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Charles Lewis Bowens

1928 – 2016

Charles Lewis Bowens, 88, of Fort Gay passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

He was born on April 21, 1928 in Wayne County to the late Christopher Columbus and Nancy Music-Bowens. He was a retired Laborer for the N&W Railroad and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way. 

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sons; Larry Keith Bowens and Joe Michael Bowens; one grandson Eric Keith Bowens; a son-in-law Dennis Davis as well as 10 Brothers and Sisters.

He leaves behind a loving family including three sons; Phillip Ray (Lorine) Bowens, Carl David Bowens and Charles Jason Ray Bowens all of Fort Gay; one daughter Debra Lou Davis of Huntington; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren with another one on the way as well as a host nieces and nephews, friends and extended family.

There will be a graveside service Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Greenlawn Cemetery East in Louisa.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday at the Young Funeral Home from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

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Clarice D. Thompson 

1938 -- 2016

Clarice D. Thompson , 77, of Mount Gilead, Ohio passed away Monday, September 19, 2016. She was born October 1, 1938 in Wayne County, West Virginia to Willard and Mabel (Robertson) Damron.

Clarice loved to draw, write poetry, do artwork, and work in her garden. She also adored her grandchildren. Clarice did secretarial and accounting work for CRT landscaping. She was a graduate of Fort Gay High School in West Virginia, a member of Elm St. Freewill Baptist Church in Shelby, and helped with the Community Action Program in Mansfield.

Clarice is survived by her daughter, Patricia C. (Ron) Conn of Mount Gilead; her son, Raymond D. (Christy) Thompson of Mansfield; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her three brothers, Keith, Bill (Doris), and Dennis Damron.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Thompson; her son, Douglas Thompson; and two sisters Darlene Robinette and Geraldine Ferguson.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd. Services will be held at the funeral home Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m officiated by Pastor Ron Conn. Burial will follow at Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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Curtis Robertson

1937 – 2016

Robertson Curtis copyCurtis Robertson, 78 of Fort Gay, WV passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa.

He was born in Fort Gay on October 17, 1937 to the late Cecil and Nellie Dunn-Robertson. Curt was a welder having worked for American Car and Foundry for over 30 years and he attended the Tomahawk Freewill Baptist church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a special sister-in-law Margaret Wagner.

Curt leaves behind a loving and devoted family including his wife of nearly 55 years Karen Lee Edwards-Robertson of Fort Gay; two daughters Leann (Jim) Howard of Louisa and Annette (John) Gaskins of Scott Depot; three grandchildren Katie (Eric) McGinnis of Louisa, Bobbi Howard of Louisa and Jake Gaskins and his fiancée Megan Mancuso of Bridgeport, WV; a very special Great Granddaughter Gracie McGinnis; one sister Margaret Lou Zeiters of Louisa; three brothers Claude Robertson of Fort Gay, Delbert Robertson of Fort Gay and Cecil Edward Robertson of Ashland; a special sister-in-law Mary Lynn Smith of Lavalette as well as many friends and extended family members all of whom will miss him.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Fort Gay Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at

Rosa Andrews

1925 – 2016

Rosa Barbara Zak-Andrews, 91 of Paintsville passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa following a brief illness.

She was born in Vienna, Austria on May 13, 1925 to the late Joseph and Rosa Zak. She was an Executive Housekeeper at the East End Hotel for Women in New York City as well as a Medical Records Clerk at the St Claire’s Hospital in New York City.

She leaves behind a loving and caring family incuding one daughter Linda Puig of Paintsville; one grandson Franklin Puig of Paintsville; three granddaughters Frances Elvins and her husband Christopher of Barboursville, WV, Elizabeth Puig of Paintsville and Yolanda Puig of Louisa; five precious great grandchildren Heath Harless, Sara Harless and Madison Mollette all of Paintsville and Grace and Gabrielle Elvins of Barboursville, WV; one brother Fritz Zak; one niece Helga Fabian; one great niece Hella Fabian all of Vienna, Austria.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12 noon at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa with Rev. Rex McConnell, MD officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at 

 Ira G. Vanhorn 

 1935 -- 2016

Ira G. Vanhorn 81 of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Wednesday September 14, 2016.

Ira was born July 15, 1935 at Cadmus, KY, the son of the late Fred and Noldia Cooksey Vanhorn. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Betty Vanhorn who died in 2008, a granddaughter Stacy Michelle Chaffin, a grandson Ben Burchett, and a great grandson infant Giren Salyers. Ira was retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

Survivors include six daughters Sandra (Ben) Burchett of Webbville, KY; Vicki (Gary) Webb of Louisa, Marsha Chaffin of Louisa, Linda (Mike) Barnwell of Catlettsburg, KY, Teresa (Lonnie) Senters of Louisa, and Kim Salyers of Louisa, a son Edward “Pete” Vanhorn and wife Darlene also of Louisa; two sisters Bessie Diamond of Dayton, Ohio and Ella Crisp of Louisa; 20 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday Sept. 18 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Crisp, Rev. Noah Wilks, and Bro. Ronnie Workman officiating. Burial will follow in the Vanhorn Cemetery on Highway 1 Louisa, KY.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.