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David Lloyd Clemett

1939 - 2014

David Lloyd Clemett, 75, of Webbville, Ky. passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at his home.

He was born June 16, 1939 in Toronto, Canada a son of the late Victor and Catherine Duggand Clemett. He was a Wind Farm Consultant and a member of the Apperson Lodge F&AM #195.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Karen J. Clemett of Webbville, Ky. He was a father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and a friend to all.

A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 PM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Hogson officiating. Masonic services will also be conducted at that time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ashland Community Hospice.

Jayne Ellen Whitford

1954 - 2014

Jayne Ellen Whitford, 60, of Barbourville, KY passed away Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Jayne was born Sept. 6, 1954 in Cincinnati, OH the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Griffith Dittman. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters Mary Griffith of Barbourville, KY and Cindy Griffith of Blaine, KY; and 5 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday October 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Tate Township Cemetery at Bethel, OH.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Edward J. Reeves 

1924 - 2014

Edward J. Reeves, 90, of Louisa passed away Monday October 20, 2014, at his home in Glenwood. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Reba Lee (Queen) Reeves.

Edward was born Aug. 9, 1924, son of the late William Edward Reeves and Hattie (Burks) Reeves.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ester Jane McHenry and Edna Jean Glass of Denton; and one brother John Reeves of Summit.

He is survived by a daughter Brenda Sue (Jonathan) Thornbury; and one granddaughter Juliana Marie Thornbury.

Edward served in the United States Army from September of 1943 to December of 1945. He was a World War II veteran that served as a paratrooper with the 508th Infantry, in the 82nd Airborne division. He served at Normandy, Holland, Rhineland, and the Ardennes. He was one of the bodyguards to General Dwight D. Eisenhower as well as honor escort to President Harry S. Truman. Edward was awarded several medals including the Distinguished Unit Badge from President Roosevelt; Militaire Willems Orde (Knight of the Fourth Class), Orange Lanyard of the Royal Netherland Army; Fourrage of 1940; and Croix de Guerre with Palm.

Edward was a dairy farmer for 36 years. He was a member of the Willard Missionary Baptist Church where he was Sunday School Superintendent for over 20 years. He was a member of the Willard Masonic Lodge #626 for 68 years as well as a member of the Louise Chapter of the Eastern Star for 60 years.

The funeral will be held on Thursday Oct. 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Graves officiating. Burial will follow at the Queen Cemetery in Glenwood.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday Oct. 22nd at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Flowers may be sent to Wilson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Willard Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Debbie Prichard at 380 Lakeview Circle, Grayson, KY 41171. Donations may also be made to the Gideon’s International.

Jay Edward Queen

1934 - 2014

Jay Edward Queen, 80, of Fallsburg, died Oct. 20 with his loving family at his home, the farm of his boyhood and three generations before him.

Born January 19, 1934 to the late Bert S. and Eunice Kelly Queen, he was also preceded in death by an infant son, Brandon, a grandson Steve Martin and sister Alice Fay Queen Holbrook.

He was husband for 53 years to his surviving wife, Constance (Connie) Queen. He was Father, Dad, and Grandpa to three surviving sons: Dr. J. Brian Queen (Jewel) of Virginia, Rick S. Martin (Cherry) and Scott L. Martin of Lawrence County; three daughters, Michelle Martin of Maryland, Maleah Crumpler (Dennis) and Denise Sanchez (Michael) of Lawrence County, 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was brother to surviving Bert Queen, Jr. of New Hampshire.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Engineering he became an aerospace engineer during our early space program at Cape Canaveral. He installed and maintained tracking equipment in countries and islands in the South Atlantic to the Indian Oceans. He was a program manager of quality control systems on the testing of Atlas and Saturn rockets that took our Gemini and Apollo astronauts into space and on to the moon. He worked in our early Space Shuttle program before becoming a partner in Diversified Technology in Mississippi where he designed and installed energy management systems in school systems and industries across the country. He worked in Washington, D.C. in Communications and was awarded patents in ultra-wide RF Systems. He retired to the farm and he and his wife were involved in agriculture and established the first commercial wine grape vineyard in Lawrence County. He was a trustee and church leader at Garrett Chapel Church where he celebrated his 10th birthday in 1944 and his 80th birthday this past January. He was a veteran of the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War and he served at NATO headquarters in Paris, France.

The funeral and celebration of his life will be held at Garrett Chapel Church at 11:00 o’clock on Saturday Oct. 25th.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday Oct. 24th .

In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrance donations be sent to Garrett Chapel Church 14988 N. Hwy 3, Louisa, KY.


Delbert Blackburn

1949 - 2014

Delbert Blackburn, 65, of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday October 19, 2014 at the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center.   

Delbert was born March 21, 1949 at Inez, KY the son of the late Dewey and Rebecca Moore Blackburn. 

Survivors include a brother Hiawatha Blackburn of Louisa, KY. 

In keeping with his wishes family has chosen cremation.   

Care was entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

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