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Virginia Jane Wilks

1948 -- 2017

Virginia Jane Wilks, 69, of Louisa passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her home in Louisa.

Mrs. Wilks was born September 18, 1948 in Louisa, KY to the late Stanley and Nancy Jane (Sparks) Chaffin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Wilks, four brothers, Noah, Freddie, William, and Randy Chaffin, and two sisters, Mary Wilks and Freda May.

She is survived by two sons: James Daniel Wilks of Raleigh, NC and Stanley Michael Wilks of Louisa, KY, three brothers, Frank, Owen, and Tracy Chaffin, four sisters, Lena Nelson, Reba Jobe, Lois Chaffin, and Linda Moore.  She also has five grandchildren, Zachary Michael, Jacob Alexander, Gabriel Kenneth, Flint Daniel, and Garrett Christian Wilks. Mrs. Wilks was retired from Weldon Technology.

The funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11am at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Osburne officiating. Burial will follow in Bishop Cemetery at Webbville.

Friends may visit the family from 9am until the time of services on Saturday.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Donald Ray Bowen 

1941 -- 2017

Donald Ray Bowen, 76, of Fort Knox, KY formerly of Louisa passed away Monday at the Hardin Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Donald was born May 29, 1941 at Job, KY the son of the late Earshel and Martha Mills Bowen. He was a retired Command Sargent Major in the United State Army serving 20 years with two tours of duty in Viet Nam. After his retirement from the military he also retired from the Martin County Coal Company.

Survivors include his loving wife Wanda Branham Bowen; three daughters Cheryle (Tommy) Yankey of Lawrenceburg, KY, Lisa (Jack) Moore of Somerset, KY, and Shanna (Virgil) Conn of Ashland, KY; six grandchildren Austin Yankey, Tanner Yankey, Emily Moore, Caitlin Harvey, Olivia Richmond, and Bennet Conn; three sisters Janet Gant, Loretha Muncy, and Emma Endicott; and two brothers Bonnel Bowen and Larry James.

Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be conducted on Friday Oct. 20th at 11:00 am at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East at Grayson, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Ardella Mae Thorne, (Johnson) 

1937 -- 2017

Ardella Mae Thorne, (Johnson) age 80 of Louisa, KY passed away on Saturday October 14, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years Walter Johnson and parents, Walter and Regina Moore. Ardella is also survived by her sons, Jami (Amy) Johnson, Jerry (Diane) Johnson, and Jeff (Lita) Johnson; brother, Calvin Moore; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday October 19, 2017 at 11 AM at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Chapel, 8200 West National Road, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344.

Family will receive friends from 10 AM until the time of the service. Donations if desired may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory.