Guest Book Archive
July 1999 - September 1999

 

Wow, wow, wow. Great.
Garry Downs 
Louisville, KY., - Thursday, September 30, 1999 

Live in Lost creek most my life, Went to LCS and graduated
M. C. Napier in 1994.. I am the daughter of Fred and Martha Neace of
lost creek. my grandparents are Andrew and the late Stella Neace of
lost creek, mother side the late Jimmy Miller and Nancy Miller of
lost creek.. love this web site great job....
Helen Neace kegaloo@yahoo.com  
Lost Creek, KY, - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 

I'm looking for Zola and Fitch Pollards daughter. Her name is Aileen
I don't know her married name. You are the niece of Goodlow Napier.
Goodlow was a brother to my Grandfather Joseph Napier. Joseph was
married to Elizabeth Combs. Joseph also had a brother Will and a
sister Cynthia. I'm looking for information on the Napier Family. If
anyone has information please email me.
Sarah South Sarahbaskt@aol.com 
Camden, Ohio, - Tuesday, September 28, 1999

My mother is from Glomawr. Excuse the spelling. Her maiden name
was Stull - her parents were Don and Celestial Stull. My mother
maiden name was Evelyn Fay Stull. They moved in the thirties to West
Virginia and the coal mines. The life of a miner.
Frank Giglia fgiglia@cinci.rr.com 
Cincinnati, OH, - Monday, September 27, 1999

My father was born in Harlan Co. and raised in Hazard. His mother
was Rosie Payne Boyas and his step father George Boyas. I have two
uncles, George and Angelo Boyas and one aunt, Angilene Boyas North.
My father's step father was of Greek decent and owned a whiskey
store, restaurant as well as a picture studio "White Spot Studio"
which were located on Main Street. His home was located behind the
Post Office. I also had a uncle, Paul Godsey, who has passed away.
His wife's name is Gladys. My father was born in 1932 at home. If
anyone has any information on my family I will appreciate hearing
from you. This is a great website.
James Earl Boyas II Avettenutt@aol.com 
Tampa, Florida, - Monday, September 27, 1999

Hi! I lived in Leatherwood coal camp from 1947-1964. Attended
Livingston Elementary and Leatherwood HS. Left Leatherwood in 1964
at the end of my Junior year. Just found this website and would be
interested in corresponding with any of my old high school friends
who remember me! Please drop me a line! Jimmie Shelton
Jimmie Shelton Bull Two@aol.com
Lincolnton, NC, - Monday, September 27, 1999 

Is there any news from the Oct 2nd Bowling get together would love
to have list of family members attending. Still looking for possible
news of my father. Thanks so much
Jane Bowling Cook jrcook@ix.netcom.com 
Long Beach Ca, - Sunday, September 26, 1999 

Hi. I'm looking for information for my Mom. Her name is Ruth
Kilburn. She was born in Hazard but moved at a very young age to
Indianapolis after her father died of TB ?1940's. His name was Ab
Kilburn. Her mothers maiden name was Cassie Hoskins. If anyone has
any information about them especially him it would be greatly
appreciated. We know very little about him or his family. Thank you,
Lori
Lori Nisbet lnisbet@iquest.net 
Indianapolis, - Sunday, September 26, 1999  

Just want to say hi to all my family in the Hazard area. Cornetts,
Bushes, Ritchies. You are the best. See ya next year' at the family
reunion. Love ya much, Daucie KEEP SMILING ALVIN.
Daucie Cornett Willson canihelp@wa.freei.net 
Tacoma, WA, - Sunday, September 26, 1999  

Hello Hazzard. I was born at Scuddy, KY in 1952, a few miles from
Hazard. My father was born there to Everett and Nancy Blair Mullins
and my mother was born at Acup to Bradley and Ollie Combs Combs. We
moved to Indiana in 1963 when I was 11. Haven't visited since 1990.
Plan to visit in October to do some genealogy research. It's hard to
sort out all the Combses. My grandfather, Bradley Combs, was
majestrickspin Hazard for many years. Would appreciate any
information, newspaper articles, etc, on Bradley. Great site - keep
up the good work.
Nancy Mullins Schacht nschacht@qws.com 
Huntington, IN, - Saturday, September 25, 1999  

My grandfather Sherman Walker wife, Mame Walker lived in Dwarf and
worked at one of the local mines near Hazard. As a child I remember
going there to visit. I always loved this area of the country and
hold a special place for it in my heart. I can still hear the rooster
at day-break and the humming of crickets during the night. We would
sit on the front porch, tell tales, and watch the one or two cars
pass in an entire day. My Uncle, Bob Walker and his brother Harold
still live at the home place. I think of it often, but haven't been
able to break away to visit them.
Tommy Eugene Walker sales@webtekcomputers.com 
Dayton, Ohio, - Friday, September 24, 1999  

Just spent some time reading the guestbook. I really do enjoy
reading materials on this site. I was born in Eastern KY Georges
Branch. I haven't been to KY in close to twenty years, but I think
of it often. My grandparents were Bill and Sallie Jent Messer and
they lived on Georges Branch. They are both dead now, but I do have
several aunts and one uncle who still live in KY. KY is a very warm
and caring state.
Hazel hjmapes@ligtel.com 
- Thursday, September 23, 1999  

My sister just told me tonight about this sight and I think it is
terrific! My dad was James Edward Holland and he was born in Hazard,
KY. He moved from KY to MI years ago. I don't know much about any
other relatives, so if you have any information, please email me!
THANK YOU!
BRENDA HOLLAND Autumn749@aol.com 
MI, - Thursday, September 23, 1999  

I think this is a very good website. I have lived in Kentucky for
twenty years. I am a student at Hazard Community College and I am
trying to get in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. Someone
needs to put something in about the Black Gold Festival. I have been
dating Danny Ray Mullins for about three years. My family consists of
Roger Campbell, Gracie Campbell, Ashley Campbell, Dallas Campbell,
and Shaina Campbell. I will probably never leave Kentucky. If anyone
would like to chat sometime, you know how to reach me.
Crissy Marie Thornton thorntoncrissy@hotmail.com 
krypton, ky., - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 

I just thought I would write and say that the site was great. I
really enjoyed looking at the old photographs of Hazard. It sure has
changed. I just thought I would stop in and say hi. If anyone
recognizes me, E-mail me at nikkivns@hotmail.com
Vanessa Stacy nikkivns@hotmail.com 
Talcum KY, - Monday, September 20, 1999 

I just ran up on this page and thought I would put my two cents in.
This is a great page.
Adam Nantz nikkivns@tgtel.com 
Talcum,KY, - Monday, September 20, 1999 

I enjoy the guest book very much and hope people will use it for
what it was intended for
Margie Jones
- Sunday, September 19, 1999 

We Left Hazard in 1981 and moved to Florida. I am looking for an E-
Mail address for anyone connected with Fugate Entertainment Center or
a Web Site Address. Haven't seen these guys in many years.
Bill Graves & Joyce Melton Graves wgtaxprof@aol.com 
W Palm Beach, FL, - Saturday, September 18, 1999

This is a wonderful site. My family was not from Perry County, they
are from Wolfe and Breathitt counties but I have visited there often.
I love it and still consider a visit there as going "home".
Darlene Rose Higgins hbcidrh@aol.com 
Cambridge, OH, - Saturday, September 18, 1999 

Hello Hazard! I am looking for any information and pictures of my
father and mother Corbett and Dessie DessNapier. He work in the
Blue Diamond coal camps. Sometime she would board at Sally Longs
boarding house. They probably had about five children at the time. My
mothers maiden name was Feltner. Thank You for any information about
when they lived there.
Carol Feltner Feltneac@muohio.edu 
Hamilton,Ohio, - Friday, September 17, 1999  

Thanks for providing a site where one can find classmates and
friends to talk with.
Billy Joe Reeves , YNCSS, USN, RET reevesbj@yahoo.com 
Winchester, KY, - Thursday, September 16, 1999  

Very impressed with all the interesting information about Hazard.
Way to go!! Please furnish more for the '70s, '80s and '90s.
Margaret Rector
Hazard, KY, - Thursday, September 16, 1999  

This is a wonderful web page. In one of my classes at school we have
been studying Appalachia and this really is helpful for looking back
into our past here in Eastern Kentucky. I wish that other counties
would have a site like this.
Floyd County Persons hosscat@yahoo.com 
Ligon, Ky, - Thursday, September 16, 1999  

After being born and raised up in Walkertown Sta., Hazard, Ky...and
my wife being born and raised on Combs St. in Hazard...Donna
MacIntosh. After marriage we left Hazard...5 years in Erlanger,
Ky...with Radio Station WCKY in Cin., Ohio...18 years in Georgetown,
Ky Lex.-Blue Grass Army Depot...19 years in Huntsville, Ala. U.S.
Missle Command retiring there in 1991...Returned to Hazard 5 years
ago Combs, Ky. To keep busy I watch C-Span a lot, listen to the
Rush Limbaugh radio show that shows my politics. Have a 6-inch
telescope, amateur radio operator call sign WA4UZC
Yancey Bowling ybowling@webtv.net 
Combs,Kentucky, - Tuesday, September 14, 1999  

Hello, Bernie Faulkner here. I Have a new web site up and would like
to welcome everyone to visit and sign the guest book:
http://berniefaulkner.com
Bernie Faulkner digitrax@mis.net 
hazard, - Monday, September 13, 1999  

Since I have found this web site, I visit it each night to see what
is different and who is where and what are they doing. My fondest
memories are centered around Hazard, especially Big Bottom as they
called it; skating up and down the sidewalks and walking to the
movies on Saturday nights, stopping in the sweet shoppe to talk to
Del and Nell Noplis, gee, I didn't really know how happy I was then.
Lots of my friends have passed away, but there are lots still out
there. I wonder where they are and if they are avid readers on this
site, please contact me. Would love to talk about those good old
days. Don's Drug store, Zeta's pies, yummy yum, I can still taste
them. Cherry Cokes at the Rexall Drug; bags of candy from the candy
cases at Newberry's and Scotts. Gee, this makes me awful lonesome.
Anyway, this is good reading and a good time spent just browsing
around Hazard, even if it is via the internet. Thanks for the chance
to visit hazard again.
IDA LEE HANSEL I.HANSEL@ATT.NET 
SPARTANBURG SC, - Monday, September 13, 1999 

How very interesting to read everything that was stated about Hazard.
I moved away nearly ten years ago. I miss the mountains most. I have
so many memories of Hazard. I couldn't wait as a child to go with my
grandmother, Geneva Gwin, to town. we would have to walk for miles
sometimes to get there and we would be so excited. There would be
wall to wall people walking on the streets greeting each other and
talking, seemed everyone knew everyone, I miss that also. Anywhere to
went you knew someone and was greeted. In this day and age in the
big city you never meet anyone who smiles or asks about you or your
family. You always felt at home.
Linda Gwin
tn, - Monday, September 13, 1999

It was a wonderful and nostalgic experience for me to visit this
website for the first time today. Seven great years of my childhood
were spent in Hazard, during 1936 - 1943. The photos from the 30's
and 40's brought back so many great memories. My family moved to
Hazard in June 1936, and our first home was the dormitory on the
campus of the Hazard Baptist Institute, where my father, J. C. Dance,
taught until the school closed a short time later. He continued
through 1943 as mission pastor to various churches near Hazard,
including Hardburly, Duane, Daisy Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Avawam
Mission, and others, and held summer Vacation Bible Schools in many
other communities near Hazard. One of these Bible Schools was at
Chavies, and was held in the school, where our family camped for the
two weeks of the school. My mother continued in the mission work in
the mountains of southeastern KY for many years after my father died,
and was a teacher at Oneida Institute for several years. I started
school in 1936 in the first grade at the Broadway School, where Mr.
Roy Eversole was my principal. Later in the sixth and seventh grades
I was privileged to attend the new Upper Broadway School, which the
Hazard City Schools had acquired from the Hazard Baptist Institute,
where my father had taught a few years earlier. So you see, many of
the photos you present on the website struck a very nostalgic chord,
such as the pictures of Main St., the Snyder Hospital where I
underwent a tonsillectomy, the Hardburly, Chavies and HBI photos,
etc. Thank you for preparing such a fine website! Sincerely, W. E.
Dance
William E. Dance wednr@aol.com 
Dallas, TX, - Sunday, September 12, 1999

Hello Hazard, we sure do miss all our family and friends in back
home, we were both born and raised in Hazard Ky. and we miss it
terribly. Eddie is in the Marine Corp stationed in Havelock N.C. @
Cherry Point , he graduated from M.C. Napier in 1987, and he would
love to hear from you. My name was Darlene Godsey, I graduated from
M.C. Napier in 1982 and would certainly love to hear from anyone back
home.
Eddie & Darlene Cole edanddar@coastalnet.com 
Havelock, N.C., - Sunday, September 12, 1999 

Originally from Hazard, but anyone who has ever moved away knows
that place better by .."HOME". Sure is a mystery to me, but I sure
do miss "HOME"... KNOW WHAT I MEAN??..I do miss everyone and I am
grateful that I found this website. Its nice just to be able to read
names that sound familiar.
Tina Cole kentucky@havelocknc.net 
North Carolina, - Friday, September 10, 1999 

I attribute some of the happiest times of my life to my childhood
years in Hazard. My fond memories of many friends whose names I have
long forgotten somehow seem familiar when I read the many notes
posted. My Father was Joe C. Noplis deceased in 1982 and Nora L.
Noplis Curdpresently of Covington, Ky. I have a brother Kenneth
and a sister Carolyn who also live in the Covington Area. My grand
parents were Tony and Elizabeth Liza Noplis and I had uncles
Charles C., Babe C.,Russel C., Frank C., and aunts Gene Noplis
Halland Helen Noplis Cornett. If any other Noplis' family reads
this, please respond to me, I would love to know how big our small
family is.
Jimmy D. Noplis jnoplis@cs.com 
Orlando, FL, - Friday, September 10, 1999 

What a wonderful place to visit!! I lived in the area as a child,
went to Bonnyman and Blue Diamond Grade Schools. My Papa was a coal
miner until moving to Indianapolis in the 1960's. I visited Hazard
and surrounding area a few weeks ago and the souvenir I brought back
was a piece of coal. My Papa passed away in 1981 from complications
of black lung disease. He was a wonderful man! I have just spent
several hours on this site! Thanks for the memories!!!!!! I was born
in 1955 in Hazard.
Debbie Durbin deb_cd@hotmail.com 
Indianapolis, IN, - Friday, September 10, 1999 

Really enjoyed the pictures of the place where I was born and
raised. There's no place like Hazard. I was born in 1935 to Lawrence
and Maggie Noble, graduated from HHS in 53, UK in 60 and would love
to hear from some 1953 grads.. God Bless!
Joe Noble dk1jd1@gateway.net 
Virginia Beach, VA - Thursday, September 09, 1999 

My friend KYcouch told me about this site. Fisherman rule! I am
Bassmaster supreme!
James Bennett J.A.B@infinet.com 
Fairfield,Ohio, - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 

This web site is wonderful!! I have been here before but it has been
awhile. The web site has just gotten so much better and by spending
time here, it takes me back to a time that I remember as being the
best times of my life. As a young kid I would come to Hazard to a
place called "Pigeon Roost" and even went to the little one room
school there in Pigeon Roost. The year I went there would have been
1959 or 1960. My grandparents names were Watson and Polly Owens.
There children were, Adron, Arville, Everett, Elmer, Kenneth, Orson,
Alvin, Bessy, Georgia, Sharon and my mother, Geneva. If anyone knows
any of these people, feel free to write me and let me know about it.
My father was Sam Thomas, I do not have much info. on him or his
family, about all I know of his family is that his fathers name was
Gilbert Thomas.
Gary Thomas gartho@mis.net 
Stanford Ky, - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 

My wife and I enjoyed visiting the website. My father, James Keller
Whitaker, was born in Blackey in about 1934. When I was a child we
visited Lotts Creek a few times a year. In May of 1999 I brought my
family there for the first time. Unfortunately it was a death in the
family that brought us back. This was my first trip back to KY in 25
years. We were treated by the fine people of the area as family. I
am bringing my family back to the area to spend Christmas this year.
The web site was wonderful. Thank you!!
Robert Whitaker trio@pacifier.com 
Vancouver,WA, - Tuesday, September 07, 1999 

I was born and raised in Hazard. I love this site it's great to
learn about the history of our county. I would like to talk to anyone
about our county and I would like to talk to anybody that I went to
school with at A. B. Combs or Riverside. So if anyone would like to
talk to me e-mail.
Melissa Combs bcombs20@yahoo.com 
hazard, ky, - Monday, September 06, 1999 

I was born and raised in Glomawr, Ky. I graduated from Dilce Combs
in 1960. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me or my
sisters, Rose Lee and Phyllis.
Martina Perkins Donehoo martmari@raex.com 
East Liverpool, OH., - Monday, September 06, 1999 

I really did like looking at the sites of were my parents live. I
went to Hazard High c/o95. Need a picture of Hazard High now to show
how much it has change.
Brenda Baker sargnts@mis.net 
Hazard, KY, - Sunday, September 05, 1999 

I would like to hear from anyone who would know a Elizabeth Shepard
she was my grandmother she married a Ermaz Smith I know. I don't have
much to go on right now but I am new at this. I can remember walking
to the story with my grandpa it was a long way to walk you could not
drive a car to the house no light at the house just lights my uncles
had from the coal mines my email is robertlaboyteaux@msn.com I would
love to hear from you all....
Frances LaBoyteaux robertlaboyteaux@msn.com 
New Castle IN., - Sunday, September 05, 1999 

This page seems to get more interesting each time I visit. I really
love to read about Kentucky.. I think we have an outstanding
heritage, and we all need to remember that..
Peggy Owsley pegow@hotmail.com 
knott, Ky, - Saturday, September 04, 1999 

Once again, I must say that this is a truly wonderful page. I miss
Hazard so much, so I visit here about three times a week. It makes
me feel so much closer reading about and hearing from people there.
Also, thru this page, I have been able to reconnect with family
members. I would recommend this site as an example to any community
that would like to set up a web page.
Vanessa Ritchie
Belleview, FL, - Friday, September 03, 1999 

The Webmaster has done a remarkable job with this Website. The
organization and presentation methodology is very good. My last
visit to Hazard was in 1974 and according to the scenes from current
photographs, Hazard has changed quiet a bit. I graduated from Hazard
High School in 1959 and I am looking forward to our 40th reunion.
Again, thanks to the Webmaster for reviving memories of times past.
Mike Hampton mikecay@mindspring.com 
Rossville,Ga, - Friday, September 03, 1999 

It was interesting to see the site regarding Hazard. I graduated
from HHS in 1946 and lived at 375 East Main Street. The photos were
very interesting. When I passed thru Hazard in 1998, I did not
recognize it because everything looked so different.
Billie Reda Sowers
Dayton, OH, - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 

I just came across this wonderful website a couple of hours ago. I
love it! I was born in 1953 at Mount Mary Hospital. My mom was Arlene
Slone, and my dad was Elijah Walker from Allais, Walkertown, and
Walkers Branch areas. My grandpa was Roscoe Walker. I would LOVE to
hear from anyone, especially any of you Walkers there in Hazard! I
found on on the message board comments that La Citadelle is closed.
I always wanted to come back to Hazard and stay there-oh, well. THANK
YOU to the persons responsible for this site!
Patsy Walker Foister henryf50@fuse.net 
Hamilton, OH, - Tuesday, August 31, 1999

I love this web site. It brings back wonderful memories. My mother
was born and raised in Busy, Kentucky and a lot of my family is still
there. I spent many wonderful summers there during my childhood and I
love to go back every chance I get.
Gayle Wilson gaylewilson@prodigy.com 
Orlando, FL, - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 

HELLO, MY MOM CAME FROM GRAVEL SWITCH, KY. SHE DIED ALMOST 24 YEARS
AGO. I DIDN'T GET TO KNOW HER WELL. BUT IN TRACING HER FAMILY I HAVE
COME TO LOVE KENTUCKY AND THE PEOPLE THERE. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE
ABOUT EASTERN KY. IF SOMEONE WANTS TO WRITE BACK AND FORTH. I HAVE
TRAVELED ALL OVER KY. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE REAL DAY TO DAY
LIFE THERE. WHERE I LIVE HAS CHANGED SO MUCH, AND THE PEOPLE HAVE
LOST TOUCH IN HOW TO BE FRIENDLY, CARING AND JUST GOOD NEIGHBORS.
ANYWAY I LOVED TO HEAR FROM SOME ONE. RICHARD
RICHARD RICH.DEBOLT@HMRAG.COM 
S.E.INDIANA, - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 

I left Hazard in 1933 Went to Ind for 30 years then to Alaska and
homestead 160 acre lived 22 years I now live TN My sister still
lives in Hazard since I have volunteer work for small churches in
northwest I am now homebound live alone would like to hear from
anyone My father had the first 5 & 10 store in Hazard email add:
charles@tnaccess.com May GOD BLESS, ALASKA HOMESTEADER
CHARLES BROCK CHARLES@TNACCESS.COM  
JAMESTOWN TN , - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 

This website is such a wonderful way to learn about your heritage.
In a world were Eastern Kentucky is put down so often, it is nice for
the world to see what the people from Eastern Kentucky are "really"
like and the real hardships we suffer as well as the beauty and
spirit of our home. Unlike these false depictions in movies or T.V.
shows. We are not stupid, incestial, barefoot and pregnant
hillbillies. We are educated, we are motivated and proud of were we
live. I'm a hillbilly all the way, and loving it!
Latona Gamble Owens clara@mis.net 
Hazard, KY, - Thursday, August 26, 1999 

I am from Jeremiah, KY Just down the road from Hazard. My husband is
from Hazard. We live here because my husband is in the US Navy and we
plan to move back to Hazard after his enlistment. Home is always the
mountains, I have a lot of memories from there and we cannot wait to
get back home. Keep up the Great Work!!!!
Loretta Morris ace_phoebe@hotmail.com 
Portsmouth, VA, - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 

I think this homepage is just wonderful. It can now show our fellow
Americans our real life not what muddy gut hollow tries to depict us
as.
Kelly Fields kellyfields@usa.net 
Louisville, Ky, - Tuesday, August 24, 1999 

I just ran across this site and wanted to let you know that it's
great for those of us who are transplanted to other places. I've
lived in Indianapolis for 34 years and this site brings back a lot of
old memories. I graduated from M.C. Napier High School in 1964. If
anyone out there remembers me please send email.
Ellery Fields efields@lucent.com 
Indianapolis, In., - Tuesday, August 24, 1999

I went to HHS 1951-1955. Love this web site. Keep up the good work
and don't change a thing. Are we every going to have another class
reunion of 1955 graduates?
Elizabeth Lewis Williams
Austin, Tx, - Monday, August 23, 1999 

I just found this site while looking for information for my family
tree. Great page don't change anything.
Barbara Couch Ellis bellis1@netnitco.net 
Elkhart,In., - Sunday, August 22, 1999 

What a neat website! I was born in Happy, KY in 1951, and have many
great memories of Hazard. I had relatives in Lothair, Happy Malcom
and Rainy Hicks-anyone remember them?, Blackey, etc. I am a
guitarist here in Nashville now, but I'd like to come back to see if
the old swingin' bridge is still there.
Jim Caudill SKCaudill@Prodigy.net 
Nashville,TN, - Saturday, August 21, 1999 

Hello Hazard... I wish I could be back there. i am Dorothy Baker...
my Father was Russell baker of lothair. My mom was Ora Witt Baker. My
brother was Fred Baker, sisters... Anna, and Maxine. I left there in
1951. I live now In Indianapolis, Indiana. This is a great web site...
dorothy Baker Denton irbnotned@aol.com 
st. charles, Mo, - Saturday, August 21, 1999

Hello! My name is Donna Combs. Both my parents were born and raised
around Hazard. My father is Rolla Combs born in Happy, KY. My mother
Charlene Tharp born in Christopher. My grandparents' where Everett
Tharp  who was mentioned in the article about the President's visit
to hazard on the fourth of July and Cindy Tharp of Christopher and
Olivet Couch of Happy. My father's father who died when my father was
real young was named Sterling Combs. I would love to hear from anyone
who knew any of them. Hazard is my favorite place in the world even
though i do not get to visit there very often anymore. I do have
great memories of visiting my grandparents and my aunts and uncles
every summer when I was a child. I do still have relatives living
there. Joe, Betty, John, Jeff and Heather Thorpe. And Emma Tyreman.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone who knew my parents or
grandparents. My e-mail address is: ccofcc@aol.com
Donna Combs ccofcc@aol.com 
copperas cove tx, - Saturday, August 21, 1999

Very interesting web site. Saw some names I recognized. My name is
Lawrence Miller. Born and raised on Grapevine, have a brother still
living there: Lee Roy. I graduated M C Napier in '63 and have a son
living in Fairfield, OH. He played college football for Georgetown,
KY. gwmiller@aol.com
LAWRENCE MILLER lar69@gateway.com 
scottsburg,in, - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 

Hello Again Wonderful Hazard Kentucky... Isn't this a GREAT Web Site
??... I just love it and I check it every other day... If any old
friends or Neighbors think they know me feel free to e-mail me
anytime. I would love hearing from old friends. I went to school at
MC Napier High and Born and Raised at Ary Ky Williams Branch... God
Bless Thelma Emery Better known as TeeJay
Thelma Jones Emery LandSlot@Aol.Com 
Huron Ohio, - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 

I would love to get e-mail from anyone wanting to talk about Hazard.
Also I would like to get in touch with anyone who went to school with
me. I went to A.B. Combs from 81-88 and I went to M.C. Napier 89-92.
By the way I am researching my family tree, if anyone know any
information on William Coy Combs or Mary Miller Combs please e-mail
me. Thanks
Ozma Michelle Combs Hall ohall24@yahoo.com
Hazard
, KY, - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 

Just wanted to say Hay to all you folks form Hazard. Was a great
place to grow up. Visit this site often to see if I know anyone.
Take care & God Bless!
Kathy Melton Payne spayne1@mindspring.com 
Cumberland,MD, - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 

My mother and I enjoyed looking at this site together. She was
raised in Combs. Born in 1922. Her maiden name was Turner. She said
she didn't expect to ever visit Hazard on a computer. Keep up the
good work. Earl and Sarah
Sarah and Earl Graston Jr. nucar2@aol.com 
ST. Pete Beach, Fl, - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 

My ancestors are supposed to have been on a ship named the Marigold -
in the early 1600s. My Grandfather was Allen Combs Tad - married to
Mary - Children included Dennis, Thornton, Clarence, Woodrow, Roscoe,
Bessie - and others. My father is Thornton - who now lives in Detroit
as far as I know. He left my mother when I was a child of 3 years old
the youngest of 5 children. I was raised by my mother Fannie
Kelley Combs and my Grandparents: John E and Loretta Ashley
Kelley in Lincoln County Kentucky... I would like to hear from anyone
who is familiar with my family....
Paul Combs USINOHIO@YAHOO.COM 
COLUMBUS OH, - Friday, August 13, 1999

One of the best regional websites I've seen yet. My father was from
Perry County and a search for some of his people led me to this page.
Is much better than the official Kentucky state webpages by far.
Keep up the good work.
Joe Wright odell@cris.com 
Paris, KY, - Friday, August 13, 1999 

I am so glad that we have our own website. It is so nice to be able
to go online and see our history, as well as see old friends, even if
they no longer live here. I am very proud for other people to be
able to get a little bit of our history and information on our great
little town. Even though it is not so little anymore. Happy to be
here. Mollie
Mollie Greenlee-Salyers alice2399@yahoo.com 
Hazard, Ky, - Thursday, August 12, 1999  

This is such a great site! I just love all the old pictures of
Hazard. It gives me a chance to see Hazard through the eyes of
grandparents and parents. I am graduate of the old M. C.Napier High
School, class of '88. I would love to hear from anyone who attended
Napier from '84-'88.
Donna D. Engle biznitch66@yahoo.com 
Busy, Ky, - Wednesday, August 11, 1999  

MY NAME IS WILLIAM WAGERS. I GRADUATED FROM HHS IN 1995 AND MY
MOTHER AND FATHER ARE RUTH AND BILL WAGERS. I'M IN THE AIR FORCE AND
STATIONED IN TOKYO AT YOKOTA AIR BASE. I LIVE WITH MY DAUGHTER
GABRIELLE AND MY JAPANESE FIANCÉ MAKI YASUE. IT'S REALLY GREAT TO SEE
THE KIND OF PRIDE EVERY ONE HAS SHOWN ABOUT THEIR HOMETOWN. GOD BLESS
ALL AND FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME ANYTIME!
WILLIAM T. WAGERS wagers@yta.attmil.ne.jp 
TOKYO, JAPAN - Wednesday, August 11, 1999

Hello Hazard- I spent most of my early life in Hazard. I attended
R.W. Combs elementary school until I was about 12. I still swing
through every now and then to visit family What's up Bo, Shaun,
Jamie. I wouldn't mind hearing from anyone who may remember me.
Just hit up my e-mail leestamp@hotmail.com. Lee Stamper
Lee Stamper leestamp@hotmail.com 
Wherever, KY, - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 

I am working on my family genealogy. My mother Claudette Howard
Stevens was born in Perry co. Her parents were Launa Stacy Howard and
Troy Howard. My dad Hobert Stevens was born in Morgan co. Dad's
parents were Sanford Stevens and Lizzie Hill Stevens. I sat for hours
and read every message, the messages and the pictures brought all of
the stories from my parents alive for me. Thank you very much. My
grandparents always told me wonderful, sad, funny, and scary stories
that kept me spellbound as a child, It all made me miss them very
much, and I wish they were still around to tell them to me one more
time. You have put a lot of time and effort into this site, and you
deserve many thanks!!! I can't wait to tell my parents about this
site and show them the pictures.. keep up the good work.
Sheila schizum@aol.com 
rochester,in, - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 17:30:11

MY MOTHER AND FATHER ARE BOTH FROM HAZARD {GRAPEVINE} THEIR NAMES
ARE THOMAS E. MOORE AND HAZEL {NOBLE} MOORE. THEY WERE RECENTLY IN
PERRY COUNTY AND HEARD OF THIS SIGHT. ANYBODY WHO REMEMBERS THEM
PLEASE E-MAIL ME IT MAKES THEIR DAY TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE IN THE PAST.
THANKS, CHEYENNE
Cheyenne French Cheyenne3@msn.com 
Fairfield, Ohio, - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 

I was born and raised in Perry county. I went to school at
Leatherwood High School, and my parents both taugh school there. I
love the memories of growing up in Cornettsville around my
grandmothers resturant Zolas Cafe. I would love to here from anyone
who remembers me or my parents or grandparents. lwhit61951@aol.com
larry whitaker lwhit61951@aol.com 
elizabethtown ky., - Sunday, August 08, 1999 

Great to see shots of Eastern Kentucky, old and new! Although I am
not from Hazard, I have fond memories of Kentucky. Does anyone know
if perhaps someone has information on Hyden Kentucky? Wonderful site,
keep up the good work!!
Margaret Begley Murtha MurthaM@aol.com 
San Rafael, CA, - Sunday, August 08, 1999 

Boy, was I ever homesick after stumbling across the Hazard website.
Born and raised in Hazard and the surrounding area. We left when I
was 11 and I never moved back, but all of my family are still in
Hazard. My dad is Elmer Wagers and my mother is Freda Hurt. Once
Kentucky is in your blood, you're a 'hillbilly' for life! I grew up
in Lothair and went to Lothair Elementary. I would love to hear from
anyone who grew up at Lothair during the late 50's and 60's.
Carolyn Wagers Alberson C_Alberson@hotmail.com 
Fort Wayne, IN, - Sunday, August 08, 1999

My name is Charles Haynes. I was raised in Lothair and I am a 1972
graduate of HHS. I enjoy the pictures of Hazard that are on the
Hazard Web Page. It brings back a lot of memories of Hazard. I also
enjoy reading people's comments. Hazard was a great place to live in.
I would like to get e-mails from classmates at HHS or other people
who knew me.
Charles Haynes cehaynes@zeus.chapel1.com 
Richmond, KY, - Sunday, August 08, 1999 

I was born in Hazard in 48. Lived in Fourseam until '64 moved to
Ohio that was happy years for so I think this site is the greatest
thing i have seen in years keep up the great work
Taylor Cornett
Cleveland, Ohio - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 

I am a pretty steady visitor to this website and I can honestly say
I think it's great. I can come here and read all the messages and I
always know someone, or my parents know them. It is so good to be
able to look into our past with a lot of the pictures that are here.
Without this page, we wouldn't have near the access to a lot of them
as we do. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time and effort to
make this page so great.....
Stacy Calhoun StacyVernett@webtv 
Leatherwood, Ky, - Sunday, August 01, 1999 

I am looking for anyone who went to school with my dad or his
brothers and sisters. His name is Buck Combs. Brothers Calvin, Logan.
Sisters Edna, Edith, Ethyl, and Mallie Faye "tootsie". I have spent
a lot of time in Hazard as a child and loved every minute of it.
It's a great place to visit even now that everyone is gone. Grandpa
Blane Combs is buried on top of the mountain behind his old house
several miles outside of Hazard. I still go back several times a
year to climb that same mountain i climbed as a child to visit my
grandmothers grave. Her name was Hester Combs and she died when i was
2. Hazard is a great place and I take my children back to give some
sense of their roots. If anyone remembers the Combs kids please
contact me. I'm sure my dad would be thrilled. Carolyn Combs Kiraly
Carolyn Combs Kiraly Hazardbrat
Florence,Ky, - Saturday, July 31, 1999

Probably just like a lot of folks, just trying to find someone I
knew from the old days. I went to grade school at Grigsby grade
school on lotts creek and High school at Cordia, graduated 1963, went
to U.K. Forestry Tech. school at little buckhorn and Jackson.
Attended the Kentucky State Police Academy 1966 and never returned to
Hazard to live. Retired now living in Daytona Beach, Fl. Hope
someone will remember me and give me an e-mail. Marvin "Sammy" Smith
Marvin Smith easyrider_509@yahoo.com 
Daytona Beach, Fl., - Friday, July 30, 1999

Just wanted to sign in. Kentucky was always my home away from home.
My father, Donald Brooks, was from Ky and took the whole family back
there every summer, I haven't been back in a while, but some of my
fondest memories were of time spent there.
kelley brooks kellken@usa.net 
md, - Thursday, July 29, 1999 

MY COUSIN TOLD ME ABOUT THIS SITE AND SINCE I AM IN SC NOW AND MISS
KY SO MUCH I HAVE HAD A GOOD TIME RELIVING OLD MEMORIES AND GETTING
BACK IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE FROM HAZARD. FROM SAN DIEGO TO SC I HAVE
RELATED TO PEOPLE THIS PLACE CALLED HAZARD. I GRADUATED FROM HAZARD
HI IN '52, AND HAVE HEARD FROM SO MANY OF MY LONG LOST FRIENDS AND
FAMILY. IT'S A GREAT THING TO HAVE THIS FOR THE USE OF THE PEOPLE
WHO ENJOY GETTING IN TOUCH. THANKS FOR THE WEBSITE AND I WOULDN'T
GIVE ANYTHING FOR MY GROWING UP IN HAZARD, KY., MY HOMETOWN. IDA LEE
STACYHANSEL
IDA LEE STACY HANSEL I.HANSEL@ATT.NET 
SPARTANBURG SC, - Wednesday, July 28, 1999

My mother's side of the family is from the Hazard area. I have
really enjoyed the site. I have only been to Hazard a couple of
times and not since 1978. I would love to go back. I am looking for
genealogical information on my great-grand parents Harrison Combs &
Molly Cornett. I believe they were born in the Hazard area in the
1880s or 90s. Harrison lived until about 1983. Molly died in the
early 1940s. One of their children, Anna Irene, is my grandmother.
She was married to Wilburn Stacy d. 1968. I am also trying to trace
the Stacy side. I believe my grandfather's Wilburn father's name
was James Stacy. James Stacy was married to Elzira Brashear. I have
only had success with the Brashear line and would appreciate help
with the other lines. My mother, Carolyn Sue Stacy was born in Vicco
and moved to Michigan in the 1950s. If anyone here knew her or my
grandmother I could put you in touch. All of us live in Michigan.
Kevin Oswald oswaldk@crossover.net 
Holland, MI, - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 

It was so much fun going over this site. I would love to get e-mail
from anyone from Hazard or Perry county.
JAMES CAMPBELL CAMP@SANCTUM.COM 
PORT RICHEY FLORIDA, - Sunday, July 25, 1999  

i lived in hazard ky in the early to late fifties i went to school
at lower and upper broadway elementary i also worked at the old
hazard herald 1955-1959 if any one remembers, please e-mail some
names i remember, lewis baker, curt and herman moody people at work
were the nolans jeanie and jerrie, mary morris, fred luigart, louies
hatmaker i could list more, but i will wait for e-mail curtis couch
curtis couch cc39@webtv.net 
pensacola, fl, - Friday, July 23, 1999  

My father was originally from Hazard County Clyde Mack Clancy and
his mother was from Perry County. Anyone know anything about the
Clancy family?? My dad dies when I was 14, so I know very little
about his family. Thanks
Michael Clancy mclancy@mindspring.com 
Baltimore, MD, - Thursday, July 22, 1999  

Hi, my name is Patricia Ann Sizemore Newman. I graduated from M.C.
Napier High in 1959. Would love to hear from other classmates. I
would also like to find relatives of my grandfather Harvey C. Hoskins
who owned a grocery store in Combs, Ky. He passed away in 1962. My
mother was Lonzie Hoskins Sizemore and my father was Tinsley
Sizemore. Would like information or hear from any of his family
members. This website brings back many memories. Thanks.
Newmanpat@msn.com
Patricia Ann Sizemore Newman newmanpat@msn.com 
Dayton, Ohio, - Wednesday, July 21, 1999 

My fathers name was George Neace, my grandfather was Shade Neace. I
am currently researching my family history and would love to hear
from anyone with information. I have heard that there is a "Neace"
family reunion in or around Jackson every year. Does anyone have
anymore information? Would also love to hear from anybody that knows
anything about the Breathitt County Historical Society. Thanks!
Debbie
Indianapolis, IN, - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 

Just started dating a guy from Hazard, and it was cool to find this
site, gives me an idea what is it like where he lives.
Tina Bingham Mills bingham@kih.net 
- Monday, July 19, 1999 

My wife, Kathy Melton is from Hazard so I was thrilled to come
across this web site ! She recently visited her Grandmother, Ethel
Melton and her uncle, Dexter Melton. We hope to get back down this
August!
Steve Payne
Cumberland, MD., - Monday, July 19, 1999 

My Father's name was Ed Ritchie That's the way it is listed on my
Birth Certificate born about 1900, died 1961 in Louisiana. I did not
know my Father's family very well as my Father and Mother were
divorced when I was very young and I grew up with my Mother. My
Grandfather's name was Gabriel Ritchie, and Grandmother's name Vinia
Ritchie. My Father had brothers named Joe, Chester, and some sisters
who I do not the name of. One of my Father's brother's, Ben Ritchie,
my still be living in the Hazard area. My Father, Ed Ritchie left
Hazard about 1928 and moved to Georgia then to South Carolina where
he married my mother. Any information anyone can give me would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks so much and I will try to visit Hazard
myself very soon. I'm sure I still have cousins there. Please contact.
Jack B. Ritchie JRitchie77@aol.com 
Aikern, SC, - Sunday, July 18, 1999 

Hello, My name is Neva Smith Bigen and I'm from Hardburly. I now
reside in Floyd County, but my daughter is in Lexington and is
helping me do this. I'm interested in finding old friends and family
members of mine. I'm 48 yrs old, and my parents names were Freda and
Jim Smith also of Hardburly. I would especially like to find an old
friend of mine named Forrest Smith, also known as Bay to some. He
used to be a taxi driver. I have many friends and family that i want
to find and talk with, so if anyone has any info please e-mail my
daughter at the following address. Some of you might even remember my
sisters or my brother, their names are Patricia Pat, Brenda and
Jimmy. Well I hope she gets a response from this. Hope to hear from
someone soon!! Love, Neva Bigen
Neva Ratliff kygirl101@hotmail.com 
lexington, ky - Friday, July 16, 1999 

I would like to talk to some of the folks that went to Hazard High
from 1951-1955. Seems that is the one time frame that is missing from
this web page. Any of you that read this give me a line or two. Walte
Ray Campbell
Walter Campbell rcamp90343@aol.com 
Grandview MO, - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 

I was born at the Mary Mount Hospital in 1958. My mother was Almeta
Cox Jones. Her first husband was Forest Jones. I am looking for
anyone who might have known either of them. I was given up for
adoption and know very little of my family. Anyone with any
information, please e-mail me. Thanks! Esther Doris Jones Watson
Marshall.
Doris Marshall dmarshal@bellatlantic.net 
Appalachia, VA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 

I have been driving around Perry and Knott Co. for a week searching
and looking for William Cornett's Revolutionary War Solider grave.
I found at Sasafrasas - wonderful information but do not want to
return to Tacoma without finding where he is buried. I remember an
article that told of a memorial dedicated by the DRA but can not find
it. Thank you for any response. Sincerely, A true CORNETT SMILE
Daucie Cornett blkblt1@juno.com 
Tacoma, - Sunday, July 11, 1999 

Hello Everyone, my Husband and I are visitors here for the first
time and we really enjoyed this.. boy.. sure does make you homesick
:- We would like to Thank Everyone who has contributed all the
information and pictures about Hazard. My husband Walter Akers was
born in Happy, Kentucky in 1950 and his parents are Dillard & Rose
Lee Akers from Happy, Kentucky and Walter also is from a family of 3
other brothers, Sammy, Larry, and Edward. Walters GrandParents were
Johnny & Margaret Miller Akers of Scuddy, Kentucky and also Wilson &
Ollie Mae Johnson Lewis from Hyden, Kentucky.
Walter & Carol Akers AkersDist@aol.com 
Fort Pierce, Florida, - Sunday, July 11, 1999 

I went back to Hazard for the weekend and happened to see the
interior of the restaurant that now inhabits the space formerly
occupied by Don's Restaurant and Watson's. That was there when I was
a kid in the 60's anyway. I started thinking about the truly
fabulous place Don's was. I think that the floors were plain wood.
I'm fuzzy on that, but I can visualize the rest of it. The stools
were my favorite place to sit although they were usually occupied!
I can remember going there when I was so small that I thought the
stools were very scary and high. The french fries were my favorite
treat, crinkly and fried to just the right color. It was even more
fun watching the cook at the grill. I can remember sitting and
thinking how I'd like my chance at flipping hamburgers. Don's was
historic. The history of Hazard was in the pictures on the walls.
My father and his friends were always ready to tell the story of each
picture again and again. It was at Don's, not at school, that I
learned of Oliver Hazard Perry and his link to the area. I can still
picture Zeta Fouts there at the counter, always with a smiling
welcome. When I revisit this website, I can close my eyes and be
again a school kid dropping by Don's after school for a plate of
fries and a soda!
suzy t. vittitow
- Sunday, July 11, 1999 

Hello, I'm doing genealogy research on my family and would like to
know if anyone knew my Grandparents. They are from Busy, Ky. Joseph
and Elizabeth Combs Napier. My mothers name is Catherine and my
dad's name is Wallace Morris. His parents names are Marion and Sarah
Begley Morris. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I'm
visiting Hazard this weekend. Please email me if you have any
information or if you knew my Grandparents and have a wonderful story
to tell me about them. Sarahbaskt@aol.com
Sarah Morris South Sarahbaskt@aol.com 
Camden, Ohio, - Sunday, July 11, 1999 

Hi! I am 12 years old and I live in Australia, I am researching the
origins of my surname and I came up with your interesting site. Kira
Hazard
kira hazard www.hapone@optusnet.com.au 
Terrigal, Australia - Sunday, July 11, 1999 

This site is so great. Have saw a lot of names that were familar and
have even talked to some old friends. I grew up in Lothair, Lefty
Cuddy was my dad. Graduated from HHS in 70 and would love to hear
from classmates. Looking at all the pictures from the 50's and 60's
sure has brought back a lot of memories. It is so true that ya can
take the girl out of the country, but ya can't take the country out
of the girl. No matter where ya go, when ya been raised in KY,
there's just no place like it!!!
Marti Cuddy Beaman dadscrickett99@yahoo.com 
COS.,CO, - Saturday, July 10, 1999 

My wife and I enjoy looking at the old photos from the Hazard area.
Both my mother and father were from Perry Co. and we still have many
relatives in the area. Thanks, John T Ferguson Jr.
John T Ferguson Jr. fergy@citynet.net 
New Haven WV, - Saturday, July 10, 1999 

I am from hazard. i have been living in ohio 4yrs. i sure miss
hazard! i graduated from m c napier in 1983 along with my sister
cathy lynn hicks. if you remember me e-mail me. i real glad i found
this web site it makes me feel close to home! most of my still in
hazard so if you see this e-mail me. Jane
Jane Hicks Campbell jcampbell62@e-mail.msn.com 
Fairborn,Oh, - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 06:08:29

Love hazard and miss it very much. great web page. moved to
middletown, ohio 1951 at age 14 and now live in coldspring, tx
JAMES R. MCINTOSH LAKEVU@lcc.net 
COLDSPRING TX., - Friday, July 09, 1999  

My dad Hobert Combs was born and raised in Combs, Kentucky. He has
told me and my brothers and sisters so many things about growing
there. Now that he's gone died in 1994 I have so many questions. I
have been the only child that has never been to Combs and I dream of
going there some day just to see the house he was born in and the
school that he went to just behind the house on the hill. I only got
to meet my papaw Joshua E. Combs once and I fell in love. My papaw
did a lot in this little town and I would love to hear from anyone
that knew these two wonderful men or knows anything about them.
Danielle  Combs  Lane BDNMLANE@email,msn.com 
Airway Hts. WA, - Thursday, July 08, 1999  

I was born in Buckhorn Kentucky I am trying to get information
relative to the Bowling family especially Conley Bowling born in 1918-
1920 time frame. Can anyone help??? Thank you Jane Bowling Cook
Jane Bowling Cook jrcook@ix.netcom.com 
Long Beach Cq, - Thursday, July 08, 1999 

This was a pretty cool site, but there is on thing that y'all need
to do, and that is to put some pictures of PCCHS on the site and put
a really big picture of the 1998 Black Gold Bowl champs. The PERRY
COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL COMMODORES, and then it will be complete.
Oh yeah y'all remember one thing the COMMODORES are taking over. GO
DORES.
Jonathan "Big John" Farler bigjohn117@hotmail.com 
Grapevine, KY, - Thursday, July 08, 1999 

Just happened upon this site today, great pictures. I spent a lot of
time in Hazard as a child. My mom & dad's families are from Hazard
Bluegrass Hollow. Couch's & Comb's. Great site, don't change
anything.
Ray Couch KYCOUCH@worldnet.att.net 
Newport, - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 16:00:03

I love this website. It's a great way to learn about the city and my
heritage, thanks for making it!!!!!
Savannah Tankersley jcs@mis.net 
hazard,KY, - Thursday, July 08, 1999 

Just wanted to add to my note that My Mothers Name is Dema Williams
Jones and My Fathers name is Carl Jones. They now live at Rowdy Ky ..
They were born and raised at Ary Ky. My grandparents on my Moms side
of the family were Jessie and Emma Williams. And my grandparents on my
dads side are Ballard and Cora Jones. I really enjoy reading all the
comments it sure brings me back home.. And I do get homesick quite
often.. Especially for the good ole home cooking .. Bye for now.. e
ya later.... Thelma Emery
Thelma Jones Emery LandSlot@Aol.Com 
Huron Ohio, - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 

Hey this is a wonderful Web Site .. I have already found a few good
friends of mine that I went to High School with.. I Went to M.C
Napier and would have graduated in 73.. I was born and raised in Ary
Ky up Williams Branch any one that I may have gone to school with
feel free to e-mail me at LandSlot@Aol.Com  I am Married to Sammy
Emery and he also was born and raised in Ky.. In a little town called
Dwarf.. Sooo Long for now ... TeeJay Emery
Thelma Jones Emery
Huron Ohio, - Wednesday, July 07, 1999

I spent 1969-1971 In Hazard as a young boy and I have great memories
of this place, My Dad is James H.C. Noplis and he graduated from HHS
in 1951 he curently lives in Pensacola Florida. Great pictures and I
remember a few of them Mother Goose. Take care Joe Noplis
NOPLIS JOE SPBROTHERS@aol.com
Tampa,Fl, - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 

I just happened to come across the Hazard web site. I was born in
Sassafras in 1939. My parents Woodrow and Maude Hall moved to Detroit
in the middle 1940's. My grandparent were Bill and Pollie Hall, and
Goodlow and Nellie combs. My parents and grandparents have all passed
away. I am sure I have relatives that still live in this area that I
haven't seen or talked to in many years. I saw that the President was
in the neighborhood over the 4th of July. I will be checking the
guest list in the event any of my relatives check in.
Philip Hall philhall@home.com 
Clinton Township, Michigan, - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 

I am a doll collector doing some research. Am interested in any and
all info regarding Orlenia Ritchie, lived in Viper, or her sister
Anne Green Williams, lived in Ary. Both sisters were known to carve
wooden dolls called "Kentucky Poppets" with penciled facial
features, berry stains for cheeks and course hair in the 1930's to
sell to tourists. At that time they seem to have been elderly. They
were also known to have made these dolls for quite a long period
before this as did their mother and grandmother before them. They
were put out of business in the late 30's by the minimum wage law.
Would appreciate hearing from any relatives who remember them or have
any details. Haven't had much luck with other searches on the web. I
own one of these dolls and have a picture of another. Please help.
Helene Marlowe helenemarlowe@netscape.net 
Henrietta, NY, - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 

JUST SPENT TWO DAY'S READING OVER THE GUEST BOOK AND SAW A LOT OF
NAMES THAT BROUGHT BACK THE 70'S AT HHS.I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM
PEOPLE I GRADUATED WITH IN'73 AT HHS. I HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH MOST OF
YOU. SINCE I GRADUATED I HAVE LIVED IN INDIANA, LEXINGTON, AND LIVE IN
BREATHITT COUNTY NOW FOR 19 YR. I SAW THE NAME BILL McINTOSH, WE
GRADUATED TOGETHER. I REMEMBER DOUG ODOM NOT A CLASSMATE BUT I THINK
HIS FAMILY HAD A LITTLE STORE ON LAUREL ST, ARE YOU THE DOUG I AM
TALKING ABOUT? I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH. I
AM GLAD HAZARD HAS A WEB SITE, I HAVE ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH.
JILL STEELE MARSHALL CLARINEM@YAHOO.COM 
JACKSON ,KY, - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 

I have just discovered this site and am thrilled. Am trying to find
some roots. Looking for relatives of Edward Baird, son of Jack and
Mary Baird. He was born August, 1919, died in an auto accident Feb,
1960 in Dayton, Ohio. He was my father. Have not had contact with any
of his family since he died. Any info, please e-mail.
Sandi Baird Lucas slucas3997@aol.com 
Naples, Fl, - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 

My suggestion would be to make screensavers of series of pictures
such as the 1940's 50's and so on to the present. If visitors to the
site could download these for free, it would attract a lot more
attention. It would also make a lot of people HAPPY. Thanks for
listening .Teddy.
TEDDY HARDIGREE teddyh@earthlink.net 
HARRISON, OHIO, - Tuesday, July 06, 1999 

i am John Roberts, I lived in Bonnyman until 1954,moved to
Dayton, Ohio.I was 14 years of age ,had completed my sophomore year of
school at m. c. Napier, I would appreciate any mail. Sincerely, J. N. Roberts
John Roberts pastorjnr@aol.com 
Dayton,  Ohio, - Monday, July 05, 1999

Excellent site. I live in the small town Of Manchester, MD pop
3,000 and enjoy small town living. One day I would like to come out
to Hazard and visit. Just to see the history would be incredible to
me. Thanks again for a wonderful site and best of luck to the to the
fine people of Hazard and all of Kentucky.
Oat oatw@hotmail.com 
Manchester, MD, - Monday, July 05, 1999 

lived in fourseam in sixties
taylor cornett cornett@ameritechnet.net 
cleveland ohio, - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 11:40:50

I'm looking for any family of Charlie Duff He was the sherrif of
perry county for a while I just found out he was my grandmother
brother her name was Sarah Walker. My mom was Lillie Stidham I would
like to hear from anyone who knows them.
Mollie Stidham Henry MLHenry@IBM.NET 
San Jose, Ca, - Monday, July 05, 1999 

Great web site. I'm looking to hear from the families of Adam and
Judy Fugate or Marcus and Julia Ritchie.
Vanessa Ritchie MzRich1@aol.com 
Belleview, FL, - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 21:11:18

I visit this site frequently. The last few months I have learned a
lot about my family on both my mother's side Woolery and Jemimah
Campbell and my father's side Judge J. G. and Polly Campbell. I
have also met lots of new family and am looking forward to seeing
them in person. My mother, Ella Campbell, was even able to call her
cousin Margaret whom she hadn't seen or talked to in 60 years. Mind
boggling. I am trying to find out information on the Perry County and
Hazard KY school systems. Does anyone have any info? I'd be happy to
pay for copying or buy any books or booklets. California is a
wonderful state but I sure am homesick for Kentucky. Would love to
hear from any of you. The last time I was in Hazard was the summer of
1955 just before my family moved to Germany. Thanks for having this
web site. It's wonderful.
Eva Mae Campbell McCleland evamae@jps.net 
Los Banos, CA, - Saturday, July 03, 1999 

I have just spent two of the most enjoyable hours looking at this
site. I cannot tell you the emotions I am feeling at this time. I was
born in 1953 & attended Livingston Grade School at Leatherwood until
5th grade. We then moved out of the coal camp & I started school at
Leatherwood Grade School. I attended there until early 1968 when we
moved to Cornett Hill & I started to Dilce Combs. I married @ 15 &
left Eastern Ky. forever. My husband & I moved to Middletown, Ohio.
Finding this web site has made my day. Growing up in a coal mining
camp was an experience I will never forget. Everyone was family &
most all of us was on the same economic level. My fondest memory is
of the bookmobile. I would check out so many books and dream of the
day when I would be able to escape the camp & the mountains. Now
there are so many days I spend wishing I could be back there with my
family & the simple life we lived. I would love to hear from anyone
who may have known me or my family. My dad was Ralph Aldridge & my
mom, Polly Cornett Aldridge. I would have graduated in 1971. I did
later get my GED & also a college degree. I am homesick to hear from
anyone who may have attended school with me.
Patricia Williams williamsp@muhlon.com 
Drakesboro, Ky, - Friday, July 02, 1999 

 


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