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Brant Turner Jr. 

1938 -- 2016

Brant Turner Jr., 78 of Richardson, KY passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 at Kings Daughters Medical Center following a long illness.

Brant was born March 12, 1938 at Hazard, KY a son of the late Brant Turner Sr. and Neva Millam Turner. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Richardson Masonic Lodge, and served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War.

Survivors include his wife Linda Davis Turner, three daughters Amanda Stevens of Jacksonville, Florida, Debbie Sa of Toledo, Ohio, and Tena Crawford of Georgia; a sister Judy Smith of Ohio; three grandchildren Dru Stevens, Haylee Stevens, and Jacob Pender; and a special cupcake Rileigh Shannon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Aug. 10 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Meade officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Family Cemetery at Richardson, KY.

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

Masonic Rites will be held on Tuesday at 8:00 pm at the funeral home and military graveside rites will be held on Wednesday by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion at the cemetery.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Melvin Goins

Melvin Goins, 82, of Catlettsburg, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the West Nipissing General Hospital in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario Canada. He was there, in North Bay, to play at the River Valley Bluegrass Jamboree. One of ten children born to the late Glen and Pearl Dillion Goins, Melvin was born and raised in the Bluefield, WV area. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers Ray, Conley and Roger Goins.

Melvin was a lifelong Bluegrass Musician and Entertainer. He and his late brother Ray were self-taught musicians and in their earlier years played a lot of school shows in the area and introduced people to traditional music. He was very humble, talented and generous. He always had a big smile and loved to make people laugh and loved to tell stories. He was a member of the Stinson Church of Christ. Melvin was the first bluegrass artist to appear on the cover of the Smithsonian Magazine and was presented with the Appalachian Treasure Award. The Goins Brothers were also inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in both Kentucky and West Virginia and are included in the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s oral history project. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame with The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers. He recorded with his brother Ray as the Goins Brothers and with various other artists on numerous labels over the years. 

Survivors include his loving wife Willia Woods Goins of Catlettsburg, son Gregory Goins and wife Pamela of Elkhorn City, KY, daughters Barbara Trojack and husband Kevin of Columbus, OH, Billie Jo Huffman and husband Roger of Catlettsburg, grandchildren, Michael Huffman, Kenneth Diamond, Monty (Teresa) Derefield, Shana (Bryan Lee) Derefield, Seth Goins, Zachary Goins, brothers, James Goins and wife Arlene of Bluefield, WV, Walter Goins of Bluefield, WV, Harold Goins and wife Elsie of Princeton, WV, Kelly Goins and wife Vickie of Bramwell, WV, Donnie Goins and wife Betty of Bramwell, WV, sister Judy Bragg and husband Harry of Beckley, WV, many great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Steen Funeral Home, 13th St. Chapel by Pastor Tim Ratliff. Entombment will be in the East Carter Memory Gardens in Grayson.

Visitation will be from 2-9 pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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Kathy Boggs

1930 -- 2016

Kathy Boggs 86 of Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday August 3, 2016 following a brief illness.

Kathy was born August 3, 1930 at Stroudsburg, PA a daughter of the late William and Maude Dunlap McWilliams. She was a retired LPN and a member of the Mt Olive FWB Church.

Survivors include a son John Calhoun; two grandchildren Carrie Thompson and Michelle Wolford; four brothers Russell McWilliams, William McWilliams, Donald A. McWilliams, and Doug A. McWilliams; two sisters Carol Tatum and Lorraine Foskett; six great grandchildren Matthew McCutcheon, Megan Taylor, Andrea Diamond, Madelyn McCutcheon, Jessica Wolford, and Shelby Wolford, two great great grandchildren Liam Taylor and Aubree McCutcheon; four step children Gene Boggs, Jeff Boggs, Carolyn McKenzie, and Ginger Reedy; six step grandchildren Leighann McKenzie, Sarah McKenzie, Matthew McKenzie, Stephanie Boggs, Brad Boggs, and Joshua Rigsby; five Step great grandchildren Eli McKenzie, Isaiah McKenzie, Austin Boggs, Zachary Boggs, and Summer Rigsby.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday Aug. 6 at 10:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Crum officiating. Burial will follow in the Chaffins Cemetery on Rout 707 Fallsburg, KY.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Theron Ray Frasher

1940 – 2016

Theron Ray Frasher, 76 of Fort Gay, West Virginia passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wayne, West Virginia.

He was born in Fort Gay on January 22, 1940 to the late Theron Endicott and Ruby M. Frasher-Meade.

Theron attended the Church of God and previously worked as a Truck Driver.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by two children Beverly Louise Frasher and Kenny Ray Frasher

Survivors include two daughters Margaret “Margie” Spaulding of Fort Gay, WV and Fran Dingess of Marrowbone, WV; six grandchildren Mindy Robinson of Chatteroy, WV, Jamie Domosley of Marrowbone, WV, Heather Booth of Louisa, KY, Jeremy Burris, Chris Frasher  and Michael Paul Frasher all of Fort Gay, WV; eight great grandchildren Gage, Madison, Donald, Kelsie, Delaney, Dillon, Devon and Chris, Jr.; five siblings Rose Devaney, Paige Morgan, Wanda Pauley and Carl Hutchinson all of Fort Gay and Virginia Conner of Milton; four step siblings Janet Knipp, Tramonia Beavers, Gary Endicott and Roger Endicott all of Florida.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darren Fetherolf will officiate; burial will follow at the Christian Cemetery in Fort Gay.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

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William Chaffin 

1939  -- 2016

William Chaffin, 76, of Webbville, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday July 31, 2016 following a sudden illness.

William was born Sept. 6, 1939 at Louisa, KY a son of the late Stanley and Nancy Jane Chaffin. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Lisa Darlene Chaffin, sisters Freda Mae Prince and Mary Isabella Wilks, and brothers Noah Chaffin, Freddie Ray Chaffin, and Randy Chaffin. He was a farmer and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his loving wife Martha Triplett Chaffin; two daughters Janie Marie Smith and husband Richard and Amanda Kaye Smith and husband Ronald Gene; a son William Terry Chaffin and wife Angela Kay; five sisters Lena Marie Cordle, Reba Jobe, Linda Kay Moore, Virginia Wilks, and Lois Jean Chaffin; three brothers Franklin Chaffin, Owen Chaffin, and Paul Tracy Chaffin; 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 3, at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Lincus Hogston and Bro. Charlie Wilks officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Cemetery on Highway 828 Webbville, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday Aug. 2, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.