home Church of Regular Baptist. He was a good humble member of the church, and will be missed by many, but we feel our loss is Heaven's gain. He went home to Heaven, a city without pain, without sorrow, and without death, a city which glories in Jesus for it's King, and angels for it's guards. Death is the separation of the soul from the body. Death is just the gate to everlasting life. The things seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. Brother John Tackett will live in many of our hearts, He will be missed, but the memories we all have cannot be erased. We could tell you many wonderful things about Brother John, but God knows all about them. To know him was to love him. The love we have for him will take us to join him in the morning, the resurrection morning.
Written by: his daughter Sister Nan Newsome and Elder James Branham.

Tackett, John B.: October 29, 1934 - January 6, 1991With tears in our eyes and love in our hearts, we will write this obituary about our daddy. You know anybody can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy. Oh we did have a special daddy. We miss him so very much. None of our lives will ever be the same without him, especially that of our precious mommy, who misses him the most. He devoted his life to mommy and his children. Daddy was a coal miner. He worked thirty-two years to provide and take care of his family, always seeing that we had food on the table and clothes to wear. There are ten children, and oh, did he look forward to Sunday when all of us would come to see him and mommy. Although Daddy didn't belong to any church, the last couple of years of his life, we believe he made peace with God. Every night he would pray, and on the weekends we would get together and just sit and sing. He couldn't read or write, but he could sing. Daddy always sang "I'm Working on a  Building for My Lord." He had another song he liked to hear, "Ride out Your Storm", and Billy Jones a Regular Baptist preacher, learned it and he would sing it for Daddy. Daddy did ride out his storm, and he went with Jesus. All we have left is the chance to repent of our sins and be born-again to go home with him. May God bless us and show us the way home. If we ask God for help we will receive it. Daddy was the son of the late Berry and Elva Tackett and step-son of the late Mahala Tackett. Left to mourn his loss is his precious wife, Magalene Brown Tackett, whom he meet and married January 6, 1951.Unto this wonderful union were born ten children: Sue, Ricky, Nicky, Gregory, Sheila, Dana, Charlotte, Ken and a set of twins, Kim and Kenin. Also left to mourn this loss are twelve grandchildren three brothers three sisters and a host of friends. Words just can't express how we felt about our Daddy. We will never be able to see him or talk to him here on earth, but there is never a night goes by that we don't pray and hope we will meet him in Heaven someday. May Daddy rest in peace, and God bless our precious Mommy, and all of us, so we may meet him and start a wonderful family in Heaven. There will be a memorial meeting on August 29 and 30, 1992 at the Tackett Fork Family Cemetery at Beaver, Kentucky.
Written by: his loving wife and children.

Tackett, Mancie Mae Little  d/o Ballard & Hannah Little m. Leonard Tackett.

Tackett, Maxie  d/o Jim Bob Gibson &  Rebecca Wright  m. Hillard Tackett.

Vanderpool, John, 3 years old grandson of Newton Vanderpool & Ethel Vanderpool,

Vanderpool, Monroe s/o Jim Buck Vanderpool & Millie Shepherd Vanderpool, m. Mary
Smith d/o Ashford Smith & Illant Bailey Smith.

Ward, Verlie D.  d/o John & Lou Vernia Fitch Daniels m. Raymond Ward.

Watson,  Orzie Sparkman d/o Delzy & Sissie Sparkman m. Carr Watson.

Webb, Lacy Tackett  d/o Andy & Martha White Tackett m. Emet Tackett m. Bob Webb.

Webb, Minnie d/o Jack & Betty Triette McCloud.

West,  Lonnie Hugh s/o Carl & Delhia Sword West m. Brenda Hall.-

West, Myra  d/o Samuel & Dolly Sturgill m. Paul West.

Whitaker, Cora   d/o Sam & Belle  Potter m. Ervin Whitaker.

Submitted by Donald Givens
April 2003