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Johnny Hughes 

1975 - 2016

Johnny Hughes 40 of Fort Gay, WV passed away Sunday May 1, 2016 at his home.

Johnny was born July 7, 1975 in Huntington, WV the son of Shirley Marcum Bradley and the late John W. Hughes. In addition to his father Johnny is preceded in death by a brother, James Earsel Hughes. He was a disabled nurse aid.

Survivors include a daughter Shelby Desiree Hughes of Louisa, his mother Shirley Marcum Bradley of Fort Gay, WV, a sister Sonya Varney of Hurricane, WV, and his maternal grandfather Earsel Marcum also of Fort Gay.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday May 4, at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Denny Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Vivian Opal Caudill

1926 - 2016

Vivian Opal Caudill, 89, of Louisa, Ky. passed on to her eternal resting home on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

She was preceded in death in 2006 by her beloved husband of 60 years, Harold Caudill.

Opal was born in Webbville, Ky., December 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Dewey and Lena Murphy Hensley. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church.

Opal was a devoted mother and grandmother to her three daughters, Julia Caudill-Buchanon of Louisa, Deborah (Leslie) Peck of Louisa, and Sandra (Roger) Leedy of Fort Gay, and her only son James (Cindy) of Fort Gay, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Additional survivors include four sisters, Martha Jane Moore, of Louisa, Irene Mulkey, of Grayson, Patty Blevins, of Webbville, Geraldine Withers, of Martinez, GA, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky from 6pm - 9pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11AM Wednesday, May 4 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Wanda Lee Rice Blevins

1952 - 2016

Wanda Lee Rice Blevins, 63, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Wanda was born June 4, 1952, at Louisa General Hospital, the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Ranson Rice. She was a retired Lawrence County School Teacher and an active member of Myrtle Chapel Church. She will be remembered for her loving, supportive, and encouraging nature.

Survivors include her loving husband Stuart Blevins, a daughter Elizabeth A. Blevins of Olive Hill, KY; two sons, David Blevins and wife Loni of San Diego, CA and Thaddeus Blevins and wife Rachel of Lexington, KY; three sisters Linda Ferguson of Ashland, KY, Joyce Burton and Marsha Shannon both of Louisa; two brothers Herbert Rice of Titusville, FL and Joe Rice of Lexington, KY; and a grandson William Thomas Blevins. Wanda also leaves behind a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 30th at 2:00 pm at the Myrtle Chapel Church with Rev. Ric Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Ranson Cemetery at Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Friday April 29th from  4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Myrtle Chapel Church in memory of Wanda Rice Blevins. Mailing address for donations is Myrtle Chapel, c/o David Horn, 945 Mink Lane, Louisa, KY 41230.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Robert Scott "Bob" Poole

1962 - 2016

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Robert Scott "Bob" Poole, 53, of Chapmanville, departed this life Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Ashland, Ky.

Born October 18, 1962, at Philippi, W.Va., he was a son of Winfield Scott and Margaret Ann Poole of Rock Hill, S.C.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tristan Denee Poole.

Bob enjoyed working (He was a store manager for Wal-Mart), fishing, golf, and NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Debra Lee Poole; two daughters:, Christy Lynn Jones and Tiauna Lee Poole; two sons: William Chad Jones and his wife Nichole and Tyler Scott Poole and his wife Heather; one sister, Shari Ann Pullman; seven grandchildren: Latasha Shanae Aryah Wheeler, Sheyenna Denae Snow Wheeler, Carson William Jones, Cooper Grant Jones, James Parker Tomblin, Carl Grady Lambert and Jerzi Reign Poole; and his mother-in-law, Florence Jean Christy.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery at Hometown, W.Va.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jake Martin, Brandon Young, Matthew Young, Joseph Poole and Jerry Poole.

Memorial contributions can be made to Boy Scouts of America, Chief Cornstalk District, 2829 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25311.

Freeman Funeral Home at Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.

Doug “Mack” Bowen 

1943 - 2016

Doug “Mack” Bowen 72 of Fort Gay, WV formerly of Lawrence County passed away Saturday April 23, 2016 at his home.

Doug was born Aug. 5, 1943 at Clifford, KY the son of the late Liss and Mirinda Burke Bowen. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Angela Bowen Marcum and two sisters Dolly Copley Crum and Elizabeth Accord. Doug was a carpet installer for many years.

Survivors include his loving wife Bonnie Dalton Bowen; a daughter and son-in-law Polly and Keith Johnson of Fort Gay, WV; and a son and daughter-in-law Jerry Douglas and Susan Bowen of Louisa; also a brother Benny Bowen of Clifford, KY.; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 27 at noon at the Oak Grove Church with Bro. Michael Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen & Johnson Cemetery at Fort Gay.

Friends may visit the family on Monday after 6:00 pm and anytime on Tuesday at the Oak Grove Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.