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Arville Spears

1922 - 2015

Our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and Friend, Arville Spears, 92, of Fort Gay, WV, went home to be with Our Lord and Savior and the Love of his life, Irene, Friday, February 13th at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY. 

As the owner of The Kiddie Korner for 48 years he was a huge part of the lives of the school children of Fort Gay.  He was a member of The Fort Gay United Methodist Church.  Psalm 116:15  says “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  Arville was truly a saint and will be missed by many.

He was born July 16, 1922, to Garland and Gussie Wellman Spears.

He leaves behind his beloved daughter, Nancy and Mont Wheeler whom he considered a son, of Louisa, KY. Grandson David and Tracy Wheeler, of Catlettsburg, KY and Great Grandaughters Taylor and Savannah Wheeler  who were the lights of his life.  

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Campbell and Dolly Rose.

Visitation will be Sunday, from  5-9 and  a celebration of his life will take place Monday at 11 am at Young's Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. The family request donations be made to The Community Hospice Care Center of Ashland, KY in lieu of flowers.

Joan Judd

1957 - 2015

Joan Judd, 57, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at The Jordan Center in Louisa, Ky.

She was born March 31, 1957 in Genoa, W.V., a daughter of Ethel Rowe Jackson and the late Leonard Jackson. She was a retired operations manager for Holiday Retirement, she attended Smokey Valley Church.

Survivors include, her loving husband, James Judd of Louisa, Ky.; mother, Ethel Jackson of Fort Gay, W.V.; children, Misty Lilley of Morehead, Ky.; David Webb of Chesapeake, Ohio; Patrick Boggs of Louisa, Ky.; Jami Hawari of Deerborne, Mich.; James Judd of Deerborne, Mich.; sisters, Toni Shinn of Louisa, Ky.; Dale Bailey of Huntington, W.V.; Theresa Hostetter of Fort Gay, W.V.; Darlene Daniels of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Tom Jackson of Louisa, Ky.; Tim Jackson of Charlie, Ky.; 11 Grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 til 9:00 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bobby Chaffin officiating, with a church service beginning at 7:00 pm, refreshments immediately following.

Mildred "Mickey" Campbell

1939 - 2015

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness"

Mildred "Mickey" Campbell, 75, wife of Mack Campbell of Fort Gay, WV received her crown on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015  at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House surrounded by her loving  family. 

Mickey was born on September 12, 1939  at Fort Gay, West Virginia,a daughter of the late Charlie and Rebecca Lynch Raines.  She was preceded in death by brothers James Burlyn, Jack and Revs. Grant and Bromley Raines and sisters Dorothy Jackson, Nancy Jackson, Roberta Young and Helen Collins.  Mickey was retired from Wayne County Schools as a cook at her beloved Prichard Elementary where the students knew her as "Cook Mickey" 

She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years Mack Campbell.  Additional survivors include four daughters:  Debbie and Daniel Russell of Wayne,WV; Brenda and Clifford Thompson of Louisa, KY; Patty and Mike Thompson of Fort Gay, WV; Janey Campbell of Fort Gay, WV and son, Tim Campbell of Fort Gay; a special nephew who is more than a brother, Jim Collins of Fort Gay, WV.  She was the loving mammam of granddaughters Rebecca and Del Crum and Brittany and JP Midkiff of Crum, WV.  The light of her life are her four great grandchildren:  Hunter and Cody Crum and Abby and Ally Midkiff.  She is also survived by scores of nieces and nephews. 

Mickey was a longtime member of Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years to countless children.  She loved to camp and will be missed by her camping buddies.  Mickey was an excellent cook providing comfort to all who knew her through her food. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at 11:00  a.m. at  Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Del Crum and Pastors Richard Maynard and Chris Wilson.  Burial will follow at the Campbell Family Cemetery  at Fort Gay.

Friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Wilson Funeral in Louisa, Ky from 6-9 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Henry R. “Sam” Creech

1938 - 2015

Henry R. “Sam” Creech 76 of Mazie, KY passed away Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at his home following a brief illness

Sam was born Nov. 10, 1938 at Mazie, KY the son of the late Lonnie and Virgie Frazier Creech. He was a retired from Inco Alloy and was of the Christian Faith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Lowell Creech and a niece Stephanie Creech. 

Survivors include his loving wife Willadene Bailey Creech, a brother Lonnie Paul Creech and wife Joann of Blaine, KY and a sister-in-law Mary Creech also of Blaine, KY; and many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday Feb. 14th at 2:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Don Smith and Lenny Wheeler ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa, KY.

Friends may call from noon Saturday until time of services at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers family suggest donations be made to the Blaine Food Bank c/o Rachel Wheeler 875 Highway 469 Martha, KY 41159

Lori  Chapman 

1957 - 2015

Lori  Chapman, 57, of Louisa, KY passed away Monday Feb. 9, 2015 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.

Lori was born Dec. 10, 1957 at Toledo, Ohio the daughter of the late Alma Chambers. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband Donny Chapman of Louisa, KY; two daughters Alicia and Angie Chapman both of Ashland, KY; 3 grandchildren.

Graveside rites will be held on Friday Feb. 13, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Yatesville Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jim Smedley officiating.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.