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Manuel Williams

1927 - 2015

Manuel Williams, 87, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born July 28, 1927 at Hart's Creek, W.V. a son of the late Jim and Linda Browning Williams. He was a retired logger. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Williams; brothers, Charlie and Leo Williams; step-sons, Matthew, Melvin, Gilbert, and Leo Thompson.

Survivors include, three daughters, Judith Maynard of Fort Gay, W.V.; Tammy (Donald) Hager of Harts Creek, W.V.; Debbie Vance of North Carolina; step son, Bill Thompson; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.V.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm Saturday at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Young Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Louisa, Ky. 41230

Audie Maxine Bartram

1944 - 2015

Audie Maxine Bartram, 70, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

She was born December 24, 1944 in Canton, Texas a daughter of the late Joseph and Audie Leach. She was a member of New Life Outreach Church, and a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Danie Bartram; children, Barbara Leach, twins, Rhonda and Connie Leach; grandson, Joshua M. Currie; siblings, Gene Strebeck, Jimmy Strebeck, Linda Walters, Osborne Leach, Melvin Leach, Margie Westbrook, and Cora Mae Jenson; nephew, Jerry Burt.

Survivors include, daughter and son in law, Jovita "Diane" and Richard Rogers; grandchildren, Christopher Lewis, Joseph Currie, Brittany Rogers, Effie Jude, Nina Jude, Elizabeth Sartin and Jishua Pritchard; great grandchildren, McKenzie Lewis, Madison Lewis, Urijah Rogers, Cazen Rogers and Joshua Currie (JMAC); siblings, J.C. Leach, Ronnie and Donnie Leach, Leona Sisco, Vonnie Malone and Betty A. Burt; several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 28, 2015 at New Life Outreach Church, Fort Gay, W.V.

Linda Curtright Fugitt

1935 - 2015

Linda Curtright Fugitt, wife for 58 years of Charles Fugitt, of Nicholasville passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015. 

She was born May 1, 1935 in Louisa, Kentucky the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Curtright who operated the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Anne Beth (Pete) Peters and her nephew Henry (Pat) Peters who was employed by the Young Funeral Home in Louisa.  She attended the Louisa school system graduating in 1953.  She then attended and graduated from Centre College in 1957 and did graduate work at the University of Kentucky.  After graduation she became an elementary school music teacher in the Jessamine County, Kenton County and Boone County school systems.  She retired from education in 1986 after 30 years of teaching to join her husband in Atlanta, Georgia who was an associate Executive Director of the Southern Association of College and Schools.  After his retirement they moved back to Nicholasville, KY to be with their family and friends and to travel. While in Nicholasville, during the 60’s, she gave private piano lessons and served as Choir Director of the Nicholasville Presbyterian Church until a fulltime director was hired.  She was active in KEA, NKEA, KMA, and the DAR.  While living in Atlanta she helped organize the Dunwoody neighborhood watch program and served as president for many years.  She was a Kentucky Colonel, member of Phi-Delta Kappa, KTRS, DAR and supported her husband in his work with SACS.  She was so proud of all her operettas that she directed with her 4th grade students in the music program and she so much appreciated the students willingness to practice and do all the hard work necessary to make them successful.  She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by nieces, Beth (Dean) Brady of Louisa, KY.  Melissa, Julia and Carol Fugitt of Ashland, KY, a nephew, Lee (Nora) Peters of Louisa, KY, a cousin, J. Lee Mershon, Palm Springs, CA and her brother-in-law Bobby (Anna) Fugitt Ashland, KY and many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 7-9 PM Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Betts & West Funeral Home. 

A second viewing will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY. 

Funeral services will be at 1PM Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery. 

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Everett "Matthew" Thompson

1944 - 2015

Everett "Matthew" Thompson, 70, of Crum, W.V. passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his home.

He was born April 4, 1944 in Logan, W.V. a son of the late Melvin Copley and the late Ethel Thompson Williams. He was a retired laborer for the Department of Highways. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Gilbert Thompson, Melvin Thompson and Leo Thompson.

Survivors include, his loving wife of 46 years, Doris Johnson Thompson of Crum, W.V.; step-father, Manuel Williams; son, Michael (Emily) Thompson of Crum, W.V.; daughter, Julie (Billy) Coleman of Crum, W.V.; granddaughter, Tiffanie (Luke Breeding) Thompson of Crum, W.V.; grandson, Tyler Coleman of Crum, W.V.; Brother, Bill Thompson of Crum, W.V.; sister, Judith Maynard of Crum, W.V..

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Kimble Copley officiating. Burial will follow at Webb Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:00pm til 9:00 pm Tuesday at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church. Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Paul Edward Parker

1932 - 2015

Paul Edward Parker, age 82, of Louisa, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his home. 

Mr. Parker was born May 27, 1932 in Lawrence County KY. He is the son of the late Arnold and the late Grace (Mansfield) Parker. 

He was a Retired Sergeant with the US Army, serving his country for 20 years. Mr. Parker also was a R.O.T.C. instructor and a small business owner.  He was a member of the Oak Grove Church and a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge #195.

Paul is survived by his wife: Mary "Lou" (Shannon) Parker , two daughters: Sherrie Crum and husband Charles of Louisa, KY and Tammy Goble and husband Mitchell also of Louisa. Surviving also is two sons: Terry Parker and wife Robin of Louisa, KY and Paul Edward Parker Jr of Louisa, KY. Survivors also include nine grandchildren: Jamie Painter, Cameron Painter and wife Mariel, Andrew Goble and wife Noel, Seth Goble and wife Ellen, Brittany Rodebaugh and husband Josh, Aiden Parker and Evan Parker. Paul also leaves behind six great grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Cyrus officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shannon Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Saturday, March 21 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

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