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Herbert Eugene “Ponnie” Thompson

1931 - 2016

Herbert Eugene “Ponnie” Thompson, 85, of Ravenswood, WV, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed peacefully on his way to heaven Sunday, May 8th 2016.

He was born April 9, 1931 in Webbville, KY to the late Grover Cleveland and Belva Dean Thompson. He was a graduate of Webbville High School where he excelled in basketball, was a Korean War era U.S. Army Veteran, a graduate of Ashland Vocational School with a certificate in Welding, a card carrying Millwright, a Master Mason and 50-year member Brother of #626 Willard Masonic Lodge, a little league baseball coach and assistant Scoutmaster to his three Eagle Scout sons. He built his own house in Ravenswood, WV, enjoyed bluegrass music, family reunions, traveling, camping and dearly loved his University Kentucky Wildcat basketball. He worked for Century Aluminum, aka Kaiser Aluminum, retiring after 34 years and was a member of the Antiquity Baptist Church in Racine, Ohio.


He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Martha (Marty) Roberts Thompson of Ravenswood, WV, their three sons; Michael Eugene Thompson (Ginger) of Lexington, KY, Herbert Gregory Thompson (Jennifer) of Columbus, GA, David Webb Thompson (Matthew) of Columbus, OH and their daughter, Lisa Dean Hellyer (Chet) of Mt. Alto, WV. Eight grandchildren, Lyndsay Michelle Thompson, Joshua Michael Thompson and Hunter Stephen Thompson all from Lexington, KY, Jason Gregory Thompson (Rebecca) and Rebecca Hope McKinney (Tate) both from Columbus, GA, Rachel Francis Hellyer, Chadwick Dean Hellyer and Molly Lynn Hellyer all from Mt. Alto, WV. Seven great grandchildren; Kaitlyn Gaige Thompson, Hazen Gregory Thompson, Lillian Genevieve Thompson, Ryder Tate McKinney, Harper Hope McKinney, and Angels Adelyn Hope McKinney and Cooper Tate McKinney who preceded their Great Papa, all from Columbus, GA.

The 3rd youngest child born to the late Grover Cleveland and Belva Dean Thompson of Webbville, KY, he had four brothers and five sisters. He is survived by one brother, David Thompson (Frances) of Canal Winchester, OH and one sister, Phyllis Fyffe (Jessie) of Webbville, KY. He always told Dave and Phyllis that “the last one will have to turn the lights off." He was preceded in death by brothers, Grover “June” Thompson of Webbville, Ky, Charles Thompson of Mt. Sterling, KY and Paul Thompson (Louise) of Catlettsburg, KY and sisters; Emogene Bayes (John) of Willard, KY, Kathlene Webb (Clynard) of Grants, NM, Garnet Carroll of Myrtle Beach, SC and Glenna “Sissy” Wallin of Aberdeen, MD.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Thursday, May 12th at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Roberts Cemetery, Fallsburg, Ky.

Visitation will be 10:00 am until time of service on Thursday.

Mildred Laney

1941 - 2016

Mildred Laney 74 of Louisa went to be with the Lord on Sunday May 8, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

Mildred was born May 30, 1941 at Louisa, KY the daughter of the late Cecil and Delsie Belcher Perry. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include her husband John Henry Laney, a daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Jerry Debord also of Louisa; a granddaughter Ashley Beth Debord and two sisters Shirley Vanhoose and Darlene Maynard; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday May 13th at the Calvary Baptist Church Chapman, KY with Bro. Gene Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Cemetery Donithan Road Louisa, KY. Friends may visit the family on Thursday May 12th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. 

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Laura Ellen (Berry) Hackney

1921 - 2016

Laura Ellen (Berry) Hackney 95 of Blaine, KY went to be with the Lord Sunday May 8, 2016 (Mothers Day).

She was born March 25, 1921 to Perlina E. (Chandler) Berry and Nelson Berry in Columbus, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Ray F. Hackney and her youngest son Donald W. Hackney.

Survivors include two sons Ralph L. Hackney and wife Lucille of Grove City, Ohio and Larry Hackney and wife Mary E. of Blaine, KY; two daughters Karen S. Dickson and husband Charles of Galloway, Ohio and Lois J. Hollingsworth and husband Ted of Grove City, Ohio. She is Grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She will be loved and sadly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 12th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Jordan and Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Castle Cemetery at Blaine, KY.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Roberta Eloise Moore 

1929 - 2016

Roberta Eloise Moore 86 of Genoa, WV went to be with the Lord on Saturday May 7, 2016.

Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 10, 1929 at Borderland, WV the daughter of the late John Henry and Mary Ellen Thompson Snow. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Moore who died in 1978. She was a homemaker and a private caregiver. She was also a member of the Fort Gay Church of God.

Survivors include a daughter Arzella Pratt and husband Bernard of Genoa, WV; two sons Murlin C. Moore and wife Laura of Shelby, OH and Kirby Moore and wife Margaret of Mansfield, OH; two sisters Peggy Curnutte and husband  Charles and Maggie Vaughan all of Genoa, WV; three brothers Jay Willard Snow and wife Rosie, Franklin Snow and wife Dorseen, and Ralph Snow and wife Diane also of Genoa, WV; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren and expecting another; and several nieces and nephews who were like grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 11 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery at Genoa, WV.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

   

Blanche Marie (Varney) Marcum

1915 - 2016

Blanche Marie (Varney) Marcum, 100, of Louisa, Ky., formerly of Fort Gay, WV. laft her earthly life to begin a new life on May 8, 2016.

She was born October 12, 1915 at Silver Creek, in Wayne County near Crum, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband Harmon Marcum, her parents William J. Varney, mother Florence (Brown) Varney and step mother Julina Varney; brothers, James,  Morris Clayton, and David Varney; sisters, Josephine Jewell, Opal Leflar, Muriel Stuart and Daughter in law Elizabeth (Stroud) Marcum.

She is survived by three sons, William Everett Marcum of London, Ohio; Thomas David Marcum and daughter in law Lotus (Bellomy) Marcum of Fort Gay, WV; Charles Franklin Marcum of Fort Gay, WV; and one sister, Gladys Anderson of Sun City, Arizona; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She and two of her sisters, Josephine and Opal along with their father William sung old time gospel songs as a quartet from the time they were young children until they were grown. She had a passion for singing as well as quilting. While living in Florida she quilted more than 100 small quilts which were distributed to nursing homes as well as homes for orphan children. She was a member of the Pelican Peace Makers in Edgewater, Florida for several years and some of those quilts were sent as far away as Central America. She loved doing things that benefited others.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Graveside service will be held May 14, 2016 at McClellan Crum Cemetery near Dunlow, WV.