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Lawrence Edward (Ed) Austin

1956 -- 2018

On Friday, July 13, 2018, Lawrence Edward (Ed) Austin, age 61, passed from this world into his heavenly home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Bluefield, WV in October of 1956 to Dorothy Wimmer Austin and Rages Austin, Ed is survived by his beloved wife Joyce Boggs Austin, his parents Dorothy and Rages, his sister Barbara Austin Deem (John), sister in law LaDonna Maness Austin, nieces Kimberly Austin Chapman and Ashley Deem Merritt (Sean), nephews Russell Austin (Crystal) and Tyler Deem. He also leaves several great nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. He is predeceased by his older brother Randall Austin and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

As a young school aged boy Ed spent many years living in Williamson, WV where he excelled in sports and had countless friends. It was here that he began his professional work career in the mining field working with machine recovery. In 1977 he relocated to Lawrence county, KY to continue a successful career with the mining industry with the Martiki Coal Company. He mastered all challenges of the business and was a professional and personal mentor to many coworkers.

Upon the closure of the mine Ed returned to school and earned a degree in business. He changed professional directions and held several administrative positions with various medical facilities in the tri-state area.

Ed later earned his degree in Bible/Theology from Tri-State Bible College. He fulfilled his calling to go into ministry and was an Associate Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Louisa and the Senior Pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Blaine. Ed's greatest desire was that everyone accept the gift of salvation from Jesus Christ. He ministered to people from the pulpit, through his many counseling sessions, and through his example of how to live a grateful servant's life. Ed was always ready to meet the needs and desires of others above his own in a truly selfless manner. He was born with a servants' heart and he lived his life for the glory of his blessed Lord. It was in teaching and sharing the gospel that he found his most fulfilled and satisfying work.

Throughout his life Ed participated in civic work as a member of the Scottish Rite, as the Grand Master of the Apperson 195 Masonic Lodge, served as a Kentucky Colonel and was active with the Gideon International Group. He was also employed by the Lawrence County Schools as a bus driver. He enjoyed being around kids of all ages and loved seeing "his kids" learning and succeeding in school and in life.

A servant heart, a joyful spirit, a protector, a mentor, a teacher, a coach, an encourager, a true Man of God who always believed that it was his honor to give "My Utmost For His Highest."

Services for Ed Austin are as follows:

Visitation will be Monday, July 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Wilson's Funeral Home;

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Louisa on Tuesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Chuck Price officiating. Immediately following services burial will take place at the Greenlawn Cemetary in Louisa.

In lieu of flowers you may consider donations to the Gideon International, Lawrence County Camp, P.O. Box 355, Louisa, KY 41230.



Christopher Paul Mullett

1978 -- 2018


Christopher Paul Mullett, 39, of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Mr. Mullett was born December 24, 1978 in Lawrence Co., Kentucky to the late James Millard Mullett and Mae Pack Mullett. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Sherman and Irene Pack, paternal grandfather, Big Jim Mullett, and five uncles, Emory Lynn, Vernon, Simon John, and Freddie Pack and Gary Mounts.

He is survived by his mother Mae (Pack) Mullett; three brothers, Gary Mullett, Michael Mullett, and Jamie Mullett; grandmother, Grace Olds, and a host of nieces nephews, cousins, friends, and his best buddy, Colby.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home with Jerry Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery on Vinson Branch in Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, July 12 after 6:00 PM at Wilson Funeral Home.

All care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.



Ruth Carol Niswonger 

1948 -- 2018


Ruth Carol Niswonger, 69, of Allons, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Loved ones on June 29th, 2018.

Carol was born September 28th, 1948 the daughter of the late Tommie G. Wilson and Joseph W. Sizemore and was raised by her father, the late Robert Woodrow Wilson, sister of the late Frances M. Pylant. She was the wife of Roy Niswonger, Mother to David Marquette, III and Carla Marquette, Missy and Jeff Holt, Kelly and Terry Hicks, Grandmother to Brandon and Brooklyn Marquette, Erika and Aaron Lokai, Allyson and Kyle Holt, Hayden and Gavin Hicks, Justin, Jillian and Ethan Williams and Great-Grandmother to Jordan Lee Sites and Aunt to Michael Wilson, Christopher and Patrick Pylant.

She was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents, Luther Lee and Dolly Frances Hall, Paternal Grandparents, Jay Samuel and Marie Webb Wilson, her Parents, Tommie Gay and Robert Woodrow Wilson, and her Father, Joseph W. Sizemore, and her Sister, Frances Marie Pylant.

Carol was a Christian who loved Our Lord and loved being with her family and missed those who had gone on before her and will be enjoying that reunion in heaven and will meet us in heaven again one day.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home, 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, Kentucky 41230 at 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Family viewing 2:00 -3:00 p.m.