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Judith Carol Maynard

1955 -- 2017

Judith Carol Maynard, 62, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home.

Judith was born January 11, 1955 in Williamson, WV.,  a daughter of the late Manuel and Ethel Thompson Williams. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Maynard.

Survivors include, four children, Joann (Michael Waller) Salmons of Fort Gay, WV; Roger (Melanie Williamson) Vincent of Crum, WV; Jeffery (Stephanie) Jude of Crum, WV; Shirley Jude of Fort Gay, WV; brother, Bill Thompson of Crum, WV; sisters, Tammy Hager of Logan, WV; Debbie Williams of NC; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Webb Community Church with Pastor Joe Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Thompson Cemetery, Vinson Branch Rd, Fort Gay, Wv.

Visitation will be after 5:00 pm Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Webb Community Church.


Charlene Lyons

1936 -- 2017

Mrs. Charlene Lyons, 80, of Monroeville, OH passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. 

Mrs. Lyons was born August 10, 1936 in Chapman, KY to the late Jerry and Myrtle Hylton-Moore.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Laura Becklehamer and Althea Chapman, and two brothers, Jim and Jack Moore.  

She is survived by her husband, Hubert Lyons of Louisa, KY; one son, Ron Lyons of Monroeville, OH; three daughters, Jerina Keller and husband Dean of Sandusky, OH, Beverly Noon and husband Rick of Milan, OH, and Darlene Vanhorn and husband Pete of Louisa, KY; two sisters, Elizabeth Beckham of Mobile, AL and Ruthie Jo Pigg of Louisa, KY; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3pm at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Rev. Noah Wilks officiating.  Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.  


Mr. William M. Dodson

1923 -- 2017

Mr. William M. Dodson, age 93, died June 18, 2017, at Minford Retirement Center. He was born December 9, 1923, to Sam and Sue Pickrell Dodson in Ashland, Kentucky, where he was primarily raised and graduated from high school.

He was a decorated infantry veteran of WWII, serving in the Philippine Islands and Okinawa. After the war, he graduated from The Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Embalming. In 1952, along with his brother, Kenneth Dodson, he started Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home in Minford. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was married to his loving wife, Jeane, for 61 years before her death in 2011. Together they raised their two children, William E. (Ellen) and Rebecca. He is also survived by his grandchildren Andrew (Stacy) Dodson with their sons, Maxton, Grayson, Braden, and Isaiah; Daniel (Dinah) Dodson with their daughters, Emma and Ruby. All reside in Scioto County, Ohio. Others who preceded him in death include sisters, the late Margaret Wallace and Iris Powers. 

Survivors also include nieces Jane Wallace Branham and Lu Anne Wallace and great nephews Christopher Miller, Matthew Miller and Geoffrey Branham.

Long-time memberships include Minford United Methodist Church, Water 1 Board of Directors, Minford American Legion Post 622, and Minford Fire Department.

Funeral services will be held at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home on Thursday, June 22 at 11am with family friend and evangelist, Patrick Gampp officiating.

Visitation will be 4 to 8pm on Wednesday, June 21, and one hour before the service. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion immediately following the service.

Burial will be at 3:30pm at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky.


Herbert Lawrence Franklin

1925 -- 2017

Herbert Lawrence Franklin, age 92, formerly of Camargo, KY, died on Monday, June 19, 2017, at this residence in Hermitage, TN.

He was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky to the late Herbert Lee and Augusta Walker Franklin. He is preceded in death by one brother, Fred Franklin and two sisters, Shirley Franklin (William) Hardin and Gladys Franklin Moore (Jay) Pennington.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his beloved wife of seventy years, Geneva Borders Franklin, one daughter, Linda (Craig) Mosher, two sons, Ken (Peggy) Franklin and Paul (Cindy) Franklin, grandchildren Monica (Brian) Thompson, Megan (Brian) Gesell, Quinn Franklin, Matthew Franklin, Carrie (Cameron) Tharp, and Sean Franklin, three great-grandchildren, Andrew Thompson, Tyler Thompson and Celia Gesell, sister-in-law Ada Chapman Franklin and several nieces and nephews.

Herb served his country as a United States Marine during World War II in the South Pacific, where he made lifelong friends. He was an employee of Columbia Gulf Transmission Company and an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing his vegetables with his family and friends. Herb had faith in Jesus and was devoted to his wife and family who sadly miss him.

Visitation will be at noon on Saturday, June 24, at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa with the funeral immediately following at 1:00. Pastor Chuck Price of First Baptist Church of Louisa will officiate. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery Louisa, Kentucky.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Estill J. Williams Jr. 

1926 -- 2017

Estill J. Williams Jr. 90, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Jordan Center in Louisa, Ky. Estill was born October 8, 1926 in Louisa, Ky a son of the late Estill and Cora Mae Skaggs Williams.

Estill was a cabinet maker and retired from Castle Show Case after many years of service, he was also a United States Marine Veteran who served his country honorably,  and he was a member of West United Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Lemaster Williams who passed away in 2016. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Williams and Les Williams.

Survivors include, one brother, Bill (Mary Jane) Williams of Summit, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Fairchild Lemaster Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home.