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Edna B. Webb 

1946 -- 2017

Edna B. Webb 70, beloved wife of Troy Webb went home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Edna was born June 5, 1946 at home in Louisa the daughter of the late Lee and Violet Hylton Burchett. She is preceded in death also by her brother Leroy Burchett.  Edna was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include her loving husband Troy; two daughters Patricia Skeens Copley and husband Frank of Fort Gay and Angela Frazier and husband Kenny of Louisa; two sons Bobby Skeens and wife Janie also of Louisa and James Skeens and wife Bernice of Berea, KY; eight grandchildren Whitney, Chris, Chandler, Brandon, Caitlyn, Chelsey, Glyndavid, and Alexis; four great grandchildren Landon, Jordan, Reagan, and Kylee; four sisters Mary Fannin, Cynthia Horn (Donald), Loraine Hackney (Tim), and Joyce Burchett ; three brothers Eddie Burchett (Linda), Odis Burchett, and Arnold Burchett all of Louisa; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 28, at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Childers and Rev. Frank Copley officiating. Burial will follow in the Burchett Cemetery Morgans Creek Louisa, KY.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

John Bert Dean 

1930 -- 2017

John Bert Dean, 87, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Friday March 24, 2017 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital following a long illness.

Bert was born March 21, 1930 at Wayne, WV the son of the late Henry and Pricie Pack Dean. He was a self-employed painter and highway construction worker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Jim Dean and three sisters Beatrice Higgins, Zora Lee Billups, and Ona Trogdon.

Survivors include a daughter Jonlee Dean; two grandsons; a sister Bonnie Dean of Louisa; a niece Ruby Hayes also of Louisa; three nephews; and a special caregiver Mary Smith of Fort Gay, WV.

Funeral services will be held on Monday March 27 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Bailey officiating.

Friends may visit the family on Monday March 27 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Paul Randal Alley

1936 -- 2017 

Paul Randal Alley, 80, of Louisa, KY passed away March 21, 2017 at St. Claire Medical Center.

Mr. Alley was born July 23, 1936 in Williamson, WV to the late Lloyd and the late Beulah (Hall) Alley.  He was also predeceased by his wife Nancy Sloas Alley and son Randal Scott Alley.

He is survived by two sons: Larrel Alley and wife Traci of Olive Hill, KY and Steven Alley and wife Delena of Morehead, KY. He also has seven grandchildren, Annie, Ariel, Mykal, Alyssa, Joseph, Hanna and Halee, and two great grandchildren Mckenna and Jayce. 

Mr. Alley was an Army veteran, and was retired from American Standard, a member of the Durbin Church of the Nazarene, and a KY Colonel.  

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 24 at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Rusty Hedrick officiating.  Burial will follow in Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, March 23 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. 

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com.

 

Patricia A. White

1951 -- 2017

Patricia A. White, 66, wife of the late John A. White, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 19th in Berryville, VA.

Born March 14, 1951 in Marietta, OH to Robert and the late Arlene Stephens Armstrong, Pat was a graduate of Louisa High School, class of 1969, and enjoyed living in and exploring the areas around homes throughout the U.S from South Carolina to Maine. A lifelong reader, writer, pet lover and foodie, she loved to share her love of learning and a life time of great meals with her family.

She is survived by her son John A. White II and his wife Lori, Holly Springs, NC; daughter Heather Swartz and her husband Joe, Bluemont, VA; Grandchildren Isabella and Vivian, Holly Springs and Rockwell, Hayden, Eva, and Caleb, Bluemont. She is also survived by her father, Robert Armstrong and brother Mike Armstrong and his wife Toni, Louisa, KY.

At Pat’s request, no services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Lawrence County (KY) Public Library, 102 W. Main St. Louisa, KY 41230.

 

Lindsey J. "Sam" Sammons

March 26, 1924 - March 13, 2017

Lindsey J. "Sam" Sammons, age 92, passed away March 13, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.

He was born on March 26, 1924 in Louisa, KY to Ulysses & Elva (Miller) Sammons. He was a true son of the Great Depression and the WWII era. He served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific & participated in the Luzon Invasion and Campaign. He then joined the active Naval Reserve as a photographer, transferring to the Air Force in 1948. He retired in 1965 with over 22 years of service. He was also a Master Mason since 1955. Sam was proud of his Scottish and Irish Heritage. He was an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist. 

He was preceded in death by his 4 sisters: Mary, Blanch, Gussie and Shirley; 2 brothers: Fred and Roy.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ethel Sammons; and adopted son, Timothy.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 9 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

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Mom and I want to thank each of you for your kind thoughts. We know that Dad would be grateful and would wish each of you the very best that life has to offer.
Love,

Ethel and Tim

 

Virginia Frances Hayes

1935 -- 2017

Virginia Frances Cox Hayes, 82, of Newtazwell, TN passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Tennova Medical Center in La Loffette, TN.

Virginia was born January 28, 1935 in Louisa, Kentucky a daughter of the late Henry Bascomb and Manerva Jane See Cox. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her first husband, Milton L. Hayes; second husband, Johnny Jackson; three grandchildren, Phillip Cox, Crystal Cox and Lisa Cox; four brothers, Bernie Cox, Jack Cox, Ralph Cox and Joe Cox; one sister, Betsy Johns.

Survivors include her children, Greg Cox of Lincoln Park, MI.; Billie Frances Jenny Hayes of San Francisco, CA; Mark Hayes of Flat Lick, Ky.; Cara Hayes of Newtazwell, TN; Ralph (Connie) Hayes of Alvin, TX; Judith Ann (Michael) West of Fourmile, Ky.; one sister, Mary Rose Hawthorne of Barboursville, WV.; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chuck Price officiating. Burial will follow at the See Cemetery, Louisa, Kentucky.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

 

Melvin Eugene Marcum 

1940 -- 2017

Melvin Eugene Marcum 77 of Louisa, KY formerly of Dingess, WV went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday March 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Melvin was born March 13, 1940 at Kirk, WV, the son of the late James Harrison and Vina Mae Tackett Marcum. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by five brothers Earl, Lonnie, Arthur, Phillip, and James, and three sisters Laura Belle Baisden, Eula Elliott, and Judy Carol Yates.

 He was a retired coal miner. Melvin was a minister in the Church of Christ, he often spoke at the Dingess Church of Christ where he was instrumental in bringing the Let The Bible Speak Program to the area. He loved his church and family and was an avid coon hunter.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Oma Smith Marcum; two daughters Carolyn Lynn Marcum Dingess and husband John of Crum, WV and Sonja Mae Marcum Pack of Louisa; a son James C. Marcum and wife Linley of Chapmanville, WV; two brothers William Marcum and Donald Marcum; nine grandchildren Johnny Pack, Jordan Pack, Amy Brewer, Andrea Brewer, Christopher Marcum, Shane Marcum, Connor Harrison Marcum, Rose Dingess Marcum, and Michael Dingess; ten great grandchildren Jaxson Pack, Brycen Pack, Kaden Carey, Owen Carey, Victoria Dingess, Will Dawson Brewer, Gabriel Dingess, Jerica Dingess, Makayla Dingess, and Jazmine Marcum; many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.  He had a special place in his heart for Arthur Basiden, Abby Basiden, and his brother Don.

The family would like to especially thank the Community Hospice Staff, Jamie Green and Jackie Parsons; Dr. Marc Workman and his staff, Three Rivers Home Care, and the staff of Three Rivers Medical Center and Kings Daughters Medical Center.

There will be a memorial service held at a later date in honor of Melvin’s memory.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Wanda Lee Robertson 

1935 -- 2017

Wanda Lee Robertson 81 of Fort Gay, WV went to be with the Lord on Saturday evening  March 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Wanda was born July 15, 1935 at Fort Gay, the daughter of the late Lindsey and Minnie Elizabeth Adkins Spears. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three children, Debra Lynn Robertson, Ralph Dale Robertson, and Sharon Kay Lockhart. Wanda was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Grove Church.

Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years Ralph Robertson, three daughters Bonnie Wilcoxen and husband Dean and Linda Maynard and husband Steve all of Fort Gay and Pamela Thompson and husband Mike of Georgetown, KY; two sons Darrell Ray Robertson and wife Roberta also of Fort Gay and Carl Hardwick and wife Ava of Cardington, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; a special nephew Greg Hardwick and wife Dean and a host of other nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 21st at 1:00 pm at the Oak Grove Church with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow in the Robertson Cemetery Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may visit the family on Monday from 6:00 pm until time of services at the Oak Grove Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home

 

Robert Michael Locklear

1972 -- 2017

Robert Michael Locklear 44 of Ashland, KY formerly of Louisa passed away Thursday March 16, 2017 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center.

Robert was born August 31, 1972 at Laurinburg, NC the son of Harriel Cecil Locklear and Opal Johnson. He was a telecommunication engineer.

Survivors include his mother Opal Johnson of Ashland, KY and his father Harriel Cecil Locklear of North Carolina; two sons Robert Alexander Locklear and Riley Andrew Locklear; daughter Mary Elizabeth Locklear; two sisters Sheila Kay Locklear and Lasonya Locklear; brother Ricky Locklear; nieces Seeson Cherilyn Locklear, Norelle Nicole Locklear, Jenna Marie Locklear; nephews Chance Donovan Locklear, Jayden Beaumont Locklear, and Bradley Locklear.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 18th at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Owen “Shorty” Marcum

1928 – 2017

Owen “Shorty” Marcum, 88, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord, March 15, 2017 at the Emogene Dolan Hospice House of Huntington.

Owen “Shorty” was born October 20, 1928 in Martin County, KY to the late Walter and Bertha Kirk-Marcum. Owen was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Patty Ann Frazier-Marcum; a son Elliot Marcum; a daughter and son-in-law Deanna and Billy Caudill; two grandchildren Stephanie Gilkerson and Tori Marcum.

Owen is survived by his children Larry Owen and Sue Marcum, Linda Kay and Mike Gilkerson, Bobby and Lora Marcum all of Fort Gay, John Paul and Lawana of Louisa. Owen is also survived by his brothers Sterling and Lowella Marcum, Darrell and Louise Marcum and Craig and Brenda Marcum and one sister Christine Winfrey. Also surviving are his 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Owen “Shorty” was a lifelong member of the New Friendship Church and a gospel singer with the Travelers Quartet. He sang with many gospel groups through the years. He was retired from the C&O Railroad and the Nickel Plant. He was the owner of his own satellite company for many years and was a Fort Gay Councilman for over 40 years.

Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation and Viewing will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 11:00 pm at the New Friendship Church at Rock Castle Creek in Martin County, Ky. as well as on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12 noon until service time at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with David Marcum, Tommy Adams and Jacob Marcum officiating. Burial will follow at the Doss Cemetery in Fort Gay.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

 

Ben Wells 

1929 -- 2017

Ben Wells, 88, of Tark Hill Road Blaine, KY passed away Tuesday March 14, 2017 at the Three Rivers Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Ben was born Jan. 4, 1929 at Blaine, KY the son of the late Sam and Rachel Wheeler Wells. He was a retired pumper for Ashland Oil and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his loving wife Freda Cordle Wells, a daughter Judy Barber and husband Michael of Wyoming and two sons Keith Wells and wife Linda of Blaine and Paul Wells and wife Shirla of Louisa; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday March 17 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Elders Frank Blevins and Frankie Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Wells Cemetery on Tark Hill Road Blaine, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Phyllis Jean Perkins

1937 -- 2017

Phyllis Jean Perkins, 79, of Louisa, KY passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a brief illness.  Phyllis was born July 27, 1937 in Blaine, KY.  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mable Dean.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Perkins.  Survivors include three sons, Henry (Debbie) Perkins of Westerville, OH, Bob (Judy) Perkins also of Westerville, OH, and Rodney (Lisa) Perkins of Louisa, KY, four grandchildren, Lori, Paige, Travis, and Jared.  

Mrs. Perkins was a cook for 22 years for the Lawrence County Board of Education and a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. 

Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2:00pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Reverend Doug Kelly officiating.  Burial will follow in Yatesville Memorial Gardens.  

Friends may visit the family Tuesday, March 14, 2017 between the hours of 5pm and 7pm at Wilson Funeral Home.  Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. 

Online condolences can made at www.wwilsonfuneralhomeky.com 

 

Charles James Meade Sr. 

1953 -- 2017

Charles James Meade Sr. 63 of Cherryville Road Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital following a long illness.

Charles was born April 7, 1953 at Prestonsburg, KY the son of the late Woodrow and Roxie Crace Meade. He was a laborer and United States Army Veteran.

Survivors include his loving wife Kris Meade; children Justison Maynard, Elijah Meade, Charles James Meade Jr. and step children Dale Maynard and Garnet Ferrell.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 11th from noon until 4:00 pm at the New Life Outreach Church in Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may visit the family on Friday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Mace D. Muncy

1933 – 2017

Mace D. Muncy, 83 of Argillite, Kentucky passed away at Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

She was born in Louisa n April 29, 1933 to the late John R. and Grace Short-Muncy.

Ms. Muncy was a homemaker.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter Larna Laws; one sister Mary Jane Marcum and one brother Claggett Marcum.

She leaves behind one son George Phillip Johnson of Zanesville, Ohio; two sisters Naoma Brown of Argillite and Celia Edgell of Ashland; three brothers James Marcum, Delbert Marcum and Clem Marcum all of Louisa as well as five grandchildren and many extended family members and friends all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the New Friendship Church in Inez under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa, burial will follow at the Short Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6-8 pm. 

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

Donald George Bowens 

1951 -- 2017

Donald George Bowens 66 of Fort Gay, WV passed away March 5, 2017 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Donald was born Jan. 26, 1951 at Louisa, KY the son of the late Lee Harold and Reba Copley Bowens. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by siblings Lilly Gartin and Herman Bowens. Donald retired from the N&S Railroad and was a United States Army Veteran.

Survivors include two daughters Adrena Beckett of Naugatuck, WV and Donna (Robert) Smith of Fort Gay, WV; six grandchildren Lyndsay (Paul) Conn, Lexy Beckett, Davy Smith, Timothy Smith, Sarah (Michael) Newsome, and Jacob Smith; two great grandchildren Bryson Beckett and Landon Newsome; siblings Fairley Bowens, Sue Walker, Larry Bowens, and Lisa McCoy; special friends Joe Copley, Blake Roberts, Tyler Copley, Tom McCoy, William Johnson, Ace McCoy, Johnny McCoy, Worm, and Wolfy; his little buddies Blake Roberts and Tyler Copley.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 9 at 2:00 pm at the Community Chapel Church Hubbardstown, WV with Bro. Robby Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Webb Cemetery at Webb, WV.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Community Chapel Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

 

Joe Norman Pack

1950 – 2017

Joe Norman Pack, 66 of Louisa passed away on Sunday, March, 5, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa.

He was born on October 22, 1950 in Louisa to the late Norman and Myrtle Moore-Pack. He was a carpenter having worked in construction for many years.

He is survived by one son Devin Pack and his wife Drew of Louisa; two grandchildren Dakota Murphy and Dilyan Pack both of Louisa; one sister MaryAnn Pack of Louisa; one aunt Phyllis Shannon of Louisa as well as many cousins and extended family and friends all of whom will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences maybe left for the family by visiting www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Joshua Kevin Marcum

1993 -- 2017

Joshua Kevin Marcum, 23 of Louisa, Ky passed away on Friday March 3, 2017 in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Josh was born in Ashland, Ky on August the 23,1993. He was an Operator at the Harrison Power Station in Haywood West Virginia and had previously attended the First Baptist Church of Louisa.

Josh leaves behind his loving and devoted parents Robert and Libby Caperton Marcum and his brother Matthew Jacob Marcum. Also surviving are his  beloved grandparents, Granny Velva Marcum of Fort Gay and his Mamaw and Papaw, Fannie and Tommy Caperton of Louisa. Josh has many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that will miss him dearly.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Maynard Family Cemetery . A memorial service will be held later that day, at 6:00pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Caperton and Bro. Jake Marcum officiating.

In lieu of flowers family suggest donations be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society in memory of Josh Marcum

All care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

James E. “Jim” Walker 

1938 -- 2017

James E. “Jim” Walker 78 of Lexington, KY formerly of Louisa passed away Saturday March 4, 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness.

Jim was born Dec. 24, 1938 at Gallup, KY the son of the late Robert William and Louvenia Burnette Walker. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-laws Charles F. and Joy Walker and Bonnie Thompson.

Jim was a self-employed businessman operating the Sears Catalog Store in Louisa for many years and also the Giovanni Pizza in Paintsville. Jim served on the Louisa City Council and was a one time President and Manager of Louisa-Fort Gay Little League Baseball. He loved to travel and enjoyed reading and watching UK and the Reds games and spending time with his grandchildren.

Jim leaves behind his loving wife Mary Emma Preece Walker and children Diana Bradley (Dennis) of Nicholasville, KY, Jennifer Rose (Dale) of Louisa and Daniel Hardin also of Lexington; 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; siblings Robert Walker (Edith) and Myrtle Walker; brother-in-laws Shannon Preece (Toni) and Kenneth Thompson all of Louisa; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family Carol Workman and Greg Nelson and their daughters and family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 7, at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Monday from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Family suggest donations be made to the Kings Daughters Hospitality House at 2221 Central Ave. Ashland, KY 41101 in memory of James E. Walker.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

 

William “Bill” Francis Rice

1940 – 2017

William “Bill” Francis Rice, 76 of Louisa passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Pikeville Medical Center.

Bill was born on March 28, 1940 in Johnson County Kentucky to the late Roy and Ollie Vanhoose-Rice. He was a loving husband and man of god. Mr. Rice was of the Baptist Faith and pastored many churches in his life and was a truck driver in the logging industry for many years.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two children Kathy Jean Mynhier and William Gregory Rice; one grandchild Mary Elizabeth Mynhier and two siblings Kay Fairchild and Leon Rice.

Survivors include his devoted and caring wife Alice Jean Lyons-Rice of Louisa; one daughter Karen Lynn Hubbard (Joseph) of Proctorville, Ohio; six grandchildren Samantha Stone of Kenova, WV, Sonny Mynhier (KayDe) of Louisa, KY, Jordan Kestner (Jammie) of Prestonsburg, KY, Shelby Rice, Hannah Rice and Tanner Rice all of VanLear, KY; three great grandchildren Aiden, Lizzie “Blondie” and Adeline; two siblings Seth Paul Rice and Stella McCarty; one son-in-law William Darrell Mynhier; one daughter-in-law Lori Rice as well as many friends and extended family.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa with burial to follow at the Clark-Castle Cemetery in Johnson County.

Visitation will be from 4-9 pm at the Young Funeral Home on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

 

Willadean “Dee” Lewis Hunt

1947 -- 2017

Willadean “Dee” Lewis Hunt, 69, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord on February 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends at home.

Dee was born October 15, 1947 in Ashland, KY to the late Woodrow Lewis and the late Louise Sword. Dee is preceded in death by one daughter Darlene Hunt, one sister and a host of brothers.

She leaves behind a loving husband of 52 years, Roy Hunt Sr.; sons Roy Hunt, Jr. and Tim (Amy) Hunt; grandchildren Ben Hunt, Jessica Hunt, Kaylee Hunt and Ally Hunt; and one great granddaughter Aurora Webb; brothers Earl (Jenetta) Lewis, Buck Lewis, Tommy Sword, and sisters Tammy (Dink) Bailey, Maddie Sword, and a host of loving friends.

Dee attended Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church Fort Gay, WV.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 4th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunt Cemetery on Big Sandy River Road Fort Gay, WV.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

 

John Wesley Smith

1940 – 2017

John Wesley Smith born on March 12, 1940 was the son of the late J. Wesley and Leno (West) Smith. John was preceded in death by his first wife Janet Haines Smith.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years Patricia M. (Crum) Smith, brother Robert (Jane) Smith, sons; Jay Wesley (Dianna) Smith and John Michael (Lisa) Smith, daughters; Stephanie Lynn Smith, Lowella (Benny) Dillon, Denise (Gregory) Hall, grandchildren; John Wesley Smith, Amy (Kevin) Sudduth, Beth (Heath) West, Benjamin Patrick Dillion, Lakin Brooke Hall, Kelsey Morgan Hall, Jarin Gregory Hall, Sarah Racheal Dillion, Kala Spillman and Kegan Watts, great grandchildren; Mason Herring, Andrew Herring, Norah Campbell, Briar West, Jay Wesley Smith, Maggie Sudduth, Quinci Spillman and RaeLynn Watts.

John loved his family. He was a devoted husband to his wife Pat and a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. John had many accomplishments during his seventy-six years of life, however his strong Christian Faith he considered to be his strongest. Family and friends shared his message of God’s love and forgiveness. John and Pat have been members of The First Baptist Church of Louisa for 34 years.

Among his early years of accomplishments, he was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, WV and received a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech University. John completed a Master’s Program at West Virginia University and shortly after he began a long successful work history: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, Atlantic Richfield Company, Denver CO, Wheeling Pittsburg Steel Company, Pittsburg, PA, President of Enoxy Coal Operations, Huntington, WV, CEO of Helping Hands Consultants, Inc., Louisa, KY and owner of various other coal companies throughout the Southern West Virginia Region. John Smith touched many lives throughout his career and he was a mentor to his employees as well as his colleagues. Those that knew him in any capacity felt his presence in the coal industry.

John enjoyed life and loved to travel with his wife Pat and together they found a marriage that would last thirty-five and a half years. We will greatly miss him but will forever be grateful to have known him. We were truly by his life and the time we shared together.

Please join us in the celebration of the life of John Wesley Smith at the First Baptist Church of Louisa at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 3, 2017 with burial will follow at the Riverview Memorial Gardens in Louisa under the direction of Young Funeral Home in Louisa.

Visitation will be at the church on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6-9 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Louisa (property purchase fund), 301 W. Pike Street, Lousia, KY 41230 in John’s memory.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

 

Cora Howell 

1955 -- 2017

Cora Howell, 61, of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday February 26, 2017 following an automobile accident.

Cora was born November 5, 1955 in Louisa, the daughter of the late Jesse and Mae Stapleton McKenzie. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Kevin Howell, brothers James McKenzie and Sammy Meade, and a sister Peggy Harper.

Survivors include her loving husband Lenwood Howell; two daughters Jessica Wilks and Lendsey Chapman, a son Woody Howell; a sister Jessie Burgess; and six grandchildren Damian Bowen, Amity Wilks, Jacob Howell, Aidan Wilks, Brayden Wilks, and Jaylynn Chapman.

Funeral services will be held on Friday March 3 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Childers Cemetery at Richardson, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Bobby L. Adkins

1944 – 2017

Bobby L. Adkins, 72 of Fort Gay, WV passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Adkins was born in Louisa, Kentucky on November 20, 1944 to the late Charlie and Tenny Berry-Adkins. He was a mechanic for many years and was a member of Bartrams Chapel. Bobby was also a Veteran of the US Army having served his country honorably.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings Randall Diamond, Sue Crabtree and Paul Adkins.

Survivors include three children Kimberly Delong, Diane Dean and Teddy Adkins all of Fort Gay; 25 grandchildren Mellinea Wilhite, Harry Delong, Dalton Adkins, Katherine Adkins, Kayla Hay, Rylee Adkins, Rylan Adkins, Abby Adkins, Kylie Cain, Kara Cain, Hannah Osborne, Morgan Orr, Kristen Dean, Ricky Dean, Amanda Fannin, Samantha Hoosier, Devon Deering, Serenitee Tarkington, Adrianna< Tarkington, Brooklyn Fannin, Maddox Fannin, Lynnox Fannin, Samuel Hossier, Glendon Hoosier and Jeb Evans; four great grandchildren Nevaeh Delong, Kevin Delong, Katheryn Hay, Colton Hay and one on the way; one sister Marybeth Grider; very close niece and nephew Mitsie Kitts and Woody Diamond as well as a great nephew Joey Adkins and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends all of who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017 with Mack Ray Cyrus and Joey Adkins officiating burial will follow at the Christian Cemetery at Big Hurricane in Fort Gay.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the Young Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mr. Adkins are suggested to the Oak Grove Church or the Huntington City Mission.

Online condolences maybe left for the family by visiting www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Robert Dixon May

1923 -- 2017

Robert Dixon May, 93, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Bob was born March 10, 1923 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late Harrison and Fredonia Wellman May. He was a construction worker and a long time Teamsters Union member as well a police officer, deputy, and constable in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Bob was a United States Army Veteran who honorably served his country.

Survivors include, his wife, Colista Ratcliff May of Louisa, Kentucky; two daughters, Carolyn Branham of Louisa Ky.; Bobbie (Lowell) Meek of Louisa, Ky.; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

There will be no services at this time.

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Margaret Gail Russell

1955 – 2017

Margaret Gail Russell, 61, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Gail was born August 8, 1955 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of the late Clayton and Mary Farris Calhoun. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by  her two daughters,  Lori Ann Blankenship and Cassandra Blankenship (Infant); brother, Orville Calhoun; sisters, Audrey Calhoun Wheat, Stella Mae Calhoun Wanda; Arzie Calhoun Wellman, and Martha Calhoun Blankenship. Gail was a retired clerk for Goodwill and she was of Baptist Faith.

Survivors include, two sons, Trenton Blake Young of Louisa, Ky.; Michael Day Blankenship of Louisa, Ky.; sister, Emma Jean Calhoun Thompson of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Ray Calhoun of Louisa, Ky. ; and Earl  Calhoun of Michigan. Grandchildren, Cody Blankenship and Christian Blankenship; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted 3:00 pm Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Berry Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. with Kenneth Wright officiating.