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Funeral Notices

John Franklin Daugherty

1965 - 2014

John Franklin Daugherty, age 49, of Fort Gay ,WV, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mr. Daugherty was born March 1, 1965 in Louisa, KY. He is the son of the Wilburn and Rose Bates Meredith.

He was a Disabled Auto Mechanic.

He is survived by one daughter: Chasity Daugherty Johnson and husband Jacob of Ocean Side, CA; A brother Joe Daugherty of Grayson, KY; he also has two grandchildren ; Jeremiah Cash and Carrington Jynx; Also surviving is John's Significant Other, Lisa Hager.

John is preceded in death by his brother Wilburn "Button" Meredith Jr.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Salt Petre Baptist Church,  Fort Gay with Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa.

Friends may call Tuesday, April 15 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY.

Online condolence can be made at

Alese Stickler

1934 - 2014

Alese Stickler, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Huntington, WV, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, WV. She was born February 16, 1934 in Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Bill Brumfield and Louise Stevens Harvey. She was a caregiver and of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her son, James Stickler.

Surviving are two daughters; Marcia and Rick Thompson of Fort Gay, WV, and Tonya Stickler of Fort Gay, WV, Grandchildren; James and Stephanie Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Stephanie Esque, Kimberly and Scott Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Samantha Thompson and Marsha Fletcher, Great Grandchildren; Victoria Dickenson and James G. Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Shayne Fletcher, Trista Esque, Nicholas Fletcher and Gabriella Moore, brothers; William and Josephine Brumfield of Springhill, FL., and Eddie and Yvonne Brumfield of Genoa, WV, sister; Sandy Brumfield of Crum, WV.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, April 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noah Robertson officiating.

Visitation will be from 6-8 on Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens at Barboursville, WV.

Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Meeks

1967 - 2014

Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Meeks 47 of Lowmansville, KY passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014 at his home following a brief illness.

Larry was born Feb. 6, 1967 at Ironton, OH, the son of Raymond Eugene and Janet K. Hostler Meeks. He was an electrician and served in the Army National Guard for ten years.

Survivors include his loving wife Kimberly Hodges Meeks; two daughters Destiny Dawn Meeks and Jaylyn Larae Meeks; a step son Aaron Ray and wife Jaclyn Faith Thoms and a step daughter Andrea Rose and husband Gregory Johnson; two brothers Daniel Russell Meeks and Charles Dwayne Meeks; a sister Mellisa Rae Marshall; two brothers in law Sam and Jim Ashbrook; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Lykins officiating. Friends may call after 5:00 pm Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at


Robert “Bob Bigfoot” Fannin Sr.

1947 - 2014

Robert “Bob Bigfoot” Fannin Sr., 66, of Louisa went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 9, 2014. 

Bob was born June 14, 1947 at Danville, IL the son of the late Charlie and Dorcus Clark Fannin. He was a coal truck driver and member of the Meades Branch FWB Church.

Survivors include his loving wife Loretta Adkins Fannin, a daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Bob Powers of Louisa, two sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Bobbie Jo Fannin Jr. and Brian and Debbie Fannin all of Louisa; four brothers James (Tina) Fannin of Charley, KY, Jack Fannin of Wurtland, KY, Daniel (Carol) Fannin of Louisa, KY, Chuck (Sue) Fannin of Elizabethtown, KY, and a sister Christine Ward of River, KY; six grandchildren Andrea, Keith, Dustin, Aneca, Tess, and Brian II, step grandson William Mullins, five great grandchildren Shaye’, Keigan, Bryson, Lukas, and Kayden.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 12th at 1:00 pm at the Meades Branch FWB Church with Pastor Darrin Rice and Rev. Jimmy Bevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 2:00 pm Friday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at


Arnett Edward Hogston, Jr.,

1964 - 2014

Arnett Edward Hogston, Jr., 49, of Sciotoville, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home. He was born October 23, 1964 in Louisa, KY. a son of Connie Sue Napier Cooper of Sciotoville, Ohio and Arnett Hogston, Sr. of Louisa, KY.  He was a dry wall finisher, and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by a sister; Tina Penix and a brother; Randy Hogston. 

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife; Kelli Ann Hogston of Sciotoville, Ohio, two daughters; Nicole Lynn and Rex Harris of Ashland, KY., Jamie Marie Aguiar of Pampa, TX, two sons; Joshua Lee Hogston of Stanley, North Dakota, Travis Arnett Hogston of Plain City, Ohio and 3 grandsons.

Graveside services will be 2pm Tuesday at the Hogston Cemetery at Fallsburg, KY. with Pastor Burl Lewis officiating.

Visitation will be 11am till 1:30pm on Tuesday at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Hogston Cemetery, Fallsburg, KY. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrrangements.

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