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Homer Caudill

1932 -- 2017

Homer Caudill 85 of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon August 20, 2017 following a long illness.

Homer was born Feb. 2, 1932 at Fallsburg, KY the son of the late Chester and Bertha Stewart Caudill. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife, Eula Mae Miles Caudill who died in 1984, a daughter Leecia J. Levering, three brothers Herman, Fred, and Paul Caudill, and two sisters Joanne Robertson and Elaine “Boots” Knudson.

Homer was a retired Auto Mechanic and newspaper carrier for the Daily Independent. He was also a member of the Catalpa Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Gary Steve Caudill of Louisa, four grandchildren; Ricky Caudill of Fallsburg, KY, Robert Caudill of Lagrange, KY, Jimmy Levering of Bergin, KY and Ronnie Scott of Fort Gay, WV; eight great grandchildren, a sister  Nora Jean Richiser of Sweetwater, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 23 at 11:00 am at the Catalpa FWB Church with Rev. Mike Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Caudill Cemetery on Spankem Branch Road Fallsburg, KY.

Friends may visit the family after 7:00 pm on Tuesday August 22, at the Catalpa FWB Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Charles N. Maynard Sr.

1935 -- 2017

Charles N. Maynard Sr., 82, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 16, 2017 following a long battle with Alzheimers.

Charles was born April 17, 1935 at Goody, KY the son of the late Lucian and Eva Vanhoose Maynard Oregan. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife Janet Frazier Maynard who died in 2012 and a brother, William John Maynard.

Charles was a retired operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181. He proudly served his country in the United State Air Force, and was also a member of the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church and Richardson F&AM Lodge.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Rick Barrett of Ashland, KY and a son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Deanna Maynard of Louisa; four grandchildren Andrew Barrett, Aaron Barrett, Amber (Nathan) Moore, and Nathaniel Maynard; an uncle, Kenneth (Mary) Maynard; sister-in-laws Nadine Little and Elaine Frazier, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Caudill officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Maynard Cemetery on Donithan Road Louisa.

Friends may visit the family on Friday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Ethel 'Louise' Frashier Johnson

1930 -- 2017

Ethel “Louise” Frashier Johnson, 87, of Fort Gay, WV passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Louise was born April 11, 1930 in Prichard, WV a daughter of the late, Bascom and Ollie Starks Frashier. Louise was a homemaker and was a member of Sebring Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Mont Day, Jr. who passed away in 1960 and Marvin Johnson who passed away in 2001; son, Claude Day.

Survivors include, three daughters, Dwana (David) Doss of Fort Gay, WV; Anna “Marvie” (Timmy) Thompson of Fort Gay, WV; Lynn Cole of Fort Gay, WV; two sons, Timothy (Lucy) Day of Wellington, Fla.; Mark Johnson of Fort Gay, WV; step-son, Tony Johnson of Port St. Luci, Fla.; two brothers, Sturgil (Joyce) Frashier of Mason, Ohio; Sherman Frashier of Ellebel, Ga; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Young Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Day officiating. Burial will follow at the Christian Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV.

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, August 18, 2017 at Young Funeral Home.

 

Mitchell Cletis Webb

1956 -- 2017

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”

Mitch was born Nov 28th, 1956 in Louisa Ky, a son of Edgle and Christine Dow Webb of Fort Gay. He departed for his Heavenly home at 1:30 A.M. on August 14th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and a host of friends at J.J. Jordan Nursing Facility of Louisa, Ky.

Mitch’s greatest passion in life was getting to go to church, where he loved playing his harmonica with the choir and with his mom & dad as they sang.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgle Cletis Webb, paternal grandparents Pierce and Cora Webb, maternal grandparents Fred and Katie Thompson, older brother Steve Thompson, and a special nephew Stuart Bradley Wellman.

Mitch is survived by his mother Christine Dow Webb, brother Rick (Beth) Thompson, sisters, Fontella (Charlie) Brewer, Patty (Butch) O’Brian, & Diana (Mickey) Thompson.

Also surviving are nephews, Stevie Thompson, Travis O’Brian, Wes Thompson, Taylor Brewer, Wade Thompson, & Dalton Thompson. Nieces, Rachel Bailey, Andrea Brewer, & Katie O’Brian. Cousins, Johnny Artrip and Dottie Perkins, along with a host of cousins of the Webb family of the Fort Gay, area. A special uncle, John Artrip, and Mitch’s best buddy Tom Kitts of Louisa, Ky.

He is also survived by his church family at Rush Branch Church and in the Fort Gay area who will always remember Mitch’s special gift of love and fellowship. Anyone who knew and attended church with Mitch will never forget him.

Special thanks to Dr. Marc Workman, Three Rivers Hospital at Louisa, Ky., and the caring staff at J.J. Jordan Nursing Facility who loved Mitch as their own.

Friends may call at 6-9 P.M. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky on Thursday, August 17th.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 18th at 11:00 A.M. with pastors Mack Ray Cyrus and Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery, Salt Petre Road, Fort Gay, Wv.

 

George Stanley Sanders

1943 -- 2017

George Stanley Sanders, 74, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at his home.

George was born July 11, 1943 in Vanceburg, Kentucky a son of the late Ithel and Catherine Day Sanders. He was a member of Smith Chapel Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Denny Sanders.

Survivors include, his children, Irene Brown of Ashland, Ohio; Beth Borders of Ulysses, Kentucky; George Stanley Jr., of Fort Gay, WV; Amanda Caseman of Louisa, Kentucky; brothers, Rick Sanders, Ernie Sanders, Darrell Sanders, Benny Sanders and Jim Sanders; sisters, Shirley Stevens and Sue Ella Crisco; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joseph Johnson and Pastor Noah Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at the Church of God in Christ Jesus Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

 

John Alfred Rice 

1940 -- 2017

John Alfred Rice of Webbville was called home to his Lord and Savior early Wednesday morning.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine Rice of Little Blaine, his wife Johnda, and a son James Scott.

John Alfred is survived by a daughter, Angie of Webbville, a younger sister, Virginia Queen of Louisa, an older brother, Ira Leon “Pete” Rice of Owinsville. John also loved dearly his nieces and nephews of which many called him Papaw.

He was born February 11, 1940 and was employed as a butcher. He loved to raccoon and fox hunt with friends and even farmed for a time. John is very much loved and respected by countless people whose lives he’s touched. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Waterson Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Rice Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, August 14, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Pauline Murdock Chiarenzelli

1925 -- 2017

Pauline Murdock Chiarenzelli, 92, of Fort Gay, WV passed away peacefully, Friday, August 11, 2017 at The Jordan Center in Louisa, Ky. The Chiarenzelli family would like to give a special thank you to the Jordan Center for their wonderful care.

Pauline was born March 27, 1925 in Bridgeport, CT. a daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Sullivan Murdock. Mrs. Chiarenzelli was retired from the Wayne County School system where she worked for twenty plus years as a cook. She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Chiarenzelli; daughter in law, Norma Chiarenzelli; special nephew, Larry Joe Scott.

Survivors include, three children, Paula (Richard) Korin of Oxford, CT; Robert “Bob” Chiarenzelli of Fort Gay, WV; Cindy (Tim) Robertson of Fort Gay, WV; grandchildren, Keith (Cindy) Korin, Stephanie (Bob) Bruno, Rob Chiarenzelli, Evan Chiarenzelli, Melanie (Cody) Hicks, Joey Robertson, Daniel Robertson; great grandchildren, Madeline, Tommy, Anthony, Nicholas, Page, Harper,; special niece, Laura Scott and her children, Jamie Ratcliffe and Chris Scott.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Monday, August 14, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow at the Chiarenzelli Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

 

 

Burl Thomas Spurlock

1953 -- 2017

Burl Thomas Spurlock, 63, of Olive Hill, Ky passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

Burl was born November 19, 1953 in Louisa, Ky., a son of the late Fred and Dorothy Clay Spurlock. Burl was a retired welder at CSX Railroad and was a United States Army Veteran. He was of Baptist Faith.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Teresa McKenzie Spurlock of Olive Hill, Ky.; son, Joseph Thomas (Emma) Spurlock of Louisa, Ky.; daughter, Jessica (Floyd) Laychak of Sandy Hook Ky.; brothers, Ervin (Carlotta) Spurlock of Louisa, Ky.; Joey (Sandy) Spurlock of Louisa, Ky.; Roger (Dove) Spurlock of Louisa, Ky.; Walt Spurlock of Boyd County, Ky.; Kenneth (Josie) Spurlock of Boyd County Ky.; sisters, Shirley (Art) Moore of Louisa, Ky.; Sharon (Larry) Scaggs of Louisa, Ky.; and Dorothy Spurlock; grandchildren, Destiny Laychak, Devin Laychak, Delilah Laychak, Logan Spurlock, Ryan Spurlock.

The family would like to give a special thanks to JC and Sandy Waller for their loving help.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Young Funeral Home with Bro. JC Waller and Pastor Steve Ramey officiating.

Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Young Funeral Home.

 

Kimble Copley

1931 -- 2017

Kimble Copley, 86, of Fort Gay, WV went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV.

Kimble was born March 28, 1931 in Webb, WV a son of the late Arvel and Gladys Sammons Copley. Kimble was a retired machine operator for Norfork and Southern Railroad. He was a member of the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church where pastored for several years, Kimble was also a member of the Vinson Lodge #66 AF&AM, Fort Gay, WV.

Survivors include his loving wife, Alberta E. Napier “Vicy” Copley of Fort Gay, WV; children, Janet (David) Sams of Parkersburg, WV; Larry Joe (Rhonda) Copley of Fort Gay, WV; Linda Joyce (Michael) Taylor of Fort Gay, WV; Allen (Trena) Copley of Fort Gay, WV; Richie (Carla) Copley of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Lewis (Janey) Copley of Bucyrus, Ohio; Herman (Gaye) Copley of Mansfield, Ohio; Don (Beverly) Copley of Ohio; Daniel (Bonnie) Copley of Grayson, Ky.; Kenny Copley of Ohio; sisters, Helen Richie of Crown City, Ohio; Thelma Garling of Florida; Della Werner of Ohio; Evie Wilson of Florida; Lillie (Don) Johnston of Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne Meddings and Ronnie Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Copley Cemetery in Webb, WV.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Edgar Hiram “Hi” Muncy Sr.

1943 -- 2017

Edgar Hiram “Hi” Muncy Sr., 73, of Louisa, Kentucky passed in peace on August 8, 2017.

Edgar was born on November 23, 1943 in Martin County, Kentucky to Oscar and Lena Muncy. His family moved to Columbus, Ohio when he was 18 years old. While living in Columbus he met his true love, Mary Elizabeth Collins. They were married on June 1, 1963 and remained happily married for over 54 years.

Edgar’s work ethic was unmatched for over 50 years. His jobs included a laborer at Federal Glass factory in Columbus, Ohio and an underground mechanic at Martin County Coal in Wolf Creek, Kentucky. He owned a logging business and sawmill in Louisa, Kentucky where one of his projects was featured in a national magazine. He could raise a garden, paint a car and build a house. He never encountered a job he couldn’t handle.

Together Edgar and Mary raised four children, Edgar Muncy Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Angie Muncy- Evans of Louisa, Kentucky, Gidget Muncy- Smith of Louisa, Kentucky and Brandi Muncy- Ash of Louisa, Kentucky. Edgar enjoyed being a grandpa to four grandchildren and “pepaw” to nine great- grandchildren.

Edgar is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Edgar is survived by his loving wife, four children, three sons-in-law, four grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters.

Edgar’s family and friends will always remember his love of life and family, his generosity, his sense of humor and his wonderful work ethic. He was an incredible husband, dad, grandpa, brother, father-in-law and friend. Edgar was so much to so many. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.

In lieu of a funeral, Edgar wanted a direct cremation. His ashes will be laid to rest on his property. A memorial service is set for Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his and Mary’s home.

 

Ruth Young Colvin 

1932 -- 2017

Ruth Young Colvin, 84, of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday August 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born Sept. 7, 1932 at Louisa, the daughter of the late Byron and Emily Wallace Young. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Yvonne Trimble, a son David Colvin, a granddaughter Alexandria Trimble, and a brother Jim Young.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Kim and Jim Thomas of Paintsville, KY; a son Eugene “E.R.” Colvin of Louisa, a brother and sister-in-law Laban and Edwina Young also of Louisa; four grandchildren Brooks Colvin of Lexington, KY, Page Goodwin of Pikeville, KY, Emily McDonald also of Pikeville, KY, and Matthew Thomas of Richmond, KY; and also five great grandchildren.

Ruth was very active in the community for years serving as Chairman of the Lawrence County Democrat Party; she also served on the Louisa Housing Board, Louisa Area Fire and Rescue Board, and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. She was a member of the Lawrence County Chapter of the DAR, a Kentucky Colonel, and of the Methodist Faith.

The family will hold a memorial service for Ruth at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in memory of Ruth Colvin to Community Hospice at 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Opal Diane Robertson

1972 -- 2017

Opal Diane Robertson, age 44, of Fort Gay, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center of Louisa, KY. 

Mrs. Robertson was born September 8, 1972 in Louisa, KY. She is the daughter of the late Robert Joe and Peggy Jo (Dixon) Prater.

She was a Homemaker.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Robertson is survived by her husband: Rodney Robertson, three daughters: Grace Holland, Morgan Lyons, and Corinna Diane Robertson all of Fort Gay, and two sons: Sherman Holland of Kermit, WV and Jennings Holland of Fort Gay; two sisters Melinda Preston of Louisa, KY and April Estep also of Louisa, KY, and two brothers: Robert Prater of Morganton, NC and Ricky Prater of Louisa, KY.  Diane also leaves behind 4 grandchildren

The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Oak Grove Church, Fort Gay, WV with Rev. Luther Dingess and Rev. Dave Thompson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Robertson Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 10 from 5:00 to 9:00pm at the Oak Grove Church.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home

 

John Catellier 

1938 -- 2017

John Catellier, 79, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 3, 2017 following a sudden illness.

John was born July 25, 1938 at Manitoba, Canada the son of the late Eugene and Rose Dore Catellier. John was a retired Wolf Creek Colliers Coal Company employee and a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church. He loved country music, dancing, and riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include his loving wife Mae Bell Damron Catellier, two step sons Mike West and Johnny (Mandy) West all of Louisa; three brothers Robert, Donald, and Jerry Catellier; and a twin sister Jeanette Catellier. He also leaves behind five grandchildren Branden, Alicia, Johnna, Michael, and Michelle; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday August 7 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

 

Charlote Joyce Taylor McCreary

1947 -- 2017

Charlote Joyce Taylor McCreary, 70, of Louisa, Kentucky went to rest peacefully with the Lord on August 1, 2017 in Community Hospice Care Center after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.

She was born on July 23, 1947 in Glasgow, Ky to the late Charles M and Joyce S. Taylor.  She was a dedicated member of the Louisa United Methodist Church for more than 40 years. One of her greatest attributions to the community was her involvement with her children and grandchildren.  From being a homeroom mother to a team mom and the biggest sideline cheerleader for all, Nana was not only significant to her family but also to many other friends throughout time.  She often said her greatest calling was to be a mom.

Charlote is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Sheldon McCreary; three beloved sons Ty McCreary (Jennifer), Michael McCreary (Keisha) and Chad McCreary (Caryn); and seven treasured grandchildren, Taylor, Cole, Cade, Carlyn, Cannon, Emily and Aubrey.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, KY with Pastors Guy Moyer and Dan Smith officiating.  Burial will be at the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Friday, August 4 at Young's Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund or to Community Hospice Care Center.

 

 

Paul H. Wellman

1921 -- 2017

Paul H. Wellman, 95, of passed away August 1, 2017.

Paul was born December 24, 1921 in Lawrence County, Kentucky the son of the late Lonzo and Maude Cooper Wellman. He served in the Armed Forces in World War II from 1941 – 1945. He was married to Wandine Cain Wellman for 55 years and she preceded him in death in 1998.

They had 4 children, Paula Jean (Fred) Johnson of Quitman, Ark.; Pauline (Rex) Music of Webbville, Ky.; William Paul Wellman of Webbville, Ky.; Ralph Wellman (Anna Marie) of Webbville, Ky. Brothers, Ralph Wellman of Dayton, Ohio; Lowell (Phyllis) Wellman of Columbus, Ohio; Carl (Debbie) Wellman of Marysville, Ohio; sister, Joy Spillman of Grove City, Ohio.

In addition to his parents his son William Paul Wellman preceded him in death in 2008 at the age of 59 years.

Paul had 14 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Friday, August 4, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Young Funeral Home.

 

Michael Keith Hughes 

1960 -- 2017

Michael Keith Hughes, 57, of Louisa, KY passed away Saturday July 29, 2017 at the Logan Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Keith was born April 20, 1960 at Columbus, Ohio the son of Gay Daniel Hughes and the late Lawrence Hughes.

In addition to his mother Keith is survived by his loving wife Donna Hackney Hughes, three daughters Carri Crace and husband Dean of Tuscon, AZ, Heather Nelson and husband Ron of Mt. Gilead, OH, and Holly Hughes of Louisa; a stepdaughter Kecia Hanshaw and husband Aaron of Louisa, and a stepson Cody Anderson and wife Kandace of Crockett, KY; two sisters Sherry Hardin of Michigan and Glenna Castle of Louisa, he also leaves behind ten grandchildren.

Keith was a longtime heavy equipment operator for Coal Mac at Ragland, WV. He loved baseball and watching the Bengals play football. He enjoyed life and spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held on Friday August 4 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens Louisa, 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.

 

Vina Jennings Preston

1923 -- 2017

Vina Jennings Preston, 93 of Louisa, KY passed away Monday July 31, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a brief illness.

Vina was born in Johnson County KY on Nov. 6, 1923 to the late Elbert and Mary Preston Jennings. She enjoyed sewing and had made many quilts for her family. She also loved country music and was a fan of Conway Twitty. She loved the Lord. She is preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 69 years George F. Preston, a son Fredrick Preston, a daughter Celia Preston Layne, two grandchildren and a great grandson.

Survivors include four sons Danny Preston and wife Sharon of Titusville, FL, George Lynn Preston and wife Melissa of Pulaski, TN, James Preston and wife Karen of Louisa, and Ricky Preston also of Louisa; four daughters Judy Petzo and husband Dave of Grove Port, OH, Betty Blair of Nicholasville, KY, Willia May and husband Freddie of Louisa, and Charlotte McIntosh and husband Paul of Radcliff, KY; 20 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. Vina also had many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 3, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Doug Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Margaret L. Starr

1958 -- 2017

Margaret L. Starr, 59, of Portsmouth, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Margaret was born February 22, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan a daughter of the late Marcus and Nadine Branham Maynard. Margaret was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Starr; two sisters, Annette Robinette, and Daphanie Maynard; brother, Jessie Maynard.

Survivors include, one daughter, Melissa Starr of Portsmouth, Ohio; Three sisters, Pat Nordick of Wadsworth, Ohio; Alice Church of Sellsville, Ohio; and Iris Gerber of Rittman, Ohio; two brothers, Lewis Maynard of Grafton, Ohio; and Curtis Maynard of Wooster, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews that loved her very much.

A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 PM Monday, July 31, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel

 

Walter Elwood Hundley

1938 -- 2017

Walter Elwood Hundley, 79, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Thursday, July 26, 2017 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV.

Walter was born January 2, 1938 in Prichard, WV., a son of the late Charles Homer and Pauline Hazlett Hundley. Walter was a retired security guard for Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a member of Peters Chapel Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by, a son, Rick Hundley; sister, Barbara Sue Fowler.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty nine and a half years, Norma Kay Prescott Hundley of Fort Gay, WV; daughters, Carol Sue Morgan of Cleveland, Texas; Melissa Rowe of Ashland, Ky.; Barbara Anne Bledsoe of Flatwoods, Ky.; Skye Dawn Hundley of Ashland, Ky.; Sheila Hundley and LeAnn Hundley; sons, Woodie Hundley of Louisiana; Mark Hundley of Ashland, Ky.; John Hundley of Texas; Paul Alan Jenkens of Lexington, Ky.; Robert William Jenkins of Winchester, Ky.; brother, Richard Hundley of Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may visit the family 5:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Young Funeral Home. In keeping with Mr. Hundleys wishes he will be cremated.

 

Horace Buell Wellman

1931-2017

Horace Buell Wellman, age 86 of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2017.

Mr. Wellman attended Heritage Free Will Baptist Church. U.S. Army Veteran Korean War. Retired from Big Bear after 24 yeas of service . He is preceded in death by wife of 58 years, Helen "Maxine" Wellman and their son, James Wellman; parents, Jay and Flossie Wellman; brothers, Jack, Kenneth, Lucian, Lon, Earl, and Loran Wellman; sister, Alice Adkins.

Survived by daughter Lois (Larry) Moore of Columbus; 10 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Mary (Gary) Blake; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, July 25, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio, Pastor Dr. Tim W. Stout officiating.

Graveside service Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Louisa, Kentucky at Greenlawn Cemetery. Local arrangements with Young Funeral Home in Louisa.

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Kathy Ann Church 

1964 -- 2017

Kathy Ann Church, 52, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Saturday July 22, 2017 following a sudden illness.

Kathy was born November 16, 1964 at Louisa, the daughter of Nevondia Shannon Church Price and the late Kerman Church. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Boyd and two brothers, Jerry and Gary Church. She was homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters Angie Lyons and husband Everett and Jessica Borders and husband Wesley all of Louisa; her mother Nevondia Price of Lowmansville, KY; a brother Larry Church also of Louisa; and four grandchildren Alyssa Carter, Blake Lyons, Brennen Lyons, and Addicyn Borders.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday July 30th at 2:00 pm at the Walnut Grove FWB Church.

Friends may visit the family from 1:00 pm until time of services at the church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Evert J. Lowe 

1932 -- 2017

Evert J. Lowe, 85, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Thursday July 20, 2017 at his home following a long illness.

Evert was born April 14, 1932 in Inez, KY. He was the son of Everette and Ora Blackburn Lowe. Evert was a fork lift operator at General Motors and was also a deacon at Louisa Freewill Baptist church.

Survivors include his loving wife Sandra L. Lowe; a son, Joseph E. Lowe of Louisa; a stepdaughter Anna Martin of Louisa; a sister Mary Murello of Louisa; and two brothers Refaice Lowe and James Lowe.

Funeral services will be held on Monday July 24th at 1:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Noah Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa, KY.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Mary Kay Conley 

1952 -- 2017

Mary Kay Conley, 64, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Sunday July 16, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center ER following a sudden illness.

Kay was born Sept. 5, 1952 at Powhattan Point, Ohio the daughter of Phyllis Yates Davis and the late Harold Davis. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a brother Harold “Bud” Davis. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her loving husband Frank Conley; a daughter Jennifer Bledsoe and husband Rondell of Louisa; a son James Conley and wife Jerica also of Louisa; her mother Phyllis Davis of Newark, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Gartner and Debbie Norton both of Newark, Ohio and Sharon Seaman of Pataskala, Ohio; five grandchildren Bentley, Corbin, Nathan, Kristen, and Maribeth.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 20 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Conley and Bro. Ray Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Elzie Conley Cemetery at Falcon, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Forest Philip Diamond

1957 -- 2017

Forest Philip Diamond, 60, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Saint Frances Hospital in Charleston, WV.

Everyone around Louisa and beyond knew him as 'Flip'. He was born June 9, 1957 in Louisa, Ky. to the late Hubert and Ruby Burchett Diamond. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Wayne Alan Diamond.

Flip was a founding member of the Fallsburg Volunteer Fire Department, a retired lineman with the Union IBEW, and a former employee of Heck’s in Louisa.

Flip rededicated his life to the Lord and was baptized in November of 2014. Flip had a heart dedicated to helping others. He would deliver food or anything needed to those in need and made sure those around him had more than enough. He would buy extra things at Walmart or Food City to deliver to his friends or those in need. He wanted to make sure people enjoyed life. Flip enjoyed community and church events and loved the fellowship with others. He would often take food to those who would be shut in and couldn’t make it to the events. He will be greatly missed by our community and it is a void that will not be able to be filled.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Hughes, Bobby Workman, and Glen Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at the Woods Cemetery in Fallsburg, Ky.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Kanawah Johnson

1936 -- 2017

Kanawah “Ken” Johnson, 81, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Lantern of Madison in Madison, OH.

He was born on March 20, 1936 in Buckingham County, KY the son of John Epp (Sillar) Johnson and Loberta Younce.

Ken proudly served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.

He dedicated thirty years as a mechanic for General Motors in Lordstown, enjoyed attending church at the Pentecostal Church of God, hunting, working on his two Corvettes, and was an active member of the Masons for many years. Ken would also tell you he was proud of his Native American roots.

He leaves behind his beloved mother, Loberta Younce; daughters, Cheryl (Mark) Hellmer and Debbie (Jeff) Goss; sons, John (Amy), Tom (Kris), and Ken (Heather) Johnson; sisters, Fayette and Phyllis; brothers, Maynard, Burnard, John, and Paul; grandchildren, Cassie, Cory, David, Kelcie, Marka, Drew, Mason, Micah, Trevor, Alyssa, and Heath; and great-grandchildren, Kylie and Creedance.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Betty Jo.

Ken will be buried in his home town of Louisa, KY.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Bella Care Hospice, 1933 State Route 45

Austinburg, OH 44010 or the Lantern of Madison, 2041 Hubbard Rd, Madison, OH 44057.

DUCRO SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004 is handling the arrangements.

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