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Elbert Wiley

1976 -- 2018

Elbert Wiley, 41, of Blaine, KY passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY.

Elbert was born June 18, 1976 to Albert Wiley and Donna Daniels, who survives. He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Bays Wiley; sister Edith Boyd; and brother in laws Charles Boyd and Rick Linley.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step children Vanessa Bowens, Mikey Bowens, and Beth Bowens; sisters Teresa (Larry) Church, Carol Linley, Pauline (Luther) Harmon, Judith (Eddie) McKinney and Juanita O'Bryan; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bobby Workman officiating. Burial will follow in the Daniels Cemetery in Johnson County, KY.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Young Funeral Home.

Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mr. Wiley.


Opal J. Burke

1944 -- 2018


Opal J. Burke, 73, of Catlettsburg, KY passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Community Hospice in Ashland, KY.

Opal was born September 19, 1944 in Lawrence County to the late Charlie and Beulah (Lester) Humphrey. She was a retired Home Aide for the FIVCO Service Agency. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Boone Burke; siblings Dixie Adams, Helen Stewart, Beatrice Baugh, Clarence Humphrey, and J.C. Humphrey.

Survivors include her brother Raymond Humphrey and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ms. Burke will be Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Mike Green officiating. Burial will follow in the Humphrey Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 20th from 1:00 PM until time of service.

Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Ms. Burke. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


Arvil Johnson

1951 -- 2018


Arvil Johnson, 66, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Mr. Johnson was born August 27, 1951 in Kermit, West Virginia to the late Robert and Ethel Parsley Johnson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by one son, Arvil Johnson, Jr.; one sister, Pauline Ferguson; and three brothers, Bryant, Archie, and Roger Dale Johnson.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty eight years, Charlotte Jean Brewer Johnson; four sons Joshua Allen Johnson, Haskel Lee Johnson and wife Michelle, Steven Lee Johnson, Christopher Adam Johnson; one daughter, Tina Marie Johnson and husband Elvis; one brother, Danny Ray Johnson; five sisters, Loucresia Johnson Waller, Juanita Mathis, Ledonna Messer, Rebecca Johnson,Grethel Marcum Hooper. He also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a special family member that he considered a brother, Haskell Horn. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19, 2018 at Gospel Church of God in Jesus Christ on Marrowbone Creek in Kermit, WV with Rev. Paul Darrin Messer officiating. 

There will a visitation at the church one hour prior to the funeral.

Burial will follow in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Marrowbone Creek Road.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, May 18 from 5-10 PM at the Wilson Funeral Home.

All care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.