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Anna Lou Maynard

1923 - 2015

Anna Lou Maynard, 92, of Glenhayes, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. 

She was born in Clifford, KY on February 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Dan and Nevada Ratcliffe of Glenhayes, West Virginia.  

Anna was valedictorian of Clifford, KY High School class of 1940. Graduating at seventeen, she went on to work for the Wayne County Board of Education, teaching at Horse Creek, Lost Creek and Glenhayes.  She continued her college education in the summers, graduating from Marshall University with honors.  Upon closure of Glenhayes Elementary, she taught fourth grade at Fort Gay Elementary, and was their first Special Education teacher. 

Anna was the oldest member of the Glenhayes Baptist Church where she was treasurer till age 90.  Anna was an avid reader, enjoyed quilting, bird watching, and wild life.  She was a true, Christian lady.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jack Maynard, brothers, Pearl Ratcliffe of Glenhayes, Bill Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, Roy Ratcliffe of Glenhayes, and sister, Jewell Maynard of Detroit, Michigan.  

Anna is survived by sisters-in-law, Judy Ratcliffe of Glenhayes, Katheryn Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, Elizabeth Branham of Louisa, KY, Betty Goodaker of Romulus, Michigan, and brother-in-law Dan Maynard of Wheelersburg, OH; Aunt, Hazel Pettit of Columbus, OH; Terry Maynard and wife Anna Lee, a nephew of Titusville, FL, who was raised as a son; Her loving nephew, Dannie Maynard of Glenhayes who was her primary care giver for the last three years.  Two grandchildren, Dr. Malinda Maynard Husson and husband, David, of Richmond, VA, and Chris Maynard of Huntington, WV, as well as three great grandchildren, Dylan and Cain Maynard, and Alexander Husson.  She leaves behind many more nieces, nephews, and students, whom she loved dearly. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 28, from 5-9pm at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, KY.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Glenhayes Baptist Church at 1pm on Sunday, November 29 with Reverends Ronnie and Richard Maynard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Maynard Cemetery at Glenhayes, WV.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. 

Online condolences and gestures can be made at    

Elsie Bowen

1965 - 2015

Elsie Bowen, age 50, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at Three Rivers Medical Center.

Ms. Bowen was born May 24, 1965 in South Williamson, WV. She is the daughter of the late Ermil Hinkle and the late Shelvia Jackson.  

She is survived by two sons: Shawn Hinkle of Wayne, WV, Jack Junior Bowen of Painstsville, Ky; three sisters: Connie Hinkle, Loretta Mills, Mary Hinkle, one brother: William Ray Hinkle; half-sister, Amy Berry.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm on Friday, November 27 at Yatesville Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Richard Maynard officiating.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. Online condolences can be at


Johnny Adkins

1955 - 2015

Johnny Adkins, 60, of Ulysses, KY passed away Monday Nov. 23, 2015 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a long illness.

Johnny was born March 21, 1955, the son of the late George Junior and Minerva Kelly Adkins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Timmy and Wayne Adkins; and a sister Martha Ross.

Survivors include his wife Jerry Sue Wells of Ulysses, KY; three daughters Christie Caudill and husband Matthew of Paintsville, KY, Heather Adkins of Oil Springs, KY, and Ashley Adkins of Charleston, WV; a son J. R. Wells and wife Kim of Louisa, KY; three brothers Douglas Adkins of Newark, OH, Jimmy Adkins of Owingsville, KY, and George Adkins of Louisa, KY; three sisters Loretta Fannin of Louisa, KY, Karen Adkins of Louisa, KY, and Lorena Mae Sprouse of Webbville, KY.; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday Nov. 25 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Copley and Bro. Bryan Fannin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mose Preston Cemetery at Georges Creek, KY.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday Nov. 14 at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Rosie Barker

1930 - 2015

Rosie Barker, age 85, of Fort Gay, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at her home in Fort Gay.

Mrs. Barker was born May 10, 1930 in Twelpole , WV. She is the daughter of the late Mose and the late Tilda (Vance) Marcum. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marcle Barker, one daughter, Brenda Jenkins, and one son, Charles Ray Jenkins.

She is survived by one daughter: Wilma Patton of Fort Gay, WV and two sons: Arthur Jenkins, Homer Jenkins of Ashland, KY, and Arthur Jenkins of Lincoln Co., WV, and a host of grandchildren.

She was a Homemaker and of Baptist Faith

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:00 pm on Friday, November 27 at Barker Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV with Rev. Darrell Brewer officiating. Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at

Effie Napier Huff Steele

1934 - 2015

Effie Napier Huff Steele, 81, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away on November 18, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia.

She was born March 6, 1934 in Haney, West Virginia.  She is preceded in death by her parents Elzie and Ella Napier, brothers Kenneth, Wilburn, Willis, and Wilford, and husbands William Huff and George Steele.

Surviving her are sisters Anna Jean O'Brian, Janice Branham, and Joyce Wellman, brother Wilkie Napier, children Gary A. (Janet) Huff, Mike (Cathy) Huff, Dreama (Gary) Gillette, Torry (Nora) Huff, Donovan "Chip" Huff, Karla Huff, Kevin (Carol) Huff, Mike (Debbie) Copley, Gary (Debby) Steele, grandchildren Anna-Leigh, Josh, Rusty, Scottie, Toby, Tosh, Rhett, Maelyn, Camron, Lorie, Audrey, Blake, Shane, Bart and Zack and 22 great grandchildren.

Effie was retired from Wayne County Public Schools and a member of the Lighthouse Freewill Baptist Church.  Effie will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her entire family.

Viewing will take place on Thursday, November 19th at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, Kentucky from 4:00-9:00PM. 

Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 20th at 11:00AM at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Bevins officiating and burial will follow in the Napier Cemetery off Tolsia Highway in Fort Gay, West Virginia.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be made at