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James Davis

1944 - 2015

James Davis, 71, of Flatwoods, Ky. passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his home.

He was born March 10, 1944 in Warfield, Ky. a son of the late Ked and Jess Fitzpatrick Davis. He was a retired steel worker for AK Steel and was a United States Navy Veteran, he was a member of the Living Stone Church, Cannonsburg, Ky.. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Davis Collett; son, Jeffery Todd Davis; brothers, Calvin Davis and Jr. Davis; sister, Gaye Lussier.

Survivors include, his first wife, Joann Davis of Flatwoods, Ky.; sons, James Davis Jr.; Michael O'Neal of Flatwoods, Ky.; brother, Raymond Davis of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Linda Anderson of Col. Ohio.; Patricia Shipman of Col. Ohio; Judy Davis of Flatwoods, Ky.; Grandchildren, Britta Erwin of Delaware, Ohio; Kryston Davis of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Great-Grandchildren, Elijah and Noelle Erwin both of Delaware, Ohio; Laila Turnere of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Lemaster Cemetery, Clifford, Ky.

Visitation will be held 5:00 til 8:00 pm Tuesday at Young Funeral Home.

Fate “Bud” Anderson 

1941 - 2015

Fate “Bud” Anderson 74 of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday April 5, 2015 at Kings Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness.

Bud was born Jan. 8, 1941 at Haysi, VA the son of the late Richard Harry and Ellen Stilner Anderson. He was a retired highway construction worker.

Survivors include his loving wife Linda Scott Anderson, two daughters Lisa (Jerry) Church and Darlene (Hager) Hackney both of Louisa; two sons Gregory (Elisa) Anderson of Paintsville, KY and Richard (Shannon ) Anderson of Blaine, KY; a sister Nancy Lee Cook of Sterling Heights, MI; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren and several half brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday April 9 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 4:00 pm Wednesday April 8 at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Brenda Darlene Weaver

1957 - 2015

Brenda Darlene Weaver, 57, of Fort Gay, WV formerly of Philippi, WV passed away Wednesday April 1, 2015 at the Three Rivers Medical Center following a brief illness.

Brenda was born Oct. 7, 1957 at Philippi, WV the daughter of Sam and Emma Jean Strawderman Moore. She was a homemaker. 

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Paul Weaver of Fort Gay, WV; a daughter Corissa Weaver also of Fort Gay; two sons Kevin and Scott Weaver both of Fort Gay, a sister Sandra Gribble of Philippi and a brother Larry Moore also of Philippi, WV; two grandchildren Aleah and Bradyn Weaver.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 4, at 1:00 pm at the Nesterville United Methodist Church at Philippi, WV with Rev. Bill Lanham officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery at Tacy, WV.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY and from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday at the Nesterville United Methodist Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY.

Julia "Bill" Hall Burke

1921 - 2015

Julia "Bill" Hall Burke went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Julia was born on March 9th, 1921 at Fuller, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Rufus Hall and Rebecca Mounts Hall. Julia dedicated her life to the Lord as a young girl and continued to serve Him throughout her life.

Julia met her life-long partner Charles William Burke and they were married on November 4, 1939. They spent fifty-four years together working for the Lord, ministering in song. They sang until her husband went to be with the Lord in 1993. Julia continued her work for the Lord by singing with her brother Lewis and with her daughters right up until her death.

Julia and Charles are the proud parents of six children that they instilled high morals and values in as well as hard-work ethics -- five daughters: Judith Dale Pittman of Louisa, Kentucky; Linda Lou Savage (Jack) of Louisa, Kentucky; Betty Hardin Bartram of Fort Gay, West Virginia; Melissa Kay Holbrook (Allen) of Louisa, Kentucky; FaDana Hazelett (Carl) of Louisa, Kentucky. One son: Walter Maxwell Burke (Betty) of Amlin, Ohio.

On any given day, the gleam in Julia's eyes and the broad smile on her face could be attributed to her seventeen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was a devoted "MaMaw". She thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren at her side. Her eyes would light up when they came in the room to see her.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, husband and all of her siblings. In addition to her immediate family, Julia leaves behind for a short time many nieces, nephews and friends to carry on her legacy.

As written by her granddaughter Terriska, "Mamaw led by example, but her own humility wouldn't allow her to realize the true impact she had on me and I am sure many others. I learned unconditional love, tolerance, loyalty, patience, how to be humble and how to be grateful for the most important things in life. The small seemingly unimportant things are truly the greatest gifts in life and so many people overlook them, but she didn't. I learned to not overlook them by watching her. She left this world the way she lived in this world ... with grace and eloquence." This perfectly describes our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother. We will forever cherish the many wonderful memories we have of her.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Kentucky, Brother Keith Workman will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Burke Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, April 6, 2015 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Kentucky from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Claude West

1935 - 2015

Claude West 79 of Blaine, KY passed away Thursday  March 26, 2015 at his home following a long illness.

Claude was born Dec. 15, 1935 at Martha, KY the son of the late Noah and Mertie Ferguson West. He worked in construction and loved to farm. In addition to his parents Claude was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Arrington West who died in 1999

Survivors include a daughter Robin Barker and husband Lanny of Blaine, KY and a son Rocky West of Williamson, KY; six brothers James West, Gene West, Floyd “Buck” West, Don West, Paul West, and Eddie West; four sisters Edith Walker, Leatrice Kelly, Lana Wright, and Josephine Perry; 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 step grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday March 30, at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Ledgel Ferguson, Bro. Mike Roberts, Bro. Wes Kingsmore officiating. Burial will follow in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, KY.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Sunday at the Wilson Funeral Home.