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Subject: [CRR] Obits From The Barbourville Mountain Advocate 31 Aug 2000
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 21:17:29 EDT


>From The Barbourville Mountain Advocate 31 Aug 2000


EVA SIZMORE GOINS, 88, of Flat Lick, was born on September 3, 1911 at Carry,
Kentucky in Bell County, died Monday, August 28, 2000 in the Pineville
Community Hospital.
Mrs. Goins was a daughter of the late Letcher Sizemore and Anna Dixon
Sizemore. Mrs. Goins was a member of the Concord Baptist Church at Flat Lick.
On February 26, 1927, she united in marriage to Bert Goins. Her husband, Bert
preceded her in death on November 5, 1982. A grandson, Russell Curtis; two
sisters, Jeannette Sizemore Hammons and Ethel Sizemore Walker; four brothers,
Willie Sizemore, Dillard Sizemore, Virgil Sizemore and Willard Sizemore; and
a son-in-law, Samuel Caskey, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Goins is
survived by her son, Bert Goins Jr. and wife Marilyn of Barbourville; her
daughters, Opal Caskey of Topock, Arizona, Barbara Mack and husband Dale of
Hesperia, California; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren. The following poem is a tribute to Mrs. Goins.
"God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, he put his arms
around you and whispered come with me. With tearful eyes we watched you fade
away, although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart
stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to
us He only takes the best. Its lonesome hear without you, we miss you more
each day, life doesn't seem the same since you have gone away. A million
times we miss you, a million times we cry. If love could have saved you, you
would have never had to die." Funeral services for Eva Sizemore Goins were
conducted at the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 11
a.m. with the Rev. William Wolfe and the Rev. Larry Sowders officiating.
Interment followed in the Goins Cemetery on Harps Creek at Siler, Kentucky.
Pallbearers were friends and neighbors. Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements, Ann M. Hopper, Owner.

ELICIA (Murphy) BYARS, 37, of Jackson, Michigan, passed away Sunday, August
20, 2000 in Athens, Tennessee. She was the wife of Terry Byars. She was born
on September 15, 1962 in Leslie County to the late Lester Murphy and Ann
(Vaughn) Davis.
She was a cosmetologist and was a member of the First Baptist Church in
Barbourville. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Claude and Ann
Davis of Barbourville; her husband, Terry Byars of Jackson, Mich.; one
daughter, Rhonda Mills of Jackson, Mich.; one son, Brian Murphy of Jackson,
Mich.; one step-daughter, Taelyr Byars of Knoxville, Tenn.; one step-son, Ian
Byars of Knoxville, Tenn.; five sisters, Diane Jackson of Jarvis, Tammy
Bingham of Flat Lick, Lynn Madon and husband Brent of Flat Lick, Claudia
Mills and husband Chris of Corbin, Michelle Williamson and husband Tim of
Barbourville; one brother, Michael Murphy and wife Diane of Barbourville; and
many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 25 at 2 p.m. in the Hampton
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Duke Hammons, and the Rev. David Barnard
officiating. She was laid to rest in the Mahew Cemetery at Sharps Gap.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LILLIE DEATON PATTERSON, 90, of Heidrick, passed away Wednesday morning,
August 23, 2000 in the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin. She was a
daughter of the late Dan and Lissie Henson Deaton born on November 30, 1909
at Swan Lake.
Mrs. Patterson was a former sales clerk for Goldie's Department Store. She
was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church. On September 30, 1928, she
united in marriage with Charlie Patterson and to this union three children
were born.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie
on April 8, 1993; five brothers, Bill Oscar, Ben, McKinney, Robert and Dee
Deaton; two sisters, Rose McCreary and Pearl Williams; one son-in-law, Jack
Smith; and several nieces and nephews. Survivors include three children,
Cecil Patterson and wife Lucy G. of Spring Branch, Texas, Mary Irene
Patterson and Magdalene Lee and husband Keith, all of Heidrick; five
grandchildren, Shawn Lee of Heidrick, Jackie George and husband Brendan, Mark
Patterson, Charlie Patterson and wife Evelyn and Michael Patterson and wife
Nan, all of San Antonio, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Ashton, Halen and
Griffin George, Lucy, Maggie Irene, Chris, Ben and Jack Patterson, all of San
Antonio, Texas; special friends, Susan Clouse Dunaway, Courtney Beth Clouse,
Carol Brown and Bonnie Deaton; among other loved ones and dear friends who
mourn her passing. Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Knox
Funeral Home Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Branum, the
Rev. Denvil Taylor and the Rev. Dale Rose officiating. Mrs. Patterson was
laid to rest in the Patterson Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Dr. Bob Dunaway, W.J. Patterson, Douglass Martin, Bobby
Patterson, Ned Steven Stewart, Lloyd Deaton, Tommy Deaton and Roger Deaton.
Honorary pallbearers were Denver Mills, Walter Smith Jr., Rollie Mills, Joe
Evans and all members of the Highland Park Baptist Church. Expressions of
sympathy may go to the Patterson Cemetery Fund or the Highland Park Baptist
Church Building Fund in loving memory of Mrs. Patterson.
Knox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILMA MILLS, 42, of Girdler, was born on August 9, 1958 and passed away
Sunday, August 27, 2000 in the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin. She
was the daughter of the late Estle and Alabama Jackson and the wife of
Clarence Mills. She was a housewife and she believed in the Holiness faith.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Mills of Girdler; two daughters,
Marsha Mills of Girdler and Jessica Miller and husband Robert, also of
Girdler; three sisters, Vernie Hensley of London, Barbara Haynes and husband
John of Huntington, WV and Erma Dunaway and husband Donald of East Bernstadt;
two brothers, Jankie Jackson of Georgetown and Donnie Jackson and wife Sharon
of Corbin; three grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends to mourn
her passing. Funeral services were conducted in the Hampton Funeral Home
Chapel on Wednesday, August 30 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tommy Frazier and the
Rev. Dean Liford officiating. She was laid to rest in the Gambrel Cemetery at
Spruce Pine.
Hampton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

EDYTHE ANNWTTE NICHOLSON MELTON, 91, of Barbourville, was born on November
10, 1908 at Williamsburg. She was the daughter of the late William Nicholson
and Ranny Tuggle Nicholson. She died Sunday, August 27, 2000 in the Knox
County Hospital.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Barbourville. She was a
Sunday School teacher and was the church organist for 36 years. She was a
member of the W.M.U. and Eastern Star. In the year of 1928, she graduated
from Cumberland College, having received a degree in elementary education.
She was an active parent and past president of P.T.A. She was a cub scout den
mother. She was a member and past president of the Women's Study Club in
Barbourville. She enjoyed being a member of the Bridge Club in Barbourville.
On June 3, 1931 she united in marriage to C.H. "Corb" Melton Sr. She and her
husband owned and operated Knox County Supply in Barbourville before
retiring. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Smith and husband Calvin of
Barbourville; her sons, Sam Melton and wife Jane, Nick Melton and wife
Barbara, all of Middlesboro and Hank Melton and wife Margaret of
Barbourville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a niece; a
nephew; many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and many
other relatives and dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted at the
First Baptist Church in Barbourville, Thursday, August 31 at 10 a.m. with the
Rev. M.A. Reese, the Rev. Shane Nickell and the Rev. James Vandy officiating.
Burial will follow in the Barbourville Cemetery. The Melton Family requested
that contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Department,
Cumberland College or to the charity of your choice in loving memory of
Edythe Annette Nicholson Melton. Hopper Funeral Home was in charge of

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