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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


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.


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


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.


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.

Ethel and Tim


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.