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Roy Lee "Speedy" Bowen

1950 - 2014

Roy Lee "Speedy" Bowen, 63, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2014 at his home.

He was born November 19, 1950 in Inez, Ky. a son of the late Rush Butts and the late Leona Davis Bowen. He was a farmer and was a member of Yatesville Church. In addition to his patents he was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Lynn and Roger Lee Bowen.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Peggy Bowen of Louisa, Ky. One brother, Roger Davis of Martin County, Ky.; two sisters, Sophia Williams of Johnson County, Ky.; Rita Daniels also of Johnson County, Ky.; daughter in law, Martha Bowen of Louisa, Ky.; 4 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Baily officiating. Burial will follow at Murphy Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Friday at Young Funeral Home.

Mildred Lea Campbell Kelly

1920 - 2014

Mildred Lea Campbell Kelly, 94-year-old matriarch of the Campbell and Kelly clans of Mill Creek near Fort Gay, WV, passed on to be with her loved ones in Heaven, Sunday, July 13 as her grandchildren sang to her, surrounded by more than 40 family members.  

Born March 28, 1920 and long-standing witness for Christ, she was a member of the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church since 1950. Daughter of the late Sam and Elsie Meade Campbell, she was married to the late Grady Kelly for 60 years. "Nanny" is survived by children Dale (Christine) Kelly, Carole (Richard) Maynard, Rita (Keith) Spears, Roger (Lottie) Kelly, Rodney (Tammy) Kelly, Joe (Robin) Kelly and Jean Nash; a sister, Gladys Holt and brother Mack (Mickey) Campbell. She was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law Colin and Frieda Kelley. Her globe-spanning family includes  25 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and a plethora of relations, all recognizing the wonderful loving care that was given by daughter-in-law Lottie Cyrus Kelly and her family during the past 2 years. 

Mildred retired from Wayne County Schools, where she cleaned and cooked for generations of learners at Ft. Gay and Thompson schools. A true servant-leader, she was a community inspiration through fruit basket drives, handicraft courses, Sunday and vacation bible schools as well as census-taking, WV Silver-Hair Legislature, election poll administration and 4-H Camp dietetics. Part of "The Greatest Generation", Mildred helped Grady build batteries for radios for home communications in the non-electrified mountains of WV and KY during WWII . With a good word for all and a warm greeting smile, Mildred was recognized by local and regional media as a "WSAZ-TV Home Town Hero" for her commitment and enlivened influence in her Appalachian hills. 

The family welcomes visitation at Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church 5-9pm, Tuesday, July 15 and 1hr prior to the funeral services at 11am, Wednesday, July 16 with Rev. Calvin Ray Evans and Rev. Brian Baer officiating.

Contributions in Mildred's memory may be made to the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Young Funeral Home, Louisa, KY.


Anne Jordan Watson

1941 - 2014

Anne Jordan Watson, 73,  died July 12th at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, KY. Her brother and sister-in-law were at her side.

Anne was born on May 14th, 1941. She had been a long time resident of Louisa, KY. She graduated from Louisa High School and earned a Batchelor of Arts degree from Marshall University. She had several jobs but returned to Louisa in 1968 to help run the family business, the Louisa Flower Shop after her Father’s sudden illness. She was able to attend Marshall part time and later became a teacher and a librarian in the Kentucky and Ohio School systems.        

Anne loved being part of the Watson and Jordan family. She also dearly loved her “family” of cats over the years.  She was a very intelligent woman, who strove to live her life on her terms. Anne was keenly interested in current affairs and valued basic human rights for all people.  She had an acutely developed ability to find hope in the even the smallest and simplest plans she made for her life.      

Anne is preceded in death by her parents James O. and Lucy (Jordan) Watson III.  She is survived by her brother Jim Watson and sister-in-law Ann Blum.       

Visitation will be at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY on Thursday July 17th from 4-8 PM. There will be visitation from 10-11 AM on Friday July 18th followed by the interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.       

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence Co., KY Humane Society or the Kentucky chapter of the American Lung Association.

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