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Bennie Jay Hammond 

1932 -- 2017

Bennie Jay Hammond 84 of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Monday May 1, 2017 following a brief illness.

Bennie was born Nov. 3, 1932 at Clifford, KY the son of the late Jarrett and Wilma Maynard Hammond. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Gertrude Carter Hammond, a brother Jimmy Ray Hammond, a sister Madeline Bentley, and a son-in-law Tommy “Tombo” Boyd Jr.

Bennie proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and he also served in the National Guard. Bennie worked for the Wilson Funeral Home for many years until his health declined. He was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, Apperson F& AM 195, Scottish Rite, and York Rite. Bennie loved the Lord, his church family, country, and his family.

He is survived by two daughters Vickie Painter and husband Scotty of Dalton, GA and Bonnie Boyd of Louisa; four sons Bennie Eugene Hammond and wife Denise of Hampton, VA, Ronnie Hammond and wife Kay, Billy Hammond and wife Andrea, and Rickie Hammond and wife Brettia all of Louisa; a half-sister Sandy Oney of Ohio; and a special caregiver Debbie Burke; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday May 5 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Workman and Rev. Kevin Davis officiating. Graveside military rites held by the members of the American Legion and VFW will follow at the Bradley Cemetery Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday May 4 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Masonic rites will be held on Thursday May 4 at 7:00 pm at the funeral home by members of the Apperson F&AM 195.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Billy Carson Young

1953 -- 2017

Billy Carson Young, 64, of Webbville, Ky. escorted by his Heavenly Father left this Earthly Home for Paradise, Sunday, April 30th 2017. Due to complications from cancer.

Carson was preceded in death by his beloved parents Harold and Roberta (May) Young. His paternal Grandparents David Mayo and Esther (Evans) Young, Maternal Grandparents, Arvil and Claudia (Carter) May, as well as many dear friends and loved ones.

Carson is survived by his dear loving wife, Ida Mae (Pennington) Young of 42 years, who stood by him in sickness and health, until death parted them Sunday morning.

He is also survived by his beloved daughter, Angela Renea (Young) Bowling, her husband Bryant Bowling and his only grandson – whom he absolutely adored, Little Bryson. Also surviving, his little sister, Peggy Sue Young-Lewis and her husband Ronald Lewis of Isonville, Ky. In addition to, several family members and friends- his dearest and best friend since childhood, Randall McNeil, also of Webbville, Ky. All of whom will sadly miss and mourn his passing,

But, Carson would want you to know his greatest accomplishment in his life was when he gave his life to the Good Lord.

Carson drove a truck with his dad for several years before moving on to drive an 18 wheeler hauling coal. When the coal industry slowed down he became a member of a local carpenters union as laborer from where he retired. After retirement, Carson was content to be with his family and sweet grandson at home at the top of Cherokee Hill listening to the frogs and the song of the whipperwills.

Lets all follow Carson’s example by giving our hearts and souls to the Lord above, therefore when it comes our time to travel, we will find Carson waiting on the far side banks of Jordan awaiting our arrival.

A graveside service for immediate family and friends will be observed at 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Young Family Cemetery . Officiating the service will be Pastor David Boggs and Brother Ronald Lewis. Serving as Pallbearers will be Randall McNeil, Anos Blevins, Jr. Scaggs, Michael Cooper, Edward Borders, and Craig McNeil.

Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements…


Troy Anthony Ross 

1965 -- 2017

Troy Anthony Ross 51 of York, PA passed away Friday April 21, 2017 in Louisa following a sudden illness.

Troy was born Dec. 13, 1965 at Murray, KY the son of the late Thomas W. and Pearlie Mae Ross. He was a security guard.

Survivors include two children Rhiannon Ross and Zachary Ross.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

James C. Lemaster

1933 -- 2017

James C. Lemaster, 83, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Kentucky.

James was born June 3, 1933 in Louisa, Kentucky a son of the late Lundy and Dixie Ann Prince Lemaster. He was a United States Army Veteran who served his country proudly. James retired from General Motors after many years of service, he was also a faithful member of the Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Sackie A. Lemaster of Louisa, Kentucky; one brother, Lundy Lemaster Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; Faithful companion, Betsy his dog; Loving Family and Friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, April 28, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.


Edith Pearl Wells

1930 -- 2017

Edith Pearl Wells, 87 formerly of Dehue, WV, Louisa, KY, and Chapmansville, WV, is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She departed this earthly body on Monday, April 24, 2017 and is now rejoicing in her glorified body.

Edith was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a joy to everyone she met. It was her desire to make those around her feel like her family.

Edith loved God with her whole heart. She was a shining example of a woman of faith. She said many times that she would not want to be anyone else because she knew what her relationship was with God. She valued that relationship and was a witness to her family, friends, and complete strangers. Edith made lasting impressions on each and every person with whom she came in contact.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years; Donald Wells Sr. on September 23, 2003, also preceding her in death was a son-in-law Danny Richardson and a sister-in-law Viola Mills.

Edith is survived by three sons Donald (Kathy) Wells, Rick (Debbie) Wells, and Lonnie Wells; two daughters Edith (Larry) Jimison and Janet Richardson; fourteen grandchildren Donald Kevin (Michelle) Wells, Kristi (Keith) Chafin, Michelle Jimison, Brandi (Adam) Gearheart, Larry (Mindi) Jimison, Jennifer (Matt) Adkins, Ricky Wells, Valerie (Lyle) McCarthy, Jeremy (Kassandra) Wells, LaTosha (Mike) Marcum, Amber Adkins, Ashley Wells, April Wells, and Lonnie Wells; nineteen great grandchildren Katelynne, Donald Kevin, Tyler, Jacob, Alexxa, Alivia, Danni, Isabella, Aaden, Adrick Alanna, Cody, Joshua, Kaydence, Brooklynn, Alexis, Riddock, Lance, Madyson; a brother William Howard Mills of Cleveland, OH; a brother-in-law Robert (Bob) Wells of Blaine, KY; two sister-in-laws Betty Wells of Logan, WV and Opal Wells of Ashland, KY; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 27th at 12:30 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Wells officiating. Entombment in Yatesville Memorial Gardens will follow.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 11:00 am until time of services at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Edith lived her life to the fullest until her last days. Although she will be missed dearly by those who held her close, she has finished her race. She is now receiving the promise of everylasting life…” well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21

The family would like to thank Dr. Marc Workman for his many years of dedicated care, Dr. Mana Keihanian for her expedient, loving care, all departments at Three Rivers Medical Center, not only for the compassionate care of her but the entire family and Hospice of Ashland for the wonderful work they do for families at life’s most difficult time.