Pike County Obituaries

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Obituary for Arnie C. Anderson

VANSANT -- Arnie Cecil Anderson 78, of the Dry Fork section, died Friday, April 30, 1999, in Buchanan General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Grundy Funeral Home Chapel by evangelists Mike Rife, Michael Trent and Jerry Bliffen. Burial will be in Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, with full military rites by members of John Ratliff Post 164 of American Legion and UMWA Local 1568.

Mr. Anderson was born in Pike County, Ky., a son of the late James and Mary Hurley Anderson. He was a resident of Buchanan County most of his life and a member of Vansant Church of Christ. He was a retired coal miner after 35 years, with the last 14 years working for Island Creek Coal Corp. He was a member of the UMWA Local 1568.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant in the 81st "Wildcat" Division in the Pacific Theater from 1942 through 1946. He received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with two bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Medal with a bronze star, American Theater Service Medal with a battle star, Pelileu Island commendation with a battle star, Guadalcanal commendation with a battle star, Leyte Island Philippines commendation, a Good Conduct Ribbon with a bronze star, Spearhead to the Philippines Medal, World War II Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal and a lapel button.

Surviving are his wife, Belle Vandyke Anderson; two daughters, Linda Coleman of Fort Smith, Ark., and Sharon Kyle of Washington, Ind.; a son, Darrell Anderson of Richlands; a sister, Annalee Tooney of Wilmington, Del.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Also, Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Caudill; and five brothers, Arnis Anderson, Arlis Anderson, Jack Anderson, Lloyd Anderson and Zack Anderson. Other survivors include two sons-in-law, George Coleman of Fort Smith, and Jug Kyle of Washington, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Anderson of Richlands.

Pallbearers will be Eric Kyle, Gary Anderson, Rodney Anderson, Brian Coleman, Carlo Maro, Derek Coleman, G.B. Coleman, Jug Kyle, Dustin Smith, Emory Cox, Tim Cox, Lee McGlothlin and Mike Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the Vansant Church of Christ, Dr. Clint Sutherland, Jamie Hurt, Carl Vandyke, Clarence Vandyke, Junior Vandyke and Estil Vandyke. The family will receive friends and a service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in Grundy Funeral Home.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

Obituary for Roy Shortridge

FEDS CREEK, Ky. -- Roy Shortridge, 62, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Mountain Home, Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View Church of Christ at Lick Creek, Ky., by Frank Crum. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Park with military graveside rites.

Mr. Shortridge was born in Pike County, a son of Willie Shortridge of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and the late Gladys Elswick Shortridge. He was a retired coal miner, a member of Mountain View Church of Christ and a member of DAV for several years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the widower of Shelby Jean Keene Shortridge.

Surviving are a son, Patrick Kirk Ratliff of Feds Creek; a daughter, Sheila Shortridge of Arizona; two brothers, Ray Shortridge of Abingdon and Ronald Shortridge of Marysville, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Parker of Port Clinton, Ohio, Rubyleen Hurlbut of Fremont, Ohio, and Nell Justice of Columbus, Ohio.

Pallbearers will be Bill Jack Fuller, Bobby Ray Fuller, Marcum Keene, Phillip Keene, Brett Keene and Danny Justice. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. Saturday in the church, where a service will be held at 7 p.m. J.W. Call & Son Funeral Home of Pikeville, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obiturary For Dewey Young

HURLEY, Va. -- Dewey Young, 63, of the Mill Creek Section, died Monday, May 3, 1999, in Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday in Guesses Fork Church of God on Guesses Fork near Hurley, by the Rev. Willard Grizzle and the Rev. Michael Ashby. Burial will be in the Young Family Cemetery on Mill Creek near Hurley, directed by Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, Va.

Mr. Young was born in Pike County Ky., a son of the late Grant Young and Bertha Mink Young. He was a disabled coal miner and attended the Jesus Name Church of Christ in Hurley.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean Stiltner Young; three daughters, Wilma Gene Young, Jessica Nicole Young and Mary Lou Young, all of Hurley; two sons, Randy Young and Jeremiah Daniel Young, both of Hurley; five sisters, Hazel Justus, Ruth Ling and Angie Vanover, all of Hurley, Georgia Sullivan of Phelps, Ky., and Lula Justice of Paw Paw, Ky.; two brothers, Clayton Young of Hurley and Billy Young of Roanoke; and three grandchildren.

Also, Mr. Young was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard, Edd and Roosevelt Young; and a sister, Jewell Young Smith. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Mark Young, Christopher Young and Megan Young.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. The body will be taken to the church at 6 p.m. Tuesday, where friends may call. There will be services in the church Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Della Taylor Newsome

Della Taylor Newsome, 71, died Friday, May 28, 1999, in St. Mary's Hospital in Norton.

She attended the Beverly Hills Tabernacle and was a retired nurse aide with Clinch Valley Nursing Home and Home Health Care.

Surviving are her husband, Forester Newsome; five stepsons, Lonnie Newsome of Dundee, Mich., Franklin Newsome of Cedar Grove, W.Va., Tennis Newsome of Thomasville, N.C., and Ishmal Newsome and Forester Newsome Jr., both of Columbus, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Ilene Newsome of Dayton, Ohio, Wanda Gay Buckley of Vandelia, Ohio, and Remonda Jewell Campbell of Pikeville, Ky.; three brothers, Coy Taylor of Pound, Noy Taylor of Clemson, S.C., and Letcher Taylor of Wise; five sisters, Docie Stidham and Ramonda Bloomer, both of Pound, Margie Howes of Charlotte, N.C., Marcel Dingus of Harrisonburg, Va., and Gaynell Lane of Big Stone Gap; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, Va. The Rev. Bobby Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Wise Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Sturgill Funeral Home.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Virginia "Ginger" Luttrell Long

Virginia "Ginger" Luttrell Long, 83, formerly of Richlands, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, in Sunnyside Presbyterian Home in Harrisonburg.

She was a native of Pikeville, Ky., and a graduate of Richlands High School.

She was a member of Cedar Bluff Presbyterian Church, where she held many leadership offices, served on many committees and was awarded lifetime membership in the Women of the Church organization.

Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Howard R. Long Sr.

Survivors include a son, Howard R. Long Jr. of Richlands; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Nell) Lee of Cedar Bluff; a brother, Jess Luttrell of Cedar Bluff; two grandsons, Howard R. "Howie" Long III and Benjamin "Ben" Long, both of Richlands; and several nieces and nephews.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home, Richlands, is in charge.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Sanford "Sandy" Potter

Sanford "Sandy" Potter, 73, formerly of Grundy, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.

He was a native of Pike County, Ky., was of the Church of God faith, a retired coal operator and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 164 and VFW Post No. 7360.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Brooks Potter, and his second wife, Maybelle Davis Matney Potter.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Betty) Viers, Rocky Gap, Va.; a son, Roger Potter, Grundy; a stepson, Ricky Matney, Smithfield, Va.; two sisters, Kelsie Potter, King George, Va., and Mrs. Carol (Lorene) Shortridge, Grundy; three brothers, Elzie Potter, Grundy, Hershel Potter, North Tazewell, and Roy Potter, Hurley; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home, Grundy, is in charge.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Laverna Elizabeth "Lizzie" Tackett Mullins Hess

Laverna Elizabeth "Lizzie" Tackett Mullins Hess, 80, of the Looney's Creek section, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, in Buchanan General Hospital.

She was a native of Pike County, Ky., a lifelong resident of Grundy, and a former employee of Ramey's Dairy Bar. She was of the Holiness faith.

She was the widow of her first husband, Auty Stanford Mullins, and her second husband, Alden Hess.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Kyle (Judy) Stiltner and Mrs. Joseph (Kelpia) Simmons, both of Grundy, Mrs. Ira Ralph (Helen) Clevinger, Harman, Va., Mrs. Jack (Millie) Hackney, Abingdon, Inez Ramey, Vansant, Mrs. Frank (Gerri) Blacina, Loraine, Ohio, and Paula Mullins, Hillsville; three sons, Dallas Hess, Grundy, Leonard Hess, Tampa, Fla., and Auty Mullins, Cement, Okla.; a brother, John "Sterling" Holt, Grand Rapids, Minn.; 28 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home, Grundy, is in charge.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Mrs. Lorraine Potter Shortridge

Mrs. Lorraine Potter Shortridge, 69, of the Looney's Creek section, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of Pike County, Ky., and was a member of Grundy Church of Christ.

She was a retired employee from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Shortridge; a daughter, Mrs. Scotty (Linda Kay) MacDonald, Colorado Springs, Colo; a son, Russell Keith Shortridge, Grundy; a sister, Kelsie Potter, King George, Va.; three brothers, Elzie Potter, Grundy, Hershel Potter, North Tazewell, Va., and Roy Potter, Hurley, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home, Grundy, is in charge.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Martin Columbus Adams

Martin Columbus Adams, 80, formerly of Elkhorn City, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in Russell County Medical Center.

He was a native of Pike County, Ky., a retired coal miner and U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Levall Baker Adams; three daughters, Marilyn Beuse, Franklin Park, Ill., Linda Kay Pahnke, Machesney Park, Ill., and Ollie Irene Adams Parks, Lebanon; four sons, Martin Roy Adams and Billy Louis Adams, both of Addison, Ill., Robert Eugene Adams, Hanover Park, Ill., and Danny Gene Adams, Lebanon; a sister, Opal Marie Adams Frank, Hartville, Ohio; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be held Tuesday in Elkhorn City, Ky.

Bailey Funeral Home, Elkhorn City, Ky., is in charge.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Everett H. Meade

Everett H. Meade

Retired auto mechanic

Everett H. Meade, 58, of 8499 E. TR 178, Green Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home.

He was born June 18, 1940, in Pike County, Ky., to W. Lawrence and Nineveth (Adkins) Meade. He was divorced.

Survivors include: his mother; a son, Ryan Meade, and a stepson, Russell Edgerton, both of Idaho; four brothers, Charles H. Meade of New London and Jack R., Kenny W. and Gary L. Meade, all of Green Springs; and five sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ellen) Cain of Live Oak, Fla., Mrs. Phil (Jo Ann) Stiltner and Mrs. Ron (Mag) Caster, both of Green Springs, Silvia Meade of Findlay, and Mrs. Roger (Evelyn) Estep of rural Republic.

A stepson, Lawrence Edgerton, preceded him in death.

Mr. Meade was a retired auto mechanic and had served as a U.S. Army paratrooper.

The Rev. Charles H. Meade will officiate at the funeral at noon today at Engle-Young Funeral Home of Green Springs. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

Obitutary For Garfield Chaney

Garfield Chaney, 81, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at his home at 97 Liberty St.

He was born in Pikeville, Ky., May 17, 1917, to John C. and Alice (Bickmare) Chaney. His wife, Jettie Chaney, whom he married May 15, 1937, in Pikeville, is deceased.

Survivors include: two sons, James Chaney of Kentucky and Clyde Chaney of Lima; two daughters, Jerline Rognstad of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Marie Dicken of Tiffin; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Corbit Chaney of Norfolk, Va.

Four brothers, Clarence, Tommy, Walter and Warren Chaney; and three sisters, Pricey Holloway, Zelphia and Florence Chaney, are also deceased.

Mr. Chaney, a retired coal mine worker, was a member of Chloe Creek Baptist Church. He was a former resident of Pikeville, Ky.

Services will be Saturday in the church located in Campbell Cemetery, Chloe Creek, Ky., with the Rev. Robert Justice officiating. Burial will be in Campbell Cemetery.

Submitted by: RONNIE PARSONS

 

 

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