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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.