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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 http://www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

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.

 

Kay Ratliff

1961 -- 2018

 

Kay Ratliff, 57, of Blaine, KY passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Ratliff was born May 1, 1961 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late James Cline and Gladys Marie O'Bryan-Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Ratliff, and one brother, Roger Smith.  

She is survived by two sons A.J. (Loretta) Ratliff and Kelly Ratliff, one daughter, Shelly Triplett; one brother, Tony Smith, one sister, Lyndella (Rick) Bevins, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.    

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Topsy Ratliff Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, May 17 after 4:00 PM at Wilson Funeral Home.

All care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. 

George Adkins Jr. III

1962 -- 2018

 

George Adkins Jr. III, 55, of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

George was born September 11, 1962 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late George Adkins Jr. II and Minerva Kelly Adkins. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by five brothers and sisters and a little dog, Benjamin.

He is survived by a girlfriend, Jodee Trimper, two daughters, Samantha Staniford and Elizabeth Burchett, all of Louisa, KY, three sisters, Larna Mae Sprouse of Webbville, KY, Loretta Fannin and Karen Adams, both of Louisa, KY, one brother, Douglas Adkins of Newark, OH, and four grandchildren, Hannah Staniford, Gabby Blevins, Savannah Mollette, and Kayden Logsden.

Mr. Adkins was employed as a Steel Mill Worker.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Fannin officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Cemetery on Meades Branch.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday May 16 from 4-9pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

All care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Margaret L. Zeiters

1948 -- 2018

 

Margaret L. Zeiters, 70, of Louisa, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 11, 2018 at her home.

Margaret was born April 7, 1948 to the late Cecil and Nellie (Dunn) Robertson. She was a lifelong member of the Oak Grove Church, where her father was Pastor. She took her first steps both in life and in her walk with the Lord in the church. She loved to sew, quilt, and bake. Her heart and home was open to anyone that needed her. She was known as "Memom" to her grandchildren and she loved them more than anything.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Curt Robertson.

Survivors include her children Vonda Johnson, Phillip Zeiters and Marrisa Douglas; her grandchildren Scott Johnson, Shawn Zeiters, Ryan Johnson, and Maggie Zeiters; her brothers Claude (Irene) Robertson, Delbert Robertson, and Cecil (Vickie) Robertson; and her best friends of many years Linda Chambers and Susie Matney.

Visitation will be Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 7:00 PM with Pastor Noah Robertson officiating.

 

Oscar "Buck" Blankenship

1949 -- 2018

 

Oscar "Buck" Blankenship, 69, of Louisa died Friday, May 11, 2018 at Three Rivers Medical Center.

Buck was born April 20, 1949 in Lawrence County to the late Wayne and Agnes Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Brenda Blankenship, his son Russell Wayne "Rusty" Blankenship, and his brothers Fred Blankenship and Danny Blankenship.

Survivors include his grandson Derek Prater; sister and brother in law Debbie and Mark Burdette; and nieces and nephews Danny Lee Burdette, Michael Blankenship, Karly Harris, Taylor Blankenship, Tracy Harrison, Nate Harrison, and Tate Harrison.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

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

 

Joyce Marie Copley

1956 -- 2018

 

Joyce Marie Copley, 62, of Fort Gay, WV, walked through the valley of the shadow of death, but not alone. Her Lord & Savior was by her side and ushered her into her heavenly home on Friday May 11th, 2018, after a brave & valiant battle with brain cancer. Her faith and courage helped her fight this battle, that first began 17 years ago. In her most difficult times of struggle she remained steadfast, with a grounded and unshakable faith. God ultimately gave her the peace she so longed for.

Joyce was born on February 27, 1956, in Lenore, WV, the daughter of Albert & Lorraine Canterbury. She graduated from Fort Gay High School, class of '75. Joyce attended Marshall University to obtain her license as a phlebotomist and worked at Riverview Lab in Louisa.

She enjoyed spending time with her family. Joyce was a devoted mother & grandmother. Her 4 children and grandchildren was what mattered to her the most. She was a humble & simple woman that enjoyed the little things in life. She loved to laugh, joke, and had a great sense of humor. Joyce loved the outdoors. Fishing and camping, was something she looked forward to. Every summer she took her children tent camping. She was a competitive horseshoe player, that could throw a ringer with her eyes closed. When her two sons became older she even taught them how to hunt. Indeed a woman of many talents, that was loved by many.

Joyce is survived by her mother Lorraine Canterbury, 4 children; Rodney & AJ Copley, Rhonda Crockett, Kimberly Conley, and grandchildren Brady, Charity, & Isaac Crockett, Angel, Katie, & Zoe Conley, Brittany, Chloe, & Gracy Copley, Evie & Spencer Copley 2 brothers Jesse & Frank Canterbury, 3 sisters, Pansy Bryant, Patricia Canterbury, Polly Fields and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her dear beloved father Albert Canterbury.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Workman, her extended family that always brought food and visited, and her sister Pansy Bryant who helped tremendously and never left her side.

Instead of flowers the family asks to just make a donation toward the funeral expenses.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11am at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Caudill officiating. Burial will take place at Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday May 13, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home beginning at 6pm. All care and final arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Virginia Elizabeth Carter Moore Priode

1926 -- 2018

 

Virginia Elizabeth Carter Moore Priode, 92, of Louisa, KY passed away Monday May 7, 2018 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

She was born on February 6, 1926 in Busseyville, KY to the late Hezekiah "Dock" and Tennie Gussler-Carter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Moore, two sons, Larry Joe Moore and Ronald Moore, and two daughters, Sharon Luby and Tennie Moore.

She is survived by her husband, Marion Priode, one daughter, Sue Holley, two sons, Carter Moore and Brett Moore, two step-sons, Marion Francis Priode and Lewis Carey Priode, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Priode was a member of Savage Memorial Church.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 AM at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Scot Hoeksema. Burial will follow in Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, May 10 from 6 - 8 PM at Wilson Funeral Home.

All care and final arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Violet Kay Campbell

1943 -- 2018

 

Violet Kay Campbell, 75, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Sunday May 6, 2018 at her residence.She was born on Monday March 22, 1943 in Louisa,to the late Charley and Virginia Arden Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby J Campbell on March 17, 2018.

Survivors Include her caregiver, Janet Young of Webbville, KY, and a host of friends and loved ones. Mrs. Campbell was a homemaker and member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 9 at 1:00 PM at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Vinny Vanhoose officiating. Burial will follow in Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family from 11 am until the time of services at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. All care and final arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Hoby Dale Vanover

1962 -- 2018

Hoby Dale Vanover, 55, of Martha went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Community Hospice in Ashland, KY.

Hoby was born July 30, 1962 to the late Henry Vanover and Norma Vanover, who survives. In addition to his father, Hoby was preceded in death by his wife Janice Vanover and children Bobbi Jo Kocher and Ashley Vanover.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his grandchildren Tyler Kocher, Austin Kocher, Tristan Moore, Brenden Wholauer, and Alex Blue; brother Jody Vanover, special niece Maggie Vanover. and his fiance Mary Hall.

Funeral service will be Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Vanover Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, May 7, 2018 from noon until time of service at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

Bernard Marcum

1942 -- 2018

 

Bernard Marcum, 75 of Louisa, KY, passed into the presence of Jesus as well as his late wife Tuesday night April 24, 2018 at Harbor Health Care in Ironton, OH with his son at his side.

Bernard was born December 5, 1942 in Martin County, KY. He was the son of the late Earl and Larna Short Marcum. He was a 1964 Inez High School graduate and an army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving from 1965-1967.

He worked most of his career as a heavy equipment operator with his last job serving with Addington Brothers' Coal Company.

He was of the Baptist faith and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church in Martin County, KY. He and wife Judith accepted the Lord as Savior in May 1974.

In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years Judith Ann Marcum who passed of the same illness on April 30, 2011. He was also predeceased by sisters Bernice Maynard (2015) and Lillian Endicott (2005), brother Joseph E. Marcum (2014), and brother-in-law Charles Cantrell (1997).

Survivors include his only child, Curtis A. (Kristi) Marcum, and his 3 precious granddaughters Holly Carolyn, Heidi Jayann, and Hope Lexie Marcum, all of Catlettsburg, KY; sister Carol (Bob) Maynard of Columbus, OH; brother Wade (Debbie) Marcum of Louisa, KY; sister Gale Marcum-Dixon of Titusville, FL; brother-in-law Paul Endicott of Louisa, KY; sister-in-law Darlene Marcum of Louisa, KY; sister-in-law Evalena Cantrell of Louisa, KY. In addition he is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dogs Ben, Annie, and Haley.

Bernard enjoyed a simple farm life. He loved to tinker on farm and automotive machinery. He also enjoyed raising chickens, caring for his Blue Heeler dogs, and raising a garden every year. He also helped care for his granddaughters and frequented McDonald's for them.

Funeral services will be held on Monday April 30th (on the 7 year anniversary of his wife's passing) at 2:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Pack officiating. Burial will follow at the Yatesville Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday from 5pm until 9pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Roberta Bartram Kidd 

1915 -- 2018

 

Roberta Bartram Kidd of Mentor, Ohio, 102 years old, died February 2, 2018 at the No Place Like Home assisted living facility, where she resided.

Roberta was born November 29, 1915 in Clifford, KY. She worked for the Mentor, Ohio school system until she retired.

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband Walter Kidd, to whom she was married for 48 years; her sister Elizabeth Shannon; and 9 half brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter Ann Agapi of Bethlehem, GA and her son W. Daniel (Joanne) Kidd of Mentor, OH; grandchildren Kim (Ron) Croyle of Bethlehem, GA, Steven (Ginny) Agapi of Ft. Myers, FL, Grey Kidd of Mentor, OH, and David (Deborah) Kidd of Mentor, OH; 10 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00AM with Rev. Ron Croyle officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

Kenny Shapaka

1970 -- 2018

Kenny Shapaka, 48, of Louisa, passed away Monday morning April 23 at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was the oldest son of Mike and Alma Shapaka. Kenny was a never failing husband to Melissa Shapaka and father of a lifetime to Amanda, Brittany, Christopher, Sara and Dalton. He also left behind 2 sisters and 7 brothers.

There will be a memorial service Saturday April 28th at Charley Freewill Baptist Church at 6:00 pm. 

There will also be a “Celebration of Life” get together and picnic on Sunday April 29th at Boone’s Landing at 2:00 pm. This will be a time for any family & friends to just be together and share any funny stories and pictures.  Please come and bring your pictures and any story you might have to share.

Kenny went to high school at Lawrence County High School in Louisa and was awarded the Diedrich Trust Scholarship when he graduated in 1988. That allowed him to go on to earn his Bachelors’s of Science degree in robotics from Morehead State University.  His dream was to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become an engineer and that’s just what he did.

Kenny has worked over 20 years in the automotive business. He started out at the ground level with a small company in Georgetown, Ky. But if you knew Kenny, you knew he never settled for anything and quickly moved up the ladder with every different company he worked for over the years. When the time finally came to move back to our hometown, he was thrilled to go work for Allevard-Sogefi in Prichard, Wv. There, he found the job he wanted to retire from. He made friends that became like family to all of us.

Kenny’s first love was his family. But his next great love was sports. He loved it all from coaching his kids in little league to ending every night with one of his kids watching a classic sports channel on tv.   His love for the University of Michigan was unexplainable. He was a true Wolverines fan and passed that love on to his wife, their kids and all of his six brothers. He and the great Bo Schembechler will be hanging together this fall cheering their team on to victories.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

Verlie Tickel Collins

1926 -- 2018

 

Verlie Tickel Collins, age 92 of Fort Gay, WV went to be with the Lord on April 24th, 2018.

Verlie was born on March 2, 1926, to the late John Morgan and Rebecca Ellen Evans of Oppy, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Collins, of Fort Gay, WV.

Verlie was an active member of the Frebis Avenue Church of God in Columbus, OH for forty-five years; however, for the past twenty-five years, called Silver Creek Church in Crum, WV her home.

Verlie was retired from the Federal Glass Company in Columbus, OH, and was a proud member of the North American Indian Association (Cherokee tribe).

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a husband, Robert Tickel; five brothers, Moses, Aaron, Wilson, Elva and Jack; three sisters, Polly, Virgie and Minnie; one son, Ted Collins of Fort Gay, WV and two granddaughters, Marsha Alldaffer and Rhonda Bowen.

Verlie is survived by two daughters, Drema Collins of Fort Gay, WV and Edna (James) Rife of Warren, MI; two sons, Robert (Mary) Tickel of Greenville, SC and Bub (Sharon) Bowen of Groveport, OH; one daughter-in-law, Sue Collins of Fort Gay, WV; three sisters, Corrine Smith of Columbus, OH, Johnny Barnes of Lowell, AR and Carol Lewallen of Springdale, AR.

In her later years she was called “Granny” by everyone; however, she was particularly loved and cherished by her six grandchildren, Dr. James Derek Collins, Rebecca (Joe) LeMaster, Rob (Heather) Tickel, Rae Ann (Brent) Smith and Alehia Bowen, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, all of the past and present youth of the H.O.P.E. Youth Group of Silver Creek Church, and a beloved caretaker, Alex Harper.

Verlie modeled her two favorite Bible verses, James 1:19 “…be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger” along with Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the Lord and do good…”

Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of all that knew her. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter and joking around will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers it was Verlie’s wish that donations be made to H.O.P.E. Youth Group, where she was an active volunteer of their community service projects for many years. Donations may be sent to: H.O.P.E. Youth Group (Drema Collins), P.O. Box 412, Fort Gay, WV, 25514.

Funeral service will be conducted on April 27th, 2018 at 11 AM at Silver Creek Church in Crum, WV by Pastor Del Crum with her nephew, Rev. John Evans Sr., delivering the message. Burial will be at Mountain View Memory Gardens in Maher, WV.

Visitation will be held on Thursday April 26th, 2018 at Young’s Funeral Chapel in Louisa, KY from 6-9 PM.

 

 

Roberta “Bert” Ferguson 

1952 -- 2018


Roberta “Bert” Ferguson, 66, of Cannonsburg, KY passed away peacefully Tuesday April 24, 2018 at her home into the arms of the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her mother Delphia Keaton; her daughter Paula Ray; companion Proctor Smith; grandchild Harleigh Ferguson; great grandchildren Natalee Finley and Kaylee Finley; brothers Alva Keaton, Bob Eldridge, Willard Keaton, Dillard Keaton; and sisters Cloe Keaton, Betty Craig, and Juanita Gibson. She was a member of Laurel Gap Freewill Baptist Church and loved all her church family.

She is survived by her four kids, Sheila (William) Morrison, Stacey Smith, Jonathan Ferguson (Jessica Griffith), and Jennifer (Isaac) Moore; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a close friend, Debbie Copley.

Funeral services will be held on Friday April 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. J.C. Caudill officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery at Blaine, 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.

 

Mike Holbrook 

1950 -- 2018

 

Mike Holbrook, 67, of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday April 22, 2018 at Community Hospice Care Center following a brief illness.

Mike was born May 5, 1950 at Louisa, the son of the late Arville and Ida Ann Adams Holbrook. He was a retired Kentucky Department of Transportation Employee. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by son Michael Jason Holbrook, a brother Bill Holbrook, a nephew David Wellman, and aunt Inez Adams.

Survivors include his loving wife Wilma Wilson Holbrook, two daughters Anita (Allan) Farmer and Jennifer (Scott) Holbrook both of Louisa; a son Curtis Rowe also of Louisa; five grandchildren Michael Jacob (Lydia) Holbrook, Elexis Ann Holbrook, Corey Farmer, Autumn Farmer, and Kurstin Rowe; a sister Carol (Mid) Wellman; and several nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 26th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Workman and Rev. Noah Wilks officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Ricky Bowens 

1960 -- 2018

 

Ricky Bowens, 57, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday April 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Ricky was born July 25, 1960 at Louisa, KY, the son of the late Oscar and Dicie Ratcliff Bowens. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Claude Bowens. He was a disabled mechanic and carpenter and a member of the New Life Outreach Church.

Survivors include his loving wife Susan Evans Bowens; three daughters Elaina Parsons, Anna Bowens, and Alisha Whitt all of Fort Gay; three sons Evan Oscar Bowens and Joshua Parsons both of Fort Gay, and Richard Aaron Bowens of Louisa; two grandchildren he raised Brittany Smith and Olivia Robertson; and grandchildren Madison Hope Parker, Natalie Bowens, Kyleigh Bowens, Cierra Bowens, Brady Jackson Parker, Austin Garn, Dalton Davis, Destiny Garn, and Tristan Garn; special friends Jimmy Gilliam and Sherman Holland, four brothers Randall, Gary, Roger, and Larry Bowens; three sisters Diane Grim, Barbara McCormick, and Bessie Bowens; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Church and Rev. Steve Ramey officiating. Burial will be in the Bowens Family Cemetery at Meeting House Road Fort Gay, WV.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Virginia R. Walters

1916 -- 2018


Virginia R. Walters, 101, of Catlettsburg, KY died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Jordan Center in Louisa, KY.

Ms. Walters was born December 22, 1916 in Paintsville, KY to the late John and Rilda Maynard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bear Creek United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Walters; son in law Daniel Wallace; and grandsons Wayne Walters and Matthew Walters.

Survivors include her daughter Rilda "Sue" Wallace; son and daughter in law Dennis and Martha Walters; grandchildren Daniel (LaVonna) Wallace, Michael (Carolyn) Wallace, and Lisa (Jim) Taylor; 9 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2:00PM at Bear Creek United Methodist Church with Noah Wilks officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 26, 2018 from Noon until time of service at Bear Creek United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Ms. Walters.

 

Dicie Bowens

1935 -- 2018


Dicie Bowens, 82, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Jordan Center in Louisa, KY.

Dicie was born May 7, 1935 to the late Fred and Florence Ratliff.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Bowens and her sons Charles Bowens and Claude Bowens. 

Mrs. Bowens was a homemaker and deeply loved her family.

Survivors include her children; Roger Bowens, Gary Bowens, Randy Bowens, Ricky Bowens, Barb McCormick, Diane Grimm, Larry Bowens and Bessie Barker, many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her siblings Floyd Ratliff, Jessie Muncy, and Lester Ratliff.

Funeral services for Ms. Bowens will be conducted Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Webb Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4:00Pm to 7:00PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Ms. Bowens.

Virginia "Granny" Slone

 1918 --2018

Virginia "Granny" Slone, 99, of Ulysses, KY went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Community Hospice Care Center of Ashland, KY. 

Mrs. Slone was born December 2, 1918 in Nats Creek, KY to the late William and Tinia (Fitch) Austin.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Slone, one daughter, Frances Hayes, one granddaughter, Cathy Hayes, one son in law, Ralph Lyons, and one sister, Garnett Austin. 

Mrs. Slone is survived by two daughters: Roma Slone of Ulysses, KY and Kay Lyons of Lowmansville, KY, a special sister in law, Minnie Slone,  a son in law, Willie Gene Hayes of Lowmansville, KY; six grandchildren, Willie (Tammy) Hayes, Jr., Jeff (Jennifer) Hayes, Tim (Paula) Hayes, Kim (Randy) Keeton, Jennifer (James) Maynard, and Michael (Michelle) Lyons, fourteen great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, her dog Tootie, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. 

Mrs. Slone was a homemaker and member of Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 22 at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Lowmansville, KY with Rev. Hubert David Slone and Revs. Jeff & Willie Hayes officiating.  Burial will follow in Slone Cemetery, Ulysses, KY. 

Friends may visit the family on Friday, April 20 beginning at 4:00 pm until the time of services on Sunday at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. 

All arrangements and care for Mrs. Slone have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. 

 

David F. Compton

1949 -- 2018

 

David F. Compton, 68, of Louisa, KY died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Community Hospice in Ashland, KY.

David was born June 8, 1949 in Louisa, KY to the late James Franklin and Joann (Hinkle) Compton.

Survivors include his wife Kimberly Compton; son and daughter in law Ramsey and Jenna Compton; grandson Levi Finn Compton; sister Jane V. Emory; and uncle and aunt Leonard and Betty Compton.

Visitation for Mr. Compton will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

A Memorial service will be conducted Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the First Baptist Church of Louisa Building Fund.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

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

 

Herman Lee Berry, Jr.

1963 -- 2018

 

Herman Lee Berry, Jr., 55 of Fort Gay, WV died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Three Rivers Medical Center.

Mr. Berry was born January 22, 1963 in Huntington, WV to Rev. Herman Lee and Lona (Watts) Berry.

Survivors include his wife Lisa Berry, his children Joseph Lee Berry and Jennifer Lee Jackson; stepchildren Danielle McDonald and Steven McDonald; grandchildren Megan Leeann Perry, Nicholas Lyndon Perry Jr., Haley Perry, Trinity Nevaeh McDonald, Rowdy John McDonald, and Rocky McDonald; and siblings Carl Berry (Charlotte), Ricky Berry (Bonnie), Lisa Ann McCloud (Frankie), Bobby Joe Berry, and Leona Dingess (Joshua), and a host of nieces, nephews, and loved ones. He will be greatly missed.

Private funeral services will be conducted by the family at a later date. Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mr. Berry.

 

Darrell Kitts

1956 -- 2018

 

Darrell Kitts, 62, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY.

Mr. Kitts was born March 4, 1956 to the late Wayne and Eula (Jackson) Kitts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill Kitts and Ralph Kitts.

Survivors include his children Chrissy Dillon, Kimberly Hitchcock, Darrell Joe Kitts, Jr., and Danielle Green; grandchildren Aleia Dillon and Braelie Hitchcock; brothers Tommy (Annalee) Kitts, James (Carol) Kitts, and Bobby Kitts; sisters Patty (Sam) Lycans, Betty (Ray) Thompson, and Doris "D.J." Robinson; and sister in laws Faye Kitts and Beulah Kitts.

Funeral services for Mr. Kitts will be Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:00pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with brother Luther Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the Kitts Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM in the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com.

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

 

Edris Fern Compton Short 

1926 -- 2018

 

Edris Fern Compton Short, 91, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Friday April 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Fern was born Oct. 16, 1926 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late William David and Laura Vanhorn Compton. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Homer Drexel Short who died in 2008; her siblings Avis Foley, Jack Compton, Glenn Compton, Iris Freelander, Nick Compton, and Ned Compton, Craig Compton, and Jay Compton; and her father and mother in law Jack and Lucy Short.

Fern was a retired Medical Receptionist working many years at the Louisa Medical Clinic, a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include three sons; Michael Ray Short and wife Joy of Louisville, KY, Roger Jack Short of Louisa, and Homer Drexel Short II and wife Lori of Naples, Florida; a brother David Compton, four sisters Maris Lucas, Joy McComas, Corlis Barnette, and Janis Hayes; grandchildren Aaron Short, Alexander Short, Krista Reeves, Shane Short and Trace Short; and great grandchildren Bailey Marie Reeves, Elizabeth Jane Reeves, Elly Dawn Reeves, Sean Thomas Short, and Laura Addison Short.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Louisa United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Smith and Rev. Guy Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Compton Cemetery Louisa, KY.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

 

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