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Amanda Sue McDowell Slone 

1946 -- 2017

Amanda Sue McDowell Slone 70 of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Monday April 17, 2017 following a brief illness.

Mrs. Slone was born Nov. 17, 1946 at Fallsburg, KY the daughter of the late John and Marie Albright McDowell. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Cecil Slone who died in 2011; five brothers Bill, Paul, Phil, Donald, and Ralph McDowell and three sisters Edith Ellen McDowell, Dorothy Moore, and Ida (Doll) Givens.

Survivors include three sons James “Rick” Slone and wife Vicky and Kenneth “Greg” Slone and wife Lisa all of Louisa, and David Allen Slone of Russell, KY; a daughter Sharon Suzette Newsome and husband George also of Louisa; and two brothers Roy McDowell and John “Bo” McDowell of Ashland, KY; grandchildren Josh (Ashley) Slone, Breanna Lowe, Amy Gasparro, Amanda Dent (Cody) Holland, Timmy (Heather) Bailey, Kelley (Ray) Fletcher, David “Bubby” Slone, Devin Reid Slone, and Kyle Stacy Slone; great grandchildren Haley Fletcher, Nickie Fletcher, Adam Brantley Holland, Adelyn Gasparro, Johnny Spratt, and Summer Spratt; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday April 21st at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinehill Cemetery 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.

William B. Salyers

1940 -- 2017

William B. Salyers, 77, of Blaine, KY passed away Sunday April 2, 2017 at King’s Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness.

Bill was born January 24, 1940 in Needmore, KY, the son of the late William R. and Lucy Sparks Salyers. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Donna B. Salyers.

Bill retired from the Laborers’ Union Local 83 of Portsmouth, Ohio. Earlier in his life, Bill served as superintendent for Hansen and Armco tunneling companies.  He loved living in the country where he grew up. He was an avid hiker and enjoyed the outdoors. He was also an accomplished artist.

Survivors include his loving wife Sally Jerline Salyers of Blaine; his daughter Cheryl Carpenter and her husband Jeffrey of Lucasville, Ohio; his daughter Teresa Tolbert and her husband Gerald of Sciotoville, Ohio; his granddaughter Clara Williams; his two great grandchildren Jasmine Williams and Jon Williams; his brother Tim Salyers and wife Carolyn of Lucasville, Ohio; and a host of friends and loved ones.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2 p.m. at the Blaine Community Center, on Rt. 32 W, 2.5 miles outside of Blaine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Valley Springs Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 136, Blaine, Ky. 41124

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, KY.


Gladys Skaggs 

1936 -- 2017

Gladys Skaggs age 80 of Martha, Ky departed this life on April 10, 2017 at her home and went on to be with the Lord and those whose gone on before her in her new Heavenly Home.

She was born on  April 14, 1936 in Lawrence County, Ky to the late John Marti  Sparks and Della May Fyffe Sparks. Gladys was a homemaker and a member of Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church at Martha, Ky.

Survivors include James Russell Skaggs, Barbara (Elmer) Hall, Wilbert “Herbert” (herby Jr) Lois Skaggs all of Martha, Ky. She is also survived by a sister Ada Sparks of Martha, Ky. Along with this Gladys is survived by 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents Gladys is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Wilbur Skaggs. She is also preceded in death by one daughter Dianna Carol Keeton also three sisters Carrie Sparks, Grettie Sparks, Arlene Gratin also one great great grandchild.

Gladys loved her family and had a very large love for life. She enjoyed all the work she done throughout her life where before becoming sick she was a mail carrier and then a baby sitter. If Gladys wasn’t working out of the home she could be found doing some of her favorite past times quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening or cooking and if you couldn’t find her here you were sure to find her at her sister Ada’s where there was no TV but you could find them sitting making memories or reminiscing listening to nothing but the radio. If she could say one thing to each of you today it would be not to weep for her that she’s in no more pain and she’s walking streets of gold where not only did Jesus welcome her in but Wilbur now has her in his arms to forever hold. The last thing she would want you to know is that when it’s your time to go do whatever it takes to make Heaven your forever home. This isn’t a goodbye from her but a don’t you cry for I’ll be looking down on you from my mansion in the sky…

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church with Pastor Emmitt Barker officiating. Burial will follow at the Skaggs Cemetery, Martha, Ky.

Visitation will be 5:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Young Funeral Home and after 11:00 am Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Elizabeth Enterprise Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Wilma Lynn Robertson Holder

1967 -- 2017

Wilma Lynn Robertson Holder, 50, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 8, 1967 in Louisa, Kentucky a daughter of Eugene Robertson and the late Pearl Margaret Mounts Robertson. Lynn was a member of Oak Grove Church, a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her mother (Pearl) she was preceded in death by her brother, Keith Robertson.

Survivors include, two sons, Nathaniel Cole (Vanessa) Holder of Denton, Ky.; William Robert (Jessica) Holder of Louisa, Ky.; father and step mother, Eugene and Gail Robertson of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Karen (Tommy) Thompson of Prichard, WV.; Kathy (Kevin) Maynard of Fort Gay, WV.; Joyce (Oscar) Lemaster of Louisa, Ky.; Monica (Audie) Berry of Fort Gay, WV.; brother, Herbert Robertson of Fort Gay, WV.; 5 grandchildren, Vada May, Sirena Holder, Alexander May, Audrey Holder, and Alexander Holder; mother in law, Emma Holder of Louisa, Ky.; step sister, Jeanette Grim and step brother, Herb Taylor.

Funeral services will be conducted  2:00 Pm Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at the Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Ruth Marie Jordan

1959 - 2017

Ruth Marie Jordan, 57, of Blaine, Kentucky passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home.

Ruth was born May 10, 1959 in Louisa, Kentucky the daughter of the late Ralph and Carrie Belle Childers. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold David Jordan.

Survivors include, two sons, Anthony Woodrow Childers of Blaine, Ky.; Jimmy Lee Daniels of Huntington, WV; loving companion, Wilson Prince of Blaine, Ky.; brother, Ralph Childers Jr., of Florida; sister, Mary Hawthorne of Chillicothe, Ohio; grandchildren, Anthony, Michael, Austin, Sarah and Jacob Childers.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Jordan Cemetery, Blaine, Kentucky.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 pm Wednesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.