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Greg Menke
Greg Menke, 42, of Union, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2003 after a sudden illness. Greg was born in Dayton, August 18, 1960, a 1978 graduate of Northmont High School and a 1982 graduate of Wright State University where he was an assistant athletic trainer, retired Sgt. after 18 years with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department where he was once deputy of the year and deputy of the month several times, previously EMS/Firefighter in Washington Twp., a baseball coach for Englewood Youth Baseball for two years and was preceded in death by his mother, Jewell C. Menke in 2002. Survived by his children, Caleb Daniel, Aaron Joseph and Shelby Elizabeth; father, Urban Menke; brother, Christopher, special friend, Jeanne Andres and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was at Transfiguration Church, 972 Main Street, West Milton, Ohio with Father John MacQuarrie officiating. Interment Clavary Cemetery. George C, Martin Funeral Home, 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road, was in charge of arrangements. 41t1

Dexter Brown
Dexter Brown, 57, of Scalf, Ky., passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at his home. He was a son of the late Colson Brown and Gracie (Sizemore) Brown. He believed in the Holiness faith and had been a former explosive worker in the coal industry. He is surived by his wife, Doris Brown of Scalf; four daughters, Beverly Gray and wife Terry of Graytown Road, Brenda Carnes of Berea, Deborah Robinson and husband Darrell, also of Berea, Thersann Jones of Corbin; two brothers, F.B. Brown and wife Maureen of Taylor, Mich., and Alonzo Brown of Scalf; three sisters, Myrtle Messer of Tennessee, Linda Bailey of Scalf and Juanita Innone and husband Sylvia of Louisville; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild. Services were conducted in Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, June 8, 2003 with the Revs. John Henry Brown and Earl Hammons officiating. Burial was in Johns Branch Cemetery at Scalf. Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Baker Hughes
Thelma Baker Hughes, 71, of Barbourville, formerly of Bell County, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2003 in Pineville Community Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Richard Baker and Debbie Lawson Baker Brock. She was a member of the Laurel Hill Pentecostal Church and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Kenneth S. Hughes of Barbourville; children, Debbie and Gary Cornelius and Sheila and Bill Ledford, all of Barbourville, and Ruby and Vernon Hohn and Karen Craig, all of Davison, MI; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Leon Baker of Indianapolis, Ind., Virgil Baker and Howard Baker, both of Pineville, Llyod Brock of Mooresville, Ind. and Virgie Dell of Barbourville. Services were held Sunday at Laurel Hill Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Leon Baker, Donnie Messer and Hubert Baker officiating. Burial was in Pinelawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Thea O. Carter. Arnett & Steele Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. This is a courtesy announcement of Knox Funeral Home.

Claude Arthur Gibson Jr.
Claude Arthur Gibson Jr., 78, of Girdler, was born on September 11, 1924 at Hammons Fork in Knox County. He was a son of the late Claude Arthur Gibson Sr. and Ethel Woolum Gibson. Mr. Gibson died in Laurel Heights Home For The Elderly, in London, Monday, June 2, 2003. He was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church at Girdler. Mr. Gibson attended Union College for two years before going to the Army. After returning from the service, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at Eastern Kentucky University and later received his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Gibson was employed by the Knox County Board of Education for thirty years before retiring. He began his teaching career at the age of seventeen, following his father and mother’s footsteps. His father had taught in the Knox County School System for forty-five years. Mr. Gibson served in the United States Army during World War II until he was wounded and seriously injured on Februrary 6, 1945. For his courageous deeds serving our country, he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Mr. Gibson was a member of the Knox County Teachers Association, the Kentucky Education Association of Retired Teachers, the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Kentucky Republican Party. On March 25, 1951, he united in marriage with Ivadean Harmon and to this union two children were born. He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Ivadean Gibson of Girdler, Kentucky; his daughter, Claudia Gibson Greenwood and husband David of Gray, Kentucky; his son, Gary Gibson and wife Melissa of Mitchell, South Dakota; two grandsons, Lee Gibson and wife Tina of Horseheads, New York and Beau Gibson and wife Kelly of Lexington, Kentucky; his brother, Clyde Gibson and wife Faye of Barbourville; his sister-in-law, Marie Gibson of Sierra Vista, Arizona; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Gibson and infant sister, Thelma Gibson. Funeral services for Claude Arthur Gibson Jr. were conducted at Locust Grove Baptist Church, Girdler, Kentucky, Friday, June 6, 2003 with the Rev. James Siler and the Rev. Leonard Harmon officiating. Interment was in Barbourville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Charlie Gambrel, Grover Gambrel, Harrison Davis, Dexter Smith, Ronnie Abner and Garrett Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers were: The Mens Sunday School Class at the Locust Grove Baptist Church, all employees at the Knox County Board of Education, all Knox County retired teachers, Dr. Keith Gibson, the Rev. Earl Hammons, Harry Corey, Harley Woolum, Bob Yeary, Jerry Chadwell, Donald Joe Irvin, Alvin Smith, Glendale Smith, Elvis Smith, Charles Wilburn and Claude Mills. The Gibson family received friends at Hopper Funeral Home Thursday and on Friday until 1 p.m. Mr. Gibson was taken to the Locust Grove Baptist Church for funeral services. Arrangements were under the direction of Hopper Funeral Home.

Genie Logan
Mrs. Genie Logan, 88, of Barbourville, widow of John R. Logan, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003 in Maplewood Manor in Michigan. She was a daughter of the late W.R. and Adelia Mae Jenkins McDonald. She is survived by four daughters, Pat Wallace and husband Durell of Glennie, Mich., Margie Dugan and husband James of Livonia, Mich., Bonnie Sparks and husband Archie of Pontiac, Mich., Reva Greck and husband Joe of Milford, Mich.; one brother, Tony Logan and wife Veronica of White Lake, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. Services were conducted on Monday, June 9 in Hansen Funeral Home in Davison, Mich. with the Rev. Bill Sparks officiating. The family received friends Wednesday at Hampton Funeral Home. A committal service followed in Mayhew Cemetery.

Robert Roeland Walden
Robert Roeland Walden, 88, of Pineville, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Pineville Community Hospital. He was a son of the late Roeland T. Walden and Birdella Sewell Walden Dixon. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pineville. He was a partner in the Arnett Funeral Home until his retirmement. He is survived by his wife, Annette Pennington Walden. Services were held Monday at Arnett & Steele Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles F. Jones, Rondald Howard and J.C. Helton. Burial was in Pineville Memorial Cemetery. This is a courtesy announcement of Knox Funeral Home.

Larry Joe Mills
Larry Joe Mills, 27, of Mackey Bend, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003 at his home. He believed in the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Calista Mills of Mackey Bend; his parents, James and Mary Mills of Poplar Creek; two sisters, Barbara Sue Carpenter of Poplar Creek and Tammy Martin of Flat Lick; two brothers, James R. Mills and Clyde C. Mills, both of Poplar Creek. Services were conducted Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in Hampton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Mills and Danny Hembree officiating. Burial was in Partin Cemetery at Mackey Bend. Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry Matt Gray
Henry Matt Gray, 87, of Pineville and formerly of Knox County, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Britthaven Nursing Home. He was a son of the late William and Troy Gray. He was a member of Whipple Baptist Church at Balken and a member of the U.M.W.A. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gray of Pineville; three sons, Donald Lee Gray of Balken, Henry Matt Gray Jr. of Cubbage and Carson Gray of London; three daughters, Dora Mekras and husband George of Florida, Betty Crawford and husband Dewey of Louisville and Evelyn Johnson and husband Phil of Texas; one brother, Bill Gray and wife Juanita of London; two sisters, Artie Flarida and huband Dan of Lebanon, Ohio and Sue Cox and husband George of Lexington; six grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, June 7, 2003 in Creech Funeral Home Chapel in Middlesboro with the Revs. Shelby Money and Cecil Hensley officiating. Burial was in Miracle Cemetery at Miracle. This is a courtesy announcement of Hopper Funeral Home.

Lizzie Swafford
Lizzie Swafford, 70, of Otter Creek, passed away Thursday at Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Otter Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Hobert Swafford and children, Joyce White, Indianapolis, Ind., Roy Lee Swafford, Wilma Smith, Pauline Eversole, Lester Swafford, all of Otter Creek, Clyde Swafford, Manchester, Amos Swafford, Martins Creek and Judy Smith, Mill Creek; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers and sisters, Irene Gray, Barbourville, Jessie Golden, Kay Jay, Evelene Messer, Fletcher, Ohio, J.T. Messer, Girdler and Dalmas Messer, Hamilton, Ohio. Services were held Sunday in Britton Funeral Home Chapel with Sonny Corum, George David Swafford and Scotty Jewell officiating. Burial was in Cloyd Swafford Cemetery at Otter Creek. This announcement is a courtesy of Hopper Funeral Home.

Maude R. Phillips
Maude R. Phillips, 82, of Beattyville, a daughter of the late James Durbin and Callie Howell Durbin, passed away in Lee County Constant Care in Beattyville on Saturday, June 7, 2003. She was a member of Saint Therese Catholic Church and a retired postmistress. Her husband, Edward F. Phillips Sr. preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Charles G. Phillips and wife Joyce of Corbin, Edward F. Phillips Jr. and wife Virginia of Heidelberg, Carolyn G. Snowden of Lexington, Marilyn R. Pack and husband Larry of Douglasville, Ga., Lee Ann Phillips of Jacksonville, Fla.; her brother, Roy Durbin of Heidelburg; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were conducted in Saint Therese Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 with Father Benny Valayath officiating. Burial was in Durbin-Phillips Cemetery on Hwy. 399. This announcement is a courtesy of Hopper Funeral Home.

Sam Hubbard
Sam Hubbard, 65, of Hamilton, Ohio and formerly of Knox County, passed away June 5, 2003 at Fort Hamilton Hospital. He was a son of the late Jesse and Samantha (Jackson) Hubbard. He was a truck driver for the Butler County Engineering Department and a member of Cherry Valley United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two sons, Kenneth and Andrew Hubbard, all of Hamilton, Ohio; sisters and brothers, Edna Mills, Belle Hayes, Martha Thomas, all of New Miami, Ohio, and Howard Hubbard of Barbourville. Services were held June 10 at Cherry Valley United Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Williams and Claude Robertson officiating. Visitation was Monday at Webb Noonan Funeral Home. Burial was in Butler County Memorial Park. This is a courtesy announcement of Hopper Funeral Home.

Charles E. Keys
Charles E. Keys, 78, of Gray, passed away Monday, June 9, 2003 in Barbourville Nursing Home. He was a son of the late Milas and Leah Reeves Keys. He was a former logger and a member of the Old Time Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bea Owens Keys of Gray; two sons, the Rev. Michael Eugene Keys and Stephen Duane Keys and wife Dora, all of Gray; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were conducted in Knox Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, June 11 with the Rev. Don Farmer and Bro. Norman Harp officiating. Burial was in Reeves Cemetery at Gray. Arrangements were under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.

George Finley Milton
George Finley Milton, 71, of Trosper, a son of the late Bob and Laura Overton Milton, passed away Friday, July 4, 2003 in Knox County Hospital. He believed in the Baptist faith and was a former factory worker. He is survived by one daughter, Judy Ann Milton Lawson and Jerry Bright of Trosper; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Jackson officiating. Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Justice Pope
Justice Pope, 88, of Barbourville, a son of the late G.C. and Nancy Lickliter Pope, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003 in Britthaven of Pineville Nursing Home.
He was the husband of the late Lorraine Jackson Pope and a retired United Furniture Co. employee. He is survived by three sisters, Audrey West of Swan Pond, Virginia “Jenny” Sthoer of Cincinnati, Ohio and Grace Sergent of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Emmett Pope and wife Mary of Hilliard, Ohio and Jack Pope and wife Margaret of Swan Pond; a sister-in-law, Nell Pope of Amlin, Ohio.
Services were conducted in Knox Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, July 3 with the Rev. Denvil Taylor officiating. Burial was in Barbourville Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.

Garrett Johnson
Garrett Johnson, 76, of Barbourville, passed away in Hillcrest Nursing Home in Corbin on Monday, July 7, 2003. A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper. Hopper Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Robert Parks
Robert Parks, 77, of Artemus, a son of the late Cleveland and Sarah Parks Dunn, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 5, 2003. He believed in the protestant faith and was a retired carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Nettie Holt Parks; four daughters, Kathleen Holt, Indiana, Linda Moore, Artemus, Debbie Parks, Artemus and Vickie Marquaarte and husband Steve of Indiana; sons, Charlie Parks and wife Betty, Bimble, Carl Parks and wife Sherry, Artemus, David Wayne Parks, West Liberty, Billy Ray Parks, Falmouth and William Ronnie Holt and wife Wilma, Artemus; three sisters, Mary Joe, Jewell and Lucy Miller, all of Indiana; three brothers, Dale Parks, Bill Parks and Jim Parks, all of Salyersville; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one step grandchild.
Services were conducted in Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 with the Revs. Ricky Broughton and Jimmy Gibson officiating. Burial was in Barbourville Cemetery. Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Gregory
Thomas Gregory, 82, of Gray, a son of the late Roger and Nellie Trent Gregory, passed away at his home Friday, July 4, 2003. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church and a former coal miner.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Jo Gregory of Gray; one daughter, Penny Cox of Versailles; one son, Tom Gregory Jr. and wife Carleton of Borden, Ind.; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles “Little Rog” Gregory and wife Jenny of Flat Lick, Fred Gregory and wife Rosalie of Four Mile; three sisters, Marie Broughton and husband Bill of Charlestown, Ind., Veda Wilson of Wartburg, Tenn., Nellie “Bud” Smith of Louisville.
Services were conducted Monday, July 7, 2003 in Hampton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Barnard officiating. Burial was in Hammons Cemetery at Flat Lick. Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.

Irene Owens
Mrs. Irene Owens, 76, of Barbourville, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 29, 2004 in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late R.B. and Callie Isom Williams, born on Feb. 2, 1927 in Knox County.
She united in marriage with Homer Owens of Williamsburg in 1944 and to this union two daughters were born.
Mrs. Owens was a retired schoolteacher. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from Union College. She later completed her Rank I certification at Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Owens taught school for 42 years in Knox County. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at the Artemus Baptist Church and has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Barbourville since 1963. She was lovingly called "Nanny Ree" by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Owens and one sister, Carie Louise Ruth.
Survivors include her two daughters, Ann Gambrel and Jeanie Daniels and husband Don, all of Barbourville; four grandchildren, Chris Daniels, David Gambrel and wife Hope, Holli Rae Daniels Hubbard and husband Joe and Ryan Andrew Daniels and Kristy, all of Barbourville; five great grandchildren, Elizabeth Britton and Olivia Kylee Gambrel, Isaac Christian Hubbard, Hannah Jewel and Andrew Cole Daniels; two sisters, Pauline Partin and husband W.R. of Artemus and Elva Moore and husband Matt of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, R.A. Williams and wife Gayle of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Edna Croley Early of Williamsburg; a beloved friend, Marie Croley of Barbourville; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn her passing.
The funeral service was conducted in Knox Funeral Home Chapel Sunday, Feb. 1 with the Revs. Shane Nickell, Duke Hammons and John Partin officiating. Mrs. Owens was laid to rest in Barbourville Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg and Knox Funeral Home.

W.B. Bingham
Dr. W.B. Bingham (preacher), of Middlesboro, a son of the late William Boyd Bingham and Ellen Williamson Bingham, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 in Middlesboro.
He was the pastor of the Binghamtown Baptist Church for 54 years. He preached from Alaska to Israel during his 62 years in the ministry. He was founder and senior administrator of the Gateway Christian School and led the Binghamtown Baptist Church in the mnistry of media outreach through W.M.I.K. Christian Radio and a regional ministry covering eight states.
He is survived by his wife, Mae Bowling Bingham, Middlesboro; four children, Conley and wife Nancy Jones Bingham, Bonita Bingham Creech and husband Clyde, Garry and wife Melissa Howard Bingham and William Boyd III and wife Joan Bisceglia Bingham, all of Middlesboro; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, N.P. Bingham, Harlan; one sister, Mary Bingham Brewer, Dewitt.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Binghamtown Baptist Church with William Boyd Bingham III and Garry Bingham presiding. Music will be provided by Jimmy Jackson, Dickie Siler and the Binghamtown Baptist Church Choir.

Cecil Cooper
Cecil Cooper, 83, of Manchester, a son of the late George W. and Nacie "Birdie" Ellen Brown Cooper, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was a retired construction worker, a member of the Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII. His wife, Bertie Cooper, preceded him in death.
He is survived by one son, Cecil Calvin Cooper and wife Teresa, Manchester; two stepsons, Albert Lee Moran and wife Dovie, London, Earl Moran, Louisville; four stepchildren; four step, great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ollie O. Patterson, Barbourville and Jonh Calvin Cooper and wife Alma Rose, New Albany, Ind.
Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 at Rominger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Murphy officiating. Burial was in Hooker Cemetery in the Blue Hole Community.

Franklin Delano Garland
Franklin Delano Garland, 70, of Bimble, a son of the late Beckham and Sydna Garland, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 in Pineville Community Hospital. He was a member of Scalf Chapel Pentecostal Church, a retired postmaster and a U.S. Army veteran. Two brothers, Jakie Garland and Donald Garland, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Irene Bargo Garland of Bimble; one daughter, Rhonda Roach and husband William of Bimble; one brother, Jerry Garland and wife Kathy of Bimble; one sister, Marie Mills of Heidrick; three grandsons, Michael Dewayne Garland, Kyle Bailey and Joshua Gambrel; one great grandson, Dawson Keith Garland.
Funeral services were conducted in Hampton Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 with the Rev. Denvil Taylor, the Rev. James Mooneyham and Mike Corey officiating. Pallbearers were Luke Phipps, Jeremy Bargo, Michael Bargo, Steven Leddington, Jerry Wayne Garland, William Roach and Tim Ore. Burial was in Hawn Cemetery at Bimble. Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wilma Logan
Wilma Logan, 63, of Barbourville, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 in Knox County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hopper Funeral Home.

Elmer B. Setser
Elmer B. Setser, 73, of Corbin, a son of the late William and Sudie Jackson Setser, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 in Baptist Regional Medical Center. He is survived by a sister, blance Carpenter, Louisville. Graveside services were conducted Jan. 29, 2004 at Hart Cemetery, Moore Hill, with the Rev. Roy Mitchell officiating. Hart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. This has been a courtesy of Hopper Funeral Home.

Dorothy Messer Sizemore
Dorothy Messer Sizemore, 86, of Flat Lick, departed this life Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 in Pineville Community Hospital. She was the daughter of Forrester Messer and Mary Bargo Messer, born to them in Knox County, Sept. 1, 1917. She united in marriage with Dillard Dee Sizemore on March 31, 1934. To this union, 12 children were born.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Dee Sizemore; sons: Letcher and T.A. (Tubby); and grandsons: Joe Fischer and Tim Sizemore.
Mrs. Sizemore attended Concord Baptist Church and Flat Lick Pentecostal Church.
Mrs. Sizemore is survived by her daughters: Loetta Swanner and husband James of Greenville, S.C.; Bonnie Fischer and husband Herb of Ladoga, Ind.; Janie Grande and husband Edvard of Gray; Debra K. Chin of New York City, N.Y.; and Connie LeFevers of New Tazewell, Tenn. Her sons: Charles Sizemore of Flat Lick; Ken Sizemore and wife Roberta of Middletown, Ohio; Darrell Dee Sizemore and wife Joanne of Corbin; Douglas Walter Sizemore and wife Jackie of Gray; and Ronnie Sizemore and wife Cla Mae of Walker. Her two daughters-in-law: Patricia Sizemore of Flat Lick and Joanna Sizemore of Williamsburg and her brother: Lee Taylor of Middlesboro.
Mrs. Sizemore is survived by her grandchildren, Garry and Donnie Sizemore of Middletown, Ohio; Lisa Washam and husband Jamie of Flat Lick; Pamela Swanner, Bryan Swanner and wife Susan, all of Greenville, S.C.; Cathy Knowling and husband Toby of Ladoga, Ind.; Mike Fischer and wife Meschelle of Indiana; Andy Fischer, currently in Africa; Angie Sizemore; Vince Edward Sizemore and wife Cathie of Julian, N.C.; Diana Selby and husband Terry of Dayton, Ohio, Kristina Sizemore, Erik and Dorothy Elizabeth Sizemore, all of Middletown, Ohio; Mickey Kevin Bingham, Edward and Neil Grande, all of Gray; Alex and Amy Dee Sizemore of Corbin; Christopher Beau Chuen Chin of New York City; Misty Sizemore of Knoxville, Tenn. and Douglas Walter II and Sarah Rene Sizemore of Berea; Ricky Todd LeFevers and wife April, Travis LeFevers and wife Geri of Tazewell, Tenn. She is also survived by great grandchildren Cody Sizemore of Richmond; George Sizemore, J.J., Eric and Heath Washam of Flat Lick, Jeff Washam and wife Blaine of Barbourville; Andrew Swanner of Greenville, S.C.; Derek, Ashley and Katie Knowling; Amanda, Emily, MIchael and Grant Fischer of Ladoga, Ind; Raven Nicole and Vince Edward Sizemore Jr. of Julian, N.C.; Austin Selby of Dayton, Ohio; Kyler, Zachery and Latessa Sizemore of Walker; Aimee Madison LeFevers and Kensee LeFevers of Tazewell, Tenn.
Mrs. Sizemore is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Sizemore had three loving caregivers, Peggy Haynes, Denise Grubb and Barbara Brewer.
The family of Mrs. Sizemore extends its warmest and most sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. C.A. Moore and Dr. Talmadge Hays for their compassionate care. They also extend their warmest thanks to the entire staff of Professional Home Healthcare Agency.
Funeral services for Dorothy Messer Sizemore were conducted Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 in Hopper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Sowders officiating. Burial was in Hammons Cemetery at Flat Lick. Pallbearers were grandsons. Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charlie A. Smith
Charlie A. Smith, 84, of Artemus, a son of the late Marion and Mary Ann Raines Smith, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 in Knox County Hospital. He was a retired saw mill worker and a deacon at Roadside Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Ilena Farmer Smith, of Artemus; his son, Kenneth T. Smith and wife Jerry of Artemus; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 in Hopper Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Denvil Taylor and Gary Miles officiating. Burial was in Barbourville Cemetery. Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Flossie Smith Wagers
Flossie Smith Wagers, 60, of Barbourville, a daughter of the late Tom Smith and Sophie Abner Smith, passed away in Knox County Hospital on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004.
She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Her husband, Elmer Wagers, preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Ricky Wagers and wife Tammy and Robert Wagers, all of Barbourville; two grandsons; one brother, Elmer Smith and wife Easter of Stinking Creek.
Services were conducted in Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 with the Revs. Tommy Frazier and Ray Spicer officiating. Burial was in Garland—Jackson Cemetery on Long Branch at Cannon.

Ruth Allen Warfield
Ruth Allen Warfield, 82, of Barbourville, a daughter of the late Elijah and Suda Sevier Allen, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was a homemaker and believed in the Catholic faith. Her husband, Arvil Warfield Sr., preceded her in death.
She is survived by three children, Nina Warfield, Janice Warfield and Arvil Warfield Jr., all of Barbourville.
Services were conducted in Knox Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 with the Rev. Don Napier officiating. Burial was in Phipps Cemetery at Emanuel. Arrangements were under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.


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