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Kimble Copley

1931 -- 2017

Kimble Copley, 86, of Fort Gay, WV went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV.

Kimble was born March 28, 1931 in Webb, WV a son of the late Arvel and Gladys Sammons Copley. Kimble was a retired machine operator for Norfork and Southern Railroad. He was a member of the Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church where pastored for several years, Kimble was also a member of the Vinson Lodge #66 AF&AM, Fort Gay, WV.

Survivors include his loving wife, Alberta E. Napier “Vicy” Copley of Fort Gay, WV; children, Janet (David) Sams of Parkersburg, WV; Larry Joe (Rhonda) Copley of Fort Gay, WV; Linda Joyce (Michael) Taylor of Fort Gay, WV; Allen (Trena) Copley of Fort Gay, WV; Richie (Carla) Copley of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Lewis (Janey) Copley of Bucyrus, Ohio; Herman (Gaye) Copley of Mansfield, Ohio; Don (Beverly) Copley of Ohio; Daniel (Bonnie) Copley of Grayson, Ky.; Kenny Copley of Ohio; sisters, Helen Richie of Crown City, Ohio; Thelma Garling of Florida; Della Werner of Ohio; Evie Wilson of Florida; Lillie (Don) Johnston of Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne Meddings and Ronnie Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Copley Cemetery in Webb, WV.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.


Edgar Hiram “Hi” Muncy Sr.

1943 -- 2017

Edgar Hiram “Hi” Muncy Sr., 73, of Louisa, Kentucky passed in peace on August 8, 2017.

Edgar was born on November 23, 1943 in Martin County, Kentucky to Oscar and Lena Muncy. His family moved to Columbus, Ohio when he was 18 years old. While living in Columbus he met his true love, Mary Elizabeth Collins. They were married on June 1, 1963 and remained happily married for over 54 years.

Edgar’s work ethic was unmatched for over 50 years. His jobs included a laborer at Federal Glass factory in Columbus, Ohio and an underground mechanic at Martin County Coal in Wolf Creek, Kentucky. He owned a logging business and sawmill in Louisa, Kentucky where one of his projects was featured in a national magazine. He could raise a garden, paint a car and build a house. He never encountered a job he couldn’t handle.

Together Edgar and Mary raised four children, Edgar Muncy Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Angie Muncy- Evans of Louisa, Kentucky, Gidget Muncy- Smith of Louisa, Kentucky and Brandi Muncy- Ash of Louisa, Kentucky. Edgar enjoyed being a grandpa to four grandchildren and “pepaw” to nine great- grandchildren.

Edgar is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Edgar is survived by his loving wife, four children, three sons-in-law, four grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters.

Edgar’s family and friends will always remember his love of life and family, his generosity, his sense of humor and his wonderful work ethic. He was an incredible husband, dad, grandpa, brother, father-in-law and friend. Edgar was so much to so many. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.

In lieu of a funeral, Edgar wanted a direct cremation. His ashes will be laid to rest on his property. A memorial service is set for Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his and Mary’s home.


Opal Diane Robertson

1972 -- 2017

Opal Diane Robertson, age 44, of Fort Gay, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Three Rivers Medical Center of Louisa, KY. 

Mrs. Robertson was born September 8, 1972 in Louisa, KY. She is the daughter of the late Robert Joe and Peggy Jo (Dixon) Prater.

She was a Homemaker.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Robertson is survived by her husband: Rodney Robertson, three daughters: Grace Holland, Morgan Lyons, and Corinna Diane Robertson all of Fort Gay, and two sons: Sherman Holland of Kermit, WV and Jennings Holland of Fort Gay; two sisters Melinda Preston of Louisa, KY and April Estep also of Louisa, KY, and two brothers: Robert Prater of Morganton, NC and Ricky Prater of Louisa, KY.  Diane also leaves behind 4 grandchildren

The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Oak Grove Church, Fort Gay, WV with Rev. Luther Dingess and Rev. Dave Thompson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Robertson Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 10 from 5:00 to 9:00pm at the Oak Grove Church.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home


Ruth Young Colvin 

1932 -- 2017

Ruth Young Colvin, 84, of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday August 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born Sept. 7, 1932 at Louisa, the daughter of the late Byron and Emily Wallace Young. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Yvonne Trimble, a son David Colvin, a granddaughter Alexandria Trimble, and a brother Jim Young.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Kim and Jim Thomas of Paintsville, KY; a son Eugene “E.R.” Colvin of Louisa, a brother and sister-in-law Laban and Edwina Young also of Louisa; four grandchildren Brooks Colvin of Lexington, KY, Page Goodwin of Pikeville, KY, Emily McDonald also of Pikeville, KY, and Matthew Thomas of Richmond, KY; and also five great grandchildren.

Ruth was very active in the community for years serving as Chairman of the Lawrence County Democrat Party; she also served on the Louisa Housing Board, Louisa Area Fire and Rescue Board, and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. She was a member of the Lawrence County Chapter of the DAR, a Kentucky Colonel, and of the Methodist Faith.

The family will hold a memorial service for Ruth at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in memory of Ruth Colvin to Community Hospice at 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


John Catellier 

1938 -- 2017

John Catellier, 79, of Louisa, KY went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 3, 2017 following a sudden illness.

John was born July 25, 1938 at Manitoba, Canada the son of the late Eugene and Rose Dore Catellier. John was a retired Wolf Creek Colliers Coal Company employee and a member of the Louisa First Baptist Church. He loved country music, dancing, and riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include his loving wife Mae Bell Damron Catellier, two step sons Mike West and Johnny (Mandy) West all of Louisa; three brothers Robert, Donald, and Jerry Catellier; and a twin sister Jeanette Catellier. He also leaves behind five grandchildren Branden, Alicia, Johnna, Michael, and Michelle; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday August 7 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

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

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.