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Hayes Little and
Cynthia Johnson

Hayes Little
Cynthia Johnson Little
Verdy Bostain
Hayes Little b 21 Aug 1898 Floyd Co KY d. Aug 25, 1964; s/o Stephen Little and Mary Polly Little. Hayes Little m. Cynthia Johnson b 3 Oct 1905 Speight, Pike Co KY d 3 Sept 1988 Whitesburg ARH, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, KY; d/o Lorenzo Dow Johnson and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Collier. Children of Hayes Little and Cynthia Johnson;

1. Gomie Little; m. Verdy Bostain. Child of Verdy Bostain and Goma Little;

i. Wanda Lou Bostain; m. Billy Joe Hall; s/o Noah Hall and Tressie Burke. Child of Billy Joe Hall and Wanda Lou Bostain;

I. Karen Hall

2. Sophia Little b 6 Feb 1923; m. Denton Houston. Child of Denton Houston and Sophia Little;

i. Ronnie Houston.

3. Lizzie Little b 19 Mar 1925; m. Herman Slone.

4. Frankie Little b 16 Feb 1930; m. 20 Jun 1950 to Samuel Harrison "Sam" Potter b 1 Feb 1929 Letcher Co KY; s/o Isaac "Ike" Potter and Annie Little.

5. Cleda Little b 5 Jul 1927 d 4 Apr 1971 Cleveland OH, (obituary) m. Male Hall. Children of Male Hall and Cleda Little; i. Bobby Hall, ii. Hayes Parnell and iii. Hatzo Palaus

6. Madge Little; m. J P Bentley

7. Laferne "Fern" LIttle b 20 Nov 1938 Hemphill KY d Monday, 25 Mar 1996 Ridgecrest Nursing Home, Duffield VA age 57 years, 4 months, 5 days of age; buried Edwards Cemetery, Coeburn, VA; m. 24 Mar 1958 Jackhorn, KY to Bobby Joe Ritchie b 22 Oct 1932 Banner VA d Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 Letcher Manor Nursing Home, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; age 75; burial Edwards Family Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, VA; s/o John Ritchie and Pearl Williams. Bobby Joe Ritchie was a member of the Church of Christ, a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict, a member of the United Mine Workers of America where he served as the former president and was a retired coal miner having worked for Bethlehem Steel. Children of Bobby Joe Ritchie and Laferne "Fern" Little;

i. Connie Ritchie m. Roy Johnson. Child of Roy Johnson and Connie Ritchie;

I. Noble "Nickey" Joe Johnson

ii. Izarel Ritchie

8. Tommy Little

9. Johnny Little

10. Terry Little

11. Bobby Little

 


Cynthia Johnson
and Clabe Potter

Cynthia Johnson b 3 Oct 1905 Speight, Pike Co KY d 3 Sept 1988 Whitesburg ARH, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Lorenzo Dow Johnson and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Collier. Cynthia Johnson m. 5 Aug 1966 Clintwood, VA to Clabe Potter b 29 Jan 1901 Neon, Letcher Co KY d 4 Aug 1967 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Reuben Potter and Arminda Hall.


OBITUARY OF LAFERNE "FERN" (LITTLE) RITCHIE

Laferne Ritchie, daughter of the late Hayes and Cynthia (Johnson) Little was born at Hemphill, Kentucky, on November 20, 1938. She passed from this life at the Ridgecrest Nursing Home at Duffield, Virginia, on Monday, March 25, 1996 making her stay here on earth 57 years, 4 months and 5 days. Fern as everyone know her, has been in poor health for the past 14 years and seriously ill since September of 1995. Fern married Joe Ritchie at Jackhorn, Kentucky, on March 24, 1958. Fern has been a sports journalist for the Community Press, a sales person and waitress for Family Drugs, until her health failed. She was a secretary for the Letcher County Fiscal Court. She was preceded in death by sister Cleda Hall, brothers, Tommy, Johnny and Bobby Little. Fern is survived by her husband Joe Ritchie of Jackhorn; daughter Connie and her husband Roy Johnson both of Jackhorn; her pride and joy, grandson Nickey Joe Johnson, son Izarel Ritchie of Jackhorn; brother Terry Little of Ranchwood, Missouri; sisters: Goma Bostain of Loraine, Ohio; Sophia Houston of Jackhorn; Lizzie Slone of Cleveland, Ohio; Frankie Potter of New Lexington, Ohio; Madge Bentley of Indianapolis, Ind. Also surviving are a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services for Laferne Fern Ritchie were conducted at the Banks Funeral Home, Fleming-Neon, KY on Thursday, March 28, 1996 at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers were family and friends. Officiating ministers: Brad Taylor and Lonzo Johnson. Burial followed in the Edwards Cemetery, Coeburn, VA. Arrangements handled by Banks Funeral Home, Inc. Fleming-Neon, KY.


OBITUARY OF CYNTHIA (JOHNSON) POTTER

Cynthia (Little) Potter, daughter of the late Loranze and Elizabeth (Collier) Johnson was born at Speight, Kentucky on October 3, 1905. She passed from this life at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital on September 3, 1988, making her stay here on earth 82 years, 10 months and 28 days. Cynthia was married to her first husband, Hayes Little in Pike County. He preceded her in death in August 1964. She then married Clabe Potter at Clintwood, Virginia 5 August 1966. He also preceded her on August 4 1967. One son Bobby and one daughter Cleda Hall also preceded her in death. Cynthia has been in poor health for a number of years and very sick the last year of her life.  She has been a member of the Church of Christ for 53 years. Cynthia is survived by daughters: Goma Boston of Avon, Ohio; Sophia Houston of Jackhorn, Ky.; Lizzie Slone of Cleveland, Ohio; Frankie Potter of New Lexington, Ohio; Madge Bentley of Indianapolis, Ind.; Fern Ritchie of Jackhorn, Ky. Sons: Johnny Little of Indianapolis, Ind.; Tommy Little of Fleming-Neon, Ky.; Terry Little of Cleveland, Ohio. Sister: Amanda Hall of Jackhorn, Kentucky. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Funeral Services for Cynthia (Little) Potter was conducted at her residence in Jackhorn, Kentucky on Tuesday, September 6, 1988 At 11 :00 a.m. Minister: Hassell Johnson. Pallbearers: Grandsons. Burial followed in the Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Kentucky. Banks Funeral Home of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky in Charge of funeral arrangements.


OBITUARY OF CLEDA (LITTLE) HALL

CLEDA HALL, daughter of Cynthia Johnson and Hayes Little, was born at Jackhorn; Ky., July 5, 1927, passed from this life at the Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, April 4, 1971, being only 43 years, 8 months and 29 days of age at her passing. Cleda had been sick for quite some time. She is survived by her mother of Jackhorn; children: Bobby Hall, Hayes Parnell and Hatzo Palaus of Cleveland; Ohio; sisters: Goma Bostian of Norwalk, Ohio; Sophia Houston and Fern Richie of Jackhorn; Lizzie Slone of Cleveland; Frankie Potter of New Lexington, Ohio; Madge Bentley of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers: Johnny and Tommy Little of Indianapolis, Ind. And Terry Little of Cleveland, Ohio; and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral Services for CLEDA LITTLE HALL were held at the residence of her mother Jackhorn, Ky. on Wednesday, April 7, 1971 at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers: Friends Ministers: Bro. Estill Hall and Hassel Johnson. Burial in Jackhorn Cemetery Jackhorn, Ky. Banks Funeral Home of Neon, Ky. in charge of funeral arrangements.


Obituary of BOBBY JOE RITCHIE

Bobby Joe Ritchie, age 75, of Jackhorn, KY passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg, Letcher Co., KY.  He was born on October 22, 1932 in Banner, Virginia to the late John and Pearl (Williams) Ritchie. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict, a member of the United Mine Workers of America where he served as the former president and was a retired coal miner having worked for Bethlehem Steel. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Fern (Little) Ritchie and four brothers: Gene, Hershel, Edward and Vernon. He is survived by one daughter: Connie (Roy) Johnson of Jackhorn; one brother: Charlie Ritchie of St. Paul, VA; and one grandson: Noble "Nickey" Joe Johnson also of Jackhorn, KY. Bobby Joe will be sadly missed by a host of family, friends and loved ones. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Neon Church of Christ, Neon, KY. Officiating ministers were: Brad Taylor, Daryl Strange and Johnny King. Interment followed in the Edwards Family Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, VA. Hall and Jones Funeral Home of Virgie, KY in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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